Ramadan is the month where the doors of Jahannum are closed and the doors of Jannah are opened. Muslims all around the globe fast during this entire month hope of earning multiple rewards from Allah (Subhanahu wa ta’ala). However, many students miss out their fasts with silly excuses such as “I cannot fast as my exams are coming up” or “I cannot study while I’m fasting”.
Know that Allah (Subhanahu wa ta’ala) will never let you down when you do anything for His sake. Know that He is watching over you and knows every little struggle you face. Know that He would never burden you more than what you can bear. And whenever you do something solely for His Sake – He will reward you with much more than you would have ever imagined. If you find studying difficult while fasting, don’t give up and continue fasting with the hope that Allah (Subhanahu wa ta’ala) will reward you abundantly.
Also, during Ramadan, you need to divide time between Ibaadah (worship) and studies. Here are a few tips on how to study smart and worship hard during Ramadan:
· Become a productive Muslim
Productivity is an essential characteristic of a good Muslim. A good Muslim should avoid wasting his or her time and effort in things which do not benefit him or him. And that’s the key to stay productive during Ramadan. Avoid wasting time playing video games, and anything which brings you no benefit. Instead spend your time in Ibaadah, doing useful work and studying well.
· Divide your time.
Ramadan is a month where the rewards of the worship you do get multiplied, so you need to divide your time between your Ibaadah and studies to achieve the best out of Ramadan.
· Make your own schedule or a timetable
Make a schedule or a timetable regarding how you would spend your entire day. This would help you work better and smarter! Just make sure to follow your schedule strictly, Insha’Allah.
· Create your own goals.
Have short-term goals in Ramadan which will help you achieve your long-term dream – whether it relates to studies, Ibaadah or housework. Maintaining goals helps to remain productive throughout the month of Ramadan.
And last but not the least – Try completing as much of your studies before Ramadan begins so you can spend more time doing Ibaadah!
May Allah help us to make the best out of Ramadan and accept our deeds. Aameen.