Many of us start Ramadan with a bang. Some of us lose the spark in a week or so and others just have no clue how the month came to an end. In this article, I’d like to explore some easy and amazing tips that can make this Ramadan your best ever insha’Allah.

#1 Organize Yourself!

The key to having a successful Ramadan is to organize, plan and then execute. It may sound simple but it’s a goldmine to help you have a satisfying Ramadan.


Make a list of all the goals you want to achieve in Ramadan; and then ask yourself these four questions for every goal:
a) Why do you want to accomplish this goal?
b) How are you going to do this?
c) What steps are you willing to take?
d) When do you want to reach the goal?

By doing this for every single goal, your planning is complete. Now, all you have to do is execute the same. Refine your intentions and do it for seeking the pleasure of AllahSWT.

Examples for your goals could be:

  • Reading Quran with meaning and writing my reflections each day (Insert your “Why”, “How”, “What” and “When” questions to this goal, and continue).
  • Learning 99 names of Allah SWTand using it in my dua.
  • Doing one secret deed between me and AllahSWT
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# 2 Mountain of Rewards

Ramadan is a month filled with blessings and mercy. Any good deed you do gets multiplied many times over, so don’t miss out on collecting a mountain of good deeds.


Involve others

Encourage others to do a good deed rather than doing it all by yourself. This is especially helpful if you’re feeling down and out. Your rewards get multiplied manifold when you edge others to do good because AllahSWTwill reward you for every act of worship they do due to your persistence. Imagine getting a huge mountain of good deeds just because you gave others an encouraging word or pushed them to reach a higher level of emaan.

Â’ishahRAaa tells us: “During the last ten nights of Ramadan, the Prophet SAWSwould tighten his waist belt and spend the night in worship. He would also wake up his family.” [Sahîh al-Bukhârî 1920]

#3 Give and give some more!

Want to see the barakah and blessings in your life increase manifold? Give charity. Want to see your duas answered? Give charity. Why? Because sins form a barrier between you and dua; and charity extinguishes those sins like water puts off fire [At-tirmidhi].  Imagine your sins getting removed because of the charity you gave, in turn, increasing your chances of duas being answered! It’s a win-win situation overall! Imagine having a clean book of deeds with no sins against your name!


Every single act of good deed is multiplied innumerably during the month of Ramadan, so you may

  • Buy a mushaf and donate to your mosque –you earn rewards when someone reads from it.
  • Donate any amount (big or small) to build a well/mosque. Intentions matter, so even if it’s just $5, your rewards from AllahSWTcan be in billions or more if you had sincere intentions.
  • Buy nice looking Eid dresses and gift it to a poor family.
  • Arrange for one (or more) iftaar meals for the poor.
  • Take part in organizations that are involved in charitable works.

Ibn `Abbâs RAurelates that: “Allah’s Messenger SAWSwas the most generous of all people in doing good, and he was at his most generous during the month of Ramadan. Gabriel used to meet with him every year throughout the month of Ramadan, so the Prophet could recite the Qur’ân to him. Whenever Gabriel met with him, he became more generous than a beneficial breeze.” [Sahîh al-Bukhârî (1902) and Sahîh Muslim (2308)]

# 4 Tame That Tongue

This month isn’t just about restricting our body from food and drink. This is a month where we can polish our character with righteous deeds and become Allah’s beloved slave because of our deeds, words and actions. It makes no sense when our actions are not in concurrence with our words. AllahSWT doesn’t like a fasting body which doesn’t desist from foul words or backbiting or slander.[1]

Our dress/car/house/wealth/family status doesn’t define us. What we speak defines our character. So let’s tame our tongue this month. We can use our tongues to plant a seat in the everlasting gardens of Paradise or use the same tongue to dig a seat in Hellfire. The choice is ours.


  • We don’t want the angel of death to snatch our souls when we’re gossiping. Going away from this world while reading Quran or doing dhikr is so much better.
  • All of us have weaknesses in one form or another, so you don’t have to feel bad that you are not able to control your tongue. Make dua to Allah SWT, begging Him to help you use your tongue in beneficial ways. He answers *all* duas!
  • Your heart is a reflection of what you say and think. Most of the evil thoughts, intentions and feelings including backbiting, slander and/or jealousy occur because of the kind of feelings we foster and harbor in our hearts. So, cleanse your heart with dhikr and repentance. A heart that’s busy in glorifying our Lord will not have time for useless speech.
  • What your friends discuss *always* has a direct impact on what kind of words come out from your mouth. Make it a habit to surround yourself with righteous company. If you don’t have righteous company, sit with the Quran.

# 5 Time to Make a New Friend

Yes, this month is perfect for you to make a new friend, a companion who is not only going to be your source of strength and support, but can heal your scars, mend your heart, boost your eemaan and give you joy and happiness like no other. It’s time to build a lifelong relationship with Quran this Ramadan.


Make Quran Buddies

  • This is the fastest and most effective way to keep your interest in Quran intact. Discuss one page or even half a page of Quran with your friends/family/siblings/spouse/children every day in Ramadan.
  • Fix a time for this activity.
  • Talk about your reflections and how you can implement what you read in the Quran in your day-to-day life.
  • You can also include tafseer if you have the time to do so.
  • Involve your family members, because there is nothing more beautiful than learning Allah’s deen together. Wouldn’t you want angels to surround you and invoke Allah’s mercy on you?

# 6 What if the Spark Dies?

Most of us are on a spiritual high when Ramadan begins. The excitement and collective enthusiasm to achieve ‘xyz’ number of goals can light up a sudden spark in you, only for it to slowly die without you even realizing it. This usually happens after a week or so. Soon, you realize that your Ramadan days are no different from the rest of the year. You feel emotionally and/or physically drained and feel like you’re slacking off. This leads to unfinished goals and emaan lows. But there is a way out…a solution to this! Yes! Here’s what you need to do… Blog Post- Six Tips to Make This Your Best Ramadan Ever-Inside poster


Ramadan isn’t over until it’s actually over, so if you are still breathing, you have time to right the wrongs and achieve what you wanted.

Intentions matter: Seek to please AllahSWT alone and not to expect praise from family or friends. Seek your reward from AllahSWT ONLY. If you’re waiting for peoples’ praise, your expectations are from people, not Allah SWT.

Beg For Strength

If AllahSWT has allowed you to wake up during the remaining days of Ramadan, it means that He trusts that you *will* raise your standards and make the best use of the month. An overdose of dua never hurts, so repent, cry and beg from the depths of your heart to AllahSWT to guide you through and give you the strength to achieve your goals this Ramadan.

Baby Steps

Don’t focus on what others have achieved, focus on what you want to achieve and don’t lose heart if you see a family member or friend complete more Quran than you or pray more than you. Take baby steps rather than not taking any step at all. Start with 10 minutes of extra worship and build it up from there. Start with one page of Quran and build it up from there. Its quality and sincerity over quantity and show off!

Small and consistent steps *do* matter. Allah’s sees your intentions and hard work and He SWT will reward you for it. But you need to focus on constantly striving to please Him SWT even if you falter. Remember, being a good Muslim doesn’t end with Ramadan. You have time to grow and heal spiritually until your last breath. So don’t give up and let no one tell you otherwise. Walk with the end goal of paradise in mind and not just the end goal of Ramadan in mind.

Please share your tips on how we can make this Ramadan the most memorable one ever. Pour your thoughts in the comments section below. We would love to hear from you. 🙂



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91 replies on “Six Tips to Make This Your Best Ramadan Ever!”

    May 26, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Salamualekun Waramatulahi.
    Jazakulahi khier

    • May 28, 2015 at 6:33 am

      Wa alaikum salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu
      Wa iyyak 🙂

      June 2, 2016 at 7:42 pm

      what great tips!jazakumullah khairan.

    May 27, 2015 at 1:03 am

    Alhumdulliah, a very sincere article and beneficial too, if we can bring this into practice. Btw, I am relocating to Europe from India before Ramadhan, inshAllah on business purpose and I am concerned that I might not be able to focus on Ramadhan more due to my relocation process. But I will inshAllah try my best to dedicate my efforts more on the real purpose (deen) and may Allah help us all with our efforts and intentions. Ameen!

    • May 28, 2015 at 6:32 am

      May Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala make it easy and super rewarding for you insha’Allah. Ameen

      June 4, 2015 at 7:14 pm

      I am not a good Quran Reader and Arabic is not my mother language, so whenever I read Quran in Arabic I cannot complete because the same time I feel to understand and I go to back and read translate and I enjoy more when I understand and this way I cannot complete reading the big sura in Arabic, I feel bad because I know reading Arabic also we need. I am still trying…another thing, is there any rule to read serially and finish Quran or I can read any sure any time? Please make dua for me.
      * I ins sha Allah follow this Six tips, it would be really helpful to follow a lots of Ibada in agonizing way.

    Daudi Ngoa
    May 27, 2015 at 6:10 am

    I liked the article
    Ma Shaa Allah
    Please post the another on the ninety nine beautiful names of Allah and Duas with transliteration.
    Shukran Jazzaka’Allah

    • May 28, 2015 at 7:01 am

      Alhamdulillah. I’m glad you found it beneficial. Please keep an eye out on Dr.Bilal Philip’s Official FB page, we are making an album with 99 Names of Allah and will be posting it soon inshaAllah.

    May 27, 2015 at 7:00 am

    pls how can I share your posts with friends

    • May 28, 2015 at 6:31 am

      You can use the any of the sharing options on the left hand side of your screen to share with friends and family insha’Allah 🙂

    Muhammad Quzeem
    May 27, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    During the ramadan there are many ways we can keep increasing our rewards insha Allah. Example during work that some feel nothing can be done, you can download Qur’an recitations or sermons and listen to it via your phone/tablet or stream online sermons.

    • May 28, 2015 at 6:34 am

      Yes absolutely! Jazakallah khair for sharing your tip with the readers.

    May 27, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    Asalam alaikum I have a small notebook in which I wrote down some dhikr, like Subhan Allahi wa Bihamdihi. La ilaha ill Allahu wahdahu la shareeka lahu lahul mulku wa lahul hamdh wahu ala qulli shaiyin qadeer, La hawla wa la quwata illa billah, etc along with their importance/reward for saying them, and my mom keeps it near when saying dhikr so she doesn’t forget any of them.When you look at the importance/reward, of saying a dhikr it gives you a boost.I”m kind of forgetful so writing them down helps.

    • May 28, 2015 at 6:36 am

      Wa alaikum salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu Sangeetha

      This is an excellent tip. Writing it down helps your mind register the duas better and is also a great way of not losing your duas because you have a written record of it.

      Muhammad Quzeem
      May 28, 2015 at 5:48 pm

      Alhamdulillah. May Allah increase you in wisdom and not otherwise. Amen

        Amani Moina
        June 4, 2016 at 4:45 am

        Assalamulaikum wa ramatullahi wa barakatu.Alhamdullillah .it helps me so much when i read about this six tips.Inshaa Allah this
        will be my best ever ramadan

    May 28, 2015 at 1:33 am

    Jazak Allah Khair

    May 28, 2015 at 9:11 am

    Very nice and useful article. Jazak Allah Khair.

    May 28, 2015 at 9:19 am

    Jazakillahu khairan

    May 28, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Jazak Allah Khair.
    In sha Allah will implement it 🙂

    ibrahim munir
    May 28, 2015 at 10:51 am

    In sha Allah will implement it, nice tips and articles, jazaku Allah, khair.

    mk adamu
    May 28, 2015 at 11:23 am

    Jazaaka Allah khayrah

    Meaza Medlock
    May 28, 2015 at 11:36 am

    Aselamalykum werahmetulah Weberkathu ,
    I love and love the articl. JZK may Allah helps us all

    • May 28, 2015 at 1:05 pm

      Wa alaikum salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu Meaza
      Alhamdulullah, I’m glad you liked it. Ameen to your dua.

    Afsad Alam
    May 28, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Assalamualikum wrb….
    This article on Ramdan was very interesting and gave idea & new direction to worship.I love it…

    • May 28, 2015 at 1:06 pm

      Wa alaikum salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu Afsad
      Alhamdulillah, May Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala help us in worshiping Him better. Ameen.

    May 28, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    Beautifully written. You made it easy for others to “plan”, and “proceed”.

    May 28, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Jazakala khair
    Maa Shaa Allah
    Nice piece sheik
    But I have a little bit of a problem
    Don’t know if I can share it here
    On get your email.
    But it’s just about reading the quoran, the meanings and pondering over it.
    I don’t if the transliterations with have in quoran are what we have to ponder on.

    Ziyad Yisehak
    May 28, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    Wa’alikum wasalam warahmtulahi wabaraktu……. Jzk im very glad to hear this article…..may Allah help all of us… Ameen!

    May 28, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    May Allah reward the writers of this beneficial article and give benefit the readers.

    May 28, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Subhan’Allah !! Macha Allah !!! Qu’Allah Anzzawajel vous protège et vous guide , et 1 million de fois merci pour ces magnifiques conseils . Alhamdoulilah !!

    mohamud mohamed
    May 28, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    Asalamu Aleiykm, may this coming Ramadhan change my life concerning imaan reading Quran most of my time, my make alot of Dua may Almighty Allah guide us in the right path inshaAllah

    Lisa Ali
    May 28, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    Thanks for sharing these powerful tips I’m certain it will be beneficial for my family and I. May Allah ( SWT ) guide us all to see the holy month of Ramadan and give us the strength to do our best to become better Muslims AMEEN

    Aisha Aliyu
    May 28, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    Nice write up may allmighty Allah reword u

    Abdi Mohammed
    May 28, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    Asala mm uualeykum?
    Really I appreciate your advice and may Allah make us who can accept and work on it. It is very nice ways of spenting our time during Remadan and out of Remedan. Masha Allah, may Allah fill all of your interests. Ameen.

    Kshaf munir
    May 28, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    JazakAllah hi khyrn dr bilal
    May Allsh bless you n give us strength to get maximum benefit from His Blessings in the beautiful month Ramadan ameen

      June 6, 2015 at 8:30 am

      Maansha’allah i like yr posts

    May 28, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    Jazaakallaahukhairan! For Ramadaan motivation which is always helpful. Last Ramadaan I was so exausted that by the end of Ramadaan on 27th of the lailatulqadar I could not get up for isha salaah as I was having fever & headache but AlhamdulillaahiRabbilAalamin!eventually I did pray my isha. Hopefully, this year May Allaah(swt) keep me & all the muslims in the best of health, wealth & best of high motivation in imaan to perform the best of ibadaah for the sake of Allaah(swt) only. In_Shaa_Allaah! 🙂

    May 29, 2015 at 1:30 am

    these are great tips, i pray to ALLAH, that i should follow them, please remeber in your prayers.

    May 29, 2015 at 2:38 am

    Jazak Allah hukharin it’s beautiful article and motivational InshaAllah I will try my best to use all these tips.

    saiful azam
    May 29, 2015 at 3:00 am

    jazak Allah hu khairan…May Allah subhanhu oa ta’ala gives us the taofiq to apply these tips

    May 29, 2015 at 5:56 am

    JazakAllahu khairan

    fentale boru
    May 29, 2015 at 7:04 am

    Jazaakallaahukhairan brother in islam for remebering us.May allah help us

    May 29, 2015 at 7:49 am

    Very beautiful article. We can also remember every day during Ramadan and before and after to pray for all the people in Yemen that are having to go through this difficult and terrible time. Pray for all the people that are getting killed for senseless stupid reasons. May Allah Bless each and every one of them. And may Allah Bless and help all the Yemeni people. Keep them in your prayers every day .Amen

    Izzah M Noor
    May 29, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    Jazakillahi khayra jaza.
    may Allah bless n ease us all in this becoming Ramadhan!

    Spring Spring
    May 29, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    May Allah reward you (with) goodness!

    May 29, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    jazakumllahu khaeran.

    Abd urRahman AffShafee
    May 29, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    Jazaq Allah khairun for such a brilliant and beautiful article. I will go to my uncle’s house with my family in the city. There might be a shortage of time in completing my goal. This can result in dying out of the “spark”. Imsha Allah I will try my best to do a lot of good deeds. I just want some advice from you. May Allah reward you. Ameen.

    Abd urRahman AffShafee
    May 29, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    Jazaq Allah khairun for such a brilliant and beautiful article. I will go to my uncle’s house with my family in the city. There might be a shortage of time in completing my goal. This can result in dying out of the “spark”. Insha Allah I will try my best to do a lot of good deeds. I just want some advice from you. May Allah reward you. Ameen.

    Syed Ashfaq Ahmed
    May 30, 2015 at 10:09 am

    Assalaamualaikum Wa Rahmathullahi Wa Barakatuhu, very useful info. JazakAllahu Khair

    Faraz Shahid
    May 30, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    Jazak’Allah Khair for sharing this awesome awesome awesome article. May ALLAH Swt grant us a chance to worship more and gain the best deeds from the month of Ramadan. AMEEN

    Insha’Allah this Ramadan my goal will be to learn the 99 Names of Allah and to sit in Itikaf in the last 9 or 10 days of the Ramadan.

    May 30, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    Assalamoalaikum brothers and sisters
    Very beneficial post alhamdolillah. Just wanted to share something with everyone who intends to finish reading the Quran atleast once. We all know that the Quran is divided into 30 paras or adhas so to finish it we have to read at least one para every day. Now each para is of 20 pages so if it’s difficult to read all 20 at once we can read 4 pages each time we offer salaah. So it becomes easier and we can at least finish it once. If any one wishes to finish it twice they can read 4 before and 4 pages after each salaah. In sha Allah everyone can benefit from this little tip. May Allah bless you all.

    June 3, 2015 at 6:45 am

    Sister Nasmira! May Allah the most high give you manifold rewards for this great article. To help you with giving your message to different cultures I have translated your article into PERSIAN language and posted it in my blog.( May the best reward (paradise) be given to you Insha’Allah. Ameen

    June 3, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    Jazaakallahu khairan.. This article is most helpful. Mat Allaah Subahaanahu wa taala make it easy for us all

    June 6, 2015 at 6:56 am

    asalam alaikum barakallahufik

    June 7, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    This is an interesting package for every muslim,
    may Allah reward you and increase you in knowledge.

    Samina Akhter Jahan
    June 7, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    Assalamu Alaikum. Dear sister, your article has worked as an emaan booster. In Sha Allah, I’ll try my level best to stay away from those who love backbiting. Also, give up/minimize seeing, hearing, speaking, thinking haram things. I live far away from my family. In Sha Allah I’ll discuss tafseer with them over phone in loud speaker mode so that each family member can learn the essence of Quran. May Allah ease my way and make the habits permanent ones…

    abdulkadir abdulkadir adamu
    June 9, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu we thank u very much Jazakallahu khair

    June 11, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    Great tips 🙂

    June 14, 2015 at 11:26 am

    Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah..

    No other words to many valuable points, in sha allah will try to act accordingly..
    jazakallaahu khairan fa ahsanil jaza..

    July 2, 2015 at 3:48 am

    excellent article …… helps one to go to a another level ! Jazak ALLAH

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    Mohammad Salman Imtiaz
    May 28, 2016 at 10:47 am

    I like this article, thank you mam for such a wonderful article in which u hv mentioned how we hv to set out goals in term to achieve the taqwa. Really a wonderful article from which i hv learned alot.
    Thanks alot and plz keep writing these of kind of article through which we can learn the good deeds which we will implement in our daily lives and become an imaanwaala.

    June 1, 2016 at 3:31 am

    Aoa.these are very good tips.i have also a tip.that when we wake up for sehri we can manage to wake up an hour before than the decided time .in this way we wil b able to do tuhajjud prayer n get n pray for everything.

      Abu Bashar
      June 1, 2016 at 12:21 pm

      Excellent…In Sha ALLAH…we should all pray for Ummah that they get ALLAH’s maximum rewards in this month. Aameen

    June 1, 2016 at 7:20 am

    Very beneficial tips. Jazakallahu khairan .looking forward to act upon them.

    June 1, 2016 at 11:15 am

    I have a question regarding Ramadan, I am going to be 14 in 21 june and I think I have to fast in this holy month but the problem is that we have 19 subjects exam in Ramadan although I know Ramadan is much more important than my exam but my parents are not going to allow me to fast because If i fast I cannot study well and they say Allah himself will forgive as you have an excuse so I thought I have to ask someone can you please share your opinion according to Islam

    June 1, 2016 at 11:33 am

    This article made me to realise the very essence of ramadan.may Allah guide us and accept our efforts n mould us to make the best use of this month…

    Abu Bashar
    June 1, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Jaza K ALLAH Khair.
    Very nice written article. In Sha ALLAH it will help a lot in getting maximum benefits from this month of ALLAH’s rahmat…Aameen yarabbul Aalameen

    Rumaisa Fathima
    June 1, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    Masha Allah excellent tips

    June 1, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    jazakumullah khair for these amazing tips !! I needed this a lot
    May Allah keep us alive through the beautiful month of Ramadan and accept our repentance.
    I am definitely going to try reading the Quran with its meaning.
    Famida 🙂

    June 1, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    There are Many Muslims among the world but shortage an ideal Muslims. The Holy Ramadan month is the best option to be an ideal Muslimah.

    Sunusi Isyaku Gwaram
    June 2, 2016 at 5:14 am

    Jazakallahu khairan

    June 2, 2016 at 5:22 am

    Great article….inshaa allah i try my level best to implement the precious pearls in the month of ramadhan and may allah swt give us toufiq to implement till death ameen thum ameen…jazakumullah khairan katheera 4 sharing beautiful pearls….may allah swt accept it from us ameen thum ameen. …wasalamualaikum wr wb

    June 2, 2016 at 11:04 am

    Alhamdulillah! Really loved your article dear sister….really a nice one…and inshallah many will be benifitted from it…would love to communicate with my sister via mail…as you said we should have Quran buddies…i would really appreciate if we can become such buddies rather I would call Quran Sisters ….May Allah help us all to reach our ultimate goal…And give us the ability to make this ramadan the best one and make it a life style through out our life…Jajak Allah

    June 6, 2016 at 4:45 am

    Very beautiful sister… I was searching for this … Jazak Allah

    November 14, 2019 at 10:19 am

    Tnx 4 article!