Our preparation for Ramadan should be physical, mental and spiritual. Rasul ﷺ spoke to the sahabah before Ramadan not only about the virtues of Ramadan but also about practical preparation so that they would make the most of the month and not to let it go to waste. Practically, we should look at ways of freeing up time for the month of Ramadan e.g. completing chores and other work in advance. Mental preparation includes readying ourselves for the ibadah of Allah with focus and devotion.

[This short excerpt is based on the talk ‘Ramadan: A Spiritual Retreat’ which was delivered by Shaykh Abu Yusuf Riyadh ul Haq on 14th May 2017].