For Muslims around the world Ramadan is a blessed month where we fast, read Qur'an and ask Allah (SWT) for guidance. It's a month where our good deeds are multiplied and we try to become closer with our faith. So, I thought I'd do another post about resources you can use to make the most of this month.
1. YouTube Videos To Watch:
YouTube is a platform that everyone uses. Each year during Ramadan Islamic YouTube channels create videos related to Islam. Here are some you might enjoy watching:
Mufti Menk's YouTube Channel:
Yaqueen Institute YouTube Channel:
Another series they have is the Qur'an 30 for 30, a series dedicated to the Qur'an. This year Qur'an 30 for 30 season 4 is about the world view of the Qur'an, how we view it in regards to ourselves and guidance on our lives. Here is episode 1:
2. TikTok Videos To Watch:
Tips for Ramadan;
The videos below are tips on how to spiritually make the most of this Ramadan.
Dua's To Make:
The videos below are about Dua's you can make during Ramadan.
Dua For Everything:
3 Important Dua's For Fasting:
Dua's To Remember:
You can find more Dua's like this on this playlist.
Muslim Cheat Codes:
Alongside these videos I found one titled "Some Cheat Codes for Muslims". However the video was mostly text on an image, with a nasheed in the background. So, I've listed the tips below:
- Reciting Surah Mulk everyday before bed will save you from the punishment of the grave
- Reciting Aytul Kursi after Salah will guarantee you Jannah
- Reading Surah Ikhlas is equivalent to reading one third of the Qur'an. Read it 3 times everyday and you'll be rewarded as if you read the whole Qur'an
- Reciting "Subhan Allah Wa bihamdi" will get all of your sins forgiven, even if you have as many as the foam from the sea
- Reciting "Allahhuma inni as-alukah al-jannah Allahhumma al-trini min an-nar" 7 times everyday will protect you from the hellfire
3. Muslim Book Recommendations:
I've seen a view videos on TikTok about Muslim book recommendations for Ramadan, either about Islam or written by Muslim authors. Below is a list of the books that were available as a Kindle and on Audible.
- It's Not About The Burqa
- Secrets of Divine Love
- Muhammed: his life based on the earliest sources
- American Islamiphobia: Understanding the roots and rise of fear
- My Pen Is The Wing of a Bird: New Fiction by Afghan Women
- Love From A to Z
- Cut From The Same Cloth
4. Podcast Recommendations:
A TikTok video came on my feed which recommended some podcasts to listen to, I thought they'd be useful if you wanted to increase your Islamic knowledge this year. These are the podcasts mentioned in the video:
5. Resources For Women:
In Islam women can't fast, pray or touch the Qur'an when on their period. For a lot of women this can be frustrating during Ramadan because they feel you can't make the most of the month. In reality, that's not the case, here's a video explaining why. Both Amaliah and Seekers Guidance have articles about 10 things you can do this Ramadan whilst menstruating. You can also use the following to benefit yourself:
- Launch Good Ramadan Challenge: You can use this to automatically donate money to various charities for the whole month, or just during the last 10 days. You have the option of selecting charities yourself, or having the platform pick for you.
- Listening To or Reading the Qur'an on Your Phone: Although you can't touch the Qur'an when on your period, you can still recite it. We use our phones all the time, so it makes sense there are Qur'an readings apps too. Quranly is an app you can use to motivate yourself to continuously read the Qur'an. It's available on IOS and Android. Another app you can use is Qur'an. Al Qur'an (Tafsir and by Word) available on IOS and Android, and Tarteel are good alternative apps to use too.
- Alchemiya: If you have kids, or still want to be able to watch TV this month. This platform has Muslim TV shows and movies you and your family could enjoy. They even have a 15% Ramadan discount.
I hope you found all these resources useful. May Allah (SWT) accept all our efforts this Ramadan. Feel free to share this post with anyone you know who would benefit.