The Days of Mercy begin tomorrow, and this is a time to set our intentions for the next 30 days of fasting and recognize the mercy of Allah (SWT). This is a wonderful time to set, reset, and check our intentions for how we want to balance our time between worldly obligations and our elevated ibadah (worship). Intentions are the WHY of what you want to do and who you want to be when Ramadan is over. Why do you want to read the Quran daily? Why do you want to spend extra time learning hadith? Why do you want to learn the translation of a surah you have dedicated to learning during the month of Ramadan?
Checking your intentions and reflecting upon them as we enter the first ten days of Ramadan is a great way to determine where you want to experience the most amount of change, in what ways you want to connect more deeply with Allah (SWT), and how you can integrate a positive aspect into your daily spiritual rituals. If we’re able to do this we have a clear shot at nurturing our hearts through the various acts of ibadah and fasting. And remember - the point of Ramadan is not to be your best self during those 30 days, it is to instill practices that will go beyond these 30 days.
If we can make time for our intentions and reflect upon ourselves, insha’Allah we will be able to find a rhythm within the first ten days that will stick with us throughout this blessed month and beyond. From all of us here at Veiled Beaut, Ramadan Mubarak to you and your loved ones! May we all feel His Mercy and Forgiveness, Ameen.