5 ways to continue to connect during the holy month
When Ramadan rolls around every year it fills us with hope for a new season of growth and learning from our mistakes. Ramadan is a time where many single Muslims around the world may daydream about getting married and starting a family of their own. But it’s also a time where some single Muslims decide to step away from the dating apps and break up with significant other in order to give their full attention to their individual spiritual journey. This can be a painful experience for someone who was just getting to know a new match before getting cut off, especially if they have ghosted them without a formal explanation. If you’re notorious for giving your potentials the silent treatment before Ramadan, it’s time to pause and reconsider.
Here are 5 activities that can bring you closer during Ramadan:
In the month of Ramadan, it can be a struggle to balance all of your commitments on an empty stomach, such as work, extracurricular activities, religious studies, and iftar prep. Sometimes it may be difficult to find time to catch up with your match and have a conversation. In this case, it may be a good idea to create a mutual schedule together where you pencil in time for a meaningful conversation. This will also help you motivate each other and act as accountability partners for the month to make sure you’re achieving the targets you have set yourself. One of the most important qualities in a spouse is their ability to ground you and support your efforts; what better way to test that than by being each other’s support system in the month of Ramadan? Check out these Ramadan planners to help you plan your month.
If you’re like most people, you may find it difficult to find some uninterrupted time to get back in touch with the Quran. The act of reflecting on the Quran and talking about it isn’t emphasised enough. If spirituality is important to you and your match, you can both make time to read and reflect on the Quran together. This can even be as simple as selecting a few lines to research and discuss as a pair over a Video Call. You can even write down your reflections and share them in a chat. The possibilities are endless, and the topics and points of reference that can arise from such a conversation can very enriching.
Ramadan is the month of giving. In our hungry and fatigue, we are reminded of those less fortunate than us and we are inspired to help make a change. This isn’t about saving the world together with your match, it’s about spending time together on a meaningful activity. Choose a charity to support together and make a point of promoting that charity in your networks. Maybe you can even decide to save a few pounds a week and put your money together for a worthy cause. Alternatively, you can donate your time and expertise, even from home!
There are plenty of Ramadan/Islamic knowledge games you can both play for a lighthearted way of deepening your knowledge and getting to know each other better.
Check out these examples:
Sometimes the best thing you can do for another person is simply to make dua for them when you pray. Trusting in Allah and having tawwakul can be a means of solace in uncertain times. Whether or not you decide to take a break from your match this Ramadan, remember to ask Allah to guide you to the best outcome.