Ten Tips to Make Fasting Easy

Assalamualaikum Dear Muslim Kids!

The month of Ramadan is upon us and we’re all going to fast, inshaAllah! Allah (ﷻ) tells us, in the Quran:

“Oh you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, so that you may attain taqwa.” [2:183]

If you’re worried about how you’re going to go all day long without eating or drinking (yes, not even a snack!), well you’ve come to the right place. We have lots of tips and tricks that will make fasting as easy as- well not pie because you obviously don’t know how to make that. But it will still be as easy as eating cake - okay, okay no eating but you get our point! Let’s dig in, shall we?

1. Make the intention

Make sure you really want to fast and make dua that Allah (ﷻ) makes it easy for you. Get bonus points and love and blessings from Allah (ﷻ) when you make Niyyah for fasting and put it in action.

2. Have a Fasting Buddy

The more the merrier! Ask your siblings, cousins or friends to join you in fasting. Encourage and motivate each other throughout the day. Our free Ramadan tracker printable will make an awesome tracking buddy for you and your fasting friend.

3. Have a Healthy Suhoor

A healthy nutritious suhoor is the MVP of healthy fasting! Having suhoor is also the sunnah of the Prophet (ﷺ). We recommend banana smoothies with dates added, porridge, eggs, parathas, milk shakes and fruit salads. This is what will sustain you throughout the day and stop you from getting Hangry. Trust us, that is not a good look for you.

“Have Suhoor as there is blessing in it.” - Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ)

4. Fasting at School

If you have school during Ramadan and you’re fasting, why not head to the Library during lunch hour to avoid looking at food? Ask your school counselor for support or make a Muslim Readers bookclub and enjoy a collective quiet reading time at lunch?

5. Watch our Ramadan Moon program!

Time flies when you’re having fun. Settle down during the long fasting afternoons and watch our action packed fun episodes. Join Jester, King Hasan and Professor Hums as they learn all about attaining Allah (ﷻ)’s love this Ramadan. Quiz your family at Iftar using the knowledge you gain.

6. Get some R&R

Take it easy during the day as your body is low on nutrition. Allah (ﷻ) rewards a fasting person even while they sleep! Isn’t that incredible? So go ahead, close your eyes and make the niyyah that you’re resting so you can do better ibadah. This is one snooze that doesn’t let you lose.

7. Set an alarm for Salah times

Being mindful of your prayer times will automatically help you get in the mindset of fasting and doing activities that will help you attain taqwa which is the whole purpose of fasting! Remember, Taqwa is being mindful and aware of Allah (ﷻ) at all times.

8. Just Dua it!

The month of miracles is here and Allah (ﷻ) is waiting for you to ask Him for all that your heart wants and needs. Lean into your superpower and make duas all day. Even when you’re reading, walking, running, lying down or even, bungee jumping. And maybe, especially when you're bungee jumping!

9. Learn the do’s and don’ts of Fasting

It’s important to know the rules of fasting before you start so you don’t run around like a headless chicken while fasting. Believe us, we have tried. 

Things that break your fast

  1. Eating and drinking deliberately
  2. Deliberately vomiting
  3. Taking medication orally

Things that do not break the fast

  1. Forgetting you’re fasting and accidentally eating or drinking
  2. Having a shower or bath
  3. Involuntarily vomiting
  4. Nosebleeds

10. Learn the Tafsir of Surah Al-Qadr

Learn about the most incredible night of the year “Night of Power” so you can nail it when the last 10 nights of Ramadan start. Don’t forget, this is when your super power of making duas will come in handy.

And there you have it! Our top ten tips to get you in the mood for fasting and make it easy for you inshaAllah! Write to us and tell us which one is your favourite? 

Don’t forget to download your free “Ramadan Tracker” before you go. Ramadan Kareem!

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