No doubt that you dedicate a lot of your precious time to the kitchen, especially during Iftar and Suhoor. But don’t consider those times wasted. Instead, your time in the kitchen can turn into an act of worship that Allah SWT will reward you for. Check the following tips that will help you use your time wisely in Ramadan.
1.It’s essential to make a weekly schedule in Ramadan in which you determine the recipes you are going to prepare, especially when inviting family or friends. Don’t forget to allocate some time for worship, family, visits, and charity.
2.Try to avoid TV programs and series because they would distract you from your duties towards your God and your family.
3.Plan your day a night ahead by picking 3 goals to achieve the next day. Write down those goals on your notebook or your to-do list.
4.To maintain good health and vigor, make sure you sleep regularly. Don’t forget to take a nap after Asr.
5.The hour after Fajr prayer is a blessed one and is very suitable for achieving your Ramadan goals. Use it wisely.
6.Never miss Suhoor! Wake your family up an hour before Fajr and make them a healthy balanced meal.
7.Use Goody’s quick and easy recipes to prepare a delicious quick Suhoor meal.
8.Cook extra amounts of food, send it to your family or friends, and make your intention that it’s breaking the fast of a fasting person.
9.Allocate 20 minutes a day for yourself and use it for taking a nap before or after Dhur.
10.The most important thing in Ramadan is reciting the entire Qur’an. Recite half a chapter after every prayer and a whole chapter after Asr prayer.
11.Make your intention in your efforts in the kitchen breaking the fast of your family.
12.Use the time you spend in the kitchen preparing Iftar and Suhoor in remembering Allah, praying to Him, and listening to the Qur’an on tapes or CDs.