The Revival Ramadan Checklist

To get the best out of this Ramadan, The Revival has put together a list of actions that you can perform in order to gain much reward and achieve the purpose of fasting which is to obtain Taqwa (fear of Allah). So, don’t let this Ramadan come and go without changing into a practising and spiritually strong person and finally turning your back away from your dodgy deeds and living as a part time Muslim.

Our dearest Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said: “Whoever draws near to Allah during it (Ramadhan) with a single characteristic from the characteristics of (voluntary) goodness, he is like whoever performs an obligatory act in other times. And whoever performs an obligatory act during it, he is like whoever performed seventy obligatory acts in other times.” (Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah, no. 1887)

Du’aa (Supplication)

Repented 100 times

Read the Kalimah 100 times

Memorised one Du’aa

Made Du’aa for my parents and the Ummah

Send Durood and Salaam (salutations) on the prophet Muhammad (pbuh)


Listened to recitation of the Quran

Read and reflected upon at least 1 page of the Quran with meaning

Read Surah Mulk before going to sleep*

Recited Surah Kahf on Friday**


Did not argue, backbite, or think badly of anyone

Did not swear or use foul language

Lowered my gaze

Tried to be helpful, kind and gentle

Was forgiving and patient when someone upset me

Controlled my anger

Gave some food for Iftar to my neighbours


Woke up for Tahajjud prayer***

Prayed all prayers on time or at the earliest time

Read Salaah in the Masjid with Jamaah (congregation)

Read two rakah after doing wudu****

Prayed Salah with khushoo (complete devotion and focus)

Prayed my Taraweeh and Witr prayers


Woke up for Sehri

Gave money to charity (Zakat/Sadaqah)

Attempted to increase in knowledge (Read/Listened)

Attempted to practice one Sunnah of the Prophet (pbuh)

Didn’t try to ‘kill time’

Didn’t watch useless TV programs or listen to music

Did not overeat

Did not smoke (cigarette/weed)

Did not eat/drink anything Haraam

Did not flirt or chat anyone up

Pondered about my Death and the Day of Judgement

Reflected on my connection with Allah

Went to sleep in the state of Wudu

*It is related in the Sunans of Imam al-Tirmidhi and Abu Dawud on the authority of Abu Huraira (RA) I heard the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) saying, "There is a Surah in the Qur'an which contains thirty Ayaat which will keep interceding for a man until his sins are forgiven. This Surah is `Blessed is He in Whose Hand is the dominion.' (Surat Al-Mulk. Chapter 67).''

**Hadith related by Hakim and Bayhaqi, from Abu Sa`id (RA), Whoever recites Surat al-Kahf on Friday, light shall shine forth for him between the two Fridays. (Surat Al Kahf –The Cave- Chapter 18)


***Abu Hurayrah (RA), related that the Prophet (pbuh) said: When the last one-third of the night remains, our Lord, the Glorious One, descends towards the heaven of the Earth and proclaims: Who is that who supplicates for Me, and I grant his supplication? Who is that who begs Me for anything and I grant it to him? And who is that who seeks My forgiveness, and I forgive him? (Bukhari, Muslim).


**** Abu Hurayrah (RA) reported the Prophet (pbuh) saying to Bilal (RA): “Tell me about the best of your deeds (i.e. one which you deem the most rewarding) since you embraced Islam, because I heard your footsteps in front of me in Paradise.” Bilal (RA) replied: “I do not consider any act of mine more rewarding than that whenever I make Wudhu (ablution) at any time of night or day, I perform Prayer for as much as was destined for me to do.” (Al-Bukhari & Muslim)”