Everyone wants to get healthy and reduce weight during the month of Ramadan, as Muslims around the world fast from dawn till dusk.
However, eating fried and fattening food in Iftaar does not let people achieve their “weight loss” goal.
But here is how you can reduce weight during the holy month of Ramadan:
Keep Yourself Hydrated:
Keeping yourself hydrated will help you to lose weight this Ramadan. Drinking a great amount of fluid will just not only keep you hydrated during the day but will also control your sugar cravings after you do Iftaar.
You should drink two liters or eight glasses of fluids, and it can be broken down like this:
• Two glasses at iftar (the breaking of the fast)
• Two glasses at suhur
Control Your Iftar Diet:
Controlling yourself from eating the scrumptious food for Iftar is the biggest challenge. However, if you really want to reduce weight, then you should have a balanced diet.
Try to have one or two dates to break the fast, as it will help you to provide enough sugar to your body. After that, go for a small portion of soup, such as a vegetable or lentil soup, and strictly avoid cream-based soups.
Don’t Skip Suhur:
People are usually sleepy and tired during Suhur and often try to skip the meal before keeping a fast. But do you know skipping Suhur will make you hungrier and you will end up eating more in iftar?
If you want to lose weight, then you will have to be active at any cost. People usually get lazy while fasting and remain in bed for the whole day, which causes weight gain.
What Is Ramadan?
The ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Ramadan is considered one of the holiest, pious and significant months in which Muslims fast from dawn till dusk.
Fasting for a whole month reminds Muslims of the less fortunate and reinforces the need to be thankful. Being one of the five pillars of Islam, it is mandatory for all healthy Muslims to fast during the holy month.
Significance Of Ramadan In the Quran:
Allah Almighty has talked about the significance of Ramadan in the Holy Quran in the following verse:
“O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that you may learn piety and righteousness” (Quran, 2:183)
Every Muslim wakes up early to eat a pre-dawn meal “Suhoor” before keeping the fast and they break it with Maghrib prayers “Iftaar”.
The Holy Quran was revealed on the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) in the month of Ramadan that is why it is important for every Muslim to read the entire Quran in the holy month.
“Ramadan is the (month) in which the Quran was sent down, as a guide to mankind, also Clear (Signs) for guidance and the differentiation (between right and wrong)” (Quran, 2:185)
Importance Of Ramadan:
The Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) said,
“When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of the heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained” (Bukhari)
In another Hadith, the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) said,
“Whoever fasts during Ramadan out of sincere faith and hoping to attain Allah’s rewards, and then all his past sins will be forgiven.” (Bukhari)
Ramadan In Pakistan?
The first fast of 2021 will be on April 14 while Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated on May 14 in Pakistan.
Ramadan 2021 Plans For Haramain Sharifain:
1- 10 Rakats of Taraweeh and Tahajjud will be led in the Haramain Sharifain this year with 3 Rakts Witr.
2- Worshippers will be allowed to pray in the King Abdullah Expansion, first floor, roof, and Courtyards.
3- Mataaf will remain closed to all except Umrah Pilgrims.
4- Umrah Pilgrims will not be allowed to touch the Ka’bah.
5- Iftar spreads will be suspended, instead, individual distribution will be conducted.
6- I’tikaf will not be allowed in the last 10 days.
7- Zamzam supply will remain suspended and will be supplied individually through personnel and bottles.
8- Permission to enter the Grand Mosque will only be allowed with valid permits issued via the Eatmarna App.