By: Zaghra Savahl
In a few days time, Muslims around the world will be observing the Holy month of Ramadan. It is the most important month in the Islamic calendar as not only is it a time where blessings and rewards are increased, but it is also the month in which the Holy Qur`an was revealed.
The following Qur`an verse says: “Ramadan is the (month) in which was sent down the Qur’an as a guide to mankind also clear (Signs) for guidance and judgment (between right and wrong). So everyone of you who is present (at his home) during that month should spend it in fasting but if anyone is ill or on a journey the prescribed period (should be made up) by days later. God intends every facility for you He does not want to put you to difficulties. (He wants you) to complete the prescribed period and to glorify Him in that He has guided you; and perchance ye shall be grateful.” (Surah Al Baqarah: Ayah 185)
During Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset every day. As citizens that contribute to the economy, Muslims need to balance their daily work with that which is required of them while observing fasting. Although this can be testing, here are five ways in which you can manage your workday during Ramadan to ensure balance: