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Studying Smarter, Not Harder: Your Ramadan Success Guide

Ramadan is one of the most significant time for all Muslims globally, marked by a sense of community, cherished family gatherings, and delightful Iftar parties. However, amidst these joys, it’s also important to keep an adequate amount of time aside for study.


Studying during Ramadan presents challenges as with an empty stomach it is difficult to concentrate and learn compared to our usual schedule. Moreover, even after having iftar, we feel tired and we do not wish to be involved in energy consuming tasks. Nonetheless, adopting the appropriate mindset and strategies with effective time management can result in productivity and success even during this period.


Without further delay, let's see how to achieve it!  


1.  Create a schedule aligned with prayer time: Usually, we are mostly active during our prayer time in Ramadan. Thus, organizing study sessions either before or after prayers can increase your focus and productivity. For example: after completing suhoor and Fajr prayer, you will not be able to sleep instantly. Therefore, you can get a little bit of studying done at that time.


2.   Prioritize your tasks: Find out which topics are more difficult and need more attention from you. Make a plan for them accordingly, prioritizing the most important and difficult ones and spending less time and energy for the easier ones. 


3.  Do not study for a long time:  It is important that you take frequent breaks while you are studying. Sitting and studying for a long time is unhealthy and will not give you a fruitful outcome. Try to take a short break every 30/40 minutes to rejuvenate yourself, read Quran for a while, talk to your family members, eat snacks, etc., but also remind yourself to make the best use of those 40 minutes as you will be taking a break shortly anyway.    


4.    Better avoid distractions: In Ramadan, it's easier to cut back on entertainment and social media. If you set a goal at the beginning of the month to steer clear of these distractions and stick to it, you'll find it boosts your focus on studying.


5.       Keep a healthy balance: Rather than dedicating all your time to studying, ensure you fully embrace the abundant blessings and joys that this sacred month brings. Plan iftar gatherings with loved ones, indulge in leisure activities, allocate time for Eid shopping, and strive for a well-rounded balance in your pursuits. Maintaining this equilibrium will promote mental and physical vitality, leading to a sense of contentment and happiness.


Don't forget, you've got the Easter break coming up too. There are weekends as well. Make the most of these opportunities and have a happy Ramadan!