We’ve done so many good deeds during Ramadan: fasting, sadaqah, night prayers etc, but the question is: What happens after this month?
Allah tells us in the Quran:
“…and do good. Indeed, Allah loves those who do good.” (2:195)
The Prophet (pbuh) also has told us that the most loved deeds by Allah are those that are consistent.
Narrated ‘Aishah: Allah’s Messenger (pbuh) said,
“Do good deeds properly, sincerely and moderately and know that your deeds will not make you enter Paradise and that the most beloved deed to Allah is the most regular and constant even if it were little.”
So, here are three tips to staying steadfast after Ramadan:
1) Purify your intentions. Ensure that your good deeds are only for Allah.
2) Make it a habit. Even if it’s only a 1 dollar sadaqah a day, or two raka’at of extra prayers each day. Make sure you do small consistent deeds, every day.
3) Ask Allah for consistency in your good deeds. By asking Allah for His help you are showing your sincerity.
Oh Allah, please accept all of our prayers, fasting, and remembrance of You during this blessed month. Please forgive us for the shortcomings in our worship and help us improve by next Ramadaan. Ya Allah, help us continue the good habits we have acquired during Ramadaan. Oh Allah, please make us of the righteous, the guided, and those You love. Ya Allah, please guide us and our family to the Straight Path and help us become excellent Muslims for Your sake. We worship only You and only from You do we seek help. Please increase Your bounty for us.
Do remember your loved ones, friends, coworkers, neighbors, and classmates by name in your Dua.
Stay consistent after Ramadaan.