Ramadan is the best time of year for giving up our addictive behaviours and dependence upon substances. Ramadan is the time of year when the whole of the Ummah is making resolution to change bad habits and create new long term behaviours. For many addicts, Ramadan is the catalyst for change. Let this Ramadan be a new beginning for you too inshaAllah.
Ramadan begins with a good intention. The Prophet saws said, “Whoever observes fasts during the month of Ramadan out of sincere faith (eeman), and hoping to attain Allah’s rewards (ihtisab), then all his past sins will be forgiven.”
During Ramadan we strive to get closer to Allah, knowing that His help is closer and that the bad influence of the devils are reduced as they are chained up throughough this month. We cannot blame the shaitan for our cravings but we realise the strength of our desires (nafs). In this month we learn to reign in our lusts and learn to control our cravings and our urges to use or relapse.
This section will be finding ways in which we can make the most of this month in order to overcome our addictions and find peace and serenity in our recovery. Be sure to check back every day for new Ramadan reminders related to recovery! We make duah to Allah that this is the year we finally embrace the Straight Path to Recovery. Ameen