DOs and DON'Ts of Ramzan

DO’s and DON’Ts in Ramzan


Most awaited month “Ramadan” is here on your calendars. Ramadan is full of blessings, peace, happiness, celebrations, spirituality and purity; it is the 9th month of Islamic calendar. Fasting is the 4th pillar of Islam. In this month the bond between Allah and His people become stronger while spiritual connection and awareness increases.

When the Month of Ramadan starts, the gates of the Heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and devils are chained.

(SahihMuslim, Vol 2, Hadees#1)

There are often questions asked like, what should we do or what should not do during the month of Ramadan or during fasting.

Therefore, QuraOnline team is delighted to highlight some points of Do’s and Don’ts in Ramadan.


Do’s in Ramzan:


  • Recite Quran. Ramadan is blessed month in which QURAN revealed on us .The reward for fasting, praying and reading Quran in this month is increased.

We revealed it on a Blessed Night, for We were intent on warning;

(Holy Quran 44:3)


The Prophet (PBUH) states,

“Whoever fasted the month of Ramadan out of sincere faith and hoping for reward, then all his past sins will be forgiven, and whoever stood for the prayer on Laylat al-Qadr out of sincere faith and hoping for reward, then all his previous sins will be forgiven.

(Sahih Bukhari, Vol 01, Hadees#1783)


Abu Huraira reports that Jibril used to revise the Holy Quran to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) once every year, but twice in the year when Prophet (PBUH) died. And that Prophet (PBUH) used to stay ten days in masjid (in the month of Ramzan) but stayed twenty days in the year when he passed away.

(Sahih Bukhari, Vol 02, Hadees#2113)

Ramzan is the month of Quran, so one should strive hard to read the whole Quran during this month. For those who did not learn it so far, Ramzan is a blessing to dedicate themselves to Learn Quran with Tajweed, translation and tafseer.


  • Offer your Salah in time. Purpose of Salah is to bring ourselves in touch with Allah Almighty; to intensify our relationship with Him; to be grateful for all His blessings, and to remind ourselves of His Greatness. It is a spiritual connection between us and Allah Almighty.

حٰفِظُوْا عَلَي الصَّلَوٰتِ وَالصَّلٰوةِ الْوُسْطٰى ۤ وَقُوْمُوْا لِلّٰهِ قٰنِتِيْنَ

“Take great care of your Prayers, especially of a Prayer that has excellent qualities of Salat and stand before Allah like devoted servants.”

(Holy Quran2:238)

  • Follow Sunnah. The routine of the Prophet (PBUH) during this month should be a standard for every Muslim no matter where.Everyone should follow the Prophet Sunnah for spending a successful life.
  • Zakat is the 3rd pillar of Islam and have most importance after Salah; Ramadan is the month of harmony and peace. It is all about helping others and feeling their pain. According to Islamic teachings 5 part of your wealth (accumulated from one year or more) is for Zakat.

وَاَقِيْمُوا الصَّلٰوةَ وَاٰتُوا الزَّكٰوةَ وَاَطِيْعُوا الرَّسُوْلَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُرْحَمُوْن

Therefore, establish Salat, pay the Zakat dues and obey the Messenger; it is expected that you will be shown mercy.

(Holy Quran24:56)


وَاَقِيْمُوا الصَّلٰوةَ وَاٰتُوا الزَّكٰوةَ وَارْكَعُوْا مَعَ الرّٰكِعِيْنَ

Establish the Salat, pay the Zakat and bow down before Me along with those who bow down.

(Holy Quran2:43)


  • Wish blessed Ramadan to your Muslim friends.
  • Be patient and show your consideration towards your coworkers those are on fasting.
  • Show respect towards those who are fasting.Even if you are not Muslim, accept food & drinks when offered during Iftar.
  • Stay calm, people who are fasting might be more tired. They may be less productive due to tiredness, be humble and calm with them.
  • Be courteous with all and spread love and peace.

اِنَّ اَكْرَمَكُمْ عِنْدَ اللّٰهِ اَتْقٰىكُمْ

Verily the noblest of you in the sight of Allah is the most God-fearing of you.

(Holy Quran 49: Part of verse 13)

  • Adjust your office hours. Office hours should reduce so employees who are fasting get some relief and rest.
  • Gift each other. If you are not Muslim and your Muslim friend invite you on Iftar, bring dates or some gifts as a good will gesture.
  • Charity, feeding needy people and spread goodness with your Muslim friends.



Don’ts in Ramzan:


  • Don’t eat, drink or smoke in public during Ramadan. Show respect to those who are fasting and avoid doing such type of acts in day light. In some Muslim countries, it is a crime to eat and drink in public during the day in the month of Ramadan, even if you’re not Muslim.
  • Don’t engage yourself in gossips, lying and cursing.
  • Stop listening to music as it is forbidden even If you are not fasting. Non-Muslims to avoid playing loud music as it may offend those who are fasting.
  • Avoid fighting.Don’t get into such debates and arguments those can lead to fight.
  • Don’t abuse anyone, it is not good to one who is fasting to abuse someone or fighting or insult anyone.False speeches are forbidden, such as backbiting and slandering.

Narrated by Abu Huraira, The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Whoever does not give up false speech and acting upon it, Allah has no need of his giving up his food and drink.”

(Sahih Bukhari, Vol 01, Hadees#1785)


  • Don’t refuse dinner/Iftar invitation; it may create distance and bad gesture.


Hope this guide can help you to make whole month of Ramzan more memorable and enjoyable. May this holy month bring happiness and greatness to you and your family.

Best wishes for Ramzan Kareem.