Many of us just see Ramadan as an opportunity to gain some extra reward by fasting, reciting more Qur’an and offering extra optional (nafl) prayers. But Ramadan holds a deeper significance for true believers. Allah Most High himself tells us:

يَـٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ ٱلصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى ٱلَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ 

O you who believe, fasting has been prescribed for you, as it was prescribed for those before you, so that you may adopt taqwa. (Quran 2:183)

Ramadan represents a truly transformative period, guiding believers towards eternal success by nurturing the essence of taqwa in their hearts and actions. Taqwa is often simplified to ‘fear of Allah’ but it encompasses much more. It is the cornerstone of faith, representing self-discipline, heightened spiritual awareness and deep reflection. So what exactly is taqwa? And how does Ramadan serve as a catalyst for attaining taqwa?

These sessions will help Muslim women see Ramadan as an opportunity to reset their relationship with Allah and value it as a powerful opportunity to redirect their lives towards its purpose. Participants will learn practical ways to maximise this potential and deepen their connection with the Creator beyond Ramadan despite their busy lives and multiple commitments. 

Course Curriculum

  1. Welcome

  2. Session 1: The Transformative Potential of Ramadan

  3. Session 2: How to Make the Most of Ramadan

  4. Session 3: The Ibadah of a Muslimah

About this course

  • Sister's Only
  • Elective Course
  • Rayyan Courses Subscription

“Rayyan Courses have given me a comprehensive and practical approach to practicing Islam. Through this course I have not only received a spiritual boost and motivation to better myself, but have also been provided with the practical tools on how to do so. All students from all walks of life will benefit from this course because it teaches us how we can all maximize our Ramadan within our own unique capacities and circumstances. The tips and strategies provided are applicable and customizable to anyone no matter where they are in their personal and spiritual journeys. I have left this course feeling spiritually enthusiastic about making the most of this blessed month, and feel great motivation to begin working on improving myself as a Muslimah overall.”

Samah Syed

“The course was short but rich in meaning. I listened to the lectures multiple times after the live sessions and came up with an actual plan for the month which includes a lot of things I have never considered before even though I've been fasting for 16 years, Alhamdulillah.”

Iman Tkachenko

“I've studied with Rayyan Courses for about a year, and it has only improved my character, iman, and love for Allah Most High. I absolutely loved this course and instructor! May Allah reward you for all you do. Really enjoyed the course & would recommend to others.”

Jannah Akram

“This course has helped me understand and see Ramadan in a different way. Not just focusing on the fasting aspect but using the month of Ramadan as a stepping stone to becoming a better Muslimah. Ustadha Myra as always doesn’t just lecture about the virtues and importance of the topic at hand but rather holds your hand and gives you practical advice and tips on how to make the most of Ramadan.”

Umme Musa

“Alhamdulillah it is a very beneficial course I would recommended everyone to take up this course because I learnt a lot from it. It was really motivating and inspiring. Alhamdulillah! ”

Wasfia Elahi

“As a revert this course really helped me to have a much deeper appreciation of Ramadan, ibaa’dah and the importance of consistency. I loved the practical advice the teacher gave us. It was very inspiring. It was excellent and I loved everything in it.”

Catherine Wilson

What will you learn in this course?

This course covers the following topics:

  • The purpose of Ramadan mentioned in the Qur’an and Hadith & how fasting achieves this purpose

  • How to prepare for Ramadan in advance: Setting specific goals & realistic schedule

  • How to maximise the spirit of Ramadan during menstruation

  • Tips for new mums experiencing their first Ramadan as well as general tips for maximising Ramadan with children

  • The greatest ibaadah is the leaving of sin

  • Importance of faraid

  • Importance of consistency in nawafil

  • What does it mean to be in a constant state of zikr

  • How to maximise mindfulness of Allah (intention, istighfar, shukr, du’a)

  • How to deepen your connection with the Creator beyond Ramadan

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Ustadha Myra Hamid

Course Instructor

Ustadha Myra Hamid studied the Dars e Nizami curriculum and completed the Wifaq al Madaris al Arabiyya Pakistan 'alimah program, after which she did her specialization in Ifta from Whitethread Institute in the UK. She also graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors in World Politics from Hamilton College, New York, and obtained a Masters in Political Science from the University of Maryland at College Park, USA. As an undergraduate student, she also studied at the International Islamic University Malaysia, the Center for Cross Cultural Learning in Rabat, Morocco, and Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, USA. Ustadha Myra runs and teaches in an online institute of traditional Islamic education and tarbiyah for women, and regularly counsels students individually and in tarbiyah sessions on how to live their practical day to day lives according to the shari'ah and sunnah, with a deep love of Allah SWT and His Messenger SAW as their guiding light. She is passionate about women's holistic wellness and empowerment and builds these themes into her teaching and guidance. She also runs multiple groups for women to answer their everyday fiqhi questions, and also works for the Whitethread Fatwa Center.

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