How To Deal With Post-Ramadan Slump

How To Deal With Post-Ramadan Slump

We spend quite a lot of time psyching ourselves in the months leading up to Ramadan (Rajab & Shaaban), and once Ramadan arrives, we exert our best efforts, focusing on increasing our worship, organizing iftar gatherings, and trying to balance fasting with work. So when Eid arrives - with its additional demands and last-minute preparations - it comes as natural to experience a post-Ramadan slump.

First of all, let us start by saying: No, this doesn’t make you weak or a bad person. And yes, it is a common experience that we all go through. Feeling a sense of sadness, fatigue, or disconnection is completely normal. This could be due to feeling overwhelmed or not having fully processed and reflected on the potential improvements you made during and after Ramadan. 

Please don’t feel guilty. This doesn’t make you less of a believer. The fact that you are taking the time to read this shows that you care and are seeking ways to strengthen your connection with Allah SWT. You may be wondering where the passion you felt during Ramadan has gone and how to reignite your faith. This curiosity is a positive sign. The discomfort you feel in your heart as you search for solutions to overcome the post-Ramadan slump is far better than apathy and reverting to your pre-Ramadan self. 

Our advice is to keep going! Keep searching for that spark. Here are some simple ways to help you navigate through the post-Ramadan slump. And, remember, when it comes to worship, Allah SWT values quality over quantity. So start small, progress steadily, and maintain consistency.

Pray on time

Make a habit to pray on time! If you find it easy to perform your prayer on time in Ramadan, then continue to do so. Remember Allah SWT says, "Surely the Salah at fixed hours (of the day and night) has been enjoined upon the believers." (Quran 4:103).

Continue with the Quran

Read at least 2 to 3 pages per day. We suggest you set aside some quiet times after Fajr and before getting ready for work. Recite the words of Allah, ponder upon it, and try to learn its meaning. 

Consistency in charity

For girls, on the day that you can’t pray, pick a few of your favorite charity organizations and donate a dollar everyday. Remember the hadith of Prophet Muhammad SAW, “Sadaqa extinguishes sin as water extinguishes fire.”

Learn the deen

We know it's easy to practice the deen during Ramadan, as everyone around us was doing the same. But now since some of them will revert back to their old habits and selves, it’s important for you to make certain sacrifices and adjust your routine accordingly. Plan your daily schedule in a way that revolves around the deen. If you find yourself with spare time between Maghrib and Isha, search out online lectures and learn a couple of new things about the deen. 

Finish your goals

Everyone has their own goals they want to finish during Ramadan. Like eating less, refraining from gossiping, avoiding interactions with the opposite gender, reading more Quran, memorizing more surahs, or being a more forgiving person. Whatever it might be, continue to do so until you reach your goals. Once it’s reached, try to maintain consistency and identify any other negative habits that you wish to eliminate.

Choose your gate to Jannah!

Jannah has eight entrances. So choose your gate(s)! 

  • Baab As-Salaat (those who punctual in prayers)
  • Baab Al-Jihad (those who sacrifice their desire for Islam) 
  • Baab As-Sadaqah (those who are consistent in charity)
  • Baab Al-Rayyaan (the one who regularly fast outside the month of Ramadan) 
  • Baab Al-Hajj (those who observe the Hajj Pilgrimage)
  • Baab Al-Kaazimeen Al-Ghaiz Wal Aafina Anin Naas (those who able to control and suppress their anger
  • Baab Al-Iman (those who steadfast their faith in Allah)
  • Baab Al-Dhikr (who constantly remembered Allah and did Dhikr)


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