The Ramadan Challenge is a buzzword that is becoming more popular these days. I did a search and found quite an array of “Ramadan Challenges.”
1. Productive Muslim’s Ramadan Challenge 2015 – A contest to see how productive you can become during Ramadan, in all aspects of your life.
2. MuslimMatters.org’s Ramadan Challenge – A look at 30 Successful Muslim Women in 30 days.
3. UndertheNeemTree’s Ramadan Reading Challenge – To read 7 beneficial books during Ramadan
4. Planleaf’s Ramadan Challenge – Weekly Good Deed Challenges delivered via email
5. Masjid Al-Sunnah’s Ramadan Challenge – To memorize 30 dua’s in 30 days
6. CommunityPsychologist’s Ramadan Challenge – Exercise 30 miles in Ramadan; 1 mile / day
7. Languages International’s Ramadan Challenge – Dawah for Non-Muslims to practice fasting with Muslims
8. Hey Event’s Ramadan Challenge – Car Racing During Ramadan (I know, I was surprised too)
9. Youtube – MuslimahMelika – Ramadan Challenge – Read the Quran Once in Your own language, And Memorize 1 surah / day in Arabic
10. The Salt’s Ramadan Challenge – An article talking about Eating & Shopping while Fasting
11. Chocolate Mint Najjar’s Ramadan Challenge – 30 Random Acts of Goodness and Feeling
12. RamadanCompetion.com 2015 Ramadan Challenge – Challenges and Prizes for Children age 5-13
This list that took me a while to compile, but there is even more not listed here.
Let me tell you what my Ramadan Challenge is this year.
As some of you know, I have been plagued this past year severely with a Jinn issue, which has caused me to feel all sorts of strange, bizarre, and awful emotions. It become so severe last semester (Winter of 2014) that I had to take off school. This past spring, I felt it was gone until the last couple months, where it crept back up again.
As of now, I’m struggling a lot with feeling I don’t believe at all, and it is some of the most disturbing demotivating feelings I’ve ever experienced. I’ll get into some of the details in future posts, or check out my post on Jinn Possession.
Now for the Educated Anxiety’s Ramadan Challenge:
It’s 1 Month. 4 Weeks. 28 Days. I read the Entire Quran 4 times. I’m talking about a serious dosage of Quran reading, where I want to knock out this problem once and for all. Reading the entire Quran once each week. It’s about 86 pages a day if you do the math. And I probably won’t have much time to do a whole lot of other stuff, with Sleep, Iftar, family, and Tarawih. But honestly, I’m just so distraught and over having to deal with such awful feelings that I don’t believe and other nonsense pertaining to my religion, I just want it to be over once and for all.
While I do have reservations and fears that it won’t go away, and that these feelings are actually mine and I’m a disbeliever and hypocrite at heart. I just don’t see any other option for me than to battle it out this Ramadan, using the weapon of the Quran.
Your duas and words are always appreciated. And I would like to hear about anybody else’s individual Ramadan Challenges in the comments below.