Omer El-Hamdoon – Whiteboard – Ramadan an opportunity for change

Omer El-Hamdoon
AI: Summary © The speaker discusses the importance of changing one's identity and embracing change, rather than just focusing on their past. They suggest asking themselves certain questions to attain a better outlook and mention upcoming book releases and practical advice.
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Ramadan is fast approaching, we all miss Ramadan, and we are keen for his arrival more than ever in these difficult times. Ramadan gives us a great opportunity for change because it contains many elements which help us change for the better. Ramadan can be seen as an intense training, which should benefit us for the rest of the year.

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And because of Ramadan and fasting Ramadan is a pillar of our Deen. The first assessment should be about the pillars the foundations of our faith and identity.

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Number one is an excellent opportunity to challenge ourselves to become better persons. However, changing requires some conditions which if they are not fulfilled, reduce the chance of success in implementing change. The first thing to identify is the direction we would like to head towards. And if this isn't clear, it could be helpful to start by asking, what is it that we don't like? And what we want to stay clear of? And then to consider are those things that we don't like? Are they something which is good to dislike, or should we be liking them?

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These are just some of the questions that we should ask ourselves to attain a better outlook. For more questions and more insights, look out for our upcoming book 30 steps towards a refreshing room Alon soon to be released, which contains loads of useful pointers and practical advice.

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