• Pray for other people
Pray for your loved ones and those who have no one to care for them. Remember your duas for yourself and that you made for others.
• Help with chores
Don’t ignore the needs in the house. Be thoughtful and assist with chores – cleaning around the house, cooking or looking after your children for your spouse or after younger siblings. It’s the easiest thing you can do to ease the workload during Ramadan.
• Pay for someone’s subscription
Staying home means more indoor activities. Be kind enough to pay for someone’s mobile data to stream Surahs or Quran teachings.
• Give your Zakat to those in need
Staying at home would restrict you from directly visiting those in need, so try making a donation to a charity or an initiative that caters for their needs. This way you are still able to help others and protect them and yourself.
• Stock up for two, or even three
At times when brief movements are allowed, if you can afford it, it would be nice to buy food items for yourself, your family and a neighbor or better still, a stranger in need. This kind deed goes a long way. You have not only provided them with food but you’re encouraging nourishment.
• Remind others to indulge in healthy meals during Suhoor and Iftar
Eating with modesty is often overlooked during Ramadan. Suhoor and Iftar are not opportunities to eat without caution. Enjoy a healthy meal and only take what you can finish.
• Share a smile
A smile definitely goes a long way, while you sit on your balcony, reading a book, meditating or feeling the breeze, you could smile and wave at any neighbors you catch a glimpse of. It would make them smile too. Try and see.