Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Oh no, I missed my suhoor!

Assalamu ’alaikum,

Here are 5 quick tips if you’ve missed your Suhoor (pre-dawn Ramadan meal) and want to stay productive:

1. Don’t panic: Nothing like panicking yourself if you missed Suhoor; calm down, go pray Fajr, read some Quran, you’ll be fine!

2. Don’t think about it too much: Again, don’t stress your mind and constantly remind yourself during the day that you missed Suhoor and that you only had one meal last night..etc Just having this thought in your mind is enough to drain your energy and give you an excuse for being unproductive.

3. Get on with your day: An athlete once said “There’s nothing more powerful than a made up mind”. Make up your mind to be productive, talk to yourself like an athlete, and get on with your day!

4. Nap if you need to: If you feel super hungry, then take short naps/breaks to help yourself pull through the day.
Keep yourself busy: Ever had one of those Ramadan days that went by so quickly! Chances are you spent that day either super busy or doing something you really enjoyed. Try to do the same here and you won’t feel that you even missed Suhoor at all inshaAllah.

5. Finally and most importantly, make dua to Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) to help you during the day. Remember the verse “You Alone We Worship, and You Alone We Seek Help From” (Al-Fatiha). If we’re fasting for him then let’s ask Him to help us with our fasting and perform it correctly whether we miss suhoor or not.

For more on this, read our ‘10 Step Suhoor Routine’ on

(Oh btw, Master Your Sleep article series is out on the website, check it out here and )

Yours sincerely,
Abu Productive

ps. oh and please don’t miss Suhoor again! Set 5 alarms next time! ;)