Using Social Media to Reap Rewards in Ramadan

A report by the Global Web Index shared survey-based research that confirmed that internet uses are now spending an average of 2 hours and 22 minutes per day on social networking and messaging platforms.

That’s over 10,000 heartbeats every day that happen while you’re focus on the social media world.

Why not dedicate that time to goodness? That’s right—you don’t have to go cold turkey on your social feeds just because it’s Ramadan. Here are 7 ways that you can use your social media to reap rewards in the month of mercy:

#1: Post the Ramadan graphic below to welcome everyone to the #Ramadan2019.

Over one billion Muslims will be observing the fast this Ramadan including you. This means that in a time where the world is facing many challenges, we will be pausing to reflect for an entire month as one Ummah united.

#2: Search Hashtag #RamadanIn(Insert Country/State/City) and see all the millions of Muslims celebrating in places near and far.

Seeing is believing. There are few more inspiring sights than seeing the beauty of our community and all the ways they take part in the tradition.

#3: Post one Ayah, Hadith, or reminder everyday that personally moves your heart to your feed.

After all, Allah (SWT) says in the Qur’an: “And remind, for indeed, the reminder benefits the believers“ (51:55).

#4 Use your Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook stories to show how you spend your iftars with family.

We can’t lie. One of the most epic parts of Ramadan is the food that we are fortunate enough to eat. So give a small window into some of favorite cuisines.

#5 Create a Facebook Fundraiser for one of IRUSA’ funds.

The first half of Ramadan we’re featuring our incredible empowerment Programs in Africa. From innovative water system development to women’s entrepreneurship, self-determination is continuing strong in Africa.

#6 Share our Ramadan food packages video and encourage your friends and family to donate a foodbox for as low as $30.

Help provide over 2.5 million people with Ramadan food packages. This food comes at a time where millions of Muslims are not only fasting but fasting on empty stomachs.

#7 Take a break. Make time to reflect on as many of Allah’s blessings and lessons as possible.

Ramadan is for making sure we cut out as many distractions as possible. So after utilizing these platforms for the best benefit, be sure to sit in silence and pray for an accepted fast.