“What A Relief” Podcast 63 : A Game Plan for RamadanB.C. Dodge & R. Mordant Mahon talk to Imam Azhar in this episode of “What a Relief!” — IRUSA’s official podcast.

This week B.C. & Mordant welcome Imam Azhar to the podcast in a special episode to help listeners prepare for the holy month of Ramadan.

The episode begins with some real talk: fasting is hard! In fact, it doesn’t take much thought to list all the cons one might associate with the month of rigorous worship. Things like extremely hot climates, 15+ hour days, exhausting schedules, dehydration, and more make the task less than appealing.

And yet, every year without fail, Muslims look forward to the month with a feeling of hope that is hard to describe. Imam Azhar shares why this month holds a unique power.

“It shows you [that] you have the ability to make change,” he says.

Through fasting, your body lets you know what kind of capacity you have.

“Ramadan is a month that allows one to introspect in a manner that can bring about immediate results if you have a game plan laid out before hand,” he says. “It’s an opportunity through introspection to identify, acknowledge, and restore goodness within ourselves.”

The game plan, however, is the key to unlocking the power of this month. In this episode, he gives some crucial tips to help listeners make the most of it.

He also discusses the different Ramadan traditions all over the world, and shares a beautiful story of how Ramadan can be a chance to return to God and reconnect with Him.

Tune in to this week’s podcast to learn how to truly benefit from everything the blessed month of Ramadan has to offer. The aim is for you to walk away knowing that you have the capacity, the willpower, and the strength to do anything.

Find out how Ramadan can be a time to learn how to love one another and always see the weaknesses within ourselves rather than others, a time to help one another overcome our weaknesses and become forces of good to make the world a better place.


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