May this month bring its blessings; may our fast be accepted and our prayers heard, Inshallah.
Aside from merely undertaking the physical act of fasting this year, try cutting something else out – something as (simple) as refusing to take part in gossip / back biting. It is, in Islam, one of the majour sins; let’s avoid it for this month alone if we can’t for the other 11. We will be better people for it…
O you who have attained to faith! No men shall deride (other) men: it may be that those (whom they deride) are better than themselves; and no woman (shall deride other) women: it may be that those (whom they deride) are better than themselves. And neither shall you defame one another, nor insult one another by (opprobrious) epithets: evil is all imputation of iniquity after (one has attained to) faith (…)
O you who have attained to faith! Avoid most guesswork (about one another and which may lead to unfounded suspicion of another person’s motives) – for, behold, some of (such) guesswork is (in itself) a sin; and do not spy upon one another, and neither allow yourselves to speak ill of one another behind your backs. Would any of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? Nay, you would loathe it! (49: parts of 11 & 12)
Anyone interested in joining me, Muslim or not?