As Ramadan approaches, the sense of preparation grows. The upcoming month is bagged with blessing and reward, literally unlike any other. The Sahabah and Salaf would prepare themselves by purifying their hearts and deeds so to meet this month with a greater sense of servitude and worship of Allah. Here is how the Sahabah used to prepare:

Ibn Mas'ood was asked, "How did you all welcome Ramadan?". He replied, "None of us would welcome the crescent and in his heart was a atom worth of hatred towards his brother Muslims."