BISMILLAH-IR-RAHMAN-IR-RAHIM 15 Shaban 1442 Why should you set Tahajjud into routine? The Prophet ﷺ informs us: the best Salat after the prescribed Salat is Salat at night.'' [Muslim]. (Paraphrased) so, performing Salah at night is highly meritorious! One of the characteristics of the righteous is that “They used to sleep but little by night [invoking… Continue reading *#5 Action Plan: Set Tahajjud into routine.
BISMILLAH-IR-RAHMAN-IR-RAHIM 11 Shaban 1442 This may not require journalling. It is a straightforward action for you to engage in. We all commit sins - Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه said: The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, “By the One in Whose Hand my soul is! If you do not commit sins, Allah would replace you… Continue reading *#4 Action Plan: Seek for forgiveness. TAWBAH
BISMILLAH-IR-RAHMAN-IR-RAHIM 8 Shaban 1442 Write down “Merits of Ramadan that speaks to me” When you learn about the merits of Ramadan and write them down, you are getting mentally prepared for the propitious months. You know the “why” of fasting. The merits. You know what you should abstain from. The purpose etc. Remember fasting in… Continue reading *#3 Action Plan: Learn about the merits of Ramadan. Then write them down.
BISMILLAH-IR-RAHMAN-IR-RAHIM 4 Shaban 1442 Provided you have practiced the previous exercise you will have identified where you need to work on. Today’s task is to write down what you need to do to prepare for Ramadan. Consistency is key – Aim to be consistent. Write what you know you will be consistent in. Don’t enter… Continue reading *#2 Action Plan: Write things you want to do to prepare for this year’s Ramadan.
1 Shaban 1442 Why should you take account of your current state? We should aim to be better after every Ramadan in our lives, as it comes to purify us. Cleanse us. And make us conscious of our relationship with Allah ﷻ. We should use it as an opportunity to review our lives and measure… Continue reading *#1 Action Plan: Take Account of YOUR Current State.
BISMILLAH-IR-RAHMAN-IR-RAHIM 5 months ago I wrote about RAMADAN PREP because the Sahabas used to prepare for this auspicious month 6 month in advance. Shaban is upon us (In Islam the day starts after Magrib) which gives us roughly 29/30 days to Ramadan. How well have we prepared? Many people are learning about the merits of… Continue reading Ramadan Prep 1442: A series on Action Plan.
What is your fear and insecurity doing to you? We have/had things we feel insecure about. A major one is the fear of failure. One thing with fears is that it keeps us grounded (in a certain way.) How? You may wonder. We are taught to have fear of Allah. This fear must however be balanced with hope!