BISMILLAH-IR-RAHMAN-IR-RAHIM Have you ever thought or been in a situation when you are about starting something all over again? From the beginning? Starting afresh? It’s like learning to walk like a baby, it takes time, practice, failure, commitment, and dedication. Many times, starting all over again might seem difficult. Challenging. It’s a new beginning. Sometimes… Continue reading A new beginning. A fresh start.
Being content and pleased with what Allah Decreed is from the fruits of knowing (thamart-al-ma'rifa) the Lord because when you know Him you will be pleased and content (rida’) with what He Decreed (qada’). The bitterness of some of what He foreordained will be tasted by the contented, whereas the one who knows his Lord… Continue reading BEING CONTENT
BISMILLAH-IR-RAHMAN-IR-RAHIM 22 Shaban 1442 Planning is crucial. For about 3 years I have been planning how my Ramadan goes. Essentially write out acts of Ibadah and fit them into your time frame. This makes you conscious of time. Have time for Qur'an, seerah, tafsir, hadiths, lectures, cooking etc. Plan and it will serve you. Proper… Continue reading *#7 Action Plan: Plan your day.
BISMILLAH-IR-RAHMAN-IR-RAHIM 18 Shaban 1442 Yes, start writing out what you want to ask from your Rabb. Write what you want in this dunya and aakhira. When you write you are also able to know what you want. It makes it easier for you to supplicate. As you are preparing your dua list, you can incorporate… Continue reading *#6 Action Plan: Prepare A DUA List
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.