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 defines you? I have come to realize that it is up we as individuals to choose what defines us. As human beings, we have perceptions of ourselves. How we want to be seen and viewed by the outside world. Many of us have or still define ourselves based on our accomplishment, status, appearance what we do. etc. but now, I choose not to! And I want you to do the same. What happens when we get stripped of the so-called labels we attach to our names? How will you see yourself?
Another #TrueLifeStory to remind you never to trust your abilities. Many of us have gone through the academic phase of life. It is important that we are cautious in our strive to excel. To not lose focus of the real thing. Here's a #TrueLifeStory on detachment!
BISMILLAH-IR-RAHMAN-IR-RAHIM *Dedicated to any sister out there struggling to abide by the Islamic guideline for dress code, read the story of a sister who was once in your shoes. She narrates how she overcame her ‘old’ lifestyle and shares how she adapted to the Islamic dress code. Enjoy reading 😊 … Hey there, I’m Eesha.… Continue reading MY JOURNEY TO DRESSING MODEST
BISMILLAH-IR-RAHMAN-IR-RAHIM Being a Muslim involves looking at the world in a very different way. The Prophet ﷺ tells us: ‘Wondrous is the affair of the believer for there is good for him in every matter and this is not the case with anyone except the believer. If he is happy, then he thanks Allah and… Continue reading PERSPECTIVE OF A MUSLIM