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.
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!
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?
BISMILLAH-IR-RAHMAN-IR-RAHIM The world we are in treats people based on their intellect. The education system grades is centered on intelligence. Certain professions are attributed to be for only the ‘intelligent’. Being called ‘smart’ ‘sensible’ ‘intelligent’ is something we all crave for, and aspire to have these titles added to our names. But this is a… Continue reading The Most Intelligent of People
BISMILLAH-IR-RAHMAN-IR-RAHIM A heart-felt letter to remind you of what matters most. Get in the right mood by being in a comfortable space before reading. “And one of His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the diversity of your languages and colours. Surely in this are signs for those of ˹sound˺… Continue reading BE YOU