Rajab is here and Ramadan is just around the corner! Do you want to make the most out of this opportunity? Then get ready and plan! Prepare your hearts for the imaan recharging journey in the month of Ramadan. Our pious predecessors used to start preparing for Ramadan days before it arrived. Rajab is one […]
Here the author, rahimahullaah, begins to quote evidences for the types of worship which he mentioned in his saying: “And the types of worship which Allaah commanded, such as Islaam, eemaan and ihsaan, and from that is supplication (du’aa)…” So he began by mentioning the evidences for supplication/invocation (du’aa), and the proofs for Islaam, eemaan and ihsaan in detail will […]
By the bounty of Allah we have entered the blessed month of Rajab. Rajab is one of the four sacred months. It stands alone, unlike the other three which come one after the other. The Prophet ﷺ said: “Rajab is the month of Allah, Sha`ban is my month, and Ramadan is the month of my […]
Ibn Katheer, rahimahullaah, said: “The creator of these things is the One Who deserves to be worshipped.” All the types of worship which Allah commanded  – like Islaam (submission and obedience to Allah), eemaan (true Belief comprising belief of the heart, speech of the tongue and action of the limbs), and ihsaan (perfection of worship), and from that is […]
Having made clear that it is obligatory upon us to worship Allah, alone, giving no share of worship to anyone besides Allah, the author, rahimahullaah goes on to explain some of the different types of worship. So he said: “And all the types of worship… like Islaam, eemaan and ihsaan.” These three: Islaam, eemaan and ihsaan are the […]
- Pray salah (on time). If you aren’t praying salah, starting to pray five times is the most beneficial routine. If you are praying, upgrade to praying right at the time of the adhan as this is the most beloved deed to Allah (swt). You will benefit immediately because your time afterward will, in shaa Allah (swt), be filled with baraka. Each minute we delay salah is one minute closer to missing salah. Bonus: when al-Fajr is included in this effort then we would be awake to implement other prophetic routines, like reading Quran and saying dua.
- Fast on Mondays and Thursdays. Some of us worry about fasting the long days of Ramadhan that are drawing near. Yet a person who fasts on Mondays and Thursdays won’t find the transition into Ramadan nearly as hard – because they’ve already worked their way up to fasting those long days a little at a time. That person also reaps the benefits of fasting all year long.
- Read the Quran Daily. Reading just one ayah a day, or memorizing one word a day, can accumulate to include the whole Quran over time! Interaction with the Quran on a daily basis is an essential lifeline to Allah (swt).
- Make wudhu before sleeping. It only takes a minute or two to do this simple and beautiful Sunnah.
- Make daily dua and dhikr of the Prophet (saws). By establishing a practice of saying the things that the Prophet (saws) said each day, we can draw nearer to him (saws) and also invite more peace and blessings into our lives.