Tuesday, June 6, 2017

TIPS DURING RAMADHAN

First things first!!!! FULL CREDITS TO Aisyah Shakirah ~ This entry is dedicated to my fellow akhwaat, my habaebatis, sisters, girlfriends, or my species lah in general, who are in menses (read: on your period)

Now, here are some ideas on how to make yourself more productive during Ramadhan. To start with, go make goals for the month and divide them up. Okay? Jom!
Repent. Recite this powerful duah: “Allahumma innaka ‘afuwwun tuhibbul ‘afwa fa’fu ‘annee” (O Allah, You are pardoning and You love to pardon, so pardon me.)
  • Listen to Islamic lectures! Ahh. This is my personal favorite. Wallahi so many free lectures on youtube! Don’t know where to start? Look up some of my favorites:
  1. Shaykh Hamza Yusuf
  2. Ustaz Nouman Ali Khan,
  3. Prof Tariq Ramadan
  • Talk to Allah in sujood
  • Understand meaning of Quran/ Tadabbur
  • Make plenty of Selawat & Zikrullah (Remembrance of Allah)
  1. LailahaiIlAllah: “There is no god but God.”
  2. Allahumma Sali‘Ala Muhammad: “Oh God, send your peace and blessings upon the Prophet Muhammad”
  3. Allahuakbar: “God is the greatest”
  4. Alhamdulillah: “All praises to Allah”
  5. Subhanallah: “Glory to Allah”
  • Memorize surahs. Study Hadeeths! Hadeeths are also an important Islamic authority. But make sure it’s authentic! Option; start with Imam Nawawi’s 40 hadeeth.
  • Memorize the 99 beautiful names of Allah. Done that? Well. Now here’s a challenge for you. Try to remember the Asma’ul Husna in Arabic along with it’s meaning ;)
  • Donate. Give charity. Even if it’s $1 per day.

Lastly, KEEP YOUR PHONE FAR AWAY FROM YOU. 

And the list goes on. In reality, every single thing that we do for Allah’s sake is considered an ibadah. Do not restrict or limit ourselves. May Allah be pleased with us, accept our deeds and continue to shower us with His mercy. Hope you find this helpful.

“… Allah intends for you ease, and He does not want to make things difficult for you.” (2:185)
Oh. Regarding the last 10 nights of Ramadhan. Don’t wait until the night of 27th. There is no guarantee that Laylatul Qadr is on the 27th. Do whatever you can on the last 10 nights, but the starting point is doing all consistently from NOW (In sha Allah).

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May peace be upon you x

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Happiness is....

Ya Allah, Ya Rahman, Ya Rahim, let us all reach Ramadhan, Ameen!