The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said that if we do the next action, we will get the reward for every believing servant, male and female… “Whosoever will seek forgiveness for the believing men and the believing women, Allah will give them, for every believing man and believing woman one good deed.”
Next time you ask Allah for something, do so with emotion. How would you cry for help if you were drowning? Would it be a monotone emotionless call? When you make dua, focus your whole body and mind on that request and strive to cry.
Today we spend to much time wasting time whether it be on our phones or chatting idle. We can simple utter the praise of Allah in moments when we are not doing much because these could be our last moments on earth. We can do this little dhikr and get plenty of rewards.
Fasting 6 days of Shawwal gives us the reward for fasting for a whole year. Mufti Menk has some good advice on how we can go about doing these 6 days after Ramadan. We do not have to do them consecutively and we can try and do them with people to make it easier.
On the Day of Judgment, our voluntary acts of worship will compensate for the shortcomings in how we carried out our duties. Most of us have deficiencies in our observance of our Ramadan fasts and we need something to cover up for those deficiencies.
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There is no harm in making du’a, and in fact it is an amazing act of worship that can be made at any time and place. Keep making lots and lots of du’a. It doesn’t need anything other than asking Allah for good. Even if you are stuck on a hospital bed, you can call upon Him and He will respond.
You’re sitting there thirsty when you’re fasting, every second that you’re fasting is considered an act. Even when you’re sleeping, it’s considered an act. You’re tired, you finished working, you were doing something for the sake of Allah, now you’re tired… that’s an act according to Allah.
This feeling of failure is actually a deception from Satan to deter us from trying. He promotes neglect: “Don’t work on your relationship with your parents, they’ll never change,” and makes us doubt: “do you really think that your tiny effort is going to have an effect?”…
The Quran is the only weapon for your frail existence as you struggle against the forces of evil and temptation in this world. It is the only means to overpower your fear and anxiety. It is the only ‘light’ (nur), as you grope in the darkness, with which to find your way to success and salvation.