A Blessed Morning
For ladies, having a good day in the Islamic way is a good place to start with. Wake up in the morning with gratitude in your heart.
Express gratitude that all your limbs and faculties are intact and that Allah has blessed you with another day to serve Him.
You could’ve woken up with a bad headache or aches and pains, but if your health is in order, give abundant praise.
Gratitude promotes abundance in one’s life, as Allah states in the Quran:
“If you are grateful [to Me], I shall most certainly give you more and more.”(Quran 14: 7)
Make an intention to spend the day in Allah’s obedience.
Thus, refrain from sin and any haram acts that may severe your relationship with Allah, and ask Him to grant you the ability to serve Him well.
Sacrificing the comfort of a warm bed to worship Allah is one of the most beautiful ways to express your love for Him.
So strive to make the Tahajjud (late-night prayers) prayers a priority in your day.
There are enormous blessings bestowed at this special time when Allah draws His servants so near and graciously grants them whatever they desire.
Even if you wake just 20 minutes before Fajr (dawn), pray it. Try not to skip it.
If you have little kids who often clamor over you while you pray, Fajr may be one of the prayers that you are able to perform with concentration and devotion.
Therefore, take advantage of this opportunity to offer a beautiful prayer to your Lord and be spiritually rejuvenated in return. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:
“Whoever performs the prayer before the rising of the sun (Fajr) and before its setting (‘Asr), will not enter Hell.” (Muslim)
If possible, complete as much Quran reading and dhikr at this time as the blessings of it will be scattered throughout your day.
The Prophet (PBUH) has stated that if a person recites surah Yaseen (chapter 36) early in the morning, then his needs for the day will be fulfilled (Mishkat).
Remember, You Are the Heart
There is a popular saying that, “The father may be the head of the house, but the mother is the heart.”
Mothers are the ones who set the emotional tone in a house. So wake up your kids in a pleasant manner.
Kids, especially little ones, crave loving connections, and a loving mother is a beautiful mother.
While mothers usually have a load on their minds in the morning, strive to give your kids a good dose of positive attention, as this will foster co-operation.
Our Prophet (PBUH) was very affectionate, merciful, and even playful with kids, and he set the best and most beautiful example for us.
With this in mind, when waking them up, climb into bed and snuggle with them for a few moments, fill their emotional cups, and just enjoy seeing their fresh little faces.
A scholar once made a profound statement when he said that there is little difference between a Muslim mother and an atheist mother.
They both have similar mundane tasks for the day, except that the Muslim mother has the opportunity to spend her entire day remembering Allah.
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Therefore, keep your tongue moist with the remembrance of Allah. As you pack lunches, get the bags ready, and let your heart find contentment in Allah’s remembrance for verily, in the remembrance of Allah, do hearts find rest. (Quran 13:28)