Thursday, March 08, 2007

25 suggestions to add your life...

1. Start off each day with 'azkar al-istiyqaz' (waking up supplications), thanking Allah for waking up in good shape.
2. Put Allah (swt) and then Prophet Mohammad (saw) before anythingelse in your life.
3. Broaden your horizons-learn 5 New verses from the Quran, travel topray the Fajr in the mosque to brighten your day, take up a booklethaving azkar-alsaba7 (morning supplications) and read them.
4. Pray Salat Al-duha (after sunrise) and also the remaining 4obligatory salaat of the day.
5. If someone says something mean to you, just shrug it off anddismiss it in a friendly, laidback manner, and pray that Allah shallforgive him or her. They will probably get the message that they'renot triggering your anger and they will stop.
6. When you get angry, remember Allah, and how short and worthlesslife is to waste in being Angry.
7. Remember that you can never have too many friends, but you can havefew quality friends that help you fulfil the purpose of your creation(i.e live for Allah.)
8. When you're happy, try to share your happiness with others thankAllah for that, and pray its continuation.
9. When something bad or embarrassing happens to you, just think thatit could always be worse, remember the reward of patience, and thankAllah that it's not worse than it is.
10. Do something extra of goodness once in a while, like feeding apoor person, or caressing an orphan's head.
11. Never stop believing that you can win Allah's love and thus workfor it. Then you can win the love of Allah's slaves.
12. Spend some time thinking of Allah's amazing creation.
13. Always love those who love Allah unconditionally. This way youwill ensure that you live for Him, love for Him, and hate for Him(those who are enemies of Him)
14. Find the righteous ways to express yourself, and if you think thatwhat you are about to say shall cause no benefit, maintain silence(this is tough!)
15. Every now and then, give yourself a break. play sports, give timeto your family, friends, but always remember Allah and watch that Heis watching you (Ihsan).
16. Pray for blessings to come to your enemies, and pray Allah toguide them to the right path.
17. Show love to your parents and always obey them (except orders thatare against Islam, which they'll never do) especially to your motheras Junnah is under the feet of your mother.
18. Smile to everyone, to all brothers and sisters, for your smilemakes a big difference to them and you are rewarded.
19. Forgive, forget and smile.
20. Tears are not for women only... tears are for all human beingswith feelings remaining in them. Don't restrain your tears whenremembering Allah.
21. When people criticize your actions and effort, revise your actionsand see if they please Allah or not. If they do, then ignore thosecriticism and remember how the Prophet(s) and the Sahaba (ra) werecriticized, made fun of and even physically harmed, so have patience.
22. Read the Quran daily and try to have a schedule for completing itevery month (or as much as you could) as long as you open the Qurandaily, and read with observing, try to understand and traansform theminto action, not just passing your eyes through the words.
23. Don't let popularity go to your head, for it never lasts and youmay lose from it more than gain.
24. Never look down on anybody, for they may be better than you inAllah's eyes.
25. After praying the salaatul Isha and before going to bed askyourself whether you have gained some points for the day or are youloosing. Make repentance for things you have done wrong and think ofways to improve yourself in the following day.

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