Apr 7, 2008

Easy Good Deeds

Assalamualaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh,

Insha'Allah you are all enjoying the blessings of Allah (SWT).

As humans, we can never have enough good deeds. We are constantly in need of these in order to please Allah All-Mighty. Below is a list of a few easy ways we can attain our good deeds. Insha'Allah you will find it beneficial and may Allah (SWT) give us the strength to implement what we learn. Ameen.

1. Think of Allah before you take any action. Make dua before everything- sleeping, eating, studying, driving...

2. Read the Qur'an in Arabic and the meaning every day - take the time out of your busy schedule to listen to Allah.

3. Become a serious student of this Deen. Try to make it to the next Islamic class, halaqah or meeting. Shock your friends, bring a notebook ;).

4. Evaluate yourself daily before going bed. Thank Allah for good deeds, repent to Him for your mistakes and sins.

5. Avoid looking at unlawful pictures, whether they be from television, magazines, or otherwise.

6. Study the history of Islam. Learn of the great scholars and warriors who died with Allah on their lips and Islam in their hearts. Strive to emulate them.

7. Spend some time listening to recitation of the Quran.

8. Encourage your non-practicing friends to come to Islamic events.

9. Hang out with other Muslims.

10. Talk to your non-Muslim friends about Islam. Have you taken the time to explain the basics to them?

11. Go to at least one convention/conference/camp a year.

12. Perform the sunnah and nawafil salahs as much as possible. Find time to pray extras, such as Salat ad-Duha, Qiyamul-layl, and Tahajjud.

13. Subscribe to a Muslim magazine.

14. Buy Islamic gear.

15. Take the time to understand what's going on in the Muslim world today. Do your part to get involved and help relief organizations.

16. Try to fast Mondays and Thursdays as of today.

17. Lower your gaze.

18. Start reading Qur'an after Salat-ul Fajr.

19. Go to bed early so that you can wake up far Salat-ul Fajr.

20. Keep yourself in a state of wudu' most of the time.

21. Really listen to speakers. Take their advice to heart, commit yourself to change.

22. Give yourself time alone, so that you can think about your life, your deeds, make dhikr.

23. Start giving sadaqah daily, no matter how little. Make it a habit like eating and drinking.

24. Spend more time reading Islamic books, especially the Seerah, Hadith, and Fiqh.

25. Associate with knowledgeable people, hafidh, qari', and other ulama. You might learn something.

26. Try to learn how to make dawah to non-Muslims. It is an art requiring knowledge and diplomacy.

27. Watch as little television as possible. Seriously.

28. Go to the masjid.

29. Don't criticize if you dislike something- do your part to change it.

30. Stand up for right, forbid evil.

31. Avoid eating too much. Do not eat unless you are hungry and try not to fill your stomach.

32. If you like to listen to music, replace them with nasheeds, music with Islamic lyrics or with Quranic recitation.

33. Buy Islamic videos, tapes, posters, books, clothes, support your Muslims brothers and sisters and make Islam a part of every aspect of your life.

34. If you meet any new Muslims, buddy up with them and make them feel like a part of your community.

35. Break out of your clique.


BE BRAVE
PREPARE FOR STRUGGLE
PERSEVERE
HAVE CERTAINTY THAT ISLAM WILL BE VICTORIOUS

As always, I am reminding myself before I remind others.
Insha'Allah keep me in your dua's,

ma'asalaam =)

source: mutma'inaa

3 comments:

Mr GQ said...

Salaam -

What a coincidence?

From the post - '14. Buy Islamic gear.'

I just started a business. Guess what the name is? IslamicGear!

pathwayofdevotion said...

really? Masha'Allah thats incredible =D
Do you have a site for it?

Mr GQ said...

Yup - but it will be up in a week or two Insha'Allah.

So far I'm selling 3 ft x 5 ft Shahaadah flags, and Islamic-themed parody t-shirts.

I'm expanding to a whole lot more in the future, Insha'Allah