Be in God’s good books

      “Religion is to do right. It is to love, it is to serve, it is to think, it is to be humble.”
 -Ralph Waldo Emerson-

 
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N.B : This is another Tips To tagged post.

1. Pray

Solat is one of the 5 main pillars of Islam. After prayers, offer a Du’a asking Him for everything of anything that your heart yearns.

عَنْ أَبِي الْعَبَّاسِ عَبْدِ اللهِ بْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رَضِيَ الله عَنْهُمَا قَالَ: آُنْتُ خَلْفَ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى الله عَلَيْ ه وَسَلَّمَ یَوْمًا فَقَالَ: (( یَا غُلاَم! إِنِّي أُعَلِّمُكَ آَلِمَاتٍ: اِحْفَظِ الله یَحْفَظْكَ، اِحْفَظِ الله تَجِدْهُ تُجَاهَكَ، إِذَا سَأَلْتَ فَاسْأَلِ الله، وَإِذَا اسْتَعَنْتَ فَاسْتَعِنْ بِالله، وَاعْلَمْ أَنَّ الأُمَّةَ لَوِ اجْتَمَعَتْ عَلَى أَنْ یَنْفَعُوْ ك بِشَيْءٍ لَمْ یَنْفَعُوْكَ إِلاَّ بِشَيْءٍ قَدْ آَتَبَهُ الله لَكَ، وَإِنِ اجْتَمَعُوْا عَلَى أَنْ یَضُرُّوْكَ بِشَيْءٍ لَ م یَضُرُّوْكَ إِلاَّ بِشَيْءٍ قَدْ آَتَبَهُ الله عَلَيْكَ، رُفِعَتِ الأَقْلاَمُ وَجَفَّتِ الصُّحُفُ )) رواه الترمذي وقال حدیث حسن صحيح، وفي روایة غير الترمذي (( اِحْفَظِ الله تَجِدْهُ أَمَامَكَ، تَعَرَّفْ إِلَى اللهِ فِي الرَّخَاءِ یَعْرِفْكَ فِي الشِّدَةِ، وَاعْلَمْ أَنَّ مَا أَخْطَأَكَ لَمْ یَكُنْ لِيُصِيْبَكَ، وَمَا أَصَابَكَ لَمْ یَكُ ن لِيُخْطِئَكَ، وَاعْلَمْ أَنَّ النَّصْرَ مَعَ الصَّبْرَ، وَأَنَّ الفَرَجَ مَعَ الْكَرْبِ، وَأَنَّ مَعَ العُسْرِ یُسْرًا))

“On the authority of Abu al-Abbaas Abdullah ibn Abbaas (may Allah be pleased with both of them) who said: One day I was riding behind the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and he said to me, “O young man, I shall teach you some words [of advice]. Be mindful of Allah and Allah will protect you. Be mindful of Allah and you will find Him in front of you. If you ask, ask Allah. If you seek help, seek help in Allah. Know that if the nation were to gather together to benefit you with something, they would not benefit you except with that which Allah has already recorded for you. If they gather to harm you by something, they would not be able to harm you by anything except what Allah has already recorded against you. The pens have been lifted and the pages have dried.” (Recorded in al-Tirmindhi)

 

2. Read the holy script

I, read the Quran. Even one line of the surah will do although with the advance of technology, ‘no time’ should be of no excuse. If we could download FaceBook application onto our Samsung Galaxy, why not a Quran application that you can read say in the car while waiting for the traffic to clear.

Quran Applications on Android

3. Do a good deed

Smile. Donate. Help an old lady to cross the street. Wipe the tears of an orphan. surely, there is a Good Thing that you can sneak into your daily routines.Better still, do it with a friend.

4. Remind others of His existence

On a formal note, some people organize study circles or a speech from the Imam after prayers in the musolla. In a family setting, you can remind your partner or children. Remind then that all success and failures come from Him and each is bestowed upon us for reasons that only He can comprehend.

5.Practice the teachings of the religion daily

Cleanliness, patience, to cover the aurat, perform salat and other things as required by the religion/holy script. Even the simple act of calling up your parents and asking of their wellbeing is a good start.

These should get you on top of the list.

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