We are living in a fast-paced world. We all have commitments, to-do lists that want us to cross out. If you are interested in building your imaan and to purify your heart, you have come to the right place. In shaa Allah, these will be beneficial to all of our Muslyfe readers.
- Do not neglect your salah
We all have our commitments, work, day-to-day schedules and we are always distracted. We only have five fardh prayers that are compulsory for us, and it only takes 5 to 10 minutes to do so. It’s perfectly fine to take a break from other productive activities to make time for Allah SWT. Guard your compulsory obligations and take time to recharge.
2. Pray on time
Related to the previous point, pray on time. It’s one thing to neglect your salah, but we should not delay our priorities: our salah. If you hear the adhaan, stop whatever you’re doing and make ablution to perform.
3. Bismillah before anything
Saying Bismillah should slip out of mouths easily and naturally. It is an easy habit we can instill. I remember my old teacher back in primary school telling me about a story that involves a person saying ‘Bismillah’ at every task. If we learn that at a young age, we should do it as we grow up. Say it before starting a task and it can help us align our intentions.
4. Have a Quran app
To have the Quran just on your fingertips. Personally, I like to use iQuran which you can download from the Android Play Store or the App Store. You could also use MuslimPro or Quran for Android. It contains verse by verse translation and you can even listen to the recitations. When you’re on the go or queuing up at the bank, just click on this app to gain some barakah.
5. Visualize and read about Paradise
Jannah, also known as paradise or garden in Islam, is described as an eternal afterlife of peace and bliss, where the ones who are faithful and righteous are rewarded. Jannah is our final destination in the afterlife, and to visualize and understand more about will keep our Imaan intact. We all want to strive for goodness- goodness of the heart, our minds, behaviour and our intentions. Remembering our afterlife will remind us that we should be good, and we all want to go to Paradise.
أَلاَ بِذِكْرِ اللَّهِ تَطْمَئِنُّ الْقُلُوبُ
Verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest. (13:28)
The Dhikr, or the remembrance of Allah, involves the movement of your tongue and how it affects your heart. Dhikr is simple. Allah the Almighty has eased everything in our beautiful religion for us. We must acknowledge Allah’s presence in our life. For us to boost and improve our imaan, we must know that we are helpless without Him. Doing so, we should utter verbally the Dhikr. Whether you are in the car driving, as a passenger, cooking or doing chores, gain rewards and barakah by just saying dhikr like “Subhanallah” and “Alhamdulillah”.