Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Ramadan GoodDeed Cookbook - Recipe 4: Sweet & Sour


Ramadan GoodDeed Cookbook
By Deeds in 60 seconds

Recipe 4: Sweet & Sour

The Prophet pbuh said "A person makes a statement that is pleasing to Allah although he did not give it much concern. [Due to it] Allah raises his rank. And a person makes a statement that is displeasing to Allah although he did not give it much concern. [Due to it], he is flung into the Hellfire". [Bukhari]

The tongue is like a loaded weapon: the safety latch should always be on! As the one who speaks a lot commits lots of mistakes. The one who makes lots of mistakes commits lots of sins. The one who commits lots of sins will have the Hell Fire as the first place for him. [May Allah save us from this! – Say Ameen]

Keep the meal sweet and refrain from adding sour words!

[Take 60 seconds…] and note what you say in the next 24 hrs. Is it something good or should you have remained silent? Will it take you to Paradise or will it take you to Hell?

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Ramadan GoodDeed Cookbook - Recipe 3: To soufflé or not to soufflé


Ramadan GoodDeed Cookbook
By Deeds in 60 seconds

Recipe 3: To soufflé or not to soufflé

The Prophet pbuh said, Allah does not grant a servant a favour for which he says "al-Hamdulillah" except that what he offered [of praise] is BETTER and more virtuous that what he took [of the favour]. [ibn Majah].

AllahuAkbar!!! Such a beautiful profound statement giving a small glimpse of the Majesty, the Rahmah (Mercy) and Kindness of Allah swt towards his slave. Is it then not befitting that we become grateful servants?

[Take 60 seconds…] And realize that Ramadhan is a time when it is raining heavy with the mercy of Allah subhana wa ta`ala (exalted is He); a currency that no human currency could even measure. No matter what happens in life weather we end up with the soufflé we desire or not just say Alhamdulillah!

Let us show our gratitude by being grateful in word and action too!

Can you list 5 things you are extremely grateful for today?

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Ramadan GoodDeed Cookbook - Recipe 2: Sweeten the taste of Salah!


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Recipe 2: Sweeten the taste of Salah!

The Prophet pbuh said, “When anyone of you is engaged in the Prayer, he is holding an intimate conversation with his Lord.” [Muslim]

[Imagine] as soon as we say “Allahu Akbar” to commence the prayer, the barrier between us and Allah is lifted. He remains looking at you, facing you, and responding to you when you recite al-Fatiha as long as you are not distracted. When you say Allahu Akbar, you are throwing away the worries of the world and fleeing to Allah (swt) who is greater than it all, and is the only One who can remove your distress.

When you go into ruku’, you are demonstrating your humility before Him. And when we go into sujood, it is the closest that we are to Allah (swt). How many of us, myself included, fail to realize this?

[Take 60 seconds…] make a CONSCIOUS EFFORT to realise this BEFORE EACH prayer for the next 5 prayers!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Ramadan GoodDeed Cookbook - Recipe 1: The art of Simmering


The Prophet pbuh said:

1- “Whoever recites Ayatul Kursi immediately after each prescribed (obligatory) prayer, there will be nothing standing between him and his entering Paradise except death.” [An-Nasa’i and Ibn Hibban].

2- The Prophet described it as the greatest ayah in the Quran. [Muslim]

3- “The one who recites ayatul kursi after the conclusion of an obligatory prayer, he is under the Care of Allah until the next prayer commences.” [Tabarani].

[Take 60 seconds…] And “Simmer” after the fard prayer. Take it easy and recite your dhikr and ayatul kursi as this maybe your last prayer!

By Deeds in 60 seconds


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