✽Steadfastness

In the name of Allah, The Most Beneficial, The Most Merciful.

All praise is to Allah, Our Lord, Who Has permitted us to witness the month of ramadhaan in its entirety. A month in which we increased the performance of all ibaadahs, seeking His pleasure & His jannah, and as such, we gained a closer link to Him, alhamdulillah. Our most important goal now therefore, is how we can maintain this closeness & remain on an iman-high all through the coming months to come, in shaa Allah.

Below are some tips:
1. Dua: Indeed, without dua, the weapon of the believer, we are destined for failure. So make dua to Allah firstly to make you steadfast upon His deen & secondly to protect you against shaitan, whose every minute is spent in trying to mislead you.

2. Qur’an: whatever you do, do not neglect the Qur’an. It contains the speech of Allah, directives for us, on how to worship Him & live in this world. Let it be your daily bread & see how your life will change for the better.
*Make sure you read it with understanding though.

3. Salat: Allah (swt) said in a hadith qudsi: “Out of all the ways My servant gets closer to me, salaah is the dearest to Me (Bukhari). So perform your sunnah salats regularly & guard your daily salats by planning your daily activities around them and eagerly looking forward to them, a time in which we converse directly with The Sustainer of this world & the heavens as well.

4. Ablution: accumulation of sins as we know brings about a decrease in our eeman. Therefore, regular performing of ablution which washes off our sins will help in ensuring we maintain a high level of eeman in shaa Allah.

5. Zikr: meaning; the remembrance of Allah (swt) with our heart and tongue. Keep your tongue moistened with the remembrance of Allah while remembering Him in your heart for indeed it awakens the soul & increases the love of Allah in such a heart.

6. Truthfulness: One of the means of increasing our eeman is through being truthful for the prophet (saw) said truthfulness leads to piety and piety leads to jannah. Try your best to always abide by truthfulness, for it will prevent you from doing a lot of wrong.

7. Assess Yourself: Make a list of good deeds & characters that you want to accomplish and rate yourself on a scale of 10. Do this on a daily basis so that if you perform below the mark today, you would do better tomorrow. May Allah (swt) make it easy for all of us to continue on the path of guidance, ameen ya Rabb.

“(As for) those who say: Our Lord is Allah, then continue being steadfast, the angels descend upon them, saying: Fear not, nor be grieved, and receive good news of the garden which you were promised. We are your guardians in this world’s life and in the hereafter, and you shall have therein what your souls desire and you shall have therein what you ask for.” [41:30-31]

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. therevertedmuslimah
    Jul 30, 2014 @ 16:43:30

    Alhamdulillah! May we abide by the path we have chosen 🙂

    Reply

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