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Iman Nourishing N

Bismillah

Assalam Alikum, Glad to see you back. May Allah reward you for your zeal to attain His Pleasure. Ameen. Our entire life is at His service. Our worship and obedience is not limited to Ramadan. Are you ready for Iman style changes (In case you have missed please read the previous post by clicking on the link)? Lets work upon three N in our life to nourish our Iman (Belief). These are NIYYATH, NAIMATHand NADAMATH.

 

Niyyath Intention

Intention is the basic requirement for acceptance of deeds by Allah SWT. Dont mix acts of piety with other things. Do only for the sake of Allah. Check yourself, avoid show off. Your class mates or colleagues dont need to know you had been praying all night or give a large amount in zakat – unless, you say so to inspire your friends too. We can reap the reward for inspiring. Only Allah knows your true intention.

With right intent even daily chores can be banked as good deeds! Dont just go to the market to buy groceries, go seeking Allahs fadal(bounty) and assistance to nourish your family. Remember to thank Allah too.

With improper niyyath even acts of worship would be lost; and with proper niyyath simple chores can turn into ibadah.

 

Naimath Blessing

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Appreciate the things you are blessed with and utilize them in way of Allah.

Narrated Ibn `Abbas: The Prophet (salallahu alayhi wasalam) said, “There are two blessings which many people lose: (They are) Health and free time for doing good. ” (Sahih al-Bukhari)

Dont waste your precious time and provisions; utilize them in the way of Allah. Allocate time to memorize Quran. Fill your smartphones with Islamic apps. Install love of Islam into your young ones heart. Share with your spouse what you learnt from tafseer. Visit your relatives and gift them Islamic books. Prepare meal for your sick neighbor. Write an article against injustice for your local paper. Grab every opportunities to win Allahs love.

Multi task: when you are doing manual work dont let your mind wander. Listen to Siera of prophet or memorized portion of Quran as you cook or stitch. Utilize the time spent driving in car. While waiting in queue avoid frustration by doing zikr.

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Learn small duas and make it part of life. Add small acts of sunnah into your life. For instance, while wearing clothes start with right; Use Mishwak.

NADAMATH Remorse

We are humans and are imperfect. There could be things we have done we shouldnt be doing. We have to work over them. Recognize deeds which could be reason for Regret on Day of resurrection.

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Abdullah ibn Masud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, Beware of minor sins. Verily, they gather upon a man until he is destroyed. (Musnad Ahmad)

  • When there is an urge to sin, substitute it with a better alternative. Curb cravings for music by listening to Nasheed. Try sauna to avoid smoking.
  • Are you unable to overcome your addiction. Repent ask for Allahs help and fix a punishment. If addicted to porn fast. Couldnt save tongue from gossip give a fixed amount in charity.
  • If still addicted, increase your punishment. Increase the amount fixed for charity. Give away gadgets causing you to sin.

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Insha Allah, with such minor changes we can see more blessings in our life. What are we waiting for? Allah SWT is there to guide us along. Most difficult part is – Taking the very first step. Its time to begin working on what really benefits us Our iman. Lets take step together.

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Dear readers, feel free to share your suggestions for improvement. In Ramadan we had set targets like reading entire quran, praying Taraweeh, Itikaaf. How about setting targets in other months too?!! Insha Allah, my next post A month with light is all about a target which inspired me to write this post. Please join me in this journey.

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  • Ayesha Desai

    I like the idea of setting constant goals, not just in Ramadaan.
    “Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave” It reminded me that there is always room for improvement and for constant growth, InShaAllah

  • Sara Essop

    Inspiring post. May Allah keep us on the right path.
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    • Haya

      Ameen.

  • BritDeshiMummy

    Beautiful post! This Ramadan was very different for me as it was my first Ramadan as a mummy. In regards to my goals I had to have a re-think as I couldn’t dedicate as much time to prayer and supplication as previous Ramadan months. But I had to learn to make time.
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    • Haya

      Thanks. I’m a mom of toddlar too. I know what it’s like. I am eager to see my kids grow. yep, Neither did I attend congregation nor did I perform itikaf, yet I stole moments to make most out of them. I am sure you too would have made most of your free time. I every Ramadan in our life is better than previous one.
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  • CreativeKhadija

    MashaAllah, very nice, I specially like the photographs, did you capture these yourself?
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    • Haya

      I am glad you asked. <3
      No. I searched for free wallpapers; downloaded, croped and wrote hadith on them. First pic on intention is my favourite one. It appears as though thehumble budding sprout is in "Rukku" position. Indeed, everything submits to Allah.

      You could find snaps I took and pics I drew in my old posts.

      https://1newleaf.wordpress.com/lucky-me/fruit-basket/ – my son coloured this one. 🙂

  • Foz

    People find it so easy to fall back into bad habits after Ramadan. Setting constant goals is a good idea.

    JazakAllah Khair for an excellent article
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    • Haya
      Haya

      Yes. We are imperfect. 🙁

      Alhamdhulilah. Allah is oft- forgiving.

  • Sal?m in Wonderland

    Such a great reminder. Love the practical tips you shared.
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    • Haya
      Haya

      Thanks for your kind words.

  • Zuhkey

    Also, try to implement more sunnah in your life. The more we get closer to Prophet Muhammad (SAW) the more we get closer to Allah 🙂
    My family love to perform even the smallest sunnah acts, alhamdulillah. Great post Jazakillah khair sis !! x

    • Haya

      Dear sister, Thanks a lot for throwing focus on sunnah. xx
      Alhamdhulilah! You are a part of a blessed family that follows sunnah. I hope every muslim home is keen at following sunnah.
      Jazak Allahul khair for stopping by. 😀

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