Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Treasure is Out!

Alhamdulillah! many of us know the importance of good deeds during the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah. We also know that fasting on the Day of Arafah expiates our sins for a year earlier and the one ahead. Allahu Akbar!
The treasure is being distributed! Are we running to collect it from Allah?
Each one of us has some or the other worry that is bothering us whether light or heavy. 
Each one of us is in need of Allah's infinite Mercy to get sins forgiven, to relieve our pain, to heal our illnesses and to get our needs fulfilled. 
This is another big chance after the Great Night of Ramadan that we ask whatever we want from Allah. 
Deeds can look small but they carry immense rewards during these blessed days. 
We can happily do small things for Pleasing Allah like:
  • Giving a glass of water to someone
  • Giving food/clothes/money/other good things in charity
  • Smiling
  • Feeding a stray animal
  • Helping out in the house
  • Reading the morning evening duas
  • Reading other duas
  • Reading the Quran with meaning
  • Asking Allah for things that are close to our heart
  • Being extra kind, good and beneficial to others 
It is Sunnah to recite takbeer (Allahu Akbar), tahmeed (Alhamdulillah), tahleel (Laa ilaaha ill-Allah), and tasbeeh (SubhanAllah) during the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah. These words should be recited abundantly in the masajid, homes, streets and in every place where it is permissible to remember and glorify Allah.
That they may witness things that are of benefit to them (reward of Hajj in the Hereafter and also some worldly gain from trade), and mention the Name of Allah on appointed days, over the beast of cattle that He has provided for them (for sacrifice).” [Surah Al-Haj:28]
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These are just a few things which I could come up with otherwise there are numerous ways we can earn rewards by doing small good deeds.
I hope and pray that during these Golden Days we as an Ummah are able to Please Allah the Almighty and Allah becomes happy with us and gives us back our lost glory.
May the light of Iman shine in our hearts the brightest and may all of us keep firm on the straight path.

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