Bismillah Hir Rahman Ir Raheem
Peace and blessings be upon you all
Ramadan has started Alhamdulillah and we are implementing upon the new routine of enhancing our Quran recitation, readings of Hadis and Sunnah, duas and worships. However, accumulating a lot of good deeds in the first week can leave you drained out if you’re not taking care of yourself and especially when you have the Dunya to attend to. Hence, do your best but take it easy. You need to absorb what you’ve learnt, not create a mountain for you to attend to later.
Hence, I thought I’d share this list with you. A few years ago, I attended morning Tafseer sessions of the Quran during Ramadan. In order to remember what I’ve learnt, I made a lost on my phone which I could go through whenever I wanted to. I’m still lazy about it but then I thought that by sharing the list with you all, it can help you learn a few habits you can make consistent and work on and it can help me remember what I’m supposed to do as per Quran’s teachings.
This list consists of guidance from Ayat’s throughout the Quran. Some of them are Ayats and some are teachings derived from the Tafseer of those Ayats. Some of these are commandments are some are lessons one should keep in mind. A lot of the teachings don’t have references but I can assure you they are from the Quran. Read through the list and share them to your friends and families so that everyone can benefit from the teachings of Quran. So without further a due, here we go:
- In order to be patient, you have to be grateful.
- When you want to call someone to the right path, make them remember Allah. Don’t use Hell to scare them.
- When something is wrong, its wrong even if everyone is doing it. when something is right, its right even when no one is doing it.
- Be dutiful to parents.
- Deeds as small as a mustard seed will be counted.
- Man is created of haste. Practice patience everywhere, e.g traffic, avoid double parking, not praying quickly, don’t be in a hurry all the time.
- Every soul shall taste death so remember death always.
- Glorify Allah’s praises night and day like the angels.
- Quran gives guidance and addresses and mentions you directly.
- If you are going through a test & you still hope for and have faith in Allah then when you wake up from bed, your sins will be removed as if you were just born.
- When you make a dua, it may take YEARS for it to be accepted. Have Sabr.
- Do not accuse someone of anything unless you have 4 witnesses.
- Always hear both sides of the argument.
- Forgive and repent.
- Try not to do Takalluf (formalities), much that it annoys you or makes you lie.
- Don’t tell people that “you are not a Muslim” verily Allah was merciful to you when you were not guided.
- Kaafir goes to Hell because he had pride. A Muslim with pride can go to Hell as well.
- Choose friends who are concerned about the Aakhira. What they talk about, you will talk about. But do not break friendships but maintain a certain distance to prevent influence of Dunya.
- Repel evil by that which is good.
- Do every deed while remembering the Aakhira.
- You will be asked about what you read and learnt from the Holy Quran.
- When people make fun of you of what you guide about Islam, persevere and continue to give guidance.
- Constantly make Duas to Allah. His answers are:
-Yes but not now
-I have a better plan for you
- The heavens and the earth will not weep for the disbelievers when they die. They will weep for the believers when they die.
- Following your own lusts and desires is Shirk.
- Jinns are not bad or beings to fear. When Hazrat Muhammad SAW preached Islam in Taif but was unsuccessful, a few jinns heard his kalam, went back to their fellow beings and believed in Islam.
- Think deeply in the ayats of the Quran.
- Be not weak and ask not for peace from enemies of Islam while you have the upper hand.
- If it is difficult for you to offer nawafil prayers then recite Quran (73:20)
- Recite the Quran in a slow, pleasant tone and style (73:4)
- Tahajjud prayer is very hard and most potent and good for governing oneself and most suitable for understanding the Word of Allah (73:6)
- There is no need to fear jinn. Do Allah’s Dhikr.
- At the Day of Judgement, the disbelievers and hypocrites will not be able to prostrate to Allah, even if they did in the Dunya but they did it for show only (68:42)
- Surahs to read before sleeping
- Your properties and children are a test for you. To save yourself from hypocrisy, do Dhikr & spend in the way of Allah (63:9)
- No shopping after 12pm on Jummah.
- Fight in the cause of Allah with your lives can also be receiving knowledge of Deen. (61:11)
- There should be no distinction between our acts and words (61:3).
- Small lies lead to big lies. Abstain from lying, it is Gunnah-e-Kabirah (High category of Sin)
- Don’t be a trial for disbelievers, i.e don’t do acts that make non-Muslims not convert to Islam. You are an ambassador of Islam (60:5)
- Don’t be separate from your friends if they do faults. Forgive them
- Don’t make disbelievers your friends (60:1)
- If you don’t have Taqwa (piety/fear of Allah), you will not be good righteous acts.
- Let every person look to what he has sent tomorrow, i.e Day of Judgement (59:18)
- To not use your intellectual is equivalent to hypocrisy.
- If people compliment others instead of you, be patient and humble. Don’t be arrogant. Don’t express good qualities of yourself to get praise (59:9)
- Make room for others in an assembly, especially for elders and so more people can come. Your importance will not decrease but Allah will exalt you in degree (58:11)
- Curiosity can lead to suspicion and spying is a sin.
- Spend your wealth for increase in self purification only to receive mercy of Allah, not so that you are payed back (92:18-20)
- Pray for Dunya and Aakhira.
- Whoever wants to learn about Deen, don’t push him aside, even if he is crippled, blind, etc.
- A pious person will be worried about his own sins rather than others.
- Here are how different parts of our body take part in Worship:
Purifies himself = heart
Glorifies the Name of Allah = tongue
Prays = action
- When you are in a group of people talking bad about Quran, Islam, etc. go away from that group and return when they have stopped. Don’t invite them to Islam in that time because they are not ready to accept it.
May Allah accept our good deeds and forgive our shortcomings and sins, large and small, apparent and hidden, intentional and unintentional. If you have any important tips of guidance, you can mention in the comments and if I’ve said anything false, I apologise beforehand. Ramadan Mubarak.