Dear Members, As Salaamu Alaikum
7 spiritual habits, which can change your life , forever, for the better, In sha Allah. We can refer them to be a spiritual "bread and butter"
To develop them as habits is the essence of embarking on our journey towards the love of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala and constantly increasing in our faith, in sha Allah:
1) Do Sunnah prayers before and/or after prayer:
It’s easier to just pray the obligatory prayers and rush out of the mosque! However, when we realize the rewards we’re missing from not praying these Sunnah prayers we won’t leave them.
Get into the habit of praying them! They’ll soon become part and parcel of your prayer, which in turn will feel incomplete without performing these acts.
2) Remembrance of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala after prayer:
Again, it’s easy to rush out after prayer due to our busy lives, though if we are honest, how long does it take to recite the supplications after prayer? The Answer: 5-7 minutes!
Nowadays you’ll find pocket notebooks/or phone applications with these supplications. Get into the habit of reciting them daily after each prayer to enrich your worship experience.
3) Morning/Evening Remembrance of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala :
Step 2 is also included in this habit. There exists a beautiful set of du`aa/remembrances from the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam which he used to say before sunrise and after sunset. They are true stress relievers and energy boosters !!
4) Night Prayer:
Al Hamdulillah, during Ramadan we have the wonderful Taraweeh prayers to attend. However, outside of Ramadan there are many opportunities to still obtain the reward of the night prayer. If you’re new to night prayer or you don’t pray it constantly during the year, make sure you try to attend prayers each and every night in congregation at the mosque (particularly brothers), and give yourself a ‘no-excuse’ policy.
5) Duha Prayer:
2 rak’ahs known as the Duha prayer which you may pray at anytime after sunrise till before the sun reaches its zenith (around 30 minutes before Dhuhr).
6) Supplications before you sleep:
You’ve just had a long day and you’re super tired. You climb into bed and you want to hit the sack… but wait! Before you do, can you give yourself just 10 more minutes to recite the supplications before sleeping? That’s all.
Try them and find yourself experiencing the most beautiful sleep ever and waking up for Fajr easily.
7) Reciting one hour of the holy Qur’an each day:
Notice: The amount of Qur’an you read is not as important as the quality of your understanding.
If you spend one hour reciting one verse but understand it fully, that’s more important and beneficial then reciting lots of Quran at break-neck speed yet not understanding a word.
There are two writers on your shoulders...which one are you keeping busy?