Monday, 26 August 2013

Day 1 Muslim Tasks

As Salam. My name is Ridzuan. I am just ordinary person from Malaysia. I created this blog because as a Muslim we must strive to be a good one. Frankly speaking, it is not an easy task to become a good Muslim. Sometimes, I found myself lost in this world matters. I acknowledged that I am not pious but that doesn't mean that I cannot improve my deeds for Allah SWT. I remember that Prophet Muhammad SAW was asked, "What deeds are loved most by Allah?" He said, "The most regular constant deeds even though they may be few." by Sahih Bukhari. For this reason, I want to figure out what are practical things or deeds that I can implement gradually in my daily life to show my love to Allah SWT.

FYI, the key here is to start with something small but constant deeds everyday and looks whether it can be improved further gradually for a year (365 days)! You are free to apply it too in your daily life and together we can share what works and not.

Day 1 Muslim Tasks:
  • Daily Zikr - the most effective prayer advised by Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) to be practiced on a daily basis. The importance of daily zikr (or zikir) can be read here. There are many type of zikr but I choose daily zikr suggested by Imam Al-Ghazali (pic below). FYI, the word "JUMAAT" is Friday in English, "SABTU" is Saturday and so on. The ideal is to recite 1000 times per day, but for starting just enough to recite 10X after fardhu prayers, or whenever you remember in a day. Make it a daily habit!
TIPs: if you have smartphone you can download free android/ios apps specifically for this, for example Zikir Harian. Or, you can set repeated daily alarm using your phone at a specific time (1pm, 4pm, 8pm etc) for reminder to recite daily zikr.

Zikir Harian - screenshot thumbnail

  • Quran Recitation - Quran has 114 surah or chapters. There are about 6,236 ayah or verses in all chapters. Good practice is to recite 1 page per day and repeated it 5 times in a day (normally after each fardhu prayers). However, you can start with just at least 1 or 2 ayah per day consistently through a year (anytime in a day)! Try also to understand their translation in your own language. Istiqamah is the best practice.
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TIPs: again, if you have smartphone you can download free android/ios apps specifically for this, for example Quran Android. Also, you can go to digital Quran website with good interface and a selection of reciter and language translations.

Today Quran recitation:

Surat Al-Fātiĥah (The Opener)


I think it is enough for Day 1. We continue on the next day (Day 2) and see if there any good progress on this.

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