Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Consistency when doing acts of worship

'A'isha Radhiyallahu anha is reported to have said that the Messenger of Allah Sallallahu alihiwassalam was asked about the act most pleasing to Allah. He replied: That which is done continuously, even if it is small.
(Sahih Muslim)

- When we start doing an act of worship, we should observe steadfastness and continuity.
- Allah SWT loves the acts that are done continuously even it they are small. For example, reciting a page from the Qur'an or reading 2 Ayahs from the Qur'an with tafseer and contemplating on it, on a daily basis.
- For example, if we keep the niyyah of fasting "nafl" fasts, on the 13th, 14th and 15th (or on Mondays, and/or Thursdays of every month, then we should try to keep up with it. This requires some struggle in the beginning, and then Allah will make it easier for us each time.
- One lesson I got from this is, the importance of steadfastness, because we never know when our death is. InshAllah may Allah bless us to die in the high state of emaan. And for this to be possible inshallah, we should keep doing good deeds and acts of worship. We should not think of stopping it for a while. What if we die at that time?!

May Allah SWT always keep us on Hidaya, and inshAllah lets all strive to be consistent with our actions.

And Allah knows best.

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