My 'Ibaadah Check

Acts of 'Ibaadah (worship)
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1 The 5 Salaah in the Masjid (especially Fajr & Isha) 2 To be on time for the Salaah (at least 5 minutes early) 3 The daily 12 Raka'ah (units) of Sunnah prayers * 4 Adhkaar (words of remembrance) after every Fardh Salaah * 5 Nawafil (optional) Salaah at Sunrise (Ishraaq) & Night (Tahajjud) * 6 Spending an Hour in the Masjid with intention of 'itikaf (seclusion) 7 Morning & Evening Isti'adha & Adhkaar (minimum 300 Tasbeeh) * 8 Morning & Evening Qur'an Recitation (minimum 10 minutes) 9 Supplicating (making Du'a) at the times of acceptance * 10 Sadaqah (initiating Salaam, to smile, to spend what you love) 11 To learn something new (e.g. Quran, Hadith, Du'a etc) 12 Showing outstanding character & support to family & others 13 Guarding the Tongue (from lying, backbiting & futile Speech etc) 14 Guarding the Eyes & being Modest (in appearance & character) 15 Maintaining concentration & devotion in Salaah (Khushoo') Instructions: Please rate each act on a daily basis between 1 - 5, 1 being extremely poor and 5 being outstanding.
* Sunnah Prayers: Allaah (swt) will build a house in Heaven for whoever is diligent in observing the 12 Sunnah Raka'ah: 2 before Fajr, 4 before Dhohr & 2 after , 2 after Maghrib & 2 after Isha. Extra Sunnah: 4 before Asr * Nawafil Salaah: Tahajjud is performed any time after Isha, 2 - 8 raka'ah, the preferred & most rewarding time is during the last part of the night. Salatul Ishraaq (Doha) is offered after the sunrise 2 - 4 Raka'ah. * Adhkaar after Fardh Salaah: to recite Ayatul Kursi, including the last 3 Surah's of the Qur'an and the Tasbeeh Fatimi; to recite 33 times Subhaan Allah, 33 Alhamdulillah & 33 times Allahu Akbar * Isti'adha means to seek protection. There are many Du'as from the Qur'an & Hadith for seeking the protection of Allah from the Hell fire, shaitaan & other evils or calamities. (Please refer to The Fortress of a Muslim) * Tasbeeh: optional Dhikr chunks of 100 Kalimah Shahada , 100 Istigfaar & 100 times Salawatur Rasul (Darood), also include other virtuous adhkaar: e.g. SubhaanAllahi Wabi hamdihi. Note: 300 is optional, more the better * When Du'as are accepted: when it rains, between adhan & Iqamah, after fardh salaah, in sujood, midnight (& last portion of the night), when oppressed, whilst travelling, after wudhu & a Du'a for his brother in his absence.

Why do this 'Ibaadah Check?
The main purpose of this daily ibaadah check is to help one to get into the habit of these highly regarded acts of worship, and to steadily improve on them until one reaches a good level of consistency which will insha Allah result in improvement of your Imaan and relationship with Allah (swt)

Comments: How can I improve for next week?

How long shall I do this for?
In order for one to really benefit from this 'Ibaadah check he/she must set a duration (minimum 12 weeks) with a personal target in mind to improve themselves by checking/monitoring their acts of 'Ibaadah on a daily basis before he/she retires to sleep; this is known as Muhaasabah (to take account of ones actions)

What attitude shall I maintain throughout each day? Some Naseeha…
When you wake up in the morning, do not expect to see the evening, live as though today is all that you have. Yesterday has passed with its good & evil while tomorrow has not yet arrived. Your life span is but one day, as if you were born in it & will die at the end of it. During this day you should pray with a wakeful heart, recite the Qur'an with understanding & remember Allah with sincerity. Organize the hours of each day so that you make years out of minutes & months out of seconds. Profit from every moment of your day by developing your personality, expanding your abilities & purifying your deeds. And engrave onto your heart one phrase: Today is my only day.

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