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2 Simple Hacks to Boost Your Eeman

2 Simple Hacks to Boost Your Eeman

This is a guest post by Maikaiy (pen name) who lives in Dubai, UAE. Maikaiy is a believer in the intricacies of the heart and mind; striving to remain authentic in a world that is submerged in shallow pursuits. She’s learning to discover and accept who she is while embracing the journey.

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It was a Saturday.

A few sisters and I decided to try to earn some good deeds. We learned of a family based in Ajman who were going through a really challenging time. So we ventured to visit them and take some food provisions to help keep them going.

They were a family of 9 children and 2 wives with the husband.

MashaaAllah, it was lovely to see how united the wives and the kids were. Their condition was very poor. But what was even more striking is that they used to be wealthy. SubhanAllah!

The husband was once a wealthy businessman with various business ventures. They lived in villas and money was not an issue for them. Then Allah (SWT) decreed that they would loose all of that to test them.

They now live in a two bedroom apartment which is not in the best of shapes. Alhamdulillah, they remain firm on their eeman and keep calling upon Him.

Helping others ~ The things we take for granted

The experience made me reflect so much on how blessed we are yet we take things for granted. We complain despite the fact that not only do we live in comfort but we have the means to get by without having to rely on aid.

They once were wealthy and now their provision has been reduced. We are able to have a steady source of income yet we still complain about it not being enough or we are ungrateful for even having it or we choose to spend it in ways which don’t reflect our gratitude.

All that we have is a blessing from Allah (SWT). Its not because we deserve it and its not guaranteed to remain with us forever.

May Allah (SWT) protect us and may we really be able to reflect and have deep sincere gratitude towards all the favours He has bestowed upon us.

”So which of the favours of your Lord would you deny?” (Ar-Rahman, 55:38)

boost your eeman by helping others via youthlyhub.com post

Help doesn’t always mean financial contribution, it could be with a sincere du’a, a kind word or a smile.

Let’s really reflect and realise the reality of our temporary time here. May we always be a means of helping towards those who are being tested.

Count your blessings!

I was introduced to a lady from Europe who got in touch because she wants to understand a bit more about Islam.

She likes some aspects of the religion and is considering coming into the deen. However she has a few doubts, the biggest being she doesn’t believe in God! SubhanAllah, as we spoke with her and heard her out it hit me how blessed we are to even comprehend the concept of monotheism and belief in one God.

Some people cannot comprehend that at all.

Such a blessing of having this faith gives me something to really ponder and think about; Am I showing gratitude for this religion for the fact that Allah (SWT) guided me and granted me understanding?

Again, not because we deserve it but because of His mercy upon us. We pray to remain Muslims and die upon faith. However, are we doing enough to even warrant that? Really we are blessed in so many ways all it takes is to look around at those who don’t have the things we take for granted.

The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said,

“If Allah intends goodness for someone, He gives him understanding of the religion.” (Bukhari and Muslim)

May Allah (SWT) guide us and her and all those who are seeking the truth. thankful-for-today-image-via-pixabay

Let’s really wake up and fill our hearts with gratitude. We all go through individual trials but yesterday made me realise we still have it good, Alhamdulillah.

May Allah (SWT) guide us all and grant us deep gratitude for His countless favours upon us.

Ameen

Be persistent, no matter how little

{Final words by Amina Edota – @TheYouth_Mentor}

The Prophet’s wife Aishah (RA) reported that the Messenger of Allah said:

“O people, you should do whatever good deeds you can, for Allah does not get tired (of giving reward) until you get tired. And the most beloved of good deeds to Allah is that in which a person persists, even if it is little. If the family of Muhammad (SAW) started to do something, they would persist in it.” (Bukhari and Muslim)

In the spirit of sacrifice and commitment as seen in the story of Ibrahim (AS) from the recent Hajj and Eid (witnessed by Muslims all over the world), you have 2 simple life hacks to learn and persist upon to boost your eeman.

  • Seeking sincere opportunities to help others;
  • Counting your blessings by giving gratitude for them.

This will help you remain steadfast in the face of trials because this life is a test, upon test, upon test. Yet, the Muslim Ambassador will pass again, and again and again. Because each test will only bring you closer to Allah (SWT) and increase you in faith.

A Muslim Ambassador learns to avail his or herself of the merit of every good deed, no matter how little, through the countless opportunities found in helping others.

S/he seeks nearness to Allah by doing such good deeds persistently, no matter how little. And this will in effect boost  eeman.

From day to day as you go along, remember to help others and give daily gratitude for your blessings.

“The best of people are those that bring most benefit to the rest of mankind.” (Daraqutni, Hasan)

Do you find simple opportunities to help others and give gratitude for your blessings from day to day? Please share some of those opportunities…

Comments

  1. Really enjoyed this mashaAllah! Persistence is key!
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  2. These two hacks of being grateful to Allah and staying consistent can make a huge difference in a person’s life. It’s easily overlooked but so impactful. Great reminder mashaAllah x

  3. Amazing post.. We often think our riches will last. Little do we know everything can turn upside down in a split second. Ya Allah.

    May Allah protect us.

  4. Be persistent is what most important….nicely quoted post….

  5. Great post and great reminders. Jazakallah for sharing!

  6. Beautiful post. There are a lot of take away points. I couldn’t help but put myself in several scenarios and reflect.

    Mashallah, they have helped me a great deal boost up my eman. I’ve learnt:
    1) by helping others, we truly help ourselves
    2) by constantly counting your blessing, we become firm and grateful to Allah
    3) being persistent in these two actions leads to a greater reward. So why not engage in these hacks?

  7. SubhanAllah very beautiful post. I can really relate to what you are saying about being thankful that we are even Muslim. Wallah I used to be in that lady’s shoes. I learned all about Islam and loved the lifestyle but I didn’t believe in God. But alhamdulillah by His mercy He guided me. Allah has so much Mercy for us. Spending our time thanking Him and helping others are two of the best things we can do for our faith <3

    • Amina Edota says:

      Alhamdulillah for His Mercy. Its always beyond what we imagine it to be for what can be greater than being guided by Him? May Allah keep you and us firm always. And Jazaakillah for your honest comment.

  8. SubhanAllah, an inspiring post. I so agree, Being grateful to all the favours Allah has bestowed upon us is key to a leading a life in this Dunya as a satisfied human, and helps build our imaan. And most definitely helping others is not all monetary, even removing a stone/shrub off someones path will earn us great rewards, In Sha Allah. Stay blessed, and shukran for this post?.

  9. Masha Allah excellent job. As u said its not monetary service that always helps…a simple kind smile does wonders for a broken heart.

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