Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Irresistible!

Bism Illah wa as salaamu alaykum wa Rahmat Allah wa Barakatuh.

Whenever people ask me what I like best about Islam, I say that it is the most incredible incentive scheme I have ever seen. I studied psychology in college and wanted to laugh out loud when I learned about applied behavioral analysis and token economy. They are, without a doubt, showcased to perfection in Islam. Man may have come up with a label for these psychological approaches, but they are Divine Strategies of Our Creator.

I know, I know...I've put out plenty of other posts about reaping rewards from our actions and outlook: Reach Out Today, Make that Call, Have Mercy, Laughter and Tears, Trudging or Skipping, etc. I just cannot get over how much Allah, through His incredible messages, draws me like a magnet to what pleases Him!

I'm not quoting hadith and Quran for the benefits mentioned below; you can find them easily yourself and I don't want this to be a book. I am just giving an example of a few of the incentives from Allah...literally a drop in the ocean of all He offers us for doing simple things.

Good Deeds:
  • Do one good deed and Allah will record it as ten or more (up to as many more good deeds as He wills).
  • Just think of doing a good deed, without even doing it and you get the reward for doing it. 
  • Do a bad deed and Allah records it as just one. 
  • The good deeds erase the bad deeds.

Quran Recitation and Prayer:
  • Don't despair if you don't know enough Quran to recite half of it in a night, recite Surat Al Zalzalah and it is equal to a quarter of the Quran, so in two rakaat, one half bi idhn Illah ta'ala. 
  • Surat Al Ikhlaas, one of the shortest and easiest suwar to learn, is equal to 1/3 of the Quran. 
  • You cannot stand for the whole night in prayer? Wake up for tahajjud sometime in the last 1/3 of the night and recite the last 10 ayaat of Surat al Imran and you will have the reward of standing the whole night in prayer.
Looking for a good "deal"? Check out the Rewards for Dhikr chart !

Subhaan Allah, just say His name and see what you get!
From Abu Sa`id al-Khudri, the Prophet (saw) said:

"No people mention Allah but the angels surround them, mercy covers them, tranquility descends on them, and Allah mentions them to those who are with Him." (Muslim, at-Tirmidhi)
Subhaan Allah, Allah makes His servants desperate to do good! Isn't it all simply irresistible?


  1. Subhan'Allah. TOo good to be true. But it is. :)

  2. As'salaam Alayk all the way from Nigeria! MashaAllah I love your blog and the link for the dhikr is just awesome. Jazakillah khairan. May Allah continue to guide us all. Keep posting :)

  3. Wa alaykissalaam wa Rahmat wa Barakatuh sister Hadiza.

    Mashaa'Allah, how beautiful to have a reader from Nigeria! I feel so blessed that you are finding benefit in my blog - wa iyaaki wa barak Allahu feeki. Ameen to your dua'!

  4. i LOVE ur proud to have met a siter like you! barikillah !!

  5. Fatima...LOL, How did you find me?

    Mashaa'Allah, ahlan habibaty wa feeki barak Allah!

  6. seek and thou shall
    and look what i came across...Subhanallah!

  7. Asalaamu alaykum wr wb, Dear Sister

    Pray your in the best of e'maan and health, family too Insha'Allah.

    If you do not mind and it is not too much trouble Insha'Allah could you please forward me your e-mail address as I have some questions to ask primarily on Hijra to al-Madina al-Munawara.

    JazakAllah khairun!

    Asalaamu aalykum wr wb

    your Brother in Islam

  8. Brother in Islam, wa alaykum as salaam wa Rahmat Allah wa Barakatuh.

    Wa iyaak. I have given your e-mail address to my husband, who will contact you inhsaa'Allah. You can ask him whatever you like, inshaa'Allah. If you have any questions specifically for me, ask through him and I will respond through him. He is my curtain on the Internet.

    Barak Allahu feek, wa as salaamu alaykum wa Rahmat Allah wa Barakatuh.

  9. I love the web-site that you posted, its my favorite!!

  10. subhanallah!! the only regret a person will have for on the day of Qiyamah will be , to have read one extra word of thikr....imagine just the words of the kalimah, out weighs the entire world and watever it contains! Allahu Akbar..and also by reading the blessed name of Allah ya Wajidu...whilst eating , that food becomes a source of noor for the body....!(no more suffering from indigestion)!!lol