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    10 steps to getting closer to Allah




    It should be the desire of every Muslim to draw nearer and closer to Almighty Allah the most compassionate and the most merciful. By drawing closer and near to Allah we gain his help in every aspect of our lives in this world and to be merciful to us so that we may gain mercy in the hereafter in order to enter Jannah in the next world.


    When we call upon him he would answer our calls and when we ask of him for anything he would give it to us and when we draw nearer to him then our sincerity and intentions will enable us to become closer to him.


    So we should strive to draw nearer to Allah, the Glorified the Exalted, who is the majesty of honour and generosity and the giver of peace, the most high and the most honoured.


    So what can we do to draw closer to him? The following are 10 steps for us to draw closer to our Almighty Allah:



    1. Fulfilling obligatory duties and abstaining from prohibited matters



    The Prophet (May Allah bless him and grant him peace) has guided us. And Allah, the Glorified and the Exalted, has guided us how to draw near to Him. As He said According to Hadith Qudsi:





    You do not draw near to Allah except by fulfilling the obligatory duties which Allah has made obligatory on you; (that is) the obligatory duties from the obligatory duties (Faraid) such as Prayers, and Zakat (obligatory charity), and Hajj, and Fasting and being good to Parents and all these obligatory duties on you draw you near to Allah, the Glorified and the Exalted.


    The faraid (obligatory duties) are the first things that draw you near to Allah. You do not reach the door of nearness nor do you reach to the presence of nearness except by fulfilling the obligatory duties. This is the first thing that draws you near to Allah, the Glorified and the Exalted, and you are in His Presence.


    So the first thing we need to do is fulfil ALL of our obligatory duties and abstain from that which Allah and his messenger have forbidden us from.



    2. Nawafil prayers (superogatory prayers)



    Allah says in Hadith Qudsi:

    [Bukhari]


    A Source of Elevation for you


    The Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) said: "Ask (anything)." Rabi'ah said: "I ask of you to be your companion in paradise." The Prophet said: Rabi'ah said: "That is it." The Prophet (sallAllahu alayhi wasallam) said to him: "Then help me by making many prostrations (i.e., supererogatory prayers)." [Muslim]


    Praying Tahajjud to get closer to Allah


    Allah Most High said,


    Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him) reports that the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace be upon him, his family, and companions) said, [Muslim]


    Abu Umama al-Bahili (Allah be pleased with him) reports that the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace be upon him, his family, and companions) said, [Tirmidhi, and others] In some narrations, there is an addition,


    And because night vigil time is the best of times for voluntary worship and prayer, and the closest a servant is to his Lord.


    So let us make the habit of reading as many Nawafil prayers as we can for more prayers means more prostrations and one is truly the closest to Allah in prostration.


    (96:19)



    3. Zikr (remembrance of Allah) and glorification of Allah



    (13:28)


    Remembrance of Allah indeed is the greatest virtue. (29:46).


    O ye who believe, remember Allah much. And glorify Him morning and evening (33:42-43)


    Remembrance of Allah is the foundation of all good deeds. Whoever succeeds in it is blessed with the close friendship of Allah.


    The Prophet, peace be upon him, used to make remembrance of Allah at all times and also encouraged all of us to do the same. When a man complained, "The laws of Islam are too heavy for me, so tell me something that I can easily follow," the Prophet told him, "Let your tongue be always busy with the remembrance of Allah." [Ahmad].


    Remembrance of Allah the best of deeds


    The Prophet, peace be upon him, would often tell his Companions, "Shall I tell you about the best of deeds, the most pure in the sight of your Lord, about the one that is of the highest order and is far better for you than spending gold and silver, even better for you than meeting your enemies in the battlefield where you strike at their necks and they at yours?"The Companions replied, "Yes, O Messenger of Allah!" The Prophet, peace be upon him, said, "Remembrance of Allah." (Tirmidhi,Ahmad)


    Heart of those who don't remember Allah is dead whereas those who do is alive


    Abu Musa Al-Ash`ari (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) said, "The similitude of one who remembers his Rubb and one who does not remember Him, is like that of the living and the dead.'' [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].


    Some very rewarding dhikr include:Read much of this zikr:

    Subhaan-Allahi walhamdu-lillaahi, wa laa ilaa-ha illa-la ill-lal-lahu wallahu Akbar, walaa haula wala quoow-wata illa billa hil-Aliyyil-azeem.

    "Glory is for Allaah and all Praise is due to Allah. There is none worthy of worship except Allaah. Allaah is the greatest. There is no power and no strength except with Allaah the Most High, the Great."


    Zikr done in places where others don't remember Allah


    Remember: in a place where people are oblivious to dhikir, remembrance of Allah is like being steadfast in jihad, when others are running away. (Targhib, p. 193, vol. 3 ref. Bazar and Tibrani)


    Zikr can be done anywhere and anytime "... And the men and the women who remember Allah much with their hearts and tongues. Allah has prepared for them forgiveness and a great reward (i.e., Jannah).'' (33:35)




    4. Calling upon Allah in Dua (supplication)



    In order to build a close relationship with Allah we should always call upon him in all situations and circumstances whether we are happy or sad and we should ask him for all of our needs aswell as help and guidance in all aspects of our lives.


    Allah the most compassionate says in the Holy Quran, "Call on Me. I will answer your prayer, but those who are too arrogant to serve me will surely find themselves humiliated in Hell" (40:60).


    Allah the Exalted, has said: "And your Lord says: Pray unto me: and I will hear your prayer" (Quran 40:60),


    "Call upon your Lord Humbly and in secret" (Quran 7:55),


    "When My servants question thee concerning Me, I am indeed close (to them): I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calleth on Me" (Quran 2:186),


    "Is not He (best) who listens to the (soul) distressed when it calls on Him, and who relieves its suffering." (Quran 27:62)





    Aisha radhiallaahu anha said, "No believer makes Dua and it is wasted. Either it is granted here in this world or deposited for him in the Hereafter as long as he does not get frustrated."





    In fact, it is even wrong to never make Dua, "Whosoever does not supplicate to Allah, He will be angry with Him." [Saheeh Jaami`as-Sagheer #2414]


    Dua is a weapon for the believers


    Rasullullah is reported to have said,


    Dua for ones brother in his absence


    "The supplication that gets the quickest answer is the one made by one Muslim for another in his absence." [Abu Daw'ud and Tirmidhi]



    [Muslim] [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]





    [At-Tirmidhi, Ad-Darimi]


    Virtues of Surah Fathiha


    The Prophet said, 'In the Fatiha of the Qur'an, there is a cure for all maladies(illnesses)'


    Surah Al-Fatihah is equivalent to two thirds of the Qur'an [Al-Bayhaqi and Al-Haakim, Tafseer Mazhari 1:31]


    Virtues of Surah Mulk


    Whoever reads Tabarakallahi Biyadihil Mulk [i.e. Surah al-Mulk]


    Virtues of Surah Zilzalah, Al Kaafirun and Al Ikhlas


    (At-Tirmidhi 2818/A)


    [Muslim]



    6. Keeping good company




    One of the most important things we must do, which sadly many people neglect, is that we should avoid bad company. People we should avoid taking as friends those who speak too freely, who miss Salah, who do not dress modestly, who backbite, slander etc.


    The company of such people is poison; just even sitting and talking with them will lead one to commit sins. Just as a person who sits for a long time with a perfume seller begins to smell nice, and a person who sits by a gutter cleaner begins to smell awful, similarly a person who spends time in the company of the wicked eventually gets affected badly by them.


    Rather, we should seek out pious friends who fear Allah taala and who have the qualities of humility, charity, compassion, modesty and knowledge. If we sit with them we will always benefit and they will be a means for us to get closer to Allah taala!


    The Prophet (saws) said, [Al-Bukhaaree and Muslim]


    Remember:



    7. Having fear and hope in Allah




    Indeed, no one despairs of relief from Allah except the disbelieving people. (Surah Yusuf 12:87)


    One must be hopeful of Allahs mercy and forgiveness and fearful of His punishment. It is this fear that should lead one to seek Allahs forgiveness with hope. Allah says:


    Know that Allah is severe in punishment and that Allah is Forgiving and Merciful. (Surat al-Maaidah 5:98)


    In the above verse, Allah gives us reason to fear because His punishment is justly severe, as well as good reason to have hope, since He is the Most Forgiving and Merciful. There should be a balance between fear and hope and not too much or too less of one or the other.


    We should always remain between fear and hope. For, the right and the approved kind of fear is that which acts as a barrier between the slave and the things forbidden by Allah. But, if fear is excessive, then the possibility is that the man will fall into despair and pessimism.


    On the other hand the approved state of optimism is of a man who does good in the light of the Shari'ah and is hopeful of being rewarded for it. Or, conversely, if a man committed a sin, he repents sincerely, and is hopeful of being forgiven. Allah (swt) said:


    "Verily, those who believed, and those who migrated and fought in the way of Allah, it is they who are hopeful of Allah's mercy. And Allah is very Forgiving, very Merciful." (Al-Baqarah, 218)


    In contrast, if a man indulges in sins and excesses, but is hopeful that he would be forgiven without doing anything good, then, this is self-deception, mere illusion and false hope.


    Abu 'All Rowzbari has said, "Fear and hope are like the two wings of a bird. If they are well balanced, the flight will be well balanced. But, If one is stunted, the Right would also be stunted. And, to be sure, if the two are lost, the bird will soon be in the throes of death."


    Allah has praised the people of hope and fear in the following verse:


    'Is one who worships devotedly during the night, prostrating himself or standing, fearing the Hereafter, and hoping for the mercy of his Lord (is equal to him who doesn't do these things)?' (Al Zumar, 9)


    Hope then also demands fear. If that was not the case, one would be in a state of false security. Conversely, fear demands hope. Without that it would be despair.


    Fear and hope, both should be equally proportioned in our hearts, in our worship, and in our dua to Allah. Allah says:


    Call out to Him with fear and hope. (Surat al-Araaf 7:56)


    They forsake their beds to call their Lord in fear and hope. (Surat as-Sajdah 32:16)



    8. Voluntary fasting for the pleasure of Allah



    Fasting in general and voluntary fasting in particular is a great worship. Fasting is not restricted to Ramadhan, but it is an act of worship that can be [and should be in some cases] performed at any time and at any place except when not recommended. Indeed, it is a worship that draws the believer closer to Allah and closer to perfection.


    Fasting Mondays and Thursdays:


    `Aa'ishah said: The Messenger of Allah, salla Allahu alaihi wa salam, used to fast Mondays and Thursdays".


    Abu Hurairah reported that the most the Prophet, salla Allahu alaihi wa salam, would fast would be Monday and Thursday. He was asked about that and he said: "The deeds of people are presented to Allah on every Monday and Thursday. Allah forgives every Muslim except for those who are deserting each other. He says: "leave them for later." [Ahmad; Hasan]


    Intention for voluntary fasting


    As opposed to Ramadan, the intention does not have to be made before dawn. The person can intend fasting [and start fasting] after dawn any time [even after noon] given that he did not eat anything.

    `Aa'ishah said : The Prophet, salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam, came to us one day and said, "Do you have any [food]?" We said "No". He said: Therefore, I am Fasting". [Muslim and Abu Dawood]


    Fasting three days of every month(White days):


    Abu Tharr Al-Ghefari said: "The Messenger of Allah, salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam, said "O Abu Tharr! if you fast three days of every month, then fast the 13th, the 14th and the 15th [these are call the al-ayaam al-beedh, the white days]". [Ahmad, an-Nasaa'i and at-Tirmithi; Sahih]


    Fasting will say: He (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam) said: [Ahmad, at-Tabarani, Al-Hakim, Sahih]


    So let us get closer to Allah by fasting Mondays and Thursdays or at least 3 days every month on the 14th,15th and 16th. If we leave something for the pleasure of Allah then we will get MUCH greater in return!



    9. Sincerely repenting to Allah




    Allah says: O son of Adam, if your sins were to reach the clouds of the sky and you would then seek My forgiveness, I would forgive you.


    When a person sins and then sincerely turns to Allah for forgiveness, one will find Allah ready to accept his repentance and to forgive him, as this verse indicates:


    And whoever does a wrong or wrongs himself, but then seeks forgiveness from Allah, he will find Allah forgiving and merciful. (Surat an-Nisaa 4:110)

    Everyone commits sin and does wrong, but Allah is always willing to forgive and He always gives them a chance to repent and seek His forgiveness. A believer should never forget the fact that Allah is so forgiving. If Allah had willed, He could have held everyone accountable for his or her sins, but He has decreed that He shall allow His servants to seek His forgiveness and that He shall in fact forgive who and what He wills. In fact, Allah commands that His servants seek His forgiveness:


    And seek Allahs forgiveness. Certainly, Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. (Surat al-Muzzammil 73:20)


    Repentance is an act, which purifies the soul and brings the servant closer to Allah. It puts the heart at rest from guilt. It protects one from falling prey to his desires and lusts and increases his faith.


    We must ask ourselves this question:Would we be willing to forgive anyone who hurts us and disobeys us constantly as easily as Allah is Able to forgive? Most probably, the answer would be no. But our Creator is the Most Kind and He is the Most Perfect.


    Lo! Allah is a Lord of Kindness to mankind, but most of mankind give not thanks. (Surat al-Baqarah 2:143)


    In Hadithi Qudsi, mankind is encouraged to seek Allahs forgiveness and repent, but there are five conditions of repentance, which must be met for ones repentance to be accepted. They are:


    The first and most important is that the act of repentance be sincerely for Allah alone.


    Secondly, the person must feel remorse and guilt over his actions so much so that he wished he had never done it in the first place.


    The third condition is that the person must immediately cease performing the wrong and sinful act.


    Fourthly, the repentant person must have a firm intention to never commit the sin again.


    And lastly, the person must repent before it is too late, meaning before death approaches.


    However, there is a condition. One must not associate any partners with Allah, which is shirk. And Allah does not forgive shirk and if one dies without believing in Allah alone as ones Creator, then he will be doomed to the Hellfire for all of eternity.


    So, Allah emphasizes the importance of calling on Him alone. He has no and needs no partners, associates, wives, children, etc. There is no god, but Allah. None forgives sins except Him, so one who is seeking forgiveness should seek it only from Allah.


    Allahs forgiveness and mercy is far greater and vaster than the sins of the creation. One must always have trust and hope in Allah in both good times and bad times and especially when seeking Allahs forgiveness. And the believer who calls out to his Lord for forgiveness demonstrates his true weakness and that he is totally dependent on the Creator.


    When one confesses his sins to Allah and sincerely repents with hope in Allahs mercy, the heart should come to peace and the soul should feel rest. When a person has hope, he has no reason to despair because it only leads to destruction. Allah gives hope to all, especially those who despair that there is no reason to despair because Allah is the Most Merciful of all those who show mercy. Allah praises those who repent and turn to Him:


    And those who, when they commit a lewd act or wrong themselves with evil, remember Allah and ask forgiveness for their sins and who forgives sins except Allah? And they do not persist in what (wrong) they were doing while they knew it. For such, the reward is forgiveness from their Lord and Gardens with rivers flowing through, wherein they shall abide forever. How excellent is the reward of the doers (of good)! (Surah Ali Imran 3:135-136)



    10. Having good manners, character and being humble




    Many of us think that The superiority of good character:


    Hadrat Abu Darda, may Allah be pleased with him, relates that the Holy Prophet Muhammad, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said, (Tirmidhi)

    The best friend in the sight of Allah is he who is the well-wisher of his companions, and the best neighbour is one who behaves best towards his neighbours. (Tirmidhi)


    Having humility and being humble:


    The Prophet (PBUH) said: "He who was humble for the sake of God by one degree, God (SWT) would then elevate them to a degree till they reach the uppermost of high Orders, and he who was arrogant to God (SWT), God (SWT) would then lower him for a degree till he reaches the lowest of low Orders", (Narrated by: Muslim (Hadeeth: 6535).


    Al-Nawawi said:


    The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:


    Humbleness is to know the value of oneself, to avoid pride, or disregarding the truth and underestimating people. As the Prophet sallallahu`alaihi wa sallam said, according to Muslim and others, "Al-Kibr is rejecting the truth and looking down upon people" [Muslim, Tirmidhi and Abu Dawud].


    Humbleness is for one who is important and significant and he fears to gain notoriety or to become too great among people. Humbleness is that one should humble himself with his companions.


    Humbleness is to humble oneself to one who is below you. If you find someone who is younger than you, or of less importance than you, you should not despise him, because he might have a better heart than you, or be less sinful, or closer to Allah than you. Even if you see a sinful person and you are righteous, do not act in arrogance towards him, and thank Allah that He saved you from the tribulation that He put him through.


    Remember that there might be some riyaa' or vanity in your righteous deeds that may cause them to be of no avail, and that this sinful person may be regretful and fearful concerning his bad deeds, and this may be the cause of forgiveness of his sins.


    Humbleness is that your deed should not become too great in your eyes. If you do a good deed, or attempt to get closer to Allah ta`ala through an act of obedience, your deed may still not be accepted, "Allah only accepts from those who have taqwa (fear of Allah)." (Surat al-Maida: 27)


    Humbleness is that, when you are advised, if Shaytaan calls you to reject the advice, you must negate him. Because the purpose of advice is that your brother points out the defects that you have.


    The arrogant never gives credit to anybody or mentions good about someone, and if he needed to do so, he would also mention five defects of that person. But if he hears somebody reminding him about his own defects, he will not be flexible nor comply due to his inferiority complex. This is why it is among man's moral integrity to accept criticism or comment without any sensitivity or discomfort or feelings of shame and weakness.


    We can summarize the teachings of Islam about the Muslim character in the following list: Finally as the righteous say, "The love of Allah is the axis around which all good revolves." If you fall in love with Allah, and then strive to be true in your love--in accordance with the way of the Beloved of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace), then you'll find nothing but increasing light and contentment in your life.


    And Allah alone gives success.


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  • #2
    Re: 10 steps to getting closer to Allah

    :up:, :jkk: for the excellent post.
    ...and InshAllah i remind myself before i remind others.

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    • #3
      Re: 10 steps to getting closer to Allah

      24 ways to get closer to Allah

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fknwhsNnYQM
      10 steps to increase our imaan(faith)
      http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=192926
      Forty Good Deeds to do Everyday!
      http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=230798

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      • #4
        Re: 10 steps to getting closer to Allah

        :start:

        :jkk: brother, very effective indeed
        Whosoever dies without participating in an expedition (Jihad) nor having the intention to do so, dies on a branch of hypocrisy.(Sahih Muslim)

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          Re: 10 steps to getting closer to Allah

          good thread :jkk: for posting

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            Re: 10 steps to getting closer to Allah

            Thank you for sharing this!

            :D Jazakullah Khair
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              Re: 10 steps to getting closer to Allah

              Remembrance (Zikr) of Allah best way to increase imaan and is the best of all deeds and getting close to Allah!

              Should I not inform you about the best of your deeds, and the purest in the sight of Your Master (i.e. Allah), and that which will elevate you to the highest of ranks, and that which is better for you than the spending of gold and silver in charity, and that which is better for you than if you were to meet your enemies and strike their necks and they strike yours? (The Sahaabah(Ra) replied,. Rasulullah [sallallaahu alayhi wasallam] said,) The Zikr of Allah. (Tirmizi)
              10 steps to increase our imaan(faith)
              http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=192926
              Forty Good Deeds to do Everyday!
              http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=230798

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                Re: 10 steps to getting closer to Allah

                Originally posted by hamza81 View Post
                24 ways to get closer to Allah

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fknwhsNnYQM
                Thanx and u two (The person on the thread):hidban:

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                  Re: 10 steps to getting closer to Allah

                  Crying out of the fear of Allah: It is narrated on the authority of Abu Hurraira (RA) that the Prophet (Pbuh) said: "Seven, Allah will shade on the day there will no shade but His shade... [From them]...a man who remembers Allah in solitary and his eyes overflow with tears." (Agreed upon: 1031 – 660)
                  10 steps to increase our imaan(faith)
                  http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=192926
                  Forty Good Deeds to do Everyday!
                  http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=230798

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                    Re: 10 steps to getting closer to Allah

                    25 Rules Of Being Close To Allah


                    1. Start off each day with 'adhkaar al-istiyqaadh' (waking up Supplications), thanking Allah for waking up in good shape.

                    2. Put Allah first in your life.

                    3. Broaden your horizons - learn 5 new verses from the Quran every day, travel to pray far in the mosque to brighten your day,take up a booklet having supplications and read them.

                    4. Pray Salaat Al-dhuhaa (after sunrise).

                    5. If someone says something mean ;to you, just shrug it off and dismiss it in a friendly, laidback manner, and pray that Allah shall forgive them.

                    6. When you get angry, remember Allah, and how short and worthless life is to waste in being Angry.

                    7. Remember that you can never have too many friends, but you can have few quality friends that help you fulfill the purpose of your creation (i.e. live for Allah).

                    8. When you're happy, try to share your happiness with others. Thank Allah for that, and pray its continuation.

                    9. When something bad or embarrassing happens to you, just think that it could always be worse, remember the reward of patience,and thank Allah that it's not worse than it is.

                    10. Do something extra of goodness once in a while, like feeding a poor person, or caressing an orphan's head.

                    11. Never stop believing that you can win Allah's love and thus work For it. Then you can win the love of Allah's slaves.

                    12. Spend some time thinking of Allah's amazing creation.

                    13. Always love those who love Allah unconditionally. This way you will ensure that you live for Him, love for Him, and hate for Him(those who are enemies of Him).

                    14. Find the righteous ways to express yourself, and if you think that what you are about to say shall cause no benefit, maintain silence (this is tough!!).

                    15. Every now and then, give yourself a break. Play sports, give time to your family, friends, but always remember Allah and watch that He is watching you.

                    16. Pray for blessing to come to those being lost, and pray to Allah to guide them to the right path.

                    17. Hug your parents, kiss their hands and heads and always obey but stop at Allah's orders.

                    18. Smile to everyone, for your smile makes a big difference to him or her and you are rewarded.

                    19. Forgive, forget and smile.

                    20. Tears are not for women only... tears are for all human beings with feelings remaining in them. Don't restrain your tears when remembering Allah.

                    21. When people criticize your actions and effort, revise your actions and see if they please Allah or no. If they do; then ignore and remember how the Prophet (SAAW) and the Sahaba were criticized, made fun of and even physically harmed, so have patience.

                    22. Read the Quran daily and try to have a schedule for completing it as much as you could. As you open the Quran daily, read with observing not just passing your eyes through the words.

                    23. Don't let popularity go to your head, for it never lasts and you may lose from it more than gain.

                    24. Never look down on anybody, for, to Allah, they may be better than you.

                    25. Send this to all brothers with the intention of having a healthy society living for Allah and pray.





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                    • #11
                      Re: 10 steps to getting closer to Allah

                      Very Well written...

                      Fulfillment of the most basic duties like offering prayers five times and day, learning and reciting Holy Quran and all the others steps you've mentioned certainly help in making a close relation with Allah.
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                        JazakAllahu khair good reminder.
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                          Re: 10 steps to getting closer to Allah

                          In this most blessed month of Ramadhan ALL good deeds are multiplied:


                          The Prophet peace be upon him said: “Whoever draws near to Allaah during it (Ramadaan) with a single characteristic from the characteristics of (voluntary) goodness, he is like whoever performs an obligatory act in other times. And whoever performs an obligatory act during it, he is like whoever performed seventy obligatory acts in other times.”Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah, no. 1887.

                          Therefore let us strive to get close to Allah and to please him as much as we can. This Ramadan may be our very last so let us act now for there may not be a tomorrow!
                          10 steps to increase our imaan(faith)
                          http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=192926
                          Forty Good Deeds to do Everyday!
                          http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=230798

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                            Re: 10 steps to getting closer to Allah

                            "When My servants ask thee concerning Me, I am indeed close (to them): I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calls on Me: let them also, with a will, listen to My call, and believe in Me: that they may walk in the right way." (Surah Al-Baqarah 2, verse 186)

                            So let us call upon Allah as much as we can and strive to gain closeness to him in this blessed month!
                            10 steps to increase our imaan(faith)
                            http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=192926
                            Forty Good Deeds to do Everyday!
                            http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=230798

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                              Re: 10 steps to getting closer to Allah

                              The meeting with Allah is one of the Joys of fasting

                              Abu Huraira(RA) related that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallim) said:

                              Allah the Majestic and Exalted said: "Every deed of man will receive ten to 700 times reward, except Siyam (fasting), for it is for Me and I shall reward it (as I like). There are two occasions of joy for one who fasts: one when he breaks the fast and the other when he will meet his Lord" (Muslim).
                              10 steps to increase our imaan(faith)
                              http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=192926
                              Forty Good Deeds to do Everyday!
                              http://www.ummah.com/forum/showthread.php?t=230798

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