Easy Good Deeds Pt. 1
It is a belief in Islam, that good deeds erase bad deeds. In the balance of our life’s work, we hope that in the end, the scale tips heavier with good things rather than bad ones. In the spirit of Ramadan Karaz’s Shahrazad has put together a small list of 4 easy good deeds that you can do, and embrace the essence of the month in as many ways as you can.
Start fostering good habits today, and they will stick with you forever. These foundational deeds will help you not only in your religion, but also your daily life.
1. Procrastinate No More
If you have something to do. Just do it. Don’t wait, and put it off… especially when it comes to doing something good. Take the opportunity to motivate yourself with the idea of increased goodness and get up!
A helpful du’aa to say: “O Allah, I take refuge in You from anxiety and sorrow, weakness and laziness, miserliness and cowardice, the burden of debts and from being over powered by men”.
2. Don’t Give Up
Things get hard. Life is touch and sometimes, even with seemingly all the help you are getting—it just seems impossible. But remember the idea that even if you’re walking in the dark, a small torch that illuminates 20 feet ahead, will eventually get you all the way. Small things go far. So take it one at a time, ask for help, pray for it, and get to where you need to be.
3. Foster Giving Back
It is said that when a Muslim visits a sick Muslim early in the morning, 70 thousand angels send blessings upon him until evening comes. And if he visits a sick Muslim in the evening, blessings are sent upon him until the morning comes. Giving back, and being there for others is a great way to spend some time in this life doing good. Imagine how good it feels to have someone there for you—even if for a moment. To hold your hand, listen to your story, and make you feel that you are not alone. This is one of the most beautiful ways to collect good deeds.
4. 1,000 Good Deeds
If a person says, “Subhanallah”, which means Glory Be To Allah 100 times, a thousand good deeds are written for him/her and a thousand bad deeds are wiped away. If you ask me, that’s a great way to wrack up good points in a few minutes each day, as well as taking a moment to glorify God and be thankful for His blessings.
What easy good deeds do you think should be done?