500 Acts of Worship

Apr 20, 2021

This is a repost of an article that was first published on Cherished and Successful on April 28, 2020

In October 2019 I and Jawad went to Konya and visited the burial place of Mevlana Rumi.  In the Mevlana Museum, I saw his tasbih – huge and awe-inspiring.  How many times had Allah’s name been invoked upon those beads?  How many salawats had been sent upon the best of creation ﷺ? I placed my own tasbih, my beloved Aneesa, next to Mevlana’s massive tasbih and marveled at how small she looked in comparison.

My tasbih Aneesa, next to Mevlana Rumi’s Tasbih

Wistful Dervish Yearnings

Inside me something stirred, a longing to be a dervish that could stay in one of the small dervish rooms, dedicating my life to worship under the tutelage of a wonderful teacher and guide.  And then I smiled and took a slow sigh of contentment as the words of my teacher ran through my ears, and I heard him telling us that everything we did was an act of ibadah, and a woman who tended her to home and children could reach the closeness of her Lord through her seemingly mundane works, if only she but knew.  I remembered the aphorism of the esteemed scholar and knower of Allah, Ibn Ata Illah As Sikandar, which my teacher often reminded us about:

Your desire for isolation,

even though God has put you in the world to gain a living,

is a hidden passion.

And your desire to gain a living in the world,

even though God has put you in isolation

is a comedown from lofty aspiration.

Aphorism (2)

Ibn Ata Illah tells us that if Allah has chosen us to be among the people of responsibility and seemingly mundane activities such as employment, housekeeping, parenthood, and you wish to be of the people of isolation and contemplation, then this wish is a deceptive desire of the ego (a hidden passion).

On the other hand, if Allah has chosen you to be among the people of isolation and worship and you find yourself desiring the glitter and comforts of the world, feeling as though your life would be better were you more ‘worldly’, then this desire is a cause of falling from the top to the bottom (a comedown form lofty aspiration).

The moral of the aphorism being: to be pleased with the condition that your master is keeping you. 1

Contentment

And I smiled and knew it was okay if I wasn’t a wandering dervish, and was perfectly placed where I was.

Outside the resting place of Mevalana’s teacher, Shaykh Shams Tabriz, there was a man with a stall selling tasbihs, from the same wood that Mevlana’s tasbih was made of.  And I knew immediately I had to get one.

Not to pray on – for where would I have the time to sit with a 500 tasbih, like my elderly father-in-law has the good fortune of doing?

But to remind me and to give me solace, peace, and deep contentment when I thought of What Mothers Do (When It Looks Like Nothing).

And I knew, when I looked at my new tasbih which I had I haggled for, that it was my 500 beads of striving.

Once when my older boys were young, my husband came home from work in the evening and asked how my day was, and I looked at him, with aching bones and said ‘I have no idea.  It feels like have done nothing all day!’ I was astounded, as if I was so exhausted, I must have done something, right?  I remember getting a pen and paper and writing a list of everything I did and realised I had done so much, even though it felt like nothing.

And thus, my new tasbih was a reminder of all the things I did.  A reminder of 500 things I did, when I couldn’t sit down on my prayer mat and make dhikr of Allah 500 times.

My 500 Tasbih

Here’s to doing everything worshipfully and to all mothers, who feel like they have done nothing. Yet, they are in positions of the people of occupation, as opposed to those who Allah has chosen as the people of isolation.  I present to you, the 500 acts of worship that mothers do when it looks like nothing.  I will sign out now, as the list is long, and it is all from Allah, who has power over all things.  May Allah bless you and all that you do.  And Allah sees and hears all.

Oh Allah, send Your peace and blessings upon the best of creation each time I…

  1. Wake up at 4:30 am in order to develop my course and help women
  2. Thank Allah for making me of the ones who can wake up early
  3. Wake and recite Allah’s name
  4. Wake and desperately utter a Salawat so that my name is written among the names of those who utter Salawat upon waking
  5. Stretch my aching back, my amanah, my trust, before I get out of bed
  6. Convey salam on child number 1
  7. Convey salam on child number 2
  8. Convey salam on child number 3
  9. Convey salam on child number 4
  10. Convey salam on my husband
  11. Greet child number 1 with a smile as an act of charity
  12. Greet child number 2 with a smile as an act of charity
  13. Greet child number 3 with a smile as an act of charity
  14. Greet child number 4 with a smile as an act of charity
  15. Greet my husband smile as an act of charity
  16. Ask how child number 1 is as an emulation of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ, Ar Rauf and Rahim
  17. Ask how child number 2 is as an emulation of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ, Ar Rauf and Rahim
  18. Ask how child number 3 is as an emulation of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ, Ar Rauf and Rahim
  19. Ask how child number 4 is as an emulation of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ, Ar Rauf and Rahim
  20. Ask how my husband is as an emulation of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ, Ar Rauf and Rahim
  21. Takedown the laundry basket so that I can wash them so that my husband and I can have clean clothes
  22. Load dirty clothes in the washing machine so that my husband and I can have clean clothes
  23. Put the clothes in the dryer so that my husband and I can have clean clothes
  24. Hang up the clothes on hangers so that my husband and I can have clean clothes
  25. Peel the vegetables
  26. Cook the dinner
  27. Send Salwat upon the Messenger of Allah ﷺ whilst I cook
  28. Clean the dining table
  29. Pick up the mess around the house
  30. Make the house a place of hygge and comfort
  31. Listen to a live dars/recording
  32. Send messages to my loved ones and friends asking how they are
  33. Reply to them when they answer.
  34. Call my mum and ask how she is
  35. Call my dad and ask how he is
  36. Message my sibling number 1 and ask how they are
  37. Message my sibling number 2 and ask how they are
  38. Message my sibling number 3 and ask how they are
  39. Message my sibling number 4 and ask how they are
  40. Start homeschooling day with the intention to teach my daughter
  41. Teach my daughter to connect with the Quran
  42. Teach my daughter Arabic
  43. Teach my daughter Maths
  44. Teach my daughter English
  45. Worry about child number 1
  46. Worry about child number 2
  47. Worry about child number 3
  48. Worry about child number 4
  49. Worry about my husband
  50. Pray for child number 1
  51. Pray for child number 2
  52. Pray for child number 3
  53. Pray for child number 4
  54. Pray for my husband
  55. Thank Allah for child number 1
  56. Thank Allah for child number 2
  57. Thank Allah for child number 3
  58. Thank Allah for child number 4
  59. Thank Allah for my husband
  60. Remember my tasbih Aneesa, and make dhikr
  61. Remember my tasbih Aneesa, and send salawat
  62. Thank Allah for my teacher
  63. Thank Allah for a teacher who made me fall in love with Messenger of Allah ﷺ
  64. Thank Allah for the day I fell in love with Messenger of Allah ﷺ
  65. Thank Allah for the beautiful companions of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ
  66. Thank Allah for the wives of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ, may Allah be pleased with them
  67. Thank Allah for the Messenger of Allah ﷺ
  68. Thank Allah for making me of the nation of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ
  69. Recite the Burdah
  70. Hear my son reciting the Burdah from heart, mashaAllah.
  71. Listen to nasheeds and connect to Allah
  72. Smile and talk to my cat
  73. Pick up my mess
  74. Pick up my husband’s mess
  75. Pick up my daughter’s mess
  76. Wash the dishes
  77. Unblock the kitchen sink
  78. Unblock the bathtub
  79. Fill the dishwasher
  80. Empty the dishwasher
  81. Use the cooker
  82. Clean the cooker
  83. Use the oven
  84. Clean the oven
  85. Use the microwave
  86. Clean the microwave
  87. Have a shower to keep clean
  88. Wear clean clothes
  89. Look after my hair
  90. Keep on top of my personal care, ensuring I look my best
  91. Tell my daughter to shower
  92. Perfume me so that my family and angels will smell the fragrance
  93. Perfume my tasbih Aneesa
  94. Kiss my tasbih, Aneesa, and thank her for being in my life
  95. Thank Allah for enabling me to use my tasbih
  96. Reminisce the time I stopped using my tasbih and thank Allah for bringing me back
  97. Thank Allah for giving me my teacher, who guided me back to my tasbih
  98. Clean the toilet
  99. Clean the other toilet
  100. Have banter with siblings over Whatsapp
  101. Have banter with friends over Whatsapp
  102. Have banter with friends over Facebook
  103. Tell my daughter to get off Minecraft so she can have a balanced life
  104. Tell my daughter to get off Roblox so she can have a balanced life
  105. Help my daughter while she has a meltdown, telling me hifz is so hard
  106. Look out of the window and praise Al Musawwir for the trees
  107. Look out of the window and praise Al Musawwir for the grass
  108. Look out of the window and praise Al Musawwir for the sky
  109. Thank Allah for blessing me with the 99 names in my heart
  110. Thank Allah for my teacher
  111. Choose my words carefully when my older boys tell me things that I think are crazy
  112. Make a choice to act upon the words of Sayyidina Ali, who told us to raise our children for the age they are living in.
  113. Thank Allah for my teacher
  114. Listen to Sami Yusuf, and reflect on how I would do anything for Allah, and His Messenger ﷺ
  115. Send Salawat upon the best of creation ﷺ
  116. Empty the food bin
  117. Empty the plastics
  118. Empty the paper bin
  119. Empty the waste bin
  120. Empty the bathroom bin
  121. Each time the rubbish gets collected
  122. Each time the recycling gets collected
  123. Each time the grass gets collected
  124. Clean the sink
  125. Clean the bathtub
  126. Open the curtains in the morning to bring light into the room
  127. Thank Allah for light
  128. Draw the curtains in the evening to uphold my family’s privacy
  129. Thank Allah for the night
  130. Listen to my daughter tell me very interesting things
  131. Help my daughter through friendship problems
  132. Clear the kitchen
  133. Wipe down the counters
  134. Pray Fajr
  135. Pray Dhuhr
  136. Pray Asr
  137. Pray Maghrib
  138. Pray Isha
  139. Reply to ladies in need
  140. Coach a Cherished Muslimah
  141. Thank Allah for giving me the ability to coach
  142. Have a cup of coffee, to keep me going
  143. Thank Allah for my coffee machine
  144. Thank Allah for my husband, who got me the coffee machine
  145. Send my husband a message, thanking him for my coffee machine
  146. Have a cup of tea, to keep me going
  147. Have a cup a Nescafe gold, to keep me going
  148. Thank Allah for giving me an instant coffee that I actually like
  149. Have a nap, to rest
  150. Switch on my electric blanket so I can fall asleep quickly and not have cold feet
  151. Thank Allah for my electric blanket
  152. Work on my course, to help women
  153. Reply to a sister who wants to connect
  154. Sing a Qasida to my son’s drumming
  155. Thank Allah for my sons drumming
  156. Drum on my desk to a nasheed I’m listening to
  157. Thank Allah for giving my son the gift of playing the daff, and reciting qasa’id.
  158. Thank Allah for my teacher, he encouraged my son
  159. Reflect on Sami’s Yusuf nasheed ‘Shine.’
  160. Thank Allah for giving me the persistence to write my book
  161. Thank Allah for not allowing me to delete my book each time I had an argument with my husband
  162. Thank Allah for all the difficult times I have been through in my family
  163. Take a deep sigh as I reflect on how each problem helped me to become stronger
  164. Thank Allah for New Oceans NLP, and the amazing training weekends I had there
  165. Thank Allah for the hypnosis weekends where I realised I could take the lessons from all my difficult times and leave the bad memories behind
  166. Thank Allah for my husband, my companion on my journey
  167. Thank Allah for giving us the ability to split downstairs into two homes, so my mother in law and I could live peacefully and happily together.
  168. Thank Allah for making me stubborn enough to insist on taboo things
  169. Thank Allah for helping me to resurrect my womanhood
  170. Thank Allah for my teacher
  171. Send Salwat upon the best of creation ﷺ
  172. Look out of the window and thank Al Musawwir for creating this world for me
  173. Read a page of the Quran
  174. Read some tafsir on Quran Hive on my iPad
  175. Thank Allah for Quran hive
  176. Thank Allah for my iPad
  177. Thank Allah for kids who gave me my iPad
  178. Thank Allah for child number 1
  179. Thank Allah for child number 2
  180. Thank Allah for child number 3
  181. Thank Allah for child number 4
  182. Thank Allah for three sons
  183. Thank Allah for my daughter
  184. Thank Allah for the healing that my daughter brought with her
  185. Think of the past, and how hard it was, and mashaAllah, how things have worked out
  186. Thank Al Latif for bringing things about so subtly.
  187. Thank Allah for blessing me with the 99 names in my heart
  188. Thank Allah for my teacher
  189. Speak to my son when he comes down and connect with him
  190. Encourage him in his dreams and plans
  191. Support him in his struggles
  192. Speak to my other son when he comes down and connect with him
  193. Encourage him in his dreams and plans
  194. Support him in his struggles
  195. Have tea with my husband
  196. Have banter with my husband
  197. Have banter with children number 1
  198. Have banter with children number 2
  199. Have banter with children number 3
  200. Take my daughter swimming
  201. Fill the car with petrol
  202. Thank Allah for a car
  203. Thank Allah for a Volkswagen Golf
  204. Thank Allah that I have automatic cruise control in my car
  205. Jumpstart the car if it breaks down
  206. Use my portable car jump-starter
  207. Listen to something uplifting in my car
  208. Take my daughter to her gymnastics class
  209. Take my daughter to her Quran class
  210. Go to my Arabic class
  211. Do my Arabic homework
  212. Struggle with Arabic
  213. Read the Quran and recognise words I have learnt while studying Arabic
  214. Recite the Quran in a beautiful voice
  215. Read the Quran in Arabic
  216. Thank Allah for allowing me to learn Arabic
  217. Send a message to my class on the Arabic Level 6 WhatsApp group, thanking my teacher.
  218. Intend on teaching Hannah Arabic
  219. Go and have a take away with my daughter, to keep her spirits up and to encourage her
  220. Go and buy the groceries
  221. Recite the prayer for travelling, putting my hope in Allah and Asking Him to grant me control over my car.
  222. Fill the car with petrol
  223. Remember to make dhikr whilst driving, with Aneesa as my companion
  224. Sit, exhausted, resting
  225. Thank Allah for my son who always gets my hot water bottles for me
  226. Watch Ertugrul in the evening with my husband and daughter
  227. Thank Allah for Etrugrul, and how he helped the Muslim’s establish themselves
  228. Thank Allah for warrior men and women
  229. Thank Allah Sh Muhiy ud Din Ibn Arabi
  230. Thank Allah for my teacher
  231. Add things to google calendar in order to be organised
  232. Thank Allah for making me organised and able to fit everything in
  233. Thank Allah for the apps that make my life easier
  234. Connect with friends and soul mates
  235. Thank Allah for my friends and soul mates
  236. Send a message to those who love the Messenger of Allah ﷺ and ask how they are
  237. Beg Allah to keep me with the lovers of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ
  238. Yearn to be with the Messenger of Allah ﷺ
  239. Thank Allah for my teacher who showed me the path to love
  240. Pick up Aneesa, kiss her, and move her beads in remembrance
  241. Reprimand child number 1
  242. Reprimand child number 2
  243. Reprimand child number 3
  244. Reprimand child number 4
  245. Argue with my husband
  246. Make up with my husband
  247. Say sorry to my husband
  248. Give extra thanks when he says sorry to me!
  249. Say thank you to child number 1
  250. Say thank you to child number 2
  251. Say thank you to child number 3
  252. Say thank you to child number 4
  253. Say thank you to my husband
  254. Light a romantic candle in our bedroom
  255. Go out for dinner with my husband
  256. Sit and drink tea with my husband
  257. Drink tea made by my husband
  258. Eat food cooked by my husband
  259. Eat food cooked by child number 1
  260. Eat food cooked by child number 2
  261. Eat food cooked by child number 3
  262. Eat food cooked by child number 4
  263. Use the whiteboard
  264. Read a book
  265. Think about how many books I have read
  266. Sit at my desk to blog
  267. Write a blog article
  268. Thank Allah for giving me the ability to write a book
  269. Thank Allah for giving me the ability to write a companion workbook
  270. Embrace the mess
  271. Clear the mess
  272. Thank Allah when the evening lights come on via timer
  273. Take time out when a Cherished Muslimah sends a message
  274. Listen to the birds chirping and thank Allah for them.
  275. Pass my son’s rooms and pray for them
  276. Pray that Allah makes them the coolness to my eyes.
  277. Thank Allah for making them the coolness of my eyes
  278. Thank Allah for hot water
  279. Thank Allah for the dishwasher
  280. Thank Allah for the tumble dryer
  281. Thank Allah for the steam iron
  282. Thank Allah for clothes to iron
  283. Teach my boys how to iron
  284. Teach my boys how to buy groceries
  285. Teach my boys how to load the washing machine
  286. Teach my boys how to cook a meal
  287. Teach my boys how to peel onions
  288. Teach my boys how to peel eggs
  289. Teach my boys how to peel potatoes
  290. Teach my boys how to form a kebab
  291. Thank Allah that my children know how to iron
  292. Thank Allah that my children know how to buy groceries
  293. Thank Allah that my children know how to load the washing machine
  294. Thank Allah that my children know how to cook a meal
  295. Thank Allah that my children know how to peel onions
  296. Thank Allah that my children know how to peel eggs
  297. Thank Allah that my children know how to peel potatoes
  298. Thank Allah that my children know how to form a kebab
  299. Read tasbih Fatimah when things get hard
  300. Reflect on how hard the family of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ had it.
  301. Thank Allah for the family of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon them
  302. Send salawat
  303. Open the fridge to take some food out
  304. Open the freezer to take some food out
  305. Buy eggs
  306. Put eggs into the egg basket
  307. Make my own nut mix
  308. Ride my bike
  309. For all the teachers I have ever studied with end benefitted from
  310. For all of my children’s teachers
  311. For Ha Meem Foundation
  312. Sit down at my prayermat
  313. Fast during Ramadan
  314. Fast out of Ramadan
  315. Waking for suhoor
  316. Eating iftar
  317. Eating iftar as a family during Ramadan
  318. Decorating the house for Ramadan
  319. Decorating the house for Eid
  320. Wear my hijab
  321. Buy my hijabs
  322. Buy my modest outerwear
  323. Buy beautiful clothes to wear at home
  324. Purge my wardrobe
  325. Help a friend in need
  326. Help to lift the morale of Cherished Muslimahs
  327. Help to lift the morale of child number 1
  328. Help to lift the morale of child number 2
  329. Help to lift the morale of child number 3
  330. Help to lift the morale of child number 4
  331. Help to lift the morale of my husband
  332. Help to lift the morale of my siblings
  333. Help to lift the morale of my friends
  334. Learn something new from my teacher
  335. Mow the lawn
  336. Clear out the attic
  337. Clear out the shed
  338. Clear out the freezer
  339. Have left-overs day
  340. Cook a new meal
  341. Peel an onion
  342. Peel a carrot
  343. Peel some garlic
  344. Peel some ginger
  345. Chop an onion
  346. Chop a carrot
  347. Chop some garlic
  348. Chop some ginger
  349. Use my food processor
  350. Use my blender
  351. Use my juicer
  352. Soak a pan
  353. Wash a pan
  354. Sweep the front driveway
  355. Clear the veranda
  356. Recite a qasida
  357. Hear a new qasida
  358. Read the English translation of a qasida
  359. Read a mawlid in English
  360. Find a new mawlid in English
  361. Find a good English translation of something I have read in Arabic
  362. Buy well written Islamic material for my daughter
  363. Hear a new nasheed that has been sung
  364. Send my salams to Madina ﷺ
  365. Listen to the King of Madina by Zain Bikha
  366. Listen to women praising the Messenger of Allah ﷺ
  367. Reach the month of Rabbi al Awwal
  368. Attend a mawlid
  369. Sit at the front row of a dars
  370. Ask a scholar a question
  371. Study with a scholar
  372. Hoover my home
  373. Empty the hoover
  374. Remove the hair from the roller bar of the hoover
  375. Steam mop my kitchen
  376. Steam mop my bathroom
  377. Thank Allah for my steam mop
  378. Use a napkin
  379. Wash the napkins
  380. Iron the napkins
  381. Place the napkins in the napkin holder on the dining table
  382. Set the dining table
  383. Dress the dining table with a table cloth and runner
  384. Light dinner candles
  385. Invite family over for dinner
  386. Invite friends over for dinner
  387. Have a one-dish party with family
  388. Have a one-dish party with friends
  389. Cook biryani
  390. Buy biryani
  391. Eat biryani
  392. Cook lasagne
  393. Eat lasagne
  394. Bake chocolate cake
  395. Make banoffee pie
  396. Make a trifle
  397. Bake cupcakes
  398. Leaving everything to attend a dars outside the home
  399. Reciting the 99 names of Allah off by heart
  400. Reflecting on Allah’s 99 names
  401. Wearing perfume
  402. Owning beautiful perfume
  403. Meet my beautiful friends
  404. Have a friend visit me
  405. Remember my hajj
  406. Remember the umrah I did with the family
  407. Remember the umrah I did with my mum
  408. Eat watermelon
  409. Buy watermelon
  410. Eat dates
  411. Buy dates
  412. Eat mangos
  413. Buy lychees
  414. Buy bukhoor
  415. Burn Bukhoor
  416. Smell Bukhoor
  417. Sit in the garden
  418. Thank Allah for my garden
  419. Smell the roses in my garden and reflect on Allah’s love and beauty
  420. Thank Allah for my mind and intellect
  421. Thank Allah for my shoulders
  422. Thank Allah for my knees
  423. Thank Allah for my toes
  424. Thank Allah for my eyes
  425. Thank Allah for my ears
  426. Thank Allah for my nose
  427. Thank Allah for my mouth
  428. Thank Allah for nursery rhymes
  429. Thank Allah for giving me the ability to perform supererogatory acts of worship
  430. Thank Allah for my hands with which I strike
  431. Thank Allah for my feet with which I walk
  432. Use my mind to worship Allah
  433. Use my eyes to worship Allah
  434. Use my ears to worship Allah
  435. Use my tongue to worship Allah
  436. Am patient when faced with fear
  437. Am patient when faced with hunger
  438. Am patient when faced with loss of property
  439. Am patient when faced with loss of lives
  440. Am patient when faced with loss of capital
  441. Feel fatigued
  442. Experience illness
  443. Feel sorrow
  444. Feel sadness
  445. Feel hurt
  446. Experience distress
  447. Have painful shoulders from working so much
  448. Have a painful back from working so much
  449. Have carpel tunnel syndrome from spending so much time working on the computer
  450. Have a painful menstruation
  451. Experienced constant and extreme sickness when pregnant with child number 1
  452. Experienced constant and extreme sickness when pregnant with child number 2
  453. Experienced constant and extreme sickness when pregnant with child number 3
  454. Experienced constant and extreme sickness when pregnant with child number 4
  455. Experienced childbirth for child number 1
  456. Experienced childbirth for child number 2
  457. Experienced childbirth for child number 3
  458. Experienced childbirth for child number 4
  459. Thank Allah for being able to look at the stars with my eyes, without glasses
  460. Thank Allah for my successful laser eye surgery after having worn glasses for 30 years
  461. Had sleepless nights due to young children
  462. Tended to the needs of my feverish children
  463. Tended to my crying babies
  464. Changed my babies’ nappies
  465. Cleaned my children’s vomit
  466. Wiped my children’s dirty bottoms
  467. Cleaned the wee of my young children from their beds
  468. Cleaned the wee of my young children from my bed
  469. Cleaned the wee of my young children from the carpet
  470. Use my computer
  471. Use my phone
  472. Use my laptop
  473. Use my iPad
  474. Use my microphone
  475. Use two monitors
  476. Connect to the wifi
  477. Thank Allah for my hot water bottle
  478. Thank Allah for my woolly socks
  479. Thank Allah for my fingerless cashmere turtledoves gloves that keep my fingers warm while I type on a winter’s day
  480. Emulate the qualities of my mum
  481. Emulate the qualities of my dad
  482. Pray for my mum
  483. Pray for my dad
  484. Pray for my teachers
  485. Thank Allah for Our Lady Asiya, may Allah be pleased with her
  486. Thank Allah for Our Lady Maryam, may Allah be pleased with her
  487. Thank Allah for Our Lady Fatimah, may Allah be pleased with her
  488. Thank Allah for Our Lady Khadeeja, may Allah be pleased with her
  489. Thank Allah for Our Lady Aminah, may Allah be pleased with her
  490. Thank Allah for Our Master Abdullah, may Allah be pleased with him
  491. Thank Allah for Our Master Abdul Muttalib, may Allah be pleased with him
  492. Strive to emulate all the inspiring examples left by all the great women and men of the past
  493. Strive to emulate the Messenger of Allah ﷺ
  494. Yearn to be with the Messenger of Allah ﷺ in the hereafter
  495. Yearn to see the Messenger of Allah ﷺ in my dreams
  496. Ask Allah for forgiveness for all of my sins
  497. Thank Allah for everything I have
  498. Ask Allah to make my progeny of the righteous ones
  499. Ask Allah to make my progeny of the lovers of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ
  500. Strive to worship Allah as though I see Him ﷻ

Thanks for getting to the bottom – as you can see, there is a lot more than meets the eye in the day of an average mother and housewife.

 

May Allah accept it all as worship!

 Notes: 

  1. The Book of Wisdoms, Commentary by Sh. Abdullah Gangohi[]

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