December 6

5 Powerful Deeds in Under 1 minute For Busy Mothers


Motherhood can be chaotic and hectic. Between juggling household chores, taking care of children and spending quality time with our spouse, our spirituality and connection with Allah can unknowingly take a back seat. Despite our busy lives, there are often small pockets of free time available to us – a few minutes while waiting in a bus queue, half a minute on an elevator, and so on. If only we take the time to familiarize ourselves with the simple yet impactful deeds mentioned in the sunnah, we can efficiently utilize these moments. Let us now explore some of these deeds that can be easily practiced inshaAllah.

Uttering the phrase “SubhanAllah” in moments of awe and wonder can earn immense rewards for a busy Muslim mother. The term itself means “Glory be to Allah” and is a way of acknowledging the greatness and perfection of Allah. By saying it even just a few times, a mother can bring her focus back to Allah and remind herself of His infinite power and mercy.

The Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) said, “Whoever says ‘SubhanAllah’ a hundred times, a thousand good deeds are recorded for them or a thousand sins are wiped away.” This simple act of glorification can serve as a source of spiritual rejuvenation and gratitude.

In just a few seconds, a mother can say “Sal Allahu Alayhi Wa Sallam” (Peace be upon him) after mentioning the name of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). This act, known as sending blessings or salutations upon the Prophet, carries great rewards. By doing so, one shows respect and love for the Prophet and seeks Allah’s blessings upon him. 

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Whoever sends blessings upon me once, Allah will send blessings upon him tenfold.” Taking a moment to send these blessings not only earns reward but also strengthens the connection with the Prophet and increases love for him.

At times when you feel remorseful for committing a mistake or a sin, seek forgiveness by saying “Astaghfirullah.” This simple act of seeking forgiveness shows humility and a sincere desire to rectify one’s actions. Allah is the Most Forgiving, and by turning to Him with repentance, you can experience spiritual cleansing and the opportunity for redemption. Seeking forgiveness is an essential part of the journey towards self-improvement and strengthening one’s relationship with Allah.

Surah Al-Ikhlas is a short chapter of the Quran consisting of only four verses. Despite its brevity, it holds immense importance and rewards. In less than a minute, you can recite this Surah, which affirms the oneness and uniqueness of Allah. 

The Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) said, “Whoever recites Surah Al-Ikhlas ten times, Allah will build a palace for them in Paradise.” This Surah encapsulates the essence of Tawheed (the belief in the oneness of Allah) and serves as a powerful reminder of the majesty and singularity of Allah. By reciting it regularly, you can strengthen your faith and earn rewards.

A simple smile and acts of kindness can hold tremendous rewards.Navigate your responsibilities by taking a moment to smile and show kindness to others. 

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Your smile in the face of your brother or sister is charity.” By displaying warmth, empathy, and compassion towards others, a mother not only earns reward but also contributes to a positive and uplifting environment. These small gestures can have far-reaching effects, creating a ripple of goodness in the lives of those around her.

Set aside dedicated time for reciting and reflecting upon the Quran. It can be as little as a few minutes each day. Consider incorporating the recitation of a few verses or even a single page of the Quran after Fajr or before bedtime. Reflecting on the meaning of the verses deepens the connection with the words of Allah.

Even in our busy lives, there are moments of free time that can be utilized effectively by incorporating simple acts of goodness mentioned in the sunnah. By making the most of these moments, we can enhance our spirituality and bring blessings into our lives. Let us strive to embrace these easy-to-do deeds and leave a positive impact on ourselves and those around us.


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