Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a Muslim?
What do Muslims do, believe and aspire to? What about the Productive Muslim morning routine?
We Muslims always try to follow the beloved prophet Muhammad ( Peace be upon him) sunnah. Sunnah means the way of the Prophet Muhammad ( Peace be upon him). It includes what he did, said, and approved of. We know and find sunnah from the statements called hadiths.
So today, I am going to decide to share my morning routine with you.
Before I begin, I want to say; I am not a perfect Muslim. I always try to follow our beloved Prophet Muhammad ( Peace be upon him) sunnah. It has been six months. I am trying to follow his sunnah, but you know it’s hard work. Before, I couldn’t pray to Salat Al-Fajr jamaat because of sleep. Alhamdulillah, now every day, I wake up before salah with the blessing of almighty Allah.
As I said, I am not a perfect Muslim, but I am trying to be. You may find some contradiction, incompatibility. It’s my fault. But the great news is that I am slowly adapting to the sunnah. Would you mind reading Prophet Muhammad’s ( Peace be upon him) life story and hadiths if you search for perfect sunnah?
So let’s dive in.
Wake Up Before Fajr prayer.
I begin my morning routine during the 3rd part of the night. It’s around 4.00 – 4.45 AM. I adjust my time with the schedule of salah.
Waking up early is the most important step to having a great morning routine. But it is not an easy task. I enjoy my sleep so much this particular time that I feel this is the best moment of my day. Shaytaan always whispers to me that you should sleep a little. If I agree with him, do you know what’s happened?
I found a great solution for this. Whenever I wake up, I say to myself, stand up, stand up. And yes, this method works wonders for me.
If you are struggling with waking up early, I suggest you go to bed early. Make sure you sleep at least 7 to 8 hours at night.
As soon as I wake up, I go to the mosque and brush my teeth with a miswake. Then I make Wudu for salah. When I say bismillah before wudu and dua after wudu, The eight gates of heaven will open for me. When I feel this in my heart, it makes me so happy.
The best thing about wudhu is that when you are done with it, Your sleep runs away and freshens your soul.
Fajr Salat And Dhikr [5.10 – 6.00]
I love to pray salat with jamaat. I always say to myself, If I pray salah and follow the rule of Islam, I need to be happy. I don’t care about the rest of the things like work and all earthly things. After praying fajr salah, I do dhikr. If you do dhikr right way, It helps you in many ways.
It helps you remove the rust of your heart and purifies the heart. Dhikr makes Muslims closer to Allah, and it protects you from your enemies.
Listen, memorize and learn Quran [ 6.00 – 7.00 ]
Learning Quran is one of the main tasks every Muslim has to accomplish in his lifetime. And as Muslims, we must work towards it, and I can tell you first hand, it has been very beneficial for me so far. It is very important. But I’m on my way to learn the Quran daily.
I also try to memorize Quran. Every day. I learn at least one verse. It is the goal of my life to memorize the entire Quran.
The Holy Quran is such a great blessing of Allah Almighty for us. I am so grateful to Almighty Allah, who guided me to Islam and whose mercy and grace rescued me from bad things. Listening to the Holy Quran is very helpful, and I recommend it to everyone.
Exercise, Breakfast, And Planning for work [7.00 – 9.00]
Participating in physical activity is an effective way to help me feel better, sleep better, improve my energy level, mood, and quality of life. Each day I take the time to exercise. It’s an important part of my life. Exercise is fun for me, but it also has other benefits. Exercise can help prevent various diseases and help manage your weight. And that’s just a start. You may have heard that exercise can also keep your brain young by staving off Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of mental decline, increasing the size of the brain’s gray-matter volume, and even making you smarter.
After exercising, I eat my breakfast. It is the first meal of my day. Usually, I am eaten soon after exercising or before undertaking the day’s work. Breakfast is necessary to start a happy day. What you eat for breakfast decides your health and energy level throughout the day.
At last, after work, I plan my entire day. Planning the day before doing work has greatly improved my productivity. I can get more tasks done in less time.
I can not stress enough how important it is to plan your workday. Those hundreds of to-dos you have littering your desk are not going away by themselves. One very important habit that I have acquired over time is planning my working day.
Without doing this, I would be flying blind through my day without any real direction. On the face of it, planning does seem like a massive waste of time, but once you get into the habit, it becomes second nature to spend around ten minutes at the start of each day; it improves your productivity immensely.
Many steps can be implemented into our routine to help us achieve this life. It all begins by following the footsteps of our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). He was the best role model for all of us, so why shouldn’t we try to copy his footsteps? If you learn how to follow your Prophet’s (saw) footsteps, things like becoming successful, getting married, finding a good job, learning new skills or languages will happen automatically.
Now I have a question for you. What’s your morning routine? Do you get up right away, or do you spend some time staring into space? Most of us start our day by checking our phones (e-mail, Facebook, Instagram). However, if we want to be effective as Muslims in our productive workday mornings, we should follow our beloved Prophet Muhammad ( Peace be upon him).