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See what you can earn in one thoughtful minute.

By Kalim Farooqi

A Great opportunity while we are still alive is to plan and act for tomorrow; invest one minute of your daily supply of 1440 minutes and reap benefit which no business can offer. Invest 15 minutes and multiply the rewards. We all know that Allah's promise is absolute truth and we should seek it and act according to His guidance. I am sharing this to promote Allah's consciousness and Love to serve Islam in the best way possible and benefit Insha-Allah in both Worlds.

In one minute you can say Surat Al Fatiha 7 times. The reward for each reading of the Surah: 1420 good deeds! This is on the basis that there are 142 letters in the Surah, with each letter getting you 10 good deeds. So after doing a simple calculation, 7 readings will get you 9940 deeds.

In one minute you can say: "Laa Ilaaha Illa Allah, wahdahuLaa Shareeka Lah, Lahul Mulk Walahul Hamd, Wa Huwa 'Ala Kulli Shay'in Qadeer" 20 times. There is no god worthy of worship but Allah, alone, without any partners. For Him is all Dominion and Praise, and He has control over everything. Each saying is equal to the deed of freeing 8 slaves.

In one minute you can say "Subhaanallahu wa bi Hamdihi" 100 times. (All praise and glory is due to Allah) Whoever says this everyday will have his/her sins forgiven.

But we should also remember that the best of deeds are those that are maintained on a regular basis.

In one minute you can say "Subhaanallahu wa bi Hamdihi, Subhaanallahu Al 'Azeem" 50 times. (All Praise and Glory is due to Allah, All Praise is due to Allah the Almighty).

These are "a couple of phrases, light on the tongue, heavy on the scales (on the Day of Judgement), beloved to the All Merciful (Allah)". (Agreed upon)

In one minute you can say "Subhaanallah, wa Al Hamdu Lil'lah, wa Laa Ilaaha Illallah, wa Allahu Akbar" 18 times (All Praise is due to Allah, and All Glory is due to Allah, and there is no god but Allah, and Allah is the Greatest). These are the most beloved words to Allah and his Prophet Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam that the sun has ever risen upon.

In one minute you can say "Laa Ilaaha Illallah" approximately 50 times There is no true god worthy of worship, except Allah). Remember that these are the words of true Islamic Monotheism --- and act accordingly.

In one minute you can say "Laa Hawla wa Laa Kuwata Illa bi'llah" over 40 times. (There is no Power and Might except by Allah) This sentence is one of the treasures of Paradise.

In one minute you can say "Salla-Allahu alayhi wa sallam" Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam 50 times. (Sending peace and blessings upon the Prophet) In return you get 500 blessings from Allah, as each darood you make to His Prophet Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam 10 blessings are returned to you!

In one minute you can contact your family and friends, and increase the bond between you and them.

In one minute you can raise your hands to Allah and supplicate with any good words you wish.

In one minute you can advise or compliment your brother/sister in Islam.

In one minute you can greet any brothers in Islam, smile, shake hands and have a few good words with them.

In one minute you can remove anything harmful that may be laying on the street.

In one minute you can give a few words of comfort to a brother/sister who is concerned and sad for any reason

In one minute you can read two pages of a useful book.

An important note in conclusion: In order to take advantage of the phenomenal rewards outlined above we must maintain within our heart sincerity to Allah. We must understand and genuinely wish for what we are saying and doing. We also know that the best of deeds are those that are maintained on a regular basis. Also we need to remember that best deeds are those deeds that Allah made mandatory for us.

So do you have a minute or more for the smart investment?


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