Got a Minute?
See what you can earn in one thoughtful minute.
Posted: 27 Rabi-u-Thani 1422, 19 July 2001
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
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
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
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 that the sun has ever
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
In one minute you can say "Salla-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 10 blessings are returned
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
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?