1. MAKE GOOD INTENTIONS
As moms and wives we often get wrapped up in taking care of the family and home. Sometimes you may feel upset that you have no time to do extra to please Allah SWT. Well I’m here to tell you that everything you do in life can equal a reward, you just have to have the right intentions. One thing we all need to do is actively think of the reasons why we do things. For an example, when we take care of our husbands we should make the intention that we are doing this because Allah gets pleased with those wives who are good and grateful to their husbands.
2. HAVE ALONE TIME WITH ALLAH
It is also very important for us women to take out some alone time with Allah. Think of a time when the kids are asleep, this may be after Fajr salah or maybe after you tuck in the kids for the night. After you offer your prayer try sitting and just talking to Allah from the heart. Anything at all, things that are worrying you, things that you are grateful for, or maybe things you need help with in your life. I have done this on many occasions and Subhanallah you have this warm fuzzy feeling after you do it! You may go to your best friend to vent and tell her your frustrations, she might listen and maybe even judge you at times. But Allah, our true best friend is there to listen, He does not judge, and He is the only one that can truly help you. He is the All Hearer and the Allah Knower!
3. THINK OF DEATH ON A DAILY BASIS
And lastly, we need to remember to think of death on a daily basis. If we do this things are kept in perspective. You realize that this time we have in the duniya is temporary. You also remember to do more things now to get you an eternal, blissful life in the hereafter. Nothing is more certain than death, yet it seems like we take it so lightly. But the day will come when each one us will be visited by the Angel of Death. At that time we will leave our families and our most favorite things behind, and will be only left with our deeds. Are we ready to face our Lord? Have we done enough deeds to tip the balance in our favor? Truly death is the destroyer of all pleasures.
I ask Allah SWT to save us all from the punishment of hell, and to guide us and keep us on the straight path till the end of our time. I ask Allah the All Mighty to enter us all into Jannat ul Firdous. Ameen.