I challenge everyone (including myself) to take a simple Sunnah this week and start implementing it in our lives.
A simple one. If it feels complicated then skip it for later.
- Stop wasting food
- Conserve water
- Smile at others
- Turn off lights when you’re not using them (especially if someone else pays your electric bill, think of the early Caliphate and how they would stop burning the state-funded candles when they weren’t doing government work)
- Visit someone who is sick
- Pick up trash in your neighbourhood
- Brush your teeth before salaah, either with a miswaak or a toothbrush
- Mend your shoes/clothes (or pay someone else to mend them) instead of throwing them away and buying new ones
- Take care of the animals/plants in your home
- Wash your hands before eating, and rinse out your mouth and wash your hands when you are finished (did anyone ever tell you that the receipts contain more BPA than plastics? And you’re eating that McCheeze thingy after touching that receipt, putting that BPA straight into your digestive system?)
If you want to keep track of how you’re doing each day, consider downloading the Seinfeld Calendar if you use a Droid.
P.S. This list is nowhere near exhaustive.
Prophet Muhammad (saws) was so full of understanding and he overflowed with compassion that he treated everyone fairly and he welcomed everyone even those who went astray and those who weren’t Muslims.
When did we become so harsh?