Sometimes starting off our day with the right tools helps pave the way for the rest of the day. It can make us happy, optimistic, and just feeling good about ourselves.
Starting off our day with Salat Al Fajr is a great step to having an amazing day. As Dr. Khan puts it, "Fajr Salah equips you with energy for the day to cope with the negative external forces to keep balance within."
Praying the Fajr Salat also guarantees you Jannah, so what is there to lose?
عن أَبِي موسى الأشعري رضي اللَّه عنه قال : قال رسول اللَّه صَلّى االلهُ عَلَيْهِ وسَلَّم : « منْ صلَّى الْبَرْديْنِ دَخَلَ الْجنَّةَ » متفقٌ عليه . »البرْدَانِ » : الصُّبْحُ والْعَصْرُ .
Abu Musa Al-Ash`ari (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "He who observes the Fajr and `Asr (prayers) will enter Jannah.'' [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
Salat Al Duha
Another step to having a great start to your day is praying salat al Duha:
الثاني : عن أَبِي ذرٍّ رضي اللَّه عنه أيضاً أنَّ رسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلّى االلهُ عَلَيْهِ وسَلَّم قال : يُصْبِحُ على آلِّ سُلاَمَى مِنْ أَحَدِآُمْ صدقَةٌ ، فَكُلٌ تَسبِيْحةٍ صَدقةٌ ، وآُلُّ تحْمِيدَةٍ صدقَةٌ ، وآُلُّ تهْلِيلَةٍ صَدَقةٌ ، وآلُّ تَكْبِيرةٍ صَدَقَةٌ ، وأمْرٌ بالمعْرُوفِ صدقَةٌ ، ونَهْيٌ عَنِ المُنْكَرِ صدقَةٌ . ويُجْزِئُ مِنْ ذَلكَ رَآعَتَانِ يرْآَعُهُما مِنَ الضُّحى » رواه مسلم . « السُّلاَمَى » بضم السين المهملة وتخفيف اللام وفتح الميم : المفْصِلُ .
Abu Dharr (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "When you get up in the morning, charity is due from every one of your joints. There is charity in every ascription of glory to Allah; there is charity in every declaration of His Greatness; there is charity in every utterance of praise of Him; there is charity in every declaration that He is the only true God (worthy of worship); there is charity in enjoining good; there is charity in forbidding evil. Two Rak`ah of Duha (Forenoon prayer) is equal to all this (in reward)". [Muslim].
If you have time before heading to work or school, do some type of exercise. It doesn't have to be something extreme, even walking around the neighborhood for half an hour would be a good idea.
Healthy and Hearty Breakfast
Before heading out the door, be sure to have a healthy and hearty breakfast. This is the first meal of the day, which will give you energy to have a great start.
Lastly, making the morning athkar will inshaAllah help aide you in having a great and positive day as well.
How do you start your morning? What's your routine? Let us know below.