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Work smarter, not harder to get to Jannah!

As-salam wa-alaikum MATW fam!

Man, I so badly want to go to Jannah! The older I get (38 now) the more I realize that although Allah SWT definitely has blessed all of us in many ways, the real, true, lasting happiness in the heart is not something we can find in this place called “The Dunya”. We will always feel like something is missing here. If you have money, maybe you don’t have friends. If you have friends, maybe you don’t have health, and so on. No one has it all here, and I know far too many rich people who are depressed to think that money makes people happy.

So we gotta work to get to paradise, we know that. But I want to work smarter, not just work harder!

That means I gotta find clever ways (click here for one way) to double and triple my rewards. I have to take every “bonus” that Allah SWT is giving out, and there are plenty! Check out this hadith below:

On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) from the Prophet (ﷺ), who said:

Allah (mighty and sublime be He) says: Fasting is Mine and it is I who give reward for it. [A man] gives up his sexual passion, his food, and his drink for my sake. Fasting is like a shield, and he who fasts has two joys: joy when he breaks his fast and joy when he meets his Lord. The change in the breath of the mouth of him who fasts is better in Allah’s estimation than the smell of musk.

[It was related by al-Bukhari (also by Muslim, Malik, at-Tirmidhi, an-Nasa’i, and Ibn Maja]

So Allah SWT loves for us to fast – but I get terrible migraines when I fast! Usually, the pain is so severe I break my fast with a variety of painkillers!

The easy answer here, I can pay for someone who is fasting (or starving) to eat something.

I can get the same reward, and the same pleasure of Allah SWT, by paying for the fasting Muslims in other countries to eat, or to feed a person who may not have eaten for days. The next logical step to increase my rewards then becomes, “Well, why just pay for one meal for one person when I can pay for lots!”. In one day, with one donation, I can feed hundreds of people, and that earns me tons of rewards, the pleasure of Allah SWT, and If I saved a life, I also get the rewards of all the good deeds that Muslims will do until they die.

This is what I mean when I say “work smarter”.

It’s a blessing to live in a country with a high standard of living, like Australia, and because of the exchange rates, I can feed hundreds, even thousands of people, for a small amount of money.

Right now we are collecting for “Orphan Feasts” – hundreds of orphans with no parents to provide for them will be fed with your donations, and it’s so much cheaper than you think.

Click here to donate now: Orphan Feast!

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