Good Deed: #111 Exercise

4:79 (Y. Ali) Whatever good, (O man!) happens to thee, is from Allah. but whatever evil happens to thee, is from thy (own) soul. and We have sent thee as an apostle to (instruct) mankind. And enough is Allah for a witness.

2:195 (Y. Ali) And spend of your substance in the cause of Allah, and make not your own hands contribute to (your) destruction; but do good; for Allah loveth those who do good.

3:30 (Y. Ali) “On the Day when every soul will be confronted with all the good it has done, and all the evil it has done, it will wish there were a great distance between it and its evil. But Allah cautions you (To remember) Himself. And Allah is full of kindness to those that serve Him.”

Narrated Abu Hurairah: Allah’s Messenger said, “A strong believer is better and dearer to Allah than a weak one in all good things. Adhere to that which is most beneficial for you. Keep beseeching Allah for help and do not refrain from it. If you are afflicted in any way, do not say: ‘If I had taken this or that step, it would have resulted into such and such,’ but say only: ‘Allah so determined and did as He willed.’ The word ‘if’ opens the gates of satanic conduct.” (Muslim)

The Prophet’s wife `Aisha(RA) said: “I raced with the Prophet (peace and blessings be on him) and beat him in the race. Later, when I had put on some weight, we raced again and he won. Then he said, ‘This cancels that,’ referring to the previous occasion.” (Reported by Ahmad.)

Mubarak Ibrahim – Muslimah fitness trainer

Action Plan

1. Establish a habit of exercising first before investing any money into it. Get into a routine

2. Consult your doctor before you start an exercise program especially if you are have ill health.

3. Start baby steps and increase it as time goes on. Maybe 10 minutes 3 times a week and then increasing as days go by.

4. Rehydrate – drink 8 glasses of water. Remember to read dua after drinking water as well.

5. Start in moderation and don’t over do it right in the start.

6. Keep an exercise log book to write down what exercise you did and how you felt.

7. do you 10000 daily steps. invest in a pedometer.

8.  Schedule your exercise in your diary and treat it like a dentist or heart specialist appointment that you will never miss.

9. Have a friend, spouse or personal trainer join you when you exercising for moral support and encouragement.

10. Be SMART. Let your exercise goals be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time Based.

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