Dear Tootsie Rolls,
Getting organized should not be limited to housework and daily schedules. Your religious life and activities need to organized as well.
I discovered that making a 3-ring binder on the subject of du’aa to be exceptionally helpful for many reasons.
It is an excellent tool when teaching the children. It can serve as a daily reminder to ask of our needs to our Creator, Allah. And it is a great reference book.
One family I know hangs various du’aa around the house until everyone knows them by heart. The du’aa for sleeping and waking up is posted on walls next to beds. Du’aa for entering/exiting bathrooms is hung next to the bathroom door, and so forth.
Creating printed du’aa and a notebook for them is not difficult.
First gather your du’aa.
Visit the site MakeDua.com. It is the online version of the book Fortification of the Muslim (Hisnul Muslim) — a little du’a book. The site is copyright free.
Click on any or all of the du’aa you want such as supplications for Al-Istikhaarah or Anxiety & Sorrow. Choose the Print option listed underneath the du’aa. Load the printer with nicely decorated computer paper and print.
Store individual print outs inside a sheet protector in a 3-ring binder.
Remember to print the alphabetical index [pdf] too.
And I’m sure you are creative enough to design a cover for your new notebook.
Insha’Allah I plan to write about other pages to add to the Du’aa binder.
Any other suggestions or tips you wish to share about organizing and learning du’aa?