How to Increase Barakah in your Life (9 Tips)

How to Increase Barakah in your Life (9 Tips)

What is Barakah?

Barakah in a nutshell can be explained as blessings with the attachment of ‘divine goodness‘ to something. It can also be seen as increased productivity in something (that could be food, a task, or anything else)

In the fast paced lives we all live today barakah has seemingly disappeared and we’re all left wondering things like where did my time go today? Or why is there so little food when it looked so plentiful?

Everyone wants to feel blessed right? So, in this article we’ll cover 9 things you can do to bring back barakah into your life inshallah.

9 ways to increase barakah in your life

 1) Have Taqwa of Allah  

What is Taqwa?

Taqwa (piety) in a general sense means awareness of God. It can also mean ‘fear of God’ but not fear in the literal sense but more in the sense of being conscious of God. There are a number of ways one can attain taqwa and they include:

  • Remembrance of Allah (SWT).
  • Remembrance of death.
  • Abstaining from sin & doing more good.
  • Repenting & asking for forgiveness.
  • And many more.

  2) Keep Everything Halal  

The key word here is EVERYTHING.

This includes things like:

  • Earning a halal income.
  • Eating halal food.
  • Honesty in trade – no cheating or deceiving.

It’s important to note that du’as are often not accepted because one of the above is not being followed. Allah (SWT) only accepts what is good so if you’re bringing haraam income into the household, firstly there will be no barakah and secondly it hinders your du’as from being accepted.

  3) Recite the Qur’an Regularly  

The Qu’ran is a blessing in itself so it makes sense that if you recite it regularly you’ll bring more barakah into your lives. Every letter you read from the Qur’an counts as a reward!

Allah (S.W.T) says in the Qu’ran:

“And this is a Book which We have sent down, blessed and confirming what was before it, that you may warn the Mother of Cities and those around it”Surah Anam, 92

Related: The Virtues of Reciting Ayatul Kursi

  4) Salah, Salah, Salah  

Salah is the key to Jannah. Bring it back into your life and watch the blessings flow!

“The key to Jannah is Salah and the key to Salah is wudu.”Tirmidhi

  5) Always Begin with Bismillah  

What does Bismillah mean?

Bismillah means ‘in the name of Allah

By invoking your lords name in everything you do surely He will bless you & bring barakah into all of it.

So, whether you’re just about to eat, start on a work project or just drive to your parents house remember to recite Bismillah first!

  6) Seek Forgiveness from Allah  

Just as doing good will increase barakah, constantly sinning can lead to a shortage in barakah in everything! If you find yourself in this position, repent and ask forgiveness from your creator.

The Prophet (SAW) says:

“If anyone continually asks pardon, Allah will appoint for him a way out of every distress, and a relief from every anxiety, and will provide for him from where he did not reckon”Abu Dawud

 7) Spend in the Way of Allah  

Whatever little you can spare, try to spend it in the way of Allah (charity).

We know that giving charity does not in any way decrease wealth. Instead Allah (SWT) increases the believers wealth massively!

Abu Huraira (RA) narrates the Prophet (SAW) said:

“Charity does not in any way decrease the wealth and the servant who forgives, Allah adds to his respect; and the one who shows humility, Allah elevates him in the estimation (of the people).”Sahih Muslim, 6264

 8) Make Regular Du’a for Barakah  

Du’a is such a powerful tool but one many of us fail to utilise. We often pray Salah then proceed to walk out the masjid without making a du’a (or making a very short one).

If you have good intentions & do your best to keep everything halal, make du’a for barakah regularly and you will not be let down!

Remember, du’as can be accepted in 3 ways:

  • Your du’a is accepted.
  • The reward is saved for you in the next life.
  • You are turned away from an equal amount of evil.

The Prophet (SAW) says:

“The most excellent worship is Du’a.”Sahih Al-Jami

Related: 10 Special Times to Make Du’a and Have it Accepted

  9) Follow the Sunnah  

The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was and is the perfect example of how a Muslim should live their lives. This includes productivity and how to maximise time & benefits for things we do during the day.

Imitiating the most blessed man to ever walk this planet is surley the best & ultimate source of blessings and barakah!

  Take Action  

Now it’s your turn to TAKE ACTION!

If you feel like there is a lack of barakah in your life and household, start following some of the tips above.

Start with 1 or 2 and then slowly add more. With Allah (S.W.T) by your side you’ll have all 9 points down in no time.

Please note that there are numerous other ways one can increase barakah in their lives which we will cover sometime in the future in another article!

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