25 Good Deeds We Can Do In One Minute
1) In one minute: We can recite Surah al-Faatihah 3 times, reciting rapidly and silently. Some scholars said that the reward for reading al-Faatihah is more than 600 Hasanas, so if we read it 3 times we will, by the permission of Allah, gain more than 1800 Hasanas ,all of that in one minute.
2) In one minute: We can recite Surah al-Ikhlas (Qul Huwa Allaahu Ahad) 20 times, reciting rapidly and silently. Reciting it once is equivalent to one-third of the Qur’an. If we read it 20 times it is equivalent to reading the Qur’an 7 times. If we read it 20 times in one minute each day, we will have read it 600 times in one month, and 7200 times in one year, which will be equal in reward to reading the Qur’an 2400 times.
3) In one minute: We can read one page of the Book of Allah.
4) In one minute: We can memorize a short ayah of the Book of Allah.
5) In one minute: We can say Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah wahdahu laa shareeka lah, lahu’l-mulk wa lahu’l-hamd wa huwa ‘ala kulli shay’in qadeer (There is no God except Allah alone with no partner; to Him be dominion and praise, and He is Able to do all things) – 20 times. The reward for saying this is like freeing 8 slaves for the sake of Allah from among the sons of Isma’eel.
6) In one minute: We can say Subhaan Allaahi wa bi hamdihi (Glory and praise be to Allah) 100 times. Whoever says that in one day will be forgiven for his sins even if they are like the foam of the sea.
7) In one minute: We can say Subhaan Allaahi wa bi hamdihi Subhaan Allaah il-‘Azeem (Glory and praise be to Allah, glory be to Allah the Almighty) 50 times. These are two phrases which are light on the lips, heavy in the balance and beloved to the Most Merciful, as was narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim.
8) Rasulullah (SAW) said: “When I say ‘Subhaan Allaah, wa’l-hamdu Lillah, wa laa ilaah ill-Allaah, wa Allaahu akbar (Glory be to Allah, praise be to Allah, there is no God except Allah, and Allah is Most Great)’, this is more beloved to me than all that the sun rises upon.” (Muslim) In one minute: We can say all of these words more than 18 times. These words are the most beloved words to Allaah, the best of words, and they weigh heavily in the balance of good deeds, as was narrated in the sahih Ahadith.
9) In one minute: We can say, Laa hawla wa laa quwwata illa Billaah (there is no strength and no power except with Allah) more than 40 times. This is one of the treasures of Paradise, as was narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim. They are a means of putting up with difficulties and of aiming to achieve great things.
10) In one minute: We can say Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah approximately 50 times. This is the greatest word, for it is the word of Tawheed, the good word, the word that stands firm. If these are the last words of a person, he will enter Paradise, and there are other reports which indicate how great these words are.
11) In one minute: We can say Subhaan Allaah wa bi hamdih, ‘adada khalqihi, wa ridaa nafsihi, wazinata ‘arshihi, wa midaada kalimaatihi (Glory and praise be to Allah, as much as the number of His creation, as much as pleases Him, as much as the weight of His Throne and as much as the ink of His words) more than 15 times. These words bring many more times the reward for other forms of tasbeeh and Dhikr, as was reported in sahih Ahadith from Rasulullah (SAW).
12) In one minute: We can seek the forgiveness of Allah more than 100 times by saying “Astaghfir-Allaah (I seek the forgiveness of Allah). The virtues of seeking forgiveness are no secret, for it is the means of attaining forgiveness and entering Paradise, and it is the means of being granted a good life, increasing one’s strength, warding off disasters, making things easier, bringing rain and increasing one’s wealth and children.
13) In one minute: We can say a few brief and concise words , and Allah may bring about some good through them that you could never imagine.
14) In one minute: We can send blessings on Rasulullah (SAW) 50 times by saying Sall-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam (May Allah bless him and grant him peace). In return Allah will send blessings upon you 500 hundred times because one blessing brings ten like it.
15) In one minute: We can motivate our heart to give thanks to Allah, to love Him, to fear Him, to put hope in Him, to long for Him, and thus travel through the stages of ‘uboodiyyah (total enslavement to Allah). We could do this while we are lying on our bed or walking in the street.
16) In one minute: We can read more than two pages of a useful book that is easy to understand.
17) In one minute: We can uphold the ties of kinship by calling a relative on the phone.
18) In one minute: We can raise our hands and recite any du’aa’ we wish.
19) In one minute: We can say salaams to and shake hands with a number of people.
20) In one minute: We can forbid an evil action.
21) In one minute: We can enjoin something good.
22) In one minute: We can offer sincere advice to someone.
23) In one minute: We can console someone who is depressed.
24) In one minute: We can remove something harmful from the road.
25) In one minute: Making the most of one minute motivates us to make the most of other periods that would otherwise be wasted.
The more sincere we are towards Allah and the more aware we are of Him, the greater will be our reward and the more our Hasanat will increase. Most of these actions will not cost us anything; they do not require Taharah (purity) and they will not tire us out or take much effort. We can do them whilst we are walking, or in our car, or lying down, or standing, or sitting, or waiting for somebody. These actions are also among the greatest means of attaining happiness, expanding the chest (i.e., bringing relief and joy) and removing stress and anxiety.
“Oh Allah help us to do that which You love and which pleases You.Aameen Thuma Aameen”