Building a Spiritually Uplifting Home
We all love to live in a home that welcomes us back at the end of a long, busy day. A place that provides comfort and lifts our spirit is just the place you want to call home, so here are 7 ways to build a spiritually uplifting home.
1. Make home a place of worship
Create an Islamic routine for your family through everyday practices, like praying your 5 daily prayers, reciting Qur’an, fasting Mondays and Thursdays and saying your morning and evening Athkar (remembrance) together. Remind each other to pray and wake each other up for Fajr.
2. Have a positive attitude towards each other
Words have a huge impact on our attitude, so always speak positively when addressing your family. Greet each other positively and always ponder over your blessings from Allah.
Talk and act positively. Find solutions to your challenges and focus on your blessings. Choose contentment and you will be happier and confident in any circumstance.
3. Learn about your deen together as a family
Learning together fosters growth and connection between family members. You can listen to a webinar, cuddle for bedtime reading and make Islamic crafts to develop a stronger connection with each other.
4. Have a healthy relationship with your neighbors
Encourage all members of the family to be kind and courteous to the neighbors! Perform random acts of kindness towards them like sending them a gift or baking them a cake. Check up on your neighbors often and avoid any activities which might disturb the peace between you. Giving or receiving random acts of kindnesses cheers you up instantly. It’s faith in action!
“Surely those who believe and do righteous deeds, they are the best of all creatures.” Quran (98:6).
5. Recite Surat al Baqarah and Ayat Al-Kursi in your home
The Prophet (SAW) has specifically advised us to recite Surat Al Baqarah and Ayatul Kursi in our homes as a form of protection from the shaytan
“For the shaytan does not enter a house in which Surat Al-Baqarah is recited” (Sahih Muslim).
6. Invite righteous company to your home
Inviting righteous company will automatically lift the spirituality in your home. Righteous family, friends, and visitors will remind you of Allah and make dua for Allah to bless your household.
7. Have a clean and tidy home
A clean and tidy home reduces stress and makes you happy. Get rid of the things you don’t use anymore and find a place for the things that you do use to keep a clean and tidy home. Decorate your home with houseplants and use incense to add extra charm and to lift your spirits.
There’s nothing more relaxing than enjoying family time with your house tidy and clean. Having a clean and tidy home will attract the angels into your home and you will find greater peace and blessings in your life. It is a sunnah and Prophet Muhammad (SAW) used to love cleanliness and good scents.
May Allah SWT bless our homes with faith, love, and tranquility. Amin.