30 days of Good Deeds to work on in order to please Allah
Here is a quick plan to carry out good deeds in your busy lifestyle. You can carry out 30 good deeds in 30 days by sticking with a plan and carry out 1 deed a day.
Carrying out good deeds in Islam has a lot of benefits and one will attain extra reward from Allah as it is one of his commandments as mentioned in the Glorious Quran:
‘Allah has promised those who believe and do righteous deeds [that] for them there is forgiveness and great reward.’ (Quran, 5:9)
‘… Allah is with those who fear Him and those who are doers of good.’ (Quran, 16:128)
Islam is what we make of it and if we make it easy for us then surely carrying out good deeds will be easy too.
This Plan can be useful during Ramadan as that is when everyone puts in extra effort towards their good deeds. But we recommend applying it to your daily lives all year round:
Day 1 – Create and commit to a simple Quran reading schedule – Try to get in at least one juz of the Quran a day. Not necessarily all in one go, but can be throughout the day
Day 2 – Smile at someone you don’t know! (smiling is a sunnah)
Day 3 – Call a family member who you haven’t spoken to in a while
Day 4 – Feed a homeless or a person in need
Day 5 – Memorise a new surah or re-learn one that you may have forgotten
Day 6 – Prepare a meal for your family (even if you cannot cook, try to learn a simple dish)
Day 7 – Visit someone who is ill in hospital
Day 8 – Make up with someone you’ve fallen out with
Day 9 – Sign up to make a difference each month with a standing order with any charity
Day 10 – Volunteer at a local food bank/hostel kitchen
Day 11 – Spend some time with an elderly family member/friend
Day 12 – Feed the birds in your garden or even ducks in the park
Day 13 – Tell your friends and family how much they mean to you
Day 14 – Invite a Muslim you don’t normally socialise with for a meal
Day 15 – Pray Tahajjud and make dua for someone going through hardship
Day 16 – Surprise a sister with a gift such as a scarf or a brother with a Islamic book
Day 17 – Commit to giving up a bad habit & ask Allah (swt) for forgiveness
Day 18 – Babysit a sibling/young family member and ease the burden of a tired mum!
Day 19 – Send an uplifting message to someone in need
Day 20 – Start/add towards a hajj/umrah fund (try to do this on a daily/weekly/monthly basis)
Day 21 – Invite a non-Muslim friend/neighbour for a meal
Day 22 – Plant a tree/flowers or water your garden and connect with Allah’s natural creation
Day 23 – Make a homemade gift or card for someone special (Any occasions such as Eid)
Day 24 – Remind your friends and family to pay their Zakat!
Day 25 – Ask someone you’ve wronged for forgiveness
Day 26 – Sign up to an event to raise money for those in need
Day 27 – Have a wardrobe clear out and donate items you don’t use (to clothes banks)
Day 28 – Try to attend a special Islamic event/gathering where they will discuss the deen
Day 29 – Help your parents with any household chores (or any family member)
Day 30 – Learn a hadith and its explanation and share it with your social / friends / family list
These are just some of our ideas to get you started, but feel free to add in your own views/tasks accordingly and try to stick with the plan every month In’Sha’Allah.