Learn a Sunnah
As soon as one awakens rub both the palms on the face and eyes so that the effects of sleep disappears
Memorise a Dua
Dua For Safety From All Harms
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الَّذِي لَا يَضُرُّ مَعَ اسْمِهِ شَيْءٌ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَلَا فِي السَّمَاءِ وَهُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ
Recite this du‘a three times in the morning and evening and Insha’ Allah no harm will come to you.
Nabi ﷺ mentions in a hadeeth:
“Whoever recites it (this dua) three times in the morning will not be afflicted by any calamity (harm) before evening, and whoever recites it three times in the evening will not be overtaken by any calamity before morning” (Abu Dawud)
Bismillaa-hil-lazi Laa Ya-dhurru Ma’as-mihi Shay-un Fil Ardhi Walaa Fis-Samaa-i Wahuwas-samee-‘ul-‘ Aleem.
“In the Name of Allah, Who with His Name nothing can cause harm in the earth nor in the heavens, and He is the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing”
The Boy and the Bee
A little boy was taking a walk in a park when he saw a colourful bee. He very much liked the bee, so he decided to catch it. However, just as he was about to grab the bee, it took off and flew away. As hard as the boy tried, he could not catch the bee. All the boy could see was how pretty the bee was. He did not know about the sting the bee carried. The bee eventually grew tired and hid inside a rose. The boy grabbed the rose with the bee inside and because the bee now had no other option, he stung the boy. The boy started to scream and cry. In fact, the sting was so severe that he even fainted. All this happened because he was fooled by what he saw and did not think about the consequences.
Moral – What Do We Learn?
As we learn from this story that we can easily be fooled to think something is beneficial whereas, in reality, it is harmful.
One such example is committing sin and displeasing Allah. We may think it is fun but the result of the sin will always be very unpleasant.
So the next time we have the opportunity to do something wrong, think of the boy and the Bee and be smart.