Many of us struggle with early mornings and often that has a direct effect on Fajr, getting to work on time and has a knock-on-effect on the rest of the day. Late starts create stress right from the beginning of the day. If you’ve ever struggled with your mornings then this article is for you because in it I’ll share with you 7 ways to improve your morning energy and power.

So, what is an Islamic daily routine or morning routine? A daily routine begins with a successful morning routine. The Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be upon him) taught us through his Sunnah, through his actions, what the morning should look like and so we will discuss here 7 ways that you could totally transform your morning

Transforming your morning routine will transform your entire day. And having persistent great days will transform your life. But it all starts with the morning routine.

You see, the daily routine of the Prophet of Allah, Muhammad (Peace be upon him) was one that taught us how to create the most successful life ever. Waking up early is only a struggle in the beginning so insha’Allah I’ll share with you exactly how the Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him) did it and other how the most successful people have followed. So, let’s get into this.

FREE 7 Day Course 21 Ways to Get Close to Allah Become the Best You with this Quranic guide

  • Quranic guidance on Optimising Your Life
  • Become the Best version of yourself this Month
  • Learn how to deal with Problems with Confidence

7 Morning routine tips for Success 

  1. Wake up one hour before Fajr Prayer

The Prophet Muhammad (Peace and blessings be upon him) used to begin his morning routine during the 3rd part of the night. That is, he would begin before Salatul Fajr, at the time of the night prayer.

You see the 3rd part of the night for you and I can be an hour before Fajr Prayer comes in. For example, if you wake up at 4 am when Fajr prayer comes in after 5 am.

This is the best time to wake up because it’s a time of solace, a time of peace, a time that you can reflect and contemplate on life, because your mind is at the most optimum, full of energy and you are fresh and ready to begin your day.

  1. Make the First Thing you Utter Alhamdulilah

Make the first thing that comes to your mind when you wake up, praise for Allah, because this is what the messenger of Alllah (peace and blessings be upon him) did every single morning. The very minute you wake up. The Athkar (Statement of remembrance) for waking up as it has been recorded in the Sunnah of the messenger of Allah (Peace Be upon him) is:

Alhamdulilah hilathi ahyaa’na ba’da ma amaata’na wa ilaihi annushoor

Meaning: All praise is due to Allah who has given me life, after taking it and to him is the final return.

You see, to begin your day with praising Allah is fulfilling of your purpose. Because you were created to worship Allah and gratitude is one of the best types of worship.

  1. Make Wudu

Water wipes away all traces of sleep and refreshes and exhilarate the body. We humans are created from a large percentage of water and we require it to remain alive.  It’s also the very thing that we use to purify ourselves and to refresh ourselves before we perform any act of worship. Water is one of the miracles of life, because without it, there is no life.

The Prophet of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) would make Wudu as soon as he would wake up because Wudu is an act of worship and a spiritual purification.

  1. Pray the night prayer (Salat Al-Tahajjud).

If you’ve noticed up until now, everything that we’ve done in the morning routine is connected to our purpose. It’s reconnecting us to our Creator. So, the Messenger of Allah (Peace Be upon him) would pray the night prayer and he would remain standing in prayer until his ankles would swell. Now I’m not saying you need to remain standing until your ankles swell, but it shows you the magnitude of standing in prayer at that moment when everyone else is asleep.

Because the Prophet of Allah (Peace Be upon him) would spend those early hours in worship in connecting to the creator of the heavens and the earth. When you begin your day with such a strong connection with Allah, even if you only pray two raka’at voluntary prayer, you will benefit more from this for the rest of your day. Because this prayer will begin your day with the most powerful connection to Allah.

  1. Pray Salat Al Fajr

By now you are completely in an optimal spiritual state because of the morning that you’ve had up until now. The cherry on top here is the Fajr prayer because you will  begin your day now as you’ve just been preparing for this moment. When you enter into your Fajr prayer, enter into it in the most focused, present state.

Use your two Raka’at Sunnah prayer as training for your mind to focus on your Creator, and to focus your thoughts. Creating a state of being present in your Salah is something that you have to practice. The mind will wonder in the Salah, and you will begin to think about worldly things, so you have to be very intentional about creating focus, creating for a state of being present.

Treat your Salah as though it’s the meeting with your Creator, so prepare for it and go into it being fully present. This is something that you will have to work at, and it won’t come easily because it is one of the greatest blessings of life. If you get your Fajr right it sets you up for your entire day.

  1. Make Dhikr Every Morning

The Prophet Muhammad (Peace and blessings be upon him) would sit and remember Allah by reciting the morning of Adhkar (The remembrance of Allah). If you notice many of the the Adhkar of the morning are mostly focused around gratitude.

Gratitude is being grateful and recognising all the blessings that you currently have in your life. Don’t just say Alhamdulilah like 33 times without thinking about what you are grateful for. It’s important to think about what you are grateful for, because that will absolutely benefit you.

A lot of times, we think that gratitude is something that Allah loves, and you would be right in thinking that. However, the one that benefits from that is not Allah. You and I, we benefit from being grateful. Because when you are in a state of gratitude, you are someone who has acknowledged all the blessings in your life.

Ingratitude is a result of feelings that we have nothing in our lives to be grateful for. We become grateful when we feel as though we have been blessed with many different blessings. And the truth is, if you were to count 33 blessings every morning, 33 would not suffice for all the blessings that you could think of. Try this just for 30 days every morning. Think of 33 things that you can be grateful to Allah for. You will find that it absolutely sets you up for the most amazing morning.

  1. Create the Plan for an Intentional day

One of the things that successful Muslims practice in the early morning is to create a plan for the day. Have an intentional day.

Having an intentional day means that you know already at the beginning of the day what your day is going to look like. You’ve decided what’s important in that day. And what you should try to achieve in that day.

The things that you do in this day should align with your Greater Goals in life. Maybe your yearly goals, or monthly goals and weekly goals.

Now if you don’t have yearly goals, monthly or weekly goals. Then my advice is that you need to spend at least a weekend, or a week or 2 thinking about exactly what you intend on doing this year. And notice I say, what you intend on doing and not on intend on getting.

Often when we think about goals, we think about what we can accumulate. No! goals should be about what you will do and who you will become. And that will automatically bring into your life, all the things that you require insha’Allah.

Insha’Allah I will be discussing life planning, including weekly, monthly and annual planning strategies to get the best and most productive life possible very soon, so keep your eye out for some more articles, videos and podcast on these subjects.

  1. Get Started fast

Begin your day fast, without hesitation. You’ve spent the morning in contemplation and meaningful thought, so now is the time to take action and create an amazing day insha’Allah. Successful people are doers and not watchers. Don’t sit around watching other people live. Create an amazing life by doing what it takes.

You will be in an amazing mind frame by now if you have done the morning routine and connected to your purpose first thing in the day. Now you’re set to go out into the world and do amazing things insha’Allah.

Hey, look we’re all human and a morning routine like this doesn’t just happen easily for anyone. The Prophet of Allah (Peace and blessings be upon him) stood until his ankles would swell. That’s hard work.

So, creating such a morning doesn’t need to be painful, but it will need to be uncomfortable. Leaving the comfort of your bed will be difficult in the beginning. So, don’t just try to go 100% and do it perfectly. Instead build up to it insha’Allah, as you’re more likely to succeed.

So, I’ll leave you with one question, What’s holding you back from an amazing morning? Is it a lack of morning routine?

May Allah swt bless us all with an amazing morning.

Have a great day 🙂

FREE 7 Day Course 21 Ways to Get Close to Allah Become the Best You with this Quranic guide

  • Quranic guidance on Optimising Your Life
  • Become the Best version of yourself this Month
  • Learn how to deal with Problems with Confidence