You're a Muslim child. You know this feeling: when you're about to climb up really high, or even jump down once you're there, it feels a lot better when you say: "Mum watch me!"
It feels safer, just because someone is watching. Well bismillah is like that, except it is Allah's attention you call out for - and you get it every time! Imagine that! Allah watching over whatever you do to make sure it goes well - that's what bismillah is...
I say bismillah before I eat.
I say bismillah when I come home.
I say bismillah before reciting from the Qur’an.
I say bismillah if I trip over.
I say bismillah before making wudu.
I say bismillah before changing my clothes.
I say bismillah before driving my car or riding a horse.
But guess what?
I even say bismillah when I am a bit frightened to start something; starting it in Allah's name comforts me.
I even say bismillah when I turn the washing machine on.
I even say bismillah when I am starting to write a new book.
I even say bismillah when I am beginning my Arabic homework.
I even say bismillah when I am picking a flower.
I even say bismillah when I am about to make a speech.
I even say bismillah when I am building a Lego tower.
I even say bismillah when I am hanging a painting.
I even say bismillah when I am turning my computer on.
I even say bismillah when I am paying for something.
I even say bismillah when I am about to bake or cook.
I say bismillah because if I mention the name of Allah, shaitan will not be able to mess with what I am doing with his tricks. Instead, he will become small, like a fly and buzz off and whatever I am doing will be full of blessing!
When do you say bismillah? Do tell me in the comments section!
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