A Routine with Allāh (عز وجل):
Strive to be with Allāh (عز وجل) constantly. Be conscious of His magnificence and reflect upon His universal signs such as the creation of the heavens and the earth and whatever He has placed therein due to His profound Wisdom, His overwhelming Capability and His great Mercy and Favor.
Be conscious also of His legislative signs, with which He sent His Messengers, not to mention the last of them, Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم).
Your heart must be filled with the love of Allāh (تبارك وتعالى) due to the various blessings that He has nurtured you upon and due to the many adversities that He has removed from you, not to mention the blessing of Islām and steadfastness upon it up until it becomes the most beloved thing to you.
Your heart must be filled with contemplation of Allāh’s (عز وجل) magnificence, up until that becomes your greatest concern.
So by combining the love of Allāh (سبحانه وتعالى) and glorification of Him in your heart, you become steadfast upon obedience to Him, established upon whatever He has commanded due to your love for Him. You will also abandon whatever He has prohibited due to your glorification of Him.
You must remain sincere to Allāh (جل وعلا) in your worship and reliant upon Him in all your situations in order to actualize with that the station of,
(إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ (٥
“You Alone we worship, and you Alone we ask for help in each and everything.” [Sūrah al-Fātihah 1:5]
You must keep your heart conscious that you are only carrying out whatever Allāh has obligated, out of compliance with His command, and you are only abandoning whatever He has prohibited, out of compliance with His prohibition. So with that, you will find satisfaction in worship that you will not attain with heedlessness, and you will find aid from Allāh in the affairs that you would not find when you rely solely upon yourself.
Book: A Daily Routine for The Seeker Of Knowledge – منهج يومي لطالب العلم
Author: The Noble Shaykh, al-‘Allāmah, Muhammad Ibn Sālih al-‘Uthaymīn (d.1421H) رحمه الله
Commentary by: Shaykh ‘Abd al-Razzāq ‘Abd al-Muhsin al-‘Abbād
Published by: Sunnah Publishing
Translated by: Maaz Qureshi