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  1. Asalam o alaikum

    Barkah means blessings of Allah
    It doesn’t always have to be in the form of money
    it could be you were about to get into an accident but you were saved

    it is also about all of your tasks being done smoothley
    Content and peace of mind and heart is also part of blessings of Allah

    We can get it by asking Allah for forgiveness
    making sure any act we are doing is for the sake of Allah
    doing extra deeds and giving sadaqah

    you might not have blessings because of:
    haram income (working for banks, selling alcohol etc)
    extravagant lifestyle so no matter how much you’ll get, you would want more and not be content
    complaining about hurdles in your life, big or small
    not doing shukr/thanking Allah for what you have

    These are my thoughts on Barkah

    wasalam
    Haroon Malik

  2. Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh
    We could bring back the barakah in our lives by been the real people of Alhamdu Lillah that we are, when we say we are the people of Alhamdu Lillah we know by doing what Allah demand of us is the Alhamdu Lillah, because our Amal that we do is the Alhamdu Lillah by been ” sami’ina wa atanah”
    May Allah make it easier for us all

  3. Barakah is not enrichment,but it is contentment,if we are pleased with Allah’s wish and plan upon our provision and upon our affairs of entire life we will experience Barakah in every channel of life.
    We should start a day with the morning Adhkar and understanding every dhikr we utter and implement all fardh and sunnah of the day and it with the night adhkar there will be compete comfort and Solace in that day…that is Barakah

  4. As Salaam Alaykum, Barakah means the blessings of Allah.
    I think that ONE OF THE WAYS to bring back barakah in our lives is to act upon the Sunnah of Rasulullah Salallahu Alayhi Wa Salam.
    Wasalam.

  5. Barakah is not enrichment,but it is contentment. If we are pleased with Allah’s wish and plan upon our provision and upon all the affairs of life we will experience Barakah in every channel of our life.
    We should start a day with the morning Adhkar,understanding every dhikr we utter and implement all fardh and sunnah of the day and end it with the night adhkar there will be compete comfort and Solace in that day…that is Barakah.

    • Barakah is not enrichment,but it is contentment. If we are pleased with Allah’s wish and plan upon our provision and upon all the affairs of life we will experience Barakah in every channel of our life.
      We should start a day with the morning Adhkar,understanding every dhikr we utter and implement all fardh and sunnah of the day and end it with the night adhkar there will be complete comfort and Solace in that day…that is Barakah.

  6. I think Barakah means blessings that you enjoy and recieve in life. This can be things you are born with, things you have the ability to work toward, or ironically the things we forget are there. As for the second question, I think that the way you precieve Barakah shows how you may think it lacks in your life. I personally believe that no matter what happens in life, there is always a substantial amount of barakah surrounding you. Then again, I have not been through too many harsh stuggles yet, Alhamdulili. But I have seen that even someone who has lost thier home, money, and even the privelledge of three square meals a day has a lot to be thankful for from Allah’ Barakah. Things like the air we breathe, our bodies and their amazing functions, our friends, our family, the fact that we can learn and communicate, the scenes of the world, etc… It seems that possibly the more we aquire, we have to try harder to recognize the barakah we have. So to answer the third question, we first bring it (the barakah) back by realizing that it is already there–by changing our mindset. That’s at least the first step and sometimes the one that takes more effort, but in the long run, it has the most impact.

  7. Barakah translated as blessing in English.

    Barakah in our lives comes through obedience to Allah swt and acting upon the Sunnah of Muhammad (saw).

    So i believe that we lack barakah in our lives when we fall short in carrying out the commands of Allah and we fail to implement the sunnah of our beloved Prophet peace be upon him….such as reading the Quran on a daily basis, helping the poor and needy etc

  8. Salamu’alaikum,
    Barakah is a chain of goodness. It is one small act of charity that blossoms into an organization, a kind word that saves a life, a single seed that flourishes into a forest. Allah (swt) shows us that He truly is the one who gifts barakah to the things that we do, in this line from surah al-baqarah :

    “The example of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah is like a seed [of grain] which grows seven spikes; in each spike is a hundred grains. And Allah multiplies [His reward] for whom He wills. And Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing.”

    And we see that when we do things for the sake of Allah, expecting his reward, and hoping for His pleasure, we gain an enormous amount more out of our actions than we would have otherwise. When we start to see that the barakah in our lives is lacking, we can use it as an opportunity to renew our faith and intentions, and see it as a way to grow even further in our iman.

    By implementing the sunnah into our own lives, giving in charity as much as we can, and, as some have mentioned before me, feeling that love and gratitude to Allah (swt), perhaps we can feel closer to attaining the barakah we are looking for. We must be willing to plant a seed of goodness, so that Allah (swt) can, insha’allah, increase our yield countless times. So, I believe that barakah begins with making that true intention to want to spread purity and kindness throughout the world, and taking even a step like smiling to the next person you see as a way to get there.

    May Allah bless us and guide us to be a people who have endless barakah in our works.

  9. Salamu’alaikum,
    Barakah is a chain of goodness. It is one small act of charity that blossoms into an organization, a kind word that saves a life, a single seed that flourishes into a forest. Allah (swt) shows us that He truly is the one who gifts barakah to the things that we do, in this line from surah al-baqarah :

    “The example of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah is like a seed [of grain] which grows seven spikes; in each spike is a hundred grains. And Allah multiplies [His reward] for whom He wills. And Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing.”

    And we see that when we do things for the sake of Allah, expecting his reward, and hoping for His pleasure, we gain an enormous amount more out of our actions than we would have otherwise. When we start to see that the barakah in our lives is lacking, we can use it as an opportunity to renew our faith and intentions, and see it as a way to grow even further in our iman.

    By implementing the sunnah into our own lives, giving in charity as much as we can, and, as some have mentioned before me, feeling that love and gratitude to Allah (swt), perhaps we can feel closer to attaining the barakah we are looking for.
    Allah (swt) says :

    “And [remember] when your Lord proclaimed, ‘If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favor]; but if you deny, indeed My punishment is severe.'”

    We must be willing to plant a seed of goodness, so that Allah (swt) can, insha’allah, increase our yield countless times. So, I believe that barakah begins with making that true intention to want to spread purity and kindness throughout the world, and taking even a step like smiling to the next person you see as a way to get there.
    May Allah bless us and guide us to be a people who have endless barakah in our work.

  10. As salam alaykum,

    Barakah is simply abundance..getting more than meets the eye..unimaginable abundance, much more than one worked or strove for.

  11. Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarkatahu.
    Barakah to me means happiness.
    Yes it means being happy with what ALLAH has already blessed me with.
    It means to be able to do good and be good and happy.making the people smile is also barakah for me…..specially our parents….helping the poor needy irphan destitute is barakah for me.praying Salah on time and reading and memorizing quran is barakah for me.
    Forgiving people is barakah for me.
    Following Islam and sunnath of our beloved prophet MUHAMMAD is barakah for me.
    Obeying ALLAH is barakah for me.Any act which help me in pleasing and getting closer to ALLAH is biggggg and forever …….barakah for me.
    Forgive me if any of my word is wrong.
    This is what I feel about barakah.
    And also having the strongest bond with ALLAH is barakah for me.
    Thank you.

    • Assalamu Alaikum

      Bismil Allah

      Barakah as someone wiser than me defined; what makes little more/abundant and what makes more/abundant beneficial.
      If Allah bestows barakah in our time, that means I am able to achieve much more in that time than what would have been possible under normal circumstances, I.e. Allah SWT added His Barakah in that time and you were able to achieve amazing results, I.e. you become so productive not by your effort but by Allah’s decree.
      Having barakah in your earnings means that with 100 pounds you can achieve so much that you did not expect or is possible in any normal circumstances.
      Hence we see the lack of barakah when time feels not enough to accomplish our tasks. We see the lack of barakah in our money when more is not enough and money some times is wasted in wrong things.
      May Allah grant us barakah on our lives and hence we will be able to achieve in our lives so much more than we thought it was possible. There were scholars who lived short lives , but their lives were filled with barakah, they left so much beneficial knowledge that we are still benefiting.
      We lose barakah through sins which remain unforgiven. Barakah results from obedience to Allah SWT. There are special times of barakh as it is mentioned in a hadith of the Prophet SAW that Allah SWT has put barakah in the early hours for his ummah, in particular with the help of Allah SWT we should avoid sleeping between fajar and sunrise because this is a special time to obtain barakah. May Allah SWT grant us taufique, it is Snnah and as it is recommended by Allah SWT and practiced by the Prophet SAW, then surely Allah SWT does not fail in His promise.
      Seeking forgiveness for our sins, giving in charity and all good deeds done for the sake of Allah (ikhlas) will be a means to obtain the pleasure of Allah SWT and through that obtain barakah,which can only come from Allah SWT.
      Starting any legitimate activity with the name of Allah SWT will surely bring barakah, Tabaraq Allah.
      Above all we should never forget about the great means which is duaa, hence we ask Allah SWT for barakah in our lives and in everything we do.AMEEN

  12. Barakah is when we as Muslims are enabled to balance our deen and dunya effectively and thus proper as individuals. I believe barakah can come through helping individuals and being gemerous (following the sunnah) because these things will enlighten our lives. Quite naturally, these things have disappeared through technology etc and we need to revive this barakah by khidmah of the elderly etc. We need to focus on the real life and keep grounded (keeping our goal in mind) instead of focusing on the virtual world.

  13. Bismillahirahman alrahim
    Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
    For me, barakah is a state of mind/eeman.
    If we truly believe in predestination, then we believe that Allah SWT has already determined what is in store for us in this world – be it wealth, health, family, etc – and Allah SWT is the BEST of planners and HE will plan what is best for us because He wants the best for us. Once we understand this , then no matter what our situation in life is, we will only see the positive side and the benefits ie the barakah

  14. In my opinion, Barakah is what we gain more than what we tried for or deserve.
    What I feel lacking in my life is calm, and not being disturbed by the abondance of disturbances in modern lives.
    I think we can bring back Barakah in our lives by simply being a better muslim, and by asking Allah SWT for it.
    However, we should not forget that the lack of Barak is a sign of the Âkharazzamân, as the Prophet PBUH said.

  15. Wow!
    Typically now I look at the clock, its 10 am on a Friday, my day off. I want to go to jumuah. I have prepared myself all ready. Suddenly its 12:15 and i am running,rushing, to get to the masjid.
    Where,where did those hours go?
    I am lost, bewildered, because I dont see an ounce of productivity in the time i just “lost”.
    I am scared, really, this is happening to me, and I am worried, anxious.

  16. Barakah means whatever Allah gives that can increase something and it can be through actions. For examples, there is barakah if a Muslim wakes up early in the morning and perform prayer early. Personally, I experienced a great time when I am not delay prayers so I can do many house chores and works related. Even though in my thoughts, the works cannot be done according to the schedule, however I managed to finish it on time. Allah helps me when I perform prayer early.
    I think why we feel barakah is lacking in life because we always take things for granted. We have in faith that Allah knows everything we do, but we neglect His rules.
    We as a Muslim always need to know that Allah can increase anything the way He wants. So, don’t despair, just follow what Rasulullah and Al Quran.

  17. Assalamu alaikum wa rahmathullahi wa barakathuhu,
    I would like to say that to achieve the state of Taqwa, being consciousness of our Lord at all point of our daily life is one of the most important barakah that we all are aspiring to achieve. By building a strong intimate trust in Allah and his Qadr makes us more conscious and thus it would nurture our spiritual soul to recieve Barakah from the Lord. A Mu’min should always remember the important Hadees of Prophet PBUH where he exempled the ability of a true believer by saying that he/she would express their gratitude and say shukr to Allah when they have recieved some good whereas they do keep patience when any calamity afflicts them.
    May Allah th’ala shover his barakah to all of us. Truly he can only provide that.

  18. Assalaamu’alaykum…

    I think I heard it somewhere some time ago, that barakah means increase in goodness. To me, that literally means that we should aim so that the good things around ourselves that we perceive as good should be more and more increasing each and every day of our life. We should aim to do our best in doing the good actions in our lives, and work hard to constantly being thankful to Allah and to our surroundings. We should also remember that we should focus our mind on the principles contained in Qur’an and Sunnah, which are abundant in amount, and should be learned and applied daily, even little by little.

    Barakah in material world, such as money, food, and worldly possessions, doesn’t mean that their amount should be constantly increasing. Less money can even have more barakah, provided that it has been gained in halal way, and spent in better ways, that can leave traces of goodness behind it. For food, to be having barakah, we should choose to have the best kind of foods that we can afford, that meet the principle of halalan thayyiban (halal and good), which means that we should not eat too much, have less junk food, and eat more fresh and healthy food.

    When we are not mindful enough of constant remembrance of Allah and being grateful to Him, there is less barakah in our life. The remedy for ‘less barakah episodes’ of our life is actually to go back to the Qur’an and Sunnah. More barakah in reading Qur’an can be gained by spending more time to do tilawah AND finding out, learning, and pondering about the meaning of the ayaat that we have read. I deeply believe that Qur’an has the solution for every problem we might face, and most of these solutions are about having the right ways and the right attitudes in our responses to everything. We should engage our mind in having good thoughts, choosing the good over the bad thoughts, while remembering to make a lot of du’as, and being constantly grateful to Allah.

    May Allah put barakah in our lives, aamiin…

  19. barakah is the helping hand of allah in everything we do in our life.wemay lack it bcoz we did not give it much importance and wemust think of god in everything we do in every second of our life

  20. •What do you think Barakah really means?
    -the work and things we do in our life solely because of Allah.
    •Why do you think it may be lacking in your life?
    – we get distracted and forget
    •How do we bring it back?
    – build up ehsaan in our character.

  21. as salaamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu

    There is no lack of barakah in our lives. We have taken the baraka for granted. We have forgotten that everything, everything we have is baraka. From the minute we wake up to the minute we wake up again is barakah. Allah has given us another opportunity to worship Him and correct the mistakes we have made. And ask forgiveness for our shortcomings, our sins, our miss steps. Our forgetfulness of our barakah.

  22. Assalamu aleykum. Barakah means blessing to a person or an activity. example there are activities which lack Barakah like production of alcohol and because its haram.
    we lack Barakah due to our intention which focus on materiality and not to the Creator. let’s remember our Prophet (pbuh) he said “kullu a’mal bi niyyat” unless your intention is good aiming at saving the Almighty not that even getting His blessings will be an issue.
    the only way to get Allah’s blessing in every what we do we must purify our intention and then we work hard in shaa Allah everything will work

  23. Assalam o Alaikum,
    For me You can only feel Barakah when have total submission n contentment with out complaints. Whatever conditions may be you are facing you should only say Alhumdulillah (thanks to Allah Subahu Taala).

    We really hear this phrase “There is no more Barakah in our lives.”

    Have we ever looked at the way or style we are spending our lives.
    Now a days we have only made complaints, anxieties and tensions the part of our lives. There is not a single word of thanks or Alhumdulillah for anything we have.
    This thinking and way of life is most important thing that make us feel that there is no more barakah in our life.

    Whereas being a Muslim each and every second of this life n hereafter is filled with barakah. We have no words that can make it thanks.

    Regards

  24. Assalamu Alaikum

    According to me Barakah is not enrichment,it is contentment. If we submit to the will of Allah in our provisions and accept His decree in all the affairs of our life,we could experience an entire Barakah all through our life. We can attain this Barakah by implementing all the Sunnah and Fardh of a day…begin the day with morning Adhkhar with proper understanding and doing all the obligations to Allah subhanahu ta’la and ending the day with night adhkar…seeking repentance for all our shortcomings..,thanking Allah for all the blessings… and forgiving every one we met and praying for them will really bring a complete comfort and contentment in the heart… That is Barakah…Alhamdhulillah…

  25. As Salam
    Alhamdulillah! Baraka is aptly interepted as productivity in this modern world instead of just saying as blessing we can call it as abundant blessing where the abundance can be felt if we understand the lack of it, like 2 people having same resources which is a blessing but one among them who surpasses the other with same tools but in a different proportion or usage can call himself(her) productive which is an abundant blessing , which in turn require the right knowledge,better decision making skill,self control and others traits which are pillars of productivity.

  26. Barak a means blessing of Allah. I think we can get back Barak a in our lives by following the Quran and the sunnah of rasulullah s.a.w

  27. Barakah is the blessing associated with a particular thing /job. The lack of it in our daily lives is due to the haram income which is widespread nowadays with materialism on the go. Basically not doing the prohibited ( haram) acts in every aspect is one of the keys to barakah. The only way to bring it back is by stay within the boundaries specified by Allah (swt) (I. e) to stay away from the haram acts

  28. Assalamualaikum

    One of the amazing secrets of success is given in the hadith of the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam):

    مَنْ كَانَتِ الدُّنْيَا هَمَّهُ فَرَّقَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ أَمْرَهُ وَجَعَلَ فَقْرَهُ بَيْنَ عَيْنَيْهِ وَلَمْ يَأْتِهِ مِنَ الدُّنْيَا إِلاَّ مَا كُتِبَ لَهُ وَمَنْ كَانَتِ الآخِرَةُ نِيَّتَهُ جَمَعَ اللَّهُ لَهُ أَمْرَهُ وَجَعَلَ غِنَاهُ فِي قَلْبِهِ وَأَتَتْهُ الدُّنْيَا وَهِيَ رَاغِمَةٌ

    “Whoever makes Dunya his preoccupation, then Allah will place his poverty in front of his eyes, make his affairs scattered, and nothing of the Dunya comes to him except that which has been decreed for him, and whoever makes Al-Akhirah (the Hereafter) his intention, then Allah places freedom from want in his heart, gathers his affairs, and Dunya (worldly life) comes to him despite being reluctant to do so” (Ibn Majah, graded Sahih by Darussalam. rough translation)

  29. يَوْمٌ مِنْ إِمَامٍ عَدْلٍ أَفْضَلُ مِنْ عِبَادَةِ سِتِّينَ سَنَةٍ وَحَدٌّ يُقَامُ فِى الأَرْضِ بِحَقِّهِ أَزْكَى فِيهَا مِنْ مَطَرِ أَرْبَعِينَ يَوْمًا

    A day under a just leader is better than sixty years of worship, while the hadd (proscribed punishment) established on the earth according to its right is better than forty days of rain

    (Bayhaqi/ Tabarani)

    Apply the law (hukm) of ALLAHswt even if the disbelievers where to hate it and you will see Barakah in your lives inshALLAH
    This basically means that every Muslim needs to be out there making jihad to spread the laws of ALLAH and abolish Kufr. So if you hope to attain Baraka while you sit in your homes and live amongst those who disbelief and even befriend them then you have humiliated yourself in this world. So raise the banner IF Islam and apply the whole of the Qur’an and sunna leaving none of it and you will attain success in this world and the hereafter biznALLH

  30. Baraka is achieved by reciting Bismillah before we do anything it’s in the smallest actions with the most sincerest intentions that we achieve blessings. When we recite our Duas before leaving our hime and at every opportunity. When we think good of others and control our desires by saying good and wishing goodness for others. When we remember Allah at a time when we see others have what we wish for. May we truly progress and be good Muslims.

  31. One of the simple way to regain barakah is to eat together in one plate
    Try this and see how amazingly it bring barakah to your relationship and time :)

  32. Baraka in our lives comes from reading the Quran with understanding, praying on time, per longed sujuud, giving sadaqa and kindness to others.
    When we have the correct niyyah and make du’a for something specific we want from this life or the hereafter that’s when we will really feel that we have baraka in our lives in sha Allah.

  33. Lot has been already posted on this topic.Generally people view Barakah as abundance in money which is a wrong perception. BARAKAH is not in abundance but in contact. To me if you are healthy having no disease than it is Barakah in health. If you manage your tasks time and in ways prescribed by Shariah than it is Barakah in time.If you are doing well off with whatever you are earning than it is Barakah in Money so on so forth.One example of BARAKAH Would like to quote about Imam Abu Hanifah Radiallahuanhu that he used to refer items Quraan 61 times in Ramadhan!How! That’s nothing but the Barakah in time.

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