Intentions play an important role in our everyday lives as Muslims.

In Islam, we are taught that our intentions can determine whether or not our deeds will be accepted by Allah ﷻ, and moreover, how little or how much we’ll be rewarded for those deeds (or even punished).

In part of a famous Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, we’re taught that:

“Actions are judged by their intentions, and each person will be rewarded according to their intention”[Bukhari, Muslim]

This Hadith is incredibly important, and teaches us that if our intentions are good, we shall receive good. If they are bad, we may potentially fall into sin. The purer we make our intentions when doing a good deed, the more Allah ﷻ will reward us.

When we think of perfecting our intentions, we typically do so within the context of our daily acts of worship: prayer, dhikr, reciting the Qur’an, and a multitude of other good deeds we can perform.

For example, we know that somebody who prays just because they ‘have to’ vs somebody who does so purely for the love of Allah ﷻ and to draw nearer to Him, are not equal in the rewards they’ll receive. No doubt, merely fulfilling our obligations because we ‘have to’ will still earn us rewards, but not nearly as much as compared to the latter example.

Is it possible, therefore, to apply the same logic with regards to intentions to the other mundane acts we perform everyday, such as eating, sleeping, studying, going to work, etc.? The answer is YES, and that’s exactly what you’ll learn in this episode.

What you’ll learn:

  • The importance of pure intentions
  • Examples of pure intentions me may make with regular acts of worship
  • What intention hacking is, and how to do it
  • How to turn everyday actions into a form of worship

Episode Freebie

For this episode, we’ve included a free bonus download – an intention hacking worksheet that contains:

  • 12 examples of daily actions that can be turned into worship
  • Suggestions for how to better your intention for each action
  • Extra space to write down your own intentions

You can download it below.

Ayah of the Day

Today’s episode Ayah is from Surah Al Mulk (Chapter 67) verse 13, and was recited by brother Ibrahim Afzal.

Share your ideas

Do you have your own ideas for how to turn everyday actions into an act of worship using intention hacking? What examples can you think of? Scroll down and leave a comment below!