Introducing Good Tree's 40 Day Ibada program: A challenge to develop your connection and worship to Allah. The program offers three levels of challenges: CORE [beginner], SUSTENANCE [intermediate], and EXPANSION [advanced] levels. A beginner might work to perfect praying on time and 5 times a day, while an intermediate level member may also be challenged to read the Quran daily in addition to praying on time. We also connect you with a group of sisters or brothers to check-in daily with and have weekly calls, celebrate accomplishments, share our struggles with, and learn from each other. The Ibada Program is a welcoming and judgement-free space open to everyone.
Start with 10 minutes, 20 minutes, 30 minutes of Quran or Ṭḥikr.
Average participant spends 9 challenge cycles to complete the sustenance level.
Daily Quran reading
ADAB to practice:
designate a “miḥrab” special space at home for ṣalah, ṭḥikr and Quran
During the program participants will choose which Ibada [worship] habit to work on. Participants must complete the Core before moving onto the other levels. All other Ibada habits can be mastered in any order but it is recommended to begin with Core then move to Sustenance and finish with Expansion but it is not mandatory once Core is complete. Start by picking one habit to work on and not more unless given an exception by the Ibada mentor. Every week there will be a group call to talk about successes, challenges and is a place where participants can gain support.
Future Ibada Challenge Start Dates:
November 22, 2021
Hear what Fatima, a member of the program had to say: "This program has been a great resource of accountability and support in helping myself to increase my worship, where I would’ve just not even addressed it if I had to do it on my own. And a very important point to note is that it isn’t about being perfect, we’re all human. The important point is that we are trying, that we are striving to improve ourselves and to get closer to Allah. Just striving is success in Allah’s eyes. Having a challenge and support from a community of us working on striving together has allowed me to be more present and be more grateful and has elevated my spiritual connection. In fact, I have noticed that when I am involved in these challenges, the quality of my life improves, my productivity at work improves, and my relationships improve. I highly encourage everyone to participate in one way or another. We all have ways that we can improve our Ibadah, and this program is an amazing way to keep engaged."