Why create this blog?
- To produce an ummah that is well-rounded in their religion by working on three key areas: attaining a sound heart, building a solid connection with Allāh ﷻ, and building remarkable character to reform society
- To combat low iman (faith/spirituality) by providing beneficial knowledge and action points
- To provide a structured method of learning Islam where people feel that they are always progressing, especially for those who don’t have access or are unable to learn from Islamic teachers
I hope that throughout this blog, we can learn meaningful, beneficial and appropriate knowledge with a heavy focus on implementing and internalising what we learn to become a better Muslim. By the Permission of Allāh ﷻ, through learning and implementing the content on this blog, you will see a positive change in your mindset, your outlook on life, your daily connection with Allāh ﷻ, and your interaction and relationships with others. You will, by Allāh’s ﷻ Permission, become a well-rounded, knowledgeable Muslim who fears Allāh ﷻ, thus achieving success in this life and the next.
There are three foundations that must be mastered by every single Muslim – the layman and the learned, the elderly and the young, the employed and the unemployed, every single Muslim must master these foundations of Islām for them to be a successful Muslim.
The Prophet ﷺ advised us, and his advice is the greatest: “Fear Allāh ﷻ wherever you are, follow a good deed with a bad deed, and display good character to people.” (Tirmidhī)
From this blessed ḥadīth (Prophetic tradition), we can extract that we must work on three key areas as a Muslim:
- Our hearts: nothing other than a sound heart will be accepted by Allāh ﷻ. This means that our hearts must be freed from its spiritual diseases: arrogance, envy, hatred, enmity, stinginess, love for this worldly life, gluttony, self-amazement, forbidden desires etc. Our hearts must also be deep-rooted in qualities that contribute to the sound heart: love, fear, and hope in Allāh ﷻ, certainty in Him, reliance upon Him etc.
- Our connection with Allāh ﷻ: we must actively seek to work on our īmān as our īmān is our capital. There is no true life or happiness without īmān. To nurture our īmān, we must work at it consistently with things that will actually be of use to us in our daily lives so our connection with Allāh ﷻ increases. If we don’t take a step forward to Allāh ﷻ, then we are automatically taking a step backward and falling into the clutches of the shayṭān.
- Our character: one of the heaviest deeds on the scales of good is good character. The Prophet ﷺ was sent to perfect manners. Topics include positivity, controlling anger and stress, navigating through arguments, thinking good of others, loving for your brother what you love for yourself, generosity, humility, forgiveness, patience, thankfulness, and a whole lot more!
In a nutshell, the aim is to master the self, master our relationship with Allāh, and master our relationship with the creation.
I ask Allāh ﷻ to guide us and to bless us in this great journey towards Him!
Where do you get your knowledge from?
I feel it is imperative to be open about who I am and who my teachers are, as you must know where you’re going to learn your religion from…
I am a very small student. I currently study a variety of Islamic topics under my teachers, may Allāh preserve them, who are graduates from Islamic University of Madīnah and Umm al-Qurā Islamic University in Makkah and have spent more than a decade studying under the esteemed scholars in Makkah, Madīnah, and Riyāḍ.
How can I trust the content released?
The content released is not from my own opinions, rather it is from detailed notes I have produced from many lessons with my teachers. I am not a shaykh or a person who can give fatwas (religious verdicts) so please approach your local imāms for that.
I can assure you that the content is from sound sources – the glorious Qur`ān, the authentic aḥādīth, the interpretations and actions of the noble companions, and the deep insights from our great scholars.
What are the ‘action points’ in the articles about?
I like to include action points in the articles on this blog so we feel that we have a meaningful, beneficial and appropriate step to work with after absorbing the knowledge from the article.
It is also used as a tool of progress as we go through material on the blog to keep track of the actions we should be implementing in our daily lives. Only through acting upon what we learn, can we increase our īmān.
Is there a comments section?
Yes. Please feel free to comment in the comments section of each article. I like to hear your perspectives on how the action points are being implemented. If it’s too difficult to implement, then I’d like to know how I can help you with that and the obstacles in your way of achieving success. We are one ummah and are together in helping one another flourish in this life and the next.
In addition, please share the article if you feel it has benefitted you and if you feel it will benefit someone else. You will be rewarded by Allāh ﷻ for disseminating knowledge, sharing it, and will be rewarded for any good that the recipient does – whether they read it, act upon it, share it etc.
Feedback is most welcome!