If you find dust on your Quran then cry for yourself and the condition that you are in
It’s Friday! Jummah Mubarak! It’s the last Friday before Ramadhan, so let us get our Qurans from the shelves and unwrap them. When was the last time we opened our Quran? Or is it the first time after wrapping it and putting it in the shelf? If you can’t remember, please read the above quote again…
It’s a Saturday morning, I hadn’t enough sleep yet, since I went to bed at about 2 am. It’s 6 am now and my phone is killing me with its loud bell, but why do I have to wake up this early on a saturday morning? It’s Fajr time regardless of being saturday or wednesday. While trying to neglect the sound of the phone and being in a state of half awake and half asleep, there is this voice in my head, telling me that the dream was about to get fun, you can sleep some more minutes, shut off your alarm and go back to bed, it’s ok… Or at least snooze it. But I know deep in my heart, if you snooze, you lose!
Ramadan is around the corner, so start preparing for it immediately! Maybe you have planned that you will read more Qur’an in the holy month, Or maybe you want to restrain yourself from excessive talking, or you want to pray more and pray with khush’oo… No matter what it is, if you want to continue these acts even after Ramadan, it is better if you start with it from now on!
We are not only Muslims in the month of Ramadan. We should be as focused on our Deen in the other eleven months as we are in this particular one. This month can undoubtedly be the starting point for becoming a better Muslim, but don’t let it be the only month, where you practice your religion as it should be practiced.
Let us start a new initiative with short reminders for our muslim brothers and sisters, in sha Allah. Think of everyday situations, where muslims could be inspiring examples, not figures people would point a finger on.
If you use social media, use the hashtag #beamuslim and we will upload your thoughts by mentioning your name underneath the advice, in sha Allah.
Taking up two parking slots when parking your car, because you felt like doing so, is bad manners and non conforming to the overall Islamic teachings. Public conveniences are the right of the public on a first come first serve basis…
Seeking knowledge is essential in Islam. We are actually obliged to seek the truth and speak the truth at all time, even if it is against us. And this very quality was seen in one of the sublime Sahaba, whose name is Salman Al-Farisi.
Salman Al-Farisi was so obsessed with finding the truth that he spent many years of his life on this purpose. He travelled to many countries, stayed with many scholars (Christian scholars, who eventually led him to Muhammad saws). This journey continued until he found our beloved Prophet, may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, and after that he felt a sort of relieve. He had found the truth, now he had to live accordingly to it. His shrewdness and knowledge as well as his adherence to Islam impressed our Prophet to such an extent, that he (saws) stated the following:
“Salman is full of knowledge”
”Salman is one of us, the People of the House (ahlul-bait)”
If we pay attention to the different qualities of all the Sahaba, we can learn so much from them and become much better Muslims. So let’s start with this beautiful trait. Let’s become more truthful and seek knowledge that can improve our relationship with our Creator; Al-Haqq, the Truthful and Al-‘Alîm, The All-knowing.