In the name of Allah....
About a month ago, my teacher was looking for a topic suggestion for his upcoming Friday sermon presentation, so he asked me if I could help, he specified that the topic should be about an issue where Allah ordered us to ‘face the East, but we contrarily face the West’. So, I thought deeply and listed some items rela...See MoreIn the name of Allah....
About a month ago, my teacher was looking for a topic suggestion for his upcoming Friday sermon presentation, so he asked me if I could help, he specified that the topic should be about an issue where Allah ordered us to ‘face the East, but we contrarily face the West’. So, I thought deeply and listed some items related to our marriages, work and business, family, and worship. He chose some of the things I listed and the sermon was a game changer because it awaken many parents from their long-time sleep. At this time, almost every area of our life is jeorpadised by ourselves because Allah has given a full manual for our lives but we do not follow it. So, I decided to write the whole of things I thought should be corrected in this booklet.
It is unfortunate that a small student like me is required to put pen paper at the moment. Save for the fact that we derailed too far from the right path, I should be peacefully under the care of my guardians right now.
Some years after 1400 years from Hijrah, I was brought up to walk on this earth and impact it. I met a lot of toxicity. Alhamdulillah, Allah sent me some people who tried to guide me, the light of Allah (knowledge) entered me and I understood the whole purpose of existence in this world. Allah said that he created us, Humans and Jinns solely to worship him. All our activities and choices have to be around this core, but we are firstly wrong here. Most of us have our choices and activities around other things that we love, six of which were listed in verse 14 of Aal Imran;
1. Love of women
These limited the way we live, then we started doing things unconsciously. While others are there using some basic knowledge of Islam to earn money from ignorant politicians and masses, others are there working hard to please their bosses while disobeying Allah, some of us spend the whole day in the market such that when they are back from the market the children are already asleep and when they go out is so early the children are yet to wake up in the morning.
Apart from these segments, some Muslims are busy celebrating birthdays, some are there creating acts of worship on their own to get reward from Allah. In the period of this writing, fornication is very cheap, while marriage is too costly, Western education schools are too expensive but people are managing to pay, Islamic schools are too cheap but people are not paying. An average man in my society did not learn how to pray the five daily prayers from a scholar. He copied from the street as he grew up.
I am not of the belief that my book will correct all the wrongs and impact all the nations, but I tried to optimize it. Writing it in English is an inclusion, so, more people have an opportunity to read it before we start translating it to other languages.
I wrote the book to get at least one man correct his misdeed and I would have the achievement better than that of a man who was given red camels.
I am not claiming that all the perfection this book paints is the picture of my life. I am a man living in this time and I have my wrong doings, and by writing this book I am also warning myself. I am only writing to fulfil the obligation in the Hadith, “Spread what you learn from me, even one verse..."
After reading this work, I ask you to pray for me, share the guidance with others and let us all try to meet Allah peacefully.