And that there is not for man except that [good] for which he strives [Al Quran 53:39]
Who will succeed?
We all are striving for something. Muslims, Christians and Jews are all working hard and just a Kalima e Tayyaba will decide our ultimate destiny either Jannat or Jahanam.
What to do?
Should I do social work? To donate a wheel chair, to arrange electric water cooler, to gift sewing machine to a widow, to sponsor any orphan’s education etc. Definitely I will opt one having everlasting results. Is it the best option to save our soul from hell fire and to give our soul an eternal peace i.e. The Heaven as this soul help us in this world and once we are on right path, then the core responsibility is to save others from the hell fire.
NTB: No doubt the above mentioned social work has its own importance but what matters most is the ultimate success or lost and everlasting peace and pain etc.
How to do?
To save ourselves and mankind we first need to get sound knowledge of our religion- Yes, here it refers to same or even more quality knowledge in terms of learning Arabic, Tafseer, Hadees, Seerat e Nabvi SAWW, Seerat e Sahaba R.A, Seerat e Sahabiat R.A and ofcourse Tajweed and other basic and advance Islamic education as compare to our efforts to get PhD in Software Engineering etc.
To whom should I trust?
To whom should I put my trust therein. There are number of school of thoughts, masaliqs and people are promoting their own interests. What we can do is to join good institute or authentic teacher who clicks more to our heart (we can switch to other institutions if we found someone more convincing and promising) and then to start justifying our skills. DO REMEMBER, THE MORE INTELLECTUALS WE ARE, THE MORE TOUGH OUR RESPONSIBILITIES WILL BE.
Some good sources:
Mafhoom e hadees “Momin Likes for his brother what he likes for himself”. So here goes sources of my learning.
1) Tajweed lectures by Ustad Wisam (approx 10mins videos are there at youtube)
2) Tafseer Lectures by Dr Israr Ahmad
3) Arabic Learning by Ustab Amir Sohail
4) Hadees Lectures by Dr Israr Ahmad (42 ahadees of Arbaeen e Nabvi SAWW)
And many more
OK but I am busy in 8am-5pm web development job plus I am PhD scholar and also a female having other “NECESSARY” tasks and don’t have enough time for reading ABC of Islam. Well, then better to be prepared for …
If we people can manage to do almost every challenging job in toughest schedule then why we are so excus-ive towards learning and practicing Islam, poor souls we are Ya Arhammur Rahemeen.
Say, [O Muhammad], “If your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your wives, your relatives, wealth which you have obtained, commerce wherein you fear decline, and dwellings with which you are pleased are more beloved to you than Allah and His Messenger and jihad in His cause, then wait until Allah executes His command. And Allah does not guide the defiantly disobedient people.” [Al Quran 9:24]
“For each [religious following] is a direction toward which it faces. So race to [all that is] good. Wherever you may be, Allah will bring you forth [for judgement] all together. Indeed, Allah is over all things competent. [Al Quran: 2:148]”
Jaan di, di hoi Usi (Allah SWT) ki thi
Haq tu ye hai, k haq ada na hua