وَالَّذِينَ جَاهَدُوا فِينَا لَنَهْدِيَنَّهُمْ سُبُلَنَا وَإِنَّ اللَّهَ لَمَعَ الْمُحْسِنِينَ
“And those who strive for Us – We will surely guide them to Our ways. And indeed, Allah is with the doers of good.”
[Al-Quran– Surah Al-Ankabut:69]
Allah’s ( ) Book, The Qur’an, is my guidance. Allah () has given me clear instructions on how I can attain Siraat al Mustaqeem. For this, I need to establish my salah, give my zakat, perform Hajj, fast, always speak the truth, never betray anyone’s trust, be loyal, be steadfast, be confident about the Truth, have taqwa, be humble and have patience.
If one stops merely thinking about how to do the above mentioned things and instead goes ahead and does them, then I believe we would make lives much easier for ourselves. I think it’s time to stop thinking and to actually take some ACTION.
I should take small steps and start with setting few goals per day and then go on to bigger things. For example, when I feel like I have wasted my time in lahw al hadith (vain talk, useless speech and activities), then I should try to make up that time by doing some extra ‘good’ work like learn a dua, spend more time on my Qur’an class homework, etc.