Allah said: "He has succeeded who purifies the soul, and he has failed who corrupts the soul." (Qur'an, 91:9-10)
Repentance - We are human, we make mistakes and commit sin. The Prophet (SAW) said: “Every son of Adam sins, and the best of those who sin are those who repent.” Asking Allah to forgive any sins we commit is a primary purifier for the heart and soul.
Salaah - Salaah is one of the pillars of Islam and must be carried out by every Muslim. Knowing its importance, many people don’t prioritize it the way it deserves. The Prophet (SAW) was asked, “Which deed is the dearest to Allah?” He SAWS replied, “To offer the prayers at their early stated fixed times” (Sahih Bukhari).
Dhikr - “Verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest." (Quraan 13:28). Remembrance of Allah (swt) through Dhikr is but one way. Remembrance of our Creator should be constant. Allah should be on our minds and in our hearts all day. In difficulty and delight. Remembrance is saying Alhamdullilah for everything and obeying His commands. Remembrance of Allah is doing what He loves and proving our love for Him in everything we do.
Charity - “Those who spend their wealth in Allah’s cause are like grains of corn which produce seven ears, each bearing a hundred grains.” (Qur’an, 2:261). Giving charity is a duty upon every muslim. It cleanses our wealth and removes attachment to it. There is an abundance of ways to spend in the way of Allah - feeding the poor and needy, taking care of orphans and travelers. Prophet Muhammad has said: “The believer’s shade on the Day of Resurrection will be his charity.” (Al-Tirmidhi)
I speak. I write. I coach.
I want to make the world a better place.
As an avid reader and writer, it’s no surprise that communications became my career and line of work. There is never one thing in particular that defines who I am, except the fact that I am passionate about everything I do. That made me the odd one out most of my life. It made realize how important it is to listen to my heart.