Bism’Allah al Rahman al Raheem.
In Ramadan, through fasts and prayers, we focus on remembering Allah SWT, purifying our souls and transcending our baser desires to become better Human Beings.
However, when we look around the world today, how many Muslim role models do we see in all fields of life?
For sure, there are some… but is that number really representative of the 1.9 billion of us, compared to people of other faiths and backgrounds?
Brothers and Sisters, it’s time to wake up, the only people who are going to change us, IS OURSELVES!
When instead of blaming others, we strive to be better, do the best for ourselves and others, Allah SWT will support us and turn our situation around.
We must take the first steps; that my brothers and sisters is the test!
Think about it, why else do we fast and pray? Allah SWT is in need of nothing! No, these are the first steps prescribed for us, training ourselves towards success!
We must make the same effort in all areas of life, not just in matters of religion, and not just in Ramadan.
Islam is not just religion, it’s a WAY OF LIFE!
Shaykh Paul Salahuddin Armstrong