Assalaamu Alaikum

26 February 2008 at 10:34 pm 9 comments

Assalaamu Alaikum people. It has been a very long time since I have posted anything on this blog. I really can’t think of a good reason why I have stayed away so long. Either way, I have a new mission regarding my blog. As we all know, there are two external sources of guidance we can turn to in that briefest of instants before thoughts result in an outcome. The sum of all these outcomes could be described as our personality or character. Thus to my basic understanding there are two external sources of guidance that shapes our character /heart. These are of course the Qur’an and Sunnah.

With this in mind I mind I want to use this blog to record the steps in my new mission to focus on gaining knowledge of the Qur’an and Sunnah – Insha’Allah. The sources I want to use are  Tabari’s History of Prophets and Kings and the Commentary of the Qur’an by Ibn Kathir. I hope that i will gain the knowlege i need to influence my heart/character in a positive way.

I believe we are all born with defects in our character. Defects that are a challenge to overcome – ie a test. By using  knowledge of the Qur’an and Sunnah, I hope to push the odds more in my favor – Insha’ Allah it works.  The second benefit of doing this is that the more time I spend here, the less time i spend doing things that I have no business doing.

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  • 1. awaqas1  |  17 March 2008 at 7:16 pm

    “benefit of doing this is that the more time I spend here, the less time i spend doing things that I have no business doing.”

    very well said, May Allah Tallah make the path easy for you, inshallah.

    Ameen

    best wishes,
    waQas

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  • 2. awaqas1  |  8 June 2008 at 6:52 pm

    Bro, I hope you are keeping busy with stuff pleaseing to Allah Tallah.

    Reply
  • 3. darvish  |  24 June 2008 at 12:29 pm

    May Allah bless you and guide you, Brother, on the straight path of wisdom and love. Ameen.

    Ya Haqq!

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  • 4. Abu Ibrahim  |  14 September 2008 at 3:23 pm

    It’s now Ramadan, so hopefully we can all find a way to improve ourselves as well Inshallah. One of the best ways is to study our deen, its history, and spend more time around righteous and God-fearing people.

    Not to mention spending more time doing good deeds, of course.

    Ramadan Mubarak
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  • 5. Homa  |  24 March 2009 at 8:40 pm

    Just wanted to say you have an awesome blog.

    May Allah Bless you!

    Reply
  • 6. alqasam  |  28 April 2009 at 8:50 am

    Salam

    Dear Brother. May Allah bless you and help you with what you plan to do.

    I just found this blog and find myself reads a good blog here.

    Keep writing.

    Reply
  • 7. mohammad saleh  |  8 June 2009 at 9:29 am

    Assalamu Allaikum,
    please do me a favour by sending me the complete saying of the prophet by Abu Malik (Raheematullah)

    Reply
  • 8. daaiyah  |  25 November 2009 at 12:33 am

    beautifullllll

    Reply
  • 9. Fatima  |  14 July 2011 at 4:05 pm

    I think what you said is very true.

    Reply

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