1- Gain Knowledge of Islam
By learning Quran recitation (tajweed), mastering Arabic, studying Quran exegesis (tafsir) and listening to Islamic lectures by the qualified teachers of the ummah, a Muslim can keep himself steadfast upon his practice of Islam, including the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him).
2- Study Sirah (life story of Prophet Muhammad) and Hadith (verified prophetic traditions)
This can be easily done through leisure reading and listening to lectures. The more you know about the Prophet, the more easily you love and imitate him.
3- Carry out the Religious Obligations
No matter how tough it might be, always follow the obligations of Islam primarily – such as prayers and fasting. They keep the Muslim grounded in faith, and prove to be stepping-stones for further spirituality.
4- Pious Company
Strive to hang out with practicing Muslims and their families. This will automatically keep you tied to faith-based social events and knowledge circles among the righteous Muslims of the ummah.
The challenge today is not whether Muslims can practice Islam and Prophet Muhammad’s Sunnah effectively or not. The challenge is to overcome the various tangible, social and prejudice-based obstacles that are thrown their way repeatedly by society. This dares Muslims to prove that they can go on in their chosen path without being deterred.
Editor’s note: This article is from About Islam’s archive and was originally published at an earlier date.Pages: 1 2 3