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Mnemonics for Success

Everything, Everyone, Everywhere, All the Time (E3A)

The Qur’an informs us repeatedly that everything in the heavens and the earth extol the perfection of Allah. A believer submits himself to Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) by choice, but even the non-believer who is defiant cannot prevent the atoms of his body from being subjugated to the command of Allah. سَبِّحُ لَهُ […]

Quadruple Filter Test (T.U.N.G.)

Muadh ibn Jabal (may Allah be pleased with him) once asked the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) for advice to enter Paradise and to stay away from Hell. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) outlined some advice for him. Then the Prophet (peace and blessings of […]

Purification of the Soul (P.T.S.)

وَنَفۡسٍ۬ وَمَا سَوَّٮٰهَا / فَأَلۡهَمَهَا فُجُورَهَا وَتَقۡوَٮٰهَا / قَدۡ أَفۡلَحَ مَن زَكَّٮٰهَا / وَقَدۡ خَابَ مَن دَسَّٮٰهَا “And [by] the soul and He who proportioned it. And inspired it [with discernment of] its wickedness and its righteousness. He has succeeded who purifies it. And he has failed who instills it [with corruption].” [Quran; 91:7-10] Abu […]

Success Through Forgiveness

The act of seeking forgiveness is known as istighfar. It is usually done by saying, “Astaghfirullah” or “Astaghfirullah Al-Adheem“. There are various other forms of istighfar taught to us by the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) as well and some of these are mentioned below. Seeking forgiveness is meant to […]

Success Through Guidance

Islam is a complete way of life, so much so that even the manner of making day-to-day decisions is covered by the religion. This guidance applies to any decision that is made with a good intention, whether something as major as deciding on a job offer, or as simple as which pair of pants to […]

Enjoin Good and Forbid Evil (EGFE)

وَلۡتَكُن مِّنكُمۡ أُمَّةٌ۬ يَدۡعُونَ إِلَى ٱلۡخَيۡرِ وَيَأۡمُرُونَ بِٱلۡمَعۡرُوفِ وَيَنۡهَوۡنَ عَنِ ٱلۡمُنكَرِ‌ۚ وَأُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ هُمُ ٱلۡمُفۡلِحُونَ “And let there be [arising] from you a nation inviting to [all that is] good, enjoining what is right and forbidding what is wrong, and those will be the successful.” [Quran; 3:104] More from the Quran كُنتُمۡ خَيۡرَ أُمَّةٍ أُخۡرِجَتۡ لِلنَّاسِ […]

Three Dimensions of Spirituality

This is extracted from Surah Asr; the 104th surah in the Qur’an. 3Ps of Success The above diagram can also be interpreted as the 3Ps of success. Peace (TFT) Piety (RGD) Patience (PTP) An example from the life of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) that encapsulates all three of […]

T&T

Tawheed and Taqwa (Oneness of God and Piety) Tawheed refers to Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) being one and without any partner. He knows everything and His knowledge is without limit. He created us and to Him we return and to Him is our ultimate accountability. Acknowledging and internalising these facts leads to taqwa […]

Surah Al-Asr 103 (3DS – Three Dimensional Spirituality)

Verses and Translation وَٱلۡعَصۡرِ / إِنَّ ٱلۡإِنسَـٰنَ لَفِى خُسۡرٍ / إِلَّا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَعَمِلُواْ ٱلصَّـٰلِحَـٰتِ وَتَوَاصَوۡاْ بِٱلۡحَقِّ وَتَوَاصَوۡاْ بِٱلصَّبۡرِ “By time. Indeed, mankind is in loss. Except for those who have believed and done righteous deeds and advised each other to truth and advised each other to patience.” Commentary This is one of the shortest […]

S.W.A.M.P.Y.

    S “SPEAK good or better remain silent” [Sahih Muslim] W “[WHAT is] lawful is clear and the unlawful is clear, and between that are matters that are doubtful (not clear); many of the people do not know whether it is lawful or unlawful. So whoever leaves it to protect his religion and his […]