...The art of mastering anything/any field is to give yourself (enough) time and sure enough you shall have it mastered! You need to focus, attend classes, learn outside of class, do research, try, test and try again. Sometimes if we don't understand something we give up too quick. Give yourself at least 30 days minimum and each day spend at least 1 hour trying to master your art. Try it!
We need to help ourselves to help others. This means we need to work on our heart, souls, families to be of greater use to the Ummah. The Ummah is suffering today because of us all - we're all responsible because we have all become selfish and always put our needs first. Yes we need to take care of number one but we need to become more proactive. Dua and ibaadah are our weapon, dhikr is our shield but being proactive is obligatory as well - not just in politics, law, media but actually doing something physically to help our oppressed Ummah who should be free like us. Let's make dua that Allah truly makes us proactive and useful humans!
...Always keep a pen and paper handy. Always be ready to seek knowledge and apply. Always be curious and excited to learn. Always be inspired and motivated by those who are seeking. Always be ready to read and study - become studious - both deen and duniya. Study Islamic knowledge daily - even half an hour a day - as well as your secular studies. Study and review your books and notes. Get studious friends. Be curious when out and about - ponder and reflect upon Allah's creation - it will bring you closer to Him (swt). Let's create a studious routine so we are always seeking, understanding, applying and bettering ourselves - and then teaching it to our family/friends insha'Allah! :)
Start your week on a spiritual high, iA :)
Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri and Abu Huraira: The Prophet (SAW) said, "No fatigue, nor disease, nor sorrow, nor sadness, nor hurt, nor distress befalls a Muslim, even if it were the prick he receives from a thorn, but that Allah expiates some of his sins for that". Bukhari
Have a blessed, productive, successful and peaceful week ahead, iA and remember, Allah loves YOU! :)
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