All praise is for Allah. We praise Him, seek His help and forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allah from the evils of ourselves and the evils of our actions. I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped except Allah and I bear witness that Muhammad (saw) is His slave and Messenger.
"O you who believe! Fear Allah as He should be feared and die not except in a state of Islam with complete submission to Allah." (3:102)
"O Mankind! Be dutiful to your Lord, Who created you from a single person and from him He created many men and women and fear Allah through whom you demand your mutual rights and the wombs of kinship. Surely Allah is Ever an All Watcher over you." (4:1
"O you who believe! Keep your duty to Allah and fear Him, and always speak the truth, He will direct you to do righteous deeds and will forgive you your sins, and whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger has indeed achieved a great achievement." (33:70-1)
Verily the most truthful speech is the Book of Allah and the best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad (saw). The most evil of matters are those which are newly invented, every novelty is an innovation and every innocation is in the Fire. To proceed:
Following up this series, I felt I should hasten in bringing forward the hadith:
"The two feet of the son of Aadam will not move from near his Lord on the Day of Judgement until he is asked about five (matters):- about his life - how he spent it; about his youth - how he took care of it; about his wealth - how he earned it; and where he spent it; and about that which he acted upon from the knowledge that he acquired",
as an aid towards purification of the soul and preparation for death. The advice being firstly to myself , secondly to the du'aat (inviters to Allah's path) and thirdly to all my Muslim brothers and sisters in every part of the world - hoping that Allah swt will cause benefit through that which I have written and allow the fruits of that to be reaped, both now and in the future. In this treatise I restricted myself to one part of the hadith and that is "..and about that which he acted upon from the knowledge that he acquired".
The hadith that I chose is the key to goodness and the way towards paradise - by the permission of Allah (swt). It is the cause of salvation and gain:
"The day whereon neither wealth nor sons will avail,
Except him who brings to Allah a clean heart." (26:88-9)
Indeed it is quite possible that many people erred and strayed off the path due to ignorance or pretending to be ignorant of the correct order in prioritising knowledge, acting and calling to Allah. So this topic, by the will of Allah (swt) is in order to prevent myself and my brothers and sisters from ruin, misguidance and confusion.
I ask Allah swt to grant me the ability to act upon it, and to make it sincere and acceptable to Him, to eliminate darkness, illuminate the way and cause the ummah to benefit from it. He indeed is the All Hearer of invocation.