Shaykha Muslema Purmul discusses the components of our faith-based “moral compass” to help navigate our life goals and activities for living a serene life and reaching our final destination successfully. What are the limits and boundaries we should be aware of whenever we are at a crossroads so we will do not lose direction?
Read: the first word to be revealed to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. Even if this was the only reference to seeking knowledge in Islam, the fact that it is was chosen as the first word of the Quran to be revealed to humankind would be enough to demonstrate its utter magnitude. With the proper intention and etiquette, seeking knowledge is one of the greatest acts of worship. Today, there are few better ways to strengthen ourselves and our community than by seeking knowledge of our faith and the world — and then implementing and passing that knowledge on.
Everyone of us has the power to achieve greatness. We are all blessed by Allah with the ability to follow the way of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). How do we find this?
Islam does not contradict our identity as Americans. Our faith is relevant for all times and places. Unfortunately there are Muslims without any understanding of Islam who claim to be speaking on behalf of the faith, which they end up tarnishing it instead.