Assalamualaikum wr. wb.
At some point of your life, you might realise that it is already time to not go with the flow, and to start creating your own stream instead. You might need to assure yourself that you need to change, in a good way, and improve yourself in many many things, and you'll realise that all those hard work, hunger, and thirst of self-development will actually lead you to happiness. Go follow your dream again, never stop the efforts, and even if you fail, at least you failed trying. Let's do this both for the worldly life and the life hereafter. Keep moving, keep chasing your target, keep praying, and keep believing that you, too, are capable of the great things you might have always been dreaming of.
Wassalamualaikum wr. wb.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
For me, one of the most convenient way to learn more about Islam is by watching lectures such as the one I posted above (it was on the revelation of Surah Kautsar and was very heart-warming). Lectures on tafsir Quran, especially, have been very helpful for me to gain more insights on the meanings of the Quran, since most of the time I understand very little about the context of each ayah when reading the translations only. So, instead of watching more videos from YouTube celebrities during this special month, it might be better to dedicate more time watching videos like these! (note to self!). Bismillah, the holy month is coming to its end, and may Allah grant us ability to make the best use of the last 10 nights of Ramadhan, aamiin.
Anyway, you might want to check Bayyinah Institute videos on YouTube or go directly to www.bayyinah.org for more lectures by Ust. Nouman Ali Khan on various matters :)