The online world is like a jungle where there is a lot of good and a lot of bad. Within it are predators that are preying on the week and innocent. We find ourselves with such challenges on the online world, hence how do we as believers strengthen our Imaan given the challenges on the online world. In this lesson, Sheikh Aslam AbuIsmaeel looks at the first step in strengthening our Imaan on the online world. The first step is to understand the challenge.
A mouse click in todays online world can lead you either to paradise or hell. There is so much halal and there is so much haram on the online world. It is a challenge for us to find in this online world, the strength of Imaan that will take us to paradise.
Shaykh Aslam in this course looks at 7 steps to boost your Imaan on the online world through the Quran, hadith of the prophet saws and the stories of the sahabah.
The challenge in online world to find Imaan is huge and for Allah swt, no challenge is unbeatable so why not turn to Allah swt to ask him for his help, to have Imaan on the online world. In this lesson we learn the importance and the power of dua that will help us to overcome the challenge of the online world through the help of Allah swt.
In this lesson, Sheikh Aslam AbuIsmaeel shows how to us how to beat and confront our sins. One important thing that we should always have in mind is to know that Allah wants us to only do our best which may vary from person to person. Allah swt says in Surah AtTaghabon “So Keep your duty to Allah and fear Him as much as you can”
In this lesson we learn how to achieve this self control.
Wali means Friend of Allah swt (A pious Muslim). The Prophet (s) said in Hadeeth Quddusi that Allah says:
” Whoever shows enmity to a Wali (‘protected friend’, pious person) of mine, I declare war on him, My slave does not draw near to me with anything more beloved to me than that which I have made compulsory upon him, My slave continues to draw nearer to me with extra (good) deeds (i.e,Nafil), until I love him. When I love him, I am his hearing with which he hears, his sight with which he sees, his hand with which he strikes and his leg by which he walks. and if he asks me, I shall certainly give him. If he seeks refuge in Me, I shall certainly give him refuge (and protection).”
Becoming a Friend of Allah swt is the dream of every Muslim. Is this possible? In this lesson Shaykh Asalam AbuIsmaeel shows to us how we can become the friend of Allah swt.
This lesson highlights to us about using our time wisely and not getting distracted with the materialistic pleasures of this Duniya which is temporary and will soon come to an end. The Prophet (s) said: ‘If the son of Adam possessed a valley full of gold he would want to have two valleys. Yet his mouth will only be filled by earth (dust). Allah swt turns towards those who turn in repentance.’ This lesson teaches us to have patience and to be content with what Allah swt has provided us with. This Duniya was not meant to enjoy ourselves and it is the aakhirah where the enjoyment is unlimited and ever-lasting.
This lesson shows the importance of having the right friends and right companions on your pursuit to boost your imaan in the online world. More than half of the worlds population are online. Many of our online friends can be from other parts of the world, belonging to different cultures. We may be connected to them while we don’t really know who they are? We don’t know about their true character and personality? Do they have something good to offer or are they are going to be a bad influence on us? Lets see what the Prophet (s) said about having friends.
In this lesson we discover that we are not alone on the online world and there are so many like us. While we are online, we need to enjoin good and forbid evil. This will not only protect our imaan but the imaan of others as well. We also see in this lesson the fate of the people who will continue to do wrong on the online world.