We have been working on making intentions, to make a change in our lives.
In order to further motivate ourselves in making self developments and progress, we look to the book of Allah for inspiration.
وَالَّذِينَ جَاهَدُوا فِينَا لَنَهْدِيَنَّهُمْ سُبُلَنَا ۚ وَإِنَّ اللَّهَ لَمَعَ الْمُحْسِنِينَ
And those who strive for Us – We will surely guide them to Our ways. And indeed, Allah is with the doers of good. (Surah 29 Al Ankabut:69)
Is there any greater privilege than to have Allah, The Master of the Worlds, with you, guiding you in your journey?
We further take notice, that this privilege is given within the journey itself.
So how do we qualify as “Doers of Good“?
Striving for Allah has been recorded by Imam Al Ghazali (May Allah have mercy on him), as the 5 Essentials.
So anytime we do anything that contributes to maintaining & preserving these 5 Essentials, we are recorded as doing a good deed.
The 5 Essentials are:
1) Spirituality & Religion
3) Clarity of Mind
4) Lineage & Relationships
Allah teaches us in the verse above, that the formula to Guidance, Clarity and Steadfastness is to contribute to self development and in honouring these life essentials in others.
رَبَّنَا أَفْرِغْ عَلَيْنَا صَبْرًا وَثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَنَا وَانْصُرْنَا عَلَى الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرِينَ
“Our Lord, pour upon us patience and plant firmly our feet and give us victory over the people who turn away.” (Surah 2 Al Baqarah:250)