02 Apr 2013 No Comments
Like all Muslims, I want to contribute positively to the well-being of my family, the community within which I live (here in the United Kingdom), to the Muslim community all around the world and to the whole of humanity at large.
This may sound like a lofty opening claim of intent but when one considers the very least that this may entail then I think that one will recognise that this is not an outlandish, unattainable aim but something that can be achieved at least to some small extent with a little focus and effort.
For example, if a person were to make a phone call to an elderly neighbour to enquire about her health and ask if she needs anything then this action alone is making a real difference to a vulnerable person living in the area, regardless of any follow-up actions that may arise from it.
The challenge is to seek out and take on the tasks that are the best use of a person’s time, that allow a person to ensure that one is moving towards worthwhile aims in life whilst also fulfilling responsibilities to one’s family, to the community and to humanity whilst preserving some semblance of ethics and morality.
Defining what a person wants to be in life and what aims to reach for is a challenge in itself. To this end, I have set up this blog to hopefully help me to focus on what is important in life, to reflect on my achievements (or lack thereof) and on how to refine my thinking and my actions so that I may achieve what I decide is important and to not waste my time on distractions and trivialities.
This blog will be anonymous in nature. I feel that this anonymity will enable me to write more intimately about my progress and my challenges so that I can understand my thinking and actions better and in a deeper way.
I will be reading some books that I believe will help me on this journey and so you can expect reviews of books that I read as well as abridgements of sections of books that I find particularly interesting.
I am also a big fan of the productivity website ProductiveMuslim.com so expect my experiences of trying out the various bits of advice, worksheets and suggestions that are presented on that site.
I am presenting my thoughts and experiences in a public way, albeit anonymously, so that they might possibly be of benefit to others and allow me the prospect of crystallising my own thoughts. I look forward to being corrected and for my thinking to be refined in a public way such that all readers of this blog will benefit from any discussions that may arise.
Insha’Allah, I hope that this thinking, doing and writing process will be of benefit to the readers of this the posts on this website.