In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate
All praise to Allah, Lord of the Worlds. And salutations and greetings upon our Master Muhammad and upon his family and companions.
I intend to study and teach, take and give a reminder, take and give benefit, take and give advantage, to encourage the holding fast to the book of Allah and the way of his messenger, and calling to guidance and directing towards good hoping for the countenance of Allah and His pleasure, proximity and reward, transcendent is He.
People think they are being spiritual but really they are being inept. The Prophetic way is empowerment, fulfilling responsibilities and being alive. It does not take you to extremes, never, rather it keeps you modulated to your surroundings. We need to do this in a way that we are being informed by a Prophetic way. It is how you magnify things. It is why The Prophet (prayers and peace be upon him) is often referred to as what? As the full moon. This is significant, why? Because the full moon reflects. The moon reflects light which is not its own. Resplendent. And it reflects it in the most beautiful way. It can then be beholding. You cannot just look at the real source of light. It is too overwhelming. You need a filter. It is reflected and then you can see it and appreciate it. And this is what the Prophet (prayers and peace be upon him) does.
– Shaykh Thaqib Mahmood