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The Best Self-Help Book

Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatAllah wa barakatu,

Confession: I am a self-help junkie.

I love all things personal transformation.

I love stories of transformation, such as the stories of Umar Ibn al Khattab (RA), Hind bint ‘Utbah (RA), and Malik Ibn Dinar (RA).

There is something fascinating about the resilience we as human beings have been blessed with.

In the Qur’an, Allah SWT tells us:
“We have certainly created man in the best of forms”
(Surat At-Tin, ayah 4)

Surat Al Tin 95:4
He has created us with the ability to always improve, until our very last breath.

Self-help….sounds selfish, right?

Wrong. It’s the exact opposite.

I have a theory that if you are in a never-ending journey to better yourself, that you will optimize the benefit you bring to those around you.

No one really benefits if you aren’t helping yourself. Not for real, anyway.

Because at the end of the day, it is you against you.

It is me against me.

I am my only competition and you are your only competition.

When we meet the angel of death until the day where there is no shade but His shade, we will only be answering for ourselves. We will answer for the lives we lead.

So this is why I love self-help.

Because you can’t truly love another human soul, until you love your own soul. And you can’t truly love your own soul, until you love the Creator of your soul.

I’ve spent a fair share of my time familiarizing myself with the self-help arena, from sources both secular and religious.

I can tell you this.

There are many gems out there.

But there is one self-help book that TRUMPS all others.

The book of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala.

The Qur’an Kareem.

Open it up. It is full of treats for you and I, signed, sealed, and delivered from the One who knows us like no other.

The blessed month of Ramadan is alllllllllllllll about self-help.

It is a time to reflect, transform and be better.

It has nothing to do with food and everything to do with transformation and refinement of our souls.

This is exactly why I’ve put together a program to help both you and I, and women all over the globe achieve our best Ramadan.

Learn more about my Ramadan Mind, Body, Soul Online Retreat, *|FNAME|*.

I hope you’ll join us, inshaAllah.

Secure your best Ramadan, inshaAllah.

2 Comments
  1. Asalaam Alaikum sister. My name is Naomi and, I too am a self-help junkie lol. To add and agree with your beautiful confession, I too have followed secular and religious self-help coaches. From TD Jakes, Juanita Bynum, Paul White, Joyce Myer and the rest when I was a Christian, to Iyanla Vanzant, Lisa Nichols, to Ali Brown in the secular. And now as a Muslim (Alhamdulullah) I have my list of favs, There is nothing like the source itself. The Quran. Thank you for this reminder.

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