Assalamualaikum lovely souls! How’s your week going so far? This week on the blog, we will be talking about how tools can help you in your personal development journey.
Importance Of Using Tools For Our Development:
As important it is to learn and gain knowledge it is equally important to implement it in our lives. That’s what tools are for, to help us practically implement our learnings.
Even Allah (SWT) tells us that until and unless we don’t work on ourselves, He won’t help us in this beautiful verse from the Quran:
“...Allah does not change a people until they change what is in themselves”
This verse emphasises the fact that our Deen is not just a religion where you have a transactional relationship with your Creator, but rather it also instructs us to actively work on ourselves to have a transformational relationship with our Lord.
What are Tools?
Now you might be wondering, what are tools anyway? Well, tools are practical solutions to everyday problems faced by people in the modern day. They are sustainable habits that you can create to develop yourself on a daily basis.
What Is The Purpose Of Our Tools & How Does it Help?
Two Souls One Chai is a purpose driven educational platform. Before putting out anything on this platform we always like to ask ourselves the big WHY question.
The purpose of our tools is to practically work on reminding ourselves of our inner goodness (which we all are born with) and to gain clarity on what our true purpose is here in this life as representatives of Allah (SWT) while keeping the hereafter in mind; instead of being at the mercy of our ego’s desire and forgetting that this is not the only life we should be worrying about.
In a gist, we want both our mentorship programs and tools to help both us and you all to continuously work on purifying our hearts, and remain in remembrance of Allah (SWT) amidst the noise around us.
The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said, “there is a piece of flesh in the body and when it is sound the whole body is sound and when it is corrupt the whole body is corrupt and indeed that is the heart” [Sahih Al-Bukhari]
In essence, the study of Islamic Philosophy provides us with a wide array of tools and guidance in the pursuit of the purification of the heart and soul.
Dr. Abdallah Rothman, the Executive Director of the International Association of Islamic Psychology mentioned in an article that there’s an entire ‘science’ of soul/self within Islam that is in alignment with the Quran and the Sunnah and is so advanced and holistic that it stands to offer entirely new insights to the popular field of self-improvement that even non-Muslims can benefit from.
Our Upcoming Tool
The tool we are working on right now is a worksheet to help you process challenging thoughts in light of Islamic Philosophy. Tune in to our upcoming podcast episode this Friday to get to know more!
Till then, Allahafiz and take care.
Rabail and Umair Khan