Alongside the apparent laws, Islam also has a certain spirit. Qualities such as selflessness, tolerance, open-heartedness, open-mindedness and eagerness to serve others are fast disappearing. In this day and age and with our modern society, many of us are not learning sublime, spiritual qualities and social etiquettes, epitomised by the great Muslims of the past, rather we have become increasingly self-centered and selfish. The only way to combat this trend is to spend considerable time in a pious environment and under the supervision of a spiritual guide.
[This short excerpt is based on a brothers’ majlis (gathering held for spiritual training) held by Shaykh Abu Yusuf Riyadh ul Haq on 24th July 2002].