How can YOU(th) be a star?
When you look up at the night sky these days, in your own city, what do you see?
For me, all I see are a bunch of gloomy clouds. MashaAllah it’s a beautiful picture, but tell me, do you see any STARs?
It seems that nowadays, all of our STARs have left us. They’re somewhere hidden and overshadowed by the flashing lights of this dunya. However, think back to the Prophet (SAW)’s time. He was in a desert, with no electric lights that were blinding. No need for them at all. All that was left after the Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) were the STARs.
STARs that shone so bright and lasted for so many years. They’d guide ships to discover new lands, and later on even had a study just for them (not necessarily astronomy).
The Sahabahs of that day were ordinary youths that gathered together and decided that they’d accept this message that the Prophet (SAW) brought: Islam. And although they were young, and weren’t very high people in society, they went on the front lines for Islam (even literally, check here about the Battle of Badr). They were the best generation.
Why were they the best, and how can you, as an average Muslim youth become like them?
Well, there were four areas that they all excelled in, and that’s what made them STARs. If you work on these areas, then you, too, will be able to work toward being like the best generation. STAR is an acronym, and represents four areas of your life that you can work on, they are.....