"For him, who holds fast to my Sunnah at the corruption of my Ummah, is the reward of a hundred Martyrs." (Bayhaqi)
"Corruption" here, refers to an atmosphere of ignorance, innovation and wrongdoings. If a person strives and struggles to revive the Sunnah of Allah's messenger (S.A.W) at this time, he is likened to a Martyr (Shaheed) whose struggle lies in reviving the faith itself.
Dear respected members,
Studying the above Hadith of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W) in great detail I have previously questioned myself on how the Sunnah can be revived in this time, especially since the innovations and transgressions in our society are its peak.
I notice that we often begin a good action or a Sunnah and then slowly stop. I myself have tried some ways on doing good but some methods just haven't worked! Therefore when I tried practising a Sunnah a Week with friends I thought was a great idea and an excellent way to start, because it helped to slowly act upon them one by one, keeping in mind that the best actions in the sight of Allah are the ones which are little but also regular.
For this reason I thought I'd introduce something similar to a Sunnah a Week; a Thought Of the Week with which we will hope to increase our Islamic knowledge and revive the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W). Along with this it will InshaAllah help to increase the unity amongst each other by having something which we can all relate to and practice upon. Therefore if everyone can try to act upon the Thought Of the Week, we will be creating a peaceful atmosphere around us along with gaining the reward and pleasure of Allah Ta'ala by reviving the Sunnah of Allah's beloved Messenger (S.A.W).
Please note that I myself am still learning and if I do make a mistake whilst writing the T.O.W then please can you correct me so I can learn from my mistakes. I am also open to suggestions and ideas so if anyone has any Hadith or a good saying which they would like to forward as a Thought Of the Week then please feel free to post them under this topic.