How to be a better Muslim by Mohammed Naveed Ashrafi
HOW TO BE A BETTER MUSLIM
The primary purpose of writing this book is to guide and educate Muslims, to inspire as well as to warn them and remove the misconception that is often the belief of the layman that a Muslim is simply someone born in a Muslim family, or someone who just professes the shahadah (declaration of faith). Many du’as for my beloved wife: Umm Hayaat Nur for her invaluable help and efforts.
And for my learned friend; Mawlana Haider Ali, who reviewed and proofread this book, and for his invaluable suggestions, may Allah 3& reward him abundantly.
I hope and supplicate to Allah 3* to make this book a useful guide for all Muslims, or for anyone who is a seeker of the truth, and grant acceptance to this negligible effort, include it in my record of good deeds and to make it a means for my forgiveness.
The writer says
Islàm, Imàn and Submission Firstly, I would like to explain the meaning of Islam as described by the Holy Prophet € in a Hadith, (You) bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship besides Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah and (you) pray Salah and pay Zakah (obligatory charity) and (you) fast in (the whole of) Ramadan, and perform Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah) if you have the means or potential.’ Similarly, the Holy Messenger € when asked about Faith (Iman), said, “That you believe in Allah, His Angels, His Scriptures,