The Role of the Sunnah & Religion in the Modern World – Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad (Cambridge Muslim College)

“You have indeed in the Messenger of Allah an excellent example for him who hopes in Allah and the Last Day, and who remembers Allah much”
(Surah Ahzab 33:21)
Excellent of Examples:

Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) was sent to mankind as an “excellent example” for us all to follow. Undoubtedly emulating the Prophetic way will lead to success in this world & the hereafter.

But how do we adhere to the Sunnah in this fast paced modern world in which we all live? How should the Sunnah impact our daily lives & character? How can the Prophetic methodology bring us a sense of peace & meaning to our lives?
What is this lesson about?
This lesson eloquently elucidates how human beings are capable of rising above other orders of creation without exception if they are in sync with their primordial states.
Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad discusses the importance of realising we all have a practical choice and not just a theoretical demand on how we conduct our lives. We have a choice to either descend to the lower depths of our caprices or to rise to a higher level by ascending to reality itself.
The trodden path of the Prophets has been laid out before us and we should strive with urgency to commence the journey and reconnect to the lofty virtues for eternal felicity.
Relevant Resources:

Shaykh Idris Watts “Praise Him!” // June 2010 // Radical Middle Way

Hamd – praise – is the cornerstone of our faith. We praise God for the gift of life, for guidance and for the opportunity to do good and spread mercy. Every breath we take and every step we make should be an occasion for joy and praise. Nobody praised God better than the most praiseworthy of human beings – the Prophet Muhammad. His life was all about praise – praise expressed through the best of character, the most generous of hearts, the way of service. In him we have a model of praise that we can follow. Our demonstrations must not only call attention to injustice and inequity, but we must at the same time demonstrate the example through which injustice can be remedied, inequity can be vanquished and mercy can be brought into the lives of the many. Shaykh Idris Watts’s has a simple message for us all: Praise Him by following the one who praised Him best!