We should regularly attend gatherings of knowledge and engage in the work of deen (religion), to ensure our own stability, steadfastness and imaan (faith). Allah’s deen is not in need of us and nor do we have something to offer, rather we should do so for our own good and benefit. The work of deen is not necessarily doing things which are fanciful and glamorous, rather it is about contributing in any way possible, even if this is an apparently menial task such as cleaning in the masjid. However, we should not consider this to be insignificant because it is a very virtuous act from which we will benefit insha’Allah.
[This short excerpt is based on a brothers’ majlis (gathering held for spiritual training) held by Shaykh Abu Yusuf Riyadh ul Haq on 17th July 2002].