[QUOTE=Julaybib;208900]As Salaam Alaykum. This thread is intended mostly as reminder for myself I hope Inshallah that others will also derive benefit, and contribute with their thoughts on self reformation.
" Now that I am on my death bed, I have realized that if I had sought to improve myself, and removed my own defects, then perhaps my family members would have been influenced. Then seeing the behavior of my family people of my town would have been influenced. By seeing the spiritual change and improvement of the people of my town, the people of my country would have been influenced. And perhaps through the people of my country the world may have been influenced."
* Source Unknown.
And the way to go about this very important message is: to pick up the Quran, open it, recite it, try to
understand it,(seek guidance if you don't) then apply it.
Many of us would prefer the Alims to recite the Quran and inform us of the message. Is the quran not for thewhole of mankind? I believe we are supposed to use it as a source of guidance for ourselves and our
families, most muslim have a copy of the Quran in their homes, but are often reluctant to even open it.