10 tips about - Start practising Islam
1. Take your religion seriously
Do not treat religion as a joke, but realise that your relationship is serious and you must treat as such.
2. Stop wasting time in unimportant things
Many things, though allowed in Islam are not beneficial and spending too much time being busy in these will make you feel that you are too busy to worship Allah or practise Islam.
3. Give up old ideas and habits
You cannot expect to turn your life around if you still hold onto your bad habits, behaviour or unislamic values. In particular give up ideas of nationalism, pride, arrogance, partisan, greed and similar traits.
4. Change your friends
If you find that whenever you hang around certain people, you find yourself committing sins, swearing, backbiting, doing sins etc. Change your friends. If you cannot correct them and stop them, then find better friends to keep you company.
5. Account yourself
Question yourself regularly about how much you have changed and whether you are doing enough.
6. Control your desires
Stop yourself from committing sins or evil, do not allow yourself to fall into temptation, however hard it may be.
7. Increase your worship
Do more and more and slowly increase how much you devote time and effort to worship and please Allah.
8. Do not delay doing good deeds
Do not let the shaytaan convince you to hold back from doing good deeds, whatever the excuse. If it occurs to you to do a good deed, do it immediately
9. Study about the lives of the prophet and his companions
Studying about these people and their sacrifices, struggles and difficult lives will remind you and encourage you to remind strong.
10. Tell others about what you learnt
Don't hoard the knowledge, whatever you have learned and studying, spread it, tell others, encourage them with it and remind everyone.
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