I have written a lot about ways to understand and connect to the Quran, including a series on thematic tafsir. Here are general Tips and resources that you can use in your journey to understand the Last testament and the final message from God to mankind:
Almost a year ago, I was contacted by a revert sister from a European country who was struggling with what she described as a “major challenges in her faith and relation with Allah”. The concerns were centered around Islam’s view towards men and women, polygamy, and particularly the hard-to-swallow concept of the women in paradise (AKA الحور العين)
Shaking the image of a Public figure and a role model, regardless of the who and the how, and whether the alleged claims are authentic or not, is like an earthquake that destroyed many of the paradigms that we have built around online daawa and the "celebrity shuyukh" culture.
I met a young engineer today who reminded me pretty much of my 22-year-old version of myself: fresh graduate, ambitious, sharp, skinny (both physically and financially), clueless about what to do in life, but most importantly: under-estimating himself and his potential.
I am not in a position to lecture young professionals and give "life" or "career" advice, as I understand how many of us old folks can get very preachy and boring... However, I feel it is my duty to highlight all the things that I wished somebody told me when I was finishing college and transitioning into this new chapter of my life:
Some Muslims claim to receive certain messages from God, guiding him to a certain deed, suggesting to him to do or not to do an action, or giving him moral support and strength in moments of weakness. This message does not have to be a dream or some kind of a mystical interaction, and those who wait for such messages are either watching too many movies or assuming that they will be the next prophet. (Are we expecting another prophet? I don’t think so; I thought we were living in a time where the next guy with supernatural powers would be the Dajjal, right?)