Assalaamu alaikum crimson,
(smile) There are so many ways to honour our Lord! (smile) I imagine all the possible things we could do and learn, as tasty dishes in a wonderful feast. That Allah Offers us an amazing buffet. But sometimes, I think, we are mistaken in thinking that we need to eat of all
of the dishes. But it is not healthy or possible!
I have read on another thread that you have previously worked on your prayers (ma sha Allah!). So now you are confronted with a smorgasbord of possibilities of things to learn...
Might I suggest that you start with one of the fundamentals: the Qur'an? I would suggest: The Meaning of the Holy Qur'an in Today's English
by Yahya Emerick (extended study edition) ( http://www.amazon.com/dp/1450549535/ref=rdr_ext_tmb
This is an easy-to-read translation into everyday English. The extended version also has a fabulous and detailed commentary. When I read it, I am transported back to the Prophet's time. And I also find out all sorts of fascinating tidbits that help bring out the flavour of the Text for an Anglo-American audience.
I would suggest putting aside all the extra files and other opportunities to learn, and focus on this one book for a while. Set yourself to read 10 minutes before sleeping, and 15 minutes when you wake up. (smile) Or a little more, if you find yourself sucked in. But at least
this amount of time. Set yourself to do this every day
. Even if you are tired, sad, feeling lazy, hyper, whatever. Read at least this much.
(smile) The book has a lot
of pages. But if you do a little every day, you will
finish it eventually (in sha Allah). And it will suggest opportunities for further learning. Not only will you have read the whole Qur'an in translation, but you'll have a pretty good idea of the historical context of revelation, the characters of the principle Companions, and various other bits of Islamic knowledge.
May Allah, the Oft-Forgiving, Bless you for your intentions… and Help you to transform them into meaningful efforts.