Originally Posted by maryam11
you can work 7a-5p and still have time to seek knowledge, even if you take the time to attend all 5 prayers at the Masjid! [i'm speaking from experience here, PLUS i have a new wife that requires attention!]
step 1, give up TV!! only use your TV to watch Islamic videos.
step 2, cds, give up your nasheeds or anything else and use the cd player to listen to some lectures. i have been listening to Mufti Ismail Menk for almost a year now, he's awesome! he gives lectures after Taraweeh that are simply outstanding. his Reasons of Revelation, based upon Asbab Un Nazool, is phenomenal! everyone who listens to it wants to get a copy. he always does some Tafseer and his English is excellant and his Arabic is VERY, VERY melodic. he is probably a Shafiite, but don't let that stop you, he is simply quite an inspiring speaker!
at times, you can get his stuff here:
but, this is the site of the company that make his stufff:
step 3, ask you local Imam or Alims for recommendations of Tafseer in book form such as Ibn Kathir or the Mara'aful Qur'an.
step 4, read Seerah! anything that you can get your hands on, plus there is some stuff on the web, Qatadar posted this site last year:
the site also has other Islamic history on it that is done really well.
step 5, don't spend so much time in forums! :-[
basically, give up "crap" that doesn't improve your deen! make seeking knowledge your full time occupation.
if you get married, only marry someone who get all the things that you need to accomplish the above! :)
[my wife agrees with all of this! :statisfie ]
just some thoughts...