In the name of Allah the most Merciful, the most Gracious.
Verily All Praise is due to Allah. We praise Him, seek His aid, and ask for His forgiveness. We seek refuge in Al-ah from the evil of ourselves and from our bad deeds.
He whom Allah guides, there is none to misguide him, and he whom He leaves astray; there is none to guide him! I bear witness that none is worthy of worship but Allah alone without partners, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger.
For many Muslims living in today’s modern society, we find that learning Islam in its truthfulness is a task that involves great hardships and tribulations . We find many Islamic institutes which claim to be teaching Islam according to the Quran and Sunnah, far from that, rather for many it is a means of making a living. Not only have those students of such institutes invested large amounts of money, sadly they also lack the understanding of this religion, making the knowl-edge they have gained of no benefit.
On the other hand we see those who believe that their Islam is in their hearts and therefore do not re-quire searching and learning the essence of this religion. Thus as an Ummah we range from the two far extremes. However here at Sunnahfollowers we as students can truly attest to the beneficial knowledge taught by renowned, dedicated daiyee such as our beautiful Sister Laila Nasheeba. Indeed few are the true scholars in today’s corrupt society; however we at SunnahFollowers are truly blessed to be taught by such great teachers.
Many of us come from different background ranging from staunch Catholic Christians, to Hindus, and other factions of Muslim groups. While many of us have little or no similarity between us, what binds the black African American and former white racist skin-head is the character and personality set by our beautiful Prophet Muhammad (saw). Thus learning his sunnah and reviving it in this society is of great importance and need, which we greatly lack in today’s society. May Allah reward our dedicated teachers, especially our Sister Laila Nasheeba whose ongoing struggle and determination has made SunnahFollowers what it is today. May Allah grant her a peaceful, serene, and high status in Jannah where she can see the fruits of her labour. May he too reward our other scholars of SunnahFollowers abundantly.
Lastly but not least, may Allah greatly reward the students of SunnahFollowers for their contribution, and my mother for her assistant in the making of this magazine, and make for them a path towards his paradise. Ameen
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