Just Get Started

The shaikh, Dr. Muḥammad ibn Ghālib Al-ʿUmarī, may Allāh protect him, said:

The beginning of any kind of action is the challenging [part], whether [it’s] an issue of worship, seeking [Islamic] knowledge, or even working hard against oneself to [establish] honorable character traits.

When you pass this stage–by persevering and anticipating [Allāh’s] reward [for doing that]–you will have passed the stage of accepting [that something needs to be done] and [then] doing something [about it, and moved on] to the stage of keeping up with and sticking to it.

It’s the beginning [stage that’s hard], that’s all. And what’s after [that] is easier.