يَا بَنِي آدَمَ قَدْ أَنزَلْنَا عَلَيْكُمْ لِبَاسًا يُوَارِي سَوْآتِكُمْ وَرِيشًا ۖ وَلِبَاسُ التَّقْوَىٰ ذَٰلِكَ خَيْرٌ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ مِنْ آيَاتِ اللَّهِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَذَّكَّرُونَ – 7:26
O children of Adam, We have bestowed upon you clothing to conceal your private parts and as adornment. But the clothing of righteousness – that is best. That is from the signs of Allah that perhaps they will remember.
Permissible to work toward worldly achievements
Striving to earn Halal provisions – ibaadat. Education and training with that intention is also part of it.
Intention should be sound.
Seeking sukoon, comfort in this word is permissible.
Excel in whatever you do, every action should be done with perfection and beauty.
Love for the world, fame, show off, media presence – root of misguidance
asaa-ish (comfort) vs araa-ish (show off, ostentation)
Guard against shaytan who in the guise of ‘helping out muslim ummah’ over indulges you to earn material world.
Firqa parasti – based on branches of religion (not principles, not usul or foundations) a group that proclaims exclusivity in their correctness.
Fiqha – are jurisprudence. Hanafi, Shafi’, Hambali, Maliki are not Firqas
Due to ignorance, extremism in Fiqha can appear like a Firqa
The sunnah way of uniting the so-called firqay is by finding the common ground rather than declassifying them all and expecting or forcing people to forsake their groups and unite as a single group of ‘Muslims’.