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TED Talk: Try something new for 30 days

Great philosophers and theologians have always said, try something new for 30 days. At the end, if you do it properly it is probable that your new acquired skill will stay. Small changes are often the ‘big’ changes which are sustainable, making life more special and valuable. We often overlook our religious practices seeing them as dogmatic set of rituals with no real meaning on practical life.

Ramadhan is a 30 day practice which should help develop this skill of enriching our lives, making it a little more extra special. If adhered to properly, that is. It should allow a person to attain a new skill; Either leave a bad habit, a sin. Or, acquire a new productive habit, a good deed. It is reassuring to see self purification courses like Tareeqah Muhammadiyah, a non-political, non-profit organization set out to teach and provide assistance for the rectification of character, through the purification of the spiritual heart. Use in its core principles and method of purification; The 30 day theory.

The following 3 mins clip of Matt cutts is a refreshing reminder on how ushering in a new idea in a person’s life for 30 days can bring about the change we all so desperately need. This ultimately supports the idea of our pious predecessors of rectifying our character using the 30 day principle. Something they had told people for over a millennia ago.
– The idea is simple, but if its done properly its effective.

The state of our conviction in matters of faith is in such a state that without actual visual proof, we are reluctant to give it room in our lives, or even take it seriously. When the reality for the people of the past was the opposite. They would rather believe in the revelation of the unseen with more conviction than seeing anything with their eyes. It goes without saying, ‘rubbish in, rubbish out’. We have a rubbish level of belief of the unseen in our lives, and as a result we get rubbish level of conviction from our beliefs of the unseen. Hardly effecting any of our daily decisions we make from the right and wrongs, the good and bad. It is purely done on impulse and reaction and not faith and conviction.

About Sheikh Nazim

Islam is in the spotlight now more than ever before and this has caused people to question the faith itself and none more so than the new-age modernists muslims, largely from the convert western countries who are hell-bent on reforming Islam and its traditional values. This blog is a small space in the vastness of the internet where the fight to preserve, uphold and dignify the traditional inherent human values, are proactively argued against the onslaught of modernist propaganda and hate. Covering topics from current affairs to life-enriching inspirations, though to the traditional teachings of the pious and the awliyah of the past and the present. If you would like to contribute to this blog, or become an author of articles then why not contact me on


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