Yaser Birjas: Why is Activism Important?

Yaser Birjas: Why is Activism Important?
This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Quran Weekly: Yaser Birjas' Advice to Activists

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Quran Weekly: Yaser Birjas’ Advice to Activists4 minute video. Important take-aways: You are helping to carry the final message of Allah (swt) Your duty is only to deliver the message. Guidance is out of your hands. To do this work with excellence is to understand the most effective ways of delivering … Read More

Omar UsmanYaser Birjas: Why is Activism Important?

Yaser Birjas: Activists Must Focus on Themselves

Yaser Birjas: Activists Must Focus on Themselves
This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Quran Weekly: Yaser Birjas' Advice to Activists

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Quran Weekly: Yaser Birjas’ Advice to Activists5 minute video. Important take-aways: The previous video discussed being active in whatever avenue possible. So when you have finished [your duties], then stand up [for worship]. [94:7] When you are free, strive in devotion. The Prophet (saw) endured lots of hardship to call people … Read More

Omar UsmanYaser Birjas: Activists Must Focus on Themselves

Yaser Birjas: Dawah is a Test

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Quran Weekly: Yaser Birjas' Advice to Activists

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Quran Weekly: Yaser Birjas’ Advice to Activists4 minute video. Alif, Lam, Meem. Do the people think that they will be left to say, “We believe” and they will not be tried? But We have certainly tried those before them, and Allah will surely make evident those who are truthful, and … Read More

Omar UsmanYaser Birjas: Dawah is a Test

Yaser Birjas: Stay Connected to Allah

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Quran Weekly: Yaser Birjas' Advice to Activists

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Quran Weekly: Yaser Birjas’ Advice to Activists3 minute video. One of the trials of activism is fame. This is particularly difficult for people who are not prepared for it. Activism brings blessings, and power – but also unwanted attention. Be careful of acting out in ways that are not true … Read More

Omar UsmanYaser Birjas: Stay Connected to Allah

Yaser Birjas: Practice What You Preach

Yaser Birjas: Practice What You Preach
This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Quran Weekly: Yaser Birjas' Advice to Activists

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Quran Weekly: Yaser Birjas’ Advice to Activists7 minute video at bottom. One of the most difficult things to deal with as an activist is the feeling of hypocrisy. You sometimes feel like you might be doing things with the wrong intention, or you are not as good as people make … Read More

Omar UsmanYaser Birjas: Practice What You Preach

Yaser Birjas: Practice Perfection

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Quran Weekly: Yaser Birjas' Advice to Activists

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Quran Weekly: Yaser Birjas’ Advice to Activists  Is the reward for good [anything] but good? (55:60) People receive reward for their ihsan. Don’t ever cut corners in your projects. Do it to the best of your ability, even if it takes more time. Focus on perfection. Your vision should be … Read More

Omar UsmanYaser Birjas: Practice Perfection