Rashidoon aims at helping every Muslim live true to Allah, authentic to his/her true self and relevant to world.
We believe there is intention behind everything in the world; it is a purposeful universe and we are meant to be in tune with it. Islam is not a system of rigid instructions that are out of place and time as the bahaviour or many Muslims seems to suggest, rather it is a dynamic system and way of life that captures the essence of human nature and the reality of existence. The world as it is today is intended to be as it is for a purpose, and we were intended to live in it too. Seeing ourselves out of place and out of time, even if acknowledged only tacitly, is a sure way to relate poorly to Islam and the to the world.
Living true to Allah is a choice that can persist and survive despite adverse circumstances. The principles and teachings of Islam on the one hand, and the actual worldly circumstances on the other couple together to reveal the profound wisdom of Allah in His creation and His legislation. Trusting in Allah’s wisdom gives one the resilience and strength to stay connected to Allah and relevant to the moment. Islam is designed to lead humans to Allah at all times. Thinking that Islam requires only certain circumstances to be lived and practiced is an insult to the One who designed it. It is a figment of our imagination that the case could be so. It is we who fail to stay connected to the essence of Islam and thus prefer to remain in our comfort zone.
Islam and human nature are perfectly compatible and in a sense identicical. In actuality it is true to say Islam was sent down for one reason: to help humans take their humanity to its full expression.
It is the ultimate goal of Rashidoon to contribute towards restoring the true spirit of Islam among Muslims around the world. Through research, education, training , and real life examples we hope to offer living examples of how Muslims could possibly live true to Allah and their true self and remain relevant to their times. We strive to keep our instruction grounded in the Quran and authentic Sunnah while benefiting from every legitimate source of information and wisdom regardless who it comes from. We welcome everyone who wishes to contribute or benefit. All interactions are to be guided by the eternal ethos and ethics of Islam.
May Allah’s peace and blessings be on our Prophet Muhammad, upon his family and companions, and upon you all.