Q: Please give me a strategy of becoming a pious person. How do I become pious, what to follow, when to do things, what to stay away from?
A: For the time being start off with the following program for at least 15 minutes in the mornings and evenings:
(1) Ta`leem of Fazaa’il-e-A`maal, Fazaa’il-e-Sadaqaat and Bahishti Zewar.
(2) Recitation of a portion of the Qur’aan Shareef and some zikr.
(3) Du`aa at the end of each session.
Abstain from all haraam and doubtful things, whether it is people, places or electronic devices or magazines etc.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)