Sidi Khalil Moore recently made me aware of a very beneficial document that has been posted in the articles section of the Guidance Media website. This Seminal Advice by Habib Umar bin Haffiz, a scholar and exponent of Classical Islam and Director of the Dar al-Mustafa in Yemen, contains eleven inspiring and wise recommendations to Muslims living in the West:
1. Carefully study the Sirah;
2. Develop strong certainty;
3. Display rapport & composure;
4. Devote yourself to remembrance;
5. Be not affected;
6. Have firm resolve;
7. Focus on Divine acceptance;
8. Look after your family;
9. Make your goal Allah;
10. Respect all scholars & show graciousness to humanity;
11. Fervently ask for forgiveness.
All of these points are expounded upon with superb clarity in the actual article [349 KB Adobe Acrobat file], which has been elegantly translated by Sidi Khalil. I pray that all Muslims in the West read and benefit from these wise words.
From http://www.mereislam.info/2005/10/seminal-advice-from-yemen.html courtesy of Sheikh Google Search