“And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allâh” Quran 3:103 (i.e. this Qur’ân [and Islamic behavior, Muslim behavior, seeking Allah through prayer, worshiping Him alone; following the example HE (Allah) has given us in the Prophet Muhammad صِلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ سَلَّمَ ; paying the zakat; fasting in Ramadhan. Stay close to those with Islamic knowledge, stay close to the Masaajid. Balance your life as much as possible, and be careful not to make excuses for yourself in not living this Deen as it should be. If your a new shahada, ask Allah, He will guide you, ask a brother or sister Muslim. If your new to a particular city, or to this country – hold on to Islam, seek help from Allah and bow down sajda, ruku, with those who do so (other believer’s). This is the command of Allah. It is no different; no matter if your from Pakistan or Timbuktu – the job is the same ‘and,’ your in America so most likely you have favorable conditions. Now, shouldn’t you be thankful to Allah. Yes! Of course you should. So be thankful.
“The Most Generous Allah has made it His decision that whatever state one lives in, that is what he dies upon and is resurrected upon. We seek refuge from dying on other than Islam;” – Ibn Kathir.
With the name Allah, The Most Compassionate, The Most Merciful.
“O you who believe! Fear Allâh (by doing all that He has ordered and by abstaining from all that He has forbidden) as He should be feared. [Obey Him, be thankful to Him, and remember Him always], and die not except in a state of Islâm [as Muslims (with complete submission to Allâh)].”
“And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allâh (i.e. this Qur’ân), and be not divided among yourselves, and remember Allâh’s Favour on you, for you were enemies one to another but He joined your hearts together, so that, by His Grace, you became brethren (in Islâmic Faith), and you were on the brink of a pit of Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus Allâh makes His Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.,) clear to you, that you may be guided,” Quran 3:102-103 .