THTP Season 6 Ep. #1 | Ustaz Sameer: A Near Death Experience That Changed His Life

By Halal Trip | 07, Jul, 2023

Welcome to the highly anticipated Season 6 of The Halal Travel Podcast. In this episode, we invited Ustaz Sameer, who shares a profound near-death experience that forever changed the course of his life, and led him closer to discovering the reality of life (duniyya) while growing as a person through the journey of spirituality and seeking knowledge. Join us as we talk about his personal journey of self-discovery, self-awareness, and the transformative power of faith.

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What to Listen For

  • How a near-death experience in a motorbike accident led him to question the meaning of life and pursue Islamic studies.
  • Leaving a successful career to establish The Rose of Madinah SG, a company dedicated to providing Islamic services in multiple countries.
  • The importance of seeking knowledge, finding mentors, and striving for improvement in one's spiritual journey.
  • Challenges of living as a practicing Muslim in a non-Muslim country and the fear of being judged by others.
  • Prioritizing a Muslim’s intentions towards Allah and not worry too much about what people think.
  • The concept of imposter syndrome in spirituality, emphasizing that humans will always fall short and have shortcomings.
  • Realizing a Muslim’s place in the hierarchy of God's kingdom, treating Allah with reverence and gratitude.
  • The importance of increasing consciousness of Allah through knowledge
  • Finding proper teachers to guide one's spiritual journey.
  • Importance of daily routine and consistent practice in spirituality, both during and outside of Ramadan.
  • Societal pressures and the fear of missing out, emphasizing the need to prioritize and focusing on Allah.
  • Significance of humility and realizing that humans are constantly in need of Allah's guidance and forgiveness.
  • The role of mentors and good companionship in spiritual growth.
  • Challenges of obtaining information in the digital age.
  • Importance of self-reflection and self-awareness in one's spiritual journey, acknowledging one's sins, mistakes, and shortcomings.
  • Repent and strive for improvement, recognizing that even the best among sinners are those who consistently turn back to Allah.
  • The concept of imaan (faith) and the need to constantly work on strengthening one's faith through knowledge, practice, and sincere devotion.
  • Being mindful of their environment and choose companions who encourage and support their spiritual growth.
  • The ultimate goal of Muslims to seek the acceptance and pleasure of Allah.
  • The need for a sense of purpose and meaning in life, especially in the face of near-death experiences or significant life events.
  • Journey of discovering the reality of God and seeking to understand His power and purpose.
  • Decision to pursue Islamic studies and how it has transformed his life, leading him to leave his previous job and engage in Islamic services and projects.
  • Balancing worldly pursuits with spiritual growth and prioritizing the love and reverence for Allah above all else.
  • Significance of humility, acknowledging our imperfections, and continuously seeking Allah's mercy and forgiveness.
  • Reflecting on our own mortality and the transient nature of worldly dreams and desires, emphasizing the significance of finding what truly matters in the eternal perspective.


Selected Links From the Episode

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