Shaykh Ahmad b. Yahya Al-Najmi was asked: What do you advise a Muslim to do in this day and age?
He replied: I advise him to:
 Live upon Tawhid and sound beliefs (aqidah)
 Pay attention to fulfilling the obligations and staying away from sins and what has been forbidden.
 Be with the righteous, good people
 Stay away from bad people
 Follow the sunan
 Stay away from bida’ (innovation in religion)
 Beware of fitan (things that can test your religion) – for they are numerous in these times.
 I advise him to stay at home and cry over his sins, as the Prophet said to his Companions: “Stay in your home, and cry over your sins.”
And success is from Allah.
-Fath Al-Rabb Al-Wadud 1:104