Muslim Character Building and Spiritual Cultivation Group system is
a grassroots tool for following the commandments. It taps the group
member’s internal life. This system empowers the common Muslim to do
the uncommon work of reproductive disciple making.
The issue of Islamic brotherhood and fraternity was so important in
Islam that soon after migrating to Medina, the first important social decree
of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) was on the issue of brotherhood. The
Apostle (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) established bonds of
brotherhood between the Muhajirin and the Ansar putting them under an
agreement and obligation of mutual welfare, benevolence and assistance.
Each Ansari took a Muhajir brother, where the former went so far as to
give his Muhajir brother half of whatever he possessed in the form of
houses, assets, lands and groves. Such was the enthusiasm of the Ansars to
share everything with their brothers-in-faith that they divided everything
into two parts to draw lots for allocating their share. In most cases, they
tried to give the Muhajirin the fairer portion of their property.
Muslim Character Building and Spiritual Cultivation Group is made
up of two to three people, all of them the same gender, who meet weekly
for the personal accountability in the areas of their religious growth and
development. A group should not grow beyond three but multiply into
two groups of two rather than a single group of four. When the fourth
person is added to the group, the group should multiply into two groups
after two to three weeks depending the demonstration of sufficient
faithfulness to the group.
There is no curriculum or training needed for the group. A personal
copy of The Holy Quran is all that is needed. All Ahadith material will be
provided as needed.