The command to read came to Muhammad SAW at the prime of his life - 40 years. Nonetheless, he utilized the opportunity fully and was able to learn, grow and progress through this life changing habit. The Muslim reader can achieve the same with the right intention and corresponding actions.
The very most important step to happiness is prayer. We have seen the evidence for this statement in the prayer of Prophet Ibrâhîm. It gives you the opportunity to experience moments without a care in the world. Put your trust in Allâh. We can read in the Qur’ân: “No disaster strikes upon the earth or among yourselves except that it is in a register before We bring it into being - indeed that, for Allah , is easy” Qur’ân 57: 22
Seeing that we are exposed to disturbing scenes every time we check the news, we have almost become desensitized to it. It is our duty to help those who are facing oppression, and they too expect our support, hence, we must not let them down. To give with all your might would be a gift for them, and a great reward for you from The One who does not forget!
Youth is the best time for striving to become like the young companions (RA) who had glowing Islamic identity and lived Islam practically in every aspect of their lives. They were engaged productively by a great model, mentor, leader and brother-in-Islam; Prophet Muhammad SAW.