What is the first step we should take in improving our Deen?

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This is a common question which many people as & shouldn't be ignored.

Normally, we hear 'read The Qurān' or 'listen to lectures' or 'pray your Salāh' - Although this is definitely beneficial, I believe there are steps before this which are needed in order to make one firm.
Also, i disagree with the approach to 'drop everything' and give up sin in its entirety, because its hard & doesnt work all the time. Indeed, if you can do this, Barakallah Feek and without a doubt, we must try to leave sin.
1) The first step is knowing we must increase in our knowledge and belief in The Unseen [Allah (Tawheed), Angels, Books, Messengers,The Hereafter] - In essence its the main aspects of Aqīdah.

NOT Refutations or incorrect beliefs, or controversial topics - this can come way later
Although there are many narrations which outline the importance of each of the things listed above. Lets look at a narration of Ayesha RA from Bukhari, which beautifully outlines the above.
Some have translated 'return to Islam' as 'embracing Islam' however this in incorrect.

in Arabic ثاب mean to 'come back to' or 'return'. This has also been mentioned By Ibn Hajr in his Fath Al Bārī
Vol9 Pg46.
Why would we translate it as 'return to Islam' when no one was a Muslim?

The answer is, this means 'returning to the natural state with which we were born in.'

The Hadīth indicates that if The Sahabah were ordered to leave sin that they were engrossed in, they wouldve rejected
Its not normal or natural to instantly give up the norm. Hence, a person must work on themselves by increasing their Belief in Allah and The Unseen, this will condition them to instantly submit to the commands of Allah.
Ibn Hajr also highlights this and mentions the order of revelation itself is from the wisdom of Allah

He says:
" She (Ayesha) indicates towards The Wisdom of Allah in the order of revelation. And that the 1st to be revealed in The Quran is the calling towards Tawhīd, glad tidings for The Believers & The obedient, with Jannah & for The Disbelievers & Disobedient, with the Fire. So when the
people found contentment upon that, then rulings (regarding The Deen) were revealed. This is why Ayesha said: If the first things to be revealed were 'dont drink,' the Sahabah would say 'we will not leave it'. that is due to the souls
being set upon dislike in leaving something customary/frequent "
So, the first step we must take is understanding we must increase or Imān, firm belief & knowledge upon Tawhīd, Jannah, Hellfire.

We must constantly surround ourselves with this and build on it

Now how do we do this?
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