You’ve said your shahada and you believe from your heart there is no God or Deity worthy of Worship except Allah and Muhammad is his slave and messenger. Now what?
I cannot guarantee that your life will be transformed, or you will ‘magically’ find solace in your life. The truth is, there is no magic. Instead, I can guarantee that you will face trials, you will feel confused, apprehensive & most importantly you will make mistakes.
Umar bin al Khattab said — ‘Sometimes the people with the worst past, create the best future.’ – Umar was once an emeny of the Prophet Sall Allāhu ʿalay-hi wa-sallam ; now he is buried next to him. Subhan’Allah.
It’s never too late to become a better Muslim, a better human…
Remember Allah is Ar Rahman; meaning in Arabic something excessive, unusual. The [an] at the end is called Silat Mubaalagha, meaning something in its most extreme form.
Ar Rahman means the most, unlimited mercy. A mercy that is beyond imagination.
Allah subḥānahu wa ta’āla is protecting, having mercy on us right now, at this point in time. Not just tomorrow, or yesterday, or some far future. This is something that one should think about every day, what is Allah doing for me and my problems right now.
The more you reach out to Him, the more He loves you and enriches you. You made a mistake. Meaning it’s in the past. Don’t let Shaytaan distance you from the Mercy of Allah when you’re faced with trials, don’t let Shaytaan deceive you. You are not a bad person, the truth is good people sometimes make bad choices. It doesn’t mean you are a bad person,it means that you’re human.
If you feel guilty about your past; or you haven’t prayed in a while, start now. I’m serious, Allah subḥānahu wa ta’āla is waiting for you to repent and he will accept you.
Make fresh wudhu, offer two rak’ah. Make sincere dua in sujood, ask Allah to forgive you, ask Allah to have mercy on you, ask Allah to make this trial a means of bringing you closer to the gates of Jannah and further away from the gates of Jahanam.
Prophet Muhammad Sall Allāhu ʿalay-hi wa-sallam said, “The most beloved deeds to Allah are the consistent ones, even if they are small.”
It might seem insignificant compared to what you have done but believe me, it works. Try it…
I know a place,
Known by its
By simply obeying
Everyone can visit
From poverty to wealth,
From sickness to health,
From happiness to grief
Between your forehead and the ground.