We can’t control what others do – the Ummah is what it is, but for every “bad” Muslim there is definitely a good one so just focus on yourself – we all have shortcomings and even the very, very best of us slip up and make mistakes. Without a helping hand, or word of encouragement we’d never improve.
If even Muslims despise our own Ummah what hope do we have for the non Muslims tolerating us? We have to stick together.
“The best way to give up the world and dedicate yourself to Allah is to hide the fact that you are doing this.”
— Umar ibn al-Khattab
Do as many good deeds as you can think of, dream of. Be ambitious. Push yourself, do more. Do more and keep it between you and Allah.
Don’t spoil your deeds by telling the world, they don’t have to know. What is truly impressive are the deeds you do in private, when no one knows, when no one is watching. Those deeds that are a secret between you and Allah.
When you are extra kind, or you do a favor for someone, or you help them out in some small way & naturally they thank you.
Make sure to say Alhamdulillah.
It’s ok to thank and be thanked.
But remember Allah, for it is He who gave you the ability to do what you did. You might be helping them in the Dunya, but there are no words to thank them in return. “You’re welcome” doesn’t really cut it when you realise – they are fixing your Akhirah.
In life, we have no control over how other people perceive Muslims. The only thing we have control over in life, if anything, is ourselves. Our own etiquette and mannerisms during these turbulent times should be as close to the Sunnah as possible. We shouldn’t retaliate hate with hate, or insults with insults. Instead, show respect and humility because anyone who is hating Islam at the moment are doing so out of fear.
Next time someone verbally attacks you, spare them a Duaa – as they are doing so due to media brainwashing and scare-mongering.
You will never find a Muslim who hates someone with separate beliefs because we are not taught this from the Qur’an or from the Prophet Sall Allāhu ʿalay-hi wa-sallam.. We know better but unfortunately, the world does not.
Turn your day into Ibadah (worship) go to work with the intention of earning money to support your family, for the sake of Allah and every minute you are working is Ibadah. Help around the house more, a simple thing like cleaning the bath, for the sake of Allah and to make it clean for your family and this is Ibadah.
You see, it’s so much easier than you think to worship Allah. “Allah intends for you ease, and He does not want to make things difficult for you.” Surah 2 Ayah 185; Holy Qur’an.
Most importantly, never look back. Each day is a fresh start, a new beginning so if you weren’t satisfied with yesterday, start again today. Allah is Al-Ghaffaar (The Great Forgiver) The One who forgives the sins of His slaves time and time again…