We all have unique journey’s in life, we’re all identical in many ways yet completely different at the same time.
For example, no two person’s (even twins) have the same fingerprint pattern. That is the reason why police forces worldwide use fingerprints to identify the criminal. 1400 years ago, who else could have known the uniqueness of each human’s fingerprint?
“Does Man think that We Cannot Assemble his Bones? Nay, We are able to put Together in Perfect Order The very Tips of his Fingers” Surah 75 Ayah 3-4; Holy Qur’an.
Yet, we’re all the same human to human, we all know how to express our happiness through a smile, or a laugh – regardless of what language we speak. If you’ve ever lived abroad you’ll know a smile goes a long way.
Whether your Muslim through heritage, choice, ignorance or social pressure. Why not give Islam a chance? Why not read and learn the Qur’an. If Arabic is your native tongue, I’m already slightly envious of you – you have the potential to recite the Qur’an – which, when done properly is better than any song you will ever hear.
I have heard stories of so and so is my favourite reciter, or people often cry when hearing the Qur’an either for the first time or throughout their life..
I only ever had this experience more recently. After 9 months of being Muslim, I’d never actually heard another woman reciting before. It was Maghrib and I was in the mosque, as I stood in line with other women and she started, “Bismillar Ramhamn ar Raheem…” I found tears in my eyes. Very soft, gentle tears. Her voice was stunningly capturing my heart and soul. I didn’t want her to stop reciting the beautiful verse. So perfect and calming. I felt lost in the moment and begged Allah to make me recite half as good as her one day…
We all have potential to do great things. We just have to be brave and try. Allah is your best friend, along the journey – people will hurt you – people will try and bring you down – people will crush your dreams – but He never will. Through every bad experience, He is there, you will turn to Him again and again and again and unlike humans who would soon get fed up of you asking – He wants you to ask. The more you ask the happier He is with you.
Why not show Him you are grateful for your eyes? For your ability to read? For your health to pick up the Qur’an? For your freedom to choose Islam? For your guidance to the Mercy of Allah? It’s not enough to say Thank you God (Alhamdulillah) we have to show our appreciation.