Nowadays we have big houses but broken homes, high incomes but low morale. We cherish our freedom but ache for connection. We celebrate prosperity but long for purpose. We excel at making a living but fail at making a life.
Similarly, when a Muslim comes back to the Deen and starts praying his/her five daily prayers, they ask “when did you become practising” SubhanAllah…
The biggest blessing you ever received from Allah subḥānahu wa ta’āla is the fact that you are Muslim. Nothing else. Not your children, not your husband, not your health, not your perfectly functioning body… if only we realised this sooner.
If your job requires you to do haram, leave it. Allah will provide.
If your spouse encourages you to sin, seek refuge in Allah.
If your friends hate your hijab, wear it anyway.
If your own soul convinces you to take a bank loan, no amount of money is worth the displeasure of Allah.
This post is not about perfection. Perfection is a fantasy it does not exist. Being Muslim does not make you any less human. You will make mistakes, you will fail, you will possibly quit, you will sin and you will never reach perfection. So why bother you ask?!
Prophet Muhammad (Sall Allāhu ʿalay-hi wa-sallam) said, “Every son on Adam sins, and the best of those who sin are those who repent.”
The reality is, everyone is a believer when things are going fine. The real faith is when one becomes patient during tribulations. We need to change our mentality. All of us.It starts from within. Seek the pleasure of Allah in everything you do, and everything you do becomes worship. The more you care how you appear to Allah, the less you’ll care how you appear to people.
God can see and hear everything you do. But your concern is if the people can.
– Yasmin Mogahed
If you feel yourself lost and not following the Deen as well as you could. If you want to do something for the sake of Allah, for example, wear hijab, grow a beard, stop smoking, pray more, learn Qur’an, get a halal job… but the fear of people is stopping you just ask yourself, ‘what is the point of being on this earth if you are going to be like everyone else?’