Being a Muslim Reflect
Being a Muslim Reflect: If there’s one thing my Mualimah taught me, is ; wherever you go, make sure it’s a learning experience. If it doesn’t turn out as expected, part with it.
On my way back home from a tutoring session, a fellow Muslim and I exchanged a few words. This person asked me basic questions which I consider highly personal. When I stated the area in which I was based at, that person stated their familiarization with the place and claimed
” there are so many Muslims that have gatherings which includes intoxicants and it’s become a habit into include alcohol or else it feels incomplete.”
I’m not writing this to mislead or create conflicts, I’m writing this as a reminder to myself first and others about the importance of Deen, and the consequences of getting carried away by harmful substances, haraam activities which many people are involved in.
In a world where adultery, alcohol, drug abuse, gambling and physical abuse are the norm, it doesn’t mean you have to adopt those habits, or wish to me amongst those people who are committing those acts.
As Muslims, we should hide the faults of others and leave that which does not concern us. But we should also try to guide our fellow Muslims onto the right path by
using hikmah(wisdom), and not arrogance or being judgmental.
When I attended those tutoring sessions, I drove through a particular town. For someone who has never lived in an “Islamic” environment, driving through that area intrigued me. As a young girl, I was never exposed to the belief or idea that islam does not belong to a particular ethnicity or race, so the first time I saw a very small house with the shahadah beautifully written on the wall, in such a place known for its corruption and alcohol abuse, I felt honoured to see it, I felt honoured to be a Muslim.
Allah Ta’ala is aware of everything at any given moment. A person who may have committed tremendous amounts of sins can be granted hidayat (guidance )through The Infinite Mercy of Allah Ta’ala, and He can also take away the imaan of a person who comes from a well established and Islamic inclined person.
When we look at the lives of the illustrious Sahaba R.A, we can take lesson from that and realise the Power, the Mercy, The countless Blessings, and Wisdom, that comes from Allah.
At that time, when the fellow Muslim explained their perception of the Muslims in the area in which I lived, I remained silent and listened. I did not know how to react or use my words in a manner that would not offend or seem rude. I listened attentively and decided to reflect.
When you see a Muslim you consider on the other path, make dua for him, and ask Allah Ta’ala to forgive you both, and never forget Allah Ta’ala is able to do all things.
Allah Ta’ala says :
“for every created entity, from the earth to the Arsh ( Throne ). Whether it is the rivers, seas, mountains.
Whether it is the sun, the moon, the stars… ”
Allah declares that ” it cannot live, it cannot die, it cannot help, it cannot benefit, it cannot be resurrected, except with the Qudrat/The Command of Allah. ”
Everything in this dunya, is under the taqdeer of Allah.