A True Muslim

QuranWhen you accept a wrong that has become a norm then you will become lax in some aspects of deen and firm in others. You will make a selective version of Islam. But what Allah Ta‘ala wants is total submission. You cannot negotiate in the laws of Allah Ta‘ala. After all, why did Allah Ta‘ala call us Muslims? The reason is because we unquestionably accept the commands of Allah Ta‘ala. Are you going to allow your Islam to be influenced by public opinion? If people say that we are orthodox then we will leave those ways and if they say that we are ‘cool’ then we will follow such ways.

There is a wild beast within us and we need to discipline it. So how do you rectify and correct it? Don’t give it everything that it desires. It should not be left unbridled. You should control it. Among the things that we need to control are the ears, eyes, and heart. The sins of ears and eyes are known to us. But what are the sins of the heart? Fantasizing and believing anything and everything that we hear. The hadeeth says that an intelligent person is he who has control over his nafs i.e. he checks before doing anything whether it is for his benefit or not. When the nafs is corrected then you will get the true sweetness of imaan and ‘ibaadat. Further you will be an asset and benefit for others.

The dunya is like a prison. In prison you won’t find everything to be comfortable and you cannot become familiar with everyone. So the same will apply to the dunya. If you remain a true Muslim then not everything you will find in this world being comfortable and conforming to the dictates of Islam, however you should remain steadfast upon your deen.

Source: Al-Haadi

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