I have often thought to myself how lucky I have been… to have lived all this time in a situation where I have had no contact with people of the same faith as me… still, to have received an understanding of the message, and then, through all life’s challenges that I have faced, to have held on to my faith… to have earned the attention, trust and respect and ears of fellow believers, who have often turned to me for advise on things… I never imagined it… and in more recent times, to finally and fully take the step and receive official papers on it…
But… I am not alone to be fortunate… we are all equal in this, whether we have been born into Islam or not. Every single soul who believes and follows this faith have received special attention… His attention…
سورة يونس ١٠٠
وَمَا كَانَ لِنَفْسٍ أَن تُؤْمِنَ إِلَّا بِإِذْنِ اللَّهِ ۚ وَيَجْعَلُ الرِّجْسَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ لَا يَعْقِلُونَ
Surah Yunus 10:100
No soul can believe, except by the will of Allah, and He will place doubt (or obscurity) on those who will not understand.
Take a moment to read the above words from the Quran again… carefully… and put yourself in the centre of their meaning. You are talked about in these words. Indeed, read them with yourself in mind. Just picture it… you… yes you… have received something that so many countless humans since the beginning of time until the end of days will never be able to see or touch… because… they can’t…
سورة يونس ١٠١
قُلِ انظُرُوا مَاذَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ ۚ وَمَا تُغْنِي الْآيَاتُ وَالنُّذُرُ عَن قَوْمٍ لَّا يُؤْمِنُونَ
سورة فاطر ١٩
وَمَا يَسْتَوِي الْأَعْمَىٰ وَالْبَصِيرُ
سورة النور ٤٠
أَوْ كَظُلُمَاتٍ فِي بَحْرٍ لُّجِّيٍّ يَغْشَاهُ مَوْجٌ مِّن فَوْقِهِ مَوْجٌ مِّن فَوْقِهِ سَحَابٌ ۚ ظُلُمَاتٌ بَعْضُهَا فَوْقَ بَعْضٍ إِذَا أَخْرَجَ يَدَهُ لَمْ يَكَدْ يَرَاهَا ۗ وَمَن لَّمْ يَجْعَلِ اللَّهُ لَهُ نُورًا فَمَا لَهُ مِن نُّورٍ
سورة فاطر ٨
أَفَمَن زُيِّنَ لَهُ سُوءُ عَمَلِهِ فَرَآهُ حَسَنًا ۖ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ يُضِلُّ مَن يَشَاءُ وَيَهْدِي مَن يَشَاءُ
Surah Yunus 10:101
Say: “Behold all that is in the heavens and on earth”; but neither Signs nor Warners profit those who believe not.
Surah Faatir 35:19
The blind and the seeing are not alike;
Surah An-Noor 24:40
Or (the Unbelievers’ state) is like the depths of darkness in a vast deep ocean, overwhelmed with billow topped by billow, topped by (dark) clouds: depths of darkness, one above another: if a man stretches out his hands, he can hardly see it! for any to whom Allah giveth not light, there is no light!
Surah Faatir 35:8
Is he, then, to whom the evil of his conduct is made alluring, so that he looks upon it as good, (equal to one who is rightly guided)? For Allah leaves to stray whom He wills, and guides whom He wills.
We are all fortunate to have received this light, but we can never fully appreciate just how fortunate.
Faith should never be taken for granted… it is something we should remember to be grateful for. In the end, we are nothing without Him.
سورة البقرة ٢٥٧
اللَّهُ وَلِيُّ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا يُخْرِجُهُم مِّنَ الظُّلُمَاتِ إِلَى النُّورِ
سورة النور ٤٦
َّقَدْ أَنزَلْنَا آيَاتٍ مُّبَيِّنَاتٍ ۚ وَاللَّهُ يَهْدِي مَن يَشَاءُ إِلَىٰ صِرَاطٍ مُّسْتَقِيمٍ
سورة البقرة ١٥٢
فَاذْكُرُونِي أَذْكُرْكُمْ وَاشْكُرُوا لِي وَلَا تَكْفُرُونِ
Surah Al-Baqara 2:257
Allah is the Protector of those who have faith: from the depths of darkness He will lead them forth into light.
Surah An-Noor 24:46
We have indeed sent down signs that make things manifest: and Allah guides whom He wills to a way that is straight.
Surah Al-Baqara 2:152
Then do ye remember Me; I will remember you. Be grateful to Me, and reject not Faith.
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The best of times to you all inshallah.
Peace, happiness, and stay faithful.