In the name of Allah the most gracious most merciful.
‘May the Peace (of Allah) be upon you ‘ – Have you ever wondered how beautiful it sounds? I’ve always been rushing through my salams and it comes out as something else. Arabic is so beautiful that a little twist of how its being said brings a whole different meaning. Now I’ve learnt to take my time to say and it comes off as more than just a word or phrase. It’s like a dua for a loved one, praying for each other’s peace in life and strengthening relationships between two people. And what more topping it off with a smile. The beauty of a greeting, yet sadly we take it for granted at times. Insya Allah we can plant it like a seed in our hearts to practice and be better muslims, if not for others, least for ourselves and Allah.
I’ve been filling my time with Islamic lectures and talks about our beautiful religion, and the thought that struck me right after the first lecture – how else can I make full use of this? That’s when it hit me – I can write about it, that way I can read it a year later and remind myself.
To some, I may look like I’m trying to be a holy person. Well in all honesty to clear thy doubts, I’m not. I’m just like everyone else in search for guidance. Hungry and thirsty for knowledge to not be perfect BUT to try to be the best I can be. What differs me from minority is that I choose to share my knowledge and not keep them to myself because eventually I’ll tend to forget about it and move on with my life. The one I’m afraid of is to think I know too much that I be arrogant and that’s one of the saddest characteristics anyone can ever hold in their hearts. So what better way to share with all my other muslim sisters and brothers who can benefit, after all we learn from each other’s experiences. May this serve as a reminder to myself and all. And please if you think what I write can be beneficial to others, share with them what you’ve learnt and insya Allah we’ll all prosper together
Rasulullah (SAW) said , “The best of charity is a Muslim who learns a knowledge and later teaches it to his Muslim brother.”
For a start I’d like to share what I’ve always believed in ; Allah’s Plans.
I believe that everything that happened in our lives were planned way before we were even born. From our parents, to the people we meet, the schools we go to, jumping into the working environment, the time we tie our knot, getting a house, having children up till our death – everything’s been planned and written. And to think Allah created billions and trillions of human beings – its amazing how all our lives turned out to be. Whether we’re muslims or not, be it a Christian, Jew or Hindu – in islamic belief, everything’s been planned well by Him, The Lord Of The Worlds. Even me typing this out in my little work space and you reading this from wherever you are, it won’t happen unless He allows it. Often we doubt, and question why this and why that, why can’t I be born rich or why can’t I be normal like the others? – we forgot to consider Allah in this and curse life for treating us the way we feel we’re treated. I’m sure if you learn to let go and have the courage to have faith in Him, you’ll realize the world is so much a better place to live in. Think about it, I’m sure you’ve faced your hard times. The challenges and sacrifice you had to go through, the obstacles that tests the every nerve in your body – at the end of the day, everything turned out fine, didn’t it? Why let it dwell and allow yourself to be controlled by anger and sadness when this is YOUR life and you can be whoever you want to be!
I remember someone once quoted “
Happy people are hypocrites” – I beg to differ.
Happy people are the ones who choose to see things in a more positive way rather than succumb to the negative energy. They’re the ones who prefer to share the good things in life and have the bad incidents kept to themselves for them to ponder and learn from. I’m more of a positive person than I am in a negative perspective. Although yes at times I tend to slip and fall into the latter, most of the time I choose to think of it in a brighter light. And I usually bring upon my social platforms with one of my intention hoping that others would be able to see that not every bad incident that happen in our life is misery. I look up to happy people, seeing how it changes their lives inspire me to be like them. Of course they have their fair share of problems, of course they face heartbreaks, but they have guts to believe that everything happens for a reason. Besides happy vs misery, who wins?
I’ve got a whole lot to share – the talks I’ve attended recently by Idris Tawfiq inspired me to share my thoughts and opinions on how one can act to be better muslims. I am excited myself to open up about islam – how beautiful it really is. I always knew islam was beautiful and all that but listening to his talks pushed the button of what beauty really meant. It is by him that I understand better about islam and that motivated me to create a stronger bond between me and Allah.
I hope you’ll be able to understand what I was trying to deliver. For all things bad/wrong, please forgive me but for all things right and true, take it as this is Allah’s way of speaking to you. He brought you to read this page and for all things I’ve said, the good things only comes from Him, not I.
Till my next post insya Allah