Thursday 1 December 2022

Why life of many believers is in Shadows

The pre-Islam Arabian landscape was covered with darkness of ignorance and a life lived bowing in front of man-made stoned or wooden gods as has been the practice sine times unknown. But when Allah chose Muhammad ﷺ as His most revered and last of the Prophets, the fog of ignorance and disbelief lifted and Divine Light (Noor of Allah) started to skirt the sand dunes of Arabia, obliterating the shadows of darker days.

And since the dawn of Islam fourteen centuries ago, more and more non-Muslims are reverting to Islam after having found the eternal truth and the ultimate path that leads to one's salvation and a shower of Godly blessings. Yet we find that life of many a believer is still overcast by shadows and they do not seem to be finding the road that is straight, Siraat e Mustaqeem, and full of blessings. Why despite clear Divine Commandments in the Qur'an, augmented by many sayings of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, many a believer, who though live a life of a believer, are still lost and have not been able to understand Islam in its entirety and living a life as is expected of them as a true believer?

To my reckoning, there could be many reasons, some of which may be as under:
  • We have a shallow belief in Allah. Though we have faith in Allah, yet we do not have the capacity and courage to follow and act upon His commands as spelled out in Qur'an.
  • We recite Qur'an almost daily, yet the recitation does not move our hearts for we are not willing to practice and shape our lives as being commanded in Qur'an.
  • Our love for Prophet Muhammad ﷺ is fathomless and we display it emotionally, yet we do not follow his Sunnah and act upon his sayings (Hadiths).
  • We are utterly ungrateful to the blessings of Allah. We enjoy the countless blessings being showered on us every day, yet we never thank our Lord for having bestowed upon us His blessings and remain ungrateful to Him.
  • Everyone wants to enter paradise / Jannah in the life of the Hereafter, yet many are clueless as to how to prepare the grounds for entering into it.
  • Likewise, all of us want to evade the raging fire of Hell / Jahannam, yet our every step is taking us closer to the fire rather than taking us away from it.
  • Knowing fully well that Satan is our biggest enemy and distractor, yet we keep falling into his trap and do not want to leave the amusement and lewdness unleashed by him for we do not want to enter a life of hard tests and trails.
  • Despite being warned time and again both in Qur'an and Hadiths of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, we backbite our brethren, we gossip and talk ill of others in their absence to mean harm to them and debase their character rather than standing tall to defend them in their absence.
  • We know every living being has to taste the death and that this life is but a temporary abode, yet our actions do not reflect living a life in fear of death and setting our sails to follow the right winds.
  • We see our near and dear ones dying, we bury them, yet we remain oblivious of the fact that tomorrow we too will be buried under the earth. The deaths of others do not leave us a strong message to correct our sails and we don't learn any lessons from their deaths. 
  • We continue to like being entrapped by the machinations of the Satan and do not spend even few minutes to remember Allah and be thankful to Him.
Time is now my dear brothers and sisters to set our sights right and steer our lives as directed by our Lord and His revered Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. Time is fast running out for no one ever know when the angel of death will knock on our doors and he seldom goes away empty handed. Let us come out of the darkness of our life and enlighten it with light as shown by Qur'an and Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.
May Allāh (سبحانه و تعالى‎) help us understand Qur'ān and follow the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, which is embodiment of commandments of Allah contained in the Qur'ān. May Allah help us to be like the ones He loves and let our lives be lived helping others and not making others' lives miserable or unlivable. May all our wrong doings, whether intentional or unintentional, be forgiven before the angel of death knocks on our door. 
May Allah forgive me if my posts ever imply a piety far greater than I possess. I am most in need of guidance.

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