You know what is wrong with our ummah? It’s that we compromise too much. I’m not speaking of the good compromise – the ones that we make for other humans, such as compromising our time and things in order to make relationships work. No, I’m talking about the kind of compromises we make regarding our values. We compromise our whole belief system, why? Because everyone else is doing the same…
We are desensitized to things like alcohol, music, interest etc, not only by Western culture, but also from our fellow Muslim brothers and sisters. Our mindset has slowly gone from “I’ll never do that” to “Well, everyone else is doing it”. So and so person is religious and they do it, so it must not be that bad, right..? Wrong. What was decreed as haram will always be haram. Just because you live in a kuffar country, it doesn’t make interest halal. Yes, Islam is supposed to be easy, but you don’t pick and choose what suits you.
What complicates things even more is when people throw culture in the mix. Oh what a disaster!
Everyday I’m surrounded by Muslims who think it’s okay to drink and smoke and party. Muslims who mix culture in to this Deen that has been perfected for us. Sometimes it gets so frustrating to be around these people. Not because I’m judging them, but because I’m afraid that their mentality will rub off on me. I’m afraid that shaytan will beautify these things for me, the way he’s beautified it for them. I’m afraid that I will be of the wrong doers. I’m afraid that I’ll go back to living my life in disobedience to Allah SWT. Everyday I’m surrounded by Muslims who live their life as if they don’t know their true purpose. I’m not saying I’m better than them, no, because I was there a few years ago.
What will it take for us to wake up and realise we need to change? Is it the death of a loved one? Is it a near death experience?
I would give anything to have family that prays with me, friends that elevate my imaan. I would give anything to be surrounded by Muslims that don’t give you the look when they find out you aren’t going to their music filled wedding. People who support me to be the best Muslim I can be.
This is starting to sound a little whiney. Alhamdulillah for everything, for the roof over my head, for the clean water and food. Alhamdulillah that I have a family, an income and an education. Alhamdulillah, Allah has opened my eyes to what’s really important.
I just can’t image how reverts feel, especially if their family is unsupportive. The sad thing is, a lot of our families have born Muslim, grown up Muslim, but raised the western way. Raised with too much culture and not enough religion. Therefore, when they see you practicing, they’re not very supportive. This baffles me every single day. May ALLAH make it easy for us to practice our Deen. May Allah make it easy for us to gain knowledge everyday, put it into practice and give dawah in a way that is pleasing to Him. Ameen.
May Allah guide us all, keep us firm on this Deen, and make it easy for us to be the best Muslims we can be. Ameen.
P.s. excuse the jumble, it doesn’t quite flow. #1amrants