In the Name of Allah the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
La illaha illa Allah: Testimony of Rejection and Confirmation
How Sure are you of your Islam?
Asselamu aleikum werahmatulahi webarakatuh,
It might be out of the ordinary to see such a message in your mail box or web browser from someone you don’t even know.
Weird yet the way I approached you.
You might be even offended to be questioned about your Islam? But I am serious how convinced are you about your Islam? What do you know about this religion? Or simply because you came from a family of ‘Amina’ and ‘Mohammed’ that by default you will be a Muslim and automatically and confidently will go to Jennah when you die. Well, Allah the Most High, your Creator, confronts you with a more up to the point question:
“O you have believed, fear Allah. And let every soul look to what it has put forth for tomorrow â€“ and fear Allah. Indeed Allah is [well] Acquainted with what you do.” [al-Hashr: 18]
Well, what do you have for tomorrow’s Day of Judgment? Do you think that the state you are in at this very moment is enough to give you the green card to Salvation? How sure are you about that? Isn’t it time for us to ask such a question and have an answer ready for that before it is too late?
Let’s be realistic: you are spending most of your time doing something of and for this life, either you pursuing your studies at varsity, or making a living of a certain type, working in a company or for someone and so on and so forth. But what is common in all these is that the things you are doing, you are hoping, might give you a certificate at the end of your studies; which in turn might help you have a secure job that might provide you with your day-to-day life. Or simply earning an income for a living. Well, one thing is for sure though â€“ you don’t have any idea whether that dream or hope will come true at the end of the day or will it just remain to be a dream.
No one knows how long he /she will live; we might as well die in a couple of hours? May be days? Or weeks; or yet in a couple of months or years? We are not so sure. But we are in no doubt that we are going to die sooner or later â€“ that’s a fact of life. Then we will meet the one Who Created us and brought us into existence in the first place. If that is the case then, wouldn’t that be wiser to get ready for our meeting with our Creator?
Allah the Most High says:
“Has the time not come for those who have believed that their hearts should become humbly submissive at the remembrance of Allah and what has come down of the truth? And that they become not as those who received the scripture of old but the term was prolonged for them and so their hearts were hardened, and many of them are evil-doers.” [al-Hadeed: 16]
I challenge you: what do you know about this beautiful word that we are so familiar with: “La illaha Ila Allah?” How much do you know about this powerful word, in fact so powerful that you are here in this life in the first place for the sake of this word? What does it mean to you to say it? Is it just a habit and you say it because you heard it people with whom you grew up, like your parents, friends and neighbors, say it? Are you aware of what the word does mean?
Insha-Allah, I am hoping that every week we will share some information about this powerful and great word so that we know what we are required of us to know. Allah the Most High says:
“So know that there is no deity [worth of worship] except Allah” [Muhammad: 19]
May Allah guide us all to the path that leads us to salvation?
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