What’s Your Purpose of Being a Muslim?
Are You Going To Waste Your Precious Life Like Others Do?
Just watch around your room, you will find tube light or light bulb spreading light all over your room. It is fulfilling its aim i.e. providing light and when it is burned out, what will you do?
Let it be there, because it has provided light for so many days or you will just throw it in trash.
What will you do?
I know the answer, so you do, we will just throw it in garbage.
Why, because it is of no use. When it was providing light, it was honored be placing overhead and when it failed, there is no point in keeping it in your home.
That the same situation with this Ummah.
Allah doesn’t need our worship, but the matter of fact is we need Allah.
When Ummah was sticking to their aim, Allah honored them and made Super Power and
when we slipped in our aim, we are being crushed beneath the slippers. Isn’t it?
My dear Friends, we are born to obey the commands of Allah and follow the footsteps of our Noble Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). Allah says in Holy Quran,
And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me. [51:56]
We are Muslims and believers, Alhamdulillah! Allah has bestowed mercy upon us by making us born in Muslims homes. Otherwise, one can’t imagine where we would have been?
Life is not just about earning money, building mansions or palaces, riding in luxurious cars, acquiring power or recognition. But, life is to submit our will to Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala.
The two words, Islam and Muslim, come from the same root word “sa-la-ma,” which means to submit and surrender. So, Islam means surrender to Allah and Muslim means a person, who submits to the will of Allah, or a follower of Islam.
Just ponder, Allah, the creator and sustainer of this world has chosen us for being Muslim because Allah wants us to succeed in this filthy world as well as eternal Akhirah (Hereafter). Every prophet made maximum efforts for saving mankind from the fire of hell and invited towards Islam.
In Holy Quran, Prophet Yaqoob (peace be upon him) advised his sons.
And this was the legacy that Abraham left to his sons,
and so did Jacob; “Oh my sons! Allah hath chosen the Faith for you;
then die not except in the Faith of Islam.” [2:132]
At another place in Holy Quran, Allah says,
The Religion before Allah is Islam (submission to His Will). [3:19]
Allah will never ever accept any other religion, culture, traditions, philosophy, ethics, principles, values, beliefs, viewpoints, ideology, creed, dogma, faith, and way of life, other than ISLAM, what was preached by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
The main stigma of today is, Muslims have become content with their faith and deeds, ( Allah knows best, what is the state of our faith and good deeds)? Furthermore, we doesn’t want to progress, and live life as the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
Some have been content with their faith by just being offering 5 times salah or 4 times or 3 times or 2 times or 1 time and some time, not even one prayer. When we go out in Dawah, we meet some people, who have never gone to Masjid in their lifetime and yet they call them Muslims.
Some have been content with their faith by just giving Zakah (alms) every year.
Some have been content with their faith by just performing Hajj or Umrah once in a lifetime.
Some have been content with their faith by just offering Jumuah Salah or Eid prayers.
Some have been content with their faith & deeds
by just observing fasts of Ramadan.
This is not the Islam. By holding one pillar of Islam and leaving others will not be accepted by Allah on the Day of judgment. Allah wants complete deen. Allah says in Holy Quran,
O ye who believe! Believe in Allah and His Messenger,
and the scripture which He hath sent to His Messenger and
the scripture which He sent to those before (him).
Any who denieth Allah, His angels, His Books, His Messengers, and
the Day of Judgment, hath gone far, far astray. [4:36]
We need to become true and complete Muslims as were the Sahabah (May Allah be Pleased with them all). Allah was pleased with them . They were also humans like us and they didn’t come from any other planet. We have to make Sahabah as our role models because they do have family, business, happiness, misery, friends, foes, etc. But, they remained steadfast and committed in accomplishing the orders of Allah and following the noble sunnahs of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Read Hayatus Sahabah, book that will refresh your Imaan and help you remain steadfast in your entire lifetime.
There are four categories of Muslims living in this world.
- Born as Muslim and died in the state of being Muslim
- Born as Non-Muslim and died in the state of being Muslim
- Born as Non-Muslim and died in the state of being Non-Muslim
- Born as Muslim and died in the state of being Non-Muslim
The first two categories are successful people, who will be dwellers of beautiful and inexpressible Paradise. Leave the third category. The most matters, is fourth category. Just imagine the state of these people on the day of Judgment.
They were born in Muslim homes.
They were called by Muslim names.
They lived in Muslim family.
They prayed with Muslims in Mosques.
They were friends of Muslims.
They were in the lines of Kuffar on the Day of Judgment.
Just imagine the disgrace, humility and shame on them on the Qiyamah!
Oh Allah! Save us from the torment of Qiyamah and make us in the people of jannah. Aameen
My dear friends,
No one can guarantee how they will die? Whether in the state of Imaan (faith) or kufr? Allah knows best!
So, this is serious matter and everyone should ponder on their life and learn to obey Allah’s orders and implement Rasoolullah’s beautiful sunnahs.
Ramadan is coming and we have be prepared. We prepare for our relative’s marriage for months or years.
So, Inshallah! my next post will be based on how to be prepared and utilize each and every moment of Ramadan and please Allah.
Till then, Allah hafiz