Disclaimer: This was suppose to be a letter to myself but it somehow turned into a large rant…or more so a brain vomit. It’s just some thoughts I gathered from here and there. Certainly a little risky, but oh well…what do I have to lose? Anyway, whoever you are, wherever you are: Read it and just Think for a moment.
STOP! Stop watering down the religion. When you give da’wah, don’t think twice! What in the world is wrong with you? The hearts are in the hands of Allah, not you so don’t worry about it. Like Sh. AbdulBary Yaya said, give Islam like the UPS guy, with a smile and without changing the package. If they enter Islam, if they learn and understand the book of Allah, that is up to the Lord of the Worlds, not you…so be the messenger and spread the message and bi’ithnillah, Allah will accept it. Don’t be wishy-washy for Allah is testing you and it is up to you to pass the test. Allah guides whom he wills and you are literally on a conveyer belt to the hereafter so who cares what they think. Ask yourself, would you rather see mankind literally selling themselves to this dunya (world) at the expense of their akhirah (afterlife) or do you want to be a catalyst for someones salvation? Do not dilute the religion of ALLAH, the Lord of the heavens and the earth. So what, what’s the most they can do? Camel jockey? Rag head? Terrorist? So what? Take the hits, it’s worth it in the end. Learn something from your dear father who spent 30+ years knocking on people’s doors, calling people to Islam..May Allah raise him and preserve him. What can the say? “You’re a terrorist”….”Umm, okay…there’s One God”…”But you’re a dumb terrorist”…”Okay, but there’s still One God”…ask them, Is it really worth it to literally throw your salvation away like that, this is your eternity!! Just think, even if you don’t believe in God or you have some issues with something, is it really worth it to burn in the lowest pit of Hell for that? To eat nothing but thorny branches? To drink nothing but boiling water? THINK. Stop, and THINK. Ask the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth to guide you, without associating anyone else with HIM, the Almighty. If you claim to have an intellect, you must have noticed the countless signs of Allah (God) all around you. Just as the flower erupts from the ground and the dirt shakes a little to make room for the new root, what makes you sooooo sure that you will not be raised again? How could it possibly be that a God, who created mankind does not understand the concept of retribution? Even we, in our limited knowledge know that there should be some sort of justice on earth. EVEN WE know that! How is it that so much injustice can occur on earth while others spend their lives doing good, yet no one is punished fully and no one is rewarded fully for what they did on this earth? It’s not possible!!! A person who kills 50 people gets the death penalty and a person who kills one person gets the same punishment. That’s called justice? Think about it, for God’s sake. How is it possible that the good human and the bad human go to the same place? So Hitler just died? That’s it? No…our mind cannot accept that. God gave us free will for a reason…it’s what you do with it that matters. Turn to the ONE who created you and sincerely ask HIM, not any other mortal being, not an idol, not Jesus (AS), no one but Allah, ask Him to guide you, yearn for that guidance if you truly want salvation. Just as God sent down Jesus (peace and blessing be upon him), isn’t it also possible that He also sent down Muhammad (peace be upon him) as a Prophet? Could it be that Muhammad (Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam) was sent as a messenger to Mankind, and not just a specific nation? So why is it such a difficult concept to grasp?Atheism is a lame excuse to worship your desires. Did you create yourself? Are you the creator of the heavens and the earth? NO. Reflect. It’s something we can all do. Who teaches you what is good and bad? A human, no matter where or how they are brought up…knows that human life is sacred. No society condones killing. Who taught you that? If someone annoys you in class or at work, why don’t you kill them? If you don’t want salvation or you are too arrogant to ask Allah, then so be it. But THINK. Even Iblees (Satan) knew that he could only ask Allah for what he wanted, EVEN SATAN acknowledged Allah’s existence and might that he asked Allah and Allah alone to allow him to live forever! How is it that there are people even worse in that they do not ask Allah, rather they turn to others and associate partners with Him. You have doubts, okay, we can work with that. Quran is NOT dogma, so ask questions until your doubts are removed! Yes, the Quran is literal word of Allah, and it is absolutely 100% perfect. Read it with an open mind, and think clearly. Open your heart and mind and ask the Lord of the Worlds to guide you. Raise your hands and ask Him. Ask Him. Sincerely. What do you have to lose? An enemy of Allah is someone who chooses to not worship Allah out of arrogance, not ignorance. If you are ignorant, then educate yourself, but do not by any means be arrogant in your servitude to Allah. Ever looked down from a high-rise building? How insignificant and small do humans look? What makes you think your rebellion will in anyway diminish Allah, it won’t! So Submit yourself to Him alone. Look around your room. Is there anything near you or around you that is there for no reason? No purpose at all? NO. Everything has a purpose. YOU have a purpose. MANKIND has a purpose. What is it? Worship Allah and Allah alone. Simple. Have taqwa (fear) of Allah and follow the Messenger. WHY? Because HE (Muhammad Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam) was the best of creation. Study the lives of the Prophets….the accurate depictions of the their lives. This life is a test. All Abrahamic faiths believe that. How could it be that a Just God, would test mankind and His creation without sending down signs, answers to the test? The answers to the test are in the Books of Allah, the final Book being the Quran. The answers to the test are with the Prophets, the final Prophet being Muhammad (Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam). Ask yourself. Where is the truth? If something is true, then it must standout from all the falsehood. Does a Mercedes not stand out in a lot of Oldsmobile’s? It does. Stop being a slave to your desires. God gave you and I free will for a reason, for a test! Do not be fooled. Think for a moment about why you are here. What’s your purpose on earth? Go to school? Make money? Have kids that also go to a good school and make money and are ‘succesful’? Or on the other end, people think this life is all fun and games. Party. Drink. Smoke whatever you want. And die. That’s the end of it? Doesn’t make sense right? If that was our purpose we would not have a soul. Our bodies are made of this clay, this earth but our soul comes from somewhere else, from ALLAH almighty and to HIM you and I shall return. If you want to be arrogant or choose to be ignorant, then fine. You’ll find out on the Day of Judgement, but don’t wait that long. Don’t wait for the “Told ya so”. Wallahi (By Allah..) Muslims invite others to Islam because of sincere concern. By no means do we look down on others. Stop judging Islam by the Muslims. Islam is perfect, Muslims are not. What do we get out of wanting to spread Islam except that we care for the salvation of mankind. There is no way all religions are okay. That’s like saying “There is One God…but there are also 20 Gods, oh and there are also 2 Gods, oh and the Cow is also a God”…No. If there was more than One God, wouldn’t they fight? The only religion that will be accepted by Allah is Islam. Call it extreme but we humans are not the ones who make the laws, our Creator is who we answer to. If you have doubts, remove them! Ask a practicing Muslim. Look up the location of your local mosque and ask the people there. If you are aware of the truth but are unwilling to let go of your desires, that’s another issue. There will never be a light at the end of the tunnel and some sort of supernatural event or some voice telling you to convert to Islam. The signs are there. Ask yourself. How did order come out of chaos. Does a chair magically come out of a block of wood? Do clay bricks magically form a building? NO. If you believe in science, or the big bang theory and what not…for goodness sake, it’s a THEORY! You mean to tell me that you are basing your entire salvation for ETERNITY on a theory?!?! Have you seen that ad..something along the lines of “Have fun. Because there probably isn’t a God”….probably? So there are people having ‘fun’ and doing whatever because of a 50/50 chance that they won’t be questioned…a 50/50 chance that there isn’t a hell. How could you mess with your life like that. You’ll chill so much on this earth that you’ll freeze, and then you’ll have to go to Hell to defrost! Think about it. It’s not worth messing with. Ask yourself. What if? What if this is right. Then what. You’re screwed huh? You still have a chance…until you die and stop thinking you’ll die when you’re old and wrinkly. You and I both know babies, children, toddlers, teens who have passed away. For the love of GOD, turn to Him. I’ll end with this. Muslims are not, by any means desperate to sell Islam to Non-Muslims. However, Non-Muslims should be desperate to take Islam. Why? Because my salvation and your salvation depends on it. The Quran is elevated, majestic, noble, divine Speech from Your Lord and My Lord. Read it and reflect. Just try it. People try experiment drugs in college…it won’t hurt to read revelation from Allah. Read it as though it is a personal letter from your Lord. Finally, Oh you who are reading this, wherever you are, whatever you believe in…I say, enter THIS faith. Not MY faith, but THIS faith. Islam.
If you would like to read the Quran, there are a couple of links on the blogroll here but you can always check out a copy from a library or go to a local mosque. Just read it. It won’t hurt. ;)
“There is no compulsion in religion. Verily, the Right Path has become distinct from the wrong path. Whoever disbelieves in Taghut and believes in Allah, then he has grasped the most trustworthy handhold that will never break. And Allah is All-Hearer, All-Knower.” [2:256]
Sources: Various lectures from Sh. Kamal El-Makki, Sh. Muhammad Al-Shareef, Sh. Wisam Sharief, Sh. Nouman Ali Khan, Sh. Yasir Qadhi, Imam Anwar-al-Awlaki, so on and so forth. I’ve listened to tonss of lectures but since I can’t take notes on all of them, it’s nice to brain vomit everything I can remember every now and then….or else I’ll forget it. May Allah azzawajal raise these shuyookh and bless them will all the good in dunya and akhirah. Ameen.