The Alternate Life of a Muslim

08, 2017 by

Anne Hadid

Sometimes, what we say and what we do, are different.

Hey there! Lately I’ve been thinking a lot more about our being as a Muslim/Muslimah. What we really understand about Islam, and how we practice it in our daily life. I was saddened upon realizing that we have been taking Islam for granted. We might be Islam just by the name, but not by our actions. :(

There are days where we woke up way past Fajr and missed the Subuh Prayer. We rushed and get ready to go to work instead of performing the prayer (Qada’) first. We are more afraid of the bosses and managers, than Allah.

We work hard to get rewards such ‘Best Employees of The Month’, but we didn’t try as hard to get rewards from Allah by performing Sunnah Prayers, fasting, etc. We chased the world way too much over the akhirat.

We dash to meet the bosses and managers when they call us. But we procrastinate performing the prayer when Allah calls us to perform it (Azan). And most of the time we don’t even answer the azan and continue chatting with our colleague. Astaghfirullahal’azim, please forgive us ya Allah.

We give sadaqah and donations to people in need. Doing charity, and joining all the NGOs and different bodies to lend a hand. But we neglect our own family. We do not even contact them to ask their condition and situation, whether they are fine or not, nor do we even give them sadaqah or gifts.

We preach and remind others to do only the things that will please Allah. We give them the motivation and step-by-step methods needed to do it. But we ourselves do not even practice it. We do not practice what we preach. We become hypocrites.

These are just some of the many things that we might have been doing all this while. We live a double life as a Muslim. Let us take control of our livee, and live a better life as a practicing Muslim, not just by name. Islam itself is a gift to us, so don’t take it for granted.

Islam does not need us to thrive, but we are the ones who need Islam to thrive in this life and the hereafter. May Allah bless us and guide us to the right path, always. InsyaAllah.

Until next time,
Anne Hadid.


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