Friday, January 10, 2014

Allah is perfect and we're NOT

I dont know where some of us pick up the perception that a good muslim is the one who's perfect in following every single islamic teaching and does not sin at all.we sin, everyone sins! and if i remember correctly when i was listening to one of the islamic speaker, he was saying that no matter how many good deeds we do,we cant possibly enter jannah(paradise) without the help of Allah's mercy. but please don't take this out of context by jumping into the conclusion that we don't have to do good deeds then because whatever we did would never be enough. what i am trying to say is Allah never expected us to be perfect.free of sin! He created us, He knows us better that we know ourselves. He knows how fragile or vulnerable we are. so what does He want from us. He wants us to rely on Him. Do our best to please Him and never lose hope because in the end it's His mercy that is going to save us from the hell fire.
as i said we all sin. we do bad things and sometimes it happens without us even realizing it. that's why most islamic speakers say dont judge other people because they sin differently than you do. the most important thing is to realise what we did wrong and repent it. Allah loves those who repent to him. Allah loves those who rely on Him.

Iman goes up and down. we all know about it dont we?sometimes we woke up everyday for tahajud and sometimes we feel like we're too lazy to do so.we give excuses not to wake up.we are weak but we have to know one thing and by knowing this insyaAllah it'll solve our problems. As long as we have Allah,we dont need anything else.dont fall into the devil trap that wants you to believe that you have committed too many sins to be forgiven.NEVER ever believe in this. Allah is the most merciful so dont underestimate the love of God for us by thinking that we are too low to repent or to ask for His help.

changes are not easy.we cant possibly hope to be all pious in one night.we cant possibly dream about not sinning at all.all the bad habits we have,we built it over time and that's why we have to give ourselves time as well to change.do it slowly if you want it to last long.you dont have to start with a big step as well.do it small but consistently. for example yes all of us know how Allah loves those who wake up at night and pray tahajjud.no doubt about it but i guess what we can do first maybe by trying to do well in our 5 daily salah.and if you want to train yourself to wake up early maybe you could try and do it during the weekend first and then increase the frequency.i heard from a research it says that for something to be a habit we need to atleast repeat it for about 23 times. dont be too hard on yourself if you miss what you plan to do.say if you plan to pray tahajjud 3 times a week and that week you only could do two.it's fine to feel frustrated but dont be too hard on yourself.what you could do is you could try and make it up.how?maybe if you cant wake up because you have so much to do or you are not well,you could switch that by doing other things.you could istighfar for 5 mins or do it for 1000 times.anything.be creative.say if you are too tired to recite the quran you can listen to quran recitation for 10 mins.

i have the same problem.sometimes i feel so bad i feel like i am sort of getting far away from Allah but dont give up.put that thought away and start to improve yourself again.worrying wont get you anywhere but action does.so stop thinking or whining but start doing.if you feel bad about the sin you commit,start repenting.thinking and feeling bad about it wont make any difference but repenting and asking God for forgiveness would definitely do you good.

all the best friends!! XOXO
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Anonymous said...

Hadith Qudsi 33:

On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace be upon him), from among the things he reports from his Lord (mighty and sublime be He), is that he said:

A servant [of Allah's] committed a sin and said: O Allah, forgive me my sin. And He (glorified and exalted be He) said: My servant has committed a sin and has known that he has a Lord who forgives sins and punishes for them. Then he sinned again and said: O Lord, forgive me my sin. And He (glorified and exalted be He) said: My servant has committed a sin and has known that he has a Lord who forgives sins and punishes for them. Then he sinned again and said: O Lord, forgive me my sin. And He (glorified and exalted be He) said: My servant has committed a sin and has known that he has a Lord who forgives sins and punishes for sins. Do what you wish, for I have forgiven you.

It was related by Muslim (also by al-
Bukhari).

Anonymous said...

Hadith Qudsi 34:

On the authority of Anas (may Allah be pleased with him), who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) say: Allah the Almighty said:

O son of Adam, so long as you call upon Me and ask of Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind. O son of Adam, were your sins to reach the clouds of the sky and were you then to ask forgiveness of Me, I would forgive you. O son of Adam, were you to come to Me with sins nearly as great as the earth and were you then to face Me, ascribing no partner to Me, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as great at it.

It was related by at-Tirmidhi (also by
Ahmad ibn Hanbal). Its chain of authorities is sound.