TO BE A TRUE MUSLIM
- Written by : Right Islam
Parent Category: Islam
Published: 30 July 2018
Blessed is he who is born a Muslim. The life of every Muslim is surrounded by advice and warnings; the verses of the Holy Quran and from prophet Nuh (AS) to Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa sallam) were all sent to advise and warn humanity of the bounties of the hereafter and the punishment that awaits the non-believing men and women.
To be a Muslim is never by our grace but the grace of Allah as many are born Muslims but denounced Islam (SubhanAllah). So also, some are born into non-Muslim families but later accepted Islam. Allah decides whom he wants to be a Muslim and those he choose to let astray. The same Quran that will make people see truth and guidance is the same Quran that will lead others astray how wonderful.
This write-up looks into a few pieces of advice that every Muslims should know about as it goes it a long way in strengthening our relationship with the Quran and brings us closer to our creator.
#1-. “Bismillah Hir Rahman Nir Raheem” should be a starter for every single action of your life, from moving your body to performing complex tasks.
#2. Learn to smile where necessary. This is because smiling is one of the simplest forms of worship. Do not allow your condition cast a shadow on your face. Let your problems be known to only Allah.
#3. Be humble, be humane and show compassion while interacting with the needy. In the event that you want to give out charity to the poor try to be nice. Don’t make them feel inferior to you. Smile at them make them know you feel their pain and grieve and pray for them.
#4. Try as much as you can to use your little free times for zikr — like when in the elevator, in the bus, while waiting in the lounge, when climbing the stairs. Use this moment to send as many salutations as you can upon the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him).
#5. if you have something good in your heart that you have been praying for or waiting for to happen so dearly, try to be optimistic. Believe that if it was good for you then Allah will definitely grant it to you and if he denies you, then he has something even better for you. In the event that you have something you need, write it down and place it somewhere you can easily glance at it. Put it in your dua especially at fajr, try to wake at least an hour earlier before fajr and ask Allah to make your wish come true.
#6.Try to incorporate the Quran into your daily schedules, make sure a day hardly passes with you reading the Quran. Listen to Quranic recitations and ponder upon the teachings and meanings of the verses. If you are not too good with Arabic try to get the English version and don’t just read but try to practice what the Quran and Sunnah teaches.
#7. Really live your life, enjoy your life, accept whatever situation you have been given & work through it happily. We will be tested with happiness and sadness. For as long as you are alive always expect sadness and happiness and don’t for a second expect either to last forever. Praise, obey and give your life to Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala), live the way Allah created to live following the morals and ways of the Rasul.
#8. Each time you make dua, don’t be like the selfish people who always pray for themselves alone. Try to include your family, friends, parents especially those that have passed on because they can’t pray anymore; they depend on the du’a of the living.