This is quite a different post isn’t it, well yes it very much so is. Welcome everyone to this new series I’m doing on my blog all about Islam. Don’t worry I will still upload normal fashion & lifestyle posts. I just wanted to start this series as a continuation of my Islamic Podcast. This is a series where I just share some of my deep thoughts about some things about my beautiful religion, and some small tips that will help you with your Deen. I hope you guys stay around and see what I have in store.
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ
In the name of Allah, the most Gracious, the most Merciful
Happiness is a desire we all have. But what makes us happy, yeah I guess getting a good test grade can make us happy. But in that moment why don’t we actually stop and ask ourselves, are we truly happy. Does this test grade truly make me happy? I would answer no because I don’t truly care about it. So if those text grades didn’t make me truly happy, will 1000 followers on my blog or Instagram truly make me happy.
Not really either, I don’t even truly want it. So if that doesn’t make us happy what does? There was this time where I was standing in salah smiling, I didn’t know what for. I just wanted to smile, so much so that I found it hard to recite without smiling. Usually my face is set. Nothing special happened that day, it was just a normal day.
Late at night did I finally realize why I was so happy. I was doing something which Allah loves. So if that made me truly happy, was it my salah that makes me happy, or was it doing something that Allah loves. It was the second one, I was happy remembering Allah.
Sometimes you just have to remind yourself that this dunya is only glitter and amusement. When our souls return to Allah, our 1000 followers won’t come with us, our perfect test grade won’t come with us. But do you know what will? Our deeds, our deeds come with us. All the good that we did, all the bad, that’s what we bring to the next life.
Now ask yourself will bringing a bad deed when you could’ve brought a good deed with you worth it. Is doing things that Allah does not love worth it, does it make us happy? Does it truly make you happy? If it truly does than you need to turn back to Allah and talk to him. Does doing that one piece of kindness to a stranger not worth it? Doesn’t it make you so happy to help someone in need even though you were afraid to help them in the first place.
Allah gives us opportunities to do something good, to do something he loves so why don’t we all seize the opportunity to make ourselves happy, and Allah happy.