Thursday, 22 October 2015

A Muslimah's thought

23/10/2015 3:29 a.m (Sitting on my bed with Suratul Baqarah playing on my earpiece)

It’s midnight; I woke up around 1a.m and couldn’t sleep back so I thought I could type something. I didn’t know what to type at first but staring at keyboard in front of me is enough inspiration. Well, I’m just going to write about our existence.

What is the purpose of our existence?

Allah (the almighty) says in Suratul Rahman (Q55 v3) that HE (Allah) created man. He further said in the same chapter (Q55 v 4 – 7)

             V4: He taught him (man) the mode of expression.

             V5: The sun and the moon follow a reckoning.

             V6: And the herbs and the trees do prostrate (to Him).

             V7: And the heaven, He raised it high, and He made the balance.

Take a moment to reflect on these beautiful verses and why Allah has created man, sun, moon, herbs and trees. The leads us to why we are in this world;

Allah (the great) says in Suratul Adh-Dhariyat (Q51 v56)

             And I have not created the jinn and the men except that they should serve me.

Allah says in another chapter of the Quran (Q6 v102)

             That is Allah, your Lord, there is no god but He; the creator of all things, therefore serve Him, and He has charge of all things.

Allah has created us to serve him, do we serve He who has created us?

How do we serve Allah?

We serve Allah by engaging ourselves in act of worship, being sincere in our acts, enjoining the good and forbidding the wrong, being obedient and subservient to our Lord, engaging in acts of piety and deeds that will increase our Iman (faith). We have to be conscious of our Lord. May Allah grant us understanding.

After serving Allah, what next?

Allah tells us in chapter 16 verse 97;

Whoever works righteousness, man or woman, and has Faith, verily, to Him will We give a new Life, a life that is good and pure and We will bestow on such their reward according to the best of their actions.

Also in Chapter 29 verse 7;

As for those who believe and do right actions, we will erase their bad actions and recompense them for the best of what they did.

What greater honour could exist than Allah’s reward? None!

Why are we afflicted with trials even though we are obedient to our Lord.

Because Human beings are forgetful in nature, Allah has created trials as a means to test us and call us back to the beautiful path of Islam when we deviate.

Quranic evidence (39:8)

             And when distress afflicts a man he calls upon his lord turning to him frequently; then when he makes him possess a favour from Him, he forgets that for which he called upon Him before, and sets up rivals to Allah that he may cause (men) to stray off from His path. Say: Enjoy yourself in your ungratefulness a little; surely you are of the inmates of the fire.

The latter part of this verse talks about how men move away from Allah (and attribute partners with him) when they possess what they want, know that the punishment for that is the blazing fire of hell. I seek refuge in Allah from the evil of the hell fire.

May Allah in His infinite mercy grant us Taqwa (piety), forgive our shortcomings and increase us in good deeds. My brothers and sisters in Islam, let us all take some time to reflect on these verses.

4:49 am

Can’t sleep still! I might as well observe my Fajr Sallah before hunting sleep, As sallam alaykum.


  1. Wa alaiki salaam.. May ALLah (SWT) increase u in wisdom.. Go girl!

  2. Amin sis @DaBeebar. Jazakallahu khairan

  3. Nice article wallahi!after all Rasullulah said Surat Baqarah is the peak of the Quran

  4. Thank you Anonymous. Jazakallahu khairan.


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