Friday, November 27, 2009

Allah Knows What is in My Heart

"Allah knows what is in my heart".... how many times have you heard this from someone who is trying to make excuses for why they don't follow a part of Islam? In one of my classes our teacher brought this up and then reminded us of Surah Al Asr

By time,

Indeed, mankind is in loss,

Except for those who have believed and done righteous deeds and advised each other to truth and advised each other to patience.

So you see, the Quran is telling us that we must do righteous deeds, and advise each other to the truth. Islam is a religion of inner and outer faith. We must believe it in our heart and show it with our actions.


Melissa said...

Yes, I have heard this many times...Thank you for posting this, it's an excellent reminder for all.

Candice said...

Very true, Jamilah. It's not a good excuse for anything.

Umar said...

It can be a valid excuse at times but it shouldn't become a crutch. For a new revert who is struggling with doing all that is required, knowing that Allah is understanding of the difficulty and knows their intentions is important. But the struggle needs to eventually produce results or the statement begins to lose its meaning. Yes Allah knows what is in your heart but if after several years you are still saying this about the same things them maybe you need to check and make sure you know what is in your own heart.

et_Isaac said... true

Lost Soul said...

very true jazakallah...