50. Sumayyah’s POV

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ

“I’m so proud of you! You really one upped Shaytaan. Imagine how angry he must be and imagine how pleased Allah must be with you. If you gave in, it would never have been worth it. The guilt would have eaten you afterwards and sorry, but I’m not there so don’t you dare go on your random irrational runs!”

…….

“I heard somewhere that there is pleasure in the disobedience of Allah but it is only a little pleasure and ruins you forever. Try to keep this in mind whenever you are tempted to do something that Allah doesn’t like.”

……..

“You know it’s so much easier to do good when you surrounded with good company and have good friends to encourage you to be a better muslimah so I got a suggestion for you. Why don’t you think about joining our madrassah? The girls who are coming this year are fighting similar battles like you. You should get along quite well and will hopefully be able to encourage and be good influence on each other. Do you know Hafsa is coming next year also?

………

“Ok, think about it and ask you parents. Enjoy the rest of your holiday, doll. Assalaamu Alaykum,” I said as we ended the call.

 

I smiled as our conversation played in my mind. She seems to be finding her way, Alhamdulillah. The seeds have been planted, let’s hope it grows from there. I really hope she joins because it will encourage her to be the best possible muslimah that she can be not to mention the tremendous amount of reward she will be getting.

I don’t know why everyone sees someone who has studied deen instead of secular knowlege as inferior. Don’t they realise what a great gift this is? The person who has studied deen should actually be held in high esteem because this was a special gift Allah that he bestowed on some one he really loves.

There are numerous Ahadith that highlight the superiority of someone who has studied deen has over others yet leave alone aspiring to become one of these people many mock them saying they drop outs, asking  what do they have to show for their life.

Do you know why that student of deen doesn’t take your bait? He knows the reality. He knows sustenance is from Allah and Allah alone. He knows the value of the treasure he has been blessed with. He knows that he worked hard to achieve this.

Trust me, studying deen is way harder than people think, it’s way harder than secular knowledge, It’s way more valuable than it too that I would never exchange it for something so inferior.

Every person should aspire to study as much of deen as they can because if you don’t have enough knowledge of deen you could be doing an act of Ibadah but doing it wrong resulting in it not being accepted.

In today’s time many of us are completely lost. We have lost sight of our goal. We are lost as to what is right and what is wrong. We have lost our identity as muslims that many don’t even recognise us as muslims. The only thing that can guide us and save us from being lost is following Quran and Sunnah.

This is why I was so glad that Khawla was at least contemplating going to Madrassah. After having first hand experience of the non-existant Islamic environment at these so called Islamic schools, I couldn’t bear it if Khawla got sucked into it.

I’d come to see her as my sister so still worrying about her, I went straight up to my Musallah and made fervent Duas to Allah to keep her guide and to never let her stray. I also made Dua that she see that this was the right decision and that the environment in school is just not right for her.

As I said Ameen, I felt a sense of peace wash over me. I made the decision to leave her to Allah, He’d brought her to me and He’d definitely protect her. Because when you give yourself to Allah, you’ll not only get success in the Akhira but in the world too.

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Just 2 sisters aspiring to inspire through the pen, or should I say, keyboard. May Allah Ta’ala accept our efforts and make it a source of Hidayah for the Ummah.

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