Gem

What matters is not why people convert to Islam but more importantly why people remain in Islam.

This thought really struck me during the Islam Invulnerable class. In the past, it was not uncommon for entire tribes to enter into Islam after their leader. Today, most people convert individually and their reasons are sundry.

But, how many times do we see someone convert and then revert to the disbelief. Or you meet a person who says, “Are you Muslim?” And after you reply in the affirmative they say “Yeah, I used to be a Muslim.”

What happened? Why are some hearts firm with emaan that will never leave by the grace of Allah subhanahu wa ta ala and other hearts are quivering to and fro so much so that one day they are in Islam and the next day they have left their Islam?

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Author: Ify Okoye

Muslim woman, RN, & rebel with a cause.

3 thoughts on “Gem”

  1. beautiful mashaAllah. I couldn’t help but think of the ayah:

    وَمِنَ النَّاسِ مَن يَعْبُدُ اللَّهَ عَلَى حَرْفٍ فَإِنْ أَصَابَهُ خَيْرٌ اطْمَأَنَّ بِه
    ِ وَإِنْ أَصَابَتْهُ فِتْنَةٌ انقَلَبَ عَلَى وَجْهِهِ خَسِرَ الدُّنْيَا وَالْآخِرَةَ ذَلِكَ هُوَ الْخُسْرَانُ الْمُبِينُ

    And of the people is he who worships Allah on an edge. If he is touched by good, he is reassured by it; but if he is struck by trial, he turns his face. He has lost [this] world and the Hereafter. That is what is the manifest loss. (22:11)

  2. Alhamdulillah I haven’t yet met in person someone who has left Islam, so I’m still able to think that everyone loves it.

  3. Asalamu alaykum,

    Yes, an amazing ayah for this situation.

    When I see or hear about new converts I make dua that they increase in their knowledge and remain firm in their eman. I rarely if ever say much to them that first day unless they ask me something specific. I notice that many born Muslims seem to love talking to the newbie and to overwhelm them with what they consider to be the most important information about Islam.

    When a person enters into Islam all joy and happiness is for that person and if they leave all sadness is for them alone. Islam does not need us, we need Islam. Allah subhanahu wa ta ala is not in need of us but we are most certainly in need of Him.

    Wa Allahu Ghaniy wa antum fuqara – Allah is the One without needs and we are the most needy.

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