‘’IN THE NAME OF ALLAH WHO IS THE MOST MERCIFUL,THE MOST BENEFICIENT’’
In this article, I am going to share my journey towards ALLAH ALMIGHTY. How I got close to Him? How we became friends? How I started sharing my every secret with Him? I would like to share both phases of my life. First phase is without ALLAH and the second phase is life with ALLAH ALMIGHTY. So firstly I share my experience without Him. This journey begins when I was 7 years old. I was a sinner. I never offer prayed regularly. I was just an ordinary Muslim who prayed and fasted during Ramadan. My parents always advised me to offer prayers but I never listened to them carefully. I used to offer prayers only out of fear of my father and never prayed with enthusiasm.
When my father woke me up for FAJAR prayer I did not pray and even if I did it, I prayed without ablution, and often I fell asleep without offering prayer. When something happened well to me or with people surrounding me, I never thanked to Him for His blessings. But when something happened bad to me, I always complained. I used to do complaints in this way ‘’Yes you know how to do evil to me, in the whole world I am the only one with whom you do this.
I did this type of complaints with Him. I always looked around the people and thought how happy they were? How they got all the things they wished for. I never thought that they worshiped ALLAH ALMIGHTY; I never thought that they had strong connection with the LORD of universe. I never called Him properly; I haD a very poor connection with Him.
Then, one day I asked my mother how she prayed regularly? How she had strong faith on Him? How she built a strong connection with Him? My mother told me that she didn’t pray when she was young. But when I got married your grandfather used to pray regularly , and she further told me that she started praying that “OH ALLAH’’ show me the right path ,then he listen and respond to her prayers. In 2018, month of Ramadan came, in which I prayed ‘’OH ALLAH’’make me a worshiper like my mother he really listened and respond to my prayers. All this guidance and help was given to me by ALLAH ALMIGHTY, and he grants me the highest position of his friendship. I know love of children’s for their parents is natural thing but I felt that when we get more close to him our love& care for our parents also increases and we starting worrying about their pains, and man strives only to give comfort to his parents and also try to do something more better for them that will make them happy and this is the most beautiful feeling in the world that we are source of happiness for our parents. The realization of all these things touches our heart after the friendship of ALLAH ALMIGHTY. And this is turning point in someone life when he tries to know the obvious difference what he has lived and what he is living.
Perhaps some people will say that status of friendship of ALLAH ALMIGHTY is only given to those whom He gives ‘’TAWFIQ’’.I have the answer that He has shown us two paths, one is good and one is evil and has given much intellect that one can distinguish between good and evil. Another solution is ‘’DUA’’ (pray). At least we can pray that He includes us among his righteous people. One day the LORD OF UNIVERSE will hear and response to our prayers. When the LORD is found, everything is found. Man only needs to turn to Him. The desire and colors of this world begin to fade. No value for money and no desire for fame remains.
So guys, I just want to say that please come back to ALLAH. This world is totally an illusion. There is no hope in life, we don’t have any idea what will happen in the next moment. 2020 is just a worst year for all of us, anything is possible at any time. We as youngsters particularly believe that the splendor of this world will last forever, but nothing is like that, life doesn’t take a minute to change. So please try to fulfill the real purpose of life. May ALLAH ALMIGHTY guide us all. AMEEN
Alina Shahid is a blogger and student of Botany at Government College University, Faisalabad