Thursday, September 27, 2007

What does your heart know? - Reflections Ramadan 15

Subhanallah, I've met many reverts to Islam, and they talk about finding the "inner" peace, and I'd often wonder, if that inner peace is within me, being a born Muslim, or, do I have to search for it as well? And if I'm not searching for it, then is my heart made of stone?

You ask about a heart of stone...Just today an American female colleague (also a convert to Islam) and I were talking about the difference between those who were born Muslim and those who adopted the faith by the mercy of Allah. There is a beautiful aya about Nabi Isa that reads:

You [Allah] know what is in my heart, though I know not what is in Yours. For You know in full all that is hidden [5:116].

It is not so much that you "feel" anything but rather that you know for certain that Allah Subhana Wa ta'ala knows your heart - every square inch of it, and that everything is exposed and revealed to Him. You don't have to feel this - you have to just have faith in this. Remember that our Ihsan requries of us to worship Allah as if we see Him, even though we don't. Everything in our Muslim hearts should be exposed and free to be before Allah.

- Raahil Bernand, Revert to Islam on September 20, 2007


Hafsa said...

woah! what happened here?

I know we have similar tastes but this is a lil' freaaky.. lol

Humairah Irfan said...

What happened where? What taste?

Hafsa said...

um. this is the same template i have

Humairah Irfan said...

Ya, but a different colour. I wanted something that has wider text area. All the other templates look so dreary. So I changed mine to brown... and then I said to myself.. "wait a minute...does Hafsa have the blue one?"