Just had the best dinner of my life with an amazing family of Turkish muslims🙌🏼Allah brought them into my life and I couldn’t be more thankful. One of the sisters gave me a prayer rug and hijab from Turkey and I just about cried. Alhamdulilah✨
Eid Mubarak to all my friends, may Allah swt accept our fast and give us the health to see many more blessed Eid celebrations in the future. May Allah swt grant all of you a high place in Jannah and blessings in this life and the next, Ameen.
i dont remember a day where i prayed more than 3 times but i do remember spending months without praying. its been over 4 years.i wanna get better and start praying. i've watched couple videos and everyone says u need to repent and then start praying and stuff but i just cant do that. i feel guilty enough but i cant get myself to officially repent and start over. can i just start praying little by little without repenting? is it going to be accepted?
Allaah loves those who turn unto Him in repentance and loves those who
purify themselves”[al-Baqarah 2:222]
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “I swear by Him in whose hand
is my soul, if you were a people who did not commit sin, Allah would
take you away and replace you with a people who would sin and then seek
Allah’s forgiveness so He could forgive them.” [Sahīh Muslim (2687)]
Regardless of which sin we are talking about, we humans are bound to making mistakes and surely Allah knows this. Which is why He wants us to turn to Him, for regret and repentance are sign of a human who contemplated on their sin and who wants to to better. And by Allah in Whose Hand my life is, is it not beautiful to have such a Lord who when turning to Him embraces us with His mercy though we ave wronged ourselves? By Allah, He is indeed that Merciful.
you who believe! Turn to Allaah with sincere repentance! It may be that
your Lord will expiate from you your sins, and admit you into Gardens
under which rivers flow (Paradise)” [66:8]
“O son of Adam, so long as you call upon Me and ask of Me, I shall
forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind. O son of Adam,
were your sins to reach the clouds of the sky and were you then to ask
forgiveness of Me, I would forgive you. O son of Adam, were you to come
to Me with sins nearly as great as the earth and were you then to face
Me, ascribing no partner to Me, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as
great as it.
“ (Hadith Qudsi, Tirmidhi)
Therefore it is necessary to repent for Allah loves the one who frequently says his istighfar and makes dua. So do not let that guilt eat you up because this leads you to despairing of Allah and this is surely a tactic of shaitan to make your Lord seem harsh. But repentance is not exclusive to those who do great deeds in Islam or to those who had committed only minor sins in recent time,no repentance is for everyone. Prophet Muhammad (salallahu alayhi wassalaam) said:
“Allah spreads out His Hand at night to
accept the repentance of those who did wrong during the day, and He
spreads out His Hand during the day to accept the repentance of those
who did wrong during the night. (This will continue) until the sun rises
from the west.” (Narrated by Muslim, no. 2759)
Will they not then repent to Allah and ask His forgiveness? And Allah is Ever Forgiving, Ever-Merciful. (5-75)
You already did a good step by regretting what you did, by starting to pray again, by educating yourself. All of these matters are not just said by tongue, but by action. So what is just left for you to do it turning directly to Allah and seek His forgiveness.
Then I do not think that I have to discuss the virtue of salaah any longer for I see you do notice the importance of it ma sha Allah, may Allah keep you guided and blessed, but I’d like to leave you with this for it might motivate you to repent sooner, dear.
Doesn’t your heart just melt out of love for Allah knowing He takes care of every minute detail of your life, so that even the “bad” you think that happens to you turns out to be something that’s good.