Thoughts

I long for a better world. A world where Muslims are united upon the truth. Yes, there will be conflict and disagreement but it’s how we solve that discord and how we move forward which is important. 

I think Muslims need to develop a strong sense of identity and embrace the fact that they are Muslim first and foremost. We are one body, one ummah. Yes, we will clash sometimes when it comes to personality, aims, views, etc but when it comes to the common goals of our ummah, we should be willing to put personal differences aside (as difficult as that may be).

Yes, I understand that sometimes people are unkind and they do and say things which we don’t like or are hurtful to us. This can be damaging at times. It can make us feel betrayed, cheated, rejected and despondent. These feelings and emotions are valid and are natural responses to the events that occur around us. These feelings and issues need to be dealt with rather than brushed under the carpet. They should be talked about. We should think win-win where both parties can reach a mutual agreement/resolution. Yes, we might not have things completely our way and sometimes we might need to make sacrifices to be fair to each other. But we are part of an interdependent system and brothers and sisters, we need each other. We can’t fix the world by ourselves. We can advise each other, support each other, help each other and inspire each other. Don’t think of your fellow bro or sis as competition to you. Remember that Allah has our rizq decided so each of us will not receive any more or less than what Allah had already decided for us. 

Think of your fellow brother or sister as you and help them achieve the very things you would want for yourself. Let’s prop each other up and be pillars of support for one another. But let’s also remember that we should depend on Allah first and foremost. Yes, our brothers and sisters are there for us, but only because Allah sent them to us. All good comes from Allah.

The prophet (pbuh) said “None of you believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself” 

(Sahih Al Bukhari and Sahih Muslim)

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