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His Reminders

September 11, 2018

 

Isn’t it amazing that regardless of how many times we forget, fall and regrettably go astray (me at least 😔), Allah SWT still reaches out to us in very unexpected ways and sends us reminders?

 

I woke up this morning first thing grabbing my phone and shamefully allowing myself to get lost in the realm of social media when what I should be doing first and foremost is to perform wudu and my fajr prayers. And then I came upon two posts by two different friends that hit me straight in the heart and at the same time reminded me of Allah so wonderfully (may Allah SWT bless them both).

 

It was easy to continue to get lost and be late for my prayers this morning. The same way it is easy to get lost, distracted, astray and (nauzubillahiminzalik) a step further from Allah in our day to day lives in general.

 

But Allah is Ar Rahman, Ar Raheem, Al Latif and so many Amazing things. He is Kind and Merciful, He sends us reminders from time to time. In fact, He sends them EVERY time. This moment, this minute, this view, this everyday thing we may have taken for granted. Every single moment of our lives is a reminder and a beautiful message from Him. We just need to open our eyes a little wider to see them.

 

And may we always see, and not just look. May we always listen, and not just hear. May we always get closer to Him, inshaaAllah.

 

Salam Maal Hijrah, folks.