“Why are you a Muslim?”
If the question was asked by a non Muslim I would have many ways to answer it, as to inform them about my religion. But coming from a Muslim fellow, I was left in awe and had not known how to really answer that one.
After that question was asked, I questioned myself again and again through out the day. After talking to a friend I figured that I really need to find the right answer to this question, for myself and for the future because It might be asked again, and as for the time to come I would want to answer it in the best way I can.
Why am I a Muslim?
An easy answer coming to mind would be, because I am born in a Muslim family therefore I am a Muslim.
If I was to give that answer to a non Muslim, I wouldn’t really blame the non Muslims for not being swayed and convinced; even I myself am not satisfied with my own answer.
Why am I a Muslim?
I believe in Allah, I am thankful to Allah for giving me this gift of Islam, a gift that’s not given to all the living beings. If God wills I never want to take this gift for granted ever again which I am embarrassed to say that I might’ve in the past. I walked on His ground, ate the food He provided me with. And yet, I have sinned.
Currently I am thankful to say that I am a 100 percent Muslim and that will never change Insha’Allah (if God wills). The relationship between me, God and Islam is worth more than any worldly things or matters. I’ve heard people believing in other religions say that in their religion you know God personally. Well for a Muslim in Islam your relationship with God is much closer and deeper than that. Alhamdulillah Allah (God) is with me every second loving and protecting me. Islam has done more for me than anyone else, and every day thank God it just seems to get better.
In today’s world just because we are born as Muslims, we tend not to learn much about it. Just because we come for a Muslim family, we do not appreciate it as much as the newly reverted Muslims. I myself am afraid to say that I was one of those who would only turn to God in need of something, and after receiving it, I would return back to my old self, then the next time went back again.
But now to me being a Muslim is like receiving a key to an extremely beautiful castle, but it is up to you to leave it somewhere collecting dust or strive hard to enter the castle.
At last something to ponder over would be, that since the Prophet Muhammad PBUH couldn’t read or write, then Muhammad must be a messenger who conveyed the truth which was revealed to him as clarification by the one single Creator. This Creator must be Allah.
Therefore, I think this is the time to say ‘La ilaha illallah’, that there is no God to worship except Allah, ‘Muhammad rasul Allah’, Muhammad is messenger of Allah.
Because there is an answer to every call; those who call on God, to them God comes…
My message to you:
discover God instead of believing in God!
peace be on you 🙂