part 182:

‘Bismillahir rahmaanir raheem’
(In the name of Allah, the Most kind, The Most Merciful)

Imrans story…

I am the eldest of 4 sons…I was born in England to a loving Harry and amelia…I was brought up as a christian. To me I knew nothing but christianity….we were accustomed to praying just once a week on a sunday where we would wear our sunday best and attend church as one big happy family which we were…

I never questioned any of my beliefs…what I learnt was what I believed and accepted as part of my life….

My mother and father played a very important role in church thought… My mother sang for the church choir and was required to attend every wednesday evening..thus, my brothers and I would stay home with my dad…

Wednesday nights was our favourite time as we got to do a whole lot of fun things while mum was away…

My neighbour was also a part of the local church and so aunt cindy would also go to church with mum to practice for the church choir every week religiously…it was what they enjoyed and it was part of their faith so ofcourse my father never stopped her from it…

Aunty cindy was a single mum and had 3 sons and 1 daughter….so they would end up staying over with us every wednesday aswel…

Dad was strict and made sure that all our homework was completed early and then we were free to do as we pleased for the rest of the evening…

He would usually buy take outs for us all on that day..

Aunty cindys daughter mary and I were the same age and also went to school together…we were inseperable…but in a brother sisterly type of way…

I was very overprotective over her and we grew up as best friend too…

As the years went by and we graduated from high school, mary and I still hung around the same group of friends…

Whilst my brothers and hers were abit of the racist type, they didn’t mix with anyone besides their own kind..

we were different for some strange reason…our group of friends consisted of a whole lot of people of different ethnicities…

Actually mary and I were white christians, and we had friends who were negro aswel as bhuddists, atheists and we had a friend mohammed who was muslim…..

We all would hang out often and attended the same university….

We were just friends and never ever discussed religion…we all seemed content and satisfied in our own little world…and respected eachothers religion…

We would party often but mohammed would never attend…he always wore his trouser above his ankles, but we were so accustomed to it that we never mocked him about it or found it strange and neither did he feel pressurised to follow any of our ways and change his…

Oneday, we were all sitting together at a coffee shop after campus and for the first time ever, religion came up…

eleanor(our atheist friend):…”You know mohammed..we’ve all been friends for so many years, and you’re the only one who finds time during our hectic day to pray a couple of times a day….why?what makes you so certain that there really is a god out there?we all have different beliefs here but we are all pretty much in the same place…unmarried and unsuccessful….studying and not getting anywhere really….even you..inspite of you praying, you’re still the same as all of us….so why do you do it?”

She wasn’t asking to belittle him….Eleanor has been in doubt almost her whole life…she never knew which way to turn..she never found peace or solace in anything that she did….and that’s why she turned to atheism….

She was asking mohammed because islam now seemed like her last option..she, just like us, was so curious to know what mohammed found in praying so many times a day while she didn’t pray ever and we who believed in some kind of a god prayed only a few times in a week or month….


Authors note:
Alhamdulillah we are on 4 khatams at the moment….if you can only manage a para at a time, then please do check out a journey in a journal’s quraan page..and you may add on which para you would like to commit yourself to for the next 2 weeks inshallah…and in that way we’ll be able to reach our goal of 319 by the end of sha’baan inshallah….just a month to go….we’ve already entered sha’baan…alhamdulillah!

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14 thoughts on “part 182:

  1. sister/in/Islam says:

    Wow !! Who would have thought !!! This is getting more intricate n interesting !!

    ‎​​​الحمد لله …. ‎​اللَّهُ guides those whom he wants to .. Its soo heartwarming when some1 embraces Islam …
    May ‎​اللَّهُ make it easy for us to give dawat , firstly to our domestics n neighbors n frends .. ‎​​​​آمين

    ‎​​​​جزاك الله

  2. A says:

    الله اكبر
    This story is getting interesting, who would’ve thought that about that
    Can’t wait for the next post
    Keep up the good and excellent writing and جزاك الله خيرا for the regular posts

    • Jx sister for always commenting….make dua that Allah always puts the correct things in my heart to share and most importantly make dua for my sincerity and acceptance

  3. fay says:

    I know I don’t comment often, but I’m definitely following. I’m loving this spin on things. And I’m so curious to know what happens next. Absolutely love this blog

    • Alhamdulillah..great to know that you’re still following.that’s why its good to comment now and then…I wonder about lots of readers, whether they’re still following or not…I’ll never know if I don’t see a comment…so jx sooo much for following and commenting… 🙂

  4. zana says:

    Ways to Achieve Happiness:🀽

    1. Contemplate and be Thankful Everyday.
    2. Forgive and Forget about the past and proceed in life.
    3.Live for day-to-day.
    4. Make Your Worry One ie. Am I Pleasing Allah and Dedicated to His Obedience and Worship.
    5.Let The Future Be Until It Comes.
    6. To Stand Up to Wicked Criticism.
    7.Do Not Expect Gratitude From People.

    Wow would have never thought imraan and his wife were a christian but alhamdulillah allah gives hidaayat to those whom he loves
    Loving evefy bit of it. Jazakallah

  5. R says:

    Wow ?????
    Dis blog is gtn better day by day.
    Who will thk he ws a christian b4.
    Allah grant us all hidayaat. Ameen jx sis L 4 mentioning dese points. Have learnt a lot alhumd. We shud nva understimate oda ppl. Bcz 1 day dey will b better than us.

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