I live in Australia and I want to do all things according to Islam and I tried to do as well.
I read Qur’an daily but now I’m reading it in more detail. After reading first 3 “paras” I learnt a lot but also became so confused. What I learnt is opposite to all societies… no one is following Islam right, even in Muslim countries. Now i m so worried… I don’t know why but i feel that everyone should be Muslim. So as I can not see that then I starting to hate myself for it.
I even some time wished that I should not be Muslim as I can not achieve my mind.
I never mean to say this but I do when angry of what’s happening so after a while I do feel bad and ask Allah for forgiveness.
Please advice me about it… what should I do in these conditions????
It is correct that a person, who is convinced about the accountability and the eternal repercussions of man’s actions in the life of this world, cannot remain aloof from the wrongdoings of his friends and loved ones around him. He is naturally inclined to dissuade his loved ones from treading a path that is bound to lead them to everlasting doom. This is precisely why, according to the Qur’an, one of the qualities of a true believer, in addition to striving his best to follow the right path, is that he continually tries to promote ‘good’ among his loved ones, friends and associates and dissuades them from doing ‘wrong’ – with the burning desire of saving them from everlasting doom and guiding them to the path of eternal bliss.
Nevertheless, a true believer must also remember that it is ultimately God, who – with His abounding mercy, absolute Knowledge, supreme Wisdom and unquestionable Justice – decides whether or not a particular person deserves to be allowed to tread the path of ultimate success. A true believer, therefore, with all his efforts of showing the right path to his loved ones cannot be heedless of praying for the guidance and success of his loved ones.
These are the two efforts that are required on our part: To promote ‘good’ and dissuade from ‘wrong’ and to pray to God, with all our heart, for the guidance and submission of our friends and dear ones.
We must remember that our responsibility ends at doing our part to the best of our abilities. We neither have control over nor are required to extract the desired results from our addressees. The apparent rejection of our addressees should not discourage or dishearten us from fulfilling our responsibility. A person has the potential of proving himself deserving of God’s mercy, for as long as he lives. The mere fact that the person still lives is indicative of the fact that God has not yet written him off as eternally doomed to the hellfire. Let us, therefore, not lose heart and keep performing the task assigned to us, to the best of our abilities. Our efforts, with the permission of God, shall bear fruit in the life of this world as well as the hereafter.
I hope this helps.
September 13, 2001