Tuesday, 14 August 2012
When Allah (s.w.t.) Rejects
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
I have been a witness for many conversions; both new Muslims and Muslims coming back. For some, it is easy and for others, it is more difficult. There have also been those who have been turned away for various reasons. Such as the ones that turn up intoxicated.
But there was one event witnessed by my really close friend, also a convert. There was another convert to Islam who was a problematic character of sorts. Every time he had some challenge, he would blame Allah (s.w.t.) and recant his shahadah. After a while, once whatever that vexed him was resolved, he would “tawbah” and retake the shahadah.
It was a fatal bad habit. One day, he did the same thing. He recanted his shahadah and reverted to his prior lifestyle. After a while, he wanted to come back. In clear view of the people of the house, he could not say the shahadah. And so, someone passed him the Qur’an and asked him to try and read it from the preface. He said the book was blank. Every Qur’an that was opened appeared blank to him. He could not say any words from it and he could not see any words from any Qur’an.
The lesson here is not to think we have the ability to reject Allah (s.w.t.) and return at our leisure. When Allah (s.w.t.) Rejects us, it is only our loss. And we seek Refuge in Him from that.