Sunday, 27 November 2016
Struggling to Stay Converted
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
Sometimes, people we know take a break from Islam, from organised religion or leave. Some Muslims take even a hint of apostasy as a personal affront and seek to save people or blame them. We should not expect our relationship to change with anyone should they chose to be anything other than Muslim. We should be judging anyone, or blaming them, or questioning anybody’s faith. I meet a lot of Muslims who drink, who eat pork and who engage in behaviour that may be considered less than exemplary. I do not preach to them. They know their way, and they know their way home when the time comes. I am just there.
Staying converted is a quiet struggle. And the Muslim world does not make it easier, from those with extremist ideologies to friends with a hero-complex. Everybody wants to save someone. We must remember that God is the Ultimate Saviour, and He Knows His Creation and Loves them.