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Worried whether muslim or not.

Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,

As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)

 

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im sort of confused whether i am a momin or not although i try to follow Allahs commandments but still im confused wether my deeds are accepted or not or ill enter hell pls tell me signs of Allahs pleasure n how to lead righteou life in order to ensure our good life and death
if we r doing good deeds but they r not accepted by Allah so it is useless i just keep on thinking on these things and cannot do anything properly my head pains because of this ppppplllllllllllssssssss do help me im 16 yrs old 

 

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Worried whether muslim or not

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.




 

Sahih Muslim Hadith 6623 Narrated by Hanzalah

I (Hanzalah (r.a.)) met Abu Bakr. He (Abu Bakr (r.a.)) asked: Who are you? He (Hanzalah (r.a.)) said: Hanzalah has turned out to be a hypocrite! He (Abu Bakr (r.a.)) said: Hallowed be Allah! What are you saying? Thereupon he (Hanzalah (r.a.)) said: I say that when we are in the company of Allah's Messenger (saws) we ponder over Hell-Fire and Paradise as if we are seeing them before our very eyes. When we are away from Allah's Messenger (saws) we attend to our wives, our children, our business; most of these things (pertaining to the Hereafter) slip out of our minds. Abu Bakr (r.a.) said: By Allah, I also experience the same. So Abu Bakr (r.a.) and I went to Allah's Messenger (saws) and I said to him: O Allah's Messenger (saws), Hanzalah has turned to be a hypocrite! Thereupon Allah's Messenger (saws) said: What has happened to you? I said: O Messenger of Allah (saws), when we are in your company, we are reminded of Hell-Fire and Paradise as if we are seeing them with our own eyes, but whenever we go away from you and attend to our wives, children and business, many of these things go out of our minds. Thereupon Allah's Messenger (saws) said: By Him in Whose Hand is my life, if your state of mind remains the same as it is in my presence and you are always busy in the Remembrance (of Allah), the Angels will shake hands with you in your beds and on your paths! However, Hanzalah, time should be devoted (to the worldly affairs) and time (should be devoted to prayer and meditation). The Prophet (saws) said this thrice.

 

My dear and beloved brother in Islam, the very fact that one constantly fears whether or not the disease of hypocrisy has entered ones heart, or whether or not one is indeed a true believer, or whether or not ones deeds are acceptable to their Lord..is a clear sign and an extension of ones true faith in belief in their Lord Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

 

A true believer is one who never considers himself safe from the disease of hypocrisy; it is only the hypocrites who are absolutely oblivious to this abomination of a disease, who assume themselves to be believers, and who fear not whether or not their deeds are acceptable to their Lord Most High!

 

Respected brother, as long as you have this fear regarding whether your faith and your deeds are acceptable to your Lord, rest assured that this is a manifest sign of true beliefit is only when this fear regarding ones faith and the acceptance of ones deeds disappears from ones heart, one should start worrying whether the disease of hypocrisy has indeed made a home in their hearts!

 

If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of never ever being misled; but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of being led astray.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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