The word echoes around inside your head.
You’re a failure. You’ve fallen back into sin…
You gave into temptation.
How will you face Allah now?
Might as well just give everything else up too, starting with your beard (or your hijab). No point looking like a Muslim and deceiving people into thinking that you’re better than you actually are.
And then your prayers. They go next. ‘Cause of course, your heart can’t have truly been in the right place if those five prayers didn’t stop you from committing sin.
And so on.
An entire chain of events unfolds from a single act of sin.
Is self-pity really the right way to handle sin? Does committing sin make you a sinner- or should it motivate you to do better the next time you face temptation to break Allah’s laws?
Allah lays out the solution in the Quran:
“… except for those who
repent, believe and do righteous work.
For them Allah will replace their evil deeds with good.
And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful.”
This month we’ll be looking at sin from a completely different perspective.
This month we’ll work on facing temptations the correct way, and becoming bigger, better individuals (InshaAllah).
This month, we proudly bring to you the next blog theme…*drumroll*
S I N L E S S
Many people today believe that sinning (in some way or the other) has become completely inevitable. Some would argue we are living in sin towns, and sin cities, where sin is just another part of everyday life.
In an age like todays is there really any way to be completely free of sin?
Falling into sin may be natural and sometimes unavoidable but making a habit of sin, not seeking Allah’s mercy and forgiveness, and putting oneself in situations where it is difficult to avoid sin is anything but natural.
Share your thoughts on this month’s theme with us– either through a short blog-post, a tweet or a Facebook update, or even a quote regarding the nature of sin and ways to stop sinning! Make your part of the world a better place, by working on yourself first.
Don’t forget to add the hashtag #Sinless.
Keep tuned for more! (inshaAllah)
Disclaimer: The theme does not imply that one can claim to be completely free of sin- but rather, that one should aim to be the best person he/she CAN be in whatever capacity possible (starting with seeking forgiveness and promising to work harder and better).