My Eyes Are Opening More..
Posted 24 August 2011 - 05:46 PM
There are days when I feel isolated and frustrated because my family are not Muslim and I don't have my family to celebrate Ramadan with but I have learnt how to be really patient lately and I think Islam teaches us patience and humility and other important characteristics that we need in life. And reading through the quran reminds me that I am not alone in these feelings. The prophets must have felt much more alone than me at times and I can't imagine how it would be to have my life in danger like they had. So I try to remind myself that while my life may not always be the way I want it is certainly better than a lot of the conditions other people go through.
I feel so blessed and happy to have made it to this point that it actually makes me a bit emotional. I feel calm. I used to feel empty before I became a Muslim and now although my life is not perfect I know it is a lot better than other peoples lives. I really do feel life is a test and we owe it to ourselves to increase ourselves in knowledge so at least then we are making decisions based on knowledge rather than ignorance. I just want to say to non muslims or muslims who are struggling with their faith that you can change if you are looking for change. All it takes is to just open your mind because we can never change if we are closed minded and that is how I used to be. I did not like Islam before 2 years ago and even when I became Muslim I never thought I would pray 5 times a day but here I am these days actually doing the things I said I would never do.
People can change so never say never.