I cannot accept that God created us with a sinful nature and we proclaim it is something that cannot be helped. The action of sinning comes from my hands, my feet, my mouth, which belong to me, so don't the actions belong to me too? Don't I have to answer for the sins I have committed and take the responsibility as my own?
"How did you know it was the right time for you to convert?" After all, I was reading, listening, believing completely and changing my outlook on life, but I still didn't know what the 'right' time was. My friend said, "There isn't a right time, Sister. Knowledge will always come to you along the way. You just have to know that your heart is there."
The boot is the foundation of my faith. When my faith is well founded with a good boot size, only then can I get up and start walking. After I made this analogy, I discovered a quote in the Qur'an, "Have you not considered how Allah presents an example, [making] a good word like a good tree, whose root is firmly fixed and its branches [high] in the sky?" Simple coincidental occurrence? But to me, it means a whole lot more.
Prophets were sent by God to the part of the world and period they were meant to fit into. How could I have only just heard this beautiful reasoning that made so much sense of God's ways? Why have we gone so narrow to focus only on one of the ways when He has actually been doing so much more all these while? Truly, when you focus too much on one thing, you miss the beauty of the rest.
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