So many people have asked me this question “Do you pray 5 times a day?” And when I say yes, they open their eyes wide in shock. Frankly I believe some have also gone away thinking that Islam is so strict and rigid that prayers have to be ‘imposed’ on all Muslims, and if you don’t…
“…to think now of the past and future unhappy hours, which simply do not exist, and to show impatience, and ignoring one’s faulty self, to moan as though complaining about Allah is also most foolish.” – Risale i Nur
I have been trying to adapt to my new lifestyle in terms of food, prayers and clothing. These small things can help me grow to work on my personal willpower for bigger things, which I know can be weak.
Sickness makes you realise how weak you are, and that you’re not in control of your life. It makes you realise that only God is the one in control, so you pray to Him with the most sincere of heart. Sickness stops you in your tracks, asking you if you remembered God in your life.