Hoping For Allah’s Acceptance

  • Among the traits and attitudes of a true believer (mukmin) is a deep appreciation for all of Allah’s blessings. Among the most valuable blessings from Allah s.w.t. to His servant is age and time. There are repeated reminders in the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet s.a.w. on the value of time and age, and how these gifts will not last forever. And this is also why there are constant reminders that death is definite. These are not meant to scare us; instead, it is meant to shape our character and our souls to be believers of strong religious resilience, who constantly strive to be the best and to contribute to the best of our abilities with the time given to us by God.
  • This is the essence of Islamic teachings; that every Muslim must learn to appreciate the time that Allah s.w.t. has bestowed upon him. He should also be one who strives to bring about positive changes throughout his life. The more one remembers of the realities of life and the impending death, the more one will make every effort to ensure that the opportunities given by Allah are not put to waste. Take a moment to reflect how we have spent this Ramadan. Do we feel that we have given our very best this Ramadan? Have we succeeded in training ourselves to control our desires.
  • Even if we feel that we have fulfilled Allah’s command to perform good deeds throughout Ramadan, each and every mukmin seeks Allah’s acceptance of his deeds. There is no guarantee that our deeds will be accepted by Allah, until the moment we meet Him. This is a trait and akhlak of a mukmin towards his Lord. He does not allow for any room within himself to feel even a hint of arrogance and pride towards Allah s.w.t., and bows in complete submission to Him. May Allah s.w.t. accept all of our deeds. And may Allah place us and our families among those who are bestowed with His mercy, given His maghfirah and released from the clutches of hellfire.