Allah (saw) said in the Qur’an:
” O you who believe! Enter into Islam wholeheartedly (by obeying all the rules and regulations of the Islamic religion) and follow not the footsteps of Shaitan (Satan). Verily! He is to you a plain enemy.”
“Allah commands His servants who believe in Him & have faith in His messenger to implement all of islam’s law and legislation, to adhere to all of its commandments as much as they can and to refrain from its prohibitions” [Tafseer ibn khatir]
Reports from the scholars like Mujahid & Qatadah (May Allah have mercy on them) say this verse was referring to the people of the book (jews in particular) who accepted islam but still believed and practiced some part of theTorah (Old Testement), thus confirming the act of following the footsteps of shaitan.
Allah (swt) has chosen us and guided us to the best religion which has the noblest of teachings. We should therefore as Muslims, try to always submit to the way of Allah and His messenger (saw) to the best of our ability.
Practicing half-heartedly is evident when it becomes difficult to differentiate between a muslim and a non-muslim with regards to their attire and morals.
A muslim lady is she who is identified by her proper islamic dressing and the man as well. Most importantly, their moral conduct should also be that which is in accordance to their religion.
“Verily, how excellent is the teaching which He (Allah) gives you! Truly, Allah is Ever All-Hearer, All-Seer”. (Q4:38)
Practices like women wearing revealing perfumed clothing, immodesty between the two genders in universities and work places, white and black lying, treachery, dealing in interest, oppressing those below us, speaking rudely or indecently, not enjoining the good and forbidding the bad, favouring western over islamic education, watching and listening to haram on TV are all practices common amongst muslims today.
Through out this series, we’ve been reminded of alot of actions to adopt and others to leave, following these reminders would undoubtedly lead us to enter into islam whole heartedly.
We hope we’ve all
benefited from this series and we pray to Allah (subhanahu wata aala) to help us practice all that we’ve learnt in this series and guide us to continuously ponder upon and benefit from the Qur’an. Ameen thumma ameen.
Do read more on this topic here: https://gratefulmuslimah.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/enter-into-islam-wholeheartedly/
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