Despite how often we pray or fast or give charity, often times our top priorities don’t include God. They include everything but: money, status, other people, career, education, etc. I’m not saying that these are bad things to want or care about in life. But they shouldn’t be everything. We ask Him for so many things, to help us in so many parts of our lives, but we forget about making Allah a priority.
We put so many other things at the centre of our lives, and we forget about Allah. Oh sure, we remember Him when we need things from Him, but we don’t remember Him otherwise. When making decisions in our lives, we often think about what our family, our friends, our people, and society will think. We sometimes forget to think about what Allah will think, because He isn’t at the centre of our life.
Make Allah the centre of your universe. Before making big decisions, ask Him for guidance. Before making little decisions, ask Him for guidance. When things go wrong, ask Him for help. When things go right, thank Him for everything.
Pleasing people will only give you pleasure for a short period of time. Aiming to please Allah will provide you blessings for your whole life, inshAllah.
Don’t try to fit Allah into your life, make your life fit around Allah.
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