I am not an extremist and I’ve my short comings too but I’m a striving Muslimah.
This world has made us so blind that all we see, hear and talk about is how we’d graduate from school with amazing grades and become successful in life.
We plan like we’ve had our lives all figured out. Go to school, be successful, become parents and live happily ever after. I’m not saying it’s wrong to want, hope and pray for all that, (ofcourse it’s a beautiful life and we all want that) but while wishing, hoping and praying, let’s not forget what is going to keep us company in our graves when we finally leave this world. Let’s not forget that we would be questioned.
You have the money and time to study the western education but you don’t have time to study your religion?
Sad thing is some parents worry when their kids come home with bad grades but don’t worry when they fail to recite a verse from the Qur’an.
When it’s time to pick a spouse, the first thing that comes to our minds to ask is, “what’s your level of your education?”
When you go visit your in-laws for the first time, they ask “what school did you finish from?” “What’s your qualification?”
And forget to ask “How learned are you Religiously?”
We’ve forgotten that the hereafter exists.
I’ve lost friends while I was still in high school, I’ve lost a friend who gained admission into one of the best universities and never made it there because he passed away few days before he was set to leave the country.
I’ve lost friends who were halfway in the university and I’ve lost friend who got the degrees but didn’t make it home.
I’m not saying western education is bad, of course it’s not, it’s an essential in our lives But when we struggle to learn and study the western education, we should also put efforts into learning and studying the Qur’an and our religion in general, it is the only thing we’ll leave this world with.
I’m not a marriage expert but deep down, I know that couples who have knowledge on the teachings of Islam strive to please each other and raise their kids following the footsteps of our Beloved Prophet SAW.
“…O my people! Serve Allah, you have no God other than Him; surely, I fear for you the chastisement of a grievous day.”
Al A’araf verse 59.