Assalamu alaykum all! I just read this quote today from Nouman Ali Khan and had to share it with all of you:
"You and I are not Muslim, because we are born in a Muslim family. You and I are not Muslim, because you read a book about Islam, or saw a Youtube video and decided to become Muslim. We are Muslim, because Allah chose us."
It's so unbelievably accurate. As Muslims, we should remember that it is through Allah's will that we are Muslim. Simply, it's not our own decision but His instead. SubhanAllah, we're so blessed.
Sometimes it does not feel like such a blessing when my alarm clock goes off at 4:00 in the morning to pray fajr, AstaghfirAllah, but in reality, this is the blessing : standing in front of Allah while others are sleeping.
Also, it is so incredibly humbling to realize that nothing I did or didn't do made me Muslim. It was not in my hands whatsoever. It's only through His will that Islam entered my life. Alhamdulilah a billion times.
I hope we can all take a moment to reflect on this quote. It's a little reminder for myself, but one that I hope you will take to heart as well <3