Divine Wisdom: The passage, “only he will prosper that brings to Allah a sound heart” QN26:89, reminds us that, unlike those acclaimed self-righteous people who constantly chastise other people for falling short of religious rules and regulations tend to think, godliness is an inside job and the longer we think about it, the more convinced we become that a truly godly person is one whose heart is sensitive to God, who takes Him and His Word seriously, and who desires more of Him.
In other words, what really matters is having a longing to know Him intimately, obey Him and walk with Him.
So let the knowledge that:
1) Godliness is not a culture, but an attitude of the heart;
2) It has absolutely nothing to do with our personal preferences and the standards some of us would like to impose on others; and
3) Contrary to men and women who tend to focus on outward appearances, our God looks at the heart;
Teach you, if indeed you really want to be godly, not to give in to intimidation but stay focused on God and ask Him to help change your heart and attitude for the better!
Pray with me: O Allah! Please come against those who have stubbornly stand against me and put them to fear and shame. Help me to stand and act firmly on your words as I claim my Victory and achieve greatness by Your mercy.
Good morning. Jumah Kareem and a happy weekend!