( Tazkirah )
When we plan ahead of our life, we dream what we wish to come true. We keep dreaming that one day we will make it happen.
I don’t do that in terms of Faith, I do something about it.
In many of the major world religions, including Islam too, I’ve seen many people just believe in a God and that’s it. They don’t worship, they just believe in some Supreme Entity.
Many people say “Believe in God (or in many cases Jesus) and you’ll be saved”. But how will I be saved? Just by believing in Him? Back to my previous statement about dreaming to achieve, you have to do something about it!
In Islam, as well as believing in Allah (Swt), we have the Five Pillars of Faith to prove our worship and submission:
Even in the Torah and Bible (the originals confirmed by the Quran), the Prophets like Noah, Moses and Jesus (Peace be upon them all) all did more than simply ‘believe’. They prayed, they fasted, they cared for the needy and they went on what some may say, a spiritual pilgrimage delivering the Message of God.
We have the 5 Pillars of Islam right there.
Just think. When you are raised up in front of God Almighty on the Day Of Resurrection, what will you say when you are asked about what you did to worship God. Believing doesn’t seem to be enough, because as an example, anyone can believe in God and do bad throughout their life. Are they just waiting to be forgiven of their sins simply by believing in God?
Everyone will be responsible for his or her own belief and actions too. Don’t just believe, prove that you believe.
I will like to end my article with a Quranic verse:
‘If Allah had so willed, He would have made you a single people, but (His plan is) to test you in what He hath given you: so strive as in a race in all virtues.’ Quran: 5:48
-By Shaiza S
Taken from www.blessedislam.com
p/s: Just believing is not enough. Prove it through your actions. :) Hope everyone can apply it in our life, insyaAllah.