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Submitted by Keith Williams (United States), Aug 26, 2009 at 14:03

Hi Jah,

Thanks for replying to my comments. Wow, you hit some good points. Yes, I wish it was otherwise but it is true that some of us are not following Islam as we should. I try my best for God's sake to live my life as close to prophet Muhammad(SAW) who's sunna is the best way for a person to live and I come short of God's glory because of my intentional and unintentional sins. I will never give up trying though because I love God and I want to please him. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again right? All the prayers and other rituals of Islam that we do to glorify God also helps us to discipline our souls. Having fear of God helps us in breaking the desires that lead us to sins. With love and fear of God and knowing that he sees us even though we may not see him this trains us to follow his divine decrees and trusting in his divine providence. Yes, it is nice to have some paradise down here on earth and i here what you are saying. However, would you really trade in eternity in paradise for this short time of gains? Nothing on earth compares to paradise in the hereafter. We can have all of the wealth in the world and it would benefit us not in the hereafter because we can't take any of it with us. The only thing that we will take are our deeds. Insha'allah, I pray that we find favour in Allah's grace and mercy and not incur his wrath.

I pray that everyone has a blessed ramadhan and eid.



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