Dearest sisters in Islam……..

Assalamu Aleikum Warahmathullahi Wabarakathu!

You do not know me and I do not know you, but we are bound together as sisters in Islam because we are the readers of the kalimah “ Lailaha illalahu Muhammadur Rasulullah (sal)”. It is because of this kalimah that today I wish to share with you a small part of my life and to give you the most valuable piece of advise you will ever recieve. Let me begin….

I am a born Muslim. Alhamdullilah. However, I didn’t grow up in a Deeni (Islamic) environment. I watched movies, listened to music, had male friends as well and not particular about many aspects of Deen, especially Salah. Today, this has become a means of great sorrow, regret and fear for me.

I lived my life as a very carefree person. My Deen and its commandments had no place in my life. I knew nothing about my Deen and I didn’t care to find out. It made no difference to me and I was not bothered to find it. I was not concerned about performing my Salah. At that time, it was not important for me. If I felt like reading Salah, I would, if I didn’t feel like reading, I didn’t care about it. I watched movies for hours on end. If the Adhan was called out, while I was watching, I would pause it, wait for the Adhan to finish and start continue watching. Salah after Salah would pass by. It made no difference to me. When I used to go out for the entire day and missed all my Salah. years passed by.

I started working and I was in a boarding house. The boarding mistress, actually she was a convert(Catholic to Islam). She was a very pious lady. Masha Allah, may Allah (swt) bless her more and more. She fasted most days and woke up for Thahajjud Salah almost every night. You would always find her reading the Qur’an or making Dikr. She used to constantly nag me to read Salah. Her nagging used to irritate me to such an extent. Time passed by. I had to change the working place due to certain reasons, I left the boarding place. The nagging stopped. I started to miss her a lot.

Now there was no one to nag me about performing Salah. It suited me fine. After few months, Alhamdullilah, Allah (swt) has given me the ability to perform my 5 daily salah on time, including Thahajjud. With this came the understanding of what a treasure I had lost, within the past years. It is only recently that I have come to realise my boarding aunty nagged me because she loved me, she wanted what was best for me and she was trying to protect me from the punishment of neglecting salah. She knew the importance of salah and wanted me to know that too, but I was too blind to see it. I am ashamed of myself. Not taking her advise is a means of regret and great sorrow for me.

Alhamdullilah I have changed now and trying to be better each and everyday. Also, I have replaced my playlist with the Qur’an verses. I am grateful to Allah(swt), who choosed my soul to light up when there are many souls still roaming in the darkness.

Meanwhile I met a person (let it be x). I met X at my worst situation. Alhamdullilah. I never met such a person like x during my lifetime. Masha Allah. I learned many life lessons, many religious matters from x. May The Al Mighty bless x more and more- Aameen.

My beloved sisters, I love you for the sake of Allah. I plead with you to make salah your priority and save yourself from the punishment and anger of Allah (swt).

Benefits of performing salah:
Imam Ibn Qayyim (ral) writes:
  • Salah ensures daily breed.
  • Promotes health.
  • Drives out diseases.
  • Strengthens the heart.
  • Brings light and beauty on the face.
  • It grants protection against Allah’s punishment.
  • It keeps shaitan away and brings us near to Allah.

Prophet Muhammad (sal) said: “If some major sins of a Muslim lands him in Jahannam, the fire would not burn those parts his body which have touched the ground while he was in sajdah during his salah.”

May Allah (swt) gives us the ability to perform every salah on time and may Allah (swt) forgive us and have mercy on us and grant us his pleasures and success in this world and the Aakhira. Aameen !

Do you know how blessed you are? Have you realised how much Allah loves you? The fact that you are reading this letter is a sign from Allah for you to be informed of the consequences of not performing salah and so that you can begin your life correctly and save yourself.

You have read my letter and have understood the uncertain future I face. Take lesson from it carefully and choose the kind of future you want to make for yourself. Choose carefully! Because the choice you make will decide which will be your home in the Aakirah…. The comforts and bounties of Jannah or the ever lasting punishment of Jahannam.

I have written this letter to you, from the deepest corners of my heart. I make dua to our Creator that the realisation of these words travel directly into the depths of your heart and affects your hearts in such a way, that as of today, you will make a firm intention to start performing every salah, regularly and punctually and that you make a firm promise to NEVER miss ONE Salah.

I am advising you as a beloved sister, please take my advise. My boarding aunty advised me, I didn’t listen to her and today I regret it from the bottom of my heart. Do not make the same mistake as I did. Do not earn for yourself the same punishment that I have. Save yourself from this grave sin.

I am writing this not for show off or to gain attention. I am writing with the sole and a pure intention. Allah (swt) knows the best.

Please make Dua for this unfortunate person. Make Dua, that Allah (swt) through his kindness and mercy, forgive this sinner. You are beloved to Allah (swt), it may be that your precious duas will be a means of salvation for me. Insha Allah!

With love…….

Your beloved sister♥️👧