My previous article listed 5 reasons I’m a Muslim from my heart. They were: Islam’s focus on Allah, the simplicity and ethical teachings of Islam, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and Hajj being mentioned in the Bible, and scientific miracles of the Quran. Here are 8 more reasons I’m a Muslim from my heart:
- Blessed Dreams
I am sure that most sincere Muslims have had blessed dreams. Good dreams are blessings from Allah (swt). The Prophet (pbuh) said:
“When one of you sees a dream he likes, it is from Allah so let him praise Allah for it and speak about it. When one of you sees something else he dislikes, it is from Satan so let him seek refuge from its evil and not mention it to anyone. It will not harm him.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari)
- Duas that Came True
Alhamdulillah, I have had some duas come true in a very clear and breathtaking way. I will never forget a dua that came true a few days after doing tahajjud (night) prayer.
In a Hadith Qudsi, Allah (swt) says:
“I am as My servant expects of Me, and I am with him when he calls upon Me.” (Sahih Muslim)
Our Lord (glorified and exalted be He) descends each night to the earth’s sky when there remains the final third of the night, and He says: Who is saying a prayer to Me that I may answer it? Who is asking something of Me that I may give it him? Who is asking forgiveness of Me that I may forgive him? (Bukhari, Muslim, and others)
- Miracle of the Spread of Islam
From a small tribe in the middle of Arabia to a global empire, Islam grew exponentially and miraculously. Before the end of this century, Islam will be the most populous religion in the world (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/05/muslim-population-overtake-christian-birthrate-20-years).
And say: “Truth has (now) arrived, and Falsehood perished: for Falsehood is (by its nature) bound to perish.” (17:81)
- Miracle of the Quran’s Arabic Language, Preservation and Memorization
The Arabic language of the Quran is very rich, high and unique. Furthermore, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was unlettered and could not author such a linguistic masterpiece.
Another miracle is that the Quran remains in its original form and language from more than 1400 years ago.
Added to this is the fact that the Quran is the most memorized book in the world. Today we have millions of people alive who have memorized the entire Quran (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwZwczHLAL4).
Indeed, it is We who sent down the Qur’an and indeed, We will be its guardian. (15:9)
- Islam’s Emphasis on Dua
Dua, calling on/asking of Allah, is a beautiful teaching of Islam. We can call on Allah (swt) directly. Dua is highly encouraged in Islam.
Allah (swt) says, “Call on Me, I will respond to you…” (40:60)
The Prophet (pbuh) called dua “the essence of worship” (Tirmidthi).
The Prophet (pbuh) also said, “Nothing is more honorable to Allah Almighty than Dua.” (Tirmidthi)
- Allah’s Mercy prevails over His Wrath
Allah (swt) emphasizes His Mercy more than any of His other attributes. Every surah of the Quran (but one) begins with, “In the Name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful.”
Allah’s mercy gives us hope and keeps us going when we fail.
“When Allah completed the creation, He wrote in His book with Him upon the Throne: Verily, My mercy prevails over My wrath.” (Bukhari, Muslim)
Along with Allah’s mercy is the beauty of accountability. Every action we do is noticed. We will be responsible for our deeds, and those who faced injustice in this life will receive justice in the next life.
In the end, no one will “get away” with injustice done to others.
On the Day of Judgment, We shall set up scales of justice so that no one will be dealt with unjustly in any way; even if someone has an act as small as a grain of a mustard seed, We will bring it to account, and sufficient are We to settle the accounts. (21:47)
- My fitrah/nature is to love and believe in Allah
Finally, the truth is, believing in Allah and Islam is very natural for me. Without needing a reason, I love and believe in Allah and I want to please Him. The love for Allah has always been there in my heart.
So direct your face toward the religion, inclining to truth. [Adhere to] the fitrah of Allah upon which He has created [all] people. No change should there be in the creation of Allah . That is the correct religion, but most of the people do not know. (30:30)
Why are you a Muslim from your heart, and not just because of culture? Insha’Allah, reflecting on this question will revive your heart, and you might learn something new.