For more than a few years I have been blogging without any intent or purpose. Just writing what I feel like or what I have been going through. But somewhere deep inside of me, there was a wish to make my blog and blogging more purposeful, and if Allah wills, more popular. So I figured out that the only way that can happen is to accept that nobody wants to read about me! Therefore I decided that I will write about something which I am most passionate about, and also which would, hopefully be, readable to others as well. In a way I will have the best of both the worlds! I would be writing about something I want to write about and you would be reading what you would like to read or are interested in.
The Name Of the Blog
The name of the blog is ‘Accepting Islam’. I chose this name simply because, I am extremely impressed by the Sahaba-e-Karaam (may Allah be pleased with all of them), for they accepted Islam for what it was, not for what they wanted it to be. They didn’t change Allah’s Quran to suit themselves. Sahaba’s life was totally different than ours as they were only pleased with what was liked by Allah, therefore Allah mentioned in the Quran that ‘they are pleased with Allah and Allah is pleased with them’. So the blog will encorage me and you to accept Islam as it is. Nobody is perfect but we can at least call our sins as sins and make dua to Allah to help us in becoming someone whom Allah will be pleased with. Ameen.
I am not an Aalim
Please note that I am not an Aalim. Yes I know most of the Ulema don’t call themselves as Aalim as well rather they call themselves as mere students. But I am really not an Aalim as I have had no formal education in Deen. Actually I am fond of listening, reading and sitting in the company of some of the most prominent and knowledgeable Ulema of our times. Such as Mufti Taqi Usmani, Maulana Tariq Jameel, Maulana Mehboob Elahi, Maulana Makki Al Hijazi, Imam Anwar Al Awlaki, Mufti Abdur Rauf Sakhravi, Maulana Aslam Shaikhupuri etc. Also I try to attend the Weekly Ijtima of Tableeghi Jamat in Subhan (Kuwait) markaz. Whatever I know is from these sources, but obviously I possess neither their oratory or their writing skills. Therefore I try to remember and reproduce whatever I hear from them or read in one of the many books written by them.
Therefore I would appreciate if my readers can communicate to me, any mistake etc they find in my writings, so that the same can be corrected immediately.