I'm no pious, neither a disbeliever. But I'm writing this as a light reminder for those of you who have been far, far astray, deceived by the false lies made by the satans. When you say the kalimah syahadah, أَشْهَدُ أَن لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ الل هُ وَأَشْهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا رَسُولُ اللهِ
You will automatically believe that there is no other gods than God and Muhammad is truly His Messenger. We pronounced this syahadah everyday when we perform our prayers but do we truly mean the syahadah that we've said? Or do we just said it because Islam taught us so?
I'm no pious, neither a disbeliever. But I feel ashamed for I have been delaying my prayers, sometimes didn't perform my puasa wajib, and yet, some people in the other side of the world are praying for all the Muslims to be rewarded with heaven. They seek for forgiveness from God. They cry during their prayers and they always pray for the rest of their brothers and sisters in Islam and we don't pray that for ourselves. How arrogant are we in God's perception?
Ask yourselves, did anyone ask you to pay for the air that you breath in? Did anyone have the power to make a tree grow after they plant it? It is God who gives those pleasures for us, and so many other things that we may not realized. How can we not give thanks to Him? If only our Prophet is still alive, he would be sad knowing that we didn't learn from the past generations who aren't aware of the promises that God has made. He, Muhammad, sure is sad if our actions only lead us to the Fire that we were warned against.
"You who believe, if any of you go back on your faith (taking Jews and Christians as allies), God will soon replace you with people He loves, and who love Him, people who are humble towards the believers, hard on the disbelievers, and who strive in God's way without fearing anyone's approach. Such is God's favour. He grants it to whoever He will. God has endless bounty and knowledge. Your true allies are God, His Messenger, and the believers- those who keep up the prayers, pay the prescribed alms, and bow down to God. Those who turn for protection to God, His Messenger, and the believers are God's party; God's party is sure to triumph." -The Feast (Al-Ma'ida) line 54-57.