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April 29, 2004
Fight or Flight

by Bint Abdul Khaliq


In the name of ALLAH The Most Merciful, The Most Forgiving

Wow! Subhanallah, I’m sitting here at my computer wondering how on earth did I land up here. It’s amazing…considering that I’m all the way down here in sunny South Africa and one week ago I had no idea what hidayaonline was all about. Alhamdulillah, through ALLAH’s grace, I discovered it and Mashallah, the stuff I’ve read here so far are quite inspiring. I also wanted to be a part of this wonderful idea. I also wanted to share my thoughts with all you great people so that we can learn from each other and grow as Muslims living in today’s topsy-turvy world. And THAT is basically how I landed up here.

Sooo…Now that I am here, lets get talking! Many of us youth feel that growing up as young Muslims living in western societies is extremely challenging. And it certainly is. Especially when we are surrounded by temptations from all sides. When shaitaan is hiding and waiting in ambush for any unsuspecting Muslim to slip…that one glance, that one song, that one missed Salaah, that one evil thought-that’s all he needs to pounce on us. I mean, if you look at a drug addict, more often that not his habit just starts off as a little fling, for the fun of it, what harm can one puff do? And then, he’s hooked-whether he likes it or not.

We must remember that shaitaan took a pledge with ALLAH TA’ALA when he was expelled from Jannah. He would lead man astray and tempt him from all sides. Can we then imagine any greater hatred than this being, our greatest enemy shaitaan, has for us? I mean, he doesn’t want to burn in hell alone does he? He wants us to join him. So he isn’t going to be sparing any effort to make us veer of the straight path. He’s gonna go all out on his mission to lead US to our destruction, and whether he succeeds or not-depends on US.

All praise be to ALLAH alone that he has gifted us with such a precious gift, that we will NEVER be able to thank HIM for it. If HE had given us just THIS and nothing else, and if we had to spend our whole lives a million times over thanking HIM for it –we would never be able to thank HIM enough. And we all know what this precious jewel is…it is our IMAAN. It is this flame of Imaan that burns inside us that links every one of us.We are the proud bearers of the Kalima LAA ILAAHAA ILLALLAH MUHAMMADUR RASULULLAH.We are Muslims. And therefore we have been given the tools to fight our enemy shaitaan.

Yep, the stronger our Imaan, the weaker the grip of shaitaan the cursed will be on us. We got to wake up, the youth of Islam.Wake UP and put our trust in ALLAH. Move away from the lifestyles of the enemies of Islam. The temporary happiness that we get from any unlawful act is not worth it. How could it ever be worth sacrificing the everlasting pleasure of Jannah, which is incomparable and oh so sweet! It is very easy to proclaim that we are Muslims and proud of it, but do our actions and lifestyles prove otherwise? What are we wearing? What are we saying? What are practicing? We claim to love ALLAH and HIS Messenger (SAWS), but do we follow Their commands in our daily lives. For Islam is not just a religion, it is a complete WAY OF LIFE. One that gives us the answer to every problem that we are faced with. ALLAHU AKBAR!

So the next time you are under shaitaans attack, remember-you have been given all the ammunition you need-you are a Muslim. Are you gonna FIGHT knowing that you ARE gonna win ‘coz ALLAH is on your side-Or, shall you take off in Flight, surrendering in utter defeat and crumbling in the hands of your enemy? The choice is yours.

May ALLAH grant us forgiveness and strength of Imaan always.Ameen.Please make dua for this sinful servant of ALLAH!

Ma'assalaama

Bint Abdul Khaliq


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Faisal Akhtar (Prepared for battle) said

Assalam-o-alaikom

Welcome to Hidaya Bint Abdul Khaliq. May your stay be long and beneficial for all of us. Ameen.

on April 29, 2004 2:52 AM
Nadia said

Assalam u alaikum,
Mashallah Sr. the article was really inspiring. I especially like the lines,"When shaitaan is hiding and waiting in ambush for any unsuspecting Muslim to slip…that one glance, that one song, that one missed Salaah, that one evil thought-that’s all he needs to pounce on us." Welcome aboard and "may your stay be long and beneficial fpr all of us", Ameen.

on April 29, 2004 8:27 AM
Bint Abdul Khaliq said

As Salaamu Alaikum

Jazakallah Khairan.May ALLAH make us all sincere in our efforts and protect us from our enemy shaitaan always.Ameen.Request for duas.

Ma'assalaam

on April 29, 2004 2:23 PM
Justoju said

Welcome to Hidaya sis:)
May we all help each other attain to more qurb with our Creator. Amin.

on April 29, 2004 3:03 PM
Saima said

Masha'Allah, welcome to hidaya :)

on April 29, 2004 11:14 PM
Talal said

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Editor-in-Chief, HidayaOnline.com

on March 19, 2005 3:55 PM
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