The challenge is friends! Our friends help us choose which path to take… if our friends remind us of Allah (swt), it becomes much easier to feel strong on the path that Allah (swt) has ordained for us… but friends that are heedless of Allah (swt) only make it easy for us to forget! Instead of pulling us towards Allah, they pull us away! If we feel guilty and want to come back to the path of Allah… our friends, who are not on this path, make it difficult for us… we stand out, maybe even look weird! Friends have lead innocent youth to crime… friends have caused peer pressure to make a Muslim youth conform to societal expectations… but also… Friends have pulled a fallen youth up from the gutters, bringing them closer to Allah (swt)! It all depends on the company you keep! So how do you get to have such a company?
Understanding the importance of having confidence in one’s faith and practice in Islam, even though it may seem strange to others. Though being among the “strange ones” in this world can be tough, it will be worth Allah’s glad tidings in the next world.
In this lecture by Imam Safi Khan, discover the concept of yaqeen, of confidence in Allah, and how to imbibe its features to help you stay away from depression and to move forward in life. This lecture covers examples from the lives of Abu Bakr, Khalid ibn Waleed, and the mother of Musa.