Given the sadness being portrayed and the messages being shared, I’d like to offer the following words to the Liverpool fans out there…
Coming second after breaking the 90 point barrier for the third time in four years, after the Premier League apologised to Everton over not awarding them a deserved penalty for the clear Rodri hand ball when they played Manchester City, is a reason to be proud and grateful for, and not distraught in any shape or form.
Remember, the system of Islam is just and accordingly grades us based on EFFORT and not results, for results are with Allah Almighty as per the mandates of the Universal Qadr (divine fore-ordainment).
It is for this reason that I am against the ordinal grading system in schools based solely on tests, for it doesn’t truly reflect the efforts of our children and creates unfair hurt and sentiments.
If we judge this Liverpool team based on the Islamic paradigm of ‘effort’ today, they are no doubt winners, as they were winners in 2019 for their 97 points! Despite them finishing second even then by just one point.
Subhanallah, someone told me today that a team amassing 92 points would have won the Premier League Title in 25 out of the last 30 seasons!!!
So accordingly turn a deaf ear to the banter of football fans and write your own historical account based on the right paradigm. Don’t worry about what the history books will say… What matters is what your history book says ☺️.
So take a deep breath and smile, for you’re a Muslim before you are a football fan.
Some live in abundance but with no peace of mind & worrisome hearts. Their lives are full of profit but very little value. Its all about worldly quantity and not quality. Value, brothers and sisters, is in living in the remembrance of Allah for indeed in doing so, do the hearts find absolute worldly and eternal peace.
Moving forward brothers and sisters, strive to love your lives on the following 5 point plan…
- Put Allah first and make Him the purpose for everything you say and do.
- Try to make all your actions as close as possible to the Sunnah of the Messenger (PBUH). Don’t fatwa shop! Rather focus on the diamond standard- the actual practice of the final Messenger (PBUH) and make that standard your goal.
- Practice an act of worship that is so secretive that no one besides you and Allah knows of it.
- Get into the habit of looking at those who worship Allah more than you when it comes to matters of the Hereafter, and those who have less than you when it comes to matters of this life.
- Never ever miss your Salah, no matter what! And improve on its quality daily, for indeed it is the means of our safety from falling into sin, and the master key to paradise!
I love you all for the sake of Allah.