I fell in love with a non-Muslim man. He is a good man that was raised Protestant. He has a very nice, functional, and religious family with high morals and true belief in their faith. We found common ground in religion and became close friends. One thing led to another, and we fell in love. His mother and him hoped I would convert to Christianity because they truly believed that was the straight path. I tried to educate them about the beauty of Islam, but unfortunately the way Muslims are acting globally have tainted their view of our religion. We recently got in a huge argument over religion and now we are no longer friends. I am very attached to him because he was my best friend for so long. I feel very alone now and my heart is completely broken. Please pray for me and give me some advice.
audhu billah mina ‘sh-shaytani ‘r-rajeem,
Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmani ‘r-Raheem,
This is a difficult test of the heart, which in reality only belongs to Allah, His Prophet (s) and the Believers (Awliya). It is important to develop trust in Allah’s wisdom in order to be elevated in our belief and connection to Allah, His Prophet and Awliya. Even if conditions are bad in the Ummah, if we keep His path, He will provide our sustenance and companionship according to his Shari`ah giving us good here and hereafter. If you look outside Shari`ah for companionship Allah’s jealousy will be there. If you follow Allah’s Beloved, Sayyidina Muhammad (s), Allah’s love will reach you and he will provide sincere Muslims as companions and insha-Allah someone suitable down the road. Allah tells us that people of the book will not be satisfied until we follow what they will follow because they lack understanding. Be patient and don’t despair of Allah’s Mercy. Be busy with your spiritual life.