Prayer Request: Strengthen Iman

Request:

Assalamu Alaykum, I’m having doubts in Islam, subhanallah. As i started listening to all those atheists and science teachers at school, my faith became weaker. I hoped that this feeling(doubts) is going to go away but it is just getting worst. Sometimes when I hear an Islamic lecture it gets better but 2 days after as hear an scientific lecture my faith becomes weak and than I start having doubts. Sometimes i read scientific articles about universe which say that there is no God, then I start having greater doubts about existence of Allah, may Allah forgive me. And sometimes I read surahs or Islamic articles and sometimes they are confusing. One part of me is having doubts and the other part of me is pulling me towards Islam. So can u please tell me how to strengthen my Iman and please make dua asking Allah to strengthen my faith.

Response:

wa `alaykum salam,

Insha-Allah Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani is praying for you.

Part of faith is to¬† avoid that which makes you doubt. Leave off science and technology in preference to Allah and His Prophet (s) and what they are bringing. Though we are taught we “must” go to university in order to achieve a degree and begin a career and that is the only way to succeed in life. This teaching is ingrained in us, that is in fact a false teaching designed to weaken our belief. Allah is The Provider, not the educational system, nor our careers.

As Mawlana Shaykh has often said, universities are only teaching unbelief. What benefit is there to a good dunya life, by learning something which is of no benefit to your akhira? Instead attend the “university” of our mashaykh at sufilive.com and in their many books and talks and your faith will increase, insha-Allah.

By this, I don’t advise you to drop out of school, but what I meant to tell you is, don’t take what they teach so seriously and certainly don’t run to listen to lectures that are not required by your school. Rather attend as a duty to achieve dunya matters but not as something you believe in.

Taher Siddiqui

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