A Reflection from my old diary…

March 17, 2005

I know now that Islam is meant to be lived. Islam has a spiritual essence that attracted me so many years ago. It’s more than the five pillars or simply putting a piece of fabric over your head. It’s really and truly a way of life. It’s not comprised of only halal (lawful acts) and haram (unlawful acts). More than anything, Islam is about moderation. It’s about transforming your entire life, your entire mindset, using the words of Allah (God) that are found in the Quran. When people become overly strict or obsessed with Islamic law alone, they begin to lose that feel and texture of Islam’s spiritual, transformative side. It just becomes a set of rules- dos and don’ts. So sad…can’t believe I used to live like that…

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