Imam AlShafi’ee said, “Journey to Allah limping and broken and don’t wait for wellness, because waiting for wellness is inability.”
What is the meaning of journey to Allah broken?
It means, for example, that you get up to pray but your prayer is still without focus, you recite the Quran but it is a broken recitation far from perfection…
Don’t worry, continue and seek out who will teach you to recite.
You begin to live your life in a way that is pleasing to Allah but at times, your soul and desires overpower you…
Continue journeying to Allah and don’t delay. Don’t wait for the right moment to turn towards Allah. The moment your heart is inclined to Allah, then go to Him Immediately.
Ibn AlQayyim said, “A person will continue to struggle with obedience until it becomes beloved to them. And so Allah will send angels that will inspire them and push them.
They will awaken him from his sleep for it, and from his gatherings for it. Allah said, “And those who strive in our path, we will certainly guide them to our path.”
Strive. Try. Endure. Persevere. And ask Allah.
However much a person comes closer to Allah, they are gifted to experience a sweetness that they taste in their wakefulness, in their sleep and in their food. Until they experience what Allah has promised, “We will give them a beautiful life.”
Oh Allah grant us the sweetness of iman. ~ Waleed Basyouni