Think. Learn. Act. Remind.
If you really believed that a snake, which could potentially be poisonous, was moving towards your baby, you would spring into action immediately! You would rush to move your child out of harm’s way, and perhaps also take further steps to defend yourself and your loved one in the face of such danger.
Just like you would take every step, immediately, to get out of the way of a raging fire headed towards you!
That is, if you believed that a snake’s venom could be deadly and that fire can burn.
Could you possibly believe that a snake’s venom could kill and NOT take any steps to protect yourself or your child?
Or could you firmly believe that fire burns and can kill but still not make any effort to move out of its way?
Is that possible?
Of course not!
Then how is it that we say, “We believe” when it comes to believing in God and in His Word (the Quran), His Messenger, the Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and the Day of Judgment and then live our lives as we please?!
How can we say that we believe in a Day when we will be held accountable for every single deed we have ever done, whether big or small, knowing that that Day we will have to return to Allah (SWT), our Creator, and then refuse to live our lives according to His commandments?!
How can we say we believe that the Quran is the verbatim Word of God yet refuse to obey its injunctions whether it has to do with the outwardly acts of worship (praying five times a day, giving mandatory charity [zakah], fasting in the month of Ramadan, performing Hajj) or our inner level of faith?!
Isn’t it time to reflect upon the state of our hearts and ask ourselves this very important question: “Do we really believe?”