Don’t Compromise Your Religion

As we get ready for the holiday season and everyone receives invitations for parties – please watch this reminder, or read below. When it comes to parties, where there is alcohol, mixing or anything that could displease Allah, stay away from them. Do not feel pressured by others. Don’t compromise your religion. As soon as you’re there, the environment will affect you one way or the other. We were created to only please and worship Allah, so do not worry and stress about what others might think of you.
Do not please the creation by displeasing the creator
This may seem hard, especially for those living in the west. Remember your reward, remember Jannah. The harder it seems to stay away from haram, the more reward you will receive. Do not listen to the whispers of shaytaan and stay firm in your beliefs. Don’t compromise your religion.  To remain steadfast in your religion, is to adhere to its rules and guidelines. If you are finding it difficult to stay firm in your belief, make dua to Allah. Everyday, when we pray, we read Surat Al Fatihah (The Opener) at least 17 times a day. In it, we ask God to guide us:
“Guide us to the straight path .” (Quran, 1:6).
Other duas mentioned in the Quran:
“Our Lord, let not our hearts deviate after You have guided us and grant us from Yourself mercy. Indeed, You are the Bestower.” (Quran, 3:8). “…Our Lord, pour upon us patience and plant firmly our feet and give us victory over the disbelieving people.” (Quran, 2:250).
We must also study the history within our religion, and see how the great scholars, leaders, prophets and messengers experienced the hardest of trails, yet were able to maintain steadfast in their belief and didn’t compromise their religion, so why compromise your religion?  Surround yourself with those who will remind you of Allah, and help you stay steadfast. Place your trust in Allah, and remember your rewards. Also, remember that allah has promised us that with every hardship, there will be ease:
“For indeed, with hardship [will be] ease. Indeed, with hardship [will be] ease.” (Quran, 94:5-6).
DON’T COMPROMISE YOUR RELIGION!! May Allah swt help us remain steadfast and firm in our belief. Ameen