In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
It has been so long since I last posted anything. 2 years, perhaps? So many things have happened and I’ve grown so much since I last pressed the ‘reblog’ button. So why did I take such a long leave from tumblr? Well, I was afraid.
I created this blog because I wanted to get to know Islam better. At that point in time, I re-discovered Islam and I was in the process of turning back to Allah. Tumblr had plentiful of inspiring graphics and bloggers and I felt that it was the best way to get started.
Praises and glory be to Allah and Allah alone. I slowly started to see the beauty of Islam and I felt the need to share it with others too. I kept reblogging again and again until it became a small addiction (hey, it’s tumblr. enough said). And the more I reblogged, the more likes I got and the more times people reblogged my stuff. It felt good to know that people liked what I posted. But slowly, and without realising it, my intentions began to change. I wasn’t reblogging for the sake of discovering Islam anymore. Instead, I was reblogging because I wanted all those ‘likes’.
I thought it was harmless at first. But then, I became quite proud and was starting to show off. May Allah forgive me for doing so.
That’s why I chose to just stop coming on tumblr; I was afraid that I might give in to my own ego and I was also afraid that I was spreading knowledge that was not sound.
I chose to come back because I felt that I was ready to start sharing again. Share all my musings and thoughts and the things I find beautiful.
But why do I choose to explain myself? Well, it’s because that I’m afraid that there might be some brothers and sisters out there who might just be on the road of doing the same mistake I made. I do not want my brothers and sisters to fall prey to their own ego. I just want to tell you that if you want to share things, do it because you want to spread knowledge, hope and inspiration. Do it to please Allah.
If you are still reading this, may Allah bless you. If you didn’t even get this far, may Allah bless you nonetheless. May peace and blessings be upon you.