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Sunnah 43: Renew your faith

June 1, 2010

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

The Prophet (pbuh) said, “Renew your faith.”

“How can we renew our faith?” they asked.

He replied: “Say always: la ilaha ila Allah- there is no god but Allah” [Ahmad]

The Prophet (pbuh) taught us to constantly remember God. When he was asked by a man what action should he be consistent in, he replied “(I am advising you in one thing:) Keep your tongue always moist with the remembrance of God” [Ahmad, Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah, Ibn Hibban]

Our faith sometimes gets old and fades away such that everything becomes a chore. This is why the Prophet (pbuh) taught us to renew our faith by saying these words, but not just with our tongues. We should reflect on these words and what they imply: that there is no one worthy of worship except God; that we shoul turn to Him; that we do not need anyone but Him; that he is the Lord of everything, therefore we should put our trust in Him.

May Allah allow us to taste the sweetness of these words!

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