A Muslim has a Distint Code of Life. His identity as a Muslim is is enshrined in The Qur’aan Shareef and The Mubarak Sunnah of Our Beloved Nabi Sallalahu alayhi wasallam.
His behaviour, his interactions, his conduct and way of life has been written out for him. In his way of life as a Muslim, the basic foundational rule is Submission. Total Submission. Submission to the Desire of His Rabb and the Guidance of The Beloved Rasool of Allah Ta’ala Sallalahu alayhi wasallam.
His following of Islam requires that he not only fulfill the Laws of Shariah, but does so fulfilling the Demands and Desires of Shariah. His adherence MUST be underlined with The Mizaaj and Temperament of Shariah.
It cannot be that he adheres only to that which suits an agenda that is pleasing to himself or to any creation he seeks to placate.
يٰٓاَيُّهَا الَّذِيۡنَ اٰمَنُوا ادۡخُلُوۡا فِى السِّلۡمِ کَآفَّةً * وَلَا تَتَّبِعُوۡا خُطُوٰتِ الشَّيۡطٰنِؕ اِنَّهٗ لَـکُمۡ عَدُوٌّ مُّبِيۡنٌ
“Oh Believers! Enter wholly into Islam and do not follow in the footsteps of Satan for he is your open enemy”
This Instruction of Allah Ta’ala defines a Believer’s adherence to Islam.
The Maintenance of an Islamic Identity and an Islamic Way of Thinking is a MUST for anyone who claims that he is a Muslim.
Our Beloved Master Sallalahu alayhi wasallam made a lot of effort in keeping his ummah distinct and unique from other ways of lives and thinking.
Yes! He displayed exemplary character and justice to others but he made sure that His Deen remain distinct.
His Sunnah and Way of Life is tempered with absolute Justice and underlined by The Desire of Allah Ta’ala in EVERY aspect.
Thus, for a True Believer, his life is Totally Complete. He is not left wanting in any aspect of his life.
There will be absolutely no need for him to look elsewhere in order for him to please his Rabb. The Pleasure of His Rabb is his goal and mission in life. It is what he has been created for and what his Rabb is going to test him and judge him with.
At times, the creation will be behind him in his adherence because it suits them and at times, very often, people will turn against him when his Submission is in conflict with their desires.
In all of this, his Qibla and Direction remains the same. Allah Ta’ala. If he is true, he will never waver. There will be no need to “fit in” despite the overwhelming odds. He knows that this is his Test
His interactions with others ought to be such that it is known that He is Muslim, A Believer and a follower of Muhammad Mustafa Sallalahu alayhi wasallam.
He will NOT compromise this to fit in. They will either accept it or reject it. And That’s it! Whether he is minority or of majority, it does no matter. He is a Muslim. Even if he tastes persecutions and difficulties, he remains a Muslim.
In his life he will NEVER allow the Deen of Allah Ta’ala to be contaminated by other schools of thought and ideologies.
His concept of Justice is what Allah Ta’ala regards as Justice.
His Equality or Equity is what Allah Ta’ala regards as Equality or Equity.
Every part of his life is Only what Allah Ta’ala desires.
He will NEVER discard the Laws of Allah Ta’ala for a Nafsi law of the creation.
In short, he pronounces
امَنْتُ بِاللهِ كَمَا هُوَ بِاَسْمَائِه وَصِفَاتِه وَقَبِلْتُ جَمِيْعَ احكامه
Aamantu billahi Kama Huwa Bi asmaaihi wa sifaatihi wa qabiltu jamee a Ahkamihi
I Believe in Allah as He is with His Names and Qualities and I have Accepted ALL His Laws.
May Allah Ta’ala make us True Believers and Muslims.
May Allah Ta’ala make us from the True Lovers of His Nabi Sallalahu Alayhi wasallam and His Sunnah.
May Allah Ta’ala grant us all His Acceptance and Pleasure.