Blessings in taking steps towards Deen and Intentions
When a person leaves their home to walk, on a journey, on a path towards the house of Allah to pray Salah in congregation and to seek the reward of Allah then for each step they take, no matter how fast or slow or how long it takes them to get there, there is reward and blessings in it.
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, "He who purifies (performs Wudu') himself in his house and then walks to one of the houses of Allah (mosque) for performing an obligatory Salah, one step of his will wipe out his sins and another step will elevate his rank (in Jannah).''
The same applies to a seeker of Deen and knowledge. A person who begins a journey towards Deen, to seek knowledge, learn & To in’shaa Allah apply it to their everyday life is surely someone who is on the path that pleases Allah. Whatever steps he takes no matter how small, how slowly & how long it takes to get to where he needs to be at least he has taken a step. Also he has come to realise how important Islam is. And with each step he takes that is taking him closer to his deen there is a blessing in it, a reward so great.
"Whoever treads on a path in search of Islamic knowledge, Allah will ease the way to Paradise for him. The angels will lower their wings, pleased with this seeker of knowledge, and everyone in the heavens and on earth will ask forgiveness for the knowledgeable person, even the fish in the deepest of waters will ask for his forgiveness” [Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah, Tirmidhi]
The intention is known only to that person and Allah. Allah knows with which intention you left your home and with which intention you go to sleep every night.
Trust and have faith in people who believe, believe in ‘There is none worthy of worship besides Allah and Muhammad [sallallaahu alayhi wasallam] is the messenger of Allah)’ and believe in the final hour.
Do not judge or question why isn’t someone doing this and doing that, question what they are doing or why? Everyone is different... Have faith that those who believe will surely take steps towards becoming better in the eyes of Allah and only for the pleasure of Allah.
We are all flawed we are all sinners and we judge and backbite, we gain knowledge yet we then use it to judge others. We should try our best not to.
Ultimately Allah is all knowing and all seeing and Remember on the Day of Judgment it will only be you and your maker. No one else.
The Islamic Ummah