Reboot

power button

At some point we’ve all been there.

Whether we were born Muslim or are new to the faith, at some point we start to doubt ourselves, and we start to doubt our faith.  Is God real?  Is religion a scam?  Is Islam still relevant?  It’s no wonder when we consider all the forces of doubt weighing on us.

The rise of atheism, extremism, and Islamophobia, combined with the internal pressures of our own culture(s), can create a crisis of faith with seemingly no escape.  We doubt not only Islam but all religion, and even God Himself.

When I worked on the Help Desk at the corporate office for a large electronics retailer, our go-to solution for every problem was: “Reboot your computer”.  Back then, computers crashed all the time. These were the days of Windows 3.1, with the shiny new Windows ‘95 right on the horizon.

Does your life need a reboot?

Are you overwhelmed with all the challenges of being a Muslim today?  Not quite sure you measure up? Desperately looking for the reset button?

As long as you are alive, God hasn’t given up on you.  As long as you are still here, there is a way.   You just have to be willing to put in the effort.  It will get easier.  But you must take the first step.

“What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.”

– Samuel Johnson

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