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What Will Your Movie Be Rated?

Imagine your eyes a video camera, recording all that you see. Your lips a voice recorder recording all that you say. Imagine this “movie” being played wide screen on Judgment Day. But I now ask you, why imagine if that’s the case?

You may claim to be a Muslim, you may claim to be a believer; but is that truly enough? As humans, we always seek “more”. Whether it is in education, status, or wealth, we always want “more”. But why is it any different when it comes to religion? Why are we satisfied with the level we’re at with no desire to improve? Why do we compare ourselves to those we think are lower than us in iman, and convince ourselves that we’re good enough? Why don’t we seek –or want to seek– “more”?

There are three levels of faith: Islam, Iman and Ihsan. This desire for “more” is considered the highest level of them all. Linguistically, Ihsan literally means perfection or excellence. Likewise, it is of a Muslim’s responsibility to acquire perfection and excellence in not just worship, but in all aspects of life.

But the question is how do we attain this level of excellence? When the Prophet PBUH was asked by Jibreel (may Allah be pleased with him) about the meaning of Ihasan, he said, “That you worship Allah as if you see him, for if you don’t see Him then truly he sees you.”

We know Allah oversees all that we do, but unfortunately, we know it only in our minds and not in our hearts. If we did, would any of us think of committing a sin knowing He’s always watching? Would we use filthy language in our speech? Would we rush through our prayers? Would we simply mute the athan to continue watching a movie? Think about it.

Let us plant this concept of Ihsan in our hearts and witness our lives blossom with the love and fear of Allah SWT. And to make sure you’re always on track, ask yourself, “What will my movie be rated?” Because whether you like it or not, EVERYONE will catch the premiere on the day there is no shade but His.



10 thoughts on “What Will Your Movie Be Rated?

  1. THIS IS AMAZINGLY WRITTEN !! really makes you think about your actions
    keep up the good work <3

    Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2012, 7:05 pm
  2. mashallah! beautifully written and a great reminder.

    Posted by Asif | August 2, 2012, 7:30 pm
  3. Masha’Allah! It’s nice Amal. Would you allow me to translate it into Bangla Language?

    Posted by Umme Roohani Rothee | August 3, 2012, 1:39 am
  4. mashaAllah amal, very well written! may Allah increase you in the depths of your knowledge :)

    Posted by sister in islam | August 3, 2012, 5:47 pm
  5. MashaAllah .This is amazing. May Allah guide the Muslim youth and all the Ummah to the right path.(Ameen)

    Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2012, 8:30 am
  6. OMG! MashaAllah… May Allah help us all in making our lives a movie of a king that would Please HIM !

    Posted by MaryamAK | August 6, 2012, 5:53 pm
  7. OMG! That’s really scary! May Allah guide us and help us in living our lives the way He would be Pleased!

    Posted by MaryamAK | August 6, 2012, 6:00 pm
  8. Very nice, Ma Sahaa Allah, Keep the good words coming.

    Posted by Ehab Soliman | August 8, 2012, 6:03 pm
  9. Reblogged this on ♥ MUSLIMS IN AFRICA ♥ and commented:
    Subhan Allah! indeed our deeds, both hidden and done in open are recorded and will be shown to us the day we meet our Lord.

    Posted by Seyyid | October 3, 2013, 5:50 pm
  10. What will my movie be rated?
    soo inspired, by this article. ya Allah guide us to the straight and dont let put us to shame on the day we are to account for every air we breath.

    Posted by el_sadique | April 2, 2015, 9:46 am

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