By Shaykha Safia Shahid
My dear sisters in Islam. Today I am speaking to you from my heart. These are the words of a sister and a teacher concerned about your welfare. I am pained to see your state.
I feel it is my duty to help you and protect you from the allures of Shaytaan. It is my duty to offer you advice and warn you of the dangers. It is my duty to inspire you to make the right decisions.
We live in a world of trials and tribulations. We face challenges that we need to overcome but, because of these trials, we can become better people. Our experiences make us grow and help strengthen us. It is best to face any challenge with a firm belief and trust in Allah Ta’ala, always seeking His guidance.
In today’s world, people are misled into thinking that their problems can find idealised, illusory solutions that ostensibly involve heroism, valour and romance.