Both halal (legal) and haram (illegal) things are evident but in between them there are doubtful (suspicious) things and most of the people have no knowledge about them. So whoever saves himself from these suspicious things saves his religion and his honor. And whoever indulges in these suspicious things is like a shepherd who grazes (his animals) near the Hima (private pasture) of someone else and at any moment he is liable to get in it. (O people!) Beware! Every king has a Hima and the Hima of Allah on the earth is His illegal (forbidden) things. Beware! There is a piece of flesh in the body if it becomes good (reformed) the whole body becomes good but if it gets spoilt the whole body gets spoilt and that is the heart.
Ya Allah, Turner of Hearts, direct my heart toward your religion, and keep me firm on it, ameen.
Allah says: ‘I am just as My slave thinks I am, (i.e. I am able to do for him what he thinks I can do for him) and I am with him if He remembers Me. If he remembers Me in himself, I too, remember him in Myself; and if he remembers Me in a group of people, I remember him in a group that is better than they; and if he comes one span nearer to Me, I go one cubit nearer to him; and if he comes one cubit nearer to Me, I go a distance of two outstretched arms nearer to him; and if he comes to Me walking, I go to him running.’
So remember Me; I will remember you. And be grateful to Me and do not deny Me.
So advice to myself first, when you feel so far away, when you feel adrift, directionless, alone in the void, sit down somewhere quiet and just remember Allah, or look out the window or down at your hands and marvel at the wonder of His creation, think about your ability to see and feel and think and remember, and thank God for His gifts, bounty, mercy. Pray to Him for guidance and ask the Turner of Hearts to turn your heart and fix it firmly on His religion. InshaAllah, you’ll find your way again.
Have you seen him who takes his own lust (vain desires) as his ilah (god), and Allah knowing (him as such), left him astray, and sealed his hearing and his heart, and put a cover on his sight. Who then will guide him after Allah? Will you not then remember?
Astaghfirullah. Astaghfirullah. Oh Allah forgive me! There is no god but Allah and I am truly among the wrongdoers. Oh, Turner of Hearts, turn and keep my heart fixed firmly on Your beautiful religion, Ameen.