Islam and the Law of Attraction

Although the principles of the Law of Attraction have in recent years become widely popularized by the work of Rhonda Byrne in The Secret, relatively few have as of yet commented on the relationship between Islam and the Law of Attraction.

Yet the role of the Law of Attraction in Islam is of paramount importance, and properly understanding the subject is now a vital step in personal growth and spiritual evolution.

Islam and the Law of Attraction

What is the Law of Attraction?

The Law of Attraction basically states that individuals will attract to themselves that which is in harmony and resonance with their dominant vibrational states.

In other words, if you are happy, in joy and in gratitude, you will naturally attract to yourself positive events and circumstances that are in vibrational harmony with your positive pscyho-spiritual state.

Conversely, if you are angry, frustrated, stressed and unhappy, you will likewise attract to yourself negative events and circumstances that are correspondingly vibrationally synchronous with a negative energetic state.

Hence, it is of paramount importance for an individual, especially for a Muslim who is seeking to understand Islam and the Law of Attraction for the purpose of spiritual development and personal success, to continually manage his or her state of be-ing.

Islam and the Law of Attraction

Islam is a path of personal growth and spiritual development, ultimately culminating in awakening to the Divine Presence of God.

Based upon the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (saws), this Path of personal development is known as al-Tariqah, and is also referred to in Arabic as Tazkiyyat an-Nafs, or “Purification of the Self,” and in English as Sufism.

The Prophet (saws) taught that the means to such purification is a Way known as Islam, or “Surrender”, and that through spiritual surrender, a human being will ultimately become purified of the source of negativity, fear and anger, that source being the ego-mind.

To give up the egoic will, all you have to do is not complain about what Is. Be aligned with the Isness — people, situations, whatever — this is already as it is. It’s the inevitability of Is. Become friendly with what Is, and you become intelligent for the first time…
With the simple act of surrender to the inevitability of the present moment, another energy comes. You could call that universal will, you could call that intelligence, you could call that the creative solution to whatever the so-called “problem” is. You could call that power coming in, that is greater than the limited power of your mind…
You and the Universe become one, and as such It creates through you as this form. That’s the beauty of it. When the Unmanifested flows into this world, It assumes form… When the simple act of surrender opens your mind, it can then be used as an instrument. Then, a thought may come in that is original and fresh and new. That is the birth of form. The birth of thought creates the birth of form. The Universe uses you as a vehicle or a channel through which to create. You are One. It can use your mind, and become thought, words, physical things. That’s the way in which the mind can actually be a helpful tool — alignment with the greater Intelligence, the One Consciousness.
It all starts with the present moment, and your relationship with the present moment. Friend or enemy? Are you allowing it, or are you fighting it, resisting it? That’s the end of ego — because the ego needs resistance. The ego survives through complaining, it survives through denying, or wanting something else.
— Eckhart Tolle

Once thus purified, a human being realizes the intrinsic buoyancy, goodness and grace of life, and his or her attitude naturally becomes one of health and happiness. Based upon the principles of Islam and the Law of Attraction, such an individual effortlessly and automatically attracts the bounty and providence of the Universe.

God has stated, “My servant draws not near unto Me with nothing more loved by Me than the spiritual practices I have enjoined upon him, and as My servant continues to draw near unto Me with superogatory spiritual practices, I shall love him. When I love him, I become the hearing with which he hears, the seeing with which he sees, the hand with which he strikes and the foot with which he walks. Were he to ask something of Me, I would surely give it to him, and were he to ask Me for refuge, I would surely grant it.”
— Prophet Muhammad, Hadith Qudsi [Bukhari]

Such individuals are often referred to as Awliya, or the “Friends of God”, meaning they are friendly with what Is, Divine Will as it manifests in each and every moment.

Behold! Verily, upon the Friends of God there is no fear, nor do they grieve, they who believe and who are God-Conscious and Present.
— Surah Yunus (Holy Quran, 10:62-63)

Islam and the Law of Attraction: The Power of Your Paradigm

God has said, “I am to My servants as they expect Me to be.”
— Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) [Hadith Qudsi]

At the heart and soul of the Islamic spiritual path is the principle of personal responsibility. We are taught that “each soul will face what it hath sent forth“, that each soul will experience the results and consequences of its actions. Yet before all else, we must first take responsibility for our thoughts and emotions, for these serve as the foundation for all actions that emanate from us.

Islam first and foremost seeks to establish a proper paradigm with which to view the world and interact with creation. The basis and foundation of this paradigm is the eternal testament to truth, “There is no god but God“, and all that naturally corresponds from this.

We are clearly and definitively taught that God is Good, Merciful, Compassionate, Loving, Forgiving, Supportive, Giving, Generous and of Infinite Bounty. Thus, Islam and the Law of Attraction teach that a believer must engage the world with faith and with confidence, expecting success, abundance and prosperity in accordance and in alignment with Divine Nature and Divine Will.

When we approach life and living from this place of positive expectation, as is right and indicative of true faith and belief, not only are we naturally happier, more confident, joyous and grateful, but we also effortlessly attract to ourselves circumstances that correspond with this paradigm based in positive belief.

However, when we approach life with an attitude limited by fear, doubt and disbelief, it is no surprise that our lives become more difficult, dominated by negative events and circumstances. When operating from a negative paradigm, it is not surprising that the harder we struggle, the faster we sink.

Yet there is a way out of this downward spiral, and as counterintuitive as it may seem, it requires us not forcing solutions, but rather effecting internal change, and thus taking control of our external circumstances by first taking control of our internal psycho-spiritual state, first and foremost correcting our paradigm.

You cannot solve a problem with the same level of consciousness that created it.
— Einstein

Islam and the Law of Attraction: How Do You Feel?

With regards to Islam and the Law of Attraction, perhaps the most important question we can ask ourselves is, “How do I feel?

How we feel is a direct result of what we are thinking. What we think is a direct result of what we believe. And what we believe is a direct result of our paradigm, the programmed worldview we operate from. This ultimately comes down to but the question, “Do we believe?

If we believe, then all is good, for God is not absent and will carry us ultimately beyond difficulty and struggle. Yet if we do not truly believe, then we fall into hopelessness and despair, despondency and grief, and we gradually sink in sorrow.

It is not surprising then that when living from a place of faithlessness, we not only attract negative events and circumstances, but we also manifest the experience of realities which are in essence based in the absence of the Benevolent Presence of God, and thus devoid of divine love, mercy, grace and goodness.

Yet this is the burden of the power of choice and free will, a divine grant that was refused by all of creation save mankind, who in the words of the Holy Quran were “ignorant and an oppressive unto themselves.

Thus, particularly in challenging situations and circumstances, it is absolutely imperative to maintain a positive psycho-spiritual state rooted in the foundation of faith and belief, i.e. to preserve a proper and positive perspective, for nothing will cause us to sink and fail faster than a negative mindset and attitude.

Your Attitude = Your Altitude

Your attitude equals your altitude, how high you can fly above the trials and tribulations of the world, and to what degree you can overcome the gravity of the ego-self. With a truly positive attitude and corresponding actions based in belief, you will ultimately find yourself in Paradise.

Furthermore, a negative attitude originating from a problematic paradigm will lead to force and forced solutions, which never lead to a positive or healthy result.

The question is one of independence versus dependence, of soul versus dunya (the world). Are you overwhelmed by the world, or are you able to transcend the limited and finite temporal illusory reality of dunya? Is what is inside you, your divine eternal soul, greater than dunya, or have you fallen into subservience to the world?

Islam and the Law of Attraction: The Power of Belief

What you seek is seeking you.
— Rumi

With regards to Islam and the Law of Attraction, the matter comes down to a fundamental question of faith, or belief. Belief in Allah, God, the Eternal Creator, and thus in Goodness, precludes the possibility of fear, depression and despondency.

This is critical, for it is our faith, our belief, our choice that allows the divine power and light of God to reach us. Otherwise, when out of alignment with truth, we literally bar the flow of divine providence psychically and so are left with but a diminished flow in the amount of the blessings and barakah of God that is seeking to reach us.

The Holy Quran continually affirms the importance of true faith in the life of the believer, and that this core confidence in the Divine keeps a human being in alignment with grace, and enables the flow of peace and prosperity to the individual and to the community.

Those who believe and do deeds of righteousness, and establish regular prayers and regular charity — they will have their reward with their Lord. On them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.
— Surah al-Baqarah (Holy Quran, 2:277)

 3 Secrets to Mastering the Law of Attraction

The following three steps are critical in mastering the Law of Attraction in Islam, and in consciously cultivating a life of choice in alignment with truth, and a life experience based in divine purpose, peace and prosperity.

1. Practice Self-Purification

Islam is primarily the Path of Self-Purification, and it is incumbent upon every individual Muslim to learn to purify ourselves of the negative qualities of the ego.

We must remember that there are Two Dimensions to Islam: 1) the Outer, 2) the Inner. Often, religion tends to focus primarily on the outer, yet the very purpose of the external is to protect and provide expression to the internal. Without spirituality, religion is as a lifeless body, devoid of its true purpose, and often becomes the very antithesis of its very goal and purpose.

In order to master Islam and the Law of Attraction, it is imperative to engage in the path and practice of tazkiyyat an-nafs, purification of the self.

If one engages in external Islamic practice (fiqh), yet fails to honor internal Islamic practice (tasawwuf), he or she will become a hypocrite. And if one engages in the inner but neglects the outer, he or she will become a sinner. Only by carrying both the inner and outer dimensions of Islam can one reach the goal, al-Haq, the Truth.
— Imam Malik (ra)

2. Be Happy

When one believes truly and lives with faith and thus confidence, he or she out of natural alignment with Divine Will lives in a state of buoyancy, joy, light, love and gratitude.

In mastering Islam and the Law of Attraction, it is important to remember that our feelings are indications of our thoughts, which are the results of our beliefs and our paradigms.

By being mindful of your feelings, by developing emotional awareness and learning to uncover the deeper self that motivates and governs our choices and life experience, you can retake control of your psycho-spiritual state, and thus the external physical manifestation, our life experience, that is but the result and reflection of the inner world.

Thus said the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saws), “One hour of contemplation is more valuable than seventy years of worship.”

One hour of contemplation is more valuable than seventy years of worship.
— Prophet Muhammad (saws)

Ask yourself often, “How do I feel?” If you feel good, at peace and in harmony with the Universe, then know that you are in alignment with Divine Will, Goodness and Grace. Yet if you feel afraid, stressed, unhappy, depressed or despondent, then know that you have slipped out of alignment with your true self and with Truth.

If you feel anything other than excellent, I recommended the following as a practice to realign and reorient yourself with Truth:

  1. Make fresh ablutions (wudu).
  2. Pray 2 cycles of prayer (2 raka salah).
  3. Make istighfar, seek forgiveness by simply saying “astaghfirullah” (repeat as many times as you feel necessary).
  4. Smile.
  5. Be consciously grateful for at least five things.

The Five Daily Prayers are an excellent opportunity to practice this consistently, and so stay aligned with Goodness and Truth, naturally living in harmony with Islam and the Law of Attraction.

3. Be Present

The greatest impediment to joy, light and love is the ego-mind, the self that is based in separation. In order to survive, the ego requires past and future, and cannot exist in the purity and perfection of the present moment.

It is the ego that as a result of its requirement for separation needs to live in fear, anxiety and worry in order to survive, and it is thus the obstacle to naturally attracting positive and prosperous circumstances and results into our lives.

The key to transcending the ego-mind and dissolving its incessant chatter based in other than truth and peace is to begin learning to live in the present moment.

Islamic Meditation is an invaluable tool in learning to live in the present moment, to transcend the self, and so naturally employ the Law of Attraction towards creating a life based in divine providence and prosperity.

Islam and the Law of Attraction : Your World is in Your Hands

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Your World is in Your Hands

The key to mastering Islam and the Law of Attraction is in mastering your self. By learning to still and silence the ego-mind, which tends towards negative thoughts and feelings, you open yourself to the natural abundance and prosperity that flows from the Divine Presence.

As human beings, we have been created with divine honor as representatives of the Almighty, and when in alignment with Divine Will, we naturally attract positive and supportive circumstances.

Islamic Meditation is the key to rediscovering your divine purpose and your true, powerful and authentic self.

Rediscover Peace, Prosperity and Purpose

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Comments 57

  1. Salaam and jazaakAllah khair for this article. I’ve been an LOA girl since watching The Secret back in 2010 and in fact I was going to write an eBook on the very topic you discussed. Alhamdulilah someone (you) finally wrote about it from the Islamic perspective – it’s much needed! :)

    1. Masha’llah, sister Nadia, I look forward to seeing your work and leadership develop. Our ummah is in dire need of forward thinkers embracing new knowledge in the spirit of the early believers who helped spread the light of Islam throughout the world, and left a cultural legacy the likes of which the world had never before seen. Blessed regards.

      1. Salaam Ishsan

        I shukr Allah for you. This article is truly an inspiration alghamdulilaah. Made possible through the infinite grace and mercy of Allah.
        You have taken something which in our day to day seemd a mammoth task and you simplified it and broke it down to its most basic form. How can we possibly go wrong if we surrender to the Almighty as all stems from Him. And no one knows what’s best for us other than Allah.

        Shukr and continue to be lead to enlighten us alghamdulilaah.

        1. Thank you, dear Farieda, may Allah Almighty bless and guide us all to the best of paths on our return to His Eternal Divine Presence. To your success in this life and the next.

      2. Assalam alaikum thanks a lot for this post that is for huge help. do you think people can influence the material life of their brothers?

    1. Thank you Shereen, may your work be blessed with divine guidance, support and success, and may you be a light to women throughout the world. To your success.

  2. Jazak Allah Khair Ihsan, your articles always seem to come at just the right time. I am very grateful that you take time to write and share them and I pray that you continue to enlighten us with your well versed knowledge of Islam and other influential thinkers Insha’Allah.

  3. jazaakallah brother for wonderful explanation… in malaysia… we have a book entitled:” law of universal attractor” written by amin idris… it is a book on islamic aspect of LOA…

  4. JazakAllah Khair Brother, once again you have helped enlighten me and reminded me of where I need to be. May Allah Azzawajal’s blessings and light always be upon you.

  5. Salam, shaykh ihsan. May Allah bless you and your family for your efforts.

    What do you think of progresive relaxation, hypnosis and releasing emotions as tools of transcending the ego? Are these practices okay for a Muslim to use in order to get worldly and mastery of self, or do we stick to traditional islamic practices?

    Thanks

    1. Many Salaams Muhammad,

      Excellent questions, thanks for asking! Relaxation is essential in both transcending the ego as well as in effectively attracting to ourselves positive results. Tension is from resistance, non-surrender, which is the opposite of Islam, and when we are filled with internal tension, we are in effect blocking to ourselves the flow of abundance and grace from the Divine Presence, the Universe.

      Our bodies let us know what our minds are thinking, and by becoming aware of your emotions, you can become aware of the thoughts that create such emotions. When making the thoughts conscious, you then have the opportunity to clarify and correct them, and so align them with truth.

      Hypnosis is a general term, and in a sense, reciting the Qur’an is a form of positive hypnosis and auto-suggestion. For example, when we recite, “Say: Allah is One…”, we are effectively telling our minds to affirm the Oneness of God, Truth, and all corollaries that flow from that.

      It’s absolutely vital for Muslims to use any and all tools available for progress, growth, development and healing, provided they are in alignment with Islam, just as one would use a modern method of treating a physical illness, provided it were in alignment with the principles of Islam.

      For deeper immersion into the subject, and to learn how to make greater use of tools and technology currently available, explore the Islamic Meditation Program.

      http://www.IslamicMeditation.com

      To your success!

  6. IHSAN BROTHER,
    PLEASE EXPLAIN ABOUT 7 CHAKRAS PRESENTS IN THE BODY ROOT TO CROWN,& WHAT ISLAM SAYS ABOUT CHAKRAS,
    CAN ISLAM ALLOW TO OPEN 7 CHAKRAS &
    WHAT IS KUNDALINI AWAKING &
    WHAT IS ISLAM SAYS ABOUT KUNDALINI AWAKING SITUATED IN TAILBONE,
    CAN ISLAM ALLOW THIS,
    PLEASE REPLY,
    NASIR HUSEN

    1. Many salaams Nasir. A proper understanding of the human energetic system is compatible with Islam. I will aim to address this topic in more detail in a future article. Blessed regards.

  7. Thank you brother Ihsan. I am doing the meditation program, trying change the way I used think. Right now I going through a big problem related to work and business partnership. I truly don’t know what should be my next step. I left the whole thing in divine will, I believe I am supposed to get something it will come to me no matter what. But my spouse is making it different every minute I am home saying I am a loser and dumb, no meditation or faith will get me out unless I get myself out of this situation. But in my heart I feel I have no choice but to wait for Him and go with His will. For this I am stated as “coward and chicken”

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      Many salaams Nasreen, one of the primary goals of Islam, and the Islamic Meditation Program, is to cultivate independence, sole reliance upon Allah Almighty such that nothing external can affect our state of being.

      By being firmly rooted within, you become in-dependent, dependent inwardly and not outwardly, and become free from fear of criticism, rejection, displeasure, etc. This is a deeper experience of “la ilaha il Allah”, that “there is no god but Allah”, and that we as Muslims live purely to serve our Creator, not creation.

      As long as our actions are based in goodness, love, compassion and mercy, we are not responsible for what others think or feel.

      Everything that happens in life is designed to teach us — about ourselves. What we deal with is exactly what we need to deal with to grow, and much like Groundhog Day, we will continue to experience the same circumstances, even if in different manifestations, until we learn the lesson.

      Hence, the Holy Prophet (saws) said, “One hour of contemplation is more valuable than seventy years of worship.”

      In Week 2 of the Islamic Meditation Program, we discuss “Affirming Truth.”

      http://www.islamicmeditation.com/members/category/week-2

      To develop true faith, iman, belief, and thus confidence, certainty, security and in-dependence, we must daily affirm truth, remind ourselves of what is true. This will strengthen neural conditions in alignment with Islam, with truth, and is part of the process of eliminating negative thought patterns, and the fear, anxiety and worry they create. This is “purification of the self” and jihad an-nafs.

      To your divine success!

    2. Too bad u have such a spouse. i can see a lot of negativity n negative energy from your spouse. may god bless you.otherwise, Yo spouse is somehow Ignorant n stupid, but she doesn’t know. too bad.many people think they think,but in actual sense they don’t think!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. for this LOA looks like shirk.because they say that we are in control of our lives which totally wrong please someonewrite a better explanation

    1. Ros, that’s a really good point – you can forgive, without necessarily wanting to continue the relationship. I think Kelly comes close to that a few times in the story when Alekos keeps getting it wrong

  9. Wonderful article! I’ve been pondering on this issue for a very long time and the information you provided is very insightful and answers a lot of my wishes. Best wishes.

  10. Hello,

    Thank you for posting to your website the Quran and the Law of Attraction. I noticed in the introduction your mention the Secret. Just as a note, the secret was stolen from Abraham/Hicks and ended up in a law suit. So really your post should read that the Law of Attraction belongs to Abraham/Hicks.
    Thank you for your time.

  11. Asslmkm sir….wonderfull are the connections between islam and law of attraction…i am a student of 1st year mbbs..i have attracted mant things in my life by using this law….my cyst got dissolved merely by applying this law and praying consistently…and even i got the college i dreamt off one day…and worked really hard…i am also creating a blog on it and also writing a book on the law of attraction ….pls do help me in it …via my email…..reply awaited

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      May Allah Almighty support you, Rehana, and continue to fill your life with miracles and guidance, gently drawing you nearer unto His Eternal Divine Presence and to your divine purpose and potential.

  12. Thank you for your insight and teaching. I was drawn to you website after searching for the true meaning of Islam. I discovered today ( to my great surprise) that I am spiritually in alignment with Islam. May peace be with you always.

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      You are most welcome, may the light and guidance of the Eternal continually be with you, and lead you in the best and most blessed path Home to the Divine Presence. To your sublime spiritual success in both this life and the next.

  13. Assalaam’u Alaykum wr wb..
    Yes, plus a concept of Dua.. In Dua we throw our need to da universe and an answer equals to da belief is sent towards us..

    1. Indeed, Fatimah. And dua is answered best when there is faith, belief, and this is a result of our paradigm, a belief system that truly sees Allah Almighty as He SWT is, Loving, Kind, Merciful, Generous, Supportive, Protective, the Source of all goodness and grace, health, life, love and wellness. To your divine and eternal success.

  14. Aa wr wb..
    Sure………! I think these concepts of attraction law & specific sufi attributes are naturally within a man.. these are not to b taught or explained.. Indeed a Blessing and a Gift from God.

  15. Well done brother Ihsan. I came across the law of attraction this week and immediately I saw it the first thing that came in my mind was “I Am to my servant how he expect Me to be.” I realized that the law of attraction is more closer to Islam and its teachings than Philosophy. I was very happy when I saw ur article. I would like to look at how the components of Tareeqatu Tijani which is Seeking forgiveness, sending blessings on the our prophet and saying La illa ha illa llah can assist in attaining a positive thoughts.

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      Blessings and peace, Mubarik. Indeed, the Law of Attraction is fundamentally understood within Islamic teaching, and the Way is embracing personal responsibility, truly choosing peace, prosperity and Paradise, and seeking above all to align one’s will with that of the Divine. In this, purification through forgiveness, salawat upon our beloved Prophet ﷺ and the affirmation of truth through tahlil are invaluable. To your divine and blessed success.

  16. MashAllah this is right brother and i did so with grace of Allah i purify myself but when i think about evil it take place in heart so be positive and thinking and believe on God gives you every thing which you want whether evil or good path now my heart is pure and i feel no fear but fear of Allah. God bless you!

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      Ameen, thank you Salman, and may Allah Almighty continually guide you towards true and eternal success, abundance, prosperity and happiness. Blessed regards.

  17. Alhamdullillah i came across your article and it shed light on what I’m reading in the present moment.. from 2009 i learnt abt the LOA and it helped me.. today i read ur article n it confirmed how it relates to Islam. Thank you. Moreover I’m reading The power of Now by E.Tolle .. and the basic if all this comes back to our Imaan! I wanted to know how all this connects to Islam n you made it simple to understand. . Jazak Allah khair

  18. Salam, and thank you for the beautifully written article. Would appreciate if a single font is used. I somewhat find it difficult to read the cursive fonts. Iam sorry about that, will copy and paste those words into my notepad to read it. Thank you. Jazakallah khair.

  19. Asalamu calaykum brother, thanks for writing this article which we needed very much. I found out the law of attraction this year 2016, after I made some research about law of attraction. When I heard the law of attraction I immediately feared for my faith, because I thought it is against the Sunnah and the Qur’an.

  20. OMG. The new Iphone 5 is specially made for Liverpool fans. They don’t have to scroll down to see where they are in the table. Matt Clark & BC. I hope u make an article (simple, short & simple) regarding League Cup CFC vs Wolves. Whats yours thought about it? i wish Oscar, Romeu, Moses, Sturridge, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Paizon, Mauloda & maybe ferairra play today.Reply

  21. Salam, it’s been very useful to me! Actually I’ve been searching for literature regarding law of attraction in Islam and your post is amazing. It helped me a lot with my concern whether Islam supports LoA or not….Thank you.

  22. I started doing the LOA and I knew it Definitly aligned with Islam. There are many quotes in the Holy Quran that confirm that Allah is for us. Life is not for suffering it for surrendering oneself to the creator Allah. He made this beautiful univers for the purposes to serve us humans and we are created to serve Allah. He wants the best for us for as long as we do the best for Allah’s sakes. Your artical cleared a lot of my doubts that I was having recently. Thank you ever so much for breaking it down in such a poise manner. May Allah grant all that you desire insha Allah.

  23. Islam is a false religion. I’m sorry to say, but this if factual.

    Where elso does violence run rampant? Where are terrorist made? Where is the origin of female genital mutilation? And in my personal, first-hand experience with the muslims in my life: I have found them to have an inherently low vibrational rate. I can pick up that their (Islam’s) character contains, but is not limited to, an inherent mixture of arrogance and prejudice.

    If you feel offended by my opinion, then you need to examine where you are in life and reconsider some things. That being said. There is ample evidence to support my statement.

    My sincere and best wishes to you all believers of “Allah”

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