“Pharaoh said, “You believed Moses before I gave you permission!” [26: 49]

From the arrogance of Fir’awn was that he demanded to be in control of everything that people did – down to their very choice of belief. But iman (faith) doesn’t seek permission from mortals… it doesn’t even seek permission from the person himself. When Allah commands a heart to believe, it fills every chamber and often it’s unstoppable, undeniable, and overwhelming.

For this reason nations have woken up after being asleep, society progressed with speed after being backwards, people became brave, fearless, and strong after being weak and fragile, hearts became humble and righteous after dancing with devils. Iman is not something you can see, but once it’s present in full force, it’s all you can see from a person. O Allah grant us Iman that does not waver, ameen.

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  • Farhia Yahya

    Farhia Yahya from London, UK is a teacher of Qur’anic and Arabic Sciences, and has taught English-speaking audiences in the UK for the past few years. In addition to completing a BSc Biomedical Science degree in London, she has also completed her Arabic, Islamic studies, and Hifdh of Qur’an in Cairo, Egypt. Born in Somalia and raised in the UK, she has lived in various cities around the world and travelling continues to be one of her passions (hey, it’s in the nomadic genes!). Farhia is a published author, upcoming novelist, and a translator of classical Arabic texts. She teaches tailored Islamic courses for sisters online and also runs a blog (as well as its social networks) with a focus on writing around the gems of the Qur’an and the beauty of literature.