Balance Family Life With Personal Beliefs
Dear javed ahmed ghamidi sahab,
I hope this letter finds you in good health and spirits. I am writing to express my thoughts and feelings regarding the current situation, particularly in light of the ongoing Muharram events.
Recently, I made the decision to leave the practice of the Shia sect after coming across Javed Ahmed Ghamidi Sahab’s enlightening book “Meezan” and listening to his thought-provoking lectures. Through this process, I have come to realize that the way Muharram is observed in the Shia tradition does not resonate with my understanding of Islam’s true essence.
While I deeply respect and care for my family and their beliefs, internally, I no longer find myself aligned with the concept of majlis and other related practices. However, I am torn between staying true to my beliefs and not wanting to hurt or upset my family members.
My desire to attend the majlis events stems purely from a cultural perspective, as I wish to maintain family harmony and be part of the gatherings without compromising my newfound understanding of Islam. I believe that cultural appreciation is vital, and participating in the events in this manner could be a way to honor family traditions.
Yet, I am aware that doing so might cause inner conflict, as my personal beliefs no longer coincide with the practices involved. I am seeking guidance on how to navigate this delicate situation while staying true to myself and respecting my family’s traditions.
I would greatly appreciate any advice or insight you can provide on how to handle this matter with grace and understanding. Your wisdom and knowledge have been a source of inspiration for me, and I value your perspective.
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. May you continue to be a guiding light for those seeking a deeper understanding of Islam.
With utmost respect,
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