Lubna was a monotheist – a believer by heart but not by deeds. She was secular by actions; deep inside, she believed in Allah (swt) but was engrossed in her worldly luxuries. Her principles were mainly connected to cars, houses and castles. She cared and was concerned about the creation of Allah (swt) but never got worried about her relationship with her Creator Allah (swt).
Although she was a Muslim, Lubna did not think much about predestination – a belief, which is mandatory for every Muslim. Life was going very well, because she was deeply engrossed in fulfilling her dreams. Her priorities were quite different from other girls in her college; she was busy with getting good marks, showing her beauty to the world and satisfying her own desires.
However, when she entered her university life, her fascinating getup really charmed a boy. In her getup, she was the centre of attention of any frustrated male’s gaze. She used to encourage herself by the following statement: “If I have a clear heart like a mirror in front of Allah (swt), so what else do I need to cover myself with.” This boy showed her the respect and care that she had been craving for in her life. Slowly and gradually, she fell in love with this boy; now, her primary concerned was to obey him totally. She was fully occupied by his thoughts, likes, dislikes, and her heart was deeply taken by him. He meant the world for her, and she was obsessed by him.
In the illegal relationship, with any heartache given by the boy, she used to come to Sujood and get close to Allah (swt) for asking help. Alas! A day came, when her beloved left her, and on that day, she realized that metaphorical love ends soon.
Now, the only thing that was giving her relief of her heartache was indulging in Sujood and Dhikr. She realized the real meaning of life – that it was just an illusion. She understood that infatuation of this world comes to an end. Lubna came to know that all delusions and misconceptions end, when a person is hurt by his/her own love, whom he/she worshipped like his/her lord, forgetting the true purpose of life. She realized that we live in a world of deception, until we get rejected by what we love more than ourselves.
Lubna understood that her attire was grabbing the attention only of dirty minds with dirty stares. Thus, she inclined towards Allah (swt) and cut herself completely off from her metaphorical love. Her long list of friends (including males), who were connected to her on social sites, got shortened. At last, she made her way to Allah (swt) by doing sincere repentance, engaging herself in prayers and starting to practice proper Hijab. She felt very secure in her Hijab, and found Allah’s (swt) wisdom in His rules and regulations. From that day, she truly realized the importance of Hijab and said: “Indeed, when I covered my head, I opened my mind.”
Lubna started to lead her life completely according to her Lord’s codes and guidelines. She comprehended that true happiness lies in the remembrance of Allah (swt) and fulfilling His obligations with pure heart. Her belief in predestination got strengthened. She completely grasped that there is no power or supremacy except Almighty Allah (swt). Indeed Allah (swt) loves those, who incline and devote themselves only to Him, and there is no pleasure in this transient state, except worshipping Allah (swt). Thus, she found Allah (swt).