Let’s face it, balancing deen and dunya is hard work. It’s why sometimes, we do stuff differently. Like how we disobey Allah in some matters, not intentionally of course. Matters like what we spend our time on, or where we spend our time, or how we give a convenient 10% when Allah is asking for more. Matters like how we take lightly the things that are heavy before His sight.
But the truth is, Allah understands all these. He knows our nature, which is why he says in what means,
“Have you not seen the one who takes as his god his own desires?” [25:43]
Islam is not a part time program. Its a full time way of life and state of mind.
Our La ilaha ilallah becomes complete when we destroy our self-ish desires and put Allah first.
Because in truth, there’s no deity worthy of our worship, or attention, or loyalty, our priorities, except Allah.
May Allah open our hearts to truth and give us the will to implement.
The mistakes are mine and Allah knows best.