1. 6 years ago

    Hi, i just typed the words “why do I feel like a stranger in the world” and google brought me to this beautiful article. I’m not a Muslim, or at least I wasn’t born a Muslim. I was raised as an Orthodox Christian and since I remember myself, I was always questioning my faith. I ended up, at my 17, believing in God but also searching other religious beliefs because I constantly had the feeling that ‘something was missing’. Three years ago I was introduced to Islam and seriously that was the beginning of a new period in my life. I felt more peaceful, stronger and closer to God than ever before. Your article made me cry, I always felt like a stranger in this world, I never understood ego, hatred and war, I was always wondering why God put me in this era that doesn’t suit me at all. But now I believe there is a reason for everything, that every era had darkness and difficulties and that the greater the darkness, the more is the light that a candle can provide. Thank you for making me feel I am not the only one, or the “insane” one. :)

    • 6 years ago

      Dear Artemis,
      thank you for your kind words and for sharing! :) Yes neither did I, sometimes the world feels so thick and I feel like I have to avert that in some kind, but then overwhelmed and helpless at the same time. But like disease is not created without cure, darkness is not created without its opposite, and this is how law of nature conducts. As much as we feel alone and insane in this life, Divine doesn’t put us here as a lone aimless wanderer in this life. Everything is only created for a reason, even when it’s outside our comprehension.

      May Divine showers you with guidance and many blessings! :)

  2. 5 years ago

    Thank you for all that you do on this site. I loved the article you wrote …. I never thought anyone would be able to understand me, but it’s as if you understand me better than I understand myself. It filled me with such hope and faith. It made me cry. I can’t thank you enough. You have given me hope for the future. May God grant you the highest level of Paradise.

    • 5 years ago

      thank you for reaching out and for your kind words, brother :). Inshallah He will light your path. Peace and blessings.

  3. 5 years ago
    a muslimah

    Salaams sister,
    I also feel like a stranger here, that this is not home. Athough i am Muslim i am still searching for some answers. Sister do you know of any sufi Shaykhs and tariqas that talks about metaphysical type subjects? I am much interested in parallel universes and lives, life on other planets, astrology, life after death etc. I would be very interested if you know of someone or websites that maybe of interest to me.

    • 5 years ago

      Hi, sister! Yeah I’m also interested in them too, except astrology. Muslims should not approach astrology it’s haraam. But other than that I’m also interested in stuff you mentioned, especially extraterrestrials! :D (since I’m 10 years old I’ve been interested to Crop Circle patterns). I don’t know any Sufi tariqas for that matter, though.

      I’ll email you further insha Allah.

  4. 4 years ago

    Assalaamu alaikum,
    The words ‘Feels like a stranger’ got me. In fact, for a long time I used to think I don’t belong here or this is not my home. The answer that came to me was that “Indeed, It is not.”
    Know that the worldly life is only a game, a temporary attraction, a means of boastfulness among yourselves and a place for multiplying your wealth and children. It is like the rain which produces plants that are attractive to the unbelievers. These plants flourish, turn yellow, and then become crushed bits of straw. In the life hereafter there will be severe torment or forgiveness and mercy from God. The worldly life is only an illusion. – Surah Al Hadid v:20
    So instead I realized that Allah has sent me to earth to test my faith in Him and then we will all return to our true home. That is why all of us humans yearn for perfect happiness or perfection in this world because the real home where we belong is perfect. I often used to think that I’m the only one who thinks like that, but I realized that it is not so. All of us think and wonder about it but there are few whom Allah guides to realize the real truth of this world and the here after. Surely we belong to Him and to Him shall we all return. So, searching for a home in this world is futile. There is none.


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