(Al-Hajj:11) And there is, too, among men many a one who worships God on the border-line [of faith]:8 thus, if good befalls him, he is satisfied with Him; but if a trial assails him, he turns away utterly,9 losing [thereby both] this world and the life to come: [and] this, indeed, is a loss beyond compare!10
This thread is inspired by so many of the bizarre things I have encountered on this forum, albeit the majority are inspired by christians/atheists/ and skeptics..
I want to post this as a reminder to the Muslims.. life isn't paradise, it isn't all fun and games, don't mistake God's kindness and benevolence to denote that you should neglect your duties toward your religion, your fellow man and especially toward the hereafter..
don't be concerned by those who have gone astray:
(al-maida: 105) O you who have attained to faith! It is [but] for your own selves that you are responsible: those who go astray can do you no harm if you [yourselves] are on the right path. Unto God you all must return: and then He will make you [truly] understand all that you were doing [in life].
so keep to the straight path, and know that you'll be tested and you'll be subjected to that which shall shake you to the core and you'll be hurt by the non-believers in multitudes of ways:
(3:186) Ye shall certainly be tried and tested in your possessions and in your personal selves; and ye shall certainly hear much that will grieve you, from those who received the Book before you and from those who worship many gods. But if ye persevere patiently, and guard against evil, then that will be a determining factor in all affairs.
and have glad tidings of believers:
No hurt can come to you from those who are in error if you follow the right guidance." (al-Maidah, 105)
"A group of my nation will always remain truimphant on the right path and continue to be truimphant (against their opponents). He who deserts them shall not be able to do them any harm. They will remain in this position until Allaah's Command (the day of Judgement) is executed". (Muslim)
Do not despair! Do not be sad! Do not worry about those people who are the strangers to the truth. As long as you are certain that you are truly following the footsteps of the Prophet (saw) and his Companions, know that you are on the Straight Path. Those around you who have strayed are strangers to the truth and have no glad tidings to look forward to. You, on the other hand, have the glad tidings of the Prophet (saw):
"Tuba [the tree in Paradise] is for the Strangers"
the last excerpts are taken from: