I received this Facebook message, and was asked to share this. This is so powerful and please spread it as much as possible to let everyone know there is always hope to change.
Allah will Always Save you!
It has been a long time since I drank, did drugs or had an intimate relationship with another man! It all started with trying it ‘only once’ and next thing I know, I got desperate to get laid while had a drinking problem. This had greatly affected my work and studies.
At that time, I was doing MBA at LUMS while working with a local firm.
My productivity was being affected and I couldn’t produce the same level of work that I used to. Now everyone had started noticing my decreased interest in everything and wanting to go home, all the time. One day, I got called in by my boss and the rumor was that I was about get fired. I didn’t know what to do, how to save my job because I knew I wasn’t at my best but I couldn’t afford to lose job, as my parents weren’t that well off and I was paying for my own MBA degree.
It was the constant partying, the drugs and even sex that had taken over my life completely, I never found anything wrong with that. But, my life was falling apart so maybe I should have.
One day while passed out almost overdosed on heroin at a friends house,
half naked. I remember it was just before sunrise. I started violently coughing and I couldn’t breathe. I was gasping. My heart was pounding and I was gasping for air. I knew I was going to die. I made my way crawling to the bathroom floor, puking halfway there. Almost ready to die.
Then I heard the Azan for the Fajr prayer that morning.
My eyes opened wide, and my heartbeat became normal. I wasn’t dying anymore.
I got up at that point. Allah had given me strength. I promised myself I would change. I grabbed my clothes and went back home. I took a bath and I prayed. I asked for forgiveness and strength. I thanked Allah for saving me. It was the first of Ramadan that day. I hadn’t done Sehri but I fasted. Allah is my witness that I never felt the urge for alcohol, drugs or any other vice since that day ever again. It’s been three years now. I finished my degree and restarted my job. Alhamdulillah my life is so much better.
I don’t know why Allah chose me that day and why he saved me.
Maybe it was to tell everyone that you can turn to Allah whenever you can and he will be there to help you. He will answer your call. He will save you.