Anonymous: Hi! I'm Muslim and I want to know how I can become a better Muslim. I feel like I'm a terrible Muslim because I don't pray five times a day, wear hijab, and I also can't completely speak Arabic or read or write it. Lol so I obviously can't read from the Quran. I'm terribly busy with school and that always get in the way of my praying but it shouldn't. I don't have sex, murder, rape, drink, or do drugs. My mom doesn't wear hijab but I think I want to after I finish college. How can I improve?
I’m glad you haven’t murdered or raped..lol. Well the Prophet Muhammad pbuh said “simplicity is part of faith.” So work on the simple stuff for now, don’t worry about not knowing Arabic, just memorize the suras you need to pray. Work on praying, read quran (even if it’s in English), continue to not rape and kill lol. Also, I don’t think you should call yourself a terrible Muslim, just say you’re a Muslim who’s improving on their deen ;-). I’ll try to make dua that Allah swt eases your struggle inshallah.