It is very difficult to get through to Muslim minds the fact that God speaks even today to those who wait upon Him in prayer.
All you think about is religion, religion, religion. God is not interested in dos and don'ts. God is interested in heart to heart relationship with His children.
The mindset of many Muslims is that: look Allah, I do this and this and this and this and this. I think Allah must be pleased with me because I fast, I pray 5 times a day, I give to the poor, I get upset at women scantily dressed. Oh, I am a righteous Muslim. How dare infidels slight my religion. Allah will punish them; if not, if some radicals get a chance, they will take good care of them.
Self-righteousness. Pride. Disdain for others.
All of these are useless and nonsense before God.
God is not interested in mindless religious formula. HE WANTS A RELATIONSHIP.
I may think I'm doing 50 things for God and feel good -- but God will say: "Did I ask you to do that?"
God will say: listen first! Before you do anything, listen and get direction from me. Otherwise all your works will be burnt on judgment day and you will get no rewards.
You are not a robot. Listen and respond to me!
"Being confident of this very thing, that he who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ" (Philippians 1:6). ---- God is in the process of building the character (maturity) of His children so He can use them for His glory.
Yes, God speaks to me through the Holy Spirit. "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says..."