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Feng Shui is an ancient science that says the placement of objects in the home and surrounding areas affects ones life. It ties in to astronomy and a whole bunch of stuff I’ve never heard of. 😀
It’s a simple theory which makes much sense–your surroundings and environment affects you. Whether it’s your friends, school or workplace–it all has an effect on you. One of my relatives has had the same set-up in his home and NEVER changed it. Everything has remained in the exact same spot for years and unsurprisingly, my relatives haven’t changed very much either. They tell the same jokes they used to tell years ago, their daily routine is much the same as it was before and they themselves haven’t changed.
It is my theory that when you change your surroundings, it changes a part of you. It may be for the better or for the worse, but the more you change, the more likely you are to find that setting which is optimal to your lifestyle. If we were to simply try and change the structure of our homes to center around Allah, our schedules to center around prayers and our lifestyles in accordance with Shariah–than our thoughts and lives would change towards Islam almost instantly without very much effort.
One of my friends has a quote that says, “What do you mean you don’t have a TV? What does all your furniture point to?” and this says a lot about how we Muslims structure our homes. I think to myself, shouldn’t all our furniture point to the Qibla? If we did that, than would we so easily forget Allah? This simple change would make it so easy to remember Allah and keep ourselves away from sin, Insha Allah.
Subhana kallahumma wa bihamdik ash-haduana la illaha illa ant astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk. Ameen.