Thursday 15 October 2015

Essential Reading | Muharram

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

We have now entered a new Islamic year, and this is a great occasion for us to reflect upon many points. Firstly, this is the month of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar. ...When our children are in grade two or so, they learn the Islamic calendar, the number of months, the days of the week, etc. …Did we learn our Islamic calendar and after learning it, did we bring an Islamic related life?
Very sadly, many people even forget the simple names of our Dien such as ‘Musallah’. We forget the Salaah times and how many Salaah there are, and how many Rakaats in each Salaah, etc. If we do not keep contact with our Dien and practise it, we will forget all these things.
Today, this is a reality in Malawi. Many born Muslims have forgotten their Dien and now believe in three gods. One of our students opened a Madrasah there and out of forty students, thirty five of them said that there were three gods.
In the world, whether it be Palestine, Iraq or anywhere else, wherever Muslims mixed excessively with non-Muslims, they forgot their identity and adopted all their un-Islamic concepts...