Thursday, 27 January 2022

Make the Right Effort

 

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

 

By Hadhrat Moulana Abdul Hamid Is’haq Sahib (DB)

 

 

Allah Ta’ala informs us:

 

“And Allah brought you forth from the wombs of your mothers when you knew nothing…”

[Surah An-Nahl 16 : 78]

 

When you came into the world, you were completely ignorant. You did not know Alif, Baa …1, 2 … A, B. …Nothing was known.

 

When a child is born, he comes with a clean slate. However, a lot of effort is to be made on the child. If the correct effort is made, he will become of the noble human beings and progress further than the angels. For this, he will have to be raised in a wholesome and spiritually healthy environment, nurtured with beneficial knowledge; corrected and trained in good qualities, as well as obedience to Allah Ta’ala and His Rasul Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam. He will have to be taught and guided in fulfilling the rights of the Creator and the creation.

 

If this process is adopted, we will have good human beings. The world will become an abode of goodness: Those who have knowledge, will teach others; those who have wealth, will spend on others, those who have strength, will help others … and people will look to benefit and support others in good.

 

Thus, with the right effort, a child will become a human being in the true sense and will be of the grateful servants of Allah Ta’ala. Of course, we have to also make the right effort on ourselves as well. We need to set a true example. Then, we and our children will make Shukr to Allah Ta’ala, as mentioned in the same Ayah.

 

 “…And He gave you hearing, sight, and hearts that you might give thanks.”

[Surah An-Nahl 16 : 78]

 

When we use the faculties given by Allah Ta’ala, in the proper way, the outcome will be gratitude … because of our personal and actual experience in connecting with Allah Ta’ala, which is the objective of our creation, and which brings great joy and ecstasy.

 

On the other hand, if no effort is made, the child will be spoiled and ruined.  

 

WHEN THERE IS NO EFFORT

 

‘Ulama have written that if a person makes no effort on himself and chooses to remain as is, he will deteriorate. This applies to anything. If there is no effort, there will be decline and degeneration.

 

There are many examples: If a person says that he took a bath once and does not need to bathe ever again, what will his condition be? …You have a beautiful house – show-house – but if it is not maintained, dust and dirt start to accumulate. It will slowly become derelict and will lose its value. ...You have a beautiful garden – but if you do not maintain it; weeds will invade the garden and it will become a jungle. ...You have a sparkling blue pool – but if you do not maintain it, algae begin to grow and the water turns green in colour. No one will want to swim in such a pool. ...You have a car which is top of the range, but if you don’t maintain it and service it, that neglect will lead to vehicle damage and a major break-down.

 

In everything, there is a need for maintenance, upkeep and effort. To spoil or destroy anything, all that is required is to not maintain it. Don’t make an effort. Just leave it and there will be decline and destruction. …However, when it comes to material possessions, then generally, there is pride in maintaining, upkeeping and even upgrading.

 

Our children are, by far, more valuable than anything material. They are trusts from Allah Ta’ala and can be a means of great goodness for us in this world and the Hereafter – conditional, to the effort we make in their nurturing and upbringing.

 

COMMON WEAKNESSES

 

We see certain qualities and different habits within our children: Sometimes they have stinginess and greed in them. For example, they don’t want to share their toys with other children – which makes apparent stinginess. Yet, when they see other children with toys, they want those toys also. They will still be eating something but will demand something else – which makes apparent greed. …They reach a certain age, which people describe as ‘terrible’, because of the tantrums and the outbursts. There is uncontrolled anger. …Sometimes, the mother wants to give the child a bath, but he runs away from her – because of laziness. She will repeatedly tell the child to put away his toys – but again, there is laziness. The child enjoyed playing but does not like the idea of work. …Often, it is a great challenge for the parents to make sure that good, wholesome food is eaten. Children generally prefer sweets, and if they could do as they like, they will live on sweets … and that would be destruction for them.

 

Then we find with siblings, they have the bad habit of fighting over petty things. They are triggered over trivial matters and that sets in motion the screaming, hitting, crying, etc. The poor mother has to deal with it and she becomes exasperated.

 

There is obviously a need to remedy these weaknesses and bad habits. There is an effort that needs to be made and must be made. The child should be taught to share and give; the child should be corrected and disciplined, the child should be trained in cleanliness and good habits, and the children should not be left to fight like cats and dogs, rather they should understand each other’s rights and work to accommodate each other and overlook small inconveniences.

 

PARENTING

 

Today’s modern parenting advices make our children into such fragile human beings who should not be corrected, disciplined or even reprimanded. This present-day parenting causes great harm and impairs children long term, if they will just be left to their own devices. On the other hand, the Sunnah directs to the most balanced and practical parenting. For example: Rasulullah Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam said: “Hang your whip where the members of the household can see it, for that will discipline them.”[1]

 

Now, this must be understood. Rasulullah Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam did not say: ‘Use the whip.’ He Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam said, keep the whip hanging as it will be a great deterrent. …If, in this country, which has become almost lawless, a law is passed that the punishment for murder will be the death sentence, this law alone will reduce the number of murders. It will be a deterrent.

 

Like this, if we look into the Sunnah, we will find the best methodology in the upbringing of children, which will make them strong, resilient and responsible, as well as assets for the Ummah and mankind.

 

There is another kind of effort that is made, which regrettably, many people even recommend and applaud. This effort is the wrong effort.

 

THE WRONG EFFORT

 

One is the person does not take a bath and he becomes dirty. What will we say of a person who makes the wrong effort and throws dirt on himself, or he covers himself with sewage?  If a person does not eat healthy, nutritious food, his health will suffer sooner or later, but what will we say of a person who chooses to ingest poison?

 

It should have been uncommon that the wrong effort is made on a person, where, for example, he is taught and trained to be a thief, murderer, trafficker, etc. But crime and evil are taught. People are coached in crime. Nowadays, evil is also taught formally and officially – in schools, colleges, universities – even in pre-school. It is taught in a sugar-coated and sophisticated manner. One has to just review the CSE syllabus and you will find fornication, homosexuality, lesbianism, etc. being taught to our children – from an early age. Unfortunately, most parents are clueless. They don’t know what is being taught and don’t make an effort to find out.

 

…When we were in Jamaat in Belgium, and were doing ghusht, we passed by a place where little children were having a sand bath. They were 3 and 4 years of age. Boys and girls were hugging one another and exploring one another’s bodies. This is what they were encouraged towards. …When this is the teaching, what will be the outcome? This is not limited to Belgium or Europe, but this is part of “educating” children at pre-school and kindergarten, in different parts of the world. These are from the first steps in teaching immoral conduct.

 

If the wrong upbringing and education are given, corruption sets in, which destroys human qualities. If the wrong effort is made, the child will become worse than an animal.

 

EDUCATION AND MATERIALISM

 

We see the wrong effort being made in the name of secular education and in the chase to acquire the material world. Often, due to secularism and materialism, we lose our qualities of being human. Due to the same, hedonism is the order of the day – ‘I’, ‘Me’ and ‘Myself’ becomes the priority in life. Added to which, such corruption and degeneration sets in that many subscribe to the ideologies of feminism, liberalism, LGBTQ, etc. Some Muslims proudly identify as gays, lesbians, transgender, etc. Many are proud to announce that they have given up Islam. They publicise and broadcast that they are now ‘ex-Muslims’ or strangely tag themselves as, 'atheist Muslims', trying to recruit more. This is what happens when the nafs (ego) is taken as god.

 

“Have you seen him who takes his own lust (vain desires) as his ilaah (god)…”

[Surah Al-Jathiyah 45 : 23]

 

When this is the end result, then we, as the parents are blameworthy because we are making the wrong effort, by giving our children the wrong education, placing them in the wrong environment, amongst people with wrong values, whereby they are indoctrinated with Kufr and Shirk.  Instead of learning Dien and prioritising on Dien, gaining closeness to Allah Ta’ala and His Rasul Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam, we choose secular knowledge and move away from our Dien. Instead of the beautiful, pure teachings of the Qur’aan Shareef and Sunnah, they are instilled with all the isms which destroy them – morally, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. …Where the aspiration was to be the pleasure of Allah Ta’ala, now it is pleasing nafs and shaytaan. Where the effort would and should have been to gain Jannah, now the effort is to secure Jahannum!

 

…Someone defined diplomacy as: To send someone to hell in such a way, that he thanks you for it. …The secular system and the culture of hedonism and self-satisfaction do exactly this. Many of us don’t only thank those who instruct and prime us in that direction but pay enormous amounts for 'tickets' to hell. What is total and open destruction, we see as success. In the process, and very sadly, the teachings of Qur’aan Shareef and Sunnah are downgraded or cancelled. – Na-uzu Billah.

 

AN ABSOLUTE FARDH

 

We need to be vigilant and aware of what is happening, especially with our children’s education and their social media interaction. The secular education system as well as the media are fraught with Kufr ideologies, and our children are just absorbing it all, with many of them no longer having Imaan in their hearts. Many believe in Darwin’s theory of evolution; many are feminists and fight for so-called women’s ‘rights’, or support and promote the pride movement and other Haraam. These sins are taught and our children are trained towards becoming criminals in the Court of Allah Ta’ala.

 

It is an absolute Fardh for parents to undo the harm that has been done. It is crucial to apprise and advise our children and educate them of the Commandments and prohibitions of Allah Ta’ala. If we do not undo this damage, then on the Day of Qiyamah, be sure that your children will hold you by your necks and blame you for their pitiable conditions. They will bitterly complain to Allah Ta’ala: Our parents allowed this. They encouraged us in this direction. The blame is upon them. It is because of our parents that we learnt evil and engaged in evil and now we see before us the punishment of the fire!

 

Instead of main-stream or private schooling, do home-schooling and carefully monitor that as well. Living in this world, we do need some worldly knowledge and skill but we certainly do not need that knowledge which is specifically devised to make a person an atheist.

 

SAVE YOURSELVES AND YOUR FAMILY

 

Allah Ta’ala says in the Qur’aan Sharief:

 

“O you who believe! Save yourselves and your family from the hellfire whose fuel is men and stones...”

 

Unfortunately, we are too occupied with our cell phones, social media accounts, attending social events and pursuing the dunya. As such we are unconcerned about our children, their Dien and Aakhirah; almost as if we forget that we have a responsibility towards spiritually nurturing them.

 

This Command of Allah Ta’ala, to save ourselves and families, was explained by Hadhrat Ali (Radhiyallahu ‘anhu): We should save ourselves from the fire through obedience to Allah Ta’ala and His Rasul Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam and good actions, and save our families through teaching them Dien and providing them guidance and correct counsel. For this, we will have to live by the commandments of Allah Ta'ala and avoid all prohibitions.

 

Rasulullah Sallallaahu 'alayhi wasallam, said, “Every one of you is a shepherd and is responsible for his flock. The leader of people is a guardian and is responsible for his subjects. A man is the guardian of his family and he is responsible for them. A woman is the guardian of her husband’s home and his children and she is responsible for them. The servant of a man is a guardian of the property of his master and he is responsible for it. No doubt, every one of you is a shepherd and is responsible for his flock.[2]

 

CORRECT UPBRINGING 

 

Adopt a balanced approach in bringing up the children and teaching them Dien. There should be hope and encouragement. Let it not be only about punishment. We must obviously be good role-models and present a true example of a noble Muslim. Create an Islamic environment at home, conducive to practising on the Qur’aan Shareef and Sunnah. This means that we should clean out the home of all Haraam elements, such as the television, musical instruments, etc. and introduce Ta’liem, recitation of Qur’aan Shareef and other forms of Ibaadaat. We will then witness Allah Ta’ala’s Barakah (blessings), Rahmah (mercy), Nusrah (help) and Hifazah (protection). Our children will then become the coolness of our eyes and we will be happy to spend time with them, and they will be honoured to spend time with and serve their parents, grand-parents, family and fulfil the rights of all. They will then enjoy the success of both Dunya and Aakhirah, Insha-Allah.

 

Allah Ta’ala guide us to the best and grant us the Taufeeq of making Amal. 

 

 

 

 


[1] Tabraani

[2] Sahih Al-Bukhari

Friday, 14 January 2022

The Abnormal Movement

 

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

By Hadhrat Moulana Abdul Hamid Is’haq Sahib (DB)

 

Rasulullah Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam said: “Verily, what I fear most for my nation is the deed of the people of Lut.”[1]

 

Presently, in the world, there is a great effort to make the abnormal, normal. The agenda is to normalise everything Haraam (prohibited) … and to make people worse than animals.

 

On all platforms, the ‘Pride’ movement is being promoted, on a mass scale. The ‘pride’ flag and rainbow colours, with its evil, shameless message will be found almost everywhere, for one and all to become familiarized with it – including our innocent, little children. …Children’s toys, clothing, books and their schooling education are deliberately designed and planned to create an acceptance and connection to the Pride movement, with all its evils. The agents of this movement prey on humanity, including children.  

 

The governments of the world are advancing this Dajjali agenda and Fitnah by legalizing immorality and the worst kind of conduct under the banner of ‘Pride’ – whether it be gay marriages, LGBTQ adoption or surrogacy,  gender transition and moreTheir demands for all these so-called 'rights' gives clearance to pedophiles/MAPs (minor attracted persons), to legitimize their abuse and evil.

 

PRIDE

 

‘Pride’ is used as their slogan, whereas there is nothing but disgrace and humiliation in such actions. It is:

-         Perverse / Promoting major sins / Inviting Divine Punishment

-         (Spiritual) Ruin / severe Reckoning in the Hereafter

-         Immoral / a cause of different Illnesses and Infections

-         Deviant / Damaging, destructive / creating disunity and division

-         Evil ... and it is the Effort, Encouragement and Enterprise of our enemy, shaytaan.

 

From another perspective, it was due to pride that shaytaan was expelled from Jannah; it was due to pride that he became rejected and accursed, and condemned eternally to the fire. Similarly, the sin of pride is destructive for man. …However, in shaytaan’s revenge against man, whom he blames for his downfall, amongst his different lines of attack, he also devised this ‘pride’ movement, which leads man to the same consequences and downfall: man too becomes accursed, and without sincere Taubah (repentance), he becomes condemned as well. This is shaytaan’s effort and promise to mislead mankind and take as many as possible to hellfire, with him.

 

THE ARGUMENT

 

Those who champion and campaign for such ‘rights’ provide lopsided views and very misleading information. One of their arguments is that a person is born with the instinct to be gay or lesbian, or born in the wrong gender. According to them, since the desire is more dominant and prominent in him to incline to a male, or for a female to incline towards a female, or there is the desire for a man to become a woman or a woman to become a man, this should not only be accommodated, it should be legal. In most countries, laws are being passed in favour of the movement.

 

They argue that nothing can or should be done to counter these conditions, instead people must be allowed to follow through with whatever their orientation. Their warped and corrupted thinking is that such desires should not be suppressed; rather expressed and fulfilled, no matter how evil and deviant.

 

This opinion of being born in the category of LGBTQ+ is not proven or conclusive. However, it is widely propagated to misinform and indoctrinate the people. …And very sadly, many of the people have become ‘sheeple’. They have become meek and docile like sheep, and have completely surrendered their intelligence to anything and everything spewed out by the mainstream media and government. Yet, the media won’t draw attention to the extraordinarily high-statistics of depression, suicide, murder, drug-abuse, alcoholism, violence, HIV and other sicknesses, etc. which are found amongst such people. This is kept under the carpet because they want their movement to advance.

 

If their ways are not accepted, there is a barrage of condemnation. If you don’t toe the line, you are the problem. You are homophobic, you are intolerant, bigoted and discriminatory. How inconsistent and contradictory when they are themselves intolerant to a different view.

 

OUR CRITERIA

 

Our criteria, in all matters, is the guidance of our Creator; not our desires or what man regards as normal. The teachings of Qur’aan and Hadith are clear-cut: These actions are prohibited. They are depraved and immoral. Even logically and rationally, this is not natural. The proponents of the pride movement don’t follow common sense. They don't have common sense. ... The Qur’aan Sharief says:

 

“…They are like animals - rather, they are more astray...”

[Surah Al-A’raaf 7 : 179]

 

Allah Ta’ala informs us:

 

“And Allah brought you forth from the wombs of your mothers when you knew nothing…”

[Surah An-Nahl 16 : 78]

 

When Allah Ta’ala brought us into this world, we knew nothing. We also owned nothing - not even one cent.  Now, according to their philosophy, if you are born with certain qualities, those qualities should always remain. They should be sustained. If we apply that same principle: you were born ignorant; stay ignorant; you were born poor; remain poor. … According to their logic:  Remain ignorant and poor for the rest of your life. ...Will anyone accept this?

 

In the same Ayah, Allah Ta’ala informs us that He granted us the instruments of acquiring knowledge:

 

“…And He gave you hearing, sight, and hearts that you might give thanks.”

[Surah An-Nahl 16 : 78]

 

It is through these means and faculties that we learn and acquire knowledge and skills. Through the correct and proper channels of knowledge, we progress as human-beings and fulfil the honour of being the best of creation – Ashraful Makhlukaat; otherwise a person becomes the ‘lowest of the low.’

 

“Then we reduced him to the lowest of the low.”

[Surah At-Tin 95 : 5]

 

According to the philosophy of the Pride movement, their adherents and devotees, everyone must be left as they are. No effort should be made to correct and improve anyone. …Just let everyone live in obedience to nafs and shaytaan and self-destruct in the process! This is their call and what an evil one it is.

 

REFORMATION

 

The desire may be there, where a man is attracted to a man or a woman to a woman, etc. but this desire does not justify that it be normalised, accepted or legalized. An effort needs to be made to overcome the evil desire and do what is right. …There are many evil desires that assail the heart: jealousy, hatred, anger, revenge, etc. If left uncontrolled, there is chaos – like what we find today. However, the need is for us to make the effort to overcome the evil demands of our egos and adopt the right course of action.

 

In the case of the people of Lut (Alaihis Salaam): they were involved in the evil of homosexuality and sodomy.  Hadhrat Lut (Alaihis Salaam) advised his people towards reforming.

 

He said: “These (the girls of the nation) are my daughters (to marry lawfully), if you must act (so).”

[Surah Al-Hijr 15 : 71]

 

He advised them that they should marry women and satisfy themselves in the correct manner. By making the effort against their nafs and rectifying the action, their weakness would be remedied. But they were a wayward people who did not want to set right their wrong actions.

 

Presently, in this day and age, there are a growing number of men and women who have come out of this abnormal way of life. With effort and even struggle, they overcame and changed their feelings and live healthy, normal lives. Many such men are now married to women and vice versa. In the Western and European countries, there are now organisations offering counselling and help to such people who want to be normal again. They have come to realise how unnatural their actions are and want to wean themselves off them ... and they do.

 

This is clear substantiation that shaytaan and nafs glorify Haraam, and when caught up in Haraam, the individual, personal experience is one of great spiritual, emotional, mental and physical harm. Nonetheless, when the effort is made, then a person can overcome his evil desires and come out of the sin. If others can change and return to the natural way of living, there is great potential for a Muslim, who is embroiled in these sins, to also change through Dua and effort. If he is determined to give up sins, he will certainly have Allah Ta’ala’s assistance in defeating nafs and shaytaan.

 

DESTRUCTION OF THE PEOPLE OF LUT (Alaihis Salaam)

 

The people of Lut (Alaihis Salaam) were opposed and hostile to any form of guidance and advice. Allah Ta’ala sent such a punishment whereby the very land they resided on was raised up and thrown back, upside down – completely destroying them - because they did an upside-down act. Thereafter, stones were rained upon them. They received the worst punishment because their deeds were the worst.

 

Hadhrat Lut (Alaihis Salaam) addressed his people:

 

“Indeed, you commit such immorality as no one has preceded you with from among the worlds. Indeed, you approach men and obstruct the road and commit in your meetings [every] evil.”

[Surah Al-Ankabut 29 : 28/9]

 

SHOWING SYMPATHY AND SOLIDARITY

 

The wife of Hadhrat Lut (Alaihis Salaam) was not involved in their sins but she accepted their ways, sympathised and supported them. Her loyalties were with them and so she was destroyed along with them.

 

“As for the family of Lut, indeed we will save them all, except his wife. We have determined that she will be one of the doomed.”

[Surah Al-Hijr 15 : 59/60]

 

This Ayah conveys a very strong message for those who claim to be Muslims and even Imams and Scholars, but choose to associate with, support and advocate for gay rights and participate in their parades and programmes, wanting to be inclusive and accepted by all. Take lesson: She was the wife of a Nabi of Allah Ta’ala, but Allah Ta’ala says that her end is the fire, eternally. …Why? – For siding with and showing solidarity with the evil-doers.

 

“Allah has cited for the disbelievers the example of the wife of Nuh and the wife of Lut. Both were married with two of Our righteous slaves, but betrayed them. So they could not avail them at all, and it was said: “Enter the Fire along with those who enter…”

[Surah At-Tahreem 66 : 10]

 

Their honourable status as wives of Ambiyaa (Alaihimus Salaam) could not save them from Hellfire. Similarly having the status of being an Imam or Scholar will be of no avail if one approves – even tacitly – what Allah Ta’ala has declared Haraam, and affiliates, endorses or promotes the movement or ideology.

 

HATE THE SIN

 

Our hatred should be clear and strong, with full conviction, as expressed by Hadhrat Lut (Alaihis Salaam):

 

He said: “Certainly, I am of those who hate your conduct.”

[Ash-Shua’ara 26:168]

 

This is Imaan. There must be hatred and abhorrence for sins. The person has the potential to repent and mend his ways.

 

Just as homosexuality and lesbianism are prohibited, so too is it prohibited for a man to behave like a woman or a woman to behave like a man, whether in dressing, conduct, speech, etc. With ‘Pride’, everything they do is mixed up. What they advocate for is against the Commandments of Allah Ta’ala and it is also against the natural disposition of a human being.  

 

On the basis of their theories, which keep changing, the laws of Allah Ta’ala are undermined, whereas the laws of Allah Ta’ala and the teachings of Rasulullah Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam are 100%. They are without fault. ...In man-made laws, the component of human error is so prominent and striking. Unfortunately, many prefer to align themselves to and accept man-made laws, at the cost of their Imaan.

 

BE A LEADER AND NOT A FOLLOWER

 

We were supposed to be leaders for mankind. From our side, it is for us to explain to them and offer them guidance. We were supposed to teach them; not keep silent.  They were not meant to lead us and we were not meant to follow them. It is not for us to adorn ourselves with their culture, traditions, rainbow colours, etc. or even support and promote those who are in favour of the Pride movement. So many sports players, celebrities and other well-known companies sponsor and fund LGBTQ organisations and endorse the movement. If we are disposed to such people, then we are part and parcel of the evil.

 

As Muslims, we have to set the example and lead people. Hadhrat Moulana Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Sahib (Rahmatullahi ‘alayh) would say: “It is a common sight to see non-Muslims take their dogs for walks. The dog walks ahead. When the dog decides to urinate or defecate, the owner stands by – almost compliantly - waiting for the dog. They have made their dogs, their Imams. …How can we make such people our Imams, who have made their dogs, their Imams?”

 

We have Sayyidul Ambiyaa, Nabi Muhammad Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam, whom Allah Ta’ala declares:

 

“And verily, you (O Muhammad Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) are on an exalted standard of character.”

[Surah Al-Qalam 68 : 4]

 

Rasulullah Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam is our Imam and what a perfect guide and leader! Is it even conceivable to turn away from the best and noblest of creation and choose to follow a people who have lost all morals and decencies?

 

THE EFFORT OF DIEN

 

Look at this whole scenario of Covid. Such an effort was made by the governments of the world and the media, that everyone in the world has heard of Covid. It is on the tongues of all. 24/7, throughout the world, the focus of discussion is Covid!

 

…Our duty was to make such an effort on the Kalimah that everyone in the world hears of the message of Islam. We were to make the Kalimah common in the world, that everyone knows ‘La-ilaaha illallaah’. We were supposed to promote La-ilaaha illalaah. Nabi’s Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam mission was ‘Say, ‘La-ilallaah illallaah’ and you will become successful.’

 

We did not do this. As a punishment we have Covid in the entire world. Instead of the Kalimah on our tongues and the tongues of others, what is spoken about is Covid. Instead of the Sukoon and tranquillity that comes on the Kalimah, we have the restlessness and anxiety of Covid.

 

It is not too late. If, even now, we take on this responsibility of the mission of Nabi Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam and we invite to the Kalimah, this Ummah will become leaders. We are not being told to move mountains. We are commanded to spread the Kalimah in the world. The people will listen. Allah Ta’ala will make them listen. …When Haq comes, Baatil vanishes.

 

And say, “Truth has come and falsehood has vanished. Falsehood is surely bound to vanish.”

[Surah Al-Isra 17 : 81]

 

…Unfortunately, we are keeping silent and are trailing in their ways.  We are not making an effort on Haq whereas we just have to proclaim the truth. If there is darkness, then with the switch of a button, light comes on.  We don’t have to chase the darkness away. We just need to bring the light and the darkness will disappear. From our side, we have to make the effort. From Allah Ta’ala, He will turn the hearts to Him.

 

The correct way must be adopted, with the correct intention. Haq spreads with Haq. Haq does not spread with Baatil. Haq does not spread with Haraam. We must promote Dien as was done by the Sahabah-e-Kiraam (Radhiyallahu ‘anhum) and our Aslaaf (pious predecessors). We do not need to become Youtube stars, television presenters and social media celebrities to spread Dien. Unfortunately, in the name of spreading Dien, most of us market ourselves on these platforms and make Dien a commercial venture.

 

Then, and regrettably, we have many social media ‘influencers’ who influence to sin and Kufr and promote Haraam. They, themselves, are not educated in matters of Dien; they are not authorities in Dien, but for ‘likes’, more followers, attention, money, name, fame, etc. they take it upon themselves to present a modern-day brand of Islam – which is not Islam - creating more fitnah and harm in the Ummah, and leading people astray.

 

Today, people want to make the effort of Dien through entertainment. What will spread will be entertainment, not Dien. Sometimes it is done through soccer tournaments, excursions and social events, but the outcome is more soccer, more excursions and more social events. These will increase and spread, not true Dien. Follow the Sunnah and the way of our Akaabir. We won’t go wrong.

 

To set the example, we have to live the example. We will have to live by the Qur’aan Sharief and Sunnah. We will also have to give up our sins. In these times of great fitan, hold fast to the teachings of the Qur’aan and Sunnah. Rasulullah Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam said: “I have left you with two matters. You will never go astray, as long as you hold fast to them: the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of his Nabi.

 

Allah Ta’ala grant us the Taufeeq and true concern for Dien. 

 



[1] Sunan of Ibn Majah