Monday, April 18, 2016

If the Sahabah رضي الله عنه saw us today what would they say...

If the Sahabah رضي الله عنه had to see us today.
What do you think they would say?
What would they say about our ways.
I think they’ll be disgusted at how far we’ve strayed.
I think they would cry tears of blood at our blatant disobedience to our Creator and our Nabi صلى الله على وسلم

What would Fatimah رضي الله عنها leader of the women of Jannah and one of the most Modest women say if she saw the dressing of Muslim women today?
What would she say about the way we obsess over fashion.
What would she say about all the make up, tight fitting clothing, perfume and hair colours and styles.
What would she say about our perception of modesty?
What would she say about the immodest selfies being uploaded onto social media?
Ask yourself , honestly do you think she’d be happy?
Do you think she would ask us to join her in Jannah?
On the contrary I think she would want us as far away from her as possible.

What would Abu Bakr and Umar رضي الله عنه say if they saw the Muslim men of today ?
With their clean shaven faces, ridiculous hair styles, and pants falling below their ankles.
What would they say about their obsession with sports.
Do you think they would stand for such things?
They would wage war on us, for trampling on the Sunnah of their Beloved Nabi.
What would Uthmaan رضي الله عنه say about their immoral behaviour? About their immodesty?
Do you think any of these amazing personalities would be pleased??

Every one of the Sahabah would be disgusted at us.
With the way we’ve become. The way we dress, the way we think, the things we do.
Imagine if they had to see how freely men and women mingle and interact with each other. On social media, at functions, universities etc.
Imagine if they had to see our obsession with immoral movies and soap operas.
Imagine the anger and disappointment they would feel?
What would they say if they saw all the selfies and photography being taken and posted all over social media.
What would they say about all the Zina and haraam relationships.

My heart breaks to think of how Disappointed and ashamed these great personalities would be of us if they were to look upon us today.
To see how much we have strayed.
How much we justify our wrongs, how we disregard Quraan and Sunnah.
How we disobey Allah Ta’aala so easily.

They, the Sahabah رضي الله عنه feared Allah Ta'aala so much they repented so much and they strived to do good even though they were promised Jannah, it did not make them complacent.
We on the other hand have not been promised Jannah, we haven’t been guaranteed protection from Jahannam and the torment of the grave YET, we STILL continue as if we’re immortal or as if we are safe from Allah Ta'aalas punishment.
The Sahabah رضي الله عنه left the perfect path for us to follow.
Nabi صلى الله على وسلم said that they are like guiding stars, whichever of them you follow you will be guided.
Yet we still insist on following the western world!
Why are we so dazzled by the dunya..??!! it is temporary!
One day we will be questioned about everything we did.
Our sins will be brought and made to testify against us! Yet we still carry on sinning and sinning and sinning.

Why cant we strive to live like the Sahabah instead of like celebrities?
Yes we will never reach that calibre, and we’ll never be able to imitate them fully but we can try to the best of our ability.
We can follow Sunnah as much as possible.
We can abstain from Haraam as much as possible.
We can stop all this nonsense, We can stop imitating the kuffaar! WE HAVE TO STOP…

Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthmaan, Ali, Khalid bin Waleed, Talha bin Ubaydullah , Abu Ubaydah bin Al Jarrah رضي الله عنه
Khadijah, Fatimah, Aaisha and Asma bint Abu Bakr, Umme Sulaym رضي الله عنها
Etc etc I could go on mentioning names forever.
We all hear and read about these personalities.
Don’t you yearn to be with them on the day of Qiyamah? To be united with them in Jannah??
This wont happen unless we love them and follow their example. You will be with who you love on the day of Qiyamah.
And if we carry on like how we are, then we are going to be raised on the day of Qiyamah with the Kuffar and accursed sport stars ,celebrities etc.
Is that really what we want????????

Saturday, April 2, 2016

We can't be sinless. But we can sin less

Nowdays we are ruled by our nafs|desires, very few of us are willing to fight it. We give in to our every whim and we allow Shaytaan to deceive us into believing we still have long to live. We can always repent later.
As a result we've lost our identity as Muslims.
And now you find that everything we do is imitating the Kuffaar
Our dressing, our lifestyle , our whole outlook has changed, We've become obsessed with following trends, be it in fashion , décor , hairstyles, functions etc.
We're human so its normal to get drawn in and captivated by these things but its not ok to get so caught up and obsessed that you forget that you're Muslim and you change your life to fit in with the trends and you start wearing immodest clothing simply to follow fashion.
Its not Haraam to have things of Dunya. Its not Haraam to have wealth.
But we've totally lost the plot, we've made it the be all and end all. We've reached a stage where we are now no longer content with anything.
we've allowed the dunya to enter our hearts.
We've attached success to dunya, we think only the rich are successful, the famous are successful etc.
But true success lies in finding Allah, in following the Sunnah of Rasoolullah صلى الله على وسلم.
We need to detach ourselves from dunya and its attractions.
Yes we are all weak. but we can all try in small ways to change.
Change does not happen overnight.
But we have to start somewhere.
Maybe by taking out Sadaqah everyday even if it is one or two rands.
Or by reading two extra rakaah of Salaah.
Or by helping someone out.
Or by lowering your gaze.
Or by forgiving someone who hurt you, for the pleasure of Allah.
All theses things are easy to do, and it’s a start.
We can then gradually increase our good actions and decrease our sins with the help of Allah
If we are unable to increase in good actions then we should at least try to stay away from sin.
We are surrounded by temptations, everywhere you turn there is forbidden thing staring you in the face.
So staying away wont be easy, it will be a tough battle fighting off your nafs and shaytaan but Insha'Allah through that you will attain the pleasure and love of Allah and ultimately Jannah.
And that makes everything worth it…

“It is explained in a hadith when Allah created Jannah, then He sent Jibreel A.S to look at it. He came back and said “Oh Allah, by your honour, whoever hears of it will not live without (trying to gain) entry into it i.e. after listening and having conviction in the pleasures, ease and joys of Jannah, who will not try his utmost best to enter it. After that, Allah surrounded it with 'difficulties,' such as performing Salaah, keeping fasts, going out for jihad, and performing Hajj etc. If you do theses then you will gain entry into Jannah. Hadhrat Jibreel A.S was told, 'Now go and see.'
He said, “Now, Oh Allah, I fear that no one will be able to enter it.” Similarly, when Allah created Jahannam, then he sent Hadhrat Jibreel A.S to look at it. Upon seeing the punishment, calamities, filth and difficulties, he said “ Oh Allah, by your honour, whoever hears of its punishment will never go there.”
Allah covered it with the veil of desires, adultery, drinking, oppression, going against divine injunctions etc. Hadhrat Jibreel A.S was told to have a look at it again, he said, “ oh Allah, I now fear that none will be saved from it.”

May Allah protect us all from Jahannam and grant us the ability to do those actions which are pleasing to Him, forgive our shortcomings and  grant us entry into Jannah through His Mercy. Aameen

Endless Greed and Desire

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