Have you ever stopped to think about the society we live in.
About the way they have warped our ideals.
About how they have moulded us into the complete opposite of what a Muslim should be.
Why is it that we feel compelled to wish people a "Happy Birthday" or buy a gift or throw a birthday party or make a birthday cake.
Why is it that a wife might get upset with her husband if he forgets their anniversary...
If he doesn't get her a gift on the day, if he doesn't surprise her with something special.
Why is it that we become unhappy when people do not invite us for their wedding or any function even though the event is un-Islamic.
Why is it that we hope that our spouse will bring us roses or something on valentines day..
Why do mothers feel unappreciated if once a year on mother's day they don't receive anything..
And the list goes on..
Yet if you go back in history to the time of our Rasoolullah ﷺ and the Sahabah رضي الله عنهم, & to the times of our pious predecessors none of these days held any significance whatsoever.
No one "celebrated" the day they were born..
No one celebrated getting older, no one "celebrated" getting closer to death.
Because they were actually preparing for the hereafter, because they would do nothing to anger Allaah. Because they wanted nothing to do with the customs of other religions. Because they realised that Deen is perfect it needs no additions.
Nabi ﷺ never needed to celebrate his wedding anniversaries, and his wives did not get upset about it, because he made them feel special everyday. Not just once a year.
He ﷺ didn't shower them with gifts, they lived in poverty most of the time, but they were happy because they didn't base their happiness and their marriages on material possessions.
Same with the Sahabah (Radi-Allahu-Anhum) and the Awliya Allaah.
Islam is a perfect way of life, we don't need to follow the ways and celebrate the same days that the Kuffar do.
Our success lies in following the Sunnah,
In the pages of our Qur-aan we will find the path to Jannah.
We don't need to go astray nor look for any other way.
Don't be afraid to walk on the path of righteousness, even though you may be mocked.
Live your life to please Allaah and happiness will find you.
Strive to please people, and worry and sadness will never depart from you.
May Allaah guide all of us, our families and our progeny. Aameen
Looking for happiness in Haram is like looking for a bed of Jannah in Jahannam - Hazrat Maulana Muhammad Ilyas Patel (Damat Barakaatuh)
written by Binte Ashraf Ali..