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Hazrat Aisha
18 I SPECIAL FEATURE Passion Islam I November 2008
The population of the Muslims today is If we ponder upon the root cause of all common amongst the youth of today. We
approximately over one and a half billion. this we come to a conclusion that there’s take these sins very lightly, when in fact,
(R.A.)
Now let us ask ourselves, how many are only one answer to that, and this answer these are such sins which a person gets
Muslims by name? How many by action? has been given to us by our beloved every second, that while he is involved in
And how many are in between? Prophet . He has stated that a day will it, he is doing a bad deed, which he will
If we meditate on the situation of come, and even though the Muslims will be be punished for on the Day of Judgement
the present day Muslims, we come to a great in number, they will be like the foam (Allah forbid). So as long as a person
conclusion, that amount of people who which is on the top of rivers. In whatever keeps his trouser under his ankles, his
are practising Islam the way it should be direction the river will flow, that is the beard shaven or his hair uneven, he
practised, are very few indeed. There are direction in which the foam will flow. That continuously gets ghunnah (sin), until he
very few who live their 24-hour daily life, is the exact situation in which the Muslims raises his trousers up, he makes intention
following the way our Holy Prophet spent are in today. They are going in the same of keeping a beard, and making his hair
his 24-hour daily life, and there are only a direction the world is going in. The world even. Imagine dying in this state!
minority of people who strive towards the shaves its beards, so do the people who The Holy Prophet mentioned that the
right path. There are very few who try to have the Kalima in their hearts. The world reason for this is that the hearts of the
dress the way the Prophet dressed, keep wears its trousers below their ankles, so Muslims will be filled with the love of the
his hair the way the Prophet did so. Walk do the people of the Kalima follow them. world and hatred and fright of death. This
the way he did, talk the way he did, smile The world wants to keep funky hair styles, mean that a person will do anything just
the way he did, ate the way he did, and try so the Muslims follow them. so that he can earn money and buy the
to imitate the Prophet in every action to Dear fellow Muslims! Wake up. things that he desires, even if it means
the best of his abilities. These three sins have become the most that he would have to shave his beard,
The World
or the
Hereafter?
You Choose
so that he may get the job he wants, or be viewed. have sent them to Islamic environments
even if it means missing Salaat. No matter The typical life of a Muslim youth is and have tried their best to save them
what it would be, he would be ready to that he attends school in the day, returns from the traditions and cultures of bing
do anything just to earn some pounds. from school, and flicks on the television drinking and moral degregation.
How foolish is this person? Does he not set, and this is how they are brought up. In conclusion to this my dear respected
know that he is giving up paradise for this The first twelve years or so of their life is readers, if you are also trapped in this
worldly life! brought up amidst the culture of the ones world and have adopted the Modern style
Don’t get me wrong, this does not who shave off their beards, the ones who of living, then get connected to Islam, by
mean that you shouldn’t work, but actually, wear such clothes, who reveal their body frequenting the Masajid, getting to know
working and earning money the right way, parts. Ones who spend day and night the followers of the Sunnah, so that you
and thereafter spending it on your family in the first few decades of their lives in may also begin to live your lives, the way
is part of Islam, and a person is rewarded educational establishments, the middle your creator wants you too. If he is a
for doing so, if he has his intention correct. decades earning money, and loosing it true follower of the Sunnah, he will show
But if a person has to shave his beard, all on the weekends in ‘pubbing, clubbing kindness towards you and will open up his
or wear his trousers under the ankles, or and blinging’, and in their last decade heart to you, as long as you are thirsty, he
miss his Salaat just so that he can get a or so, they reluctantly retire from such will try his best to quench that thirst for you.
job, then that would be wrong. lifestyles until they pass away. So what The best thing which you can do if you are
So what is the cause of the Love kind of effect will this environment have a student, is try to go out in the peaceful
of the world and fear of Death? The on a Muslim child whose household has path of Allah in the holidays for ten days or
answer is disconnecting from religion, also adopted the Modern way of life? at least three days, and invite your friends
by not frequenting the Masjids, by not Obviously, the effect will be negative. along with you because your life’s journey
adapting the company of the followers How lucky are those who have in this tempoary World may end sooner
of the Sunnah, by not having the desire understood that they are going to die and than you think, your eternal Hearafter life
of learning the knowledge of Islam, and have understood the way a day in the life may begin instantly and your provisions
by sitting in front of the television set and of a Muslim is supposed to be spent, and are limited your good deeds with Allah’s
viewing things which are not permitted to how lucky are those people whose parents mercy. - Darul Uloom - Bury
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