In the Name of Allaah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially
We've learnt from the concept of Amana that we must exhaust
all avenues in order to avoid blaming our brothers unless they openly reject
Sometimes people ask us to soft pedal on certain issues
critical to the spiritual well-being of the believers suggesting that it sounds
extreme while at the same time they always forget how active those promoting
When forexample we harp on the issue of hijab and free-mixing
it's seen as off the hook while at the same time those promoting nudity have
made pornography accessible 24 hours at the press of a button and nobody sees
that as a big deal.
So the argument has always been whether people hate us for
repeatedly talking about these issues , one should not relent because those on
the opposite side of the truth are even more active and nobody seems to be
disturbed. So whoever wants to speak the truth must run away from the praises
of people and be ready for their criticism.
Today, our type of Islam is taking a new dimension where what
seems trendy becomes the norm even if it violates the very tenets of the
Shari'ah that even speaking against it makes one sound odd and out of place.
The danger is, those that sincerely yearn for the truth will now be exposed to
a type of Islam that only fits into the 21st century but not anyway close to
the first century Islam.
Brothers and sisters, forgive my lengthy discussion but these
are pertinent issues disturbing me. The type of Islam we have today, what women
call hijab today, the various whatever international days we have today all
alien to the Shari'ah yet they seem normal to us and we dread speaking against
We have a large population of Muslim brothers and sisters
today that genuinely are seeking for the truth. If we don't give them the type
of Islam acceptable by the Prophet (Pbuh) we would have been doing a great
disservice to Islam.
Our love for one another dictates that we encourage one
another on what is acceptable by the Shari'ah.
When we speak we should not mince our words to appease a
particular gathering, but in speaking the truth we need wisdom and diplomacy
without telling people that what they are doing is normal when we know we would
not be confident to present that type of Islam to the Prophet.
May Allaah expose us to the truth and give us the ability to
stick to it. There's only one competition in Islam and that's out racing one
another in righteousness. I pray Allaah choose us among His righteous and
sincere servants. Ma'salam