In the name of Allah, the Beneficient,the Merciful
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EID OF ENLIGHTENMENT OR
AN EID OF ZOO LAKE
From a true believers observation of the Ummah, one major
point emerges - Muslims have forsaken their Deeni culture for
an inferior way of life. Fulfilling our desires has become
paramount; pleasing the Almighty, all but a forgotten
pipedream (Naudhu billah)
What is true, is that we each and every one of us (for even
those who stand by and watch are just as guilty) - feel
nothing of displeasing Allah and thus earning his wrath.
Is it any wonder than that our children become disobedient
- they in fact become our curses - and our wives, husbands at
al flout every conduct? Family life has crumbled and with it
Muslim society lies in tatters.
We feel nothing because we have become nothing.
Were it any different and were we the vibrant Ummah that
graced the past, would there be any need for this discourse?
Would there be any need for old-age homes? Would there be any
need for drug rehabilitation centres? Would there be any need
for parents to run to the Ulama because their children have
become their worst nightmares? Would there be a need for
Regrettably, we, the best of Ummahs - (You are the best
people raised for the benefit of mankind enjoining what is
right, forbidding what is wrong, and believing in Almighty
Allah') have allowed ourselves to be manipulated and dictated
to by the lifestyles of others.
How does the best of humanity act and behave in celebrating
the end of the holiest of holy months? It's youth put on the
best Western garb and casts aside all the blessings of the
holy month just past and heads for ZOO LAKE, THE WATERFRONT,
or wherever it is that youth go merely for pomp, show and
pride. There is no harm in visiting scenic places of nature.
However, the misrepresentation of the auspicious day of Eid in
this manner accompanied by such unacceptable conduct
definitely needs to be addressed.
The point is the modern West - as opposed to Christianity -
adores life in exactly the way a glutton adores his food; he
completely devours it, and has no respect whatsoever of
Islam does not look upon life as a fleeting opportunity for
material satisfaction or a place for sensuous delight.
Every Muslim has to regard himself or herself as personally
responsible for all the happenings around him or her, and to
strive for the establishment of right.
Every year the same message goes out with the fervent hope
that someone out there, be it even one person, can be saved
from emulating the Kuffaar in their ways and celebrating Eid
in a way far befitting how our beloved Rasulullah (Sallallaahu
Alayhi Wasallam) and the Sahaabah (Radhiallaahu Anhu) spent
Can we really say we have love for the beloved Prophet of
Allah when we do not even feel a little at the way he lived
his life, the way he ate, the way he fasted, the way he
Read the Ahaadith and we'll find a lifestyle so remote from
what we lead today, that one is left wondering where we will
all end up. Will Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam)
recognise us on \the plains of Mahshar. The time has come for
us all to seek guidance, for the era of going it alone is
gone. Seek advise from those who know.
Source: Jamiatul Ulama (Kwazulu-Natal)