Search This Blog

Friday, 8 April 2016

DISOBEYING ALLAH And Claiming To Love Him

Disobeying Allah And
Claiming To Serve Islam!
Islam Refutes Hypocrisy

(M. Javed Naseem)

إِنَّ ٱلإِنسَانَ لَفِى خُسْرٍ
إِلاَّ ٱلَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ وَعَمِلُواْ ٱلصَّالِحَاتِ
وَتَوَاصَوْاْ بِٱلْحَقِّ وَتَوَاصَوْاْ بِٱلصَّبْرِ
”By (the token of) Time (through the ages),
verily man is in loss, except those who
believe, and do righteous deeds, and (join
together) in the mutual teaching of Truth,
and of Patience and Constancy.”
(al-Quran 103:1-3)

We are disobeying Allah and His
Messenger, and at the same time we
are killing others for blasphemy as if
Allah had appointed us as Judges to
hold others accountable. We are
making a mockery of Islam (Allah’s
Deen) and this is the real blasphemy!


وَمَا ظَنُّ ٱلَّذِينَ يَفْتَرُونَ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ ٱلْكَذِبَ
يَوْمَ ٱلْقِيَامَةِ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَذُو فَضْلٍ عَلَى ٱلنَّاسِ
وَلَـٰكِنَّ أَكْثَرَهُمْ لاَ يَشْكُرُونَ
“And what think those who invent lies
against Allah, of the Day of Judgment?
Verily Allah is full of bounty to mankind,
but most of them are ungrateful.”
(al-Quran 10:60)

We are ungrateful liars and Allah is very well aware of it.  That’s why He refers to it in many different verses of the Quran. It’s really ironic that we go through those verses and take no heed. Are we bold or shameless? Are we ignorant or arrogant? Allah invites us to ponder over the verses of the Quran but we pay no attention and ignore all warnings of severe punishment.
We have fabricated our own brand of Islam and the ignorant Mullah has played a big role in it. We have ignored the Quran but we support our arguments by fake Ahadith (sayings of the Prophet, s.a.w.). Thousands of ridiculous Ahadith are easily available whereas to find a reference from the Quran we need to study it. And that’s hard work for us. Promoting, spreading and sharing fake Ahadith is also blasphemy! Where is the punishment and where are the Ghazis and Shaheeds to judge others?
 Allah and His Prophet (s.a.w.) have forbidden us to kill anybody unless he has killed somebody and the court has awarded him the death penalty. Allah and His Prophet have forbidden us to hurt others and damage their property but we come out on the streets to burn others’ houses, cars, shops, damage others’ property and steal electronic goods from stores – all in the name of Allah and His Prophet! That’s not Islam! That’s Haraam (forbidden) in Islam.

We kill other people because of difference of opinion; because they belong to a different religious sect; because they did what we did not like; because they belong to a different culture or race; etc., etc. And we feel proud of that killing and attribute it to Islam, to Allah or to His Prophet. We think that we are doing a favor to Islam by such acts. How stupid and ignorant! Why don’t we study the Quran?

 Allah has guaranteed us that there is the Guidance and Mercy in the Quran. But we prefer to go to an ignorant Mullah to seek guidance. How can a man guide you when he himself needs guidance? Don’t say that the Quran is difficult! No, that is NOT true. And if you say that, you are committing a blasphemy! You are lying against Allah’s statement:

وَلَقَدْ يَسَّرْنَا ٱلْقُرْآنَ لِلذِّكْرِ فَهَلْ مِن مُّدَّكِرٍ
“And We have indeed made the Quran easy
to understand and remember; then is there any
that will receive admonition?”
(al-Quran 54:17)

The Almighty has repeated this guarantee four times in a single Surah (Surah al-Qamar)! So how can you deny that? If you refute Allah’s statement, you can’t call yourself a Muslim or a Believer! Period!

Our Role-Model:

Each one of us, who claims to be a Muslim or a Believer, should take a minute and think! We should ask ourselves:
What has Allah commanded us to do in this world and what are we doing? What has Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) taught us by his character, conduct, dealings and lifestyle, and how are we living? We are fighting with others, violating their rights, hurting their feelings, breaking their hearts, damaging their property and unlawfully holding things that don’t belong to us. Still we proudly announce that we are Muslims! What kind of Islamic conduct are we promoting?

لَّقَدْ كَانَ لَكُمْ فِى رَسُولِ ٱللَّهِ أُسْوَةٌ حَسَنَةٌ لِّمَن
كَانَ يَرْجُو ٱللَّهَ وَٱلْيَوْمَ ٱلآخِرَ وَذَكَرَ ٱللَّهَ كَثِيراً
“You have indeed in the Messenger of Allah a
beautiful pattern (of conduct) for any one whose
hope is in Allah and the Final Day, and who
engages much in the praise of Allah”.
(al-Quran 33:21)

We Muslims claim to love Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) although we do many things in our daily life against his teachings and against his ‘Sunnah’.
The best way to keep the image of Prophet Muhammad in our hearts and minds is to follow him (his Sunnah), obey his commands which are, as a matter of fact, based on the commands of Allah in the Quran.
Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) was the simplest person on earth who raised his personality on piety and righteousness. He promoted simple and honest living.

Imagine your Prophet who never had much wealth and property to be eligible to pay Zakat!

Imagine your Prophet who never ate three meals in a day; who rarely ate white wheat bread; who seldom ate meat or beef or chicken (only occasionally)!

Imagine your Prophet who had just three dates (sometimes only one) with water as breakfast!

Imagine your Prophet who fasted for many days every month (every Monday and every Thursday; as per some narrations every 13th, 14th and 15th of the Islamic month)!

Imagine your Prophet who never (NEVER) told a lie, no matter what! His honesty was exemplary.

Imagine your Prophet who never sold any defective article while trading without telling the customer the truth!

Imagine your Prophet who never hit his wife, daughter or any woman!

Imagine your Prophet who used to help his wives in the household!

Imagine your Prophet who helped the orphans, the needy, the disabled, the poor, the sick and gave away everything in charity that was in excess to his basic needs!

Now, do we follow this Prophet whom Allah has declared the “best role-model” for mankind?

Do You Know How He Behaved?

"Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) did not swear at anyone, nor was he rude, nor did he curse anyone. If he desired to reprimand someone, he would say: ‘What is wrong with him, may dust be cast in his face!" (Sahih Bukhari, No.5684).

Mother of the believers Aayeshah (r.a.a.) said:
"The trait and characteristic which the Prophet (s.a.w.) hated most was lying. A man would tell a lie in the presence of the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) and he (the Prophet) would hold it against him, until he knew that he (the man) repented.”  (Tirmidthi, No.1973).

What Did He Eat?

From Tirmidhi:
Mother of the believers, Aayesha (r.a.a.) said: "Till the demise of Rasul-Allah (s.a.w.), his family never ate a full stomach of bread made of barley for two consecutive days".
Note: It is possible that they may have eaten a full stomach of dates, but not of bread.

Abu Umamah Al-Baahil said: "Bread made of barley was never left over in the house of Rasul-Allah (s.a.w.).”
Note: Whenever bread made of barley was prepared, the quantity was so little that there was none left over.

Ibn Abbaas (r.a.a.) reported: "Rasul-Allah (s.a.w.) and his family spent many consecutive nights without food, because there would be no supper. The bread of Rasul-Allah (s.a.w.) was mostly made of barley".
Note: Sometimes, wheat-bread was also available, but rarely.
Some of the companions were wealthy but the Prophet (s.a.w.) did not let anyone know, nor did his family members let anyone know of their financial state.

Someone asked Sahl bin Saad: "Did Rasul-Allah (s.a.w.) ever eat bread made of white (fine) flour?" He replied: "White flour may not have come before Rasul-Allah (s.a.w.) until his last days".
It was then asked: "Did you people use sieved flour in the time of Rasul-Allah (s.a.w.)?”
He replied "No, it was not used".
He was then asked: "How was bread from barley prepared (because barley flour had more particles/husk and hard grains in it and needed sifting)?”
Sahl replied: "We used to blow into the flour and the big particles flew out. The rest was made into dough".

Anas (r.a.a.) reported: "Rasul-Allah (s.a.w.) never ate food from a table, nor from small plates, nor was ‘chapati’ (a type of thin bread) ever made for him.”
Yunus said: “I asked Qatadah: “Then on what did Rasul-Allah (s.a.w.) put and eat his food?” He replied: “On this leather spread (table-cloth).”
Note: It was a common practice that people (families and friends) would spread a piece of cloth on the floor and put food items on it and eat together. Allama Munaawi and Mulla Ali Qaari say that it has always been the custom of the rich/arrogant people to eat on a table. It has been stated in the 'Kaukab-e Durri' that in our times, it is a common practice to follow the Christian traditions, but it is “makruh tahreemi”. We have been prohibited from imitating non-Muslims in the manners of eating, drinking, dressing and even worshipping.

Masruq narrated: "I went to Aayesha (r.a.a.). She ordered food for me and said, 'I never eat a stomach-full but feel like crying, then I do cry”.
Masruq asked: “Why do you feel like crying?”
She replied: “I remember that condition of Rasul-Allah (s.a.w.) on which he left us for the next world. I swear by Allah that he never filled his stomach twice in one day with meat or bread".

Anas (r.a.a.) said: "Till the end of his life, Rasul-Allah (s.a.w.) never ate on a table and never ate a ‘Chapati’.”

Numaan bin Bashir said: "Are you not in the luxuries of eating and drinking? I have seen Rasul-Allah (s.a.w.) not having ordinary dates to fill his stomach".

Umm Haani (r.a.a.), a cousin of the Prophet, s.a.w., narrates: "Rasul-Allah (s.a.w.) came to me (to my house at the time when Makkah was conquered) and asked if there was something to eat. I replied: “No, there is only dry bread and vinegar”. Rasul-Allah (s.a.w.) said: “Bring it. That house is not without a curry which has vinegar in it”.

Note: This incident has been related by Ibn Abbas (r.a.a.) in more detail. Bayhaqi has made ‘takhrij’ (derivation) of this narration which is briefly mentioned here:
“At the time when Makkah was conquered, Rasul-Allah (s.a.w.) went to the house of Umm Haani (r.a.a.) and asked: 'Is there something to eat?' She replied: ‘O Messenger of Allah, there is only dry bread, and I feel ashamed to present it to you’. Rasul-Allah (s.a.w.) said: 'Do not worry, bring it'.
She presented it. The Prophet (s.a.w.) broke the dry bread into pieces, soaked them in water and added salt. Rasul-Allah (s.a.w.) then asked: 'Have you any curry?' She said that there was nothing besides vinegar. He requested it and poured some on the soaked bread, ate it and thanked Allah. He then said: ‘O Umm Haani, the house that has vinegar in it, is never without a curry'.

Yusuf bin Abdullah bin Salaam narrated: "I once observed Rasul-Allah (s.a.w.) take a piece of bread and put a date on it and said: ‘This is the curry (‘saalen’) for this (bread)’, and then ate it.”
Note: Because dates were not regarded as a curry, Rasul-Allah (s.a.w.) suggested that dates could be used in place of curry (‘saalen’).

Race For Materialism
We are competing with each other, or with the rich, in enjoying the material life; accumulating wealth and objects; in showing off our luxury lifestyle, cars, houses, dresses, even the educational institutions.

Abdullah bin Masud (r.a.a.) narrated: “The Prophet (s.a.w.) said, "Do not wish to be like anyone except in two cases:
The first is: A person, whom Allah has given wealth and he spends it righteously (according to what Allah has ordered in a just and right way).
The second is the one whom Allah has given ‘Hikmah’ (wisdom, the knowledge of the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet, s.a.w.), and he acts according to it and teaches it to others."
(Bukhari, Book 3, Chapter 15, No.73)


No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.