Friday, 6 March 2009

Part 5 - Environmental Issues

If I go outside in the middle of winter in my shorts and vest and I stand outside for a while, will I feel warm and cosy or will I feel cold and maybe even catch a fever?

If I go outside whilst its raining and I'm not wearing no coat or anything then what will happen to me? Will I stay dry and warm or will I get drenched with rain?

In the same way, if a person walks into an area of sin, like the quad and canteen, then do you think that it will not have an effect on you?

The same way that a person will feel the effects of the weather on him if he isn't wearing the right clothes, is the same way that a person will feel the effects of the sin occuring in the environment around him if he isn't well protected and wearing the right clothes. The one who adorns himself with the Sunnah of the Prophet Sallalahu Alayhi Wasallam, with pure intentions will see that these clothes will have an effect on a person's behaviour. With the Sunnah of the Prophet Sallalahu Alayhi Wasallam comes good character aswell and when these two are put together you will see that a man will become elevated in status by Allah Ta'alaa. When a person has the real Uniform of the Soldiers of Allah, then he will have more shame than a normal person, and the effects of some sins will not have a full blown effect on him. For example, A person who is wearing a Juba is less likely to be holding a girls hand around college because he himself will know that it would look soo wrong aswell as him receiving a lecture every couple of minutes because what he is doing is completley against islam.

Let it be known that if a person does not wear any signs of islam, that does not make it permissible for him to go and walk about with his girlfriend around college. Its still haram at the end of the day and if a person was to commit a sin whilst wearing islamic clothing then this person is better than the one who commits the same sin and doesn't wear any islamic clothing. Why? because the one who is observing the Sunnah of Rasoolullah Sallalahu Alayhi Wasallam is doing a good dood and is more likely to be forgiven for his sin, but the one who doesn't wear any islamic clothing will not have anything that brings the mercy upon him, but instead he will keep on carrying on gaining the anger of Allah Ta'alaa because he will be commiting more and more sins. An example of this is a girl who observes the hijaab and one that doesn't who both listen to music. The hijabi is more likely to be forgiven than the non-hijabi because shes only doing one thing wrong but she's covering herself so she gets one good deed. The non-hijabi will be doing two things wrong, listening to music and not covering herself properly.

It come in a story that once a man from amongs the people of Firaun was employed by Firaun himself to immitate Musa Alayhis salaam as a form of mockery. So this man dressed like Musa Alayhis salaam, he had a beard like him, he wore clothes like him, he had a stick like him and he would walk like him. It so happened that when the punishment and wrath of Allah decended upon these people and this man was amongst them, he was spared. Abit of a surprise as we would think this man would be first on the list for a beating but instead he was saved. Why? because at the time of the decending of this punishment, he was observing the Sunnah of Musa Alayhis salaam. Even though his intentions were something far from following the Sunnah it was still enough to save him. So imagine if we did follow the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alayhi Wasallam, would we not be saved from calamities and the wrath of Allah Ta'alaa?

It comes in a famous hadeeth to the nearest meaning that the one who revives a Sunnah of the Prophet Sallalahu Alayhi Wasallam will have the reward of 100 martyrs. And the reward of one martyr is such that all his sins are forgiven before the first drop of his blood touches the ground.

My Respected teacher stated that if a non-muslim was to follow the Sunnah of Rasoolullah Sallalahu Alayhi Wasallam then he would be successful in this world but not in the hereafter. If a muslim was to follow the Sunnah of Rasoolullah Sallalahu Alayhi Wasallam then he would be successful in both this world and the hereafter.

We should not look at any Sunnat of Rasoolullah Sallalahu Alayhi Wasallam as small and insignificant. A person wearing a Topi, Jubba or Ammamma could be the reason for his intercession by Rasoolullah Sallalahu Alayhi Wasallam himself and those who adhere more and more to the Sunnah of Rasoolullah Sallalahu Alayhi Wasallam are more and more likely to have the intercession of Rasoolullah Sallalahu Alayhi Wasallam on the Day of Ressurection. The Day when our parents will run a mile away from us and we will look left and right for help and we will have nobody but our good and bad deeds at our side. It will be on this Day when we will see how significant these Sunnats really are and if we find that due to us keeping a beard it brings a smile to Rasoolullah Sallalahu Alayhi Wasallam's blessed face it may be that just because of that he will intercede for us and we will be safely taken to Jannah.

Sincerity is the key to the successful following of the Sunnah of Rasoolullah Sallalahu Alayhi Wasallam and remember that when you do wear the Clothes of Islam e.g Hijab, Topi, Jubba then remember that you are representing Islam, so act like Muslims! Allow the swearing and loudness because all it does spoil your honour and nobility.

May Allah give me the ability to act upon what was said and those of you that read this article. May Allah bring the love of Rasoolullah Sallalahu Alayhi Wasallam into our hearts. And May Allah grant us all the blessing of being raised up on the Day of Ressurection with Rasoolullah Sallalahu Alayhi Wasallam. Ameen.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Such A lovely Post! Thank You So Much For Posting! May Allah Reward You For your Hard Work And Efforts InshAllah.