Sunday, April 17, 2005

Reflecting on the Prophet (sallalahu aleyhi wa salaam)

It’s Rabi’al Awwal. This is the month that some Muslims take the time to reflect on the life and message of our Prophet Muhammad (may blessings and peace be upon him). As Muslims who love him and hope for the day we can see him in Jennah, it is very upsetting to hear lies, accusations and slander launched against him to this very day. Some of it is from ignorance but much of it is from anger and jealousy. So many refuse to recognize that he was the best of creation and an example for all mankind. I won’t get into whether or not the Mawlid is halal or haram. You can research and find fatawas on that yourself. But I think few us would argue that reflecting on the Prophet (sallalahu aleyhi wa salaam) is a bad thing.

If we think that the beating that we are taking in the media is bad, think about all the horrible and nasty things that were done to Habib'Allah. He went from a man with respectability and honor to a man whose character, sanity and manhood were totally debased by his enemies. Not only did he suffer to bring the message of Islam into this world but his family and followers did as well. But through it all, from his fall to his rise, he remained fair and obedient to Allah subhana wa ta’ala. He didn’t care what people thought of him because of his fear and devotion to Allah subhana wa ta’ala.

The days ahead look very frightening but this is not the time to hide. This is time to take up spiritual arms and to cloak ourselves with the Sunnah. Remember how the enemies plotted against him time and time again and he was victorious? So many people have slandered him and slandered Islam and yet Islam continues to grow. Muslims are everywhere imaginable and in places wouldn’t suspect. Allah subhana wa ta’ala is amazing. As Muslims in the West, we must first and foremost change ourselves and stop taking our cues from the worst of this culture. We have to continue to work, study, make dua, give in charity, guard the prayer, and wage war against the nafs. Let us show our neighbors that Islam can offer a viable and sensible alternative to this society which is so enamored with glamour, sex and conspicuous consumption.

We are and will continue to be attacked from within and outside of the umma. The RANDies of MWU/PMUNA will launch all kinds of media tricks and outlandish accusations just to get us to fall in line with their agenda. They will set up the psuedo-clashes of progressive vs. regressive, liberal vs. conservative and religious vs. secular. What will they do next? Allahu alim. I have some thoughts on that but I don’t want to give them any ideas since they are aware that this blog exists and that we poke holes into their theories time and time again.

Please take some time to study the Sirah and Hadith. Let's try our best to make the Messanger (sallalahu alayhi wasalaam) proud and to make Allah subhana wa ta'ala happy. This world is distracting with all of its responsibilites wiht our families and friends, but remember that Allah subhana wa ta'ala is the goal and Allah subhana wa ta'ala is closer to us than our jugular vein.


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