You know what really upsets me?
That people are warping and distorting Allaah’s ethereal religion and the prophet’s sallaawatullaah wa salaamuhu calayhi sunnah. That people are as arrogant to think that because Islaam has been in their lineage spanning generations that somehow Islaamic knowledge is passed down via DNA.
It hurts me when people are barring others from the path of tranquillity and success because they sin differently. It hurts me when people make Allaah out to be some vindictive and angry being, incapable of forgiveness. It hurts me when people use Allaah’s words as pawn in an argument and ahaadeeth as comebacks.
It hurts me when people bash non-hijaabis but not pay mind to the salah. It hurts me when people have more in common with ISIS in that they make takfir ( saying someone’s a kaafir) on someone who committed a major sin. When they say that queer Muslims can’t be Muslims.
Do you guys hear yourselves? Do you hear the arrogance in your tone? Do you feel the evil bubbling up through your chest cavity? Do you feel the wrath of Allaah for misguiding people?
Do you think that the prophet sallAllaahu calayhi wasallam stayed in Makkah for ten years preaching TAWHEED in VAIN?
People have concerns that the religion is being attacked and diluted. Don’t be so arrogant. Fear the One who created you and everyone above and under the earth FROM NOTHING. The deen is NOT in need of our flimsy vigilance nor were we appointed as gatekeepers!!
The only threat is that of IGNORAMUSES who think they know, and who give the appearance that they know, and people ask them and they answer without batting an eyelid. The TRUE atrocity is that people don’t care about TAWHEED anymore.
I’ve asked people, what about tawheed? Why isn’t anybody teaching tawheed anymore? Why isn’t anyone emphasizing it the way that it should be emphasized? I’ve been told that ‘ everyone knows what laa ilaaha ill Allaah’ means.
Ah. What is the meaning of tawheed? What does it encompass? IF it’s so easy, why did the prophet sallAllaaahu calayhi wasallam spend A DECADE with the people Allaah chose to be the luckiest of humans to accompany the best of humans? A people who were more sincere, braver, eloquent in Arabic?
No. But now every lecture is about : hijaab, fasting, khalifa, hijra, marriage, how to memorize the Qur’aan in a month.
Understand me that I’m not belittling those topics, I AM NOT.
But I’m saying we’ve lost direction. We’re going and doing things with great speed. But ila weyn?
When the cibaadah (worship) becomes caadah (habit), taqwa is no more.
Where’s the consciousness of Allaah that would make someone reflect before speaking about the deen of Allaah? Or judge someone? Or expel someone out of the folds of Islaam? Or restrict Allaah’s Mercy?
Why has Islaam been turned into an elitist club? Why are people so intent on othering those unlike them?
Have you forgotten about the story of Yunus (Jonah)? A prophet sent by Allaah?
His people wouldn’t pay heed to his preaching, and he became exasperated and decided to flee town before the punishment of Allaah rained down on them. He went on board a boat and in the middle of nowhere, there was a storm and the huge waves threatened to capsize the boat. They threw lots about who to throw overboard, to lighten the weight, and time and time again the shortest stick was drawn by Yunus calayhi salaam. So he volunteered to jump aboard.
In that same instance a whale swallowed him whole! In the layers of darknesses – the belly of the whale, the darkness of the sea and the darkness of the night — he reflected about what happened. The exasperation, the fleeing, the storm, now this? And it hit him that this was a punishment from Allaah, for having given up on the people he was sent to. For deciding when enough was enough.
And the only thing he said was
وَذَا النُّونِ إِذ ذَّهَبَ مُغَاضِبًا فَظَنَّ أَن لَّن نَّقْدِرَ عَلَيْهِ فَنَادَى فِي الظُّلُمَاتِ أَن لَّا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّي كُنتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ
And (remember) Dhan-Nûn (Jonah), when he went off in anger, and imagined that We shall not punish him (i.e. the calamites which had befallen him)! But he cried through the darkness (saying): Lâ ilâha illa Anta [none has the right to be worshipped but You (O Allâh)], Glorified (and Exalted) are You [above all that (evil) they associate with You]. Truly, I have been of the wrong-doers.”
Man, I’m too incensed to finish with a conclusion. I had to stop myself before I write an entire book out of anger .