Friday, May 7, 2010
A Letter to a Brother
There may be still areas in your life where you are sinning.
remember that you do not make the rules, and that your parents do not make the rules,
but that Allah (swt) and His Messenger make the rules.
The more you obey Allah (swt) and his Messenger the more likely your Dua will be answered;
we all make mistakes.
Allah (swt) lets us breathe, He provides us with food, and gives us water to drink, yet we say the most Hateful things to Him with our tongues, we disobey Him with our limbs, we look at Haraam things with our eyes.
O my Brother! fear Allah (swt)! Look at yourself, Fast and learn to control yourself, and distance your self far away from all forms of sin.
It was narrated that Naafi’ (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: Ibn ‘Umar heard a woodwind instrument, and he put his fingers in his ears and kept away from that path. He said to me, O Naafi’, can you hear anything? I said, No. So he took his fingers away from his ears and said: I was with the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and he heard something like this, and he did the same thing. (Saheeh Abi Dawood).
A Saheeh Hadith indicating that music is not allowed.
Follow the Prophet (Saw)! Do not Hesitate!
If you are having trouble accepting the rules of this religion train yourself by fasting on Mondays and Thursdays.
Remember that if you turn away from the clear reminder, the clear rules of this religion,
"whosoever turns away from My Reminder (i.e. neither believes in this Qur'an nor acts on its teachings.) verily, for him is a life of hardship, and We shall raise him up blind on the Day of Resurrection." 20.124
This is a promise of Allah (Swt). If you turn away from the commands of Allah (swt) and His Messenger then for you is a difficult life! And the Promise of Allah (Swt) is true,
So avoid this fate by striving to put the Quran and the Sunnah into practice.
45 And seek help in patience and As-Salat (the prayer) and truly it is extremely heavy and hard except for Al-Khashi'un [i.e. the true believers in Allah - those who obey Allah with full submission, fear much from His Punishment, and believe in His Promise (Paradise) and in His Warnings (Hell)].
46 (They are those) who are certain that they are going to meet their Lord, and that unto Him they are going to return.
Surat Al Baqarah.
Some mufassir said that Sabr here means Fasting.
So Fast! And Obey Allah (swt) and his Messenger, before a day comes when you will regret like you've never regretted before.
May Allah (swt) make us of the believers, those who say we have Heard, and we have Obeyed.