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Wednesday, 15 April 2015 / 25 Jumadal Ukhra 1436H


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14.04.2015 - Mayyit of: Ebrahim Mohammed Amejee - VENUE: 37 Waterval Road Newlands - TIME - 15h00 - QABARSTAAN: Azaadville

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May Allah (SWT) grant us and all the Marhoomeen Forgiveness and Jannatul Firdaus (Aameen)



Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam was asked: "If we do not have a Jamaat and an Imaam, then what should we do?” He replied: ‘Then break away from these groups (and adopt solitude)."

This Hadith provides two very significant guidelines. One, which joining the mainstream Muslim Jamaat in one’s locality and their Imam is a buffer against the forces of sin and vice. Another Hadith states that the wolf of man, Shaytaan attacks the one who drifts away from the big flock. Where would one find the main Jamaat of Muslims and their Imam? The obvious answer is the Masjid. Hence, it can safely be said that the Masjid of your locality, provided it has an Imam and a regular Jamaat, form the basis of ones protection against environmental sin. Frequenting the Masjid and participating in its programmes will go a long way in preserving our Islamic morality and identity.

Our young friends should take particular note of this. It has been observed that those who tend to break away from the Masaajid, or attend there irregularly, are easily influenced and affected by spiritually adverse surroundings. Remember, the sheep that stays aloof from the rest of the flock shall be whisked away by the bad wolf (shaytaan). It is, therefore, vital for our spiritual or roohani survival that we align ourselves with the general body of Muslims and their Imam.

The second point highlighted by this Hadith is that in the absence of a Jamaat and Imam, a Muslim is required to distance himself from all groups that are not aligned to mainstream Islam and to adopt solitude. In such a situation, solitude is definitely the formula for Iemaani survival. Once Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam mentioned a few of the Fitnahs (trials and evils) that will befall this Ummat. He spoke of fitnahs that would creep across the Ummat like the darkest hour of the night. The companions asked: ‘When that happens, what do you instruct us to do?’ Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam replied: “Become glued to the inside of your homes.”

While this is also a form of solitude, it extols the importance of remaining indoors and not venturing towards avenues of fitnah. The Noble Quran praises the Believers in the following terms: "And they are people who do not attend (gatherings of) falsehood, and when they pass by (places of futility) they do so with dignity.” (Surah Furqaan)

‘Falsehood’ in this verse refers to music and dancing, whilst 'futility’ means any act or statement that has neither valid worldly benefit nor any benefit to Deen. Music and dancing are found everywhere during festive seasons, and so are futile indulgences like circuses, play-lands, firework displays, to mention a few. If Almighty Allah desired that we abstain from such areas, then the spiritual harm therein is unquestionable.

From the above verse we also learn that avoiding gatherings of sin and vice are crucial for attainment of Proximity with Allah Ta’ala. Uqbah bin Aamir RA asked the Messenger of Allah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam for a means of salvation: He responded: “Control your tongue, let your home be spacious for you, and cry over your sins.”

“The home being spacious” is an idiom used to denote man’s affinity for the home. People who like to be on the streets and in public places, appear not to be comfortable inside their homes. However, the Hadith clearly tells us that the inside of the home during times of fitnah is better than the outside. This rule emphasizes guarding the tongue and crying over one’s sins, which is actually repentance. In another narration it appears that during times of fitnah the lash of the tongue will be equivalent to the strike of a sword. It is, therefore, essential that we use the tongue very carefully.

May Allah Ta’ala protect us all from the fitnahs of our environment - aameen.

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