Monday, December 21, 2015

KASAR, -  JAMMU Prayers
கஸா் என்றால் சுருக்குதல்- KASAR means Shortening
ஜம்வு என்றால் சோ்த்தல். -  JAMMU is  Joining,  Luhar +Asr & Mahrib + Esha
When one  is in his own land     4 rakats
When one is on a journey  of over 20 km ( or Rain, or Fear )=  2 rakats.  AS LONG AS ONE STAYS OUT ( of his own land).  Muslim 1230, Muslim 1240
Mahrib is always 3 rakats. 
 If there is heavy rain, one could pray at home without coming to the masjid.
While Attending  Mahrib prayer in the masjid, if there is heavy rain, pray mahrib and Esah and then  go home.


அதே நேரம் ஜமாத்துடன் தொழ நேரிட்டால் கஸா் (சுருக்கி தொழக் ) கூடாது. பிரயாணம் செய்தவா்கள் தொழுகை நடத்தும் போது தாராளமாக சுருக்கித் தொழ முடியும்.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Eid Prayers

Eid prayers, also known as Salat al-Eid (Arabicصلاة العيد‎) and Salat al-Eidain (Arabicصلاة العيدين‎), is the special prayer offered to commemorate two Islamic festivals. Both the Eids are collectively known as Eidain (عيدين) in the Arabic language. The two Islamic festivals are:
·         Eid al-Fitr (Arabicعيد الفطر‎), which is celebrated on the 1st day of Shawwal, the 10th month of the Islamic calendar (the first day after Ramadan).
·         Eid al-Adha (Arabicعيد الأضحى‎), which is celebrated on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the 12th month of the Islamic calendar

1). Eid prayer always held in Musalla by Prophet (sal) and never in a masjid.
Why  we are not following this?  May be due to non-availability of open lands or grounds in the area. Not so. there are plenty of them; but we do this in masjids as we have just got used to this easy way and lazy to make changes.
The time of Salat al-Eid begins when the sun reaches approximately two meters above the horizon  Eid Prayers should be conducted early in the morning after the Fajr Prayer after sun rise.  e.g.-If Fajr falls at 4.35am, the sun rises at 5.59am on the 1st of July 2015-after about one and half hours. Around 6am or soon after would be ideal. Ibn Umar, Buhary 581.
Prayers should not be done before sun rise and before sun set. It would be a great day if we could do the Fajr prayer and then wait till the sun rises (just about an hour) and then do the Eid prayer and back home by 6.30 or 7 in the morning.
All Trustees of masjids should try to enforce this Sunnah to the best of their ability by prior notice to the Ummah that Eid prayer  would be held in that playground, or park ; and get volunteers to organize  and provide canopies etc ., etc.
The ‘Eid prayer is valid for men, women, children, travellers, residents, people in congregation, and people praying individually. It is also valid if performed in a house, mosque, or a distant place designated for the salah, and so on. Salaatul ‘Eid can be performed in the mosque but it is preferred to perform it in a place outside the city as long as there is no excuse or reason to do otherwise (e.g., rain, etc.).
Make ghusl or ablution on this day. It can be done at any time but to serve the purpose it is recommended to do it before going out for the prayer. The sunnah is to take a bath on the day of ‘Eid. Highly recommended that he should wear his best clothes on this day. Should glorify Allâh [i.e., say takbeeraat] Allahu Akbar . " Allâhu akbar. La ilaha ill Allâh. Allâhu akbar. Allâhu akbar wa lillahil-hamd." TO say the long recital- walhamdulillah hi katheera etc. there is no authentic hadith.
 Some say that the Takbeerat al-ihraam (say “Allaahu akbar” to start the prayer),are from the night before the ‘Eid, when the moon is seen, until the person goes to the musallaa and the imaam arrives. The time for the takbeeraat during the ‘Eid of the sacrifice is from the day of 'Arafah until the time of the 'asr on the thirteenth of Thul-Hijjah. [See Sharhussunnah: vol. 4, pp. 300-1. See Zaadul Mi ‘aad: vol. 1, p. 449.]
Eid ul-Fitr, Takbir starts from the moment of leaving the home to the open field. Az-Zuhri (RA) reported: “Allah’s Messenger (SAW) would leave his house on the day of Fitr, saying takbir until he reached the musalla (in this useage meaning outdoor praying area) to perform the prayer. Once he had performed the prayer, he would stop saying the takbir.
Al-Albani said: “this hadeeth provides evidence for  the Muslims’ common practice of sayng the takbir aloud en route to the musalla (or outside prayer place) even though many people have now neglected this sunnah, until it is almost totally forgotten.
 When Ibn ‘Umar went out (of his house) on the morning of the day of Fitr and the day of Adha, he would say the takbir aloud until he reached the musalla (or outdoor praying place), then he would say it until the imam arrived (for the prayer)
 Conclusion : Therefore the general rule for the two Eids is as reported by az-Zuhri (RA): “The people said the takbir on Eid from the time they left their homes until they reached the musalla (or outside praying place), and (said it at the musalla) until the imam arrived. When the imam arrived, they became silent; but if he said the takbir, they would also say it.”
 [Recorded by Ibn Abi Shaybah and al-Muhamili from Ibn Mas’ud (RA) authenticated in Irwa ul-Ghalil no. 654)]
 Shari'ah requires women and children to go out and attend the salaatul ‘Eidayn. This includes married, single, young, old, or menstruating women so that they might stand behind the men and say Takbeer along with them and invoke Allâh along with them and hope for the blessings of that day and for purification from sins." Sahih Al-Bukhari: vol. 2, p.47, no.88.
"It is a sunnah to pray salaatul adha early in order to allow more time for the people to perform the sacrifice, and the salaatul Fitr is to be delayed in order to give people time to pay zakat al-Fitr.
First  is to [pray} and khutbah thereafter. After thakbeer thahreem, recite wajjahthu Wagihililladee etc., do the 7 thakbeer in the 1st rakat. Do not drop the hands and go on raising and dropping, but just utter the thakbeer seven times following the imam. Same with the second rakat of 5 thakbeer.
Prophet stood on the floor and delivered the khutbah in the musalla and he did not sit  half way and complete khutbah. There was no mimber.
Do not avoid the khutbah, all should listen to this. Permissible to pray  both Jum’ah and Eid  if on a Friday or perform anyone of this.
Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen said in Majmoo’ al-Fataawa (16/214): 
What I think is that the Eid prayer is fard ‘ayn (an individual obligation), and that it is not permissible for men to miss it, rather they have to attend, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) enjoined that. He even commanded the women – including virgins and those who usually stayed in seclusion – to come out to the Eid prayer, and he commanded menstruating women to come out to the Eid prayer, but told them to keep away from the prayer-place itself. This indicates that it is confirmed. 
He also said (16/217): 
it is permissible to pray voluntary prayers after returning from the musalla. Abu SaEid al-Khudri (RA) reported: “Allah’s Messenger (SAW) would not pray any voluntary prayer (in musalla) before Eid prayer. However, when he returned to his house, he prayed two rak’at. 
Entering any masjid, one must pray 2 rakats of greetings to the masjid (Thahiyyathul masjid) before sitting down.
abideen





 Thanking others is part of gratitude to Allah,

 

FAILING TO THANK PEOPLE, HAS NOT THANKED ALLAH!

 “ Shukran,, Jazak Allah Khairan, Thank you,  grateful, Al’hamdhu Lillaah, Barak Allahu Feekum, welcome, Fi Amanillah, Masha Allah  insha Allah  etc., These are words unheard of these days:”but more spreading  are vain glorious boasting, insinuations, hatred, backbiting, jealousy and envy,, feelings such as anger, rage, pride and conceit also compel a person towards this negative, ethical trait. In another hadith:
لاٌ تُحٌاسِدُوا وَ لاٌ تُبٌاغِضُوا وَ لاٌ يَغْتَبْ بَعْضُكُمْ بَعْضاً وَ كُونُوا عِبٌادَ اللٌّهِ إِخْوٌاناً
“Do not have jealousy for one another and do not have hatred for another and do not back-bite others and be servants of Allah, brothers to one another.”
  A society that becomes contaminated with backbiting will never see agreement and unity and there will never be closeness and love amongst the people. They will never become a society that has matured in humanity, such that love and affection will rule over everyone.
Abû Hurayrah relates that Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said: “Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day should speak a good word or remain silent. And whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day should show hospitality to his neighbor. And whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day should show hospitality to his guest.” [ Sahîh al-Bukhârî and Sahîh Muslim ]

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “He has not thanked Allah who has not thanked people.” Source: Sunan Abu Dawud 4811


Islam appreciates not only giving thanks to Allahسبحانه و تعالىbecause of boons He endows upon us but also demands us to thank people for their favors and kindness. Just like “hamd” is a requirement of being a slave (to Allah), so too is thanking (tashakkur) a requirement of being a human. The religion of Islam orders people to praise (hamd) to Allahسبحانه و تعالىand also to give thanks to (tashakkur) to people who do us favors. 

Conclusion:Gratitude’s importance was emphasized by the Prophet Muhammad when he took the hand of Mu’aadh ibn Jabal رضي الله عنهand said: O Mu’aadh , by Allah I love you, by Allah love you.” Then he said, “I advise you, O Mu’aadh, do not fail to say this after every prayer: The Arabic version of this Hadith is the following. Let’s ensure that we memorize it and recite it after every prayer.


 Allahumma A’inni Ala zikrika wa shukrika wa husni ibadatika

O Allah! Assist me in remembering You, in thanking You, and in worshipping You in the best of manners. Musnad Ahmad 5:245, Sahih abu Dawud Vol 2:86 or 1301(NE) and Sunan Nasa'I 1286 [2]
abedeen



WARNINGSDESTRUCTION OF TOWNS for their sins,  revealed IN THE QURAN.
7:3   اتَّبِعُوا مَا أُنزِلَ إِلَيْكُم مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ وَلَا تَتَّبِعُوا مِن دُونِهِ أَوْلِيَاءَ ۗ 
قَلِيلًا مَّا تَذَكَّرُونَ
7:3--Follow (O men!) the revelation given unto you from your Lord and follow not as friends or protectors other than Him. Little it is ye remember of admonition. 991
7:4   وَكَم مِّن قَرْيَةٍ أَهْلَكْنَاهَا فَجَاءَهَا بَأْسُنَا بَيَاتًا أَوْ هُمْ قَائِلُونَ
7:4-How many towns have We destroyed (for their sins)? Our punishment took them on a sudden by night or while they slept for their afternoon rest.
7:5-  فَمَا كَانَ دَعْوَاهُمْ إِذْ جَاءَهُم بَأْسُنَا إِلَّا أَن قَالُوا إِنَّا كُنَّا ظَالِمِينَ
7:5-When (thus) our punishment took them no cry did they utter but this "indeed we did wrong." 992
Note:992-The religious story of man begins with a prelude. Think of the towns and nations ruined by their iniquity.  Allah gave them many opportunities, and sent them warners and teachers. But they arrogantly went on in their evil ways, till some dreadful calamity came and wiped out their traces.  In a warm climate the disturbance in the heat of the midday rest is even  more than the disturbance at night. It was when the catastrophe came that the people realized their sins, but it was too late.
33:48 - And obey not (the behests) of the Unbelievers and the Hypocrites and heed not their annoyances but put thy trust in Allah for enough is Allah as a Disposer of affairs. 3737   
Note:3737- Men of little or no Faith will often lay down the law and tell better men than themselves what  to do.  In case of refusal they shower insults and injuries.  No attention is to be paid to them.  It is their way.  All will be right under the government of Allah.

31:6 - But there are among men those who purchase idle tales without knowledge (or meaning) to mislead (men) from the Path of Allah and throw ridicule (on the Path): for such there will be a humiliating Penalty. 3584
3584-           Life is taken seriously by men who realize the issues that hang upon it. But there are men of a frivolous turn of mind who prefer idle tales to true Realities and they are justly rebuked here. In the time of the holy Prophet there was a pagan Nadhr ibn al-Harith who preferred Persian romances to the Message of Allah, and turned away ignorant men from the preaching of Allah's Word. (31.6)

18:104-"Those whose efforts have been wasted in this life while they thought that they were acquiring good by their works?"2449

NOTE: 2449-Many people have such a smug sense of self-righteousness that while they go on doing wrong, they think that they are acquiring merit. So, in charity, all the elements that make for outward show or selfishness (as to get some worldly advantage) nullify the deed of charity.  In the same way hypocrites sometimes affect to be surprised that their declared effort for somebody’s good is not appreciated, when they are really seeking some hidden gain or false glory for themselves.  The sincere are those who believe in their spiritual responsibility and act as in Allah’s sight.

31:6- But there are among men those who purchase idle tales without knowledge (or meaning) to mislead (men) from the Path of Allah and throw ridicule (on the Path): for such there will be a humiliating Penalty. 3584

Those who mislead – whose efforts have been wasted in this life ( 18:104- 31:6 )
They are those who Distort, Dispute, Divide, Hinder, Mislead, Sell the religion, Imitators, Deaf & Dumb, & Blind, and cannot see or understand, Refuse the Truth, Refuse to Believe, The Arrogance, the Hypocrites, the Ignorance, the Mischievous Ones, those Forming Sects and Divisions.  THEY ARE THE ARMY OF THE SATAN – THE PERSISTENT REBEL
abideen



CHARITY BY THOSE WHO SPEND OF THEIR WEALTH TO BE SEEN BY THE PEOPLE, what the quran say:
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4:38
Sahih International
And [also] those who spend of their wealth to be seen by the people and believe not in Allah nor in the Last Day. And he to whom Satan is a companion - then evil is he as a companion.

Thafsir ibn Kathir: (And (also) those who spend of their wealth to be seen of men, ) Allah first mentions the punished misers who do not spend, then He mentions those who spend to show off to gain the reputation that they are generous, not for the Face of Allah. A Hadith states that the first three persons on whom the fire will feed are a scholar, a fighter and a spender who shows off with their actions. For instance, (The wealthy will say, "I did not leave any area that You like to be spent on, but I spent on it in Your cause.'' Allah will say, "You lie, you only did that so that it is said, `He is generous.' And it was said...'') meaning you acquired your reward in the life, and this is indeed what you sought with your action. This is why Allah said, (and believe not in Allah and the Last Day,) meaning, it is Shaytan who lured them to commit this evil action, instead of performing the good deed as it should be performed. Shaytan encouraged, excited and lured them by making the evil appear good,
 Sura.4- An-Nisaa :4:38-(Nor) those who spend of their substance to be seen of men but have no faith in Allah and the Last Day: if any take the Evil One for their intimate what a dreadful intimate he is! 557
4:38. இன்னும், எவர்கள் மற்ற மனிதர்களுக்குக் காட்டுவதற்காகத் தங்கள் பொருட்களைச் செலவு செய்வதுடன், அல்லாஹ்வையும் இறுதி நாளையும் நம்பாதிருக்கின்றனரோ (அவர்களுக்கு ஷைத்தான் கூட்டாளியாவான்); எவனுக்கு ஷைத்தான் கூட்டாளியாக இருக்கின்றானோ, அவன் கூட்டாளிகளிலெல்லாம் மிகத் தீயவன் (என்பதை அறியவேண்டாமா?)
abideen


EVIL   EYE

Duas and supplications to seek protection from the evil “eye”, sihr (magic), and other evils
The Quran and the Ahadith of the prophet have clearly explained the harmful effects of evil eye (al-ain), sihr (magic), jealousy, and other such ailments. Their detrimental effects are frequently referred to both in the Quran and the Ahadith of the prophet. The sad part is that many of us may not even know if we are affected by such evils and go about living our lives with the harmful effects affecting our lives. Al-Bazzaar narrated a hadith with a hasan isnaad from Jaabir (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) had said (in part of the hadith) that a certain portion of his ummah dies because of the effects of the evil eye.”
Almost all scholars agree that the evil eye is real and is proven both by Islamic teachings and by real life experiences. Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): “And verily, those who disbelieve would almost make you slip with their eyes (through hatred)” [al-Qalam 68:51]

Use of Ruqya
As a cure for such evils, Allah has told us to use the words of the Quran. Such a treatment, also referred to as Ruqyah, uses Allah’s words from the Quran and prayers both from the Quran and the Ahadith to seek protection from and to treat a person. Allah says in the Quran, “And We send down from the Quran that which is a healing and a mercy to those who believe…” [Quran 17:82]
Unfortunately, many Muslims today either don’t make use of such protection from the Quran or get involved in the use of lucky charms and amulets, the use of which is considered Shirk [associating others with Allah] and thus pushes one outside the boundaries of Islam. We should understand that carrying amulets and charms for the purpose of protecting oneself against the evil eye and witchcraft is completely forbidden in Islam. The prophet said, “Whoever wears an amulet has associated others with Allah (shirk).” [Narrated by Ahmad (16781); classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in al-Silsilah al-Saheehah (492).] Ahmad (17440) also narrated that ‘Uqbah ibn ‘Aamir (may Allah be pleased with him) said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) say: “Whoever wears an amulet, may Allah never fulfill his wish and whoever wears a seashell, may Allah never protect him from what he fears.” [Hadeeth classed as hasan by al-Arna’oot in his commentary on al-Musnad.]
As Muslims, therefore, we should use only the words of Quran and Duas in the authentic Ahadith to treat oneself or others from the evils of the eye, magic and other such practices.
Below are some of the Quranic verses and Dua’s that can be used for Ruqya. A better listing of Quranic verses and Ahadith for such purposes is listed in the short e-book that you can get at the end of this post.
Quranic verses and Duas
1.    Surah Al-Fatihah
2.    Last 4 Surahs of the Quran (Al-Kaafiroon, Al-Ikhlas, Al-Falaq, An-Naas)
3.    First 5 verses of Surah Al-Baqarah
4.    Ayat-ul-Kursi
5.    1 Reciting ruqyah. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “There is no ruqyah except in the case of the evil eye or fever.” al-Tirmidhi, Abu Dawood. Jibril (peace be upon him) used to do ruqyah for the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and say, “Bismillahi arqeeka min kulli shayin yudheeka, min sharri kulli nafsin aw ‘aynin hasid Allaahu yashfeek, bismillahi arqeek (In the name of Allah I perform ruqyah for you, from everything that is harming you, from the evil of every soul or envious eye may Allah heal you, in the name of Allah I perform ruqyah for you).” 
abdeen



Wednesday, September 2, 2015

8/3/2014  Extracted from muslim village.com

The Muslim Ummah is like one body
In a hadith Rasulullāh (Sallallāhu ‘alaihe wasallam) is reported to have said:
The Muslim Ummah is like one body. If the eye is in pain then the whole body is in pain and if the head is in pain then the whole body is in pain.
The above hadith clearly signifies that the Muslim Ummah are like one body, immaterial of where we are, what nationality or gender we belong to or what colour is our skin. If we hear that any part of this Ummah is being oppressed, then we should all feel this pain.
Today in many parts of the world Muslims are being oppressed and persecuted. Foremost in the list is Palestine. Let us all join in making Du’ah to Allāh Ta’ala to bring an end to the sufferings of the innocent Palestinian men, women and children. Also, let us all join hands in boycotting the Israeli products in their entirety.
A very pertinent question arises here: Islam being Deen-ul-Haqq why is it that today its adherents, viz. the Muslims, are going through the state of utter disgrace and humiliation?
The answer is: Allāh Subhānahu wa Ta’ala has held back His Nusrat (Divine Help). He has held back His Nusrat due to fact that the Ummah of the noble Prophet (Sallallāhu ‘alaihe wasallam) has invoked Allāh’s wrath by their actions. We have strayed from the straight path, the path that Allāh has defined in His Book asSwirat al Mustaqīm, and as a result we are not only denied Allāh’s Nusrat, we are actually being punished by Allāh through the Kuffār. The unfortunate thing is we are not even aware that we have gone astray.
There are a number of transgressions brazenly committed by us today due to which we have invoked Allāh’s wrath upon us. Given below are only a few of them.
Love of the World
On the authority of Thawbān , the Prophet (Sallallāhu ‘alaihe wasallam) said:
“The People will soon summon one another to attack you as people when eating invite others to share their food.” Someone asked, “Will that be because of our small numbers at that time?” He replied, “No, you will be numerous at that time: but you will be froth and scum like that carried down by a torrent (of water), and Allāh will take the fear of you from the breasts (hearts) of your enemy and cast al-wahn into your hearts.” Someone asked, “O Messenger of Allāh, what is al-wahn?” He replied, “Love of the world and dislike of death.” (An authentic hadith recorded by Abu Dawud and Ahmad).
Hadhrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thaanwi (Rahmatullāhi ‘alayh) in a tafseer once said that Allāh Ta’ala has kept different systems for Masjidul Harām in Makkah and Masjidul Aqsa in Palestine. The system that Allāh Ta’ala has kept for Masjidul Harām is that it will always be under divine protection no matter what the condition of the Muslims may be. Allāh Ta’ala will never allow the Kuffār to take control of the Ka’bah Shareef. That is why, when Abraha and his army of elephants went to attack the Ka’bah, Allāh Ta’ala protected His house using small birds which destroyed Abraha and his powerful army.
However, the system of Masjidul Aqsa is very much different.
The condition of Masjidul Aqsa is based on the condition of the Muslim Ummah. If Muslims live in the obedience of Allāh Ta’ala then Allāh Ta’ala will bless them with the control of the Masjid. But Allāh forbid, if the Muslims move away from the obedience of Allāh Ta’ala, He will take away the control of the blessed lands and hand it over to our enemies.”
While the Barbarian Israel is busy battering the innocent Gaza civilians the Islamic countries are busy building world’s tallest buildings (e.g. Bruj Khalifa) and the world’s first climate-controlled city that will also have the world’s largest shopping center. Isn’t this a manifest display of love of the world?
Emulating the Kuffār
Today we (Muslims) have resolutely entrenched ourselves in the Western ideologies. We have firmly accepted the Western culture to dominate our lives and as time passes the Western influence penetrates more and more deeply into the fiber of Islamic society. In fact, some of us actually take pride in following the Kuffārculture. Rasulullāh (sallallāhu alaihe wasallam) never hated Kuffār, but he detested their ways. Today we are deeply in love with their ways. We have let the West choose for us our lifestyle, the literature that we read, the way we dress-up, the food that we eat with all its harām or doubtful ingredients, the way we perform our wedding ceremonies and so on and so forth.
One of the worst things that the Western Culture has ‘presented’ to us is the constant urge to be entertained. As a result today we have become enslaved to the electronic media that thrives on entertainment. Watching TV (equipped with wide screen TVs, some of our Muslim homes’ living rooms have actually become like ‘theatres’), browsing the filth on the Internet, socializing via Facebook and other social networks – all these vices have become today’s accepted norms. Hours and hours of our precious time is wasted on WhatsApp. Our kids’ spare time is spent in busying themselves with play stations and ipads and we parents watch them with approval.
In a bayān (lecture) Moulana Sulaiman Khatani says during the time he spent in Jordan, they visited anIslamic University while on a gasht (Jawla or visiting Muslim brothers), in the company of two doctors from Syria.  When they entered the University they saw students carrying Bukhari, Muslim and Tirmidhi in their hands but all of them were dressed in jeans and T-shirts and they were all clean shaven. Outwardly there was no display of apparent Sunnah in them. When they entered the Director’s office they met the Head of the Islamic University and he was clad in a suit and a tie and there was a big self-portrait in the office. When themahol (environment) is wrong then we witness such disregard of Islamic ways of life.
What a great irony it is that we Muslims love imitating and aping the very people that are killing and maiming our brothers and sisters and their children! We are not even aware that in itself, this is one of the reasons we are being punished.
Not Fulfilling the Obligation of Amr Bill Ma’roof – Nahy Anil Munkar
Amr Bil Ma’roof  and Nahy Anil Munkar (commanding righteousness and forbidding evil) is a sacred obligation on every Muslim. Regarding this obligation, it is mentioned in the Hadith narrated by Hadhrat Abu Dardaa’ (radhiAllāhu anhu): “Hadhrat ‘Aishah (RadhiAllāhu ‘anha) says: ‘
Once the Holy Prophet (Sallallāhu ‘alaihe wasallam) entered the house and I guessed from his face that something of great importance had occurred. He did not talk to anyone, and after making Wudhu he entered the Masjid. I stood behind the wall to hear what he said. He sat at the pulpit and after praising Allāh, he said, “O Muslims! Allāh has commanded you to call people to good deeds and prevent them from committing sins; otherwise a time will come when you will pray to Him; but He will not listen to you; you will ask your needs of Him, but He will not grant them; you will appeal to Him for His help against your enemies, but He will not help you.” After saying this, he came down from the pulpit.”’ 
Aren’t we witnessing the situation that is described in the above hadith? How many of us are involved in the effort of Da’wat and Tabligh (Amr Bil Ma’roof  and Nahy Anil Munkar)? In fact, once we involve ourselves in this effort, inshaAllāh, the first two vices, and many more, will automatically fade away from our lives.
What Muslims all over the world are going through today is a dire wake-up call for the entire Ummah. Let us totally migrate from the above vices and start obeying Allāh’s commands, bringing the Mubarak Sunāh of our beloved Prophet (sallallāhu alaihe wasallam) into our lives. Let us all make Taubāh and Istighfar and Du’ā in abundance that may Allāh save the Ummah from His wrath…Ameen.
And Allāh Ta’ala Knows Best.

abideen