1. By Al-Asr @ (the Token of) Time (through the ages),
2. Inna al-insana lafee khusrin
2. Verily Man is in loss,
3. Illa allatheena amanoo waAAamiloo alssalihati watawasaw bialhaqqi watawasaw bialssabri
3. Except those who believe (in Islamic Monotheism) and do righteous good deeds, and recommend one another to the Truth (i.e. order one another to perform all kinds of good deeds ( Al-Ma'aruf) which Allah has ordained, and abstain from all kinds of sins and evil deeds ( Al Munkar) which Allah has forbidden and recommend one another to patience (for the sufferings, harms and injuries (physical, mental or spiritual) which one may encounter whilst striving in Allah's Cause during his or her preaching @ Dakwah al Islamiyah of Islamic Monotheism or Jihad, etc.
"Whoever guides (another) to a good deed will get a reward similar to the one who performs it." Sahih Muslim
"Invite (all) to the Way of thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious." Qur'ân 16:125
"Let there arise out of you a band of people inviting to all that is good, enjoining what is right, and forbidding what is wrong: They are the ones to attain felicity (bliss)" Qur'ân 3:104
"Whosoever intercedes for a good cause will have the reward thereof, and whosoever intercedes for an evil cause will have a share in its burden. And Allâh is Ever All-Able to do (and also an All-Witness to) everything." Qur'an 4:85
SadaqAllah Al Azhim.
Those of us Muslims who abide by these commandments of Almighty Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala and go do our duty towards our fellow Muslims by advising them against getting distracted by the current tendency to indulge in hedonism are accused by the ignorants amongst the Ummah or even by the Kaffirs of trying to be the moral police and asked to mind our own business?If we who are true Muslims or those striving to be so are to listen to these ignorants, then we must be prepared to join them in the Hellfire which Almighty Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala has prepared to those who defy Him?
If we are to mind our own business and just let the ones amongst our Ikhwanul Muslimin to go with the hedonistic flow that is sweeping this going crazy country, then we have no reasons to remain as Muslims and claim to be amongst those who submit to Allah Azza Wa Jalla!
The true Muslim must not listen to these wayward voices of those who are Kuffur towards Ar Rahman and instead remain firm and strong against all these Jahiliyyah's Laknatullah's!
I for one will remain committed towards my duty as a Muslim and continue calling my fellow Muslims towards the Mercy and Salvation that Allah Ar Rahman Ar Raheem has prepared for us.
I care not about those Ahlul Maksiat who wish that I would join them in their ways or mind my own business as they wish?
This is my business. Calling my fellow Muslims to the Truth of Islam and together with my fellow Muslim brothers and sisters do what we can to stop the rot!
I couldn't care less about the objections of those who remain defiant towards the Commandments of Almighty Allah and also to my detractors out there.
La haula wala quwwata illa billah hil aliyyul azhim bil sulthanik!
The Muslims of today have before them unlimited access to the religious knowledge and resources of 'Ilm.
Tremendous amounts of money is being wasted in promoting or propagating hedonistic pursuits whilst the welfare and charity of the common people of this country is being neglected by the current Government of Malaysia practically throughout the passage of time.
Even the Malay Sultanates are splurging the resources of this country and remaining indifferent to the moral, social and economic decline of the Muslim masses over whom they are supposed to protect and take care of by going along with the wasteful practices of the ruling authority who spend so much of the taxpayers money which could and should be used to provide for the country's poor and suffering millions, regardless of their creed or ethnic background?
I fear for this nation.
Calamities after calamities which were unheard of are now occurring at frequent intervals which to me seems to be a premonition of worsening disasters which will render this country untold devastation as a result of the raging hedonism that is practically swamping our beloved motherland by each passing second whilst the masses are fast drowning themselves with nonstop entertainment!
A growing majority of Muslims here in Malaysia are oblivious to their responsibilities to be upright Muslims worth their name and many are just pretending to be Muslims in the real, actual sense of the word!
Although outwardly, the Muslims might seem to be more Islamic by way of their dressing but in the urban areas, I see lots more Muslims who go about appearing like Jahiliyyahs and behaving as such?
The masjids of this nation get full up only during the Friday prayers but the majority of those who go there are ignorant of the do's and don'ts of attending the Juma'at prayers.
Many flock around traders and medicine sellers who hawk their goods oblivious to the Khutba that is being read by the Khatib in the masjids.
This is the scene that I took after the Juma'at prayers. It was a larger crowd when I first came upon them when the Khutba was about to be read.
Na'uzubillah himin zalik! When will my fellow Muslims ever learn?
In the Qur'an, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala commands us :
O ye who believe! When the call is proclaimed to prayer on Friday (the Day of Assembly), hasten earnestly to the Remembrance of Allah, and leave off business (and traffic): That is best for you if ye but knew! (Qur'an 62:9)
I know that Muslims of today are easily distracted by the outside attractions of traders who display their merchandise or trade goods because of the way the Khatibs of today are just reading prepared texts from JAKIM and at times such readings do not really have any significance to the issues that the particular community or congregation are facing which in turn drives them away to the sidewalks bordering the masjid compounds.
The Khatibs read instead of preach as they should!
Yes, the Khatibs of today are reduced to reading prepared texts by the so called Islamic Development Department of the Federal Government of Malaysia contrary to the Sunnah of Rasul Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam where Khatibs are supposed to preach to the attending Muslim jama'ah and speak about current issues that affect the Ummah of the area.
All these deviations from the true practices of Islam have resulted in a superficial display of Islam which does not have its roots in the actual Ad Deenul Islam as commanded to us by Allah Azza Wa Jalla and what the Blessed Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam has enjoined us to live our life's by?
The majority of Malaysia's Muslims are living a life steeped in hedonism and parents are so proud to have their sons or daughters turn to earning their livelihood as singers and artistes.
As the majority of Malaysia's Muslims are Malays, its not a surprise to see this particular ethnicity drown in Maksiat and commit Al-Munkar without any hindrance as the so called Islamic oriented authorities are the very patrons and sponsors of all these hedonistic pursuits!
The repercussions of all these hedonistic pursuits bear fruit in the growing number of illegitimate offspring's of the going crazy Malay majority who are thinking that 'it's okay in Malaysia?'
All the burgeoning cases of adultery, unbridled sexual promiscuity and wanton acts of socially and morally abhorable displays of social rot are arrogantly highlighted by the media of this country and many seem fixated in getting into the media spotlight unashamedly just to be regarded as those who are the glamor puss and society's creme de la creme.
Where is all these going to lead the country's citizens?
The rulers of this country are those who will be held responsible for the decline of its people in the moral and social aspect of their fast degrading life's.
I can just pray that Muslims who are reading this will reflect on the actual reality plaguing us and do what is necessary to stop the rot from destroying this land in the real sense of the word failing which just brace ourselves to face the impending disasters that are coming at us?
Na'uzubillahi min zalik!