Are these acts (imitating the kuffaar) not bringing displeasure? What type of muhabbat (love) do you profess?
Look at it this way: You have a friend who professes to have muhabbat for you. You also have an enemy. Now, your friend, who professes to have affection for you, deliberately wears the clothes that your enemy wears. Will you be pleased? Will you tolerate it?
No, you will not be pleased, and you will not tolerate your friends action. So, how do you expect Allah Taala to be pleased?
That person, that Muslim, who believes in Me, has adopted the dress of others! Will there not be cause for Him to show displeasure? Definitely He will be displeased.
This persons religion has not changed. However, in his heart which should have expressed Islamic values at the practical level, that amount of change has occurred! Therefore, displeasure!
Coming back to your friend: He says, Brother, I have muhabbat for you.
Your response is, "That I do not deny. But, is this the quality of your muhabbat that you have donned the clothes of my enemy? Just how much displeasure are you not causing me? Just stop to think for a while!
In the same way Allah Taala is saying, 0 Muslim! I have specified for you an Islamic uniform, that, when you leave your home, you be recognised as a Muslim! From top to bottom, you should be identified as a Muslim!
The dread and fear that should have been in you, for Me, you have replaced with fear of My enemies? So much so, that you have changed your dressing and appearance? Is this how much you fear them? Whereas My khauf (fear) should have been greater than everything else!
UNIFORMS OF THE KUFFAAR - MOULANA MASEEHULLAH RAHMATULLAH ALAYH - PART 1
Allah Taala time and again states: "0 ye who believe in Me! Fear me!”
Do not commit such acts which are contrary to belief in Me! Do not follow the ways of other nations. Your affairs and dealings should not be like theirs. Your habits should not be like theirs. Your apparel, your speech and conversation, your sitting and standing, your moving about and travelling, your gazing and looking, your homelife, your appearance, your styles and modes, should not be like theirs. You are Muslim!
What we are discussing is mushabahat - imitation.
What can one do? But at times, in order to make you understand, one has to make use of an English word. The word is uniform. All of you know what it means. It is the special style, mode or dress belonging to a specific group.
The police force forms one specific government department. The armed force also forms a specific department in the government. Now, are their respective outfits the same? The answer is no.
Take the different ranks within each group: Are the outfits exactly the same for everybody, or are there differences to distinguish one rank from another?
Obviously, there are differences.
The same will apply to the other forces - the navy, the air force, etc.
Take the rank of captain in each force. The uniform and insignia of the captain will differ from other ranks in the same force, as well as from the same rank in the 'other forces. The captain in each force will thereby be identified as a captain belonging to his specific force.
If the captain in the police force were to wear the uniform and insignia of a captain in the defence force, he will be guilty of having committed an offence.
If, in his defence, he was to state, I have not adopted the uniform of another country. The uniform I am wearing is, after all, that of the same government, will he be let off? Of course not! He will still be found guilty of having committed an offence.
These examples are being used to make the little ones understand. May Allah Taala make it that we can understand!
The issue is quite clear and simple.
If a captain in the police force were to don the uniform of a captain in the army, and he were to present himself to one of his superiors, the Inspector-General for example, the conversation would go something like this:
I-G: And who are you?
Capt: Sir! I am one of the captains serving under you.
(The whole country’s police force is under the Inspector-General.)
I-G: But the uniform you are wearing is that of an army captain. What is the meaning of this impudence?
(Understandably, he is not only upset, but offended as well.)
I-G: How do you expect me to recognise you? By your uniform I would have taken you to be a captain in the defence force. Yet you state that you are one of my captains in the police force!
The captain will be duly charged and suspended from duties. A hearing will take place as to why he wore the uniform of a captain in the army. If it is found that he had sufficient justification, he would be re-instated. If no justification is found, he will be dismissed from his office.
Do you get the point? Just for slightly changing his clothes, charges have been laid. For a while, even if this period is very short, he has been said to be an offender, and has been suspended from duties. Is this not an ignominy, a disgrace, a slur on his character? His subsequent dismissal is another matter.
So, for this short while, is it not a situation of Fatamassukumunnaar - the Fire touching him? By committing an offence, and being an offender, is he not facing the possibility of dismissal?
This is why these matters have to be explained.
Now do you understand, children? Bach-cho... bacho! (Oh children save yourselves)
Guard yourselves from adopting the dealings and lifestyles - the mu'amulat and muasharat - of the non-Muslims: their clothing and dressing, their form and appearance, their ways of eating and drinking, etc.
Those who have niade zulm on themselves by not bringing iman on Allah Taala, do not make your appearance, your features, like theirs. It should not happen that the punishment that is going to befall them, befalls you!
Accepted that on the basis of iman and believing in Us, We forgive you. However, for a few days, by virtue of the fact that you imitated their ways and modes, and thereby became offenders, We will suspend your entrance into Jannat. Not dismissed permanently. No. Dismissal is for the non-Muslims, the kuffar. But it could happen that you are suspended for a few days when you come in Our Presence, and permission to enter that home from which you had originally come, is not granted as yet.
In our worldly situation, if any noble and respectable person is suspended even for one day, how much shame will he not suffer because of his honour being besmirched.
And just think: one day in the Hereafter is equivalent to a thousand years in this world! This is stated in the Quran Shareef.
This is nothing to be amazed about. You must be aware that even here on earth there are certain countries where the sun does not set for six months - that one day will last six months. So, why be amazed that one day in the Hereafter can equal a thousand years here?
If an offender is given one day’s punishment in the Hereafter, it will be equivalent to one thousand years here.
However, this offender has not been banished to Jahannam forever. He is not being deprived of Jannat forever. His entrance to Jannat has been suspended for some time.
For this reason that the iman with which you have been sent, you have incorporated in it the appearance of another, a non-Muslim. His religion of shirk and kufr you have not adopted, but you have surely adopted his modes, his styles, his appearance - the features of mutineers and rebels.
DARUL IFTAA WESTERN CAPE LISTERIOSIS OUTBREAK AND THE MUSLIM CONSUMER
Recently we are inundated with queries related to the above outbreak which claimed more than 180 lives.
Our Response: Almighty Allah commanded humanity:
"Oh Mankind eat from what is in the earth lawful and pure(nutritious, wholesome, organic etc).
The source of the outbreak was traced to Rainbow Chickens an MJC-Sanha certified entity. This affects Muslims in general. Not only are the above entity a murder, death-camp for chickens as they are mechanically killed instead of Islamically slaughtered it also imports white slime( mixture of chicken carcasses and meat pressure forced through a machine to form a slime that is added in processed products). Hence Sanha has withdrawn its certification of processed meats from Rainbow over 7 years agodue to non compliance of imported Brazilian meat. The MJC however continue to certify despite the harm, filth and health risks it poses for consumers. Processed foods (polony, viennas, nuggets etc ) is a leading cause of major sicknesses and diseases. It is laiden with artificial colouring and other harmful elements to make it addictive and tasty. We are feeding our bodies filth and contributing to our own destruction whilst the Halaal bodies are coining it.
We Advise the following: 1. Refrain from all Rainbow Chicken and by products and their processed line. 2. Refrain from all local polonies, viennas etc. 3. Include healthy alternatives.
Listeriosis is a deadly disease which can be avoided through abstinence.
After your Shi’ah friend tries to unsuccessfully confuse you with, now it’s your turn to confuse him by asking him the questions below:
1. Shi’ahs, in defense of Imamate say: “Could Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam not appoint a successor who could lead the Muslims just as he did?” Isn’t this reasoning flawed as it means that the Sahabah didn’t have the capacity to identify and elect a capable person in their midst? If Allah commanded Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam to do shura (mutually consult) during his lifetime with the Sahabah, notwithstanding receiving wahi (divne revelation), the why can the Sahabah not follow the same example?
2. There are over 40 different Shi’ah sub-sects, each one branding the other as Kaafir. Kindly state which Sh’iah sect is the correct one, and why?
3. Until 300 years after the death of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam, there was no such a thing as “Ithna ‘Ashari Shi’ah.” Was Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam really the founder of this sect? Can a religion flourish wherein thousands became apostate, and only three or four remained faithful?
In which direction did Sayyidina ‘Ali Radiallahu Anhu face when making sajdah at time of his birth inside the Ka'ba? According to Shi’ah mythology, Sayyidina ‘Ali Radiallahu Anhu was born inside the Ka'ba. The ridiculous story goes like this: his mother was performing tawaf of the Ka'bah when she started experiencing birth pains. Miraculously the walls of the Ka’bah opened up, and she stayed therein for three days, and was miraculously provided for by Allah. Now, it’s a recorded fact of history that the inside walls of the Ka'ba were decorated by Idols and images of pagan gods, so no matter which direction Imam was facing when he went into prostration after birth, he would be facing an idol!
4. If Sayyadina ‘Alii Radiallahu Anhu was supposed to be the first successor of Islam, was Allah so weak that He couldn’t make this happen? Was Allah also scared of the Sahabah that He allowed three Caliphs to usurp this position before giving it to Sayyidina ‘Ali Radiallahu Anhu?
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