In current times, millions among the non- Muslims are unaware of Islam. Many more millions among the masses of this world are totally unfamiliar with the fundamental teachings of Islam. It is indeed an irrefutable fact that some of the non- Muslims attempt to demean and disgrace Islam and Muslims, the more exposure is afforded to the Noble Deen of Allah Ta’ala.
All praise is for Allah. We praise Him and seek assistance from Him and we seek forgiveness from Him. We also seek refuge from Allah Ta’ala for our sinful actions and the evil lurking within us. Whoever Allah Ta’ala guides there’s none that can misguide him, and whoever Allah Ta’ala misguides there’s none to guide him.
Our beloved Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) mentions the incident of Kifal during the reign of Bani Isra’eel. Kifal lived a life of extravagance and adopted some of the most indecent and lewd ways of living. He was notorious among the people as a womaniser, an adulterer and an immoral person.
The Muslim segment of the Ummah of Nabi (Salallahu Alaihi wa Sallam), is ONE massive family unit, “like one single body”. Viewed against this backdrop, brotherhood (“ukhuwwa”) is an absolutely essential ingredient for success. The call by Allah Ta’ala to hold fast all together “to the rope of Allah” is a clear signal for a strongly united Ummah.
“Go green” is the current buzz-word to encourage people to protect the environment and conserve natural resources. While the rest of the world woke up fairly recently to the reality that the natural resources that we have been blessed with should not be wasted, Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) taught the Ummah more than 14 centuries ago the lesson of conservation and of totally avoiding israaf.
Worshipping Allah Jalla Shaanuhu and being obedient to the laws of Allah (Jalla Shaanuhu) generates noor (light). The opposite is equally true, committing a sin drowns one in gloom, grief, darkness and depression. Ah, just ponder about the condition of insaan if only he cultivates a deep desire to: