In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.
[Militant Secularists Entice Ignorant Sinners] –Follow Our Path, Be Progressive, Be Liberated, Its Your Human Right, Take Off Your Hijaab…!!!
A Promise of The Unbelievers of Old
Allaah [The Most High] said:
وَقَالَ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا لِلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّبِعُوا سَبِيلَنَا وَلْنَحْمِلْ خَطَايَاكُمْ وَمَا هُم بِحَامِلِينَ مِنْ خَطَايَاهُم مِّن شَيْءٍ ۖ إِنَّهُمْ لَكَاذِبُونَ
And those who disbelieve say to those who believe: “Follow our way and we will verily bear your sins,” never will they bear anything of their sins. Surely, they are liars.
Imaam Ibn Katheer [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said: Allaah [The Most High] informed us about the disbelievers of Quraish that they said to those amongst them who believed (in the message of Muhammad) and followed the (right) guidance, “Abandon your religion, return to our religion and follow our way. We will verily bear your sins if you have any”, just as a person says, “Do this and your sin is upon my neck”. So Allaah declared their statement false, saying that never will they bear anything of their sins. Surely, they are liars. That is because no one will bear anything of the sins of others. [Tafseer Ibn katheer]
Al-Allaamah Saaleh Al-Fawzaan [may Allaah preserve him] stated about the callers to misguidance: They do not say to the people, “Come to the hell fire!!” They say, “Come towards progression and civilization (as opposed to the old lifestyles), towards development and conformity with the nations. Do not remain old fashioned and rigid”. The meaning of this is to abandon your religion and go along with the people. These (people) are callers to the gates of hell fire- they call (the Muslims) to abandon their religion and affiliate themselves to the unbelievers. This is the call to the hell fire because the hell fire is a promise for the unbelievers. They call the people to that which the people of hell fire are upon – the disbelievers, the idolaters and the atheists. How numerous are these callers in the Islamic World today! Laa Hawla Walaa Quwwata Illaa Billaah! (1)
Be Liberated! Imaam Muhammad Bin Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen said: If a liberated [or free person] says this and intends by it freedom from slavery to the creation, then yes he is free from slavery to the creation. However, if he intends by this that he is liberated (freed) from servitude to Allaah [The Mighty and Majestic], then indeed he has erred in his understanding of servitude and he does not understand the meaning of freedom. That is because servitude to other than Allaah is bondage. As for servitude to Allaah [The Mighty and Majestic], then this is real freedom because if he does not humble himself to Allaah, he will humble himself to other than Allaah. So he deceives himself when he says that he is free [or liberated]- meaning: he is liberated from obedience to Allaah. [An Excerpt from ‘Al-Manaahiy al-Laf’dhiyyah: page: 117]
Abu Hurairah [may Allaah be pleased with him] narrated that the Messenger of Allaah [peace and blessings be upon him], said, “The worldly life is a prison for the believer [in Allaah and the final Messenger] and a paradise for the disbeliever (in Allaah and the final Messenger)”. [Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2956]
Imaam An-Nawawi [may Allaah have mercy be upon him] said: Every believer is imprisoned and prevented – in the worldly life – from evil and repugnant desires and obligated to perform demanding acts of obedience. But after death, he relaxes and receives what Allaah [The Exalted] promised of permanent bliss and perfect relaxation. As for the disbeliever [in Allaah and the final Messenger], he gets what he receives in the worldly life together with the fact that it is very little and disrupted by distress. And after he dies, he finds himself in permanent punishment and eternal wretchedness. [Sharh Saheeh Muslim 18/74. Daar Al-Kutub Al-Ilmiyyah. 1st Edition 1421AH (2000)]
Imaam Muhammad Ibn Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said: Regardless how great the affair of the worldly life is – its good days and its dwelling places (surrounded by beautiful trees, plants, scenery etc), then indeed it is like a prison for the believer, because a believer looks forward to a bliss that is better, more perfect and loftier. As for the disbeliever [in Allaah and the final Messenger], the worldly life is his paradise because he enjoys himself in it [i.e. outside the boundaries of halaal and haraam] and forgets the afterlife, and thus becomes like those about whom Allaah [The Exalted] stated: [وَٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ يَتَمَتَّعُونَ وَيَأۡكُلُونَ كَمَا تَأۡكُلُ ٱلۡأَنۡعَـٰمُ وَٱلنَّارُ مَثۡوً۬ى لَّهُمۡ – Those who disbelieve enjoy themselves and eat as cattle eat, and the Fire will be their abode]. [Surah Muhammad Aayah 12]
Therefore, when the disbeliever dies, he does not find anything in front of him except the fire and Allaah’s punishment, and woe to the people of the fire. So that which is found in the worldly life of distress, grief, sadness and sorrow is like a paradise in relation to the state of affairs of the disbeliever [in Allaah and the final Messenger], because he will leave this world to receive Allaah’s punishment.
It has been mentioned about Ibn Hajar Al Asqalaani – the author of Fat’hul Baari – that he used to be the chief of the judges in Egypt in his era, and he used go past the market with an entourage. So, one day a Yahoodi stopped him and said, “Your Prophet said, ‘The worldly life is a prison of the believer and paradise of the disbeliever’, and how can this be the case whilst you are in a state of luxury and joy, and I am in a state of extreme poverty and low status?” So, Ibn Hajr said to him, “If in your view I am in state of joy and that people are at my service, then this state is a prison in comparison to what a believer will receive of bliss in Paradise. As for yourself, even though you are in state of extreme poverty and low status, then it is like paradise in comparison to what a disbeliever will receive in the fire”. So, the Yahoodi was amazed by this statement and then testified that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allaah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allaah. [https://binothaimeen.net/content/8835 ]
Al-Allaamah Saaleh Aala Shaikh [may Allaah preserve him] said, “The Declaration of Human Rights has its own circumstances and motives, and it also has its objectives that serve the principles of the major colonial empires. This term is oft-repeated, but it is obligated on a Muslim to be proud of his religion, confident that the rights a person has is great if granted by Allaah [The Almighty], because no one is more knowledgeable than Allaah regarding the affairs of the creation and what is best for them, as Allaah [The Almighty] said: [أَلَا يَعْلَمُ مَنْ خَلَقَ وَهُوَ اللَّطِيفُ الْخَبِيرُ – Should not He Who has created know? And He is the Most Kind and Courteous (to His slaves) All-Aware (of everything)]. [Surah Al-Mulk. Aayah 14] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRkeYjcJ728
Shall I Show You a Woman of Paradise?!
Ataa Bin Abee Rabah [may Allaah have mercy upon him] narrated: Ibn Abbaas [may Allaah be pleased with him and his father] said to me, “Shall I show you a woman of the people of Paradise?” I said, “Yes.” He said, “This black lady came to the Prophet [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] and said, ‘I get attacks of epilepsy and my body becomes uncovered; please invoke Allah for me.’ The Prophet said (to her), ‘If you wish, be patient and you will have Paradise; and if you wish, I will invoke Allah to cure you.’ She said, ‘I will remain patient,’ and added, ‘but I become uncovered, so please invoke Allah for me that I may not become uncovered.’ So he invoked Allah for her.” [Saheeh Al-Bukhaari 5652 & Saheeh Muslim 2576]
Let us reflect on the story of this great woman! This woman had faith, truthfulness, honesty, purity, religion and modesty. With this great difficulty and affliction – the epilepsy that afflicted her, made her anxious and worried, hurt and made her restless – she went to the Prophet [peace and blessings be upon him] to supplicate for her so that the harm and calamity that afflicted her is removed. The Prophet [peace and blessings be upon him] guided her to what is greater than what she sought after, which was that she exercise patience whilst facing that hardship, trial and tribulation, and the end result will be Paradise. So, she chose the good end and the beautiful abode – to be among the people of Paradise with the guarantee of Allaah’s Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] if she exercised patience.
She [may Allaah be pleased with her] chose to exercise patience, except that she was still worried because of the exposure of some of her body parts that should not be seen (by her non-Mahrams) whenever she had an epileptic fit, even though she was excused whilst in that state of illness that was beyond her control. However, her great modesty, the strength of her faith and the purity of her heart made her worry the most about this exposure. She chose to exercise patience and attain Paradise, but she said to the Prophet, “Indeed, I become uncovered (during the epileptic fit)” -meaning, “I cannot bear this affair even though it happens without my choice”. Allaah’s Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] supplicated for her and thereafter she used to have the epileptic fits, but never used to become uncovered due to the supplication of the Prophet.
The story of this great woman is transmitted in the subject matter regarding noble manners, beautiful qualities, good values, the beauty of modesty and the purity of a heart. She said, “But I become uncovered, so please invoke Allaah for me that I may not become uncovered”. This uncovering, which occurred without volition and choice, and in such a situation she is not blamed, however it still troubled and worried her. When this is her state of affairs – and what a noble state of affairs, then how about a woman who uncovers, reveals her beauty (to other than those relatives who are allowed to see certain parts of her body), displays her charms, exposes her beauty by her own volition and choice, careless and unconcerned, neither shy nor concerned about (this aspect) of faith?! She hears the verses of the Qur’aan and the narrations of Allaah’s Messenger, hears about the punishments and warning related to unveiling,, but she neither pays attention to any of that nor does she care.
This woman, who is from the people of Paradise, was excused because of her epilepsy, and she detested that uncovering; but as for what occurs from many women with regards to revealing, uncovering and displaying (body parts that should not be seen by non mahrams), this is another type of ailment and they are not excused, because it is an ailment of vain desires due to weak faith, weak religious practice and lack of modesty due to being stricken with vain desires and going after forbidden pleasures, and thus one neither cares nor worries whether what (he or she) does pleases or angers Allaah. This type of ailment has become great in this time due to the many temptations, various types of desires and motives in people’s lives.
Imam Ibnul Qayyim [may Allaah have mercy upon him] – in his great book, Zaadul Ma’aad – spoke about this type of ailment and the condition of people with it, what befell many people as a result of severe temptation, the turmoil that ravaged faith and certainty, shook morals and modesty. He was speaking about the condition of people in his time, so what would he have said if he witnessed the condition of the people in a later era due to the numerous temptations? He stated, “The devils mostly overcome people due to their little adherence to the religion, the decline of the reality of Dhikr (remembrance of Allaah) in their hearts and on their tongues, and (the absence of ultilising) the Prophetic supplications through which one seeks fortification and Allaah’s protection, so a malicious shaytaan approaches a man who is not armed (with adherence to the religion and supplications) and maybe he was naked at the time and got affected. If Allaah was to reveal the true state of that which is hidden, you will find that the majority of human souls have been afflicted with these malicious devils – in the captivity and grip of these devils, directed by them wherever they wish, and they are neither able to stop nor oppose them.
The treatment of this ailment is (attained) by attaching a sound mind to belief in what the Messengers brought – giving consideration to paradise and hell as true realities and as the focus of one’s heart, calling to mind the affair of the people of this worldly life, the arrival of punishments and afflictions on them and its occurrence near their homes as raindrops, which is a type of seizure from which one cannot recover. Severe indeed is this type of ailment (i.e. sinful behaviour), but when the affliction became so widespread to the extent that one does not see except another person afflicted with this ailment, one is neither surprised nor shows disapproval; rather, it became – for a large number of people who are afflicted with this ailment – strange to disapprove of it. If Allaah wishes good for someone, He grants such a person insight into the true reality of this ailment, so the person looks at the sick people around him or (her) in their different states of illness – among them one who is in a permanent state of madness (delusion, irrationality due to sinning), and among them is one who sometimes recovers for a short period and then returns to his state of madness; and there is one who recovers once, but return to that state of madness again- performs the deeds of the people who are sensible and are (not trapped in sinning) when he recovers, but then the ailment (i.e. sinful behaviour) returns to him and he strays”. [An Excerpt from (موعظة النساء – Pages 29-31]
We ask Allaajh to protect us from the enemies of the Messengers – those who beautify evil to humankind. Allaah [The Exalted] said:
وَكَذَٲلِكَ جَعَلۡنَا لِكُلِّ نَبِىٍّ عَدُوًّ۬ا شَيَـٰطِينَ ٱلۡإِنسِ وَٱلۡجِنِّ يُوحِى بَعۡضُهُمۡ إِلَىٰ بَعۡضٍ۬ زُخۡرُفَ ٱلۡقَوۡلِ غُرُورً۬اۚ وَلَوۡ شَآءَ رَبُّكَ مَا فَعَلُوهُۖ فَذَرۡهُمۡ وَمَا يَفۡتَرُونَ
And so We have appointed for every Prophet enemies – Shayaateen (devils) among mankind and jinns, inspiring one another with adorned speech as a delusion (or by way of deception). If your Lord had so willed, they would not have done it, so leave them alone with their fabrications.” [Soorah Al-An’aam: Ayah 112]
Allaah [Glorified be He and free is He from all imperfections] stated that they aid one another in opposing the command of the Prophets with what some of them inspire others of adorned speech, so that the gullible and feeble minded people are misled by it. He [The Most High] stated the reason behind a perpetrator’s [adorned speech] and the reason why it is accepted by the people; then He [The Most High] mentioned [in ayah 113 Al-An’aam] the effects it has on those ignorant souls. When those souls incline towards such adorned speech and become pleased with it, they carry out what it calls them to do -in speech and action. Therefore, ponder upon these verses and the sublime meanings they convey, for they clarify the roots of false principles and alert a person against them. And if you ponder upon the statements of the people of falsehood, you will indeed find them clothed with expressions and presented in a good light with sophisticated terms, which are quickly accepted by those deprived of sound discernment-to the extent that the wicked sinners would give [good] names to the greatest types of wicked deeds. [An Excerpt from As-Sawaa-iq al-Mursalah of Imaam Ibnul Qayyim: 2/438). Slightly paraphrased]
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