Thursday, November 27, 2008

Birthday celebrations?

bismillâh ir-rahmân ir-rahîm
In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

May peace be upon you

The only way for you to succeed in both dunya(wordly) and akhirah(hereafter), is for you to cutoff time from your entertainment, from your sleep, and you have to do what you have to do. As a muslim you cannot afford to waste a single moment your lives, not a SINGLE moment. A MUSLIM CANNOT AFFORD TO WASTE ANY TIME, because the clock for you is ticking, and it is a countdown. For you its a countdown. You see the way the Kuffar or some of the Kuffar see it, is that we are in a fight with nature and every year that passes by, we have won against nature. At least that was the perception in 'old-europe'; Its a fight between us and nature. You know in some societies they use to view that they are in harmony with nature for example the native americans, their world view is that we are in harmony with nature. So they wouldn't touch the environment, they wouldn't harm it because they believe that they are all one. However in the western mind, its a challenge between us and nature. Its a fight, and that is why they celebrate birthdays. You find that birthdays is a big thing in the west, why? Because in the old days life was rough and you know you have a few months in the year where you cannot plant and you cannot farm in winter. So life for them was a struggle. So when they lived for another year, they said they have won against the forces of nature. So they celebrate birthday. I have lived for another year, I have defeated the forces of nature therefore I should celebrate my birthday.

But that is not the worldview of a muslim. A muslim believes that your life is already destined. Your not fighting with nature. Your life is already destined. Allah Azza Wa Jal has already ordained the exact time you will spend in dunya(world). So when a year passes by, the way you SHOULD see it as a muslim, you should see it that, I am one year closer to my death. I am getting closer to my grave. So it doesn't make any sense whatsoever for you as a muslim, to bring a cake infront of you and blow the candles and your smiling and so happy when your one year closer to your death. You should be making muhasabbah. You should be holding yourself accountable for that year, not celebrating and taking photos infront of the cake. You should be veiwing it with seriousness,'I AM ONE YEAR CLOSER TO MEETING ALLAH AZZA WA JAL, WHAT HAVE I DONE? DID I PREPARE MYSELF FOR IT?'. One of the statement of Umar r.a was "...hold yourself accountable before you will be hold accountable for what you did" (more or less).

Allahu'alam (Allah Azza Wa Jal knows best)

This is just a reminder for you and myself. May Allah Azza Wa Jal (Mighty and Majestic is He) protect us and guide to the righteous path, Ameen (May it be so).

May Allah Azza Wa Jal forgive me for the shortcomings from what I have wrote.

Glory be to Allah Azza Wa Jal, I testify that there is no diety that is worthy of worship accept Allah s.w.t and Muhammad s.a.w (peace and blessings be upon him) is the last and final messenger, I beg for His (Allah Azza Wa Jal) forgiveness in all the shortcomings that I have made.

Fi Amanillah,
Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sheikh Yusuf Estes Live in Malaysia!!!