Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Whom Do We Worship?

Some worship Allaah, some worship Jesus, some worship other gods. The question is, who are the Muslims worshipping these days? Is it Allaah or is it the new god, Dollar? It's probably not hard to figure out.
Lets take a look:
Daily Salaah - 1-2% of the population in the USA actually visit the mosque on a regular basis.
Jummu'ah - 5-10% of the population in the USA actually attend such prayers.
Well, where is the rest of the 98%-99% of the Muslim population when it comes to the five daily Salaah? Where is the rest of the 90%-95% of the Muslim population when it comes to the Jummu'ah Salaah? Take a guess. They're usually busy working! A blatant disobedience to Allaah when He clearly says in Surah al-Jummu'ah (62) verse 9: "O ye who believe! When the call is proclaimed to prayer on Friday (yawm al jummu'ah), hasten earnestly to the Remembrance of Allah, and leave off business (and traffic): That is best for you if ye but knew!"
Interestingly enough, this verse addresses the Believers, and this is why you'll see those who have Taqwa are still going to the mosques, still observing their five daily Salaah, still giving charity, still fasting, still with the intention of going to Hajj and have been there. What about the rest?
Allaah Himself said in Surah al-Hujuraat (49) verse 14. "The desert Arabs say, "We believe." Say, "Ye have no faith; but ye (only)say, 'We have submitted our wills to Allah,' For not yet has Faith entered your hearts. But if ye obey Allah and His Messenger, He will not belittle aught of your deeds: for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."
Some of the "Muslims" today, are even more brave. They're not even working, they're either home sleeping, watching TV or partaking in some other activity which does not benefit themselves or Islaam.
What does Allaah say about such people?
In Surah al-Kahf (18), verses 103-104, Allaah declares: Say: "Shall we tell you of those who lose most in respect of their deeds? Those whose efforts have been wasted in this life, while they thought that they were acquiring good by their works."
How many of us today think we're doing good, but in reality, we're actually losing out in this world and the hereafter? First, is our work within the halaal means or are we so caught up in the haraam that we've managed to convince ourselves that the haraam is actually halaal?
Are we so busy in obtaining the illusions of this world that we forget the hereafter? There is no harm in getting the good in this life, but at the sacrifice of the hereafter, it doesn't make sense! So why are we so busy in getting this world's glitter and glamour only to leave it? Have we lost all of our senses?
Allaah says in Surah (2) verses 200-201. "So when ye have accomplished your holy rites, celebrate the praises of Allah, as ye used to celebrate the praises of your fathers,- yea, with far more Heart and soul. There are men who say: "Our Lord! Give us (Thy bounties) in this world!" but they will have no portion in the Hereafter. And there are men who say: "Our Lord! Give us good in this world and good in the Hereafter, and defend us from the torment of the Fire!"
Be the People of the Middle Path! Be the People who are the Representatives of Allaah! The life of this world is but a glittering show! Surah (18) verse 7. "That which is on earth we have made but as a glittering show for the earth, in order that We may test them - as to which of them are best in conduct."
Allaah says in Surah (9) verses 38-39: "O ye who believe! what is the matter with you, that, when ye are asked to go forth in the cause of Allah, ye cling heavily to the earth? Do ye prefer the life of this world to the Hereafter? But little is the comfort of this life, as compared with the Hereafter. Unless ye go forth, He will punish you with a grievous penalty, and put others in your place; but Him ye would not harm in the least. For Allah hath power over all things."
Are we waiting for our replacements or are they already here? Allaah knows best!

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