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Khalid Saifullah
04-20-2016, 04:01 AM
Can we imagine what the ummah would look like had we followed this one teaching seriously? For today we seem to be doing exactly the opposite. There are Muslim women who have been pressured out of observing hijab by friends and relatives. Men and women have been enticed into riba transactions. All innovations (bid'at) and false social practices continue under social pressures. Bribery, backbiting, corruption, indecency, and dishonesty flourish under social approval. It is frightening to see how our real life matches the description given for the hypocrites. For we are warned that if we persuade others to commit a wrong we'll add to our burden of sins by the same amount. It is one thing to commit a wrong out of weakness. It is totally different to advocate the wrong and willingly multiply our burden of sins.

At the collective level also, especially in the Muslim communities in the West, one can see a tendency to avoid raising voice against prevalent and accepted ills. It is far easier to give a pep talk about the virtues of Islam at the Friday Khutbah. At other places one may even hear advocacy of wrong in the name of ijtehad.

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BeTheChange
04-20-2016, 08:53 PM
Asalamualykum,

I think in our parents and grandparents generation we used to see a lot of community policing going on but nowadays everyone keeps themselves to themselves.

The below hadith clearly states what we should do but how many of us actually act upon this advice? Including myself.

"Whoever amongst you sees an evil should change it with his hand. If he is unable to do that then with his tongue. If he is unable to do that, then with his heart, and that is the weakest level of Iman." [Muslim]

& i think what is frightening is the thought that evil will prevail if the good people don't speak up.

May Allah swt help us all be islamic advocates in our words, character and actions Ameen.
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