What are our emotions and thoughts driven by? We are Muslims. A Muslim’s emotions and thoughts are driven by the Commandments of Allah سبحانه و تعالى.
Our deficiency of Imaan has resulted in deviations from upright deliberations. Our physical and/ mental growth has taken place in an environment contrary to Imaan and Islam since childhood. Therefore, when a Muslim youth suddenly come across the basic values of his own religion (it is actually Deen – the complete way to lead a life), he dares to disobey in an uncaring way. Whereas, the same individual is engaging in acts and thoughts that completely match the kuffar (non-Muslims) which simply go against Imaan and Islam. Today the common youth from Muslim families is completely unaware of it. His unawareness is even a positively acceptable action in the quarters he lives(!) Rather, religion or religious matter is just a separate domain and labeled as personal matters or a matter confined to a particular group – it has nothing to do with everyday life; this is what his educational, professional and societal circle firmly believes and encourages.
Truth is always true. It cannot be modified or customized by any means. Notions, perceptions and beliefs have varied for ages and centuries. Every individual held his/her own belief, opinion and view. However, as its eternal attribute, the truth could not be altered.
As the slightest concerned Muslim we know, the change that has taken place in an individual Muslim today and Ummah, as a whole, is because of our disconnection with Qur’an and Sunnah. This tragedy did not transpire overnight. It is time we recall the advice of Beloved Rasulullah ﷺ to the Ummah…if we held the Qur’an and Sunnah we would not have left so wretchedly! Shockingly today, we witness with our own eyes that our Abdullahs and Abdur Rahmans are on-street merrymaking in the 31st night…greeting “happy new year” on Facebook…
لاحول ولا قوة إلا بالله العلي العظيم
We cannot turn a blind eye – no! The situation is already worse enough. The foremost responsibility is to see “where I am?”. Right after it, it is every of our responsibility to see, “where my family member is?” This is a circle and environment where we all have something to do. If we sit to relax and pay no heed, the time to become restless, Allah forbid, is coming.