ISLAMIC RULINGS ON VALENTINE’S DAY CELEBRATION

As-salamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuh my dear brothers and sisters in Islam. Received this earlier today so I decided to share it. It goes thus:

Valentine’s Day is a jaahili Roman festival, which continued to be celebrated until after the Romans became Christian. This festival became connected with the saint known as Valentine who was sentenced to death on 14 February 270 CE. The kuffaar still celebrate this festival, during which immorality and evil are practiced widely.

It is not permissible for a Muslim to be part of anything that the kuffaar do even if they have proof for it. Allah has warned us in Quran 3:100 that if we follow non Muslims in general, they will deviate us into kufur. Today we are witnessing some Muslim brothers and sisters even dating non Muslims to the extent of deviating from Islam into kufur Astaqfirullah.

How can we sell our eeman because of so called LOVE? Let me make it clear to our ignorant brothers and sisters that such relationship will never last and you may end up dying into kufur for everlasting punishment from Allah so please quit today because you may die tomorrow. Going to beaches and entertainment centres to the extend of missing your Salaat and intermixing with opposite sex is purely an act of ignorance and senseless excuse me to say. Islam taught us to love our partners each day not yearly show off.

A sister recently cried to me that she abandoned her parents, deen and family because of loving and marrying a christian and leaving Islam few years ago and now that she need the man more after having 3 kids with him, the man has divorced her and has taking the kids from her to his new wife subhaanAllah.

She claim her parents has cursed her when she ignored their disapproval so she can’t go back home. Do you want to go through similar punishment from Allah?

Allah love those who repent so lets repent and avoid following our heart desires due to satanic influences. Tell your non Muslim friends that Valentine has no place in Islam as such you are out of it.

No need to wish them, receive call from them, respond to any of their text messages. We should not do any of their rituals on that day and should behave like any other day. If you disagree, keep your decision to yourself please. This is the standard for almost all known scholars which you can read online if you bother to research and read.

May Allah protect us from ignorance and satanic influences. Aameen.

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HOW HER WORDS MADE ME FIRMER.

Last Friday I went to a function. It was this big occasion such that revered public figures were in attendance so of course many people attended it too. Ideally for ladies – giving precedence to the modern society, for such grand occasions they are expected to doll-up and apply so much makeup that perhaps you won’t recognize some at first glance. Probably done to attract the opposite sex.
I, on the other hand dressed coolly. My makeup was light and Alhamdulillah I was wearing the correct Hijab. All things were going well – I snapped pictures although I went with the intention of not snapping one.
Moments later, I met a close friend of mine. It’s been long since I saw her last so I was happy to see her. She, considering the high-profile occasion dressed gorgeously. I must admit, she looked Fabush! We exchanged pleasantries and I was called to snap more pictures so I had to leave her. After I was done, she came back and met me with a friend and she spoke some words to me that pierced the very core of my heart. She said to me, translated to English “look at your fellows, they all look so gorgeous but just look at you… You Look like a villager! blah blah blah” I was taken aback. For a moment, I didn’t know how to reply her. So being my usual self, I smiled and said to her “whatever”. We bid farewell and then she left.
As I departed the ground and I was walking back to my car, I thought to myself.. Did my hijab intimidate her that much? Albeit I felt a tinge bit of sadness mixed with anger because 1. Of what she said and 2. My shoe strap cut-off and I parked my car far away because of the maximum security there (Hell I had every reason to be infuriated at that moment!) But, I gathered my acts together and said to myself. Congratulations girl! You did it! Your hijab probably repelled an evil eye! Those men were probably forced to lower their gaze!
Her words made me stronger. That moment my love for hijab propelled. I felt more confident because I know if people there were to judge me, it will be for my personality, integrity and self esteem.
Western civilization has given womanhood a new shade. Women are mentally being forced to be objects rather than subjects and are being oppressed by being subjected to conform with the modern standards of beauty and sexuality. Unless a woman defines her body and presents it to the world, she would not be accorded any recognition. People will think she’s outdated.
Women should open their eyes and discover their worth. They should not let people delude them and force them to shirk their obligations towards hijab. Allah commanded the believing women to guard their chastity.
Sisters, you are beautiful and you don’t need the world to assert that to you. You are worth more than the compliments you get from people. You are a servant of Al-Musawwir (the Shaper of Beauty). Celebrate the praises of your Lord and ask Him for forgiveness.
May Allah guide us to the truth and may He keep us firm on it, ameen!

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MY HIJAB STORY

Alhamdulillah! It’s almost #WorldHijabDay and I wish to share my hijab story with you. I was born and raised in a muslim family but the concept of hijab wasn’t stressed that much notwithstanding the fact that our parents (may Allah bless them) never allowed us to go out without covering our hair and Alhamdulillah we wore modest clothes. But that was all that I knew about Hijab – I’ve always thought it’s a way to differentiate us from the kuffar and that was it. So long as I’ll cover my hair with a headscarf, It doesn’t matter if I wear tight garments – hijab meant literally just a headscarf to me.

Until about 2-3 years back when I lost my brother inlaw. There and then it hit me – I realised that life is just a sojourn and someday we will all depart. Albeit that loss shattered me, it was my key to set my soul free from the shackles of life. Long story short, amongst the things I wanted to do was to start observing the full hijab.

At first, the going was tough. I grew up in an environment where implementing hijab is a matter of will. I never got the zeal and drive to cover-up completely. So I started wearing it after listening to Kamal El-mekki’s To Veil or Not To Veil? but I couldn’t keep up because it was an iman Rush that pushed me to it and I didn’t follow the withholding procedure so I dropped it. But like I said, my soul was about to be set free from the shackles of this dunya.

I didn’t give up. When next I had the iman Rush, I went about with it systematically. I started reading about Hijab and its paramount purpose in islam. I came across #WorldHijabDay last year and I took part actively in supporting it on Twitter when people were not much in support of it even though I maintained being a “partial Hijabi” as I call it.

I kept on dropping it each time but I never gave up. My ulterior motive was to get closer to Allah and since He prescribed it for us in the Qur’an then I knew Hijab was the right choice. I continued pushing hard.

It wasn’t until recently that I finally settled to become a full time Hijabi. Ever since, my life has changed. I now feel liberated, safer, secured, protected, a better person and above all; closer to Allah.

As for those who criticize the Hijab, they don’t know how liberating it is. It sets one free from being a slave of modern standards of beauty and sexuality. Women who wear hijab are not subjected to being judged by their physical appearance but rather by their personality, integrity and inner beauty – something all ladies deserve to be judged with.

Everything which Allah made beautiful, He clothes. Allah has made you beautiful and He ordained you to cover yourself.

May Allah guide us to understand the true essence of covering our aura and to implement it, ameen!