بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Allah – OR – Shaitaan
Islaamic Activities – OR – Non-Islaamic Activities
by Irshad Mahmood - Director, Siraat-al-Mustaqeem Dawah Centre
Quraan is One <--->
Siraat_ul_Mustaqeem is One
One Ummah <---> One Islaam <---> One Voice <---> One Worshipping Method
Friday Speech (Khutba) is also Fard while 2 rakaat Sunnah Salaat is Sunnah. Many people, when they go for Friday Prayer, the Friday Speech (Khutba) has already started, even then they offer 2 Rakaat Sunnah Salaat and neglecting the Friday Speech which is FARD. Can 2 Rakaat Sunnah be offered later after FARD, in this situation? Always try to be in the Masjid well before the start of Friday Speech (Khutba). The Language of Friday Speech (Khutba) should be in the language in which the majority of people can understand, otherwise it will be like giving lectures to trees and stones, which don’t understand our language. In every Masjid there should be a regular session to teach Arabic for FREE to those who don’t understand Arabic.
The reason for us to be the Best Ummah is because of Dawah. Lets do more Dawah in Ramadan. Do more charity work. Help your relatives, friends, neighbors and other needy people more and more during Ramadan.
In Indian sub-continent, generally we say, two Mullah (religious expert) Chicken will become Haraam. What it means that if you ask a Fatwa (Ruling) regarding a critical matter with two Ulemaas, there is a very high possibility that it will be controversial and you will be hanging in between. Now we have several sects, which is the main case of Divided Muslim Ummah. Please read my article on “Perfect Unity” for the Unity of Muslim Ummah. If you are not coming towards perfect unity then, may be you are the problem with the Unity of Muslim Ummah.
Allah is one, Muhammad (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) is one, and Quraan is one, how come our worshipping method is divided. Maybe this is the main reason, why present Muslim Ummah is so divided. Lets come to United Worshipping Method, please read my article on Worshipping Method.
Lets get involved in more and more Islaamic Activities and gradually stop all Non-Islaamic Activities, Uplift the Education among Muslims and Enter into Islaam Completely.
Sponsor an orphan.
Subscribe to at least one Muslim Magazine.
Subscribe to at least one Islamic Group on the Internet.
Go to Masjid at least once a week for Salaah.
Give your children an Islaamic Education.
Buy books, cassettes and videos on Islaam.
Adopt a convert to your family and always keep in touch with them.
Give the gift of the Quraan to Non-Muslims, who are interested to read it.
Go to one Islaamic Convention a year with your family.
Eat only Halaal Food from Halaal Income.
Create an Islaamic Environment in your home.
May Allah help us to CORRECT all our PRIORITIES. AMEEN.