In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Our Priorities (Allah - OR - Shaitaan)
By Irshad Mahmood – Director, Siraat-al-Mustaqeem Dawah Centre

Without Following the Quraan we may never succeed neither in this world nor on the Day of Judgment:

We MUST have to find immediately, what are Our Priorities, Allah - OR - Shaitaan, Islaamic Activities - OR - Non-Islaamic Activities, before it gets too late? Let us start investigating where we went wrong.

On Allah wish OR on our own wish:

Have you seen him who chooses for his god his own lust (wish)? Would you then be guardian over him? Or do you think that most of them hear or understand? They are only like a cattle, NO, they are straying farther off from the path, (Al_Quraan_025.043-044)?

(Don’t go according to your own wish, it is a very dangerous shirk, Enter into Islaam Completely by going on Allah’s wish and by following the Quraan 100%)

Saving Lives OR constructing big Buildings OR building Masjids OR Kiswat al-ka'bah etc.:

When Abraha attacked Kabaa people left Kabaa to save their lives, (Ref: Al_Quraan_105:001-005). When Prophet Muhammad (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) life was in danger, He migrated to Madinah and left Makkah which has Kabaa in it for ever and ever, without thinking to go back. When humanity is in danger, Rulers (Kings, Queens, Presidents, Prime Ministers, Chief of Defense Personals and their sub-ordinates etc.) don’t deserve to have luxuries, don’t deserve to have extra benefits and don’t deserve to go for Picnic / Honeymoon etc., and wasting billions of dollars instead of spending in saving lives without any discrimination. Saving a Life is like Saving the Whole World, (Ref. Al_Quraan_005.032). My Salute to all those Non-Muslims Countries who have opened their doors for Muslims on Humanitarian ground without any discrimination, while many other Muslim Countries have closed their doors for their fellow Muslims. Many Muslims are killing their fellow Muslims in the name of Islaam. Many Muslims are cheating their fellow Muslims in the name of Islaam. Your Hajj, Qurbani/Sacrifice, Salaat, Namaaz, and other Worshiping will be lost if you are cheating/killing/robbing etc., in the name of Islaam and fundamental teaching of the Quraan is to save humanity without any discrimination, (Ref. Al_Quraan_107:001-007, 102:001-008). Hajj is Fard once in Lifetime.

Saving Lives OR Mass Murdering Animals in the months of Dhul Hijjah:

Muslims do Sacrifice/Udhiyah/Qurabni/Sadaqah at different occasions and often confuse and are mixed up. Each and every case is totally different and need to understand correctly in the light of the Quraan and Authentic Hadeeth. Sacrificing/Udhiyah/Qurbani is linked with performance of HAJJ only and the place of Sacrificing/ Udhiyah/ Qurbani is ONLY near Kabaa in Makkah. Muslims MUST not Mass Murdering Animals in the months of Dhul Hijjah in other parts of the world. Perhaps in same price of single piece of meat, you may feed one person at one time and this way you may save much more lives than feeding just one piece from which no one can fill their stomach. Stop Genocide of Animals in the name of Islaam. Remember: Sadaqah is a different issue.

Friday Speech (Khutba):

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.

During Ramadan, increase more Sunnah Prayer OR increase FARD as well as Sunnah Prayer in a balance:

The reason for us to be the Best Ummah is because of Doing Good to Humanity. Let us do more Charity Works in Ramadan. Help your Relatives, Friends, Neighbors, Refugees and other Needy people more and more during Ramadan, BUT do not forget them after Ramadaan, since no one can live without Foods for Eleven Months.

United Muslim Ummah OR Divided Muslim Ummah:

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.

United Worshipping Method OR Divided Worshipping Method:

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.

Global Islaamic Calendar OR Divided Islaamic Calendar:

Years, Months and Days are GLOBAL while Salaat Time is Local. The day JUMA is GLOABL while its prayers time is Local. Let us unite on Globalization and celebrate our Eid and Ramadan Globally. Please read my article on Global Islaamic Calendar and Global Lailat ul Qadr.

Remember, The very First Lailat ul Qadr was according to Makkah al-Mukarramah ( مكة المكرمة) Calendar and it was Globally for the whole Muslim Ummah.

Islaamic Activities OR Non-Islaamic Activities:

Let us 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.

Additional things to do:

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.

Say, Surely my prayer and my sacrifice and my life and my death are (all) for Allah, the Lord of the worlds, (Al_Quraan_006:162).

May Allah help us to CORRECT all our PRIORITIES, AMEEN.

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