Thursday, April 19, 2012

Fellowship is more important than love



Love is important but not as a goal in itself as it completes things. The hadith of Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) does not mean you need love and that’s it. You need action; you need to follow up on the Sunnah of the Messenger (may Allah bestow peace and blessings upon him) because that is the only way that you can attain closeness to the Creator. Then one your fellowship is complete it is beautified by love.

The problem that I see here, on a daily basis, is that there is very little in terms of fellowship or action. Instead there is the disillusion that love will save them. How can it when our actions are against the Sunnah and we think that we are going to attain salvation without performing the actions of those who have attained salvation?

It’s like loving our partners but being involved in an adulterous relationship. We live under the illusion that our partners might not ever leave us and take the kids. When we know they will and they do. So when are you going to wake up?  People have to awaken their minds or else suffer thinking that they will arrive on the day of judgement with good actions but instead receive bad news not good news. Then it’s too late to go back and change anything.

So our love is insincere and unfounded. 

Loving the family

One of the many side effects to insincere love is when people claim to love the family of the Beloved (may Allah bestow peace and blessings upon him). This is something that does not exist now except in mere words and in the pages of books. Otherwise this proven practice of Islam has been destroyed a long time ago.

How can I say this when there are so many lectures about this subject? Well this is something that is used to excite the people but like a bursting a balloon it has no lasting effect. We have witnessed a member of the family/Ahl Al-Bayt suffer these indignations:

1. Being called a disbeliever

2. Being struck

3. Being cursed

4. Insulted

5. Other verbal attacks

Not by those who do not claim to love the family but by those who do. Many groups try to use this love and twist Shia tendencies into Sunni Masjids.


Listen

When you follow someone’s footsteps it means more than mere words. Words with action mean so much more than words bereft of action. This is something missing in many people. The solution is to follow up on the Sunnah and start with yourself. Stop lying; cheating, cursing, attacking people and you’ll see things change. If you meet someone of the family/Ahl Al-Bayt then be kind to them.

Your fellowship of the Sunnah means the practice of the final Messenger (may Allah bestow peace and blessings upon him) is still alive and your role in this is paramount. So put one Sunnah into practice and change your life for the better. You have but one life to live and you should follow the best person there ever was.

Our love is not true and our actions are not actions of those infused by his (may Allah bestow peace and blessings upon him) example. They are instead the actions of those who are infused with partisanship and racism. That is the sad reality of the situation that we find ourselves in.

We have too many self righteous people pretending to be standard bearers of their teachers but in reality they are the causes of tribulation in their respect regions. We really need honesty in this time. The honesty that shone from every moment of our Prophet (may Allah bestow peace and blessings upon him). 

How far are we from those who are honest and those who have the true understanding of this religion. Many are thirsty and dying because they do not have knowledge of what Islam is. But my greatest fear is that they have already met one of us which made them flee from the religion like an arrow leaves the bow, never to return again because we have shown them the worst of our actions and nothing of this amazing religion. 

If you think that this is too much then ask yourself these tough questions; am I following the Sunnah? And what does my love mean when it does not inspire me to act?


1 comment:

  1. Jazakum Allah khayran - your observations are true and i can see where your coming from - our days in this world should be filled with doing things according to the Sunnah of the Habib Sallallahu Alayhi Wa-salam. So may Allah grant us tawfeeq to do that and drive people towards Him most High and not away.

    Nur Aisha

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