Muslims Don’t Know The Difference Between Halaal & Haraam

We buy the Earth that people walk on,
We speak of halaal in haraam places,
We perform haraam in halaal places,

Islamic camps held in the middle of Kafir communities…

If I read Quran in the middle of a concert,
Women dancing half-naked,
Am I worshiping Allah (s.w.t)?

On the authority of…
Abu Abdullah al-Nu’maan ibn Basheer (may Allah be pleased with them both),
Who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) say,

‘That which is lawful is clear, and that which is unlawful is clear,
And between the two of them are doubtful [or ambiguous] matters,
About which not many people are knowledgeable.

Thus, he who avoids these doubtful matters,
Certainly clears himself in regard to his religion and honour.
But he who falls into the doubtful matters,
Falls into that which is unlawful,

Like a shepherd who pastures around a sanctuary,
All but grazing therein.
Verily every king has a sanctuary,
And Allah’s sanctuary is His prohibitions.

In the body there is a morsel of flesh which,
If it be sound, all of the body is sound and which,
If it be diseased, all of the body is diseased.
This part of the body is the heart.”

(Recorded in Bukhari and Muslim)

If we seek to learn,
Shouldn’t we hold no doubt?

If I make salah in a room filled with women,
Continuously praise music, twerking, and lewd conduct,
Am I worshiping Allah (s.w.t)?

Am I not competing with a double standard?

If I fly to Miami,
Attend an Islamic camp,
Hotel rooms store Muslims,
Women walking in Bikini’s,
Kafirs drinking alcohol,

Am I worshiping Allah (s.w.t)?

Hudhayfah (ra) used to ask the Messenger (peace be upon him),
About tribulations so that he would not fall prey to them.
In Bukhari, it is narrated that Hudhayfah (ra) said:

The people used to ask Allah’s Apostle about good,
But I used to ask him about evil for fear that it might overtake me.
Once I said, “O Allah’s Apostle!
We were in ignorance and in evil and Allah has bestowed upon us the present good;
Will there by any evil after this good?”

He said, “Yes.”
I asked, “Will there be good after that evil?”
He said, “Yes, but it would be tainted with Dakhan (i.e. Little evil).”

I asked, “What will its Dakhan be?”
He said, “There will be some people who will lead (people) according to principles other than my tradition.
You will see their actions and disapprove of them.”
I said, “Will there by any evil after that good?”
He said, “Yes, there will be some people who will invite others to the doors of Hell,
And whoever accepts their invitation to it will be thrown in it (by them).”

I said, “O Allah’s Apostle!
Describe those people to us.”
He said, “They will belong to us and speak our language”
I asked, “What do you order me to do if such a thing should take place in my life?”
He said, “Adhere to the group of Muslims and their Chief.”
I asked, “If there is neither a group (of Muslims) nor a chief (what shall I do)?”
He said, “Keep away from all those different sects,
Even if you had to bite (i.e. eat) the root of a tree,
Till you meet Allah while you are still in that state.”

Why must Muslims attend haraam events,
If the Masjid is right around the corner?

If you ask yourself,
‘Would Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) approve?’
And the response is ‘no’,
Go to the masjid,

If I have the choice between the Masjid and reading Quran,
Remembering Allah (s.w.t) and being reminded of His greatness,

Or…

Having the chance to fly to Kafir lands,
Learning (the) basics of Islam,
While…
Shaitan trains armies,

(Pause and Reflect)

We walk this earth not paying attention to our reflection,
Ignorance bleeds,
Silence speaks,
If we look upon our reflection,
What do we see?

Do our words contradict actions?
Do our actions contradict beliefs?
Do our beliefs contradict Allah (s.w.t)?

I don’t mean to pick favorites,
Somali children attending Dugsi until they are old and grey,
They don’t need Islamic camps in Miami,
They don’t listen to their egos,
Right is right,
Wrong is wrong,

So are we contradicting ourselves?
As long as we walk along this road towards freedom,
Muslims believe escaping chains is freedom,

I am Abdi,
I am a slave,
I wish to be nothing but a slave,
I don’t need to escape chains for they are not chains,

Allah (s.w.t) loves me,
Mothers who lose children and find them,
No match,

If I you have not realized,
Helping,
Organizing,
It just as bad as attending,

Supporting your brother or sister in gambling,
Whose worse?
You or the gambler?

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