Unsettling Times

“The time we are living in now is the time described by our Holy Prophet ﷺ. In this time, they are forbidding goodness and ordering evil. People of the present time are living in such a way as if ḥarām (religiously proscribed) is very normal. They don’t know what is sin and what is ḥarām. It is so different now that Qiyāmah is very near. But people are thinking that if they take more from dunyā (this world), they will live eternally. Whereas, they don’t know that they will be accounted for it. It is not easy to give account when you do ḥarām consciously. Many people don’t know which things are ḥarām. But when someone does ḥarām consciously, it is very bad, for they object Allah ﷻ directly and go against Allah’s ﷻ orders. It is not a good thing. In this world, no one will eat something he knows is bad for him or drink poison. But sins and ḥarām are worse than poison.

The things we see every day are surprising to people. There are many ignorant people who show the European lifestyle (i.e. sinful aspects) as normal here. People say what they do very normally. What you do is a sin, a big sin. How are you doing this? Are you not Muslim? Are your parents not Muslim? Even in Europe and non-Muslim countries, they know that the things you do are forbidden and not good. They do everything wrong and then go to the Pope and have their sins forgiven by giving money. We don’t have such a thing. You must not commit sin. But they know that it is a sin. They go to churches, to the Pope to have their sins forgiven. And our people don’t understand that much. They don’t even know that what they do is ḥarām.

Very strange things are happening. As our Holy Prophet ﷺ said, “It makes the forbearing one confused.” They leave people in astonishment. May Allah ﷻ protect Muslims from this time. The things that are done and the time we are living in are very upsetting. We don’t approve of them. May Allah ﷻ forgive us. We can only speak this much. We cannot change them with our hands, so we try at least with the tongue. We don’t accept these sins and this injustice. May Allah ﷻ protect us from ḥarām.”

~ Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Adil ق

From Mawlana’s sohbet on 24th August 2021.

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