Assalam Alaykum warahmutallahi Wabarakath
Yesterday night i stumbled upon a blog that shocked me. After reading it i couldn't sleep properly and that is why i felt the need to express my thoughts. [I won't be putting the blog up here.] I know Prostitution is rampant in Dubai, sleeping around has become common and it's all happening regardless of the fact that this is a Muslim Country but it being talked about so openly made me open my eyes a bit more. I'd read Newspaper articles, magazines and seen documentaries which tell us how common 'picking people up' had become in Dubai's society. Malls, Hotels, Roads. The only difference is it's all done under cover and isn't that out in the open.
What really saddened me was that a lot of people who take part in it are Muslims. Regardless of the fact if they are Indian, Lebanese, Pakistani, Emirati, Jordanian, South African and so on. [Considering the multitude of nationalities present in the United Arab Emirates.] And i'm not even talking about prostitution, let's put one-night stands, illicit relationships and everything else into the mix.
[Before i go on i'd like to mention that not everyone is involved in it and alhamdulilah there are decent present still present.]
Subhanallah, what is our Ummah coming to? I was absolutely disgusted by some of the things i'd read. About how Men and Women were involved in adultery and/or other haraam relationships. And suprisingly a lot of these come from good and wealthy families.
I kept on thinking to myself, don't these people remember Allah subhanna wa ta'ala and don't they fear him?
Don't they remember their graves and the worms?
Don't they remember their akhira?
Haven't they come across the verses from the Quran and hadiths which talk about illegal sexual intercourse and illicit relationship?
Don't they know that this is the pathway to hell and everything in this dunya will be left in this dunya?
Don't they know how painful it will be when our souls will be pulled out from our bodies? And according to ours sins the pain will either increase or decrease. Subhanallah, even the Prophet sallalahu alayhi wasallam was not exempted from it.
There is a hadith that talks about what the implication for the one who commits illegal sexual intercourse or drinks will be:
Hadith - Sahih Bukhari 8.800B, Narrated Ikrima from Ibn Abbas:
Allah's Apostle said, "When a slave (of Allah) commits illegal sexual intercourse, he is not a believer at the time of committing it; and if he steals, he is not a believer at the time of stealing; and if he drinks an alcoholic drink, when he is not a believer at the time of drinking it; and he is not a believer when he commits a murder." 'Ikrima said: I asked Ibn Abbas, "How is faith taken away from him?" He said, Like this," by clasping his hands and then separating them, and added, "But if he repents, faith returns to him like this," by clasping his hands again.
Allah subhanna wa ta'ala says in the Quran:
"Verily, those who love that indecency should spread among the believers deserve a painful chastisement in the world and in the Hereafter. Allah knows, but you do not know." Al-Nur (The Light) Chapter 24: Verse 19
Allah subhanna wa ta'ala is aware of every single thing we do. How can they forget that?
[33:54] If you do a thing openly or do it in secret, then surely Allah is Cognizant of all things.
Don't let it be too late for repentance. There will be no return to correct our mistakes once we die.
[23:64] Until when We overtake those who lead easy lives among them with punishment, lo! they cry for succor.
[23:65] Cry not for succor this day; surely you shall not be given help from Us.
Allah subhanna wa ta'ala mentions about what will happen to the people who turn aside from what he says:
[ 23:71] And should the truth follow their low desires, surely the heavens and the earth and all those who are therein would have perished. Nay! We have brought to them their reminder, but from their reminder they turn aside.
[2:206] And when it is said to him, guard against (the punish ment of) Allah; pride carries him off to sin, therefore hell is sufficient for him; and certainly it is an evil resting place.
The punishment in the Hell-Fire:
Say, "The truth is from your Lord": Let him who will believe, and let him who will, reject (it): for the wrong-doers We have prepared a Fire whose (smoke and flames), like the walls and roof of a tent, will hem them in: if they implore relief they will be granted water like melted brass, that will scald their faces, how dreadful the drink! How uncomfortable a couch to recline on! [Al Kahf - Verse 29]
Allah subhanna wa ta'ala talks about those people who compliment each other and laugh about their wrongdoings:
If these reminders arn't enough i don't know what is. I see our Youth [And from the youth i mean everyone from the age of 12 into their 30's] and i see them in their fast cars with their music blaring high. If you have been in Dubai even for a few months you'll know the amount of deaths that happen because of car accidents. Death can strike us at any time, do you want to die in a state where there is music blaring around you? We will be brought up on the day of judgement in the same state in which we died. Do you want to stand up infront of Allah subhanna wa ta'ala when you have committed all these major sins?
Truly this life of this dunya is not worth it. This is why we are put under so much difficulty. It is from Allah subhanna wa ta'ala. This is also why the kuffar are able to torture and imprison is. It is because we are so involved in this worldly life. We've forgotten Allah subhanna wa ta'ala and our Imaan is down in the dumps. If the Muslim Ummah united under the banner of Islam we would be strong.
But no, majority of the People are more concerned with what movie they want to watch, how much money they want to make, which girlfriend/boyfriend they are dating, if they look good enough and are more bothered with going to concerts then doing dhikrallah and praying their Salaah and reading the Quran.
May Allah subhanna wa ta'ala guide us and make us better Muslims. Ameen.