Assalam Alaykum warahmutallahi wabarakath
Someone sent me a forward of this recently. A group of Women from the Jamia Hafsah Madrassah in Pakistan, a religious institute, took things into their own hands and shut a brothel down. Mash'Allah. And the Women even took Policemen as prisoners, who were actually defending the brothel. These are sad times, when the Police of a Muslim Country turn a blind eye on the Prostitution that happens and brothels that are run. And this is rampant in all Muslim Countries.
You can read the whole article here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6502305.stm and
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May Allah subhanna wa ta'ala bring up more Women like this and reward them for doing Amr bil Ma'ruf and Nahia 'anil Munkar. [Enjoining good and forbidding evil]. Ameen.
Allah subhanna wa ta'ala says in the Qur'an:
Let there arise out of you a group of people inviting to all that is good (Islâm), enjoining Al-Ma'rûf (i.e. Islâmic Monotheism and all that Islâm orders one to do) and forbidding Al-Munkar (polytheism and disbelief and all that Islâm has forbidden). And it is they who are the successful. (104)
You don't see a lot of people doing it these days, and at a halaqa we were recently discussing the Major and Minor signs that will come before the day of Judgement - and one of the signs were that people would stop practicing Amr bil Ma'ruf and Nahia 'anil Munkar.
Hudhaifah (May Allah bepleased with him) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) said, "By Him in Whose Hand my life is, you either enjoin good and forbid evil, or Allah will certainly soon send His punishment to you. Then you will make supplication and it will not be accepted".[At-Tirmidhi].
Anas ibn Malik said, The Prophet was asked, "O Messenger of Allâh, (what will happen) when we stop enjoining good and forbidding evil?" He said, "When what happened to the Israelites happens among you: when fornication becomes widespread among your leaders, knowledge is in the hands of the lowest of you, and power passes into the hands of the least of you." (Ibn Majah.)
I heard the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say, ‘If the people see an evildoer and do not take him by the hand [to put a stop to his evil], soon Allaah will punish all of them.” Narrated by Abu Dawood, 4338; al-Tirmidhi, 2168; and al-Nasaa’i – with a saheeh isnaad. Also classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi, no. 2448.