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السلام عليكم و رحمة الله وبركاته

Yes this is a re-post but then again it is worth it. We kick of the Bayyinah Dream Program series by revisiting a very volatile subject. It can be as small as a comment on Facebook or as large as a 5000 strong protest. In the “freedom of speech” era we  encounter attacks/insults on Islam in many shapes and forms and therefore it is critical for us to react (if at all) in a manner that is guided by the Quran. This time from Surah Falaq. Yeah really.

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السلام عليكم و رحمة الله وبركاته

‘ Whenever we go for a vacation for a few days, we always take the appropriate luggage with us. If you were going on a trip which you knew was was 2-3 days long, you would obviously take 2-3 days worth of baggage with you. It would be completely illogical for you to take 15 days worth of luggage for a trip you knew was going to last for only a few days.’ – Paraphrasing an excerpt from last week’s Khutbah at my Masjid.

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Breaking Your Routine


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Rise of the Fallen


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السلام عليكم و رحمة الله وبركاته

“I understand Ramadan is a holy month, a time for Muslims to fast and pay tribute to God etc.
You’ve got the fasting during the day which also includes no smoking or drinking while the sun is up, no intimacy, then you’ve got your Zakat, and the entire month has a very nice vibe to it.
People are enjoying themselves at Iftar buffets in the various hotels, smoking shisha and generally having a nice time, but here is an observation followed by my question.
I noticed that during Ramadan, the majority of people stay up all night socializing, having fun etc, they sleep all day, and wake up just in time for the Iftar dinner bell to ring, then they repeat the process.
I see a bunch of my friends, they are up all night, gorging themselves, chain smoking and having a party every night, and come the morning, they sleep the day away.
So, if they are sleeping through the day, then where exactly is the sacrifice? There really isn’t a fast is there? When so many people switch their schedules to offset the harshness of a true fast, it seems to defeat the purpose of any sacrifice.
This seems to be rather hypocritical, and all ‘all knowing” God would be aware of the slipperiness of the schedule change.
By the way, I’m as agnostic as they come, so pleased don’t think I am trying to center out Muslims (I have many Muslims friends)”

An opinion from a non-Muslim named Gus.

 

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