This was forwarded by one of the MyUmmah.co.za readers. Brother Aslam Seedat emailed this through requesting to have it published. It’s quite a long read but a very hardhitting and important one, especially for the youth like myself. I’ve copied this from his Wordpad file, hence my apologies for the lack of proper formating & grammar, I’ve rectified where possible. It’s a long read, and the writer has not minced his words. May Allah accept all our efforts and guide us on the path of Haqq
A Fools Paradise
In the name of Allah the most Kind the most Merciful
â€œSoon there will come upon people an age, wherein a person will be forced to choose between helplessness
(of being outcast) and immorality.
Whoever finds himself in such a situation, should choose rejection over vice.â€
Where are the youth?
What are they doing?
Where is there faith?
Why do they choose fools (friends) over family?
How the youth turns trust into deception
What? Where? & How? A teenager lives his life?
A lot of questions we might have the answers but less do we know that every child from ages 14 to 25years never think that they â€œinnocentâ€ they all living a life chasing the world instead of the akhirah.Â Little do they know the â€œhighâ€ lies in â€œimaanâ€ no money can buy no human can give no evil will be able to taste the sweetness of imaan but a muâ€™min.oh youth you might be fooling your family you can never fool the all knowing the all seeing allah so if you wish to run towards evil and follow shaytaans path so foolish of you to join hands with him think again before its to late allah is merciful but we need to earn his mercy we can say it but the final decesion is left in the almightyâ€™s hands.
We want both worlds but for a muslim there is one path allah made his road straight and simple without off ramps we take his path and follow the beloved prophet muhammad s.a.w(peace be upon him) and his sunnah and we follow the quraan and live a life a believer that is called a muslim but take the off ramps the clubs,raves,alcohol,drugs,friends,adultry and still think thatâ€™s living a life a believer a fool or not? Hadrat abdullah ibn masâ€™ud r.a relates that rasulullah s.a.w said: â€œthere will be four seductive trials over this ummah,the last (and greatest) of them shall be music.â€
Where it all begins?
Music has a great effect on a person. Music brings happiness, joy, relaxes the body and the time period spent listening is just about good music creating some sort of comfort when you listen.Â Each time you jump in the car music is on come home music when its time to sleep music is on until music comes a part of your life and starts to control your life. You live for music each song released is a must have if you donâ€™t youâ€™ll go out of your way to get it. At first it was bringing happiness etc. Now a person will sacrifice his time and spend wealth on it. This is where the brainwashing starts
for a 12year old or for any age. Music draws the attention anywhere any place if you donâ€™t listen you wont fit in. 1st stage is done the youngster heart is desiring dunya and thatâ€™s where the youth slip in shaytaans web.
Dajjal will not come with women,alcohol nor with a drug heâ€™ll arrive with music! oh youth think music is still fine and be ready to follow dajjal â€œAllah save us allâ€ameeen.
Hadrat muâ€™ad ibn jabl r.a reports nabi s.a.w said: â€œAt the end of time,there will be such people who will display their brotherhood in public, but will be sworn enemies deep down .â€ it was asked â€œhow will this be, o Rasul of allah ? rasulullah s.a.w replied: â€œit will be due to self interests and ulterior motives of some over others,and due to fear and anxiety of some from others.â€
these are my foesâ€¦â€¦.
Yes we all need friends but who knows in todays times of any good friends thatâ€™s the question of every parent and feel there child is all innocent for that friend and that parent feels the same way. This is where both parents shouldâ€™ve made some sort of contact and relationship this is how friends stayed friends those days and had innocent times.Â These days friends donâ€™t want parents to get involved with each other so they donâ€™t phone to ask where and what they doing.Â That parent trust the child this is the starting point of deception where the child takes advantage of the trust.
This is where a teenager regards his friends as family and family as friends. Until he breaks up with 1 and move on to a new set of friends and the cycle carrys on cause friends lead you to wrong and 1 past friend will teach you a wrong which youâ€™ll pass on to the next lot of friends. By now friends have become your life youâ€™l go out of your way to please them.
Having friends today is all about having a good time you speak of Allah they say you holy anything to do with Allah they donâ€™t wanna hear nor do any good. Its all about getting high smoking dagga, acid ,cocaine, cat music etc.Â Happening they wanna move with the flow whatever they think they do they live day to day like that Allah is not a part of there heart and there life.
Allah save us all. Ameen
The more time you spend with friends like these the more you enjoy there company and start to dislike being with family. Already we see the ideology of friends starting to use each other but they wont show it, â€œdeep down they enemiesâ€ there is never a good deed only sin is good in there eyes.the only friends and true friends to you is your family.
2nd stage completed friends want to drag you to jahannam and family are always concerned of your akhirah! whose your best friend you choose?
There are 3 types of intoxicants :
*The first is the intoxicating wine of â€˜dunyaâ€™. the majority being some intoxicants taken from the face of the earth gold,silver,property,bussiness,fashion,cars womenizing etc. these are all desires of dunya and shall not remain forever.it will one day perish.
*The second kind of intoxicant is the intoxication of the aakhirah(hereafter)
*The third kind of intoxicant is the intoxication of â€˜haqâ€™.the drink of devine love
this is unique as it is niether created nor will it perish. It was. It is. It will always be.
These 3 types of intoxicants i had to share we cant reguard alcohol and drugs as intoxicants only there are many intoxicants in our daily life and what we live for as well things of this dunya which has become our objective in life.sad to say yet we take allah bounty for granted and show no gratitude unto the creator for his blessing. Are we ourselves not become intoxicants of the desires of â€˜dunyaâ€™?
hadrat anas r.a narrates that rasulullulah s.a.w said: â€œwhen my ummah will begin to consider 5 things as lawful,then destruction will rain on them : when they begin to abuse each other, wear silken clothes, when they indulge in music and keep dancing girls,start consuming liqour,and men become content on satisfying themselves with men and women with women.â€
The 1st stage is what lead a person to the club. Had he not listen to music he would not be dancing to the song nevertheless I’ll share with you the preperation for the ultimate night of the week.
Its midweek as your body is rushing for the weekend to arrive, you prepare by getting a hair do organise your dressing and your drugs such as pills, acid, dagga, alcohol etc. Without these intoxicants you wont enjoy the night niether get through the night. During the week friends will hangout by each others houses taking a drug to keep there minds busy and this motivates them until the final hour.
Friday is here friends tell there parents we hanging out by each others house or going for a movie or to grab a chow some excuse they will make to get out for the night or till early parts of the morning. They got there excuses and they on there way to the club. They then will grab a chow itâ€™s a long night and to take intoxicants on a empty stomach wont get a good kick from it. They finish there meals from there itâ€™s a straight road to the club pumping the drugs in there system so before they reach they high and ready to party. The clubbers look for parking and proceed to the entrance some clubs offer free entrance from 8pm to 10pm so lot of people try to get in by then so they have extra cash for water and alcohol as this stimulates the drug and having more energy for the night. You then wait in a long line to get in you speak to people you havâ€™nt met infront or behind you. You then proceed to the bouncers they search you for arms and dangerous objects thatâ€™s all. Entrance fee is then paid and they stamp your hand.
In the club
You are inâ€ music pumping in all corners smiles on everyoneâ€™s faces, all kind of races men and women dancing adrenaline is rushing in your entire body you are now free to do anything you want and with whomsoever you want. You go to the bar have a few shots your mind is now taken away and not in your senses you buy your drink to take with you on the dance floor you start your night on the funky floor and the type of music played is mellow slow tunes to put you in the groove and to get the night started. It takes a few minutes until the dj plays a track that the whole floor is dancing tooâ€¦â€¦â€¦. Your body starts flowing to the beat hands and feet dancing to the rythum until a better track plays each song is 5-10min long by now you dancing for half an hour your mind body and soul is in another world and ready to make your way to the rave floor pitstop by the bar shots and a sider to take in (all these drinks are food for the drug and more energy pumps in)_â€¦â€¦
you enter the rave floor with two options put infront of you the 1st being you wanna be in the middle of the crowd where every one is tripping and infront of the dj or the 2nd you choose the boundry of the crowd once you got your dance spot in its place your night is off to a great startâ€¦moment you touch your ground not a second will pass adrenaline flows through the body like you are in the drivers seat you are in control this is â€œthe lifeâ€ these words echo in your mind as you feel inferior like no men can stop you from your moment your hand flying through the air your feet moving swiftly on the ground the various colour lighting flikering as if every move you make looks spectecular at the climax of the track smoke is blown into the crowdâ€¦every rave number that plays a new dance will be performed by the person this goes on with drinks which will carry you through the night until the morning..the next day the person will sleep the entire day to get his body up and running heâ€™l skip meals with the family and try to avoid them cause they will might see his appearance is different and the smell of the alcohol..donâ€™t be fooled dear parent for you are the door and the key to jannah and have every right over your offspring and will be answerable for your own flock unto the almighty allahâ€¦.
Hadrat imran ibn husein r.a reports that rasulullulah s.a.w has said : â€œsinking of the earth,transformation of faces and raining of stones from the sky,will all occur in this ummah.â€ one sahabi r.a said: â€˜when will this happen,o rasulullah s.a.w ?â€™ rasulullah s.a.w said : â€œwhen dancing girls and music become apparent and when wine is drunk (openly and in abundance).â€
where is there faith?
Alhamdullilah weâ€™v read the above ahadith all present in the ummah and are the signs of qiyamah,the ahadith mentioned are the words of rasulullah s.a.w(peace be upon him) sent as a guidence to the ummah and alhamdullillah what a privlidge it is to be a recitor of the bueatiful kalima and such a honour it is to be a part and a ummati of his ummah,together with the beloved words of rasulullah s.a.w weâ€™v read the signs leading to qiyamah and have answered these 3 questions:
â€œwhat? where? and how? a teenager lives his live from day to dayâ€¦.
we have the entire picture of a present male and femaleâ€™s lifestyle infront of us.
Does it really affect our life to see muslim youth living day by day in this state?
Do we wait until our children fall victim to this?
Is any muslim concerned of the youth as they sell there faith for few coppers?
Are we more worried of ourselve and our own intrest?
Do we carry on living our lives and leave the youth to carry on in what actions they carry out day in day out?
Wait for death to overcome us when its to late?
Can our differences be put a side for once?
Can we save and guide our shabaabul-muslimeen who have slippedaway from us?
Can we hold there hand and raise islam throuhgh these shabaab?
Can we save 1 ummati of rasulullah s.a.w ?
Advice from the quraan
Indeed successful is a believer
those who are attentive in their salaat
and those who abstain from futile talks
and those who pay their zakaat
and those who safeguard their private parts except to their wifes or those slaves that they own as these are not prohibited
those that seek other than this have transgressed the limits
those that return trusts and fulfill their promises
and those who are punctual with their salaat
these are those who will receive
those that will receive firdaus where in they shall remain
surah muminoon (1st 11 ayats)
O Allah unite the ummah!
O allah let us strive in your path shown to us by rasulullah s.a.w.
O Allah your path is straight and simple bring the entire ummah to your deen and to realization that only the ummah of rasulullah s.a.w and brings faith on the kalima is a part of his ummat.
O Allah save our youth throughout the world.o allah you guide them to the sweetness of your deen.
O Allah let them for 1 second just feel the high and sweetness of your beloved name let it penetrate through there body and feel the coolness of the aakhirah!
O Allah let this writing be a contribution to the upliftment of deen and a saviour to many youth.
O Allah accept this small effort.
O Allah guide us all.help us in these crying times to save 1 ummati from being misguided.
O Allah if the youth only knew what islam is they wouldnâ€™t be visiting such places and doing such actions
O Allah we are to blame a blink of an eye we took and they slipped from our hands.
O Allah forgive us and all the marhumeen fill there qabar with noor.
O Allah take us with imaan. be raised with imaan and be resurect us with imaan.
O Allah be pleased with us when we breath our last. Ya Raheem ya rahmaan have mercy on us.o allah unite us all. ameen
Written by A learner of Islam