Thursday, December 28, 2006

Laziness

4:74 Let those (believers) who sell the life of this world for the Hereafter fight in the Cause of Allah and whoso fights in the Cause of Allah, and is killed or gets victory, We shall bestow on him a great reward

4:75 And what is wrong with you that you fight not in the Cause of Allah, and for those weak, ill-treated and oppressed among men, women, and children, whose cry is: "Our Lord! Rescue us from this town whose people are oppressors; and raise for us from You one who will protect, and raise for us from You one who will help."

4:76 Those who believe, fight in the Cause of Allah, and those who disbelieve, fight inthe cause of Taghut (Satan, etc) So fight you against the friends of Shaitan; Ever feeble indeed is the plot of Shaitan.


Reading Quran today I came across these ayat. Followed by this one:

4:95 Not equal are those of the believers who sit (at home), except those who are disabled (by injury or are blind or lame, etc.) and those who strive hard and fight in the Cause of Allah with their wealth and their lives. Allah has preferred in grades those who strive hard and fight with ther wealth and their lives above those who sit (at home). Unto each, Allah has promised good (Paradise), but Allah has preferred those who strive hard and fight, above those who sit (at home) by a huge reward.

The passage is referencing rousing the Muslims for a particular battle (I'm not looking it up right now cause I'm being lazy :-( ) , but the jist of the Ayat are for all time and all climes. It is Ayat like these that bring to the front the magnitude of slacking that is currently being done on the part of the Muslim Ummah. I'm not saying that you should run out and grab a Kalishnikov or anything but in each realm of life these verses apply. If you are a mother at home this verse applies. Do you sit on the sofa eating Bon Bons or do you struggle with your children to learn the Quran, memorize hadith, master Arabic and generally instill in them an Islamic identity. If you are a man at the job, do you make your Salat when it is time regardless of what is going on and not put it off until after you give that presentation or have that face time with those important? people. Do you take the extra time to make that tahajjud? It applies to all of these things and most importantly it applies to spreading and establishing the Deen, which if done correctly the victory would be just as the prophet's victory complete and without any bloodshed.

How many times have we given Dawah? Connected to the world that we live in and spoke out to make a difference? We as Muslims have something to offer. We have a psychology that can help change this world that we live in for the better. We must represent both silently and aloud to spread this Deen and be of those who go forth and do not sit. Sitting is fine and all, but if you have been promised so much more for getting up and moving, why sit still?

4 comments:

  1. I'll come back and reflect on these Ayat some more but the kids are up now and you know that means no idle typing on the keyboard. I have work on Saturday maybe then.

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  2. Eid Mubarak to you and your family.

    This is the first time I have posted on your blog but I do come over here and read as often as I can.

    This particular entry speaks to me today and drags me out of a pity party that includes being lazy.

    Thank you for this. Now I'm off to fight for the cause of my cluttered little house!

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  3. Magnoona Your comment got lost. I need you to repost it. If I can dig it up I will. I switched over to the new version of blogger so that may be it.

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  4. Oh my.......that anonymous comment up there is mine! How'd that happen?

    (in case this posts as anonymous...it's magnoona)

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