Indeed Salawat is highly encouraged by our Prophet Muhammad himself. Additionally, in the Quran, Allah ties the concept of love with ittiba' (اتّباع) i.e. ‘to follow’.
Today is a world so bereft of inspiring leaders that when one appeared - even for a short spell - it felt so divine like the cool and soothing drizzle after a long drought.
So, what are your resolutions and goals for 2020?
As always The Almighty whose predominant signature brand is al-Rahman al-Rahim knew this particular existential need of mankind. Just as He knew this species needs physical food for its physical wellbeing, He knew that it too needs sentient food for its sentient wellbeing.
He doesn’t preach but without making much fuss he does his own amar makruf as a Muslim. Through his music, he acknowledges his listeners’ anguish and despair, their yearning for understanding, inclusion, legitimacy and consolation. You know, all those things we humans have got to grapple with from cradle to grave. So, what’s wrong with that?
We’ve given our best. Then, one day, we just chose to sit and refused to proceed.
Will we be able to pass the test smoothly? Will we remind and help each other to pass the test?
It is due to your silence that evil is spreading!
“You know what is the most common mistake committed by the Daies?” he asked. We put our cup down. We became all ears.
“At the day of the event, the organizers passed me an envelope. It wasn’t until the next day that I opened the envelope. To my surprise, it was…”
The Quranic verse 16:125 is just another typical verse we would hear from a Daie’s preach and reminder. Ever thought why Allah specifically lists the different approaches in this verse?
“I’m a Daie, so what I know, hear and say must be the truth.” Well, think again.