Thursday, 6 September 2012
Unite & Call the Adzan
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
The following is adapted from a swuhbah from Shaykh Muhammad Nazhim Adil al-Haqqani (q.s.) on the 05th October 2010.
Shaykh Nazhim (q.s.) began by quoting this hadits, “None of you will truly have faith, until he loves for his brother, what he loves for himself.” Shaykh Nazhim (q.s.) said, we should write this holy hadits in golden letters and look at it constantly. To elaborate on this hadits completely will take us until Judgement Day as this hadits contains so much priceless advice.”
This hadits is a vast ocean of knowledge for it contains teachings that bring happiness, pleasure, relief and bonding within the Muslim community. One who practices it, will be saved from the Fire, he will be raised from the lowest levels to the highest levels of faith. It will carry Muslims from possessing the worst behaviour, to those from amongst the best ones.
Surely We Created man of the best stature Then We Reduced him to the lowest of the low, (Surah at-Tin:4-5)
This hadits means one who ignores his neighbours cannot acquire true faith. The minimum number of neighbours we must take care of, and be concerned about, is forty. We must take note, we must be concerned. Ideally, every forty homes of believers must contribute money to form a fund or local collection – a Bayt ul-Mal – which is aimed at helping the less fortunate within that community of forty homes. When believers come together to join hands and to assist one another, especially in financial matters, Allah’s (s.w.t.) Mercy Descends and Envelops the entire community who have joined hands to support one another. That is true humanity. So every forty homes of believers should gather and do this. Allah (s.w.t.) Sends them mercy, which a spiritual refreshment for their souls. A community not Enveloped by Allah’s (s.w.t.) Mercy, will have enmity and hatred amongst themselves as we are witnessing daily today.
When believers form small communities of forty households like this, they should also set aside a small area where they can pray in congregation, a place where the adzan is called out at each prayer time, five time daily. If Muslims across the world form into such small close-knit communities, helping one another, and calling out the adzan amongst themselves, then the call to prayer will reverberate across the face of this earth, from North to South, and from East to West.
That must be our main aim – that the cry of Allahu Akbar resonates all over the world without stopping. Never did a day pass in Rasulullah’s (s.a.w.) lifetime where he was not striving to spread the call of the adzan on earth. We must strive hard so that Allah’s (s.w.t.) name is called out across the face of this earth, throughout the earth’s 24 hour rotation on its axis.
Not only will we be questioned if we disregard the Pillars of Islam, Muslims who do not do their utmost to exhibit and project the glory and beauty of Islam to be non-believers, will also be held accountable on Judgement Day. So even if we have a small community of just three families, we should gather together to help one another, call out the adzan and pray together.
Muslims must unite, regardless of their race and nationality. Our honour comes not from our nationalities. Our honour is when we can put all that aside and say we are Muslims and servants of Allah (s.w.t.).