I worry about my imaan. But I worry more about the coming generations, our grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. At least we were taught what is halaal and haraam.
They will be born into a world where haraam will be taught as being halaal. Free mixing will be part of Islam. Halaal food will not matter, as long as it has a halaal stamp. Anything done with good intentions will be considered permissible. Speed dating will be encouraged and endorsed. Participating in activities of other religions will be a sign of unity and living in peace. Music will be considered as so minor that it will be a sin that can be easily forgiven. Indulging and supporting football and sports teams will be the way of the scholars. Having the gift of the gab and elegant speech will buy you a place on the mimbar. The actions of scholars will no longer matter, as long as what they say has a positive impact. Our scholars and Islamic leaders will become our gods and dictators.
This is the future we are headed into. This is the reality in which our future generations will be born into. The train has left the station, and the tracks have been laid. There are only a handful of Ulama and Muslims making an effort to derail this train or change its course. At the moment, they are only managing to slow it down, not because they are weak in their efforts, not because they are weak in their ‘ilm, not because they are weak in their imaan, but because the Muslim Ummah, me and you, don’t care. We don’t care that our future generations may no longer be practising the correct Deen. We don’t care that our future generations may end up in hell because of our lack of action in the present day.
Islamically, we are already moving backwards. Heading towards the days of ignorance. The core teachings of Islam will become strange to the coming generations, and those who practice Islam will become few, just as Nabi ﷺ had prophecised over 1,400 years ago.
So the question is, what are we going to do? Are we going to sit by while people make a new religion off the backs of the Muslims? Are we going to sit by and endorse an oppression upon our future generations? Or are we going to stand up and help derail the train? Are we going to stand up and openly question those people who are attempting to fool the Muslims into following a new Deen? Are we going to stand up and be a hero, a man of the Sunnah, a brave believer in Allah Ta’ala, who proclaims the truth and speaks out against the evil? Are we going to follow the footsteps of Nabi ﷺ and the examples of the Sahabah radhiallahu ‘anhum? We all want to be like ‘Umar radhiallahu ‘anh. Well the opportunity to stand up for Deen is right in front of us, what are we waiting for?
Time will tell what we choose, and we pray Allah Ta’ala gives us all the ability to choose that which is best for the Muslim Ummah. We pray Allah Ta’ala gives us the courage to stand up for His Deen regardless of the adversity. Aameen.