Before it Rings Again...


This is a true incident witnessed first hand.

The city it occurred in: Madinatul Munawwara
The place: Musjidun Nabawi (may countless blessings and salutations be showered upon the blessed personality that rests therein).
The exact location:
A few metres away from the Rowdah Mubarak (the blessed resting place of Rasulullah sallallahu alaihi wasallam).
The incident: ... A cellphone rang ... (Allah Ta'ala save us) ... and music was being played where salaams should be offered!!! Some may wonder: Is this so serious? Is it really something to report? Something to make an issue about? Does it even warrant a mention?


Yes indeed! Every Believer's heart will be wrenched out when he hears music ringing at the feet of the Personality (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) who declared: "I have been sent to DESTROY musical instruments" (Nailul Awtaar). The hearts of the true lovers of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) will be shattered when music rings out within earshot of the Rowdah Mubarak, especially when they consider the following Hadith: "Nafi reports that Ibn Umar (R.A.) heard the sound of a shepherds flute. He thrust his fingers into his ears and moved off the road. He then kept on asking: "Can you still hear it O Nafi?" (Nafi was still a little boy at that time). I would say: "Yes." He continued moving ahead until I informed him that I could no longer hear the sound. Ibn Umar (R.A.) then said: "I once observed Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) doing exactly what I had done when He heard the music of a shepherds flute (Abu Dawood)."



Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) set the example by shutting his ears to music. The enemies of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) have set the example of playing music everywhere — in their homes, businesses, cars, on the phone, in their places of worship, etc. The Glorious Qur'an declares: "In the Rasul of Allah is a splendid example for you." O followers of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam)! Which example do you choose? On which side of the music fence are you sitting?

Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) is reported to have said: "The Ambiya (A.S.) are informed of the actions of their followers. Consider what is being reported about us? Are we a source of happiness to Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) or a source of pain and grief? Let these Ahadith ring in our ears ... and our hearts ... and before the phone rings again ...



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