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O True Lover of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)

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O lover of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam)! Most certainly the concerns of your beloved concern you greatly. Without any doubt what he loved, you also love and what he despised and disliked, you too hate those aspects. This is obviously your condition, since you are a true lover of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). Every true and sincere lover of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) has such intense love for his beloved that, as a poet says: “Even if I wash my mouth with musk,  it will still not be worthy  enough to fulfil the right of mentioning the beloved and esteemed name of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam).” Every person is disturbed by bad odours. The stench of sin from the mouth, eyes,  ears and all the other limbs are greatly disturbing to Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). Hence his true lovers will refrain from all sins so that they do not cause any disturbance to their beloved.  Therefore, O true lover of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam), consider the following Ahadith of our beloved and noble Master: (sallallahu alaihi wasallam):

* “I have been sent to destroy musical instruments” (Nailul Awtaar). 

* “Music creates hypocrisy in the hearts just as water causes the grass to grow” (Baihaqi).

* “Music incites one towards adultery” (Nailul Awtaar).

* “Ibn Umar (radhiallahu anhu) reports that once Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) heard the sound of music. He immediately thrust his fingers into his ears until the sound could no longer be heard” (Abu Dawood).

*  “When my Ummah will indulge in fifteen actions, the calamities will befall them one after the other. (Among the fifteen actions is) . . . When singing girls and musical instruments will become rife” (Tirmizi).

* “Verily Allah Ta’ala has forbidden alcoholic drinks, gambling, the drum and tambourine and every intoxicant is forbidden” (Abu Dawood).

* “Listening to music is a sin and sitting for that purpose is a flagrant violation” (Nailul Awtaar).

* “The one who listens to singing girls, Allah Ta’ala will pour molten lead into his ears on the day of Qiyamah” (Ibn Asaakir).

Hence O true lover of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam), it is obvious that after reading the above Ahadith it is impossible for you to listen to that which your beloved Rasul (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) hated to listen to. How can it ever be possible for a true lover to open his ears to listen to that which Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) closed his ears to? How can it ever be possible for a true lover to love that which his beloved prohibited? How can it ever be possible for a true lover to stoop to the level of even paying to indulge in that which his beloved has warned against that it will bring down the “calamities”? After all, is it not correct that you are a true, sincere and ardent lover of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam)???

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