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Jealousy, Taqwa and Imitating the West

Summary of Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb's morning majlis on the 25th of Ramadhaan 1433

1. The first crime to be committed on the surface of the earth was jealousy. Qaabeel felt jealous of his brother Haabeel and murdered. Haabeel explained to his brother that the criteria for divine acceptance is Taqwa. Really our prosperity as well as that of our progenies lies in Taqwa. We should make a moderate effort for ourselves and our children as far as the material, but primarily a concerted effort has to be made to inculcate within them the golden values of Taqwa etc. for these will assure them comfort here as well as in the Aakhirah.

2. The Hadith tells us that a person will be joined up with those whom he loves. Therefore it is imperative that our deepest love and true loyalty be for Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) and Sahaabah (radiyallahu anhum). Their ways should find a special place in our hearts and should be preferred over all others. The styles and fashions of the West actually distance us away from the Sahaabah (radiyallahu anhum) and take us closer to the Kuffaar. A distinguishing feature between us and the Kuffaar is our dress code. This is our identity and cannot be compromised at any cost. Even if it may seem something insignificant like the Topee, we should never discard it.

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