THE SEASON OF SHAITAAN AND THE NAFS
The kuffaar holiday season heightens the villainy of shaitaan and the nafs. It is the time for giving full expression to shaitaaniyat and nafsaaniyat – fisq and fujoor. Even Muslims join the kuffaar in haraam holidaying. Instead of remaining within the safe holy sanctuaries of their homes, Muslims too have adopted the kuffaar holidaying cult which attains its climax in this season of the devil.
Reminding us repeatedly of the futility of this world, the Qur’aan says:
“The life of this world is but play and amusement whilst the abode of the Aakhirat is best for those who fear (Allah). What! Have you no understanding?”
The carnage on the roads, the drunkenness, the nudity, the immorality and the increase in fisq and fujoor in general are no longer deterrents for Muslims. Far from being deterrents, Muslims now happily and recklessly indulge in all these vile immoral activities which dominate the holiday season.
The evil indulgence is not restricted to the lay people. Those who are known as ulama are also guilty of flagrantly violating the Shariah. They have a plethora of arguments to justify the abandonment of their homes during this shaitaani season for joining the shaitaani crowds in going for holidays. Even molvis and muftis – all members of the devil’s jamaat – enjoy themselves in public places of holidays – places of fisq and fujoor. They go to holiday resorts, picnic spots, parks, beaches, zoos, and the like which are crowded with kuffaar, fussaaq and fujjaar. There is no longer any Imaani inhibition to prevent the eyes from staring and ogling the semi-nude faajiraat parading all over the show. Molvis are even on the beachfronts during this season. A man who drives to or even through such immoral places with his family is a dayyooth of the worst order. He is bereft of Imaani honour.
Muslims in droves take to holidaying in this evil season of shaitaan and the nafs. They visit places which teem with kuffaar holiday makers and mingle with rijs, najaasat, fisq and fujoor enjoying themselves totally oblivious of the Maqsood (Objective) of life. While this is expected of kuffaar, it is never expected of Muslims who profess belief in Allah Ta’ala, the Qabr and Aakhirat.
It is remarkable and lamentable to observe Muslims issuing out of their homes during the shaitaani holiday seasons to join the progenies of shaitaan in fisq and fujoor. Even if those who pretend to be holy and conscious of the Deen do not flagrantly participate in the actual acts and misdeeds of fisq and fujoor, their very presence in such places and going on holiday trips during this devilish season equates them with the perpetrators of the actual vices. They appear to have an aversion for their homes – homes which for Muslims should be holy places – places of protection – places whereon descend the barakat and rahmat of Allah Ta’ala. But, during these evil days they abandon their home sanctuaries to join the progeny of shaitaan on the roads and in the holiday resorts.
Unnecessarily driving through a holiday town such as Knysna for example is haraam during this season of the nafs and shaitaan. There is just nudity in front, behind, on right and on the left. The shops are crowded with faajiraat. There is immorality on all sides. How is it possible for those who profess to be Muslims to attend such immoral places where they corrupt every fibre in their bodies? Maut comes unannounced at any time. Evil will be that person’s death who perishes in a place of evil. Jahannam is his abode.
Since the last few years there have been cases of Muslims perishing during this evil season at places of holiday. This trend is increasing in the Muslim community. Dying like dogs in evil places signifies death in the state of kufr. While the kuffaar revel in nafsaani debauchery in their places of holiday, Muslims are supposed to remain at home fostering closer ties with Allah Ta’ala.
The Qur’aan Majeed commands Muslim women to remain resolutely ‘glued’ to their homes at all times. During this evil season of shaitaaniyat and nafsaaniyat, even males should remain in ‘purdah’ resolutely ‘glued’ within their holy sanctuaries. It is just not permissible for Muslims to leave their homes during this evil season to go for holidays. This is a time of shaitaani and nafsaani domination. It is an environment of zina, and the Qur’aan Majeed commands: “Do not approach near to zina.” Almost everyone indulges in most of the categories of zina – zina of the eyes, zina of the mind, zina of the ears, zina of the tongue, etc., etc. In fact, most people leave their homes during this season of zina to commit zina, the molvis and muftis included.
Like the Musjid, the home of the Mu’min is the abode of holiness, or so should it be.
4 Rabiul Awwal 1437 (16 December 2015)
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