الثلاثاء 16 جمادى الأولى 1440
Tuesday Jamadil-Ula 16 1440
Tuesday 22 January 2019

Dubai Souk, Pre-Ramadhan Fairs, Halaal Food Expos, Fashion Extravaganzas-Eid Collections and Eid Shopping Festivals

Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said once to Hadhrat Jibraeel (alayhis salaam): “O Jibraeel! Which land is evil?’ Jibraeel (alayhis salaam) said: ‘I do not know. I shall ask my Rabb Azza Wa Jal.’ Then Jibraeel (alayhis salaam) departed and after some time returned and said: ‘O Muhammad! Verily, you had asked me: ‘Which land is evil?’ I had said that I do not know. I have asked my Rabb Azza Wa Jal: ‘Which land is evil?’ He said: “The souks of the land.” (Musnad Ahmad)

Hadhrat Salmaan (radhiyallahu anhu), narrating a Hadith of Jibraeel (alayhis salaam) said: “If you can, never be the first to enter the souk nor be the last one to leave it, for verily, the souk is the battleground of shaitaan. There he plants his flag.” (Muslim)

Whilst it is permissible to go to a Souk (shop, market etc.) to purchase daily items of necessities, it should be borne in mind, in the light of the above Ahaadith, that one should spend the least amount of time in doing so, due to there being a host of sins and open violation of the Laws of Allah Ta’ala which are common at the Souks of today.

The above Ahaadith and explanation are in the context of general Souks. The matter intensifies when these ‘evil lands’ and ‘battlegrounds of Shaitaan’ (i.e. the Souks) are beautified, fragranced, camouflaged and dressed with Sacred Islamic Words such as Ramadhaan, Eid and Halaal.

Each of the mentioned Islamic Words is a word which is found in the Qur’aan Majeed. However, we as Muslims have erroneous utilized the same pure words of the Qur’aan Majeed and shrouded our events of sin, intermingling of sexes, merrymaking, fashion parade, abaaya shopping, eating, merry grounds, photography, videoing and live broadcasting.

Almost every Muslim participant in any of the above shopping festivals under Islamic banners will be involved in almost all of the abovementioned things. However, Muslims won’t even consider them to be un-Islamic since they are made to believe and are brainwashed that everything is ‘Islamic’ since the event has an Islamic name.  

Nowadays, Souks which are camouflaged in Islamic names have become frequent events which are organized in different parts of the country during or prior to different months. Hence Muslims have made an event for every occasion, a Souk for every Ramadhan and Eid.

Minus the abovementioned sins in which Muslims will involve themselves with, these events make Muslims unmindful of Allah Ta’ala and come directly under the scope of this Aayat of the Qur’aan Majeed:

“The life in this world is nothing but play and amusement (such as Souks, Halaal Expos, Ramadhaan fairs, fashion extravaganzas and Eid shopping festivals.)”

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Narrated by `Amr bin `Auf Radiallahu Anhu:

(An ally of the tribe of Bani 'Amir bin Lu'ai and one of those who had witnessed the battle of Badr with Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)) Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) sent Abu 'Ubaida bin Al-Jarrah Radiallahu Anhu to Bahrain to collect the Jizya tax. Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) had concluded a peace treaty with the people of Bahrain and appointed Al 'Ala bin Al-Hadrami as their chief; Abu Ubaida Radiallahu Anhu arrived from Bahrain with the money. The Ansar heard of Abu 'Ubaida's Radiallahu Anhu arrival which coincided with the Fajr (morning) prayer led by Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam). When Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam finished the prayer, they came to him. Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) smiled when he saw them and said, "I think you have heard of the arrival of Abu 'Ubaida and that he has brought something." They replied, "Yes, O Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)! " He said, "Have the good news, and hope for what will please you. By Allah, I am not afraid that you will become poor, but I am afraid that worldly wealth will be given to you in abundance as it was given to those (nations) before you, and you will start competing each other for it as the previous nations competed for it, and then it will divert you (from good) as it diverted them." '

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