During the Khilāfah of Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq رضي الله عنه, Madeenah Munawwarah experienced a severe drought. Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq رضي الله عنه addressed the believers one morning saying that they would receive help by the evening. The very same morning, the people of Madeenah Munawwarah got the news that Hazrat Uthmān had received a thousand camels laden with grain and food.
The merchants went to Hazrat Uthmān رضي الله عنه and informed him that they intended purchasing the grain to assist the people of Madeenah Munawwarah. Hazrat Uthmān رضي الله عنه called the merchants indoors and enquired from them as to what profit margin will they agree to buy; the merchants initially offered 20%, then 40% and eventually were prepared to pay him 50% more than what he had paid. This was their highest offer.
Hazrat Uthmān رضي الله عنه then asked whether any one of them will pay ten Dirhams for every Dirham he had paid? The merchants said that this was impossible. Hazrat Uthmān رضي الله عنه then informed them; "I want all of you to be witness that I am donating all this grain and food to the poor people of Madeenah Munawwarah."
Such was the sheer conviction of the noble son in law of Sayyidina Rasoolullah صلى الله عليه وسلم in the rewards promised by Allah Ta'ala جل جلاله. On numerous occasions, Sayyidina Rasoolullah صلى الله عليه وسلم made duaa for Hazrat Uthmān رضي الله عنه saying; "O Allah! I am pleased with Uthmān, You also be pleased with him. O Allah! I am pleased with Uthmān, You also be pleased with him." May Allah Ta'ala جل جلاله grant us the tawfeeq to inculcate the habit of generosity in our lives so that our wealth can be accepted for the upliftment of humanity. And may Allah Ta'ala جل جلاله reward Hazrat Uthmān رضي الله عنه immensely for showing the Ummah how to gain the pleasure of our Rabb.
Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “Hayaa is a branch of Imaan.”
Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “Hayaa is not found in a thing except that it beautifies it and shamelessness is not found in a thing except that it makes it ugly.”
Hayaa is an outstanding quality of a Muslim. It prevents him from doing Haraam actions. Thus, it is difficult to find a person with Hayaa at a Haraam venue. Generally, many ‘Muslims’ flock to the coastline during the holiday-season. Almost everyone treats this issue of visiting the beach during the festive period very lightly. They don’t regard it as sinful to be amongst half-naked and almost naked women. When ‘Muslims’ go for holidays, then it is not only the beach, but they visit many other Haraam places also and everything is considered to be permissible. The following sins take place when a ‘Muslim’ visits the beach:
The entire Hijaab/Purdah system is abandoned. There is no such a thing as Hijaab amongst semi-naked women. Anyone who thinks that he is observing the laws of Hijaab at the beach must be dreaming. There is simply no necessity to be at the beach. This is not a necessity of life. Hence, breaking the laws of Hijaab for the sake of playing in the waves is not permissible.
Intermingling of sexes which is absolutely Haraam. Men and women mingle for the sake of ‘fun’ in the water. Islam commands segregation of sexes. It is Haraam to associate, talk, chat or even greet a ghair-mahram.
Looking at the opposite gender. This is Haraam. Some people believe that they are very ‘pious’ when they are superficially ‘lowering’ their gazes amongst ‘naked’ women. Shaytaan has deceived them. Even the women stare at the men. It is shamelessness upon shamelessness.
Exposing the Satr. This is a major sin. It is sad that Muslims expose their knees, etc.
Shameless dressing. It is shameless for a Muslim man to expose his chest in public. This is the way of the Kuffaar and the Fussaaq.
The Haraam-Burkini. Whilst bikinis is the dressing of prostitutes, the ‘burkini’ is not far away. It also reveals the shape of a womans body. A woman who wears clothing which reveals the shape of her body is a cursed women. Most ‘Muslim’ women dress up in this manner, especially the ones that wear jeans and tops, tops-and-pants, three-quarter pants, etc.
Justifying all the Haraam with the argument of lowering the gazes. Most ‘Muslims’ have been deceived in this regard. It is Haraam to be there at the first place. When there are Kuffaar at the beach, then it is Haraam for Muslims to be there. Lowering the gazes is necessary at all times. But this is not a license for breaking the laws of Hijaab. This is not a license for ghair-mahram men and ghair-mahram women to be together in one room.
The presence of females. It is absolutely Haraam for Muslim women to go to the beach for a ‘walk’ or a ‘swim’. This is extremely shameless. Women are commanded to remain at home and not roam in public. It is not permissible for a women to expose herself to the vulgar gazes of men even if she is wearing a superficial ‘cloak’! When it is haraam for women to go to even the Musjid for Salaat, how can one even dream that it is permissible for them to go to the beach to frolic among the villains of immorality?
The Ni’mat of the eyes, ears, hands, feet, etc. is utilized in a Haraam way. Allah Ta’ala did not grant us all of these Ni’mats for breaking His laws of Hijaab, etc.
IT IS NOT PERMISSIBLE AND EXTREMELY SHAMELESS FOR MUSLIMS TO VISIT THE BEACH DURING THE HOLIDAY PERIODS AMONGST KUFFAAR AND NAKED WOMEN! AND AT ALL TIMES WHERE PEOPLE ARE PRESENT.
Hakeemul Ummah Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thaanwi Sahib رحمه الله has advised that since everything around us does not belong to us but rather loaned to us, the second command of the Hadith becomes absolutely clear;
ولها يجمع من لا عقل له
'He who will amass this world has no intelligence.'
Hazrat Thaanwi رحمه الله has further mentioned that no intelligent person amasses that which is not his to keep. If he does this (amasses that which is not his), people will refer to him as foolish and lacking in intelligence.
As an example, an individual comes across a field of crops belonging to another; he enters the field and begins harvesting the crop. The owner of the fields will not only verbally take him to task but he will be evicted therefrom. Before being entitled to harvest the crop, he has to first prove ownership. Just as this person is termed foolish for amassing that which does not belong to him, so too will a person who amasses the world be termed as foolish. This is the reality of the world.
The Prophetic prescription is that we become aware of the insignificance of the worldly glitter and under no circumstances should we be lured by the riches and pleasures of the temporary life. We need to continuously remind ourselves that the love of the world is the root cause of all sins.
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