These comments are all posted on a live video posted by an Ohio news channel talking about the OSU shooting. THIS is why it’s terrifying to be a Muslim in the United States. THIS is why so many people are afraid to admit their religion here. THIS WILL BE DONALD TRUMPS AMERICA. I am terrified and pray every day for the safety of my fellow Muslims.
And backbite not one another. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? You would hate it (so hate backbiting). And fear Allah. Verily, Allah is the One Who forgives and accepts repentance, Most Merciful -(49:12)
And follow not (O man, i.e., say not or do not or witness not) that of which you have no knowledge. Verily, the hearing, and the sight, and the heart, of each of those ones will be questioned (by Allah) - (17:36)
Not a word does he (or she) utter, but there is a watcher by him ready (to record it) - (50:18)
The Prophet ﷺ said, “He who believes in Allah and the Last Day must either speak good or remain silent.”–(Muslim)
The Prophet ﷺ said, “Whosoever gives me a guarantee to safeguard what is between his jaws [i.e. tongue] and what is between his legs [i.e. private parts], I shall guarantee him Jannah” – (Al-Bukhari)
The Prophet ﷺ said, “A man utters a word pleasing to Allah without considering it of any significance for which Allah exalts his ranks (in Jannah); another one speaks a word displeasing to Allah without considering it of any importance, and for this reason he will sink down into Hell.” – (Al-Bukhari)
The Prophet ﷺ said, “When the son of Adam gets up in the morning, all the limbs humble themselves before the tongue and say: ‘Fear Allah for our sake because we are with you: (i.e., we will be rewarded or punished as a result of what you do) if you are straight, we will be straight; and if you are crooked, we will become crooked.’” – (At-Tirmidhi)
Fear none but Allah ﷻ.
~ The one who has nothing to fear but Allah ﷻ, has nothing to fear at all ~
Taqwa or fear of Allah, is one of the most important concepts found in the Qur’an and sunnah. It could be described as the foundation of the religion. It has been the command of Allah for all of the Messengers:
“To Allah belongs all that is in the heavens and all that is on the earth. We have advised the people of the Scripture before you and you also [O Muslims] to have taqwa of Allah [fear Allah and keep your duty to Him].”
Abu Dharr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Be mindful of Allah wherever you are, follow a bad deed with a good deed and it will erase it, and behave with good character toward people.”
Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 1987
Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to At-Tirmidhi.
O you who have believed, fear Allah and speak words of appropriate justice.
He will [then] amend for you your deeds and forgive you your sins. And whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger has certainly attained a great attainment.
Allah, I seek refuge in You from knowledge which does not benefit, from
a heart that does not entertain the fear(of Allah), from a soul that is
not satisfied and the supplication that is not answered.”
Your black, American, Muslim sister stands with you and feels your pain and anxiety. Regardless of how this election goes remember that this country and this dunya are not for us. Allah already told us that the kuffar will never be pleased with us. But keep your heads up high.
Tomorrow on your way to school and work walk proudly with your hijab, niqab, beard, thobe, etc. Your honor is with Allah and Islam. And remember that Allah is your Protector, your Provider, your Sustainer. The only One who deserves to be feared is Allah. Not a single bit of harm will come to a hair on your head unless Allah wills it. Put your trust in Him. Find peace, comfort, and success in what our pious predecessors found it in. The Qur'an and the Sunnah.
Bear the ignorance of those around you with patience. We all know about the countless rewards for those that are patience.
Most importantly, remember why you’re here and Who you live for. Remember your end goal - Jannah.
May Allah grant us all success, pride in this deen, and fearlessness against those that may be against us.
Your fear of being punished because of your sins should open a door of hope for you, not close it. For Allah has said He will never close His doors in front of you as long as you keep turning to Him. As long as you keep asking for forgiveness. Even if your sins are as wide as the heavens and the earth, His doors will never close. Unless you close them yourself. And they will only close because you despaired of His Mercy.