السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
It’s Saturday 8th January 2022 / 6 Jumādā al-Thānī 1443H.
Let’s talk about ‘Covid’ today.
It was March 2020 when the Covid Virus hit the UK. Nearly 2 years on and just when we thought it was all over, people are falling ill again with the virus. Many of us will have had our 2 vaccinations and the majority will have also had our boosters.
Regardless of this vaccinated people, as well as non-vaccinated people, are falling ill. The purpose of my message today is to once again serve as a reminder that ultimately health and sickness are both from Almighty Allāh.
The question we need to ask ourselves is, what difference have I made to my life during the last 2 years?
If I am absolutely honest, then sorry to say that the majority of us have not changed one little bit. At the height of the pandemic, we saw so many people fall ill. Many were our close, near and dear ones. In Blackburn, we had up to 6 Janāzahs in a day. Almighty Allāh sent down so many signs to us, so that we may realise that this life is very temporary and that it could end in a split of a second.
Alas, we are where we were 2 years ago. Masjids haven’t seen an increase in Musallis. Our clothing has not changed at all. Our weddings and the extravagance is getting worse by the day. Use of social media for inappropriate relationships with non-Maḥrams is on the increase. I can go on and on.
Let’s take this latest round of Corona as a reminder once again. Let’s sincerely repent to our Creator and ask for forgiveness. From this moment onwards, let’s initiate a fresh start to our life. Make 5 times Ṣalāh a must. Let’s make sure we do our utmost best to follow all the beautiful teachings of Islam and keep away from all the prohibitions.
Remember, you only get one chance in this life. Make sure you don’t waste yours. My messages started in March 2020 due to Covid and can be found on my website.
May The Almighty always keep all of us on the Straight Path, Āmeen.
جَزَاكَ اللَّهُ خَيْرًا
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وَالسَّلَامُ Hanif Dudhwala