Extravagance and Moderation

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ

Hope all are well. It’s Saturday 4th April 2020.

When I attend some of our functions whether they are social family gatherings like weddings, or religious social gatherings like dāwats on the occasion of Bukhārī Sharīf, or Ḥifẓ Khatm, my heart bleeds when I see what Extravagance we have reached, in such gatherings. Imitation of different and no faiths is on the rise.

Since when did we Muslims enter function venues to be welcomed with a drinks reception? And that too in goblets well known for serving alcohol! The list is endless.

Brothers and sisters, this is not the reason why Almighty Allāh has blessed us with wealth. I am not saying don’t spend and don’t enjoy the occasion. My message is to do things in Moderation.

Keep your religious teachings in front of you at all times. Do not go out of control on a day when you should be making your Creator happy and thanking Him for allowing you to have such a wonderful day. Millions of families across the globe don’t see such days.

My heart bleeds even more when I attend gatherings organised by newly graduated ꜤĀlims, ꜤĀlimāts, Ḥuffāẓ and Ḥāfiẓahs. There is a competition : 

  • The venue
  • The set up
  • The so many varieties of food and drink

Alas, we were the ones who were chosen to be the examples. But we also got carried away. Instead of influencing, we became influenced. Enjoy the occasion. Keep it simple, and donate all your extra money to the less fortunate. It’s their DuꜤas that will see us through adversities and difficulties. 

Almighty Allāh guide me first, and then the rest, Āmeen. 

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