السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ

It’s Thursday 2nd April 2020 approaching 12 midday ‏مَا شَآءَ الله. May Almighty Allāh keep everyone in His Protection, Āmeen. 

Today I wanted to focus on the limits that we have transgressed as an Ummah when it comes to the ‘Intermingling’ of men and women in gatherings. Our ꜤUlamā and Imāms have been guiding us on this subject for over 40 years now but all their voices seem to be falling on deaf ears. As time progresses, we seem to be getting worse. 

It is one of the most important fundamentals of our beautiful religion that we are allowed to enjoy social gatherings keeping in mind the SharīꜤah rulings at all times. Islām does not prohibit weddings and social gatherings, but where are we when it comes to abiding by SharīꜤah laws? 

Function venues are packed out with large audiences with mixed seating all over. It has become an absolute norm for men to serve ladies and ladies to serve men. Everyone joins in the laughter and the banter and we act as if there is no tomorrow. 

No brothers and sisters, this is not what our Scholars and Elders taught us. Let’s take heed, and take heed now. The wrath of The Almighty descends very quickly when His Laws are openly transgressed, as we witness in weddings and social gatherings. We are blessed in the UK with venues where we can have very clear segregation; either separate halls which are within walking distance, or the same venue with completely separate entrances and functions rooms, etc. 

Let’s ask Almighty Allāh for forgiveness today and always keep all the laws of SharīꜤah at the forefront at the time of any wedding or social gathering. The heart bleeds writing this but it had to be addressed. 

Almighty Allāh have Mercy on our actions, Āmeen.

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