Lessons From Lockdown

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ

It’s Saturday 4th September 2021/26th Muḥarram 1443 Hijri.

Let’s focus upon the Lessons From Lockdown today.

We have all experienced an unprecedented 18 months of our lives. None of us had ever anticipated that we would witness such a period during our lifetime. It came very suddenly and took us all by surprise.

Sadly, many families lost their loved ones. It was their time to meet their Creator. There was nothing anyone could do to delay that precise moment.

At the height of the pandemic, we witnessed up to 6 Janāzah a day taking place here, in our Blackburn Cemetery. Such was the impact of the virus. It has been 6 weeks now since the lockdown was lifted.Today, let’s ponder and reflect to see what, if anything, has changed in our daily lives. Without sounding negative and having a go at everyone, would you not agree with me that hardly anything at all has changed in our lives?

In fact, do you not think we have become even more careless as regards the purpose of our life? The situation today should be such that not one Muslim should be missing their Ṣalāh. Our Masjids should be overflowing at Jamā’ah times. Good deeds should should have increased dramatically. Sins should not exist. Alas, it was not to be.

So today, let’s start afresh. First and foremost, let’s ask Almighty Allāh to forgive us for this shortcoming. Thereafter, let’s make an intention to fulfil all the commands of Almighty Allāh as shown to us by the Holy Prophet Muḥammad, صَلَّىٰ ٱللَّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ‎.

Let’s be ever thankful for all the great favours and bounties of The Almighty. Brothers and sisters need to revisit their dress code. Brides & grooms to be need to review their wedding arrangements. All of us need to pause and reflect.

Remember, just as in March 2020, Covid can strike again. It has not gone completely. Let’s change our lives to lives of obedience.

Almighty Allāh bless us all with the correct understanding and keep all of us in His Protection, Āmeen.

My website has a number of messages which are related to the coronavirus. Read them and share them with family and friends.

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