Introductory Note: On the 22nd of August 2017 a marriage conference was held at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg. Scholars flew in from all over the world to give speeches. The conference was branded as Islamic. However, on the day many laws of the Shariah were violated. This includes free-mixing, acts in which very dirty jokes were made, insults towards the marriage of Nabi ﷺ and utter disrespect towards the noble Abu Hurairah (RA).
In this talk, Hazrat Ml. Dawood Seedat (DB) spoke about these violations and their great, long-term consequences. Hazrat also made mention of the Eidgah in Durban and the Ship cruise. The commonality between all three events is the modernisation of deen caused by lack of ilm and not seeking the guidance of true, upright Scholars. This modernisation is a global problem. The primary advice contained in this transcript deals with the causes of modernisation and how to combat them in light of the Sunnah. Hazrat further speaks about whom we can take our deen from and whom we should avoid, making this transcript one that is applicable to all.
Lastly, any mistakes are the error of the compiler for which I seek Allah’s forgiveness and the reader’s pardon. May Allah accept Hazrat’s work and efforts, aameen.
Have you ever tried driving a car with a misted windscreen and no demister? If you do not stop, you will surely cause an accident. However, if we either get out of the car or keep wiping the mist away, we have a chance of reaching our destination safely.
The devil’s work is to mist the windscreen and break the demister. He mists the windscreen by:
causing us to sin.
Bringing evil thoughts and doubts to the mind.
Once this happens, we cannot see the path clearly. The solution is to put on the demister meaning we should repent, engage in dua and complete our muáamalaat (which means our daily quota of worship). But then this enemy breaks the demister by making us lose hope in Allah. Once one loses hope, then one will not turn to Allah. If we do not turn to Allah, then the windscreen is only going to thicken with the mist until we cannot see at all.
So when you feel hopeless and upset, force yourself to turn back to Allah, increase your duas and stay focused. Because that is the demister we need to ward off evils. In a short while, the devil will back off.
(Advice of Hazrat Maulana Dawood Seedat حفظه الله)
“O you who believe! Turn to Allah, with sincere repentance. It may be that your Lord will expiate from you your sins, and admit you into Gardens under which rivers flow, on the Day when Allah will not disgrace the Prophet and those who believed with Him. Their light will run before them and to their right hands. They will say, Our Lord! Perfect for us our light and forgive us. Indeed, you are powerful over everything.” (Quran, 66:8)