It was in the blessed month of Ramadhan, that the Quran was revealed to Prophet Mohammed. (Peace and blessings be upon him)
The first word uttered was ” Iqra ” ~ meaning “READ” or RECITE.
Read: to understand the meaning of written symbols
Recite: to verbally repeat from memory (read aloud)
Muslims, young and old, have been encouraged to seek knowledge ~ to broaden their horizons with reference to this beautiful deen of Islam.
Sadly, muslims, are too preoccupied in hoarding worldly knowledge so as to attain higher degrees in science, maths and engineering, so as to attain better salaries and fulfill their worldly desires ~ while totally neglecting to seek knowledge of the one book, that will eventually, be the ONLY source of “respite” and intervention for him/her in his/her grave !!!!
Because, parents have been idly following traditions, they prefer their offspring to continue doing so. The Asian upbringing is not the best, to say the least. We demand our children, not question, any traditional values ~ Centuries of misinformed people, who never once tried to “understand” and “apply” what the Quran preached ~ what the hadiths enlightened us with, never reached so many more of us. We have been swimming in a tide of bidaah and we fiercely support them !! We are a naïve lot and what’s worse is that we are an arrogant lot, at that .
The one who guides us to the righteous path, has to be lamented, his motives, questioned and his image, tarnished.
This is how low we have stooped. We, the ummah of Rasool Allah, sallallahi wa sallam 😦
Here is an example of a ‘top notch’ bidaah.
23 rakaahs of Taraveeh in 7 minutes !!!!!!
Now that we are aware of how the situation is over there, Can I request ANY aalim in this country/state/city to please reach out to our brothers and sisters and guide them in the right ways. I am sure, these people have good intentions but have NEVER researched their own religion. Instead they have accepted age-old traditional practices.
May Allah swt give them hidayah and guidance. Ameen