Thursday, September 6, 2012

Which CATEGORY do you fit under?

“And let not the worldly life delude you and be not deceived about Allaah by the chief deceiver (Satan). Indeed Satan is an enemy to you; so take him as an enemy. He only invites his party to be among the companions of the Blaze.” (Faatir: 5-6)

Prior to my Islam, the lifestyle I was leading was very heavy. If you know anything about Toronto, it is similar to that of New York. I call Toronto "the mini NY". The lifestyle of a Torontonian is busy, social, eclectic, and very materialistic. You typically work a 9-5 job on the weekdays and the weekend is reserved for social brunches, parties and much intoxications (in any and every way possible). Torontonians also work hard to look aesthetically pleasing. Most city dwellers own a gym membership and are still paying off their last membership from another gym and any 'add-ons' ( hair extensions, acrylic nails, and breast augmentations) to your body are the latest accessory.

In Toronto you will find categories of, lets say, 3 types:

The Douchebag: Men and Women who fake-tan religiously, the men look like a cast off of Jersey Shore (do they still have that show ? I wouldn't know, Alhamdulilah), the women have fake nails, extensions, fake lips, fake everything and their most prized possession: augmented breasts. They are basically, as I'd like to put it, "trash with a little bit of class". The class being that they only dine in expensive restaurants and dress themselves with designer brands but other than that, their attitude, personality and morals is a whopping 0 out of 10. They can similarly be compared to a painted wall. Fun to stare at but never has anything (good) to say at ALL.

The Gym 'hoe' (excuse my frankness but no need to sugarcoat is there? ) : These men and women 'work out' religiously at the gym, have dated practically every or most members of the gym (hence why they switch gyms), they think that they are 'gods gift to mankind' (AstughfurAllah) and the mirror is their best friend. They have no personality. These men are more high maintenance than the women often plucking their eyebrows and waxing their legs, oh and they spend minutes in the tanning booth as well. The women are usually wearing layers of makeup and their bronzer paints their towel brown. They usually go to the gym to socialise and stand around trying to look "sexy" (lol!). Modesty is foreign to their vocabulary. (the Douchebags can and do fall under this same category as well) 

The Fashionista: The name says it all. These men and women "wine", dine, and party in the hottest restaurants, and clubs. They think they are the socialites of Toronto and that they run the show. Every day is a runway for them and they walk around with their nose in the air expecting VIP treatment everywhere they go. Their intellect is often low and they have no soul or morals, life revolves around themselves. Intoxication is the way to their hearts as well as clothes, money, and 2 week relationships. They post explicit photos of themselves on the internet and their personality only gets along with people who share the same lifestyle, otherwise you are considered "plebeians."

I can make this accurate assumption mainly due to the fact that I was in one of the three categories and as well I associated myself with each group of people . 

Why am I writing about this? Because half of the world seems to be falling into these three categories these days. Doesn't matter if you are from Toronto, New York, or Paris. This epidemic is sweeping the nation by storm and it's hitting the Muslims all around us. Many Muslims today are giving up their beautiful religion for this ugly wordly life.

At what expense is one trying to sell their religion for the love of this worldly life? Selling your soul and your religion to look like someone you are not? The term "fake" nails, " fake" hair and "fake" breasts simply means NOT REAL, NOT AUTHENTIC, NOT GENUINE. I guess the IQ is so low these days, that one thinks that being fake will make them more real??

Oh' Muslims, who have sold their religion for temporary "fame", you should be ashamed of yourselves. You are the lowest of the lows, the trashiest of the trash, verily you are of the losers. Allah had blessed you with guidance but you chose to follow your LOWLY desires and sell your religion for such disgusting lifestyles. Who do you think you are? How dare you disobey Allah like this!? Walking around the streets, parading yourselves on the internet to gain who's attention? To show off to who? To attract people who have no intellect, no class, no soul? Subhana'Allah, these men and women are a disgrace, not only to society, but to Islam. I witness so many of these 'cheap' Muslims each and every day and it angers me, saddens me, and depresses me. The lollipop wrappers have all been unwrapped and the ants all get a taste, modesty has become extinct in many Muslims. 

I just want to ask them, WHY? FOR WHAT? WHAT IS IT THAT YOU GAIN FROM THIS? 
They probably couldn't even answer me.

Just remember this :

“And fear a day when you will be returned to Allaah. Then every soul will be compensated for what it earned and they will not be wronged (i.e. treated unjustly).” (Al-Baqarah: 291)

what have you earned so far O' Muslims?

and remember :

The Messenger  of Allaah sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam said: “The life of this world is sweet and green (i.e. as tempting as fruits) and Allaah makes you  succeed one another in it, so that He may observe what type of deeds you will do therein. Beware of this life and beware of (the temptation of) women.” (Muslim). 

He also said: “If this world was worth a mosquito’s wing in the sight of Allaah, He would not have given a disbeliever a single gulp of water.” (Al-Tirmidhi)

We all need a REALITY CHECK these days as everyone seems to be stemming further and further away from reality. Reality isn't the life of this world, but in actuality it is that tomorrow, next week, next month could be your last breath you breathe. 
So make it last, and Fear Allah. 

“So as for he who transgressed. And preferred the life of this world, Then indeed, Hellfire will be (his) refuge. But as for he who feared the position of his Lord and prevented the soul from (unlawful) inclination, Then indeed, Paradise will be (his) abode”. (An-Naaziaat: 37-41).

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