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FRIDAY REMINDER (5): REVIVE THE SUNNAH OF HIJAB





By

 Ibn Abdillah As-sudaisiy Al-Iloori

There are Muslims homes where you can hardly find a single woman or lady wearing the proper hijab. This is one of the things that depict the extent of the strangeness real Islaam is in our contemporary society. So, if we can find a lady who starts the wearing of the full hijab in her own family before other ladies in the same family emulate her, such a sister becomes a heroine and would continue to have the reward of each and every lady who practices this Sunnah of wearing the hijab in her family, and the reward of those ladies (who emulate her) would not be reduced. This is one of the great benefits of reviving a Sunnah wherever we find ourselves.

On the other hand, if there is a person (man or woman) who hates the hijab and instructs his children or other ladies in the family against wearing of the proper hijab because of the hatred he or she has for this sunnah, such a person is setting a bad record by forbidding and discouraging the practise of a sunnah and he or she would continue to share from the sins of those who adhere to his instruction and the sins of the adherents of such instruction would not be reduced. In a relevant hadith, Kathir Ibn Abdillah رضي الله عنه reported that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said to Bilal رضي الله عنه

“....Verily, whoever revives a tradition (sunnah) from among my traditions which has died after me, then he will have a reward similar to whoever acts upon it without taking anything away from their rewards. Whoever introduces an innovation with which Allah and His Messenger are not pleased, then he will have a sin similar to whoever acts upon it without taking anything away from the sins of the people.” [Sunan At-Tirmidhi 2677]

It is laudable to be in the forefront of reviving the Sunnah in any community we find ourselves. And it is bad and dishonorable for anyone to champion the cause of bid'ah in the society or lead attacks against the Sunnah of the beloved Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم. So, we should be careful of what we do these days, because life is history and everything about us would soon become history. When I die, I want to be remembered for the various sunnah I am able to revive. Do not be one who would be remembered for hatred of Sunnah or its adherents. Be bold and courageous enough to introduce hijab in your homes, may Allah bless you.

May Allah guide us aright

1 comment:

  1. They ask you as to what is allowed to them. Say: The good things are allowed to you, and what you have taught the beasts and birds of prey, training them to hunt-- you teach them of what Allah has taught you-- so eat of that which they catch for you and mention the name of Allah over it; and be careful of (your duty to) Allah; surely Allah is swift in reckoning. Quran Teachers

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