The Priority of Duty: Wisdom in the Life of a Believer

— Written based on a phone conversation (in Feb 2023)
“Assalamualaikum Wrwb Brother, I want to give my sons to you for Islamic studies. Which Firqa (group) do you belong to?”
I replied politely, I don’t belong to any Firqa, except a group named MUSLIM.
He smiled and said, “I belonged to Qadiyani. We studied and watched different Youtube videos and tried to understand logic of both sides and later we converted to Islam!
I know exactly how a Firqa can brainwash and control someone! They have two faces. One is an outside polite one! Another is an inside cruel and manipulative one to fulfill the agenda of that Firqa.”
I also smiled, “Every Firqa is almost like that”.
He then asked me, “Brother, what is your main goal in life?”
I replied:
On that Day every person will flee from their own brothers (siblings), and ˹even˺ their mother and father, and ˹even˺ their spouse and children.” (80: 34 – 36).
According to emotional connection, four different categories of persons are stated! If an earthquake or other natural disaster occurs, people will immediately look for these four sorts of people. On the day of judgement, however, each of them will disregard others. Why?
O believers! Protect yourselves and your families from a Fire whose fuel is people and stones, overseen by formidable and severe angels, who never disobey whatever Allah orders—always doing as commanded”. (66:6)
If you look closely most of the believers should truly focus on the above two sets of verses before anything else. Now we can evaluate ourselves in the light of those 4 types of people in order to identify the reasons of fleeing from each other on the day of judgement:
(a) How many believers are NOT oppressing their own SIBLINGS’ RIGHTS (property, honour, relationships, etc)?
(b) How many believers are NOT RESPECTING their PARENTS?
(c) How many SPOUSES do NOT disregard each other’s RIGHTS and do NOT disregard demonstrating MERCY in the FAMILIES?
(d) How many PARENTS are NOT TEACHING proper QURAN & ISLAMIC education to their children (to save them from Hellfire), in comparison to engaging in pricey worldly education for them?
Brother, first & foremost plan and do your duties so that you can be safe from any of the above POINTS before anything else! A wise believer prioritizes his duties to safeguard from any of the above POINTS before anything else! Those adherents are most likely members of the FIRQA (Group) named ‘MUSLIM’! 😊
Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) cautioned, “Beware of oppression, for oppression will turn into excessive darkness on the Day of Resurrection” (Muslim)
— Written based on a phone conversation (Feb, 2023)
By Dr Manzur Ashraf






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