Ramadan 2022 – Reconnecting with Revelation #06 – Modesty
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who Eli gamba kuliah, de mo, de Wiley, salaam, Alaikum, Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh, my brothers and sisters, the three things mentioned in verse number 90 of surah. A natural
that Allah has instructed are the justice, goodness and kindness and giving to those who are related to you giving to those in need. And Allah Almighty thereafter says when Ha Anil fascia he will Moon carry well belly, Allah Almighty prohibits, he has warned us through a prohibition of three things. That doesn't mean that there are only three things in the list of prohibitions by Allah. But in this particular verse, There are three things being mentioned.
When hmm, and in fact, sha Allah prohibits immorality, anything immoral. Now, modest dress is something that's a requirement for Muslims. What is modesty when it comes to dress?
If you connect and reconnect with Allah and with Revelation, you will realize that if you were to meet the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him today, how would you like to present yourself? How would you like to be dressed, if you know a little bit about the Quran and the Sunnah, there would be a certain type of clothing you'd be comfortable in, to see and to meet the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, that would be considered modest dress. Now, I'm not going to go into the details of it, you can do that. But I've just mentioned to you in a nutshell, that if you were to go in the presence of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, the as a Muslim who knows some of the Quran and
the Sunnah, that type of dressing you would be in would probably be modest, insha Allah, that modest dressed, is included in morality. It's included in, you know, modesty, following the general rules that the Almighty has declared. And you need to know when Allah says dress in a specific way, there is a reason and there are many reasons, they will be a reaction. And they will be some form of,
you know, something that would happen as a result of how you have dressed. So if you choose to dress in a specific way, your choice of dress will have a reaction from many different angles. So it's your spirituality, your internal spiritual growth, your connection with Allah, your connection with Revelation, your contentment and happiness,
as well as your relationship with others, the type of people that you attract towards you, based on what you've worn. So everyone says, Today on Earth,
you're free to dress how you want or to undress.
That may be a statement that is valid from a secular perspective. And people obviously say we're living in a free world, but I'm talking of a believer, a person who believes in Revelation, if you do believe in Revelation, why do you claim to believe in Revelation, when you don't allow revelation to guide you as to how to dress?
If you were to dress in any other way, they would be a repercussion. They would be a reaction, you would pay the price of dressing
in a way that is negative or immoral, immodest.
In the same way you would earn the perks of dressing in a modest way, in a beautiful way, filled with morality and great values. This dress code is something that goes hand in hand with your connection with Allah. So when you dress, don't dress for yourself, and don't dress for others. Dress for Allah. That's it. You know, we've always said when you do something, just do it for yourself. It's me, it makes me feel good. Fair enough. But if you're a believer, you will only feel good if you're a true believer, when you know this is pleasing to me who made me that's what it is, no matter what faith you belong to, in actual fact, if you believe in a deity who has created you,
nothing would make you happy except by pleasing the deity. So there you go.
Here is a dress code that we have, dress modestly. Make sure that you are
prepared to face your maker with that type of dress. My Shala. My brothers, my sisters, I think I've said it. And I think it's important as believers that we look into it. Yes, we shouldn't do people who may not yet be upon a higher level of morality in their dress code, perhaps they may be struggling with trying to do the right thing they may know in their hearts, I need to get to this point. But for some weakness, they are not yet on that point.
I would like to encourage those type of people to say Come on, be strong, be very strong. You don't know how long you have to live, be strong, seize the opportunity. Don't worry about what people say or what people will think of you worry about what Allah says and what he will think of you.
But we shouldn't be looking at others with a eye of belittlement
thinking that these people will never come to the right path. Perhaps there are struggles, who knows Allah knows them. And this is why Allah says yen hmm. And in fascia, Allah prohibits immorality, of all sorts, that would include adultery, it would include pornography, it would include nudity, it would include so many other things based on the Islamic understanding.
if a person is on a very high level of morality, he will definitely or she will definitely achieve a sense of comfort, a sense of fulfillment, and move or a light that comes from their face. Because Allah promises you that and they will achieve the happiness, the contentment that comes with it.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us every goodness. So Allah says the enhanced fascia will Mancha. Allah prohibits you from evil, Mancha, that which is evil, sinful.
And Albery refers to
crossing the limits, crossing the boundaries. Allah doesn't want you to cross the limits. He has set a boundary, don't cross that. You know, it's called transgression, do not transgress, don't go beyond what Allah has ordained.
So if you are going to protect yourself from immorality,
evil and transgression, you have succeeded. That's Allah.
Allah has promised you and guaranteed you that you save yourself from immorality, evil and transgression. Mashallah.
So reconnecting with revelation would ensure that you engage in good things and stay away from bad things. And you recognize what's good and bad. Someone might say, for example, what's a big deal about how I dress? Well, if you're a believer, there is a big deal. If you believe and you actually take the word of Allah as important, and surely it's a big deal. If Allah told you don't do this, how could you claim to be a believer and ignore that? That's why Allah says Makana Lima minion wala Amina is a Kabbalah who rasuluh Ameren Akuna Allahumma Mahira to Mina marine Surah zap. Allah says, a believer, a person who believes male or female.
It is not befitting for them to call themselves believers and then claim that I have a choice regarding what the Almighty wants and doesn't want and has instructed and hasn't instructed. And the messenger has instructed and not instructed.
What was the claim of belief for in the first place.
And remember, we believe that revelation was sent in order for us to be able to lead the best life in terms of quality with the challenges and the hardships and the tests that are going to come in our direction. The Almighty will continue to keep us afloat and keep us happy and content and smiling all the time.
And this is why the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. No matter what difficulty and hardship he went through. He always thanked Allah. It could have been worse. He was always grateful to the Almighty and He never complained to the Almighty about the hardship that he was in.
So we ask Allah Almighty to grant us from His goodness. And Allah Almighty definitely says that those who believe male and female, and those who do good deeds male and female, Allah will grant them a good life. Follow him
In no higher than a good life and in the Hereafter, Paradise awaits them. May Allah grant us goodness in this world and the next Akula Kali hada or SallAllahu wasallam ah Baraka ala Nabina Muhammad kita Boon
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