Far Astray

In the name of Allah, our Creator, the Most Beneficial, the Most Merciful.

FAR ASTRAY
A lot of times in the Qur’an, Allah (swt) uses the above term to describe the non-muslims; meaning they are far from guidance. A verse that indicates the severity of their straying off is such as the one below:

“And whoever assigns partners to Allah, it is as if he had fallen from the sky, and the birds had snatched him. Or the wind had thrown him to a far off place [22:31]

For most of us, these people who have strayed off so badly, are sadly our colleagues at work and school, our neighbours, our housemates (e.g maids), our blood relations and a times could be our siblings, that is to say people we meet and work with on a daily basis. If this people were to catch fire before our eyes will we watch them burn or would be try our possible best to put out the fire? Then what about the fire of eternity that they shall forever abide in? Unless they accept islam, and abide forever in the garden of bliss isA.

We need to share islam starting today because they might not see tomorrow. Our prophet (saw) used to persistently call people to islam, because he knew the severity of spending eternity in the fire, even though ultimate guidance is from Allah.

Give a copy of a quran or selected verses from the qur’an, share a cd’s of lecture by learned aalims, give flyers, tweet, talk to them, re-direct their questions to a learned aalim, give them websites they can check up, let’s try because this world is really a passing enjoyment.The prophet (saw) words were “for a person to be guided through you, is better than 100 camels”.

Indeed, islam is our most valuable treasure. That’s why the prophet saw and he’s companions used to make the dua: Alhamdulillah bi ni’imatil islam wa kafaa bil islami ni’ima. [All praise to Allah for the blessing of islam, and islam is enough a blessing]
May Allah guide those who deserve to be guided. Ameen.

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