Whom Do We Worship?
Some worship Allaah, some worship Jesus, some worship other gods.
The question is, who are the Muslims worshipping these days? Is
it Allaah or is it the new god, Dollar? It's probably not hard to
Lets take a look:
Daily Salaah - 1-2% of the population in the USA actually
visit the mosque on a regular basis.
Jummu'ah - 5-10% of the population in the USA actually attend
Well, where is the rest of the 98%-99% of the Muslim population
when it comes to the five daily Salaah? Where is the rest of the
90%-95% of the Muslim population when it comes to the Jummu'ah Salaah?
Take a guess. They're usually busy working! A blatant disobedience
to Allaah when He clearly says in Surah
al-Jummu'ah (62) verse 9: "O ye who believe!
When the call is proclaimed to prayer on Friday (yawm al jummu'ah),
hasten earnestly to the Remembrance of Allah, and
leave off business (and traffic): That is best for you if ye
Interestingly enough, this verse addresses the Believers, and this
is why you'll see those who have Taqwa are still going to the mosques,
still observing their five daily Salaah, still giving charity, still
fasting, still with the intention of going to Hajj and have been
there. What about the rest?
Allaah Himself said in Surah al-Hujuraat
(49) verse 14. "The desert Arabs say, "We
believe." Say, "Ye have no faith; but ye (only)say, 'We
have submitted our wills to Allah,' For not yet has Faith entered
your hearts. But if ye obey Allah and His Messenger, He will not
belittle aught of your deeds: for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."
Some of the "Muslims" today, are even more brave. They're
not even working, they're either home sleeping, watching TV or partaking
in some other activity which does not benefit themselves or Islaam.
What does Allaah say about such people?
In Surah al-Kahf (18), verses 103-104,
Allaah declares: Say: "Shall we tell you of those who lose
most in respect of their deeds? Those whose efforts have been wasted
in this life, while they thought that they were acquiring good
by their works."
How many of us today think we're doing good, but in reality, we're
actually losing out in this world and the hereafter? First, is our
work within the halaal means or are we so caught up in the haraam
that we've managed to convince ourselves that the haraam is actually
Are we so busy in obtaining the illusions of this world that we
forget the hereafter? There is no harm in getting the good in this
life, but at the sacrifice of the hereafter, it doesn't make sense!
So why are we so busy in getting this world's glitter and glamour
only to leave it? Have we lost all of our senses?
Allaah says in Surah (2) verses 200-201.
"So when ye have accomplished your holy rites, celebrate the
praises of Allah, as ye used to celebrate the praises of your fathers,-
yea, with far more Heart and soul. There are men who say: "Our
Lord! Give us (Thy bounties) in this world!" but they will
have no portion in the Hereafter. And there are men who say:
"Our Lord! Give us good in this world and good in the Hereafter,
and defend us from the torment of the Fire!"
Be the People of the Middle Path! Be the People who are the Representatives
of Allaah! The life of this world is but a glittering show! Surah
(18) verse 7. "That which is on earth we have made but
as a glittering show for the earth, in order that We may test them
- as to which of them are best in conduct."
Allaah says in
Surah (9) verses 38-39: "O ye who believe! what
is the matter with you, that, when ye are asked to go forth in the
cause of Allah, ye cling heavily to the earth? Do ye prefer
the life of this world to the Hereafter? But little is the comfort
of this life, as compared with the Hereafter. Unless ye go forth,
He will punish you with a grievous penalty, and put others in your
place; but Him ye would not harm in the least. For Allah hath power
over all things."
Are we waiting for our replacements or are they already here? Allaah