Bismillaahir Rahmanir Raheem
O Allaah save me from acting to please anyone but You.
I hope my piece on the Niqaabi Cobbler will catch up with the reverberating effects of the BBC Video, Inshaa Allaah.
As for the sordid, temperamental, and negative reactions, they are not disappointing, I did expect them. Read the piece again, I did say it that some people would call for my head. I did not even exempt any quarters.
Yes, some people appreciated it too. Even that some appreciated it does not matter, what matters is that my Lord should appreciate it.
And I read the defences too especially from some of our modern classy sophisticated sisters; salafiyaat and hizbiyyaat combined. It was a war of ahzaab against me and some other brothers.
And our our educated brothers reacted too. Some of them were very vicious in their reactions. One of them even painted our own wives black. That's nothing. May Allaah reward those who rose to our defence among them. You are not defending us, I know, but the Deen of Islam.
Just know that this Deen is nobody's property; not mine and definitely not yours. And we have said it miraaran that nobody is greater than this Deen, and nobody is immune from being corrected. Yes, agreed, the manner and how matter.
I am not immune from being corrected neither are you. Please take note.
Go and know that we live in a dangerous time where heresies and waywardness spread with all ease. The mulhidoon, of different attires, are on the prowl, to at least confuse unsuspecting Muslims, if not robbing them of their faith. So the matter is not an easy one as many of you brothers there, yes you brothers, think. I am afraid you are not victims already. I am afraid. Wallaahi I am afraid. You can say it again that I am apparently judgemental and hasty, if you like say I am foolish and crazy!
Some people were 'foolish and crazy' too in the past. But their 'foolishness' and 'craziness' gave us a better Deen till date. May Allaah reward them for 'that.'
Some of you think we got nothing doing, that we have made criticisms of 'striving Muslims' our hobby. That we wake up and sleep criticizing others. You yourself know that you have sounded unreasonable and ridiculous.
Wait a minute! What do you want? That we all keep quiet why Islam turns Christianity before our very own eyes so that you would come round to blame some people for not talking. That's prettily impossible. Alhamdulillaah, Allaah sent the Qur'aan and Sunnah to us, your wish will not see fruition, Inshaa Allaah.
Lastly, again, to our sister who made that mistake, they said we should have sent a direct message to you before we came online. You are not the real target of the piece but your actions, you would recall I didn't mention your name throughout. Sincerely speaking, the effects of that video will go a long way to wreak havoc in the minds of some Muslims until Allaah will decree otherwise. Sister, you made a public mistake that requires a public correction before we are all led into perdition, may Allaah save me and you from being causes of people's misguidance. Alhamdulillaah that you have realized your mistakes, that's one thing, the effect of your action is another thing. So far the video is continually shared and people are misled by it...May Allaah forgive me and you. Please, don't mind those saying it is nothing, don't mind them please. It is something big, sister. May Allaah forgive me and you. Those forming defence and counterattack on your behalf will not be there again... May Allaah forgive me and you.
I will stand to face my judgement, you will stand to face yours, and they will stand to face theirs, individually.
وَكُلُّهُمۡ اٰتِيۡهِ يَوۡمَ الۡقِيٰمَةِ فَرۡدًا ۞
Every one of them will come before Him all alone on the Day of Resurrection.
Nobody said you can't work, in fact, leatherwork is one of the good areas of handiwork for Muslims, men and women. But as a woman, it's your work we want to see not yourself. Please take that.
As for the effects of the video, which is the major concern of the piece, we hope it will be forgotten soon when Muslims don't share it.
So we advise our sophisticated, motivational, educated sisters, stop promoting the video, stop cheering sinfulness, may Allaah forgive me and you.
And do you know? I am a slave full of errors, mistakes and sins too else Shaytaan whispers to you that a super Muslim is talking. Our collective success, as Muslims, lies in our mutual correction of one another, in appropriate, effective and circumstantial ways.
وَمَاۤ اُبَرِّئُ نَفۡسِىۡۚ اِنَّ النَّفۡسَ لَاَمَّارَةٌۢ بِالسُّوۡٓءِ اِلَّا مَا رَحِمَ رَبِّىۡ ؕاِنَّ رَبِّىۡ غَفُوۡرٌ رَّحِيۡمٌ ۞
But I do not wish to absolve myself, for the soul is prone to evil, unless my Lord have mercy. Indeed my Lord is forgiving and kind.\" --
(: يوسف Verse: 53)
I hope again that Allaah will use the piece to catch up with the BBC video running at a fast speed.
That's my hope, Inshaa Allaah.