- Filed under: Islam
- Date: May 12,2006 | 04:10 PM
I was thinking about this the other day. What would it be like to live under an Islamic government. To live in an Islamic country, an Islamic environment, where everything is ruled by the Qur’an and sunnah. I know you must be thinking it is like living during the time of the Prophet (saas) when they were living in Medina, but yet that was during that time. Now there are many different rulings, different opinions, different beliefs and understandings of what Islam is and should be. How would we all get along together in an Islamic state or we would still be divided amongst ourselves, even if we are ruled by ourselves? Is an Islamic state just a dream?
What about the many thigns we enjoy that aren’t so ‘halal’, so to speak. Like movies, computer games, TV shows, sports, games, etc. All those recreational things which young Muslims all over the world, including Muslim countries, enjoy. Would be able to go see Harry Potter or X-Men 3 under an Islamic State? What about playing basketball in the middle of the night? What about our MSAs? Conferences? Lectures? All these things which we all enjoy now, would they be still available for us under an Islamic state.
What am I getting at? Our hearts are diseased with pleasing ourselves. We don’t have enough love and want for akhirah (hereafter). We should all be happy under an Islamic state. We should be happy that we can please Allah to our best capabilities almost to the likeness of the sahabas (companions of the Prophet) and the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
The point: with all the good, halal fun, not-so-halal fun, and fun, all is temporary, the real fun is in jannah (heaven).
May Allah (subhanhu wa ta’ala) grant us all jannah (heaven)! May He forgive us of all of our sins! May He put love for Islam and love for Him and His beloved Prophet (peace be upon him) into our hearts! May He allow us to enjoy what is halal in this world and that is pleasing to him! Ameen!