If the people were to come to know of this act of worship that he was engaged in, he would quickly leave that area and move on to the next place in order that he would be once again hidden from the people.
This mirthful youth Mus’ab bin ‘Umair, caressed and pampered, the talk of the ladies of Makkah, the jewel of its clubs and assemblies: is it possible for him to be one of the legends of faith?
Who can be a more bigger fool than one who fools others for the sake of fooling, without realizing that it is he himself who is being fooled because he cannot fool those two angels who write down every hasanaat (good deeds) and every sayi’aat (bad deeds) both major and minor of every individual, day in and day out.
In the hustle and bustle of the modern world, contemplation and reflection is one important tool of purification (and an act of worship in itself) that is often neglected.
The true miskeen is the one who wasted his life learning that which he does not practice, thus he looses the pleasures of the dunyaa and the goodness of the akhirah, coming forth bankrupt (on the Day of Judgment) with strong evidences against himself.
Unfortunately, we hear of some Muslim female students, who exchange candy and red roses and wear red clothes in order to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
I ask you why? Oh Ummah of Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam)? Have you ever heard or seen a Christian or a Jew taking part in Eid ul-Fitr or Eid ul-Adha? No. But indeed you have surely heard and seen Muslims taking part in Christmas, Valentine’s Day etc.