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What’s Love??? January 3, 2008

Posted by shadows15 in Contemporary Issues, Gems and Jewels, Men Around The Messenger, Misc, Non-Muslims, Personality Development, Sisters Section, وَمَن يَرْغَبُ عَن مِّلَّةِ إ, Weekly Wisdom, Worship.
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In today’s society, being ‘religious’ is seen as a hindrance to human freedoms and evokes connotations such as being dry and unromantic. This misconception is even held within the Muslim community who consider the concept of love as being shameful and non-existent.

One sister once commented by saying that bearded brothers have no ‘game.’ Perhaps the sister was pointing towards the actions of some brothers who, on becoming more practicing, begin to act in an awkward manner especially when around females. Some brothers believe that ‘piety’ is synonymous with weakness, feebleness and walking around while dragging one’s feet. The confident strides, the firm handshakes and sense of purpose are all lost when that brother decides to turn around his life in conformity with Islamic ideals. This is in complete contrast with the character and behaviour of the Companions of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) who were confident, courageous, bold and did not act awkwardly on accepting Islam. In fact, Umar ibn al-Khattab once saw a group of men who began to act weak and dragged their feet and he beat them for this unacceptable behaviour.

Also the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) was very romantic and intimate with his wives in the privacy of his home. Shaikh Waleed Basyouni discusses this aspect of the Prophets life in this humorous two part lecture titled “Was the Prophet (saw) romantic?”

Part 1-Was Prophet Muhammed (SAWS) Romantic?

Part 2-Was Prophet Muhammed (SAWS) Romantic?

(Hover your mouse over the link and a box should open up with the audio.)

 

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