Intellectual Youth of Islam,
alaykum wa rahmatullah.
It's a Mercy
from Allah that He has sent us not only into Muslim families but to families
that are closely adherent to Islam, just as Prophets Ibraheem and Yusuf (a.s.)
prayed, " . . . keep us in the company of the righteous" (26:83,
likewise says, " . . . what an excellent companionship that is!"
reminding us of this immense blessing, Allah also says , "You are the best
community among mankind, selected to encourage goodness and avert bad . . .
gives us the principles for this high profile job, "Call to the Path of
your Lord with wisdom, admirable counseling, and utmost courtesy in argument”
to you to gather your opinion and understanding on the following issue so that
we can avert the concerned sin in the proper way, wisely and
respectfully, for Allah says, “I’ve honoured the children of Adam . . . ”
It’s being increasingly
observed that children of highly religious families like us are not being able
to abide by some of the top priority principles of Islam, like the following.
chaste women from among the believers and . . . maintain chastity; don’t
commit adultery nor take them as girlfriends” (Surah Al-Ma'idah - 5:5).
· “ . . . get
them married . . . ; they should be chaste, neither adulterous, nor
taking boyfriends . . . ” (Surah
An-Nisa - 4:25).
· “Tell the
believing men that they should lower their gaze and guard their
chastity…“ (Surah An-Noor - 24:30).
· “ . . . and be
not too complacent in speech, lest a diseased heart is moved with
desire, but speak respectably" (Surah
Al-Ahzab - 33:32).
" . . .
and when you have to ask for something you need, ask from behind a screen;
that makes greater purity for your hearts and theirs . . . " (Surah Al-Ahzab - 33:53).
· The Prophet
Muhammad (peace & blessings be upon him) said, “Never do a boy and a girl
sit alone without Satan being the third one between them.”
· “If you have
to touch a lady otherwise a red hot iron rod will be put through your head, you
better go ahead and choose the iron rod.”
· "And don't
even go near adultery, it's indecent and an evil way" (Surah Al-Isra - 17:32).
· “I leave
behind me nothing more dangerous than gender.”
But it seems
that too many of our youth are deviating from these principles, degrading their
morals and the overall productivity of society. And remember we’re
talking about boys and girls who’ve had a very proper religious upbringing, but
are for some reason being unable to keep up to them, perhaps despite their good
me your opinion on how we can approach to remind these next generation of
intellectuals of these Divine Guidelines, so that we can ourselves
fulfill the duty Allah has placed on us, “You are the best community among
mankind, selected to encourage goodness and avert bad . . . " (3:110).
I look forward
to hearing from you.
bless you all.
O Allah! We ask from you faith that's perfect, understanding that's correct, heart tha's humble, tongue that's true, knowledge that's useful, deeds accepted, and sins forgiven, repentance as advised.