It has been narrated on the authority of Ibn Umar (radi Allahu anhu) that the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “If you deal in ‘Aina transactions (those that involve riba’) and hang onto the tails of cows, being satisfied with cultivation and cease to Struggle for Allah, He will inflict a humiliation upon you which will not be removed until you return to your religion.” [Reported by Ahmad and Abu Dawud and graded as authentic by Al-Qattan. Al-Hafiz states in Al-Bulugh that the chain of narrators is trustworthy and reliable.]
Subhanallah. Look at the words of Rasulullah SAW. When we leave the Struggle for the Deen of Allah azzawajal, He will collectively humiliate us. And focus on the words used by Rasulullah SAW. The perfectly-legitimate business venture of raising livestock, when focused on exclusively without struggling for the Deen of Allah azzawajal, is being referred to as hanging on to the ‘tails of cows’.
Brothers and sisters, ask ourselves are we not being humiliated? We fund MUIS. We pay zakah to them. They use that money to pay salaries of MUIS staff…
Yet we have next to no say at all on how the organisation is run.
Isn’t that humiliation? Have we been focusing too much on our careers, etc, and collectively as a community, left the Struggle for Allah azzawajal?
May Allah azzawajal Grant us the Courage to truly Struggle for His Deen.
Authored by Syed Danial