Daily Archives: November 25, 2010

Solve Our Problem! (Hadith No. 69)


X and Y are good friends. X studies in Quran school and Y goes to regular school. One day, X found Y listening to music. This was his reaction: “OH MY GOD! Music?! Don’t you know it’s HARAAM to listen to music? You’ll be punished like so and so in the Hereafter! You’ve disobeyed Allah and His Messenger (SAW). WHat kind of a Muslim are you?”

Okay, I know that’s an overreaction. But let’s just suppose it’s true. :P
Did you notice where X went wrong? Why was his reaction not right? Moreover, how would Y react to it? :D

Volume 1, Book 3, Number 69:

Narrated Anas bin Malik:

The Prophet said, “Facilitate things to people (concerning religious matters), and do not make it hard for them and give them good tidings and do not make them run away (from Islam).”

The Hadith is pretty clear. Can you suggest a better reaction for X? How could he have explained to Y that he was doing something wrong and that it had severe consequences? Keep in mind the words of the Hadith: facilitate, easy, not hard, good tidings..

Waiting for your replies!


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