In the Name of Allaah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.
"O you who believe! Answer Allaah (by obeying Him) and (His) Messenger when he (SAW) calls you to that which will give you life,.."Q8:24
Without responding to the demands and the requirements of the Shari'ah we are dead men living.
To earn the pleasure of Allaah we must satisfy two conditions, 1-The deed must be done for the sake of Allaah not for fame nor fortune..
2/2...The deed must be done in accordance with the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah (SAW).
We can't make it in this life nay in the Hereafter if we relegate the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) to the tail end.
Whatever we aspire to do, there is always a reference point for us in the life of Prophet Muhammad (SAW), if only we care to use it.
We are surfing through the net and reading through the pages of magazines and watching TV stations searching for role models abandoning the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh).
For the fear of being labelled a social outcast, we rush to do immoral things and condone extravagant lifestyle. Be a Muslim that you ought to be.
"And whatsoever the Messenger (Muhammad (SAW) gives you, take it; and whatsoever he forbids you, abstain (from it)." Q59:7
We are at this pathetic and appalling state because a lot of us see the Sunnah of our Prophet Muhammad (SAW) as outdated in the midst of confused 21st century civilization.
In our desperation to assimilate into the society, we tend to look at the Sunnah in a denigrating manner thus attracting Allaah's Wrath.
In this society of ours, you don't face rejection if you are wayward as much as you face rejection if you are Sunnatic.
Following the Sunnah is so vital that Allaah has attached the legitimacy of our love for Him to our following of the Sunnah of Muhammad(SAW).
"Say (O Muhammad (SAW)) to mankind): "If you (really) love Allaah then follow me, Allaah will love you and forgive you your sins Q3:31
You want to wear your clothes, study the Sunnah you will find guidance and steps there.
You want to get married, study the Sunnah, you will find guidance there.
Our attitude towards the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is lamentable. We claim to love him yet we fear a complex reflecting his Sunnah.
Whenever we abandon the Sunnatic way we lose blessings in our quests.
You frown at the beard of the Prophet (SAW) yet you claim to love him?
You frown at the raised trousers from the Sunnah of the Prophet (SAW) yet you claim to love him?
You frown at the Sunnah of proper Hijab, yet you claim to love Khadija and Aisha (RA)?
Who is civilized & who isn't? A civilized individual and an intelligent individual is he who identifies his purpose of creation and lives it.
Do not fear to contradict those that oppose the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (SAW), rather fear Allaah and He will give you victory over them and He will please your hearts and raise you above them in this life and the Hereafter.
I've written what I've written and seek for Allaah's forgiveness for myself and you.