A few words that went a long way

Okay Salaam everyone! I’m supposed to be working right now but sometimes you need a decent break (ignoring the fact that I’ve been on break for quite a while now). I’ll use this, though, to jot down some things I heard last week.

I went to this Islamic lecture, there were two absolutely amazing speakers there mashaAllah, didn’t let me even want to look away once through the whole seminar, I wanted to stay focused on all they said. They spoke on two different topics, unrelated to each other, but both of them had quite a strong impact – I speak for myself but I think the audience there would probably agree.

One of them talked about music for a while. His talk was about Jinns, but he wanted to tell us when jinns find us fragile enough to harm us, and music was one those weaknesses. He related his personal experiences with music and how he worked so hard on himself after realising that he shouldn’t listen to it. The way he explained it was rather interesting,

“So you’re listening to your favourite song, bobbing your head up and down to the hypnotic rhythm, right then imagine that a Shaytaan is right in front of you, nodding his head the same way as you, except he’s nodding his head with appreciation, he’s smiling at you and feeling good that he got you to pop on your headphones. And then, he’s waiting, just waiting for the opportune moment when you’re vulnerable enough and then he’ll dive into your weakened soul and wreak havoc.

Listening to music destroys the spiritual soul! You have to strengthen your Iman, your faith. Don’t let Shaytaan take advantage of you, he has been the enemy of not only you, but your father, your grandfather, your great grandfather, stretching up all the way to Adam (AS). You have been selected to be with Allah, then why opt for the weaker side?”

The way he portrayed that was slightly alarming. I’ve tried to stop listening to music (it’s been quite some time now, and that lecture only helped me alhamdullilah), and to be honest I feel at peace more than I used to. Music does snatch away a certain bliss, a certain happiness. It has more of an effect on us than we think. Especially how everyone listens to music! Men and women and girls and boys pray five times a day, fast regularly, read Quran, but stillĀ listen to musicĀ whenever they’re doing something that permits it. Like working on a project, or drawing, or if they’re bored. Music is so powerful it’s creepy. Honestly. Go search about it, not just Islam, even non Muslim people have accepted that music can be dangerous.

I wanted to write more about that lecture but I think this post is enough for itself. I might do another part highlighting something else that I heard. I wanted to highlight this because slowly people are forgetting how bad and unlawful music is. And that we need to keep our distance.

Take care of your Iman! (if you’re muslim :))

That awaited, eternal moment

Things cease to matter, when you’re nearby,
With your presence around I forget I needed to cry,
The moon is still and round, the fog clings on,
But I am at peace, I’m not deceived by this con,
All I need is your hand, you do the rest,
Only pull me harder, stray should I lest,
Oh beloved, don’t ever let go,
Don’t leave me in the dungeons full of woe,
To walk through these tunnels of fire,
Your love, your hand is all I require,
I feel at peace, there’s no worry,
No need for people, for food, for money,
When my faith rises sky high,
I feel the winds lifting me to fly,
I know you’re there, waiting for me,
You’ve given me the eternal key,
Oh please don’t let me deviate,
Grant me the highest, greatest fate,
To stand beside you that day,
And right there to forever stay,
I wait for that precious, awaited moment,
That final, utterly complete component.