Ya Allah! We beg of you to guide us the straight path! And we seek refuge with Your mercy from the torment of Your wrath! ~ ~ Ya RABB! Grant us patience and let us die in submission! ~ Let us realize and succeed in the struggles of life’s mission…………why Muslim defeated in Arab word and rest part of the world ??? Because of culture erosion.Muslims in the West are trying to maintain a stronger grip on their cultural and religious identity. Because they realize the value of Islamic culture.Islamic culture — the way of life of a Muslim — is defined by the Qur’an and Sunnah. It is the culture of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). It is that way of life upon which he established the Sahaaba (R.A.) after having turned them away from the culture of jahiliyyah (ignorance). On the other hand, Western culture is fashioned by a host of people; Capitalists, atheists, people who believe in same-gender marriages and others of a similar nature. Such people determine the decadent culture of the West.
Western culture is being glorified and vigorously promoted by the media as the culture. The media message simply is: “If you are not following the Western trend, you are old fashioned, backward and maybe dumb.However, these slogans should not make us lose our priceless gems for worthless stones, rather, poisonous pebbles. Instead we should adopt the stance of Hazrat Huzaifa bin Yamaan (R.A.). While eating in the court of the Persians, a morsel of food fell from his hand onto the floor. In emulation of the Sunnah, he picked it up to eat it. Somebody next to him cautioned him that to pick up a fallen morsel was against the culture of the Persians. He should therefore follow their way and refrain from picking up the morsel. His spontaneous response was: “Should I leave the Sunnah (culture) of my beloved Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) for these fools?” ”But today Modern Muslim are slowly Adopting Western culture will bring along its severe negative consequences. Some of them are: A materialistic society with no mission in life,Indulgence in drugs and immorality “for fun”,Break-down of respect for parents and elders,Disintegration of family structures,High divorce rate, etc.
Every effort must therefore be made to preserve the culture of the Qur’an and Sunnah. This requires adopting the company of those who are sunnah conscious, learning about the various sunnats and making an effort to bring them alive in ones home, community and the Ummah at large.
If Western trends take root, besides harming ourselves, we will also lay the foundation for the destruction of future generations. According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, “once established, culture has a life of it’s own … it flows down through time from one generation to another.” It is therefore imperative that we guard against this.
The only success for us in this world and the Hereafter is in upholding the way of life of the Qur’an and Sunnah. May Allah Ta’ala keep us steadfast on His Deen. Aameen.