INAPPROPRIATE FOLLOWING OF THE SUNNAH
We see or meet each and every human being in our world every day. We observe what they are doing or not doing, like working, eating, sleeping, or whatever they do in their everyday lives. They have so many actions to perform on daily basis, out of which we see them practicing their respective religions as the part of their routine, as well.
By faith, a person might be a Muslim, a Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Parsi, Sikh, an Atheist, or whatever he or she is. An individual who practices his or her is known as a worshiper, no matter what religion he or she follows, and in what manner. But here, we would discuss about the manner of practicing ‘Sunnah’ by today’s Muslims as the part of their religious practice.
From the technical point of view, the term ‘Sunnah’ means ‘the way of the Prophet (P.B.U.H.). The Sunnah contains words and actions of Mohammad (P.B.U.H.). All Muslims today follow this Sunnah in their life by considering the Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.) as their role model.
How is Sunnah being followed?
We believe that Sunnah consists of numerous acts that the Prophet Mohammad (P.B.U.H.) used to carry out in his everyday life. But besides observing the Muslims adopting and performing Sunnah every day, we have seen how they perform them, as well. And we have seen till present that today’s Muslims of this world are not following our Prophet Muhammad’s (P.B.U.H.) appropriately, as they should.
Although we know that God mainly dislikes such people, who do not follow the Prophet Mohammad’s (P.B.U.H.) Sunnah, such Sunnah acts should not be imposed on people who do not follow them.
For e.g., nikah or marriage is also a part of Sunnah acts that we have to perform. But today’s Muslim people have adopted it as something too much pressurizing thing on others. It is up to a person if he or she wants to get married or not. But still, he or she has the freedom for taking such a great responsibility. However, the others force him or her to do that, among which his or her elders, siblings, guardians, parents, friends, mentors, relatives, etc. might be included – at every cost. So, in this situation, I also believe that this is an inappropriate manner to make others follow the Sunnah manners inappropriately.
Another example of not following the Sunnah act is to keep a beard. This concept is under the faith; and not the faith under such concept. Also, not all people like to have beard on permanent basis, with so many fake excuses.
Similarly, there are many other Sunnah acts that the people are not following appropriately. Also, they should know that if an individual does not want to follow any Sunnah act, then he or she should not get forced to do so.
Finally, all youngsters of this world should be appealed about not following any Sunnah act that they find out hesitatingly. Instead, they need to have freedom for following the actions of our beloved Prophet Mohammad (P.B.U.H.), just like the freedom for following their own religion, whatever it may be.Share