You know when i went through the phase of looking cool, and being another muslim teen growing up in this shatan society, i had a habit of spending money like i printed it, astukfurillah, so you know i got haircuts every week, i used the newest gel out, la looks, loreal all that to have a pond in my head to look fresh, then on top of that i would shave everyday, interesting enough to say, nowadays i look at myself and i say Astukfurillah how was i like that at one point in my life, yup its true and i wanted to say, we have to revive the sunnah and stop being followers, but following the sunnah dosent mean forcing it upon ourselves, it means understanding the hikma behind it, the wisdom, alhumduillah through proper learning and understanding i was able to tell myself to grow a beard, im not trying to brag, pride is haraam, but im just saying when i started growing the beard, no i wasnt trying to be santa claus, just inshallah hoping to feel the importance of sunnah in my life,you gotta have the right beard and right here is what our beloved prophet muhammad s said regarding the beard “Lengthen your beards and trim your mustaches,”[Muslim] would confirm this.
Growing the beard essentially comes back to perserving modesty, having the appearance of differentiating between a muslim and a non muslim.Now check this, nowadays people say its not apperance” its the heart and actions” which is of course is always true, lets use the example of wearing the hijab and why its so important for sisters. I used this example when i talked to a lady when she questioned the importance of hijab and modesty in islam, i told her lets say ” 2 girls were walking down the block, they were doublemint twins, and one was wearing modest clothing, covering herself properly and the other twin was dressed openly and was exposing her body, and there was a hooligan at the end of the block, honestly who do you think would be prone to a situation which would lead to haraam, or on the other hand sexual assault or further on, so we see the importance of wearing hijab for the sisters, me personally i wouldnt want my wife dressed openly, shes my wife, like shiekh khalid yasin said “we gotta perserve our wives like we do with diamonds”, sort of the same concept but basically i dont want no other man looking at my wife in the wrong way or muslim sister for that matter, and they say “diamonds are a girls best friend” so basically “modesty is a girls best friend” haha. So basically being modest SERVES AS A SHIELD FROM HARAAM.
so we gotta understand our purpose in life, we have to understand the hikma(wisdom) and honestly we wouldnt know how much it helps in the physical and spiritual aspect until we put it into PRACTICE. Now i’ve come across some sisters who say “oh what about those sisters who wear it but dont practice it”, yea its wrong, but lighten up you get alot of good deeds for reviving a sunnah, and wearing hijab is fard because the prophet muhammad (s) wives did wear it and it’s clear in the Qur’an, and im sure one who revives a Sunnah of our beloved prophet gets more of a REMINDER about themselves in their everyday life rather than one who dosent, but remember we have to explain the wisdom behind everything, and its always there inshallah, and honestly, by having the beard, i’ve gotten positive experiences, random conversations about islam, yea its like an automatic tool for dawah.
One of the most famous hadith proofs for hijab is the following, “A’isha (may Allah be pleased with her) reported that Asma’, the daughter of Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) came to the Messenger of Allah (may peace and blessings be upon him) while wearing thin clothing. He approached her and said: ‘O Asma’! When a girl reaches the menstrual age, it is not proper that anything should remain exposed except this and this. He pointed to the face and hands.” [Abu Dawud]
So BROTHERS and SISTERS, get with the sunnah, lets be the difference makers, i cant believe alot of men, first thing in the morning, they shave, ahh that hurts and i used to do that myself at one point in my life, but inshallah we have to be patient and give our brothers and sisters time, and sisters save yourselves for your husband, straight modesty, no twisting, brothers if you come across a shatan girl, tell her “chill yo islam yo”, and sisters if you come across a shatan brother, you already know what to say also, so inshallah Allah swt help us all, be strong, we are the caretakers of earth.