Saturday, December 3, 2016

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #112

When you feel low in Imaan, broken and dejected

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

In everyone’s life there comes a point when they feel low in Imaan, broken, dejected, worried, or sad. So what should a person do if he finds himself in such a situation? One such narration which helps in understanding what causes a person to have this feeling is the Hadeeth of Hanzhalah (حنظلة) رضي الله عنه. Through this Hadeeth, one learns the importance of having good companionship, approaching the scholars to seek clarification, attending the circles of knowledge, reciting more Qur’aan, doing more Adhkaar and seeking Allaah’s refuge and repenting to Him – all these help in boosting one’s Imaan and in keeping firm upon the Deen.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Greeting by waving the hand or nodding the head

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

The Islaamic greeting of saying: “السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته” is from the actions of the tongue (except when you are writing a message or letter to someone). So, one cannot substitute it by merely raising or waving the hand in the air, or nodding the head.

But if the person is at a distance and the voice is not audible, then raising/waiving the hand along with saying “السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته” will be right and In shaa Allaah will not be regarded as imitation.

Narrated `Amr bin Shu`aib from his father, from his grandfather, that the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said: He is not one of us who resembles other than us; do not resemble the Jews or the Christians. For indeed greeting of the Jews is pointing the fingers, and the greeting of the Christians is waving with the hand. [Sunan al-Tirmidhee (2695) and graded as “Hasan li ghairihee” by Shaikh al-Albaanee in al-Saheehah (2194)]

Imaam al-Nasaa’ee reported that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said: Do not greet with the greetings of the Jews or the Christians, for their greetings is merely with (gesturing with their) hand, (nodding with their) heads, and (pointing with their) fingers. [Sunan al-Kubraa (10100) and the narrators in this chain are all reliable]

Monday, November 14, 2016

Guidance & Advices for the Muslim Doctor

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

This is a two part treatise on the general advices and guidance for the Muslim doctors in regards to their profession, their behavior, manners and characteristics, and the religious regulations that they should maintain in the clinics and hospitals. Even though the subject matter is specifically addressed to the doctors, but people from other professions can benefit from this as well in regards to the good manners and behavior.

The first part is the translation of the Shaikh Muhammad Ibn Saaleh al-`Uthaymeen’s رحمه الله last lecture before his death, which took place in Riyaadh, in the year 1421H. The lecture is followed by Q&As. This lecture is available on youtube for those who want to listen to the Shaikh directly.


The second part is a summarized translation of Shaikh Muhammad `Alee Ferkous’ treatise, written by the Shaikh back in the year 1427H and available on his official website.


Link 1

Link 2

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Intoxicants: The mother of all evils

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

This is the state of every home whether in the West or in the East. Whenever intoxicants like Khamr (wine) or drugs (including marijuana, heroin) become common, it leads towards fornication/adultery and unlawful killing:

`Uthmaan Ibn `Affaan رضي الله عنه said: Avoid Khamr (intoxicants) for it is the mother of all evils. There was a man among those who came before you who was a devoted worshiper and used to stay away from people. An immoral woman fell in love with him. She sent her slave girl to him, saying: “We are calling you to bear witness.” So he set out with her slave girl, and every time he entered a door, she locked it behind him, until he reached a beautiful woman who had with her a boy and a vessel of wine.

She said: “By Allaah, I did not call you to bear witness, rather I called you to have intercourse with me, or to drink a cup of this wine, or to kill this boy. [But if you refuse, I will shout and scream and expose you. So when he realized that he had no escape but to comply] He said: “Pour me a cup of this wine.” So she poured him a cup. He said: “Give me more.” And soon he had intercourse with her and killed the boy. So avoid Khamr, for by Allaah faith and addiction to Khamr cannot coexist but, one of them will soon expel the other.

[Sunan al-Nasaa’ee (5666, 5667) and graded as “Saheeh” by Shaikh al-Albaanee and said this is authentic only as the statement of `Uthmaan. The words within the brackets are from Saheeh Ibn Hibbaan (5348)]

Note: He chose Khamr thinking that it was lesser than the other two sins, but eventually under the influence of wine he committed the other two sins as well.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #111

We all have that one friend:

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Once in a while we come across a friend or a relative who with his continuous requests / asking / calling puts us in a spot where we cannot refuse and have to comply with their request.

We should be careful not to make abrupt requests which will cause discomfort, annoyance or embarrassment to the one being requested. Sometimes the requester will not be offended if his request is denied; but such abrupt requests tend to shift the weight of the responsibility / blame upon the one being requested, where they sometimes feel cornered into doing it.


Shaikh Ibn al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله said:

And it is known that if someone were to give you a gift or gave you something out of modesty and bashfulness, then you should not accept it from him, because this is like he was impelled to do it. This is why the scholars’ رحمهم الله have said: it is forbidden for you to accept a gift from a person if you know that he is giving it to you only out of modesty or bashfulness.

Similarly, if you were to pass by a house and its owner invites you in, and you know that he did this out of modesty and bashfulness, then you should not enter it because this is like the one who did it out coercion. This is from the etiquette of attending the gathering, which the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم legislated upon his Ummah that one should not make his brother get up from his place do that he can occupy it.

[Sharh Riyaadh al-Saaliheen (4/350-351)]

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Scaring the children: a means for Jinn possessions

A very important point

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Shaikh Ibn al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله said:

Some of the foolish, ignorant people, lacking intelligence, scare their small innocent children and frighten them by saying: so-and-so (monster) will come (and take you), or so-and-so will (do such-and-such to you in the darkness). So the child gets scared and this fear and anxiety remains in his heart, and this becomes permanent in his heart so that he is constantly in anxiety, fear and distress.

Sometimes it is the father who scares his son and sometimes it is the mother who scares her son and daughter.

But the most foolish ones are those who tell us that when a child does something wrong (then as punishment) he should be locked inside his room, alone. And even when he shouts and screams they do not feel sorry for him nor do they open the door.

And this is one of the means by which a Jinn overpowers (and possesses) the child. This was conveyed by one of the Jinns who had possessed a child and said that he entered in him when his father had locked him inside the room, and he began to shout and scream, and that's when he possessed him.

So we should be alert and take precautions from the things which can become a means for the Jinn to overpower us.

Source:
" بيان حقيقة صرع الجن للإنس ؛ مواعظ عامة ومواضيع متفرقة للشيخ محمد بن صالح العثيمين رحمه الله تعالى "

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Seeking forgiveness: the solution to many of our problems

So seek forgiveness for yourself and others who have rights upon you.

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Shaikh al-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah رحمه الله said:
Al-Istighfaar (seeking Allaah’s forgiveness) removes the slave from doing things which are disliked (by Allaah) towards doing things which are loved (by Allaah); and from actions which are deficient towards actions which are (more) complete; and it raises the slave from the lower status to a status higher than it and more perfect.
[Majmoo` al-Fataawa (11/696)]

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Between Hot and Cold:

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

USING COLD WATER FOR DRINKING AND AS A CURE

As a cure to Ayyoob’s عليه السلام sickness, Allaah تعالى said to him:

﴿ارْكُضْ بِرِجْلِكَ ۖ هَـٰذَا مُغْتَسَلٌ بَارِدٌ وَشَرَابٌ﴾

{“Strike the ground with your foot: This is a spring of water to wash in, cool and a (refreshing) drink.”}
[Surah al-Saad (38): 41]

***

The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said:
Fever is from the (intense) heat of the Hell-Fire, so cool it with water.
[Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (3261, 3262, 3263, 3264, 5723, 5724, 5725, 5726) and Saheeh Muslim (5476, 5477, 5478, 5479, 5480, 5482, 5484, 5485)]

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PREFERABLE NOT TO EAT WHILE THE FOOD IS INTENSELY HOT

It has been authentically reported from Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه that he said: One should not eat the food until its steam goes away.
[Sunan al-Baihaqee and graded as “Saheeh” by Shaikh al-Albaanee in al-Saheehah (1/748)]

***

Whenever Asmaa’ bint Abu Bakr رضي الله عنها prepared food, she used to cover it with something till its boil went away (and it had cooled down a bit), and she used to say: I heard the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم saying: It is for greater blessing.
[Saheeh Ibn Hibaan and Mustadrak of al-Haakim and graded as “Saheeh” by Shaikh al-Albaanee in al-Saheehah (392, 659)]

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PREFERABLE TO DELAY THE DHUHR SALAAH WHEN IT IS INTENSELY HOT

The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said:
Refrain from praying (Dhuhr - the noon prayer) till the extreme heat passes away, for the Intensity of heat is from the exhalation of Hell.
[Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (533, 535, 536, 538, 539, 629, 3258, 3259) and Saheeh Muslim (1282, 1284, 1285, 1287, 1288, 1289, 1290, 1291)]


Tafseer: Fasting is not the atonement for breaking the oath

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Shaikh Ibn al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله said:
As a Kaffaarah (atonement/expiation) for breaking the oath, a person has been given the option to do one of the three:
1) Feed the poor,
2) or clothe them,
3) or manumit a slave.

A person has the option to do either one of the above three, and only when he is not able to afford it should he fast for three days.

But what has become widespread among the common people is that the Kaffaarah for breaking the oath is to fast three days - and this is wrong.

Therefore it is necessary upon the students of knowledge to make it clear for the people that fasting is not an option for a person who is capable of doing one of the above three (either feeding the poor or clothing them or freeing a slave).

[Tafseer Surah al-Maaidah [(5): 89] of Shaikh Ibn al-`Uthaymeen (2/319)]

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen: Download

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد




Anyone who is interested, can download the translation of the selected passages from the Explanation of Riyaadh al-Saaliheen (شرح رياض الصالحين) by Shaikh Muhammad Ibn Saaleh al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله, with a 100+ topics to read from. And all praise is for Allaah Alone.

Link 1:
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Monday, September 26, 2016

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #110

Removing the harm from the path

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه reported: The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

I saw a man going about in Jannah (and enjoying himself) as a reward for cutting from the middle of the road, a tree which was causing inconvenience to the Muslims. [Saheeh Muslim (6341)]


Shaikh Ibn al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله said:

As for removing the harm from the path, then the path can be:

1) A path in real sense, i.e. the path which the people use for walking (or driving etc.)

2) A path in linguistic sense, i.e. the path to the hearts.

So working on removing the harm from both these paths is a means for attaining nearness to Allaah. Removing the harm from the path to the hearts (by clearing the doubts, showing the correct path, teaching them Tawheed and warning them against Shirk) and righteous deeds (i.e. by enjoining the good and forbidding the evil) is more rewarding and more important than removing the harm from the paths which the people tread. And Allaah is the One who grants success.


[Sharh Riyaadh al-Saaliheen (2/177)]

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #109

Explanation of the last chapter and the last Hadeeth of Saheeh al-Bukhaaree by Shaikh Ibn al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله.
(Adopted from the Shaikh's two books: Sharh of Saheeh al-Bukhaaree and Sharh of Riyaadh al-Saaliheen)

Quote: "When Allaah loves a thing, He تعالى also loves the one who is doing it."

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

(58) CHAPTER: The Statement of Allaah تعالى:

﴿وَنَضَعُ الْمَوَازِينَ الْقِسْطَ لِيَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ

{And We shall set up Balances of justice on the Day of Resurrection...}
[Surah al-Anbiyaa’ (21):47]

Imaam al-Bukhaaree said: The deeds and the statement of Aadam's offspring will be weighed.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The simplest definition of al-Ikhlaas (sincerity):

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

`Ataa Ibn al-Saa’ib said: It has reached me that `Alee Ibn Abu Taalib رضي الله عنه said:
Righteous deeds are those for which you do not seek praises for yourself but for Allaah (alone).
[Ibn Abee al-Dunya in “al-Ikhlaas wal-Niyyah (5)]

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[TN: In today’s terms, it would also include: “the number of followers / likes / hits / counts” etc. These things should not bother us or be our main concern. Our aim should be to seek Allaah’s pleasure. We should bring ourselves to account; if our posts are motivated by the number of “likes”, then we have failed in our aim.]

Monday, September 19, 2016

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #108

The Book of Etiquette of traveling (Part 2)

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

Chapter: The desirability of undertaking a journey in a group and appointing a group leader for the journey.

958 - Narrated Ibn `Umar رضي الله عنه: The Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said: Were people to know of what I know about the dangers of travelling alone, no rider would travel alone at night. [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (2998)]

959 - Narrated `Abdullaah Ibn `Amr Ibn al-`Aas رضي الله عنهما: The Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said: A single rider is a devil, and a pair of riders is a pair of devils, but three are a company of riders. [Sunan Abu Dawood (2607) and Sunan al-Tirmidhee (1674) and graded as “Hasan” by Shaikh al-Albaanee]

960 - Abu Sa`eed al-Khudree and Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنهما reported: The Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said: When three persons set out on a journey, they should appoint one of them as their leader. [Sunan Abu Dawood (2608, 2609) and graded as “Hasan-Saheeh” by Shaikh al-Albaanee]

961 - Ibn `Abbaas رضي الله عنهما reported: The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said: The best number of companions is four; the best number in expedition is four hundred; and the best number in armies is four thousand; and twelve thousand men will not be defeated as a result of smallness of numbers. [Sunan Abu Dawood (2611) and Sunan al-Tirmidhee (1555) and graded as “Dha`eef” by Shaikh al-Albaanee. Note that the Shaikh had initially graded this Hadeeth as “Saheeh” but upon rechecking he graded it as Dha`eef. See al-Saheehah (2/680-685/968); Dha`eef al-Targheeb (1814)]


Shaikh Muhammad Ibn Saaleh al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله said:

The author (Imaam al-Nawawee) رحمه الله said in his book Riyaadh al-Saaliheen, Chapter: Desirability of undertaking a journey in a group and appointing someone amongst themselves as a group leader. This chapter deals with two issues.

The first issue: One should travel with a group; otherwise he should not travel alone. This is why the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said: Were people to know of what I know about the dangers of travelling alone, no rider would travel alone at night, meaning: a person should never travel alone (on a route). Perhaps he may fall sick, or he may faint, or someone may overpower him (and steal his belongings) or the likes and there would be no one to defend him, (or help him), or inform about him. This is regarding traveling (on routes) where one is completely alone; but as for the routes where there is constant traffic, and not a minute goes by except that there is a car passing you by – in such cases, even if you are alone in your own car, such rulings will not apply; i.e. he would not be considered as travelling alone because nowadays the routes are monitored from one province to another, from one city to another. So in such situations, he (the traveler) doesn’t come under this prohibition.

Moreover, the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم mentioned in the other Hadeeth that the lone traveler is a devil; two travelers are two devils; but as for three, then they are a group of riders; meaning: when the person is traveling alone, he is a devil; when a person has only one companion to accompany him, then they both are devils; but when there are three people traveling together, they are riders and not devils. This Hadeeth is also a warning and discouragement from traveling alone or with only with one companion. But when there are three, there is no problem with that. And as mentioned earlier, this is again limited to routes and journeys where there is no one else coming and going.

Then the author mentioned the Hadeeth of Abu Sa`eed and Abu Hurairah that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم had commanded the travelers, when they are traveling, to appoint one of them as a leader. Meaning: one of them is appointed as leader who is in charge of the group – deciding where to go, when to stop/rest, when to pray, when to eat and all that which is related with traveling. If they do not appoint a leader, there will be chaos and mismanagement. This is why it is said that people do not benefit when there is chaos and there is no one higher (in command to control them). Therefore, it is a must that a leader is chosen who manages their affairs.

It is apparent from this Hadeeth that when a leader is appointed then he should be obeyed in the matters related with traveling for a smooth journey because he is now their leader. But as for the matters which are not related with traveling, then obeying him in that is not necessary, especially when the matters are personal except when he considers him to be a leader from whom he can seek advice. As Allaah تبارك وتعالى said:

﴿فَاعْفُ عَنْهُمْ وَاسْتَغْفِرْ لَهُمْ وَشَاوِرْهُمْ فِي الْأَمْرِ

{so pass over (their faults), and ask (Allah's) Forgiveness for them; and consult them in the affairs. } [Surah aal-`Imraan (3): 159]

So, he can seek counseling for his benefit in the matters which are not clear for him. But if the matters are clear, then there is no need for him to consult the group leader. And success is only with Allaah.


[Sharh Riyaadh al-Saaliheen of Shaikh Ibn al-`Uthaymeen (4/584-586)]

Thursday, September 15, 2016

From the Sermon of `Arafah: The rights of the spouses

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

In the long Hadeeth of Jaabir رضي الله عنه, about the description of the Prophet’s صلى الله عليه وسلم Hajj, he narrated that on the Day of `Arafah, in the valley of `Arafah, in his famous sermon, the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said: Fear Allaah concerning women! Verily you have taken them on the security of Allaah (or for you have taken them as a trust from Allaah), and intimacy with them has become permissible to you through Allaah’s Word. You too have right over them, and that they should not allow anyone to sit on your bed whom you do not like. But if they do that, you can chastise them but not severely (i.e. in a manner that does not cause injury or leave a mark). Their rights upon you are that you should provide them with food and clothing in a reasonable manner.

[Saheeh Muslim (2803), Sunan Ibn Maajah (3074), and Sunan Abu Dawood (1905)]


Shaikh Ibn al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله said:

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The Prophet: You will be asked about me

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد



In the long Hadeeth of Jaabir رضي الله عنه, about the description of the Prophet’s صلى الله عليه وسلم Hajj, he narrated that on the Day of `Arafah, in the valley of `Arafah, in his famous sermon, the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said: You will be asked about me. What will you say?They said: “We bear witness that you have conveyed (the message) and fulfilled (your duty) and offered sincere advice.” He صلى الله عليه وسلم then raised his forefinger towards the sky and pointing it at the people said: O Allaah! Bear witness, O Allaah! Bear witness, O Allaah! Bear witness.

[Saheeh Muslim (2803), Sunan Ibn Maajah (3074), and Sunan Abu Dawood (1905)]


People will be asked about the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم twice. The first time is in their grave and the other is on the Day of Judgment.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

What should one say when slaughtering the Udhhiyah?

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد


Question: What should one say when slaughtering the Udhhiyah?

Answer: It is obligatory at the time of slaughtering the Udhhiyah that one should say: (( بسم الله )) “Bismillaah”, In the of Allaah.

It is Mustahab (preferable) that one should also add to it: (( والله أكبر ، اللهم هذا منك ولك فتقبله مني )) “Wa-llaahu Akbar, Allaahumma haadhaa minka wa laka, faa taqabbalhu minnee”, And Allaah is the Greatest! O Allaah! This is from You and to You. So accept it from me.

[ بسم الله ، والله أكبر ، اللهم هذا منك ولك ، فتقبله مني ]

If it is one behalf of someone else then one should say: (( فتقبله عن [فلان] )) “faa taqabbalhu `an [fulaan]”, So accept it on behalf of so-and-so [one should mention the name of that person]

What is obligatory here is to say Bismillaah; the rest is Mustahab and is not obligatory.

Anas Ibn Maalik رضي الله عنه said: The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم sacrificed two horned rams that were white with black markings. He slaughtered them with his own hand, saying: Bismillaah and Allaahu akbar, and put his foot on their necks.
[Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (5558, 5565) and Saheeh Muslim (4841, 4842)]

`Aaishah رضي الله عنها narrated that the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم ordered that a horned ram with black legs, black belly and black (circles) round the eyes be brought to him so that he could sacrifice it. He صلى الله عليه وسلم said: O `Aaishah! Give me the knife. Then he صلى الله عليه وسلم said: Sharpen it on a stone. So she did that, then he صلى الله عليه وسلم took it and took the ram, and he lay it down and then sacrificed it, saying: Bismillaah, Allaahumma Taqabbal min Muhammadin wa `Aali-Muhammadin, wa min Ummati Muhammadin “In the name of Allaah. O Allaah! Accept (this sacrifice) from Muhammad and the family of Muhammad and the Ummah of Muhammad”.
[Saheeh Muslim (4845)]

Jaabir ibn `Abdallaah رضي الله عنهما said: I was present with the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم on the day of al-Adhha at the prayer place. When he had finished his Khutbah (sermon) he came down from his Minbar and a ram was brought which the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم slaughtered with his own hand. He صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “In the name of Allaah, Allaah is Most Great. This is on behalf of myself and on behalf of those of my Ummah who have not offered a sacrifice.
[Sunan Abu Dawood (2810) and Sunan al-Tirmidhee (1521) and graded as “Saheeh” by Shaikh al-Albaanee]

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Respect Islaam to be respected

Don't expect the Kuffaar to respect Islaam when we, as Muslims...

...do not respect it.

...do not live by its teachings.

...have abandoned the rights of Allaah.

...follow our desires over the Sunnah.

...have distorted the meaning of `Ibaadah (servitude).

...prefer comfort over Inqiyaad (submission).

...ask Allaah for our rights but do not fulfill His rights.

...follow what we like and abandon what we don't like.

...follow what is in our favor and dislike when it goes against us.

...know the true path, yet choose the wrong one.

...know the falsehood but do not abandon it.

...prefer ignorance over guidance.

...have left the religion of the forefathers only to adopt the religion of the personalities.

...have lost the Furqaan (criterion) to judge between the right and the wrong.

...prefer not to distinguish between the right and the wrong.

...prefer not to distinguish between Ahl al-Tawheed (people of Tawheed) and Ahl al-Shirk.

...prefer not to distinguish between Ahl al-Sunnatu wal-Jamaa`ah and Ahl al-Bid`atu wal-Dhalaalatu wal-Furqah (people of innovation, misguidance and division) [Division is caused in the Ummah when people abandon the Sunnah and follow innovations].

...do not enjoin what is good and beneficial.

...do not prohibit what is bad and harmful.

...prefer entertainment and luxuries of life over Allaah's pleasure.

...abandon what is beneficial and opt for what is harmful.

...when we prefer arrogance over humility.

...when we prefer immorality over modesty.

...when we brag about our good deeds and are not ashamed of our sins.

...when we sin openly and cooperate with others in it.

...when we commit more sins than good deeds.

...when we prefer the Dunya over the Aakhirah.

Indeed we are deceiving ourselves and are living in delusion. Remember, Islaam is not in need of us. Rather, we are in need of Islaam. If we ever try to replace Islaam in our lives, instead we will be replaced. As Allaah تعالى said:

وَإِن تَتَوَلَّوْا يَسْتَبْدِلْ قَوْمًا غَيْرَكُمْ ثُمَّ لَا يَكُونُوا أَمْثَالَكُم

❝{And if you turn away (from Islaam and the obedience of Allaah), He will exchange you for some other people, and they will not be your likes.} ❞
[Surah Muhammad (47): 38]

Also:

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مَن يَرْتَدَّ مِنكُمْ عَن دِينِهِ فَسَوْفَ يَأْتِي اللَّـهُ بِقَوْمٍ يُحِبُّهُمْ وَيُحِبُّونَهُ أَذِلَّةٍ عَلَى الْمُؤْمِنِينَ أَعِزَّةٍ عَلَى الْكَافِرِينَ يُجَاهِدُونَ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّـهِ وَلَا يَخَافُونَ لَوْمَةَ لَائِمٍ

❝{O you who believe! Whoever from among you turns back from his religion (Islaam), Allaah will bring a people whom He will love and they will love Him; humble towards the believers, stern towards the disbelievers, fighting in the Way of Allaah, and never afraid of the blame of the blamers.}❞
[Surah al-Maaidah (5): 54]