We all need to wake up. Seriously.
Today we are googly-eyed over the latest celebrities, our idols are now Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Drake, Lady Gaga…but do we really want to look up to people that have no respect for themselves, people that increase vulgarity, that promote violence, egocentric thinking, and fitnah. It’s all about cash, drugs, or girls-Really?
But take a step back, What has the outcome been of so many of these “role models” or “idols”…what was the outcome of Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Amy Winehouse etc..their lives revolving around drugs, addictions, and eventual death so is that how we want to end up? Is that all to your life? Honestly think about it, what kind of life is that? SubhanAllah.
Today we are enslaved to what others want us to look like. We are enslaved to trends, to following celebrities, to gawking over girls because thats what ‘society’ tells us is cool. We are enslaved to the word ‘cool’- just wanting to fit in. We just want to be ‘cool’-even if that means losing our connection with the One who made us, who gave us the brain to even judge what’s ‘cool’, who gave us wisdom and instead of choosing right, we voluntarily choose wrong. “Instead of being the servants of Al-Rahman, we are becoming the servants of shaitan”.
Wearing mini shorts with your butt hanging out for everyone to stare like you are a piece of steak is NOT cool, even if society tells you it is. Going to parties every weekend and then not remembering anything after is NOT cool, even your friends tell you it is. Obsessing over the glitter and the fascade of this life while neglecting the one who blessed you with the glitter in the first place is NOT cool, even if the world tells you it is.
Do not lose your connection with Allah. Do not keep sinking into disobedience. In the end, you’ll realize fitting in- these celebrities, these trends- were never worth the drool. Abandon your ‘role models’- Drake, Lil Wayne, Lady Gaga. Our real role models are the Prophets of our past, and real peace is only with Allah-not with entertainment or clothes or music. Islam came to make our lives easy. Let go to all the dunya baggage and stop being enslaved to society. Be enslaved to your Lord- the only way in which true freedom is really achieved.
Reminder to ourselves before any one else.
From Allah are all things good and pure.