In the light of the Holy Hadith
Addiction Is a Trap
“The clever person is the one who subjugates his soul and works for what is after death. And the incapable is the one who follows his desires and merely hopes in Allah.”
(Tirmidhi, Sifat al-Qiyamah, 25)
Dear brothers and sisters,
Humans are the noblest of all creation; they are the most valuable and most honourable member of the world of creatures. Islam was sent to the humans for them to live a life fitting to this value and to attain happiness in this life and in the Hereafter. The goal of our supreme religion is to protect the life, property, mind, chastity, and faith of humans from all evil, sedition, and mischief. Therefore, Islam fights against anything that threatens the life and property of humans, weakens their mind and reason, harms their honour and descendants, and takes away their freedom of religion and belief. Islam forbids all harmful habits and addictions that disturb the peace of individuals, families, and society.
Any addiction that makes us forget the importance, value, and seriousness of this short life is a trap. Bad habits that waste our time, money and health are a threat to our future. Our Prophet (s.a.w) says, “Sufficient sin for a man is that he neglects those he should provide for.”, how can a person who spends the night on gambling and computer games take care of his/her family?
Addiction breaks down families, wastes our national wealth, and shakes our spirituality to its foundations. Our Beloved Prophet (s.a.w) said: “There are two blessings which many people lose: Health and free time for doing good.” We should appreciate these two blessings that we notice when we get sick or busy. Let us keenly avoid and advise people to avoid smoking, alcohol and all kinds of drugs, which are the biggest enemies of the health of our bodies and souls. Let us be alert about the internet addiction that swallows our time like a black hole and consumes our days by preventing us from taking the time to do good things.
Jobayer Al Mahmud