For some days I’ve been observing the things that happen in my university. Some of them amazed me, left me feeling surprised. And I wondered what is this all about?
Then I realized these are the tricks of our worst enemy, shaitan. He never wants even a single, minute good deed written in our record. So whenever he feels that someone is going to do something GOOD or will get some GOOD as a result of some certain act, he infiltrates that act.
Let me explain this with an example:
When the moa’zzin calls the adhaan, and he starts with Allah-u-Akbar, every girl covers her head. Or if she does not have a dopatta or head covering she at least feels embarrassed. The first time I saw this I thought hey! At least they have a respect for this sign of Allah. And I dropped my thread of conversation then and there, ready to answer the call with my full attention and to make dua’ after it. Butto my huge astonishment, not one of the people around me stopped doing whatever activity they were involved in! (There might be exceptions that I may not have noticed). They kept giggling, talking, backbiting and listening to music as if this was the most natural thing to do. And when the adhaan was over, everyone very conveniently, took the dopattas off their heads and no big deal!
Analysis: As aforementioned, shaitan does not want us to get any kind of good.
Now Nabi SAW said about the adhaan:
“Two will not be rejected, Supplication when the Adhan (call of prayer) is being called, and at the time of the rain”
(Al-Hakim 2: 114, and Abu Dawud #2540, ibn Majah).
In another hadith:
“When the prayer is called, the doors of the skies are opened, and the du’a is answered”
(al-Tayalisi in his Musnad #2106, al-Sahihah #1413).
These ahadith make it clear that our dua’s would be accepted at the time of the adhaan! Who does not want to get their dua’s accepted?? Who does not need anything?? I’m pretty sure not a single human being is needless. But shaitan does not want our needs fulfilled. So he assures us that covering your head is good enough and suffices as the required virtue related with the adhaan! This too should be cleared here that no evidence can be found from the Quran or Sunnah about covering your head at the time of adhaan. In other words, you might not get any reward for it.
Wrapping the matter, we are deprived of the great opportunity to make dua’ as well as we get into an act which is reward-less. It seems then, that the real problem is ignorance! Ignorance of our religion, Book of Allah and Prophet Muhammad SAW’s teachings. Lets then, make a sincere effort to learn and understand Islam……starting TODAY! Insha’Allah.