By Mujlisul Ulama
An adage of the Mashaaikh is:
“A Mu’min in the Musjid is like a fish in water, and a Munaafiq in the Musjid is like a bird in the cage.”
While an encaged bird is restless in its enclosure seeking an escape route, hence will fly out if the cage door is left open, a fish is at ease, comfort and tranquil in the water.
This is the similitude which aptly fits all those who rush out from the Musjid wildly in droves on Fridays immediately after the Fardh Salaat. They have assigned the Sunnatul Muakkadah Salaat to the domain of abandonment.
Those who rush from the Musjid on Jumu’ah to escape the Sunnatul Muakkadah Salaat acquit themselves like ‘wild donkeys’ mentioned in the Qur’aan:
“What is the matter with them turning away from Tadhkirah (admonition/ibaadat), as if they are wild donkeys fleeing from a lion.”
Worse than ‘wild donkeys’ is the danger of nifaaq (hypocrisy) which the ‘wild donkeys’ display when they rush madly out of the Musjid after the Fardh of Jumu’ah Salaat.
The practical consequence of abandoning Fardh, Waajib and Sunnatul Muakkadah Salaat is the same. The consequence is the Fire of Jahannam.
It is haraam to abandon the Sunnatul Muakkadah without a valid reason. The satanic practice of constant abandonment of the Sunnatul Muakkadah Salaat is akin to kufr.
These “wild donkeys” are not occasionally abstaining from the Sunnatul Muakkadah Salaat for a valid reason. They have permanently expunged the Sunnatul Muakkadah Salaat of Jumu’ah.
In view of this evil shaitaani attitude, they should understand that the Wrath and Curse of Allah Ta’ala settles on them.
Allah Ta’ala does not accept even the Fardh Salaat of those who behave like the munaafiqs who are like birds in a cage seeking to fly out. With such conduct, they are not performing Jumu’ah Salaat, their performance is a mock ‘Jumu’ah’ which is struck into their faces like a dirty rag by the Angels.
Even the four Sunnatul Muakkadah prior to the Jumu’ah Fardh have been abandoned by those behaving like ‘wild donkeys’ and hypocrites (munaafiqeen). They shamelessly congregate outside the Musjid indulging in worldly conversation and even satanically smoking. This too is a display of nifaaq.
Before the Fardh, there are four rakaats Sunnatul Muakkadah. After the Fardh, are again four rakaats Sunnatul Muakkadah, then two rakaats Sunnatul Muakkadah.
May Allah Ta’ala guide them to understand their villainy and folly of hypocrisy.