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If you Can’t Beat them, Must you Join them???


Our Mother, Sayyidah Khadeejah (radhiyallahu ‘anha), grew up in the society of jaahiliyyah, which had sunk into the abyss of immorality and shameless acts, to such an extent that they would even inherit their own mothers. In this society, Sayyidah Khadeejah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) was given the title of At-Taahirah - The Pure and Chaste one. This title was afforded to her due to her extreme chastity and because she completely stayed away from the different immoral and wrong types of customs that were prevalent amongst the women of that time. (Sharhuz Zurqaani ‘alal Mawaahib, vol. 1, pg. 373 & vol. 4, pg. 363)

Lesson: This is a great lesson and inspiration for us who are living in a ‘sick’ community and society, where all around is only shamelessness and immorality, especially in these days of the so called holiday period.

Sayyidah Khadeejah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) was living in a much worse situation. But despite all the odds being against her, she had protected her chastity. She didn’t say: “It’s too difficult for me to stay away from these things. The attraction is too much. I can’t stay away from chatting to strange boys/men and from listening to and viewing haraam.” She didn’t say: “If you can’t beat them, join them.” This wasn’t the approach of Sayyidah Khadeejah (radhiyallahu ‘anha). Rather she had protected her chastity and stayed away from all the vice and shamelessness that was prevalent in her society, thereby earning respect for herself.