Identifying the Genuine from the Artificial

Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned:

This world is a world of varieties and assortments and this is the test that we face. The first part of the trial is to identify the genuine from the artificial and the second part is to then hold firm to the genuine.

It is like a soccer match; you will have to identify the goal post and then continuously rush to it and aim.

However, on account of the similarities there appears to be confusion in identifying the genuine and true path. The further you move away from the time of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), the thicker the fog and mist of ambiguity gets. If the path and road is not clear, then even if you are an experienced and licensed driver you will not be able to identify the path and you may meet up in an accident. Nowadays, on account of the abundance of filth and evil, the path has become misty.

One type of confusion that has overcome us is that we have adopted the mere appearance of Islam and then become confused feeling that this is correct and we become complacent.

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