Gatherings wherein sin openly takes place

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Q: I am a fellow muslim teenager here in Toronto, Canada. The problem is that a lot of pious and loving friends that I have (majority of them being Muslim) are starting to party for no various reasons and now they want to do it more! It is a shame because a lot of muslims I know, and it’s tough to look at, have become one of these people. Recently, some students in my school just had a party exclusively for Grade 10 students. This party was without any adult authority from my school and before I knew it, some people actually turned to haram and drank alcohol and did drugs just like that. Even I got invited, but I just knew that this would happen. And if I were to ask anyone who went there that night, a majority of them would say, “They had fun.” Now, one of my lifetime goals and lifetime deeds was to help people stay on the path to heaven within Allah Subhanawatua’la, I could see this as a test and opportunity to build up on my good deeds by the will of Allah. As a bystander of all this partying and what not, what would you do to encourage students to stay on the path to Jannah and what do you think of this in general?


A: These types of gatherings wherein sin openly takes place and men and women freely intermingle draws the wrath of Allah Ta’ala. You should refrain from attending such gatherings and you should not associate with people who are involved in these grave sins (taking drugs, drinking alcohol, etc.) so that you are not influenced towards their wrongs. We advise that you refer the problem to the jamaat brothers of the locality and ask them to assist in this regard.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)