Why are they commercialising the Milad. These people!!!!!!! This is what I mean - our leadership and our visionaries have the wrong plans and the wrong vision. Our communities are being swallowed in to a well of deceit and culturalised, commercialised, fashionable "occasions" which they have made into the new deen. Where is the simplicity of deen, of following quran and sunnah, of being the best of human beings? Nowhere to be seen, its alll about the money!
What does the "Milad fund" actually get spent on? Is it to sponsor a family of orphans in
Would our Beloved Messenger SAWAS be more pleased to know that we have put some flashing lights up in the Masjid (nothing wrong with that in itself) or would he SAWAS be more pleased to see us feeding one of His SAWAS's starving Ummati in Pakistan?
I'm not against spending money on Milad. Alhamdulillah there is nothing wrong with it, and I am sure those who spend it, also give plenty of charity. What I am against is the TV Channels bleeding people dry and using Milad as just another excuse to do so!
Why is it that these TV channels are so pathetic that even though they have the opportunity to raise enough funds through advertising revenue that they still beg the community to keep the channel running? If you don’t know what you’re doing or if you can’t afford it, then shut it down! Every other TV channel is self funded through advertising revenue! It's just another con. I feel sorry for our communities! If the TV channel cannot cover its costs through advertising then it should set a subscription fee, whoever wants to watch it can pay to do so. But no, instead its open to all and rather than giving us Islamic TV to watch they play a few clips and then the rest of the time are begging for money!
The simplicity and sincerity of celebrating Milad is being taken away from us before our eyes, the community needs to take Milad back from the leaders and de-commercialise it. Stop paying silly amounts of money to call a mediocre Naat recitor who comes every year from
Rant (no.2) over!