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Dubai: High Life to Life Hereafter



Dubai has an incomparable magnetic appeal. Tourists and vacationers are fascinated by the high life this city has to offer, but its permanent dwellers and workers know better. Their dreams and illusions have shattered long ago. They have seen that all that glitter is not gold. Although Dubai is an Islamic sovereign, its many rules and regulations eradicate the laws of Sharia’ah.

For a newcomer to the land, it’s quite hard to swallow the ongoing activities of fellow Muslims at night clubs, bars, and pubs and off the course beaches.

Having heard a friend tell his own experience of Dubai, it makes one tread carefully in the future. Hussain, who himself is a blogger has been living in Dubai for almost two years. Hussain expresses his experience in a single sentence:

“Dubai is a place where people get drunk on Thursday night and the very next day wakeup early morning to get ready for Friday prayers.”







However, the same place which offers such vices provides institutions of Islamic value as well. For example, Dubai also has very well established Islamic Teaching Centers and beautiful mosques.

One can say that you are the company that you keep. In Dubai, one just doesn’t know.  For one thing, as a person who has attained a bit of experience of Dubai, one has learned that, “Don’t go for a life that destroys your life here after.”


One of these Ahadith was narrated by Ibn Maajah (3377) from ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Amr who said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever drinks alcohol and gets drunk, his prayer will not be accepted for forty days and if he dies he will go to Hell. But if he repents, Allaah will accept his repentance. If he again drinks alcohol and gets drunk, his prayer will not be accepted for forty days and if he dies he will go to Hell. But if he repents, Allaah will accept his repentance. If he again drinks alcohol and gets drunk, his prayer will not be accepted for forty days and if he dies he will go to Hell. But if he repents, Allaah will accept his repentance. If he commits (this sin) again, then Allaah pledges to make him drink the mud of khabaal on the Day of Resurrection.” They asked, “O Messenger of Allaah, what is the mud of khabaal?” He said, “The juices of the people of Hell.” 

So many questions come to mind: What will it be? The high life?Or the Life Here After? Or to each his own?

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