Assalamu’alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh,
May Allah bless you all, my dear friends. Ameen!
A week ago, a friend (a fellow teacher) told me about a place which is used for immorality. It’s a very simple inn, it’s located in our small town Cibadak, in Sukabumi regency West Java where we live and we work.
He told everything about that inn. The owner of that place has made it as brothel. Astaghfirullah! I was so sad when I heard the women who went there wear hijab, some of them were students.
How could like that? That brothel is so close to our big Masjid and the schools. My son and I often pass that place. We saw some men in front of it. We didn’t see it windows. Its place is so dirty. It’s an old place.
I couldn’t believe that in my religious place was found a brothel. When I heard it and many people have known about that inn, I believe in his story now. He helped me to take the picture of that place anyhow only two pictures. He said, it was so difficult to take the picture, because that place becomes a war zone.
The people who live around the brothel, who don’t support the prostitution have protested to the owner to close his inn and to stop the activities there. But, he didn’t accept what people want. He and his people gave some money to the people who live around and asked them to support them (the owner and his people) to let them to manage and continue their activities. They said, we need money to live, to eat and to continue our lives.
They forgot that they should find money with good way (halalan thoyibah). Many of them are Muslims, because they have ever said to our ulama they’ll go to Mecca for Umrah. Astagfirullah!
“O mankind, eat from whatever is on earth (that is) lawful and good and do not follow the footsteps of Satan. Indeed, he is to you a clear enemy.” [Al-Baqara: 168]
“He (Satan) only order you to evil and immorality and to say about Allah what you do not know.” [Al-Baqara: 169]
I post about it here, not for showing their wrong, but the most important from it is to say that we will never support the immorality being grown in our place and we have to forbid it, as Allah has said in Qur’an. Here I’ll take the verse in surah Luqman, when he advised his son, “O my son, establish prayer, enjoin what is right, forbid what is wrong, and be patient over what befalls you. Indeed, (all) that is of the matters (requiring) determination.” [Luqman: 17]
The last news, I heard our ulama Mr. Mamad Abdulqohhar (the son of big ulama KH. Dadun Abdulqohhar, who had passed away in 2007) has visited that inn and asked to its owner to close his place and so did the leaders in our town.
What can I do? Writing about it, making and asking duas (prayers) from you and the people to support our struggle to close that place, because the prostitution is a bad thing and it will give negative influence to our young generation, and we live in Muslim community actually.
May Allah protect us and guide us to His right path and strengthen our faiths.
May Allah help us to help this religion (Islam)! Ameen Allahumma Ameen.