“Deen aur dunya sath lai ker chalna chiya” is one of the most common phrases uttered when some one refuses to do things according to the commands of Allah or if some one is told that what they are doing is unislamic.
This phrase has been said to me a number of times now ever since i started seriously practicing( and still trying) Islam.
This one sentence, i think summarises the entire paradigm of a person regarding Islam. No sentence can prove the utmost hypocricy of a person than this …so casually uttered, yet it conveys so much and here is why I think this proves the hypocricy of a person.
Case1:Women, who after listening to Quran start covering their head. But when it comes to attending weddings… the head cover is gone with the wind. Why?? Oh cause deen aur dunya sath lai ker chalni parti hai.. abb kia kerain…loog kia kahain gai..no one covers their head in a wedding..have to live in this world too u know…
case 2: You say you believe in Allah, you say you love Rasool Allah, people even claim to see him in their dreams… but when it comes to following Rasool Allah – the love is lost..totaly gone… how? oh if you have to lie to get a job or a visa, if you have to cheat to achieve your goal, if you have to fake stuff.. just so you can get what you what.. thats allright.. coz deen aur dunya sath lai ker chalna parta hai na… you cant survive in this world without lying. so what if Prophet forbade you from lying.. its ok to lie and cheat.
case3: People pray their daily prayers, they give their charity, also perform hajj and umrah and give their zakat, but tell them sood (interest) is haram, rishwat is haram.. your food, clothing, shelter is all coming from haram income, your ibadaat are useless. But no noo… deen or dunya sath lai ker chalna perata hai bhai.. there is so much mehangai, guzara nahi hoo sakta.. etc etc..
and im sure you can think of many other cases where this phrase is used..
What people fail to understand is that Islaam is deen and deen is a way of life. Islam and this wordly life is overlap each other. Islam is not just saying the kalimah, believing in Allah, Rasool, Angels and His Books, Islam is not just namza, roza zakat.. it is your whole life!
If you are praying and doing hajj and umrah..and then lying cheating, taking interest, not wearing hijab, not following the Quran.. then this is nothing but hypocricy, nothing but contradiction in your life…how can you justify your disobedience to Allah by using this phrase? Is it that you belive in some parts of the Quran and reject the other?
Is it you have emaan on some ayats of the Quran while you do Kufr of the rest?
The Jews used to do the same. Follow some parts of their book and rejected the others. Allah Subhana Watala says in the Quran:
Then do you believe in a part of the Scripture and reject the rest? Then what is the recompense of those who do so among you, except disgrace in the life of this world, and on the Day of Resurrection they shall be consigned to the most grievous torment. And Allâh is not unaware of what you do. (Quran Chapter 2: Surah Al Baqarah: 85)
Aren’t we muslims doing the same?