AL-Eti'daal" Weekly Article-Issue 13

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"AL-Eti'daal" Weekly Article-Issue 13
16 Muharram 1434/30 December 2012

Disregard for the Messenger’s (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) Warnings

Be as it may, it is not my intention to collect and quote all the Ahaadeeth and stories dealing with this topic. What I intended to indicate here is that all the trials, sufferings and hardships the Muslims now face have all been clearly prophesised and warned against by Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam).

Numerous references are found in the compilations of Ahaadeeth. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) clearly and eloquently said that sufferings in this world are as a result of disobedience to Allah‟s commands, whereas good deeds lead to happiness in this world. He also showed how specific misfortunes result from specific sins. Similarly he also showed how specific rewards are the result of specific good deeds.

People continue to cry about their misfortune while hoping for good reward, but they pay no heed to those things which cause these and upon which they depend. In fact they even oppose the coming into existence of those causes. They wIlfully and purposely disregard those causes and if anyone is brave enough to warn them about it, they attack him, and revile him.

Yes indeed we are just like the sick man who suffers from diarrhoea. While having a running stomach, he takes some scammony every two hours. (Scammony is a medicine made out of gum resin which is used to bring about a running stomach, i.e. a purgative). This seems a foolish choice of medicine. But when anyone tries to stop him, he sets upon the warner calling him a fool. What is the use of this person complaining to high heaven that his running stomach does not stop when he continues to take scammony?

It is quite amazing to note that nowadays when an ordinary simple doctor, even a non-believer, says something is harmful to health (as some doctors now say that guava juice causes cholera), you will find that not even the bravest will consume it. Even if a street-sweeper, or lavatory cleaner, comes along and says that in this lane there is a big black snake, not even the most courageous one of us will dare enter that lane. If an ignorant stupid says that a tiger sits waiting along the road, none will venture on that road. The best you could possibly expect is a person going that way in the company of three or four companions with a couple of guns, ready to kill.

But here in Islam the truthful and Holy Rasul of Allah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) informs his people of the beneficial things and warns against evil. He who is the most loving and wise, - He who is most concerned about the safety, progress and well-being of this Ummat and is filled with anxiety regarding this Ummat and its plight. He is the one who truthfully informs this Ummat and what do we find? We find that in spite of their lofty claims of respect for him and devotion, they care not one iota for his injunctions and warnings. What justice is this? If this is not injustice, then what is it?

If today the government passes a proclamation stating that such-and-such statements are forbidden an and punishable with ten years imprisonment, you will find the bravest and most outspoken leaders, speakers and editors will choose their words most carefully for their own safety.

But the Lord of the world, King of Kings -under whose control fall all governments and kings -gives a Quranic command -a declaration of war against those involved in usury. And people pay no heed to it.

In the Hadeeth-e-Qudsi He proclaims that bearing enmity against His saintly friends is as being tantamount to declaration of war with Him. He announces a curse upon those taking part in usurious transactions. With regard to wine He curses ten different persons involved in it.

But how many are there whose consciences trouble them as to what they are busy doing?How many are there who worry about the kind of punishment that may come to them? Let every man ponder for himself. This is not something others can answer for you.

And if, we, instead of discarding our evil ways, consider that those very ways are ways of success or progress, then be prepared to engage in a fight with Allah and to bear the curses of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam). Then also be prepared to continue to put up with calamities, misfortune and suffering.

“0 morning breeze all this has been brought about by you.”

Al-Etidaal Fe Maraatibur-Rijaal” by Sheikh-ul-Hadith, Hazrat Maulana Muhammad Zakariya Kandhalwi R.A, Page 92-94 - Published by Darul Uloom Zakariyya.) To be continued Insha-Allah.

طلب العلم فريضة على كل مسلم
It is incumbent upon every Muslim to seek Knowledge