"AL-Eti'daal" Weekly Article-Issue 16

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"AL-Eti'daal" Weekly Article-Issue 16
Jumaadal Ulaa 1434/15 March 2013

And the Muslim however a great sinner he may be, will, eventually after having been punished or pardoned for his sins, enter Jannat to enjoy its pleasures. Hence because of his iniquities he will be made to suffer the sorrows and hardships of this world. If he is not made to suffer here, there is indeed a dangerous path ahead of him.

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “When you see anyone enjoying the bounties of this world in spite of his evil deeds then (let it be known that) that is Istidraaj (i.e. a postponement of punishment from Allah like a rope with which he is allowed to hang himself).”

Then Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) recited the verse:

"And then when they had forgotten that whereof they had been reminded, we opened unto them the doors of all things until they were rejoicing in that which they had been granted, we seized them suddenly, and unawares and lo! they were dumbfounded.” (6. 44)

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “The believer is like cultivated crops which the wind blows hither and thither. In this manner the believer is continuously being visited by ordeals and hardship. The hypocrite is like a tall pine tree which is not bent by the winds, but when (strong winds blow) it is completely uprooted.” (Mishkat -Muslim -Bukhari)

It can also be proved from many other sayings of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) that the cause for the prosperity of the non-believers is Allah‟s postponement of their punishment and their own worldly good deeds. Hence it is clear that when any individual non-believer or group of non-believers do any deeds of righteousness, they will prosper and attain some measure of worldly success.

Even their evil deeds will go unpunished whereas even the seemingly insignificant evils of a Muslim will bring punishment. As much as are their iniquities, whether individual or collective, Muslims will suffer sorrow, ordeals and hardships accordingly.

The only manner in which they can save themselves from all anxieties is to discard sinful acts as well as to prevent others from sin. The Hadeeth teaches us that calamities continue to attach themselves to the person of the believer, to his wealth, and his offspring, to such an extent that he dies in this state that no sin is attached to him. (Mishkat, Tirmidhi)

Another Hadeeth of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) says: “When Allah desires good for anyone, He completes for him the punishment of his sins in this world. And when He desires evil for anyone (as a result of his numerous sins), He wards off evil from him in this world so that in the Hereafter He may give him the
complete punishment.”  (Mishkat, Tirmidhi)

Al-Etidaal Fe Maraatibur-Rijaal” by Sheikh-ul-Hadith, Hazrat Maulana Muhammad Zakariya Kandhalwi R.A, Page 99-100 - Published by Darul Uloom Zakariyya.) To be continued Insha-Allah.

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