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On the Most Evil

Hudhayfah ibn al-Yaman (radi Allahu anhu) narrated that the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Islam will wear out as embroidery on a garment wears out, until no one will know what fasting, prayer, (pilgrimage) rites and charity are. The Quran will disappear in one night, and not one verse of it will be left on earth. And there will be some people left, old men and old women who will say, ‘We saw our fathers saying these words: la ilaha illa Allah, so we say them too.’”

“Silah asked Hudhayfah, ‘What will saying la ilaha illa Allah do for them when they do not know what prayer, fasting, (pilgrimage) rites and charity are?’ Hudhayfah ignored him; then Silah repeated his question three times, and each time Hudhayfah ignored him. Finally he answered, ‘O Silah, it will save them from Hell,’ and said it three times.” [The Chapters on Tribulations: Sunan Ibn Majah]

This indicates that in the last days, knowledge will be taken from the people, and even the Quran will disappear from the Mushafs and from people’s hearts. People will be left without knowledge. Only old people will tell them that they used to hear people saying la ilaha illa Allah; and they will repeat it to feel close to Allah. So it will give them some blessing, even if they do not have any good deeds or beneficial knowledge. Knowledge will be taken away from men and ignorance will increase during the last days. Ignorance and misguidance will increase until the end of time, as in the hadith of the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam): “The Hour will not come upon anyone who says, ‘Allah, Allah’; it will only come upon the most evil of men.”


Free Yourself

Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “Verily Allah says: O son of Adam, free yourself for my worship, I will (in turn) fill your chest with satisfaction and remove your poverty, and if you don’t, I will fill your hands with distraction and will not remove your poverty.” [Ahmad, Ibn Majah]

The explanation of this in Fayd ul Qadeer is: “Free yourself of your interests in order to worship Me and do not busy yourself in earning that which exceeds your needs and the needs of those under your care.”

In other words, when a person has earned enough to fulfill his needs, the needs of those he is responsible for and whatever else is necessary, he should not busy himself in acquiring beyond that, but should busy himself in obedience to Allah (subhana wa ta’ala), otherwise he will be establishing his worldly life but destroying his Hereafter. Fayd al Qadeer, by al Manaawee, is a scholarly piece of work explaining al-Jaami as-Saghir by al-Haafidh as-Suyuti. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on December 18, 2015 in Uncategorized


Surah Yaseen


The Prophet of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “Whoever recites Surah Yaseen in the night seeking Allah’s pleasure, Allah will forgive him.” [Ibn Hibban, Darimi, Tabarani, Baihaqi]

Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) also told us that whoever recites Surah Yaseen in the morning will have all his/her needs taken care of for that day. [Mishkat]

What is so special about Surah Yaseen?

This surah warned the Quraish of the consequences of not believing in the prophethood of Muhammad (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) and of resisting and opposing his message with tyranny, ridicule and mockery. The aspect of warning is dominant in this surah but arguments are also given for the correct understanding that people need to have. Arguments are given for three things: Read the rest of this entry »