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Madinah towards the End (Hadith No. 1593)

Bismillah.

Hadith no. 1592 (below) is a repeat. Read it here.

Volume 3, Book 30, Number 97:

Narrated Abu Huraira (radiallaahu `anhu):

If I saw deers grazing in Medina, I would not chase them, for Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “(Medina) is a sanctuary between its two mountains.”

Today’s Hadith:

Volume 3, Book 30, Number 98:

Narrated Abu Huraira (radiallaahu `anhu):

I heard Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) saying, “The people will leave Medina in spite of the best state it will have, and none except the wild birds and the beasts of prey will live in it, and the last persons who will die will be two shepherds from the tribe of Muzaina, who will be driving their sheep towards Medina, but will find nobody in it, and when they reach the valley of Thaniyat-al-Wada’, they will fall down on their faces dead.”

Yet to be seen.. though it seems highly unlikely. And what an awful sight it would be to see Madinah empty! I wonder what would prompt people to leave this sanctuary.. the beloved city of the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam), for which he invoked barakah in its mudd and sa’ (measuring units); the place where nothing but peace and serenity is to be found.. I wonder why its residents would prefer any other piece of land over it.

I hope I don’t live to see this time for it will be extremely saddening to hear such news. May Allah keep our hearts firm on Deen. :(

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When Hajj will be Abandoned.. (Hadith No. 1363)

Bismillah.

Volume 2, Book 26, Number 663:

Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri (radiallaahu `anhu): The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said “The people will continue performing the Hajj and ‘Umra to the Ka’ba even after the appearance of Gog and Magog.”

Narrated Shu’ba extra: The Hour (Day of Judgment) will not be established till the Hajj (to the Ka’ba) is abandoned.

Yes, there will come a time when no righteous people will remain on Earth (they’ll die due tot he wind that Allah will send after Gog and Magog’s wipe-out). Therefore no Hajj, and Qiyamah will be brought upon the evil ones. May Allah save us from seeing that time!

One of the BEST Ahadith so far! (Hadith No. 770)

Salam,
Bismillah.

This is the kind of Hadith that makes you cry and smile at the same time. I absolutely love it. [I just saw the hearts and stars that I drew around it in my physical Bukhari back when I was studying it in a course. Such love!]

Volume 1, Book 12, Number 770:

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The people said, “O Allah’s Apostle! Shall we see our Lord on the Day of Resurrection?” He replied, “Do you have any doubt in seeing the full moon on a clear (not cloudy) night?” They replied, “No, O Allah’s Apostle!” He said, “Do you have any doubt in seeing the sun when there are no clouds?” They replied in the negative. He said, “You will see Allah (your Lord) in the same way. On the Day of Resurrection, people will be gathered and He will order the people to follow what they used to worship. So some of them will follow the sun, some will follow the moon, and some will follow other deities; and only this nation (Muslims) will be left with its hypocrites. Allah will come to them and say, ‘I am Your Lord.’ They will say, ‘We shall stay in this place till our Lord comes to us and when our Lord will come, we will recognize Him. Then Allah will come to them again and say, ‘I am your Lord.’ They will say, ‘You are our Lord.’ Allah will call them, and As-Sirat (a bridge) will be laid across Hell and I (Muhammad) shall be the first amongst the Apostles to cross it with my followers. Nobody except the Apostles will then be able to speak and they will be saying then, ‘O Allah! Save us. O Allah! Save us.

There will be hooks like the thorns of Sa’dan in Hell. Have you seen the thorns of Sa’dan?” The people said, “Yes.” He said, “These hooks will be like the thorns of Sa’dan but nobody except Allah knows their greatness in size and these will entangle the people according to their deeds; some of them will fall and stay in Hell forever; others will receive punishment (torn into small pieces) and will get out of Hell, till when Allah intends mercy on whomever He likes amongst the people of Hell, He will order the angels to take out of Hell those who worshipped none but Him alone. The angels will take them out by recognizing them from the traces of prostrations, for Allah has forbidden the (Hell) fire to eat away those traces. So they will come out of the Fire, it will eat away from the whole of the human body except the marks of the prostrations. At that time they will come out of the Fire as mere skeletons. The Water of Life will be poured on them and as a result they will grow like the seeds growing on the bank of flowing water. Then when Allah had finished from the Judgments amongst his creations, one man will be left between Hell and Paradise and he will be the last man from the people of Hell to enter paradise. He will be facing Hell, and will say, ‘O Allah! Turn my face from the fire as its wind has dried me and its steam has burnt me.’ Allah will ask him, “Will you ask for anything more in case this favor is granted to you?’ He will say, “No by Your (Honor) Power!” And he will give to his Lord (Allah) what he will of the pledges and the covenants. Allah will then turn his face from the Fire. When he will face Paradise and will see its charm, he will remain quiet as long as Allah will. He then will say, ‘O my Lord! Let me go to the gate of Paradise.’ Allah will ask him, ‘Didn’t you give pledges and make covenants (to the effect) that you would not ask for anything more than what you requested at first?’ He will say, ‘O my Lord! Do not make me the most wretched, amongst Your creatures.‘ Allah will say, ‘If this request is granted, will you then ask for anything else?’ He will say, ‘No! By Your Power! I shall not ask for anything else.’ Then he will give to his Lord what He will of the pledges and the covenants. Allah will then let him go to the gate of Paradise. On reaching then and seeing its life, charm, and pleasure, he will remain quiet as long as Allah wills and then will say, ‘O my Lord ! Let me enter Paradise.’ Allah will say, May Allah be merciful unto you, O son of Adam! How treacherous you are! Haven’t you made covenants and given pledges that you will not ask for anything more than what you have been given?’ He will say, ‘O my Lord! Do not make me the most wretched amongst Your creatures.’ So Allah will laugh and allow him to enter Paradise and will ask him to request as much as he likes. He will do so till all his desires have been fulfilled . Then Allah will say, ‘Request more of such and such things.’ Allah will remind him and when all his desires and wishes; have been fulfilled, Allah will say “All this is granted to you and a similar amount besides.” Abu Said Al-Khudri, said to Abu Huraira, ‘Allah’s Apostle said, “Allah will say, ‘That is for you and ten times more like it.’ “Abu Huraira said, “I do not remember from Allah’s Apostle except (his saying), ‘All this is granted to you and a similar amount besides.” Abu Sahd said, “I heard him saying, ‘That is for you and ten times more the like of it.

I’m speechless here. Word-less, actually. Shall one wonder about the beauty of the moment when Allah will show Himself; or seek His protection against the horror of the Day of Judgement; or crave for the immense Mercy of Allah (SWT) that He blesses His slaves with; or ask of His Bounty and Pleasure in this life and the hereafter?
All of the above, I guess? (Duh!)

But I want to know your feelings here. What’s going on in your head/heart?
I get around 200 reads on my posts per day. Come on, COMMENT!

Wassalam.

The Lucky Seven (Hadith No. 629)

Salam,
Bismillah.

Hadith no. 627 is a repeat. Read it here.
Hadith no. 628 is also a repeat. Read it here.

Volume 1, Book 11, Number 629:

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet said, “Allah will give shade to seven on the Day when there will be no shade but His. (These seven persons are) a just ruler, a youth who has been brought up in the worship of Allah (i.e. worships Allah sincerely from childhood), a man whose heart is attached to the mosques (i.e. to pray the compulsory prayers in the mosque in congregation), two persons who love each other only for Allah’s sake and they meet and part in Allah’s cause only, a man who refuses the call of a charming woman of noble birth for illicit intercourse with her and says: I am afraid of Allah, a man who gives charitable gifts so secretly that his left hand does not know what his right hand has given (i.e. nobody knows how much he has given in charity), and a person who remembers Allah in seclusion and his eyes are then flooded with tears.”

[Colorful, eh? :P]

I can’t help but say, I love this Hadith. Whenever I read it, I try to find the category that I fit in. You have to find one, wait, more than one categories for yourself as well! After all, we’ll desperately need a shade on the day when there will be no shade but His. :(

A just ruler: it doesn’t have to be a king or a president only. Everyone in their own circle is a ruler according to another Hadith of the Prophet (SAW). You’re a ruler/leader if you’re a mother/father/brother/sister/head of an organization/Imam of a masjid/pet owner/friend etc. Each one of us is a leader/ruler and we all have responsibilities. It’s up to us if we do justice to those under us or not. Do we fit in this category or not?

A youth who has been brought up in the worship of Allah: YOU! You’re young. You have energy, time, skills, health and the good life. You can be under His shade on the Day of Judgement. All you have to do is worship Allah sincerely. NOW! Not later, when you get older and weaker. Now is the time. The time you have is precious. Spend it in Allah’s worship. Obey Him. Please Him. Love Him. He’ll value it. He’ll reward you for it. And no one can give you a better return than His.

A man whose heart is attached to the mosques: a man who loves going to the masjid to pray. He does not find it hard to leave all his important work for Allah’s sake. He spends time in the masjid. He prays Salah, he recites Qur’an, he remembers Allah (dhikr), he socializes with fellow Muslims, he seeks knowledge and he indulges in other religious activities. He loves it all. His heart is attached to the mosques/masajid (places where people bow down/make sujood to Allah).

Two persons who love each other only for Allah’s sake and they meet and part in Allah’s cause only:  this one initially seemed the easiest to me, but actually it’s quite hard. Despite all our efforts, I don’t remember a gathering where I met people only for Allah’s sake and His cause, and where nothing went wrong. Where we didn’t backbite/cheat/lie/ignore a Sunnah/waste time in laghw. It’s easy to meet people for Allah’s sake. But to make sure all you do is please Allah in that meeting and part with His cause as well, it’s really hard. (Any tips for me?)
May Allah forgive our shortcomings and accept all our efforts and meetings for His sake.

A man who refuses the call of a charming woman of noble birth for illicit intercourse with her and says: I am afraid of Allah: what a man that’d be! Remember Yusuf (AS)? Yeah, he had the taqwa. And with Allah’s help, he rejected the beautiful wife of ‘Aziz. Reference: Surah Yusuf.
Anyhow, it’s quite easy to indulge in haraam these days. Equally for men and for women. It always starts with a small step. All women don’t come on strong like Aziz’s wife. Neither do men. So beware of that first glance.

A man who gives charitable gifts so secretly that his left hand does not know what his right hand has given: secret charity, only for Allah’s sake. Not to show off or anything. And the level of secrecy is clear enough by the phrase used in the Hadith.

A person who remembers Allah in seclusion and his eyes are then flooded with tears: he whispers to Allah in seclusion. He prays for forgiveness. He repents over his mistakes and sins. He begs for His Mercy. He hopes for Paradise. His heart fills with Allah’s love. His eyes flood with tears on remembering Him.
Do you do it often? If not, you should. It’s only the best feeling in the world.

I hope you found more than one categories that you fit in. If not, make it a target, rather a mission, to be listed among these lucky seven. The struggle will be worth it, inshaAllah. :)

Wassalam.

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