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Beginning of Time, Creation of the Seven Earths and Prostration of the Sun (Ahadith 2814 – 2819)

Bismillah.

Volume 4, Book 54, Number 416 :
Narrated by Abu Huraira (radiallaahu `anhu)
Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “When Allah completed the creation, He wrote in His Book* which is with Him on His Throne, “My Mercy overpowers My Anger.”

*Al-Lawh al-Mahfooz [The Preserved Tablet]

Volume 4, Book 54, Number 417 :
Narrated by Muhammad bin Ibrahim bin Al-Harith
From Abu Salama bin ‘Abdur-Rahman who had a dispute with some people on a piece of land, and so he went to ‘Aisha (radiallaahu `anhaa) and told her about it. She said, “O Abu Salama, avoid the land, for Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, ‘Any person who takes even a span of land unjustly, his neck shall be encircled with it down seven earths.’ “

For perspective: the total weight of (one) Earth is 5.972 × 10^24 kg. Save your pretty neck, be just.

Volume 4, Book 54, Number 418 :
Narrated by Salim’s father
The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “Any person who takes a piece of land unjustly will sink down the seven earths on the Day of Resurrection.”

Allah has mentioned these seven earths in the Quran:

اللَّهُ الَّذِي خَلَقَ سَبْعَ سَمَاوَاتٍ وَمِنَ الْأَرْضِ مِثْلَهُنَّ يَتَنَزَّلُ الْأَمْرُ بَيْنَهُنَّ لِتَعْلَمُوا أَنَّ اللَّهَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ وَأَنَّ اللَّهَ قَدْ أَحَاطَ بِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ عِلْمًا

“It is Allah who has created seven heavens and of the earth, the like of them. [His] command descends among them so you may know that Allah is over all things competent and that Allah has encompassed all things in knowledge.” [65:12]

Volume 4, Book 54, Number 419 :
Narrated by Abu Bakra (radiallaahu `anhu)
The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said. “The division of time has turned to its original form which was current when Allah created the Heavens and the Earths. The year is of twelve months, out of which four months are sacred: three are in succession Dhul-Qa’ da, Dhul-Hijja and Muharram, and (the fourth is) Rajab of (the tribe of) Mudar* which comes between Jumadi-ath-Thaniyah and Sha ban.”

*Rajab was called “Rajab of Mudar” because the tribe Mudar used to respect this month.

Among the creation of Allah is Time. It started when Allah created the Heavens and the Earths. Evolutionists date the universe back to 13.77 billion years and the Bible says it’s only 6000 years old, but Allah knows best when it all actually happened.

Volume 4, Book 54, Number 420 :
Narrated by Said bin Zaid bin Amr bin Nufail (radiallaahu `anhu)
That Arwa sued him before Marwan for a right, which she claimed, he had deprived her of. On that Said (radiallaahu `anhu) said, “How should I deprive her of her right? I testify that I heard Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) saying, ‘If anyone takes a span of land unjustly, his neck will be encircled with it down seven earths on the Day of Resurrection.”

Sa’eed bin Zaid (radiallaahu `anhu) was among the ten blessed companions who were promised Paradise during their lives. He accepted Islam in the very early days and was married to Fatima bint Khattab (Umar’s sister who played an important role in his acceptance of Islam – we all know that story!). Sa`eed (radiallaahu `anhu) participated in all the major battles and campaigns led by the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) with the exception of Badr because the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) had sent him and Talhah bin ‘Ubaidullah (radiallaahu `anhu) on a reconnaissance mission a few days before it.

Once, a woman called “Awra binti Uways”, whose land was next to his land, went to Marwan bin Hakam, the governor of Madinah and complained about him. She said,

“Said bin Zayd occupied some of my land. Take it from him and give it to me.”

The governor sent a few people to investigate the issue. Said (radiallaahu `anhu) was in his land in Aqiq. The delegation mentioned him about the complaint. Said (radiallaahu `anhu), whose place in Paradise was definite when he was alive, realized that he was wronged. He said to them,

“Let me report you something that I heard from the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam): The Messenger of Allah said, ‘If a person seizes a land that does not belong to him, that land will be wrapped around his neck on the Day of Judgment even if he is under the seventh floor of the earth. A person who dies for his property is regarded as a martyr.'”

Then, Said (radiallaahu `anhu) vowed that he did not violate the land of the woman. Then, he raised his hands and prayed as follows:

“O Allah! If this woman is lying, blind her eyes before she dies and make her well a grave for her!”

Allah Almighty heard the cry of the oppressed and accepted his prayer. The woman who slandered him became blind after a while. Then, she fell into the well in her garden while she was wandering around her house. The well became her grave.

Said (radiallaahu `anhu), who was mentioned by respect and mercy by the believers due to his exemplary life and his unbreakable connection with the Sunnah of the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) and who was a man of Paradise, died in the 51st year of the Migration at the age of 80.

Think before throwing a false accusation at someone. And think twice before throwing it at someone who is a beloved of Allah. If he/she prays against you, who will save you from Allah?

Volume 4, Book 54, Number 421 :
Narrated by Abu Dhar (radiallaahu `anhu)
The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) asked me at sunset, “Do you know where the sun goes (at the time of sunset)?” I replied, “Allah and His Apostle know better.” He said, “It goes (i.e. travels) till it prostrates Itself underneath the Throne and takes the permission to rise again, and it is permitted and then (a time will come when) it will be about to prostrate itself but its prostration will not be accepted, and it will ask permission to go on its course but it will not be permitted, but it will be ordered to return whence it has come and so it will rise in the west. And that is the interpretation of the Statement of Allah: “And the sun Runs its fixed course For a term (decreed). that is The Decree of (Allah) The Exalted in Might, The All-Knowing.” (36.38)

Prostration beneath the Throne is a matter of the unseen, and no one knows how it is except Allah, may He be glorified and exalted. He, may He be glorified and exalted, has told us that all created things prostrate to Him, as He says (interpretation of the meaning):

“See you not that to Allah prostrates whoever is in the heavens and whoever is on the earth, and the sun, and the moon, and the stars, and the mountains, and the trees, and Ad-Dawab (moving living creatures, beasts, etc.), and many of mankind? But there are many (men) on whom the punishment is justified” [al-Hajj 22:18].

No one knows how this prostration is or when it happens or its real nature except Allah, may He be glorified and exalted.

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Al-Khattaabi (may Allah have mercy on him) said:

It cannot be denied that it halts beneath the Throne, in a manner that we cannot see or comprehend; rather this is speaking about a matter of the unseen. So we should not disbelieve in it or ask how it happens, because our knowledge cannot comprehend it.

End quote from A‘laam al-Hadeeth Sharh Saheeh al-Bukhaari (p. 1893)

Read further on this issue here if you’re interested.

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The Seven Great Destructive Sins (Hadith No. 2421)

Bismillah.

Ahadith 2415 – 2420 (below) are repeats. See linked text for related posts.

Volume 4, Book 51, Number 22 :
Narrated by ‘Aisha (radiallaahu `anhaa)
A man said to the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam), “My mother died suddenly, and I think that if she could speak, she would have given in charity. May I give in charity on her behalf?” He said, “Yes! Give in charity on her behalf.”

Volume 4, Book 51, Number 23 :
Narrated by Ibn ‘Abbas (radiallaahu `anhu)
Sad bin Ubada (radiallaahu `anhu) consulted Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) saying, “My mother died and she had an unfulfilled vow.” The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “Fulfill it on her behalf.”

Volume 4, Book 51, Number 24 :
Narrated by Ibn ‘Abbas (radiallaahu `anhu)
That the mother of Sad bin Ubada (radiallaahu `anhu), the brother of Bani Saida, died in Sad’s absence, so he came to the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) saying, “O Allah’s Apostle! My mother died in my absence, will it benefit her if I give in charity on her behalf?” The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “Yes.” Sad (radiallaahu `anhu) said, “I take you as my witness that I give my garden Al-Makhraf in charity on her behalf.”

Volume 4, Book 51, Number 25 :
Narrated by Az-Zuhri
Urwa bin Az-Zubair said that he asked ‘Aisha (radiallaahu `anhaa) about the meaning of the Quranic Verse:– “And if you fear that you will not deal fairly with the orphan girls then marry (other) women of your choice.” (4.2-3) Aisha (radiallaahu `anhaa) said, “It is about a female orphan under the guardianship of her guardian who is inclined towards her because of her beauty and wealth, and likes to marry her with a Mahr less than what is given to women of her standard. So they (i.e. guardians) were forbidden to marry the orphans unless they paid them a full appropriate Mahr (otherwise) they were ordered to marry other women instead of them. Later on the people asked Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) about it. So Allah revealed the following Verse:– “They ask your instruction (O Muhammad!) regarding women. Say: Allah instructs you regarding them…” (4.127) and in this Verse Allah indicated that if the orphan girl was beautiful and wealthy, her guardian would have the desire to marry her without giving her an appropriate Mahr equal to what her peers could get, but if she was undesirable for lack of beauty or wealth, then he would not marry her, but seek to marry some other woman instead of her. So, since he did not marry her when he had no inclination towards her, he had not the right to marry her when he had an interest in her, unless he treated her justly by giving her a full Mahr and securing all her rights.

Volume 4, Book 51, Number 26 :
Narrated by Ibn ‘Umar (radiallaahu `anhu)
In the lifetime of Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam), Umar gave in charity some of his property, a garden of date-palms called Thamgh. ‘Umar said, “O Allah’s Apostle! I have some property which I prize highly and I want to give it in charity.” The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “Give it in charity (i.e. as an endowment) with its land and trees on the condition that the land and trees will neither be sold nor given as a present, nor bequeathed, but the fruits are to be spent in charity.” So ‘Umar (radiallaahu `anhu) gave it in charity, and it was for Allah’s Cause, the emancipation of slaves, for the poor, for guests, for travelers, and for kinsmen. The person acting as its administrator could eat from it reasonably and fairly, and could let a friend of his eat from it provided he had no intention of becoming wealthy by its means.

Volume 4, Book 51, Number 27 :
Narrated by ‘Aisha (radiallaahu `anhaa)
The following Verse: “If a guardian is well-off, let him claim no remuneration (i.e. wages), but if he is poor, let him have for himself what is just and reasonable.” (4.6) was revealed in connection with the guardian of an orphan, and it means that if he is poor he can have for himself (from the orphan’s wealth) what is just and reasonable according to the orphan’s share of the inheritance.

Today’s Hadith:

Volume 4, Book 51, Number 28 :
Narrated by Abu Huraira (radiallaahu `anhu)
The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “Avoid the seven great destructive sins.” The people enquire, “O Allah’s Apostle! What are they? “He said, “To join others in worship along with Allah, to practice sorcery, to kill the life which Allah has forbidden except for a just cause (according to Islamic law), to eat up Riba (usury), to eat up an orphan’s wealth, to give back to the enemy and fleeing from the battlefield at the time of fighting, and to accuse, chaste women, who never even think of anything touching chastity and are good believers.

The sins vary between grave and minor sins. Some sins are graver than others. The deliverer of the glad tidings and the Warner (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) warned us from the all sins, whether they are grave or minor. In some situations, he described some of the sins with specific attributes, and he assigned signs for other sins in other situations. Among these sins are the seven great destructive sins.

«اجتنبوا السبع الموبقات،قالوا: يا رسول الله: وما هن ؟ قال: الشرك بالله ، والسحر ، وقتل النفسالتي حرم الله إلا بالحق ، وأكل الربا ، وأكل مال اليتيم ، والتولي يوم الزحف ، وقذف المحصنات المؤمنات الغافلات»

متفق عليه

The Messenger of Allah (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) orders us to avoid these seven great destructive sins and warns us from committing them.

They are destructive sins because they destruct their doers in the worldly life and in the hereafter too.

In this Hadeeth, there are important rules for protecting the religion, honor, self, money and mind; thereupon, the Prophet (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) warned us from committing these seven great destructive sins.

The first of these seven great destructive sins is polytheism:

If it was major polytheism (i.e. joining others in worship along with Allah) by worshipping a statue or sacrificing for anyone except Allah Almighty, it would be the gravest sin. This kind of polytheism turns its doer out of the folds of Islam and makes him an infidel. Allah Almighty says: {Verily! Allâh forgives not (the sin of) setting up partners (in worship) with Him, but He forgives whom He wills sins other than that, and whoever sets up partners in worship with Allâh, has indeed strayed far away} [Surat An-Nisa: 116]

{إِنَّ اللّهَ لاَ يَغْفِرُ أَن يُشْرَكَ بِهِ وَيَغْفِرُ مَا دُونَ ذَلِكَ لِمَن يَشَاءُ وَمَن يُشْرِكْ بِاللّهِ فَقَدْ ضَلَّ ضَلاَلاً بَعِيداً}
النساء: 116

Transliteration: Inna Allaha la yaghfiru an yushraka bihi wayaghfiru ma doona thalika liman yashao waman yushrik biAllahi faqad dalla dalalan baAAeedan

On the other hand, if it was minor polytheism (i.e. acts against the perfect monotheism) like dealing with usury which is one of the gravest sins, it would be a grave sin nullifies the good deeds. The Prophet (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “The most dreadful thing I fear for your is the minor polytheism.”

“O Messenger of Allah, what is it?” the companions asked.

Prophet (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) replied: “Hypocrisy” [Al-Albani]

«إن أخوف ما أخاف عليكم الشرك الأصغر ، قالوا: و ما الشرك الأصغر ؟ قال الرياء»
الألباني

Therefore, it’s a grave sin that perishes good deeds we invoke Allah, the Most Generous, to protect us from all kinds of polytheism.

The second of these seven great destructive sins is magic:

All kinds of magic (e.g. illusions, acts of devils after endearing the self to them by committing the sins to have their help in harming the hearts and the bodies by the will of Allah or using chemical substances to change pictures and the characteristics for planting fear) are great evil and grave sin. The majority of the scholars agreed upon counting magic as disbelief and considering the person who learns it as an infidel, because Allah Almighty says: {They followed what the Shayatin (devils) gave out (falsely of the magic) in the lifetime of Sulaiman (Solomon). Sulaiman did not disbelieve, but the Shayatin (devils) disbelieved, teaching men magic} [Surat Al-Baqarah: 102]

{وَمَا كَفَرَ سُلَيْمَانُ وَلَـكِنَّ الشَّيْاطِينَ كَفَرُواْ يُعَلِّمُونَ النَّاسَ السِّحْرَ}
البقرة: 102

Transliteration: WaittabaAAoo ma tatloo alshshayateenu AAala mulki sulaymana wama kafara sulaymanu walakinna alshshayateena kafaroo yuAAallimoona alnnasa alssihra

This verse states clearly that the devils disbelieved because of teaching men magic. Allah Almighty said as description to the sayings of the two angels: {We are only for trial, so disbelieve not (by learning this magic from us)} [Surat Al-Baqarah: 102]

{إِنَّمَا نَحْنُ فِتْنَةٌ فَلَا تَكْفُرْ}
البقرة: 102

Transliteration: innama nahnu fitnatun fala takfur

The third of these seven great destructive sins is killing the life which Allah has forbidden except for a just cause (i.e. according to Islamic law):

Killing the life without a just cause is a crime that causes disorder and chaos in the society. Islam protects the blood of the Muslim and protects the Muslim society from disorder and chaos; thereupon, Islam sentenced death for whoever kills a person without a just cause and he would be punished, that’s how life is saved by such punishment. He Almighty says: {And there is (a saving of) life for you in Al-Qisas (the Law of Equality in punishment), O men of understanding, that you may become Al-Muttaqun} [Surat Al-Baqarah: 179]

{وَلَكُمْ فِي الْقِصَاصِ حَيَاةٌ يَاْ أُولِيْ الأَلْبَابِ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ}
البقرة: 179

Transliteration: Walakum fee alqisasi hayatun ya olee alalbabi laAAallakum tattaqoona

Moreover, Allah sentenced the murderer with hellfire in the hereafter; Allah Almighty says: {And whoever kills a believer intentionally, his recompense is Hell to abide therein, and the Wrath and the Curse of Allah are upon him, and a great punishment is prepared for him.} (Surat An-Nisa: 93).

{وَمَن يَقْتُلْ مُؤْمِناً مُّتَعَمِّداً فَجَزَآؤُهُ جَهَنَّمُ خَالِداً فِيهَا وَغَضِبَ اللّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَلَعَنَهُ وَأَعَدَّ لَهُ عَذَاباً عَظِيماً}
النساء: 93

Transliteration: Waman yaqtul muminan mutaAAammidan fajazaohu jahannamu khalidan feeha waghadiba Allahu AAalayhi walaAAanahu waaAAadda lahu AAathaban AAatheeman

The fourth of these seven great destructive sins is eating usury:

We do not mean just eating; rather we mean all the kinds of dealing with usury whether it is eating, drinking, clothing or anything else. We refer to eating because it is the most common reason for dealing with usury.

Usury is one of the gravest sins, because the Messenger of Allah (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) counted it as one of the seven great destructive sins.

Moreover, Allah Almighty promised the usurers to destroy their usury gains; Allah Almighty says: {Allah will destroy Riba (usury) and will give increase for Sadaqat (deeds of charity, alms, etc.)} [Surat Al-Baqarah: 276]

{يَمْحَقُ اللّهُ الْرِّبَا وَيُرْبِي الصَّدَقَاتِ}
البقرة: 276

Transliteration: Yamhaqu Allahu alrriba wayurbee alssadaqati

Also, He Almighty gave a notice of war to the usurers if they did not give up what remained from usury; He Almighty says: {O you who believe! Be afraid of Allah and give up what remains (due to you) from Riba (usury) (from now onward), if you are (really) believers. (278) And if you do not do it, then take a notice of war from Allah and His Messenger but if you repent, you shall have your capital sums. Deal not unjustly (by asking more than your capital sums), and you shall not be dealt with unjustly (by receiving less than your capital sums)} [Surat Al-Baqarah: 278-279]

{يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ اتَّقُواْ اللّهَ وَذَرُواْ مَا بَقِيَ مِنَ الرِّبَا إِن كُنتُم مُّؤْمِنِينَ فَإِن لَّمْ تَفْعَلُواْ فَأْذَنُواْ بِحَرْبٍ مِّنَ اللّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ وَإِن تُبْتُمْ فَلَكُمْ رُؤُوسُ أَمْوَالِكُمْ لاَ تَظْلِمُونَ وَلاَ تُظْلَمُونَ}
البقرة: 278-279

Transliteration: Ya ayyuha allatheena amanoo ittaqoo Allaha watharoo ma baqiya mina alrriba in kuntum mumineena (278) Fain lam tafAAaloo fathanoo biharbin mina Allahi warasoolihi wain tubtum falakum ruoosu amwalikum la tathlimoona wala tuthlamoona

This is because usury brings grave evils to the majority of people; it is based on the belief of man’s freedom and his right to behave as he desires to gain money by any way whether it is lawful or unlawful. Eventually, this leads to a system that destroys humanity for the sake of a few usurers.

You should know that some people may be deceived by changing the name of usury and calling it profits or benefits or any other names to make the person thinks that it is lawful. DUsury is usury whether it is called by that name or by any other name.

The fifth of these seven great destructive sins is eating up the property of orphans:

The orphan is the person who lost his father in his childhood and did not grow up to the maturity.
Islam cared for orphans’ properties and rights and assigned for every orphan someone to be responsible for his growing up, education, developing his money and training him to be able to care for his own affairs.

Allah has warned those who eat the properties of the orphans by His saying: {Verily, those who unjustly eat up the property of orphans, they eat up only fire into their bellies, and they will be burnt in the blazing Fire!} [Surat An-Nisa: 10]

{إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يَأْكُلُونَ أَمْوَالَ الْيَتَامَى ظُلْماً إِنَّمَا يَأْكُلُونَ فِي بُطُونِهِمْ نَاراً وَسَيَصْلَوْنَ سَعِيراً}
النساء: 10

Transliteration: Inna allatheena yakuloona amwala alyatama thulman innama yakuloona fee butoonihim naran wasayaslawna saAAeeran

The sixth of these seven great destructive sins is giving back to the enemy and fleeing from the battlefield at the time of fighting:

Allah Almighty has promised the believers, who sacrifice their selves and properties for the cause of Allah, to enter paradise. Also, He severely warned those who give back to the enemy and fleeing from the battlefield at the time of fighting. Allah almighty says: {O you who believe! When you meet those who disbelieve, in a battle-field, never turn your backs to them. And whoever turns his back to them on such a day – unless it be a stratagem of war, or to retreat to a troop (of his own), – he indeed has drawn upon himself wrath from Allâh. And his abode is Hell, and worst indeed is that destination!} [Surat Al-Anfal: 15-16]

{يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ إِذَا لَقِيتُمُ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ زَحْفاً فَلاَ تُوَلُّوهُمُ الأَدْبَارَ وَمَن يُوَلِّهِمْ يَوْمَئِذٍ دُبُرَهُ إِلاَّ مُتَحَرِّفاً لِّقِتَالٍ أَوْ مُتَحَيِّزاً إِلَى فِئَةٍ فَقَدْ بَاء بِغَضَبٍ مِّنَ اللّهِ وَمَأْوَاهُ جَهَنَّمُ وَبِئْسَ الْمَصِيرُ}
الأنفال: 15-16

Transliteration: Ya ayyuha allatheena amanoo itha laqeetumu allatheena kafaroo zahfan fala tuwalloohumu aladbara (15) Waman yuwallihim yawmaithin duburahu illa mutaharrifan liqitalin aw mutahayyizan ila fiatin faqad baa bighadabin mina Allahi wamawahu jahannamu wabisa almaseeru

The seventh of these seven great destructive sins is to accuse, chaste women, who never even think of anything touching chastity and are good believers:

This is applicable to accusing them with committing illegal sexual intercourse or the like. The Messenger of Allah (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him) warns Muslims from accusing the chaste women who never even think of anything touching chastity and are good believers.

Chastity is the essence of humanity’s honor. Accusing the chaste woman who never even think of anything touching chastity and is good believer destroys the family institution, tears the unity of the community, spreads evil between people, degrades the nation’s honor and plants hatred and grudge between people; thereupon, the person who commits this sin is sentenced to punishment in this worldly life in addition to the severe torture in the hereafter. Allah Almighty says: {Verily, those who accuse chaste women, who never even think of anything touching their chastity and are good believers – are cursed in this life and in the Hereafter, and for them will be a great torment -} [Surat An-Nur: 23]

{إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يَرْمُونَ الْمُحْصَنَاتِ الْغَافِلَاتِ الْمُؤْمِنَاتِ لُعِنُوا فِي الدُّنْيَا وَالْآخِرَةِ وَلَهُمْ عَذَابٌ عَظِيمٌ}
النور: 23

Transliteration: Inna allatheena yarmoona almuhsanati alghafilati almuminati luAAinoo fee alddunya waalakhirati walahum AAathabun AAatheemun

You should know that the grave sins are not these seven sins only; rather there are other Ahadeeth and verses that mentioned other grave sins such as drinking wine, disobeying the parents, theft, illegal sexual intercourse and others.

Finally; I invoke Allah, the Most Generous, by His beautiful names and His exalted attributes to get us away from the sins whether they are grave or minor, and I invoke Him to keep us firm with the word that stands firm in this world (i.e. worshipping Allâh Alone and none else), and in the Hereafter too. Indeed He is able to do that. And prayers of Allah be upon our prophet Muhammad.

Taken from IslamWay.net

Taking Someone’s Land Unjustly (Ahadith 2129 – 2131)

Bismillah.

Hadith no. 2128 (below) is a repeat. Read it here.

Volume 3, Book 43, Number 631:
Narrated Sahl bin Sad As-Sa’idi (radiallaahu `anhu):
A drink (milk mixed with water) was brought to Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) who drank some of it. A boy was sitting to his right, and some old men to his left. Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said to the boy, “Do you allow me to give the rest of the drink to these people?” The boy said, “O Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam)! I will not give preference to anyone over me to drink the rest of it from which you have drunk.” Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) then handed the bowl (of drink) to the boy.

Today’s Ahadith:

Volume 3, Book 43, Number 632:
Narrated Said bin Zaid (radiallaahu `anhu):
Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “Whoever usurps the land of somebody unjustly, his neck will be encircled with it down the seven earths (on the Day of Resurrection). “

Volume 3, Book 43, Number 633:
Narrated Abu Salama (radiallaahu `anhu):
That there was a dispute between him and some people (about a piece of land). When he told ‘Aisha about it, she said, “O Abu Salama! Avoid taking the land unjustly, for the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, ‘Whoever usurps even one span of the land of somebody, his neck will be encircled with it down the seven earths.”

Volume 3, Book 43, Number 634:
Narrated Salim’s father (i.e. ‘Abdullah) (radiallaahu `anhu):
The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “Whoever takes a piece of the land of others unjustly, he will sink down the seven earths on the Day of Resurrection.”

This shows us how a minor(-looking) injustice can bring about such grave punishment in the Hereafter. Be honest and just, no matter what!

 

 

Bismillah.

For those interested in the Seven Qira’aat, here’s a treat for you: Qari Suhaib Ahmed Meer Muhammadi’s recitation of ayah 9 of Surah Ibraheem in different qira’aat.

Listen and identify the differences. Enjoy! :)

أَلَمْ يَأْتِكُمْ نَبَأُ الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ قَوْمِ نُوحٍ وَعَادٍ وَثَمُودَ ۛ وَالَّذِينَ مِن بَعْدِهِمْ ۛ لَا يَعْلَمُهُمْ إِلَّا اللَّهُ ۚ جَاءَتْهُمْ رُسُلُهُم بِالْبَيِّنَاتِ فَرَدُّوا أَيْدِيَهُمْ فِي أَفْوَاهِهِمْ وَقَالُوا إِنَّا كَفَرْنَا بِمَا أُرْسِلْتُم بِهِ وَإِنَّا لَفِي شَكٍّ مِّمَّا تَدْعُونَنَا إِلَيْهِ مُرِيبٍ

The Seven Do’s (Hadith No. 1030)

Bismillah.

Volume 2, Book 23, Number 331:

Narrated Al-Bara’ bin ‘Azib:

Allah’s Apostle ordered us to do seven things and forbade us to do other seven. He ordered us:

to follow the funeral procession. to visit the sick, to accept invitations, to help the oppressed, to fulfill the oaths, to return the greeting and to reply to the sneezer: (saying, “May Allah be merciful on you,” provided the sneezer says, “All the praises are for Allah,”). He forbade us to use silver utensils and dishes and to wear golden rings, silk (clothes), Dibaj (pure silk cloth), Qissi and Istabraq (two kinds of silk cloths).

The Seven Do’s:

  1. Follow the funeral procession – of your Muslim brethren. It reminds us of our death, helps us prepare for it.
  2. Visit the sick – it encourages compassion and rahmah among the society. Plus, you can ask the sick person to make du`a for you. Bonus! :D
  3. Accept invitations – be a party animal. Just kidding. Do as it says in the Hadith.
  4. Help the oppressed – you’ll feel closer to Allah.
  5. Fulfill oaths – because that’s what the hypocrites don’t do.
  6. Return greeting – of the same level, or with better words.
  7. Reply to the one who sneezes – by saying yarhamuk Allah [may Allah be merciful on you].

The Seven Don’ts:

  1. Silver utensils.
  2. Silver dishes.
    It was proven that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Do not drink from vessels of gold and silver; do not eat from plates of gold and silver, because they are for them in this world and for you in the Hereafter.” (Saheeh, agreed upon; from the hadeeth of Hudhayfah may Allaah be pleased with him).
    And it was proven that he (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever eats and drinks from vessels of gold and silver, is taking fire from Hell into his belly.” (Saheeh, agreed upon; from the hadeeth of Umm Salamah, may Allaah be pleased with him; this version was narrated by Muslim).
    Read more on it here.
  3. Golden rings – for men.
    ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbaas reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) saw a gold ring on a man’s hand. He took it off and threw it aside, saying, “Would any of you take a burning coal and hold it in his hand?” When the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) had gone away, someone said to the man, “Take your ring and benefit from it (i.e., sell it).” He said, “No, by Allaah, I will not take it after the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) has thrown it away.” (Reported by Muslim, no. 2090).
    ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr ibn al’Aas reported that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever of my ummah wears gold and dies wearing it, Allaah will deny him the gold of Paradise. Whoever of my ummah wears silk and dies wearing it, Allaah will deny him the silk of Paradise.” (Reported by Imaam Ahmad.)
    More on it here.
    As to why gold is forbidden for men, go through this.
  4. Silk – for men.
  5. Dibaaj (pure silk) – for men.
  6. Qissi (type of silk) – for men.
  7. Istabraq (type of silk) – for men.
    It was reported by al-Bukhaari (5853) and Muslim (2069) in the hadeeth of Ibn ‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with them both), who reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Silk is only worn in this world by the one who will have no share of the pleasure of the Hereafter.
    Anas (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever wears silk in this world will not wear it in the Hereafter.” (Reported by al-Bukhaari, 5832).
    Read more on the ruling here.
    As to why silk is forbidden for men, go through this.
    Men can’t even sit/sleep on silk. It’s THAT haraam. Check this out.
    Exception: artificial silk. It’s allowed on certain conditions. Read this for details.

By the way, all these forbidden things will be available in Paradise. That too, n times better in quality and quantity. Worth the wait, I tell you. :)

Wassalam.

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