Volume 3, Book 34, Number 329 :
Narrated by ‘Aisha (radiallaahu `anhaa)
Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “An army will invade the Ka’ba and when the invaders reach Al-Baida’, all the ground will sink and swallow the whole army.” I said, “O Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam)! How will they sink into the ground while amongst them will be their markets (the people who worked in business and not invaders) and the people not belonging to them?” The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) replied, “all of those people will sink but they will be resurrected and judged according to their intentions.”
This is one of the prophecies made by the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) of which Allah gave him knowledge of. Proof of his prophet-hood.
It’s yet to happen, and only Allah knows whose army it’ll be.
What’s relevant to us is the lesson in it: everyone will be judged by their intentions, not the apparent actions. Someone could go to the market remembering Allah and running their errands while another could be involved in a sin being in the same place. Let’s say both of them were in that market at the same time and the calamity took place, would they be resurrected to see the same fate? No. They’ll be judged based on their intentions.
Another thing: being in the company of bad people can be dangerous. You might not be doing what they’re doing but you just might see the same fate as theirs. If a calamity befalls them being there, it befalls you as well. Avoid bad places + bad people.
Last post from Kitaab-ul-Istisqaa’ [Book of Invoking Allah for Rain]
Narrated Ibn ‘Umar:
Allah’s Apostle (p.b.u.h) said, “Keys of the unseen knowledge are five which nobody knows but Allah… nobody knows what will happen tomorrow; nobody knows what is in the womb; nobody knows what he will gain tomorrow; nobody knows at what place he will die; and nobody knows when it will rain.”
Allah says in the Qur’an:
إِنَّ اللَّهَ عِندَهُ عِلْمُ السَّاعَةِ وَيُنَزِّلُ الْغَيْثَ وَيَعْلَمُ مَا فِي الْأَرْحَامِ ۖ وَمَا تَدْرِي نَفْسٌ مَّاذَا تَكْسِبُ غَدًا ۖ وَمَا تَدْرِي نَفْسٌ بِأَيِّ أَرْضٍ تَمُوتُ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلِيمٌ خَبِيرٌ
Verily Allah, with Him (Alone) is the knowledge of the Hour, He sends down the rain, and knows that which is in the wombs. No person knows what he will earn tomorrow, and no person knows in what land he will die. Verily, Allah is All-Knower, All-Aware (of things).
The Hour = Day of Judgement.
O man. You do not have the knowledge even about those things with which you are most closely and intimately concerned in life. How then can it be possible for you to know as to when will the whole world cane to an end? Your prosperity and adversity mainly depend on the rain. But its control and regulation is entirely in the hand of Allah. He sends down the rain whenever and wherever and in whatever measure He pleases and withholds it whenever He pleases. You do not at all know how much of the rain will fall at a particular place at a particular time and which land will remain without it, and which land will be adversely affected in spite of it. Your wives conceive by your own sperm-drop, which perpetuates your race in the future, but you do not know what is taking shape in their wombs, and in what form and with what good or evil it will emerge. You do not even know what you are going to meet with the next day. A sudden accident can change your destiny; but you are unaware of it even a minute before its occurrence. You do not know where your present life will eventually come to an end. Allah has kept all this information with Himself alone; and has not given you any knowledge of any of these. You actually desire that you should have the knowledge of each of these things so that you may make necessary preparations beforehand, but you have no other course open to you than to depend only on Allah’s decree and disposal in these matters. Likewise, about the end of the world there is no alternative but to rely on Allah’s decree and decision. The knowledge of this also has neither been given to anybody, nor can it be given.
Is weather forecast knowledge of the unseen, or some sort of astrology? Read the ruling here.
Kitaab-ul-Kusoof [Book of Eclipses] starts tomorrow inshaAllah.