Reading Holy Qur’an Is Salvation from Punishment and the Path to Mercy
Healing in the Qur’an and Sunnah, Volume 10
Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani
30 December 2012 Fenton Zawiya, Michigan
A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani 'r-rajeem. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem.
Nawaytu 'l-arba`een, nawaytu 'l-`itikaaf, nawaytu 'l-khalwah, nawaytu 'l-`uzlah,
nawaytu 'r-riyaadah, nawaytu 's-sulook, lillahi ta`alaa fee haadha 'l-masjid.
أَطِيعُواْ اللّهَ وَأَطِيعُواْ الرَّسُولَ وَأُوْلِي الأَمْرِ مِنكُمْ
Atee`oollaha wa atee`oo 'r-Rasoola wa ooli 'l-amri minkum.
Obey Allah, obey the Prophet, and obey those in authority among you.
(Surat an-Nisa, 4:59)
For those who came today, we were discussing the importance of du`a
and du`a must be in every moment in our lives asking for Allah’s
forgiveness. If you look from the beginning of the Holy Qur’an to the
end, every ayah is to save us: in every ayah, Allah (swt) mentioned
what we are doing bad and it is followed by something which tells us
how we can get out of the bad. It means we are doing sins and Allah
(swt) wants us to repent, showing Ayat al-`adhaab, and then followed
by Ayat al-rahmat. I heard from Grandshaykh, may Allah (swt) bless his
soul, who said that for every Ayat al-`adhaab that comes in the Holy
Qur’an it is immediately followed by Ayat al-rahmat, a verse of mercy.
It means Allah is showing us “This is your problem, so be careful and
this is the way out of it,” and telling us to repent in every moment
in our life
through the Holy Qur’an.
So the Holy Qur’an is not only Ayaat ash-Shifaa` to cure us:
وَنُنَزِّلُ مِنَ الْقُرْآنِ مَا هُوَ شِفَاء وَرَحْمَةٌ
لِّلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَلاَ يَزِيدُ الظَّالِمِينَ إَلاَّ خَسَارًا
Wa nunazzilu mina al-qur’ani ma huwa shifaa’un wa rahmatun li
’l-mu’mineen wa laa yuzeedu ’zh-zhaalimeen illa khasaara.
And We sent down in the Qur’an such things that have healing and mercy
for the believers and those who are oppressors to themselves. (Surat
It is also to save us from the biggest sickness, the biggest disease,
the most frightening element that people, especially mu’min and
Muslims, think about, which is Jahannam and Jahannam’s punishment is
for Muslims and mu’mins who did sins and did not repent! It is Allah’s
Mercy that He gave us the Holy Qur’an and after every verse of `adhaab
that you shows that you deserve Jahannam, He gave us an ayah of
So if you don’t read Holy Qur’an you are stuck. So Holy Qur’an is the
way out of punishment and the way into rahmah.
I was going to speak on something else but this is important to
mention and it is frightening. I will not mention the very, very
frightening hadith, but the moderate ones, because if you really think
about it you will be sitting in a corner crying continuously and
repenting, all of us, and not do anything, only cry.
عن أبي سعيد الخدري رضي الله عنه قال: قال رسول صلى الله عليه وسلم:
((كيف أنعم وقد التقم صاحب القرن القرن، وحنى جبهته، وأصغى سمعه، ينتظر
أن يؤمر أن ينفخ، فينفخ، قال المسلمون: فكيف نقول يا رسول الله؟ قال:
قولوا: حسبنا الله ونعم الوكيل، توكلنا على الله ربنا)).
Anna an-Nabi (s) qaala: kayfa an`amu wa saahibu’s-soori qad altaqamahu
w’asgha sam`ahu wa hana jabhatahu yantazhiru mataa yu’mar. Faqaaloo:
yaa Rasoolullah wa maa taa’murnaa? Qaala: qooloo hasbuna’Llah wa
ni`ama’l-wakeel, wa tawakalnaa `ala ‘Llaahi rabbunaa.
Ibn `Abbas (r) narrated that the Prophet (s) said:
How will I enjoy myself when the one who is holding the trumpet is
already holding it to his mouth ready to blow on it [and when he blows
it, that will mean everything is dead. How am I going to live happily
and in peace when Israfeel (a), the one who holds the trumpet, and I
do not know the moment that he will blow in it and everything is
finished? It is either (our destiny) to Heaven or Hellfire. How am I
going to live happily? What do we have to say to save ourselves?]
Is everyone not worried if Prophet (s) is worried for us? He is the
most worried for his ummah; he does not care for himself, but only for
his ummah. That is why Allah (swt) gave him higher and higher
(stations) because he put his ummah in front. If he is caring for his
ummah that they might be punished, then why are we not caring and
thinking? And the Sahaabah (r) asked,what should they say to be saved?
qooloo hasbun Allah wa ni`ma’ l-wakeel. He (s) said, “Recite ‘hasbun
Allah wa ni`ma ’l-wakeel.’” That is why we have a daily wird to recite
one hundred to one thousand times “hasbun Allah wa ni`ma ’l-wakeel.”
He said, “Say hasbun Allah wa ni`ma ’l-wakeel tawakalnaa `ala ‘Llaahi
rabbunaa,” which means, “Yaa Rabbee! There is no way out of our sins
except through trust in You, our Lord.”
The Prophet (s) is teaching the Sahaabah (r) to say “hasbun Allah wa
ni`ma ’l-wakeel” so what do we have to say? Hasbun Allah wa ni`ma
’l-wakeel! Is it dangerous (to leave it) or not? Yes, of course it is!
Ibn `Umar (r) said, as narrated by Imam Ahmad in his Musnad, and it is
one of the major problems that we are falling into, all humanity, from
children up to parents, if you ask a child, “Who knows better, you or
your parents?” He will say, “We know better.” It is obvious. Ibn `Umar
(r) said, “Who ever thinks of himself as a big shot doesn’t accept for
anyone to say a word to him. He is stubborn and whatever he thinks, he
takes it as correct and does not accept nasiha.”
Prophet (s) said:
Religion is advice.
Prophet (s) came to give you advice, yes, but he also came for
more--to carry--but advice is religion. People don’t care for advice
today, they don’t listen or only want what their own mind tells them.
That is why guides, maashayikh, are important in your life, although
not every one or every shaykh, and we will come through this later,
about those who cheat people, the charlatans. I like what one big
scholar said, although we don’t agree with some of his teachings, but
even he was giving them a right label or description when they asked
him about the shaykhs in tasawwuf, because he was following Sayyidina
`Abdul Qadir al-Jilani (q), a big scholar of his time whom, until
today, too many people are following him. He said there are three
different kinds of Sufi’s:
SHAYKHS OF TARIQAH THAT KEEP SHARI`AH
1) Those who are real guides al-mashayikh al-sufiyyah al-haqiqiyya,
the real ones who keep Shari`ah.
They do not accept tariqah without Shari`ah; Shari`ah comes first and
tariqah comes second. Never say tariqah comes first, as it can never
be! It’s always Shari`ah first, then tariqah. These are the ones about
whom Allah (swt) mentioned in the Holy Qur’an:
أَلا إِنَّ أَوْلِيَاء اللّهِ لاَ خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلاَ هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَ
Alaa inna awliyaaullaahi laa khawfun `alayhim wa laa hum yahzanoon.
Behold! Verily on the Friends of Allah there is no fear, nor shall
they grieve. (Surah Yunus, 10:62)
And these have been mentioned in the hadith that he authenticated and
mentioned in his book Majmu`a Fatawah Ibn Taymiyyah.
من عادا لي وليا فقد آذنته بالحرب
Man `adaa lee waliyyan faqad aadhantahu bi ’l-harb.
(Allah [swt] said) Whoever comes against My wali, I declare war on him.
(Hadith Qudsi; Bukhari, from Abu Hurayrah)
That hadith was authenticated by him and its roots were restored! And
he also authenticated:
أولياء الله تحت قبابي لا يعلمهم غيري
Awliyaa’ee tahta qibaabee, laa ya`lamuhum ghayree.
My saints are under my domes; no one knows them except me. (Hadith Qudsi)
2) Al-Muhtarifoon, “professionals,” are those who have knowledge and
make a business out of tasawwuf, not like making a mosque, school or
hospital, but they pocket the money. And there are many shaykhs who
receive a lot of money but their children take it; these are the
3) The charlatans; he called them that because they have no knowledge
and they guide people through imaginary knowledge. They don’t observe
the Shari`ah, but they blend their tasawwuf with all kinds of beliefs
and they are charlatans.
These are the three groups. The first group tries to save themselves
by telling their egos, “You are not a big shot.” Allah pulled them
from ta`zheem an-nafs as He said in Holy Qur’an:
فَلَا تُزَكُّوا أَنفُسَكُمْ
Fa laa tuzakoo anfusakum.
Don’t praise yourself. (Surat an-Najm, 53:32)
Those who are praising their egos are like us here, don’t we praise
our egos? We cannot accept anyone else’s opinion except what we say.
And that is why Ibn `Umar (r) mentioned this `amal in the hadith:
من تعظم في نفسه أو اختال في مشيته ، لقي الله عز وجل و هو عليه غضبان
Man ta`zhama fee nafsihi aw akhtaala fee mashiyyatihi laqiyy ’Llahu
`azza wa jalla wa Huwa `alayhi ghadbaan.
Who thinks he is a big shot or when he walks is proud of himself like
a peacock and there are bodyguards with him...
That is why Prophet (s) said it is haraam (to wear clothes that trail
behind) because in the time of jahiliyyah/ignorance, they used to have
longer dresses, garments that swept the floor when they walked, just
like brides’ dresses, to show that they were the leaders of the
community and Prophet (s) prohibited that.
The hadith continues:
He is going to be judged on the Day of Judgment and Allah (swt) is
going to be angry with him because kibr (pride) is only for Allah
And Allah (swt) said al-kibru ridaaee, “Arrogance is My Garment, it’s
only for Me.”
قال الله تعالى في حديث قدسي:“ الكبر ردائي, و العظمة ازاري, فمن نازعني
في واحد منهما, رميته في جهنم و لا ابالي
Qaala Allahu ta`ala: al-kibaru ridaa’ee wa’l-`azhamatu izaaree. faman
naaza`nee fee waahid minhuma ramaytuhu fee jahannam wa laa ubaalee.
Pride is My upper garment and Greatness is my lower wrap. And whoever
competes with me in My Greatness and in My Arrogance, I will throw him
in Hellfire and I don’t care. (Hadith Qudsee)
So then how are we making ourselves arrogant? We are proud and we
teach our children to be proud and we pride ourselves for no reason.
Such a person will be facing Allah (swt) on the Day of Judgment and He
will be angry with him. You know that Prophet (s) said, “Don’t make
your father angry,” because the anger of the father brings the anger
of Allah (swt) on you, and that is for anger of a father, so what do
you think about the anger of Allah (swt)? Many people make their
parents angry, is it not? Yes, and Allah (swt) prohibited that.
Allah (swt) says in Holy Qur’an:
وَقَضَى رَبُّكَ أَلاَّ تَعْبُدُواْ إِلاَّ إِيَّاهُ وَبِالْوَالِدَيْنِ
إِحْسَانًا إِمَّا يَبْلُغَنَّ عِندَكَ الْكِبَرَ أَحَدُهُمَا أَوْ
كِلاَهُمَا فَلاَ تَقُل لَّهُمَآ أُفٍّ وَلاَتَنْهَرْهُمَا وَقُل
لَّهُمَا قَوْلاً كَرِيمً
Wa qadaa rabbuka alaa ta`budoo illa iyyaahu wa bi ’l-waalidayni
ihsaanan, immaa yablughanna `indaka al-kibara ahaduhumaa aw kilaahumaa
falaa taqu’l-lahumaa uffin wa laa tanharhumaa waqu’l-lahumaa qawlan
Allah has decreed not to worship anyone except Me and with your mother
and father to be nice with them. Whether one or both of them attain
old age in their life, say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel
them, but address them in terms of honor. (Surat al-’Israa, 17:23)
Only say, samina wa atana, “I am listening and accepting!” You are not
allowed to even say “uff” even if they are non-Muslim. As long as they
don’t interfere in your religion you have to serve them; if they ask
you to take them to the church to pray it’s your duty to take them
there and you should stand by the door and allow them to go in and
pray, and when they come out you take them back home. This is Islam
and we have to be very careful.
There might be people who don’t pray as they are drunk so they don’t care.
It is mentioned in the hadith from Abdullah Ibn `Amru in the Musnad
that Prophet (s) said:
عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ، قَالَ : "
مَنْ تَرَكَ الصَّلاةَ سُكْرًا مَرَّةً وَاحِدَةً ، فَكَأَنَّمَا كَانَتْ
لَهُ الدُّنْيَا وَمَا عَلَيْهَا فَسُلِبَهَا ، وَمَنْ تَرَكَ الصَّلاةَ
سُكْرًا أَرْبَعَ مَرَّاتٍ كَانَ حَقًّا عَلَى اللَّهِ أَنْ يَسْقِيَهُ
مِنْ طِينَةِ الْخَبَالِ " ، قِيلَ : وَمَا طِينَةُ الْخَبَالِ ؟ قَالَ :
" عُصَارَةُ أَهْلِ جَهَنَّمَ "
Man taraka ‘s-salaata sukaran marratan waahidatan fa-ka-annamaa kaanat
lahu’d-dunyaa wa maa `alayhaa fa-sulibahaa. wa man taraka ‘s-salaata
sukaran arba`a marraatin kaana haqqan `alaa’Llahi an yasqeeyahu min
teenati’l-khubaal. qeela: wa maa teenati ’l-khubaal? Qaal: `usaaratu
The Prophet (s) says, “Those who dropped their prayer because they
were drunk (and you do not pray because it could be that you don’t
believe or you don’t care or you are doing something unacceptable) it
is equal in owning the whole wealth of this dunya and then he loses it
in one shot.”
That is for missing one of your daily prayers, so then think well
about your prayers! Are we going to lose our prayers? And who is
responsible for the children? He (mureed) knows the time of the prayer
and he is a young child, but we (adults) don’t know. He knows it by
the minute. What time is Zhuhr? (12:39 p.m.). He is better than all of
us. It means he is ready and when 12:39 p.m. comes, he is going to
And the hadith continues:
And anyone who leaves his prayer four times because he is drunk, Allah
is going to give him the mud of Khubaal. And the Sahaabah asked the
Prophet (s), “What is that mud of Khubaal?” He said, “It is the juice
that comes when you compress Hellfire with all the people in it and
you will be given that juice to drink.”
That is for leaving four prayers, so then ask yourself, are we leaving
prayers or not? Leave asking others. Think!
قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : من شرب الخمر لم يقبل الله له صلاة
أربعين صباحا ، فإن تاب تاب الله عليه ...
Qaala rasoolulllahi (s): man sharib al-khamr lam yaqbalillahu lahu
salaatan arba`eena sabaahan. Fa in taaba taab Allahu `alayhi...
Prophet (s) also said:
Whoever drinks wine one time, Allah will reject his prayers for forty
days even if he repents...
And for leaving one prayer you will get the juice of Hellfire! O
People! We have to be very careful. What will save us? Du`a! Keep
doing du`a! Hasbun Allah wa ni`mal wakeel ala ‘l-laahi tawakalna
ni`mal mawla wa ni`man naseer subhaanka rabbana wa ilayka ‘l-maseer.
There are many du`as that we have mentioned before.
If that person repents, Allah will not accept forty prayers from him,
as if he lost them and if you lose one prayer as mentioned above, you
are in a bad situation. However, if that person’s repentance is real,
Allah (swt) will forgive him, but if he goes back to it, for sure his
food is going to be the juice of Hellfire! We must not let ourselves
fall into this; what happened has passed, but today we repent and
those who are hearing us (on the Internet) should make repentance. And
we must not lose one prayer! We have to be careful. I am saying this
to myself and to anyone who is hearing it. May Allah (swt) forgive us.
Who are the best of people? Not those who have the strongest faith;
those are from the last ummah, but the best people are the anbiyaa.
And Ibn Qayyim warns in his book al-Jawaab al-Kafee:
كما أن خير التاس الأنبياء ، فشر الناس من تشبه بهم يوهم أنه منهم وليس
منهم، فخير الناس بعدهم العلماء والشهداء والصديقون والمخلصون، وشر الناس
من تشبه بهم يوهم أنه منهم وليس منهم
Kamaa an khayra ’n-naasi al-anbiyaa, fa sharru ’n-naasi man tashabba
bihim yoohim annahu minhum wa laysa minhum, fa khayr an-naasi ba`dahum
al-`ulamaa wa ’sh-shuhadaa, wa ’s-siddiqeena wa’l-mukhlisoona wa
sharru ’n-naasi man tashabba bihim yoohim annahu minhum wa laysa
The best people are the anbiyaa, and the worst people are those who
appear like them and delude others that they are from them but they
are not from them.’”
So the worst people are those who come and say, “We are part of them,
we are like them.” These are people who declare prophecy and they are
liars. They are the worst of people! Who are the best people after
anbiyaa? Awliyaa, `ulama, shuhaada and siddiqeen. After the best ones,
the worst ones are those who yoohim, who makes it look like he is one
of them, but he is not. Because people will listen to him after he
makes them think he is one of them, as if he is a wali or siddiq or
shaheed, and people believe him. There are too many like them!
How many tariqats are there? Forty-one real ones, but out of these
there are hundreds of thousands! There are many branches and everyone
claims he is right and the others are wrong and if these branches are
not following the footsteps of their shuyookh, the real guided ones,
they are charlatans and misleading people. When you mislead people you
are facing a big problem! May Allah (swt) save us from that, because
when they tell you something you believe that they will not lie to
you, but they are lying to themselves because they might imagine they
have connections, but that is Shaytan’s connection, not ar-Rahmaan’s
connection. So they are like what Iblees said, “I am going to cheat
them and make them fall to their own desires, thinking those desires
Like Iblees came to Sayyidina Adam (a) and said:
يَا آدَمُ هَلْ أَدُلُّكَ عَلَى شَجَرَةِ الْخُلْدِ وَمُلْكٍ لَّا يَبْلَى
Yaa Adaam hal aduluka `alaa shajarati ‘l-khuldi wa mulkin laa yablaa,
"O Adam! shall I lead thee to the Tree of Eternity and to a kingdom
that never decays?" (Surah TaHa, 20:120)
He told him it was the Tree of Eternity! If you eat from it, all these
kingdoms will be yours forever.”
If he cheated Adam (a), can he not cheat us? We have to be very
careful. So what do we have to say? Hasbun Allah wa ni`ma ’l-wakeel .
Today hasbun Allah wa ni`ma ’l-wakeel came through these ahadith and
there are lots, but we cannot go through all of them. May Allah (swt)
I will mention one more. In Sahih Muslim, Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (r) said:
قَالَ تَفَرَّقَ النَّاسُ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ فَقَالَ لَهُ قَائِلٌ
مِنْ أَهْلِ الشَّامِ أَيُّهَا الشَّيْخُ حَدِّثْنِي حَدِيثًا سَمِعْتَهُ
مِنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ نَعَمْ
سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَقُولُ
أَوَّلُ النَّاسِ يُقْضَى لَهُمْ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ ثَلَاثَةٌ رَجُلٌ
اسْتُشْهِدَ فَأُتِيَ بِهِ فَعَرَّفَهُ نِعَمَهُ فَعَرَفَهَا قَالَ فَمَا
عَمِلْتَ فِيهَا قَالَ قَاتَلْتُ فِيكَ حَتَّى اسْتُشْهِدْتُ قَالَ
كَذَبْتَ وَلَكِنَّكَ قَاتَلْتَ لِيُقَالَ فُلَانٌ جَرِيءٌ فَقَدْ قِيلَ
ثُمَّ أُمِرَ بِهِ فَسُحِبَ عَلَى وَجْهِهِ حَتَّى أُلْقِيَ فِي النَّارِ
وَرَجُلٌ تَعَلَّمَ الْعِلْمَ وَعَلَّمَهُ وَقَرَأَ الْقُرْآنَ فَأُتِيَ
بِهِ فَعَرَّفَهُ نِعَمَهُ فَعَرَفَهَا قَالَ فَمَا عَمِلْتَ فِيهَا
قَالَ تَعَلَّمْتُ الْعِلْمَ وَعَلَّمْتُهُ وَقَرَأْتُ فِيكَ الْقُرْآنَ
قَالَ كَذَبْتَ وَلَكِنَّكَ تَعَلَّمْتَ الْعِلْمَ لِيُقَالَ عَالِمٌ
وَقَرَأْتَ الْقُرْآنَ لِيُقَالَ قَارِئٌ فَقَدْ قِيلَ ثُمَّ أُمِرَ بِهِ
فَسُحِبَ عَلَى وَجْهِهِ حَتَّى أُلْقِيَ فِي النَّارِ وَرَجُلٌ وَسَّعَ
اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَأَعْطَاهُ مِنْ أَصْنَافِ الْمَالِ كُلِّهِ فَأُتِيَ
بِهِ فَعَرَّفَهُ نِعَمَهُ فَعَرَفَهَا فَقَالَ مَا عَمِلْتَ فِيهَا
قَالَ مَا تَرَكْتُ مِنْ سَبِيلٍ تُحِبُّ قَالَ أَبُو عَبْد الرَّحْمَنِ
وَلَمْ أَفْهَمْ تُحِبُّ كَمَا أَرَدْتُ أَنْ يُنْفَقَ فِيهَا إِلَّا
أَنْفَقْتُ فِيهَا لَكَ قَالَ كَذَبْتَ وَلَكِنْ لِيُقَالَ إِنَّهُ
جَوَادٌ فَقَدْ قِيلَ ثُمَّ أُمِرَ بِهِ فَسُحِبَ عَلَى وَجْهِهِ
فَأُلْقِيَ فِي النَّارِ
tafarraq an-naasi `an abi hurayrah faqaala lahu qaa’ilun min ahli
’sh-shaam, ayyuha ’sh-shaykh hadithnee hadeethan sami`tahu min
rasoolullahi sall-allahu `alayhi wa sallam. Qaal: n`am sami`tu
rasoolullahi sall-allahu `alayhi wa sallam yaqool: inna awwala
’n-naasi yuqdaa yawma ’l-qiyaamah thalaatha: rajulun astushida
fa-utiya bihi fa-`arafahu ni`amatan fa-`arafahaa. qaal: fa-maa `amiltu
feehaa? qaal: qaataltu feek hattaa ustushhid. qaal: kadhdhabta. wa
laakinaka qaatalta li-yuqaal fulaan jaraa faqad qeel. thumma amara
bihi fa-sahab `alaa wajhihi hattaa ulqiya fi ’n-naar.
I heard Prophet (s) saying “The first people that will be judged on
the Day of Judgment are three groups or types of people: someone who
died in the way of Allah, he is shaheed, a martyr. They bring him to
judgment and show him ni`amullah, Allah’s Favors. He knew a martyr
will get these favors. (And) one of the angels will ask, ‘What you
have done to deserve these favors?’ He will say to Allah (swt), ‘I
went to fight in Your way until I died.’ (And this is very important
for politicians to know about Islam about martyrdom, especially
suicide bombing). He will be asked, these favors, what did you do to
deserve them?’ He will say, ‘I fought for You, I went for jihad, holy
war. Allah will say: 'Fa qaala kadhdhabta--you lie! (You went to fight
putting on your body all kinds of bombs, killing yourself when I gave
you a soul that is haraam to kill) and you killed yourself for people
to say you are courageous.’
And this is what is happening today. In order to say this they put him
(martyr) on TV showing his picture and put a banner saying, “He died
in the way of Allah (swt).” What is Allah saying in Sahih Muslim
narrated by Abu Hurayra? “You are a liar, you are not correct in what
you are doing; you did it in order to make yourself jareer that you
are “daring” to go and fight. This is to raise your ego, it's not for
Me! You killed these innocent people to show you are jareer,
When Sayyidina `Ali wanted to fight that wrestler (who challenged
him), the Prophet (s) did not permit him due to an illness in his eye.
And that wrestler went on cursing Sayyidina `Ali, so then Prophet (s)
permitted him to go ahead and he (s) read (a du`a) on his eye.
Sayyidina `Ali confronted the wrestler, and the law in those days was
to kill if you could put your enemy on the ground; he had to
surrender. So Sayyidina `Ali overcame the wrestler and put him on the
ground. The wrestler said:
"Kill me!" And he spat on his face.
Sayyidina `Ali dropped the sword and said, “I am not going to kill
you, you can leave.”
He asked, "Why? Kill me, I am the one that can take it, kill me!”
Sayyidina `Ali said, "If I kill you now, I am killing you for my ego
because you spat on my face. My ego is angry, I cannot kill you for my
ego that was only for (coming against) Allah (swt)."
And the wrestler said, "If that is Islam, I am (now) a Muslim!" And he
became a Muslim.
So those people who go to fight and to kill (in false holy wars), as
it is mentioned in the above hadith in Sahih Muslim, Allah (swt) will
call them on the Day of Judgement and say, “Fa qaala kadhibta, You are
liars! You only killed for fame, that is not jihad fee sabeelillah,
jihad in Allah’s Way. You fought for people to say ‘He is courageous,’
and everyone said that, they didn’t know your intentions, but I know
it and you became famous, but now you will not get a title of being
martyrs from Me, you are just normal people.” And their titles will be
thrown in their faces, as Allah (swt) said in Holy Qur’an:
وَقَدِمْنَا إِلَى مَا عَمِلُوا مِنْ عَمَلٍ فَجَعَلْنَاهُ هَبَاء مَّنثُورًا
Wa qadimnaa ilaa maa `amiloo min `amalin fa-ja`alnaahu habaa’an manthoora.
And We shall turn to whatever deeds they did (in this life), and We
shall make such deeds as scattered dust. (Surat al-Furqaan, 25:23)
He will be judged as a normal person, not a martyr. Prophet (s)
continues the hadith:
“At that time umira bihi, Allah orders the angels to pull him and
throw him on his face in the Hellfire.”
That is for the one who is considered martyr in the eyes of people,
but in Allah’s Eyes he is lying. So what are we going to do? Hasbun
Allah wa ni`ma ’l-wakeel.
“The second group is when a man who learned Islamic knowledge and read
the Holy Qur'an and became an `alim. Allah shows him His Favors and
says, ‘What did you do to deserve these favors?’ and he says, ‘I
learned knowledge and Holy Qur’an and taught it,’ and Allah will say,
‘Fa qaala kadhibta, you are a liar! You studied so that people will
praise you and say, “O! He is a scholar.’’ ’”
And today there are too many like in the example before, the martyrs,
and now `ulama; they give you a fatwa about suicide bombing; did they
not read this hadith? Of course they read it! What are they going to
answer? The hadith continues:
“And you read the Holy Qur’an in order for people to say, ‘He is
qaariyy, a hafizh.’ Allah will order the angels to pull him away from
His Presence and throw him on his face in Hellfire.”
There are too many today who claim they are hafiz and qari`. It is
good (to be that), but you must have discipline.
“The third group is when someone whom Allah (swt) gave richness, too
much money (and there are too many today) and Allah shows his His
Favors and says, ‘What did you do to deserve these?’ He says, ‘You
gave me a lot of wealth and I spent that money in Your Way, I didn’t
keep it. Allah says, ‘Qaal kadhibt, you are a liar! You did that for
people to say, “This man is a good man, generous in the Way of Allah,”
in order for people to praise you, not praise Me; you were trying to
get the attention to yourself!’ And Allah will order the angels to
pull him on his face and throw him in Hellfire. These are the first
three groups that will make Hellfire to burn intensely because they
are dumped in it.”
May Allah forgive us. May Allah (swt) bless us. Do you know that when
you read hadith of Prophet (s) or you read a verse of the Holy Qur’an,
that verse will talk? Because it is living. It will ask forgiveness on
your behalf; any hadith you read like this which causes fear will take
that sin from you and the sickness, and it will dump them in Hellfire
and you will become clean. May Allah make us clean for the sake of
Sayyidina Muhammad (s) and for the sake of Holy Qur’an and Holy Hadith
Aqoolu qawlee hadha astagfirullahu ‘l-`azheem, lee wa lakum wa
li-sa’iri ’l-mustaghfireen fa yaa fawzan li’l-mustaghfireen,
astagfirullah, astagfirullah, astagfirullah min kulli dhanbin wa
ma`siyatin, wa min kulli maa yukhaalifu deenu ’l-Islam, wa min kulli
maa yukhaalifu ’sh-shari`at, wa min kulli maa yukhaalifu ’t-tariqata,
wa min kulli maa yukhaalifu ‘l-ma`rifata, wa min kulli maa yukhaalifu
‘l-`azeemata, yaa arham ar-rahimeen. Awd`ana haalan wa ahwaalana wa
awladanaa wa eeyalanaa wa jami`ee man saalana wa astawsaanaa bi du`a
‘l-khayra ajma`een `indaka yaa sayyidee yaa sultan al-awliya sayyidee
shaykh `AbdAllah al-Fa’iz ad-Daghestani wa sayyidee shaykh Muhammad
Nazim al-Haqqani wa khaassatan `indaka yaa sayyidu ’r-rusool sayyidina
Muhammad (s). Bi hurmati ‘l-asraari sirri surat al-fatihah wa bi
hasbun Allah wa ni`ma ’l-wakeel.
Al-Fatihah. Takabal Allah.
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