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Days of Harm Are Upon Us

Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani

19 October, 2020, Fenton, Michigan

In the name of Allah, all Beneficent, Most Merciful

Massacres and indiscriminate killing (harj wa 'l-marj) have begun in the world [see notes]. And people are in fear. Every person is retiring to their home thinking it is a shelter for everyone but they are not a refuge.

Nonetheless, they are protected. Protected on the part of the Friends of Allah, the Awliya. And the latter fear for the Ummah of the Prophet (s) and for the Beloved Ones of the Prophet (s) and for the Companions of the Prophet (s), the Companions of Truth. We want the Truth.

The Awliya have been tormented in every place, east and west and they have endured insults more than any other party has ever endured in this century. This century is typified by excessive corruption and disobedient sinning that has made huge impact on the Awliya. Despite this they remain as Allah described:

أَلا إِنَّ أَوْلِيَاء اللّهِ لاَ خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلاَ هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَ

Lo! verily the friends of Allah are (those) on whom fear (cometh) not, nor do they grieve. (Surah Yunus, 10:62)

They are equipped and strengthened by the strength of the Prophet (s).

Today there are no places that are immune or protected except a very few places, that have reached us from the pathway of Sainthood and by the way of the Blue Sea, the sea of the Awliya, who connect with the Awliya with the blessing of this main Wali who is the Preserver of these things.

Glory, thanks and praise to Allah. This Wali, Allah gave the power by which to preserve and save the young and the old. The One Unique Power which is of the type to safeguard lives. All people are still not giving any thought to so many things.

الَّذِينَ يَذْكُرُونَ اللّهَ قِيَامًا وَقُعُودًا وَعَلَىَ جُنُوبِهِمْ وَيَتَفَكَّرُونَ فِي خَلْقِ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ رَبَّنَا مَا خَلَقْتَ هَذا بَاطِلاً

Those who remember Allah standing, sitting and on their sides, and they contemplate on the creation of heavens and earth. “Our Nurturing Lord, You never created all this in vain." (Surat Aali-`Imran, 3:191)

سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّي كُنتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ

"May you be glorified! Verily I have been of those who wronged themselves." (Surat al-Anbiya, 21:87)

The Awliya have preserved themselves through the power of Friendship with Him and Nearness, so take this Authorized power. You have taken it, but with a consideration that is not earnest. Nonetheless the earnest and dedicated consideration never changes [on the part of the Awliya].

Many huge events shall take place and some of them have already taken place. We shall benefit from this power, which they have poured into our hearts, and this is a great ocean, that the `ulama, people of learning, and Awliyaullah, the Friends of Allah, are preserving.

It is impermissible for you to lose yourselves. Allah, the Glorious and Mighty has given all of you power, but you have abandoned it. There will take place a destructive war. You say 'how?' but before you is the Coronavirus. This virus has a power that equals all the power that is in seven earths. That power will spread in any country in which it is found. Its strength is the strength of an earthquake. Earthquakes have immense power. Allah most High sent it by Divine Command over all countries, so that people might take and heed and safeguard themselves from that is coming soon. You must make every effort by recitation of prayer (salat), for:

إِنَّ الصَّلَاةَ تَنْهَى عَنِ الْفَحْشَاء وَالْمُنكَرِ

Verily prayer prohibits indecencies and wrongdoing. (Surat al-`Ankabut, 29:45)

This verse has the power multiplied by 7777, a huge power in terms of infinity, whoever recites it and makes a single prostration is dressed thereby by this power.

Glory, thanks and praise to Allah. We pray that the owners of this great matter enter Paradise without account. So we wait. The blessing of the Prophet (s) have taken from this power in full obedience and with full love. The Holy Prophet (s) has opened wide for us everything and has opened for you everything for those who keep prayer and for those who remind themselves and others and for those who remember and for everyone who loves Allah and loves His Messenger. And we are insha Allah are of those who love Allah and love His Messenger. We recite the Fatiha for themselves and for you.

Here now has come the month of Mawlid, the Birth of the Holy Prophet (s), so out of honor for the advent of the Prophet (s), Ahl as-Sunnah wa 'l-Jama`ah and the congregation of the Sahaba and the Muslims in general celebrate it, so you must continue with your efforts and recite the Quran. And for those who have fear for themselves and for their loved ones, they must reflect daily from this until the clouds disperse and people's inner secrets are opened up to them, and they enter into the special Register of the Truth. And we say that this is easy for Allah.

As-salaamu `alaykum wa rahmatullahi ta`ala wa barakaatuh.

Peace be upon you and Allah's Mercy and Blessings.



وعنه رضي الله عنه قَالَ : قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ :

لَا تَقُومُ السَّاعَةُ حَتَّى يُقْبَضَ الْعِلْمُ ، وَتَكْثُرَ الزَّلَازِلُ ، وَيَتَقَارَبَ الزَّمَانُ ، وَتَظْهَرَ الْفِتَنُ ، وَيَكْثُرَ الْهَرْجُ ، وَهُوَ الْقَتْلُ الْقَتْلُ ، حَتَّى يَكْثُرَ فِيكُمْ الْمَالُ فَيَفِيضَ. رواه البخاري ومسلم

Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be well-please with him, narrated that the Prophet (s) said:

The Hour will not happen until knowledge is taken out, earthquakes increase in number, time passes quickly, fitan (tribulations) appear, and al-harj increases, and it is al-qatl, al-qatl (killing). (Sahih Muslim)

عنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رضي الله عنه قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ :

وَالَّذِي نَفْسِي بِيَدِهِ ، لَا تَذْهَبُ الدُّنْيَا حَتَّى يَأْتِيَ عَلَى النَّاسِ يَوْمٌ لَا يَدْرِي الْقَاتِلُ فِيمَ قَتَلَ ، وَلَا الْمَقْتُولُ فِيمَ قُتِلَ ، فَقِيلَ : كَيْفَ يَكُونُ ذَلِكَ ؟ قَالَ : الْهَرْجُ ، الْقَاتِلُ وَالْمَقْتُولُ فِي النَّارِ. رواه مسلم

Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be well-pleased with him, reported the Prophet of Allah (s) as saying:

“By Him in Whose Hand is my life, the world would not come to an end until a day would come to the people wherein the murderer would not know why he has killed and the slain would not know why he has been murdered.”

It would be said: “Why would it happen?” to which he replied: “Al-harj; It would be because of general massacre and bloodshed. And the killer and the slain would be in Hell-Fire.” (Bukhari and Muslim)

عن أبي موسى الأشعري رضي الله عنه قال :

كَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يُحَدِّثُنَا أَنَّ بَيْنَ يَدَيْ السَّاعَةِ الْهَرْجَ . قِيلَ : وَمَا الْهَرْجُ ؟ قَال : الْكَذِبُ وَالْقَتْلُ . قَالُوا : أَكْثَرَ مِمَّا نَقْتُلُ الْآنَ ؟ قَالَ : إِنَّهُ لَيْسَ بِقَتْلِكُمْ الْكُفَّارَ ، وَلَكِنَّهُ قَتْلُ بَعْضِكُمْ بَعْضًا ، حَتَّى يَقْتُلَ الرَّجُلُ جَارَهُ ، وَيَقْتُلَ أَخَاهُ ، وَيَقْتُلَ عَمَّهُ ، وَيَقْتُلَ ابْنَ عَمِّهِ . قَالُوا : سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ ! وَمَعَنَا عُقُولُنَا ؟ قالَ : لَا ، إِلَّا أَنَّهُ يَنْزِعُ عُقُولَ أَهْلِ ذَاكَ الزَّمَانِ ، حَتَّى يَحْسَبَ أَحَدُكُمْ أَنَّهُ عَلَى شَيْءٍ وَلَيْسَ عَلَى شَيْءٍ

Abu Musa al-Ash`ari, may Allah be well-pleased with him, narrated:

The Prophet informed us that towards the end of times, there will be harj.

I asked: "And what is harj?"

He said: Deceit and killings!"

We said: "Even more than now?"

He said: "It will not be the unbelievers killing you, rather, you will be killing each other, until a person kills his neighbor, and his uncle and his cousin and his relatives!"

We said: "And [that takes place] while the book of Allah (Qur'an) will be still with us?!" He said: "[Yes] while the book of Allah will be still with you."

We said: "Glory to Allah! And [that happens] while our intellects are intact?!"

He said: "No, no, the intellects of the general masses at that time will be deceived! They will be following fools that have no intellects themselves. They will be assuming they have a (legitimate) cause, but they will not have a (legitimate) cause."

(Authentic, narrated by Ahmad, Ibn Majah, Ibn Hibban).

In another hadith Abu Musa al-Ash`ari said, "Al-harj, in the Ethiopian language, means killing,"

المَرَجُ : الفتنةُ المشكلة . ويقال بَيْنَهُمْ هَرَجٌ وَمَرَجٌ : بَيْنَهُمْ فِتْنَةٌ وَاضْطِرَابٌ. اختلاطٌ وفتنةٌ وتهويشٌ واضطراب.

Al-marj: Problematic dissension. It is said, “there will be harj and marj between them.”

Al-marj: Mixing up of discord, anarchy, confusion and turmoil.


Regarding earthquakes, Allah the Most High says:

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اتَّقُوا رَبَّكُمْ إِنَّ زَلْزَلَةَ السَّاعَةِ شَيْءٌ عَظِيمٌ . يَوْمَ تَرَوْنَهَا تَذْهَلُ كُلُّ مُرْضِعَةٍ عَمَّا أَرْضَعَتْ وَتَضَعُ كُلُّ ذَاتِ حَمْلٍ حَمْلَهَا وَتَرَى النَّاسَ سُكَارَى وَمَا هُم بِسُكَارَى وَلَكِنَّ عَذَابَ اللَّهِ شَدِيدٌ.

O mankind! Fear your Lord and be dutiful to Him! Verily, the earthquake of the Hour is a terrible thing. The Day you shall see it, every nursing mother will forget her nursling, and every pregnant one shall drop her load, and you shall see mankind as in a drunken state. Yet they will not be drunken, but the Torment of Allah will be severe. (Surat al-Hajj, 22:1-2)


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