14 April 2016 Fenton Zawiya, Michigan
[Series source text: السنن الواردة في الفتن وغوائلها والساعة وأشراطها As-Sunan al-Waridah Fi ‘l-Fitani wa Ghawaali’ihaa wa ‘s-Saa`ati wa Ashraatihaa, by `Uthman bin Sa`eed al-Muqri ad-Daani; research and Hadith authentication by Dr. Ridaaullah bin Muhammad Idris Mubarakfuri; published by Daar al-`Aasima, Riyadh. Originally published 444 Hijri.]
(Suhbah starts on video @ 51:00)
A`oodhu billah min ash-Shaytani 'r-rajeem. Bismillahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-Raheem.
Nawaytu 'l-arba`een, nawaytu 'l-`itikaaf, nawaytu 'l-khalwah, nawaytu 'l-`uzlah, nawaytu 'r-riyaada, nawaytu 's-salook, lillahi ta`ala fee hadha 'l-masjid.
Alhamdulillahi alladhee hadaana li’ l-Islam wa maa kunna li nahtadi ‘l-awla `an hadaana ’Llah wa maa tawfeeqi illa billah `alayhi tawakaltu wa ilayhi uneeb.
As-salaam `alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh. Let everyone know that everything is in Allah's Hands, especially ajar, lifespan. You have a beginning and you have an end, we have a beginning and we have an end, no one can play with that; wa law kuntum fee buroojin mushayyada, even if you are in a castle protecting yourself, taking every precaution, death will come and take you in that castle.
وَلِكُلِّ أُمَّةٍ أَجَلٌ فَإِذَا جَاء أَجَلُهُمْ لاَ يَسْتَأْخِرُونَ سَاعَةً وَلاَ يَسْتَقْدِمُونَ
Wa li-kulli ummatin ajalun fa idhaa jaa ajaluhum laa yastikiroonaha sa`atan wa laa wa laa yastaqdimoon.
And for all people a term has been set: and when [the end of] their term approaches, they can neither delay it by a single moment, nor can they hasten it. (Surat al-`Araaf, 7:34 )
It is in Allah's Hands, they cannot delay it one hour, they cannot stretch it one hour. We are Allah's servants, our matters are in His Hands, we are His servants, we are slaves to Him.
Awliyaullah differ from us in one thing, one thing makes them Awliyaullah. What is the comparison between us and them? They submit to Allah's Will and we do not submit, we are like the fish out of the water, like salmon struggling against the flow of water (current). No, go with the flow as you will end in the ocean, the Divine Presence!
وَأُفَوِّضُ أَمْرِي إِلَى اللَّهِ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ بَصِيرٌ بِالْعِبَادِ
I consign my affair to Allah. Truly Allah is All-Seeing of servants. (Surat Ghafir, 40:44)
We leave our matter to Allah as He knows best, but Allah (swt) gave predictions on the tongue of His Prophet (s) regarding what will happen in the future. He was addressing the Sahaabah (r), but in reality it was for them to hear what the Prophet (s) was saying about the future and for us to learn about it and he (s) predicted what is happening today and we are seeing it now. People are trying to do all kinds of
How much Allah folded the Earth and brought it in front of the Prophet (s) that he was able to see everything that is going to happen, that is going to be the kingdom of his Ummah! That is why today Islam is known everywhere, but according to Hadith of the Prophet (s):
وَعَنْ عَلِيٍّ - رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ - ، قَالَ : قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ - صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ - : " يُوشِكُ أَنْ يَأْتِيَ عَلَى النَّاسِ زَمَانٌ لَا يَبْقَى مِنَ الْإِسْلَامِ إِلَّا اسْمُهُ .وَلَا يَبْقَى مِنَ الْقُرْآنِ إِلَّا رَسْمُهُ
Sayyidina `Ali ibn Abi Talib (r) said: There will come a time upon a people when nothing remains from Islam except its name, nothing from the Qur’an except the form of its letters…. (Bayhaqi)
Today there is nothing left of Islam except its name, not looking at the few groups of people around the world who are praying compared to the majority of Muslims, the majority don't really understand the Holy Qur'an, and the non-Muslims know only the name ‘Islam,’ and some Muslims say they are Muslims (in name only) but they don’t read Qur’an, Hadith, don’t learn Fiqh, so there is nothing left of Islam except its name, “And there will be nothing left of Holy Qur'an [in the hearts of people] except calligraphy [hanging on the walls].” Now they don’t read Qur’an, you don't get the hidden meanings of the holy verses although today they write very beautifully but the people don't even know how to read the ayah, they just come and say, “Mashaa-Allah this is very beautiful.” What is left from Holy Qur'an? Artists’ drawings, is there anything else? However, they don't study except here and there and non-Muslims are trying to study, but when you mention Holy Qur'an to non-Muslims and some Muslims they immediately think of calligraphy an they are interested in it which is good, but that is what the Prophet (s) said.research in order to find a clue as to what is going on, but Prophet (s) predicted all of it 1400 years ago! Go back and look into Sahih Bukhari or Sahih Muslim, there are many sihah, compilations of authentic Hadith, by Abu Dawood, Ibn Hibbaan and others who spoke about the Last Days; if we have a mind we will understand what the Prophet (s) said, because dunya is moving. Allah (swt) said in Holy Qur'an:
اقْتَرَبَتِ السَّاعَةُ وَانشَقَّ الْقَمَرُ
The Hour (of Judgment) arrived and the moon is split. (Surat al-Qamar, 54:1)
The Earth is moving now and it is going to end. When everything is stopped is when the moon split in the time of Prophet (s); he said the time of dunya will stop and everything living on Earth will die, so we are going to that end, we are very near so don't count millions of years. Why do we count planets? Scientists counted 80 million planets in this galaxy. That is to know Allah's Greatness, not to think we will live forever. If you can live forever, then stop your life from ending (death)!
The One Who made you to walk is going to create you another time for hisaab, judgement, which is in Allah's Hands, not in your or anyone else's hands. No one can change anything, and this Hadith is going to show us something that when it comes to the Ummah that’s it, because dunya is moving towards that goal; everyone is running towards Sayyidina Azra`il (r), Malak al-Mawt and as soon as he calls us you will not listen to anything but his call and when he calls you will run to him!
يَوْمَ يَفِرُّ الْمَرْءُ مِنْ أَخِيهِ وَأُمِّهِ وَأَبِيهِ وَصَاحِبَتِهِ وَبَنِيهِ
The day when man runs away from his brother, his mother, his father, his wife and his children.
(Surat `Abasa, 80:34-36)
On the Day when everyone is going to run away from his brother, the closest one, and then from his mother and father, then his children, on that Day he runs away from everything related to him and he wants safety, which he can take from no one else. Only the Prophet (s) can care, the rest are running and that is why all anbiya come to Sayyidina Muhammad (s). See the Greatness of the Prophet, Sayyidina Muhammad (s), use your mind! These are strong Ahadith that came to Prophet (s) on all anbiya asking him to intercede for them and their nations. Look how much Allah gave to Sayyidina Muhammad (s) that He did not give to any other prophet. Still, Abu Jahl and Abu Lahab tortured the Prophet (s). Once Abu Jahl invited the Prophet (s) for dinner and Prophet (s) accepted, because there is wisdom in it. The seerah says that Abu Jahl dug a big hole in front of his house intending that as soon as the Prophet (s) arrived he will fall in it, but:
وَمَكَرُواْ وَمَكَرَ اللّهُ وَاللّهُ خَيْرُ الْمَاكِرِينَ
They (unbelievers) planned evil and Allah also planned, and He is The Best of Planners.
(Surat Aali `Imraan, 3:54)
They planned and schemed in a crooked way, but Allah (swt) is on top of them and He can change everything. His will is going to happen, wa makaroo wa makarallah, Allah's makar will destroy their makar. So Abu Jahl made a trap for the Prophet (s) and Allah made him fall in his own trap! He did not expect the Prophet (s) to come to his house, then when he saw Prophet (s) arrived he came running out of the house from happiness that he is going to make Prophet (s) fall, and he fell in the hole he had made!
Grandshaykh `AbdAllah (q) said he would have fallen until Judgment Day had the Prophet (s) not extended his hand to take him out and Allah knows how much the Prophet (s) stretched his hand by Divine Power to take him out. Wa makaroo wa makarallah, they plan and Allah plans, and who is going to win? Allah! If Allah wrote your ajar is coming, you are going to go (die), but you will go shaheed and they (who plotted against you) will not be shaheed, hataba jahannam. So the Prophet (s) urged the Sahaabah (r) that when these fitan, confusions come, try to sit at home and don't go out, take your sword and break it, don't involve yourself. We are saying, “Ya Rabbee! You are The Protector, Anta ‘l-Hafizh, ihafazhnaa fi ‘d-dunya min ash-shayateen wa fi ‘l-Aakhirah ihafazhnaa yaa Rabbee bi Rahmatik! Protect us from shayateen in this life and the Next Life, O my Lord of Mercy!
The Hadith of the Prophet (s) was related in different ways, but they all narrate one main goal:
`An Jaabir `an `abdu Rabbuh `an Mu`awiya:
لم يبق من الدنيا الا بلاء وفتنة فاعدوا للبلاء صبرا
Nothing but affliction and chaos is left in this world so prepare patience for the affliction.
(Ahmad, Ibn Habbaan, Tabarani)
“There is nothing left from dunya except affliction and confusion” and now people are afflicted and confused; show me where there are no afflictions! Everywhere you move afflictions are coming from underground, from up and from left and from right. We are in it now, with too much afflictions. We never saw in history what we see happening now between Muslims; they are using the name of (blaming) the West for no reason, when really they are after the Muslims. They are Muslims and they are after their Muslim brothers, because they think according to their literal interpretation of ‘fix your home first,’ so they want to fix Muslims and they say, “Either you are with us or you are against us.” No, we are not with you, we leave you to Allah, The Judge!
So Prophet (s) said, “Prepare for the affliction with patience.” It means you have to be careful, you must prepare yourself not to be involved in any kind of fitna as when that fitna comes no one can stop it. Now it is the beginning of it.
Hudhayfah (r) reported that the Prophet (s) said:
قام فينا رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم مقاما ما ترك شيئا يكون في مقامه ذلك إلى قيام الساعة إلا حدث به، حفظه من حفظه، ونسيه من نسيه
“The Prophet (s) stood among us one day, we were all listening to him, and he told us what is going to happen between the time he stood up and the Judgment Day and he did not omit one thing. I memorized it and some people forgot it. Hafizhahu man hafizhahu wa nasiyahu man nasiyahu, some kept it, memorized it, and some lost it.” (Bukhari)
That is why Abu Hurayrah (r) said:
حَفِظْتُ مِنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وِعَاءَيْنِ ، فَأَمَّا أَحَدُهُمَا فَبَثَثْتُهُ ، وَأَمَّا الْآخَرُ فَلَوْ بَثَثْتُهُ قُطِعَ هَذَا الْبُلْعُومُ
I learned two kinds of knowledge from Prophet (s): one I shared with everyone and one had I shared it they would cut my neck. (Bukhari)
That knowledge Prophet (s) predicted is going to happen in the future and will happen regarding knowledge. Whatever Prophet (s) said, “Some memorized it,” they recorded it--some people’s hearts are such that when they read something they immediately remember it--and some people forgot it. Today those who claim they know something and sentence other Muslims to death forgot everything and memorized nothing! They forgot what the Prophet (s) said because they changed it, they interpret everything according to their own criteria that Shaytan is directing.
إِنَّ اللَّهَ زَوَى لِي الأَرْضَ فَأُرِيتُ مَشَارِقَهَا وَمَغَارِبَهَا , وَإِنَّ أُمَّتِي سَيَبْلُغُ مُلْكُهَا مَا زُوِيَ لِي مِنْهَا , وَأُعْطِيتُ الْكَنْزَيْنِ الأَحْمَرَ وَالأَبْيَضَ , وَإِنِّي سَأَلْتُ رَبِّي أَنْ لا يُهْلِكَها بِسَنَةٍ عَامَّةٍ ، وَأَنْ لا يُسَلِّطَ عَلَيْهِمْ عَدُوًّا مِنْ سِوَى أَنْفُسِهِمْ فَيَسْتَبِيحَ بَيْضَتَهُمْ , وَإِنَّ رَبِّي قَالَ : " يَا مُحَمَّدُ إِنِّي إِذَا قَضَيْتُ قَضَاءً فَإِنَّهُ لا يُرَدُّ , وَإِنِّي أُعْطِيكَ لأُمَّتِكَ أَنْ لا أُهْلِكَهُمْ بِسَنَةٍ عَامَّةٍ ، وَأَنْ لا أُسَلِّطَ عَلَيْهِمْ عَدُوًّا مِنْ سِوَى أَنْفُسِهِمْ فَيَسْتَبِيحَ بَيْضَتَهُمْ , وَلَوِ اجْتَمَعَ عَلَيْهِمْ مِنْ بَيْنِ أَقْطَارِهَا حَتَّى يَكُونَ بَعْضُهُمْ يُهْلِكُ بَعْضًا وَبَعْضُهُمْ يَسْبِي بَعْضًا " . وَإِنَّ أَخْوَفَ مَا أَخَافُ عَلَى أُمَّتِي الأَئِمَّةُ الْمُضِلُّونَ , وَلا تَقُومُ السَّاعَةُ حَتَّى يَلْحَقُ قَبَائِلُ مِنْ أُمَّتِي بِالْمُشْرِكِينَ ، وَحَتَّى تُعْبَدُ الأَوْثَانُ, وإذا وضع السيف في أمتي لم يرفع عنها إلى يوم القيامة
Thawban (r) said the Prophet (s) said:
Truly Allah contracted the Earth for me. I was shown its Easts and its Wests. Truly the dominion of my nation will reach everything that was contracted for me. I was given the two treasures, the red and the white. I asked my Lord not to destroy the Ummah in its entirety and not to overpower them with an enemy other than themselves who make their flesh permissible. My Lord said, “O Muhammad, when I give a decree it cannot be repealed. I will give you this: I will not destroy them in their entirety and I will not overpower them with an enemy other than themselves who will make their flesh permissible, even if they unite against them, until some of them destroy others and some of them attack others and take them as slaves.” The most I fear for my Ummah are those who misguide. The Hour will not arise until some tribes of my Ummah follow the polytheists and worship idols. Once the sword appears in my Ummah it will not be removed until the Day of Resurrection.(Muslim, Tirmidhi)
Qaala rabbee tabaaraka wa ta`ala zawaa lee al-`ardh means:
يَوْمَ نَطْوِي السَّمَاء كَطَيِّ السِّجِلِّ لِلْكُتُبِ
The Day that We roll up the Heavens like a scroll rolled up for books (completed). (Surat al-Anbiya, 21:104)
“The Day We fold the Earth like the folding of books," and Allah folded for me the entire Earth so I could see it all folded in front of me and He showed me all the mashriqs, sunrises, and all the maghribs, sunsets.” The Earth is turning slowly, so there is not just one maghrib and mashriq, but they occur every moment; the Earth is turning and that is a scientific explanation, but another meaning is that there is a sunrise and a sunset, which means there are things going to happen, they appear and disappear, and Prophet (s) knew them.
“The kingdom of my Ummah is going to reach as far as the Earth was folded before me.” How much Allah folded the Earth and brought it in front of the Prophet (s) that he was able to see everything that is going to happen that will be the kingdom of his Ummah? That is why today Islam is known everywhere according to Hadith of the Prophet (s):
وَعَنْ عَلِيٍّ - رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ - ، قَالَ : قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ - صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ - : " يُوشِكُ أَنْ يَأْتِيَ عَلَى النَّاسِ زَمَانٌ لَا يَبْقَى مِنَ الْإِسْلَامِ إِلَّا اسْمُهُ .وَلَا يَبْقَى مِنَ الْقُرْآنِ إِلَّا رَسْمُهُ ، مَسَاجِدُهُمْ عَامِرَةٌ وَهِيَ خَرَابٌ مِنَ الْهُدَى ، عُلَمَاؤُهُمْ شَرُّ مَنْ تَحْتَ أَدِيمِ السَّمَاءِ ، مِنْ عِنْدِهِمْ تَخْرُجُ الْفِتْنَةُ ، وَفِيهِمْ تَعُودُ "
Sayyidina `Ali ibn Abi Talib (r) said: There will come a time upon a people when nothing remains from Islam except its name, nothing from the Qur’an except the form of its letters (calligraphy), mosques will be built but are empty of guidance, their scholars will be the worst people beneath the sky, and chaos will emerge from them and return to them. (Bayhaqi)
Today there is nothing left of Islam except its name, not looking at the few groups of people around the world who are praying, they are a few people compared to the majority of Muslims. The majority don't really understand the Holy Qur'an, and the non-Muslims know only the name of Islam, and some Muslims say they are Muslims (only by name) but they don’t read Qur’an or Hadith nor learn Fiqh, so there is nothing left of Islam except its name, wa laa yabqaa min al-qur’ani illa rasmuh, “And there will be nothing left of Holy Qur'an [in the hearts of people] except calligraphy [hanging on the walls].”
Now they don’t read Qur’an, you don't get the hidden meanings of the holy verses; today they khataatoon, write very beautifully, but the people don't even know how to read the ayah, they just come and say, “Mashaa-Allah this is very beautiful.” What is left from Holy Qur'an? Only artists’ drawings, is there anything else? However, they don't study except here and there, and non-Muslims are trying to study, but when you mention Holy Qur'an to non-Muslims and even Muslims, it immediately brings calligraphy to mind, that is their interest, which is good, but that is what the Prophet (s) said, “Allah gave me the two treasures: the red and the white.”
Some said the red and the white are the gold and the silver, but we can say oil and gold. The value Allah gave to Ummat an-Nabi (s)! Uteetu, “Allah gave me the two treasures, the red and the white,” the oil and the gold. Where are people running now? To acquire oil and gold, and who has it? The Arabs, they have the oil treasure and the Prophet (s) mentioned that 1400 years ago and in 1936 was the first time to discover oil in Saudi Arabia and then they were able to discover more and more, Look how the Prophet (s) saw so far ahead. Continuing, he (s) said, “I asked Allah on behalf of my Ummah, not to destroy my Nation as He destroyed the former prophets' Ummahs by sending heavy punishment from Heavens on them and not to put them under an enemy.”
Allah (swt) said, qaala yaa Muhammad wa innee qadaytu qadaa'an innahu laa yuradd. “I have made a decision that cannot be changed: I will not destroy them by earthquake nor by drowning nor by fire and I will not put them under an (external) enemy, but I will put them under their own fellows, they are going to fight with their own people,” as today they are killing Muslims and they don't care, hatta yakoonu b`adahum yasbee b`ada, until groups of them will attack other groups and they take their wives and girls prisoners and sleep with them, and sell them in the market like slaves!” That is what is happening. Wa yakoon b`adahum yuhliku b`adan, some of them will fight others. That I will not change, they are going to suffer from that and that is the end.”
And the most important is, Wa idhaa waq`a `an al-Ummah as-sayf lan yarfa` hatta Yawm al-Qiyamah, “Once the sword is raised among the Ummah they will not stop fighting each other until Judgment Day.” Now they are using swords to cut necks and I saw some pictures days ago how they hold them from their heads and cut their necks. The Prophet (s) said, “If the sword is raised among this Ummah, then it will not stop until Judgment Day.” So what do we have to do? We must sit at home and don't interfere, leave them alone.
In Madinah, the Prophet (s) passed by a place called ‘al-`Aliyya’ by the masjid and he prayed two raka`ts and asked Allah in a long du`a: “I asked my Lord three things and He gave me two and He prohibited me to take the third.” According to what the Prophet (s) asked through his du`a, “I accepted two issues I will do and the third I decided not to do it. I asked my Lord not to destroy my entire Ummah at one time by catastrophe or starvation, and He gave me that, and I asked Him not to punish my Ummah by drowning and He gave it to me, and I asked Him for them not to fight each other and He said, “No, that is My will that they fight each other, that is how I am going to punish them.” That is what we are seeing. In another Hadith, the same thing:
سألت ربي ثلاثا ، فأعطاني اثنتين ، ومنعني واحدة ، سألت ربي أن لا يهلك أمتي بالسنة فأعطانيها ، وسألته أن لا يهلك أمتي بالغرق فأعطانيها ، وسألته أن لا يجعل بأسهم بينهم فمنعنيها
I asked my Lord for three things. He gave me two and refused me one. I asked my Lord not to destroy my Ummah in one go, and He agreed to it. I asked Him not to destroy my Ummah with drowning and He agreed to it. I asked Him not to make their punishment from each other, and he refused me it.
(Prophet said) “I asked that He does not destroy my Nation as He destroyed others before and I asked that He does not send an enemy against us who destroys us and He gave it to me, and I asked him not to let them raise swords against each other, but that one He prohibited.” Now is time of machine guns. not swords, but they are raising swords and that is the sign that the Prophet (s) mentioned.
فكسروا قسيكم وقطعوا أوتاركم واضربوا سيوفكم بالحجارة فإن دخل يعني على أحد منكم فليكن كخير ابني آدم
Break your bows, cut your arrows, and blunt your swords with stones, for if it [the Day of Judgement] comes upon any of you, you will be like the best of the children of Adam. (Abu Dawood)
“Break your bows and arrows and yours swords and sit in deep rooms of your homes,” means to block yourself. Inshaa-Allah we will continue this later. may Allah forgive us and may Allah bless us, ilzam baytak wa imsik lisaanuk, “stay in your homes and hold your tongue.” Inshaa-Allah next time. So we leave our problems to Allah (swt), inna Allah yudafi`oo `ani ’Lladheena aamanoo, Allah will defend the Believers. If we have made a mistake we say Shahaadah to come back to Islam, and we have to say Shahaadah at every time to renew our belief: on it we live and on it we die and on it we meet Allah inshaa-Allah.
May Allah forgive us and forgive everyone and bring peace on Earth with the appearance of Saahib az-Zamaan!
Wa min Allahi ‘t-tawfeeq bi hurmati 'l-Fatihah.
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