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Reading Holy Qur’an Is Salvation from Punishment

and the Path to Mercy

Healing in the Qur’an and Sunnah, Volume 11

Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani

30 December 2012 Fenton Zawiya, Michigan

Zhuhr Suhbah

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, a verse of divine punishment, and then followed by Ayat al-rahmat, a verse of divine mercy. I heard from Grandshaykh, may Allah (swt) bless his soul, say that for every Ayat al-`adhaab that comes in the Holy Qur’an, it is immediately followed by Ayat al-rahmat, which 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.

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 al-’Israa, 17:82)

So the Holy Qur’an is not only Ayaat ash-Shifaa` to cure us, 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! 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 shows you deserve Jahannam, He gave us an ayah of rahmah. So if you don’t read Holy Qur’an you are stuck as it is the way out of punishment and the way into mercy!

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 crying.

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, as 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:

الدين نصيحة

Ad-deenu naseeha.

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 they 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:


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 Qudsee)


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 professionals, muhktarifoon.


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 (swt).

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 kareema.

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, sam`ina wa a`tanaa, “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 ahli jahannam.

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 pray.

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 minhum

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 are good.”

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 you 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, and, “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) forgive us!

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 a ‘martyr’ on TV, showing his picture and 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, courageous!”

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 Judgment 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, that causes fear, will take that sin and the sickness from you 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 and awliyaullah!

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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