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The Night of Mahdi (as)

Mawlana Shaykh Hisham Kabbani

21 July 2013 after Salat azh-Zhuhr, Fenton, Michigan

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...On 16th Ramadan night, pray Du`a Qunoot in Witr, and Grandshaykh (q) said this is Laylat al-Mahdi, that is “the gathering of Mahdi (a)” and that Qunoot is normally not read but in war. And Shafi`ees always do that, Hanafi's don't do it. That 16th night, Grandshaykh's eyes were always on that night. The day of the 17th was the Battle of Badr, the first battle between Muslims and non-believers, and Allah supported the believers, where they were 313 and the unbelievers were over a thousand.

So don’t forget the Qunoot on that night and those praying at home can do the Qunoot in a separate single raka`at of Witr. We don’t know what this year is carrying, but it is loaded with problems and changes in the map of the world; it might affect many countries, not just me, but it is a domino effect and they are waiting and ready. We cannot say, “Oh, nothing happened.” As Muslims we have to be expecting that it might happen in our time, what the Prophet (s) said the Sahaabah (r) were expecting in their time, when he (s) was speaking of Maseeh ad-Dajjal and from the intensity of the hadith the Sahaabah (r) were looking behind them in the palm trees to see if the anti-Messiah was hiding there!

And intizhaar al-faraj `ibadaah, “To wait for relief is worship.” Our duty is only to wait; you might not be ready so then you have not prepared yourself. 'Preparing yourself' means being on the Right Path. So then as you are preparing, then if that happens later it is as if you were in that time.

Too many difficulties are expected this year and may Allah save us all, and may Allah give us life to see Sayyidina al-Mahdi (a) and to see Sayyidina `Isa (a) along with the company of our Master, Mawlana Shaykh Muhammad Nazim al-Haqqani (q)!

And too many fitna and too many bad rumors (are circulating), especially in the same tariqah. In every tariqah, Shaytan is doing his best to spoil the people to make one against one or two against two, or four against four. One bad apple spoils the whole basket. There are too many rumors and too many assumptions and people come to the understanding that their assumption is correct, and it might be correct or not correct or it is hallucination. Our duty is to focus and to keep whom we love in our hearts, and keep the love of Mawlana Shaykh very strong! Don’t bother with anyone, do your obligations and do your dhikrullah and do your awraad, then we will be safe inshaa-Allah in dunya and Akhirah.

May Allah (swt) bless us and bless us with His mercy and keep us close to the Prophet (s) and to Him!

Wa min Allah at-tawfeeq bi hurmati 'l-Fatihah.

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