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As-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu


وَالنَّجْمِ إِذَا هَوَى مَا ضَلَّ صَاحِبُكُمْ وَمَا غَوَى وَمَا يَنطِقُ عَنِ الْهَوَى إِنْ هُوَ إِلَّا وَحْيٌ يُوحَى   

Wa’n-najmi idha hawa maa dalla sahibukum wa maa ghawa wa maa yantiqu `ani’l-hawa. in huwa illa wahyan yuhaa.

By the Star when it goes down,- Your Companion is neither astray nor being misled. Nor does he say (aught) of (his own) Desire. It is no less than inspiration sent down to him:

O Muslims, believers! Allah said in Holy Quran that whenever Prophet (s) wants to say something or speak, it is a revelation. He (s) gave us lots of information and delivered the message of Islam. And he (s) is the most Beloved One (s). Allah described him (s) as Rahmatan li ’l-`Alamin, “Mercy for humanity”. From that mercy, he gave us signs, and these signs (are) in order to protect us in the days coming in the future.

Some 1400 years ago, he (s) mentioned many ahadith (holy traditions) about the Last Days.  And one of them, I will read, in which Prophet (s) mentioned one of the most important Signs of the Last Days which we are seeing today. Since many years we are observing that people are hanging together, men and women, on the streets. They are not feeling shy from anything: they are holding each other’s hand, kissing each other in the public, and people are looking at them. Also, in parks, they are sitting together and doing what is not important, what is something that is ashamed to be done in parks. Wherever you go around the world now, this sickness is everywhere, and the Prophet (s) mentioned it 1400 years ago. And he (s) said, “When these (signs) come, it means the Signs of the Last Days are coming.”

“You are going to be pulled, walking or riding, coming to a place where Allah is going to judge you—it is Damascus, ash-Sham.” Prophet (s) referred to that place as Sham ash-Shareef, “the Holy Sham.” It is holy because many saints, prophets, and the wives and children of Prophet Muhammad (s) are buried there. That on the Day of Judgment, Allah will descend on that area to judge people according to what they have done. There will be a time coming that there will not be any mu`min (believers) left outside of Sham. All mu’mins are going to rush towards Sham and live there, preparing themselves for the Signs of the Last Days.

He (s) said that when these Signs are coming, you are going to notice that you are approaching the time of the Last Days. (This) means we have to be very careful (with) what we are doing today. We have to observe our obligations, our prayers, our fasting. We have to observe our connections, where we go, where we come. Not to go entertain ourselves with worldly pleasures and desires, but to come and spend our time for heavenly pleasures and heavenly desires.

Prophet (s) said that people are going to be resurrected naked: no shoes on their feet, no clothes on their body. They are going to be resurrected on the Day of Judgment. Aisha (r), the wife of Prophet (s) said, “It is going to be naked? Men and women, and they are looking at each other? It is possible?” The Prophet (s) said, “That it is a more dangerous, more difficult time. At that time, people are looking after themselves, how they are going to save each other? To save themselves, they are not going to look at this.” That is not going to be their most important problem. Their problem is how to save themselves from Hellfire and Allah’s punishment.

Anas (r) said that a man said to Prophet (s), “Ya Rasulallah! Allah said in the Holy Qur`an (that) people are going to be resurrected on their faces. They are going to walk on their faces, is that possible?” And Prophet (s) answered, “The One who was able to make him in dunya to walk on his feet, He is going to make them walk on their faces on the Day of Judgment.” So people will be upside down, walking on their heads and on their cheeks instead of their feet.

O Muslims! These are the signs Prophet (s) is giving to us, in order that we protect ourselves. And Allah has sent inheritors of Prophet (s) to guide us, and we have one. Allah honored us with a Guide that will guide us to the presence of Sayyidina Mohammad (s). May Allah give him long life, ameen, always in order that he can support us.

And it is mentioned that Prophet (s) said that in that day, people are going to sweat, and sweat, and sweat, and sweat, until they are going to drown in that sweat. Their sweat in dunya is going to cover like (an) ocean. And people are going to be under that water of sweat in the Day of Judgment, in the Presence of Allah . Abu Hurayra (r) narrated the Prophet(s) said, “On the Day of Judgment, people are going to sweat until their sweat will go through earth seventy arms’ lengths, and is going to cover earth. It’s going to cover them up to their ears.” May Allah protect us on that Day (ameen). With the baraka of our Guides and the baraka of Muhammad (s)  ameen.

The Prophet (s) said, “On the Day of Judgment, people are going to be under direct sun.” The sun is going to come down until it is going to be one mile above our heads. Now, according to scientists, it is eighty million kilometers away. It is going to come down all the way until (it) will reach one mile. And they said, “Is it a mile of distance?” Because in Arabic there is a meaning, there is the one they put kohl with. Is it the distance of the needle used to put kohl on your eye or is it a mile of a distance? It means, it is going to be above our heads. Those who are not under the mercy of Allah and under the protection of Prophet (s) and awliya, their minds and brains are going to be burned.

May Allah protect us! (ameen). And may Allah save us (ameen). Prepare yourselves for these days. We are in the Signs of the Last Days. May Allah give us long life with our shaykh, in order to see Sayyidina Mahdi (a) (ameen ).