بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم
Verily all praise is for Allah, we praise Him and seek His aid and ask for His forgiveness and we seek refuge with Allah from the evils of ourselves and our evil actions. Whomever Allah guides there is none who can misguide him, and whomever Allah misguides there is none who can guide him, and I bear witness that none has the right to be worshiped except Allah alone, having no partner, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and His Messenger.
I was just contemplating over the current situations across the world, the heart is just not content and I’m feeling very very low.
Repeatedly in the Quran Allah swt mentions that many nations have been destroyed because they did not listen to their Prophets and they did not act in accordance to the Quran and I feel that the verses of the Quran are coming to life. There is a sense of warning in the air, a sense of uneasiness ,a sense of punishment that frightens me when I see the situations and read about it every day.
Allaah [The Most High] said:
قَدْ خَلَتْ مِنْ قَبْلِكُمْ سُنَنٌ فَسِيرُوا فِي الْأَرْضِ فَانْظُرُوا كَيْفَ كَانَ عَاقِبَةُ الْمُكَذِّبِينَ
Many similar mishaps [troubles, problems] of life were faced by nations that have passed away before you, so travel through the earth, and see what was the end of those who disbelieved. [3:137]
Schools closed ,malls ,markets closed, shops closed ,airlines closed the food racks are empty and that in a country like America…..
The masjid’s are empty, Makkah Haram is empty , Allahu Akbar.
Imaam Ibnul Qayyim [rahimahullaah] said:
Indeed, there were nations like yourselves before you, so look to their evil end. You have to know that the reason behind their evil end was due to their disbelief in the revelations of Allaah and disbelief in Allaah’s Messengers. They were the forefathers and you are the descendants. The main affair that connects you to each other is your disbelief and the ruling on that disbelief is destruction.
Imaam Muhammad Bin Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen [rahimahullaah] said:
If it is said, “What is the benefit in narrating to us the stories of the destroyed nations despite the fact that this Ummah will not be completely destroyed in a manner similar to the destruction of the previous nations before it?”
The Answer: Indeed, this has two benefits: The first benefit is a clarification of Allaah’s blessings upon us that the occurrence of a complete destruction is removed from us, and that were it not for Allaah’s Benevolence we would have been deserving of it.
Secondly: The likeness of the punishment they received may occur in the hereafter for the one who did what they did, if punishment was not received in the worldly life. And this may be understood from the statement of Allaah: “Such is the Seizure of your Lord when He seizes the population of towns while they are doing wrong. Verily, His Seizure is painful and severe. Indeed in that (there) is a sure lesson for those who fear the torment of the Hereafter.” So what is apparent from this Aayah is that what is similar to the punishment they received will happen in the Hereafter, and Allaah knows best.
Nothing happens just like that. Allah wants to convey to us to get closer to the Quran via actions and yet how much are we analyzing ourselves , how much closer are we to Istighfaar, to recleaning our hearts, how much tears have we shed, how much has our heart bled, how much are we away from our sins?
Are we actualizing Islam or do we have on ourselves a label of Islam? Yes, we do not actualize Islam, we do not judge by the Quran nor live by it!
We neither implement the punishments nor abide by the commands by prescribing the good and forbidding the evil.
It is not he Allah swt who needs our Ibaadah, it is we….
It starts with myself first to make loads of istighfaar, get children closer to Allah, his books, revive the Sunnah, teach children all the prophets and of cource make loads of Duwa !
It is time we woke up towards Contemplation Over Various Islamic Directives.
Allah save us from your punishment , castigo, chatiment , your ghadab, your azaab, your narazgi!!!