Thursday, 24 January 2008

Hadith 11: Oppression will be darkness on the day of judgement

الظُّلمُ ظُلُماتٌ يَوْمَ الْقِيامَةِ

Oppression will be darkness on the day of judgement

The oppressor will be in darkness on the day of judgement, in the fields of hashr (gathering), the oppressor will be surrounded by darkness, he will be completely devoid and exempt of the light (noor) that will be given to the mu’mins (true believers)

As Allah mentions in the Quran:

نُوْرُهُمْ يَسْعى بَيْنَ أَيْدِيْعِمْ وَ بِاَيْمَانِهِم

On the day of judgement they will have noor running in front of them and on their sides.

With this light they will reach their destination, meaning jannah (paradise).

Some ulema have mentioned that ظُلُمَاتmeans the hardships and trials of the day of judgement, oppressors will be drowned within such hardships on the day of judgement.

Oppression is such a vile thing that it destroys the life of the oppressed,

Islam wishes that people have affection and brotherhood between them, oppression ends all this.

In a hadith Qudsi Allah mentions:

يَعِبَادِيْ انِّيْ حَرَّمْتُ الظُّلْمَ عَلى نَفْسِيْ وَ جَعَلْتُهَ بَيْنُكُمْ مُحَرَّمًا فَلا تُظَالِمَ

“Oh, my servants! I have made oppression haram (forbidden) upon myself, and also between you. So do not oppress each other.

Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Hadith 10: The Transgressor is Deceitful and Ignoble

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَ رَحْمَةُ الله وَ بَرَكات

وَالْفاجِرُ خُبٌّ لَءِيم

The Transgressor is Deceitful and Ignoble

When speaking of deceit and being ignoble, this hadith means that those who are transgressors (Those who transgress the bounds of shariah and deen), are those who purposefully deceive and con people. They themselves do not get deceived by any one but should a day occur that some body worse than them should deceive them they are in constant worry, thinking how they should they get their revenge.

Like it has been mentioned in the previous hadith that a true believer (a mumin) is one who is always in worry in the life of the hereafter, and keeps this in the forefront of his mind in all dealings and forgives everyone, the matter is the opposite of the transgressor.
They do not forgive and think only of revenge. This is because they do everything only for the life of this world, without a thought for the hereafter.
Their ultimate goal is the life and luxury of this world and for this they are willing to do whatever it takes, even if it means deceiving people.

In another narration is states; On the day of qiyamah, those who used to deceive people, will be called close to jannah (paradise), when they get close and wish to enter the door of jannah will be closed on them, this will keep occurring to them, and they will be told "How you deceived the people in the world, today you shall be deceived".

May Allah (swt) protect us from becoming of the transgressors, and make us from the true believers. Ameen

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَ رَحْمَةُ الله وَ بَرَكات

Sunday, 6 January 2008

Hadith 9: The Believer is Simple and Noble

السَّلامُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَ رَحْمَةُ الله وَ بَرَكات

اَلْمُؤْمِنُ غِر كَرِيْم
The Believer is Simple and Noble

غِر Means one who is deceived easily.
In this hadith it means that one who is pious is of a soft disposition and he trusts upon everyone, that is why he so easily deceived by people.

Or it could be that he thinks good of everyone, and no matter what anyone tells him, he believes them.

He constantly remembers the hereafter, so that if anyone tells him something he believes it, and he forgives those who hurt or deceive him, keeping in mind the reward fro forgiving in the hereafter, so he does not take revenge upon anybody.

It has been mentioned in ahadeeth regrading forgiveness, that on the day of judgement a caller will announce that whom so ever has reward that is by Allah stand up and enter jannah.
Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi wassalam) was asked: "Oh messenger of Allah! Who will these people be?"
He (sallallahu alayhi wassalam) said: "The one who forgave people"

This why a believer is simple and noble, that even though he may be deceived he keeps in front of him the rewards of the hereafter and forgives those harm him.

May Allah (Subhanahu wa ta'ala) instill in us the characteristics of the pious. Ameen.

وَ عَلَيْكُمْ السَّلامْ وَ رَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَ بَرَكات