It is always good to learn something from the religion of Allah (Azza wal Jall) and strive to educate yourself in matters of His Religion (Islaam) just like we very much involve ourselves in educating with worldly knowledge. The knowledge of this world will remain here in Dunya, it is the knowledge of Islaam, that strives, motivates a person to do things he can’t even imagine and Allah helps him to achieve it. It is this knowledge that is everlasting and will assist him/her in hereafter to go through the final stages of the trial of Akhirah (Hereafter). May Allah (Azza wal Jall) take an easy reckoning from us. Ameen.
The banner of Tawheed and Islaam has always been nourished by the black ink of Scholars and red ink of Martyrs and it will continue to do so till the day of resurrection. Bi’Iznillah.
May Allah make us among those. Ameen.
These are some timely narrations collected by Muhammad Musa Nasr in his book ‘al-Munafiqun’ (p. 95-98). They are all authentic.
1 – Jubayr bin Nufayr said:
“I went to visit Abu ad-Darda’ at his home in Homs, and I found him praying at his mosque. When he sat for the tashahhud, he began seeking refuge with Allah from hypocrisy. When he finished, I went to him and asked: “May Allah Forgive you, Aba ad-Darda’! What do you have to do with hypocrisy?”
He replied: “O Allah, Your Forgiveness! (he said this three times) Nobody who feels safe from tribulation will be safe from it! By Allah, a man can be tested for a single hour and turn back on his religion.””
2 – ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr said:
“There will come a time when people will gather in their mosques, and there won’t be a single believer in them.”
3 – al-Hasan said:
“The Hour will not come until each people will be overwhelmed by their hypocrites.”
4 – Hudhayfah said:
“The hypocrites among you today are worse than the hypocrites who lived at the time of the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه و سلم)!”
He was asked: “O Aba ‘Abdillah, how is this so?”
He replied: “They used to hide their hypocrisy. As for the ones today, they display it openly.”
And, these were the Sahaba (Companions) of Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) – the best generation that ever lived – and where do we stand in terms of our Nifaaq these days? Have we ever done our self-assessment in this regard and asked Allah to forgive us of our short comings and save us as well from such Nifaaq? None of us should consider ourselves safe from the disease of Nifaaq and should continuously ask Allah to make us steadfast and clean our heart from this disease.
If the Companions of Rasul Allah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) were not free from such trials and tribulation; what justification do we have make ourselves carefree while we live in an age where fitan (trials) are at their peak ?
May Allah keep us all safe from such Nifaaq and Fitan and keep us steadfast.