Tuesday, January 25, 2011

"One Day those who disbelieved will wish they were Muslims"PART 2

assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,

previously, we talked about how Allaah(azza wa jall) told us that one day the disbelieving people will REGRET the kufr and waste of time they did in this world and deny that they had any accomplishments in life when they see the reality beyond death. I want to share a sad and amazing story based on this verse exactly. Many of us have probably read it or heard it before but as Allaah said in His book that remembrance and telling stories benefit the people.

Imam ibn Qayyim al Jawzi relates in his works, the story of a Muslim man named Abd ibn AbdurRaheem. He was a mujahid during the early muslim generations after the sahabah. He was also a haafidh(memorizer) of the Quran and a somewhat student of knowledge. This man was someone who amazed the people due to his life of jihaad and level of knowledge. In this time, the Muslims were waging war and battles against the Romans and it so happened that one day the Muslims encountered the Romans in one of the cities. The muslims besieged the city and the fort of the kuffar, so they were totally surrounded. As this man was going around, he saw from one of the balconies of the fort, a beautiful woman looking out with a sad expression. He completely froze and just fell head over heels for this lady. So he began to correspond with this shaytana, may Allah not make us slaves of our desires, because once your desires become your master, know that you have lost paradise. They talked and the more they talked, he fell more in love with her. While, his brothers were out there fighting and getting injured and killed for Allaahs word to be the highest, and here is their old pal, the haafidh, the student of knowledge conversing with the enemy's woman folk! wa subhnaAllah! He, eventually asked her how he can come in to see her, she said, "you cant." He inquired, "why not?" and she replied,"you have to become a christian to enter." So what did he do? He abandoned the truth which turned the sahabah(may Allah be pleased with them) from being alcoholics, pagans, womanizers, and every bad thing to becoming the conquerors of Persia and Arabia. Later on, the city was taken by the Muslims and years passed by. One day, some of his old Muslim friends ran into him in the marketplace and they talked. He looked somewhat differently, dressing not as his old self,with a cross hanging from his neck. They asked,"Oh so and so what happened to you? You use to be a mujahid haafidh of the Quran student of knowledge, our brother? What happened to your quran, hadith, and etc?" He said, " Oh, I forgot all of that! Now I am married, I have a family." He then said that he forgot all of Quran except the following verses where Allaah(azza wa jall) says:

رُّبَمَا يَوَدُّ ٱلَّذِينَ ڪَفَرُواْ لَوۡ كَانُواْ مُسۡلِمِينَ (٢) ذَرۡهُمۡ يَأۡڪُلُواْ وَيَتَمَتَّعُواْ وَيُلۡهِهِمُ ٱلۡأَمَلُ‌ۖ فَسَوۡفَ يَعۡلَمُونَ (٣)

"Perhaps (often) will those who disbelieve wish that they were Muslims [those who have submitted themselves to Allah's Will in Islam Islamic Monotheism, this will be on the Day of Resurrection when they will see the disbelievers going to Hell and the Muslims going to Paradise].Leave them to eat and enjoy, and let them be preoccupied with (false) hope. They will come to know!"(Surah al Hijr:2-3)

So choose now, O Muslim(a), what are you? A slave of Allah or a slave to your desires which in turn are workers for the accursed shaytan?? make the decision before a day comes when the decision for your final destination will be judged.

And Allah is the Turner of the Hearts and the one who guides.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

"One Day those who disbelieved will wish they were Muslims"`

assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah

Allah(azza wa jall) says in His noble book:

رُّبَمَا يَوَدُّ ٱلَّذِينَ ڪَفَرُواْ لَوۡ كَانُواْ مُسۡلِمِينَ (٢) ذَرۡهُمۡ يَأۡڪُلُواْ وَيَتَمَتَّعُواْ وَيُلۡهِهِمُ ٱلۡأَمَلُ‌ۖ فَسَوۡفَ يَعۡلَمُونَ (٣)

It may be that those who disbelieve wish ardently that they were Muslims. (2) Let them eat and enjoy life, and let (false) hope beguile them. They will come to know! (3) [Surah al Hijr ayaat 2-3]

Yes! One day, these disbelieving people will wish they were believers, but that will be too late then. Even those intelligent among the kuffar, as soon as they see the hellfire and its horrors, will regret and deny that they had accomplished anything or were even intelligent minded people. Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein,... Darwin, where do you think those individuals are today? Indeed, they are with their lord and they have seen the reality. Ibn Qayyim(rahimahullah) says that if you look at the Quran, you will see that most of the arguments of the people of Jahannam(hellfire) are those of regrets and requests for second chances. Allaah informed us of what the wrongdoers and disbelievers cry out when they approach death:

وَيَوۡمَ يَعَضُّ ٱلظَّالِمُ عَلَىٰ يَدَيۡهِ يَقُولُ يَـٰلَيۡتَنِى ٱتَّخَذۡتُ مَعَ ٱلرَّسُولِ سَبِيلاً۬ (٢٧) يَـٰوَيۡلَتَىٰ لَيۡتَنِى لَمۡ أَتَّخِذۡ فُلَانًا خَلِيلاً۬ (٢٨) لَّقَدۡ أَضَلَّنِى عَنِ ٱلذِّڪۡرِ بَعۡدَ إِذۡ جَآءَنِى‌ۗ وَڪَانَ ٱلشَّيۡطَـٰنُ لِلۡإِنسَـٰنِ خَذُولاً۬ (٢٩)

"And (remember) the Day when the Zalim (wrong-doer, oppressor, polytheist, etc.) will bite at his hands, he will say: "Oh! Would that I had taken a path with the Messenger ( Muhammad ). "Ah! Woe to me! Would that I had never taken so-and-so as a friend! "He indeed led me astray from the Reminder (this Qur'an) after it had come to me. And Shaitan (Satan) is ever a deserter to man in the hour of need." [Surah al Furqan ayaat 27-29]


حَتَّىٰٓ إِذَا جَآءَ أَحَدَهُمُ ٱلۡمَوۡتُ قَالَ رَبِّ ٱرۡجِعُونِ (٩٩) لَعَلِّىٓ أَعۡمَلُ صَـٰلِحً۬ا فِيمَا تَرَكۡتُ‌ۚ كَلَّآ‌ۚ إِنَّهَا كَلِمَةٌ هُوَ قَآٮِٕلُهَا‌ۖ وَمِن وَرَآٮِٕهِم بَرۡزَخٌ إِلَىٰ يَوۡمِ يُبۡعَثُونَ (١٠٠)

"Until, when death comes to one of them (those who join partners with Allah), he says: "My Lord! Send me back, "So that I may do good in that which I have left behind!" No! It is but a word that he speaks, and behind them is Barzakh (a barrier) until the Day when they will be resurrected."[Surah al Muminoon ayaat 99=100]

That is the true regret and the biggest loss. May Allah protect us from it. However, we should all be careful and safeguard our imaan and deen at all times. No one can fool or hide from Allaah. We should always remember that Allah(azza wa jall) is ar-Raqeeb as Allaah says:

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ كَانَ عَلَيۡكُمۡ رَقِيبً۬ا

Surely, Allah is Ever an All-Watcher over you.[Surah an-Nisaa ayah 1]

One of the Salaf recited the verse "Verily, your Lord is Ever Watchful (over them)." from Surah al Fajr to a man who use to lie a lot, after that, this man never lied. SubhnaAllah! How many of us today-forget lying, steal, backbite, curse, and do every sin under the sun, and not realize that Allaah is WATCHING ME!

This ummah lost its honor and glory the day it started commit sins publicly and openly disobey Allaah! We need to turn back to Allah and we need to do it NOW, not later. Never say, " I WILL" this is what our pious predecessors use to warn from doing.at-Tasweef which comes from the word sawfa meaning "I WILL" The shaytan uses this trick to lead many people astray. Some people have the idea that death comes at a later stage and that it is a peace of cake to declare the shahada the last minute, just like that. First of all, who said death is fixed to a certain age and category of people? O slaves of Allaah, death recognizes no gender, age, kings,presidents, or any superpower! Death will come to you whether you approve of it or not, whether you are ready or not! The best people on the face of the Earth, tasted death, what do you think about me and you! The leader of all mankind, the best of Allaah(azza wa jall)'s creation felt the agony of death as he(salaAllahu alayhi wassalam) was leaving this world to go to his Lord! what do you think about us!?

Allaah(azza wa jall) says:

And the stupor of death will come in truth: "This is what you have been avoiding!"

to be cont'd............