“O, you who believe, spend of the good things which you have earned and of what We have produced forth for you from the earth, and choose not for your spending the bad, such as you yourselves would not accept it, except by closing your eyes to it (i.e. accept it only by overlooking its defects). And know that Allah is Independent, Ever-Praised.” (Surah Baqarah V. 267).
Every difficulty being experienced by an individual, group or nation is indeed a direct consequence of his/her/their actions. Man seriously believes that his “rotten and vile” habits, utterances and actions have not hindered and deterred him from acquiring his “achievements”.
Imran ibn Hussain (RA) reports that Nabi (Sallalahu Alayhi Wasallam) said:
“In my Ummah, there will be one group that will always be on the truth (haq). They will remain victorious over the enemy. Their level of belief in and obedience to Allah Ta’ala (imaan and taqwa) will be extremely strong. (Additionally) they will have no doubt whatsoever about the fulfillment of Allah Ta’ala’s promise that Hazrat ‘Isa (AS) will descend”. (Musnad Ahmad)
The recent ‘salt contaminated’ water supply crisis in Port Shepstone saw the Muslim community rising to the need of desperate residents.
Among the signs of a munafiq (hypocrite), as indicated in the hadith, are three: viz. when he speaks, he lies; when he makes a promise, he does not fulfill it; and when he is entrusted with something, he breeches that trust. It’s thus incumbent for a Muslim to be extremely cautious and mindful of not being ensnared by this disastrous trap.
When a Mu’min rises after death, in his grave, he will most surely be carrying his “bag of deeds”. Additionally, the two angels that accompanied him during his entire lifetime will also be present.
Every living being will experience and taste the pangs of death. There is no escape from this finality! Death is a reality which is inescapable irrespective of the status of the person or his/her relationship with Allah Ta’ala.
O Muslims! Do not waste your lives! Do not waste time on unnecessary and trivial matters. Make it a point of remembering Allah Ta’ala all the time by reciting the prescribed masnoon (recommended) duas. Most importantly, be constantly engaged in sincere Dhikrullah (remembrance of Allah Ta’ala).