Signs of the Hour #4
Channel: Nadim Bashir
Series: Nadim Bashir - Signs of the Hour
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And the thing is that we won't be coming to the masjid because it's very early in the morning for many people. It might not be feasible to come this early in the morning, but I just want to remind you all that if you have the chance to pray at home, then please do offer your prayer at home. This was a sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that whenever Salado whenever a solar or a lunar eclipse will take place. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he would perform Tulika of solid first of all, the solar eclipse is called Salado Kosuth with a calf and the lunar eclipse is caused a lot on herself with a ha. And the way is performed is that you pray to the cause solid,
it's to the cause. But it's almost technically as for a cause to the way you perform this is that you begin like any other prayer, you begin with sort of Fatiha. And then there's a long way citation, you go into record. After Roko you get up and then again your resize to the Fatiha, you will recite another Surah. And then you'll go into RUCO, you'll go into sujood. And then the second Raka is to be booked is to be performed that same exact way. So if you get the chance, I just want to remind you all and just make you make you aware, I think many of you probably aren't even aware of the fact that there is a lunar eclipse taking place by thought I just want to remind you all that
this was a sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu on he was sending them. So now we get to the
the topic at hand, which is we're continuing to signs of the Day of Judgment. And we are going through the signs of the past and we are going today we're going to be entering into the subject of the signs of the judgment that we are currently experiencing. So one side of the day of judgment that has come in the past and will most certainly come into the future again, is an abundance of wealth. This is something that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he mentioned to alphanumeric or the along the line, he says count six things before the hour. And one of them he mentioned there will be an abundance of wealth. Now in Muslim This has also been mentioned by a Buddha or the Allah
to dawn. And the question is that when did this ever occur in it or in the past? This actually happened to the time of Ahmed Abdullah Abdullah Aziz Rahmatullah here they are one of the boundaries with Allah and he, he received one time a, a handsome amount of money from from the Northern African areas. And he said that when he received it, he he sent the money back, telling them that why don't you use it in the land where you are, because he or there is no one who is eligible.
To receive the card this is the definition of there'll be an abundance of wealth, and even to the time I've recited your slot whenever you saw that your son will defeat the jungle. And then after that there will come a time of peace and security, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he mentioned that there was so much there'll be so much peace at that time. And we'll come across as data on that even a child can put his hand think about this, there is so much peace, that a child will not fear putting his hand into the mouth of a snake. That is how much security they'll be going on. Not only that, but there'll be so much baraka from Allah subhanho wa taala, that one fruit or
one fruit can suffice for the entire family, because Baraka does not only mean to have an abundance, it means that whatever Allah has given us, that is sufficient. So it says that during the time or during that time in sha Allah, there will be an abundance of wealth, that there will be no one there are people who will not be able to find anyone who has or who is zakat eligible. Now, one thing I want to mention when it comes to an abundance of wealth is because we have this general notion that having an abundance of wealth is a bad thing. Now, there is no doubt in the fact that the more a person has, the more his accountability will be on the Day of Judgment. There is no doubt about that
fact. By the same time, if many of us have heard that having an abundance of wealth is a bad thing. That's what we have heard. The reality is this brothers and sisters is that if you have an abundance of wealth, that is not necessarily considered as a bad thing. The reason why there is so much mention of how an abundance of wealth can be a fitna how welke is considered as a fitna, Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran, Latin he come unwelcome Hola Hola, como en de la, let your wealth not be a hindrance and remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala that does not necessarily mean that your wealth is considered as something bad or negative, or wrong. But what we have seen
predominantly is that when a person has so much money, then they're only worried about making more and more as a promise that Allahu Allah He was something he says In another Hadith that no unbelievably Adam aware, do you mean, there have been a harbor and Nicola who were the end, that if a person has one value of gold, he's gonna want two values of gold. It's a human nature that we have, that we're never satisfied, if we have so much that we want to make sure we want to make more and more, if a person has $1 million,
then they want to make sure they make more and more so that they don't go under the mark of $1 million. They want to they want to see their bank balance have a million dollars, there's still nothing wrong with that. Because if a person is still connected to Allah subhanho wa Taala there were many Sahaba the alotta I know you had automatic but I found on the ultra on the robin alpha, the Allah Tada. These were extremely rich companions. But they still did enough, they did enough to earn the title and the privilege and the honor to be called an ash to be called or to be counted amongst the I said almost shut off the 10 people who enter into paradise. So having a lot of wealth
does not necessarily mean necessarily mean that it is a bad thing. As long as that wealth is not a hindrance in US pleasing Allah subhanho wa Taala the next thing the next signs are they a judgment are the ones that we are currently experiencing. And the very first one is a Hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa salam. And this is actually happened during the time of the Prophet It was Sunday, a Bedouin man came inside the Masjid. The Prophet sallallahu wasallam was talking to the Sahaba this man came abrupt, abruptly, did not have the adult and the etiquettes and the manners to come in sit in the gathering of the prophets of Salaam. He just came out and he says, what, what is
the sign of the Day of Judgment? This that's all that he said.
Now the problem is that Allahu Allah, he was setting them, he or he says When will the hour come? And the Prophet SAW Salem, he completely ignored that man completely ignored that man and the Sahaba rota on whom their attention has been taken by this Bedouin man, but the Prophet alayhi salam is continuing and the Sahaba thinking that either the problem salaam completely just oversaw what this person just did. Or he's not even aware of the fact that this has happened and the profiling some continues. Later on. The Prophet said, Allahu Allah, he was something he asked that where is that man who came in? And he was asking about the day of judgment. And the man he said he sat down he
says, I Yasu a lot. I'm the one who was asking about when would the data judgment occur? The problem is that a lot while he was on He says, When the trust and honesty is lost
Watch for the hour, meaning that there will come a time in the Ummah, where trust and honesty will be lost from the OMA. And not only that, but then the Prophet Allah his son, he went on to further say, he, he says, When I'm qualified people are appointed to the positions of authority and leadership, either we'll see the Umrah era, the ally he fantastic Risa, then you wait for the day a judgment. So the Prophet I understand what he's basically saying over here is that there will come times when authority and leadership will be given to those people who are clearly not eligible for it. It is a fact. There was a Sahaba, who even came to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he
asked jasola Make me a leader, the Prophet alayhi salam said, No, you're not fit to become a leader. And unfortunately, today, brothers and sisters, while the prophet said Allah while he was on, he was able to see this, that this person is illegible to become a leader, this person is not eligible to become a leader, because not every person can be a leader. Most people are followers, and you have handful of leaders. But the prophet Allah is some is informing us that there will come a time when the people who are not fit for authority, who are not fit for leadership, they will be the ones they will be the ones in the position of leadership. And not only that, but the prophet Isaiah Psalm He
even tells us, He even tells us that if anyone seeks out if anyone seeks out leadership, don't give them leadership. Now, unfortunately, today in the Muslim world that we live in, everyone is vying for leadership, everyone, as if there is so much to be gained by being a leader, we don't realize that when you are a leader, when you are in the position of authority, first of all, that is that you are, I will say this way, you are under heavy surveillance by Allah subhanho wa taala. First of all, Allah subhanho wa Taala is watching every move of yours. And today, when we see it happening in many places, first of all, you see on a higher level, how people vying for power, how people and
people they crave power, as if gaining power will give them something additional, there is nothing and having power. There is nothing in having power. And for people who vie for leadership, there are people who want power, they love power, and they don't realize that when they want it. First of all, when the Prophet alayhi salam says, If you want it, don't, don't give it to that person. Don't give it to that person, but get people the vie for it. And they fight over it, and they compete over it. And this is something that we see everywhere across the world, people campaigning for it. When you campaign for something that means that you crave for it, you crave for it, and when you crave for
it, then you're not supposed to be getting that. And this is something that we learned from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam because brothers and sisters what happens is that when people who are not fit for leadership, they are given leadership, then that is where people lose Honesty and trust within their leaders. And if the Honesty and trust is lost within the leaders, then then it is very difficult to maintain anything whether it's a country whether it's a city, whether it's a an organization, it doesn't matter what it is, when you look at the Sahaba or the Yola, Toronto did Oba or the Allah Tala, I don't ever vie for the leadership. No. In fact, when Rasulullah salAllahu
alayhi salam passed away, they went to the gardens. They went to the garden right outside of Medina, and the
man who mentioned because he was not a person who wanted power, but what did he do? He said that this person Oh, Monrovia, from the Mahajan own, and this person from the unsought I can't remember his name right now. He will be the people who will be given these are the two people who will probably be that we don't mean that is when on that rubeola on who he stepped up and he said that none of us will take this position. In fact, he grabbed the hand of Oba karate Allah on and he said that he will become our meaning. Did Olga vie for it? Do he campaigned for it? Absolutely not. And this is something that we see from the Sahaba or the autonome. And Omar was on whose case people
came to Alma and they said you become Amin, amin in the case of Earth man Have you Allah Tala and Amin what mean I'm going to hop out of the alotta and he locked up six people into one house. He locked up six people into one house and he says that you have to decide and Amin, Amin, amin for amongst yourselves that is when some of the Sahaba they backed away. They realize I can be called of evil meaning I want this title to be called I mean what we need but they realize that there is so much accountability that comes with this on the
They a judgment. So they backed away. The only two people that were left was Earth man or the other and an ally of the Ultra, but none of them campaign for it. None of them went to the Sahaba and say, I want you to endorse me. That never happened during the time of the Prophet Salaam. Because these people, they have something that many of us we don't have that it's called Taqwa is called the fear of Allah subhanho wa taala, the cautiousness or the awareness of Allah subhanho wa taala. And that's something that unfortunately, many of us, we don't have. And the Prophet continues on. Once again, he said, that anyone who vies for it, you don't give it to them. Now, I want to make an exception to
this, because this exemption is found in the Quran, and that is the that is what we find in the story of use of anti Islam use of Allah his son, he sees very well that I am fit for this position. I am fit for this position. And he realizes that if there's anyone else, he has seen a dream. He knows the interpretation of the dream. He knows exactly how to manage the finances of the country. That is when he came, he says, Elijah I need I laugh because that didn't make me the financial minister. I will take care of your property. But that is a person who has the utmost or at during that time he had the highest level of Taqwa. So this is something that we learned from from the
Prophet a hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. The next thing that we see today, as Ben is as it has been foretold to us by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam, a hadith of Malik will be allotted I know who he says, Father Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in them in a shorter PSA. And you'll find that knowledge will be will be taken up and not only that, but the Jehovah Jehovah and ignorance will become more firm and you will become established. Well you should, we should I will come up and and there will be wine will be drank or wine or intoxicants will become very common way of how to Zina and Zina will become widespread. And this is something that the Prophet alayhi
salam, he told us now when we talk about once again the first thing let's talk about the first thing, the the idea, the prophet Allah is always telling us that knowledge will be taken up knowledge will be taken away from the Ummah and in place of knowledge, ignorance will come and take his face and will substitute it will substitute the in. There's a hadith narrated by Khalifa Ibrahim Emmanuel, the Allah Tala and who he says. He says that Islam will wear down like the color of the clothes wear down. And then he says not only that, but he says what year did he Masseria Manuel Walla Walla Walla, Walla, Walla, sadaqa. He says that after there will come a time, there will be no
Salaat no fasting, no, no sacrifice. No sadaqa. Today, brothers and sisters, we see this happening. We see so many people of the amount of Rasulullah sallallahu, wasallam, not praying. We see so many people who have the ability to go for hives, they haven't done hives, there are so many people who have the ability to give someone sadaqa they don't give sadaqa and this and this should not make judicial shock us but this is happening today too, that there are so many Muslims, they go through the entire month of Ramadan, they probably fast one day and they don't or they don't fast at all. There are so many people in our communities I've come across I hear about that this is happening.
This is the prophet adding some informing us that how this will happen. And not not only that, but the Prophet Allah has some he explains this very clearly. He says there's a hadith narrated and he shot him in Ottawa and a b He Samir to Abdullah even I'm not even an us you're cool. Samir rasool Allah He said Allah why don't you send me a pool? In Allahu Allah Jacoba Lulu InDesign enters the room in a nurse, the Prophet, this is Abdullah Ibrahim Ahmed narrating that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Allah will not take away knowledge by snatching it away from the people rather He will take away knowledge by taking away the scholars until there will be no scholar left. And
then he says Anakin salaam, it the father, Nasser Hussain, Jo Helen, they will turn to the ignorant leaders, the ignorant people, people so called giving themselves the title that they are learned, and then these people but there probably is some says they are Johal not just jargon, that they're ignorant Joe has extremely ignorant for su e Lu, they will be asked questions about knowledge for f that will be why the ailment they will give fat wise, B without any knowledge for Balu What about Lou they will go astray and they will lead others to astray. And so this is something that the Prophet Allah Islam he has told us that first of all, when you look at this hadith, the Prophet
alayhi salam, we see this happening absolutely during our time, when you compare our time after the Prophet SAW
All righty was setting them up for the Sahara Yatta. On home, the tab you're in that type of tab, you're in their contributions. First of all, they were able to put together FIP then they were able to develop a science called pseudo FIP. Then after that there was a time after the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that hadith was being distorted. They took Hadith, they began to preserve Hadith. Then you had Allah Ma, who came forward and created a science call, ooh, Sunil Hadith. And then not only that were Al Mahdi JAL. In addition to that, to to, to, to distinguish between a Sunni Hadith and a fabricated Hadith, and not a dying of honey but a fabricated Hadith
because there was those those classifications existed during that time. And then they created that and they contributed so much the amount of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when you look at all the major books written, all the major books written, they were written by the tambourine, and the type of diversity and the scholars that came after them. But what happened? What did we see the amount of Rasulullah, sallAllahu, alayhi, wasallam, slowly and gradually, these people, these scholars, they left this world, and in place of them, you had people who did not have knowledge. And so if you look at the 80s, approximately the 70s, the 80s, during that time, here in America to
there and all over the world, there was a lot of Jamelia. JAYLEE, there was actually a dark moment in this OMA, I will say in the 70s, in the 80s. And there were yet there were Allama. Across the world there, we're still working very hard. But if you look in, if you analyze our situation here in America, in the 70s, when, when majority of the parents when they came here, there were no massages, there was no inclination to learn. And then after that, you have the 80s. I don't know about the 70s, because I was born in the 80s. But then after that, in the 80s, there was no there was hardly any massage. And then after that you have slowly and gradually into the 90s, you come into the 90s.
And that is when people began to understand there's something called being when the parents realize that now we have to stay here we have to educate our children. That is when they start getting serious. That is when masajid start coming into existence. This is this is when people start bringing their kids to the masjid. This is when people start teaching their kids about about Islam. That is where Sunday school it came into the 80s and the 90s. That is where it Simon schools and all the massages or in the United States, they began to become mainstream, and slowly and gradually we are we are doing much better than it was before. But yet, still, we are living in a time today that
so many people claim to be scholars giving fatwas without any knowledge. And the Prophet SAW Allah hottie was sent him he has warned us about that. In fact, Imam Imam Abdullah bin Roberto Creme de la la, he was asked about those who are insignificant he says that they are the ones who base their verdicts on personal opinions, meaning and their knowledge is not well founded, and they do not examine their verdicts or base their evidence from from legal texts. And so this is something that we find from Adelaide, Melbourne, Creme de la la. One thing that's really, really important I'll finish on this right now is that even even if you attend the lecture of someone, even if you attend
the lecture of someone, or you're reading a book and you read a fatwa, still, at that time, if someone comes and they ask you, or you or someone may not come and ask you, but if you hear someone talking about this, the most that you can do is you can say, I read in such and such book about this. However, however, you need to go and talk to a scholar. This is one of the biggest problems that we have today is that everyone refers to Islamic websites. What is the purpose of I mean, when you have so many websites, the one that suffers eventually, is Islamic scholarship. If everyone believes that I can go online and study some websites, then what is the point of Islamic
scholarship? What is the point of our own Ummah going through all this hassle of putting together all these sciences? What is the point of going to the ALMA, if you can sit there on the website and study over there? This is why I say this, and I emphasize upon this, you want to go to one website, 10 websites, 50 websites, your choice. But at the end of the day, if you really want to study knowledge, you have to get in touch with a scholar, and not just a scholar, because today in this day and age, we really, we really confuse these titles because we don't know who's a chef who's a scholar who's the Imam who's this, who's that. The most important thing is that how do they have
Islamic scholarship background? Did they take years out of their life? Did they go and study under some particular ship? And when I say put study under some particular ship, I don't mean going to a masjid in the city and the Halacha if someone is saying
Yes, I started under someone, Chef. No, that's not studying under the supervision, or under a chef, what that means is that you go to the chef nearly every single day, you have a text, you study that text, you understand from that teacher, and you have that one on one connection with that teacher. When you go to Medina till today, after salt and lovely Breakfast After the OnStar. For South Asia, you will see the data, so many different pillars in magic number we, there is one teacher sitting with four or five students, one teacher sitting with four or five students. That's what you call gaining knowledge, not by going to Islam, qa.com. That's not seeking knowledge. That's not seeking
knowledge. And that's not the right way of seeking knowledge. That is in the case that if you cannot get in touch with any scholar, then you go to that. But when you have scholars in town, you need to refer to them, you need to refer to them. And this is what we learned. At the same time. What happens in our time is because we don't want to look bad, we always want to become the shear. So we're always afraid to say I don't know, we are afraid to say I don't know, even if you have if you have learned from a scholar, and someone comes and asks you a question, even in that case, if you don't know, you need to learn how to say I don't know, when Imam Malik Muhammad Allah, Allah he was
approached every year, there was a group of there was a tribe living outside Medina, every year they will come to the mount Malik and they will ask him questions and they will make a whole list of questions. And they were counting on Malik and they will say Okay, question number one. Question number two, they will both have this whole list how many times Imam Malik said to them that I don't know. Malik does not know. And he said What do you mean the Malik does not know you are a mama Dada Mahindra, you are the Imam living over here in Medina and you are the greatest scholar right now in Medina, what do you mean you don't know? And he says, I don't know. You need to go ask someone else.
A person like Imam Malik a hoot Allah Allah if he was not afraid and saying, I don't know that none of us should be afraid, or feel insulted, or feel offended or feel a little if I don't know to say I don't know. Because when you will give a fatwa, or even today in this day and age what unfortunately what people do is someone will come and ask someone a question. They'll go to some website and send them a link. That's not the way of acquiring knowledge. That's not their way of disseminating knowledge that is, in fact, a disrespect.
I see this again, this is a disrespect to Islamic scholarship. So this is something that we learn from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and we learn this from our lemma. And we will always need to keep this in mind is that when it comes to our health, we go to the doctor when it comes to our car, we go to the mechanic. When it comes to something in our home, we always call the expert when it comes to religious knowledge. Unfortunately, everyone wants to go online. Everyone wants to go to someone who has not studied and that should not be the case when it comes to our deen when it comes to eemaan put our trust in the people who have given their time and part of their life to
study and acquire knowledge. I'll go in and stop right here inshallah we will continue with this dishonesty. The Prophet saw a lot of something he is talking about or the spread of ignorance. The prophet as I was talking about, we will continue this Inshallah, in our upcoming sessions I pray to Allah subhanho wa Taala that he grants us honesty, ask Allah Subhana Allah He grants us trust in our matters. And if we are ever put in the position of leadership, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to give us the ability to to execute our responsibilities in the way he has been shown from the Quran and the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Zakum Allah Subhana Allah Hi, I'm Nick
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