Saturday, 4 February 2017

Social Events | Avoiding the Fitnah

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem


“It seems that with the rising of the sun each day, a new Fitnah also emerges and makes its appearance. We have been informed in the Ahadīth, that closer to Qiyamah, there will be an increase in Fitan – trials and tribulations – which will be very, very severe. Like how the darkness of the night increases, so too will these trials increase. Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam cautioned us: “Before the Hour (Qiyamah) comes, there will be Fitan like patches of the dark night…”  In another Hadīth, Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam compared these trials to the falling rain: “I see Fitan (trials) descending in your homes like the falling rain.”  Many more Ahadīth identify different trials and adversities, which will increase closer to Qiyamah.

If someone warns us of a speed trap ahead of us, we decrease our speed. We appreciate the warning and we adopt caution, because if we drive above the speed limit, we will be fined. Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam informed us and warned us regarding the signs of Qiyamah and the limits of Deen, so that we take precaution and remain within the Commandments of Shari’ah; so that we do not violate the limits of Deen and do not get caught up in the Fitnah and Fasaad (corruption), which will become widespread.”