Wednesday, 21 May 2014
Worshipping the Golden Calf
بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
The following is adapted from a swuhbah from Shaykh Muhammad Nazhim Adil al-Haqqani (q.s.) on the 24th March 2003.
Allah (s.w.t.) sent the shari’ah, Divine Rules, but people now no longer care for Divine Rules. Those who deny them are going to be unbelievers; there is no faith with them. The Holy Qur’an Mentions everything that has happened to the perished nations. The Children of Israel had Moses (a.s.). Allah (s.w.t.) Called him to Mount Sinai to Hive him the Torah. When he left them, they made a golden cow and worshipped it. When Moses (a.s.) came back, they were very repentant and sought Forgiveness from Allah (s.w.t.) for what they did.
Allah (s.w.t.) Ordered Moses (a.s.) and Aaron (a.s.) to have the idolaters executed. But He did Forgive them and Granted them Paradise, accepting for their penance, the penalty of death. 70,000 people had worshipped that golden calf.
Lo! Those who chose the calf (for worship), Terror from their Lord and Humiliation will come upon them in the life of the world. Thus do We Requite those who invent a lie. (Surah al-A’araf:152)
Nowadays, people are not worshipping golden calves; they are worshipping Shaythan. Every nation has them; people follow them, and never give any Respect to Allah (s.w.t.). We see from the tafsir of the ayat, the penalty for kufr, for denying Allah (s.w.t.) and refusing His Divine Rules despite clear signs, is to be killed. And it is Allah (s.w.t.) Who is Exacting that penalty. There are wars, conflict and strife all over the world. People are killing each other in ways that have never happened before. People are using technology only for kill others.
Armageddon is not far off. The whole world going to be cleansed of the followers of Shaythan. The people of Shaythan are going to be destroyed and mostly by their own hands. And when it is over, the Divine Kingdom will be established on earth. The Divine Kingdom will be built by Imam al-Mahdi (a.s.) and those who follow him.
After the Mahdi (a.s.) has come, the Anti-Christ will collect those who insist on unbelief. These people will run after the Anti-Christ, because he will tell them. “I am your Lord. Come with me.” The Antichrist will gather his followers from East to West, throughout the entire world, until Allah (s.w.t.) Sends Jesus the Christ (a.s.). He will defeat and kill the is Anti-Christ and all his followers.
For 40 years on earth thereafter, there should be only believers, sincere people who do not run after dunya. They are for Allah (s.w.t.), day and night. They are the ones who spend their nights in dzikr and ‘ibadah; their focus is only to worship. After these 40years, the people of kufr will appear again and slowly get more numerous.
As for Jesus (a.s), he will go to Madina al-Munawwarah, to the Prophet’s (s.a.w.) tomb. There is, behind the Prophet’s grave, three places: one for Abu Bakr (r.a.), one for ‘Umar(r.a.), and then there is a fourth grave which is now empty. It is for Jesus Christ (a.s.). He will be with them, and the believers will bury him in that fourth grave.
And when all this is past, in a time thereafter that only Allah (s.w.t.) Knows, there will come a wind from Paradise. It will bring an easy death for the believers. It is a beautifully scented wind and the believers will smell it and fall into the sleep of death. And then, angels will come to take their bodies and bury them. There will remain after this time, only kuffar on earth; and then the last days with its earthquakes and trials will come upon them.
This is what the Prophet (s.a.w.) has informed us. The world will reach to that point. Only the believers will be Protected and the unbelievers will be Taken Away. The punishment for kufr is death, and millions are going to die. But when they are killed, their souls are clean. Allah (s.w.t.) is Forgiving. He will Forgive them after Exacting His Penalties, and He will Put them in His Paradise. Death is going to purify them. When Allah (s.w.t.) Punishes them for their wrongs, by His Mercy, He will Granted that with their last breath, they say, “Allah”, and then, they are Taken Away.
This are the glad tidings that are sent today. Everyone is born to die; no one is born to stay here. There are angels who say. “You are going to be born for death and you are building for destruction.” Every building must be destroyed, every living thing must die; young or old, we are all are going to be taken away. When Allah (s.w.t.) Taking His Penalty of His slaves, He is not going to give another punishment after death. Therefore, although many people are going to die because of their sins, because they worship Shaythan and forget their Lord; but in the last moment, even when that bullet is about to reach that person, an angel will command prompt, “Say, ‘Allah,’” or “Say, ‘Laa ilaha illa Allah!’” And then their soul is Taken.