Showing posts with label Misappropriation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Misappropriation. Show all posts

Sunday 16 July 2023

Grave consequences for those who take false oath to unlawfully take the right of another Muslim

We are passing through some very dangerous times for many a Muslim are taking false oaths or using illegal means to take over rights of other Muslims. Unfortunately, this is happening both at individual, family, community and even at government levels. The cause of such unlawful acts is our distancing from the clear commandments of Allah as mentioned in Qur'an and many a Hadith of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. We seem oblivious of the grave consequences that await us for the helplessness of the ones who are deprived of their rights do not go unnoticed by the Lord of the worlds. Many tyrants will be punished right in this world, while many more will see the doors of paradise closing for them and doors of hell wide opened to welcome them for their dishonest worldly life.

This Hadith is quoted in Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim: Book (#1) of Faith - كتاب الإيمان   / Chapter # 61 Warning of the Fire for the one who swears a false oath in order to unlawfully take the right of another Muslim / باب وَعِيدِ مَنِ اقْتَطَعَ حَقَّ مُسْلِمٍ بِيَمِينٍ فَاجِرَةٍ بِالنَّارِ ‏‏‏) as Hadith number # 137a as under:

حَدَّثَنَا يَحْيَى بْنُ أَيُّوبَ، وَقُتَيْبَةُ بْنُ سَعِيدٍ، وَعَلِيُّ بْنُ حُجْرٍ، جَمِيعًا عَنْ إِسْمَاعِيلَ بْنِ جَعْفَرٍ، - قَالَ ابْنُ أَيُّوبَ حَدَّثَنَا إِسْمَاعِيلُ بْنُ جَعْفَرٍ، - قَالَ أَخْبَرَنَا الْعَلاَءُ، - وَهُوَ ابْنُ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ مَوْلَى الْحُرَقَةِ - عَنْ مَعْبَدِ بْنِ كَعْبٍ السَّلَمِيِّ، عَنْ أَخِيهِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ كَعْبٍ، عَنْ أَبِي أُمَامَةَ، أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏"‏ مَنِ اقْتَطَعَ حَقَّ امْرِئٍ مُسْلِمٍ بِيَمِينِهِ فَقَدْ أَوْجَبَ اللَّهُ لَهُ النَّارَ وَحَرَّمَ عَلَيْهِ الْجَنَّةَ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ فَقَالَ لَهُ رَجُلٌ وَإِنْ كَانَ شَيْئًا يَسِيرًا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ قَالَ ‏"‏ وَإِنْ قَضِيبًا مِنْ أَرَاكٍ ‏"‏ ‏

It is narrated on the authority of Abu Umama that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) observed: "He who appropriated the right of a Muslim by (swearing a false) oath, Allah would make Hell-fire necessary for him and would declare Paradise forbidden for him." A person said to him: Messenger of Allah, even if it is something insignificant? He (the Holy Prophet) replied: (Yes) even if it is the twig of the arak tree.

Now, just look around and see who is guilty of this crime and how innocently they ignore the grave consequences of their misdeed that await them in the life of the Hereafter. And imagine the amount of misappropriation as mentioned by the Prophet of Allah: "Even if it is the twig of the arak tree." Despite Divine Commandments, many Muslims are guilty of this crime and their spree continues unabated without any fear of the grave consequences that await them. Make sure YOU ARE NOT AMONG THESE!!
May Allāh (سبحانه و تعالى‎) help us understand Qur'ān and follow the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, which is embodiment of commandments of Allah contained in the Qur'ān. May Allah help us to be like the ones He loves and let our lives be lived helping others and not making others' lives miserable or unlivable. May all our wrong doings, whether intentional or unintentional, be forgiven before the angel of death knocks on our door. 
وَمَا عَلَيۡنَاۤ اِلَّا الۡبَلٰغُ الۡمُبِيۡنُ‏ 
(36:17) and our duty is no more than to clearly convey the Message.”
That is Our duty is only to convey to you the message that Allah has entrusted us with. Then it is for you to accept it or reject it. We have not been made responsible for making you accept it forcibly, and if you do not accept it, we shall not be seized in consequence of your disbelief, you will yourselves be answerable for your actions on Day of Resurrection.

May Allah forgive me if my posts ever imply a piety far greater than I possess. I am most in need of guidance.

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