In the name of Allah
The All Compassionate, the All Merciful
7th Jamaadi al-awwal 1444 (2nd December 2022)
Islamic Universal Association
20 Penzance Place, Holland Park
London, W11 4 PG
Jihad An-Nafs – Part 108
Purification of the heart-Part 50
Further details on Resurrection Day are provided in the Holy Quran in the following Ayahs:
Ayah 254 of Surah Al-Baqarah: “O you who believe! Spend of what we have provided you with, before a day will come when there shall be no bargaining nor friendship nor intercession and those who disbelieve are the unjust.”
Ayahs 3 and 84 of Surah Hud: “…if you turn back, then I fear for you the torment of a great day.
… and verily I fear for you the torment of an All-Encompassing Day.”
Ayah 42 of Surah Ibrahim: “Do not think God to be heedless of what the unjust ones do. He only gives them a respite to a day when eyes will be fixed open in terror.”
Ayah 55 of Surah Al-Hajj: “Those who disbelieve will not cease to be in doubt about it until the Hour overtakes them suddenly, or a chastisement of a Disastrous Day.”
Ayah 26 of Surah Al-Furqan: “The kingdom on that Day shall in truth belong belonging to the Beneficent Lord, and it shall be an extremely Hard Day for the infidels.
Ayah 135 of Surah Al-Shu’ara: “Verily, I fear for you the chastisement of a Grievous Day.”
Ayah 33 of Surah Luqman: “O people! Guard yourselves against the wrath of your Lord, and dread the day when even a father cannot avail his son, nor a son can avail his father….”
Ayah 20 of Surah Qaf: “The Trumpet shall be blown, it is a Promised Day.”
Ayah 8 of Surah Al-Qamar: “Hastening to the caller, the disbelievers shall say: “This is a hard day.”
Ayah 17 of Surah Al-Muzzammil: “Then how will you avoid the punishment, if you disbelieve, on the day which shall turn children grey-headed?”
Ayah 6 of Surah Al-Qiyamah: “He asks: “When will be this Day of Resurrection?”
Ayah 10 of Surah Insaan: “Verily, We fear from our Lord a Day of Distress.”
Ayah 17 of Surah An-Naba: “Verily, the Day of Decision is a time appointed,”
- On the Day of Resurrection there will be no bargaining, friendship nor intercession
- Those who turn back should fear the torment of the grave Day.
- Allah (s.w.t.) gives the unjust a respite before the Day of Decision when eyes will be fixed in disbelief and terror.
- It will be extremely hard for the infidels.
- Those who are in doubt about the Hour will face the torment of a Painful Day.
- The Hour will come suddenly and without any warning.
- On that Day even a father cannot avail his son and vice versa.
- On that Day even children will turn grey-haired.
- On the Promised Day the trumpet will be blown and everyone will come out from their graves. To be continued
Birth anniversary of Hazrat Zainab (a.s.)
On the auspicious birth anniversary of Hazrat Zainab (a.s.), I offer my congratulations to Imam Mahdi (a.s.) and the followers of the Ahlul Bait. I will commemorate this marked occasion, by summarily discussing her great personality.
According to a tradition, Zainab (a.s.) was born on the 5th of Jamadial Awwal, 5 Hijri in Medina to the two most pious and spiritual personalities in the history of Islam, Imam Ali and Fatima (a.s.). Her name is a combination of two words, Zain (adornment) and Ab (father), which means father’s adornment.
The environment that she was brought up was the best of its kind, and that is why she received the best possible training and developed invaluable virtues. Her father, Imam Ali (a.s.) was the most perfect human being after the Holy Prophet (s.a), which no one can truly deny. He was the first man to accept Islam. His entire life was a role model for us to look at and emulate. Her mother, Fatima (a.s), was the grand lady of Islam, whose exemplary life is a lesson for us all and the Holy Quran has portrayed her purity and righteousness. Her grandfather was the Holy Prophet (s.a), the most outstanding figure in history. His wife Khadija, a devoted woman, was her maternal grandmother and her paternal grandmother was Fatima, daughter of Asad, who mothered and nursed the Holy Prophet (s.a.). Her two brothers Imam Hasan and Hussain (a.s.) were excellent role models. She was raised in a house where Gabriel used to bring revelations from Allah (s.w.t.).
Her face reflected her grandfather’s reverence and her father’s awe and like him she was unparalleled in literary eloquence and courage. The speech she delivered in the assembly of Yazid was the pinnacle of eloquence and impressiveness. She was an exemplary woman of great ability, intelligence, knowledge, insight, courage and perseverance. She was the perfect symbol for women and those who wish to attain high spiritual status. In fact, her life has given us all a great lesson as to how to submit to Allah (s.w.t.) and to be in total obedience to His command. Her life was always laden with hardship, but she never feared coping with difficulties which enhanced her endurance and elevated her soul. After the demise of the Holy Prophet (s.a.), there came the period of distress and hardship in her life. She stood by her mother as far as the question of supreme mandate of her father was concerned. When her mother delivered the Fadak sermon, she was merely a child, but she narrated the sermon so lucidly and expressively and that is why she is called Zainab the narrator of traditions. She was a pillar of strength in Karbala to Imam Hussain (a.s.) and the protector and guardian to the surviving members of their family after his martyrdom.