Iman.Ihsan.Hour.

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Imaan does fluctuate.

Abu Hurairah, may Allah be pleased with him, reported:
One day Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) appeared before the public. Then a man came to him and asked: Prophet of Allah, what is Iman? Upon this he (the Holy Prophet) replied: That you affirm your faith in Allah, His angels, His Books, His meeting, His Messengers and that you affirm your faith in the Resurrection hereafter. He (again) asked: Messenger of Allah, what does Islam signify? He (the Holy Prophet) replied: Islam signifies that you worship Allah and do not associate anything with Him and you perform the prescribed Prayer and you pay the obligatory poor-due (Zakah) and you observe the Fast of Ramadan. He (the inquirer) again asked: Messenger of Allah, what does Al-Ihsan (Faithfulness) imply? He (the Holy Prophet) replied: That you worship Allah as if you are seeing Him, and in case you fail to see Him, then observe that He is seeing you. He (the inquirer) again asked: Messenger of Allah, when would there be the Hour of (Doom)? He (the Holy Prophet) replied: The one who is asked about it is no better informed than the inquirer. Then he (the Messenger of Allah) (may peace be upon him) recited (the verse): Verily, Allâh! With Him (Alone) is the knowledge of the Hour, He sends down the rain, and knows that which is in the wombs No person knows what he will earn tomorrow, and no person knows in what land he will die Verily, Allâh is All­Knower, All­Aware (of things) He (the narrator, Abu Hurairah) said: Then the person turned back and went away. Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: Bring that man back to me. They (the Companions of the Holy Prophet present there) went to bring him back, but they did not find him. Upon this Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) remarked: He was Gabriel. He came to teach people their religion.

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Scores on The Day Of Resurrection

When the Day of Resurrection comes, a man’s wealth and capital will be his Hasanaat (good deeds). If he had done wrong to any people, they will take from his hasanaat to the extent that he mistreated them. If he does not have any hasanaat, or if his hasanaat run out, then some of their sayi`aat (bad deeds) will be taken and added to his burden. Bukhari narrated on the authority of Abu Hurayrah that the Messenger of Allah (p.b.u.h.) said: “Whoever wronged his brother with regard to his honor or any other matter, should seek his forgiveness today, before there are no longer any Dinars, or Dirhams; and if he has any righteous deeds, they will be taken from him, in accordance with the wrong he did; and if he has no hasanaat, some of the sayi`aat of his counterpart will be taken and added to his burden:” (Bukhari: Kitaab al-Mazaalim, Baab man kaanat lahu mazlamah ‘inda rajul, Fath al-Baari, 5/101)

This person whose Hasanaat (good deeds) are taken from him by the people, and then has their Sayi’aat (bad or evil deeds) placed on his own back, is the one who is bankrupt, as the Messenger (p.b.u.h.) called him. Muslim narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (p.b.u.h – peace be upon him) said: “Do you know who is the one who is bankrupt?” They said, ‘The bankrupt is the one who has no money and no possessions. ‘ He said, ‘Among my Ummah (Islamic Community/Nation) , the one who is bankrupt is the one who will come on the Day of Resurrection with prayer and fasting and Zakah (to his credit), but he will come having insulted this one, slandered that one, consumed the wealth of this one and shed the blood of that one, and beaten that one. So they will all be given some of his hasanaat, and when his hasanaat run out, before judgment is passed, some of their sins will be taken and cast onto him, then he will be cast into the Fire.'” (Muslim: 4/1998, Hadith no. 2581)

If a debtor died when he still owed money to people, they will take from his Hasanaat whatever is in accordance with what he owes them. It is narrated with that Ibn Umar (ra -May Allah be pleased with him) stated: The Messenger of Allah (p.b.u.h.) said: “Whoever dies owing a Dinar or a Dirham, it will be paid from his Hasanaat, for then there will be no Dinars or Dirhams.” (Saheeh al-Jaami as-Sagheer, 5/537, Hadith no. 6432)

If people wronged one another, the score will be settled between them. If they mistreated one another equally, then there will be no score to settle. If one of them is still owed something by the other, he will take what he is entitled to.

It is narrated that Aisha (ra – may Allah be pleased with her) said: “A man came and sat in front of the Messenger of Allah (p.b.u.h.), and said, ‘O Messenger of Allah, I have two slaves who tell me lies, betray and disobey me, and I insult them and beat them. What is my position with regard to them?’ The Messenger of Allah (p.b.u.h.) said: ‘On the Day of Resurrection, their betrayal, disobedience and lying will be measured against your punishment of them. If your punishment is commensurate with their wrongs, then there will be no score to settle. If your punishment of them was less than their sins deserved, then this will count in your favour. If your punishment of them was more than their sins deserved, then the score will be settled against you.’ The man turned away and started to weep. The Messenger of Allah (p.b.u.h.) said to him, ‘Have you not read the words of Allah?”

 “And We shall set up Balances of justice on the Day of Resurrection, then none will be dealt with unjustly in anything. And if there be the weight of a mustard seed, We will bring it. And Sufficient are We to take account.” (Quran 21: 47).'” (Mishkaat al-Masaabeeh, 3/66, Hadith no. 5561) It is also narrated in Saheeh al-Jaami`, 6/327, Hadith no. 7895, where it attributed to Ahmad and Tirmidhi.)

Because Zulm (oppression) is such a serious matter, it is better for those who fear that Day to give up oppression and avoid it. The Messenger (p.b.u.h.) has told us that oppression will be darkness on the Day of Resurrection. Bukhari and Muslim narrated from Abdullah Ibn Umar that the Prophet (p.b.u.h.) said: “Oppression (Zulm) will be darkness (Zulumaat) on the Day of Resurrection. “ (Bukhari: Kitaab al-Mazaalim, Baab az-Zulm Zulumaat Yawm al-Qiyaamah, Fath al-Baari, 51100; Muslim, 4/1969, Hadith no. 2579) Muslim narrated from Jaabir ibn Abdullah (ra) that the Messenger of Allah (p.b.u.h.) said: “Beware of oppression (Zulm), for oppression will be darkness (Zulumaat) on the Day of Resurrection. ” (Muslim: 4/1969, Hadith no. 2578) By: Dr. Umar Al-Ashqar

The signs of the Day of Judgement

*Camels will no longer be used as a means of transport;
* People will ride on saddles that aren’t saddles (cars?)
* The distance on earth will become short;
* Horses will not be used in wars;
* Muslims will defeat the Byzantines which will end with the conquest of Constantinople Istanbul);
* The Jews will gather again to live in Bilad Canaan;
* Very tall buildings will be built;
* The disappearance of knowledge and the appearance of ignorance, with much killing;
* Adultery will become widespread, and the drinking of wine will become common;
* The number of men will decrease and the number of women will increase until there are 50 women to be looked after by one man.
* Islam will become worn out like clothes are, until no one will  know what fasting, prayer, charity and rituals are;
* Allah will send a disease to fornicators that will have no cure (Aids?);
* People will begin to believe in the stars and reject AL QADAR (THE DIVINE DECREE OF DESTINY);
* Men will pass by people’s graves and say: “Would that I were in his place”; (large amount of sucidal deaths?)
* The Euphrates will uncover a mountain of gold for which people will fight over (the river of Alfurat that lies near Syria);
* Two large groups of people will fight one another, and there will be many casualties; they will both be following the same religion World War II?);
* Approximately 30 DAJJALS will appear, each one claiming to be the  messenger of ALLAH;
* Earthquakes will increase;
* Time will pass quickly;
* Afflictions will appear;
* Killing will increase;
* Wealth will increase;
* Women will be wearing clothes but not wearing clothes

* THE PROPHET (saw) SAID: “IF MY UMMAH BEARS 15 TRAITS (QUALITIES),TRIBULATION WILL FOLLOW IT.” (DAY OF JUDGEMENT) SOMEONE ASKED,”WHAT ARE THEY O MESSENGER OF ALLAH?” HE (saw) SAID:
* When any gain is shared out only among the rich, with no benefit to the poor;
* When a trust becomes a means of making profit;
* When paying ZAKKAT becomes a burden;
* When voices are raised in the mosque;
* When the leader of a people is the worst of them; When people treat a man with respect because what he may do;
* When much wine is drunk; red wind or the earth swallow them, or to be transformed into animals.”

* ‘IMRAN IBN HUSAYN SAID: “THE PROPHET (AS) SAID, ‘SOME PEOPLE OF THIS UMMAH WILL BE SWALLOWED BY THE EARTH, TRANSFORMED INTO ANIMALS, AND SOME WILL BE BOMBARDED WITH STONES’. ONE OF THE MUSLIMS ASKED, WHEN WILL THAT BE O MESSENGER Of ALLAH?’ HE SAID, ‘WHEN SINGERS AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS WILL BECOME POPULAR, AND MUCH
WINE IS DRUNK.'”

THE GREATER SIGNS OF THE HOUR The Quran will disappear in one night, even from the people’s hearts, and no Ayyah will be left on earth. (Some groups of old people will be left who will say: “We heard of fathers’ saying “LAILLAHA ILLA ALLAH” so we repeat it);

* The appearance of the MAHDI;
* The appearance of the DAJJAL (Anti Christ);
* The appearance of Ya’juj and Ma’juj(biblical Gog and Magog);
* Isa (Jesus) will come during the time of Dajjal;
* The rising of the sun from the west;
* The destruction of the Ka’ba and the recovery of its treasures;
* The smoke.

Wallahu a’alam