Do not destroy your Hereafter for other’s worldly comforts

Someone talked to Sayyiduna ‘Umar Bin ‘Abdul ‘Azeez رَحْمَةُ اللّٰەِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه about the financial condition of his family, he رَحْمَةُ اللّٰەِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه said: I have also given them like others the share from Maal-e-Ghanimat (spoils of war). He humbly asked: How will they live by this very little amount of money? From where will they buy clothes and how will they offer hospitality to guests? He رَحْمَةُ اللّٰەِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه replied: I cannot make their world better at the cost of my Hereafter. (Hazrat ‘Umar Bin ‘Abdul ‘Azeez ki 425 Hikayaat, pp. 178)

Dear Islamic brothers! It is surely unwise to destroy your own Hereafter to provide worldly benefits and facilities to others.

Three sayings of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم

The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has said:

On Judgement Day, in the sight of Allah Almighty amongst people, the worst-ranking bondman is he who destroys his Hereafter for the sake of the world of others. (Ibn Majah, vol. 4, pp. 339, Hadees 3966)

Shall I not tell you about the worst person? It is he who himself eats but prevents his guest from eating, travels alone and beats his slave. Shall I not tell you about a worse person than him? It is he who bears malice towards people and people bear malice towards him too. Shall I not tell you about even worse than this person? It is he from whom there is a fear of evil and there is no hope of goodness. Shall I not tell you about even a worse person than him? It is he who sells his Hereafter for the world of other. Shall I not tell you about even a worse person than him? It is he who earns the world in return for Deen [religion]. (Tareekh Madinah Dimashq, vol. 51, pp. 133)

On Judgment Day, the person who would have sold his Hereafter for the sake of the world of others will feel ashamed the most. (Tareekh Kabeer, vol. 5, pp. 388, Hadees 7998/1927)

Regarding this blessed Hadees ‘Allamah ‘Abdur Rauf Manaawi رَحْمَةُ اللّٰەِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه has stated: The most foolish acts are to get someone’s worldly share in return for your share of Hereafter and to prefer other’s world to your own Hereafter. Blessed Islamic jurists have called such a person ‘اَخَسُّ الْاَخِسَّاء’ (one who has done the cheapest and the most disgraceful act). (Fayz-ul-Qadeer, vol. 2, pp. 537, Taht-al-Hadees: 2201)

Indications of some matters regarding making the world of other better and destroying your own Hereafter

1.       Causing damage to the opponents of your worldly leader for supporting him, quarrelling with them even committing the crime of murder

2.       Showering somebody with false praise to the officer or employer etc., so that he can get a post

3.       Hiring incompetent people based on relations or friendship, etc., by ignoring the rules and regulations of the organization during recruitment

4.       Marking the false attendance of an absent employee

5.       Telling a lie to a customer and deceiving him in order to sell the faulty and defective goods of  your employer

6.       Upon the instructions of the employer at petrol and CNG pumps getting full payment from customers, but filling less petrol and CNG

7.       A lawyer’s act of proving someone innocent before the judge despite knowing about his cruelty and usurpation (unlawful possession)

8.       Giving false testimony in favour of someone

9.       Supporting those who steal, rob and occupy pieces of land unjustly

10.  Standing by the people of family and community during their quarrels and panchayat (village council) despite knowing that they are wrong

11.  Making and giving fake degrees to people

12.  Earning Haraam by giving the excuse of meeting the expenses of family members

13.  Helping someone to do cheating in the exams in order to make him pass the exams

14.  A teacher’s act of passing a student even if he has failed in his paper

In the above-mentioned matters found in the society, destroying your own Hereafter sometimes directly and sometimes indirectly for making better the world of other is apparent. May Allah Almighty save us from doing such deeds!

اٰمِيۡن   بِجَاهِ   النَّبِيِّ  الۡاَمِيۡن     صَلَّى  اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى  عَلَيۡهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم




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