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18 June 2019 CE | 15 Shawwal 1440 AH
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Hadith Explanation

Mouth to the Trumpet

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “How can I enjoy myself when the one with the Trumpet has raised the Trumpet to his mouth, knitted his brow and is waiting to blow.” They said: “What should we say, Messenger of Allah?” He said: “Say, Allah is enough for us and the best Guardian. We have put our trust in Allah.” [Ahmad]

The angel entrusted with the Trumpet is Israfeel (alaihis salam). He will blow three blasts on it at the command of his Lord, the Almighty and Majestic. The first is the Blast of Terror, the second the Blast of Swooning, and the third the Blast of the Rising for the Lord of heaven and earth.

What the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) was saying in this hadith is that when one is aware of the imminent end the world is coming to and the immediateness of his accountability before his Lord, then how can he enjoy himself mindlessly with the soon to end amusements of this world.

It is not possible for a Muslim to give precedence to entertainment over responsibility. Those who do not believe in reward in the afterlife may try to cash whatever they can in this world. But a Muslim knows that the rewards of the afterlife are far greater. To him it is like taking $100 now or $1,000,000 after a month. The cash is not equal to the credit. So he/she prefers credit over cash.

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