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20 May 2019 CE | 16 Ramadhan 1440 AH
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Hadith Explanation

What Makes Allah Unresponsive

Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “I swear by Him Who has power over my life, you must enforce virtue and curb evil, otherwise Allah shall very soon send such calamity over you that you will cry and seek mercy from Allah but you will get no response.” [Tirmidhi]

Nowadays it is not considered polite, or anybody’s right, to tell someone else what to do or what not to do. But Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) tells us that when we stop reminding others to do that which Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) has enjoined, and when we stop telling others to leave doing what brings Allah’s wrath, then we will soon be stricken with calamities and misfortunes ourselves.

You come home to find that your house has been wrecked by your younger children: windows are broken, toys, food and clothes are strewn all over the house, sofas are cut open and walls scribbled on. Your older children were at home and silently allowed all of this to take place while they watched. Will you punish only the younger children or the older children even more than the younger ones?

People say such things as, “We asked Allah for help to take us out of our troubles but He didn’t answer.” This hadith tells us why. They might be of those people who had forgotten Allah’s rights over them in their good times. They didn’t bother to tell people to abide by Allah’s commands. Now that the time of their punishment has come, Allah will not respond to them, as they had been unresponsive to Allah. May Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) save us from this!

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