Islamic Date

16 Thu al-Hijjah

English Date

25 July

Mind Your Company

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said,

"An army will come to raid the Kabah and when it reaches a desert land all of them will be swallowed up by the earth." Aisha (radi Allahu anha) asked, "O Messenger of Allah! Why all of them?" He (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) answered, "All of them will be swallowed by the earth, but they will be raised for Judgement according to their intentions." [Bukhari]

This Hadith proves that the company of depraved persons is extremely dangerous. When Allah’s punishment alights on a group of evil doers, it takes all in its embrace - even those who happened to be there without evil intentions or without having committed the evil deed. However, on the Day of Judgement everyone will be rewarded or punished according to his aim and intention, which is well known to Allah the All-Knowing.

Whose army it will be, which has been referred to in this Hadith, and when it will try to invade the Kabah, is a matter known to Allah Alone. Such prophecies are a part of the Unseen world. They come in the category of the miracles of the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam). We believe in their truthfulness.