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FAITH AND BELIEF

Beliefs About Allah

  1. In the beginning, the entire universe did not exist. Allah brought it into existence.

  2. Allah is One. He is not dependent on anyone. He has not given birth to anyone, nor was He begotten. He does not have any wife. There is no one equal to Him.

  3. He has been since eternity and will remain till eternity.

  4. There is nothing similar to Him. He is unique.

  5. He is alive. He has power over everything. Nothing is beyond His knowledge. He sees and hears everything. He speaks, but His speech is not like ours. He does whatever He wishes and there is no one to stop or reprimand Him. He alone is worthy of being worshipped. He has no partner. He is Merciful to His slaves. He is the Lord. He is free of all blemishes. He is the one Who saves His slaves from all calamities. He is the possessor of honour and greatness. He is the Creator of all things; nothing has created Him. He is the forgiver of sins. He is all-powerful. 

    He gives in abundance. He is the One who provides sustenance and decreases or increase the provision of whosoever He likes. He humiliates or elevate whomsoever He wishes. He gives honour or disgraces whomsoever He wishes. He is just. He is extremely tolerant and forbearing. He values and rewards service and worship rendered to Him. He accepts duas  (supplications). He is all-encompassing. He is the ruler over everyone and no one rules over Him. No work of His is devoid of wisdom. He fulfils the needs of everyone. He is the One Who created everyone and He is the One Who will bring everyone back to life on the day of qiyaamah. He is the one who gives life and causes death.

    Everyone knows Him through signs and attributes. No one can know the essence of His being. He accepts the repentance of the sinners. He punishes those who deserve punishment. He is the One Who gives guidance. Whatever happens in this universe occurs under His order. Without His order, even an atom cannot move. He does not sleep nor does He slumber. He does not get weary of protecting the entire universe. He is the One Who is keeping everything in control. He has all good and beautiful qualities. There is no bad or defective quality in Him, nor is there any blemish in Him.

  6. All His qualities are from eternity and will remain till eternity. No quality of His can ever disappear.

  7. He is free from the qualities of the creation. Wherever such qualities have been mentioned in the Quraan or Ahadith, their meanings are known only to Allah. He is the One Who knows the reality of these things. We believe in these things with the  conviction that whatever their meanings, they are correct. And this is the best way of looking at these things. Alternatively, we might describe them to be able to gain an understanding of them.

  8. The good or evil that takes place in the world is in Allah's knowledge eternity and He give it existence accordingly. This is known as taqdir (pre-destination). There is much wisdom in creating the creation of evil things. Everyone cannot fathom this wisdom.

  9. Allah has given man an understanding and the power of choice with which he chooses between good and evil. But he cannot bring anything into existence of his own accord. With good deeds pleasing Allah and evil deeds displeasing Him.

  10. Allah has not command man to do anything beyond his power.

  11. Allah is not bound by anything. Whatever mercy He shows is solely out of His kindness and virtue.

Beliefs About the Prophets

  1. Allah has sent many Prophets to guide mankind onto the right path. All of them are all free from sins. Their actual number is known to Allah alone. In order to establish their truthfulness, Allah enabled them to do certain things which others could not do. Such acts are called miracles (mu'jizaat).

    The first Prophet is Aadam (alayhis salaam) and the last is Muhammad (SAW). There were others in between these two. Some of them are famous, such as: Nuh alayhis salaam, Ibrahim alayhis salaam, Is'haaq alayhis salaam, Ismail alayhis salaam, Yaqub alayhis salaam, Yusuf alayhis salaam, Daood alayhis salaam, Sulayman alayhis salaam, Ayyub alayhis salaam, Musa alayhis salaam, Harun alayhis salaam, Zakariyyah alayhis salaam, Yahya alayhis salaam, Isa alayhis salaam, Ilyas alayhis salaam, al-Yasa' alayhis salaam, Yunus alayhis salaam, Lut alayhis salaam, Idris alayhis salaam, Zul Kifl alayhis salaam, Salih alayhis salaam, Hud alayhis salaam, and Shuayb alayhis salaam.

  2. Allah has not disclosed the exact number of Prophets to anyone. We should therefore resolved to have faith in all the Prophets of Allah, those that we know and those we have no knowledge of.

  3. The status of some Prophets is higher than that of others. The highest status is that of our Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. No Prophet will come after him. He is the Prophet of all mankind and jinn right until the day of qiyamah.

  4. Allah took our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam physically while he was awake, from Makkah to Baitul Maqdis, and from there to the seven heavens, and from there to wherever He wanted. He then sent him back to Makkah. This journey is known as the Mi'raj.

Beliefs About Angels and Jinn

After creating certain creatures from light, Allah concealed them from our sight. These creatures are called angels. A lot of work has been entrusted to them. They never do anything contrary to the orders of Allah. They  do whatever work has been assigned to them. Among them, four angels are very famous. They are: Hadrat Jibra'eel alayhis salaam, Hadrat Mika'eel alayhis salaam, Hadrat Israfeel alayhis salaam, and Hadrat Izra'eel alayhis salaam.

Allah created certain creatures from fire. We cannot see them too. They are called jinn. There are good and bad jinns. They also have children. The most famous among them is the accursed Iblis, i.e. Shaytaan.

Beliefs About the Awliya (Friends of Allah)

  1. When a Muslim engages in an abundance of ibaadah, abstains from sins, does not become attached to the world, and follows the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in every way, he becomes the friend and beloved of Allah. Such a person is called a wali. At times, a wali does certain acts which cannot be done by others. These acts are called karamaat (miracles, or noble and excellent deeds).

  2. No matter how high a stage a wali may attain, he will never be equal to a Prophet. 

  3. No matter how beloved a wali is to Allah, he is not absolved of observing Shariah. Salah, fasting, and other act of worship must be observed and sinful deeds should be avoided.

  4. The person who acts contrary to the Shariah cannot be a friend of Allah. If he does some miraculous act, then it is either magic or something enacted through the influence of the soul or satan. These things should not be believed in.

  5. At times, a wali comes to know of certain mysterious things either in his sleep or while awake. This is known as kashf or ilhaam (manifestations or inspirations). If these things are in conformity with the Shariah, they are acceptable, if not, they have to be rejected.

  6. Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam have shown all the matters pertaining to the Deen in the Quran and Ahadith. To introduce new thing into religion is not permitted. Such new things are known as bid'aat (innovations). An innovation is a major sin.

Beliefs About Heavenly Books

Allah has sent down many small and large books through the angel Jibra'eel alayhis salaam to the Prophets so that they may teach the matters of religion to their respective communities. Among these books, four are very famous: the Torah which was sent to Prophet Musa alayhis salaam, the Zabur which was sent to Daood alayhis salaam, the Injil which was sent to Prophet Isa alayhis salaam, and the Quran which was sent to our Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. The Quran is the last of the books and no new book will be revealed now. The instructions of the Quran will remain valid right until the day of qiyaamah. Misguided people changed a lot of things in the other books. But Allah has promised the protection of the Quran. No one can change it in any way.

Beliefs About the Sahabah (Companions of Prophet)

  1. Those Muslims who have seen our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and have died as Muslims, are known as Sahabah. Very virtues have been described about them. We must love and think good of all of them. If we hear of dispute or disagreement  among them, we should regard it as a genuine misunderstanding or a miscalculation. We should not speak ill of them. 

    Four Companions are most prominent: Hadrat Abu Bakr Siddiq radiallahu anhu. He took the place of Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and supervised the matters of the religion. He is therefore called the first Khalifah. He is the best person in the entire ummat. After him comes Hadrat Umar radiallahu anhu. He is the second Khalifah. After him is the third Khalifah, Hadrat Uthman radiallahu anhu. After him is the fourth Khalifah, Hadrat Ali radiallahu anhu.

  2. The status of the Sahabah is so high that even the greatest of walis cannot reach a stage equal to the lowest Sahabi.

  3. All the children and wives of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam are worthy of respect. Among his children, Hadrat Fatima radiallahu anha has the highest status. Among his wives, Hadrat Khadija and Hadrat Aisha radiallahu anhuma have the highest status.

General Beliefs

  1. One's Imaan (faith) is complete only when one regards Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as true in every respect and accepts everything from them. To doubt any aspect of Allah and His Propet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, or to reject it, or to find faults with it, or to mock at it will remove faith.

  2. To reject the clear meanings of the Quran and Ahadith, or to interpret them according to ones own ideas amounts to disbelief.

  3. To regard a sin as permissible removes faith.

  4. No matter how serious a sin may be, as long as it is regarded as a sin, faith is retained though it gets weaker.

  5. To be absolutely fearless of Allah, or to despair of His mercy amounts to kufr (disbelief infidility).

  6. To ask someone of unseen things (ghayb) and to believe in that is kufr.

  7. No one knows the unseen except Allah. However, certain things are made known to Prophets through revelations (wahi), to walis through manifestations and inspirations (kashf and ilhaam), and to ordinary people through signs.

  8. To call a person a kafir (disbeliever) by name or to curse him is a major sin. However, we can say in general terms: Allah's curse be on the oppressors, or Allah's curse be on the liars. If Allah and His Rasul sallallahu alayhi wa sallam have cursed someone specifically by name, or informed us of them being kafir; it will not be a sin for us to call them kafir or mal'un (accursed).

  9. When a person dies and if he is buried, then after he is buried; and if he is not buried, then in whatever state he may be in; two angels come to him. One's name is Munkar and the other is Nakeer. They come and ask him: "Who is your creator? What is your Deen?" and pointing to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, "Who is this person?" If the deceased was a strong believer, he will answer all the questions correctly. Thereafter there will be all sorts of comforts for him. They will open a window towards jannah from which a cool and fragrant breeze will continue blowing and he will continue sleeping peacefully. As for the one who was not a believer, to all the questions he will reply that he does not know anything. Thereafter, he will be subjected to great hardships and punishment right until the day of qiyaamah. Allah Ta'ala exempts some people from this test, but all these things are known to the deceased only. We cannot see these things, just as a sleeping person sees everything in his dream, while a person sitting next to him remains totally unaware.

  10. The deceased is shown his abode every morning and evening. A jannati (dweller of paradise) is given glad tidings by being shown his abode in paradise, while a jahannami (dweller of hell) is shown his abode in hell and thereby made more despondent and wretched.

  11. We can make dua for the deceased and give charity on his behalf. Rewards reach him and be very beneficial for him.

  12. All the signs of qiyaamah as foretold by Allah and His Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will definitely occur. Imam Mahdi will appear and will rule with absolute justice. The one-eyed Dajjal will appear and cause a lot of corruption in the world. Hadrat Isa alayhis salaam will come down from the heavens in order to kill him and will succeed in killing him. Yajuj and Majuj are a very powerful people. They will spread all over the world and create a lot of mischief. Then Allah will destroy them. A strange animal will come out from the earth and converse with people. The sun will rise from the west. The Quran will be raised and within a few days all the Muslims will die and the world will be filled with kuffar. Many other incidents will also take place.

  13. When all the foretold signs are observed, the Last Day will come. Allah will instruct Hadrat Israfeel alayhis salaam to  blow the trumpet. This trumpet will be in the shape of a very large horn. With the blowing of the trumpet, the earth and skies will be blown into smithereens. All the creatures will die, and those that have already died, their souls will become unconscious. But those whom Allah wishes to protect, will remain as they are. A specific period will pass in this condition.

  14. When Allah wishes the entire universe to arise again, the trumpet will be blown a second time. When it is blown, the entire universe will be re-born. All the dead will be brought to life and they will all gather in the field of resurrection. Fearing the difficulties of qiyaamah, they will all approach the Prophets for intercession and Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will intercede. The scales will be raised and all good and bad deeds will be weighed and accounted for. A few people will enter paradise without reckoning. The pious people will be given their record of deeds in their right hands while the sinners will be given in their left hands. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will make his followers drink water from the Haud-e-Kauthar (the fountain of abundance). The water of this fountain will be whiter than milk and sweeter than honey. Everyone will also have to cross the Sirat. The pious, will cross it over into paradise. While the sinners, will fall down into hell.

  15. Hell has already been created. It has snakes, scorpions and many other types of punishments. Among the dwellers of hell, those that have even an iota of Imaan will be taken out of it and admitted into paradise after having  received the share for their evil deeds, and after their punishment after the intercession of the Prophets and pious slaves of Allah, irrespective of how great sinners they may have been. As for the disbelievers and polytheists (mushrikeen) they will abide therein forever and will not even die.

  16. Paradise has also been created and has various types of comforts and luxuries. The dwellers of paradise will have fear or concern whatsoever. They will abide therein forever. They will neither come out of it, nor die. 

  17. Allah has the full right to punish minor sins or to forgive over major ones and not to punish at all.

  18. Allah does not ever forgive kufr or shirk. Apart from this, whatever other sins there may be, He will forgive whoever He wishes out of His mercy.

  19. Apart from all those whom Allah and His Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam have named as will enter paradise, we cannot say about anyone else that they will enter paradise. However, we should be optimistic and hopeful of His mercy, when deserving deeds are performed.

  20. The greatest bounty in paradise is the vision of Allah. In comparison to this pleasure, all other bounties will be insignificant.

  21. While awake, no one has seen Allah with his eyes in this world, nor can anyone see Him.

  22. A person may have been good or bad all his life, he will be recompensed according to the state in which he dies.

  23. Whenever a person repents or accepts Islam, his repentance or Islam will be accepted by Allah. However, at the time of death, when he is breathing his last and he sees the angels of death, neither repentance nor his accepting Islam will be acceptable.

Incorrect Beliefs and Actions

It seems appropriate here to mention a few incorrect beliefs, evil customs, and major sins which are committed often and which cause a shortcoming in one's Imaan. We mention them that people may guard themselves from them. Some of them are absolute kufr and shirk, some are very close to that, others are innovations and delusions, while others are sins. It is, therefore, necessary to safeguard one's self from all of them. A few worldly harms of sinning and worldly benefits of good deeds will be mentioned here. Since people to give more attention to worldly gains and losses, it is hoped that they might be inclined to do good and abstain from evil.

Kufr and Shirk (Disbelief and Polytheism)

This chapter deals with those aspects that necessitate kufr and shirk  or are customs and habits of the kuffar and mushrikeen, or have their traces, or lead to those things.

The following are forbidden in the Shariah:

  1. To like kufr, to appreciate its ideas, and to make someone else commit an act of kufr.

  2. To express regret or remorse at one's own Imaan for some reason, e.g. by thinking that if he were not a Muslim, he could have attained such and such a thing.

  3. To say the following things out of grief on the death of one's children or close ones: "Allah had to kill him only", "he was the only left in the world for Allah to kill", "Allah should not have done this", "No one perpetrates such brutality as You have done."

  4. To think ill of or find fault with any order of Allah and His Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

  5. To scorn at Prophet or angel, or to find fault with them.

  6. To believe that a saint or pious person has knowledge of our conditions at all times.

  7. To ask about unknown matters or to cause events to be foretold from an astrologer or person under the influence of a jinn, and then to believe in what they say.

  8. To take omens from the speech of a pious person and then to regard them as true.

  9. To implore someone from a great distance and to think that he must have definitely come to know of it.

  10. To regard someone as having the choice of benefiting or causing harm.

  11. To ask someone for the fulfillment of one's needs, sustenance and children.

  12. To fast in someone's name. 

  13. To prostrate before someone.

  14. To release an animal in someone's name or to make an offering in someone's name.

  15. To make a pledge in the name of someone.

  16. To make tawaaf around the grave or house of someone.

  17. To give priority to other things or customs over the orders of Allah.

  18. To bow in front of someone or to stand motionless like a statue in front of him.

  19. To make an offering of a goat to a jinn, etc.

  20. To sacrifice an animal in the name of someone.

  21. To make an offering or sacrifice a goat, etc. in order to rid one's self of a jinn, ghost, or evil spirit.

  22. To worship the navel-cord of the child so that it may live.

  23. To cry out to someone (other than Allah) for justice.

  24. To respect and revere any place as one would do for the Ka'bah.

  25. To pierce the ears or nose of a child and to make him wear an ear or nose-ring in the name of someone.

  26. To tie a coin on the arm, or a string around the neck in the name of someone.

  27. To make children wear garlands, wreaths, to keep locks of hair over their heads, or to make them beggars.

  28. To keep names such as Ali Bakhsh (given by Ali), Husayn Bakhsh (given by Husayn), Abdun Nabi (slave of the Prophet), etc.

  29. To attach the name of a particular saint on an animal and to respect it thereafter.

  30. To believe that the affairs of the world are under the influence of the stars.

  31. To ask about auspicious and inauspicious days and dates and to take omens from them.

  32. To regard certain months and dates as unlucky.

  33. To recite the name of a particular saint in the form of remembrance or incantations.

  34. To say that if Allah and His Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wish such and such a thing, that will happen. 

  35. To take an oath in the name or on the head of someone. 

  36. To keep pictures of animate objects. Especially a saint as a source of blessing and to respect it.
    Apart from this, there are many other things. The foregoing are mentioned by way of example.

Innovations and Evil Customs

Something that has no basis in Shariah into the Deen, to regard it as part of it, and to act upon it with the hope of reward, is called a bid'ah (innovation), which is a major sin.

The following are innovations and customs which must be avoided:

  1. To organize and hold grand fairs at graves, to light lamps there, for women to visit them, and to cover graves with sheets.

  2. To construct tombs over the graves.

  3. To go to extremes in revering the graves with a view to please the saint of the grave.

  4. To make ta'zias, to kiss the graves and rub its dust on one's face.

  5. To make tawaaf and sajdah at the graves.

  6. To offer salaat towards the graves.

  7. To make offerings at the graves.

  8. To keep ta'zias or emblems on the graves, and to keep sweets, etc. on them.

  9. To salute graves and regard them as unique and incomparable.

  10. To refrain in the month of Muharram from:
    a) eating betel leaves,
    b) applying henna (mehendi),
    c) the company of the husband,
    d) wearing red clothes,
    e) eating out of the dish named after Hazrat Fatimah (R.A.).

  11. To observe the third and fortieth days as compulsory death ceremonies.

  12. To regard the second marriage of a woman as a blemish despite there being a need for it.

  13. To perform the different ceremonies of Nikah (marriage), Khatna (circumcision), Bismillah (beginning of education), etc., in spite of lack of means, especially by putting oneself in debt and making arrangements for music and dances.

  14. To observe the festivals of Holi and Diwali.

  15. To greet in any way other than the greeting of As salaamu alai kum, or to just bow by raising the hand.

  16. To appear before one's brother-in-law, sister-in-law, cousins, or any other strangers, etc. without any modesty or bashfulness. 

  17. To bring water from the river while singing.

  18. To listen to music or play musical instruments, or to make dancing girls dance and to reward them for it.

  19. To be boastful or proud of one's lineage or family, or to consider any connection with any saint to be sufficient for salvation.

  20. To taunt someone on account of his lower lineage, or to regard any permissible occupation as mean or below dignity.

  21. To go to extremes in praising someone. 

  22. To spend extravagantly in marriages and other senseless ceremonies.

  23. To follow Hindu customs.

  24. To make the bridegroom wear clothes which are contrary to the Shariah, to adorn him with garlands, to apply henna (mehendi) on him, to light fireworks and make unnecessary decorations. 

  25. To bring the bridegroom among the women and in front of them, or to peep at him.

  26. To bring the mature (baaligh) sister-in-law (bride's sister) in front of the bridegroom, to joke with her, or to hold "chauthi" (a ceremony on the fourth day of the marriage).

  27. To go and listen to the conversation of the bride and bridegroom while they are in their privacy, to peep at them or to eavesdrop; and if you hear something, to tell it to others. 

  28. To make the bride attend the feast given by the bridegroom and to force her to sit there to the extent that even her salaat is missed.

  29. To fix exorbitant mehr (dowry) out of pride and boastfulness.

  30. To weep aloud out of sorrow, or to beat the face and chest, or to cry in a shouting manner.

  31. To break the containers which were in use at the time of death, or to get the clothes washed which touched the body of the dead. 

  32. Not to prepare pickles, etc. in the house of mourning for about a year or so. 

  33. Not to celebrate any happy or joyous occasion.

  34. To revive the sorrow or mourning on certain fixed dates.

  35. To excessively occupy one's self in make-up and self-beautification and to look down upon simplicity.

  36. To hang pictures and photographs in the house.

  37. To use gold or silver utensils.

  38. To wear thin or flimsy clothing, or to wear jingling and tinkling jewelery.

  39. To wear short skirts.

  40. To attend the gatherings of men, eg. processions and fairs.

  41. To adopt the dressing of the opposite sex.

  42. To tatoo the body.

  43. To practice witchcraft and cast spells.

  44. To hang and suspend carpets from walls and ceilings merely for decoration and beautification.

  45. To embrace and hug ghayr mahrams (those with whom hijaab is necessary) at the time of departing or returning from a journey.

  46. To pierce the nose or ear of a male child as an omen for long life. 

  47. To make the male child wear a nose or ear ring, or silk, or saffron-dyed clothes, or any jewelery on the neck, feet or wrists.

  48. To feed the children with opium (and other similar drugs) in order to keep them quiet.

  49. To give someone the meat or milk of a lion because of some illness.

    There are many other similar incorrect beliefs, customs, and innovations. We have mentioned these by way of example.

A Few Major Sins Against which We are Warned Severely

  1. To ascribe partners to Allah.

  2. To shed the blood of someone unjustly.

  3. To practice witchcraft and charms by childless women during the confinement of another woman so that the child of that woman may die while she may have a child. This also amounts to murder.

  4. To taunt or torment one's parents.

  5. To commit adultery.

  6. To devour the wealth of orphans, eg. many women usurp the wealth and belongings of the deceased husband and deprive the children of their share.

  7. To deprive the daughters of their share in the inheritance.

  8. To accuse a woman of adultery even on the slightest doubt.

  9. To oppress or persecute someone.

  10. To backbite or slander someone.

  11. To despair of the mercy of Allah.

  12. To act contrary to one's promise.

  13. To betray a trust (amaanah).

  14. To discard any fard (compulsory duty) enjoined by Allah, eg. salaat, fasting, hajj, zakaat, etc.

  15. To forget the Holy Quran after having memorized it.

  16. To speak lies to take false oaths.

  17. To swear by the name of anyone other than Allah. 

  18. To take an oath with such words that the person is deprived of the kalimah at the time of death, or may die without Imaan.

  19. To prostrate before anyone other than Allah.

  20. To miss salaat without a valid excuse.

  21. To call any Muslim a kafir, or non-believer, or to invoke the wrath or punishment of Allah on him, or to call him an enemy of Allah.

  22. To complain against someone, or to hear such a complaint.

  23. To steal.

  24. To receive interest (usury).

  25. To express joy on the rise and inflation of the value of commodities or goods.

  26. To insist on reducing the price after having agreed to it.

  27. To sit in seclusion with ghayr mahrams (those with whom the observance of hijaab is necessary).

  28. To gamble. Some women and girls play certain games with stakes on them. This is also a kind of gambling.

  29. To like and be attracted to the customs of the kuffaar.

  30. To find fault with food.

  31. To enjoy dancing and listening to music.

  32. To abstain from giving advice in spite of having the power to do so.

  33. To ridicule someone with a view to humiliating and embarrassing him.

  34. To look for faults in others.

The Worldly Harms of Sinning

  1. Deprival of knowledge.

  2. Decrease in one's sustenance (rizq).

  3. Trembling and shuddering at the mention of Allah.

  4. Feeling uneasy in the presence of men, especially good and pious men.

  5. Experiencing difficulty in most affairs.

  6. Loses purity of the heart.

  7. Feels weakness of heart, and at times, weakness of the entire body.

  8. Gets deprived or bereft of obedience (doing good deeds).

  9. Life is shortened.

  10. Deprived of the capability to repent (make taubah).

  11. The seriousness of sins comes out of his heart after repeated sinning.

  12. Becomes despicable in the sight of Allah.

  13. Immorality or wrongdoing affects other people and therefore they cursed by them.

  14. Intellect becomes weak or deficient.

  15. Cursed of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam falls on him.

  16. Is deprived of the duas of the angels.

  17. There is a shortage in crops.

  18. Loss of modesty and a sense of self-respect.

  19. The greatness of Allah diminishes one's heart.

  20. Is deprived of all bounties and blessings.

  21. Is engulfed or inundated by difficulties and calamities.

  22. The shayateen are deputed over him.

  23. His heart is always in turmoil.

  24. Is unable to read the kalimah at the time of death.

  25. Despairs of the mercy of Allah, and because of this, dies without having repented.

The Worldly Benefits of Obedience

  1. Sustenance is increased.

  2. Receives blessings and bounties of all kinds.

  3. Problems and difficulties distance themselves.

  4. Experiences ease in fulfilling his needs.

  5. Experiences a life of contentment.

  6. Rains become plentiful.

  7. All types of calamities are warded off.

  8. Allah becomes very kind and helpful.

  9. Angels are commanded to keep his heart strong.

  10. Gets true respect and honour.

  11. His status is raised.

  12. Everyone has love for him in their hearts.

  13. The Quran becomes a source of deliverance on his behalf.

  14. If he experiences any material loss, he is compensated with something better.

  15. Experiences an increase in blessings day by day.

  16. There is an increase in his wealth.

  17. Experiences comfort and tranquility in his heart.

  18. All these benefits pass on to the next generation.

  19. Experiences unseen glad tidings in this very world.

  20. Hears and receives the glad tidings of the angels at the time of death.

  21. There is an increase in his life-span.

  22. Experiences abundance in things which are in small quantity.

  23. Removal of Allah's anger.


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