Depriving Angels from Entering our Homes on Laylatul Qadr

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam said,

‏ مَنْ صَامَ رَمَضَانَ إِيمَانًا وَاحْتِسَابًا غُفِرَ لَهُ مَا تَقَدَّمَ مِنْ ذَنْبِهِ، وَمَنْ قَامَ لَيْلَةَ الْقَدْرِ إِيمَانًا وَاحْتِسَابًا غُفِرَ لَهُ مَا تَقَدَّمَ مِنْ ذَنْبِهِ ‏”‏‏”

“Whoever fasted the month of Ramadan out of sincere Faith (i.e. belief) and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his past sins will be forgiven, and whoever stood for the prayers in the night of Qadr out of sincere Faith and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven .”

Sahih al-Bukhari

Emaan

The reality is understood when one does not have Emaan then the night of power is treated just as another night but one who has the slightest Emaan will realise that there is always a need and a worry to improve the relationship with our Creator, Allah Ta’alaa. Without Emaan we are just a dead corpse walking about with no real purpose. Eating, drinking, play and competing in the worldly rat race to acquire more money, buildings and status. Ramadhaan is to tame this nafs and that is done by taming the senses so that Taqwa can be activated thus enabling it to flow through the veins where the blood in other months have been polluted. Ramadhaan is this opportunity to give this body a chance to taste the sweetness of Emaan.

But what can be said when in this Mubaarak month of Ramadhaan our Emaan is tainted and polluted in shaytaani decorated forms. The need to return to the pure and original Deen. In these last few breathes of Ramadhaan 1445 we need to steer free of any of the robbers of Emaan.

Ihtisaaban

Allah Ta’alaa has made us weak which our Creator has told us this in Suratun Nisaa, Chapter 4 – Verse 28. To be hopeful of rewards is the second quality discussed in this Hadith. It does not go against our sincereness to hope for rewards. Rather this is a way of encouraging this weak human to engage in good Deeds with Emaan with the moment of hope of rewards.

A Concern

Allah Ta’alaa says clearly on the night of Qadr, Angels descend continuously one after the other. To reject this fact will make one amongst the unfortunate. Again Emaan enables us to have firm belief in these pure facts mentioned in the Quraan Shareef. Now, when these angels are descending, we have our homes filled with animate pictures or we engaging in so called Ibaadah with TV Molvi’s who cause uneasiness to Angels wherever they go because their huge camera’s with their cameramen need to follow. TV just means a collection of pictures that is produced at such a fast pace you do not realise this. Go read: Rebutting their ‘Reflections’ on Animate Photography – Ummati.

عَنْ كُرَيْبٍ، مَوْلَى ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ ـ رضى الله عنهما ـ قَالَ دَخَلَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم الْبَيْتَ فَوَجَدَ فِيهِ صُورَةَ إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَصُورَةَ مَرْيَمَ فَقَالَ ‏ “‏ أَمَا لَهُمْ، فَقَدْ سَمِعُوا أَنَّ الْمَلاَئِكَةَ لاَ تَدْخُلُ بَيْتًا فِيهِ صُورَةٌ، هَذَا إِبْرَاهِيمُ مُصَوَّرٌ فَمَا لَهُ يَسْتَقْسِمُ ‏”‏‏.‏

The Prophet (ﷺ) entered the Ka`bah Ash-Shareefah and found in it the pictures of (Abul Ambiyaa-Prophet) Ebrahim (Alaihis Salaam) and (Siddeeqah) Mariam Radhiyallahu Anha. On that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said’

“What is the matter with them ( i.e. Quraish)? They have already heard that angels do not enter a house in which there are pictures; yet this is the picture of Ebrahim (Alaihis Salaam). And why is he depicted as practicing divination by arrows?”

Sahih al-Bukhari

One is to remove these animate objects from our hearts, make istighfaar from this major sin which photographers and those who allow it to be taken will be met with the worst punishment on the day of Qiyaamah. Abandon those who claim it is fine. Those scholars are considered to be making Tahreef (adulterating) of the Ahaadith. Go see the Fatwa in Fatawaa Darul Uloom Deoband of the once Grand Mufti of Pakistan, Mufti Muhammed Shafee’ Uthmaani Rahmatullahi Alaihi. Understand this sin to be a sin and ask for forgiveness otherwise we will be sitting with this sin on our head without knowing resulting in the worst punishment on the day of Qiyaamah. (Go see narration of Bukhari Shareef).

Has our Emaan become so weak that we will spend our big nights in such sin under the deception that this is Ibaadah. If they are Imaam’s/Mufti’s/ Ulama who engage in such then it will be makrooh-tahrimi to perform Salaah behind such Imaams who engage in such major sins. (See Fatwa of Mufti Shafee Uthmaani Rahmatullahi Alaihi).

Allah Ta’alaa give us courage to burn those animate photo albums! Jannah awaits us! Aameen! Emaan in the words of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam will drive us to shun such acts.

Allah Ta’alaa says in Suratul Qadr, Chapter 97 – Verse 4

تَنَزَّلُ الْمَلٰٓئِكَةُ وَ الرُّوْحُ فِیْهَا بِاِذْنِ رَبِّهِمْ مِنْ كُلِّ اَمْرٍۙۛ

The angels and the Spirit (Jibraeel Alaihis Salaam) descend continously in it, with the permission of your Lord, along with every command

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