Hadith Number Three

Chapter 02 - Grave Warnings For Not Performing Hajj, Dawah & Tabligh, Virtues of Hajj (Fazail e Hajj) / Sunday, November 15th, 2009

Hazrat Ibn Abaas R.A. said: “Whoever has enough money to perform Hajj and does not do so, or enough wealth making Zakaat obligatory on him, and he does not give it, he shall surely at the time of his death beg to be sent back to the world.”

The fact that they shall beg to be returned to this earth is a reference to the verse I n Surah Mu’minoon which is thus: “In falsehood and deception will the be until when death comes to one of them, he says: “O My Lord, send me back to life, in order that I may work righteously in the thing I neglected.’ By no mean! But is a word he says.” Before them is a partition till the day they are raised up.”
(Surah 23 verse 99 and 100)

Hazrat Aayesha R.A. says: “For the sinner, the grave means destruction. Black snakes will start biting him from the head (downward) and from the feet (upwards) until they meet biting up t the waist.” That is the punishment of Barzakh mentioned in the verse above. (Durre Mansoor)

It is reported that Hazrat Ibn Abbass R.A. said: “Whoever has the means to go for Hajj and does not do so, or has sufficient wealth that makes Zakaat obligatory on him and he does not do so, then at the time of death he shall beg to be returned to the world.” Hearing this someone asked: “but that is what the disbelieves will do?”

(in another words the verse refers not to the Muslims, but to the non-Muslims)

Thereupon Hazrat ibn Abbaas said; “I will then recite to you other verses from the Holy Qur’an where Muslims too will beg for the same”. He the recited the last verses of Surah Munafiqoon:” O you who believe, let not your riches or your children divert you from the remembrance of Allah. If you act thus, the loss is their own and spend something (in charity) out of the substance which we have bestowed upon you, before death should come to any of you, and he should say: ‘O my Lord, why did you not give me respite for a little while? I should then have given largely in charity, and I should have been of the doers of good. But to no soul will Allah grant respite, when the time appointed (for it) comes; and Allah is well acquainted with what you do.” (Surah 63 verse 10 and 11)

In another Hadith Hazrat Abbaas R.A. recited the above Aayat and said: “this refers to the Muslim when death comes to him and he has not discharged his Zakaat or performed his Hajj or discharged his duties towards Allah, then he will beg to be sent back to his world.” But Allah says in the Holy Qur’an: “But to no soul will Allah grant respite when the time appointed (for it) has come.” (surah 63 verse 11) (Durre Mansoor)

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