Category Archives: Signs of the Hour

A Series describing the major and minor signs that will appear before the end of time, as prophesised by Muhammad (peace be upon him), in the authentic narrations.

Obesity On the Rise

In the modern age, the world has been afflicted by a multiplicity of diseases and epidemics, ranging from social media, to Aids and HIV. Perhaps a disease less often recognised and more often attributed to food-misuse, is obesity. Just as drugs can be mis-used, and social-media, so can food, and perhaps it is one of the most abused resources on our planet.

Following the industrial revolution, factories set up mass-production facilities, and commercial products were sold on mass. Consumerism increased as the world plummeted into an abyss of ease of access.

Previously, food was consumed on limit. People did not necessarily watch their figures, rather, food was not so easily available. Harvests were poor if the rainy season did not come. This in turn meant, less jobs in the agricultural industry and less income for farmers. The industrial revolution changed all of that. Machinery became the way forward for farmers. Research facilities was on the mission to find better ways to grow, preserve, and transport food. Irrigation systems intended to water crops all year round, meant harvests were always good. Furthermore, the introduction of transport systems enabled companies to transports crops worldwide with relative ease. And lastly, the establishment of factories, meant production lines helped speed up food processing and packaging for consumers.

It is no wonder the availability of food is within arm’s reach. However, with such ease, comes a consequence, the rate of obesity is steadily increasing, as everyone wants ‘super size’ food.

This was foretold by our Prophet, when he said, “The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “The best of you, are my contemporaries, then those who follow them, then those who will come after them. (‘Imran (the narrator) said, I do not know if he said this twice or thrice). Then, they will be followed by those who will testify but will not be called upon to testify; they will betray the trust, and will not be trusted. They will make vows but will not fulfil them, and obesity will prevail among them.” (Bukhari and Muslim)

Our religion is a complete way of life that doesn’t just care for our souls, but our physical bodies too. Hence the Prophet advised us, “The son of Adam does not fill any vessel worse than his stomach. It is sufficient for the son of Adam to eat a few mouthfuls, to keep him going. If he must do that (fill his stomach), then let him fill one third with food, one third with drink and one third with air.” (Tirmidhi, classed as saheeh by Sh Al-Albaani)

Indeed, over eating only depicts greed and gluttony. It makes the heart hard and devoid of feeling. The poor is no longer a concern as the person seeks to satisfy their cravings and taste buds.

Allah gave us counsel, and His counsel is best, and full of wisdom,

“and eat and drink but waste not by extravagance, certainly He (Allah) likes not Al‑Musrifoon (those who waste by extravagance).” (Al-Araf 7:31)

Extravagance in eating and drinking usually results in a person who is over-weight, unfit and unhealthy. Such a person is at higher risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and in turn heart attacks and strokes. Thus, Islam seeks to preserve the health of a person, for their own betterment, and fulfilment, and so that they can worship Allah with energy and vigour.

The Sunnah encourages moderation in eating, and strongly criticizes extravagance.

Ibn ‘Umar narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “The believer eats in one stomach whilst the disbeliever eats in seven.” (Bukhari and Muslim)

On another occasion, in a bid to help us in limiting our portion sizes, Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “The food for two persons is sufficient for three, and the food of three persons is sufficient for four persons.” (Bukhari)

Umar was known to be concerned about the people’s health. He would warn them against the consequences and dangers of being fat, and would advise them to lose weight, because that would give them strength to strive and enable them to fulfill their duties.

He used to say: “O’ people, beware of eating too much, for it makes you lazy in prayer, is bad for your body and causes sickness. Allah hates the fat man. Rather you should be moderate in your eating, for that is closer to righteousness and farther removed from extravagance, and makes one stronger to worship Allah. No person will be doomed unless he gives precedence to his desires over his religious committment.”
(Al-Khaleefah al-Farooq, by Dr.’Abdur Rahman al-‘Ani)
Ibn al-Jawzi stated that ‘Umar saw a man with a huge belly and said: “What is this?” He said, “A blessing from Allah.” He said, “Rather it is a punishment from Allah.”
(Manaaqib Ameer al-Mu’mineen, p.200)

Moderation in food is beneficial beyond any doubt. As muslims we bear a responsibility upon our shoulders to take the middle path in everything we do. We should be weary of the warnings of the Prophet and aim to emulate his Sunnah. Our bodies are an “amanah” entrusted to us, and we will be questioned about it. We should take heed and rectify our eating habits before we fall into a state of disrepair.

Who is the Dajjal?

Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with him) reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: May I not inform you about the Dajjal what no Apostle of Allah narrated to his people? He would be blind and he would bring along with him an Image of Paradise and Hell-Fire and what he would call as Paradise that would be Hell-Fire and I warn you as Noah warned his people.

(Sahih Muslim: Book 41, Hadith 7014)

The appearance of Dajjal is one of the major signs of the doomsday. Dajjal is an adjective of Syriac origin. It is also a common Arabic word  whose root is dajl meaning lie or deception. Prophet Muhammad  (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) prophesied 1400 years ago that Messiah  ad-Dajjal would be the last of a series of thirty Dajjal or deceivers.

Dajjal is a human. A man from amongst the nation of Adam. Allah created Dajjal as a test for mankind. Perhaps there’s no great tribulation sent on Earth greater than Dajjal.

Imran bin Hussain narrated that the Messenger of Allah said, ” Between the creation of  Adam and the coming of the Last Hour, there will arise no tribulation more serious than the Dajjal.”

(Sahih Muslim)

Dajjal is alive at present. He was alive at the time of Prophet Mohammed and he will be detained until Allah permits him to emerge. And one day, he will break the shackles in which he is chained.

He is blind in the right eye and his left eye looks like a protruding grape. On his head are the letters Kaaf Faa and Ra (Kafir). They are easy to decipher by any believer regardless of his/her literacy. He will be short and his legs will be crooked. The hair on his head will be extremely twisted. He is said to a young man of ruddy complexion, short, with a wide forehead, and broad upper chest.  his hair is thick and curly, and blind/defective in one eye.

It was also narrated from Ibn ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with them both) that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) mentioned the Dajjaal to the people and said: “Allah is not one-eyed, but the false messiah (al-maseeh al-dajjaal) is one-eyed, blind or defective in his right eye, with his eye looking like a floating grape…” (narrated by Bukhari, no. 3184)

Anas Ibn Malik reported that Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: There would be written three (Arabic) letters kaaf. fa. ra. spelling the word Kafir, between the eyes of the Dajjal.

The Messiah Dajjal is powerful and authoritative. And it will be due to his persuasive and commanding personality that people will blindly follow his footsteps. In a hadith, it has been said that a massive number of followers will be women.

Most of the followers of the Dajjal will be from among the Jews, Persians and Turks, and a mixture of other people, mostly Bedouins and women.

Imam Muslim narrated in his Saheeh (5237) from Anas Ibn Malik (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “The followers of the Dajjal from among the Jews of Isfahaan will number seventy thousand, wearing heavy, striped garments.” According to a report narrated by Imam Ahmad, “Seventy thousand Jews, wearing crowns.”

(Hadith no. 12865).

Women get swayed easily and are sensitive. Perhaps, this sums up why majority of the followers of Dajjal are going to be women. By claiming that he has his own Paradise and Hell, the treacherous Dajjal will nobble away and induce those near him. But in reality, his alluring Paradise will be Hell and his execrable Hell will be Paradise.

The deception caused by Dajjal and his spell would run even on believers of Islam. A person who is firm in Islam would fall in his trap and get swayed by his words.

Hence it is advised by Allah’s Messenger that none of the believers should go near the Messiah Dajjal, even those firm upon religion, one should flee from him.

Indeed, the appearance of Dajjal is an exam for us. We never know if we are to encounter with the Messiah Dajjal. Hence, we all have got to prepare for this exam just how we prepare for our exams in schools/universities.

So my dear readers, let’s prepare ourselves to fight against the biggest trial ever. Let’s spend time in the way of our Lord. Let us know our Lord, know that He is not one-eyed, and that we can only see Him after death. Let us be firm in our religion; Islam. And let not our spirit and enthusiasm in learning Islam ebb away.

Bint Nayeem,

Writer, AAT

Ya’juj And Ma’juj Part 3

A Closer Look

All praise is due to Allah, the Creator and Sustainer, and may His choicest Peace and Blessings be upon His pious servants.

A lot of people still have confusion about Yajuj and Majuj; are they human beings, wild beasts or a different creation?

Yajuj and Majuj are actually human beings which are on earth yet encrusted. They are cloistered and it is stated in the Holy Qur’an that Allah has held Yajuj and Majuj behind a barrier that was created with iron and copper by Dhu’l-Qarnayn.

Zainab Bint Jahsh (May Allah be pleased with her) said that the Prophet (Peace be upon him) once came to her in a state of fear and said: “None has the right to be worshipped but Allah. Woe unto the Arabs from a danger that has come near. An opening has been made in the wall of Gog and Magog like this,” making a circle with his thumb and index finger. Zainab Bint Jahsh said: “O Allah’s Messenger! Shall we be destroyed even though there are pious persons among us?” He said: “Yes, when the evil persons will increase.” And in another narration the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Allah has made an opening in the wall of the Yajuj and Majuj (people) like this, and he made with his hand (with the help of his fingers).” (Bukhari and Muslim).

Imam Al-Bukhari transmitted in his Sahih the following Hadith: A man told the Prophet (peace be upon him) that he had seen the dam of Gog and Magog. The Prophet (peace be upon him) asked: “How did you find it?” The man said: “I found it like Al-Burd Al-Muhabbar (striped garments).” The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “You have seen it.”

Ibn Kathir expounded in his books that Yajuj and Majuj are among Prophet Nuh’s offspring. Prophet Nuh (peace be upon him) had three sons: Shem, Ham and Japeth. Shem was the father of the Arabs; Ham was the father of the Sudanese; and Japheth was the father of the Turks.

According to the descriptions narrated by ahadith, Yajuj and Majuj belong to the Turkic Mongol race, have small eyes, small flat noses and wide faces. Their faces look like hammered-out shields.

Before this world is shattered, the nation of Yajuj and Majuj will turn up to cause great havoc and to shun peace.

It is imperative that we learn from these signs since they are meant for us to pay heed. As believers of Islam, we believe in the signs of the Day. We believe that this world has to end. And therefore, we are constantly engaged in working for the here-after as prudent believers. Aren’t we?

Maha Bassad

Ya’juj and Ma’juj

Bullet Hole in Metal

Do you know that Yajuj and Majuj are the barbaric tribes that will spread filth on Earth?

They are the horrendous tribes that are caged behind the iron and copper bars. They are the ones who will cause havoc on the face of the Earth.

It is stated in the Holy Quran that Allah has held Yajuj and Majuj behind a barrier that was created with iron and copper by Dhu’l-Qarnayn.
According to the Quran, they will be set loose shortly before the arrival of the Day of Judgment as Allah Almighty has mentioned:
Until, when Ya’juj and Ma’juj are let loose (from their barrier), and they swiftly swarm from every mound. And the true promise (Day of Resurrection) shall draw near (to fulfillment)…”

 [Surah al-Anbiya:96-97]

Another Hadith is narrated by Imam Ahmad in his Musnad that the Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Verily, Gog and Magog dig through the dam every day, till they could see the sun rays (through it), and their leader would say: ‘Go back and you will finish it tomorrow.’ On the next day, they find it as strong as before. Till when their appointed term comes and Allah desires to send them against mankind, they dig it till they could see the sun rays (through it) and their leader says: ‘Go back and you will finish it tomorrow, if Allah wills!’ On the next day, they find it as they had left the day before and they dig through it and come against mankind. They will drink (every drop of water they pass by). The people will resort to strongholds. And, Gog and Magog will throw their arrows towards the sky. When they come back to them stained with what looks like blood, they will say: ‘We have defeated the people on earth and those in the heaven as well.’ Then, Allah the Almighty will send against them worms in their necks that will kill them all. Allah’s Messenger (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “By Him in Whose Hand Muhammad’s soul rests! Living creatures of the earth would go fat and be thankful due to eating their flesh and (drinking their) blood.”

Yajuj and majuj will rack and ruin the Earth. This world will practically be blown to smithereens upon their arrival.

A wave of fear rolled upon me when I read a dreadful fact about them. It is said that they will pass the Lake of Tiberias (Sea of Galilee) drinking all the water from there in and leaving not even a drop for us! How numerous they must be!

They will drink and consume all water they come across, and destroy everything they encounter.

Imagine this horrific scene of devastation. Today, we know of swarms of locusts that consume everything in their path, and the destruction they leave behind. Towards the onset of the final hour, Ya’juj and Ma’juj will be the swarm, humans intent on carnage in their quest for dominance…How arrogant and ignorant they must be to wish to conquer the heavens!

May Allah protect us from the trial of Ya’juj and Ma’juj.

Brother and sisters, it is important that we learn about these signs, and seek protection in Allah from it. For none with sound mind would like to face the peril of Ya’juj and Ma’juj.

The Appearance of Yajuj and Majuj

 

 

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Part 1

The Hour will not come until there are ten signs: the rising of the sun from the west, the appearance of False Messiah, the Beast, Yajuj and Majuj…” (Ibn Majah)

 

Among the major signs of the Day is the appearance of two wild nations called Yajuj and Majuj, or Gog and Magog. These are the two tribes that will spread chaos and anarchy on Earth and will provoke wild uproar.

Yajuj and Majuj are believed to be from the progeny of Adam.

Vast in number, these nations will create unrestrained disorder; spreading filth and causing harm wherever they wander.

The appearance of Yajuj and Majuj (Gog and Magog in Hebrew) is clearly stated in both, Quran and Sunnah.

In the Quran, they have been mentioned couple of times in Surah Anbiya and Surah Kahf.

According to Ibn Kathīr, they stem from the progeny of Japheth, the son of Prophet Noah, upon whom be peace.

Ibn Kathir also mentioned that they resemble like Mongolians in their appearance.

Mongolians are East-Central Asian ethnic group that are native to Mongolia and some inner parts of China.

The Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:
“You say that you have no enemy but you will continue to fight (your) enemies until Yajuj  and Majuj emerge with wide faces, small eyes, and reddish black hair. They will pour down from every slope as if their faces are like lowered shields.” (Ahmad)

It is indicated in the aforementioned hadith that they havesmall eyes with wide faces just like Mongolian appearance.

The unnerving events related to the appearance of the two tribes will transpire after the arrival of Dajjal. Pandemonium will reign as they step out of their rampart.

After the end of Yajuj and Majuj, the other signs of the arrival of day of judgment will come shortly one after another till the trumpet will be blown and the world in its present state will eventually end.

Maha Bint Nayeem

The Emergence of A Great Fire

Allah says in the Holy Quran, “People ask you concerning the final hour. Say to them, the information about it is kept with Allah alone. What do you know? It may be forthcoming” (33:63)

It is only Allah who knows the timing of the Final hour.

The Messenger of Allah, may Allah exalt his mention, said that there are two kinds of the signs of the Final Hour; major and minor.

Today, in this article, we will comprehend another minor sign that has already occurred.

Abu Huraira reported that Allah’s Messenger may peace be upon him) said: The Last Hour would not come until fire emits from the earth of Hijaz which would illuminate the necks of the camels of the Busra.
[Muslim Book 49 Number 6935 and also reported by Bukhari]

Hijaz is a region in the west of present-day Saudi Arabia. It is bordered on the west by the Red Sea, on the north by Jordan, on the east by the Najd, and on the south by Asir. Its main city is Jeddah, but it is probably better known for the Islamic holy cities of Makkah and Medina.

hijaz

The effervescent fire from Hijaz, a territory in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, was so sparkling and flickering that its light could be seen in Busrah, a city of Syria.

The Prophet said: “The Hour will not be established till a fire will come out of the land of Hijaz, and it will throw light on the necks of camels at Busra”. This sign occurred as described by the Prophet.

The emergence of this fire took place near the mosque of the Prophet at Madina in the year 654 AH.

The final hour will not come to pass until you witness ten signs; the rising of the sun from west, the emergence of smoke, the emergence of a beast from the Earth, the appearance of Gog and Magog, the descending of Eesa, the appearance of Dajjal, the three earthquakes and a fire that will erupt from underground in Aden to drive people to the Assembly Land. It will accompany them, stopping wherever they stop, day and night. (Muslim)

When all of the predestined signs of the Hour occur, this world will come to an end by the first blow of the Trumpet.

“And the Trumpet will be blown, then all those who are in the heavens and on earth will be shocked to death except those whom Allah exempts. Then it will be blown second time, and behold; they will be standing witnessing the horrors of that Day.” (Surah Az- Zumar: 68-69)

Men will emerge from their graves bewildered, and will be summoned to

stand on the Assembly Land for a day, which is fifty thousand years long; naked, bare-footed and uncircumcised; awaiting the final verdict of Allah.

May Allah make our final verdict a pleasant one. Aameen

-Bint Nayeem

The Euphrates

Have you ever heard about The Euphrates?

It is a river in Iraq which also passes through some of the parts in Syria, Iran and Turkey. It is the longest and one of the most historically important rivers of Western Asia. Together with the Tigris, it is one of the two defining rivers of Mesopotamia.

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Do you know that river Euphrates has been mentioned by Allah’s Messenger in relation with the signs of the Hour?

Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said: “The Last Hour will not arrive until the Euphrates uncovers a mountain of gold, over which people will fight. Ninety-nine out of every hundred will die but every man amongst them would say that perhaps he would be the one who will be saved (and thus possess the gold).” [Sahîh Muslim]

The Euphrates will have a mountain of gold beneath it. And when this mountain of gold will be revealed, there will be chaos on Earth! People will rush forth and fight for hoarding the gold.

Ninety-nine out of every hundred will be killed during the fight. And all those fighting will say that definitely they are the one who is going to prevail over the mountain of gold.

Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said: “The Last Hour will not arrive until the Euphrates uncovers a treasure of gold, so whoever finds it should take nothing from it.” [Sahîh Muslim]

 

So as to abide by the command of our Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), we Muslims should refrain even from thinking about acquiring a single piece of gold upon its discovery.

And the most baffling thing about river Euphrates – It has been reported on 20th March, 2009 by National Public Radio that it’s been drying up. And due to it being dried up, some of the ancient archaeological sites, which were not known until now, are being revealed!

According to Jay Famiglietti, GRACE data shows an alarming rate of decrease in total water storage in the Tigris and Euphrates river basins, which currently have the second fastest rate of groundwater storage loss on Earth, after India. The rate was especially striking after the 2007 drought.

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Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) not only prophesied the uncovering of the mountain of gold but also apprised us in a stern warning about not getting involved in any way.
The events of the last day are matters of the unseen. We cannot know how and when these events will occur until they have already taken place.

Maha Basaad, AAT

Signs of the Hour 18

In The Name Of Allah, The Entirely Merciful, The Especially Merciful

War is that word which gives jitters to anyone. The inferno of the war, the bloodshed when envisaged sends shivers down our spines. It is a state of annihilation where innocent youth, women and men are left in utter havoc.

Among the signs of the Hour are wars and battles, which Allah’s Messenger prophesied that they would take place between the Muslims and other groups.

● War between Muslims and Turks:

Turks most often refer to a collection of ethnic groups that speak languages belonging to the Turkic language family.

It was narrated from Abu Huraira that Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:

“The Hour will not begin until you fight the Turks, who have small eyes, red faces and flat noses, as if their faces are hammered shields. The Hour will not begin until you fight with people whose shoes are made of hair.”

(Al Bukhari and Muslim)

According to many Islamic scholars, the people referred in the aforementioned hadith are the Mongolian Tartars who invaded the Muslim lands and shed a great deal of blood.

During the era of the Companions (May Allah be pleased with them), a battle took place at the beginning of Umayyad Caliphate, where Muslims defeated the Turks.

● War between Muslims and Romans:

Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) stated another sign of the Hour related to conflagration between Muslims and Romans, which will occur before the appearance of Mahdi.

He (peace be upon him) stated that it will be a great battle where Muslims will prevail.

Mu’adh Ibn Jabal narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:

“When Jerusalem flourishes, Yathrib will be in ruins. When Yathrib will be in ruins, the great battle will occur. When the great battle occurs, Constantinople will be conquered. When Constantinople is conquered, the Dajjal will appear.”

(Recorded by Abu Dawood and At-Tirmidhi)

To sum up, I’d say that these foreshadow the advent of the overwhelming Hour. The bottom line is that the Hour is yet to come and we are blessed with time for preparing ourselves to meet our Lord!

Signs of the Hour 17

All the praises are for Allah, who is the author of all existence and the Most Generous to His Creation while He is also the All-Compelling. Allah is the king of all those who claim sovereignty. He is the only one who has the right to legislate for His creatures. He is the giver of life and He causes death while death has no effect on Him, because He is the Ever-Living and Self-Subsisting.

This month we will cover one more sign of the hour.

Another sign of the hour is the spread of psychological illnesses which damage the fabric of the Muslim society. And this illness is being stingy.

Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet said: “Things will get worse and people will become more stingier.” In another narration by Al Bukhari, Prophet said: “Time will pass swiftly, knowledge will decrease and miserliness will cast in people’s heart.”

The Arabic word ‘Shuh’ means miserliness accompanied by greed and everything that keeps us from giving money in charity and doing acts of kindness.

Jabir (May Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him) said: ‘Avoid doing injustice to others, for on the Day of Judgment, it will turn into manifold darkness, and safeguard yourself against miserliness, for it ruined those who were before you. It incited them to murder and treating the unlawful as lawful.’ (Muslim)

Today, the love for wealth has entrapped people in its confinement. And many of us are becoming penny-pinching. There’s a huge difference between people who want to spend money carefully and in an economical way and people who don’t even want to spend money for their needs and other’s needs. The former type of people follow the method of frugality whereas the latter multitude of people are parsimonious and tight-fisted.

In the Glorious Qur’an, Allah (Glory Be To Him) says: “And you love wealth with an exceeding love” (Surah Al Fajr : 20)

The meaning of the aforementioned verse is crystal clear and not vague. It is true for majority of us. The love for wealth is booming rather than getting slumped. Some of us follow the rule of accumulating thousands of bucks stringently.

Asma related that the Prophet said: ‘Spend, and do not count, lest Allah counts against you. Do not withhold your money, lest Allah withholds from you. Spend what you can.’ (Bukhari, Muslim)

 

Signs of the Hour 16

technology

The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) lived fourteen centuries ago. At that time and even after the Qur’an was revealed, the people did not have the supreme power of technology to enable it to conduct various investigations of the world or the universe.

And obviously, there is a significant difference between the level of science and technology at the time, when the Prophet lived, and our own.

A clear proof of this is that a few technological innovations whose names were unpronounceable just a few decades ago have become indispensable elements of our lives today.

Despite these enormous differences, in the seventh century, the Prophet (peace be upon him) revealed a number of truths about the future. And whatever he told is true! Glory be to Allah!

In this article, we will examine the degree of technological advancement and we will see that what the Prophet predicted fourteen centuries ago is coming true…

Today, there are no less than 13,000 satellites being beamed from space to homes around the world and are a great source of trial and tribulation. There is also an indirect reference to satellite channels being described as trials and evil by the Prophet.

Ibn Abi Shayba recorded in Al Musannaf with a Saheeh Isnad that Hudhayfah Ibn Al Yamaan (May Allah be pleased with him) said: “Soon evil will be poured on you from the sky until it reaches Al Fayafi”. Upon hearing this, someone asked, “What is Al Fayafi, O Abu Abdullah”? He said,  “the wilderness”.

There has been a vast and rapid development in communication technology and because of which people’s uptake in absorbing the new technology is high.

Technology is exuding and just like other things, it can be used for good and/or bad. It depends on the user whether he uses it for productive reasons or for evil actions.

The use of smart phones is so prevalent that even children of age 10 have got their own phones. Latest studies reveal that the frustration caused among the younger generation is because of excessive use of technology such as mobile phones and iPads. When your child gets cheesed off instantly, do not smack or beat him/her up, it’s because of your own undoing by providing your child with latest technology.

Indubitably, technology has made us prone to trials. I hold an opinion that if we weigh the pros and cons of using technology, the cons will outweigh the pros.

I’m not against technology, but I’m definitely against the wrong use of technology. Needless to say, technological development is desirable for the Muslim community, we just have to bear in mind that its use should increase our good deeds rather than bad deeds. Technology provides an outreach for Da’ees, scholars and students of Knowledge. It also provides a platform for education. But we have to use it responsibly.

May Allah aid us in preventing ourselves from the dangers of technology and make it a source of earning good deeds. Aameen

Bint Nayeem
Writer, AAT