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Thursday, July 20, 2006

A breath of fire

Assalamualaykum warahmatullah wabarakatu,Bismillah Hirah'manir Raheem.
Allahuma Sali'ala sayidina Muhammadin nabiyil ummi wa 'Ala ali wa sahbihi wa salim,

As many of you are aware, London is experiencing its highest heatwave ever before. For those of you who live in the UK or have visited London you should be aware that temperatures of around 30-33°C are a complete contrast to the average temperatures of 19-20°C in July.
The blazing heat at midday is unbearable and can often lead to one becoming dehydrated if there is a lack of water.

Thought behind it...

Narrated Abu Dhar:
While the Prophet was on a journey, he said (regarding the performance of the Zuhr prayer), "Wait till it (i.e. the weather) gets cooler." He said the same again till the shade of the hillocks extended. Then he said, "Delay the (Zuhr) Prayer till it gets cooler, for the severity of heat is from the increase in heat of Hell (fire)."

Jahanam(Hell) is the abode which Allah subhana wa ta'ala has prepared for those who do not believe in Him, those who rebel against His laws and disbelieve in His Messengers. It is the punishment for His enemies, the prison for evildoers. Jahanam is the place of ultimate humiliation and there is nothing worse than it:

"This is so! And for the Tagheen [transgressors] - will be an evil final return - Hell! Where they will burn, and worst [indeed] is that place to rest!" (Qur'an 38:55-56).

The thought of entering Jahanam is something that none of us want to imagine let alone experience; with the recent heatwave it has brought me to think about the severity of the heat and the actual place itself.

  • There are several levels just as there are several levels in paradise
  1. Jahanam-The lowest level which is the level with the lowest intensity of heat.
  2. Ladhaa
  3. Al-Hutamah
  4. As-Sa'eer
  5. Saqar
  6. Al-Jaheem
  7. Al-Hawiyah. - The highest level with the highest intensity of heat. (All valleys of Jahanamm seek refuge from this valley)
  • The colour of hell: It was fanned for a thousand years till it became quite red, then it was fanned for a further thousand years till it became white, and again it was fanned for a thousand years till it became black. Now it is quite black and dark.

Look at us today, we find it difficult to tolerate the rising temperatures, yet we fail to realise that this is just a breath of fire from jahanam..Subahana'Allah.

I hope to insha'Allah write another post on the description of Jahanam in more depth, the soaring heat levels made me think about the severity of the heat from the fire of Jahanam

May Allah save us all from the highest and the lowest levels of the fire of Jahanam. May He guide us all along the straight and narrow path. Ameen wa thuma ameen.

P.s. Before I finish this long and incoherent post, I would just like to take the time out to introduce a new blog in blogistan 'Al-Isra' by sister Amatullah. May Allah reward her well and bless her and her loved ones insha'Allah.

Duaas kindly requested, and also please remember those who are under the hands of Kuffar in the middle east-May Allah make all matters easy for them insha'Allah.

Wassalamualaykum warahmatullah