April 11, 2021

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Criticism of the Modern Muslim Ummah by the Prophet: The Glory of Faith

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Quran 22:47:

And they urge you to hasten the punishment. But Allah will never fail in His promise. And indeed, a day with your Lord is like a thousand years of those which you count.

The following excerpt is taken from “Exegesis of The Holy Qur’ân Commentary and Reflections” by Allamah Noorudin pg. 744-745:

“One day with your Lord is (sometimes) equal to one thousand
years by your counting.” The Holy Prophet (pbuh) is reported to have
said that the first three centuries of Islam would be its best period,
after which falsehood would spread and a period of darkness would
set in that will extend to over a thousand years (Tirmidhî). This saying
of the Holy Prophet (pbuh) explains the verse under discussion. Those
spoken of here are the opponents of truth who were to come later and who have been allowed to oppose the advancement of Islam for a
thousand years.


“Haroon Ar-Rasheed (may Allah have mercy upon him) once stood looking at the sky when he saw a cloud passing by. He addressed it saying, “Rain wherever you wish, for your fruit will certainly come to me anyway.” This means that the cloud would have rained either on an Islamic land or on a non Islamic one. In the first case, Muslims would have benefitted from this rainwater in agriculture and drinking; in the second case, Muslims would have also benefitted from this rainwater in the form of Jizyah (a tax) that would be paid to them by non Muslims. This example shows the state of glory, which the Muslims reached in the past when they applied their religion and worked for it. Nowadays, Muslims are certainly required to pursue the means of glory.” (unknown source)

References:

NOORUDDÎN ,ALLÂMAH. (2015). Exegesis of The Holy Qur’ân Commentary and Reflections. (p. 744-745). http://www.islamicweblibrary.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Exegesis-of-the-Holy-Quran-Commentary-and-Reflections.pdf

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