Monday, November 1, 2010

Of Strangers And Return To Being Strange

"Islam began as something strange, and it shall return to being something strange, so give glad tidings to the strangers." It was asked: "O Messenger of Allah! Who are the strangers?" He replied: "Those who perform good deeds while others make mischief."

"The Deen will shrink back to the Hijaz as a snake shrinks back to its hole, and the Deen shall find refuge in the Hijaz in the same manner that mountain-goats find refuge on the tops of mountains. Indeed, the Deen began as something uncommon and strange and it shall certainly return again to be something uncommon and strange. Therefore, Tuba (glad tidings) awaits the strangers, those who have set aright, after I am gone, that of my Sunnah which the people have corrupted."

"A people will come on the Day of Judgment whose light will be like that of the sun. Abu Bakr said: "Will that be us, O Messenger of Allah?" He said: "No, You have a great reward but they will be the poor immigrants who will be raised from all regions of the earth." Then he said: "Blessed are the strangers, blessed are the strangers, and blessed are the strangers." He was asked: "Who are the strangers?" He said: "The righteous people who will be few amongst many bad people; those who disobey them are more than those who obey them.”

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