Seeking Refuge from Seven

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6 Responses to Seeking Refuge from Seven

  1. ummhaarith says:

    Barakaa Allaah feekum , I never knew this!
    Jazakhaa Allaah kheiran

  2. Asalamu alaykum brother Abu Talha,

    Jazzakamullahu khairan for the wonderful posts…

    If I am not wrong then some of the above mentioned points are types of death which would mean shahada for a person. I am wondering if you know how the scholars have explained this hadith with regards to seeking refuge especially from THAT kind of death even though it would be a shahada.


    • Bismillaahir-Rahmaanir-Raheem

      From Sa`ad Burbank to brother Sajid Khaleqi

      Assalaamu `alaikum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh

      JazaakAllaahu khairan for your comment.

      I have conveyed your salaam to my father, and I asked him regarding your question. The following is his reply:

      1. Imaam Sharafuddeen at-Teebee –rahimahullaah- (d. 743H) said in his explanation of ‘Mishkaatul-Masaabeeh’ (6/1919/ no. 2473):

      “He sought refuge from destruction by these means, even though they cause one to attain martyrdom, because they result in great strain, and bring about great anxiety such that a person will hardly be able to have patience with them, and thus be rewarded for them. So perhaps Satan will use that as an opportunity to lead him to do something which damages his Religion … and perhaps he -sallAllaahu `alahi wa sallam- sought refuge from them because they are, with respect to what is apparent, calamities, trials and tribulations, just like illnesses which are sought refuge from.

      As for the reward resulting from them – the reward of martyrdom, then this is to draw attention to the fact that Allaah –the Most High- rewards the Believer for all calamities, even for the prick of a thorn; and because the difference between true martyrdom and these affairs is that it is something desired and sought after by every Believer, and it may become obligatory upon him to aim for and to seek after martyrdom, as opposed to falling form a high place, drowning, being burnt to death, and the like – for it is obligatory to be on ones guard against these, and if he strove towards them then he would be sinful…”

      2. From Shaykh `Abdul-Muhsin al-`Abbaad –hafizahullaah’s- recorded lessons in explanation of ‘Sunan Abee Daawood’ (transcribed and available via the Shamila program):

      “…(O Allaah, I seek refuge in You from ‘al-Hadm’),
      Meaning: a wall or building collapsing, because of what can result in regarding harms which can affect the body, so that he becomes crippled, or suffers major harm which affects his health, and therefore he is unable to carry out many things which he could carry out before that harm occurred to him; and his saying:

      (and I seek refuge in you from falling from a high place),
      Meaning: falling form a height, whether from a mountain, a tall building, or a high place, such that it results in broken bones, and harm …
      And there occurs that the one who drowns, the one who dies in a fire, and he one who dies form a venomous sting are martyrs; however if he remains alive he may suffer matters which he is not able to have patience with, and therefore he laments and expresses annoyance; and seeking refuge from these things is general; so whether he dies or not, refuge should be sought from them.”

      I hope the above is suffices in answering your question.

      Wassalaamu `alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barkaatuh,
      Saad Burbank

      • Sajid says:

        Walekum asalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu wa maghfiratu brother Saad.

        Jazzakamullah for your great response. It was more than sufficient.

        May Allah azza wa jal keep you and your respected father upon guidance and may he make firdous your final destination.

        Wasalamu alaykum

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