[By Mujlisul Ulama]
WHEN THE UMMAH exceed all limits of transgression, then Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) has warned of destruction with the Athaab of Allah Azza Wa Jal. When Muslim rebellion and treachery legitimize Divine Chastisement, then Allah Ta’ala appoints brutal tyrants to persecute the people. When this type of Divine Punishment overtakes the people, they will supplicate to Allah Ta’ala for safety. But then even the supplications of the Sulaha (the pious) of the time will go unheard. The tyrants will show no respects for the seniors nor any mercy to the little ones.
When such Divine Chastisement overwhelms people, then no amount of Qunoot-e-Naazilah and other Duas will avail. The imperative condition for the Duas to pierce the Heavens is Inaabat ilallaah –to turn in repentance to Allah Ta’ala and to abandon the life of kufr, bid’ah, fisq and fujoor which has become the culture of the Ummah of this era.
Dark clouds of greater Athaab are overhanging this miscreant Ummah of the time. The current misery of the Ummah is the ‘lesser punishment’ to jolt us into realization, repentance and reformation. If we fail to heed this Divine Warning, viz., the lesser punishment, then be sure of the ‘greater punishment’ which will utterly uproot and destroy.