There were thousands of Muslims ... and today as well, there are thousands of Muslims, or millions of them ... who lived in safe, secure conditions. They could come out and go to the Masjid, but they did not and do not. When Allah Ta’ala then punishes with fear, they say: We would like to go to the Masjid but there is so much of fear. There is so much of danger.
People who live close to the Masaajid will not frequent the Masjid. I am talking in general terms. …There are many places where Muslims reside and Masaajid have been built. If you go for Fajr Salaah, you may find five or six people only. There are several Masaajid in and around our area but many are negligent in performing their Salaah, in Jamaat (congregation). There are towns where big Ijtimas have taken place; where thousands of people had travelled to and gathered, for the noble purpose of Islaah and improvement in Deen. In these towns and suburbs, there are a majority of Muslims. Very sadly, in one of the towns, we found only eight people for the Fajr Salaah – during the winter time. We were told that there were ten, but it had decreased to eight. …This is our ingratitude. And ingratitude invites severe punishment. Allah Ta’ala says in the Qur`aan Shareef:
لَئِنْ شَكَرْتُمْ لَأَزِيْدَنَّكُمْ وَ لَئِنْ كَفَرْتُمْ إِنَّ عَذَابِىْ لَشَدِيْدٌ
“…if you are grateful, I will most certainly increase for you (My favours) but if you show ingratitude, verily! My punishment is indeed severe.”
[Surah Ibraheem 14 : 7]
We see the amount of fear that is being generated in our hearts presently. How much of fear there is! The robberies, the hijackings, the kidnappings and what not is happening here, in South Africa. …Conditions befall us according to our deeds.
Many people say that it is becoming difficult to


The glad tidings of being the Strangers(When the norm will be other than The Sunnah and people Will regard true Deen to be Strange) in the times nearing Qiyama refers to one of these 2 categories of people.
*In today's time when people post pictures of Salah which has been corrupted and altered contrary to the clear directive of the Sunnah and majority of the comments say "SubhanAllah beautiful", the strangers are the ones who would seem strange and either:
1.Himself not take part in this
2.Speak out against it
*When people would regard it as normal to have mixed extravagant weddings the Stranger given glad tidings would:
1.have a simple wedding with no customs and proper seperation of men and Women


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