Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem
All Praise is due to Allaah, the Lord of mankind and jinn, and may the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon Muhammad, His slave and Final Messenger.
The one whom people fear due to his indecent actions.
Aa’ishah, may Allaah be pleased with her, reported that the Messenger of Allaah, may the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him, said:
“The one who will have the worst position in Allaah’s estimation on the Day of Resurrection will be those whom the people leave for the fear of the harm or evil they might do to them.”
[Bukhaari and Muslim]
Those of us who backbite and slander, this includes us. And Allaah says:
“Woe to every slanderer and backbiter.”
Those of us who lie about one another, even if it is to make another laugh, it includes us.
Those of us who expose the sins of others, this includes us.
Those of us who expose our brothers and sisters’ pasts, this includes us.
Those of us who insult one another as a joke and laugh about it, this includes us.
For people may stay away from us fearing that we will hurt them, belittle them.
Whatever the reason may be, we will be to Allaah the worst, on that Day. That Day, when we will have no-one. Everyone on that day will be concerned only for himself. Your mother whom you so dearly love, will flee from you. Your father, who works day in and day out, providing for you, will flee from you. Your wives, your husbands, your brothers, your sisters, your sons and daughters, all those around you will flee from you, caring about none but themselves. The pregnant woman will drop her load, concerned for none but herself.
“Then, when the comes as-Sakhkhah (the Day of Resurrections’ second blowing of the Trumpet), that Day shall a man flee from his brother, and from his mother and his father, and from his wife and his children. Everyman, that Day, will have enough to make him carless of other.”
And on that Day, we will be in the worst position? Simply because we could not say what is good or remain silent! We prepare for ourselves a great torment, not knowing it and laughing as we do it.
How foolish are we?
I advise myself first before I advise you my dear brothers and sisters. I pray that Allaah does not count me amongst the hypocrites for speaking of that which I do not do.
All that is good and true is from Allaah alone and all that is incorrect is from me, a slave of Allaah, and the shaytaan.
‘The Book of Major Sins’ by Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab