Crime, anarchy, natural calamities and other difficulties prevail all around us. What is the reason for this? As Mu’mineen (Believers) we are duty bound to look for the answers of all things in the Qur’an and Hadith. From the various verses of the Qur’an and the numerous Ahadith that clearly indicate to us the reasons, hereunder one hadith is quoted:

Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) has mentioned that when immodesty will become rife, people will be hit by plagues, epidemics and strange new diseases which their forefathers had never heard of.  When people will cheat in weight and measure, they will be overtaken by famine, price-hikes and oppressive rulers. When zakaat will not be paid, rains will be withheld. When people will break their covenant (of being true Muslims) with Allah and His Messenger (sallalahu alaihi wasallam), then Allah Ta’ala will make alien enemies dominant over them. These enemies will snatch away their belongings from them without justification. When judgement will not be passed in any matter in accordance to the book of Allah Ta’ala, Allah Ta’ala will cause mutual hatred to creep into the hearts and people will become embroiled in disputes (Ibn Majah). 


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