Observations of ascension of our Holy Prophet (PBUH) | By Ghulam Yaseen Nizami

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Observations of ascension of our Holy Prophet (PBUH)

THE event of the Ascension of Holy Prophet (PBUH) consists of numerous miracles, exaltations and greatness. The listener is blessed with a spiritual server and greatness of Holy Prophet (PBUH) is awakened in their hearts and the candle of love of Holy Prophet (PBUH) is lit and this too has a high and first purpose in its place. We want to deviate from this method and describe the areas and details of the Ascension which are necessary for our reformation. They are instructive, they inspire the pursuit of good and create a state of fear in order to avoid evil and the goal is to reform our religious brethren.

People who are prone to sedition: The Holy Prophet (PBUH) said: people whose lips were being cut with scissors of fire. I asked Gabriel: Who are these people? Gabriel said: These are the worldly preachers who used to enjoin good on people and forget themselves, even though they used to recite the Holy Quran, so do they not understand?

People who do not offer prayers: The Holy Prophet (PBUH) said: Then I passed by a people whose heads were being crushed with heavy stones. I asked: O Gabriel! Who are these people? Gabriel said: These are the people whose heads are burdened with prayers. That is, they feel the burden of prayers on them.

People who do not pay charity: The Holy Prophet (PBUH)said: Then I passed by a people who had rags on both their private parts and they were eating poisonous trees like animals, Zaqoom and hot stones. I asked: O Gabriel! Who are these people? Gabriel said: These are the people who do not pay alms for their wealth and He has not wronged them, and Allah is not unjust to His servants. This fact is stated in a verse of the Holy Qur’an: And the Almighty did not wrong them, but they were wronging themselves (because of their deeds).

The traitors: The Holy Prophet (PBUH) said: Then I passed by a man who had gathered a bundle of wood, he could not lift it, but out of greed he would put more wood in it. I asked: O Gabriel! Who is this? Gabriel said: This is the person of your nation who has people’s trusts, cannot pay them and accumulates more trusts.

Those who commit adultery: The Holy Prophet (PBUH) said: Then I forgave a people who had in front of them fresh roasted meat in a pot on one side and ugly (smelly rotten) meat on the other side. I asked: O Gabriel! Who are these people? He said: These are the people who have a lawful (chaste) wife and they fulfil their sexual desire with a wicked woman, and they sleep with her till morning.

False witnesses: The Holy Prophet (PBUH) said: Then I saw a field full of terrible pigs, whose whole body is like that of a human, and whose face is like that of a pig, and whose tongue is being pulled in the opposite direction by tearing their ass. I asked: O Gabriel! Who are these people He said: These are the people? Who have made false witness their livelihood. These people used to lie very arrogantly.

Oppressive women: The Holy Prophet (PBUH) said: Then I saw a group of women who were hung upside down on their breasts and legs and all of them were being flogged with fire. I asked Gabriel: Who are these people? He said: These are the cruel and unclean women who gave birth to illegitimate children and killed them to hide their guilt.

Gossipers: The Holy Prophet (PBUH) said: Then I saw some people from whose side the angels cut the flesh and fed them, and they said: Eat the flesh of your (dead) brethren in the same way as you ate the flesh in this world. I asked! O Gabriel! Who are these people? Those are being forced to eat own meat. He said: These are the flaws that make people more vocal.

Proud and arrogant people: The Holy Prophet (PBUH) said: Then I saw that there was a forest and there were holes in the ground and out of these holes came out large bulls with big bodies and big horns. They are terrified and want to enter these tiny holes by pushing their horns and their hands and feet. I asked Gabriel, Who are these people? He said: These are the people who talk big and small in the world. And words of pride and arrogance come out of the mouth.

Alcoholics: The Holy Prophet (PBUH) said: Then I saw some people whose faces are black and blue eyes are very scary and the lower lip crawls on the ground and the upper lip is placed on the head. Such stinking pus and blood is flowing from their mouths that the whole field is rotting. I asked Gabriel, Who are these people? He said: These are the drunkards who will suffer the same torment till the Day of Resurrection.