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Solar Eclipse


Hadhrat Maulana Adam Sahib DB:

حَدَّثَنَا قُتَيْبَةُ ، قَالَ : حَدَّثَنَا جَرِيرٌ ، عَنْ عَطَاءِ بْنِ السَّائِبِ ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَمْرٍو ، قَالَ : انْكسفَتِ الشَّمْسُ يَوْمًا عَلَى عَهْدِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ , فَقَامَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يُصَلِّي ، حَتَّى لَمْ يَكَدْ يَرْكَعُ ثُمَّ رَكَعَ ، فَلَمْ يَكَدْ يَرْفَعُ رَأْسَهُ ، ثُمَّ رَفَعَ رَأْسَهُ ، فَلَمْ يَكَدْ أَنْ يَسْجُدَ ، ثُمَّ سَجَدَ فَلَمْ يَكَدْ أَنْ يَرْفَعَ رَأْسَهُ ، ثُمَّ رَفَعَ رَأْسَهُ ، فَلَمْ يَكَدْ أَنْ يَسْجُدَ ، ثُمَّ سَجَدَ فَلَمْ يَكَدْ أَنْ يَرْفَعَ رَأْسَهُ ، فَجَعَلَ يَنْفُخُ وَيَبْكِي ، وَيَقُولُ : " رَبِّ أَلَمْ تَعِدْنِي أَنْ لا تُعَذِّبَهُمْ وَأَنَا فِيهِمْ ؟ رَبِّ أَلَمْ تَعِدْنِي أَنْ لا تُعَذِّبَهُمْ وَهُمْ يَسْتَغْفِرُونَ ؟ وَنَحْنُ نَسْتَغْفِرُكَ " . فَلَمَّا صَلَّى رَكْعَتَيْنِ انْجَلَتِ الشَّمْسُ ، فَقَامَ فَحَمِدَ اللَّهَ تَعَالَى , وَأَثْنَى عَلَيْهِ ، ثُمَّ قَالَ : " إِنَّ الشَّمْسَ وَالْقَمَرَ آيَتَانِ مِنْ آيَاتِ اللَّهِ لا يَنْكَسِفَانِ لِمَوْتِ أَحَدٍ وَلا لِحَيَاتِهِ ، فَإِذَا انْكَسَفَا , فَافْزَعُوا إِلَى ذِكْرِ اللَّهِ تَعَالَى "

'Abdullah Radiyallahu 'Anhu reports: ''In the time of Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam there once occurred a solar eclipse (According to the majority of the 'ulama this incident took place in the tenth year hijri). Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam went into the masjid, commenced salaah, and stood in qiyaam for so long that it was felt that he did not intend to perform the ruku'. (In another narration it is stated that he recited the Surah Baqarah.) He then performed such a long ruku as if he did not want to come up from the Ruku'. Then in the same manner after standing up from the ruku' he stood up for such a long time as if he did not want to perform sajdah, here too he kept his mubaarak head on the ground for such a long time as if he was not going to lift his mubaarak head . In this manner he did the same after lifting the head and sitting in jalsa, and after the jalsa in the second sajdah. In short, in every rukn of the salaah this was done, that every rukn was so long, as if this rukn was going to be performed till the end, and there is nothing after it. (In the same manner he performed the second rak'ah, and in the last sajdah), due to the intense fear he began taking heavy breaths and crying, and began pleading to the Almighty Allah that 'O Allah, it is only You that have promised that when these people make istighfaar there will be no punishment'. This saying of Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam refers to the aayah that is at the end of the ninth juz: ''But Allah would not punish them while thou was with them, nor will He punish them while they seek forgiveness;.-Surah Al-Anfaal,33. When Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam completed the salaah, the sun had cleared already. Rasulullah Sallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam delivered a sermon after this. After uttering the hamd and thanaa, he talked on this subject, that the sun and moon does not eclipse because of the death or birth of anyone [because the prophet peace be upon him's son had passed away on this day, and during the time of jahiliyah [ignorance] people believed it happened for a certain reason], but both are from among the signs of Allah Ta'aala. (That gives His creation a warning so that they may fear Him). When the eclipses occurs then immediately turn towards Allah (begin istighfaar and performing salaah)''.

Tomorrow is the Solar eclipse. It is important that we spend this whole time in ibadah and we don't waste this time.

This salah is very important. Let it not be said that someone wasn't aware.

Women should stay at home and remember Allah SWT. During the time of the eclipse, from 8:30am till 10:30am, they should recite Quran, pray and make dua.

Allama Ibn Munayir RA explains that the eclipse is a reminder of the darkness of the grave because even the grave is dark, exactly like the darkness the solar eclipse will bring.

If you fear Allah SWT then you will be successful, if you do not, you will not be successful. The fear of Allah SWT is important. As soon as the prophet peace be upon him saw the eclipse he hurried very quickly to the Masjid to pray. Everyone was told to come. There was only one eclipse during the lifetime of the prophet peace be upon him. There was no way to tell there would be an eclipse.

It is also like the darkness on the day of Qiyamah. Remember the darkness of the grave and pray to Allah.

If you are not able to stand in tomorrow's salah, then sit and perform the salah.

What to do tomorrow during the solar eclipse:

-Remember Allah SWT during this time.

-Recite Quran and take this time out to worship Allah SWT.

-Perform the salah at this time.

-Remember the aakhirah and the grave, and make dua for your aakhirah

-Remember the power and might of Allah SWT


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