One of the signs of the Hour is that time will pass more quickly
narrated by al-Bukhaari (1036) from Abu Hurayrah who said: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: "The Hour will not begin until knowledge is taken away, earthquakes increase, time passes quickly, tribulations appear, and there is a lot of haraj, which is killing, killing, and until there will be a lot of wealth among you and it will become abundant."
And Ahmad narrated (10560) that Abu Hurayrah said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: "The Hour will not begin until time passes quickly, so a year will be like a month, and a month will be like a week, and a week will be like a day, and a day will be like an hour, and an hour will be like the burning of a braid of palm leaves."
Ibn Katheer said: Its isnaad is (saheeh) according to the conditions of Muslim. And it was classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami', 7422.
These two ahaadeeth indicate that one of the signs of the Hour is that time will pass more quickly.
The scholars differed concerning the meaning of the phrase taqaarub al-zamaan (time passing more quickly). There are many views, the strongest of which is:
That the phrase taqaarub al-zamaan (time passing quickly) may be interpreted literally or metaphorically.
The metaphorical meaning is that barakah (blessing) will disappear from time, which is something that started a long time ago.
This was the view favoured by al-Qaadi 'Iyaad, al-Nawawi and al-Haafiz ibn Hajar (may Allaah have mercy on them).
Al-Nawawi said: what is meant by its becoming short is that there will be no barakah in it, and that the benefit that a person gets from one day, for example, will be the equivalent of the benefit that he used to get in a single hour.
Al-Haafiz said: The fact of the matter is that what it means is that barakah will disappear from everything, even from time. That is one of the signs that the Hour is at hand.
The metaphorical meaning also includes ease and speed of travel between distant places, so that it may be regarded as time passing more quickly. Distances that took months to cross in the past do not take more than a number of hours nowadays.
You must read the Qur'an correctly. At least vowels and letters should be pronounced correctly, even if you are unable to learn the whole art of tajwid. The Arabic language is such that very slight mistakes in pronouncing vowels while reading may drastically alter the meaning, sometimes totally distorting it. On some occasions, you may be saying things which could amount to Kufr.
Next to reading the Qur'an correctly, it is desirable to learn the art of qira'ah in order to read it beautifully, in a sweet, pleasant, and melodious style and voice. There are many Hadith which point in this direction:
Beautify the Qur'an with your voices (Abd Da'ud).
God does not listen to anything as He does to a prophet with a good voice who recites the Qur'an aloud (Bukhari, Muslim). He who does not chant the Qur'an is not among us (Bukhari) .
But remember that the real beauty is the beauty that comes with the fear of God in one's heart:
His recitation and voice is most beautiful that when you hear him you think he fears God (Darimi).
As Hanafi, we dont recite Surah Fatiha behind the Imam. The Hanafi Madhab is based on the Quran first and then Hadith second. One of the Evidence is:
Listen attentively, and fall silent, whenever the Qur'an is being recited.
This is what the Qur'an itself commands: 'When the Qur'an is read, listen attentively, and fall silent, so that you may be blessed with mercy' (al-A'raf 7: 204). Obviously when Allah is speaking you must fall silent, but the Arabic word used for 'listening' denotes not merely an act of 'physical hearing' but also a particular state of attention and acceptance.
SO, Why then is the verse of Surah Muzzammil not taken into consideration. Surely The Quran has more say over any narration or practice.
The race will be over tonight for so many. As the Quran will be completed in many mosques, it will feel like a burden has been lifted off their shoulders. Until the next Marathon, Masajid will be in search for next years athletes. Inna lillahe wa inna illayhi raaje'oon
Next years selections are coming to a close, the finalists are:Shaykh Speedy,Imam Ferrari, (this ones for real)Mufti Gonzalves,Hazrat Veron,Hafiz Dash,Hafiz Cheetah and finallyMufti zooom.
Prophet صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said, "The worst kind of thief is one who steals from his prayer." The companions said, "O Prophet of Allah صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ how can someone steal from their prayers?" He صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said, "He does not fulfill the ruku of the prayer nor its sujood." [Musnad Ahmand - isnad saheeh]
Abu 'Abdullaah al-Ash'ari رضي الله عنه reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) led his Companions in prayer, then he sat with a group of them. A man came in and started to pray, but made his movements rapid like a chicken pecking the ground. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: "Do you see this? Whoever dies having done this has died outside of the community of Muhammad, and his prayer is like a crow pecking blood. The person who bows then pecks in his sujood is like a hungry man who eats no more than one or two dates - what good will that do him?" (Reported by Ibn Khuzaymah in his Saheeh 1/332).
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