Monday, January 19

Maligning the Wind



When the wind blows, and laps over and over against your window, roaring and keeping you awake....
do not curse or speak evil of this wind....but seek refuge with Allah...

Kitaab At-Tawheed

The Prohibition of Maligning the Wind

On the authority of Ubayy Ibn Ka'ab (ra) it is reported that Allah's Messenger said:

"Do not malign the wind; if you see that which displeases you, say: "Oh, Allah ! We ask of You the good of this wind and the good that it is commanded to bring with it; and we seek refuge with You from the evil of this wind and the evil that it is commanded to bring with it."
(Narrated by At-Tirmidhi, who graded it authentic)

Because Islam has ordered us to be of good character and good manners, the Messenger of Allah forbade the Muslims from maligning or cursing the wind; this is because the wind is one of Allah's creations: It does not blow or remain still, or harm or benefit except by Allah's Command therefore vilifying it amounts to vilifying Him Who sent it. Then Allah's Messenger informs us that the wind may bear good or ill and that it is incumbent upon the Believer to ask Allah , Most High, for the good and to seek protection with Him from the evil.

Definition of Malign: "to speak evil of"

3 comments:

Adventurous Ammena said...

I wish you had written this while I was in Canada... we had a few tail ends of tornadoes and stuff and would have been helpful there. Insha'allah its there for the future now, so shukran

Umm Khadijah said...

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Umm Salihaa said...

JazakhiAllah khair sis, that's cute...