Inviting Curses


Inviting Curses

The story of Hazrat Aadam (عليه السلام) is known to all of us. When Allah Ta’ala commanded the angels to bow down before Nabi Aadam (عليه السلام)– in honour and respect – it was Iblees who refused to do so. Allah Ta’ala asked him:


قَالَ يٰۤإِبْلِيْسُ مَا مَنَعَكَ أَنْ تَسْجُدَ لِمَا خَلَقْتُ بِيَدَيَّ  ط أَسْتَكْبَرْتَ أَمْ كُنْتَ مِنَ الْعَالِيْنَ 
 “He (Allah Ta’ala) said, ‘O Iblees, what did prevent you from prostrating before what I created with MY Hands? Did you wax proud or were you among the lofty ones?”


Iblees proclaimed his arrogance before Allah Ta’ala, asserting the claim of being greater and better than Nabi Aadam (عليه السلام).


أَنَا خَيْرٌ مِّنْهُ ج خَلَقْتَنِىْ مِنْ نَّارٍ وَّخَلَقْتَهٗ مِنْ طِيْنٍ 
‘I am better than he. You created me from fire, and him from clay.’        
[Surah Sad 38:75/76]

On this refusal and rejection of the Command of Allah Ta’ala, Allah Ta’ala banished him from Jannah.

Open the ears of the heart and listen. And listen carefully.

Allah Ta’ala said :

قَالَ فَاخْرُجْ مِنْهَا فَإِنَّكَ رَجِيْمٌ ۚ وَإِنَّ عَلَيْكَ لَعْنَتِيْۤ إِلٰى يَوْمِ الدِّيْنِ ◌

“He (Allah Ta’ala) said, ‘Then, get out from here, for you are accursed. And on you shall remain My curse till the Day of Judgment.”

[Surah Sad 38:77/78]


This was because he refused ONE Sajdah – which was on the Command of Allah Ta’ala.

 Let us consider our condition: How many Salaah are missed? How many Sajdas are missed?

On all of this negligence – and many a time, it is deliberate negligence, let us consider how many curses we are inviting into our lives and in our family life. What will our condition be on the Day of Qiyamah if Allah Ta’ala rejects us for the numerous Sajdahs we refused to make?

Rasulullah Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam said that Allah Ta’ala said: “O Muhammad! I have made a covenant with Myself, that whosoever is regular in performing his Salaah at its fixed hour, he shall be admitted into Jannah. Those of your followers who do not guard their Salaah are not included in this covenant.” – Abu Dawood.


May Allah Ta’ala grant us the Taufeeq of obedience to all of Allah Ta’ala’s Commandments.