Tomorrow Will Surely Be Better Than Today
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said : “Nations are about to scheme against you in the same way as greedy eaters vie with one another on the dining-table.” One of the Companions (Allah be pleased with them all) asked: “O Messenger of Allah! Will that relate to being few in numbers?” The Prophet said: “No, but your huge number will be of little effectiveness, and (Allah) will cast Al-Wahan in your hearts.” They said: “O Messenger of Allah, what does Al-Wahan mean?” He said, “Your hearts are strongly attached to life luxuries and you feel strong aversion to death.” (Reported by Ahmad and Abu-Dawud)
The above-mentioned Hadith is considered one of the miracles with which the Prophet (peace be upon him) was blessed with. The Hadith refers to what will happen when the end of this world is near. In other words, it shows the extent of the moral decay that will affect the Muslim Ummah, and will encourage its enemies to terrorize it, especially after neglecting Allah’s Commands and their ignoring His Prophet’s teachings
The miracles that Allah Almighty has granted His Prophets (peace be upon them all) to help in delivering their messages are not only rules and regulations from which the Muslim Ummah can seek guidance regarding what is lawful and what is prohibited; rather, they serve as a means of encouraging the Muslim to bear the sufferings and tribulations of life with patience and fortitude, keeping in mind that Allah will never forsake him.
The words of the Hadith show that the state of weakness facing the Muslim Ummah nowadays is transitory. Some scholars claim that the doom is approaching and that the darkness looms large and there are troubles on the horizon. Actually, such premonitions bring benefits to none and make things get worse. This leads to the belief that there is no hope for a change or reform and that the coming days carry nothing but bad events. This is, in fact, a very wrong way of thinking and it is plainly a pessimistic approach to life. Muslims are to stick their mind to many glad tidings of the coming victory of Islam, and they should have faith in Allah that the coming days will be more bright and that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Thus, it is necessary for Muslims to derive from the following glad tidings glimpse of light to fill their hearts with and let despair vanish and fade away. Here are some of the glad tidings mentioned in the Qur’an:
1) Almighty Allah says: It is He who hath sent His Messenger (Muhammad, peace be upon him) with guidance and the Religion of Truth (Islam), to make superior over all religions even though the Mushrikun (polytheists, disbelievers) hate (it). (At-Tawbah, 9:33)
2) Almighty Allah also says: They intend to put out the Light of Allah with their mouths. But Allah will bring His Light to perfection even though the disbelievers hate (it). (As-Saff, 61:8)
In these verses, Almighty Allah makes it clear that at the end sweeping victory and triumph will be for Islam and Allah’s light will cover all corners of the globe. The Sunnah of the Prophet (peace be upon him) is also a record of many Ahadith that give glad tidings of the coming victory of Islam. Here, we would like to cite some of them:
1) In his Sahih, Imam Muslim recorded that Thawban quoted the Prophet (peace be upon him) as saying: “Almighty Allah has gathered the earth for me so that I could see all its corners. My nation will rule over all that which Almighty Allah has gathered for me.”
2) Ibn Hibban quoted the Prophet (peace be upon him) as saying : “This matter (i.e., Islam) will spread to cover all area where there is night and day. Allah will never leave a house in a rural area or in urban community without its people being Muslims. Honor is for those who embrace it ( i.e., Islam) while disbelievers are doomed to disgrace and humiliation.”
This Hadith, along with many others, gives us glad tidings that the patch of the Muslim state will expand to cover the whole earth and that the strength of this state will grow and become obvious to all. This also denotes good news for the revival of Muslim unity and rebirth of Islamic Caliphate.
Also, there are many other glad tidings in the reality of being a Muslim, for any wise man knows that no falsehood is to remain forever. Life has its ups and downs and days have their own vicissitudes. After hardship comes ease and every cloud has a silver lining. The bitter reality of the Muslim nation will come to an end, and tomorrow will be definitely better than today.
The emergence of the Islamic awakening has breathed in the Muslim nation a sense of confidence and hope in the future. Viewing this awakening as a threat, the enemies of Islam have tried to suppress it with all their might. However, it is Allah’s will that the Muslim awakening will endure all tribulations without being affected. Such movement is worthy of leading the Muslim nation to utter victory once there are leaders who are rightly guided by Almighty Allah and filled with wisdom.
We besiege Allah Almighty to guide the Muslim Ummah back to the right track. This is the only way we can find a place in the modern world where non-Islamic systems impose distorted ideologies in the name of civilization.