I Bleed Purple!! (Domestic Abuse Awareness Month Special)

OPPRESSORS WILL BE IN DARKNESS

As salamu aleycum wr wb all,

I have always felt and will always strongly feel against abuse. And since it’s the month of awareness thought it would be good to share some ahadith with regards to oppression. We need to fear Allah greatly when dealing with people. Oppressing someone and denying them their rights is the most worst thing you can ever do. It’s every muslim’s right to live with honor,respect and in tranquility. If you are in anyway disrupting it you are answerable to Allah. Without further adieu lets first understand what oppression means followed by some ahadith and a beautiful Dua from our blessed Qur’an that we need to recite daily – bi’ithnillah.

Meaning of Oppression :

1. The exercise of authority or power in a burdensome, cruel,or unjust manner.

2. An act or instance of oppressing.

3. The state of being oppressed.

4.The feeling of being heavily burdened, mentally orphysically, by troubles, adverse conditions, anxiety, etc.

What should you do when you see someone being oppressed?

Narrated Anas: Allah‘s Apostle said, “Help your brother, whether he is an oppressor or he is an oppressed one. People asked, “O Allah’s Apostle! It is all right to help him if he is oppressed, but how should we help him if he is an oppressor?” The Prophet said, “By preventing him from oppressing others.”

You have been an oppressor can you save yourself?

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “Whoever has oppressed another person concerning his reputation or anything else, he should beg him to forgive him before the Day of Resurrection when there will be no money (to compensate for wrong deeds), but if he has good deeds, those good deeds will be taken from him according to his oppression which he has done, and if he has no good deeds, the sins of the oppressed person will be loaded on him.”

Should an oppressor be scared?

Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: The Prophet sent Mu’adh to Yemen and said, “Be afraid, from the curse of the oppressed as there is no screen between his invocation and Allah.”

What will happen to the oppressors on the Day of Judgment?

Narrated Ibn ‘Umar: The Prophet said, “Oppression will be a darkness on the Day of Resurrection.”

Should a Muslim be an oppressor?

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Umar: Allah’s Apostle said, “A Muslim is a brother of another Muslim, so he should not oppress him, nor should he hand him over to an oppressor. Whoever fulfilled the needs of his brother, Allah will fulfill his needs; whoever brought his (Muslim) brother out of a discomfort, Allah will bring him out of the discomforts of the Day of Resurrection, and whoever screened a Muslim, Allah will screen him on the Day of Resurrection. “

I leave you all with this Dua may it benefit us all – the best duas are the duas from the blessed Qur’an.

Rabbana la taj’alna fitnatal lil-qawmidh-Dhalimeen wa najjina bi-Rahmatika minal qawmil kafireen

Our Lord! Make us not a trial for those who practise oppression; And deliver us by Thy Mercy from those who reject (Thee) [ Yunus 10:85-86]

May Allah save us from oppressing anyone ever. And if we have done it unintentionallly may He Azzawajal forgive us – ameen ya rabbul alameen.

References:
Sahih Al-bukhari.

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