The Power of Allāhu-Akbar

Abū Huryarah رضي الله عنه reports that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله سلم once asked, “Have you heard of a city, one of the ends of which is on land, and the other on sea?”

The Companions رضي الله عنهم replied, “Yes, O Messenger of Allāh!”

The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “The [final] Hour will not arrive until seventy thousand soldiers from the progeny of Ishāq (عليه السلام) advance towards it. When they shall arrive, they shall set up camp, and will not fight with any weapons; nor will they strike an arrow. They shall say, ‘Lā ilāha il-lal-lāh, wallā-hu-akbar!’ upon which one of its end will fall; they will then say a second time, ‘Lā ilāha il-lal-lāh, wallā-hu-akbar!’, upon which the other end will fall. They will then say a third time, ‘Lā ilāha il-lal-lāh, wallā-hu-akbar!’, upon which the path will open up for them, and they shall enter it and take the spoils…” (Muslim)[1]

The scholars of hadīth have mentioned that the city mentioned in this hadīth is Constantinople, which shall be conquered before the coming of Dajjāl. It is apparent from this hadīth that the power of the takbīr (Allāhu Akbar) will suffice them from combat with weapons.

If only our spirituality and trust in this powerful phrase was anywhere near that of those people at that time! #AllahuAkbar!!

 

[1]روى الإمام مسلم رحمه الله قال: حَدَّثَنَا قُتَيْبَةُ بْنُ سَعِيدٍ، حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الْعَزِيزِ يَعْنِي ابْنَ مُحَمَّدٍ، عَنْ ثَوْرٍ وَهُوَ ابْنُ زَيْدٍ الدِّيلِيُّ، عَنْ أَبِي الْغَيْثِ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ، قَالَ: «سَمِعْتُمْ بِمَدِينَةٍ جَانِبٌ مِنْهَا فِي الْبَرِّ وَجَانِبٌ مِنْهَا فِي الْبَحْرِ؟» قَالُوا: نَعَمْ، يَا رَسُولَ اللهِ قَالَ: ” لَا تَقُومُ السَّاعَةُ حَتَّى يَغْزُوَهَا سَبْعُونَ أَلْفًا مِنْ بَنِي إِسْحَاقَ، فَإِذَا جَاءُوهَا نَزَلُوا، فَلَمْ يُقَاتِلُوا بِسِلَاحٍ وَلَمْ يَرْمُوا بِسَهْمٍ، قَالُوا: لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَاللهُ أَكْبَرُ، فَيَسْقُطُ أَحَدُ جَانِبَيْهَا – قَالَ ثَوْرٌ: لَا أَعْلَمُهُ إِلَّا قَالَ – الَّذِي فِي الْبَحْرِ، ثُمَّ يَقُولُوا الثَّانِيَةَ: لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَاللهُ أَكْبَرُ، فَيَسْقُطُ جَانِبُهَا الْآخَرُ، ثُمَّ يَقُولُوا الثَّالِثَةَ: لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَاللهُ أَكْبَرُ، فَيُفَرَّجُ لَهُمْ، فَيَدْخُلُوهَا فَيَغْنَمُوا، فَبَيْنَمَا هُمْ يَقْتَسِمُونَ الْمَغَانِمَ، إِذْ جَاءَهُمُ الصَّرِيخُ، فَقَالَ: إِنَّ الدَّجَّالَ قَدْ خَرَجَ، فَيَتْرُكُونَ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ وَيَرْجِعُونَ.

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