Chain emails, messages urging readers to forward them
I’ve recieved this forwarded message, please guide me in the light of Quran and Hadith what should be done or how these kind of mails should be treated.
Subject: DONT DELETE! IF YOUR A MUSLIM! PLEASE READ THIS!
This is true.From Madina Sheikh Ahmed has sent this news.On a Friday Sheikh Ahmed fell asleep reading the Quraan. Then he dreamt the Prophet Muhammed (saw) standing in front of him and saying that in one week seven thousand people died but not even one was a true Muslim. None did what ALLAH wanted. He also said now is a bad time. These days Wives dont look after their Husbands,Girls go round without being covered they do not respect parents or others,Rich do not look after the poor,they do not give gifts or money or do not give fulfil zakaat.he also said to Sheikh Ahmed make people understand to give zakaat,To do prayer and to keep fast. The day of judgement is near. When There is a single star in the sky,straight away the path of forgiveness will close. The writing in the Quraan will disappear (vanish). The Sun will lower itself with earth. The Prophet said whoever reads this news to someone else, ” I WILL ON THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT MAKE HIM A PLACE IN PARADISE, AND IF SOMEONE DOES NOT BELIEVE THIS NEWS TO BE TRUE THEY WILL BE BANISHED FROM PARADISE”
If a poor person gives out this news to other people his/her good wish will come true. Sheikh Ahmed said if this is not true then my death will be off a Non-Muslim. The Prophet said ” KEEP FAST,DO PRAYERS,GIVE ZAKAAT AND GIVE KINDNESS TO THE POOR” Whoever Forwards This will get his/her reward in three days. One Person forward it to 40 people he had 8,000 thousand, take prophit in his buisness. One Person did not believe this news and his son died. One kept Saying he will forward it today,tomorrow but never forward this news he died as well.
PLEASE DO NOT THINK THIS IS NOT TRUE.
PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE!
My recommendation to you is that you should not bother to respond to this message. There is no divine guidance promised to come to us directly after prophet Muhammad, alaihissalaam, left this world. The Quran tells us that the prophet delivered to us a message that was complete for the purpose of religious guidance. It says:
“Today I have perfected your religion for you, completed my favor upon you, and approved Al-Islam as a Din for you.” (5:3)
Therefore, if anyone claims to have received any direct guidance from the Almighty which requires people to follow that message is claiming that the message of Islam as contained in the Quran and Sunnah was incomplete or insufficient.
In addition, such messages tend to make people superstitious, which is extremely damaging for the religiosity of a Muslim. We have been asked repeatedly in the Quran to trust Allah Almighty under all circumstances:
“Allah! There is no god but Him, therefore, in Allah Alone let the believers put their trust.” (64:13)
Why should we have a fear of punishment for no fault of ours? Is there anyone other than Allah ruling over this existence? If He is the only Ruler who is in charge of all the affairs and we are not doing anything against His commands that He sent to us through His messenger, why should we feel threatened of serious retributions for ignoring a message which carries no authority whatsoever from Him?