Jahanum has got 7 divisions and the most painful among them is the bottommost division which is reserved for the Munaafiq of this Ummah; even one of the greatest enemies of Islam, Abu Jahl isn’t in it.
And among those Munaafiq, the greatest one was named Abdullah bin Ubai. His fate and emaan was known to all of the Muslims. But, he was blessed with a righteous son named Abdullah (ra).
When Ubai was at his deathbed, Abdullah (ra) came to the Prophet pbuh while the Prophet pbuh was drinking water.
Abdullah ra: Ya Rasooluallah, will you please save some of that water.
Prophet pbuh: Why? What’s it for?
Abdullah ra: I want to give that to my father and perhaps emaan will enter his heart because of that.
Prophet pbuh gladly have away the leftover water to him.
So, Abdullah ra ran to his father and offered him the water.
Ubai: What’s that?
Abdullah ra: This is the water that has touched the beloved Prophet pbuh, drink it so that Allah will bless you with emaan.
Ubai: Go away, and bring me some urine, I’ll prefer drinking that instead.
At this, Abdullah ra was infuriated, he went back to the Prophet pbuh and asked for permission to slay his own father. Listening to this, Prophet pbuh advised Abdullah ra to take care of his ailing father.
After sometime, Ubai passed away. Again Abdullah ra came to the Prophet pbuh, this time with a new request.
Abdullah ra: Ya Rasooluallah, can I get your robe?
Prophet pbuh: Why? What do you need it for?
Abdullah ra: I’ll make it the shroud for my father, and hope Allah will forgive him because of that.
Prophet pbuh gladly gave away his robe.
Finally, when the funeral procession commenced, Prophet pbuh came forward to lead the funeral prayers. Hazrat Umar ra stood before the Prophet pbuh.
Hazrat Umar ra: Ya Rasooluallah, what are you doing? He’s a Munaafiq.
Prophet pbuh: Yes, I know but I’ll still pray perhaps Allah might forgive him. And I know Allah has revealed that, “even if you pray for them 70 times, they won’t be forgiven.” Had Allah said, “if you pray for them 70+1 times, then only I’ll forgive them.” I’d have prayed 70+1 times for them.
At last, Ubai was laid in his grave. Prophet pbuh asked him to be taken out. Now, Prophet pbuh put his saliva into the mouth of Ubai and prayed for his forgiveness.
Witnessing this event, 100 Munaafiq proclaimed Shadahh!
We inherit such a beautiful deen but are busy in issuing Fatwas against every other sect. There’s not a single sect left within Islam that hasn’t got a fatwa of kufr issued against them by some other sect. We’ve become so intolerant and self-righteous that we think that we are the custodians of Jannah. With an internet connection and YouTube Shiekh at disposal, everyone considers himself akin to a Mufti.
That guy is not going to Jannah despite him being nice and all. Why? Because, while praying, he holds his hands at his chest! Astagfirullah! And that guy surely is going to hell. Why? Because, dude, he doesn’t even hold his hands while praying! And don’t get me started on that guy who doesn’t do rafayadain (raising hands in prayer), he’s rotting in hell. Why? Go check this ‘link’!
The Prophet pbuh even hoped to find Ubai in Jannah while you don’t hope to find the guy praying next to you!