The Story of Sheikh Abdul Hamid Kishk – Omar Suleiman
When you make dua to Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala, how sincere are you in that dua? I want to share with you the story of incredible individual. Wallahi, one of the most incredible individuals that lived in the last hundred years and one of the most individual in history, a man of the name Syaikh Abdul Hamid Kishk rahimahulaah ta’ala.
Syaikh Kishk rahimahullah didn’t die 200 years ago or 300 years ago, he died in 1996. And Syaikh Kishk rahimahullah was a righteous man, a scholar who truly spoke from the heart. ‘Til today you can hear his voice, and it’s so powerful. And this man subhanallah his dua was mustajab, he made dua, and it was answered.
He once made dua against Muammar Qaddafi, the leader of Libya. He made dua’ against him and he said, “O Qaddafi, I asked Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala that one day your people will pull you from the sewers, and will throw you away in an undisclosed location, a place where no one will find you.”
And that’s exactly what happened to him. So his dua was serious business. I’m not saying that he was Sa’ad Ibn Abi Waqqas radiyallahu anhu, but his dua was serious.
One night he goes to sleep and he sees a dream, and he sees in that dream Rasulullah shallallahu alaihi wa sallam, and Umar Ibn Khattab radiyallahu ta’ala anhu. And the messenger of Allah shallallahu alaihi wa sallam tells him, “Sallim ‘alaa Umar, gives salam to Umar.”
He says, “Fassallamtu ‘alaihi, I gave my salam to him, to Umar Ibn Khattab.”
“Wa saqothtu bainahumaa mayyita.”
“And I fell dead between Rasulullah shallallahu alaihi wa sallam and Umar Ibn Khattab.”
Some of you might be thinking, “Wow! That must mean Umar is evil.”
No, no. From the stand point of dream interpretation that, “Umar minal umur“, life.
“I gave my life to Umar Ibn Khattab radiyallahu anhu.”
And then he says, “The Prophet shallallahu alaihi wa sallam picked me up, and he did ghusul of me with his own two hands shallallahu alaihi wa sallam. And I’m watching this dream, I’m watching myself in my dream being washed by the Prophet shallallahu alaihi wa sallam.”
And it’s a Friday morning and he is telling the family members, ’cause every Friday morning they gather together, eat breakfast before Jum’ah, he is telling his family member about this dream that he had.
His wife says to him, “Why are you sharing this, when the Prophet shallallahu alaihi wa sallam said that you’re not supposed to speak of bad dreams.”
He said to her, “What makes you think this is a bad dream?”
He says, “Wallaahi, I wished things would happen exactly as they happened in the dream.”
Syaikh Abdul Hamid Kishk rahimahullahu ta’ala used to make a very powerful dua in many of his khutbahs.
He used to say, “Allaahumma ahyini imaama, wa amitni imaama, wahshurni baina yadaik wa ana saajidun laka yaa robbal-‘aalamiin.”
“O Allah allow me to live as an imam, and to die as an imam, and to be resurrected between Your hands, wa ana saajid lak, in Your presents while I am making sujud to You. Yaa arhamar-roohimiin, yaa robbal-‘aalamiin.”
“O Lord of the world, I wanna die in sujud.”
And that day when he sees that dream, the day of Friday, the day of December 6, 1996, when he turned 63 years old, and he was so happy, because he realized that was the age the Prophet shallallahu alaihi wa sallam died out.
He makes wudu, and he goes into his salah on the day of Friday. and he goes into his sujud, and he never gets back up. He lived as an imam, he died as imam on yaumul jum’ah. And he was resurrected with his Lord while he was in sujud to Him.
“Ash shidqu fid dua,” when you are truhtful in your dua,
“O Allah, I love Rasulullah shallallahu alaihi wa sallam, I love Abu Bakr, I love A’isha.”
If you are truthful when you say that, and if you are truthful when you say you wanna be like them, then on the Day of Judgment in al jannah, Abu Bakr will be your neighbor; you love him, here he is, A’isha will be your neighbor; you love her, here she is, Rasulullah shallallahu alaihi wa sallam will be your neighbor in jannatul firdaus, insha Allah.
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