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The Eagerness of Hadhrat Abdullah ibn Rawaaha رضى الله عنه to Participate in the Gatherings of Imaan

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Hadhrat Anas ibn Malik رضى الله عنه narrates that whenever Hadhrat Abdullah ibn Rawaaha رضى الله عنه met one of the Sahabah رضى الله عنهم, he would say to him, “Come! Let us believe in our Rabb for a moment (let us refresh our Imaan by talking about Allah for a while).” When he said this to someone one day, the man became angry and reported it to Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم saying, “O Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم! Look at Ibn Rawaaha رضى الله عنه. He prefers your Imaan to the Imaan of a moment.” Nabi صلى الله عليه وسلم replied, “May Allah forgive Ibn Rawaaha رضى الله عنه. He loves the gatherings about which the angels boast.”

Hadhrat Ataa ibn Yasaar narrates that when Hadhrat Abdullah ibn Rawaaha رضى الله عنه once said to one of his companions, “Come here so that we may believe for a while.” “Are we not already believers?” the other asked.”Certainly,” Hadhrat Abdullah ibn Rawaaha رضى الله عنه replied, “but let us talk about Allah so that our Imaan can be increased.”

Hadhrat Shurayh ibn Abdullah reports that Hadhrat Abdullah ibn Rawaaha رضى الله عنه once caught hold of my hand saying, “Come! Let us believe for a moment because the heart overturns faster than a pot boiling at its pitch.”

Hadhrat Abu Dardaa رضى الله عنه says, “When Abdullah ibn Rawaaha رضى الله عنه would meet me, he would say, ‘O Uwaymir! Sit down so that we may discuss (Imaan) for a while.’ We would then sit down and discuss, after which he would say, ‘This is a gathering of Imaan. The example of Imaan is like that of your Qamees. When you have taken it off, you will again be putting it on and when you have put it off, you will again be taking it off. The heart overturns faster than a pot boiling at its pitch.'”

Source: Hayatus Sahaba

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March 21, 2010 at 4:55 pm

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