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Two Days and Two Nights like no others

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It is reported that Anas b. Mâlik – Allâh be pleased with him – said:

There are two days and two nights the likes of which no one has ever heard of before: the Day on which you will receive the news about Allâh the Exalted: whether you will receive His punishment or His mercy, the Day you will be given your book (of deeds): either in your right hand or your left, that [first] night you will spend alone in your grave, a night like no other you have spent, and that night on the morning of which will be the Day of Resurrection, after which there will be no more night.

Abû Bakr Al-Daynûrî, Al-Mujâlasah wa Jawâhir Al-’Ilm article 19.


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September 2, 2010 at 6:28 am

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Ten Examples of the Haya’ of the Salaf

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1 – Abu Musa al-Ash’ari:

Anas bin Malik said:

“When Abu Musa would sleep, he would wear a small over garment, fearing that his ‘awrah would be exposed.”

[‘Siyar A’lam an-Nubala”; 2/399]

2 – Ibn ‘Abbas:

“He would not enter the bathroom except that he was alone, and would be wearing a thick outer garment, saying: “I am shy from Allah Seeing me in the bathroom without any clothing.””

[‘Siyar A’lam an-Nubala”; 3/355]

3 – ‘A’ishah:

“I used to enter the building in which the Messenger of Allah and my father were buried while I was dressed lightly, saying: ‘These are just my husband and father.’

However, when ‘Umar was buried, by Allah, I never entered this building except that my clothing was wrapped tightly around my body, out of shyness from ‘Umar.”

[al-Hakim’s ‘Mustadrak’ (4/7), and he declared it authentic]

4 – Hisham bin ‘Ammar:

Mu’awiyah bin Aws narrated:

“I saw Hisham bin ‘Ammar, and when he would walk in the street, he would look down to the ground, and he would never raise his head to the sky, out of shyness from Allah – the Mighty and Majestic.”

[‘Siyar A’lam an-Nubala”; 11/430]

5 – al-Humaydi:

“Abu Bakr bin Maymun came and knocked on the door of al-Humaydi, and assumed that he was given permission to enter. So, he entered, finding al-Humaydi with his thigh exposed. al-Humaydi began to cry, saying: “By Allah, you have just laid your eyes on something that nobody has seen since I have reached adulthood!””

[‘Siyar A’lam an-Nubala”; 19/122]

6 – Muhammad bin Yahya adh-Dhuhli:

Abu al-‘Abbas al-Azhari said:

“I heard the servant of Muhammad bin Yahya adh-Dhuhli saying, while he was being washed: “I served him for thirty years, and I would give him his water, and I never even saw his leg, and I was his property.””

[‘Siyar A’lam an-Nubala”; 12/279]

7 – al-Imam al-Bukhari:

Muhammad bin Abi Hatim narrated:

“Some of my companions said to me: “We were at the house of Muhammad bin Salam, and Muhammad bin Isma’il al-Bukhari entered upon his upon his return from Iraq. So, he began to inform us of the tribulation that the people were being put through, as well as what had happened to Ahmad bin Hambal, etc.

When al-Imam al-Bukhari exited the house, Muhammad bin Salam said to those present: “Have you ever seen a virgin with as much shyness as this man?””

[‘Siyar A’lam an-Nubala”; 12/418]

8 – Ibn al-Qayyim narrated that some of the Salaf said:

“If one does something in secret that he is shy from doing in public, this means that he means nothing to himself.”

[‘Madarij as-Salikin’; 2/353]

9 – Shams ad-Din al-Maqdisi:

“If my leg becomes exposed while I am alone, I rush to cover it up while making istighfar.”

[‘al-Mukhtar al-Masun min A’lam al-Qurun’; 1/540]

10 – Muhammad bin Ahmad al-Ghumari:

He would refuse to fall asleep in the presence of anyone, saying: “I fear that some bad smell would emanate from me while I am sleeping.”

[‘al-Mukhtar al-Masun min A’lam al-Qurun’; 2/758]

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May 2, 2010 at 1:21 pm

Harithah[RA] is in Jannathul Firdaus, Al A’la

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Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Umm Ar-Rubaiy`i bint Al-Bara’, who was the mother of Harithah bin Suraqah, came to the Prophet (PBUH) and said: “O Messenger of Allah! Will you not tell me about Harithah? (He was killed in the battle of Badr). If he is in Jannah I shall show endurance, but if he has met another fate, I may exert myself in weeping for him.” He (PBUH) replied, “O mother of Harithah, in in the gardens of Jannah there are many ranks, and your son has attained Al-Firdaus, the highest.”

Commentary: Jannat-ul-Firdaus  is the highest portion of Jannah. The allocation of this portion to the martyrs is a proof that Jihad is very much liked by Allah. It occurs in Ahadith that when someone prays to Allah, he should always pray for Jannat-ul-Firdaus.

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March 26, 2010 at 9:45 am

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