4. WORRIES OF A SAHABI :
Tafsir-e-Ibn-e-Kathir, under An-Nisa 4:69, narrates several Ahadith (also taken by Tabarani, Abu Nuaim, Haythami and Suyuti etc). The verse announces: “And whoever obeys Allah and the Messenger then they will be in the company of those on whom Allah has bestowed His grace, of the Prophets”. The reason for the revelation of this ayaah is :
(One is with those whom he loves.) Anas commented, "Muslims were never happier than with this Hadith.'' In another narration, Anas said, "I love the Messenger of Allah, Abu Bakr and `Umar, and I hope that Allah will resurrect me with them, even though I did not perform actions similar to theirs.'' Allah said,
ذلِكَ الْفَضْلُ مِنَ اللَّهِ
(Such is the bounty from Allah) meaning, from Allah by His mercy, for it is He who made them suitable for this, not their good deeds.
Some more narrations are :
Anas bin Malik (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: A bedouin came to Messenger of Allah (s.a.w) and said to him, "When will be the Hour (i.e., the Day of Resurrection)?" He (the Prophet (sa.w)) said, "What preparation have you made for it?" He said, "Only the love of Allah and His Messenger." Then Messenger of Allah (s.a.w) said, "You will be with those whom you love."
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
The narration in Muslim is: The man replied: "I have made no significant preparation with regard to Salat (prayer), Saum (fasting) and Sadaqah (charity) but I love Allah and His Messenger".
[Riyad us Swaliheen , Book 1, Hadith 369].