Saturday, 9 April 2016


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 :

Sa'id bin Jubayr said, "An Ansari man came to the Messenger of Allah while feeling sad. The Prophet said to him, `Why do I see you sad' He said, `O Allah's Prophet! I was contemplating about something.' The Prophet said, `What is it' The Ansari said, `We come to you day and night, looking at your face and sitting by you. Tomorrow, you will be raised with the Prophets, and we will not be able to see you.' The Prophet did not say anything, but later Jibril came down to him with this Ayah and the Prophet sent the good news to the Ansari man.'' 

(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].    
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