The Beloved (pbuh) and consoling others

November 21, 2008 at 11:28 am Leave a comment

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

والحمدلله رب العالمين والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

In the name of God, the most Merciful, the most Compassionate

All praise be to God, and may peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of God

This week, we will look at how we will need the Prophet (pbuh) on Judgement Day, and how we should follow his sunna in order that we do are not ashamed in front of him for leaving his way.

Abu Huraira narrated, “We were in the company of the Prophet at a banquet, and a cooked (mutton) foreleg was set before him, which he used to like. He ate a morsel of it and said, ‘I will be the chief of all the people on the Day of Resurrection. Do you know how Allah will gather all of mankind, the first and the last, in one level place where an observer will be able to see (all) of them and they will be able to hear the announcer, and the sun will come near to them.

Some people will say, “Don’t you see in what condition you are and the state to which you have reached? Why don’t you look for a person who can intercede for you with your Lord?” Some people will say, “Appeal to your father, Adam.” They will go to him and say, “O Adam! You are the father of all mankind, and Allah created you with His Own Hands, and ordered the angels to prostrate to you, and made you live in Paradise. Will you not intercede for us with your Lord? Don’t you see in what (miserable) state we are, and to what condition we have reached?” On that Adam will reply, ” My Lord is more angry than He has ever been before and will ever be in the future; (besides), He forbade me (to eat from) the tree but I disobeyed (Him). (I am worried about) myself! Myself! Go to somebody else; go to Noah.”

They will go to Noah and say, “O Noah! You are the first amongst the messengers of Allah to the people of the earth, and Allah called you a thankful slave. Don’t you see in what a (miserable) state we are and to what condition we have reached? Will you not intercede for us with your Lord?” Noah will reply, “Today my Lord has become angrier than he had ever been before and will ever be in the future. Myself! Myself! Go to the Prophet (Mohammed).”

The people will come to me, and I will prostrate myself underneath Allah’s Throne. Then I will be addressed, “O Muhammad! Raise your head; intercede, for your intercession will be accepted, and ask (for anything), for you will be given.” (Bukhari)

Our Beloved (pbuh), in countless ahadith, gave us many ways in which we can be better people in order to please God and be given God’s Mercy on the Day of Judgement. One of these ways is how we treat our brothers and sisters in Islam. We all know that the Muslims are a fraternity, and the Prophet (pbuh) has taught us:

“If a Muslim consoles his brother during some crisis, God will adorn him in garments of grace on the Day of Judgement:


– Ibn Majah

This was the Prophet’s (pbuh) way. Whenever any of his Companions were distressed he would go to them, and he helped people in any way that he could. Before the Battle of Badr, an 18 year old by the name of Haritha was killed accidentally. He was a devoted worshipper and used to pray Qiyam (the Night Prayer). His mother was very distressed and feared whether her son would be in Paradise or in Hell. The Prophet (pbuh) replied, “Mother of Haritha, it is not one paradise that your son got into but many; your son is in the highest level of paradise.” And this was because the youth prayed Qiyam. The Prophet (pbuh) would also console children, as related in the story where a child’s pet bird died. The Prophet (pbuh) played with the child to make him forget about his loss.

The easy bit inshAllah:

The Prophet (pbuh) said:

Should one of you sneeze, say,

‘Praise be to God, Lord of the Worlds’ (Alhamdulilah Rabb Al-Aalameen).

To that, his brother should respond,

‘May God have mercy on you’ (Yarhamuka Allah).

If he says that, then the first should add

‘May God always guide you and keep aright your heart’ (Yahdeekum Allah wa yuslih balakum)

– Abu Dawud

As always, if anyone has any suggestions, or criticisms, please email me.

May we always be reminded of our Beloved, and may Allah aid us in emulating the characteristics of the Prophet (pbuh), and allow us to be of those who console our brothers and sisters during any crisis, so that we may be adorned with garments of grace on the Day of Judgement. And may we be of the people who are neighbors of the Prophet (pbuh) in Paradise, and who are given the pleasure of seeing God’s Face. Ameen


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