Monday 21 November 2022

Seven people will be shaded by Allah on the Day of Resurrection (Hadith Prophet Muhammad ﷺ)

A true believer is to be role model for others for this is the least expected from him so that others queue behind him to follow in his footsteps. There are numerous verses / Ayats in Qur'an which spell out the character traits and attributes of a believer high in faith and piety. We have been sharing these traits off and on in our posts, and have been compiled such posts in our post: Muslim (Traits and Character Qualities)

Today in our series of posts on Hadiths attributed to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ we share a Hadith in the same context as mentioned in Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī (Book 86 Limits and Punishments set by Allah (Hudood) كتاب الحدود / Chapter 19:  The superiority of the person who leaves Al-Fawahish باب فَضْلِ مَنْ تَرَكَ الْفَوَاحِشَ ) as Hadith 6806, given herein under:

Narrated by Abu Huraira:

حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ سَلاَمٍ، أَخْبَرَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ، عَنْ عُبَيْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عُمَرَ، عَنْ خُبَيْبِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ، عَنْ حَفْصِ بْنِ عَاصِمٍ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ "‏ سَبْعَةٌ يُظِلُّهُمُ اللَّهُ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ فِي ظِلِّهِ، يَوْمَ لاَ ظِلَّ إِلاَّ ظِلُّهُ إِمَامٌ عَادِلٌ، وَشَابٌّ نَشَأَ فِي عِبَادَةِ اللَّهِ، وَرَجُلٌ ذَكَرَ اللَّهَ فِي خَلاَءٍ فَفَاضَتْ عَيْنَاهُ، وَرَجُلٌ قَلْبُهُ مُعَلَّقٌ فِي الْمَسْجِدِ، وَرَجُلاَنِ تَحَابَّا فِي اللَّهِ، وَرَجُلٌ دَعَتْهُ امْرَأَةٌ ذَاتُ مَنْصِبٍ وَجَمَالٍ إِلَى نَفْسِهَا قَالَ إِنِّي أَخَافُ اللَّهَ‏.‏ وَرَجُلٌ تَصَدَّقَ بِصَدَقَةٍ فَأَخْفَاهَا، حَتَّى لاَ تَعْلَمَ شِمَالُهُ مَا صَنَعَتْ يَمِينُهُ ‏"‏‏.

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "Seven (people) will be shaded by Allah by His Shade on the Day of Resurrection when there will be no shade except His Shade. (They will be):
(1) A just ruler, (2) a young man who has been brought up in the worship of Allah, (3) a man who remembers Allah in seclusion and his eyes are then flooded with tears, (4) a man whose heart is attached to mosques (offers his compulsory congregational prayers in the mosque), (5) two men who love each other for Allah's Sake, (6) a man who is called by a charming lady of noble birth to commit illegal sexual intercourse with her, and he says, 'I am afraid of Allah,' and (finally), (7) a man who gives in charity so secretly that his left hand does not know what his right hand has given."

If we critically analyzed these traits of seven people, we will find that besides being instilled with faith in Allah, the other traits are but to please Allah and staying away from lewdness. The Tahajjad prayer is the time when a man is awoken in the last quarter of the night, when mostly others are asleep, and there he is talking directly to his Lord, crying over his sins and begging Allah to forgive him. The tears that flow out in sheer helplessness of the man are the most loved by Allah and it is such people whom promises to forgive.

And the mention of a man who gives out charity purely to please Allah and not advertising his act openly for such acts are more of show off than a noble act. Let us be among these seven people for it requires true and firm faith in Allah with the sole aim of pleasing Him by following His Divine Commandments as contained in Qur'an and as clarified and spelled out by His revered Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.

May Allāh (سبحانه و تعالى‎) help us understand Qur'ān and follow the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, which is embodiment of commandments of Allah contained in the Qur'ān. May Allah help us to be like the ones He loves and let our lives be lived helping others and not making others' lives miserable or unlivable. May all our wrong doings, whether intentional or unintentional, be forgiven before the angel of death knocks on our door.  
وَمَا عَلَيۡنَاۤ اِلَّا الۡبَلٰغُ الۡمُبِيۡنُ‏ 
(36:17) and our duty is no more than to clearly convey the Message.”
That is Our duty is only to convey to you the message that Allah has entrusted us with. Then it is for you to accept it or reject it. We have not been made responsible for making you accept it forcibly, and if you do not accept it, we shall not be seized in consequence of your disbelief, you will yourselves be answerable for your actions on Day of Resurrection.

May Allah forgive me if my posts ever imply a piety far greater than I possess. I am most in need of guidance.

Reading the Qur'ān should be a daily obligation of a Muslim - Reading it with translation will make it meaningful. But reading its Exegesis / Tafsir will make you understand it fully. It will also help the Muslims to have grasp over social issues and their answers discussed in the Qur'an and other matter related to inter faith so that they are able to discuss issues with non-Muslims with authority based on refences from Qur'an.

Note: When we mention Lord / God in our posts, we mean One True God, we call Allah in Islam, with no associates and no helper. Allah is the Sole Creator of all things, and that Allah is all-powerful and all-knowing. Allah has no offspring, no race, no gender, no body, and is unaffected by the characteristics of human life.

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