One of the BEST Ahadith so far! (Hadith No. 770)


This is the kind of Hadith that makes you cry and smile at the same time. I absolutely love it. [I just saw the hearts and stars that I drew around it in my physical Bukhari back when I was studying it in a course. Such love!]

Volume 1, Book 12, Number 770:

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The people said, “O Allah’s Apostle! Shall we see our Lord on the Day of Resurrection?” He replied, “Do you have any doubt in seeing the full moon on a clear (not cloudy) night?” They replied, “No, O Allah’s Apostle!” He said, “Do you have any doubt in seeing the sun when there are no clouds?” They replied in the negative. He said, “You will see Allah (your Lord) in the same way. On the Day of Resurrection, people will be gathered and He will order the people to follow what they used to worship. So some of them will follow the sun, some will follow the moon, and some will follow other deities; and only this nation (Muslims) will be left with its hypocrites. Allah will come to them and say, ‘I am Your Lord.’ They will say, ‘We shall stay in this place till our Lord comes to us and when our Lord will come, we will recognize Him. Then Allah will come to them again and say, ‘I am your Lord.’ They will say, ‘You are our Lord.’ Allah will call them, and As-Sirat (a bridge) will be laid across Hell and I (Muhammad) shall be the first amongst the Apostles to cross it with my followers. Nobody except the Apostles will then be able to speak and they will be saying then, ‘O Allah! Save us. O Allah! Save us.

There will be hooks like the thorns of Sa’dan in Hell. Have you seen the thorns of Sa’dan?” The people said, “Yes.” He said, “These hooks will be like the thorns of Sa’dan but nobody except Allah knows their greatness in size and these will entangle the people according to their deeds; some of them will fall and stay in Hell forever; others will receive punishment (torn into small pieces) and will get out of Hell, till when Allah intends mercy on whomever He likes amongst the people of Hell, He will order the angels to take out of Hell those who worshipped none but Him alone. The angels will take them out by recognizing them from the traces of prostrations, for Allah has forbidden the (Hell) fire to eat away those traces. So they will come out of the Fire, it will eat away from the whole of the human body except the marks of the prostrations. At that time they will come out of the Fire as mere skeletons. The Water of Life will be poured on them and as a result they will grow like the seeds growing on the bank of flowing water. Then when Allah had finished from the Judgments amongst his creations, one man will be left between Hell and Paradise and he will be the last man from the people of Hell to enter paradise. He will be facing Hell, and will say, ‘O Allah! Turn my face from the fire as its wind has dried me and its steam has burnt me.’ Allah will ask him, “Will you ask for anything more in case this favor is granted to you?’ He will say, “No by Your (Honor) Power!” And he will give to his Lord (Allah) what he will of the pledges and the covenants. Allah will then turn his face from the Fire. When he will face Paradise and will see its charm, he will remain quiet as long as Allah will. He then will say, ‘O my Lord! Let me go to the gate of Paradise.’ Allah will ask him, ‘Didn’t you give pledges and make covenants (to the effect) that you would not ask for anything more than what you requested at first?’ He will say, ‘O my Lord! Do not make me the most wretched, amongst Your creatures.‘ Allah will say, ‘If this request is granted, will you then ask for anything else?’ He will say, ‘No! By Your Power! I shall not ask for anything else.’ Then he will give to his Lord what He will of the pledges and the covenants. Allah will then let him go to the gate of Paradise. On reaching then and seeing its life, charm, and pleasure, he will remain quiet as long as Allah wills and then will say, ‘O my Lord ! Let me enter Paradise.’ Allah will say, May Allah be merciful unto you, O son of Adam! How treacherous you are! Haven’t you made covenants and given pledges that you will not ask for anything more than what you have been given?’ He will say, ‘O my Lord! Do not make me the most wretched amongst Your creatures.’ So Allah will laugh and allow him to enter Paradise and will ask him to request as much as he likes. He will do so till all his desires have been fulfilled . Then Allah will say, ‘Request more of such and such things.’ Allah will remind him and when all his desires and wishes; have been fulfilled, Allah will say “All this is granted to you and a similar amount besides.” Abu Said Al-Khudri, said to Abu Huraira, ‘Allah’s Apostle said, “Allah will say, ‘That is for you and ten times more like it.’ “Abu Huraira said, “I do not remember from Allah’s Apostle except (his saying), ‘All this is granted to you and a similar amount besides.” Abu Sahd said, “I heard him saying, ‘That is for you and ten times more the like of it.

I’m speechless here. Word-less, actually. Shall one wonder about the beauty of the moment when Allah will show Himself; or seek His protection against the horror of the Day of Judgement; or crave for the immense Mercy of Allah (SWT) that He blesses His slaves with; or ask of His Bounty and Pleasure in this life and the hereafter?
All of the above, I guess? (Duh!)

But I want to know your feelings here. What’s going on in your head/heart?
I get around 200 reads on my posts per day. Come on, COMMENT!


About Yumna

Bukhari Blogger | Student and teacher of the Qur'an | Studying BAIS from IOU.

Posted on January 19, 2012, in iLook and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. The scenario with the man in the limbo is so powerful! It actually reminds of a prayer i keep praying, and every time i raise my hopes up to the sky i promise myself i would not pray for it again. and yet i find myself asking over and over- and the Almighty keeps granting it. True, where would we be without Allah’s (swt) Compassion?

  2. Al-Hamdullilah
    How beautiful if only I can be as blessed Insha’ Allah what a great reward to strive for may Allah(swt) continue to bless you with this blessed project.

  3. الله أكبر “وكان الله بكم رحيما”

  4. very nice mA

  5. Jazakallah khair for reminder
    it passed current in my body while reading.I can just pray for u and me and all muslims that Rabbibni liindaka baytan fil jannah.

  6. Aaaaah!! O Allah I love you with all my weaknesses!! I’m weak and You’re the Almighty!<3

  7. O Allah! Your Mercy prevails over Your Anger. O Allah! Save us from the torment of the Fire. Aameen. We need to call upon Allah, in solitude, with hope and fear as He says in Surah As-Sajdah. Jazakillah Khayr for the service you are rendering to the Ummah :)

    PS: As a blogger, I understand the urge in you to know the reader’s feelings and reaction.
    But sister, you must be happy that you get lots of comments in your blog. Normally sisters are active in commenting in sisters’ blogs rather than brothers’!

  8. Asalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

    Allahu Akbar…i ask Allah to grant us Al Firdous…

    BaarakAllah feeki sister!

  9. Fatima Bint Ashfaq

    اللہ اکبر اللہ اکبر۔۔۔۔۔۔
    May Allah increases and strengthen our Emaan….

  10. I was searching for a hadith and this opened up in my search. I felt so happy. <3

  11. Speechless! Ar-Rahmaan Ar-Rahim, indeed. So many times over. I was searching for a hadith on desires and this came up and the strong imagery just leaves you awe-inspired and then the audio clip just takes your breath away. May Allah(SWT) bless us with His infinite mercy.

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