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Sharing Reward 100% (Hadith No. 1165)

Bismillah.

Hadith no. 1203 (about the seven lucky people) is a repeat. Read it here.
Hadith no. 1204 (about how we need to do Sadaqah NOW) is also a repeat. Read it here.

Volume 2, Book 24, Number 506:

Narrated ‘Aisha:

Allah’s Apostle said, “When a woman gives in charity some of the foodstuff (which she has in her house) without spoiling it, she will receive the reward for what she has spent, and her husband will receive the reward because of his earning, and the storekeeper will also have a reward similar to it. The reward of one will not decrease the reward of the others . “

This is one of the BEST things about Allah. That He’s Ar-Raheem: Most Merciful. He’s especially merciful for the believers. And one of the ways He shows mercy to us is by rewarding us with more than what we deserve. And if more than one people are involved in one good deed, they all get rewarded, without any reduction in anyone’s reward. So you’re sharing reward, but you still get 100% of it. Awesome, isn’t it? :D

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I Love Muhammad (SAW)

In light of the on-going Violent protests…

True or not, I won’t judge your “Love”

But know that you’re being watched by the One above

At Fajr Salah you’re hardly awake

But doing violent protests is a piece of cake

Muhammad (SAW) was sent as a mercy to humanity

And we, we’ve crossed all bounds of insanity!

He respected the life and properties of others

Protecting the honor of daughters, sisters and mothers

We claim to love him, but how do we know if it’s real?

Since instead of following him, we break stuff and we steal!

Everyone got offended; every Muslim got hurt

Blasphemers are defended; at least our homes are burnt!!

 

Would Muhammad (SAW) love this? I wish we only knew

While not everyone, but it might stop a few

Who are busy sucking the blood of their own brothers dry!

“We WILL protest, whether you live or you die!??”

How is this love, if somebody is weeping?

Our minds are furious but our hearts are sleeping…

I wish we wake up and learn about him more

Before the time comes when on this earth we will be no more

And the angels come in our grave and ask “What do you know about this man?*

And we start to stammer and try to answer what we can

And if your love was true, then you will surely reply

But if it was not, then know that you will cry

 

So it’s time to act NOW and KNOW about this Great Man!

Adopt his qualities, at least, whatever we can!

And Allah will surely love you, if you love his most beloved slave

From the torment of Hell, by His will, you will be saved

I wish people understand the true meaning of LOVE

Since obedience with sincerity, is the only thing that matters above…

 

*This is one of the three questions that would be asked in the Grave.

Handling Grief (Ahadith 1071 – 1072)

 

Bismillah.

Volume 2, Book 23, Number 372:

Narrated Anas bin Malik:

The Prophet passed by a woman who was weeping beside a grave. He told her to fear Allah and be patient. She said to him, “Go away, for you have not been afflicted with a calamity like mine.” And she did not recognize him. Then she was informed that he was the Prophet. So she went to the house of the Prophet and there she did not find any guard. Then she said to him, “I did not recognize you.” He said, “Verily, the patience is at the first stroke of a calamity.”

Yeah, re-read that last line and memorize it!

Volume 2, Book 23, Number 373:

Narrated Usama bin Zaid:

The daughter of the Prophet (p.b.u.h) sent (a messenger) to the Prophet requesting him to come as her child was dying (or was gasping), but the Prophet returned the messenger and told him to convey his greeting to her and say: “Whatever Allah takes is for Him and whatever He gives, is for Him, and everything with Him has a limited fixed term (in this world) and so she should be patient and hope for Allah’s reward.” She again sent for him, swearing that he should come. The Prophet got up, and so did Sad bin ‘Ubada, Muadh bin Jabal, Ubai bin Ka’b, Zaid bin Thabit and some other men. The child was brought to Allah’s Apostle while his breath was disturbed in his chest (the sub-narrator thinks that Usama added: ) as if it was a leather water-skin. On that the eyes of the Prophet (p.b.u.h) started shedding tears. Sad said, “O Allah’s Apostle! What is this?” He replied, “It is mercy which Allah has lodged in the hearts of His slaves, and Allah is merciful only to those of His slaves who are merciful (to others).

Imagine a grandfather saying that about his grandchild:

Whatever Allah takes is for Him and whatever He gives, is for Him, and everything with Him has a limited fixed term (in this world) and so she should be patient and hope for Allah’s reward.

Does it mean he didn’t love the kid? Does it mean he didn’t care for him/her? No, it simply means he was being realistic. He wanted his daughter to be patient when the calamity strikes, i.e., when the child dies. She should remember the reward that Allah has promised on being patient.

And yet, when he took the child in his own hands, his eyes began to tear up. And now the companion asks him why he’s crying when he was telling his daughter to be patient just a while ago? And he tells him it’s mercy. Allah has put mercy in our hearts so we feel the pain of others.

Point is, it’s not wrong to cry while going through a tough situation. It’s our tongue and other body parts that we need to hold back. Not saying anything that denotes ungratefulness and not doing anything of the sort. THAT’s patience.

Wassalam.

 

Loving Prophet [SAW] (Ahadith 927 – 928)

Assalamu`alaykum,
Bismillah.

Volume 2, Book 21, Number 228:

Narrated ‘Aisha:

Allah’s Apostle used to give up a good deed, although he loved to do it, for fear that people might act on it and it might be made compulsory for them. The Prophet never prayed the Duha prayer, but I offer it.

This shows how merciful the Prophet (SAW) was and how much he cared for his Ummah. <3

We come to know that Prophet (SAW) did pray Duha once in Umm Hani’s house. Aisha (RA) wasn’t present there, that’s probably why she’s saying ‘the Prophet never prayed the Duha prayer’.

Volume 2, Book 21, Number 229:

Narrated ‘Aisha, the mother of the faithful believers:

One night Allah’s Apostle offered the prayer in the Mosque and the people followed him. The next night he also offered the prayer and too many people gathered. On the third and the fourth nights more people gathered, but Allah’s Apostle did not come out to them. In the morning he said, “I saw what you were doing and nothing but the fear that it (i.e. the prayer) might be enjoined on you, stopped me from coming to you.” And that happened in the month of Ramadan.

Imagine if taraweeh was fard on everyone.. o_O

You know how we say that we don’t feel love for the Prophet (SAW). We don’t know why we should love him and how we’re supposed to love him. And why to such an extent? That he should be more beloved to us than everyone else, even more than our own parents.
Well, it’s because we owe him a lot. He did for us what no parents ever did for their children. He bore for us pain that no one else would willingly endure. He prayed for us more than anyone else, even our own selves. He was our true Muhsin. And that’s why we love him.

Go through the life of the Prophet (SAW), from his childhood to his death. Not once did he think of his own benefit. Every hardship that he went through, every trial that he faced, every loss that he suffered from was all for us. He did it all so we’d be able to practice our Deen with freedom today. He made sure we wouldn’t have to go through hardships, so he took it all upon himself.

Just think about it. Any pain that he experienced, he felt it x2. Whether it was a simple headache or the extreme pain of naza` (during death), he endured twice the pain. :(

And we say we can’t love the Prophet (SAW) that much..

Wassalam.

Of Allah’s Mercy.. (Ahadith 923 – 924)

Assalamu`alaykum,
Bismillah.

Volume 2, Book 21, Number 224:

Narrated Jundab:

The Prophet became sick and did not get up (for Tahajjud prayer) for a night or two.

Volume 2, Book 21, Number 225:

Narrated Jundab bin ‘Abdullah :

Gabriel did not come to the Prophet (for some time) and so one of the Quraish women said, “His Satan has deserted him.” So came the Divine Revelation: “By the forenoon And by the night When it is still! Your Lord (O Muhammad) has neither Forsaken you Nor hated you.” (93.1-3)

Tahajjud was, as we all know, compulsory for the Prophet (SAW). He used to offer it every night. But when he became sick, he did not (maybe could not) get up for it. He was a human. So are we. It happens sometimes that we miss out on our regular, habitual deeds due to sickness or traveling or any other exceptional situation. But look at the immense mercy of Allah. He still rewards us for those missed out deeds. :)

Prophet (SAW) said:

 إِذَا مَرِضَ الْعَبْدُ أَوْ سَافَرَ، كُتِبَ لَهُ مِثْلُ مَا كَانَ يَعْمَلُ مُقِيمًا صَحِيحًا

When a slave falls ill or travels, then he will get reward similar to that he gets for good deeds practiced at home when in good health. [Bukhari]

Worry not!

Wassalam.

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