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Sunday, August 01, 2010

A Most Beautiful Hadith Among All The Beautiful Ahadith

Khalid ibn al Wald (Radi Allahu Ta'ala anhu) narrated the following hadith: 

A Bedouin came one day to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu 'alahi wasallam) and said to him, 

'O, Messenger of Allah! I've come to ask you a few questions about the affairs of this Life and the Hereafter.' 

- 'Ask what you wish' said Rasulullah (sallallahu 'alahi wasallam). 

Q: I'd like to be the most learned of men. 

A: Fear Allah, and you will be the most learned of men. 

Q: I wish to be the richest man in the world. 

A: Be contented, and you will be the richest man in the world. 

Q: I'd like to be the most just man. 

A: Desire for others what you desire for yourself, and you will be the most just of men. 

Q: I want to be the best of men. 

A: Do good to others and you will be the best of men. 

Q: I wish to be the most favored by Allah. 

A: Engage much in Allah's praise, and you will be most favored by Him. 

Q: I'd like to complete my faith. 

A: If you have good manners you will complete your faith 

Q: I wish to be among those who do good. 

A: Adore Allah as if you see Him. If you don 't see Him, He seeth you. In this way you will be among those who do good. 

Q: I wish to be obedient to Allah. 

A: If you observe Allah's commands you will be obedient. 

Q: I'd like to be free from all sins. 

A: Bathe yourself from impurities and you will be free from all sins. 

Q: I'd like to be raised on the Day of Judgement in the light. 

A: Don't wrong yourself or any other creature, and you will be raised on the Day of Judgement in the light. 

Q: I'd like Allah to bestow His mercy on me. 

A: If you have mercy on yourself and others, Allah will grant you mercy on the Day of Judgement. 

Q: I'd like my sins to be very few. 

A: If you seek the forgiveness Allah as much as you can, your sins will be very few. 

Q: I'd like to be the most honorable man. 

A: If you do not complain to any fellow creature, you will be the most honorable of men. 

Q: I'd like to be the strongest of men. 

A: If you put your trust in Allah, you will be the strongest of men. 

Q: I'd like to enlarge my provision. 

A: If you keep yourself pure, Allah will enlarge your provision. 

Q: I'd like to be loved by Allah and His messenger. 

A: If you love what Allah and His messenger love, you will be among their beloved ones. 

Q: I wish to be safe from Allah's wrath on the Day of Judgement. 

A: If you do not loose your temper with any of your fellow creatures, you will be safe from the wrath of Allah on the Day of Judgement. 

Q: I'd like my prayers to be responded. 

A: If you avoid forbidden actions, your prayers will he responded. 

Q: I'd like Allah not to disgrace me on the Day of Judgement. 

A: If you guard your chastity, Allah will not disgrace you on the Day of Judgement. 

Q: I'd like Allah to provide me with a protective covering on the Day of Judgement. 

A: Do not uncover your fellow creatures faults, and Allah will provide you with a covering protection on the Day of Judgement. 

Q: What will save me from sins? 

A: Tears, humility and illness. 

Q: What are the best deeds in the eyes of Allah? 

A: Gentle manners, modesty and patience. 

Q: What are the worst evils in the eyes of Allah? 

A: Hot temper and miserliness. 

Q: What assuages the wrath of Allah in this life and in the Hereafter? 

A: Concealed charity and kindness to relatives. 

Q: What extinguishes hell's fires on the Day of Judgement? 

A: Patience in adversity and misfortunes. 

Related by Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal (Rahmatullah Ta'ala 'alaih)

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