Pearls of Remembrance

Chapter 11 - 20

Chapter 11: The rememberers of Allah (SWT) are His companions

61. عَنْ كَعْبٍ رضي الله عنه قَالَ: قَالَ مُوْسَى عليه السلام: أَيْ رَبِّ، أَقَرِيْبٌ أَنْتَ فَأُنَاجِيْكَ أَمْ بَعِيْدٌ فَأُنَادِيْكَ؟ قَالَ: يَا مُوْسَى، أَنَا جَلِيْسُ مَنْ ذَكَرَنِي.

Ka‘b (رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates that the Prophet Musa (علیہ السلام) said, “O my Lord! Are You near me so that I may whisper to You or are You far away so that I may call out to You?” Allah (SWT) said, “O Musa, I sit with him who remembers Me.”

62. عَنْ ثَوْبَانَ مَولَى النَّبِيِّ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم قَالَ: قَالَ مُوْسَى: يَا رَبِّ، أَقَرِيْبٌ أَنْتَ أُنَاجِيْكَ أَمْ بَعِيْدٌ أُنَادِيكَ؟ فَإِنِّي أُحِسُّ حِسَّ صَوْتِكَ وَلاَ أَرَاكَ. فَأَيْنَ أَنْتَ؟ فَقَالَ اللهُ عزوجل: خَلْفَكَ وَأَمَامَكَ وَعَنْ يَمِينِكَ وَعَنْ شِمَالِكَ. يَا مُوسَى، إِنِّيْ جَلِيْسُ عَبْدِي حِيْنَ يَذْكُرُنِي وَأَنَا مَعَهُ إِذَا دَعَانِي.

Thawbān (رضی اللہ عنہ) , freed slave of the Holy Prophet, narrates that the Prophet Musa (علیہ السلام) said, “O my Lord! Are You near me so that I may whisper to You or are You far away so that I may call You out loudly? Surely I hear Your voice but cannot see You. So, where are You?” Allah (SWT) said, “I am behind you, in front of you, on your right and on your left. O Musa! I sit beside My servant when he remembers Me and I am with him when he calls out to Me.”

63. عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رضی الله عنه: عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم قَالَ: إِنَّ اللَّهَ يَقُولُ: أَنَا مَعَ عَبْدِي إِذَا هُوَ ذَكَرَنِي وَتَحَرَّكَتْ بِي شَفَتَاهُ.

Abu Huraira (رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates that the Holy Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said: “Allah (SWT) says, ‘I am with My servant when he remembers Me and his lips quiver in My remembrance.’”

64. عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رضی الله عنه: عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم قَالَ: إِنَّ اللَّهَ يَقُولُ: أَنَا عِنْدَ ظَنِّ عَبْدِي بِي وَأَنَا مَعَهُ حِينَ يَذْكُرُنِي.

Abu Huraira (رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said, “Allah (SWT) says, ‘I treat My servant the way he thinks of Me and I am with him when he remembers Me.’”

65. عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ رضي الله عنه أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم قَالَ: يَقُولُ اللهُ عزوجل: أَنَا عِنْدَ ظَنِّ عَبْدِي بِي وَأَنَا مَعَهُ إذَا دَعَانِي.

Anas ibn Malik (رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates that the Holy Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said, “Allah (SWT) says, ‘I am to My servant what he thinks of Me and I am with him when he calls out to Me.’”

66. عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رضی الله عنه: قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم: إِنَّ اللَّهَ قَالَ: إِذَا تَلَقَّانِي عَبْدِي بِشِبْرٍ، تَلَقَّـيْـتُهُ بِذِرَاعٍ. وَإِذَا تَلَقَّانِي بِذِرَاعٍ، تَلَقَّيْتُهُ بِبَاعٍ. وَإِذَا تَلَقَّانِي بِبَاعٍ، أَتَيْتُهُ بِأَسْرَعَ.

Abu Huraira (رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates from the Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) that Allah (SWT) said, “When My servant nears Me a span, I get near him an arm. When he comes closer to Me an arm I get closer to him two arms. When he gets near Me two arms I get near him a lot quicker.”

Chapter 12: Angels sit in remembrance circles and remember Allah the same way

67. عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رضي الله عنه أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم قَالَ: إِنَّ لِلَّهِ عزوجل سَيَّارَةً مِنَ الْمَلاَئِكَةِ يَبْتَغُوْنَ حِلَقَ الذِّكْرِ. فَإِذَا مَرُّوا بِحِلَقِ الذِّكْرِ، قَالَ بَعْضُهُمْ لِبَعْضِهِمْ: اقْعُدُوا. فَإِذَا دَعَا الْقَوْمُ أَمِنِّوُا عَلَى دُعَائِهِمْ، فَإِذَا صَلُّوا عَلَى النَّبِيِّ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم صَلُّوا مَعَهُمْ حَتىَّ يَفْرِغُوُا. ثُمَّ يَقُوْلُ بَعْضُهُمْ لِبَعْضٍ: طُوْبَى لَهُمْ لاَ يَرْجِعُوْنَ إِلاَّ مَغْفُوْرًا لَهُمْ.

Abu Huraira (رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said, “There are some wandering angels of Allah (SWT) who go around in search of remembrance gatherings. When they pass by any gathering of remembrance circles, they say to one another, ‘Sit down.’ When the people make supplication, the angels say āmeen (so be it) so that they are granted. When the people send salutations on the Holy Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) , they also send salutations with them until the proceedings come to an end. Then the angels say to one another, ‘Congratulations to them as none of them is going back without being forgiven.’”

68. عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رضي الله عنهما قَالَ: مَرَّ النَّبِيُّ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم بِعَبْدِ اللهِ بْنِ رَوَاحَةَ الْأَنْصَارِيِّ وَهُوَ يُذَكِّرُ أَصْحَابَهَ. فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم: أَمَا إِنَّكُمُ الْمَلاَءُ الَّذِيْنَ أَمَرَنِيَ اللهُ أَنْ أَصْبِرَ نَفْسِي مَعَكُمْ ثُمَّ تَلاَ هَذِهِ الْآيَةَ: (وَاصْبِرْ نَفْسَكَ مَعَ الَّذِينَ يَدْعُونَ رَبَّهُم بِالْغَدَاةِ وَالْعَشِيِّ) إِلَى قَوْلِهِ تَعَالَى (وَكَانَ أَمْرُهُ فُرُطًا). أَمَا إِنَّهُ مَا جَلَسَ عِدَّتُكُمْ إِلاَّ جَلَسَ مَعَهُمْ عِدَّتَهُمْ مِنَ الْمَلاَئِكَةِ. إِنْ سَبَّحُوا اللهَ سَبَّحُوهُ، وَإِنْ حَمِدُوا اللهَ حَمِدُوهُ، وَإِنْ كَبَّرُوا اللهَ كَبَّرُوهُ. ثُمَّ يَصْعَدُونَ إِلَى الرَّبِّ، وَهُوَ أَعْلَمُ مِنْهُمْ، فَيَقُوْلُوْنَ: يَا رَبَّنَا، عِبَادُك سَبَّحُوكَ فَسَبَّحْنَا وَكَبَّرُوكَ فَكَبَّرْنَا وَحَمْدُوكَ فَحَمِدْنَا. فَيَقُولُ رَبُّنَا: يَا مَلاَئِكَتِي، أُشْهِدُكُمْ أَنِّي قَدْ غَفَرْتُ لَهُمْ. فَيَقُولُونَ: فِيْهِمْ فُلاَنٌ وَفُلاَنٌ الْخَطَّاءُ. فَيَقُولُ: هُمُ الْقَوْمُ لاَ يَشْقَى بِهِمْ جَلِيْسُهُمْ.

Abdullah ibn Abbas narrates, “The Holy Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) passed by Abdullah ibn Rawahah Ansari (رضی اللہ عنہ) and found him advising his friends. The Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said, ‘Beware that you are the party I have been commanded to stay with.’ Then he recited the verse: ‘(O My servant!) Continue tenaciously your companionship with those who remember their Lord morning and evening,’ up to ‘and his case has gone beyond all bounds.’ Then he said, “When you sit (for remembrance of Allah collectively) the same number of angels also sits with you. If people glorify Allah (SWT), angels also glorify Him. If they praise and sanctify Allah (SWT), angels also praise and sanctify Him. If people magnify Allah (SWT), angels also magnify Him. Then they ascend to the Lord, who knows of His ervants far more than they do. Even then they say, ‘O our Lord! Your servants glorified You and we also glorified You; they proclaimed Your greatness and we too proclaimed Your greatness; they praised and sanctified You and we also praised and sanctified You.’ Allah says, ‘O My angels! Bear testimony that I have forgiven them.’ The angels submit, ‘There are such-and-such great sinners amongst them.’ Allah (SWT) says, ‘These are such (blessed) people that the one who joins their company is not left unfortunate (so bear witness that I have forgiven these sinful servants as well).’”

69. عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رضي الله عنه، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم، قَالَ: إِنَّ لِلَّهِ تَبَارَكَ وَتَعَالَى مَلَائِكَةً سَيَّارَةً فُضُلًا يَتَتَبَّعُونَ مَجَالِسَ الذِّكْرِ، فَإِذَا وَجَدُوا مَجْلِسًا فِيهِ ذِكْرٌ، قَعَدُوا مَعَهُمْ...

Abu Huraira narrates (رضی اللہ عنہ) that the Holy Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said, “There are some roaming angels of Allah (SWT), who go around in search of dhikr sessions. When they find any such meeting they join in and sit with them…. ”2

70. قَالَ جَابِرُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللهِ ب: خَرَجَ عَلَيْنَا النَّبِيُّ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم فَقَالَ: يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ، إِنَّ لِلَّهِ سَرَايَا مِنَ الْمَلاَئِكَةِ تَحِلُّ وَتَقِفُ عَلَى مَجَالِسِ الذِّكْرِ فِي الْأَرْضِ. فَارْتَعُوا فِي رِيَاضِ الْجَنَّةِ. قَالُوا: وَأَيْنَ رِيَاضُ الْجَنَّةِ؟ قَالَ: مَجَالِسُ الذِّكْرِ. فَاغْدُوا وَرُوْحُوا فِي ذِكْرِ اللهِ وَذَكِّرُوهُ أَنْفُسَكُمْ. مَنْ كَانَ يُحِبُّ أَنْ يَّعْلَمَ مَنْزِلَتَهُ عِنْدَ اللهِ فَلْيَنْظُرْ كَيْفَ مَنْزِلَةُ اللهِ عِنْدَهُ، فَإِنَّ اللهَ يُنْزِلُ الْعَبْدَ مِنْهُ حَيْثُ أَنْزَلَهُ مِنْ نَفْسِهِ.

Jabir ibn Abdullah (رضی اللہ عنھما) narrates, “The Holy Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) came to us and said: ‘O people, there are armies of Allah’s angels who come to dhikr sessions on earth and stay there. So eat wholeheartedly from the gardens of Paradise.’ The Companions submitted, ‘Where are the gardens of Paradise?’ He replied, ‘Dhikr sessions. So remember Allah (SWT) morning and evening and continually remind yourselves of Him. Whoever wants to know his own status and station in the sight of Allah (SWT) should see what he deems of Allah (SWT), because Allah (SWT) ranks a person as he believes Him in his heart.’”1

71. عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رضي الله عنه أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم قَالَ: إِنَّ لِلَّهِ عزوجل مَلاَئِكَةً فُضُلًا يَتَّبِعُونَ مَجَالِسَ الذِّكْرِ، يَجْتَمِعُونَ عِنْدَ الذِّكْرِ. فَإِذَا مَرُّوا بِمَجْلِسٍ عَلاَ بَعْضُهُمْ عَلَى بَعْضٍ حَتَّى يَبْلُغُوا الْعَرْشَ...

Abu Huraira (رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said, “There are angels of Allah (SWT) who look only for remembrance sittings and get together with the rememberers. So, when they pass by a remembrance sitting, they form layer upon layer, till they reach the Throne of Allah (SWT).”

72. عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رضي الله عنه أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم قَالَ: مَنِ اغْتَسَلَ يَوْمَ الْجُمُعَةِ ... فَإِذَا خَرَجَ الْإمَامُ حَضَرَتِ الْمَلاَئِكَةُ يَسْتَمِعُونَ الذِّكْرَ.

Abu Huraira (رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said, “Whoever takes a bath on Friday … then when the leader of the riual prayer (imam) comes (for the sermon and ritual congregational prayer of Juma), angels also come and listen to dhikr.”

73. عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رضي الله عنه عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم قَالَ: إِذَا كَانَ يَوْمُ الْجُمُعَةِ وَقَفَتِ الْمَلَائِكَةُ عَلَى أبوابِ الْمَسْجِدِ، فَيَكْتُبُونَ الْأَوَّلَ فَالْأَوَّلَ... فَإِذَا خَرَجَ الْإِمَامُ طَوَوْا صُحُفَهُمْ وَيَسْتَمِعُونَ الذِّكْرَ.

Abu Huraira (رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates that the Holy Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said, “When Friday comes, angels stand at the door of the mosque and record the people in the order of their arrival –take down first of all the first arrival…. When the imam comes and sits on the pulpit, the angels fold up their sheets, sit down and listen to the remembrance of Allah (SWT).”

Chapter 13: The rememberers of Allah will be seated on the right of Rahman on the Last Day

74. عَنْ عَمْرٍو بْنِ عَبَسَةَ رضي الله عنه قَالَ: سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم يَقُولُ: عَنْ يَمِيْنِ الرَّحْمَنِ، وَكِلْتَا يَدَيْهِ يَمِيْنٌ، رِجَالٌ لَيْسُوا بِأَنْبِيَاءَ وَلاَ شُهَدَاءَ. يَغْشَى بَيَاضُ وَجُوهِهِمْ نَظْرَ النَّاظِرِينَ، يِغْبِطُهُمُ النَّبِيُّونَ وَالشَّهَدَاءُ بِمَقْعَدِهِمْ وَقُرْبِهِمْ مِنَ اللهِ عزوجل. قِيْلَ: يَا رَسُولَ اللهِ، مَنْ هُمْ؟ قَالَ: هُمْ جُمَّاعٌ مِنْ نَوَازِعِ الْقَبَائِلِ. يَجْتَمِعُونَ عَلَى ذِكْرِ اللهِ، فَيَنْتَقُونَ أَطَايِبَ الْكَلاَمِ كَمَا يَنْتَقِي آكِلُ التَّمْرِ أَطَايِبَهُ.

It is narrated by Amr ibn Abasah (رضی اللہ عنہ) , “I heard the Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) saying, ‘There will be some people on the right of Rahman, although both His hands are right, who will be neither Prophets nor martyrs. The light of their faces will be dazzling the viewers’ eyes. Even Prophets and martyrs will admire them for their couches and nearness to Allah (SWT).’ It was submitted, ‘Who are they, O Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) ?’ The Holy Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said, ‘They are the people from different tribes who used to assemble to remember Allah (SWT). They used to choose beautiful words for remembrance of Allah (SWT) as a date-eater selects the best ones.’”

75. عَنِ ابْنِ سَابِطٍ رضي الله عنه قَالَ: أُنْبِئْتُ أَنْ عَنْ يَمِيْنِ الرَّحْمَنِ، وَكِلْتَا يَدَيْهِ يَمِيْنٌ، قَوْمٌ عَلَى مَنَابِرَ مِنْ نُورٍ، وُجُوهُهُمْ نُوْرٌ. عَلَيْهِمْ ثِيَابٌ خُضْرٌ تَغْشَى أَبْصَارُ النَّاظِرِينَ. لَيْسُوا بِأَنْبِيَاءَ وَلاَ شُهَدَاءَ. قَوْمٌ تَحَابُّوا فِي جَلاَل اللهِ حِيْنَ عُصِيَ اللهُ فِي الْأَرْضِ.

Ibn Sābit (رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates, “I was told that on the right of Rahman (SWT), although both His hands are right, some people will be seated on pulpits of light, with their faces light-emitting bright. They will be clad in green attires which will dazzle the eyes of the onlookers. They will be neither Prophets nor martyrs. They will be the people who loved one another for the sake of Allah’s Grandeur and Majesty at a time when He was being disobeyed on earth.”

76. عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رضي الله عنهما، قَالَ: إِنَّ لِلَّهِ جُلَسَاءَ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ، عَنْ يَمِينِ الْعَرْشِ، وَكِلْتَا يَدَيِ اللَّهِ يَمِينٌ عَلَى مَنَابِرَ مِنْ نُورٍ، وُجُوهُهُمْ مِنْ نُورٍ. لَيْسُوا بِأَنْبِيَاءَ، وَلا شُهَدَاءَ، وَلا صِدِّيقِينَ. قِيلَ: يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ! مَنْ هُمْ؟ قَالَ: الْمُتَحَابُّونَ بِجِلالِ اللَّهِ تَعَالَى.

Abdullah ibn Abbas (رضی اللہ عنھما) narrates, “On the Day of Resurrection some people will be seated on pulpits of light on the right of Allah’s Throne although both His hands are right; their faces will be light-emitting bright. They will be neither Prophets nor martyrs nor the truthful (siddiqs). It was asked, “O Messenger of Allah! Who are they?” He said, “They will be the people who loved one another for the sake of Allah’s Grandeur and Majesty.”

Chapter 14: The faces of the rememberers of Allah (SWT) will be radiant on the Last Day

77. عَنْ أَبِي الدَّرْدَاءِ رضي الله عنه قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم: لَيَبْعَثَنَّ اللهُ أَقْوَامًا يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ فِي وُجُوهِهِمُ النُّورُ عَلَى مَنَابِرِ اللُّؤْلُؤِ. يَغْبِطُهُمُ النَّاسُ لَيْسُوا بِأَنْبِيَاءَ وَلاَ شُهَدَاءَ. قَالَ: فَجَثِىَ أَعْرَابِيٌّ عَلَى رُكْبَتَيْهِ فَقَالَ: يَا رَسُولَ اللهِ، حِلْهُمْ لَنَا نَعْرِفُهُمْ. قَالَ: هُمُ الْمُتَحَابُّونَ فِي اللهِ مِنْ قَبَائِلَ شَتىَّ وَبِلاَدٍ شَتىَّ. يَجْتَمِعُونَ عَلَى ذِكْرِ اللهِ يَذْكُرُونَهُ.

Abu Darda (رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said, “On the Day of Resurrection Allah will raise people with their faces radiant bright; they will be sitting on pulpits of pearls. People will marvel at them. They will be neither Prophets nor martyrs.” Abu Darda says, “A Bedouin rose on his knees and submitted, ‘O Messenger of Allah, describe to us their appearance so that we may recognise them.’ He said, ‘Despite coming from different tribes and areas these people love one another for the sake of Allah; they get together and remember Allah (SWT) jointly.’”

78. عَنْ أَبِي أُمَامَةَ رضي الله عنه، قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم: إِنَّ لِلَّهِ عِبَادًا يُجْلِسُهُمُ اللَّهُ يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ عَلَى مَنَابِرَ مِنْ نُورٍ، وَيَغْشَى وُجُوهَهُمُ النُّورُ حَتَّى يَفْرُغَ مِنْ حِسَابِ الْخَلائِقِ.

Abu Umāmah (رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said, “Indeed, on the Day of Resurrection Allah will seat some of his servants on pulpits of light, and light will cover their faces till (such time) He finishes with the reckoning of the creation.”

79. عَنْ أَبِي أُمَامَةَ رضي الله عنه، قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم: إِنَّ لِلَّهِ عِبَادًا يُجْلِسُهُمْ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ عَلَى مَنَابِرَ مِنْ نُورٍ، يَغْشَى وُجُوهَهُمُ النُّورُ، وَيَلْقَى عَنْهُمُ السَّيِّئَاتِ حَتَّى يَفْرُغَ مِنْ حِسَابِ الْخَلائِقِ. قِيلَ: مَنْ هُمْ؟ قَالَ: الْمُتَحَابُّونَ فِي اللهِ عزوجل.

Abu Umāmah (رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said, “There are servants of Allah (SWT) whom He will seat on pulpits of light on the Day of Resurrection. Their faces will be veiled by light. He will remove their sins. This will continue until He finishes with the reckoning of the creation.” It was asked, “Who are they?” He replied, “They are the people who love one another for Allah’s sake.”2

80. عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رضي الله عنه قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم: إنَّ مِنْ عِبَادِ اللهِ عِبَادًا لَيْسُوا بِأَنْبِيَاءَ، يَغْبِطُهُمُ الأنْبِيَاءُ وَالشُّهَدَاءُ. قِيْلَ: مَنْ هُمْ لَعَلَّنَا نُحِبُّهُمْ؟ قَالَ: هُمْ قَومٌ تَحَابُّوا بِنُورِ اللهِ مِنْ غَيْرِ أَرْحَامٍ وَلاَ انْتِسَابٍ، وُجُوهُهُمْ نُورٌ عَلَى مَنَابِرَ مِنْ نُورٍ. لاَ يَخَافُونَ إذَا خَافَ النَّاسُ، وَلاَ يَحْزَنُونَ إذَا حَزِنَ النَّاسُ. ثُمَّ قَرَأَ: (أَلاَ إِنَّ أَوْلِيَاءَ اللّهِ لاَ خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلاَ هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَO).

According to Abu Huraira (رضی اللہ عنہ) the Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said, “Indeed, there are some of the servants of Allah (SWT) who are not Prophets, but Prophets and martyrs will feel for them delighted.” It was submitted, “Who are they so that we love them?” He said, “They are such people who love one another only for the sake of Allah, without any kinship or family link. Their faces will be full of light and they will sit on pulpits of light. They will have no fear when people will be struck with fear, and they will have no grief when people be struck with grief.” Then he recited the verse: “Beware! For sure, neither any fear obsesses the friends of Allah nor will they grieve.”

81. عَنْ عَمْرٍو بْنِ عَبَسَةَ رضي الله عنه قَالَ: سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم يَقُولُ: عَنْ يَمِيْنِ الرَّحْمَنِ، وَكِلْتَا يَدَيْهِ يَمِيْنٌ، رِجَالٌ لَيْسُوا بِأَنْبِيَاءَ وَلاَ شُهَدَاءَ. يَغْشَى بَيَاضُ وَجُوهِهِمْ نَظْرَ النَّاظِرِينَ، يِغْبِطُهُمُ النَّبِيُّونَ وَالشَّهَدَاءُ بِمَقْعَدِهِمْ وَقُرْبِهِمْ مِنَ اللهِ عزوجل. قِيْلَ: يَا رَسُولَ اللهِ! مَنْ هُمْ؟ قَالَ: هُمْ جِمَاعٌ مِنْ نَوَازِعِ الْقَبَائِلِ. يَجْتَمِعُونَ عَلَى ذِكْرِ اللهِ، فَيَنْتَقُونَ أَطَايِبَ الْكَلاَمِ كَمَا يَنْتَقِي آكِلُ التَّمْرِ أَطَايِبَهُ.

Amr ibn Abasah (رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates, “I heard the Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) say: ‘There will be some people on the right of Rahman (SWT), although both His hands are right, who will be neither Prophets nor martyrs. The light of their faces will be dazzling the viewers’ eyes. Prophets and martyrs will feel delighted for their couches and nearness to Allah (SWT).’ It was submitted, ‘Who are they, O Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) ?’ The Holy Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said: ‘They are the people from different tribes who used to assemble to remember Allah (SWT). They used to choose beautiful words for remembrance of Allah (SWT) as a date-eater selects the best dates.’”

82. عَنْ عُمَرَ بْنَ الْخَطَّابِ رضي الله عنه قَالَ: قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم: إِنَّ مِنْ عِبَادِ اللَّهِ لَأُنَاسًا مَا هُمْ بِأَنْبِيَاءَ وَلَا شُهَدَاءَ، يَغْبِطُهُمْ الْأَنْبِيَاءُ وَالشُّهَدَاءُ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ بِمَكَانِهِمْ مِنْ اللَّهِ تَعَالَى. قَالُوا: يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ! تُخْبِرُنَا مَنْ هُمْ؟ قَالَ: هُمْ قَوْمٌ تَحَابُّوا بِرُوحِ اللَّهِ عَلَى غَيْرِ أَرْحَامٍ بَيْنَهُمْ وَلَا أَمْوَالٍ يَتَعَاطَوْنَهَا. فَوَاللَّهِ إِنَّ وُجُوهَهُمْ لَنُورٌ وَإِنَّهُمْ عَلَى نُورٍ. لَا يَخَافُونَ إِذَا خَافَ النَّاسُ وَلَا يَحْزَنُونَ إِذَا حَزِنَ النَّاسُ. وَقَرَأَ هَذِهِ الْآيَةَ: (أَلاَ إِنَّ أَوْلِيَاءَ اللّهِ لاَ خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلاَ هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَO)

According to Umar ibn al-Khattāb (رضی اللہ عنہ) the Holy Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said, “There are some exalted servants of Allah who are neither Prophets nor martyrs. On the Day of Resurrection the Prophets and martyrs will feel for them delighted owing to their station granted to them by Allah.” The Companions submitted, “O Messenger of Allah, would you tell us who these people?” He replied, “They are those who loved one another for the sake of Allah and not for any kinship or monitary benefit or transaction. By Allah their faces will be radiant, and they will (sit) on light. They will have no fear when people will fear, and they will have no grief when people be struck with grief.” Then he recited the verse: ‘Beware! For sure, neither any fear obsesses the friends of Allah nor will they grieve.’”

83. عَنْ أَبِي مَالِكٍ الأَشْعَرِيِّ رضي الله عنه، قَالَ : كُنْتُ عِنْدَ النَّبِيِّ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم، فَنَزَلَتْ هَذِهِ الآيَةُ: (لاَ تَسْأَلُواْ عَنْ أَشْيَاءَ إِن تُبْدَ لَكُمْ تَسُؤْكُمْ)، قَالَ: فَنَحْنُ نَسْأَلُهُ، إِذْ قَالَ: إِنَّ لِلَّهِ عِبَادًا لَيْسُوا بِأَنْبِيَاءَ وَلا شُهَدَاءَ، يَغْبِطُهُمُ النَّبِيُّونَ وَالشُّهَدَاءُ بِقُرْبِهمْ ومَقْعَدِهِمْ مِنَ اللَّهِ عزوجل يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ. قَالَ: وَفِي نَاحِيَةِ الْقَوْمِ أَعْرَابِيٌّ، فَقَامَ فَجَثَا عَلَى رُكْبَتَيْهِ وَرَمَى بِيَدَيْهِ، ثُمَّ قَالَ: حَدِّثْنَا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ عَنْهُمْ مَنْ هُمْ؟ قَالَ: فَرَأَيْتُ وَجْهَ النَّبِيِّ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم يَنْتَشِرُ، فَقَالَ النَّبِيُّ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم: عِبَادٌ مِنْ عِبَادِ اللَّهِ مِنْ بُلْدَانٍ شَتَّى وَقَبَائِلَ مِنْ شُعُوبِ أَرْحَامِ الْقَبَائِلِ. لَمْ يَكُنْ بَيْنَهُمْ أَرْحَامٌ يَتَوَاصَلُونَ بِهَا لِلَّهِ، لا دُنْيَا يَتَبَادَلُونَ بِهَا، يَتَحَابُّونَ بِرُوحِ اللَّهِ عزوجل، يَجْعَلُ اللَّهُ وُجُوهَهُمْ نُورًا، يَجْعَلُ لَهُمْ مَنَابِرَ مِنْ لُؤْلُؤٍ قُدَّامَ الرَّحْمَنِ تَعَالَى، يَفْزَعُ النَّاسُ وَلا يَفْزَعُونَ، وَيَخَافُ النَّاسُ وَلا يَخَافُونَ.

Abu Mālik Ash‘ari (رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates, “I was with the Holy Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) when this verse was sent down: ‘Do not ask about things which, if made manifest, might do you harm.’” He says, “We asked the Beloved Messenger (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) questions to which he replied: ‘Some of the servants of Allah (SWT) are those who are neither Prophets nor martyrs. But on the Day of Resurrection Prophets and martyrs will feel delighted for them owing to their nearness to Allah (SWT) and the couches granted to them by Him.’ A Bedouin, sitting on one side, bowed on his knees, struck both his hands and said, ‘O Messenger of Allah, tell us about them who they are.’ I saw the Holy Countenace of the Beloved Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) blossomed with a blissful smile. He (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said, ‘They are the people who come from different areas and tribes; they do not have any blood-relations but when they meet they try to exceed each other in warmth, affection and love seeking Allah’s pleasure and no worldly interest or benefit. They also try to surpass each other in spending in the way of Allah. They love each other for the sake Allah alone. Allah will brighten their faces. Allah will place pulpits of pearls for them in front Him. On that Day people will be obsessed with fear but they will be free of any fear; people will be sad but they will be glad.’”

84. عَنْ أبِي مُسْلِمٍ الْخَولاَنِيّ رضي الله عنه قَالَ: قُلْتُ لِمُعَاذ بن جَبَل: وَاللهِ! إنِّي لَأُحِبُّكَ لِغَيْرِ دُنْيَا أَرْجُو أَن أُصِيْبَهَا مِنْكَ وَلاَ قَرَابَةٍ بَيْنِي وَبَيْنَكَ. قَالَ: فَلِأَيِّ شَيْءٍ؟ قُلتُ: لِلَّهِ. قَالَ: فَجَذَبَ حُبْوَتِي. ثُمَّ قَالَ: أَبْشِرْ إِنْ كُنْتَ صَادِقًا، فَإِنِّي سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم يَقُولُ: الْمُتَحَابُّونَ فِي اللهِ فِي ظِلِّ الْعَرْشِِ يَوْمَ لاَ ظِلَّ إلاَّ ظِلَّهُ. يَغْبِطُهُم بِمَكَانِهِم النَّبِيُّونَ وَالشُّهَدَاءُ. ثُمَّ قَالَ: فَخَرَجْتُ فَأَتَيْتُ عُبَادَةَ بْنَ الصَّامِتِ فَحَدَّثْتُهُ بِحَدِيْثِ مُعَاذٍ، فَقَالَ عُبَادَةُ بْنُ الصَّامِتِ: سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم يَقُولُ عَنْ رَبِّهِ تَبَارَكَ وَتَعَالَى: حُقَّتْ مَحَبَّتِي عَلَى الْمُتَحَابِّيْنَ فِيَّ، وَحُقَّتْ مَحَبَّتِي عَلَى الْمُتَنَاصِحِيْنَ فِيَّ، وَحُقَّتْ مَحَبَّتِيْ عَلَى الْمُتَزَاوِرِيْنَ فِيَّ، وَحُقَّتْ مَحَبَّتِي عَلَى الْمُتَبَاذِلِيْنَ فِيَّ. وَهُمْ عَلَى مَنَابِرَ مِنْ نُورٍ. يَغْبِطُهُمُ النَّبِيُّونَ وَالصِّدِّيْقُونَ بِمَكَانِهِمْ.

According to Abu Muslim Khawlani (رضی اللہ عنہ) : “I said to Muādh ibn Jabal (رضی اللہ عنہ) : ‘By Allah, I love you but not for any worldly interest which I seek from you; we are not related to each other.’ Muādh ibn Jabal (رضی اللہ عنہ) said: ‘Then why do you love?’ I said: ‘For Allah’s sake.’” Abu Muslim Khawlani says, “He pulled my wrapper and said, ‘If you are truthful, I give you the good news. I heard the Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) saying: ‘Those who love each other for the sake of Allah will be under the shade of Allah’s Throne on the Day when there will be no shade except His. The Prophets and martyrs will feel delighted for their station.’” Abu Muslim Khawlani (رضی اللہ عنہ) says, “I left that place, came to Ubādah ibn Sāmit (رضی اللہ عنہ) and told him what Muādh had said. Ubādah ibn Sāmit (رضی اللہ عنہ) said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) narrating from his Lord: My love is indispensable for those who love one another for My sake; My love is indispensable for those who learn lessons from one another for My sake and My love is indispensable for those who visit one another for My sake and My love is indispensable for those who spend on one another for my sake. These people (for whom Allah’s love becomes indispensable) will be on pulpits of light; the Prophets and the the truthful (siddiqs) will feel delighted for their station.”

Chapter 15: On the Last Day Prophets and martyrs will feel delighted over the station of rememberers of Allah (SWT) and those who love for His sake

85. عَنْ مُعَاذِ بْنِ جَبَلٍ رضي الله عنه قَالَ: سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم يَقُولُ: قَالَ اللَّهُ عزوجل: الْمُتَحَابُّونَ فِي جَلَالِي لَهُمْ مَنَابِرُ مِنْ نُورٍ يَغْبِطُهُمْ النَّبِيُّونَ وَالشُّهَدَاءُ.

Muādh ibn Jabal (رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates, “I heard the Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) saying: ‘Allah has said: ‘Those who love one another for My Majesty and Grandeur will have pulpits of light, and Prophets and martyrs will feel delighted for them.’”

86. عَنْ عُمَرَ بْنَ الْخَطَّابِ رضي الله عنه قَالَ: قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم: إِنَّ مِنْ عِبَادِ اللَّهِ لَأُنَاسًا مَا هُمْ بِأَنْبِيَاءَ وَلَا شُهَدَاءَ، يَغْبِطُهُمْ الْأَنْبِيَاءُ وَالشُّهَدَاءُ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ بِمَكَانِهِمْ مِنْ اللَّهِ تَعَالَى. قَالُوا: يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ! تُخْبِرُنَا مَنْ هُمْ؟ قَالَ: هُمْ قَوْمٌ تَحَابُّوا بِرُوحِ اللَّهِ عَلَى غَيْرِ أَرْحَامٍ بَيْنَهُمْ وَلَا أَمْوَالٍ يَتَعَاطَوْنَهَا. فَوَاللَّهِ إِنَّ وُجُوهَهُمْ لَنُورٌ وَإِنَّهُمْ عَلَى نُورٍ. لَا يَخَافُونَ إِذَا خَافَ النَّاسُ وَلَا يَحْزَنُونَ إِذَا حَزِنَ النَّاسُ. وَقَرَأَ هَذِهِ الْآيَةَ: (أَلاَ إِنَّ أَوْلِيَاءَ اللّهِ لاَ خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلاَ هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَO).

Umar ibn Khattab (رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates that the Holy Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said, “Indeed there are some exalted servants of Allah who are neither Prophets nor martyrs. On the Day of Resurrection the Prophets and martyrs will exult over their position conferred upon them by Allah.” The Companions asked: “O Messenger of Allah, tell us who are they?” He replied, “They are the people who love each other for the sake of Allah and not for the sake of kinship and monitary interests. By Allah their faces will be radiant and they will (sit) on light. They will neither fear when people fear nor grieve when people grieve.” Then he recited the holy verse: “Beware! For sure, neither any fear obsesses the friends of Allah nor will they grieve.”

87. عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رضي الله عنه قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم: إنَّ مِنْ عِبَادِ اللهِ عِبَادًا لَيْسُوا بِأَنْبِيَاءَ، يَغْبِطُهُمُ الأنْبِيَاءُ وَالشُّهَدَاءُ. قِيْلَ: مَنْ هُمْ لَعَلَّنَا نُحِبُّهُمْ؟ قَالَ: هُمْ قَومٌ تَحَابُّوا بِنُورِ اللهِ مِنْ غَيْرِ أَرْحَامٍ وَلاَ انْتِسَابٍ، وُجُوهُهُمْ نُورٌ عَلَى مَنَابِرَ مِنْ نُورٍ. لاَ يَخَافُونَ إذَا خَافَ النَّاسُ، وَلاَ يَحْزَنُونَ إذَا حَزِنَ النَّاسُ. ثُمَّ قَرَأَ: (أَلاَ إِنَّ أَوْلِيَاءَ اللّهِ لاَ خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلاَ هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَO).

Abu Huraira (رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said, “Indeed, some of the servants of Allah (SWT) are those who are not Prophets, but Prophets and martyrs will feel for them delighted.” It was submitted, “Who are they so that we love them?” He said, “They are the people who love one another for Allah’s sake, without any kinship or family link. Their faces will be bright and they will sit on pulpits of light. They will not fear when people are fearful, and they will not be sad when people are distressed.” Then he recited the verse, “Beware! For sure, neither any fear obsesses the friends of Allah nor will they grieve.”

88. عَنْ عَمْرٍو بْنِ عَبَسَةَ رضي الله عنه قَالَ: سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم يَقُولُ: عَنْ يَمِيْنِ الرَّحْمَنِ، وَكِلْتَا يَدَيْهِ يَمِيْنٌ، رِجَالٌ لَيْسُوا بِأَنْبِيَاءَ وَلاَ شُهَدَاءَ. يَغْشَى بَيَاضُ وَجُوهِهِمْ نَظْرَ النَّاظِرِينَ، يِغْبِطُهُمُ النَّبِيُّونَ وَالشَّهَدَاءُ بِمَقْعَدِهِمْ وَقُرْبِهِمْ مِنَ اللهِ عزوجل. قِيْلَ: يَا رَسُولَ اللهِ! مَنْ هُمْ؟ قَالَ: هُمْ جِمَاعٌ مِنْ نَوَازِعِ الْقَبَائِلِ. يَجْتَمِعُونَ عَلَى ذِكْرِ اللهِ، فَيَنْتَقُونَ أَطَايِبَ الْكَلاَمِ كَمَا يَنْتَقِي آكِلُ التَّمْرِ أَطَايِبَهُ.

Amr ibn Abasah (رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates, “I heard the Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) saying, ‘On right of Rahman (SWT) and both His hands are right, there will be some people who will be neither Prophets nor martyrs. The light of their faces will be dazzling the viewers’ vision. The Prophets and martyrs will marvel at couches and nearness to Allah (SWT).’ It was asked, ‘Who are they, O Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) ?’ The Holy Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said, ‘They are the people from different tribes who assemble to remember Allah (SWT). They choose beautiful words for remembrance of Allah (SWT) as a date-eater selects the best dates.’”

89. عَنْ أَبِي مَالِكٍ الأَشْعَرِيِّ رضي الله عنه، قَالَ : كُنْتُ عِنْدَ النَّبِيِّ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم، فَنَزَلَتْ هَذِهِ الآيَةُ: (لاَ تَسْأَلُواْ عَنْ أَشْيَاءَ إِن تُبْدَ لَكُمْ تَسُؤْكُمْ)، قَالَ : فَنَحْنُ نَسْأَلُهُ، إِذْ قَالَ: إِنَّ لِلَّهِ عِبَادًا لَيْسُوا بِأَنْبِيَاءَ وَلا شُهَدَاءَ، يَغْبِطُهُمُ النَّبِيُّونَ وَالشُّهَدَاءُ بِقُرْبِهمْ ومَقْعَدِهِمْ مِنَ اللَّهِ عزوجل يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ. قَالَ: وَفِي نَاحِيَةِ الْقَوْمِ أَعْرَابِيٌّ، فَقَامَ فَجَثَا عَلَى رُكْبَتَيْهِ وَرَمَى بِيَدَيْهِ، ثُمَّ قَالَ: حَدِّثْنَا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ عَنْهُمْ مَنْ هُمْ؟ قَالَ: فَرَأَيْتُ وَجْهَ النَّبِيِّ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم يَنْتَشِرُ، فَقَالَ النَّبِيُّ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم: عِبَادٌ مِنْ عِبَادِ اللَّهِ مِنْ بُلْدَانٍ شَتَّى وَقَبَائِلَ مِنْ شُعُوبِ أَرْحَامِ الْقَبَائِلِ. لَمْ يَكُنْ بَيْنَهُمْ أَرْحَامٌ يَتَوَاصَلُونَ بِهَا لِلَّهِ، لا دُنْيَا يَتَبَادَلُونَ بِهَا، يَتَحَابُّونَ بِرُوحِ اللَّهِ عزوجل، يَجْعَلُ اللَّهُ وُجُوهَهُمْ نُورًا، يَجْعَلُ لَهُمْ مَنَابِرَ مِنْ لُؤْلُؤٍ قُدَّامَ الرَّحْمَنِ تَعَالَى، يَفْزَعُ النَّاسُ وَلا يَفْزَعُونَ، وَيَخَافُ النَّاسُ وَلا يَخَافُونَ.

Abu Mālik Ash‘ari (رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates, “I was with the Holy Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) when this verse was sent down: ‘Do not ask about things which, if made manifest, might do you harm.’” He says, “We asked the Beloved Messenger (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) questions to which he replied: ‘Some of the servants of Allah (SWT) are those who are neither Prophets nor martyrs. But on the Day of Resurrection Prophets and martyrs will exult over their nearness to Allah (SWT) and the couches granted to them by Him.’ A Bedouin, sitting on one side, bowed on his knees, struck both his hands and said, ‘O Messenger of Allah, tell us about them who they are.’ I saw the Holy Countenace of the Beloved Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) blossomed with a blissful smile. He said, ‘They are the people who come from different areas and tribes; they do not have any blood-relations but when they meet they try to exceed each other in warmth, affection and love seeking Allah’s pleasure and no worldly interest or benefit. They also try to surpass each other in spending in the way of Allah. They love each other for the sake of Allah alone. Allah will brighten their faces. Allah will place pulpits of pearls for them in front Him. On that Day people will be obsessed with fear but they will be free of any fear; people will be sad but they will be glad.’”

90. عَنْ أبِي مُسلِم الْخَولاَنِيّ رضي الله عنه قَالَ: قُلْتُ لِمُعَاذ بن جَبَل: وَالله! إنِّي لَأُحِبُّكَ لِغَيْرِ دُنْيَا أَرْجُو أَن أُصِيْبَهَا مِنْكَ وَلاَ قَرَابَةٍ بَيْنِي وَبَيْنَكَ. قَالَ: فَلِأَيِّ شَيْءٍ؟ قُلتُ: لله. قَالَ: فَجَذَبَ حُبْوَتِي. ثُمَّ قَالَ: أَبْشِرْ إِنْ كُنْتَ صَادِقًا، فَإِنِّي سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم يَقُولُ: الْمُتَحَابُّونَ فِي اللهِ فِي ظِلِّ الْعَرْشِِ يَوْمَ لاَ ظِلَّ إلاَّ ظِلَّهُ. يَغْبِطُهُم بِمَكَانِهِم النَّبِيُّونَ وَالشُّهَدَاءُ. ثُمَّ قَالَ: فَخَرَجْتُ فَأَتَيْتُ عُبَادَةَ بْنَ الصَّامِتِ فَحَدَّثْتُهُ بِحَدِيْثِ مُعَاذٍ، فَقَالَ عُبَادَةُ بْنُ الصَّامِتِ: سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم يَقُولُ عَنْ رَبِّهِ تَبَارَكَ وَتَعَالَى: حُقَّتْ مَحَبَّتِي عَلَى الْمُتَحَابِّيْنَ فِيَّ، وَحُقَّتْ مَحَبَّتِي عَلَى الْمُتَنَاصِحِيْنَ فِيَّ، وَحُقَّتْ مَحَبَّتِيْ عَلَى الْمُتَزَاوِرِيْنَ فِيَّ، وَحُقَّتْ مَحَبَّتِي عَلَى الْمُتَبَاذِلِيْنَ فِيَّ. وَهُمْ عَلَى مَنَابِرَ مِنْ نُورٍ. يَغْبِطُهُمُ النَّبِيُّونَ وَالصِّدِّيْقُونَ بِمَكَانِهِمْ.

Abu Muslim Khawlani (رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates, “I said to Muādh ibn Jabal (رضی اللہ عنہ) : ‘By Allah, I love you without any worldly interest which I seek from you; we are not related to each other.’ Muādh ibn Jabal (رضی اللہ عنہ) said: ‘Then why do you love?’ I said: ‘For Allah’s sake.’” Abu Muslim Khawlani says, “He pulled my wrapper and said, ‘If you are truthful, I give you the good news. I heard the Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) saying: ‘Those who love each other for the sake of Allah will be under the shade of Allah’s Throne on the Day when there will be no shade except His. The Prophets and martyrs will exult over their station.’” Abu Muslim Khawlani (رضی اللہ عنہ) says, “I left that place, came to Ubādah ibn Sāmit (رضی اللہ عنہ) and told him what Muādh had said. Ubādah ibn Sāmit (رضی اللہ عنہ) said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) narrating from his Lord: ‘My love is indispensable for those who love one another for My sake; My love is indispensable for those who learn lessons from one another for My sake and My love is indispensable for those who visit one another for My sake and My love is indispensable for those who spend on one another for my sake. These people (for whom Allah’s love becomes indispensable) will be on pulpits of light; the Prophets and the the truthful (siddiqs) will exult over their station.”

91. عَنْ سَعِيْدِ بْنِ الْمُسَيَّبِ قَالَ: لِلْمُتَحَابِّيْنَ فِي اللهِ عزوجل مَنَابِرُ مِنْ نُورٍ يَغْبِطُهُم بِهَا الشُّهَدَاءُ.

Saeed ibn Musayyab narrates that the Holy Prophet said, “Those who love one another for Allah’s sake will have pulpits of light to sit on the Day of Resurrection which the martyrs will marvel at.”

92. عَنْ أَبِي مَالِكٍ الأَشْعَرِيِّ رضي الله عنه، قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم: عِبَادٌ لِلَّهِ تُوضَعُ لَهُمْ مَنَابِرُ مِنْ نُورٍ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ، لَيْسُوا بِأَنْبِيَاءَ وَلا شُهَدَاءَ، يَغْبِطُهُمُ النَّبِيُّونَ وَالشُّهَدَاءُ. قَالُوا: فَمَنْ هُمْ؟ قَالَ: الْمُتَحَابُّونَ فِي اللَّهِ عزوجل.

Abu Malik Ashari (رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said: “Some of the servants of Allah (SWT) are those for whom pulpits of light will be placed on the Day of Resurrection. They will be neither Prophets nor martyrs. But the Prophets and martyrs will feel for them delighted.” The Companions asked, “Who are they?” The Holy Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said, “Those who love one another for Allah’s sake.”

93. عَنِ الْعلاء بْنِ زِيَادٍ رضي الله عنه عَنْ نَبِيِّ اللهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم قَالَ: عَبَادٌ مِنْ عِبَادِ اللهِ لَيْسُوا بِأَنْبِيَاءَ وَلاَ شُهَدَاءَ، يَغْبِطُهُمُ الْأَنْبِيَاءُ وَالشُّهَدَاءُ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ بِقُرْبِهِمْ مِنَ اللهِ عَلَى مَنَابِرَ مِنْ نُوْرٍ. يَقُولُ الْأَنْبِيَاءُ وَالشُّهَدَاءُ: مَنْ هَؤُلاَءِ؟ فَيَقُولُونَ: هَؤُلاَءِ كَانُوا يَتَحَابُّونَ فِي اللهِ عَلَى غَيْرِ أَمْوَالٍ تَعَاطُوْهُمْ وَلاَ أَرْحَامٌ كَانَتْ بَيْنَهُمْ.

Alā ibn Ziyād (رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates that the Holy Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said: “There are some servants of Allah (SWT) who are neither Prophets nor martyrs, yet on the Day of Resurrection Prophets and martyrs will marvel at them as they will be on pulpits of light blessed with nearness of Allah. The Prophets and martyrs will ask, ‘Who are these people?’ It will be said, ‘These are the people who used to love each other for Allah’s sake without any kinship or material interests.’”1

94. عَنْ مُعَاذِ بن جَبَلٍ رضي الله عنه، عَنْ نَبِيِّ اللَّهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم قَالَ: إِنَّ رِجَالاً لَيْسُوا بِأَنْبِيَاءَ وَلا شُهَدَاءَ يُوضَعُ لَهُمْ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ مَنَابِرُ مِنْ نُورٍ، وُجُوهُهُمْ مِنْ نُورٍ، يَأْمَنُونَ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ مِنَ الْفَزَعِ الأَكْبَرِ. فَقَالَ رَجُلٌ: يَا نَبِيَّ اللَّهِ! وَمَنْ أُولَئِكَ؟ قَالَ: هُمْ نُزَّاعُ الْقَبَائِلِ، يَتَحَابُّونَ فِي اللَّهِ.

Muādh ibn Jabal (رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates from the Holy Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) that he said, “Surely on the Day of Resurrection pulpits of light will be placed for some people. They will be neither Prophets nor martyrs. With faces bright they will be safe from great anguish on the Day of Resurrection.” A man asked, “Who are they, O Prophet of Allah?” He replied, “They are the strangers from different tribes who love each other for the sake of Allah.”

Chapter 16: The rememberers of Allah (SWT) will be seated on the pulpits of pearls and light on the Last Day

95. عَنْ أَبِي الدَّرْدَاءِ رضي الله عنه قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم: لَيَبْعَثَنَّ اللهُ أَقْوَامًا يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ فِي وُجُوهِهِمُ النُّورُ عَلَى مَنَابِرِ اللُّؤْلُؤِ. يَغْبِطُهُمُ النَّاسُ لَيْسُوا بِأَنْبِيَاءَ وَلاَ شُهَدَاءَ. قَالَ: فَجَثِىَ أَعْرَابِيٌّ عَلَى رُكْبَتَيْهِ فَقَالَ: يَا رَسُولَ اللهِ، حِلْهُمْ لَنَا نَعْرِفُهُمْ. قَالَ: هُمُ الْمُتَحَابُّونَ فِي اللهِ مِنْ قَبَائِلَ شَتىَّ وَبِلاَدٍ شَتىَّ. يَجْتَمِعُونَ عَلَى ذِكْرِ اللهِ يَذْكُرُونَهُ.

Abu Darda (رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said, “On the Day of Resurrection Allah will raise people with their faces radiant bright; they will be sitting on pulpits of pearls. People will marvel at them. They will be neither Prophets nor martyrs.” Abu Darda says, “A Bedouin rose on his knees and submitted, ‘O Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) , describe their appearances so that we may recognise them.’ He said, ‘Despite coming from different tribes and areas these people love one another for the sake of Allah; they get together and remember Allah (SWT) jointly.’”

96. عَنْ مُعَاذِ بْنِ جَبَلٍ رضي الله عنه قَالَ: سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم يَقُولُ: قَالَ اللَّهُ عزوجل: الْمُتَحَابُّونَ فِي جَلَالِي لَهُمْ مَنَابِرُ مِنْ نُورٍ يَغْبِطُهُمْ النَّبِيُّونَ وَالشُّهَدَاءُ.

Muādh ibn Jabal (رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates, “I heard the Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) saying: ‘Allah has said: Those who love one another for My Majesty and Grandeur will have pulpits of light, and Prophets and martyrs will feel for them delightd.’”

97. عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رضي الله عنه قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم: إنَّ مِنْ عِبَادِ اللهِ عِبَادًا لَيْسُوا بِأَنْبِيَاءَ، يَغْبِطُهُمُ الأنْبِيَاءُ وَالشُّهَدَاءُ. قِيْلَ: مَنْ هُمْ لَعَلَّنَا نُحِبُّهُمْ؟ قَالَ: هُمْ قَومٌ تَحَابُّوا بِنُورِ اللهِ مِنْ غَيْرِ أَرْحَامٍ وَلاَ انْتِسَابٍ، وُجُوهُهُمْ نُورٌ عَلَى مَنَابِرَ مِنْ نُورٍ. لاَ يَخَافُونَ إذَا خَافَ النَّاسُ، وَلاَ يَحْزَنُونَ إذَا حَزِنَ النَّاسُ. ثُمَّ قَرَأَ: (أَلاَ إِنَّ أَوْلِيَاءَ اللّهِ لاَ خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلاَ هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَO).

Abu Huraira (رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said, “Indeed, there are some of the servants of Allah (SWT) who are not Prophets, but Prophets and martyrs will feel for them delighted.” It was submitted, “Who are they so that we love them?” He said, “They are the people who love one another only for the sake of Allah, without any kinship or family link. Their faces will be full of light and they will sit on pulpits of light. They will have no fear when people will be struck with fear, and they will have no grief when people will be struck with grief.” Then he recited the verse: “Beware! For sure, neither any fear obsesses the friends of Allah nor will they grieve.”

98. عَنْ أَبِي مَالِكٍ الأَشْعَرِيِّ رضي الله عنه، قَالَ : كُنْتُ عِنْدَ النَّبِيِّ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم، فَنَزَلَتْ هَذِهِ الآيَةُ: (لاَ تَسْأَلُواْ عَنْ أَشْيَاءَ إِن تُبْدَ لَكُمْ تَسُؤْكُمْ)، قَالَ : فَنَحْنُ نَسْأَلُهُ، إِذْ قَالَ: إِنَّ لِلَّهِ عِبَادًا لَيْسُوا بِأَنْبِيَاءَ وَلا شُهَدَاءَ، يَغْبِطُهُمُ النَّبِيُّونَ وَالشُّهَدَاءُ بِقُرْبِهمْ ومَقْعَدِهِمْ مِنَ اللَّهِ عزوجل يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ. قَالَ: وَفِي نَاحِيَةِ الْقَوْمِ أَعْرَابِيٌّ، فَقَامَ فَجَثَا عَلَى رُكْبَتَيْهِ وَرَمَى بِيَدَيْهِ، ثُمَّ قَالَ: حَدِّثْنَا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ عَنْهُمْ مَنْ هُمْ؟ قَالَ: فَرَأَيْتُ وَجْهَ النَّبِيِّ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم يَنْتَشِرُ، فَقَالَ النَّبِيُّ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم: عِبَادٌ مِنْ عِبَادِ اللَّهِ مِنْ بُلْدَانٍ شَتَّى وَقَبَائِلَ مِنْ شُعُوبِ أَرْحَامِ الْقَبَائِلِ. لَمْ يَكُنْ بَيْنَهُمْ أَرْحَامٌ يَتَوَاصَلُونَ بِهَا لِلَّهِ، لا دُنْيَا يَتَبَادَلُونَ بِهَا، يَتَحَابُّونَ بِرُوحِ اللَّهِ عزوجل، يَجْعَلُ اللَّهُ وُجُوهَهُمْ نُورًا، يَجْعَلُ لَهُمْ مَنَابِرَ مِنْ لُؤْلُؤٍ قُدَّامَ الرَّحْمَنِ تَعَالَى، يَفْزَعُ النَّاسُ وَلا يَفْزَعُونَ، وَيَخَافُ النَّاسُ وَلا يَخَافُونَ.

Abu Mālik Ash‘ari (رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates, “I was with the Holy Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) when this verse was sent down: ‘Do not ask about things which, if made manifest to you, might do you harm.’” He says, “We asked the Beloved Messenger (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) questions to which he replied: ‘Some of the servants of Allah (SWT) are those who are neither Prophets nor martyrs. But on the Day of Resurrection Prophets and martyrs will exult over their nearness to Allah (SWT) and the couches granted to them by Him.’ A Bedouin, sitting on one side, bowed on his knees, struck both his hands and said, ‘O Messenger of Allah, tell us about them who they are.’ I saw the Holy Countenace of the Beloved Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) blossomed with a blissful smile. He (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said, ‘They are the people who come from different areas and tribes; they do not have any blood-relations but when they meet they try to exceed each other in warmth, affection and love seeking Allah’s pleasure and no worldly interest or benefit. They also try to surpass each other in spending in the way of Allah. They love each other for the sake Allah alone. Allah will brighten their faces. Allah will place pulpits of pearls for them in front Him. On that Day people will be obsessed with fear but they will be free of any fear; people will be sad but they will be glad.’”

99. عَنْ عَمْرٍو بْنِ عَبَسَةَ رضي الله عنه قَالَ: سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم يَقُولُ: عَنْ يَمِيْنِ الرَّحْمَنِ، وَكِلْتَا يَدَيْهِ يَمِيْنٌ، رِجَالٌ لَيْسُوا بِأَنْبِيَاءَ وَلاَ شُهَدَاءَ. يَغْشَى بَيَاضُ وَجُوهِهِمْ نَظْرَ النَّاظِرِينَ، يِغْبِطُهُمُ النَّبِيُّونَ وَالشَّهَدَاءُ بِمَقْعَدِهِمْ وَقُرْبِهِمْ مِنَ اللهِ عزوجل. قِيْلَ: يَا رَسُولَ اللهِ! مَنْ هُمْ؟ قَالَ: هُمْ جِمَاعٌ مِنْ نَوَازِعِ الْقَبَائِلِ. يَجْتَمِعُونَ عَلَى ذِكْرِ اللهِ، فَيَنْتَقُونَ أَطَايِبَ الْكَلاَمِ كَمَا يَنْتَقِي آكِلُ التَّمْرِ أَطَايِبَهُ.

Amr ibn Abasah (رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates, “I heard the Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) saying: ‘There will be some people on the right of Rahman (SWT), although both His hands are right, who will be neither Prophets nor martyrs. The light of their faces will be dazzling the viewers’ eyes. Prophets and martyrs will feel joyful for their couches and nearness to Allah (SWT).’ It was submitted, ‘Who are they, O Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) ?’ The Holy Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said: ‘They are the people from different tribes who used to assemble to remember Allah (SWT). They used to choose beautiful words for remembrance of Allah (SWT) as a date-eater selects the best dates.’”

100. عَنْ أبِي مُسلِم الْخَولاَنِيّ رضي الله عنه قَالَ: قُلْتُ لِمُعَاذٍ بْنِ جَبَلٍ: وَالله! إنِّي لَأُحِبُّكَ لِغَيْرِ دُنْيَا أَرْجُو أَن أُصِيْبَهَا مِنْكَ وَلاَ قَرَابَةٍ بَيْنِي وَبَيْنَكَ. قَالَ: فَلِأَيِّ شَيْءٍ؟ قُلتُ: لِلَّهِ. قَالَ: فَجَذَبَ حُبْوَتِي. ثُمَّ قَالَ: أَبْشِرْ إِنْ كُنْتَ صَادِقًا، فَإِنِّي سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم يَقُولُ: الْمُتَحَابُّونَ فِي اللهِ فِي ظِلِّ الْعَرْشِِ يَوْمَ لاَ ظِلَّ إلاَّ ظِلَّهُ. يَغْبِطُهُمْ بِمَكَانِهِم النَّبِيُّونَ وَالشُّهَدَاءُ. ثُمَّ قَالَ: فَخَرَجْتُ فَأَتَيْتُ عُبَادَةَ بْنَ الصَّامِتِ فَحَدَّثْتُهُ بِحَدِيْثِ مُعَاذٍ، فَقَالَ عُبَادَةُ بْنُ الصَّامِتِ: سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم يَقُولُ عَنْ رَبِّهِ تَبَارَكَ وَتَعَالَى: حُقَّتْ مَحَبَّتِي عَلَى الْمُتَحَابِّيْنَ فِيَّ، وَحُقَّتْ مَحَبَّتِي عَلَى الْمُتَنَاصِحِيْنَ فِيَّ، وَحُقَّتْ مَحَبَّتِيْ عَلَى الْمُتَزَاوِرِيْنَ فِيَّ، وَحُقَّتْ مَحَبَّتِي عَلَى الْمُتَبَاذِلِيْنَ فِيَّ. وَهُمْ عَلَى مَنَابِرَ مِنْ نُورٍ. يَغْبِطُهُمُ النَّبِيُّونَ وَالصِّدِّيْقُونَ بِمَكَانِهِمْ.

Abu Muslim Khawlani (رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates, “I said to Muādh ibn Jabal (رضی اللہ عنہ) : ‘By Allah, I love you but not for any worldly interest which I seek from you; we are not related to each other.’ Muādh ibn Jabal (رضی اللہ عنہ) said: ‘Then why do you love?’ I said: ‘For Allah’s sake.’” Abu Muslim Khawlani says, “He pulled my wrapper and said, ‘If you are truthful, I give you the good news. I heard the Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) saying: ‘Those who love each other for the sake of Allah will be under the shade of Allah’s Throne on the Day when there will be no shade except His. The Prophets and martyrs will exult over their station.’” Abu Muslim Khawlani (رضی اللہ عنہ) says, “I left that place, came to Ubādah ibn Sāmit (رضی اللہ عنہ) and told him what Muādh had said. Ubādah ibn Sāmit (رضی اللہ عنہ) said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) narrating from his Lord: ‘My love is indispensable for those who love one another for My sake; My love is indispensable for those who learn lessons from one another for My sake and My love is indispensable for those who visit one another for My sake and My love is indispensable for those who spend on one another for my sake. These people (for whom Allah’s love becomes indispensable) will be on pulpits of light; the Prophets and the the truthful (siddiqs) will exult over their station.”

101. عَنْ سَعِيْدِ بْنِ الْمُسَيَّبِ قَالَ: لِلْمُتَحَابِّيْنَ فِي اللهِ عزوجل مَنَابِرُ مِنْ نُورٍ يَغْبِطُهُم بِهَا الشُّهَدَاءُ.

Saeed ibn Musayyab said: “Those who love one another for Allah’s sake will have pulpits of light to sit on the Day of Resurrection which the martyrs will marvel at.”

102. عَنِ الْعلاء بْنِ زِيَادٍ رضي الله عنه عَنْ نَبِيِّ اللهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم قَالَ: عِبَادٌ مِنْ عِبَادِ اللهِ لَيْسُوا بِأَنْبِيَاءَ وَلاَ شُهَدَاءَ، يَغْبِطُهُمُ الْأَنْبِيَاءُ وَالشُّهَدَاءُ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ بِقُرْبِهِمْ مِنَ اللهِ عَلَى مَنَابِرَ مِنْ نُوْرٍ. يَقُولُ الْأَنْبِيَاءُ وَالشُّهَدَاءُ: مَنْ هَؤُلاَءِ؟ فَيَقُولُونَ: هَؤُلاَءِ كَانُوا يَتَحَابُّونَ فِي اللهِ عَلَى غَيْرِ أَمْوَالٍ تَعَاطُوْهُمْ وَلاَ أَرْحَامٌ كَانَتْ بَيْنَهُمْ.

Alā ibn Ziyād (رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates that the Holy Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said: “There are some servants of Allah (SWT) who are neither Prophets nor martyrs, yet on the Day of Resurrection Prophets and martyrs will marvel at them as they will be on pulpits of light blessed with nearness of Allah. The Prophets and martyrs will ask, ‘Who are these people?’ It will be said, ‘These are the people who used to love each other for Allah’s sake without any kinship or material interests.’

Chapter 17: The rememberers of Allah (SWT) are His beloved servants

103. عَنِ ابْنِ عَبِّاسٍ رضي الله عنهما قَالَ: وَفَدَ مُوسَى عليه السلام إلَى طُورِ سَيْنَاءَ قَالَ: يَا رَبِّ! أيُّ عِبَادِكَ أَحَبُّ إلَيْكَ؟ قَالَ: الَّذِي يَذْكُرُنِي وَلاَ يَنْسَانِي.

Abdullah ibn Abbas (رضی اللہ عنھما) narrates that the Prophet Musa (علیہ السلام) went to Mount Sinai and asked, “O my Lord! Who is most beloved to You of Your servants?” He said, “The one who remembers Me and does not forget Me.”

104. عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رضي الله عنهما قَالَ: قَالَ مُوسَى عليه السلام حِيْنَ كَلَّمَهُ رَبُّهُ: أَيْ رَبِّ، أَيُّ عِبَادِكَ أَحَبُّ إِلَيْكَ؟ قَالَ: أَكْثَرُهُمْ لِي ذِكْرًا. قَالَ: أَيُّ عِبَادِكَ أَغْنَى؟ قَال: الرَّاضِيْ بِمَا أَعْطَيْتُهُ. قَالَ: أَيْ رَبِّ، أَيُّ عِبَادِكَ أَحْكَمُ؟ قَالَ الَّذِي يَحْكُمُ عَلَى نَفْسِهِ بِمَا يَحْكُمُ عَلَى النَّاسِ.

Abdullah ibn Abbas (رضی اللہ عنھما) narrates when the Prophet Musa (علیہ السلام) talked to his Lord, he asked, “O my Lord! Who is dearest to You of Your servants?” He said, “The one who remembers Me the most.” Musa (علیہ السلام) asked, “Who is the wealthiest of Your servants?” Allah said, “The one who is pleased with what I give him.” Musa (علیہ السلام) asked, “O my Lord! Who is the best judge of Your servants?” Allah said, “The one who judges himself in the same way as he judges others.”

105. عَنْ مَيْثَمٍ قَالَ: لَمَّا قَرَّبَ اللهُ مُوسَى عليه السلام نَجِيًّا بِطُورِ سَيْنَاءَ، قَالَ: أَيُّ عِبَادِكَ أَحَبُّ إِلَيْكَ؟ قَالَ: أَكْثَرُهُمْ ذِكْرًا.

Maytham narrates, “When Allah brought Prophet Musa (علیہ السلام) on to Mount Sinai for whisper, he asked: ‘Who is most dear to You of Your servants?’ Allah said, ‘The one who remembers (Me) the most.’”

106. عَنْ أَبِي عَمْرٍو الشَّيْبَانِي قَالَ مُوسَى عليه السلام لِرَبِّهِ عزوجل: يَا رَبِّ، أَيُّ عِبَادِكَ أَحْبُّ إِلَيْكَ؟ قَالَ: أَكْثَرُهُمْ لِي ذِكْرًا. قَالَ: فَأَيُّ عِبَادِكَ أَغْنَى؟ قَالَ: أَقْنَعُهُمْ بِمَا أَعْطَيْتُهُ. قَالَ: فَأَيُّ عِبَادِكَ أَعْدَلُ؟ قَالَ: مَنْ أَدَانَ نَفْسَهُ مِنْ نَفْسِهِ.

Abu Amr Shaybani narrates that Musa (علیہ السلام) submitted to his Lord, “O my Lord! Who is most beloved to You of Your servants?” He said, “The one who remembers Me the most.” Musa (علیہ السلام) submitted, “Who is the wealthiest of Your servants?” He said, “The one who is most contented with what I give him.” Musa (علیہ السلام) asked, “Who is most just of Your servants?” Allah said, “He who also rules against himself.”

107. عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رضي الله عنه قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم: سَأَلَ مُوسَى رَبَّهُ عزوجل قَالَ: رَبِّ، أَنْبِئْنِي أَيُّ عِبَادِكَ أَتْقَى؟ قَالَ: الَّذِي يَذْكُرُنِي وَلاَ يَنْسَانِي. قَالَ: أَيُّ عِبَادِكَ أَعْلَمُ؟ قَالَ: عَالِمٌ لاَ يَشْبَعُ مِنَ الْعِلْمِ، يِجْمَعُ عِلْمَ النَّاسِ إِلَى عِلْمِهِ. قَالَ: فَأَيُّ عِبَادِكَ أَعَزُّ؟ قَالَ: الَّذِي إِذَا قَدَرَ غَفَرَ.

Abu Hurayrah (رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said, “Musa submitted to his Lord, ‘O My Lord! Tell me who is the most God-fearing of Your servants.’ Allah said, ‘The one who remembers Me always and does not forget Me.’ Musa asked, ‘Who is the most learned of Your servants?’ He said, ‘The one who is never content with his knowledge and adds others’ knowledge to his own.’ Musa asked, ‘Who is the most honourable of Your servants?’ He said, ‘He who forgives when he overpowers.’”

108. عَنْ مَحَمَّدٍ بْنِ كَعْبٍ الْقُرَظِيِّ قَالَ: قَالَ مُوسَى عليه السلام: يَا رَبِّ، أَيُّ خَلْقِكَ أَكْرَمُ عَلَيْكَ؟ قَالَ: الَّذِي لاَ يَزَالُ لِسَانُهُ رَطْبًا مِنْ ذِكْرِي. قَالَ: يَا رَبِّ، أَيُّ خَلْقِكَ أَعْلَمُ؟ قَالَ: الَّذِي يَلْتَمِسُ إِلَى عِلْمِهِ عِلْمُ غَيْرِهِ. قَالَ: يَا رِبِّ، فَأِيُّ خَلْقِكَ أَعْدَلُ؟ قَالَ: الَّذِي يَقْضِي عَلَى نَفْسِهِ كَمَا يَقْضِي عَلَى النَّاسِ. قَالَ: يَا رَبِّ، فَأَيُّ خَلْقِكَ أَعْظَمُ ذَنْبًا؟ قَالَ: الَّذِيْ يَتَّهِمُنِي. قَالَ: يَا رَبِّ، وَهَلْ يَتَّهِمُكُ أَحَدٌ؟ قَالَ: الَّذِي يِسْتَخِيرُنِي ثُمَّ لاَ يَرْضَى بِقَضَائِي.

Muhammad ibn Ka‘b Qarzi narrates that Musa (علیہ السلام) submitted (to the Holy Presence of his Lord), “O my Lord! Who is the most honourable of Your servants in Your sight?” Allah said, “The one whose tongue is always busy in My remembrance.” Musa (علیہ السلام) asked, “Who is the most learned of Your servants?” He said, “The one who seeks knowledge from others in addition to his own knowledge (i.e. zealously attains knowledge from whatever source he can).” Musa (علیہ السلام) asked, “O my Lord! Who is the most just of Your creation?” He said, “He who rules against himself exactly in the same manner as he rules against others.” Musa (علیہ السلام) asked, “Who is the most sinful person of Your creation?” He said, “The one who accuses Me.” Musa (علیہ السلام) asked, “O my Lord! Can anyone accuse You?” He said, “He who begs from Me good but is not pleased with My decree.”

109. عَنْ عَبْدِ اللهِ بْنِ الْحَارِثِ رضي الله عنه قَالَ: أَوْحَى اللهُ إِلَى دَاوُدَ عليه السلام أَنْ أَحِبَّنِي وَأَحِبْ أَحِبَّائِي وَحَبِّبْنِي إِلَى عِبَادِي. قَالَ: يَا رَبِّ، أُحِبُّكَ وَأُحِبُّ أَحِبَّاءَكَ، فَكَيْفَ أَحَبِّبُكَ إِلَى عِبَادِكَ؟ قَالَ: اذْكُرُونِي لَهُمْ، فَإِنَّهُمْ لَنْ يَّذْكُرُوا مِنِّي إِلاَّ خَيْرًا.

Abdullah ibn Harith (رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates that Allah (SWT) revealed to Prophet Dawud (علیہ السلام), “Love Me and My lovers and endear Me to My servants.” Dawud (علیہ السلام) said, “O my Lord! I love You and Your lovers, but how shall I endear You to Your servants?” He said, “Remember Me before them (excessively), for sure they will remember Me not but only with good.”

110. عَنْ أَنَسٍ بْنِ مَالِكٍ رضي الله عنه قَالَ: سَمِعْتُ النَّبِيَّ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم يَقُولُ: عَلاَمَةُ حُبِّ اللهِ حُبُّ ذِكْرِ اللهِ، وَعَلاَمَةُ بُغْضِ اللهِ بُغْضُ ذِكْرِ اللهِ.

Anas ibn Malik (رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates, “I heard the Holy Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) saying: ‘The sign of love for Allah (SWT) is to love His remembrance, and the sign of hatred for Allah is to hate His remembrance.’”

111. عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رضي الله عنهما أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم قَالَ: إِنَّ دَاوُدَ عليه السلام قَالَ فِيْهِ يُخَاطِبُ رَبَّهُ عزوجل: يَا رَبِّ، أَيُّ عِبَادِكَ أَحَبُّ إِلَيْكَ أُحِبُّهُ بِحُبِّكَ؟ قَالَ: يَا دَاوُدَ، أَحَبُّ عِبَادِيْ إِلَيَّ نَقِيُّ الْقَلْبِ نَقِيُّ الْكَفَّيْنِ. لاَ يَأْتِي إِلَى أَحَدٍ سُوْءًا وَلاَ يَمْشِي بِالنَّمِيْمَةِ، تَزُوْلُ الْجِبَالُ وَلاَ يَزُولُ، وَأَحَبَّنِي وَأَحَبَّ مِن يُّحِبُّنِي وَحَبَّبِنَي إِلَى عِبَادِي. قَالَ: يَا رَبِّ، إِنَّكَ لَتَعْلَمُ أَنِّي أُحِبُّكَ وَأُحِبُّ مَن يُّحِبُّكَ، فَكَيْفَ أُحَبِّبُكَ إِلَى عِبَادِكَ؟ قَالَ: ذَكِّرْهُمْ بِآيَاتِي وَبَلاَئِي وَنِعْمَائِي. يَا دَاوُدُ، إِنَّهُ لَيْسَ مِنْ عَبْدٍ يُعِينُ مَظْلُومًا أَوْ يَمْشِي مَعَهُ فِي مَظْلِمَتِهِ إِلاَّ أَثْبَتَ قَدَمَيْهِ يَوْمَ تَزِلُّ الْأَقْدَامُ.

Abdullah ibn Abbas (رضی اللہ عنھما) narrates: ‘The Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said that Dawud (علیہ السلام) said to his Lord, “O my Lord! Who is most beloved to You of Your servants, so that I love him for the sake of Your love?” He said, “O Dawud! The most beloved of My servants is the one whose heart and both the palms are pure. He neither wrongs anyone nor does he backbite; mountains can be moved, but not he. He loves Me and My lovers and makes My servants also love Me.” Dawud (علیہ السلام) said, “O my Lord! You know that I love You and love those who love You. How can I make Your servants love You?” Allah said, “(Through excessive remembrance) remind them of My signs, My torments and My favours (upon them). O Dawud, the servant of Mine who helps the oppressed and accompanies him for deliverance from oppression, I will keep him steadfast the Day people will lose balance.”

112. عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رضي الله عنه عَنْ رَسُولِ اللهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم أنَّهُ قَالَ: سَأَلَ مُوسَى رَبَّهُ عَنْ سِتِّ خِصَالٍ كَانَ يَظُنُّ أَنَّهَا لَهُ خَالِصَةً، وَالسَّابِعَةُ لَمْ يَكُنْ مُوسَى يُحِبُّهَا. قَالَ: يَا رَبِّ، أَيُّ عِبَادِكَ أَتْقَى؟ قَالَ: الَّذِي يَذْكُرُ وَلاَ يَنْسَى. قَالَ: فَأَيُّ عِبَادِكَ أَهْدَى؟ قَالَ: الَّذِي يَتَّبِعُ الْهُدَى. قَالَ: فَأَيُّ عِبَادِكَ أَحْكَمُ؟ قَالَ: الَّذِي يَحْكُمُ لِلنَّاسِ كَمَا يَحْكُمُ لِنَفْسِهِ. قَالَ: فَأَيُّ عِبَادِكَ أَعْلَمُ؟ قَالَ: عَالِمٌ لاَ يَشْبَعُ مِنَ الْعِلْمِ، يَجْمَعُ عِلْمَ النَّاسِ إِلَى عِلْمِهِ. قَالَ: فَأَيُّ عِبَادِكَ أَعَزُّ؟ قَالَ: الَّذِيْ إِذَا قَدَرَ، غَفَرَ. قَالَ: فَأَيُّ عِبَادِكَ أَغْنَى؟ قَالَ: الَّذِي يَرْضَى بِمَا يُؤْتَى. قَالَ: فَأَيُّ عِبَادِكَ أَفْقَرُ؟ قَالَ: صَاحِبُ مَنْقُوصٍ. قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم: لَيْسَ الْغِنَى عَنْ ظَهْرِ، إِنَّمَا الْغِنَى غِنَى النَّفْسِ. وَإِذَا أَرَادَ اللهُ بِعَبْدٍ خَيْرًا، جَعَلَ غِنَاهُ فِي نَفْسِهِ وَتُقَاهُ فِي قَلْبِهِ، وَإِذَا أَرَادَ اللهُ بِعَبْدٍ شَرًّا جَعَلَ فَقْرَهُ بَيْنَ عَيْنَيْهِ.

Abu Hurayrah (رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said, “Musa (علیہ السلام) asked his Lord about six qualities which he thought he alone possessed and Musa (علیہ السلام) did not like the seventh quality. Musa asked, ‘O my Lord! Who is the most pious of Your servants?’ He said, ‘The one who always remembers Me and does not forget Me.’ Musa (علیہ السلام) asked, ‘Who is the most guided of Your servants?’ He said, ‘The one who follows the (divine) guidance.’ Musa asked, ‘Who is the most just of Your servants?’ He said, ‘The one who decides for the people in the same manner as he decides for himself.’ Musa (علیہ السلام) asked, ‘Who is the greatest scholar of Your servants?’ He said, ‘He who is not contented with (his own) knowledge, and seeks knowledge from others in addition to his own knowledge.’ Musa (علیہ السلام) asked, ‘Who is the most honourable of Your servants?’ He said, ‘The one who forgives when he is dominant.’ Musa (علیہ السلام) asked, ‘Who is the wealthiest of Your servants?’ He said, ‘The one who is satisfied with what is given to him.’ Musa (علیہ السلام) asked, ‘Who is the poorest of Your servants?’ He said, ‘The one who has little satisfaction.’” The Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said, “Riches do not come from abundance of goods but true riches are a contended heart. When Allah (SWT) intends good of a servant, He instills contentment into his heart and fills it with His fear. When Allah (SWT) wants to punish someone for his evil, He places poverty before him (i.e. he finds himself poor whereas he is not).”

Chapter 18: Allah (SWT) does not reject supplication of His rememberers

113. عَنْ أَبِيْ هُرَيْرَةَ رضي الله عنه عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم قَالَ: ثَلاَثَةٌ لاَ يَرُدُّ اللهُ دُعَاءَهُمْ: الذَاكِرُ اللهَ كَثِيْرًا وَدَعْوَةُ الْمَظْلُوْمِ وَالْإِمَامُ الْمُقْسِطُ.

Abu Hurayrah (رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates that the Holy Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said, “Allah (SWT) does not reject supplication of three kinds of people: the one who remembers Allah greatly (SWT), the oppressed and a just ruler.”

114. عَنْ أَبِي أُمَامَةَ الْبَاهِلِيِّ رضي الله عنه قَالَ: سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم يَقُولُ: مَنْ أَوَى إِلَى فِرَاشِهِ طَاهِرًا يَذْكُرُ اللَّهَ حَتَّى يُدْرِكَهُ النُّعَاسُ لَمْ يَنْقَلِبْ سَاعَةً مِنْ اللَّيْلِ يَسْأَلُ اللَّهَ شَيْئًا مِنْ خَيْرِ الدُّنْيَا وَالْآخِرَةِ إِلَّا أَعْطَاهُ إِيَّاهُ.

Abu Umāmah Bahili (رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates, “I heard the Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) say: ‘He who goes to bed pure and lies on bed remembering Allah until he dozes, there is no moment of the night when he rises and begs from Allah the good of this world and of the Hereafter and He does not grant him.’”

115. عَنْ مُعَاذٍ رضي الله عنه أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم قَالَ: مَنْ أَوَى إِلَى فِرَاشِهِ طَاهِرًا يَذْكُرُ اللهَ تَعَالَى حَتَّى تَغْلِبَهُ عَيْنَاهُ فَتَعَارَّ مِنَ اللَّيْلِ لَمْ يَسْأَلِ اللهَ تَعَالَى خَيْرًا مِنْ خَيْرِ الدُّنْيَا وَالْآخِرَةِ إِلاَّ أَعْطَاهُ.

Muādh (رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates that the Holy Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said, “Whoever goes to his bed pure, remembering Allah until he feels drowsy, yet he spends the night awake, there is no good worldly or of Hereafter which he begs but is not granted.”

116. عَنْ أَبِي أُمَامَةَ رضي الله عنه قَالَ: مَنْ بَاتَ ذَاكِرًا طَاهِرًا ثُمَّ تَعَارَّ مِنَ اللَّيْلِ لَمْ يَسْأَلِ اللهَ حَاجَةً لِلدُّنْيَا وَالْآخِرَةِ إِلاَّ أَعْطَاهُ اللهُ.

Abu Umāmah (رضی اللہ عنہ) said: “He who stays awake at night in purity remembering Allah, whatever need of this world and of the Hereafter he begs is granted by Allah.”

117. عَنْ أَبِي أُمَامَةَ رضي الله عنه قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم: مَا مِنْ رَجُلٍ نَامَ طَاهِرًا عَلَى ذِكْرٍ فَتَعَارَّ مِنَ اللَّيْلِ يَسْأَلُ خَيْرَ الدُّنْيَا وَالْآخِرَةِ إِلاَّ أَعْطَاهُ.

Abu Umāmah (رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said, “Anyone who falls asleep in a state of purity remembering Allah, then wakes up during the night and asks (Allah) for any good of this world and the next, that is granted to him.”

118. عَنْ عَمْرٍو بْنِ عَبَسَةَ رضي الله عنه عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم: مَا مِنْ رَجُلٍ نَامَ طَاهِرًا عَلَى ذِكْرٍ فَتَعَارَّ مِنَ اللَّيْلِ يَدْعُو اللهَ حَيْثُمَا إِلَّا أَعْطَاهُ.

Amr ibn Abasah (رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates that the Holy Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said, “He who goes to sleep pure and remembering Allah then wakes up during the night, Allah will grant him whatever he begs.”

119. عَنْ عُمَرَ بْنِ الْخَطَّابِ رضي الله عنه عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم قَالَ: يَقُولُ اللهُ عزوجل: مَنْ شَغَلَهُ ذِكْرِي عَنْ مَسْأَلَتِي، أَعْطَيْتُهُ أَفْضَلَ مَا أُعْطِي السَّائِلِينَ.

Umar ibn Khattab (رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates from the Holy Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) , “Allah (SWT) says, ‘Whoever was not able to beg from Me anything because he was busy remembering Me, I will give him more and better than what is bestowed upon those who beg.’”

120. عَنْ مَالِكٍ بْنِ الْحَارِثِ رضي الله عنه قَالَ: يَقُولُ اللهُ عزوجل: مَنْ شَغَلَهُ ذِكْرِي عَنْ مَسْأَلَتِي أَعْطَيْتُهُ فَوْقَ مَا أُعْطِي السَّائِلِينَ.

Mālik ibn Hārith (رضی اللہ عنہ) says, “Allah (SWT) says, ‘He who is too busy remembering Me to beg from Me, I give him much more than what I give to those who beg.’”

121. عَنْ جَابِرٍ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللهِ رضي الله عنهما عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم يَرْوِيْهِ عَنْ رَبِّهِ تَبَارَكَ وَتَعَالَى قَالَ: قَالَ عزوجل: مَنْ شَغَلَهُ ذِكْرِي عَنْ مَسْأَلَتِي أَعْطَيْتُهُ أَفْضَلَ مَا أُعْطِي السَّائِلِينَ.

Jabir ibn Abdullah (رضی اللہ عنھما) narrates that the Holy Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) narrates from his Lord, “He who is unable to beg from Me for being engaged in My remembrance, I will confer on him better than what I grant to those who beg.”

122. عَنْ حُذَيْفَةَ رضي الله عنه قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم: قَالَ اللهُ عزوجل: مَنْ شَغَلَهُ ذِكْرِي عَنْ مَسْأَلَتِي أَعْطَيْتُهُ قَبْلَ أَنْ يَّسْأَلَنِي.

Hudhayfah (رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said, “Allah (SWT) says, ‘He who fails to find chance to beg from Me owing to being engaged in My remembrance, I grant him before he supplicates Me.’”1

Chapter 19: Paradise is the reward for remembrance assemblies

123. عَنْ بْنِ عَمْرٍو رضي الله عنهما قَالَ: قُلْتُ: يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ! مَا غَنِيمَةُ مَجَالِسِ الذِّكْرِ؟ قَالَ: غَنِيمَةُ مَجَالِسِ الذِّكْرِ الْجَنَّةُ.

Abdullah ibn Amr (رضی اللہ عنھما) narrates, “I asked: ‘O Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) ! What is the reward for remembrance assemblies?’ He said, ‘The reward for remembrance assemblies is Paradise.’”

124. عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيْد الْخُدْرِيِّ رضي الله عنه أنَّ رَسُولَ اللهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم قَالَ: لَيَذْكُرَنَّ اللهَ قَوْمٌ فِي الدُّنيَا عَلَى الْفَرْشِ الْمُمَهَّدَةِ، يُدْخِلُهُمُ الدَّرَجَاتِ الْعُلَى.

Abu Saeed Khudri (رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said, “Some people in this world will remember Allah (SWT) on their beds. He will admit them to higher ranks (of Paradise).”

125. عَنْ أَبِي الدَّرْدَاءِ رضي الله عنه قَالَ: إِنَّ الَّذِيْنَ لاَ تَزَالُ أَلْسِنَتُهُمْ رَطْبَةً مِنْ ذِكْرِ اللهِ يَدْخُلُونَ الْجَنَّةَ وَهُمْ يَضْحَكُونَ.

Narrated from Abu Darda (رضی اللہ عنہ) , he said, “Indeed, the people whose tongues are always busy in remembrance of Allah will enter Paradise laughing smilingly.”

Chapter 20: Remembrance assemblies are the orchards of Paradise

126. قَالَ جَابِرُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللهِ رضي الله عنهما: خَرَجَ عَلَيْنَا النَّبِيُّ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم فَقَالَ: يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ، إِنَّ لِلَّهِ سَرَايَا مِنَ الْمَلاَئِكَةِ تَحِلُّ وَتَقِفُ عَلَى مَجَالِسِ الذِّكْرِ فِي الْأَرْضِ. فَارْتَعُوا فِي رِيَاضِ الْجَنَّةِ. قَالُوا: وَأَيْنَ رِيَاضُ الْجَنَّةِ؟ قَالَ: مَجَالِسُ الذِّكْرِ. فَاغْدُوا وَرُوْحُوا فِي ذِكْرِ اللهِ وَذَكِّرُوهُ أَنْفُسَكُمْ. مَنْ كَانَ يُحِبُّ أَنْ يَّعْلَمَ مَنْزِلَتَهُ عِنْدَ اللهِ فَلْيَنْظُرْ كَيْفَ مَنْزِلَةُ اللهِ عِنْدَهُ، فَإِنَّ اللهَ يُنْزِلُ الْعَبْدَ مِنْهُ حَيْثُ أَنْزَلَهُ مِنْ نَفْسِهِ.

Jabir ibn Abdullah (رضی اللہ عنھما) narrates, “The Holy Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) came to us and said: ‘O people, there are armies of Allah’s angels who come to dhikr sessions on earth and stay there. So eat wholeheartedly from the gardens of Paradise.’ The Companions submitted, ‘Where are the gardens of Paradise?’ He replied, ‘Dhikr sessions. So remember Allah (SWT) morning and evening and continually remind yourselves of Him. Whoever wants to know his own status and station in the sight of Allah (SWT) should see what he deems of Allah (SWT), because Allah (SWT) ranks a person as he believes Him in his heart.’”

127. عَنْ أَنَسٍ بْنِ مَالِكٍ رضي الله عنه أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللهِ صلي الله عليه وآله وسلم قَالَ: إِذَا مَرَرْتُم بِرِيَاضِ الْجَنَّةِ فَارْتَعُوا. قَالَ: وَمَا رِيَاضُ الْجَنَّةِ؟ قَالَ: حِلَقَ الذِّكْرِ.

Anas ibn Malik (رضی اللہ عنہ) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) said, “When you pass the gardens of Paradise, eat heartily.” He asked, “What are the gardens of Paradise?” The Holy Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم) answered, “The circles of remembrance.”1

128. عَنِ الْأَسْوَدِ بْنِ هِلاَلٍ الْمَحَارَبِيِّ قَالَ: قَالَ لِي مُعَاذٍ رضی الله عنه: اجْلِسْ بِنَا نُؤْمِنُ سَاعَةً يَعْنِي نَذْكُرُ اللهَ.

Aswad ibn Halal Mahārbi narrates, “Muādh (رضی اللہ عنہ) said to me, ‘Sit with us so that we may believe for a moment, i.e. we remember Allah (SWT).’”1

129. عَنِ ابْنِ سِابِطٍ قَالَ: كَانَ عَبْدُ اللهِ بْنِ رَوَاحَةَ رضي الله عنه يَأْخُذُ بِيَدِ النَّفَرِ مِنْ أَصْحَابِهِ فَيَقُوْلُ: تَعَالَوا نُؤْمِنُ سَاعَةً، تَعَالَوْا فَلْنَذْكُرِ اللهَ وَنَزْدَدْ إِيْمَانًا، تَعَالَوْا نَذْكُرَهُ بِطَاعَتِهِ لَعَلَّهُ يَذْكُرُنَا بِمَغْفِرَتِهِ.

Ibn Sābit narrates that Abdullah ibn Rawahah (رضی اللہ عنہ) would take some of his companions by their hands and say, “Come, let us believe for a moment; come, let us remember Allah (SWT) and enhance our (state of) faith. Come, let us remember Him in (a state of) obedience; may He remember us with the glory of His forgiveness.”2


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    5. Mundhiri said in at-Targhib wat-tarhib (2:260,261#2323) Tabarani has related it in al-Mujam-us-saghir.
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    2. Abu Yala, al-Musnad (3:390#1865)
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    2. Muslim, as-Sahih, (2:582#850)
    3. Tirmidhi said in al-Jami-us-sahih (2:372#499) this tradition is related through Abdullah ibn Amr and Samurah as well. This tradition transmitted through Abu Huraira is hasan (fair) and sahih (sound).
    4. Nasai, as-Sunan (3:99#1388)
    5. Nasai, as-Sunan-ul-kubra (1:526#1696)
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    7. Ahmad ibn Hambal’s al-Musnad (2:460) contains the word aqbalat in the place of hadarat.
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    6. Ibn Jawzi, at-Tahqiq fi ahadith al-khilaf (2:162#1374)
    7. Mundhiri said in at-Targhib wat-tarhib (1:287#1061) Ibn Khuzaymah also narrated a tradition similar to this one.
    8. Suyuti, Tanwir-ul-hawalik (1:93)
  14. 1. Haythami said in Majma-uz-zawaid (10:77) Tabarani has transmitted it and its transmitters are thiqah (trustworthy).
    2. Mundhiri said in at-Targhib wat-tarhib (2:261#2326) Tabarani has related this tradition.
    3. Hindi said in Kanz-ul-ummal (10:248#29326) Tabarani has narrated it through Amr ibn Abasah.
    4. Suyuti, ad-Durr-ul-manthur fit-tafsir bil-manthur (1:368)
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    2. Ibn Mubarak, az-Zuhd (1:522#1483)
    3. Hanad, az-Zuhd (1:272#474)
  16. Tabarani, al-Mujam-ul-kabir (12:104,105#12686)
  17. 1. Haythami said in Majma-uz-zawaid (10:77) Tabarani has transmitted it and its chain of narrators is hasan (fair).
    2. Mundhiri said in at-Targhib wat-tarhib (2:262#2327; 4:12#4583) Tabarani has related it with a hasan (fair) chain of transmitters.
    3. Suyuti said in ad-Durr-ul-manthur fit-tafsir bil-mathur (1:368) Tabarani has reported it through Abu Darda.
  18. Tabarani, al-Mujam-ul-kabir (8:112#7527)
  19. 1. Tabarani, Musnad-ush-shamiyyin (2:10#826)
    2. Mundhiri said in at-Targhib wat-tarhib (4:12#4581) Tabarani has narrated it through a trustworthy chain of narrators.
    3. Haythami said in Majma-uz-zawaid (10:277) Tabarani has narrated it and its chain of transmitters is reliable.
  20. 1. Ibn Hibban, as-Sahih (2:332,333#573)
    2. Nasai, as-Sunan-ul-kubra (6:362#11236)
    3. Abu Yala, al-Musnad (10:495#6110)
    4. Bayhaqi, Shuab-ul-iman (6:485#8997)
    5. Mundhiri said in at-Targhib wat-tarhib (4:12#4581) Nasai has transmitted it and Ibn Hibban has related it in as-Sahih.
    6. Haythami said in Majma-uz-zawaid (10:277) it has been related by Bazzar. Haythami also said he does not know the relators of the tradition.
    7. Haythami, Mawarid-uz-zaman (p. 621#2508)
    8. Tabarari narrated it in Jami-ul-bayan fi tafsir al-Quran (11:132) through the same chain of transmission as given by Ibn Hibban.
    9. Ibn Kathir, Tafsir-ul-Quran al-azim (2:422)
    10. Suyuti said in ad-Durr-ul-manthur fit-tafsir bil-mathur (4:372) Ibn Abi Dunya, Ibn Jarir, Ibn Mundhir, Abu Shaykh, Ibn Mardawiyyah and Bayhaqi have related it through Abu Huraira.
  21. 1. Haythami said in Majma-uz-zawaid (10:77) Tabarani has related this tradition and its chain of transmitters is thiqah (reliable).
    2. Mundhiri said in at-Targhib wat-tarhib (2:261#2326) Tabarani has narrated it.
    3. Hindi said in Kanz-ul-ummal (10:248#29326) Tabarani has reported it on the authority of Amr ibn Abasah.
    4. Suyuti, ad-Durr-ul-manthur fit-tafsir bil-mathur (1:368)
  22. 1. Abu Dawud, as-Sunan (3:288#3527)
    2. Hanad, az-Zuhd (1:272#475)
    3. Bayhaqi, Shuab-ul-iman (6:486#8998)
    4. Abu Nuaym transmitted it in Hilyat-ul-awliya wa tabaqat-ul-asfiya (1:5) with a reliable chain of narrators.
    5. Hakim declared it sahih (sound) in al-Mustadrak (4:188#318) and related it through Abdullah ibn Umar. Dhahabi also agreed with him.
    6. Ibn Abd-ul-Barr, at-Tamhid (17:436)
    7. Ibn Abi Hatim, Tafsir-ul-Quran al-azim (6:1963, 1964)
    8. Ibn Jawzi, Zad-ul-masir fi ilm at-tafsir (4:43)
    9. Abu Saud, Irshad-ul-aql as-salim ila mazaya al-Quran al-karim (4:159)
    10. Suyuti said in ad-Durr-ul-manthur fit-tafsir bil-manthur (4:372) apart from Abu Dawud, Hanad, Ibn Jarir, Ibn Abi Hatim, Ibn Mardawiyyah, Abu Nuaym related it in Hilayat-ul-awliya wa tabaqat-ul-asfiya and Bayhaqi in Shuab-ul-iman.
  23. 1. Tabarani, al-Mujam-ul-kabir (3:290#3433)
    2. Ahmad ibn Hambal related this tradition in al-Musnad (5:343) with a more detailed version.
    3. Ahmad ibn Hambal also narrated the same tradition briefly in al-Musnad (5:341).
    4. Haythami copied the lengthy narration of Ahmad ibn Hambal in Majma-uz-zawaid (10:276), and commented that Tabarani also narrated a tradition similar to this. Haythami declared its chain of narrators thiqah (reliable).
    5. Haythami reported the same narration in Majma-uz-zawaid (10:277) with slightly different words and also said it has been related by Abu Yala.
    6. Ibn Mubarak, az-Zuhd (1:248#814)
    7. Mamar ibn Rashid, al-Jami (11:201,202)
    8. Harith, al-Musnad (2:993#1109)
    9. Hakeem Tirmidhi, Nawadir-u-usul fi ahadith ar-rasul (4:82)
    10. Bayhaqi, Shuab-ul-iman (6:486,487#9001)
  24. 1. Ibn Hibban, as-Sahih (2:338#577)
    2. Ahmad ibn Hambal, al-Musnad (5:239#22133)
    3. Ibn Abi Shaybah, al-Musannaf (7:45#34100)
    4. Qarshi, al-Akwan (p. 51#9)
    5. Abu Nuaym, Hilyat-ul-awliya wa tabaqat-ul-asfiya (5:122)
    6. Maqdasi declared in al-Ahadith-ul-mukhtarah (8:312#375) the chain of transmitters of this tradition is sahih (sound).
    7. Ibn Abd-ul-Barr, at-Tamhid (21:131)
    8. Mundhiri said in at-Targhib wat-tarhib (4:11#4575) Ibn Hibban also narrated it in as-Sahih.
    9. Haythami, Mawarid-uz-zaman (p. 622#2510)
    10. Haythami, Majma-uz-zawaid (10:279)
  25. 1. Tirmidhi, al-Jami-us-sahih (4:597#2390)
    2. Abu Nuaym, Hilyat-ul-awliya wa tabaqat-ul-asfiya (2:131)
    3. Mundhiri, at-Targhib wat-tarhib (4:11#4576)
    4. Haythami, Mawarid-uz-zaman (p. 622#2510)
    5. Ibn Qayyim, Hashiyah ala Sunan Abu Dawud (14:21)
    6. Mizzi, Tahdhib-ul-kamal (34:292)
    7. Manawi, Fayd-ul-qadir (4:485)
    8. Mubarakpuri, Tuhfat-ul-ahwadhi (7:56)
  26. 1. Abu Dawud, as-Sunan (3:288#3527)
    2. Hanad, az-Zuhd (1:272#475)
    3. Bayhaqi, Shuab-ul-iman (6:486#8998)
    4. Abu Nuaym transmitted it in Hilyat-ul-awliya wa tabaqat-ul-asfiya (1:5) with a reliable chain of narrators.
    5. Hakim declared it sahih (sound) in al-Mustadrak (4:188#318) and related it through Abdullah ibn Umar. Dhahabi also agreed with him.
    6. Ibn Abd-ul-Barr, at-Tamhid (17:436)
    7. Ibn Abi Hatim, Tafsir-ul-Quran al-azim (6:1963, 1964)
    8. Ibn Jawzi, Zad-ul-masir fi ilm at-tafsir (4:43)
    9. Abu Saud, Irshad-ul-aql as-salim ila mazaya al-Quran al-karim (4:159)
    10. Suyuti said in ad-Durr-ul-manthur fit-tafsir bil-manthur (4:372) apart from Abu Dawud, Hanad, Ibn Jarir, Ibn Abi Hatim, Ibn Mardawiyyah, Abu Nuaym related it in Hilayat-ul-awliya wa tabaqat-ul-asfiya and Bayhaqi in Shuab-ul-iman.
  27. 1. Ibn Hibban, as-Sahih (2:332,333#573)
    2. Nasai, as-Sunan-ul-kubra (6:362#11236)
    3. Abu Yala, al-Musnad (10:495#6110)
    4. Bayhaqi, Shuab-ul-iman (6:485#8997)
    5. Mundhiri said in at-Targhib wat-tarhib (4:12#4581) Nasai has transmitted it and Ibn Hibban has related it in as-Sahih.
    6. Haythami said in Majma-uz-zawaid (10:277) it has been related by Bazzar. Haythami also said he does not know the relators of the tradition.
    7. Haythami, Mawarid-uz-zaman (p. 621#2508)
    8. Tabarari narrated it in Jami-ul-bayan fi tafsir al-Quran (11:132) through the same chain of transmission as given by Ibn Hibban.
    9. Ibn Kathir, Tafsir-ul-Quran al-azim (2:422)
    10. Suyuti said in ad-Durr-ul-manthur fit-tafsir bil-mathur (4:372) Ibn Abi Dunya, Ibn Jarir, Ibn Mundhir, Abu Shaykh, Ibn Mardawiyyah and Bayhaqi have related it through Abu Huraira.
  28. 1. Haythami said in Majma-uz-zawaid (10:77) Tabarani has transmitted it and its transmitters are thiqah (trustworthy).
    2. Mundhiri said in at-Targhib wat-tarhib (2:261#2326) Tabarani has related this tradition.
    3. Hindi said in Kanz-ul-ummal (10:248#29326) Tabarani has narrated it through Amr ibn Abasah.
    4. Suyuti, ad-Durr-ul-manthur fit-tafsir bil-manthur (1:368)
  29. 1. Tabarani, al-Mujam-ul-kabir (3:290#3433)
    2. Ahmad ibn Hambal related this tradition in al-Musnad (5:343) with a more detailed version.
    3. Ahmad ibn Hambal also narrated the same tradition briefly in al-Musnad (5:341).
    4. Haythami copied the lengthy narration of Ahmad ibn Hambal in Majma-uz-zawaid (10:276), and commented that Tabarani also narrated a tradition similar to this. Haythami declared its chain of narrators thiqah (reliable).
    5. Haythami reported the same narration in Majma-uz-zawaid (10:277) with slightly different words and also said it has been related by Abu Yala.
    6. Ibn Mubarak, az-Zuhd (1:248#814)
    7. Mamar ibn Rashid, al-Jami (11:201,202)
    8. Harith, al-Musnad (2:993#1109)
    9. Hakeem Tirmidhi, Nawadir-u-usul fi ahadith ar-rasul (4:82)
    10. Bayhaqi, Shuab-ul-iman (6:486,487#9001)
  30. 1. Ibn Hibban, as-Sahih (2:338#577)
    2. Ahmad ibn Hambal, al-Musnad (5:239#22133)
    3. Ibn Abi Shaybah, al-Musannaf (7:45#34100)
    4. Qarshi, al-Akwan (p. 51#9)
    5. Abu Nuaym, Hilyat-ul-awliya wa tabaqat-ul-asfiya (5:122)
    6. Maqdasi declared in al-Ahadith-ul-mukhtarah (8:312#375) the chain of transmitters of this tradition is sahih (sound).
    7. Ibn Abd-ul-Barr, at-Tamhid (21:131)
    8. Mundhiri said in at-Targhib wat-tarhib (4:11#4575) Ibn Hibban also narrated it in as-Sahih.
    9. Haythami, Mawarid-uz-zaman (p. 622#2510)
    10. Haythami, Majma-uz-zawaid (10:279)
  31. Ibn Mubarak, az-Zuhd (1:522#1482)
  32. Tabarani, al-Mujam-ul-kabir (3:290,291#3434)
  33. 1. Ibn Abi Shaybah, al-Musannaf (7:45#34096)
    2. Suyuti, ad-Durr-ul-manthur fit-tafsir bil-mathur (4:373)
  34. Tabarani, al-Mujam-ul-kabir (20:168#358)
  35. 1. Haythami said in Majma-uz-zawaid (10:77) Tabarani has transmitted it and its chain of narrators is hasan (fair).
    2. Mundhiri said in at-Targhib wat-tarhib (2:262#2327; 4:12#4583) Tabarani has related it with a hasan (fair) chain of transmitters.
    3. Suyuti said in ad-Durr-ul-manthur fit-tafsir bil-mathur (1:368) Tabarani has reported it through Abu Darda.
  36. 1. Tirmidhi, al-Jami-us-sahih (4:597#2390)
    2. Abu Nuaym, Hilyat-ul-awliya wa tabaqat-ul-asfiya (2:131)
    3. Mundhiri, at-Targhib wat-tarhib (4:11#4576)
    4. Haythami, Mawarid-uz-zaman (p. 622#2510)
    5. Ibn Qayyim, Hashiyah ala Sunan Abu Dawud (14:21)
    6. Mizzi, Tahdhib-ul-kamal (34:292)
    7. Manawi, Fayd-ul-qadir (4:485)
    8. Mubarakpuri, Tuhfat-ul-ahwadhi (7:56)
  37. 1. Ibn Hibban, as-Sahih (2:332,333#573)
    2. Nasai, as-Sunan-ul-kubra (6:362#11236)
    3. Abu Yala, al-Musnad (10:495#6110)
    4. Bayhaqi, Shuab-ul-iman (6:485#8997)
    5. Mundhiri said in at-Targhib wat-tarhib (4:12#4581) Nasai has transmitted it and Ibn Hibban has related it in as-Sahih.
    6. Haythami said in Majma-uz-zawaid (10:277) it has been related by Bazzar. Haythami also said he does not know the relators of the tradition.
    7. Haythami, Mawarid-uz-zaman (p. 621#2508)
    8. Tabarari narrated it in Jami-ul-bayan fi tafsir al-Quran (11:132) through the same chain of transmission as given by Ibn Hibban.
    9. Ibn Kathir, Tafsir-ul-Quran al-azim (2:422)
    10. Suyuti said in ad-Durr-ul-manthur fit-tafsir bil-mathur (4:372) Ibn Abi Dunya, Ibn Jarir, Ibn Mundhir, Abu Shaykh, Ibn Mardawiyyah and Bayhaqi have related it through Abu Huraira.
  38. 1. Tabarani, al-Mujam-ul-kabir (3:290#3433)
    2. Ahmad ibn Hambal related this tradition in al-Musnad (5:343) with a more detailed version.
    3. Ahmad ibn Hambal also narrated the same tradition briefly in al-Musnad (5:341).
    4. Haythami copied the lengthy narration of Ahmad ibn Hambal in Majma-uz-zawaid (10:276), and commented that Tabarani also narrated a tradition similar to this. Haythami declared its chain of narrators thiqah (reliable).
    5. Haythami reported the same narration in Majma-uz-zawaid (10:277) with slightly different words and also said it has been related by Abu Yala.
    6. Ibn Mubarak, az-Zuhd (1:248#814)
    7. Mamar ibn Rashid, al-Jami (11:201,202)
    8. Harith, al-Musnad (2:993#1109)
    9. Hakeem Tirmidhi, Nawadir-u-usul fi ahadith ar-rasul (4:82)
    10. Bayhaqi, Shuab-ul-iman (6:486,487#9001)
  39. 1. Haythami said in Majma-uz-zawaid (10:77) Tabarani has related this tradition and its chain of transmitters is thiqah (reliable).
    2. Mundhiri said in at-Targhib wat-tarhib (2:261#2326) Tabarani has narrated it.
    3. Hindi said in Kanz-ul-ummal (10:248#29326) Tabarani has reported it on the authority of Amr ibn Abasah.
    4. Suyuti, ad-Durr-ul-manthur fit-tafsir bil-mathur (1:368)
  40. 1. Ibn Hibban, as-Sahih (2:338#577)
    2. Ahmad ibn Hambal, al-Musnad (5:239#22133)
    3. Ibn Abi Shaybah, al-Musannaf (7:45#34100)
    4. Qarshi, al-Akwan (p. 51#9)
    5. Abu Nuaym, Hilyat-ul-awliya wa tabaqat-ul-asfiya (5:122)
    6. Maqdasi declared in al-Ahadith-ul-mukhtarah (8:312#375) the chain of transmitters of this tradition is sahih (sound).
    7. Ibn Abd-ul-Barr, at-Tamhid (21:131)
    8. Mundhiri said in at-Targhib wat-tarhib (4:11#4575) Ibn Hibban also narrated it in as-Sahih.
    9. Haythami, Mawarid-uz-zaman (p. 622#2510)
    10. Haythami, Majma-uz-zawaid (10:279)
  41. Ibn Mubarak, az-Zuhd (1:522#1482)
  42. 1. Ibn Abi Shaybah, al-Musannaf (7:45#34096)
    2. Suyuti, ad-Durr-ul-manthur fit-tafsir bil-mathur (4:373)
  43. 1. Bayhaqi, Shuab-ul-iman (1:451#681)
    2. Abu Bakr Baghdadi, ar-Rihlah fi talab al-hadith (p. 103)
    3. Tabari, Jami-ul-bayan fi tafsir al-Quran (15:277)
    4. Ibn Kathir, Tafsir-ul-Quran al-azim (3:97)
    5. Tabari, Tarikh-ul-umam wal-muluk (1:223)
  44. 1. Ibn Abi Shaybah, al-Musannaf (7:72#34286)
    2. Abu Khaythmah, Kitab-ul-ilm (p. 22#86)
    3. Bayhaqi, Shuab-ul-iman (7:291#10348)
  45. 1. Dabbi, Kitab-ud-dua (1:282#103)
    2. Hanad, az-Zuhd (2:608#1301)
  46. Hanad, az-Zuhd (1:277#489)
  47. Daylami, al-Firdaws bima thur al-khitab (2:314#3419)
  48. Bayhaqi, Shuab-ul-iman (1:451#682)
  49. Ibn Abi Shaybah, al-Musannaf (7:68#34254)
  50. 1. Bayhaqi, Shuab-ul-iman (1:367#409,410)
    2. Daylami, al-Firdaws bima thur al-khitab (3:54#4141)
    3. Hindi, Kanz-ul-ummal (1:417,418#1776)
  51. 1. Bayhaqi, Shuab-ul-iman (6:119#7668)
    2. Daylami, al-Firdaws bima thur al-khitab (3:195#4543)
    3. Manawi, al-Ittihafat-us-saniyyah bil-ahadith al-qudsiyyah (p. 112,113#258)
    4. Suyuti, ad-Durr-ul-manthur fit-tafsir bil-mathur (3:12)
  52. 1. Ibn Hibban, as-Sahih (14:101#6217)
    2. Haythami, Mawarid-uz-zaman (p. 50#86)
  53. 1. Bayhaqi, Shuab-ul-iman (1:419#588)
    2. Bayhaqi, Shuab-ul-iman (6:11#7358)
    3. Ajlawni, Kashf-ul-khifa wa muzil-ul-ilbas (1:390#1045)
  54. 1. Tirmidhi, al-Jami-us-sahih (5:540#3526)
    2. Tabarani, al-Mujam-ul-kabir (8:125#7568)
    3. Mundhiri, at-Targhib wat-tarhib (1:231#880)
    4. Ibn Rajab, Jami-ul-ulum wal-hikam (1:451)
    5. Mubarakpuri, Tuhfat-ul-ahwadhi (9:360#102)
  55. 1. Nasai, as-Sunan-ul-kubra (6:201#10641)
    2. Nasai, Amal-ul-yawm wal-laylah (1:469#805)
  56. Ibn Abi Shaybah, al-Musannaf (1:111#1265)
  57. Ruyani, al-Musnad (2:302#1249)
  58. Bukhari, al-Kuna (p. 47#409)
  59. 1. Bukhari, at-Tarikh-ul-kabir (2:115#1879)
    2. Bukhari, Khalq afal al-ibad (p. 109)
    3. Hakeem Tirmidhi, Nawadir-ul-usul fi ahadith ar-rasul (3:64)
    4. Bayhaqi, Shuab-ul-iman (1:413#572)
    5. Bayhaqi, Shuab-ul-iman (3:467#4080)
    6. Bayhaqi, Fadhail-ul-awqat (p. 373)
    7. Ibn Abd-ul-Barr, at-Tamhid (6:45,46)
    8. Ibn Qaysarani, Tadhkirat-ul-huffaz (3:996#926)
    9. Mizzi, Tahdhib-ul-kamal (4:248#767)
    10. Mizzi, Tahdhib-ul-kamal (13:196#2884)
  60. 1. Ibn Abi Shaybah, al-Musannaf (6:34#29271)
    2. Ibn Abi Shaybah narrated in al-Musannaf (6:34#29273) as a marfu hadith through Amr ibn Murrah as well.
    3. Qadai, Musnad-ush-shihab (2:326#889)
    4. Bayhaqi, Fadhail-ul-awqat (p. 370)
  61. 1. Qadai, Musnad-ush-shihab (1:340#584)
    2. Bayhaqi, Shuab-ul-iman (1:413,414#573)
    3. Bayhaqi narrated it in Fadhail-ul-awqat (p. 370) through Malik ibn Huwayrith.
    4. Ibn Taymiyyah narrated in Daqaiq-ut-tafsir (2:362) through Malik ibn Huwayrith.
  62. 1. Abu Nuaym, Hilyat-ul-awliya wa tabaqat-ul-asfiya (7:313)
    2. Daylami, al-Firdaws bima thur al-khitab (3:168#4446)
    3. Suyuti said in ad-Durr-ul-manthur fit-tafsir bil mathur (6:418) Ibn Mardawiyyah and Abu Nuaym narrated this tradition through Hudhayfah and Abu Nuaym also related it through Hudhayfah.
  63. 1. Ahmad ibn Hambal, al-Musnad (2:190#6777)
    2. Ahmad ibn Hambal, al-Musnad (2:177#6651)
    3. Tabarani, Musnad-ush-shamiyyin (2:273#1325)
    4. Mundhiri, at-Targhib wat-tarhib (2:261#2324)
    5. Haythami, Majma-uz-zawaid (10:78)
    6. Suyuti, ad-Durr-ul-manthur fit-tafsir bil-mathur (1:367)
  64. 1. Ibn Hibban, as-Sahih (2:124#398)
    2. Abu Yala, al-Musnad (2:359#1110)
    3. Abu Yala, al-Musnad (2:527#1391)
    4. Mundhiri, at-Targhib wat-tarhib (2:256#2302)
    5. Haythami, Mawarid-uz-zaman (p. 576#2319)
    6. Haythami, Majma-uz-zawaid (10:78)
  65. 1. Ibn Abi Shaybah, al-Musannaf (7:111#34587)
    2. Ibn Abi Shaybah, al-Musannaf (7:170#35052)
    3. Ibn Mubarak, az-Zuhd (1:397#1136)
    4. Ibn Abi Asim, Kitab-uz-Zuhd (1:136)
    5. Ibn Rajab, Jami-ul-ulum wal-hikam (1:445)
    6. Abu Nuaym, Hilyat-ul-awliya wa tabaqat-ul-asfiya (1:219)
    7. Abu Nuaym, Hilyat-ul-awliya wa tabaqat-ul-asfiya (5:133)
    8. Ibn Jawzi, Sifat-us-safwah (1:639)
    9. Suyuti, ad-Durr-ul-manthur fit-tafsir bil-mathur (1:366)
  66. 1. Hakim said in al-Mustadrak (1:671,672#1820) the chain of narrators of the tradition is sahih (sound).
    2. Abu Yala, al-Musnad (3:390#1865)
    3. Abu Yala, al-Musnad (4:106#2138)
    4. Abd ibn Humayd, al-Musnad (p. 333#1107)
    5. Hakeem Tirmidhi, Nawadir-ul-usul fi ahadith ar-rasul (2:126)
    6. Tabarani gave a brief version of the narration in al-Mujam-ul-awsat (3:67#2501).
    7. Bayhaqi, Shuab-ul-iman (1:398#528)
    8. Mundhiri said in at-Targhib wat-tarhib (2:261#2325) Ibn Abi Dunya, Abu Yala, Bazzar, Tabarani, Hakim and Bayhaqi related the tradition and Hakim declared its transmitters sahih (sound).
    9. Haythami, Majma-uz-zawaid (10:77)
    10. Dhahabi, Mizan-ul-itidal fi naqd ar-rijal (5:253)
  67. 1. Tirmidhi, as-Sunan (5:532#3510)
    2. Ahmad ibn Hambal, al-Musnad (3:150#12545)
    3. Abu Yala, al-Musnad (6:155#3432)
    4. Bayhaqi, Shuab-ul-iman (1:398#529)
    5. Mundhiri, at-Targhib wat-tarhib (2:262#2329)
    6. Haythami, Majma-uz-zawaid (1:126)
  68. 1. Ibn Abi Shaybah, al-Musannaf (6:164#30363)
    2. Ibn Abi Shaybah, al-Musannaf (7:126#34698)
    3. Abdullah ibn Ahmad, as-Sunnah (1:379#823)
    4. Asqalani, Fath-ul-bari (1:48)
    5. Asqalani, Taghliq at-taliq (2:21)
  69. Ibn Abi Shaybah, al-Musannaf (6:170#30426)

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