Clothing on the Day of Resurrection

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The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “The first of creation to be clothed on the Day of Resurrection will be Ibraheem al-Khaleel.” [Bukhari] On the Day of Resurrection Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) will gather his slaves barefoot, naked and uncircumcised. Then He will clothe His slaves. The righteous will be clothed in noble garments, and the evil-doers will be clothed in trousers of tar, shields of scabs, and other awful … [Read more...]

Repentance

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Hazrath Abdullah bin Umar radiyallahu unhu narrates that I heard the following incident from Rasullullah sallallahu alaihi wasallam, not only once or twice, rather more than seven times: “Amongst the Bani Israeel there was a person by the name of Kifl, who was constantly involved in sin. A woman once approached him and he offered her 60 dinars (gold coins) to allow him to commit adultery with her. She acceded to his request but as he was to about … [Read more...]

A Simile Illustrating Humility

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A raindrop fell from a spring cloud. When it saw the wide expanse of the sea it was absolutely ashamed. It reflected: “what am I?” and “how great is the sea?” Compared to the sea I am nonexistent! Thus while regarding itself with an eye of contempt, an oyster took it to its bosom and fate so shaped its course that eventually that very little raindrop became a famous royal pearl. It was exalted for it was humble. Knocking at the door of … [Read more...]

Bathed by Angels

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During the battle of Uhud, Hanzalah bin Abi ‘Aamir (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) fought very bravely but was eventually martyred by Shaddaad bin Aswad. Innaa lillaahi wa innaa ilayhi raaji‘oon! When the battle had terminated, Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) addressed the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) saying, “Verily I saw the angels bathing (giving ghusl to) the body of Hanzalah bin Abi ‘Aamir (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), between the heavens and the … [Read more...]

An Evil Thought

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Sufyaan Thowri (Rahimahullah) was among the famous Imaams in the science of Hadeeth and Islamic law. He once mentioned that he was guilty of a sin due to which he was deprived of offering Tahajjud Salaah for five months. When someone asked him as to what it was, he replied that he had once seen a man crying and thought that the man was a hypocrite. Imagine the evil consequence of a sinful thought! Yet we say harsh things about people without … [Read more...]

The Danger of Pride and the Favour of the A’immah-e-Mujtahideen

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‘Abdullah bin Salaam (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was one of the most leading Jewish rabbis belonging to the clan of Banu Qaynuqaa’. He had clearly seen in Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) all the predictions that were prophesised in the Taurah regarding Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). There was no doubt in his mind and he had no reason not to accept; everything was clear. One of the main things that come as impediments in the path of the truth is … [Read more...]