radiallahu anhu

I'm proud to know such a man Radiallahu Anhu <3

I know a man from the Quraysh who was distinctive and very brave,

Well known for being one of the two with Muhammad in the cave,

Brilliant in character, humble and serene,

He was beautiful and loyal, his heart was pure and clean,

He was prophet Muhammad’s closest friend throughout his whole life,

He was exceptional as a friend, to his kids and to his wife,

Committed to Islam from the day that it came down,

One of the first to say shahada in the whole entire town,

Once he put it in his heart he never looked back,

The light of Islam entered him, the rest of the world turned black,

His name was Abu Bakr - named by Muhammad as-Sideeq,

Lived his life feeding the poor, freeing the slaves, helping the weak,

He was generous with all he had, he gave everything he owned,

In the name of Allah he got hurt, broken and disowned,

He knew that life wasn’t promised to be perfect or fair,

But he held on the to the cure for everything and that was his prayer,

He stood by Muhammad’s side in all the battlefields,

He supplied the Muslim army with all the needed shields,

He distributed his possessions in the most halal of ways,

That perhaps this would protect him from the torment of the blaze,

He was handsome, he was brave, he was tall, he was shy,

He would excel in worship from others no matter how hard they would try,

He loved the Prophet more than anyone, more than he himself,

He loved Allah more than life, more than luxury and his wealth,

He put aside his ego and kept all his desires inside,

And he gave his daughter Aishah to Muhammad as a bride,

So the brothers became family and what a beautiful thing,

To have your son in law a prophet of Allah the King of Kings!

He never doubted a word that Nabi ever said,

And with his immense knowledge so much Islam he had spread,

He freed slaves from their misery, he gave money to the poor,

He never turned away a beggar that came knocking on his door,

He didn’t wear lavish clothing even though he clearly could,

Cause the truth of Allah was something vital that he understood,

He didn’t eat like a king even when he was the leader,

He would spend his time in worship, the Quran a professional reader,

He was humble in his nature and kind to all he knew,

And maintained that beautiful character despite all that he went through,

He stood strong beside Muhammad in the name of Islam,

His tongue was constantly in zikr, in remembrance, in salam,

He was one of the two in the cave, what an honourable place,

And to protect Muhammad while he slept he covered an empty space,

To stop any creatures that could be lurking around,

And one bit him in his place so in pain his face frowned,

But he didn’t make a noise so Muhammad wouldn’t wake,

And in all that pain and agony he tried so hard not to shake,

Such was the character of Abu Bakr, how selfless was he,

To Allah he would make duaa, “fill hell with only me”

“Fill hell with only me so nobody needs to burn”

“I’ll take on all the punishment for my ummah” this was his concern,

This was his concern! Ya Allah, do you see?

Do you see what level of faith this is, this is the degree!

This is the degree to how pure he was inside,

And to think if this is great, what about all the good deeds he would hide?

He was like a copy of Muhammad following his sunnah so precise,

Even when the times were tough, he knew that Jannah had a price,

A price well worth paying for if that’s eternity,

What’s luxury in comparison? & money for modernity,

And when Rasool passed away the ummah was a mess,

The Muslims by the hundreds cried for ages in distress,

And this was a man more intimate to Muhammad that the rest,

Yet he called on all the Muslims and to them he addressed,

“If you worship Muhammad, then know that he is dead,

"But if you worship Allah, He never dies” is what he said,

He was the backbone of the ummah in this time of grief,

& before he had the time to grieve, he was appointed the new chief,

His efforts are the reason why we stand strong today,

Cause the ummah could have broken early on and gone astray,

But he never let us down and for us he worked hard,

And for the remainder of his life for Allah he stayed on guard,

He repented constantly even when he was assured,

That paradise was his, this fact he well obscured,

Still he cried to Allah for his fear was so immense,

Of death and what comes after he was constantly in suspense,

But this is the true character of someone who believes,

Not someone who forgets some days and other days retrieves,

A heart that’s filled with Allah is like a heart of this slave,

That shook the ummah with sadness the day he was lowered into his grave,

The day he departed from this world truly was heartrending,

The history of one of the greatest men in Islam was ending,

But what a model he was to the rest of humankind,

An excellent example of life and deen he left behind.

by my Lord,

the highest form of beauty
lays in your imaan
in full bloom.

it could unfold your soul
to the every single
heaven
in such a remarkable way

that even the sun
would’ve wished
to catch
a glimpse of your light.
—  “Whoever beauties himself on the inside, Allah will beauty him on the outside” - Ali Ibn Abi Talib radiallahu anhu .

Avoid being beaten in your grave 100 times

Abdullah ibn Mas'ood (RadiAllahu anhu) related that the Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said:

“One of Allah’s slaves was ordered to be beaten in his grave one hundred times. He never ceased asking and supplicating until it became one strike, so he was stuck once and his grave became filled with fire. When he rose up and regained consciousness he said:

‘What did you strike me for?’ They said:

'You prayed a prayer without purity and you passed someone that was oppressed without helping him’”

[Reported by at-Tahawi in “Mushkil al-Aathar” and graded Hasan (good) by Shaykh al-Albaani in “As-Silsilah as-Sahihah”, number: 2774, and he said: “All of the narrators are trustworthy.”]

Do not let your love be obsessive and do not let your hatred be destructive. When you love, do not go to a level of obsession as a child does with the things he loves, and when you hate, do not hate in such way that you want your opponent to be destroyed and doomed.
—  Umar Ibn Al-Khattab (radiallahu’anhu) [Narrated by Abd ar-Razzaq in al-Musannaf, 20]
Narrated ‘Abdullaah ibn 'Umar (radiAllahu 'anhu): 'Umar ibn Al Khattab (radiAllahu 'anhu) stood up on the pulpit and said, “Now then, prohibition of alcoholic drinks have been revealed, and these drinks are prepared from five things, i.e. grapes, dates, honey, wheat or barley. And an alcoholic drink is that, that disturbs the mind.”
—  [Saheeh Bukhari Vol. 7. No. 487]
🔴The Benefit of a Headache - A headache is a means of forgiveness and reward🔴

📚Abu Said al-Khudri radiallahu anhu that the Prophet sallahu alayhi wa salam said:

صُداعُ المؤمنِ ، أو شوكةٌ يُشاكُها ، أو شيءٌ يُؤذيه ؛ يرفعُه اللهُ بها يومً القيامةٍ درجةً ، ويُكفِّرُ عنه بها ذنوبَه

“The headache that afflicts the believer, or a thorn that pricks him/her, or anything that harms him/her, Allah will raise him/her a degree on the day of resurrection and expiate his/her sins due to it”

[Saheeh Targheeb no. 3434]

Also, not having headaches is a bad sign because the people destined to go the Hell-fire do not have headaches:
Abu Hurairah radiallahu anhu said:

The Prophet sallahu alayhi wa salam said:
: فَهل وجَدْتَ هذا الصُّدَاعَ ؟ . قال : وما الصُّدَاعُ ؟ قال : عِرْقٌ يَضْرِبُ على الإنسانِ في رأسِهِ . قال : وما وجَدْتَ هذا قطُّ ! فلمَّا ولَّى قال النبيُّ صلَّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلَّمَ : مَنْ أحبَّ أنْ ينظرَ إلى رجلٍ من أهلِ النارِ ؛ فَلْيَنْظُرْ إلى هذا

“…Have you ever felt a headache? The man said: What is a headache? He sallau alayhi wa salam said: A vein that beats in the head of a person. The man said: No I have not experienced that ever! The Prophet sallahu alahyhi wa salam said: Whoever would like to see a man from the people of the Hell-fire, then look at this man!”

[Reported in Ibn Hibban and graded Hasan Saheeh by al-Albani in Saheeh Mawaarid no. 580]

Having headaches are a sign of the People of Imaan and the People of Jannah.

Hafidh Ibn Rajab rahimahullah said:
وصداع الرأس من علامات أهل الإيمان وأهل الجنة
“…And headaches are from the signs of the People of Imaan and the People of Jannah..”
[Lataaif al-Maa’rif pg. 153]

Then he brings the above Hadith and others.

عَنْ أَبِي الزَّيَّاتِ الْقُشَيْرِيِّ , قَالَ: دَخَلْنَا عَلَى أَبِي الدَّرْدَاءِ نَعُودُهُ , فَدَخَلَ عَلَيْنَا أَعْرَابِيٌّ فَقَالَ: مَا لِأَمِيرِكُمْ؟ وَأَبُو الدَّرْدَاءِ يَوْمَئِذٍ أَمِيرٌ , قُلْنَا هُوَ شَاكٍ قَالَ: وَاللهِ مَا اشْتَكَيْتُ قَطُّ , أَوْ قَالَ: مَا صَدَعْتُ قَطُّ فَقَالَ أَبُو الدَّرْدَاءِ:” أَخْرِجُوهُ عَنِّي لِيَمُتْ بِخَطَايَاهُ , مَا أُحِبُّ أَنَّ لِي بِكُلِّ وَصَبٍ وَصَبْتُهُ حُمْرَ النَّعَمِ , وَإِنَّ وَصَبَ الْمُؤْمِنِ يُكَفِّرُ خَطَايَاهُ

On the authority of Abu Zayyaat al-Qushairi rahimahullah said: “We entered upon Abu Darda radiallahu anhu to visit him, when a Bedouin entered upon him. So he said: Where is your Ameer? And Abu Darda was the ameer then. So we said: He is complaining of some pain. The man said: I have not complained of anything or he said: I did not experience a headache ever! Abu Darda radiallahu anhu said: Remove him from me, so he dies from his sins. I do not love that for every pain/sickness that I feel that I am given red camels. For verily, the pain/illness of a believer is an expiation for his sins”
[Reported by Bayhaqi in Shuab al-Imaan no. 9436 and the Muhaqiq of the Book Mukhtaar Ahmad Nadwi graded it Jayyid]

Translated by
Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan

There is no goodness in people who don’t give advice, and there is no goodness in people who don’t like to be advised
—  Umar ibn al-Khattab (radiallahu anhu)

Abu Yahya Suhaib bin Sinan (RadiAllahu anhu) reported that:The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said,

“How wonderful is the case of a believer; there is good for him in everything and this applies only to a believer. If prosperity attends him, he expresses gratitude to Allah and that is good for him; and if adversity befalls him, he endures it patiently and that is better for him”.

[Muslim].
Riyad as-Salihin » The Book of Miscellany – Book 1, Hadith 27

Source: Dar-us-salam english publication

Whoever Removes a Hardship from a Believer…

Abu Huraira (radiallahu anhu)  narrated that the Prophet Muhammad  (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallaam) said:

مَنْ نَفَّسَ عَنْ مُؤْمِنٍ كُرْبَةٍ مِنْ كُرَبِ الدُّنْيَا

Whoever removes from a Believer a hardship from the hardships of this life (the dunya),

نَفَّسَ اللهُ عَنْهُ كُرْبَةٍ مِنْ كُرَبِ يَوْمِ القِيَامَة

Allah (God) will remove from him a hardship from the hardships of the Day of Judgment

وَ مَنْ يَسَّرَ عَلَى مُعْسَرٍ يَسَّرَ اللهُ عَلَيْهِ فِي الدُّنْيَا والآخِرَة

And whoever makes a difficult affair easy, Allah will make things easy for him in this life and the Hereafter

وَمَنْ سَتَرَ مُسْلِمًا سَتَرَهُ اللهُ فِي الدُّنْيَا والآخِرَة

And whoever covers a Muslim, Allah will cover him in this life and the Hereafter

وَاللهُ فِي عَوْنِ العَبْدِ مَا كَانَ العَبْدُ فِي عَوْنِ أَخِيْهِ

And Allah comes to the help of His servant as long as (or as much as) the servant comes to the help of his brother

وَمَنْ سَلَكَ طَرِيْقًا يَلْتَمِسُ فِيْهِ عِلْمًا

And whoever treads a path seeking (Islamic) knowledge

سَهَّلَ اللهُ لَهُ بِهِ طَرِيقًا إِلَى الجَنَّة

Allah will make easy for him by way of it a path to Paradise

وَمَا اجْتَمَعَ قَوْمٌ فِي بَيْتٍ مِنْ بُيُوْتِ اللهِ

And a group of people don’t gather in one of the houses of Allah

يَتْلُوْنَ كِتَابَ اللهِ

Reciting the Book of Allah

وَيَتَدَارَسُوْنَهُ بَيْنَهُمْ

And studying it amongst themselves

إِلَّا نَزَلَتْ عَلَيْهِم السَّكِيْنَةُ

Except that tranquility descends upon them

وَغَشِيَتْهُم الرَّحْمَة

And mercy covers them

وحَفَّتْهُم المَلَأئِكَة

And the angels surround them

وذَكَرَهُم اللهُ فِيْمَنْ عِنْدَهُ

And Allah mentions them to those with Him

ومَنْ بَطَّأَ بِهِ عَمَلُهُ

And whoever is slowed down by his deeds

لَمْ يُسْرِعْ بِهِ نَسَبُهُ

His lineage won’t speed him up

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~صحيح مسلم كتاب الذكر والدعاء والتوبة والاستغفار 

From Saheeh Muslim,

The Book of Dhikr, Dua, Repentance, and Seeking Forgiveness

Chapter: The Merit of an Assembly for the Recitation of the Qur’an or for the Dhikr

Do you know where the sun goes (at the time of sunset)?

Narrated Abu Dhar radiallahu anhu: The Prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam asked me at sunset, “Do you know where the sun goes (at the time of sunset)?” I replied, “Allah and His Messenger know best.” He said, “It goes (i.e, travels) till it prostrates itself underneath the Throne, and takes the permission to rise again, and it is permitted and then (a time will come when) it will be about to prostrate itself but it’s prostration will not be accepted, and it will ask permission to go on its course, but it will not be permitted, but it will be ordered to return whence it has come, and so it will rise in the west. And that is the interpretation of the Statement of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala: ‘And the sun runs on its fixed course for a term (appointed). That is the Decree of Allah the All-Mighty, the All-Knowing.’”(V.36:38)

Sahih Al-Bukhari Vol 4 Hadith 3199

Ma’rur ibn Suwaid (RadiAllahu anhu) reported: I met Abu Dharr while he was wearing the same clothes as his servant boy. I asked him about it and he said, “I once had abused a man and insulted his mother, so the Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said to me: Verily, you are a person with ignorance in you. They are your brothers and sisters. Allah has placed them in your hands. Whoever has his brother under him should feed him with the same food he eats, clothe him with the same clothes he wears, and not burden him beyond his ability. If you burden him, then help him.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 30, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1661

Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

Abu Hurayrah RadiAllahu Anhu reported that: - “I did not see anyone more handsome as Sayyiduna Rasul Allah ﷺ It was as if the brightness of the sun had shone from his auspicious face. I did not see anyone walk faster than him, as if the earth folded for him. A few moments ago he would be here, and then there. We found it difficult to keep pace when we walked with him, and he walked at his normal pace.” [Shamaa-il Tirmidhi] -

Ibrahim Bin Muhammad RadiAllahu Anhu reports that: - “When Sayyiduna ‘Ali RadiAllahu Anhu described Sayyiduna Rasul Allah ﷺ he used to say: When Rasul Allah ﷺ walked, he lifted his leg with vigour. He did not drag his feet on the ground like women do. When he walked, because of the speed and force of the legs, it seemed as if he was descending from a high place.” [Shamaa-il Tirmidhi]

Ali Bin Abi Talib RadiAllahu Anhu reports that: - “When Sayyiduna Rasul Allah ﷺ walked he bent slightly forward as if he was descending from a high place.” [Shamaa-il Tirmidhi]

Umm Salamah (radiAllahu ‘anha) loved her husband dearly. He was the best she could ask for. He was the greatest love she knew. However, as it was the will of Allah (swt), she lost her husband, and grief overtook her.

She said: “I heard the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and grant him peace) saying, “When a person suffers from a calamity and utters: `Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji`un. Allahumma ujurni fi musibati, wakhluf li khairan minha (We belong to Allah and to Him we shall return. O Allah! Compensate me in my affliction, recompense my loss and give me something better in exchange for it), then Allah surely compensates him with reward and better substitute.”

Umm Salamah (radiAllahu ‘anha) said: When Abu Salamah (radiAllahu ‘anhu) died, I repeated the same supplication as the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and grant him peace) had commanded me (to do), so Allah bestowed upon me a better substitute than him. [Muslim].

Umm Salamah was patient, she sought solace in Allah (swt) and He replaced her with a better husband, the Messenger of Allah (salAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam).

When we lost something, we need to seek solace in Allah (swt) through our du’as, and He promises us that He *will* replace us with better and compensate our loss.

It was narrated from Abu Bakr Siddiq (radiallahu anhu) that: He (ra) said to the Messenger of Allah (salallahu alayhi wa sallam): “Teach me a supplication which I can say during my prayer.” He (saw) said: “Say: Allahumma inni zalamtu nafsi zulman kathiran wa la yaghfirudh-dhunub illa Anta, faghfirli maghfiratan min ‘indika warhamni, innaka Antal-Ghafurur-Rahim [O Allah, I have wronged myself greatly and no one forgives sins but You, so grant me forgiveness from You and have mercy on me, for You are the Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful]
—  Sunan Ibn Majah, Supplication, Book 34, Hadith 9

Abu Huraira (RadiAllahu anhu) reported: The Messenger of Allah (Salla Allahu Alaihy wa sallam) said, “Verily, Allah does not look at your appearance or wealth, but rather He looks at your hearts and actions.”

Sahih Muslim 2564

I looked at all friends, and did not find a better friend than safeguarding the tongue. I thought about all dresses, but did not find a better dress than piety. I thought about all types of wealth, but did not find a better wealth than contentment in little. I thought of all types of good deeds, but did not find a better deed than offering good advice. I looked at all types of sustenance, but did not find a better sustenance than patience
—  Umar ibn al-Khattab (radiallahu anhu)