Hadith ~ Losers on the Day of Judgment

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Narrated Abu-Zarr (may Allah be pleased with him): ‘I came to the Messenger of Allah (SAWS) while he was sitting in the shade of Ka’aba. When he saw me coming, he said: “They are the losers on the Day of Judgment, by the Lord of Ka’aba.” I said to myself: “What would be wrong with me? There must have been a revelation concerning me.” I said: “Who are these, may my father and mother be sacrificed for you?” The Messenger of Allah (SAWS) said: “They are Al-Aktharoon[1] except the one that does like this.” The Messenger of Allah (SAWS) indicated as if he was scooping with his hands in front of him, on his right, and on his left (meaning except he that gives zakat fearing not poverty). Then he said: “By Him, in Whose hands my soul is, there is no one that dies and leaves camels or cows without paying their zakat, except that they will come on the Day of Judgment as the greatest and as fattest that they could be and they will tread on him with their hooves and butt him with their horns incessantly. Each time the last of them has trodden on him, the first one will tread on him, until Allah judges between the people.'” (At-Termizi)

SAWS: May Allah exalt his mention and protect him from imperfection

[1]: Al-Aktharoon are those wealthy people who evade the payment of zakat.

Riyaadiss-Saliheen (The Meadows of the Righteous) (Abridged)
By Imam An Nawawi Vol. (2)
Publisher: Dar Al-Manarah
ISBN: 977.6005.23.3
Chapiter 200, Page 789, Number 652

Commentary ~ Begin with Yourself

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

A man went to Ibn Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) and said, “O Ibn Abbas, I want to enjoin people to do good and forbid them from doing evil.” Ibn Abbas said, “And have you reached that level?” He said, “I hope that is so.” He said, “If you do not fear to be exposed by three Verses of Allah’s Book, then do so.” The man asked, “And what are they?” He mentioned this Verse:

“Enjoin you Al-Birr (piety and righteousness and each and every act of obedience to Allâh) on the people and you forget (to practise it) yourselves…” (Quran 2:44)

And then asked, “Have you applied the implications of this Verse?” He said, “No.” Ibn Abbas then mentioned the second Verse:

“O you who believe! Why do you say that which you do not do? Most hateful it is with Allâh that you say that which you do not do.” (Quran 61:2-3)

After that he asked, “Have you applied the implications of this Verse?” He said, “No.” He then mentioned the third Verse regarding Shuaib (Peace be upon him):

“…I wish not, in contradiction to you, to do that which I forbid you…” (Quran 11:88)

And then he asked, “Have you applied the implications of this Verse?” He said, “No.” Ibn Abbas said, “Then begin with yourself.”

Gems and Jewels
Compiled by: Abdul-Malik Mujahid
Publisher: Maktaba Dar-us-Salam
ISBN: 9960-897-59-1
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Commentary ~ The Most Difficult of Deeds

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Ali (may Allah be pleased with him) said, “Among deeds, there are four that are most difficult to adorn oneself with: 1) Forgiveness when angry; 2) Generosity in hard times; 3) Chastity when alone; and 4) Speaking the truth to the one that fears it.”

Gems and Jewels
Compiled by: Abdul-Malik Mujahid
Publisher: Maktaba Dar-us-Salam
ISBN: 9960-897-59-1
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