Fear of ALLAH and piety leads to eminence and nearness

Hadith & Seerah, The Teachings of the Holy Prophet, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS) / Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

While seeing off Hadrat Mu’az bin Jabal after having appointed him as Qazi / Governor, the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) gave him a few counsels and made bequests. He said to him:

O Mu’az! I may not be able to meet you after this year of my life…”

On hearing this Hadrat Mu’az began to weep due to shock of separation. The Messenger of ALLAH then turned his face from him and looking towards Madina said. (probably he himself was visibly moved and deeply impressed)

“All those who fear ALLAH are very much near to me and have association with me (and lead a life of piety) whoever they may be and wherever they may be. [Masnad Ahmad, Ma’arif-ul-Hadis]

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