Not associating with the world and conscious of the Life Hereafter

Hadith & Seerah, The Teachings of the Holy Prophet, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS) / Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Hadrat Jabir (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Messenger of ALLAH passed by a dead kid whose ears had been cut off. He said, “Who would like to exchange it for a dirham. The hearers said, (“Not to speak of a dirham) we would not like to have it even for the meanest thing. “The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “By ALLAH, the world is more contemptible than what this is for you. [Muslim, Hayat-ul-Muslemin]

Hadrat lbne Mas’ud (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Messenger of ALLAH slept on a mat and when he got up, the impressions of the mat became visible on his body. lbne Mas’ud made a request for spreading bedding for him. He said, I have no concern with the world. My association with the world is like that of a horseman who (while on his way) stops under a shady tree and then leaving it goes ahead.” [Ahmad, Tirmizi, lbne-Majah] Hadrat Abu Huraira (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said remember abundantly the cutter-off of all pleasures, i.e. death. [Tirmizi, Nisai, lbn-Majah, Hayat-ul-Muslimeen]

Hadrat Abdullah bin Umar (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Messenger of ALLAH said, “To a Muslim death is a gift”. [Baihaqui] So one should be pleased with the gift and if some one is apprehensive of the punishment then he should think of the ways for his relief from that i.e. he should follow the commandments of ALLAH and His Messenger and offer repentance for the lapses.” [Hayat-ul-Muslimeen]

Hadrat Bara-bin-azib (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated (in a lengthy tradition) that the Messenger of ALLAH said, “When a true Muslim is about to leave the world for the Hereafter, then two angels with white faces descend on him with the shroud and perfumes from Paradise. Then descends the Angel of Death and says. ‘O pure soul, come forth to ALLAH’s pardon and pleasure’ When they take it, they do not hold it in their hands but deposit it in that shroud and perfume. This gives out musk like smell. Then they carry it upwards and they do not pass by any concourse of angels (stationed on earth) which does not say, “Who is this pure soul? They say, “Such a one, the son of a such a one,” Calling him by graceful names. Then they take him to the lowest region of heaven and ask the door to be opened for him which is done. The angels of every heaven take (the souls) to the next above in the same manner up to the seventh heaven. ALLAH the Almighty says, “Write the record of actions or name of this servant in Ellyn; and return him to the earth for interrogation. Therefore his soul is returned to his body but not in the manner it was while he was in the world but in consistence with the state of being, the truth about which will be known after death. Then two angels come to him and say to him, “Who is thy Lord? He replies, “My Lord is ALLAH.” Then they say “What is thine religion, He says “Islam. “They then ask, “Who is the gentleman who was poet to you?” He replies, The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) of ALLAH. “Then voice from ALLAH calls out, “My servant gave the right reply. Throw for him a bed from Paradise, and dress him from paradise and open a door for him towards Paradise.” Then peace and perfume come for him from Paradise (After this, there is mention of what happens with an infidel which is opposite to it). [Musnad Ahmad, Hayatul Muslemeen]

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