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Chapter 46
اذإ ﻪﻟ لﻮﻘﻳ اذﺎﻣو ، ﻪﺒﺤﻳ ﻦﻣ ﻞﺟﺮﻟا مﻼﻋإو ﻪﻴﻠﻋ ﺚﺤﻟاو ﷲا ﻲﻓ ﺐﺤﻟا ﻞﻀﻓ بﺎﺑ
Excellence and Etiquette of Sincere love for the sake of Allah
Allah, the Exalted, says:
"Muhammad (PBUH) is the Messenger of Allah. And those who are with him are severe against disbelievers,
and merciful among themselves. You see them bowing and falling down prostrate (in prayer), seeking bounty
from Allah and (His) Good Pleasure. The mark of them (i.e., of their Faith) is on their faces (foreheads) from
the traces of prostration (during prayers). This is their description in the Taurat (Torah). But their
description in the Injeel (Gospel) is like a (sown) seed which sends forth its shoot, then makes it strong, and
becomes thick and it stands straight on its stem, delighting the sowers, that He may enrage the disbelievers
with them. Allah has promised those among them who believe (i.e., all those who follow Islamic Monotheism,
the religion of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) till the Day of Resurrection) and do righteous good deeds,
forgiveness and a mighty reward (i.e., Jannah).'
' (48:29)
"And those who, before them, had homes (in Al-Madinah) and had adopted the Faith, - love those who
emigrate to them...''
لﺎﻗ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻲﺒﻨﻟا ﻦﻋ ﻪﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر ٍﺲﻧَأ ﻦﻋو
َةَوَﻼَﺣ ﱠﻦِﻬِﺑ َﺪَﺟَو ِﻪﻴِﻓ ﱠﻦُآ ْﻦَﻣ ٌثﻼَﺛ
ﱠﻤِﻣ ِﻪْﻴَﻟِإ ﱠﺐَﺣَأ ُﻪُﻟﻮُﺳَرَو ُﻪﱠﻠﻟا َنﻮُﻜَﻳ ْنَأ
ْنَأ ﻩَﺮْﻜَﻳ ْنَأَو ، ِﻪﱠﻠﻟ ﱠﻻِإ ُﻪﱡﺒِﺤُﻳ ﻻ َءْﺮَﻤﻟا ﱠﺐِﺤُﻳ ْنَأو ، ﺎﻤُهاﻮِﺳ ، ﺎ
ِرﺎﱠﻨﻟا ﻲﻓ َفَﺬْﻘُﻳ ْنَأ ُﻩَﺮْﻜَﻳ ﺎَﻤَآ ،ُﻪْﻨِﻣ ُﻪﱠﻠﻟا ُﻩَﺬَﻘْﻧَأ ْنَأ َﺪْﻌَﺑ ِﺮْﻔُﻜﻟا ﻲﻓ َدﻮُﻌَﻳ
ﻪﻴﻠﻋ ٌﻖﻔﺘﻣ
Anas bin Malik (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) said,
"There are three qualities
whoever has them, will taste the sweetness of Iman: To love Allah and His Messenger (PBUH) more than anyone
else; to love a slave (of Allah) only for (the sake of) Allah; and to abhor returning to infidelity after Allah has saved
him from it as he would abhor to be thrown into the fire (of Hell)".
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
1. In this Hadith, the love of Allah signiffies the sweetness of Iman.
2. The love of Allah and His Prophet (PBUH) is the cornerstone of the Faith. When it is said that this love should
exceed one's love for everything else in the universe, it means that what is enjoined by Allah and His Prophet
(PBUH) must be given preference over everything else, whether it is love for the wife, children, worldly interests,
desires or whims. When there is a clash between the two, the former should be given preference over the latter.
لﺎﻗ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻲﺒﻨﻟا ﻦﻋ ﻪﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر ةﺮﻳﺮه ﻲﺑأ ﻦﻋو
َمْﻮَﻳ ِﻪﱢﻠِﻇ ﻲﻓ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻢُﻬﱡﻠِﻈُﻳ ٌﺔَﻌْﺒﺳ
ُﻪﱡﻠِﻇ ﱠﻻِإ ﱠﻞِﻇ ﻻ
َرو ِﺪِﺟﺎَﺴَﻤﻟﺎِﺑ ٌﻖﱠﻠﻌَﻣ ُﻪُﺒْﻠَﻗ ٌﻞُﺟَرَو ، ﱠﻞﺟَو ﱠﺰَﻋ ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا ِةَدﺎَﺒِﻋ ﻲﻓ َﺄَﺸَﻧ ٌبﺎَﺷَو ، ٌلِدﺎﻋ ٌمﺎﻣِإ
ﺎﱠﺑﺎَﺤَﺗ نﻼُﺟ
لﺎﻘﻓ ، ٍلﺎَﻤَﺟَو ٍﺐِﺼْﻨَﻣ ُتاَذ ٌةَأَﺮْﻣا ُﻪْﺘَﻋَد ٌﻞُﺟَرو ، ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ﺎَﻗﱠﺮَﻔَﺗَو ، ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ﺎَﻌَﻤَﺘْﺟا ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﻓ
ٌﻞُﺟَرَو ، ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ُفﺎﺧَأ ﻲﱢﻧِإ
َو ، ُﻪُﻨﻴِﻤَﻳ ُﻖِﻔْﻨُﺗ ﺎﻣ ُﻪُﻟﺎَﻤِﺷ َﻢَﻠْﻌَﺗ ﻻ ﻰﱠﺘَﺣ ﺎَهﺎَﻔْﺧَﺄَﻓ ، ٍﺔَﻗَﺪَﺼﺑ َقﱠﺪَﺼَﺗ
ُﻩﺎَﻨْﻴَﻋ ْﺖَﺿﺎَﻔَﻓ ًﺎﻴِﻟﺎَﺧ َﻪﱠﻠﻟا َﺮَآَذ ٌﻞُﺟَر
ﻪﻴﻠﻋ .
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) said,
"Seven are (the persons)
whom Allah will give Shade of His Thrown on the Day when there would be no shade other than His Throne's
Shade: A just ruler; a youth who grew up worshipping Allah; a man whose heart is attached to mosques; two
persons who love and meet each other and depart from each other for the sake of Allah; a man whom an extremely
beautiful woman seduces (for illicit relation), but he (rejects this offer by saying): `I fear Allah'; a man who gives in
charity and conceals it (to such an extent) that the left hand does not know what the right has given; and a person
who remembers Allah in solitude and his eyes well up".
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
This Hadith mentions seven types of people whom Almighty Allah provides special protection or
His Throne's Shade. In some Ahadith this blessing has also been promised for some noble actions over and above
those which have been mentioned here. Some `Ulama' including As-Sakhkhawi and Al-Hafiz Ibn Hajar have given a
list of seventy such actions. Imam As-Suyuti said: "The
Hadith mentions only seven qualities to bring into
prominence their importance and also the importance of acting upon them'.