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1. The preacher should be concerned about the safety of his followers. It is for this reason, the Prophet (PBUH)
stressed upon `Amr bin Abasah (May Allah be pleased with him) to stay at home and keep his conversion to Islam
2. No matter how unfavourable are the circumstances and how tough is the opposition, a preacher should always
have firm hope of help from Allah and be confident about his victory over his enemy. That is why, the Prophet (May
Allah be pleased with him) asked `Amr (May Allah be pleased with him) to come to him when he received
information about his domination.
3. It is a proof of his Prophethood that what eventually happened was exactly according to his prophecy.
4. Angels attend the Salat. One should, therefore, perform Salat not only with peace of mind but also with utmost
humility and fear of Allah, so that it is reported and becomes more meritorious.
5. The times when Salat is unpraiseworthy are as follows:
a. After the Salat of Fajr to the time of sunrise.
b. At the time when the sun begins to decline.
c. After the Salat of `Asr to the time of sunset.
d. When the sun is rising or setting.
6. Wudu' and Salat expiate for sins. For this reason this Hadith has been mentioned in this chapter.
7. Even in the Days of Ignorance
(pre-Islamic period)
, pious and right-minded people were averse to idolatry and
thought it a deviation from the Right Path.
لﺎﻗ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻲﺒﻨﻟا ﻦﻋ ، ﻪﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر يﺮﻌﺷﻷا ﻰﺳﻮﻣ ﻲﺑأ ﻦﻋو
ﻰﻟﺎﻌﺗ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا َدارَأ اذِإ
ﺒﻧو ﺎﻬﺑﱠﺬﻋ ، ٍﺔﱠﻣُأ َﺔﻜَﻠَه ُدارأ اذإو ، ﺎﻬﻳَﺪَﻳ ﻦﻴﺑ ًﺎﻔَﻠﺳو ًﺎﻃَﺮَﻓ ﺎﻬﻟ ُﻪَﻠﻌﺠﻓ ، ﺎﻬَﻠﺒَﻗ ﺎَﻬﱠﻴﺒﻧ َ
ﺾﺒَﻗ ، ٍﺔﱠﻣُأ َﺔﻤﺣر ،
ﱡﻲَﺣ ﺎَﻬﱡﻴ
َﻠْهَﺄَﻓ ،
ُﻩَﺮْﻣَأ اﻮَﺼﻋو ُﻩﻮﺑﱠﺬآ ﻦﻴﺣ ﺎﻬآﻼﻬِﺑ ُﻪَﻨﻴﻋ ﱠﺮَﻗَﺄَﻓ ، ُﺮُﻈﻨﻳ ﱡﻲَﺣ َﻮهو ﺎَﻬَﻜ
ﻢﻠﺴﻣ ﻩاور
Abu Mu sa Al-Ash`ari (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) said,
"When Allah
intends to show mercy to a people, He collects their Prophet before them and makes him a herald to happiness for
them in the Hereafter; and when He intends to destroy a people, He punishes them while their Prophet is alive, and
destroys them while he is alive and watches them and makes him witness their destruction because they disbelieved
in him and disobeyed his commands".
This Hadith tells us about a Divine law in respect of Prophets, which is meant to deter people from
opposing the Prophet (PBUH) and commands us to follow his footsteps, so that we can benefit from his intercession
on the Day of Resurrection.