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Jannah and name it as Bait-ul-Hamd (the House of Praise)
This Hadith points out the eminence of patience and the merit of praising Allah in the event of a
calamity, especially on the death of one's own child. Rather than weeping and wailing, one should submit himself to
the Will of Allah and show perseverance. Such attitude of patience and resignation is highly meritorious and has
great reward.
لﺎﻗ ُﻪﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر َﺲَﻧأ ّْﻦﻋو
ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ُلﻮُﺳر لﺎﻗ
ِﺪْﺒﻌﻟا ِﻦﻋ ﻲﺿﺮﻴَﻟ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﱠنإ
ﺎَﻬْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﻩُﺪَﻤْﺤَﻴَﻓ َﺔَﺑْﺮﱠﺸﻟا بﺮْﺸَﻳَو ، ﺎَﻬْﻴﻠَﻋ ُﻩُﺪَﻤْﺤَﻴَﻓ َﺔَﻠْآﻷا ُﻞُآْﺄَﻳ
ﻢﻠﺴﻣ ُﻩاور
Anas bin Malik (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "
Allah is
pleased with His slave who says: `Al-hamdu lillah (praise be to Allah)' when he takes a morsel of food and drinks a
draught of water
This Hadith has already been mentioned. "
'' means to take a meal at one time, whether in the
morning, the evening or at any other time. Similarly "
'' means to drink water at any time. What the Hadith
means is that to praise Allah on eating and drinking every time is a source of Allah's Pleasure, no matter whether the
quantity one consumes is small or large.