Thursday, February 12, 2009
Sympathising with the Muslims
Hadrat Amr Bin Hazm (Ra) narrates that the Holy Prophet (saw) said: “The person who condoles his grieved Muslim brother shall receive the honour of being clothed by Allah Ta’ala with vestitures of honour and prestige on the day of judgement.” (Ibne Majah)
Hadrat Abu Barzah (Ra) relates that the Holy Prophet (saw) said: “The one who sympathises with a woman who has lost her child, will be made to wear a beautiful floral sheet in Jannah (Tirmidhi)
Amongst the rights one Muslim enjoys over another, one of them is to offer condolences. Accompanying his janazah is an additional right. The thawaab for executing both these rights is Jannah.
Sympathising with others alleviates the grief they encounter and they will be divinely inspired to exercise patience. They will perceive that they have a brother and aid to lean upon in straitened circumstances. This will be benefiicial to you as well, you will remember death, be alert at all times and your heart will become tender.
Ali bin Umar bin Ali (ra) narrates from his father Umar (ra) and he in turn from his grand-father Ali (ra) that the Holy Prophet (saw) said: “In terms of the reward, the greatest ibaadat is the simplest and lightest. And sympathising should be executed once only” (Kashful Astaar) Sheikh Khalid Sayyid Ali
Know that the state of one's religious and worldly affairs depend upon soundness of one's reflection. Anyone who has a share of it has an abundant share of everything good. It has been said : 'An hour's reflection is better than a year's worship.' 'Ali, may God ennoble his face, has said: 'There is no worship like reflection.' And one of the gnostics; may God have mercy on them all, said: 'Reflection is the lamp of the heart; if it departs the heart will have no light.' Reflections by Imam Al-Haddad (ra)