Forgotten Sunnah # 1 :The Sunnah at the times of calamity, difficulty and trials


SOME OF THE FORGOTTEN SUNNAHS ! 

Link : http://the-finalrevelation.blogspot.com/2012/08/100-beautiful-sunnah-of-rasool-saw.html

Download the free Android app as well :  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.admads.sunnah

Forgotten Sunnah # 1 :The Sunnah at the times of calamity, difficulty and trials 

Ma’qil ibn Yasir reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, said, “Worship (prayer and supplication) during a time of widespread killing is like making an emigration to me.”

[Sahih Muslim, Book 41, Number 7042]

Shaikh ‘Abdul Aziz Muhammad As-Sadhaan says : 

The reward of the worshiper became like that of the migrant because the time of turmoil and fear may make one forget worship, even forget what Allaah The Almighty have obligated him to do and do much of the things other than that. This, and Allaah Knows best, is a clear proof that the servant is attached to his Lord in the most difficult condition and because of this, his reward is increased and multiplied.

Narrated that Umm Salamah (may Allaah be pleased with her) said: I heard the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say: I heard the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say: 

“There is no Muslim who is stricken with a calamity and says what Allaah has enjoined – 

إن لله وإنا إليه راجعون‏:‏ اللهم آجرني في مصيبتي، واخلف لي خيرا منها

‘Verily to Allaah we belong and unto Him is our return. O Allaah, reward me for my affliction and compensate me with something better’ (‘Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji’un. Allahumma ujurni fi musibati, wakhluf li khairan minha )– but Allaah will compensate him with something better.” Umm Salamah (May Allah be pleased with her) said: When Abu Salamah (May Allah be pleased with him) died, I repeated the same supplication as the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) had commanded me (to do). So Allah bestowed upon me a better substitute than him (i.e I was married to Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam)).

[Sahih Muslim 918, Riyaad as-Saaliheen, Book 7, Hadith 921]

Another version has :

Narrated Umm Salamah: The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) as saying: When one of you is afflicted with a calamity, he should say: 

 ‏{‏ إِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ ‏}‏ اللَّهُمَّ عِنْدَكَ أَحْتَسِبُ مُصِيبَتِي فَآجِرْنِي فِيهَا وَأَبْدِلْ لِي خَيْرًا مِنْهَا

We belong to Allah, and to Him we do return.” O Allah, I expect reward from Thee from this affliction, so give me reward for it, and give me a better compensation[Sunan Abi Dawud , Kitaab al Janaa’iz, Hadeeth 3119]

Imaam Abu Dawood narrated in his Kitaab al-Maraseel from Imraan al-Qaseer who said: “The lamp of the Prophet (peace be upon him) died out, so he (immediately) lit it back, upon which Aa’ishah (radiallah anha) said: “Verily it is only a Misbaah (Lamp)”, so he (peace be upon him) said: “Whatever causes difficulty to a Mu’min is a Calamity”” 

[Al-Maraseel: 1/297 H # 412]

Indeed trials and tribulations are a blessing in disguise and this has been discussed with relevant evidences here: http://the-finalrevelation.blogspot.com/2013/01/trials-hardship-and-calamity-are.html

Ibn Katheer recorded in his Book Al Bidaaya wan Nihaaya 8/222, a narration on the authority of The best that can be said when remembering these and similar calamities is that which ‘Ali ibn al-Husayn [Imam Zayn Al ‘Aabidin – son of Al Hussain] narrated from his grandfather (Ali r.a) that  the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), who said: 

“There is no Muslim who is afflicted by a calamity and when he remembers it, even if it was in the dim and distant past, he says Inna Lillaahi wa inna ilayhi raaji’oon (verily to Allaah we belong and unto Him is our return), but Allaah will give him a reward like that of the day when it befell him.” 

[Narrated by Imam Ahmad and Ibn Majaah, end quote from al-Bidaayah wa’l-Nihaayah (8/221-222)]

Ibn Taymiyah (r.h) reported in a long summary in Fataawa al Kubra part 5, about a hadeeth In al-Musnad, wherein it is reported from Faatimah bint al-Husayn, from her father al-Husayn, that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: 

“There is no man who suffers a calamity, and when he remembers it, even if it is old, he says ‘Innaa Lillaahi wa innaa ilayhi raaji’oon (Truly, to Allaah we belong and truly, to Him we shall return),’ but Allaah will give a reward equal to the reward He gave him on the day he suffered the calamity.

source: http://the-finalrevelation.blogspot.in/2013/07/the-forgotten-sunnahs.html

Advertisements