who are the best servants of God?
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"There has certainly been for you in the Messenger of Allah an excellent pattern for anyone whose hope is in Allah and the Last Day and [who] remembers Allah often." [33:21]
who are the best servants of God?
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
The following is an incident of a pious companion of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ who passes away as a matyr. His words and his contribution should not be forgotten and what follows is a particularly poignant and powerful incident between him and the Messenger of Allah ﷺ.
“I heard Jaffer ibn Muhammed ibn Ali ibn Hussain ibn Ali ibn Abi Talib (al-Sadiq): saying, ‘Once the Messenger of Allah ﷺ after leading the morning prayer for the people looked at a young man [some narrations state this was Harith ibn Malik] in the Mosque whose head hung down. He looked pale and slim and his eyes sunk into his head.
The Messenger of Allah ﷺ asked, ‘O so and so, how is your morning?’
He (the young man) replied, ‘This morning, I, O Messenger of Allah, am in a condition of certainty.
The Messenger of Allah ﷺ admired him for his words and he said, ‘For everything there is an essence. What is the essence of your certainty?’
The young man said, ‘My certainty, O Messenger of Allah, is that which has made me depressed. It has kept me awake all night and to endure thirst during the day. My soul is withdrawn from the world and the things in it, so much so, as if I am looking at the Throne of my Lord that is established to call everyone to Judgment, all creatures are resurrected and I am among them. It is as if I am looking at the people of paradise who enjoy therein being introduced to each other while leaning against raised couches. It is also as if I am looking at the people of hell wherein they suffer and cry for help. Right now, it is as if I hear the roaring of the fire. It is striking against my ears.’
The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said to his companions, ‘This is a servant of Allah whose heart He has brightened up with belief.’ He (the Messenger of Allah ﷺ) said to him (the young man), ‘Keep up with what you are in (condition of your belief).’
The young man said, ‘Pray to Allah for me, O Messenger of Allah, to grant me martyrdom (while working hard in support of your cause) along with you.’
The Messenger of Allah ﷺ prayed for him. Not very long thereafter he joined the prophet in an armed expedition and he was the tenth man to become a martyr.’”
محمد بن يحيى ، عن أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى وعلي بن إبراهيم ، عن أبيه جميعا ، عن ابن محبوب ، عن أبي محمد الوابشي وإبراهيم بن مهزم ، عن إسحاق بن عمار
قال سمعت أبا عبد الله عليهالسلام يقول إن رسول الله صلىاللهعليهوآله صلى بالناس الصبح فنظر إلى شاب في المسجد وهو يخفق ويهوي برأسه مصفرا لونه قد نحف جسمه وغارت عيناه في رأسه فقال له رسول الله صلىاللهعليهوآله كيف أصبحت يا فلان قال أصبحت يا رسول الله موقنا فعجب رسول الله صلىاللهعليهوآله من قوله وقال إن لكل يقين حقيقة فما حقيقة يقينك فقال إن يقيني يا رسول الله هو الذي أحزنني وأسهر ليلي وأظمأ
هواجري فعزفت نفسي عن الدنيا وما فيها حتى كأني أنظر إلى عرش ربي وقد نصب للحساب وحشر الخلائق لذلك وأنا فيهم وكأني أنظر إلى أهل الجنة يتنعمون في الجنة ويتعارفون وعلى الأرائك متكئون وكأني أنظر إلى أهل النار وهم فيها معذبون مصطرخون وكأني الآن أسمع زفير النار يدور في مسامعي فقال رسول
الله صلىاللهعليهوآله لأصحابه هذا عبد نور الله قلبه بالإيمان ثم قال له الزم ما أنت عليه فقال الشاب ادع الله لي يا رسول الله أن أرزق الشهادة معك فدعا له رسول الله صلىاللهعليهوآله فلم يلبث أن خرج في بعض غزوات النبي صلىاللهعليهوآله فاستشهد بعد تسعة نفر وكان هو العاشر.
Grading: Muwathaq, and narrated from multiple chains. “In the narration of al-Qasim from his father from abu Basir it is said that Harithah was martyred in the army of Ja’far ibn abu Talib after the martyrdom of nine people.” And also from this chain: Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from Muhammad ibn Sinan from ‘Abd Allah ibn Muskan from abu Basir from abu ‘Abd Allah, recipient of divine supreme covenant, who has said the following…
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