Saturday, March 15, 2008

Want to be saved from Hellfire?

Want to be saved from Hellfire?
by Asma bint Shameem

Then, all you got to do is to reflect on this beautiful saying of our beloved Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) and put it into practice.
If you sincerely do so, the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) will take you by the hand and lead you into Paradise, just as he promises at the end of the Hadeeth.

Al-Bayhaqi narrated that Abu Dharr RA said:
I said, “O Messenger of Allaah, what will save a person from Hellfire?”
He said, “Belief in Allaah.”
I said, “O Messenger of Allaah, are there are any deeds that should accompany that belief?”
He said, ‘He should give from that provision which Allaah has granted him.”
I said, “O Messenger of Allaah, what if he is poor and does not have anything to give?”
He said, “He should enjoin what is good and forbid what is evil.”
I said, “O Messenger of Allaah, what if he cannot enjoin what is good and forbid what is evil?”
He said, “He should help the one who is helpless (i.e., has no skills and cannot earn a learning).”
I said, “What if he himself is helpless and cannot do anything?”
He said, “He should help one who has been wronged.”
I said, “What if he is weak and cannot help one who has been wronged?” 
He said, “You do not want to think of your companion as having any good in him. Let him refrain from harming people.”
I said, “O Messenger of Allaah, if he does that, will he enter Paradise?”
He said, “There is no believer who does not strive to acquire one of these characteristics, but I will take him by the hand and lead him into Paradise.”  (Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in al-Targheeb, 876)
Subhaan Allaah! What a beautiful reminder.
Sure, we see such beautiful reminders everywhere. Someone or the other sends us such emails almost every day.
But the big question is....
What do we do when we are reminded?
Who is it that will take heed of this reminder? Are YOU one of them?
"Has not the time come for the hearts of those who believe (in the Oneness of Allaah) to be affected by Allaah's Reminder (this Qur'aan), and that which has been revealed of the truth...?" (Surah Hadeed: 16)

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