Gem

Jabir ibn Abdullah al-Ansari (May Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said,

Jibra’il used to remind me of the rights of the neighbor to such an extent that I thought a neighbor would be given the right to inherit from his neighbor.

He used to remind me of the rights of women to such an extent that I thought that divorcing them would be made forbidden.

He used to remind me of the rights of slaves to such an extent that I thought there would be a time fixed when they would be freed.

He used to remind me of the use of siwak (tooth-stick) to such an extent that I thought it would be made obligatory.

He used to remind me of prayer in congregation to such an extent that I thought that Allah the Exalted would not accept prayer except in congregation.

He used to remind me about standing up in the night and praying to such an extent that I thought that there would be no sleep during the night.

And he used to remind me about the remembrance of Allah to such an extent that I thought there is no benefit in any speech other than it.”

From Preparing for the Day of Judgment by Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani

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Author: Ify Okoye

Muslim woman, RN, & rebel with a cause.

3 thoughts on “Gem”

  1. Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatulahi wa barakatu,

    It’s funny how I’ve never actually got a chance to read this specific hadith in full till the end or maybe ppl just took out portions of it. n’ways jazakallahukhairan ppl should write out full hadiths rather than just parts of it, don’t you think?

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