Friday, 10 June 2016

Hadith... Virtue of Ramadaan

Dream of a Sahaba Extolling the Virtue of Ramadhan…

Talha ibn ‘Ubaydallah (radhiallahu `anhu) reported that two men came to Rasulullah (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam) who had accepted Islam at the same time. One of them used to partake in Jihad more-so than the other, & so (one day) he fought in a battle & was martyred therein. The other remained behind him for another year, & then he passed away.

Talha said, ‘I saw in my dream that I was at the door of Paradise when behold, I was with both of them (the two men). Someone came out of Paradise & allowed the man who passed away later to enter first. Then he came out again & ‎ allowed the martyred one to enter. Then he returned & said to me, ‘Go back, for ur time has not come yet.’

Talha woke up & began to inform others about this & they were all surprised. This reached the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam) & when they informed him of it, he (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam) said,
‘What are u surprised about?’ They said, ‘O Messenger of Allah! Out of them both, this one strove harder (in Jihad) then he was martyred but the other one was entered into Paradise before him.’

Rasulullah (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam) said,
 ‘Did he not remain behind for one year?’ They said, ‘Yes (he did).’
He (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said, ‘Did he not reach Ramadhan, fast & pray with such & such number of prostrations in the year?’
They said, ‘Yes.’
Rasulullah (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘So the difference between them is greater than what is between the heavens & the earth.’

[– Sahih narration from Ibn Majah (2/345, 346) & al-Albani’s ‘al-Silsilah al-Sahihah’]

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