HOJ: RELIEVING A BELIEVER’S HARDSHIPS…

Assalamu Alaikum.

We mentioned the following hadeeth when discussing the virtues of knowledge:

“Whoever helps a believer with a hardship from the hardships of this life, Allah will help him with a hardship from the hardships of the Day of Resurrection. Whoever shows leniency towards someone in difficulty, Allah will show him leniency in this life and the hereafter. Whoever conceals (the faults of) a Muslim, Allah will conceal him in this life and the hereafter. And Allah will continue to aid the servant as long as the servant aids his brother. Whoever pursues a path seeking knowledge, Allah will make the path to Paradise easy for him. No group of people gather in one of the houses (Masaajid) of Allah reciting the book of Allah and studying it amongst themselves, except that tranquility will descend upon them, mercy will cover them, the angels will surround them, and Allah will mention them to those with Him. And whoever is prevented by his deeds will not be hastened forward by his lineage.” [Saheeh Muslim, Hadeeth No. 6518]

Here is a beautiful explanation of this hadeeth by Imam Ibn Rajab (raahimahullah).

No, I haven’t read all of it. However, I do know that Imam Ibn Rajab is one of those wonderful writers whose words can make you bawl like a baby (assuming you’re a softie which I’m not…).

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