Saturday, April 30, 2016

The most favored servant of Allah: Hadith Qudsi

The most favored by Allah:

On the authority of Abu Umamah (may Allah be pleased with him), who said that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: 

Allah said: 
"Truly of those devoted to Me the one I most favour is a believer who is of meagre means and much given to prayer, who has been particular in the worship of his Lord and has obeyed Him inwardly, who was obscure among people and not pointed out, and whose sustenance was just sufficient to provide for him yet he bore this patiently. 
Then the Prophet (peace be upon him) rapped his hand and said: Death will have come early to him, his mourners will have been few, his estate scant."

It was related by at-Tirmidhi (also by Ahmad ibn Hanbal and Ibn Majah). Its chain of authorities is sound.

So the 'most favored status' is given by Allah to a poor, ordinary  Muslim who is unknown among people but who bears poverty with patience and excessively prays and worships Allah (with out showing off to others) and obeys His commands carefully.

He also dies early which means that he achieves this spiritual status and habit of devotion and worship while he is still young. He also has fewer family and friends to mourn his death.

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