Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #15

Attachment towards the Masjid

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

[Sharh Riyaadh al-Saaliheen, pg. 462]

Shaikh Muhammad ibn Saaleh al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله said:

“From the 7 - whom Allaah will shade (on the Day of Judgment) with His Shade*, the Day when there is will be no shade except His تبارك وتعالى – will be a man whose heart is attached to the Masaajid, i.e. he loves the Masaajid.

And could it mean places of prostration? - i.e.: he loves to pray a lot; or does it mean the Masaajid itself**?

It can mean this (i.e. loves to pray a lot) and it can also mean this (i.e. loves the Masaajid itself). This is a (type of) person whose heart is attached to the Masaajid, and he busies himself in places of prayers (by reciting the Qur’aan and remembrance of Allaah) and with prayers itself, finishing one prayer and waiting for another.”

*Narrated Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه: The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “Allaah will give shade, to seven, on the Day when there will be no shade but His. (These seven persons are) a just ruler, a youth who has been brought up in the worship of Allaah (i.e. worships Allah sincerely from childhood), a man whose heart is attached to the Masaajid, two persons who love each other only for Allaah’s sake and they meet and part in Allaah’s cause only, a man who refuses the call of a charming woman of noble birth for illicit intercourse with her and says: I am afraid of Allaah, a man who gives charitable gifts so secretly that his left hand does not know what his right hand has given (i.e. nobody knows how much he has given in charity), and a person who remembers Allaah in seclusion and his eyes are then flooded with tears.” [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (660, 1423, 6806) and Saheeh Muslim (1033)]

**The love of Masjid itself: reciting the Qur’aan in it, waiting for the next prayer and also because the Masaajid were the learning centers where people used to come to seek knowledge and they still do it today too alhamdulillaah.

Allaah تعالى says:

{In houses (Masaajid) which Allaah has ordered to be raised, in them His Name is remembered [i.e. Adhaan, Iqaamah, Salaah (prayers), invocations, recitation of the Qur’aan]. Therein glorify Him (Allaah) in the mornings and in the afternoons or the evenings * Men whom neither trade nor sale (business) diverts from the remembrance of Allaah (with heart and tongue) nor from performing As-Salaah (the prayers) nor from giving the Zakaah (obligatory charity). They fear a Day when hearts and eyes will be overturned (out of the horror of the torment of the Day of Resurrection) * That Allaah may reward them according to the best of their deeds, and add even more for them out of His Grace. And Allaah provides without measure to whom He wills.} [Surah al-Noor (24): 36-38]

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