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Do You Know What The Highest Company Of Angels Are Disputing About?

[Translated by Aboo Talhah Daawood ibn Ronald Burbank]

Source : www.alitisaambissunnah.wordpress.com

At-Tirmidhee reported in his ‘Sunan’ [Kitaab Tafseeril-Qur.aan: Chapter (39): And from Soorah 'Saad' (no. 3233)]:

“Salamah ibn Shabeeb narrated to us, and `Abd ibn Humayd, both saying: `Abdur Razzaaq narrated to us: from Ma`mar: from Ayyoob: from Aboo Qilaabah: from Ibn `Abbaas who said: Allaah’s Messenger said:

<< Last night my Lord -the Exalted and Most High- came to me in the finest form >>

he said: I think he said: << in a dream >>,

<< so He said: ‘O Muhammad! Do you know what the highest company (of Angels) are disputing about?.’

He said: “I said: No.”

He said: So He placed His Hand between my shoulder-blades, so that I felt its coolness within my breast – or he said – my chest. So I knew what was in the heavens and upon the earth.

He said: ‘O Muhammad! Do you know what the highest company (of Angels) are disputing about?’

I said: Yes, about those things which efface sins; and those things which efface sins are:

Remaining in the mosques after the Prayer, and walking upon foot to the congregational Prayers, and perfecting the wudoo when it is difficult.

Whoever does that will live upon good and die upon good, and with regard to his sins he will be like the day his mother gave birth to him.”

He said ‘O Muhammad! When you pray then say:

dua-The Highest Company Of Angels Are Disputing AboutAllaahumma innee as aluka fi’alal khayraathi, wa tarkil munkaraati, wa hubbaal masaakeeni, wa idhaa ardatha bi ibaadika fitnatan  faqbisnee ilayka ghayra maftoon

O Allaah, I ask You for the performance of good deeds, and the abandonment of evil deeds, and for love of the poor and needy; and if You wish to put Your servants to trial then take me to Yourself (in death) not being put to trial.’

He said:

And the (high) levels are propagating the greeting of ‘Salaam’, providing food, and praying during the night whilst the people are sleeping. >>

[Shaikh al-Albaanee said: 'Saheeh' ]

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  1. September 14, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    As-Salaamu alaykum,

    What does ‘perfecting the wudhu when it’s difficult’ mean?

  2. September 14, 2011 at 3:35 PM

    Wa `alaikumus Salaam,

    JazaakAllaahu khairan for your comment.

    Then as regards your question, I hope the following will suffice, inshaaAllaah:

    * Imaam an-Nawawee -rahimahullaah- said in his explanation of ‘Saheeh Muslim’:

    “ Isbaaghul-Wudoo• (Completing the Wudoo•) is to make it complete; and ‘al-makaarih’ (at times when it is disagreeable): this occurs when there is severe cold, and when there is bodily pain, and the like.”

    * al-Haafiz Ibn `Abdil-Barr -rahimahullaah- said in ‘at-Tamheed’ (20/222):

    “ ‘Isbaaghul-Wudoo•’ is that you put water upon every body part which it is obligatory to wash, and that you cover all of it with the water, and pass the hand over it; and as for that which you do not put water upon, and do not wash, then you wipe it; and whoever wipes a body part which has to be washed, then there will be no wudoo• for him, and no Prayer, until he washes that which Allaah has commanded him to wash…; as for his saying: ‘`alal-makaarih’, then it is said that it means cold, and its severity; and every condition where a person has to compel himself to repel the whisperings of Satan, who tries to make him slacken regarding obedience and righteous action, and Allaah knows best.”

    * Shaikh Saalih ibn `Uthaymeen says in his explanation of Riyaad us-Saaliheen (5/21):

    “Completing the wudoo• when it is disagreeable means the person performs wudoo and he completes his wudoo• when he finds it disagreeable to do so; either because he has a fever which causes him to be averse to the water, so he still performs wudoo• along with his aversion; or otherwise that the temperature is cold, and he does not have anything to heat the water up with. So the water is cold but he still performs wudoo• even though he finds it disagreeable; or otherwise there is rain which comes between him and the place of wudoo•, but he still performs the wudoo• even though it is disagreeable.

    What is important is that he performs the wudoo• despite its being disagreeable and its being difficult; however, without there being any harm.

    As for a case where there is harm, then he does not perform wudoo, rather he performs tayammum.

    So it refers to when he feels troubled, and yet he performs the wudoo• despite its being disagreeable. This is something on account of which Allaah wipes away sins, and raises ranks.

    However this does not mean that the person sets out intending to bring that upon himself, and seeks to perform wudoo• with cold water, whilst leaving aside warm water [that is available], or he has something which can warm the water, but says; ‘I will not warm it, I want to perform wudoo• with cold water, so that I can attain the reward’. So this is not legislated, because Allaah says:

    Meaning: {Why should Allaah punish you if you show thanks to Him and truly believe.}
    [Sooratun-Nisaa; aayah 147]

    And the Prophet -sallallaahu `alaihi wa salaam- saw a man standing in the sunshine, so he said: “What is this?” So they (the people) said: “He made a vow that he would stand in the sunshine.” So he -sallallaahu `alaihi wa salaam- forbade him from that, and he commanded him to take shade.
    (Reported by al-Bukhaaree no. 6704)

    So a person is not commanded, nor is it recommend for him to do that which is a great difficulty for him or harms him. Rather, whenever an act of worship is easier for him then that is better.

    However, if he has to put up with trouble, and that which is disagreeable, then he will be rewarded for that, because this is outside his own choice.”

    Wassalaamu `alaikum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh,
    Saad Burbank
    alitisaambissunnah.wordpress.com

    • September 14, 2011 at 9:21 PM

      JazakAllahu khairan for the clarification.

  3. September 14, 2011 at 3:59 PM

    Jazaak Allaahu Khairan,
    Great clarification from major scholars akhee .
    I love you for the sake of Allaah, May Allaah accept your work and bless you to post more articles like this and reward you in abundance in both the worlds, ameen.

    • Muzaffar Hassim
      June 18, 2012 at 7:36 PM

      Assalamu’alaykum warahmatullah

      In the hadith, regarding the dua to be recited, when exactly must that dua be recited (the specific time)?? When must you recite it ‘when you pray’?
      JazakAllah khair

  1. February 3, 2012 at 10:42 AM

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