The Outcome of a Gathering Devoid of Zikr and Durood

عن جابر رضي الله عنه قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: ما اجتمع قوم ثم تفرقوا عن غير ذكر الله وصلاة على النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم إلا قاموا عن أنتن جيفة (مسند أبي داود الطيالسي، الرقم: ١٨٦٣، ورواته ثقات كما في إتحاف الخيرة المهرة، الرقم: ٦٠٦٢)

Hazrat Jaabir (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Whenever a group of people gather, and thereafter terminate their gathering and depart without remembering Allah Ta’ala or sending Durood upon Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) in the gathering, it is as though they have gathered around a foul smelling corpse and thereafter departed (i.e. the gathering which is void of Allah Ta’ala’s remembrance and Durood upon Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) is so reprehensible that it is compared to a foul smelling corpse which no person wishes to go near).”

Giving up Sins through the Dua of Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)

Hazrat Ja’far As-Saa’igh (rahimahullah) relates:

In the neighbourhood of Imaam Ahmad bin Hambal (rahimahullah), there was a person who was leading a life of sin and vice. One day, he attended the discourse of Imaam Ahmad (rahimahullah). Upon entering the majlis of Imaam Ahmad (rahimahullah), he greeted the Imaam with salaam. Though Imaam Ahmad (rahimahullah) answered his salaam, the man perceived that the Imaam had shown some disinclination towards him.

He addressed Imaam Ahmad (rahimahullah) saying, “O Abu Abdillah, I notice that you are feeling uncomfortable with my presence. (Perceiving that the Imaam’s natural aversion towards him was on account of the sins and transgression he was involved in, he said,) I wish to inform you that I have given up my life of sin and have resolved to lead a life of obedience and submission.”

He further explained to Imaam Ahmad bin Hambal (rahimahullah), “Last night, I had a dream of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) came to me and asked, ‘Why do you not request me to make dua for you?’ I replied, ‘O Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), due to my excessive sinning and leading a life of transgression, I feel extremely ashamed to come in your presence.’ Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, ‘Do not worry, even though you feel ashamed, stand up and I will make dua to Allah Ta’ala on your behalf.’”

He then says, “I stood up and Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) made dua for me. Once I awoke, I found that Allah Ta’ala had placed natural aversion and resentment within my heart for all the sins I was involved in.” (Kitaabut Tawwaabeen Pg.264)

يَا رَبِّ صَلِّ وَ سَلِّمْ دَائِمًا أَبَدًا عَلَى حَبِيبِكَ خَيرِ الخَلْقِ كُلِّهِمِ

Ihyaaud Deen

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