Hadith 1: The army of souls was united (together). Those who were acquainted with one another there, they became affectionate (towards each other) in the world, and if they were unacquainted there, then here there was dispute (between them).
Hadith 2: On the Day of Qiyaamat Allah ta’aala will say ‘Where are those who used to show love to one another because of my Majesty! Today, I will keep them in my Divine Shade (of Mercy). Today, with the exception of my Divine Shade (of Mercy) there is no other Shade’.
Hadith 3: A person went to meet with his brother in a different town. Allah ta’aala appointed anto sit down in his path. When he reached this Angel, the Angel asked him where he intended going to. He said, my brother lives in that town, so I am going there to meet with him. The Angel asked ‘Does he owe you any favour for which you are going’. He said ‘No! The only reason is that I love him for the sake of Allah’. The Angel then said ‘Allah has sent me to you so that I should inform you that Allah has granted you His special closeness, because you loved him (your brother) for the sake of Allah’.
Hadith 4: A person asked ‘Ya Rasool’Allah Sallallahu ta’ala alayhi wa sallam ! What is the ruling regarding a person who loves a particular nation, yet he has neither met with them, nor received their companionship and nor has he done any deeds like theirs?’ He Sallallahu ta’ala alayhi wa sallam said ‘A person is with the one whom he loves’. From this Hadith it becomes very evident that love for the pious makes one pious and the resurrection of such a person will be with the pious, and (it also proves) that to love the nefarious, makes one nefarious and the resurrection of such a person will be amongst them.
Hadith 5: A person enquired ‘Ya Rasool’Allah Sallallahu ta’ala alayhi wa sallam ! When will Qiyaamat come?’ He Sallallahu ta’ala alayhi wa sallam replied ‘What preparation have you made for it?’ He said ‘I did not make any preparation except for this, that I love Allah ta’aala and His Beloved Rasool Sallallahu ta’ala alayhi wa sallam. He Sallallahu ta’ala alayhi wa sallam said ‘You are with those whom you love.’ Hazrat Anas Radi Allahu anhu says that after Islam, I did not see the Muslims as happy as they were when they heard these words.
Hadith 6: Allah ta’aala says ‘Those people who are affectionate (loving) to one another for my sake, and they share the companionship of each other for my sake, and associate with each other and spend their wealth, then my love has become Waajib for them’.
Hadith 7: Allah ta’aala said ‘Those who love each other for the sake of my Divine Majesty, (then) for them there shall be a pulpit of Noor Light. The Ambia and Shuhada will be in Ghabata, in regards to them’.
Hadith 8: There are certain of servants of Allah, who are neither Ambia nor Shuhada, and yet they will have such an exalted position by Allah that on the Day of Qiyaamat, the Ambia and Shuhada will be in Ghabata in regards to them. The people said ‘Ya Rasool’Allah Sallallahu ta’ala alayhi wa sallam ! Please inform us who these people are?’ He Sallallahu ta’ala alayhi wa sallam said ‘These are those who showed love to one another merely for the sake of Allah’s Mercy. Neither are they related to one another nor do they have any financial dealing with one another. By Allah! Their faces are glowing with Noor, and they themselves are on Noor. Neither will they be in any fear, whilst the people will be in fear and nor will they be aggrieved when the others shall be grieving’ and Rasoolullah Sallallahu ta’ala alayhi wa sallam recited the verse:
The friends of Allah have neither any fear, and nor shall they grieve.’ [Surah 10 Verse 62]
Hadith 9: From amongst the aspects related to Imaan, the strongest with regards to Allah is Loyalty (i.e. True Adherence and Obedience); and to love for the sake of Allah and to have hatred for the sake of Allah.
Hadith 10: Rasoolullah Sallallahu ta’ala alayhi wa sallam said ‘Are you aware of which action is most beloved to Allah. Someone said Namaaz and Zakaat and someone said Jihad’. Rasool Sallallahu ta’ala alayhi wa sallam said ‘the most beloved deed by Allah is to love for the sake of Allah and hatred for the sake of Allah’.
Hadith 11: When a person loves someone for the sake of Allah,he has showed honour to Allah ta’ala .
Hadith 12: If two people loved each other solely for the sake of Allah and one is in the East and the other is in the West, then on the Day of Qiyaamat, Allah ta’aala will bring them together and say ‘This is the person whom you love for My sake’.
Hadith 13: There are pillars made from Rubies in Jannat on which are built mansions of Topaz. They are as bright as glittering stars. The people asked ‘Ya Rasool’Allah Sallallahu ta’ala alayhi wa sallam! Who shall reside therein?’ He Sallallahu ta’ala alayhi wa sallam said ‘those who love one another for the sake of Allah and who sit together in one place and associate with one another’.
Hadith 14: Those who love for the sake of Allah will be seated around the Arsh, on Chairs made from Rubies.
Hadith 15: One who loves someone for the sake of Allah and has enmity with someone for the sake of Allah and gives for the sake of Allah and forbids for the sake of Allah; has perfected his Imaan.
Hadith 16: When two people love each other for the sake of Allah, then they shall only be separated, when one of them commits a sin. In other words, the sign of that ones love is for the sake of Allah is that when one commits a sin, the other should separate from him.1
1. This means that he should not be part and parcel of the sin that the other is committing, because then it would mean that he does not truly love him for the sake of Allah
Hadith 17: Allah sent revelation upon a Nabi that he should say to a certain devout worshipper; Your devout worshipping and non-inclination to the world is comfort to yourself, and to separate yourself from all others and keep closeness to Me, is a means of your honour. Have you performed a deed compared to My right which is over you? He will say ‘O My Lord! Which deed is that? It will be said ‘did you have enmity with anyone for My sake and did you befriend (love) any Wali (saintly person) for My sake?’
Hadith 18: A man follows the Deen of his friend. He should (thus) be careful of who he befriends.
Hadith 19: When one person befriends another person, he should ask his name and his father’s name and enquire regarding which tribe he belongs to, as this will allow the love (friendship) to become more permanent.
Hadith 20: When a person has affection for another person, then he should inform him of this by saying, that I have love for you.
Hadith 21: A person said to Rasoolullah Sallallahu ta’ala alayhi wa sallam ‘I love that person for the sake of Allah. He Sallallahu ta’ala alayhi wa sallam said ‘Did you inform him of it’. He said ‘No’. He Sallallahu ta’ala alayhi wa sallam said ‘Rise-up and inform him of it’. He went to him and informed him of it. He (the second person) said ‘May He make you His beloved, for whose sake you love me.’ He returned to Huzoor Sallallahu ta’ala alayhi wa sallam and mentioned what had happened. Huzoor Sallallahu ta’ala alayhi wa sallam asked ‘What did he say?’ He then mentioned what was said, so Huzoor Sallallahu ta’ala alayhi wa sallam said ‘you shall be with whom you love and for you is that, which you have intended’.
Hadith 22: Be reserved in your friendship with your friend. It is not inconceivable that some day he will become your enemy; and be restrained in your enmity against your enemy, for it is not far off that someday he may become your friend.
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