An Exclusive Honour for the Ummah of Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)

عن ابى هريرة رضى الله عنه أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم خرج الى المقبرة فقال السلام عليكم دار قوم مؤمنين وإنا إن شاء الله بكم لاحقون وددت أنى قد رأيت إخواننا قالوا يا رسول الله ألسنا إخوانك قال بل انتم أصحابى و إخوانى الذين لم يأتوا بعد وأنا فرطهم على الحوض قالوا يا رسول الله كيف تعرف من يأتى بعدك من امّتك قال أرأيت لو كان لرجل خيل غرّ محجّلة فى خيل بهم دهم ألا يعرف خيله قالوا بلى قال فانهم يأتون يوم القيامة غرّا محجّلين من الوضوء و أنا فرطهم على الحوض. (نسأئى 35pg.)

Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) once entered the graveyard and recited the following Du’aa:

السلام عليكم دار قوم مؤمنين وإنا إن شاء الله بكم لاحقون

“O (inmates of) the resting abode of the believers, may peace descend upon you from the side of Allah Ta’ala, Insha Allah soon we will be joining you.”

Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) then said: “I wish I had met our brothers.” The Sahaabah (Radhiyallahu Anhum) enquired: “Are we not your brothers, O Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)?” Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) replied: “You are (not only my brothers), instead you are my companions (as well). My brothers are those who have not yet come in the world (i.e. they will still be born and appear in the world after my demise), and I will be their farat (i.e. the one who will precede them to their abode of the hereafter in order to arrange for their comfort), and I will meet them at the haudh of Kauthar. (where they will have the honour of being served water by Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam).” The Sahaabah (Radhiyallahu Anhum) further enquired: “How will you recognize those of your followers who come after you (at the Haudh of Kauthar)?” Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said (explaining to the Sahaabah through an example): “If a person owns black horses whose foreheads and feet are white and they are mixed with completely black horses, will he not recognize his own horses from among them?” The Sahaabah (Radhiallahu Anhum) replied: “Certainly he will recognize them, O Rasulullah (Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam).” Nabi (Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam) replied: “They (my followers) will come on the day of Qiyaamah with their foreheads and limbs illuminated with noor on account of their wudhu and I will precede them (in going to the aakhirat) and serve them water at the haudh of Kauthar.”

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