اَﻟﺘﱠﺤِﻴﱠﺎتُ ﻟِﻠﻪِ اﻟﺼﱠﻠَﻮَاتُ اﻟﻄﱠﻴﱢﺒَﺎتُ، اَﻟﺴﱠﻼمُ ﻋَﻠَﻴْﻚَ أَﻳــﱡﻬَﺎ اﻟﻨﱠﺒِﻲﱡ وَرَﺣْﻤَﺔُ اﷲِ، اَﻟﺴﱠﻼمُ ﻋَﻠَﻴْﻨَﺎ وَﻋَﻠَﻰ ﻋِﺒَﺎدِ اﷲِ اﻟﺼﱠﺎﻟِﺤِﻴْﻦَ ، أَﺷْﻬَﺪُ أَنْ ﻻﱠ إِﻟَﻪَ إِﻻﱠ اﷲُ وَأَﺷْﻬَﺪُ أَنﱠ ﻣُﺤَﻤﱠﺪًا ﻋَﺒْﺪُﻩُ وَرَﺳُﻮْﻟُﻪُ
All verbal praises, physical praises and monetary devotions are for Allah Ta’ala. May the special peace of Allah Ta’ala descend upon you, O Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), and Allah’s choicest mercies. May peace descend upon us and upon all the pious servants of Allah Ta’ala. I bear witness that there is no deity except Allah Ta’ala, and I bear witness that Hadhrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is His servant and messenger.
Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (Radhiyallahu Anhu)
Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (Radhiyallahu Anhu) is a famous Sahaabi of Sayyidina Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). No other Sahaabi has narrated as many Ahadith as he has done. He embraced Islam in 7 A.H. and since Sayyidina Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) passed away in 11 A.H., he had been with him for only four years. People used to marvel how he could remember so many Ahaadith in such a short period. He explains this himself, saying: “People wonder how I narrate so many Ahaadith. The fact is that my Muhajir brothers remained busy in trade and my Ansaar brothers did their farming, while I was always with Sayyidina Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). I was among the people of Suffah. I was not concerned of earning livelihood and constantly remained with Sayyidina Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) being content with whatever little food I received. I would be with Sayyidina Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) at times when no one else was there. I once complained to Sayyidina Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) about my poor memory. He said to me, ‘Spread out your shawl.’ I immediately did so. He thereafter made some signs with his mubaarak hands on my shawl and said, ‘Now wrap this shawl around you.’ I wrapped it around my chest. Since then, I have not forgotten anything that I have wished to remember.” (Fazaail Aamaal)
يَا رَبِّ صَلِّ وَ سَلِّمْ دَائِمًا أَبَدًا عَلَى حَبِيبِكَ خَيرِ الخَلْقِ كُلِّهِمِ