The legacy (inheritance) of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه أنه مر بسوق المدينة فوقف عليها فقال يا أهل السوق ما أعجزكم قالوا وما ذاك يا أبا هريرة قال ذاك ميراث رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم يقسم وأنتم ها هنا ألا تذهبون فتأخذون نصيبكم منه قالوا وأين هو قال في المسجد فخرجوا سراعا ووقف أبو هريرة لهم حتى رجعوا فقال لهم ما لكم فقالوا يا أبا هريرة قد أتينا المسجد فدخلنا فيه فلم نر فيه شيئا يقسم فقال لهم أبو هريرة وما رأيتم في المسجد أحدا قالوا بلى رأينا قوما يصلون وقوما يقرؤون القرآن وقوما يتذاكرون الحلال والحرام فقال لهم أبو هريرة ويحكم فذاك ميراث محمد صلى الله عليه و سلم  رواه الطبراني في الأوسط بإسناد حسن (الترغيب والترهيب 1/134)

It is reported regarding Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiyallahu Anhu) that on one occasion as he was passing by the market of Madinah Munawwarah, he stopped and said: “O people of the market, what has made you helpless (from going to acquire the good)?” They replied: “What are you referring to, O Abu Hurayrah (Radhiyallahu Anhu)?” Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiyallahu Anhu) said: “The legacy (inheritance) of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is being distributed, and you are remaining behind over here? Why don’t you go and take your share of it?” The people said: “And where is it being distributed?” Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiyallahu Anhu) replied: “(It is being distributed) in the Musjid.” The people hastily left (for the Musjid) while Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiyallahu Anhu) remained there (in the market) waiting for them to return (from the Musjid). When they returned (from the Musjid to the market), he said to them: “What has happened?” They replied: “O Abu Hurayrah, we went to the Musjid, but we did not see anything (any inheritance) being distributed over there.” Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiyallahu Anhu) said to them: “Didn’t you find anyone present in the Musjid (engaged in some amal)?” They replied: “Yes, we did see some people present. There was a group of people engaged in performing salaah, and (another) group of people engaged in the recitation of the Qur’an, and a (third) group occupied in teaching the people halaal and haraam.” Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiyallahu Anhu) said: “Woe to you, that which you have seen (the Aamaal of Deen) is the legacy (inheritance) of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam).”

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