The Overwhelming love of the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) for Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)

The Overwhelming love of the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) for Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)

Once, a person came to Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and said, “O Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)! My love for you is such that when I think of you, I am overwhelmed by your love, to the extent that I do not find any satisfaction until I see you. O Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), the thought crosses my heart that if Allah Ta‘ala has to bless me with Paradise, it will be very difficult for me to see you, for you will be in a lofty position which I will not be able to reach (so how will I be able to stay without you?).”

Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) consoled him by reciting the following verses in reply:

وَمَن يُطِعِ اللَّهَ وَالرَّسولَ فَأُولٰئِكَ مَعَ الَّذينَ أَنعَمَ اللَّهُ عَلَيهِم مِنَ النَّبِيّـۧنَ وَالصِّدّيقينَ وَالشُّهَداءِ وَالصّٰلِحينَ وَحَسُنَ أُولٰئِكَ رَفيقًا

All those who obey Allah Ta’ala and the Messenger will be in the company of those on whom is the Grace of Allah Ta’ala; the Ambiyaa (‘alaihimus salaam), the Siddeeqeen, the martyrs, and the righteous, and how excellent are these people as companions! (Surah Nisaa v.69)[1]

[1] المعجم الكبير للطبراني، الرقم: 12559، وفيه عطاء بن السائب وقد اختلط كما في مجمع الزوائد، الرقم: 10936


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