'Hadith Qudsi'

Hadith Qudsi [DS21-30]

IN THE NAME OF GOD, THE ALL-COMPASSIONATE, THE MOST MERCIFUL, AND MAY THE BLESSING OF GOD BE UPON OUR MASTER MUHAMMAD, HIS FAMILY AND HIS COMPANIONS, AND PEACE BE UPON THEM ALL.

Praise be to God, Lord of the universes, who is the ultimate reward for those who fear Him. There is no power nor might save in God, the High, the Magnificent. May blessings and peace be upon Muhammad, master of the universes, upon his family, the pure ones, and upon his companions, followers, and all believers.

TWENTY-FIRST HADITH (21)

According to Abu Hurayra, the Messenger of God, may God give him blessings and peace, said:

God, ever mighty and majestic is He, says: “For My righteous servants I have prepared what no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor has entered into a human heart.”

TWENTY-SECOND HADITH (22)

According to Ali ibn Abi Tålib, the Messenger of God, may God give him blessings and peace, said:

God, ever mighty and majestic is He, says:

“He who hopes for other than Me does not know Me.

“He who does not know Me does not worship Me.

“He who does not worship Me has incurred My Displeasure.

“He who fears other than Me, My Vengeance befalls him.”

TWENTY-THIRD HADITH (23)

According to Abu Hurayra, the Messenger of God, may God give him blessings and peace, said whilst relating a hadith concerning the final judgment of the servants on the Day of Resurrection:

One man remains, whose face is turned towards the Fire. He will be the last of the people of Paradise to enter Paradise. He cries:

“O my Lord, avert my face from the Fire, for its stench tortures me and its heat consumes me.” He continues to beseech God for as long as He wishes him to.

Then God, ever blessed and exalted is He, will say: “If I granted you this, would you ask anything else of Me?”

“No, I shall ask nothing else,” he replies, and he makes whatever commitments and pledges to his Lord, ever mighty and majestic is He, that God wants him to make. Then God averts his face from the Fire. When he comes towards Paradise and sees it, he keeps silent as God would wish, but then he will cry: “O my Lord, bring me up to the gate of Paradise!”

God, ever mighty and majestic is He, will reply: “Did you not make a commitment? Did you not pledge that you would ask nothing else of Me other than that which I have already given to you? Woe betide you, child of Adam, how faithless you are!”

The man replies “O my Lord!”, and he beseeches God, ever mighty and majestic is He, until He says: “And will you ask anything else of Me if I grant it to you?”

“No, by Your Might!” Then he makes whatever commitments and pledges God wants him to make, and God brings him up to the gate of Paradise. When he stands at the gate of Paradise, Paradise itself is opened out for him, and he will see all the wonderful delights therein. He keeps silent as God would wish, but then he will cry: “O my Lord, let me into Paradise!”

God, ever blessed and exalted is He, will reply: “Did you not make a commitment? Did you not pledge that you would ask for nothing other than that which you have been given? Woe betide you, child of Adam, how faithless you are!”

The man replies: “O my Lord, do not make me the most miserable of Your creatures!”, and he will not cease to entreat Him until God, ever blessed and exalted is He, laughs at him. And when God laughs at him, He will say: “Enter into Paradise.”

Once he is there, God, ever exalted is He, will say: “Make a wish.”

He will ask his Lord and make a wish, with God reminding him of this and that until all the wishes come to an end. Then God, ever mighty and majestic is He, will declare: “You shall have all that and more besides!”

TWENTY-FOURTH HADITH (24)

According to Abu Hurayra, the Messenger of God, may God give him blessings and peace, said:

When God created Adam and breathed into him the spirit, Adam sneezed and said “Praise be to God!”, and he praised Him with His permission.

His Lord replied: “May God have mercy on you, O Adam!”

Then he went to a group of angels who were sitting together, and said to them: “Peace be upon you!” They replied to him: “And upon you be peace and the mercy of God!”

Then he returned to his Lord, who said to him: “This shall be your greeting and the greeting of your children to each other.”

Then God said, keeping His two Hands closed: “Choose whichever you will!”

“I choose the Right Hand of my Lord, and both Hands of my Lord are Right and Blessed.”

Thereupon God opened it, and there were Adam and his progeny.

“My Lord, who are they?”, Adam asked.

“These are your progeny”, God replied.

Each human being had the duration of their life inscribed between their eyes. There was among them a man with a light more radiant than the others, or [at least] one of the most radiant.

Adam asked: “My Lord, who is he?”

“That is your son David, to whom I have assigned forty years of life.”

“My Lord, prolong the duration of his life!”

“But that is what I have ordained for him.”

“But Lord, I have already committed myself to give him sixty years of my own term.”

He replied: “You have, so be it.”

The Prophet continued:

Then he stayed in Paradise as long as God willed, after which he was cast down. Adam himself kept account of his years, and then the Angel of Death came to him. Adam said: “You have come too soon. A thousand years were ordained for me.”

“Indeed,” replied the angel, “but you gave sixty of your years to your son David.”

Adam denied, and his progeny denied. He forgot, and his progeny forgot.

The Prophet added that, since that day, written proof and witnesses have been made compulsory.

TWENTY-FIFTH HADITH (25)

According to Anas ibn Målik, the Prophet, may God give him blessings and peace, said:

When God created the Earth, she began to quake. So He created the mountains and said to them: “Upon her”, and she then became still.

The angels were amazed at the power of the mountains, and they asked: “O Lord, is there anything in Your Creation more powerful than the mountains?”

He replied: “Yes, iron.”

“O Lord, is there anything in Your Creation more powerful than iron?”

He replied: “Yes, fire.”

“O Lord, is there anything in Your Creation more powerful than fire?”

He replied: “Yes, water.”

“O Lord, is there anything in Your Creation more powerful than water?”

He replied: “Yes, wind.”

“O Lord, is there anything in Your Creation more powerful than wind?”

“Yes, the child of Adam, who gives charitably with his right hand whilst concealing it from his left hand.”

TWENTY-SIXTH HADITH (26)

According to Abu Hurayra, the Messenger of God, may God give him blessings and peace, spoke about the Day of Gathering, within which [the following appears]:

And there remains that community with its unbelievers amongst them. God, ever blessed and exalted is He, appears to them in a form different to that form of His which they recognize, and says:

“I am your Lord!”

“We take refuge in God from you”, they reply. “This is where we shall be until our Lord, ever mighty and majestic is He, comes to us. And when our Lord comes to us, we will know Him.”

God, ever blessed and exalted is He, then comes to them in that form of His which they recognize, and says: “I am your Lord!”

“You are our Lord indeed!”, they call out. They follow Him, and the path is laid down.

This hadith also mentions that God says:

“He who has worshipped a thing [other than Me] shall follow it.”

TWENTY-SEVENTH HADITH (27)

According to Ab¬ Hurayra, the Messenger of God, may God give him blessings and peace, said:

God, ever mighty and majestic is He, says:

“I am present in My servant’s thought of Me, and I am with him when he remembers Me.”

“If he mentions Me in his self, I mention him in My Self, and if he mentions Me in an assembly, I mention him in a better assembly than that.”

“If he approaches Me by a hand’s breadth, I draw near to him by an arm’s length; and if he draws near to Me by an arm’s length, I draw near to him by a fathom. If he comes to Me walking, I come to him running.”

TWENTY-EIGHTH HADITH (28)

According to Anas ibn Målik, the Messenger of God, may God give him blessings and peace, said:

God, ever mighty and majestic is He, says:

“O child of Adam, as long as you beseech Me and hope for Me, I shall forgive you whatever you have done, without minding in the slightest.”

“O child of Adam, were your sins to reach up to the clouds of Heaven and then you asked forgiveness of Me, I should forgive you, without minding in the slightest.”

“O child of Adam, even if you were to bring Me enough sins to fill the earth, but then you met Me without associating anything with Me, I should bring to you the selfsame measure of forgiveness.”

TWENTY-NINTH HADITH (29)

Zayd ibn Khålid al-Juhani reported that the Messenger of God, may God give him blessings and peace, performed the early morning prayer in our company at Hudaybiya after it had rained during the night. When he had finished, he turned towards the people and asked: “Do you know what your Lord has said?” They replied: “God and His Messenger know best.” He said:

[God] says: “Two of My servants arise in the morning – one who believes in Me and one who does not believe in Me. As for the one who says, ‘It has rained by the Blessing and Mercy of God’, this one believes in Me and not in the stars. As for the one who says ‘It has rained because of such-and-such a star’, that one does not believe in Me but believes in the stars.”

THIRTIETH HADITH (30)

Abu Muså al-Ash¡ari reported a hadith in which it is mentioned that the Messenger of God, may God give him blessings and peace, said:

And when the imam says [during the prayer]: “God hears him who praises Him”, then say: “O God, our Lord, to You be praise!” so that God hears you. For indeed God, ever blessed and exalted is He, said through the mouth of His Prophet: “God hears him who praises Him.”

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The divine scriptures are God’s beacons to the world. Surely God offered His trust to the heavens and the earth, and the hills, but they shrank from bearing it and were afraid of it. And man undertook it.
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