Weeping for Fear of Allah

Two eyes that will never be touched by the Fire

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assalamu-alaikum

I am a man and I never cry. How can I make my eyes weep for fear of Allah in accordance with the hadeeth:

“Two eyes that will never be touched by the Fire” in which it mentions “The eye that weeps for fear of Allah”?

May Allah reward you with good.

Praise be to Allah

Undoubtedly your feelings of regret for missing out on this blessing is a very good sign. You should note that the Muslim can accustom himself to weep for fear of Allah, by doing the following:

1 – Making yourself feel fear of Allah.

This weeping is the fruit of beneficial knowledge, as al-Qurtubi says in his commentary on the verse (interpretation of the meaning):

“And they fall down on their faces weeping” [17:109]

This is an eloquent description of them and praise for them. It is the duty of everyone who acquires knowledge to reach this level, so that when he hears the Quran he is filled with fear and humility. In Musnad al-Daarimi it is narrated from Abu Muhammad that al-Taymi said: Whoever is given knowledge and does not weep, he deserves not to have any knowledge, because Allah has described those who have knowledge; then he recited this verse.

Al-Jaami’ li Ahkaam il-Qur’aan, 10/341-342.

2 – Reading the Quran and pondering its meanings

Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“Say (O Muhammad to them): Believe in it (the Quran) or do not believe (in it). Verily, those who were given knowledge before it, when it is recited to them, fall down on their faces in humble prostration.”

And they say:

”Glory be to our Lord! Truly, the Promise of our Lord must be fulfilled.”

”And they fall down on their faces weeping and it increases their humility” [17:107-109]

“Those were they unto whom Allah bestowed His grace from among the Prophets, of the offspring of Adam, and of those whom We carried (in the ship) with Nooh, and of the offspring of Ibrahim and Israel, and from among those whom We guided and chose. When the Verses of the Most Gracious (Allah) were recited unto them, they fell down prostrate and weeping” [19:58]

It was narrated that Ibn Mas’ood (may Allah be pleased with him) said:

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said to me: “Recite the Quran to me.” I said: “O Messenger of Allah, shall I recite it to you when it was revealed to you?” He said: “I like to hear it from someone else.” So I recited Soorat al-Nisa’ to him, and when I reached this verse – “How (will it be) then, when We bring from each nation a witness and We bring you (O Muhammad) as a witness against these people?” [4:41] – he said: “That is enough for now.” I turned to him and saw his eyes were streaming with tears. Narrated by al-Bukhari andMuslim.

3 – Knowing the greatness of the reward for weeping, especially when one is alone.

It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) said:

The Messenger of Allah said: “A man who weeps for fear of Allah will not enter Hell until the milk goes back into the udder, and dust produced (when fighting) for the sake of Allah and the smoke of Hell will never coexist.” [Narrated by al-Tirmidhi and al-Nasaa’i].

“until the milk goes back into the udder” is a metaphor for it being impossible, as in the verse where Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): “and they will not enter Paradise until the camel goes through the eye of the needle” [7:40]. Tuhfat al-Ahwadhi.

And it was narrated that he said: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:

“There are seven whom Allah will shade with His shade on the day when there will be no shade but His: a just ruler; a young man who grows up worshipping Allah; a man whose heart is attached to the mosque; two people who love one another for the sake of Allah, meeting and parting on that basis; a man who is called (to commit sin) by a woman of high status and great beauty and he says, ‘I fear Allah’; a man who gives in charity so secretly that his left hand does not know what his right hand is doing; and a man who remembers Allah when he is alone and his eyes flow with tears.” [Narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Weeping when alone is singled out because being alone is a time when the heart tends to become harder and there is a stronger motive to commit sin, and it is farthest removed from the possibility of showing off. So if a person strives to do this, and makes himself feel the greatness and might of Allah, and his eyes flow with tears, then he deserves to be beneath the shade of the Throne of the Most Merciful on the Day when there will be no shade but His shade.

4 – Thinking about your situation and your boldness in committing sin, and fearing to meet Allah in such a state.

One of the righteous people used to weep night and day, and something was said to him about that. He said: “I am afraid that Allah will see me committing sin and will say: ‘Go away from Me for I am angry with you.’” Hence Sufyan used to weep and say: “I am afraid that my faith will be taken away at the moment of death.”

Isma’il ibn Zakariya described Habeeb ibn Muhammad, who was a neighbour of his. He said: “Every evening I heard him weeping and every morning I heard him weeping, so I went to his wife and said: ‘What is the matter with him? He weeps in the evening and he weeps in the morning!’ She said to me: ‘By Allah, when evening comes he fears that he will not live till morning and when morning comes he fears that he will not live till evening.’”

The salaf (righteous predecessors) used to weep and grieve a great deal. When Yazeed al-Raqaashi was criticized for weeping a great deal and it was said to him, “If the Fire had been created exclusively for you, you would not weep more than this,” he said: “Has the Fire been created for anyone other than me and my companions and brothers among the jinn and mankind?”

When ‘Ata’ al-Sulaymi was asked: “What is this grief?” he said: “Woe to you! Death is close at hand, the grave is my house, on the Day of Resurrection I will stand and my path is over a bridge across Hell, and I do not know what will become of me.”

Faddalah ibn Sayfi used to weep a great deal. A man entered upon him when he was weeping and said to his wife: “What is the matter with him?” She said: “He says that he wants to undertake a long journey and he does not have proper provision for it.”

One night al-Hasan woke up weeping, and he disturbed the other people in the house with his weeping. They asked him what was the matter and he said: “I remembered a sin that I committed and I wept.”

It was narrated that Tameem al-Daari (may Allah be pleased with him) recited this verse (interpretation of the meaning): “Or do those who earn evil deeds think that We shall hold them equal with those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah- Islamic Monotheism) and do righteous good deeds” [45:21] and he started repeating it and weeping until morning came.

Hudhayfah (may Allah be pleased with him) used to weep intensely, and it was said to him: “Why are you weeping?” He said: “I do not know what is ahead of me – Divine pleasure or divine wrath.”

Sa’d ibn al-Akhram said: I was walking with Ibn Mas’ood and he passed by the blacksmiths, who had brought a piece of iron out of the fire. He stood and looked at the molten iron and wept.

5 – Making yourself feel regret and feeling that you have fallen short in your duties towards Allah. 

The tears of the repentant at night quenches thirst and cures sickness, as the Shaykh of the Mufassireen (exegetists), Abu Ja’far al-Tabari, said in his commentary on the verse (interpretation of the meaning):

“Do you then wonder at this recitation” (the Quran)?

”And you laugh at it and weep not” [53:59-60]

Do not weep at the warnings contained therein to those who disobey Allah, when you are people who commit sin, “Wasting your (precious) lifetime in pastime and amusements (singing)” [53:61] – you are heedless of the lessons and reminders contained therein, turning away from its verses.

Jaami’ al-Bayaan ‘an Ta’weel Aayi al-Qur’aan, 27/82.

6 – Weeping out of fear of a bad end.

It was narrated that Ibn ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) said: When the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) passed by al-Hijr (the land of the people of Thamood) he said: “Do not enter the dwellings of those who wronged themselves, lest what befell them befall you, unless you are weeping.” Then the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) covered his head and walked quickly until he had left the valley. Narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim.

Al-Nawawi included this hadeeth in a chapter entitled “Weeping and feeling fear when passing by the graves of the wrongdoers and the places where they were killed, and expressing one’s need of Allah, and being careful not to be negligent in that.” Riyadh al-Saliheen.

7 – Listening to moving speeches and lectures that will soften the heart.

It was narrated that al-‘Irbad ibn Sariyah (may Allah be pleased with him), who was one of those who used to weep, said: “The Messenger of Allah delivered a deeply moving speech at which our eyes began to overflow and our hearts melted.” Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, Abu Dawood and Ibn Maajah.

May Allah help us and you to do that which our Lord loves and is pleased with him.

Islam Q&A
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Shedding tears out of
the fear of Allah

Question: Do crying and shedding tears have anything to do with the fear of Allah?

Answer: Not every act of crying results from the fear of Allah. There are many people who shed tears for role-play purposes. But the merit of weeping out of the fear of Allah is great. As a matter of fact, the following ahâdîth declare:

(On the Day of Resurrection, there will be no torment for a person who, when mentioning Allah, sheds tears out of the fear of Allah.) [Hâkîm]

(It is harâm for Hell-fire to touch the eyes that weep out of the fear of Allah.) [Nasâî]

(On the Day of Resurrection, everybody will cry and shed tears. Only those who shed a tiny teardrop out of the fear of Allah will not cry.) [Isfahânî]

(Just as Haqq ta’âlâ [that is, Allahu ta’âlâ] protects a Believer whose eyes shed tears out of the fear of Allah from Fire, so He protects the Fire from his nûr.) [Ibni Mâja]

(Hell-fire is harâm for a Believer whose eyes shed tears for Allah. The face of a person whose cheek has become wet with a teardrop will never fall on bad times. On the Day of Resurrection, all things will be measured and weighed. Of them, the tears streaming down out of the fear of Allah are strong enough to quench oceans of fire.) [Bayhaqî]

(The sins of a person whose body trembles with the fear of Allah fall off just like leaves falling off a tree.) [Bayhaqî]

(Allahu ta’âlâ told Hadrat Mûsâ: “An act of worship performed by weeping out of the fear of Me is superior to other acts of worship.”) [Tabarânî]

(Janab-i Haqq [that is, Allahu ta’âlâ] declares the following by swearing: “I shall make a person laugh forever in Paradise who weeps out of the fear of Me in the world.”) [Bayhaqî]

(A person who cries with the fear of Allah will not go to the Fire, as milk does not go back into the teat.) [Tirmudhî]

(On the Day of Resurrection when there is no protection but the protection of Allahu ta’âlâ, one of the seven classes of people whom Allahu ta’âlâ will take under His protection is the one who, when he is alone, remembers Allah and is moved to tears.) [Bukhârî]

(There is not a drop dearer to Allah than two drops: a drop of tear rolling down out of the fear of Allah and a drop of blood shed in the way of Allah.) [Tirmudhî]

(Weep! If you cannot weep, exert yourselves and become sorrowful! If you knew the horrors of the torments on the Day of Resurrection, you would perform namâz until you cannot remain standing and you would weep until your voice is hoarse.) [Bukhârî]

(If all Believers were present in our mosque with mountains of sins, all of them present there would be forgiven for the sake of this weeping person, because angels say: “O our Rabb! Make those who weep the intercessors for those who do not weep!”) [Bayhaqî]

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Crying In front And
Out Of Fear Of Allah

“And they fall upon their faces weeping, and the Qur’an increases them in humble submission.” [17:109]

Weeping is a mercy which Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala puts in the hearts of all of us.

A person weeps because of some reason. At times one cries because of feelings of mercy and kindness; at times because of fear; sometimes because of fondness and often because of love; sometimes due to intense happiness; sometimes due to pain or sorrow; at times due to the oppression of someone. Besides these there is the weeping of taubah (repentance) which is an outcome of some sin(s) committed; another type of crying is due to nifaaq (hypocrisy), which is done for show, where one cries in salaah (prayer) so that others may feel that the person is crying due to piety, humbleness etc.;

Also one other type of crying is for a request, for instance where one cries for a dead person without taking any remuneration; and another type is to cry for a remuneration where for example one is paid to cry at the house of a dead person as is the custom in some areas; one more type of crying is the weeping of acceptance where one sees another crying and after seeing this he also begins to cry in camaradrie, etc. Verily the best of weeping is out of fear of Allah (swt).

The Messenger of Allah use to shed tears listening the words of Allah

Ibn Mas’ud (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:

The Prophet said to me: “Recite the Qur’an to me”. I said, “O Messenger of Allah! Shall I recite the Qur’an to you, when it has been revealed to you?” He replied, “I love to hear it recited by others”. So I recited to him a portion from Surat An-Nisa’. When I reached the Ayah: “How (will it be) then, when We bring from each nation a witness and We bring you (O Muhammad as a witness against these people?”. (4:41)

He said, “Enough for now”. When I looked at him I saw his eyes were shedding tears.

[Al- Bukhari and Muslim Riyad As Salihin Book 1, Hadith 446, Tirmidhi Vol. 1, Book 44, Hadith 3024 Graded as Sahih]

Allah will bless him, he who cried out of fear of Allah by providing him His shade at Judgement Day, when there will be no other shade

Narrated Abu Hurairah:

The Prophet said Allah will give shade to seven (types of people) under His Shade (on the Day of Resurrection). (one of them will be) a person who remembers Allah and his eyes are then flooded with tears. [Sahih al-Bukhari 6479 In-book reference: Book 81, Hadith 68]

Even the companions of Prophet Muhammad SAW used to weep out of fear of Allah, when Quran was recited.

Narrated Hamza bin `Abdullah:

My father said, “When Allah’s Messenger became seriously ill, he was told about the prayer. He said, ‘Tell Abu Bakr to lead the people in the prayer.’ `Aisha said, ‘Abu Bakr is a softhearted man and he would be overpowered by his weeping if he recited the Qur’an.’ He said to them, ‘Tell him (Abu Bakr) to lead the prayer. The same reply was given to him. He said again, ‘Tell him to lead the prayer. You (women) are the companions of Joseph.” [Sahih al-Bukhari Book 10, Hadith 76]

The Messenger of Allah said:

Abu Umamah Sudaiy bin ‘Ajlan Al-Bahili (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:

The Prophet said: “Nothing is dearer to Allah than two drops and two marks: A drop of tears shed out of fear of Allah and a drop of blood shed in Allah’s way. Regarding the two marks, they are: Marks left in the Cause of Allah and a mark left in observing one of the obligatory act of worship of Allah, the Exalted”.

[Riyah As Salihin, Book of Misceallny from At-Tirmidhi Book 1, Hadith 455]

The Prophets and their companions cried before Allah. Pious predecessors, likewise, used to weep so profusely, especially in their night prayers, that the hot tears would leave marks on their faces and wet their generous beards.

Abdullah Bin Al-Shikhkhir (may Allah be pleased with him) said, “I came to Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) when he was performing prayers. He was sobbing and his chest sounded like a boiling kettle.” (Abu Dawood and Al-Tirmidhi)

The reward for weeping alone is immense

It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah said: “A man who weeps for fear of Allah will not enter Hell until the milk goes back into the udder, and dust produced (when fighting) for the sake of Allah and the smoke of Hell will never coexist.” Narrated by al-Tirmidhi and al-Nasaa’i.

“Until the milk goes back into the udder” is a metaphor for it being impossible, as in the verse where Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): “and they will not enter Paradise until the camel goes through the eye of the needle” [7:40]

The fear of Allah (SWT) brings many benefits which include:

  • It is something which we have been ordered to do
  • It is a conditions to achieve Eeman
  • It is something that our prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) did
  • It is from the characteristics of the righteous and knowledgeable
  • It helps someone achieve stability and comfort on Earth
  • It pushes someone to do good
  • It is one of the reasons of forgiveness from Allah (SWT)
  • It leads a person to enter paradise
  • It helps someone achieve tranquillity and safety on the day of judgement
  • It is a reason to be rescued from every evil
  • It makes someone to be from the ones which Allah (swt) has spoken well of in the Qur’an.

To achieve this great attribute of fearing Allah (swt), we can do the following:

  • Remembering the previous sins we have fallen in
  • Being wary of not fulfilling the obligations
  • Thinking of what will happen on the day of judgement
  • Pondering upon Allah’s (swt) greatness and ability
  • Looking at how Allah (swt) speaks about the successful ones and their attributes
  • Pondering upon Allah’s (swt) words and those of His messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم)
  • Pondering upon death and about its inevitability
  • Pondering upon what comes after death in our graves
  • Pondering upon what will happen when we are resurrected
  • Remembering what Allah (swt) said about hellfire
  • Pondering upon how we have forgotten our sins but Allah (swt) has not and will not forget them
  • Knowing that death can approach us suddenly before we have time to repent
  • Remembering the stories of those who have died before us and have had a bad death.

If we really think about what will happen to us and how much we have transgressed, as well as us not knowing if our righteous deeds were accepted or not, we should always be crying from the fear of Allah.

It was narrated that al-‘Irbad ibn Sariyah (may Allah be pleased with him), who was one of those who used to weep, said: “The Messenger of Allah delivered a deeply moving speech at which our eyes began to overflow and our hearts melted.”

[Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, Abu Dawood and Ibn Maajah.]

The most telling example of a man who few people would think that he might cry  out of fear of Allah is `Umar ibn Al-Khattab (may Allah be pleased with him). `Umar was known for being strong, fearless, and uncompromising when it came to matters of faith. Despite that, it was related by `Abdullah ibn `Isa that he had two black streaks on his face as a result of constant weeping.

`Umar’s awe and fear of Almighty Allah was so intense that he once said, “If someone announces from the heavens that everybody will enter Paradise except for one person, I would fear that I would be that person.” Thus, the strong `Umar was fearful of his Lord and His punishment to the point of weeping. Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) was also a great example of this. He was simply known for crying out of fear of Almighty Allah.

These people were keen on serving fellow human beings during the day and invoke Almighty Allah at night in order to save them as well as all humanity from His Punishment. Let us contemplate the reality of the hereafter and let us invoke Almighty Allah to forgive our sins and soften our hearts. We have more need and urgency to contemplate and weep than `Umar and Abu Bakr ever had. Human beings are in turmoil. Only connecting with Allah wholeheartedly and begging for His mercy and forgiveness can bring us closer to Him and instill a sense of tranquility and softness in our hearts.

May Allah help us and you to do that which our Lord loves and is pleased with him.

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Did You Ever Weep Out
Of Fear From Allah?

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Praise to Allah solely, and peace and blessings upon whom no prophet is beyond, our prophet Mohamed, and upon his relatives and apostles till the end of days

Dear brother:

Did you ever cry one day?

Did you ever ponder your huge crimes and cried over what you did?

Did you ever ponder Allah enshroud over you and exhaled out of relief?

Did you ever ponder Allah care for you, his patience on you in spite of your repel and distancing from Him? So you cried and sighed.

Did you ever ponder His strength and your weakness? His richness and your poverty? His perfection and your incompetence? His eternal life and your death?

Did you ever ponder Allah severe torture for His disobeyers? His fine reward for His obedient and followers?

Why did our eyes dry out and did not allow us to shed a tear?

Why did our hearts harden, became impatient and our conditions are worsened?

Why did our feelings are burdened with the acts of worship and are vivid to amusements and evil acts?

Where do we stand from this nation’s ancestors who performed their work efficiently, who wept out of their fear from failure and slippage, and out of their anxiety from frustration and defects?

Where do we stand from those who “When the verses of the Most Merciful were recited to them, they fell in prostration and weeping” [Maryam 19:58]

{إِذَا تُتْلَىٰ عَلَيْهِمْ آيَاتُ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ خَرُّوا سُجَّدًا وَبُكِيًّا}

Transliteration:

Where is our weeping while listening to the Qur’an?

Where is our humility and humble to the signs of criterion?

“And [it is] a Quran which We have separated [by intervals] that you might recite it to the people over a prolonged period. And We have sent it down progressively. (106) Say, “Believe in it or do not believe.” Indeed, those who were given knowledge before it, when it is recited to them, they fall upon their faces in prostration, (107). And they say, “Exalted is our Lord! Indeed, the promise of our Lord has been fulfilled.” (108). And they fall upon their faces weeping, and it [i.e., the Quran] increases them in humble submission (109)”. [Al Israa 17:106-109]

{وَقُرْآنًا فَرَقْنَاهُ لِتَقْرَأَهُ عَلَى النَّاسِ عَلَىٰ مُكْثٍ وَنَزَّلْنَاهُ تَنزِيلًا ﴿١٠٦﴾ قُلْ آمِنُوا بِهِ أَوْ لَا تُؤْمِنُوا ۚ إِنَّ الَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْعِلْمَ مِن قَبْلِهِ إِذَا يُتْلَىٰ عَلَيْهِمْ يَخِرُّونَ لِلْأَذْقَانِ سُجَّدًا ﴿١٠٧﴾ وَيَقُولُونَ سُبْحَانَ رَبِّنَا إِن كَانَ وَعْدُ رَبِّنَا لَمَفْعُولًا ﴿١٠٨﴾ وَيَخِرُّونَ لِلْأَذْقَانِ يَبْكُونَ وَيَزِيدُهُمْ خُشُوعًا}

Transliteration:

“Weeping out of fear from Allah is the proof of our faith and sensing its sweetness. Therefore, Mighty Allah rejected those who laughed while listening to the Quraan and did not cry. So He says: “Then at this statement do you wonder? (59). And you laugh and do not weep” [Surat: An-Najm: 59-60]

{أَفَمِنْ هَٰذَا الْحَدِيثِ تَعْجَبُونَ ﴿٥٩﴾ وَتَضْحَكُونَ وَلَا تَبْكُونَ}

Ibn Katheer said in his interpretation:

Then the Mighty Allah denies the way the disbelievers listen to the Quraan, their negligence and messing around and says: {Then at this statement do you wonder} He wonders how could this be true, {And you laugh} out of mocking and irony {and do not weep} as the believers do, and he describes them “And they fall upon their faces weeping, and it [i.e., the Quran increases them in humble submission” [Al Israa 17:109].

{وَيَخِرُّونَ لِلْأَذْقَانِ يَبْكُونَ وَيَزِيدُهُمْ خُشُوعًا}

Transliteration:

Weeping in Sunnah

What was provided from the prophet, peace be upon Him, concerning the virtue of weeping out of fear from Allah, and narrated by Abou Huraira, may Allah gratifies him, said: the messenger of Allah, peace be upon Him, said: »One who weeps out of fear of Allah, will not enter hell till milk returns back in the udder; and the dust raised on account of fighting in the path of Allah and the smoke of hell will never combine together« [Narrated by At-Tarmathey and edited by Al Albani]

لا يلج النار رجل بكى من خشية الله حتى يعود اللبن في الضرع، ولا يجتمع غبار في سبيل الله ودخان جهنم

That is proof that weeping out of fear from Allah is worship and is one of the reasons to gain entering heaven and be saved from hell.

Yes, dear brother, one instant where you shed one sincere tear could be your saver from hell. So, where is this instant and where is that tear?

The prophet, peace be upon Him, said in the hadith related to the seven types of people whom Allah will shade on the day of resurrection, when there is no shade but His: »and a man remembered Allah while he is alone and his eyes overflowed with tears out of His fear« [Narrated by Al Bukhari and Muslim]

« ورجل ذكر الله خالياً، ففاضت عيناه »

The prophet, peace be upon Him, always impelled His apostles to weep. Narrated by Anas, may Allah gratify him, said: The prophet, peace be upon Him, was informed of something occurred to His apostles, so He said: “Heaven and hell were showed to me, and I have never seen like that day in which good and evil are presented. If you would know what I do, then you would have laughed a little and cried a lot” [Narrated by Muslim]

عرضت علي الجنة والنار، فلم أر كاليوم في الخير والشر، ولو تعلمون ما أعلم لضحكتم قليلاً، ولبكيتم كثيراً

He said: No day appeared to the apostles of the messenger of Allah, peace be upon Him, harder than that day. Also he said: They (the apostles) covered their faces as they were Weeping and sniffling.

The prophet, peace be upon Him, weeps:

The prophet Himself, peace be upon Him, wept and his tears flowed. He, whom Allah has forgiven all His future and past sins, and Allah forbid that His prophet, peace be upon Him, does any sin towards Almighty Allah. He is the infallible, the chosen one and who is renounced from all sins and evil deeds.

Abdullah Ibn Ash-Shakheer, may Allah gratifies him, said: “I came to the prophet, peace be upon Him, when he was praying. He was sobbing and his chest sounded like a boiling kettle.” [Declared authentic by Al Albani]

أتيت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم
وهو يصلي ولجوفه أزيز كأزيزالمرجل من البكاء

This is the legitimate Weeping according to Shariah, not yelling and wailing, lamenting during funerals, hitting chests and cutting clothes and any other deeds similar to what was done by the people of ignorance. All this is done out of ignorance, delusion and heresy of which Allah has not revealed any sanction.

Narrated by Abdullah Ibn Massud, may Allah gratifies him, said: The Messenger of Allah, peace be upon Him, told me: “Read the Quraan for me”, I said: “Messenger of Allah, how would I read it to you while it was sent down upon you?” He said: “I like to hear it from someone else but me.” [Narrated by Al Bukhari]

: اقرأعلي القرآن. قلت:آقرأعليك وعليك أنزل ؟ قال
إني أحب أن أسمعه من غيري

Ibn Massud said:

“So I read Surah An-Nisaa till the part of “So how [will it be] when We bring from every nation a witness and We bring you, [Muhammad], against these [people] as a witness?” [An-Nisaa 4 :41]

{فَكَيْفَ إِذَا جِئْنَا مِن كُلِّ أمَّةٍ بِشَهِيدٍ وَجِئْنَا بِكَ عَلَى هَـؤُلاء شَهِيداً}

Transliteration:

He said: I lifted up my head and saw His eyes flowing with tears”, and in another narration: “I lifted up my head and saw his tears shedding”.

The prophet, peace be upon Him, did not make any sound while he was weeping so that Ibn Massud, may Allah gratifies him, did not know it except after he rose his head. In some narrations, a man nudged him so he lifted up his head and saw the prophet’s, peace be upon Him, tears shedding.

His guidance in weeping:

Ibn Al Qayem, may Allah have mercy on his soul, said: “With regard to His weeping, peace be upon Him, was the same as His laughing. His weeping was not inhaling and loud and His laughing was not giggling, but He shed tears till His eyes overflow, and his chest sounded like a boiling kettle. His weeping was sometimes due to mercy for the deceased, or fear for His nation and out of pity upon it, and sometimes out of fear from Allah and while listening to the Quraan. It is weeping out of longing, love and reverence, which is accompanied with fear and dread.

His eyes flowed with tears when His son, Ibrahim, died, out of mercy on his soul and said: “The eyes flow with tears and the heart grieves, and we don’t say anything except what our God accepts, and We are really sad because of your death, Ibrahim” [Narrated by Muslim]

تدمع العين ويحزن القلب. ولا نقول إلا ما يرضى ربنا .
والله يا إبراهيم ! إنا بك لمحزونون

He wept when He saw one of His daughters dying…

And wept when Ossman Ibn Mathoon died…

And wept when the sun eclipsed and prayed the eclipse prayer and wept while he was praying…

He wept while he was sitting on the grave of one of His daughters…

And He sometimes wept during the night prayer.

Kinds of Weeping

Weeping has different kinds:

First: Weeping out of compassion and tenderness

Second: Weeping out of fear and dread

Third: Weeping out of love and longing

Fourth: Weeping out of joy and happiness

Fifth: Weeping out of fear of advent of painful events and our inability to bear them

Sixth: Weeping out of sadness

Seventh: Weeping out of inanition and weakness

Eighth: Weeping out of hypocrite, that is when the eyes water while the heart is cruel, so one shows humility while his heart is one of the cruelest.

Ninth: fake and leased weeping, such as the rented wailing woman, who is as Omar Ibn Al Khattab said: “sells her tears and cries over others’ sorrows”.

Tenth: empathic weeping; is that when a man sees people weeping about something happened to them so he cries with them, not knowing what they are crying about, but just sees them weeping and he cries with them.

Weeping is called snivel when it is feigned and forced, and it indicates two types:

Benign: is performed due to kindness and fear from Allah, not hypocrite and gaining good reputation.

Malignant: is performed for the sake of mankind.

Some of the ancestor said: Weep out of fear from Allah, and if you cannot weep then snivel.

Ancestor’s Weeping

I cried over my sins due to my huge crimes *** and it is righteous for disobeyers to cry hard

If weeping would send my sorrows away *** I would have ignited tears with blood

1- Narrated by Zeid Ibn Arkam, may Allah gratifies him, that Aba Bakr, may Allah gratifies him, asked him for a drink one day, so he provided him with a glass of honey with some water. When Abou Bakr lifted it to his mouth he cried till the ones around him cried too. They stopped weeping, but he did not and his weeping grew, so they cried with him again. Then they stopped and so did he, and they asked him: “Aba Bakr, successor of messenger of Allah, peace be upon Him! What made you cry?”

He said: “I was alone with the prophet, peace be upon him, with no one around. He said while waiving his hand: “Get away from me, get away from me”. So I said: “Messenger of Allah, whom are you talking to while there is no one around?” He said: “This world has been figured to me, so I say to it: get away from me.” So it said: “If you could survive from me, then no one will be able to be saved after you”. This is what made me cry. [Narrated by Ibn Hajar in his book Mizan Al-I`tidal and Abdul Wahed Ibn Zeid, disparaged narrator]

2- There were two black lines on Omar Ibn Al Khatab cheek, may Allah gratifies him, as a result of his weeping.

People heard his weeping behind the lines (while praying) when he recited Surah Yussef, and Abou Ad-Dardaa and him cried all night long till dawn arose, may Allah gratifies them.

3- When Ossman Ibn Affan, may Allah gratifies him, stood on a grave, he wept till his beard is moistened with his tears.

4 – Aly Ibn Abou Taleb, may Allah gratifies him, used to grasp his beard and wept with humble and despair.

5- On Ibn Abbas face were two old scars resulted from his tears.

After you, those eyes were eliminated by their tears *** are there any further eyes to borrow

6- Ibn Masoud wept till he filled his palm with tears and would throw someone with them.

7- Abdullah Ibn Omar, may Allah gratifies them, turned off the lamp at night and wept till his eyelids stick!

8- Thabet Al Banaty kept weeping till he almost lost his sight. They told him: “We can cure you but you cannot cry again”, he said: “There is no good in a non-weeping eye”.

Criers wept for the Merciful sake all night *** and slept tireless with their tears

Out of my longing to the parts of the world *** I yearn when I can prostrate upon them

9- And Mansour wept till he emptied his eyes. His mother used to tell him: “My son, if you have killed someone, you would not have wept that much”.

10- Al Fodail treasured weeping, and he even wept while sleeping till his family heard it!

The eyes’ tears are so tender as if *** they are the tears of my tears not the tears of my eyelids

11- Abou Obaida Al Khawas used to weep and say (to his weeping): I am too old, so let me go free.

12- Younus Ibn Obaid said: “We used to meet with Al Hassan, and he wept till we had mercy on him”!

Is there an eye weeping upon shelter *** implore the emulsified rainy udder

Wept while the vivid springs overflowed and *** the hovering thirsty ones responded

I did not know that the eye is like a well *** nor that the flowing tears are drinkable

13- Ataa Al Salmy was asked: “What do you like most?” He said: “I like to weep till I am unable to weep anymore”.

14- Ashaath Al Harany and Habib Al Agamy visited each other and kept weeping all day long.

15- Abdel Wahed Ibn Yazeed used to tell Ataba: “Be kind to yourself”, he wept and said: “I weep over my deficiencies”.

The Weeping We Desire

Dear brother:

Weeping we need is not the hypocrite weeping, where the eyes shed tears and the heart is harder than stone.

Weeping we need is not out of dread, weakness and not out of fear from any other thing but Allah.

Weeping we need is not yelling, wailing and lamenting.

Weeping we need is not negative, where it does not correct the defects or straighten out a behavior.

The legitimate weeping is what increases our faith and attains satisfaction, content and humble to the heart.

“The believers are only those who, when Allah is mentioned, their hearts become fearful, and when His verses are recited to them, it increases them in faith; and upon their Lord they rely” [Al Anfal: 2]

إِنَّمَا الْمُؤْمِنُونَ الَّذِينَ إِذَا ذُكِرَ اللّهُ وَجِلَتْ قُلُوبُهُمْ وَإِذَا تُلِيَتْ عَلَيْهِمْ آيَاتُهُ زَادَتْهُمْ إِيمَاناً وَعَلَى رَبِّهِمْ يَتَوَكَّلُونَ

Transliteration:

Weeping we need makes us closer to obedience and moves us away from doing sins and evil deeds, improves ethics, develops our souls, relieves our chests, and one can gain the best lessons and patterns out of it…

It is the sincere weeping and honesty in dealing with Allah the Mighty. Sofian said: Weeping is ten parts: one for Allah and nine for other than Allah. If what is prompted for Allah is performed once a year, then this would be a lot! This is a warning from him, may Allah bless his soul, regarding the necessity of loyalty and seeking it, because any deed which is performed for anyone but Allah will not be accepted from Him and his performer will be punished over it.

Mohamed Ibn Wassee said: “A man would weep for twenty years and his wife does not know it”!!

One felt like weeping, so he took a handkerchief and swept his eyes and nose saying: This cold is very hard, so no one would notice his weeping.

The lover tried to avoid to cry, but his feelings betrayed him *** and he tried to imprison his tears, but they poured

And the one who conceals his love will be disclosed on the day of farewell *** and the lover (who tries to withhold his tears) cannot hide his feelings

Oh Allah, grant us a tender tear with which we gain Your compassion, and do not deprive us from a sincere tear that flows out of Your fear. Tears stream unceasingly down our cheeks, out of Your generosity, to revive our hearts, cleanse our souls and relieve our chests, with Your mercy, oh most Merciful.

Al Watan House
Translated by Wathakker.net website
Source: En.wathakker.net

Weeping from Fear of Allah
Is a Mercy from Allah

assalamu-alaikum

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Weeping is a mercy which Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala puts in the hearts of all of us.

A person weeps because of some reason. At times one cries because of feelings of mercy and kindness; at times because of fear; sometimes because of fondness and often because of love; sometimes due to intense happiness; sometimes due to pain or sorrow; at times due to the oppression of someone. Besides these there is the weeping of taubah (repentance) which is an outcome of some sin(s) committed; another type of crying is due to nifaaq (hypocrisy), which is done for show, where one cries in salaah (prayer) so that others may feel that the person is crying due to piety, humbleness etc.;

Also one other type of crying is for a request, for instance where one cries for a dead person without taking any remuneration; and another type is to cry for a remuneration where for example one is paid to cry at the house of a dead person as is the custom in some areas; one more type of crying is the weeping of acceptance where one sees another crying and after seeing this he also begins to cry in camaradrie, etc.

Abu Umamah (radhiallahu`anhu) narrated that the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam said: “Nothing is dearer to Allah than two drops and two marks: A drop of tear which sheds out due to fear of Allah, and a blood drop shed in the path of Allah. And the two marks are: A mark received in the cause of Allah (mark of a wound, signs of walking in the path of Allah, layer or dust, etc), and a mark caused in observing one of the obligatory commandments of Allah (mark of prostration, or a mark attained during the journey of Hajj).” (Tirmidhi)

The Prophet sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam mainly use to weep due to the fondness and love for a deceased person, or for fear of, on behalf of the ummah, or because of the fear (piety) or longing for Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala. Only these types of crying are praiseworthy. The mashaa-ikh have written, one type of crying is called a lie, that is the crying of a person after committing a sin but thereafter does not refrain from that sin.

I have compiled an article on “weeping” below with excerpts taken from:

  1. Sheikh Waheed `Abdussalam Baali’s lecture on “Al-Khawf min Allah”
  2. The book “al-Bukaa’u min Khashyatillaah” by Shaykh Husayn al-‘Awaayishah

We ask Allah, the Most Generous, the Lord of the Mighty Throne, to help all of us avoid sin and evil actions, both obvious and hidden, to keep us far away from everything that may earn His Ta’ala’s Wrath, and to accept our tears of our repentance, for He Ta’ala is the All-Hearing, the Ever-Close, the One Who answers our prayers. “Glorified be your Lord, the Lord of Honour and Power! (He is free) from what they attribute unto Him! And peace be on the Messengers!” (Al-Saaffaat 37:180-181 – interpretation of the meaning.) Aameen

Fi Amman Allah K a r i m a

Weeping From the Fear of Allah

Allah sent to us the Qur’an and informs us that “the skins of those who fear their Lord shiver from it (when they recite it or hear it). Then their skin and their heart soften to the remembrance of Allah.” (Al-Zumar 39:23)

He mentioned in the Qur’an the promise and the warning, and made clear that His believing servants are fearful and shivering from the punishment of their Lord. Our Lord the Exalted elucidated to us that the believer, whenever his eemaan strengthens and his certainty increases, becomes more fearful of Allah.

Allah Ta’ala says in the Qur’an: “It is only those who have knowledge amongst His slaves that fear Allah” (Fatir 35:28)

Allah, the Most High, says in the Qur’an: “And those who have been given knowledge know that it (the Qur’an) is the truth from your Lord, and that they may believe therein, and their hearts may submit to it with humility. And verily Allah is the guide of those who believe in the Straight Path” [Surat: Al-Hajj 22:54]

“Say: Believe in it (i.e. the Qur’an) or do not believe (in it). Verily! Those who were given knowledge before it, when it is recited to them, fall down on their faces in humble prostration, and they say: “Glory be to our Lord! Truly the promise of our Lord must be fulfilled. And they fall down on their faces weeping, and it adds to their humility”. [Surat: Al-Israa’ 17:107-9]

On the authority of Abu Dharr (radhiallahu`anhu) who said that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam said, “I can see what you do not see, and I can hear what you do not hear. Indeed the sky groans (the large noise of angels in the sky make it heavy so that it groans) and it has a right to do so. There is not an area equal to that of four fingers, except that an angel is prostrating to Allah therein. By Allah! If you knew what I know you would laugh little and weep much, and you would not enjoy your wives in bed. But rather you would come out onto the hills, supplicating and praying fervently to Allah” (Ahmad, at-Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah, hasan)

Weeping of the Prophet sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam

The Prophet, sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam, said to `Abdullah ibn Mas`ood, “Read to me the Qur’an.” He said, “O Messenger of Allah! Should I recite to you and it was revealed to you?” He said, “Yes, for I like to hear it from others.” “I recited Soorat an-Nisaaa’ until I reached the ayah,

“How (will it be) then, when We bring from each nation a witness and We bring you (O Muhammad) as a witness against these people?” (An-Nisaa’ 4:41)

He then said, “‘Stop now.’ I found that his eyes were overflowing with tears.” (Bukhari, Muslim, Fath al-Bari 8:712 and others)

An explanation of the above noble verse has been mentioned in a hadeeth related by Abu Sa’eed (radhiallahu`anhu) who said that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam said: “A prophet will come and with him will be two men, and (another) prophet will come and with him will be three men, and more and less than that.

It will be said to him: “Did you convey (the message) to your nation?” he will reply: “Yes” then his nation will be called, and it will be said to them: “Was the message conveyed to you?” and they will reply: “No”. So it will be said (to that prophet) “Who will testify for you?” He will reply, “Muhammad sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam and his nation”. So the nation of Muhammad (saw) will be called and it will be said to them: “Were you informed of this?” and they will reply: “Yes”.

So it will be asked: “How did you come to know about that?” and they will reply: “Our Prophet sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam informed us that the messengers (before him) had conveyed the message, and we believe him”. He (Abu Sa’eed) said: “So that is what Allah (the Most High) means when He says in the Qur’an: “…. and thus We have made you (Muslims, real believers) a just nation that you be witnesses over mankind, and the Messenger (Prophet Muhammad) be a witness over you …….” (al Baqarah 2:143) – (Ibn Majah, Ahmad, and al Bukhari)

On the authority of ‘Abdullah ibn ash-Shikhkheer, radhiallahu`anhu, who said: “I saw the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam, praying with us, and I heard the sound of his weeping coming out of his chest, which was like the sound of a boiling pot.” (Abu Dawud, An-Nasa’i, at-Tirmidhi in ash-Shamaa’il, ibn Hajar in al-Fath, strong chain of narration authenticated by Ibn Khuzaymah, Ibn Hibbah and al-Hakim)

Ibn al Qayyim said in Zaad al Ma’aad: “As for the weeping of the Prophet sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam it was in the same degree as his laughter. He wouldn’t sob loudly and raise his voice, just like his laughter wasn’t loud. However his eyes would fill up with tears, until they flowed out, and you would hear the sound like that of a whistling kettle coming from his chest. He would weep out of mercy for the dead, out of fear and compassion for his ummah, out of deep fear of Allah, upon listening to the Qur’an. And it was a weeping of longing, love and exaltation, accompanied by fear and khashyah”.

On the authority of Usaamah ibn Zayd (radhiallahu`anhu) who said: We were with the Prophet sallallahu`alayhi wa sallam when one of his daughters sent a message calling for him, informing him that her small child, or her son, was dying. So the Prophet sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam told the messenger: “ Return to her and inform herm whatever Allah takes and gives belongs to him and that everything as an appointed term, so let her be patient and anticipate Allah’s reward in the hereafter” Later the messenger returned to the Prophet sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam and said:

‘Verily she has sworn by Allah that you come to her’.

So the Prophet sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam got up and so did Sa’ad ibn Ubaadah and Mu’aadh ibn Jabal, and I too went with them. The small boy was lifted up to the Prophet (saw) and let out a groaning noise as if he was breathing his last breath. Thereby the Prophet sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam’s eyes over-flowed with tears. Upon this Sa’ad asked: ‘What is this, O Messenger of Allah?’ He replied: “This is a mercy which Allah puts in the hearts of His servants. And verily Allah shows mercy to those of His servants who are merciful” (Bukhari/Muslim)

Weeping of Abu Bakr (radhiallahu`anhu)

`Aaisha (radhiallahu`anhu) said, “During his illness, the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam, said: ‘Order Abu Bakr to lead the prayer.’ I told the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam, that, ‘Indeed, if Abu Bakr stands in your place the people will not be able to hear him due to his (excessive) weeping.'” (Al-Bukhari)

Weeping of the Companions (radhiallahu`anhu)

(Their weeping and grief when reminded of al-Aakhirah – taken from al-Hilyat al-Awliya of Abu Nu’aym)

On the authority of al-Irbaad ibn Saariyah (radhiallahu`anhu) who said: The Messenger of Allah sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam gave us a profound admonition, which caused our hearts to tremble, and our eyes to shed tears. So we said: ‘ O Messenger of Allah (saw) it is as if you have given us a farewell sermon, so counsel us’ He sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam replied: I “advise you to have taqwa of Allah, and to hear and obey, even if an Abyssinian slave is put in authority over you. And whoever of you lives (long enough) he will see much differing. Then it is cumbent upon you to stick to my sunnah, and the sunnah of the rightly guided caliphs. And bite on to it with your molar teeth. Beware of newly invented matters, for verily, every innovation is a misguidance.” (Abu Daud, at-Tirmidhi,ibn Majjaad and others)

On the authority of Ja’far ibn Burqaan who said “I came to know that Salman al-Faarisee (radhiallahu`anhu) used to say: “Three things make me laugh and three things make me cry. I laugh at the one who is hopeful of the world yet death seeks him; the one who is neglectful (of his Lord) while he is not neglected (by Him); the one who laughs at the top of his voice, while he does not know whether he is pleasing his Lord or displeasing Him. Three things make me cry: parting from our beloved Muhammad sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam and his Companions; the terror of the onset of the pangs of death and the standing in front of the Lord of the Worlds while not knowing whether I will be turned towards the Fire or Paradise”.

It is reported on the authority of Salaan ibn Abi Muti’ who said, “A container of water was brought to al-Hasan to break his fast with, but when he brought it close to his mouth he began to weep and said, “I remembered the wish of the inhabitants of the Fire in their saying:

“Pour on us some water…” ….. and then I remembered the reply to them “Surely Allah has forbidden both (water and provision to the disbelievers)” (al-A’raf 7:50)

Zakariyyah al-‘Abdee reported about Ibrahim an-Nakha’i that he wept during his illness and the people said to him “O Abu Imran! What makes you weep?” He replied,

“How can I not weep while I am waiting for a messenger from my lord, to inform me whether it is this or that (i.e. Paradise or Hellfire)”.

Hisham ibn Hassan said “When it was said to Muhammad ibn Waasi’ “In what state do you wake up, O Abu Abdullah?”. He replied “What is one to think of a man who moves a stage closer to the Hereafter every day?”

Weeping in Remembrance of Death

The comforts and pleasures in life are what prevent a tear to be shed, nor any sadness and grief to be felt in the heart. So increase in your remembrance of death, in an attempt to feel the terrors and horrors that will follow it, fearing an evil destination, so that you may succeed with weeping out of fear of Allah. Indeed this is easy for the one whom Allah wishes to make it easy for.

There is no doubt that death ends the delights and pleasures of this life, just as the Messenger of Allah sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam has told us: “Increase in your remembrance of the destroyer of all pleasures: i.e. death. For verily one who remembers it when enduring the hardships of life, it widens for him (i.e. he no longer feels overburdened with the hardships he is experiencing). Whenever one remembers it at times of opulence, it will cause him to feel restricted and burdened (i.e. he will not be too involved with this life and will start to reflect on the serious and heavy matters awaiting him).” (an-Nasa’i, at-Tirmidhi – hasan ghareeb, Ibn Majah)

Weeping of the Inhabitants of Hell

Contemplation and reflection upon death makes one fear the terrors and horrors which follow, beginning with the terrors of the grave and the barzakh (transitional period in the grave prior to the Day of Judgement). Do not think that death is far off, since the Messenger of Allah sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam has warned us from thinking in this way. He (saw) said “Paradise is closer to anyone of you than your shoe lace as is the Hellfire”. (Al-Bukhari)

On the authority of Anas ibn Malik (radhiallahu`anhu) who related that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam said “Weeping will be sent to the inhabitants of the Hellfire whereby they will be made to weep until their tears have been used up, then they will weep tears of blood until it (the blood) leaves trenches in their faces and if ships were placed therein, they would sail” (Ibn Majah).

On the authority of ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr (radhiallahu`anhu) that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam said: “Indeed the inhabitants of the Hellfire will call upon Maalik (an angel) and he will not answer (their call) for forty years, and then he will say: “Verily you are dwellers here”. Then they will call upon their Lord saying “O Our Lord, take us out from here, for if we return (to committing sins) then verily we are transgressors.”

Allah will not respond to their call for a span equivalent to the time span of this world, and then the Most High will say: “Away with them to the Hellfire, and do not speak.” Then the people will give up all hope and there will only be (the sound) of moaning, sobbing, and braying. Their voices will be similar to the sounds of donkeys, the first of them braying and the last of them moaning”. (al Mundhiri said in at-Targheed wat-Tarheeb reportd by at-Tabraani in mawquf form.)

Our Weeping

The righteous have cried, the worshippers have cried and the believers have cried. And in this time there are people by whom a complete year passes and they do not drop a single tear from the fear of Allah. O Allah we seek refuge with you from hard hearts. O Allah soften our hearts to Your remembrance!

“Those who believe (in the Oneness of Allah – Islamic Monotheism), and whose hearts find rest in the remembrance of Allah, Verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest.” [Surat: Ar-Ra’d 13:28]

“The believers are only those who, when Allah is mentioned, feel a fear in their hearts and when His Verses (this Qur’an) are recited unto them, they increase their Faith; and they put their trust in their Lord (Alone).” [Surat: Al-Anfaal 8:2]

So why do we not cry today? We do not cry from the strength of the hardness of our hearts and our hearts’ attachment to this world. So our hearts have hardened and our eyes have dried.

It has been related on the authority of Abu Hurayrah (radhiallahu`anhu) who said: “I heard the Messenger of Allah (saw) say: “Seven will be granted the shade of Allah on a day when there will be no shade but His…and a man whose eyes fill up with tears when he remembers Allah in private” (Bukhari, Muslim and others)

And also on the authority of Abu Hurayrah (radhiallahu`anhu) that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam said: “The fire will not touch a man who weeps out of the fear of Allah until the milk returns to the breasts. Also the dust produced in jihaad and the smoke of hell will never co-exist” (Reported at-Tirmidhi, hasan sahih, an-Nasa’i and al Haakim, sahih)

On the authority of ‘Uqbah ibn ‘Amir (radhiallahu`anhu) who asked “I said, O Messenger of Allah! What is salvation?” He replied: “To have control over your tongue, to be content with your house and to weep over your errors”.(Reported by Ibn al Mubaraak in az-Zuhd, Ahmad, at-Tirmidhi, and others, sahih)

We are distant from our Lord. Had we been close our hearts would not have hardened. So he, who spends a whole week without his eye dropping a tear, let him sit and supplicate and humble himself. Maybe his heart would soften and his eye would drop a tear. And if his heart doesn’t drop a tear, then let him open the Book of Allah and read its ayat with contemplation, humility and submissiveness. So if his eye cries, his heart fears and his soul humbles he has succeeded; and if he continues in the state of the hardened heart, let him sit in a dark room and weep over his state, for his heart has died.

“Has not the time come for the hearts of those who believe to be affected by Allah’s Reminder and that which has been revealed of the truth, lest they become as those who received the Scripture before, and the term was prolonged for them and so their hearts were hardened? And many of them were rebellious, disobedient (faasiqoon).” (Al-Hadeed 57:16)

So know that making yourself weep earns less of a reward than actually weeping. However it is the way towards weeping, that is because the one who makes himself weep, is among those who strive hard and fight their souls, and take account of themselves, and endeavour to attain the pleasure of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala, Who reminds us:

“And those who strive hard in Us (our cause) We will surely guide them to our paths ” (Al-Ankabut 29:69)

So whoever strives to make his soul weep, then Allah will guide this person to sincere weeping and give him success in achieving it.

On the authority of Anas (radhiallahu`anhu) who related that he heard the Messenger of Allah sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam say “O people weep, for you cannot weep then make yourself weep. Indeed the inhabitants of the hellfire will weep until their tears pour down their cheeks as if they were streams until the tears are used up and then blood will pour down, and the eyes will be covered with ulcers”

So reflect over the way the Messenger of Allah sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam advised us to weep or make ourselves weep. He (saw) also explained the weeping of the inhabitants of hellfire, i.e. the tears will pour down their cheeks and faces as if streams until they tears are used up after which blood will pour forth and cause the eyes to be wounded with ulcers.

What else can you want after this, in order for you to weep? For I swear by Allah that it is a deep and serious admonition, this admonition is enough to cause you to make tawbah return to Allah and weep. For are you really safe from the scene (described above)?

On the authority of Ibn Abi Mulaykah who said “We were sitting with ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr (radhiallahu`anhu) on a rock. He said “Weep if you cannot weep then make yourself weep. If only you knew, you would pray until your back broke and weep until you lost your voice”. (at-Targheeb wa at-Tarheeb: “al Haakim reported it in marfoo form and said “it is sahih upon their conditions”. Adh Dhahabee agress upon its authenticity and it is as he has said. It is reported by ibn al Mubarak in mawquf form in az-Zuhd)

Are you guaranteed salvation and Paradise? So weep and shed tears now for which you will be rewarded in your (life of this) world before you weep blood for which you will not be rewarded in the Hereafter.

If you do not weep or even try to weep, then know that your eemaan is weak and the world has overtaken you, and you are in great danger. So flee to Allah, grab hold of life before death, rush to sincere repentance, true inaabah (returning to Allah) and righteous actions.

  • [Fath al-Bari 8:712]
  • [Abu Dawood, An-Nasaa’i, and At-Tirmidhi in ash-Shama’il, authenticated by Ibn Khuzaymah, Ibn Hibban and Al-Hakim]
  • [al-Bukhari]
  1. Excerpts taken from the lecture on “Al-Khawf min Allah” by Sheikh Waheed `Abdussalam Baali: Islaam.com
  2. Excerpts taken from the book “Al-Bukaa’u min Khashyatillaah” by Shaykh Husayn al-‘Awaayishah: IslamicAwakening.com

Excellence of Weeping out of
Fear from Allah (swt)

Allah, the Exalted, says:

“And they fall down on their faces weeping and it increases their humility.” (17:109)

“Do you then wonder at this recitation (the Qur’an)? And you laugh at it and weep not”. (53:59-60)

  1. Ibn Mas`ud (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) said to me: “Recite the Qur’an to me”. I said, “O Messenger of Allah! Shall I recite the Qur’an to you, when it has been revealed to you?” He (PBUH) replied, “I love to hear it recited by others”. So I recited to him a portion from Surat An-Nisa’. When I reached the Ayah:

“How (will it be) then, when We bring from each nation a witness and We bring you (O Muhammad (PBUH)) as a witness against these people?”. (4:41)

He (PBUH) said, “Enough for now”. When I looked at him I saw his eyes were shedding tears. [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Commentary: This Hadith tells us that besides the recitation of the Noble Qur’an, a Muslim should also listen to it from others so that he can contemplate further on it. It also makes one weep when one listens to the Noble Qur’an.

  1. Anas bin Malik (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) delivered a Khutbah to us the like of which I had never heard from him before. In the course of the Khutbah, he said: “If you knew what I know, you would laugh little and weep much”. Thereupon those present covered their faces and began to sob. [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Commentary: This Hadith has been mentioned in this chapter for the reason that it furnishes positive proof of the fact that the Companions of the Prophet (PBUH) used to weep out of fear of Allah when they heard sermons and preachings. It induces us to follow them.

  1. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “One who weeps out of fear of Allah, will not enter the Hell till milk returns back in the udder; and the dust raised on account of fighting in the path of Allah and the smoke of Hell will never exist together”. [At-Tirmidhi].

Commentary:

  1. A person who has such a fear of Allah that he weeps on account of it, cannot be disobedient to Allah. Obviously, his life will generally be spent in obedience of Allah and strict abstinence from sins. It is very true to say that it is as impossible for such a person to go to Hell as the return of milk to the udders.
  2. Similarly, Jihad is a highly meritorious act for a Muslim. A Mujahid, who fights for the sake of Allah, is perfectly safe from Hell because the dust that falls on this way on him, cannot mix with the smoke of Hell.
  3. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “Seven people Allah will give them His Shade on the Day when there would be no shade but the Shade of His Throne (i.e., on the Day of Resurrection): And they are: a just ruler; a youth who grew up with the worship of Allah; a person whose heart is attached to the mosques, two men who love and meet each other and depart from each other for the sake of Allah; a man whom an extremely beautiful woman seduces (for illicit relation), but he (rejects this offer and) says: `I fear Allah’; a man who gives in charity and conceals it (to such an extent) that the left hand does not know what the right has given; and a man who remembers Allah in solitude and his eyes become tearful”. [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Commentary: This Hadith has been included in this chapter for the reason that it highlights the merits of weeping for fear of Allah. The fear of Allah keeps one away from disobedience of Allah, the reward of which in the Hereafter is Jannah – a world which abounds in the Bounties and Pleasure of Allah.

  1. `Abdullah bin Ash-Shikhkhir (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: I came to Messenger of Allah (PBUH) when he was performing prayers. He was sobbing and his chest sounded like a boiling kettle. [Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidhi].

Commentary: This Hadith tells us how the Prophet (PBUH) used to weep in prayer out of fear of Allah. To weep in the course of supplication and at the thought of one’s appearance before Allah reflects piety.

  1. Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said to Ubayy bin Ka`b (May Allah be pleased with him), “Allah (SWT) has ordered me to recite to you Surat-Al-Baiyyinah (98): `Those who disbelieve …”

Ubayy (May Allah be pleased with him) asked, “Did He name me?” Messenger of Allah (PBUH) replied in the affirmative. Whereupon Ubayy (May Allah be pleased with him) began to weep. [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Commentary: This Hadith highlights the following:

  1. The permissibility of crying out of joy when a certain bounty has been bestowed upon one, and out of fear that one fails to show gratefulness to the Bestower of the bounty (i.e., Allah).
  2. The superiority of Ubayy bin Ka`b (May Allah be pleased with him) and the high position he occupies with regard to his recitation and memorization of the Qur’an.
  3. Anas bin Malik (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: After the death of Messenger of Allah (PBUH), Abu Bakr said to `Umar (May Allah be pleased with them): “Let us visit Umm Aiman (May Allah be pleased with him) as Messenger of Allah (PBUH) used to visit her.” As we came to her, she wept. They (Abu Bakr and `Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) said to her, “What makes you weep? Do you not know that what Allah has in store for His Messenger (PBUH) is better than (this worldly life)?” She said, “I weep not because I am ignorant of the fact that what is in store for Messenger of Allah (PBUH) (in the Hereafter) is better than this world, but I weep because the Revelation has ceased to come.” This reply moved both of them to tears and they began to weep along with her. [Muslim].

Commentary: Here, this Hadith has been reproduced to furnish justification for weeping on the departure of virtuous people because their presence is a source of many blessings. With their departure from this world, people are deprived of many graces. Pious people are certainly very much grieved on their death.

  1. Ibn `Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: When the illness of Messenger of Allah (PBUH) became serious, he was asked about the leading of Salat and he said, “Ask Abu Bakr to lead Salat.” Whereupon, `Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) said; “Abu Bakr is very tender hearted. He is bound to be overcome by weeping when he recites the Qur’an.” Messenger of Allah (PBUH) repeated, “Ask him (Abu Bakr) to lead Salat”.

In another narration: `Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) said: “When Abu Bakr stands in your place, he will not be able to recite the Noble Qur’an to the people on account of weeping.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Commentary:

  1. This Hadith brings into prominence the distinction of Abu Bakr As-Siddiq (May Allah be pleased with him). It was because of this distinction that the Companions of the Prophet (PBUH) selected him as Khalifah (caliph) after the death of the Prophet (PBUH). On this occasion, `Umar (May Allah be pleased with him) said, “Should we not like him for our (worldly life) political leadership when the Prophet (PBUH) had chosen him for our Deen”.
  2. The justification for weeping at the time of the recitation of the Noble Qur’an. This was a special virtue of Abu Bakr As-Siddiq (May Allah be pleased with him) which was a mark of his perfect Faith.
  3. Ibrahim bin `Abdur-Rahman bin `Auf reported:

Food was brought to `Abdur-Rahman bin `Auf (May Allah be pleased with him) when he was observing Saum (fast) and he said: “Mus`ab bin `Umair (May Allah be pleased with him) was martyred and he was better than me, but only one sheet was available to shroud him. It was so small that when his head was covered; his feet remained uncovered and if his feet were covered, his head remained uncovered. Then the bounties of this world have been bestowed upon us generously. I am afraid that the reward of our good deeds have been awarded to us in this world.” On this he began to sob and left the food untouched. [Al-Bukhari].

Commentary: This Hadith tells us about the hospitality of the Companions of the Prophet (PBUH) and the respect they had for each other.

Abdur-Rahman bin `Auf (May Allah be pleased with him) was one of the figures of `Al-Ashratul-Mubash-sharun bil Jannah (the ten Companions of the Prophet (PBUH) who were given the glad tidings of entering Jannah during their lifetime). For this reason, he is superior to Mus`ab bin `Umair (May Allah be pleased with him), but he acknowledged him superior on the consideration of his martyrdom and poverty through which he had passed. He holds Mus`ab bin `Umair (May Allah be pleased with him) better on the grounds that he had confronted the infidels in extremely difficult circumstances and sacrificed his life for the sake of Allah.

The second point which this Hadith brings out is the fear which Abdur-Rahman bin `Auf (May Allah be pleased with him) felt at the abundance of wealth and property, although he used to spend his wealth and riches in the way of Allah and Jihad. Today, the only purpose of our wealth is that we waste it either on foolish customs and ceremonies of marriage or construction of buildings and their decoration. It was this abundance of wealth of which the Companions of the Prophet (PBUH) were afraid. The Prophet (PBUH) had himself expressed great anxiety over it.

  1. Abu Umamah Sudaiy bin `Ajlan Al-Bahili (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) said: “Nothing is dearer to Allah than two drops and two marks: A drop of tears shed out of fear of Allah and a drop of blood shed in Allah’s way. Regarding the two marks, they are: Marks left in the Cause of Allah and a mark left in observing one of the obligatory act of worship of Allah, the Exalted”. [At-Tirmidhi].

Commentary: This Hadith mentions the merits of the following:

  1. Weeping out of fear of Allah.
  2. The blood which flows in the way of Allah.
  3. The marks of injuries which are left on the bodies of those who take part in Jihad.
  4. The marks of wounds received in the performance of obligations.

The Ahadith on the subject are many.

  1. Al-`Irbad bin Sariyah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: One day Messenger of Allah (PBUH) delivered us a very eloquent Khutbah on account of which eyes shed tears and hearts became softened. [Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidhi].

Commentary: Even in the relevant chapter, the author has only given a reference of this Hadith and not its full text. This has, however, been stated in chapter 16, bearing the title “Observing the Sunnah and the manners of its obedience”.

Source: Ummah.com

 The Benefit of the Tear

People shed tears for many reasons, and for the majority of them, the motive is often a worldly one. only a few feel the nedd to let tears stream down their faces in no way linked to this world. Very few people cry out of fear and hope of Allah (swt).

Once as I was conversing with a brother inside the masjid and he told me the following story, “I was out with my wife for a walk, and then as we stopped, I started to contemplate the creation of Allah. I looked at the sky and its perfection. I was dazzled by the height of the trees and the beautiful leaves.

I looked at the different colours of plants which reminded me of the beautiful name of Allah (Al Badee’ or the Creator). And before I knew it, my eyes welled up with tears. My wife taken aback, asked me, ‘What is the matter?’ and I said, ‘I kept observing the beautiful creation of Allah and just thought to myself that Allah didn’t have to do this, which sent me to tears.’”

On hearing this from him, I found myself trying really hard to hold the tears back. How much of Allah blessings and ‘small’ mercies do we take for granted? Instead we question Him for what He has not given us. As it says in the Qur’an “If you tried to count Allah’s blessings, never will you be able to count them. Man is indeed wrongdoing, ungrateful. (Surah Ibrahim: 34).

Shedding a tear for the sake of Allah is a wonderful feeling. It is one great cure to our hearts. The Prophet (saws), included among the seven who are going to be under the shade of Allah on the Day there will be no shade but His, “…and a man who remembered Allah in seclusion and his eyes became flooded with tears.” (Bukhari) Just imagine you being that person and think about the many great rewards Allah will grant you.

When a person sheds tears out of remembering, thinking of, or taqwa of Allah, she experiences a heart deal of serenity and peacefulness in the heart. Crying helps the servant feel the closeness of Allah, the Almighty. Prophet (saws) said, “Two eyes the fire will not touch, and eye that wept out of fear of Allah, and an eye that spent the night guarding for the sake of Allah.(Spending the night in prayer or seeking knowledge)” (Tirmidhi).

Weeping out of fear of Allah brings about an indescribable feeling which moves the whole body. And if such act would bring nothing but being under the shade of the Merciful, then let that be quite the motive for each Muslim to shed a tear for Allah and be among those who “When the verses of the Most Gracious are recited unto them, they fell down prostrating and weeping.” [19:58]

Reference: Al Jumuah Magazine Article

T.H.E Weep for the love of Allah, even if you have to force yourself to do it. This is a form of training for your nafs and recommended as ‘Amr ibn Al As (ra) said, “Weep, and if you cannot weep, then pretend to weep.I swear by Him in Whose hand my life is, that if any of you really knew, you would plead until your voice went, and pray until your back was broken.”

Source: Sistershalaqa.blogspot.co.uk

Crying for fear of Allah

Dr. Amin ibn `Abdullah Ash-Shaqawy

All praise be to Allah and peace be upon His Messenger. I bear witness that there is no god but Allah alone who has no partner and I bear witness that Muhammad is His Servant and Messenger.

Crying for fear of Allah is proof on a person’s belief and fear of Allah. Allah (may He be Exalted) says: “Say (O Muhammad SAW to them): Believe in it (the Quran) or do not believe (in it). Verily! Those who were given knowledge before it (the Jews and the Christians like ‘Abdullah bin Salam and Salman Al-Farisi), when it is recited to them, fall down on their faces in humble prostration. * And they say: Glory be to our Lord! Truly, the Promise of our Lord must be fulfilled. * And they fall down on their faces weeping and it adds to their humility.” [Surat Al Isra’: 107 – 109].

Allah (Exalted be He) says: “Those were they unto whom Allah bestowed His Grace from among the Prophets, of the offspring of Adam, and of those whom We carried (in the ship) with Nuh (Noah), and of the offspring of Ibrahim (Abraham) and Israel and from among those whom We guided and chose. When the Verses of the Most Beneficent (Allah) were recited unto them, they fell down prostrating and weeping.” [Surat Maryam: 58].

Indeed, Allah praised the believers of kind and soft hearts who cannot stop their tears when they hear the Ayahs of the Most Compassionate or when they fear to miss a righteous action they love. Allah (may He be Exalted) says: “And when they (who call themselves Christians) listen to what has been sent down to the Messenger (Muhammad SAW), you see their eyes overflowing with tears because of the truth they have recognized. They say: Our Lord! We believe.” [Surat Al Ma’idah: 83].

Allah (Exalted be He) says: “Nor (is there blame) on those who came to you to be provided with mounts, and when you said: I can find no mounts for you, they turned back, while their eyes overflowing with tears of grief that they could not find anything to spend (for Jihad).” [Surat At-Tawbah: 92].

Crying for fear of Allah is a reason for sitting in the shade of the Most Compassionate. Al Bukhari and Muslim reported in their Sahih from the Hadith of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Allah will give shade to seven on the Day when there will be no shade but His. Then he mentioned of them: And a person who remembers Allah in seclusion and his eyes are then flooded with tears.”[1]

Crying for fear of Allah is one of the most beloved actions to Allah. At-Tirmidhy reported in his Sunan from the Hadith of Abu Umamah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Nothing is dearer to Allah than two drops and two marks: A drop of tears from fear of Allah, and a drop of blood shed in Allah’s path. and a drop of blood shed in Allah’s way. As for the two marks, one is what a man may get in jihad (through a wound, etc) and the other on discharging one of the obligatory duties.”[2]

Crying for fear of Allah is a cause for salvation. At-Tirmidhy reported in his Sunan from the Hadith of `Uqbah ibn `Amir (may Allah be pleased with him) who said: “I asked the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him): How can salvation be achieved? He replied: Control your tongue, keep to your house, and weep over your sins.”[3]

Crying for fear of Allah is one of the causes of keeping away from Hell-Fire. At-Tirmidhy reported in his Sunan from the Hadith of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “One who weeps out of fear of Allah, will not enter the Hell till milk returns back in the udder; and the dust which a person suffered in the cause of Allah shall not gather with the smoke of Hell-Fire.”[4]

As for his saying: “till milk returns back in the udder,” it indicates the impossibility of doing that.

The following are the causes of crying for fear of Allah:

1- Remembering death: At-Tirmidhy reported in his Sunan from the Hadith of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “Frequently remember the destroyer of pleasures: meaning death.”[5]

When a believer remembers death, his heart becomes soft, his eyes shed tears, and becomes ascetic in the world.

2- Reciting the Qur’an prudently and listening to it submissively: Abu Dawud reported in his Sunan from the Hadith of `Abdullah ibn Ash-Shikhkhir (may Allah be pleased with him) who said: “I saw the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) offering Salah and a sound came from his breast like the rumbling of a mill owing to weeping.”[6]

It was reported in Sahih Al Bukhari and Sahih Muslim from the Hadith of `Abdullah ibn Mas`ud (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “Recite the Qur’an to me. `Abdullah said: O Messenger of Allah, Shall I recite (the Qur’an) to you while it has been revealed to you? He said: I like to hear it from others. So, I recited Surat An-Nisa (The Women) till I reached the Ayah: “How (will it be) then, when We bring from each nation a witness and We bring you (O Muhammad SAW) as a witness against these people?” [Surat An-Nisa’: 41], I raise my head or a person touched me in my side, and so I lifted my head and I saw his tears falling (from the Prophet’s eyes).”[7]

3- Visiting graveyards and remembering the Hereafter: Al Hakim reported in Al Mustadrak from the Hadith of Anas ibn Malik (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “(In the past) I forbade you from visiting graves, but visit them now for it softens the heart, makes the eyes shed tears, and reminds you of the Hereafter; and do not use bad language.”[8]

Ibn Majah reported in his Sunan from the Hadith of Al Bara’ (may Allah be pleased with him) who said: “We were with the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) in a funeral and he sat at the edge of the grave weeping, until the ground became wet. Then he said: O my brothers, prepare yourselves for something like this.”[9]

If the Prophet (peace be upon him) cried until the ground became wet due to his tears while he was the master of the first and the last whose previous and future sins were forgiven, how about us who are guilty and negligent?! We ask Allah to treat us with His Pardon and Kindness.

At-Tirmidhy reported in his Sunan from the Hadith of Hani’, the freed slave of `Uthman (may Allah be pleased with him) who said: When `Uthman stood by a grave, he wept so much that his beard would get wet. So, it was said to him: Paradise and the Fire are also mentioned but you do not weep, yet you weep here (why)? He said: Surely, I heard the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) saying: The grave is the first stop of the several stops before the Hereafter, and deliverance from it means that after it is an easy sailing, but if one does not get deliverance from it then the following stages are more severe than it. He said: And I heard the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) saying: I have not seen a sight more frightening than the sight of the grave.”[10]

4- Pretending weeping: It is a second stage of crying which is exhorting oneself to crying. Ibn Al Qayyim (may Allah be merciful with him) said after mentioning the types of crying: Of which is the pretending weeping which is of two types: Praised and dispraised. The praised is recalled to soften the heart and for the fear of Allah not for hypocrisy or show off, whereas the dispraised is recalled to show off. `Umar ibn Al Khattab (may Allah be pleased with him) said to the Prophet (peace be upon him) after he had seen him and Abu Bakr crying in regard to the captives of Badr Battle: “Tell me what makes you and Abu Bakr cry? If I find the reason for your crying convincing, I will cry like you and if not, I shall try to pretend crying. The Prophet (peace be upon him) did not rebuke him for that. [11]”[12].

Perhaps one of the greatest causes of xerophthalmia and lack of crying for fear of Allah is hardheartedness. A person is not inflicted by a punishment severer than hardheartedness, but rather Hell was not created except to melt cruel hearts. Allah (may He be Exalted) says: “Is he whose breast Allah has opened to Islam, so that he is in light from His Lord (as he who is non-Muslim)? So, woe to those whose hearts are hardened against remembrance of Allah! They are in plain error!” [Surat Az-Zumar: 22].

Therefore, a person has to remove this cruelty through the remembrance of Allah, visiting graves, and remembering death and the Hereafter with its horrors.[13]

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds [i.e., people] and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and all his Companions.

Footnotes:

[1] No. 1423 and Sahih Muslim No. 1031 and Al Hafizh said in Fathul-Bary (2/144) and at Sa`id ibn Mansur with good chain of transmission on the authority of Salman (may Allah be pleased with him) “Seven types of people Allah shall shade under His Throne.”

[2] No. 1669 and At-Tirmidhy said: This Hadith is Hassan Gharib (a good Hadith that is strange to come from this chain of narration), and Al Albany graded it as good in Sahih Sunan At-Tirmidhy (2/133) No. 1363.

[3]No. 2406 and At-Tirmidhy said: This is a good Hadith.

[4] No. 1633and At-Tirmidhy said: This is a good and authentic Hadith.

[5] No. 2307 At-Tirmidhy said: This is a good and authentic Hadith but Gharib (A Hadith reported by just one narrator at even one stage of the chain of transmission).

[6] No. 904, and Al Albany graded it as authentic in Sahih Sunan Abu Dawud (1/170) No. 799.

[7] No. 4582 and Sahih Muslim No. 800 with his own wordings.

[8] (1/711) No. 1433 and the verifier of Al Mustadrak said: A good and authentic Hadith, and Al Albany graded it as authentic in Sahih Al Jami` No. 4584.

[9] No. 4195 and Al Albany graded it as good in Sahih Sunan Ibn Majah No. 3383.

[10] No. 2308 and Al Albany graded it as good in Sahih Sunan At-Tirmidhy (2/267) No. 1878.

[11] Sahih Muslim No. 1763.

[12] Zad Al Ma`ad (1/178).

[13] See the booklet of our brother Sheikh `Abdul-Hady Wahby entitled “Crying for fear of Allah” for he had done well and benefited many people.

Source: En.alukah.net