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19 June 2019 CE | 16 Shawwal 1440 AH
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Hadith Explanation

Only Shaheed Wants to Return

Anas bin Malik (radi Allahu anhu) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Nobody who enters Paradise will (ever like to) return to this world even if he were offered everything on the surface of the earth (as an inducement) except the martyr who will desire to return to this world and be killed ten times for the sake of the great honour that has been bestowed upon him.” [Book on Government: Sahih Muslim]

Jannah is such an amazing place that all we coveted in this world will seem like rubbish in comparison.

Suppose that there is a person who lives in a squalid slum with no electricity, water or any thing of beauty or comfort around him. Then, suddenly, he finds himself the owner of mansions with beautiful landscaped gardens, teams of servants, and fleets of cars, in addition to his loving family. Would he then have any desire to return to living in the slum?

But the honour that the Shaheed gets and the gifts that Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) bestows on him are such, that in deep gratitude to Allah (subhana wa ta’ala), he desires to return to the slum of this world and give his life once again to earn the pleasure of Allah that he has witnessed. If only we had true eeman in this and remembered it.

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