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17 October 2018 CE | 06 Safar 1440 AH
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Hadith Explanation


Questioning About Delights


The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “The first question that a person will be asked on the Day of Resurrection, about the delights (of this world) will be, ‘Did We not give you good health? Did We not give you cool water to drink?’” [Tirmidhi]

Some people do not realize the great blessings that Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) has bestowed on them. They do not appreciate the blessing of having cool water to drink and food to eat, or the blessings that Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) has bestowed upon them in their homes, spouses and children, or in their having functioning bodies, or in their having the landscape of the earth to view and live in as opposed to any other planet. We think that luxury means having palaces, gardens and fancy means of transportation; what we have other than this we take for granted.

A man asked Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-Aas, “Are we not among the poor Muhaajireen?” Abdullah said to him, “Don’t you have a wife to whom you return at the end of the day?” He said, “Yes.” Abdullah asked, “Don’t you have a house to live in?” He said, “Yes.” Abdullah said, “Then you are one of the rich.” He said, “I have a servant.” Abdullah said, “Then you are one of the kings.” [Muslim]

How many of us are rich, and how many of us are kings, yet we remain thankless to Allah?

“Then, on that Day, you shall be questioned about the delights (you enjoyed in this world).” [Quran: Surah Takathur, Ayat 8]

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