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19 November 2017 CE | 29 Safar 1439 AH
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Hadith Explanation


The Best of People


It was narrated from Ibn Abbas (radi Allahu anhu) that the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: "Shall I not tell you of the best of people in status?" We said: "Yes, O Messenger of Allah!" He said: "A man who rides his horse in the cause of Allah, the Mighty and Sublime, until he dies or is killed. Shall I not tell you of the one who comes after him (in status)?" We said: "Yes, O Messenger of Allah!" He said: "A man who withdraws to a mountain pass and establishes Salah, and pays Zakah, and keeps away from the evil of people." [Sunan An-Nasai - graded hasan]

"He who rides his horse in the cause of Allah" means, fights in the way of Allah. Fighting in the way of Allah is absolutely the most superior deed. Living solitarily or in solitude in a ravine or an acclivity of a mountain would be worthier only when one's objective is to protect one's religion/Din, when it becomes difficult to remain steadfast on it among other people, such as during the fitnah of Dajjal. Otherwise, to remain associated with people, enjoining the good and forbidding the evil is the most meritorious thing. Monasticism or celibacy is not permitted.

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