Love of the Companions

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12- Love of the Companions:

The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “No one loves the Ansaar (Helpers) but a believer, and no one hates them but a hypocrite. Allaah will love the one who loves them, and He will hate the one who hates them.” [Al-Bukhaari and Muslim]

Do you not see that when we go to Madeenah, we love its people and feel comfortable when dealing with them? This is because some of them are the descendants of the Ansaar. Hence, Allaah The Almighty implanted love for them in people’s hearts, as He loved them and was pleased with them.

Therefore, the most beloved people to you must be the righteous predecessors including the Companions of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and whoever follows them in guidance until the Day of Judgment.

Read their biographies, memorize their names, name your children after them, and acquire their morals and faith, because this will lead you to the right path and true guidance. Allaah The Almighty Says (what means): {So if they believe in the same as you believe in, then they have been [rightly] guided; but if they turn away, they are only in dissension, and Allaah will be sufficient for you against them. And He is The Hearing, The Knowing.} [Quran 2:137]

We should always remember that souls are disposed by nature to imitating those whom they love; hence, if you truly love them, you will acquire their attributes.

O Muslim sister!  When you read the biographies of the Mothers of the Believers and female Companions of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, you will find that you truly want to imitate them in their chastity, modesty, Hijaab and noble morals.

Your role model will be ‘Aa’ishah, the sea of knowledge, Hafsah, the frequent performer of prayer and fast, Maymoonah, the righteous and the pious woman, Juwayriyah, the lover of the night prayer and Thikr, and Safiyyah, the ascetic benevolent woman, may Allaah be pleased with all of them.

Your role model will be Abu Bakr, the Siddeeq of our nation, the inspired ‘Umar, ‘Uthmaan the generous and true worshipper, Mu‘aath the well-versed scholar, Abu Tharr, the ascetic and Khaalid the leader, may Allaah be pleased with them all.

Those are your beloved ones and allies. You must remember that you will be with those whom you love on the Day of Judgment.

Anas, may Allaah be pleased with him, narrated that a man asked the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, about the Hour (i.e. Day of Judgment) saying, "‘When will the Hour be?’ The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said:‘What have you prepared for it?’ The man said, ‘Nothing, except that I love Allaah and His Messenger.’ The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said:‘You will be with those whom you love.’” Anas, may Allaah be pleased with him, further added,“I love the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, Abu Bakr and ‘Umar, and I hope that I will be with them because of my love for them.”[Al-Bukhaari and Muslim] 

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