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Translation of a brief, but comprehensive hadith on salvation

Question

 : عَنْ عُقْبَةَ بْنِ عَامِرٍ – رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ – قَالَ: «لَقِيتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ – صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ – فَقُلْتُ: مَا النَّجَاةُ؟ فَقَالَ: ” أَمْلِكْ عَلَيْكَ لِسَانَكَ، وَلْيَسَعْكَ بَيْتُكَ، وَابْكِ عَلَى خَطِيئَتِكَ .

Please translate this Hadith.

Answer

Sayyiduna ‘Uqbah ibn ‘Amir (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that he met Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) and asked him:

“How will I be safe?” (from sin/punishment destruction etc)

Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) replied:

Control your tongue, let your home be spacious enough for you, and cry over your sins.

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2406. Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has declared this Hadith as sound-hasan)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar