You will certainly be with the ones that you love

Question

Kindly provide the reference and authenticity of the following narration:

عن أنس رضي الله عنه قال: جاء رجل إلى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم فقال: يا رسول الله متى الساعة؟ قال: وما أعددت للساعة؟ قال: حب الله ورسوله، قال: فإنك مع من أحببت قال أنس: فما فرحنا، بعد الإسلام فرحا أشد من قول النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم: فإنك مع من أحببت قال أنس فأنا أحب الله ورسوله، وأبا بكر وعمر، فأرجو أن أكون معهم، وإن لم أعمل بأعمالهم

 

Answer

Imams Bukhari, Muslim and others (rahimahumullah) have recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu). The Hadith is therefore authentic.

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 3688 and Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2639)

 

Translation

Sayyiduna ‘Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) has narrated:

“A man came to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) and asked: “O Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) when is Qiyamah [i.e. The Day of Judgement]?”

He replied: ‘What have you prepared for Qiyamah?’

The man answered: “The love of Allah and His messenger”

Rasulullah (sallalalhu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: ‘Then you will most certainly be with the ones that you love’”

Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: “We have never experienced a joy after Islam more elating than the statement of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) ‘Then you will most certainly be with the ones that you love’”

Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) added: “I love Allah, His messenger, Abu Bakr and ‘Umar. Thus, I hope to be with them even though I have not done the same actions as them.”

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2639)

 

And Allah Ta’ala knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Farhan Shariff

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar