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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Dilemma Facing the Youth by Shaykh Muhammad Saalih al-Uthaymeen hafidhahullaah cont. 3

Ahadeeth in which there is mention of the youth

When these words have revolved around the problems of the youth, I would like to mention some Ahadith in which there is a mention of the youth. From amongst them are:

1. "Your Lord is pleased with that teenager who is free of youthful passion.'' (Narrated by Ahmad)

2. "There are seven such persons for whom Allaah will provide shade from his shade on that day when there will be no other shade except his: A just ruler; a youth who was nurtured in the obedience of Allaah; a man whose heart is attached to the Masjid; two people who love each other only for the pleasure of Allaah, (they meet for the pleasure of Allaah); a man who is enticed by a woman of status and beauty and he says, "I fear Allaah"; a man who has given charity so secretly that his left hand does not know what his right hand has given, and a person who remembers Allaah in seclusion and tears flow from his eyes (due to the fear of Allaah)." (Narrated by Bukhaaree and Muslim)

3. "Hasan and Husain (RadiAllaahu-anhuma) will both be the leaders of the youth of Jannah." (Narrated by Tirmidhi)

4. "It will be said to the people of Jannah, for you is youth and you will never grow old." (Narrated by Muslim)

5. "Never does a youngster honor an elderly person because of his old age but Allaah appoints somebody who will honor him during his old age." (Narrated by Tirmidhi with a weak chain of narrators)

6. Abu Bakr said to Zaid bin Habit while Umar bin Khattaab was beside him (RadiAllaahu anhum): "You are young and intelligent. We are not suspicious of you and you used to write the revelation for the Messenger of Allaah sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam so pursue the Qur'aan and gather it." (Narrated by Bukhaaree)

7. Nabi sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam came to a youngster while he was in the throes of death. Nabi sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam asked him, "In what condition do you find yourself?" He said, "I have hope in Allaah, O Messenger of Allaah and I fear for my sins." Nabi sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam said, "These two things (hope ad fear) do not gather in the heart of a servant at a moment like this, but Allaah grants him what he hopes for and saves him from that which he fears." (Narrated by Ibn-e-Majah)

8. Bara bin 'Aazib (RadiAllaahu anhu) said concerning the battle of Hunain, "No, by Allaah, Rasullaah sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam did not turn away, but even his young companions who were fatigued and ill equipped emerged to fight." (Narrated by Bukhaaree)

9. Ibn Mas'ood (RadiAllaahu anhu) narrates, "We used to fight with Nabi sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam while we were young." (Narrated by Ahmed)

10. Anas bin Malik (RadiAllaahu anhu) narrates: "There were seventy youth from among the Ansar who were called Qurra (reciters), who used to remain in the masjid. When evening approached, they retreated to a corner in Medinah, where they learnt, taught each other and prayed. Their families were under the impression that they were in the Masjid and the people of the Masjid were under the impression that they were with their families, until the crack of dawn. They brought fresh water and gathered firewood which they presented at the room of Nabi sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam.'' (Narrated by Ahmad). With this they used to buy food for the Ashaabus Suffah (people of the platform). The people of the platform were those destitutes who migrated to Madinah. They did not have any family in Madinah so they sought refuge at a platform in the Masjid.

11. Alqamah who is one of the companions of Ibn Masood (RadiAllaahu anhu) narrates, "I was walking with Abdullah by Mina when he met Uthmaan (RadiAllaahu anhu). Abdullah stood talking with Uthmaan (RadiAllaahu anhu) when he said, "O Abu Abdir-Rahman, should we not marry you to a young girl so that she would remind you of some things which have passed during your era." Abdullah said: "If you say that then surely Rasulullah sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam told us, "O youth. Whoever from amongst you has the means, should marry, because it is more effective in the safeguarding of the gaze and more chaste for the private parts. If one does not have the ability to do this, then he should fast because it is a shield for him (from sins)." (Narrated by Bukhaaree and Muslim).

12. In the tradition concerning Dajjaal reported from Nabi sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, "Dajjaal will call a person who is in the prime of his youth and strike him with a sword, slicing him into two pieces, like the striking of a target. Then Dajjaal will call the youth. The youth will respond, his face being radiant - laughing." (Narrated by Muslim)

13. Malik Bin Huwairith (RadiAllaahu anbu) narrates, "We came to Rasullah sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam while we were youngsters of similar age. We stayed by him for twenty days and nights. The Messenger of Allaah sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam was merciful and gentle. When he guessed that we longed for our families into difficulty, he questioned us about what we had left behind, so we informed him. Then Nabi sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam said, "Return to your families, live with them, teach them, invoke them," and he mentioned a few other things. "Pray the way you see me performing the prayer. When the time of prayer approaches, then one of you should call out the call for prayer (Adhaan) and the eldest amongst you should lead the prayer." (Narrated by Bukhaaree)

We ask Allaah to grant us benefit from this treatise and praises are only for Allaah who is the Lord of the Universe. May Allaah shower his choicest blessings and peace upon our Nabi sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam and upon all his family and companions.


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