(*points above* Pretty right? Got that from here.)
Anyway, I’ve always heard about the Prophet SAW loving three things: perfume, women and prayer. I never knew there was a longer version to it. And its so beautiful masyaAllah! I got it from the same website as above.
The Messenger of Allah SallAllahu alaihi wasallam said, “I was made to love three things from this world – perfume, women, and prayer.’
The companions were sitting with him and Abu Bakr RadhiAllahu anhu said, “You have spoken the truth, O Messenger of Allah! I was made to love three things from this world – looking at the face of the Messenger of Allah SallAllahu alaihi wasallam, spending my wealth for the the Messenger of Allah SallAllahu alaihi wasallam, and giving my daughter in marriage to the Messenger of Allah SallAllahu alaihi wasallam.
‘Umar RadhiAllahu anhu said, “You have spoken truthfully, O Abu Bakr! I was made to love three things from this world – commanding good, forbidding evil, and worn garments.”
‘Uthman said, “You have spoken truthfully, O ‘Umar! And I was made to love three things from this world – feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, and reading the Qur’an.”
‘Ali said, “You have spoken truthfully, O ‘Uthman! I was made to love three things from this world -serving the guest, fasting in summer, and fighting with the sword.”
As they were discoursing, Jibreel Alaihis Salam came and said, “Allah the Exalted sent me when He heard your discussion and has ordered you to ask me what I would have loved if I were to be from the people of this world. The Messenger of Allah SallAllahu alaihi wasallam asked, “If you were to be from the people of this world what would you have loved?”
Jibreel Alaihis Salam replied, “Guiding those led astray, keeping the company of contented strangers, and helping families afflicted with hardship.”
He continued, “The Lord of Honour loves three things from His servants – giving one’s utmost, crying when in regret, and being patient in times of poverty.”
May that be of benefit insyaAllah. :) Jum’ah mubarak everyone!
ps: I found Jibril AS’s reply of “keeping the company of contented strangers” to be really sweet. :)) I hope he’d like to be with me. Hehe.
But actually, that really summed up my week. Through the events I’ve attended this week, I’ve had girls who keep giggling or smiling shyly at me and then later on they’d send me messages on Facebook telling me they saw me somewhere but was too shy to come up to say hi. Haiyo. Seriously, like I said to one girl, I don’t eat people. And even if I do, I wouldn’t eat you. Haha! All you ladies I’ve met this week, you guys are really “contented strangers” and it was great to have been in your company. May we meet again in similar settings insyaAllah. :)