Multiply Your Prostrations

Rabi’ah bin Ka’b Al-Aslami (radi Allahu anhu) – he was a servant of the Messenger of Allah and also one of the people of As-Suffah – said, “I used to spend my night in the company of the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) and used to put up water for his ablutions. One day he said to me, “Ask something of me” I said: “I request for your companionship in Jannah” He inquired, “Is there anything else?” I said, “That is all” He said, “Then help me in your request by multiplying your prostrations.”

[Sahih Muslim]

Commentary:

There was a terrace at the end of the Prophet’s Mosque which is called As-Suffah in Arabic. People of poor means who were taught by him used to live there. This Hadith evidently shows the importance of good actions and faithful following of the practice of the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam). Leave others alone, in the absence of these two, even such people will not be close to the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) who used to be all the time with him. It is not difficult to visualise the fate of those who neither perform good deeds nor follow in the footsteps of the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam).

And Allah Knows Best!

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