The Kindness and Compassion of the Prophet

Jabir (radi Allahu anhu) reported that the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “My parable and that of yours is like a man who kindled a fire. When it has illuminated all around him, the moths and grasshoppers began to fall therein. He tried to push them away, but they overcame him and jumped into it. I am catching hold of your waists ties (to save you) from fire, but you slip away from my hands.”

[Sahih Muslim]

Commentary:

This Hadith mentions the extreme kindness which the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) had for the welfare of his followers. It also mentions the misfortune of those who would become the fuel of Hell for not accepting Islam in spite of the utmost affection and passion of the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) to bring them in the fold of Islam. People who fail to accept Islam would fall in the Hell-fire in the same way moths fall in the fire.

And Allah Knows Best!

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