Rasulullah’s Reprimand at the Sahabah’s Laughing

Rasulullah's Reprimand at the Sahabah's Laughing

Rasulullah’s Reprimand at the Sahabah’s Laughing

Once Rasulullah (sallallah alaihi wasallam) came to the masjid for salah, where he saw some people laughing and giggling. He said: “If you remembered your death, I would not see you like this. Think of your death often. Not a single day passes when the grave does not call out, ‘I am a wilderness, I am a place of dust, I am a place of worms. When a mu’min is laid in the grave, it says, Welcome to you. It is good of you to have come into me. Of all the people walking on the earth, I liked you best. ‘Now that you have come into me, you will see how I entertain you. ‘I then expands as far as the occupant can see. A door from Jannah is opened for him in the grave and through this door, he gets the fresh and fragrant air of Jannah.”

But when an evil man is laid in the grave is says, ‘No word of welcome for you. You coming into me is very bad for you. Of all the persons walking on the earth, I disliked you most. Now that you have been given to me, you will see how I treat you! It then closes upon him so much that the ribs of one side penetrate into the ribs of the other. As many as seventy serpents are then set upon him, to keep biting him till the day of Qiyamah. These serpents are so poisonous that if one of them happened to spurt its poison upon the earth, not a single blade of grass would ever grow.” After this, Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said, “The grave is either a garden of Jannah or a pit of Jahannam.”

Note:- Fear of Allah ta’ala is the basic and essential qualification of a Muslim. Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) advised the believers to remember death, occasionally, to keep the fear of Allah ta’ala ever present in their hearts. 

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