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Visiting and honouring a guest

Visiting and honouring a guest

• Ibn ‘Awn radhiyallahu anhu reported, “They used to say, “Do not honour your guest in a way which will be burdensome for him.”

• Abu Hurayrah radhiyallahu anhu reported that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam said, “When a man visits his brothers, Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam tells him, “You have been good and your evening will be good and you can take your place in Jannah.”

• Umm ad-Darda’ radhiyallahu anhu said, “Salman radhiyallahu anhu came from al-Mada’in (Ctesiphon) to Syria to visit us on foot wearing a shirt (kisaa’) and trousers.” Shawdhab radhiyallahu anhu said, “Salman radhiyallahu anhu was seen wearing a shirt with all his hair shaved off and his large ears showing. He was told, “You have made yourself ugly.” He replied, “The real good is the good of the Next World.”

• Anas ibn Malik radhiyallahu anhu reported that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam visited one of the houses of the Ansar and ate some food with them. When he left, he asked for a place in the house and some water was sprinkled on a carpet for him. He prayed on it and made supplication for them.

• ‘Abdullah radhiyallahu anhu, the servant of Asma’ radhiyallahu anha said, “Asma’ sent me a black wool shirt which had a brocade border a span wide on its sleeves. She said, “This is the shirt of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. He used to wear it for delegations and on Jumu’ah.”

• ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar radhiyallahu anhu said, “Umar radhiyallahu anhu found a silk robe and brought it to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. and said, “Buy this and wear it on Jumu’ah and when delegations come to you.” Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam replied, “Only someone who has no portion in the Next World wears this.” Then the Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam was brought some robes and sent one robe to ‘Umar, one to Usama, and one to ‘Ali radhiyallahu anhum. ‘Umar radhiyallahu anhu said, “Messenger of Allah! You have sent this to me when I heard you say what you said about it.” Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam said, “You can sell it or take care of your needs with it.”

• Abu Hurayrah radhiyallahu anhu reported that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam said, “A man visited a brother of his in a village, so Allah put an angel in wait for him on the road. He asked, “Where are you going?” He replied, “To a brother of mine in this village.” He said, “Is he responsible for some blessing you have?” He said, “No, I love him for Allah.” He said, “I am a messenger of Allah to you. Allah loves you as you love him.”

• Abu Dharr radhiyallahu anhu said, “I asked, “Messenger of Allah, what if a man loves a people but cannot join them?” He replied, “Abu Dharr, you are with the one you love.” I said, “I love Allah and His Messenger.” He said, “Abu Dharr, you are with the one you love.”

• Anas radhiyallahu anhu reported that a man asked Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam, “Prophet of Allah, when will the Final Hour come?” He said, “Have you not made preparation for it?” He replied, “I am not prepared for a terrible event, but I love Allah and His Messenger.” He said, “A man is with the one he loves.”

• Anas radhiyallahu anhu remarked, “I never saw the Muslims rejoice, except for the day that they became Muslim, more than they rejoiced on that day.”

(The above mentioned narrations are quoted from Adabul Mufrad – Bukhari)

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