And he smiles, generously.
Have you ever thought of that day when you see him smile at you? Ma sha Allah.
Indeed, a lot of narrations have said that the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalam smiled generously to the people during his prophethood, or even before he became a Messenger.
Here’s a story that story that highlights the love of the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam to the Sahabah Radiyallahu Anhum.
It’s just so beautiful. subhan’Allah, get your tissues ready.
During the last days of the final illness of the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam, he became so sick that when it was time for prayer, he couldn’t lead the prayer. so he ordered Abu Bakr Radiyallahu Anhu to lead the prayers.
Abu Bakr continued to lead the people in prayer until Monday, when the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam removed the screen of his apartment just as the Muslims were busy lining up for prayer. While they were praying he lay there, watching them and appreciating how far they had come in recent years.
Just as a carpenter gives his work a final look of appraisal, the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam was looking at the finished products of his many years of toil and sacrifice.
He was greatly pleased because he was looking at people who were devotedly performing congregational prayer, without his supervision. The Prophet’s heart was content, for this was something no other Prophet had achieved before him.
The Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam was reassured that after his death his Sahabah Radiyallahu Anhum would continue where he left off. Such thoughts filled the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam with joy, made his face radiate with happiness, and gave him the strength to stand up.
Meanwhile, the Sahabah Radiyallahu Anhum said, “The Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam has removed the screen of ‘Aishah’s Radiyallahu Anha apartment and is looking at us while he is standing up.” Furthermore, they saw that the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam was smiling and laughing.
Out of love for the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam, some people mistook this as a sign of his recovery. They thought that he was coming out to lead them in prayer but he signaled to them that they should complete their prayer. He then entered the apartment and lowered the screen.
Subhan’Allah. Imagine that moment, that precious moment where you see the face of the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam smiling because he sees you doing your obligations, subhan’Allah.
How beautiful was that moment.
One can just imagine how his face would have lit and smiled generously.
Now, I ask you to have a moment with yourself, and ponder about the things that you have been doing, all the missed and skipped salat, answering back to your parents that you have done, do you think you will earn such status when you finally return back to Allah Azza Wa Jall with all these deeds you have been doing?
Wallahi, my brothers and sisters in Islam, it is up to us on how we would earn Paradise, yes we need the guidance, protection, blessings and forgiveness of Allah Azza Wa Jall but before anything of that, we have to have the "will" to become better and become closer to Him.
There’s still time to change to be better, if you are faltering on your salah, then get up and prepare for the next salah right now, make wudhu and feed your soul with the Qur’an.
If you have talked bad about someone, then make use of you phone and call that person and ask forgiveness, if you have answered back to your parents, then right now, get up and ask for their forgiveness, do not ever let a moment pass that you do not settle things with them.
Redeem your soul, start now, make the intention right now.
May Allah Azza Wa Jall accept our good deeds and forgive us and grant us the ranks of the righteous, in companionship with His Messenger Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam, and finally witness that smile that the Sahabah Radiyallahu Anhum saw.
Stories are narrated in Sahih Bukhari: 4,448
Masha Allah ❤