• ibn • hajar • & • the • jew •

Ibn Hajar Al Asqalani (a chief of the court in Egypt) used to wear very nice  clothes.  Once he met a Jew wearing old /torn clothes.  The Jew stopped Al Asqalani and asked him: “Don’t you see the situation I am in and compare it with the bounty you enjoy, although I am unbeliever and you are believer?  How can you explain your Prophet’s saying: ‘Life on this earth is like a prison for the believers and a garden for unbelievers?'” Ibn Hajar answered him:  “Although you have a miserable life on earth, you will consider yourself in paradise compare to what you will suffer  in the hereafter if you die as an unbeliever.  For me with all this bounty I have, if Allah Subhanahu wata’ala will reward me with Paradise, then this life will be like a prison to me compared to life in Paradise.”  The Jew said, “If it is so, then I bear witness that there is no god but Allah and Muhammad  is His Prophet.”

the hadeeth is saheeh. Narrated by Imam Muslim, Ahmad bin Hanbal in his Musnad, and in Sunan at-Tirmithee, and Sunan Ibn Majah.

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6 Responses to “• ibn • hajar • & • the • jew •”

  1. Umm Shurahbeel Says:

    salam 3laykom

    long time no type…

    inshaAllaah you are well :)

  2. Amina Says:

    May Allah continue to reward you with such wise threads for all the ummat to learn from.

    Alhumdulillah, this thread is dawah at its finest! When we show the unbeliever our way of life PLUS the promise of the hereafter, that alone is enough to make them bear witness (as I do) that there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is His Prophet. It’s often important that we let al Quran do the talking for us rather than giving glorious speeches that fall on deaf ears.

  3. Fighter Says:

    Salaamu alykum

    Do you have the original arabic text for the Hadeeth?

    Also which Ibni Hajar is this?

    al-Haafidh Ibn Hajar was not born until 500 years after Imaam Muslim.?

  4. Muwahidah Says:

    Allahu Akbar!!!!

    what a nice reply full of ilm and hikmah

    jazakillahu khayran habibti and its good to see u posting again :)

  5. justmuslimbro Says:

    The Hadeeth – ‘Life on this earth is like a prison for the believers and a garden for unbelievers’

    the hadeeth is saheeh. Narrated by Imam Muslim, Ahmad bin Hanbal in his Musnad, and in Sunan at-Tirmithee, and Sunan Ibn Majah.

    The hadeeth is saheeh not the incident with the Ibn Hajar and the Jewish man.

  6. norah Says:

    Jazakallahu khayr for this posting.

    Justmuslimbro, kalamak masboot!! I too agree, I have never heard of a yahood like this.

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