WALKING THE TALK

وعن أبي زيد أسامة بن زيد بن حارثة، رضي الله عنهما، قال‏:‏ سمعت رسول الله، صلى الله عليه وسلم، يقول‏:‏ ‏”‏يؤتى بالرجل يوم القيامة فيلقى في النار فتندلق أقتاب بطنه فيدور بها كما يدور الحمار في الرحى فيجتمع إليه أهل النار فيقولون‏:‏ يا فلان ما لك ‏؟‏ ألم تك تأمر بالمعروف وتنهى عن المنكر‏؟‏ فيقول‏:‏ بلى، كنت آمر بالمعروف ولا آتيه، وأنهى عن المنكر وآتيه‏”‏ ‏

Usamah bin Zaid (May Allah be pleased with them) reported:

Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “A man will be brought on the Day of Resurrection and will be cast into Hell, and his intestines will pour forth and he will go round them as a donkey goes round a millstone. The inmates of Hell will gather round him and say: ‘What has happened to you, O so-and-so? Were you not enjoining us to do good and forbidding us to do evil?’ He will reply: ‘I was enjoining you to do good, but was not doing it myself; and I was forbidding you to do evil, but was doing it myself”.

Narrated by Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim, The Book of Miscellany, Book 1, Hadith 198.
Grade: sahih (authentic)
Translation adapted from sunnah.com

Lessons:

  1. It is every Muslim’s duty to enjoin what is good (ma’ruf) and forbid what is wrong (munkar).
  2. However, it is also imperative to practice what we preach; we must comply with what we enjoin and avoid what we forbid.
  3. Those who fail to do what they enjoin others to and those who fail to avoid what they forbid others to, they will be thrown into the Fire on the Day of Resurrection until their intestines spill forth.
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