The Prophet's (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) opinion
about two persons
The Prophet's (Sallallahu alaihe wasallam) opinion about two persons
Some people were sitting with the Prophet (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam)
when a person passed that way. The Prophet (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam)
asked of the company:
"What do you think of this person?" They replied:
"0, Prophet of Allah! He is the scion of a good
family. By Allah, he is such that if he seeks in marriage the
hand of a woman of the most illustrious family, he would not be
rejected. If he recommends anybody, his recommendation would be
Thereupon the Prophet (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam) held his peace.
A little later, another person happened to pass that way, and the
Prophet (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam) put the same question to his
companions about that person also. They replied:
"0, Prophet of Allah! He is a very poor Muslim.
If he is betrothed somewhere, chances are that he will not get
married. If he happens to recommend anybody, his recommendation
is not likely to be accepted. If he talks, few would listen to
Thereupon the Prophet (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam) remarked:
"This latter person is better than a whole lot of such persons
as the former."
Belonging to a good family carries absolutely no weight with Allah.
A poor Muslim, who is of little esteem and who commands but little
respect in this world, is far nearer to Allah than hundreds of the
so-called noblemen who, though respected and attended upon by the
wordly people, are far from the path of Allah. It is said in Hadith:
"It will be the end of this world when there remains
not a single soul to hymn the name of Allah. It is by the holy
name of Allah that the system of this universe is running."
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