“One Will Be With Whom He loves”

Comment previously made in “Love of the Messenger of Allah”:

salaamu ‘alykum,sidi would you know the exact hadith (preferably in arabic or a reference) where a bedouin asks the Prophet sallallahu alyhi wasallam about the Last Hour. and then he sallallahu alyhi wasallam responds by saying “what have you prepared for it?”. the bedouin then responds by saying “Nothing. execpt for two things. Love for the Prophet and Love for Allah”. the prophet sallallahu alyhi wasallam then said: “he will raised with the one he Loves..”

The above hadith was narrated Imam Bukhari (Kitab Fadha’il al Sahaba: Bab Fadha’il ‘Umar ibn Khattab #3732; Kitab Al Adab: Bab Alamati hub Allah #6241) and Imam Muslim (Kitab al birr #6878-81 and 6883), Tirmidhi in his Sunan (Kitab al Zuhd), Imam Ahmad in his Musnad (Vol 3: Musnad Anas ibn Malik), Qadhi Iyad related it in his Al Shifa’ (Chapter Two: Section on the reward of loving the Prophet) with the following words:

حدثنا أبو محمد بن عتاب بقراءتي عليه ، حدثنا أبو القاسم حاتم بن محمد ، حدثنا أبو الحسن علي بن خلف ، حدثنا أبو زيد المروزي ، حدثنا محمد بن يوسف ، حدثنا محمد بن إسماعيل ، حدثنا عبد الله ، حدثنا أبي ، حدثنا شعبة ، عن عمرو بن مرة ، عن سالم بن أبي الجعد ، عن أنس رضي الله عنه -أن رجلاً أتى النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم فقال : متى الساعة يا رسول الله ؟ قال : ما أعددت لها ؟ قال : ما أعددت لها من كثير صلاة و لا صوم و لا صدقة ، و لكني أحب الله و رسوله . قال : أنت مع من أحببت

Anas said that a man came to the Prophet and asked, “When will the Last Hour come, Oh Messenger of Allah?” He (the Prophet) asked ,”What have you prepared for it?” He replied, “I have not prepared a lot of prayer or fasting or charity for it, but I love Allah and His Messenger.” The Prophet said, “You will be with the one you love.”

Imam Al Kattani in his Nazm al Mutanasir states that the phrase “One will be with whom he loves” is mass transmitted from 15 companions. Similarly, in the Sharh of the Ihya it is stated that this phrase is “very well known (mashhur jiddan) or Mass-Transmitted from the Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace) from many paths.”

Al Zarqani stated it was mass transmitted in his Sharh al Mawahib.




Filed under Hadith, Tasawwuf

9 responses to ““One Will Be With Whom He loves”

  1. Danya

    May Allah raise us all with the ones whom we love..

  2. hey, I think this post is quite important. However, it raises the question of: what does it mean to love someone?

    There are countless ahadith on the love of the Prophet (may God bless him and grant him peace). In addition, historically, from the burdah to many other things, his love is always there.

    We are in a time when this love is being challenged. I think it’s time, at least at the individual level, we show through our actions, character and true diplomacy about what it means to be Muslim and ultimately love the Prophet (may God bless him and grant him Peace).

    Thanks Salman, I love this post. 🙂
    As Usma stated, Ameen.

  3. btw, not to detract from this post but I posted something on my blog that’ll refute the opinion you were considering regarding wahhabism and deoband. like I said then, whoever claims that there is a connection is historically ignorant and is getting caught up sectarian propoganda.

  4. Yaser Al-Hotaki

    Assalam ‘Alikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatu

    Nice Post. I whole heartedly agree and if one looks at your earlier post there is a nice continuity and connection with the “loving and not obeying” post. A relevant ayah on the subject that I’d like to add is the very end of Ayah 157 in Surah Al-A’raf –

    فَالَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ بِهِ وَعَزَّرُوهُ وَنَصَرُوهُ وَاتَّبَعُواْ النُّورَ الَّذِيَ أُنزِلَ مَعَهُ أُوْلَـئِكَ هُمُ الْمُفْلِحُون

    And those who believe in him and honour him and help him and follow the light that was sent with him – they are the successful

    The light – at least by Imaam Suyuooti and others I believe – is interpreted as the Qur’an. So if we really want to love the Prophet, then we should follow the Qur’an and work for the same mission he was sent for, but giving nusra to this deen and this cause. And never backing down to defend the honor and the dignity of this Deen. Allahu ‘Alam.

  5. Salamu ‘Alaykum

    Amin to everything.

    I think, in light of recent events, understanding what “love” of the Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace) actually entails is essential as Sayyidi Mujeeb said. Most of us have some level of “love” , but whether this is the optimal level is something we ourselves have to ponder over and decide in light of the Prohetic character as a whole.

    The first step to understanding this is as Sayyidi Yaser said: The Qur’an and, further, the ironclad Sunnah, based on – in my opinion – the understanding the inheritors of the Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace) and following their living example.


  6. For the sake of Allah

    could you also explain what is meant by the phrase “I love you for the Sake of Allah” ?

  7. “I love you for the sake of Allah” – means you basically look beyond the mistakes, errors, faults and dislikes of the person and for the fact that the person is a Muslim and a believer in Allah, you love them.

  8. ilovemuhammad

    What if you love someone and they are bad people?

    We all have relatives that are bad…


    BTW – for more on Loving the Prophet Muhammad (sal Allahu `Alayhi wa Sallim) check out ilovemuhammad.wordpress.com 😉

    Sure enough good advertising here.


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