Do You Know What The Highest Company Of Angels Are Disputing About?
[Translated by Aboo Talhah Daawood ibn Ronald Burbank]
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At-Tirmidhee reported in his ‘Sunan’ [Kitaab Tafseeril-Qur.aan: Chapter (39): And from Soorah ‘Saad’ (no. 3233)]:
“Salamah ibn Shabeeb narrated to us, and `Abd ibn Humayd, both saying: `Abdur Razzaaq narrated to us: from Ma`mar: from Ayyoob: from Aboo Qilaabah: from Ibn `Abbaas who said: Allaah’s Messenger said:
<< Last night my Lord -the Exalted and Most High- came to me in the finest form >>
he said: I think he said: << in a dream >>,
<< so He said: ‘O Muhammad! Do you know what the highest company (of Angels) are disputing about?.’
He said: “I said: No.”
He said: So He placed HisHand between my shoulder-blades, so that I felt its coolness within my breast – or he said – my chest. So I knew what was in the heavens and upon the earth.
He said: ‘O Muhammad! Do you know what the highest company (of Angels) are disputing about?’
I said: Yes, about those things which efface sins; and those things which efface sins are:
Remaining in the mosques after the Prayer, and walking upon foot to the congregational Prayers, and perfecting the wudoo when it is difficult.
Whoever does that will live upon good and die upon good, and with regard to his sins he will be like the day his mother gave birth to him.”
He said ‘O Muhammad! When you pray then say:’
Allaahumma innee as aluka fi’alal khayraathi, wa tarkil munkaraati, wa hubbaal masaakeeni, wa idhaa ardatha bi ibaadika fitnatan faqbisnee ilayka ghayra maftoon
O Allaah, I ask You for the performance of good deeds, and the abandonment of evil deeds, and for love of the poor and needy; and if You wish to put Your servants to trial then take me to Yourself (in death) not being put to trial.’
And the (high) levels are propagating the greeting of ‘Salaam’, providing food, and praying during the night whilst the people are sleeping. >>“
[Shaikh al-Albaanee said: ‘Saheeh’ ]