Hadith concerning the believers desiring to meet Allah

Praise be to Allah,


[Muhammad] ibn Abu ‘Adiyy narrated to us from Humayd [at-Taweel] from Anas ibn Maalik who said that Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) said,

“Whoever loves to meet Allah, Allah too loves to meet him, and whoever hates to meet Allah, Allah, too, hates to meet him.” We said, “Messenger of Allah, we all hate death.” He said, “Hating death does not entail hating [to meet Allah]. What this means is that when the believer is dying, he receives the good news of what will happen to him from Allah. There will be nothing then dearer to him than meeting Allah, so Allah loves to meet him. But when the disbeliever is dying, he receives the news of the evil fate that awaits him, and he hates to meet Allah, and so Allah hates to meet him.”

(Musnad Ah.mad, Vol. 3, p. 107. The isnaad of this Hadeeth is Saheeh according to the conditions set by al-Bukhaaree and Muslim.)



Thulaathiyyaat Musnad Ahmad ibn Hanbal (may Allah have mercy on him)

Reports of Imaam Ahmad that have only three narrators between him and the Prophet, peace, and blessings be upon him.

Shaykh Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn Saalim asSaffaareenee alHanbalee ~(1114 1188 AH)

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