Counsel in Three’s – Preparing For The Day Of Judgement -Part 1

Counsel in Three’s

[1] It has been reported that the Prophet صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم said, “The one who wakes up in the morning and complains about the scarcity of livelihood, it is as though he is complaining against his Lord. The one who wakes up and is sad over the affairs of the Dunya, it is as though he has woken up angry with Allah. And the one who humbles himself in front of a rich man because of his wealth will have lost two-thirds of his Religion.”

[2] Abu Bakr al-Siddiq رضي الله عنه said, “There are three things which cannot be attained through another three: wealth with hope, youth with dyeing [the hair], and health with medication.”

[3] ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab رضي الله عنه said, “Good interaction with people is half of intelligence, good questioning is half of knowledge, and good planning is half of subsistence.”

[4] ‘Uthman ibn ‘Affan رضي الله عنه said, “The one who leaves the Dunya, Allah the Exalted will love him; and the one who leaves sins, the Angels will love him; and the one who has no craving for the possessions of the Muslims, the Muslims will love him.”

[5] ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib رضي الله عنه said, “Surely from the blessings of this world, sufficient is Islam as a blessing; surely from the multitude of preoccupations, sufficient is obedience as a preoccupation; and surely from the causes for reflection, sufficient is death as a cause.”

[6] ‘Abdullah ibn Masud رضي الله عنه said, “How many are deluded by the blessings showered on them; how many are tested by the praise heaped on them; and how many are duped into a sense of security by Allah hiding their sins.”

[7] Prophet Dawud (?alayhi sallam) said, “It was revealed to me in the Psalms that a sensible person should only occupy himself with three things – making provisions for the Day of Judgement, seeking sustenance for his life, and seeking pleasure within what is permissible.”

[8] Abu Hurayrah رضي الله عنه related that the Prophet صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم said, “There are three saviours and three damnations, three [high] ranks and three absolutions. As for the saviours, they are: fearing Allah the Exalted in secret and in public, spending moderately in poverty and in richness, and justice in contentment and in anger. As for the damnations, they are: sever miserliness, following one’s desires, and self-infatuation. As for the [high] ranks, they are: spreading the greeting of salam, providing food (for guests, as well as the poor and needy), and praying at night whilst people are asleep. As for the absolutions, they are: making ablution in cold nights, walking to the congregational prayers, and awaiting the next prescribed prayer having just finished a prescribed prayer [in the mosque].”

[9] Jibreel said, “O Muhammad! Live as long as you will, for you will surely die; love whomsoever you wish, for you will leave them; and do whatever you wish, for you will be recompensed accordingly.”

[10] The Prophet صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم said, “There are three individuals whom Allah will shade under the shade of His Throne on a day when there will be no shade except His shade – the one who makes ablution in difficult conditions, the one who walks to the mosque in the darkness, and the one who feeds the hungry.”


By: Imaam Ibn Hajar Al-‘Asqalani