RIGHTS OF ALLAH AND OF HIS SLAVE

RIGHTS OF ALLAH AND OF HIS SLAVE

HADITH:
It is narrated on the authority of Mu’adh b. Jabal (RadiyAllahu Anhu): I was riding behind the Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) and there was nothing between him and me but the rear part of the saddle, when he said: “Mu’adh b. Jabal:” To which I replied: ‘At your beck and call, and at your pleasure, Messenger of Allah!’
He moved along for a few minutes, when again he said: “Mu’adh b. Jabal:”
To which I replied: ‘At your beck and call, and at your pleasure, Messenger of Allah!’
He then again moved along for a few minutes and said:
“Mu’adh b. Jabal:”
To which I replied:
‘At your beck and call, and at your pleasure. Messenger of Allah.”
He, (the Holy Prophet) said:
“Do you know what right has Allah upon His servants?”
I said: ‘Allah and His Messenger know best.’
He (the Holy Prophet) said:

“Verily the right of Allah over His servants is that they should worship Him, not associating anything with Him.”

He (the Holy Prophet) with Mu’adh behind him, moved along for a few minutes and said: “Mu’adh b. Jabal:”
To which I replied: ‘At your beck and call, and at your pleasure, Messenger of Allah!’
He (the Holy Prophet) said:

“Do you know what rights have servants upon Allah in case they do it (i. e. they worship Allah without associating anything with Him)?”

I (Mu’adh b. Jabal) replied:
‘Allah and His Messenger know best.’

(Upon this) he (the Holy Prophet) remarked:

“That He would not torment them (with the fire of Hell).”

[Muslim: Book 1: Number 0046]

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