“You Are With those Whom You Love”

An excerpt from the talk, ‘Love for the Prophet ﷺ
Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on Friday 8th December 2017 at Al Kawthar Academy, Leicester (UK)

Full talk: Love for the Prophet ﷺ

Abu Dharr was one of the earliest companions to embrace Islam; one who held strong opinions and had firm belief. He believed that a person should not possess more than one’s needs for that day, which other companions would object against. Abu Dharr lived in Damascus for a short while before being sent back to Madinah, where Uthman r.a eventually sent him to Rabadha as his opinions were causing difficulty amongst others. He eventually passed away there, alone with his wife, which was among one of the prophecies of the Prophet ﷺ.

Despite the sincerity and belief of Abu Dharr, he once asked the Prophet ﷺ how someone can be with a group of people when he is unable to perform the same deeds as them. The Prophet ﷺ understood who Abu Dharr was referring to and consoled him by saying, “You are with those whom you love”.

Find out in this excerpt how the sahabah, despite their firm belief and sincerity, would often feel as though they were not good enough and how the Prophet ﷺ gave them comfort in their deeds.

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