[23] Hadith Twenty-Three

The Exposition of the Immense Merit of Bringing Deliverance to A Muslim, Covering Up His Condition, Facilitating His Case and Helping Him, and the Immense Merit of Pursuing Knowledge and Gathering in Order to Recite Allah's Book and Study It Together

It is narrated from Abu Hurayra (ra) that he said Allah's Messenger said:

"Whoever dispels one of the worldly cares of a believer, Allah (may His Majesty be exalted) shall dispel one of the cares of the Day of Judgment for him.

"Whoever shields a Muslim, Allah (may His Majesty be exalted) shall shield him in the world and the hereafter.

"Whoever facilitates something for someone in difficulty, Allah (may His Majesty be exalted) shall facilitate things for him in the world and the hereafter.

"Allah ever provides help to His servant as long as His servant is providing help to his brother.

"Whoever treads a path in which he pursues knowledge, Allah (may His Majesty be exalted) shall facilitate for him a path to Paradise.

"No people gather in one of Allah's houses to recite Allah's Book and study it together except tranquility descends upon them, mercy envelops them, angels surround them, and Allah (may His Majesty be exalted) mentions them among those who are with Him.

"And whoever is delayed by [scarcity of] deeds, his lineage shall in no way quicken him."

Narrated by Muslim as well as al-Tirmidhi, Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah, Ahmad, and al-Darimi.

Allah's blessings and peace on the Prophet., his Family, and his Companions

Dr. G.F. Haddad

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