Chillaxing like the Prophet (saw)

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Just something I read as part of a longer article:

Hang out with friends outdoors; play games:

Narrated Abu Musa Al-Ashari: “I performed ablution in my house and then went out and said, "Today I shall stick to Allah's Apostle and stay with him all this day of mine (in his service)." I went to the Mosque and asked about the Prophet. They said, "He had gone in this direction." So I followed his way, asking about him till he entered a place called Bir Aris. I sat at its gate that was made of date-palm leaves until the Prophet finished answering the call of nature and performed ablution. Then I went up to him to see him sitting at the well of Aris at the middle of its edge with his legs uncovered, hanging in the well. I greeted him, and went back and sat at the gate. I said, "Today I will be the gatekeeper of the Prophet." Abu Bakr came and pushed the gate. I asked, "Who is it?" He said, "Abu Bakr." I told him to wait, went in and said, "O Allah's Apostle! Abu Bakr asks for permission to enter." He said, "Admit him and give him the glad tidings that he will be in Paradise." So I went out and said to Abu Bakr, "Come in, and Allah's Apostle gives you the glad tidings that you will be in Paradise" Abu Bakr entered and sat on the right side of Allah's Apostle on the built edge of the well and hung his legs n the well as the Prophet did and uncovered his legs. I then returned and sat (at the gate). I had left my brother performing ablution and he intended to follow me. So I said (to myself). "If Allah wants good for so-and-so (i.e. my brother) He will bring him here." Suddenly somebody moved the door. I asked, "Who is it?" He said, "'Umar bin Al-Khattab." I asked him to wait, went to Allah's Apostle, greeted him and said, 'Umar bin Al-Khattab asks the permission to enter." He said, "Admit him, and give him the glad tidings that he will be in Paradise." I went to "Umar and said "Come in, and Allah's Apostle, gives you the glad tidings that you will be in Paradise." So he entered and sat beside Allah's Apostle on the built edge of the well on the left side and hung his legs in the well. I returned and sat (at the gate) and said, (to myself), "If Allah wants good for so-and-so, He will bring him here." Somebody came and moved the door. I asked "Who is it?" He replied, "Uthman bin Affan." I asked him to wait, and went to the Prophet and informed him. He said, "Admit him, and give him the glad tidings of entering Paradise after a calamity that will befall him." So I went up to him and said to him, "Come in; Allah's Apostle gives you the glad tidings of entering Paradise after a calamity that will befall you."” Uthman then came in and found that the built edge of the well was occupied, so he sat opposite to the Prophet on the other side. Said bin Al-Musaiyab said, "I interpret this (narration) in terms of their graves." [Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 57, Number 23]

The above narration is significant in many aspects, but the point for narrating it here, is to show how the Prophet [صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم] and his companions ‘hung out’ together in a casual way. None of them appears to be stressing about any urgent matter, or rushed for reaching somewhere. Notice the way they all stay in the state of ablution as a habit, and of the eagerness with which each companion sought the company of our beloved Prophet – and surprisingly – got it. Why would the Prophet decide to sit on the wall of a well with this legs dangling inside? Didn’t he have important matters to attend to? Why would Abu Musa decide to dedicate a whole of his day to play the role of gatekeeper of the Prophet? Doesn’t this hadith make clear how all of them were adorably normal people, ones we can relate to now, centuries down the road? As da’ee’s who should be eager to incorporate the sunnah into our lives, we must try to strike a balance so that we always have time in the week or the month to hang out like this with people whom we love for the sake of Allah.

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what does da'ee mean?

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Someone doing da'wah I think. Not sure.

Why can't they stick to one language?

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no idea.

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wednesday wrote:
Is there a well near you? (Q for All)

Don't lynch me y'all...but a well is a watering-hole and the modern day equivalant of that is a pub.

Gentleness and kindness were never a part of anything except that it made it beautiful, and harshness was never a part of anything except that it made it ugly.

Through cheating, stealing, and lying, one may get required results but finally one becomes

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or a tap?

I think it is being too literal looking for a well... or any watering hole.

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Asalamu alaykum,

Yes a da'ee is one who gives Da'wah and calls people to Allah swt

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Why would the Prophet decide to sit on the wall of a well with this legs dangling inside? Didn’t he have important matters to attend to? Why would Abu Musa decide to dedicate a whole of his day to play the role of gatekeeper of the Prophet? Doesn’t this hadith make clear how all of them were adorably normal people, ones we can relate to now, centuries down the road?

It's a glimpse into their lives when for once they were stress free. I like it! Biggrin

 

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wednesday wrote:
A PUB? I don't get it...

Maybe the link is that people go to the pub to relax/talk...

 

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A pub is also referred to colloquially as a watering hole.

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You wrote:
A pub is also referred to colloquially as a watering hole.

Oh, well there's the answer then. Smile

 

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Pub = drink plus relaxing plus socialising.

I figured it was a modern equivalent. I was also just throwing out an idea.

EDIT: looking at the above equation, I now see that many, many places fit that criteria. Including halal ones Smile I now retract my pub suggestion and am glad the dialectic process worked.

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bump

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You wrote:
Someone doing da'wah I think. Not sure. Why can't they stick to one language?

 

Yup, someone that takes part in da'wah is a da'ee

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(Maybe i'm just not very fond of the title of the post. But i'll leave that aside.)

From the narration, i took more from Said bin Al-Musayab's interpretation. I just think thats totally amazing. The connection between where they sat on the edge of the wall and the position of their graves is more than just a coincidence! Speechless. 

 

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i must read another biography of the prophet  sallallahu'alaihi wassalaam soon inshaaAllah.

Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary?