Provisions for the Hereafter (Abridged)
those people. And this choice in this world is one of the mightiest
signs of His Lordship and the greatest evidences of His Oneness and
His perfect Attributes and of the truthfulness of His Messengers
And included in this is His selection from among the angels, as the
Prophet (4) said:
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"Oh, Allah! Lord of Jibreel, Meeka'41 and Israfeel, the
Originator of the heavens and the earth, Knower of the unseen
and the seen! You judge between Your slaves in the matters in
which they used to differ; guide me by Your Leave to the truth
in those matters in which there is differing, for verily You guide
whomsoever You will to the Straight Path."
Likewise is His choice of the Prophets from among the sons of Adam
and His Choice of the Messengers from among them and His
from them — and they are the five mentioned in
and His choice of
them: Abraham and Muhammad — may the Peace and Blessings of
Allah be upon both of them and upon all of the Prophets and
Messengers. And included in this is His selection of the sons of
Isma'eel from among the nations of the sons of Adam, then He chose
from them Banu Kinanah from Khuzaimah, then He chose from the
'I Narrated by Muslim in his
(770) regarding the prayer of the
travellers in the
of 'A'ishah ht, and by Abu 'Awanah.
(2) A reference to the Words of Him, Most High:
'And (remember) when We took (33:7) and:
"He (Allah) has ordained for you (42:13).
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suns of Kinanah Quraish and from Quraish He chose Banu Hashim.
Then from Banu Hashim, He chose the Leader of the children of
Adam a — Muhammad and He chose his people over all of the
peoples of the world, as reported in
I on the authority of
Mu'awiyah Ibn Haidah 4- in a
form. "You complete (in
seventy nations. You are the best of them and the
most noble of them in Allah's Sight."
And it is reported in
'Musnad Al-Bazzar ,
of Abu Ad-
Darda' "Verily, Allah, Most Glorified, Most High said to Jesus the
son of Mary: "I will send after you a people who, when something
which they like comes to them, praise Allah and thank Him and if
something they dislike afflicts them, they hope for a reward (from
Allah) and they patiently persevere without gentleness or knowl-
edge" He (Jesus ['Isa a]) said: "Oh, Lord! How can they be without
gentleness or knowledge?" He said: "I give them from My Gentleness
and My Knowledge."
a a a
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With a chain of narrators connecting to the Prophet
In Imam Ahmad's
5/5, printed by Al-Maktab Al-Islami, it says:
it is in another narration.