Great hadith: seeing Allaah on Fridays in Paradise


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A great, rare, authentic hadeeth about the virtues of Friday,
rewards of people of Paradise & several Attributes of Allaah,
such as: His Descent, Rising, Coming and Seeing Him
(all of it as befits Him the Most High, without any resemblance)

Refutation of the Mu'attilah (deniers of the Attributes of Allaah):
Jahmiyyah, Mu'tazilah, Ash'ariyyah & their likes

The people of Paradise will have a gathering with their Lord every Friday
on which they will have the blessing of gazing upon His noble Countenance.
At-Tabaraani narrated in al-Mu‘jam al-Kabeer (6717) that Anas ibn Maalik said:

The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said:

“Jibreel came to me with something like a white mirror in his hand, on which there was a black spot.
I said: ‘What is this, O Jibreel?’
He said: ‘This is Jumu‘ah (Friday); it is the master of days and we call it Yawm al-Mazeed (the day of more – cf. “There they will have all that they desire, and We have more (for them, i.e. a glance at the All-Mighty, All-Majestic)” [Qaaf 50:35]).’
I said: ‘O Jibreel, what does “more” mean?’
He said: ‘That is because your Lord has allocated a valley in Paradise that is more fragrant than white musk. When Friday comes, among the days in the hereafter, the Lord, may He be blessed and exalted, will descend from His Throne (‘Arsh) to His Kursiy, and the Kursiy will be surrounded with seats of light on which the Prophets will sit. These seats will be surrounded with footstools of gold on which the martyrs will sit. The people of the chambers will come down from the chambers and sit on sand hills of musk, and those who sit on the sand hills will not think that those who sit on the footstools and seats are any better off than them.

Then the Owner of Majesty and Honour will appear and say: ‘Ask of Me.’
They will say: ‘We ask for Your good pleasure, O Lord.’
He will say: ‘It is because I am pleased with you that you are in My Paradise, and you are honoured.’
Then He will say (again): ‘Ask of Me.’
They will say all together: ‘We ask for Your good pleasure.’
He will ask them to testify that He is pleased with them. Then He will say (once more): ‘Ask of Me,’ and they will ask of Him until each one of them is finished. Then He will grant them that which no eye has seen, no ear has heard, and it has not crossed the mind of any human.”

It was also narrated by Ibn Abi’d-Dunya in Sifat al-Jannah (88) via another isnaad; he added: “… there is nothing that they are more eager for than Friday; the more they gaze more upon their Lord, the more they will increase in honour.”

Al-Mundhiri (may Allah have mercy on him) said:
It was narrated by Ibn Abi’d-Dunya and by at-Tabaraani in al-Awsat with two isnaads, one of which is jayyid qawiy. A shorter version was also narrated by Abu Ya‘la; the men of its isnaad are the men of as-Saheeh. And it was also narrated by al-Bazzaar.
End quote from at-Targheeb wa’t-Tarheeb, 4/311; classed as hasan by al-Albaani in Saheeh at-Targheeb, 3761
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