A MINBAR AND A SHADE
As-salamu alaykum dear brothers and sisters,
Hope these beautiful hadiths will spark our love for one another for HIS sake.
Mu’adh said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say, ‘Allah, the Mighty and Exalted, says, “Those who love one another for My majesty will have minbars of light. The Prophets and martyrs will envy them.”‘” [at-Tirmidhi]
This Hadith tells us that Allah will grant an exalted position to such people who love one another for His sake. “They will be envied by the Prophets and martyrs” does not mean that they will be granted a place higher than even the Prophets because the highest position will be granted to the Prophets, as these are the best of Allah’s creation. These words simply draw our attention to the superiority and the exalted position those who love one another for Allah’s sake will have on the Day of Resurrection
Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Allah Almighty will say on the Day of Rising, ‘Where are those who loved one another for the sake of My majesty? Today, on the day when there is no shade but My shade, I will shade them.’” [Muslim]
The hadith shows the great reward and honour granted to those who love one another for Allah's sake. It should be borne in mind that the shade referred to in the Hadith is the shade of Allah’s Throne.
My salaams to you all.:salam2: