A Midday Nap Forty Years Long

by The Albaani Blog


 

أَتَعْلَمُ أَوَّلُ زُمْرَةٍ تَدْخُلُ الْجَنَّةَ مِنْ أُمَّتِي؟ قُلْتُ: اللهُ وَرَسُوْلُهُ أَعْلَمُ، فَقَالَ: اَلْمُهَاْجِرُوْنَ يَأْتُوْنَ يَوْمَ الْقِيَاْمَةِ إِلَى بَابِ الْجَنَّةِ وَيَسْتَفْتِحُوْنَ، فَيَقُوْلُ لَهُمُ الْخَزَنَةُ: أَوَ قَدْ حُوْسِبْتُمْ؟ فَيَقُوْلَوْنَ: بِأَيِّ شَيْءٍ نُحَاسَبُ وَإِنَّمَا كَانَتْ أَسْيَافُنَا عَلَى عَوَاتِقِنَا فِي سَبِيْلِ اللهِ حَتَّى مِتْنَا عَلَى ذَلِكَ؟ قَالَ: فَيُفْتَحُ لَهُمْ، فَيَقِيْلُوْنَ فِيْهِ أَرْبَعِيْنَ عَامًا قَبْلَ أَنْ يَدْخُلَهَا الْنَّاسُ

From Abdullaah ibn Amr that the Prophet of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “Do you know the first group of people to enter Paradise from my nation?”  I said, “Allaah and His Prophet know best.”  So he said,  “The muhaajiroon.  On the Day of Resurrection they will come to the gate of Paradise and ask for it to be opened.  So the keepers will say to them, ‘Have your accounts been settled?’  So they will say, ‘And what will we be called to account over when verily our swords were on our shoulders in the Path of Allaah until we died upon that?’ So it will opened for them. So they will have a midday nap[1] therein for forty years before the [other] people enter it.”

[1]  Siesta, Arabic: qailoolah.

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