Few Questions and Answers by Prophet Muhammad(PBUH)
On the authority of Khalid bin Waleed (May Allah be pleased with him), who relates that a man came one day to the Prophet (Peace be upon him) and said to him,
‘Oh Messenger of Allah! I’ve come to ask you a few questions about the affairs of this Life and the Hereafter.’
So the Prophet (Peace be upon him) replied: ‘Ask what you wish.’ So the Bedouin asked:
Q1) I’d like to be the most learned of men.
A1) Fear Allah, and you will be the most learned of men.
Q2) I wish to be the richest man in the world.
A2) Be content, and you will be the richest man in the world.
Q3) I’d like to be the most just man.
A3) Desire for others what you desire for yourself, and you will be the most just of men.
Q4) I want to be the best of men.
A4) Do good to others and you will be the best of men.
Q5) I wish to be the most favored by Allah.
A5) Engage much in Allah’s praise, and you will be most favored by Him.
Q6) I’d like to complete my faith.
A6) If you have good manners you will complete your faith.
Q7) I wish to be among those who do good.
A7) Worship Allah as if you see Him. If you don ‘t see Him , He can see you. In this way you will be among those who do good.
Q8) I wish to be obedient to Allah.
A8) If you observe Allah’s commands you will be obedient.
Q9) I’d like to be free from all sins.
A9) Bathe yourself from impurities and you will be free from all sins.
Q10) I’d like to be raised on the Day of Judgement in the light.
A10) Don’t wrong yourself or any other creature, and you will be raised on the Day of Judgement in the light.
Q11) I’d like Allah to bestow His mercy on me.
A11) If you have mercy on yourself and others, Allah will grant you mercy on the Day of Judgement.
Q12) I’d like my sins to be very few.
A12) If you seek the forgiveness of Allah as much as you can, your sins will be very few.
Q13) I’d like to be the most honorable man.
A13) If you do not complain to any fellow creature, you will be the most honorable of men.
Q14) I’d like to be the strongest of men.
A14) If you put your trust in Allah, you will be the strongest of men.
Q15) I’d like to increase my provision.
A15) If you keep yourself pure, Allah will increase your provision.
Q16) I’d like to be loved by Allah and His Messenger(saw)
A16) If you love what Allah and His Messenger love, you will be among their beloved ones.
Q17) I wish to be safe from Allah’s wrath on the Day of Judgement.
A17) If you do not lose your temper with any of your fellow creatures, you will be safe from the wrath of Allah on the Day of Judgement.
Q18) I’d like my prayers to be responded.
A18) If you avoid forbidden actions, your prayers will be responded.
Q19) I’d like Allah not to disgrace me on the Day of Judgement.
A19) If you guard your chastity, Allah will not disgrace you on the Day of Judgement.
Q20) I’d like Allah to provide me with a Sitr (protective covering of faults and sins) on the Day of Judgement.
A20) Do not uncover your fellow creatures faults, and Allah will provide you with a Sitr (protective covering of faults and sins) on the Day of Judgement.
Q21) What will save me from sins?
A21) Tears, humility and illness (note: illness or any form of hardship is also a cleanser of sins if one bears it with patience)
Q22) What are the best deeds in the eyes of Allah?
A22) Gentle manners, modesty and patience.
Q23) What are the worst evils in the eyes of Allah?
A23) Hot temper and miserliness.
Q24) What alleviates the wrath of Allah in this life and in the Hereafter?
A24) Concealed charity and kindness to relatives.
Q25) What actions will save me from the fire of hell on the Day of Judgement?
A25) Patience in times of hardship and misfortune.
[Musnad Imam Ahmad – Saheeh]
The holy prophet (peace be upon him) also said: “Convey (my teachings) to the people even if it were a single sentence” (Bukhari 667)
Remember Allah says: “Remind, then, if the reminder benefits. He who has fear will be reminded; but the most miserable will shun it.” (Surat al-A’la: 9-11)
O Allah, You are our Destination and Your good pleasure is what we seek, make us succeed and guide us always. Ameen.