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Old 02-24-2015, 07:46 AM
 
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I remember once reading this hadith on an old man who was hungry and walking outside at night, until he came upon Prophet Muhammad, so he said lets go for a walk and came upon a man who ended up feeding him. THen the Prophet said something along the lines of you will be asked about this on the day of judgment.

What hadith is this? thanks
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Old 02-24-2015, 10:55 AM
 
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It is related to the tafsir of Surah Takathur:

[Sahih Muslim Book 23, Hadith 5055]

Narrated Abu Huraira: ((Allah’s Messenger (pbuh) went out (of his house) one day or one night, and there he found both Abu Bakr and `Umar. He asked, “What has brought you out of your houses at this hour?” They replied, ‘Allah’s Messenger, hunger.’ Thereupon he said, “By Him in whose hand is my soul, what has brought you out has brought me out too; stand up!” They stood up with him and (all of them) came to the house of an Ansari, but he was not at home. When his wife saw him she said, ‘Welcome!’ Allah's Messenger said to her, “Where is so-and-so?” She said, ‘He has gone to fetch some fresh water for us.’ When the Ansari came and saw Allah's Messenger with his two companions, he said, “Praise be to Allah, no one has more honourable guests today than I!” He then went out and brought them a bunch of ripe dates, some dry dates and fresh dates, saying, ‘Eat!’ He then took hold of his long knife (for slaughtering a goat or a sheep). Allah's Messenger said to him, “Do not kill a milking animal.” He slaughtered a sheep for them and they ate it and the dates, and drank. When they had taken their fill and were fully satisfied with the drink, Allah's Messenger said to Abu Bakr and `Umar, “By Him in whose hand is my soul, you will certainly be questioned about this joy on the Day of Judgment. Hunger brought you out of your house and you did not return until this bounty came to you.”
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Old 03-09-2015, 10:34 PM
 
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It is related to the tafsir of Surah Takathur:

[Sahih Muslim Book 23, Hadith 5055]

Narrated Abu Huraira: ((Allah’s Messenger (pbuh) went out (of his house) one day or one night, and there he found both Abu Bakr and `Umar. He asked, “What has brought you out of your houses at this hour?” They replied, ‘Allah’s Messenger, hunger.’ Thereupon he said, “By Him in whose hand is my soul, what has brought you out has brought me out too; stand up!” They stood up with him and (all of them) came to the house of an Ansari, but he was not at home. When his wife saw him she said, ‘Welcome!’ Allah's Messenger said to her, “Where is so-and-so?” She said, ‘He has gone to fetch some fresh water for us.’ When the Ansari came and saw Allah's Messenger with his two companions, he said, “Praise be to Allah, no one has more honourable guests today than I!” He then went out and brought them a bunch of ripe dates, some dry dates and fresh dates, saying, ‘Eat!’ He then took hold of his long knife (for slaughtering a goat or a sheep). Allah's Messenger said to him, “Do not kill a milking animal.” He slaughtered a sheep for them and they ate it and the dates, and drank. When they had taken their fill and were fully satisfied with the drink, Allah's Messenger said to Abu Bakr and `Umar, “By Him in whose hand is my soul, you will certainly be questioned about this joy on the Day of Judgment. Hunger brought you out of your house and you did not return until this bounty came to you.”
Beautiful story.
I was drawn to the dates.
3 different states.
Ripe-Fresh-Dried
I wondered if this had any significance?
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Old 03-10-2015, 07:36 AM
 
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Beautiful story.
I was drawn to the dates.
3 different states.
Ripe-Fresh-Dried
I wondered if this had any significance?

It probably does have significance.
Typically the ripe dates would be eaten immediatly.
The fresh dates can be used in cooking, being eaten over the next few days or used immediately. The dried dates can be kept almost indefinitely without spoiling, have very many uses etc.
Now what the significance is I am not certain, but it was probably common enough to have been obvious to every one present.
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