Ten fortunate Companions who were promised Paradise!
Ten fortunate Companions who were promised Paradise!
“O you who have believed, do not consume usury, doubled and multiplied, but fear Allah that you
may be successful.
And fear the Fire, which has been prepared for the disbelievers.
, obey Allah and the Messenger that you may obtain mercy.
And hasten to forgiveness from your Lord and a garden [i.e., Paradise] as wide as the heavens and
earth, prepared for the righteous
Who spend [in the cause of Allah] during ease and hardship and who restrain anger and who
pardon the people – and Allah loves the doers of good;
And those who, when they commit an immorality or wrong themselves [by transgression],
remember Allah and seek forgiveness for their sins – and who can forgive sins except Allah? – And
[who] do not persist in what they have done while they know.
Those – their reward is forgiveness from their Lord and gardens beneath which rivers flow [in
Paradise], wherein they will abide eternally, and excellent is the reward of the [righteous] workers.”
Surah Al-Imran: 130-136
What a reward that Allah عزوجلdescribed as: “Excellent reward for the righteous workers”!!
What do you think of a reward with this description??
The previous verses have changed the Prophet’s companions and also changed their followers. We
have to change by hearing them as well.
In those verses, Allahعزوجل orders us to hasten to His forgiveness and welfare. The Prophet’s
companion’s رضى الله عنهم did hurry up to practice gracious actions. Whenever they heard about
anything descending on the prophetصلى الله عليه وسلم; they hurried up to it.
Story of the excellent qualities of the Prophet’s companionsرضي الله عنهم
There is a true story mentioned in the books of Hadith that the poor immigrant companions came to
the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم to complain about their rich fellows, what a complaint!
They complained that the rich companions surpassed them with their properties and wealth. They
came to the Prophet and said:
‘The wealthy people will get higher grades and will have permanent enjoyment and they pray like us
and fast as we do. They have more money by which they perform the Hajj, and `Umra; fight and
struggle in Allah’s Cause and give in charity.” The Prophet said, “Shall I not tell you a thing upon
which if you acted you would catch up with those who have surpassed you? Nobody would overtake
you and you would be better than the people amongst whom you live except those who would do the
same. Say “Subhana l-lah”, “Al hamdu li l-lah” and “Allahu Akbar” thirty-three times each after
every (compulsory) prayer.” We differed and some of us said that we should say, “Subhan-al-lah”
thirty-three times and “Al hamdu li l-lah” thirty-three times and “Allahu Akbar” thirty-four times. I
went to the Prophet (ﷺ) who said, “Say, “Subhan-al-lah” and “Al hamdu li l-lah” and “Allahu Akbar”
altogether, thirty-three times.”
They did so! But the wealthy companions heard the poor ones repeating these Zikr and they
They returned back to the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم complaining ‘O Messenger of Allah; our rich
brothers heard us and they did the same!’
He said: “That is the bounty of Allahعزوجل, which He gives to whom He wills.”
O Muslim! Look at this competing and hastening! They are racing in righteous deeds for the sake of
Now, Do we really care about these words of Zikr after each prayer like the Prophet’s companions?
The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلمguided them on how to catch up the precedents who practiced good deeds
that need money for charity, Hajj& Jihad.
Yes, whoever sticks to Zikr and cares regularly about them, can have the same reward as those
preceded with charity, Hajj& Jihad?
Yes, they used to hasten and complete the Prophet’s commandments because their goal was
paradise, not this perishable world.
Ask Allahعزوجل to honor you with an understanding of what those men understood, and to help you
hasten and compete in good deeds and rewards and blessings to let you enter paradise.
The Muslim has to be ambitious, high-minded, careful to follow the prophets, follow the
companions, and work as they worked, Allah said:
“Those are the ones whom Allah has guided, so from their guidance take an example.” Surah Al-
Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) as saying:
“Do not revile my Companions, do not revile my Companions. By Him in Whose Hand is my life, if
one amongst you would have spent as much gold as Uhud mountain it would not amount to as
much as one much on behalf of one of them or half of it.”
Ten Companions of the Prophet who were promised Paradise!
Ten special fortunate companions who, through their special deeds and unlimited sacrifices,
attained the good news of Paradise in this worldly life from the Prophet Muhammadصلى الله عليه وسلم.
1- Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه,
The closest companion of the prophetصلى الله عليه وسلم.
His full name is Abu Bakr Abdullah ibn Uthman Abi Quhafa, was through his daughter Aisha, a
father-in-law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, as well as the first caliph of Islam. He is known for
the honorific title Al-Siddiq by Muslims. He accepted Islam without any hesitation and was
considered the first adult to convert to Islam. promised Paradise
2- Umar ibn al-Khattabرضي الله عنه,
Umar was known as Faruq Omar, was the second Rashidun caliph. He was one of the most powerful
and influential Muslim caliphs in history. He was a senior companion and father-in-law of the
The Islamic prophet Muhammad. He succeeded Abu Bakr as the second caliph of the Rashidun
Caliphate. promised Paradise
3- Uthman bin Affanرضي الله عنه,
Uthman bin Affan is one of the six Companions of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم
was known as Jun-Nurain (possessor of two lights). He was the third caliph of Islam. Uthman
was the one who gave the most in various jihads. He rebuilt the Masjid Al-Nawabi. promised
4- Ali bin Abu Talib رضي الله عنه,
Ali was known as Abul Hasan, Asadullah. He was the cousin of the Prophetصلى الله عليه وسلم.
Among the young men, Ali was the first to convert to Islam. He was a fearless warrior. The Prophet
صلى الله عليه وسلمgave him a sword named ‘Zulfiqar’ for his heroism in the battle of Badr.
5- Talha Ibn Ubaidullahرضي الله عنه,
Talhah ibn Ubayd-Allah was a companion of the prophet Muhammad. He is best known for his roles
in the Battle of Uhud and the Battle of the Camel, in which he died. He was given the title “The
6- Zubair Ibn Al-Awwamرضي الله عنه,
Zubair ibn al-Awwam had the title of ‘Hawari’ of the Messenger. He was one of the first who
converts to Islam. He became one of the political and military leaders of the community following
the death of Muhammad.
7- Abdur Rahman Ibn Auf رضي الله عنه,
Abdur Rahman was one of the first six people to convert to Islam. Despite being a very wealthy
businessman, worldly life could not attract him, He used to spend a lot of money in wars.
8- Sa’d Ibn Abi Waqqasرضي الله عنه,
His nickname is Abu Ishaq. He is best known for leading the Persian conquest. He was sent to China
on a diplomatic mission. And in the battle of Badr, Sa’d fought with great courage.
Sa’d was one of the soldiers who devised a strategy to protect the Prophetصلى الله عليه وسلم, in spite of
the horrors of the battle of Uhud أُحد. He is also named the tiger of the Battle of Uhud. In the absence
of Bilal (The first mu’azzin in history), he had the good fortune to call to prayer 3 times. He is the
first lucky man to shoot an arrow in the way of Allah.
9- Saeed Ibn Zaydرضي الله عنه,
Saeed ibn Zayd was only twenty years old when he converted to Islam. Even before his conversion to
Islam, he was a ‘Hanif’. That means he was far from paganism at that time.
10- Abu U’baida ibn Al-Jarrrahرضي الله عنه,
He is called ‘Amin Al-Ummah’ the caretaker of the Ummah. He was highly respected among people.
During the caliphate of Umar, he died of the plague.
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