جَابِرَ بْنَ سَمُرَةَ، يَقُولُ سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَقُولُ ” لاَ يَزَالُ الإِسْلاَمُ عَزِيزًا إِلَى اثْنَىْ عَشَرَ خَلِيفَةً ” . ثُمَّ قَالَ كَلِمَةً لَمْ أَفْهَمْهَا فَقُلْتُ لأَبِي مَا قَالَ فَقَالَ ” كُلُّهُمْ مِنْ قُرَيْشٍ ”
It has been narrated on the authority of Jabir b. Samura who said:
I heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) say: Islam will continue to be triumphant until there have been twelve Caliphs. Then the Prophet (ﷺ) said something which I could not understand. I asked my father: What did he say? He said: He has said that all of them (twelve Caliphs) will be from the Quraish.
[Sahih Muslim 1821 d]
قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ (ص) : أَكْمَلُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ إِيمَانًا أَحْسَنُهُمْ خُلُقًا وَخِيَارُكُمْ خِيَارُكُمْ لِنِسَائِهِمْ خُلُقًا
The Messenger of God (ص) said: “The most complete of believers in faith are those with the best character (morals, ethics, kindness etc) and the best of you are the best in character (morals, ethics, kindness etc) to their women.”
[Wasa’il Al-Shia, Al-Hur Al-Amili, Volume 12, Page 157, Jami` At-Tirmidhi 1162]
Now that the Coronavirus has spread, it’s a perfect time to reflect upon the wonderful creation of the bat. In Islamic law, eating bats is haram, but it is never haram to reflect upon the beautiful creation of the bat.
In a tradition, it is narrated that the Holy Prophet (S) of Islam said:
“The most wicked person among the ancient ones was the murderer of the harmless she-camel of Salih (as), and the most wicked person of the latter age is the murderer of Ali Ibn Abi Talib. A wicked one, who will make his beard dyed (red) from the blood of his forehead.”
[Majma’-al-Bayan, vol. 10, p. 499; Tafsir Al-Qurtubi]
أكْرِمْ نَفْسَكَ ما أعانَتْكَ عَلى طاعَةِ اللّهِ
Imam Ali (as) said: “Honour your soul as long as it aids you in the obedience of God.”