From the Gardens of Paradise – Shaykh al-Albaani

By the Muhaddith, Shaykh, Allamaa’ Muhammad Nasir uddeen al-Albaani
Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya

 The questioner: ‘Regarding the Hadeeth ‘What is between my house and my Mimber is a garden from the gardens of Paradise’

Is the intent a multiplication of reward or is it for blessings?’

Shaykh Albaani -Rahimullaah-  answered:

The intent of this Hadeeth is not for the people to pounce and attack this place as they do nowadays and that they crowd around for the prayer in this place which the Messenger -alayhi as-Sallat wa Sallam- described that it is a garden from the gardens of Paradise, this Hadeeth is information of the unseen which is obligatory to believe in, that this place is a garden from the gardens of Paradise, how? I swear by Allaah I do not know how.

Many of the scholars say that it will be in Paradise on the Day of Judgement, that is why it is a garden from the gardens of Paradise, it is possible that this is the case and it is possible that the case is something else, we do not comprehend this Hadeeth, just like other Ahadeeth, for example:

جبل أحد يحبنا ونحبه

‘Mount Uhud is a mountain which loves us and we love it.’

This does not mean that you intend that place in itself and seek blessings from it,  and pray there, no, this is just information we believe in, Mount Uhud loves us and we love it, similarly for example:

أحد ركن من أركان الجنة

‘Mount Uhud is a pillar from the pillars of Paradise.’

This also does not have the same meaning which we have mentioned,i.e. that you intend that place in itself, seeking blessings from it and to pray there, no, this is information of the unseen. It was authentically reported from the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- so we believe in this, and we do not carry this meaning to be a legislated action in the Sharia’ so that we worship Allaah by that, since our righteous Salaf did not explain this, not by their speech or by their actions.’

[Taken from: ‘Silsilah Huda wa Noor’ tape 93 at 00:45:06]

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