The Excellence of Gathering in which Allah is Remembered

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Abu Waqid Al-Harith bin `Auf (Radhiallahu anhu) reported:

The Messenger of Allah  was sitting in the mosque with his companions when three people came to him. Two of them stepped forward to the Messenger of Allah  and the third went away. Those two men stood by the side of Messenger of Allah . One of them found a space in the circle and he filled it, while the other one sat behind him.

When the Messenger of Allah ﷺ finished, he said, “Shall I not inform you about these three people? One of them sought refuge with Allah and Allah gave him refuge; the second one felt shy and Allah showed kindness to his shyness (and so he was accommodated in that meeting), and the last one averted, and so Allah turned away His Attention from him.”

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Commentary:
This Hadith highlights the following three points:

1. The inducement for participation in the meetings held for the remembrance of Allah.

2. The merit of avoiding anything that causes inconvenience to people and distinction of those who are bashful.

3. The condemnation and evil consequences of avoiding, without any genuine reason, the meetings or gatherings which are held to remember Allah or to disseminate religious knowledge.

(Riyad-us-Saliheen – Hadith No. 1449)

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