Allamah ash-Shanawani said:
It is related with regard to Abu Dawud (as-Sijistani), the author of the Sunan [Abi Dawud], that he was on board of ship. He heard a person at shore sneezing and saying “Alhamdulillah.” [the praise is for Allah].
So he hired a rowing boat for one dirham and went to shore and replied to this person’s saying: “Yarhamukullah” [Allah have mercy on you].
Imam Abu Dawud then was asked about this action of his, he answered:
It is possible that this person who sneezed is a man whose supplication is accepted by Allah*.
When people on board fell asleep, they heard a voice calling out:
“O people of the ship! Surely Abu Dawud purchased paradise from Allah for one dirham!.”
— Ash-Shanawani «Sharhul mukhtasar ibn Abi Jamrah» p 290.)
• He may have expected that person to reply to him by saying; “May Allah have mercy on us and you and forgive us and you”… As was practised by the Salaf:
• Malik related to me from Nafi that when Abdullah ibn Umar sneezed and someone said to him, “May Allah have mercy on you,” (Yarhamuka’llah), he said, “May Allah have mercy on us and you, and forgive us and you.” (Yarhamuna’llah wa yaghfirlana wa lakum).
— Malik’s Muwatta Book 54, Number 54.2.5
إِنَّمَا الْمُؤْمِنُونَ إِخْوَةٌ فَأَصْلِحُوا بَيْنَ أَخَوَيْكُمْ ۚ
The believers are but brothers,so make settlement between your brothers.
— 49 : 10
Allah, The Most High says in the Qur’aan, “And He has united their (i.e. believers’) hearts. If you had spent all that is in the earth, you could not have united their hearts, but Allâh has united them. Certainly He is All-Mighty, All-Wise.”
— [Suraah al-Anfaal: 63]
Muadh Ibn Jabal (radhiyAllahu ‘anhu) reported that the Messenger of Allah (sallAllahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said,”Allah, the Exalted, has said, ‘For those who love one another for the Sake of My Glory, there will be seats of light (on the Day of Resurrection), and they will be envied by the Prophets and martyrs.’”
Upon the authority of Ibnil Fudhail who said: “I went to visit Abu Ishaaq As Sabee’ee after he lost his sight. So I said: “Do you know who I am? He said: “Fudhail? So I said: “Yes!” So he said to me: “Verily, By Allah I love you! and were it not for me being shy of you I would kiss you” then he pulled me to his chest (and hugged me) then said:
“Al Ahwas narrated to me upon the authority of ‘Abdullah who said (concerning the statement of Allah) “If you were to give in Charity All that is on earth you would not be able to unite their hearts but Allah has united them”
— (Surah al Anfaal : 63)
“This verse was revealed concerning those who love each other (For the sake of Allah)”
— Collected by Imaamudh Dhahabi in ‘Siyar A’laamin Nubalaa’ 5/378
Upon the authority of Imaamul Auwzaa’ee (who lived in Shaam, the area of Syria) who said: “Qataadah wrote to me from Basrah (Modern day Iraq) saying: “Even though our lands have caused a separation between me and you, the uniting factor of Islaam brings us together“
— Collected by Imaamudh Dhahabee in ’Siyar A’laamin Nubalaa 7/121.
Upon the authority of Bashaar Ibn Moosaa Al Ijlee who said: “Tomorrow is a blessed appointment! Ibn Ma’een and I have a meeting!”
— Collected by Imaamudh Dhahabi in ‘Sityar A’laamin Nubalaa 10/582
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajiun.
Assalamu’alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,
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