5 Important Life Advice from Angel Jibril
Sahl ibn Sa’d (may Allah be pleased with him) reported:
The Angel Gabriel (Alayhi salaam) came to the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi wassallam) and he said, “O Muhammad, live as you wish, for you will die. Work as you wish, for you will be repaid accordingly. Love whomever you wish, for you will be separated. Know that the nobility of the believer is in prayer at night and his honor is in his independence of the people.”
Source: al-Muʻjam al-Awsaṭ 4410
Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Albani
Below is five advice from Hadith mention Above
- Live as you wish for you will die
Wherever you may be, death will overtake you, even if you should be within towers of lofty construction…
- Work as you wish for you will be repaid accordingly
“Whoever works righteousness — whether male or female — while he (or she) is a true believer (of Islamic Monotheism) verily, to him We will give a good life (in this world with respect, contentment, and lawful provision), and We shall pay them certainly a reward in proportion to the best of what they used to do (i.e. Paradise in the Hereafter)” [al-Nahl 16:97]
- Love whomever you wish for you will be separated
An everlasting relationship and true love are not with people, or any other object of creation, but with Allah. People come and go but Allah stays. He is Al-Baqi (The Everlasting), Al-Wadud (The Loving One). People may love us (for whatever reason) and we may have wonderful relationships with people but that is going to be short-lived, and if it is founded upon disobedience of the Almighty, we earn nothing but Allah’s displeasure.
- Know that the nobility of the believer is in prayer at night
The Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace) said, “Allah he descends in the lowest part of the heaven in the last one-third of the night and He says “Is there anyone who wants to supplicate to Me and I will answer it, is there anyone who wants to ask from Me and I will give it to him, is there anyone who wants to seek forgiveness and I will forgive him, is there anyone who wants to invest a good deed with Me for I am not unjust and not wasteful.” And it continues till the break of dawn.
- His honor is in his independence of the people
The most honorable position we could have is being the true slave of Allah. Reliance on Allah was the manner of all the prophets and prophets are the most honorable people.
ومالنا ألا نتوكل على الله وقد هدانا سبلنا، ولنصبرن على ما آذيتمونا، وعلى الله فليتوكل المتوكلون
And why should we not put our trust in Allah while he indeed has guided us our ways? And we shall certainly bear with patience all the hurt you may cause us, and in Allah (Alone) let those who trust, put their trust
[Qur’an, Ibrahim 14:12]