In this post I wanna share what I’ve got from monthly Islamic talk in my housing’s mosque. It was about traits that we need to own if we want to avoid entering hell.
In a hadits by Imam Tirmidzi, Rasulullah ﷺ said there were 4 kinds of human traits which would cause Allah to forbid us from hellfire.
ﻋَﻦِ ﺍﺑْﻦِ ﻣَﺴْﻌُﻮﺩٍ ، ﻋَﻦِ ﺍﻟﻨَّﺒِﻲِّ – ﺻﻠﻰ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ – ، ﻗَﺎﻝَ: ﺃَﻻَ ﺃُﺧْﺒِﺮُﻛُﻢْ ﺑِﻤَﻦْ ﺗُﺤَﺮَّﻡُ ﻋَﻠَﻴْﻪِ ﺍﻟﻨَّﺎﺭُ؟ ﻗَﺎﻟُﻮﺍ: ﺑَﻠَﻰ ﻳَﺎ ﺭَﺳُﻮﻝَ ﺍﻟﻠﻪِ ، ﻗَﺎﻝَ: ﻋَﻠَﻰ ﻛُﻞِّ ﻫَﻴِّﻦٍ ، ﻟَﻴِّﻦٍ ، ﻗَﺮِﻳﺐٍ ، ﺳَﻬْﻞٍ
“Will you show me people who are forbidden (kept away from being touched by fire) hell? The companions said “Yes, (of course) O Messenger of Allah! He replied: (It is) on those who Hayyin , Layyin , Qorib , and Sahlin . “
Hayyin is when people are becoming humble in front of other fellow creatures and becoming inferior in front of Allah. They have stable emotion. They won’t feel that they are the best human in this world or underestimate or even oppress others. Rasulullah ﷺ never treated people around him as lower level than him. He even still did istighfar many times though Allah guaranteed him a heaven.
Layyin means gentle. People who have this trait will show calmness and soft attitude. They are not rude and always considering what they want to do.
” If you do good, indeed you do good to yourself ” (QS Al-Isra: 7)
Rasulullah ﷺ is the right example for the best humankind. Though he was spitted on by kafir, he didn’t avenge. He even sent good prayer for them.
Qarribin means being close to others and having good social relationship with others. They are friendly and easy to talk to. They don’t shut themselves for their own goals to reach Jannah on their own.
“The best of mankind is the most beneficial to others.”
So this is Sahlin. People who have this trait are helpful. They will try their best to solve other’s problems who need help. They won’t complicate things. Rasulullah ﷺ, his mosdesty life never blocked out him to help others. He tried his best to help someone who asked him for help.
“Whoever facilitates the trouble of a believer from the various difficulties of the world, God will facilitate the difficulties on the Day of Resurrection. And who facilitates the person who is in trouble will surely make it easy for him in the world and hereafter “(HR Muslim).
Blessed upon Rasulullah ﷺ. May Allah help us to have those traits and become better person before the time’s up. Aamiin.