06 July 2019 CE | 04 Dhul-Qadah 1440 AH

Hadith Explanation

Angels Attend Funerals

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said concerning Sa’d ibn Muaadh (radi Allahu anhu): “Seventy thousand angels attended his funeral, and he was squeezed (in his grave) once, then he was released.” [Sunan An-Nasaai]

Thus, we learn that angels attend the funerals of the righteous. Sa’d ibn Muaadh (radi Allahu anhu) was one of the illustrious Sahabah whose Eeman and contribution in fortifying Islam were particularly noteworthy. Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) held him in such high esteem that Allah’s Messenger (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) told us regarding him: “This is the one at whose death the Throne has shaken and for whom the gates of heaven are opened.” [Muslim]

May we all become righteous Muslims like Sa’d ibn Muaadh (radi Allahu anhu). And may our funerals also be crowded with angels. Ameen.

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