al-Sawād al-A’dham: Unnamed Male

Unnamed Male

When the following āyāṭ [pl. of āyah] were revealed: “Didn’t there pass over mankind a time when [they] were a thing unworthy of mention…” until His statement, “And when you look there, you will see bliss and a magnificent kingdom,” [an Abyssinian who was present] asked, “O Messenger of Allāh, will my eyes see in Jannah the like of what your eyes will see?” The Prophet ﷺ replied, “Yes,” whereupon the Abyssinian began to cry until his soul poured out of him. Ibn cUmar, may Allāh be pleased with him, states that he saw the Messenger of Allāh ﷺ lowering [this individual] into the grave.