Prophet's Companion Who Was Squeezed In His Grave

You find in the ahadith, that one of the greatest ways, the most powerful ways to attract Allah's mercy is Akhlaq. Good manners. You know, brothers and sisters, the Holy Prophet says: "Inna al-khuluq al-hasan, yudheebu adh-dhunoob kama' tudheebu ash-shams al-jamad." The Holy Prophet says that good Ahkhlaq, good manners, noble character, courtesy. These things melt away sins like the sun melts away ice. And conversely, what happens with someone who bad Ahklaq?

The Holy Prophet says "Inna al-khuluq as-saiy, la yufsidu al-'amal kama yufsidu al-khal al-'asal' ", if you have bad Akhlaq, it spoils your A'mal, your good deeds in the same way that honey is spoiled when you pour vinegar over it. If you want to do an experiment tonight, go home. If you're married, don't do this is going to end up in a fight. But if you have a honey, add vinegar and taste it.

Honey is inherently sweet, but even something that is inherently sweet, if you add vinegar, it's it, it spoils. Even if you have all of these types of Ibadah, you recite all of these Mustahabbat, but you have bad Ahklaaq you spoil it. Many of you are familiar with Sa'ad bin Ma'adh. Sa'ad bin Ma'adh was a companion of the prophet. He was a war veteran. He fought alongside Rasul Allah in many battles. He put his life in danger. You think you have it rough when you go to the airport, Shaykh the TSA, talk to me, you know, they held me up for two hours. People put their lives on the line for this religion. Sa'ad bin Ma'adh was one of the companions who fought literally put his life in danger for the sake of protecting this Deen.

When news reaches the Prophet that Sa'ad had passed away, Rasul Allah is sitting with his companions and they all rise up to participate in his funeral. The Prophet who follows his Jenazah. He does Salat ul-Mayat. If I told you now that Sayyid Sistani is going to come and pray Salat ul-Mayyat over you, and he is going to put you in your grave and he is going to recite out for you. Wouldn't you be the happiest person? Rasul Allah is doing Salat ul-Mayyit. The Prophet is burying him, the Prophet is making Du'a. He comes out. Sa'ad's mother was standing by the grave. She says to him, to her deceased son: "Ya bunay! Ani allaka al-Jannah! Oh my son! Receive the the glad tidings of paradise! How lucky you are that Rasul Allah participated in your funeral. He prayed over you. He went down into the grave and buried you. The Prophet looks at the mother and he says to her: Ya Umm Sa'ad! La tajzimi ala Rabbik!, don't speak for God. Fa inna Sa'adan qad asabatu dhamma. You see a grave and you don't see anything else. I see the metaphysical world. At this moment, Sa'ad is being squeezed in his grave. Why?

Innahu kana fi khuluqihi ma'a ahlihi su', because he was harsh with his family. He had bad Akhlaq with his family. Think about this. Even the Salah of Rasul Allah, even the Prophet leading his funeral, was not enough to protect him from the punishment of having bad Akhlaq.

This Deen was built on ethics, before the Prophet taught Muslims how to pray, he taught them how to be good human beings. Before he taught them about Fiqh, about Ahkam, he taught them about honesty, about being trustworthy, about having mercy, about having compassion.

This religion was built on Akhlaq!

[Farzand-e-Haydar, ummid-e-aakhar, maw'ud-e-'aalam, ya Mahdi].