Hadith on Faith: Trust in Allah’s Protection and Guidance

📖Jami` at-Tirmidhi 3096
Narrated Anas: that Abu Bakr narrated to him, he said: “While were in the cave, I said to the Prophet (ﷺ): ‘If one of them were to look down at his feet, then he would see us under his feet.’ So he said: ‘O Abu Bakr! What do you think about two, the third of whom is Allah?’

  • This hadith, reported by Anas and narrated by Abu Bakr, describes a conversation that took place between Abu Bakr and Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) during their migration to Madinah when they took refuge in a cave. Abu Bakr expressed his concern about their safety, as they were hiding from their enemies who were searching for them. He worried that they might be discovered if one of their pursuers happened to look down and see them hiding beneath their feet. In response to Abu Bakr’s concern, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) reassured him by reminding him of the presence of Allah with them, saying “What do you think about two, the third of whom is Allah?” This statement emphasizes the Islamic belief that Allah is always with us and will protect us from harm, even in the most difficult of situations. It is a reminder to have faith in Allah and to rely on Him for our protection and well-being. However, this hadith also teaches us that Allah’s protection does not necessarily mean that we will be saved from harm in this world. Allah has given human beings free will, and He allows events to unfold according to His divine plan. This means that we may face trials and difficulties in this life, but we should still trust in Allah and have faith that He knows what is best for us. We should rely on Him for guidance and strength to face these challenges with patience and resilience. Furthermore, this hadith highlights the importance of having a strong and unwavering faith in Allah, even in the face of adversity. It encourages us to remember that Allah is always with us, watching over us, and protecting us in His own way. We should always seek His protection and guidance and trust that He will guide us to the right path and protect us from the dangers of this world and the punishment of the Hereafter.