Hadith on Muhammad: The Arrival of the Prophet in Medina and his First Address

📖Jami` at-Tirmidhi 2485
‘Abdullah bin Salam said: “When the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w) arrived- meaning in Al-Madinah – the people came out to meet him. It was said that the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w) had arrived, so I went among the people to get a look at him. When I gazed upon the face of the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w), I knew that this face was not the face of a liar. The first thing that he spoke about was that he said: ‘O you people! Spread the Salam, feed(others), and perform Salat while the people are sleeping; you will enter Paradise with(the greeting of) Salam.’” (Sahih)

  • This hadith, recorded in Jami` at-Tirmidhi, is a statement made by Abdullah bin Salam, one of the companions of the Prophet Muhammad. He describes the arrival of the Prophet in Medina and his first address to the people. According to the hadith, when the Prophet arrived in Medina, the people came out to meet him, and Abdullah bin Salam was among them. When he saw the face of the Prophet, he immediately recognized that it was not the face of a liar, indicating his strong belief in the truthfulness and honesty of the Prophet. The first thing that the Prophet spoke about was to encourage people to spread the greeting of Salam (peace), to feed others, and to pray during the night when people are sleeping. The Prophet then promised that those who follow these practices will enter Paradise with the greeting of Salam. The message of this hadith is that Muslims should make it a habit to spread peace, feed others, and pray at night. These are virtuous acts that will lead to the reward of Paradise. Additionally, the hadith emphasizes the importance of recognizing and following the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad and the truthfulness of his message.