Hadith on Peace: Worship the Merciful, feed the poor, spread peace

📖Jami` at-Tirmidhi 1855
Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr: That the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “(All of you) worship Ar-Rahman, feed others, spread the (greeting of) Salam, then you will enter Paradise in security.”

  • This hadith, narrated by Abdullah bin Amr and reported in Jami` at-Tirmidhi, highlights some important practices that can lead to entering Paradise in safety and security. Firstly, the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) advises believers to worship Ar-Rahman, which means to worship the Most Merciful and Compassionate Allah. This involves submitting oneself to the commands of Allah, obeying His laws, and seeking His forgiveness and mercy. Secondly, the hadith encourages believers to feed others. Feeding others is a virtuous act that involves sharing one’s blessings and providing sustenance to those who are in need. This can include giving food to the poor, inviting guests to a meal, or sharing one’s food with others. Thirdly, the hadith advises believers to spread the greeting of Salam, which means to greet others with peace and blessings. This can include saying “As-salamu alaykum” (peace be upon you) to others, responding to the greeting, and spreading peace and harmony in one’s interactions with others.

By practicing these acts of worship, charity, and kindness, believers can strive towards the ultimate goal of entering Paradise in safety and security, by the Mercy of Allah.