Rasullullah ﷺ Advices to Anas Radiyallahu Anhu

Advices to Anas Radiyallahu Anhu

By Moulana Muhammad Ibn Haroon

In an absolutely captivating style, the Nabi of Allah (ﷺ) offered the following priceless counsel to his devoted servant, Sayyiduna Anas (رضي الله عنه).

Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (رضي الله عنه) reports that Rasulullah (ﷺ) arrived in Madinah when I was a young eight-year-old. My Mother took me by my hand to him and said:
“O Messenger of Allah, every man and woman of Madinah has presented you with a gift. I have nothing else to offer besides this child of mine. Please accept him as your servant for all your needs.”

I served the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) for ten years. During this time he never beat me, abuse or even scold at me. He never gave me an angry look.

The first advice he gave me was:

“O my son! Keep my secrets confidential, and you will become a true believer”

Sayyiduna Anas (رضي الله عنه) says: “I never disclosed the secrets of Rasulullah (ﷺ) to anyone, despite the requests of my mother and the wives of Rasulullah (ﷺ).”

He also told me:
“O my son! Be thorough in your Wudhu and the two angels (who are recording your deeds) will love you. Your life will also be increased.”

O my Son! If you can, then remain in the state of wudu continuously, for if death comes to someone in the state of wudu, he acquires Shahada (the rank of the martyrs)

O my son! If you have the ability to constantly send salutations upon me then do so, the angels will beg Allah to forgive you.

O my son! Try to offer some (nafl) salah in your home too.

O my son! If when you leave your house, you make salam to whichever Muslim you see, you will return home forgiven.

O my son! Whenever you enter your house, say salam upon yourself and your family. [this will be a source of Barakah- blessing- for you and them]

O my Son! If you are able to spend your day and night without having malice for anybody in your heart, then do so as this will make your hisab (accountability in the court of Allah) easy.

O my son! This is my Sunnah. Whoever revives/ loves my Sunnah loves me, and will be with me in Jannah.

O my son! If you follow my advice, there will be nothing more beloved to you than death.”

(Musnad Abi Ya’la & Al-Mu’jamus Saghir, Majma’uz zawaaid, vol.1 pgs. 271-272)