The Prophet’s Teachings On The Superiority Those Who Are Outcasts of Society

I heard Messenger of Allah (PBUH) saying, “Shall I not inform you about the people of Paradise? It is every person who is, modest and humble (before Allah), a person who is accounted among the weak and is looked down upon but if he adjures (prays to)  Allah, Allah will certainly give him what he desires.  Shall I not inform you about the inmates of Hell? It is every violent, impertinent and proud man”.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

A man passed by the Prophet (PBUH), so he asked a man who was sitting near him, “What is your opinion about this man?” That man replied: “He is one of the noblest men. By Allah he is certainly a proper person for  a lady to be given in marriage if he seeks to marry, and his recommendation is fit to be accepted if he recommends on behalf of someone”. Messenger of Allah (PBUH) remained silent. Then another man passed. Messenger of Allah (PBUH) enquired, “What is your opinion about this man?” He replied: “O Messenger of Allah, he is one of the poor,  He is not a proper person to be given in marriage to, and his recommendation would not be accepted if he makes one; if he speaks, he is not to be listened to.” Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “He is better than the former by earthfuls”.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

The Prophet (PBUH) said: There was a dispute between the Hell and heaven. The Hell said: “The haughty and proud are my inmates.” Heaven said: “The modest and the humble are my residents”. Thereupon, Allah the Exalted and Glorious (addressing heaven/paradise) said: “You are My Mercy, through you I shall show mercy to those whom I wish”. (And addressing the Hell), He said: “You are the means of My punishment by which I shall punish such of My slaves as I wish and each one of you would have its fill”.
[Muslim]

Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “On the Day of Resurrection, there will be brought forth a bulky person whose value to Allah will be less than that of the wing of a mosquito”.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

commentary: meaning someone who has all the luxuries of the world.


A woman (generally considered on outcast of society)  used to clean the mosque. Messenger of Allah (PBUH) missed her and asked about her. He was told that she had died. He (PBUH) said, “Why did you not inform me?”(It seemed as if) they (Companions) considered the matter insignificant. Then he (PBUH) said, “Show me her  grave.” When it was shown to him, he offered (Janazah-funeral) prayer over it.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “Many a person with shaggy and dusty hair, dusty and driven away from doors (because of their poverty and shabby clothes) were to swear by Allah that something would happen, Allah will certainly make it happen”.
[Muslim]

The Prophet (PBUH) said, “I stood at the gate of Paradise, and I saw that the majority of those who entered it are the poor, and the wealthy were kept confined.





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