اتَّقِ الله يا أبا الوَليدِ لا تَأتِي يَوْمَ القِيامَةِ بِبَعيرٍ تَحْمِلُهُ وَلَهُ رُغَاءٌ أوْ بَقَرَةٍ لَها خُوَارٌ أأو

 (طب) عن عبادة بن الصامت.)

They say from the words’ Ubad al-Samit, may Allah be pleased with him, that the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said:

“Fear Allah, O Abul-Walid![1], Do not come on Judgment Day with a grunting camel, a lowing cow or a bleating sheep.[2] ” 

This hadith was transferred to al-Tabarani in al-Mu’jam al-Kabir and al-Baykhaky (4/158). 

Sheikh al-Albani called the hadith authentic. See “Sahih al-Jami ‘al-sagir” (99), “al-Silsila al-sahih” (857).


[1] Abul-Walid – Kunya, Real name ‘Ubad ibn al-Samit. He was from among the Hazrajites, from the tribe Bani ‘Amr ibn’ Auf. He took part in the battle of Badr, was one of those who swore allegiance to the prophet, a worthy narrator and a glorious associate. He was also one of those who collected the Quran. “Umar ibn al-Khattab during his reign appointed him judge in Palestine.” See “Faydul Qadir” (p. 123).

[2] Imam al-Munawi said: “In another version it is said:” bearing on his neck … “. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said these words to him when he (ﷺ) sent him to gather Zakat.

‘Ubada ibn al-Samit was a handsome man, tall. He died in Ramla, the 34th year of the hijra, at the age of seventy-two. Ibn Sa’d said: “I heard those who said that ‘Ubad survived until the reign of Mu’awiya.” Yahya ibn Bucayr et al. Said: “He died in the thirty-fourth year of Hijra.” Damra told Rajab Ibn Abu Salam that he said: “His grave is near the Bayt al-Qauds (in Jerusalem).” See “Siyaru a’li an-nubalya” by Imam al-Zahabi (2/5).

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