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Hadrat Sayyiduna Abdullah ibn Mas’ud – may Allah be pleased with him – narrates that once a Jewish scholar appeared in front of the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – and said to him, “O Muhammad! Allah Almighty has carried everything on one finger and had shaken it and has stated that ‘I am the King, I am the Owner.’”
Hadrat Sayyiduna Abdullah ibn Mas’ud – may Allah be pleased with him – mentions that when the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – heard these words, he smiled to such a degree that his beard became apparent.
He then recited the 67 verse of Surah Zumar (39) which is:
وَ مَا قَدَرُوا اللہَ حَقَّ قَدْرِہٖ ٭ۖ وَ الْاَرْضُ جَمِیۡعًا قَبْضَتُہٗ یَوْمَ الْقِیٰمَۃِ وَ السَّمٰوٰتُ مَطْوِیّٰتٌۢ بِیَمِیۡنِہٖ ؕ سُبْحٰنَہٗ وَ تَعٰلٰی عَمَّا یُشْرِکُوۡنَ ﴿۶۷﴾
“And they did not realise the importance of Allah as was His right; and on the Day of Resurrection, He will compress the lands and the heavens will be rolled up by His power; Purity and Supremacy are to Him, from all what they ascribe as partners.”
(Imam Bahiqi, Hayaat As Sahaabah)
The actions of the blessed Ashaab.
Hadrat Sayyiduna Ali bin Rabee’ah – may Allah be pleased with him – mentions that once, Hadrat Sayyiduna Ali – may Allah be pleased with him – made him sit behind him and travelled towards Hurrah. He then raised his head towards the heavens and made Du’a, “O Allah! Pardon my sins without doubt, You are the One who pardons sins and besides You, there is no one else.”
He then turned to me and smiled. I then asked him, “O Ameerul Mo’mineen! You had sought pardon from Allah Almighty and then turned to me and smiled. (What is the meaning of this?).”
He replied, “Once, the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – also allowed me to sit behind him and we travelled towards Hurrah and he also picked up his blessed head towards the heavens (and recited the same Istighfaar) and then looked at me and smiled. (I also inquired about this) and replied, “I have smiled because Allah Almighty has also displayed amazement at someone who (should understand and bear in mind) that no one pardons except Allah Almighty’”. (Hayaat As Sahaabah)