Hadith Qudsi About Obedience to Allah ~ Hi all readers! You should know that one of the important references for Muslims is the hadith qudsi. Why is that? Because the hadith qudsi is one type of Allah’s sayings to the Prophet Muhammad. The hadith qudsi contains very good advice. In addition, we can find many restrictions, recommendations, and even obligations that we must understand. That’s why I wrote this article. And, if you want to know about it, then you should read this article to the end.
I must say here, that there are a very large number of hadith qudsi. Of course, I will not explain it all now. In this article I will only explain the two hadith qudsi about obedience to Allah. Some of the other hadith qudsi I will explain in the next few articles. So, just wait for an explanation of the various hadith qudsi in the next few articles, insha Allah.
Okay! Straight to!
The first hadith qudsi about obedience to Allah is as follows;
قَالَ اللهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ : اُذْكُرُوْنِيْ بِطَاعَتِيْ أَذْكُرُكُمْ بِمَغْفِرَتِيْ . فَمَنْ ذَكَرَنِيْ وَهُوَ مُطِيْعٌ لِيْ فَحَقٌّ عَلَيَّ أَنْ أَذْكُرَهُ مِنِّي بِمَغْفِرَتِيْ . وَمَنْ ذَكَرَنِيْ وَهُوَ لِيْ عَاصٍ فَحَقٌّ عَلَيَّ أَنْ أَذْكُرَهُ بِمَقْتٍ
Allah Azza wa Jalla said, “All of you must remember Me by obeying Me, then I will remember you with My forgiveness. Whoever remembers Me when he obeys Me, I will surely remember him with My forgiveness. Whoever remembers Me when he acts against me, I will certainly remember him with My anger.”
All Readers! The first hadith qudsi above explains that we must remember Allah. That is the general meaning. But what we need to know is, that remembering Allah must be done in a good way, such as saying dhikr, prayer, fasting, giving alms, reading books, and so forth. If we do that, then Allah will remember us with His forgiveness. The point is, if we remember Allah in a good way, then Allah will forgive us.
In addition, another thing we must understand about the first hadith qudsi, is that remembering Allah must not be done in the wrong way, such as when we steal, lie, slander, and so forth. Why is that? Of course, because if we do that, then Allah will remember us with His anger. The point is, if we remember Allah the wrong way, Allah will be angry with us.
The second hadith qudsi regarding obedience to Allah is as follows;
قَالَ اللهُ تَعَالَى : يَا ابْنَ آدَمَ مَا ذَكَرْتَنِيْ شَكَرْتَنِيْ , وَمَا نَسِيْتَنِيْ كَفَرْتَنِي
Allah Taala said, “O son of Adam! You do not remember Me, so you have thank Me. You have not forgotten me, so you have betrayed Me.”
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The general meaning of the second hadith qudsi above is, that if we remember Allah, then that means we have been grateful to Allah. But if we forget Allah, then that means we have betrayed Allah. This is a very clear command, that we remember Allah.
All Readers! That is a brief explanation of hadith qudsi about obedience to Allah. Do you understand? If you want to ask, please ask!
I think that’s enough for this article. May be useful! Amen!
See you in the next article!
Muhammad al-Madani, al-Ittihafat as-Saniyyah fi al-Ahadits al-Qudsiyyah, Dar al-Jail, Beirut, p. 19 and 21.