Guarantee – learn that concept

Introduction

Today’s talk will be about a word which is very famous amongst the people. The people have given it much concern. This is the word known as a Guarantee (ضمان – to guarantee something). We all know that a guarantee has a great status amongst the people. They use it in their buying, selling and in general in all of their business. When you find a product that is guaranteed, you find that the people want to buy this product. They are more interested in buying this product than one that does not have a guarantee. The one who is going to buy something first asks if there is a guarantee on the product, how long is the guarantee, who is the one who is guaranteeing the product? These are the types of questions that the people may ask when they go to buy something. This is especially when the one who is giving the guarantee is known for his truthfulness and he is known to fulfil his promise if he guarantees his products that he is selling. So, what I want you to pay attention to is these three things:

  1. When buying something the person looks for the product that has a guarantee.
  2. He looks at the individual who is offering the guarantee.
  3. He looks at what he has to do in order to obtain the guarantee – how much money he has to pay etc.

If the guarantee can be acquired with only a few easy things then this is one of the things that make the guarantee that much better.

A Blessed Guarantee

We will now enter into a discussion about a blessed guarantee – a guarantee which has very great significance. It is a guarantee that unfortunately many of us have not been concerned with, even though we have a great concern and care about the guarantees as they relate to trade and business transactions in worldly affairs.

This guarantee today inshaa Allaah, that we are going to live by (implement in our lives), is one guaranteed by the Messenger صلى الله عليه و سلم, who did not speak of his own desires rather it is only revelation that has been revealed to him and he صلى الله عليه و سلم is the one who is truthful and the one who is believed.

وَمَا يَنطِقُ عَنِ الْهَوَى إِنْ هُوَ إِلَّا وَحْيٌ يُوحَى
Nor does he speak of (his own) desire. It is only a Revelation revealed. [An-Najm 53:3-4]

The reward of this guarantee is the Jannah of Allaah سبحانه و تعالى, which its width is like that of the Heavens and the Earth, in which there is what no eyes have seen and what no ears have heard and what has never crossed the hearts of mankind.

The things with which this guarantee is acquired are extremely easy things for one to do; it does not require much effort from the servant. The text of this guarantee will follow:

Hadith of the Guarantee

The text of this guarantee is mentioned in the Musnad of Imaam Ahmad and declared to be Hasan by Shaykh al-Albaani رحمه الله in Saheeh al-Jaami’[1]. It is narrated on the authority of Ubaadah ibn Saamit رضى الله عنه who said that the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم said: Guarantee for me six things from yourself and I will guarantee for you the Jannah:

 

  • Tell the truth when you speak
  • Keep a promise when you make it
  • When entrusted fulfill the trust
  • Protect you private parts
  • Lower your gaze

 

  1. Guard your hand (from hitting people)

Notice, the guarantee is based on another guarantee. The Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم said “you guarantee me six things, I will guarantee for you the Jannah”. These six things are very easy and are from the doors of goodness that are lightweight i.e. they do not require from the servant too much action or stress. Whoever does them in his life and he protects them, then when he dies Jannah will be guaranteed for him and the path to it will be emphasized and easy.

 

[from the internet]

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