Seven whom Allāh will shade

The Messenger of Allāh ﷺ said:

سَبْعَةٌ فِي ظِلِّ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ يَوْمَ لَا ظِلَّ إِلَّا ظِلُّهُ: إِمَامٌ مُقْتَصِدٌ، وَشَابٌّ نَشَأَ فِي عِبَادَةِ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ وَطَاعَتِهِ حَتَّى تُوُفِّيَ عَلَى ذَلِكَ، وَرَجُلٌ ذَكَرَ اللَّهَ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ خَالِيًا فَفَاضَتْ عَيْنَاهُ مِنْ خَشْيَةِ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ، وَرَجُلٌ لَقِيَ آخِرَ فَقَالَ لَهُ: وَاللَّهِ إِنِّي لَأُحِبُّكَ فِي اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ، وَقَالَ الْآخَرُ: وَاللَّهِ إِنِّي لَأُحِبُّكَ فِي اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ، وَرَجُلٌ قَلْبُهُ مُتَعَلِّقٌ بِحُبِّ الْمَسَاجِدِ حَتَّى يَرْجِعَ إِلَيْهَا، وَرَجُلٌ إِذَا تَصَدَّقَ أَخْفَى صَدَقَةَ يَمِينِهِ عَنْ شِمَالِهِ، وَرَجُلٌ دَعَتْهُ امْرَأَةٌ ذَاتُ جَمَالٍ وَمَنْصِبٍ فَقَالَ: إِنِّي أَخَافُ اللَّهَ رَبَّ الْعَالَمِينَ

There are seven whom Allāh, The Mighty and Majestic will shade in His Shade on the Day when there is no shade except His Shade: a just ruler, a youth who grew up in the worship of Allāh and obedience towards Him until he dies upon that, a man who remembers Allāh in seclusion and his eyes flood with tears out of fear of Allāh, a man who meets another man and says: “By Allāh I love you for the sake of Allāh” and the other man says: “By Allāh I love you for the sake of Allah”, a man whose heart is attatched to the Masājid and he resorts to them, a man who gives in charity and hides it such that his left hand does not know what his right hand gives in charity, and a man who is called by a woman of beauty and position (for illegal intercourse) but he says: “I fear Allāh, the Rabb of all the worlds.”

— Narrated by Abū Hurayrah رضي الله عنه

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