1719. Narrated ‘Ubaaba bin As-Saamit (radhi Allaahu anhu) : The Prophet (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) said,
Whoever loves to meet Allaah, Allaah (too) loves to meet him, and whoever hates to meet Allaah, Allaah (too) hates to meet him.
[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No. 514, Vol. 8]
Source : The Book of Dhikr, Ad-Du’aa At-tauba etc – Chapter 5 – Whoever loves to meet Allaah, Allaah (too) loves to meet him, and whoever hates to meet Allaah, Allaah (too) hates to meet him. Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan, Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi,Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan
It is authentically reported that `Aishah (may Allah be pleased with her) narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:
“He who loves meeting Allah, Allah will love to meet him, and he who dislikes to meet Allah, Allah dislikes to meet him.” I (‘A’ishah) said: “Allah’s Messenger, as for death, we all hate it.” Thereupon he (the Prophet) said: “It is not that (which you construe), but (this) that when a believer (at the time of death) is given the glad tidings of the mercy of Allah, His Pleasure, and of paradise, he longs to meet Allah, and Allah also loves to meet him; and when a Kafir (disbeliever/non-Muslim) is given the news of the torment and hardship which he is going to face at the Hand of Allah, he abhors to meet Allah and Allah also hates meeting him.
(Agreed upon by Al-Bukhari and Muslim)
* Fear of Death – Fatwa of Ibn Baaz
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