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Riyad as-Salihin / Book 12 / Hadith 1315

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Riyad as-Salihin
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Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:

The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) and his Companions reached Badr before the polytheists, and when they arrived, he (ﷺ) directed: "Let no one of you advance ahead of me." When the polytheists came near, the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, "Now stand up and proceed towards Jannah which is as wide as are the heavens and the earth." 'Umair bin Al-Humam (May Allah be pleased with him) asked: "Is Jannah as wide as are the heaven and the earth?" The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) replied in the affirmative. 'Umair remarked: "Great!" The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) asked him what had urged him to say so. He replied: "Nothing, O Messenger of Allah! But hope that I might become one of the inhabitants of Jannah." The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, "You will definitely be among them." 'Umair then took some dates out of his quiver and began to eat them, but after a short time he said: "If I survive till I eat my dates, it will mean a long life." So he threw away the dates which he had with him and then fought with the enemy till he was killed.[Muslim].

وعن أنس رضي الله عنه قال انطلق رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم وأصحابه حتى سبقوا المشركين إلى بدر وجاء المشركون، فقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏:‏ ‏"‏لا يقدمن أحد منكم إلى شيء حتى أكون أنا دونه‏"‏ فدنا المشركون، فقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏:‏ ‏"‏قوموا إلى جنة عرضها السماوات والأرض‏"‏ قال‏:‏ يقول عمير بن الحمام الأنصاري رضي الله عنه‏:‏ يا رسول الله جنة عرضها السماوات والأرض‏؟‏ قال‏:‏ ‏"‏نعم‏"‏ قال‏:‏ بخ بخ‏!‏ فقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم‏:‏ “ما يحملك على قولك بخ بخ‏"‏ قال فإنك من أهلها فأخرج تمرات من قرنه فجعل يأكل منهن، ثم قال لئن أنا حييت حتى آكل تمراتي هذه إنها لحياة طويلة‏!‏ فرمى بما كان معه من التمر، ثم قاتلهم حتى قتل‏"‏ ‏(‏‏(‏رواه مسلم‏)‏‏)‏‏.‏ (4)