Excellent short lecture on who are the strangers/ghuraba and also the virtues of being stationed in Ribaat. Must listen to increase knowledge when preparing for Hijrah. May Allah accept us.
Bada Al-Islamu ghariban (Islam began as strange)
Wa sa ya-'udhu ghariban (and it will return strange)
kama bada`aa (as it began)
Fa tooba lil ghuraba (so tooba [glad tidings] to the strangers)
« بدأ الإسلام غريبًا، وسيعود غريبًا كما بدأ، فَطُوبي للغرباء »
Bada Al-Islamu ghariban wa sa ya-'udhu ghariban kama bada`aa fa tooba lil ghuraba
(Islam began as something strange and it will return strange as it began, so glad tidings for the strangers).
Some virtues of standing guard in the path of Allah (Ribaat)
The Messenger of Allah said: "Being stationed for a day in the cause of Allah is better than the world and everything on it"197
Salman al Farisi said: The Messenger of Allah said: "Being stationed in the path of Allah for a day is greater than fasting the days of a month and praying its nights. And if he dies the rewards of the deeds he used to do would continue and his provisions would continue and he would be spared the trial of the angels of the grave"
Uthman stood on the pulpit and said: "I heard from the Messenger of Allah a hadith that I didn't tell you about previously because I feared you would all leave from Madinah. I heard him say: "Being stationed in the path of Allah for a day is better than a 1000 days anywhere else. So let everyone choose what they like"