Tradition (Hadith): “O Abu Dharr! Walk alone.

God, the most high, is alone in the heaven, so you also be alone upon the earth. O Abu Dharr! Indeed God is beautiful and He likes beauty. O Abu Dharr! Do you know what my worry is and what I desire? The Companions (including Abu Dharr) said: Tell us about your worry and your sorrow. O Apostle of Allah! He said: Oh! Oh! I desire to meet my brothers who are to come after me. Theirs is the dignity like that of the prophets. They are blessed by Allah with the honor like that of martyrs. For the sake of Allah they would detach themselves from their parents, brothers, sisters and their sons. They will leave away their wealth and assume poverty for the sake of Allah. They would change their egotism with humility. They would never be inclined to the evil desires and worldly gains. They would be intoxicated with the love for Allah. Their hearts would be directed towards Allah and their spirits would get nourished from Allah. Their knowledge would be commendable as Allah wished. If they would not be able to worship in the case of illness, it would be more excellent than the worship for Allah thousand years. O Abu Dharr, should I add more if you want to know more? I said, .Yes O Apostle of Allah.. He said: When one of them died, his death would be mourned in Heaven for having being so much esteemed by Allah. O Abu Dharr, should I add more about them? I said, Yes, O Apostle of Allah. He said: If a louse harmed them within their clothes, Allah would reward them with the blessings of seventy Hajj’s and seventy umras. Allah would grant recompense to him as if he had set free forty slaves belonging to the tribe of Ismail ___ that each slave bearing the price of twelve thousand dinars. O Abu Dharr, should I add more if you like? I said, Yes, O Apostle of Allah. He said: Whenever one of them mentioned the Lovers, a thousand degrees of reward would be granted to him with every breath. O Abu Dharr, should I add more if you like? I said, Yes, O Apostle of Allah! He said: If one of them offered two rakas of prayer on the mountain of Arafat, he would be granted benefit of One thousand years of worship of the age of Hadhrat Nuh. O Abu Dharr, should I add more if you like? I said, Yes, O Apostle of Allah. He said, When one of them glorified Allah, it would be better for him than the mountains of gold and silver walking along with them.

O Abu Dharr, should I add more if you like? I said, Yes, O Apostle of Allah. He said: One who saw them with reverence, Allah would prefer it more than the look towards the sight of House of Allah. One who saw them with reverence it would be as if one had seen Allah. One who offered them clothes to wear it would be as if one had done it to Allah. One who fed them it would be as if one had fed Allah. O Abu Dharr, should I add you more if you like? I said, Yes, O Apostle of Allah, he said: If the hardened sinners sat in their company, they would become purified even before they got up and left.