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HIS FEAR, OBEDIENCE & WORSHIP OF ALLAH
In reality, every movement and stillness of Rasulullah salallaahu 'alayhi wasallam is an act of worship. Both his speech and silence are remembrance of Allah Ta'ala.
Hadhrat Abu Dharr radhiyallaahu 'anhu relates that Rasulullah[salallaahu 'alayhi wasallam said,
"By Allah, if you know what I know you will laugh less and cry more and you would not derive pleasure from your wives. You will emerge onto the streets supplicating to Allah, "Verily I desire to be a tree that has been cut down."
Allah Ta'ala says in the Qur'aan,
"Let then laugh a little, and much will they weep." [9:82]
Commenting on this ayah, 'Abdullah ibn Mas'ood radhiyallahu 'anhu has stated, "This world is but a few days, let them laugh as much as they desire. When the world comes to an end and they appear in the presence of Allah Ta'ala they shall begin to cry endlessly."
'Abdullah ibn Shikheer radhiyallahu 'anhu relates, "I went to Rasulullah salallaahu 'alayhi wasallam while he was performing Salaah. The sound like that of a boiling pot emitted from his chest because of his weeping."
Ataa ibn Abi Rabah radhiyallahu 'anhu relates, "I once asked 'Aisha radhiyallahu 'anhaa to inform me about the most admirable action of Rasulullaah salallaahu 'alayhi wasallam. She replied, "Which action of Rasulullaah salallahu 'alayhi wasallam was not admirable? One evening Rasulullah salallahu 'alayhi wasallam returned home and shared my sheet. A little while later he said, "Give me permission so that I may worship my Creator." Rasulullah salallaahu 'alayhi wasallam stood up, performed Wudhu and engaged himself in Salaah. He began weeping (in Qiyaam] until the tears flowed onto his Mubarak chest. He performed Ruku and then Sajda while the tears continued to flow. He stood up for the second Rakaah still weeping. He persisted in this condition all night till Bilal called him for the Fajr Salaah."
Rasulullaah salallahu 'alayhi wasallam wept because of MUHABBAH [profound love] for Allah Ta'ala. On certain occasions Rasulullah salallahu 'alayhi wasallam wept out of benevolence for the deceased or out of anxiety for his Ummah.
Ibn Abi Halah relates, "Rasulullah salallaahu 'alayhi wasallam was perpetually grieved and in persistent contemplation. Leisure was not his lot."
Rasulullah's salallaahu 'alayhi wasallam grief, anxiety and apprehension pertained to Deen, the Hereafter, and the condition of the Ummah and not to this material world.