f:327 - The water of Houz Kauthar
| Country : Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, |
Name : Sibghatullah
|Question: Will our Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) be given a Houz on the Day of Judgment whose water will be sweeter than honey and whiter than milk? Please answer my question. |
|Answer: On the Day of Judgment, every Prophet will have a Houz (tank) and the Houz of our Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) is called Houz-e-Kauthar. Its length will be equal to a day's march. Its soil will be musk, very fragrant. Its water will be whiter than milk and sweeter than honey, more fragrant than musk and cooler than ice. The vessels in which it is drunk will be shining like stars. The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) will give it to His followers with His own blessed hands. Whoever drinks once will not feel thirsty again. |
There is a Hadith in Sahih Bukhari:
Translation: It has been narrated on the authority of Hadhrat Anas (May Allah be well pleased with him), he said: The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said: When I was walking in Jannah, I suddenly came upon a stream, on both sides of which are tents of pearls, which are carved from the inside. I said: O Jibrail (Peace be upon him)! What is this? He said: This is the Kauthar which your Lord has granted you. I saw that its soil is fragrant musk.
(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith No: 6581)
In another Hadith, its water, its fragrance and its vessels are described. There is a Hadith in Sahih Bukhari:
Translation: It has been narrated on the authority of Hadhrat Abdullah bin 'Amr (May Allah be well pleased with them), he said that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said: My Houz is as long as a day's journey and all its banks are equal, its water is whiter than milk, it is more fragrant than musk and its cups are like the stars of the sky. Whoever drinks from them (from Houz Kauthar) will never get thirsty again.
(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith No: 6579)
And Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala) knows best.
Mufti Syed Ziauddin Naqshbandi Qadri,
[Professor, Islamic Law, Jamia Nizamia,
Founder-Director Abul Hasanaat Islamic Research Center]