admin on October 10th, 2011

أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم حدثهم أن عبدا من عباد الله قال يا رب لك الحمد كما ينبغي لجلال وجهك ولعظيم سلطانك فعضلت بالملكين فلم يدريا كيف يكتبانها فصعدا إلى السماء فقالا يا ربنا إن عبدك قد قال مقالة لا ندري كيف نكتبها قال الله –وهو أعلم بما قاله عبده ماذا قال عبدي؟ قالا يا رب إنه قد قال يا رب لك الحمد كما ينبغي لجلال وجهك ولعظيم سلطانك فقال الله لهما اكتباها كما قال عبدي حتى يلقاني فأجزيه بها

A servant of Allah said: ‘ya rabbi laka al-hamdu kama yambaghi li jalali wajhika wa li azimi sulatanik’ (my Lord! All praise belongs to You as much as befits Your Glory and Sublime Majesty). This was too much for the two angels to record. They did not know how to record it. So they soared to heaven and said, ‘Our Lord! Your servant has said something which we don’t know how to record’ Allah asked them-and of course, He knew what the servant had said, ‘What did My servant say?’ They said, ‘He said ‘ya rabbi laka al-hamdu kama yambaghi li jalali wajhika wa li azimi sulatanik.” Allah said to them, ‘Write it down as if My servant has said it until he should meet Me and I reward him for it.” [Ibn Majah]