Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, to Him belong the endowments and proper commendations. May Allah increase the honor of Prophet Muhammad, sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam, raise his rank, and protect his nation from what he fears for it.

Thereafter, it was said:

When Muslims cross the bridge they come to a land before Paradise. On this land is a Basin (al-Hawd). There is a basin for each Prophet. Our Prophet, sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam, said that the water of Paradise pours into his basin. This is the river Al-Kawthar, cited in the Qur’an, given to Prophet Muhammad, sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam. The people drink from this basin before entering Paradise.

The length and width of the basin is each, a one-month long walk. It has containers to use to drink, as many as the stars in the sky. The drink, which is in it, is whiter than milk, sweeter than honey, and more fragrant than the musk. Although God prepared a basin for every Prophet, the basin of our Prophet Muhammad is the biggest.

The people that drink from the basin are of two types. One type drinks from the basin out of pleasure only, without thirst. The other type drinks because of thirst. That thirst that the second type feel will be the last thirst they will ever feel. Then after they drink from the basin, they will never be thirsty again.

May Allah make us among the ones who have the pleasure of drinking from Al-Hawd. Ameen.

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