Hadith on Nuh: Noah’s commands to his sons on his deathbed

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “When death approached Noah, upon him be peace, he called his sons and he said: Verily, my time is short and you must receive instruction. I command you with two and prohibit you with two. I forbid you from committing idolatry and arrogance. I command you to declare there is no God but Allah, for if the heavens and the earth and all between them were placed on one side of the scale and the declaration of no God but Allah were placed on the other, it would surely outweigh it. Were the heavens and the earth a ring of solid iron and the declaration of no God but Allah were placed upon it, it would shatter it to pieces. I command you to declare the glory of Allah and His praises, for it is the prayer of all things and by it all things are sustained.

Source: Musnad Aḥmad 7101

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ عَبْدِ اللهِ بْنِ عَمْرٍو قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِنَّ نُوحًا عَلَيْهِ السَّلَامُ لَمَّا حَضَرَتْهُ الْوَفَاةُ دَعَا ابْنَيْهِ فَقَالَ إِنِّي قَاصِرٌ عَلَيْكُمَا الْوَصِيَّةَ آمُرُكُمَا بِاثْنَتَيْنِ وَأَنْهَاكُمَا عَنِ اثْنَتَيْنِ أَنْهَاكُمَا عَنِ الشِّرْكِ وَالْكِبْرِ وَآمُرُكُمَا بِلَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ فَإِنَّ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ وَمَا فِيهِمَا لَوْ وُضِعَتْ فِي كِفَّةِ الْمِيزَانِ وَوُضِعَتْ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ فِي الْكِفَّةِ الْأُخْرَى كَانَتْ أَرْجَحَ وَلَوْ أَنَّ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ كَانَتَا حَلْقَةً فَوُضِعَتْ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ عَلَيْهمَا لَفَصَمَتْهَا أَوْ لَقَصَمَتْهَا وَآمُرُكُمَا بِسُبْحَانَ اللهِ وَبِحَمْدِهِ فَإِنَّهَا صَلَاةُ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ وَبِهَا يُرْزَقُ كُلُّ شَيْءٍ

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