Pond of Kawsar

Belief

It is Wajib upon us to have faith upon the pond that Allah Almighty will bless our Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم with, in the Hereafter. Whoever denies it is a transgressor [sinner] and innovator. (Sharh-us-Saawi, ‘ala Jauhara-tut-Tawheed, pp. 398; Tohfa-tul-Mureed, pp. 442)

Sayyiduna ‘Allamah Jalaluddin Suyuti رَحْمَةُ اللّٰەِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه states: Ahadees regarding the pond of Kawsar are narrated by more than 50 blessed Sahabah رَضِىَ اللّٰەُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُم. (Al-Budoor-us-Saafirah, pp. 241)

One pond of every Nabi

The Holy Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said: There is one pond for every Nabi and blessed Ambiya (عَلَيْهِمُ السَّلَام) will feel proud among each other that whose pond would more people come at. And I am hopeful that most of the people will be at my pond. (Sunan-ut-Tirmizi, vol. 4, pp. 200, Hadees 2451)

The pond of our Nabi

Our Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has stated: Undoubtedly, the water of the pond is whiter than milk, sweeter than honey and cooler than ice. Its fragrance is better than musk and its bowls are more in number than the number of stars. Whoever drinks it will never get thirsty and the one leaving after drinking it will always remain quenched. (Ibn Habbaan, vol. 8, pp. 125-126, Hadees 6423, 6424)

The channels of water of the pond of Kawsar

The Holy Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has stated: Two channels of water flow in the pond from the Paradise. One of them is made of gold and the other one is of silver. (Sahih Muslim, pp. 969, Hadees 5990; with amendment)

The length and width of the pond of Kawsar

The Holy Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم stated that my pond is of one month’s journey. Its corners are equal. (Sahih Bukhari, vol. 4, pp. 267, Hadees 6579; Sahih Muslim, pp. 967, Hadees 5971)

It is stated in Mirat-ul-Manajih: i.e. the state of the length and width of the pond of Kawsar, that is my pond, is such that if someone walks from one corner to the other corner, then he will reach there in one month. The pond of Kawsar is square [shaped]. Its length and width are equal. Every corner of it is right-angled, neither acute nor obtuse. In fact, its depth is also the same from everywhere. It’s not that it’s shallow at the edges and deeper in the middle. (Mirat-ul-Manajih, vol. 7, pp. 405)

The Holy Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has stated: My pond is from Aden (capital of Yemen) to Amman Balqa [عَمَّان بَلْقَاء]. (Musnad Ahmad, vol. 8, pp. 321, Hadees 22430)

Hakeem-ul-Ummat, Mufti Ahmad Yar Khan Na’eemi رَحْمَةُ اللّٰەِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه states: ‘There is also a city called Yemen and there is also a place in Syria with the same name. Moreover, Balqa is a famous place in Syria.’

He رَحْمَةُ اللّٰەِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه further states: ‘Mentioning these facts is not to limit things down but to explain the depth it contains to the listener. That’s why different cities’ names were mentioned in different Ahadees. Whichever cities one was familiar with, he was told about only those cities.’

Some commentators have stated that the pond of Kawsar will be wide in the sight of some people, very wide in the sight of others and extremely wide in the sight of some other people; just as the vastness of a believer’s grave is different. (Mirat-ul-Manajih, vol. 7, pp. 456)

Where will the pond of Kawsar be situated?

There are various opinions regarding where will the pond of Kawsar be situated. Imam Ibraheem Bin Muhammad Bajauri رَحْمَةُ اللّٰەِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه states: Opinion of the majority is that the pond of Kawsar will be situated before the bridge of Siraat. Some have approved this opinion because people will resurrect thirsty from their graves and they will be brought to the pond so that they could be given water. Moreover, some blessed scholars are of the opinion that the pond of Kawsar will be situated after the bridge of Siraat. (Tohfa-tul-Mureed, pp. 444)

Imam Muhammad Qurtubi رَحْمَةُ اللّٰەِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه states: The correct opinion is that the Holy Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم will have two ponds. One before the bridge of Siraat and one after the bridge of Siraat. Both these ponds are called Kawsar. (At-Tazkirah lil-Qurtubi, pp. 291)

One way of coinciding

Sayyiduna Imam Jalaluddin Suyuti رَحْمَةُ اللّٰەِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه states that these facts can also coincide in such a way that some people will drink from the pond before crossing the bridge of Siraat and some will be made to drink from the pond after crossing the bridge of Siraat due to their sins so that they may get cleansed from sins by crossing the bridge of Siraat and then they may drink from the pond. This opinion is more authentic. (Al-Budoor-us-Saafirah, pp. 223)

Will the pond of Kawsar be situated on the same very earth?

Sayyiduna Imam Muhammad Qurtubi رَحْمَةُ اللّٰەِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه has stated: May this thought not even come to your mind that the pond will be situated on the face of the same very earth. In fact, the pond will be situated on a different ground that will be white like silver, neither would have there been any bloodshed nor would have anyone been oppressed on it. (At-Tazkirah lil-Qurtubi, pp. 293)

Who will be the first one at the pond of Kawsar?

Sayyiduna ‘Ali-ul-Murtada کَرَّمَ اللّٰەُ وَجْھَهُ الْکَرِیْم states: The Holy Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has said:

اَوَّلُ مَنْ يَرِدُ عَلَیَّ الْحَوْضَ اَهْلُ بَيْتِی، وَمَنْ اَحَبَّنِی مِنْ أُمَّتِی

The first ones to come to my pond of Kawsar are my Ahl-e-Bayt, and among my Ummah are those who love me.

(As-Sunnah li Ibn Abi, ‘Aasim, pp. 173, Hadees 766)

Baahar Zabanayn piyas say hayn aaftab garam

Kawsar kay Shah ‘کَثَّرَہُ اللّٰە’ lay khabar

Those who will be whipped at the pond of Kawsar

Sayyiduna Imam Hasan رَضِىَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ states: Do not keep enmity against us. As the Holy Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰەُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has stated:

لَا یُبْغِضُنَا وَ لَا یَحْسُدُنَا اَحَدٌ اِلَّا ذِیْدَ عَنِ الْحَوْضِ یَوْمَ الْقِیَامَةِ بِسِیَاطٍ مِنْ نَارٍ

i.e. the one who holds enmity and jealousy towards us will be turned away from the pond of Kawsar on the Day of Judgement with the whips of fire. (Al-Mu’jam-ul-Awsat, vol. 2, pp. 33, Hadees 2405)

If you want to have a bowl full of Aab-e-Kawsar…

If you want to have a bowl full of Aab-e-Kawsar (the water from the pond of Kawsar), then recite the following Durood. As Sayyiduna Hasan Basri رَحْمَةُ اللّٰەِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه states that the one who wants to drink a bowl full of the [water of the] pond of Kawsar shall recite the following Durood:

اَللّٰھُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰی مُحَمَّدٍ وَّ عَلٰی اٰلِەٖ وَ اَصْحَابِەٖ وَ اَوْلَادِہٖ وَ اَزْوَاجِەٖ وَ ذُرِّیّٰتِەٖ

وَ اَھْلِ بَیْتِەٖ وَ اَصْھَارِہٖ وَ اَنْصَارِہٖ وَ اَشْیَاعِەٖ وَ مُحِبِّیْەِ وَ اُمَّتِەٖ وَ عَلَیْنَا مَعَھُمْ اَجْمَعِیْنَ یَا اَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِیْنَ

(Ash-Shifa, vol. 2, pp. 72)

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