There existed two people which the prophet Muhammad (SAW) told us about at the time of the prophet. And they used to challenge each other in everything they did. They loved each other for the sake of Allah, and they tried to pray and beat each other in prayers so they prayed night prayers and would fast more days, when this friend heard about his brother that he would fast two days his brother would fast three days, when he heard about him that he was fasting every Mondays and Thursdays the other brother would fast day on day off, when he donated from his wealth this much the other brother would beat him and donate that much.
One day they went out to jihad, fighting at battle against people who were attacking the Muslims, attacking the oppressed ones, driving people out of their homes so they thought, this is a great chance to reach the highest place in paradise, coz Allah loves those who defend the weak, so they set out and begun to fight in the battle until they lost each other. Then one of them was a captive and those who oppresses enemies, they caught this captive and they said to him.
They begun to torture him and torture him and every time they tortured him he begun to laugh and the mushrikins said, why are you laughing? Im torturing you, youre a captive, he said: I am laughing because alhamdullillah I am going to die as a shaheed and beat my brother to Jannah, thats it Ive beat him and they said: What the ... What is wrong with you? What is wrong with you Muslims? The same person like you we caught before he said the same thing before he died. And he started to cry but he still died, and Allah says that they met each other in paradise.
Lecturer: Billal Asad