Fatwa ID: 04307
Answered by: Maulana Naieem Mohammad
Where Abu-Zharr was going for Hajj and request Salman for dua because Abu-Zharr was going to the holy lands. Then Salman said Oh Abu-Zharr the land does not make you holy but your actions make you holy.
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
Salman the Persian was amongst the learned and experienced amongst them. He was born in Isfahan, Iran, and was introduced to Christianity by a caravan of Syrian traders. He was greatly impressed by their prayer and his journey to find the truth began. He spent many years in the company of monks and scholars of the people of the book and eventually ended up in Madina where he embraced Islam at the hands of the prophet (s.a.w.).
The narration in question is actually a letter correspondence between Salman and Abu Dardaa (r.a.). Imam Malik (r.a.) has recorded it in his Hadith compilation Al Muwatta, under the chapter of Al Wassiyya (wills /advice).
Only Allah knows best
Written by Maulana Naieem Mohammad
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham
Muwatta Imam Malik, Kitaabul Wasiyya, under the heading of-being appointed as a judge and shying away from it.