— So this obscure individual came in. He wasn't famous. Even in the Hadith, his name wasn't mentioned.
— And then the next day, the same thing happened: Rasulullah S.A.W said, "The man will come in, and he's from Jannah."
Third day, it happened.
— And then Abdullah ibn 'Umar; he went to the man and said, "I had a fight with my father ('Umar Al-Khattab). Can you please allow me to stay at your house for three days?".
The man said, "Sure, you're welcomed".
— Abdullah; he went there not because there was any fight. He wanted to see what this man is doing in privacy. Because the sahabah believed that what you'd do in privacy is what is really special; That is the sign of ikhlas.
— He (Abdullah) said, "The man went to sleep."
Subhaanallah, the man is not praying (qiamullail). He went to sleep.
"What's so special about him?"
And then before fajr he (Abdullah) woke up and prayed, made witr.
"I thought that he's gonna have sahur and fast. (But) He had breakfast. — What's going on? He's not fasting? What's so special about him? — But maybe he's gonna do it tomorrow. Maybe I came in the wrong day."
The next day he did the same thing: Went to bed. Didn't fast.
The third day the same thing.
— Abdullah ibn 'Umar went to him and said, "Listen. I didn't have any problem with my father. The reason why I came here is because Rasulullah S.A.W. said that you're from Ahlil Jannah, and I want to know what's special about and unique about your 'ibadah. And to be honest with you, I didn't find anything that is special. What makes you qualified to this position?"
He said, "Before I go to bed, I cleanse my heart from any hatred. And I fill it with love for every Muslim. I love every Muslim. Before I go to bed, I do that every night."
Extracted from Imam Anwar Al-Awlaki's lecture: "Giving and Investing in the Hereafter". 【MP3】