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  • ---   Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Mention Allah's Name (i.e., say 'Bismillah' before starting to eat), eat with your right hand, and eat from what is near you.” [Bukhari]

For every act that a Muslim does, there is a chance for him to earn some reward for it from Allah (subhana wa ta’ala). These rewards and blessings can be attained only by those keen to follow the guidance and example of Prophet Muhammad (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam), thereby seeking nothing but the pleasure of their Creator. The entire life of such a person can become an act of worship. Even eating and drinking upon which all living things depend, can become acts of worship. Thus, by acquainting ourselves with the Sunnah of eating and drinking, we can turn this mundane exercise into a source of hasanaat (reward) for the Akhirah and blessing for this world. There are three things we are told in this hadith: 


1. We should start eating or drinking by saying 'Bismillah'. Once a bedouin came and ate the food available in two mouthfuls. Allah’s Messenger (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said that had he said 'Bismillah' before eating, the food would have been sufficient for six people. Taking the name of Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) before starting to eat puts blessing in the food.

2. We should use our right hand for eating and drinking. The left hand is used to clean ourselves with in the bathroom. 

3. We should eat from our side of the dish, without stretching our hand to the side where someone else is eating from. This is the case when more than one person is eating the same kind of food from a single dish. But in case a variety of foods or fruits are lying before us on the table, we are free to take our pick.

 

  • ---   True Repentance   The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Feeling regret is a part of repentance.” [Ahmad ibn Hanbal; al-Musnad]

Repentance is invalid without regret because if there is no regret for having done something wrong, then this implies that the wrongdoer                          considers it acceptable, as well as alright to do again.

According to Al-Hasan al-Basri true repentance is, “when the servant regrets what has happened and resolves never to repeat it again.” According to Al-Kalbi, “It is when the servant asks for forgiveness with his tongue, feels regret in his heart, and restrains his limbs.” 

[The Purification of the Soul, Compiled from the works of Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali, Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyya, and Abu Hamid al-Ghazali; Al-Firdous Ltd, London]

 

  • --- Reported by `Ammar bin Yasir (RA): I heard Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) saying, "Prolonging Salat (prayer) and shortening the Khutbah (religious talk) indicate the religious knowledge of the person. Make your Salat long and your sermon short.'' [Muslim]

       

  •  ---“Allah’s Messenger (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: ‘Seek refuge in Allah against the pit of grief.’ The Companions asked, ‘Allah’s Messenger, what is the pit of grief?’ He replied, ‘It is a river in Hell against which even Hell seeks refuge four hundred times a day.’ They again asked, ‘Allah’s Messenger, who will enter it?’ He remarked, ‘It has been prepared for reciters of the Quran desiring to show off their deeds. The most detestable of the reciters in the sight of Allah are those who frequently visit the rulers (for worldly ends).’” [Ibn Majah – Sahi]

 

  • On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him), who said that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:

"When Allah decreed the Creation He pledged Himself by writing in His book which is laid down with Him: 'My mercy prevails over my wrath.'"

[Muslim (also by al-Bukhari, an-Nasa'i and Ibn Majah)]

 

  •  Reported by Abu Hurairah (RA): The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, "Do you know what is backbiting?'' The Companions said: "Allah and His Messenger know better.'' Thereupon he said, "Backbiting is talking about your (Muslim) brother in a manner which he dislikes.'' It was said to him: "What if my (Muslim) brother is as I say.'' He said, "If he is actually as you say, then that is backbiting; but if that is not in him, that is slandering.''
    [Muslim]

 

  • Reported by Abu Hurairah (RA): The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, "He who takes up arms against us is none of us; and he who cheats us is none of us.''

    [Muslim]

 

  • Reported by `Abdullah bin `Amr bin Al-`As (RA) : The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, "A (true) Muslim is one from whose tongue and hand the Muslims are safe; and a Muhajir (Emigrant) is he who leaves the deeds which Allah has prohibited.''
    [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

 

  • Reported by Abu Ayyub Al-Ansari (RA): The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, "It is not lawful for a Muslim to desert (stop talking to) his brother beyond three nights, the one turning one way and the other turning to the other way when they meet, the better of the two is one who is the first to greet the other.''
    [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

 

  • Narrated by Jarir (RA): “We were with the Prophet (peace be upon him) and he looked at the moon on a full moon night and said, ‘Certainly you will see your Lord as you see this moon and you will have no trouble in seeing Him. So if you can avoid missing (through sleep or business, etc.) a prayer before the sun-rise (Fajr) and a prayer before sunset (‘Asr), you must do so.’ He then recited Allah’s Statement: And celebrate the praises of your Lord before The rising of the sun and before (its) setting.” (50.39)

    (Bukhari)

 

  • Narrated by ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab (RA): I heard Allah’s Apostle (peace be upon him) saying, “The reward of deeds depends upon the intentions and every person will get the reward according to what he has intended. So whoever emigrated for worldly benefits or for a woman to marry, his emigration was for what he emigrated for.”

    (Bukhari)

 

  • Narrated by Abu Huraira (RA): The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Religion is very easy and whoever overburdens himself in his religion will not be able to continue in that way. So you should not be extremists, but try to be near to perfection and receive the good tidings that you will be rewarded; and gain strength by worshipping in the mornings, the nights.”

    (Bukhari)

 

  • Narrated by ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr (RA): Once the Prophet (peace be upon him) remained behind us in a journey. He joined us while we were performing ablution for the prayer which was over-due. We were just passing wet hands over our feet (and not washing them properly) so the Prophet (peace be upon him) addressed us in a loud voice and said twice or thrice: “Save your heels from the fire.”

    (Bukhari)

 

  • Reported by Abu Ayyub (RA): A man came to the Prophet (may peace be upon him) and said: Direct me to a deed which draws me near to Paradise and takes me away from the Fire (of Hell). Upon this he (the Holy Prophet) said: You worship Allah and never associate anything with Him, establish prayer, and pay Zakat, and do good to your kin. When he turned his back, the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) remarked: If he adheres to what he has been ordered to do, he would enter Paradise. 

    (Muslim)

 

  • Reported by Abu Malik (RA): I heard the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) say: He who professed that there is no god but Allah and made a denial of everything which the people worship beside Allah, his property and blood became inviolable, and their affairs rest with Allah. 

    (Muslim)

 

  • Reported by Ibn ‘Abbas (RA): The Prophet (peace be upon him) used to seek Refuge with Allah for Al-Hasan and Al-Husain and say: “Your forefather (i.e. Abraham (AS) used to seek Refuge with Allah for Ismael (AS) and Ishaq (AS) by reciting the following: ‘O Allah! I seek Refuge with Your Perfect Words from every devil and from poisonous pests and from every evil, harmful, envious eye.’”

    (Bukhari)

 

 

  • Reported by Abu Huraira (RA): The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, ‘On every Friday the angels take their stand at every gate of the mosques to write the names of the people chronologically (i.e. according to the time of their arrival for the Friday prayer and when the Imam sits (on the pulpit) they fold up their scrolls and get ready to listen to the sermon.’

    (Bukhari)

 

  • Reported by Abu Huraira (RA): The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, ‘The sun and the moon will be folded up (deprived of their light) on the Day of Resurrection.’

    (Bukhari)

 

  • Reported by Abu Said (RA): I heard the Prophet (peace be upon him)saying, ‘Indeed, anyone who fasts for one day for Allah’s Pleasure, Allah will keep his face away from the (Hell) fire for (a distance covered by a journey of) seventy years.’

    (Bukhari)

 

  • Reported by Ibrahim Abu Isma’il As-Saksaki (RA): I heard Abu Burda (RA) who accompanied Yazid bin Abi Kabsha (RA) on a journey. Yazid (RA) used to observe fasting on journeys. Abu Burda (RA) said to him, ‘I heard Abu Musa (RA) several times saying that Allah’s Apostle (peace be upon him) said, ‘When a slave falls ill or travels, then he will get reward similar to that he gets for good deeds practiced at home when in good health.’

    (Bukhari)

 

  • Reported by Abu Huraira (RA): The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, ‘A place in Paradise as small as a bow is better than all that on which the sun rises and sets (i.e. all the world).’ He also said, ‘A single endeavour in Allah’s Cause in the afternoon or in the forenoon is better than all that on which the sun rises and sets.’

    (Bukhari)

 

  • Reported by Abu Huraira (RA): Allah’s Apostle (peace be upon him) said, ‘Whoever has oppressed another person concerning his reputation or anything else, he should beg him to forgive him before the Day of Resurrection when there will be no money (to compensate for wrong deeds), but if he has good deeds, those good deeds will be taken from him according to his oppression which he has done, and if he has no good deeds, the sins of the oppressed person will be loaded on him.’

    (Bukhari)

 

  • Reported by Hakim bin Hizam (RA): Allah’s Apostle (peace be upon him) said, ‘The seller and the buyer have the right to keep or return goods as long as they have not parted or till they part; and if both the parties spoke the truth and described the defects and qualities (of the goods), then they would be blessed in their transaction, and if they told lies or hid something, then the blessings of their transaction would be lost.’

    (Bukhari)

 

  • Reported by Ibn ‘Umar (RA): I heard Allah’s Apostle (peace be upon him) while he was on the pulpit speaking about charity, to abstain from asking others for some financial help and about begging others, saying, ‘The upper hand is better than the lower hand. The upper hand is that of the giver and the lower (hand) is that of the beggar.’

    (Bukhari)

 

  • Reported by Abu Huraira (RA): The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Every day two angels come down from Heaven and one of them says, ‘O Allah! Compensate every person who spends in Your Cause,’ and the other (angel) says, ‘O Allah! Destroy every miser.’”

    (Bukhari)

 

  • Reported by Abu Huraira (RA): Allah’s Apostle (peace be upon him) said, ‘There are angels guarding the entrances (or roads) of Medina, neither plague nor Ad-Dajjal will be able to enter it.’

    (Bukhari)

 

  • Reported by Abu Huraira (RA): A man came to Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) and said, 'O Allah's Apostle! Who is more entitled to be treated with the best companionship by me?' The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, 'Your mother.' The man said. 'Who is next?' The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, 'Your mother.' The man further said, 'Who is next?' The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, 'Your mother.' The man asked for the fourth time, 'Who is next?' The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, 'Your father. '

    (Bukhari) 
     

 

Reported by Abu Huraira (RA): Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) said, 'When it is the last third of the night, our Lord, the Blessed, the Superior, descends every night to the heaven of the world and says, 'Is there anyone who invokes Me (demand anything from Me), that I may respond to his invocation; Is there anyone who asks Me for something that I may give (it to) him; Is there anyone who asks My forgiveness that I may forgive him?' '

(Bukhari)

 

  • Reported by Abu Huraira (RA): The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, 'When you hear the Iqama, proceed to offer the prayer with calmness and solemnity and do not make haste. And pray whatever you are able to pray and complete whatever you have missed.’

    (Bukhari)

  • Reported by Anas bin Malik (RA): The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, 'There is a tree in Paradise (which is so big and huge that) if a rider travels in its shade for one hundred years, he would not be able to cross it.'

    (Bukhari)

 

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Whenever anyone of you offers Salaat, he is speaking in private to his Lord.” [Sahih Bukhari]

 

During a battle, Ali (radi Allahu anhu) was shot in the foot by an arrow. It sank so deep into the bone that no one could easily remove it. The surgeon, having examined the wound, told Ali (radi Allahu anhu):

 

“Master, I can remove the arrow only if I put you to sleep through anaesthesia. I have to do it; otherwise you cannot bear the excruciating pain.”

 

Ali (radi Allahu anhu) replied: “There is no need for any medicine to dull my nerves. Wait for a while until the time for prayer arrives. When I stand to pray then you can remove the arrow.”

 

When the time for prayer arrived, Ali (radi Allahu anhu) got himself ready and stood to pray in utmost love and respect towards his Lord. He was enraptured with the fulfillment of worship of the Almighty Allah. Meanwhile, the surgeon removed the arrow and dressed up Ali (radi Allahu)’s wound.

 

When Ali (radi Allahu anhu) completed his Salaat, he asked the surgeon: “Have you removed the arrow?”

 

What is my Salaat like? Am I conscious of being in Allah’s presence when I am praying?

 

Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) describes the prayer of the hypocrites in the Quran with these words: “And when they stand up for the Salaat, they stand with laziness and to be seen of men, and they do not remember Allah but little.” [Surah An-Nisa, Ayat 142]

 

  • Reported by Anas (RA): The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, "He who goes forth in search of knowledge is considered as struggling in the Cause of Allah until he returns.''
    [At-Tirmidhi]

 

  • Reported by Anas bin Malik (RA): Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) said, 'If Adam's son had a valley full of gold, he would like to have two valleys, for nothing fills his mouth except dust. And Allah forgives him who repents to Him.'

    (Bukhari)

 

  •   Reported by Abu Huraira (RA): The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Whoever does not give up false statements (i.e. telling lies), and evil deeds, and speaking bad words to others, Allah is not in need of his (fasting) leaving his food and drink.”

    (Bukhari)

 

  • Reported by Abu Huraira (RA): Allah’s Apostle (peace be upon him) said, “If Allah wants to do good to somebody, He afflicts him with trials.”

    (Bukhari)

 

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    The Doors of Sadaqah

     

    Abu Dhar al-Ghafari said: “The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wasallam) said: ‘Sadaqah is prescribed for every person every day the sun rises.’ I said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, from what do we give sadaqah if we do not possess property?’ He said: ‘The doors of sadaqah are takbir (Allahu Akbar), Subhan Allah, Alhamdulillah, La-ilaha-ilAllah, Astaghfirullah, enjoining good, forbidding evil, removing thorns, bones and stones from the paths of people, guiding the blind, listening to the deaf and dumb until you understand them, guiding a person to his object of need if you know where it is, hurrying with the strength of your legs to one in sorrow who is appealing for help, and supporting the weak with the strength of your arms. These are all the doors of sadaqah.” [Ahmad]

    In other words one does not need to have financial resources to earn the reward of sadaqah. There are many deeds that qualify as sadaqah with Allah (subhana wa ta’ala). In addition to those listed above the following ordinary courtesies are also sadaqah if we do them with the intention of pleasing Allah with them.

    1. To administer justice between two people is sadaqah. 
    2. To assist a man upon his mount so that he may ride it is sadaqah. 
    3. To place his luggage on the animal is sadaqah.  
    4. A good word is sadaqah. 
    5. Every step taken toward prayer is sadaqah. 
    6. Your smile for your brother is sadaqah. 
    7. Planting anything from which a person, an animal or anything eats is sadaqah. 

     

 

Catching the Takbeer-i-Tahrima

 

 

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “When you come upon an ongoing congregational prayer (Jamaat), join it. If you have offered your prayer already, the prayer you are going to offer in the congregation will be supererogatory (Nafl) for you. The prayer that you offered at your home becomes your obligatory (Fardh) prayer. Two guarantees will be given to him who offers the prayer from its Takbeer-i-Tahrima for forty days. One is the Guarantee of Salvation from Hell and the other is the Guarantee of Immunity from Hypocrisy.” [Abu Dawud, Salaat]

 

The Takbeer-i-Tahrima is the first “Allahu-Akbar” with which we start the prayer and fold our hands. This Hadith gives us the good news of being secured from the punishment of Hell and from a thing which is worse than disbelief – hypocrisy.

 

These two pledges of protection are issued by Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) to that man who arrives in time for each of his five prayers in the Masjid, so as not to miss the Takbeer-i-Tahrima for a continuous period of forty days.

 

In addition, this Hadith informs us that if one has already prayed but comes upon a group of Muslims praying in Jamaat, they should not pass the opportunity of earning additional rewards by praying with them. Their additional prayer will count as Nafl for them even though it is the Fardh prayer of the group.

 

  • Reported by Abu Huraira (RA):  Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him)  said, 'There is a Sadaqa to be given for every joint of the human body; and for every day on which the sun rises there is a reward of a Sadaqa (i.e. charitable gift) for the one who establishes justice among people.'

    (Bukhari)   

 

Reached by Allah

 

 

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Stand properly in the ranks of prayer, bring your shoulders in tandem with one another and fill the gaps in your ranks; be kind to your brothers who, with their hands, want to put you in the right position. Do not leave any gaps for Satan. Allah Almighty reaches those who reach the ranks of prayer. Who leaves the ranks, Allah Almighty too shall leave him.” [Abu Dawood, Salaat]

 

  • Reported by Ibn 'Abbas (RA): The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, 'There are two blessings which many people lose: (They are) health and free time for doing good.'

    (Bukhari)
     
  • Reported by Abu Said Al-Khudri (RA): The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, 'Beware! Avoid sitting on the roads.' They (the people) said, 'O Allah s Apostle! We can't help sitting (on the roads) as these are (our places) here we have talks.' The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, ' l f you refuse but to sit, then pay the road its right ' They said, 'What is the right of the road, O Allah's Apostle?' He said, 'Lowering your gaze, refraining from harming others, returning greeting, and enjoining what is good, and forbidding what is evil.'

    (Bukhari)
     

Reported by Abu Said Al-Khudri (RA): The Prophet (peace be upon him) said to his companions, 'Is it difficult for any of you to recite one third of the Qur'an in one night?' This suggestion was difficult for them so they said, 'Who among us has the power to do so, O Allah's Apostle?' Allah’s Apostle (peace  be upon him) replied: 'Allah (the) One, the Self-Sufficient Master Whom all creatures need.' (Surat Al-Ikhlas 112.1--to the End) is equal to one third of the Quran. 

(Bukhari)

 

  • Reported by Abu Musa: The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “A believer to another believer is like a structure whose sections support one another.”

    (Bukhari and Muslim)

 

The Ranks of Angels

 

 

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) once said to his Companions: “Would you like to stand in rank just the same as the angels stand in rank before their Lord?”

 

The Companions asked: “How do the angels stand in rank?”

 

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) replied: “They fill the first rank and they observe extreme care in standing in the rank.” [Muslim, Salaat]

 

The proper way to stand in rank during congregational prayers is to:

1. Stand shoulder to shoulder.

2. Leave no gaps in between.

3. Complete one rank before forming another.

4. If another Muslim tries to move you to fix your position, take it positively.

5. Don’t stand apart from the ranks of the worshippers to pray separately.

 

Annul Bad Dreams with Prayer

 

 

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Dreams are of three types: A good dream which is glad tidings from Allah, a dream from the Shaitaan which causes distress, and a dream that comes from a man’s own self (what he is thinking). If one of you sees something that he dislikes, let him get up and offer prayer, and not tell people about it.” [Sahih Muslim] 

 

  • Reported by Abu Huraira (RA): Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) said, 'Allah says, 'I have nothing to give but Paradise as a reward to my believer slave, who, if I cause his dear friend (or relative) to die, remains patient (and hopes for Allah's Reward).'

    (Bukhari)
     
  • Reported by Uthman bin Affan (RA): The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, 'The most superior among you (Muslims) are those who learn the Qur'an and teach it.'

    (Bukhari)

Looking Here and There

 

 

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “So when you pray, do not look here and there, for Allah sets His Face for the face of His slave in his prayer as long as he does not look away.” [Tirmidhi]

As long as we give Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) our undivided attention, He gives us His undivided attention. If only we could feel Who it is Who is giving us His undivided attention!

 

  • Reported by Ibn Abbas (RA): The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) started receiving the Divine Revelation at the age of forty. Then he stayed in Makkah for thirteen years, receiving the Divine Revelation. Then he lived in Al-Madinah for ten years, and then died at the age of sixty three (years).

    (Bukhari and Muslim)
      

 

 

Back Rows Best

 

 

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “The best rows for women are the last ones and the worst are the front ones.” [Sahih Muslim]

Women have been encouraged by the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) to pray at home, making it more convenient for them to harvest multifold reward while managing their homes and families. 

However, they are allowed to come to the Masjid and should not be hindered if they desire to do so and are properly veiled.

It is better but not necessary for Masjids to have separate areas for women, so that there is no mixing of men and women anywhere. 

If the women must be in the same hall as the men, they are required to form their rows (Saff) behind the men and as far away from them as possible.

While greater reward for men is in the leading rows, the greater reward for women is in the backmost rows.

 

Reported by Abu Huraira (RA):  The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, 'There is no disease that Allah has created, except that He also has created its treatment.'

(Bukhari)

 

Try Sighting the Moon

 

 

On sighting the moon of Ramadhan, the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Allah is the greatest! O Allah, Do make this moon arise with peace, faith, security, and Islam (obedience) for us and as a favour to us so that we may perform deeds which You love and which conform to Your Will.” (Addressing the new moon) “Our Lord and your Lord is Allah.” [Tirmidhi]

The transliteration of the Arabic Dua is: “Allahu Akbar. Allahumma ahhillahu alayna bil amni wa’l eemani wa’s salaamati wa’l islami wa’t tawfeeqi lima tuhibboo wa tardha. Rabbuna wa rabbuka’llah.”

 

Start Afresh

 

 

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “The person who fasts with a perfect sense of devotion to faith and Ihtisaab (sense of accountability), will have Allah pardon all the sins which he committed in his life.” [Bukhari]

The wonderful reward of fasting for Allah’s sake is to have one’s entire record of sins erased. What could be better than appearing before Allah the Almighty with all our shameful deeds blotted out and forgiven in advance?

Rejoice in the opportunity of Ramadhan and thank Allah (the Pure and to Whom all praise belongs) for giving you one more chance to purify yourself!

  

  • Reported by Abu Hurairah (RA): The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “A ruler (of the Muslims) is a shield for them. They fight behind him and they are protected by him. If he enjoins fear of Allah, the Exalted, and the Glorious, and dispenses justice, there will be a reward for him; and if he enjoins otherwise, he will receive its consequences.”

    (Muslim)

 

Reported by Tamim Ad-Dar (RA): The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Religion is sincerity and goodwill. We asked: For whom? He said: To Allah, His books, His messenger, the leader of Muslims and the Muslims in general.”

(Muslim)


Ramadan is a month of abundance and generosity. Fulfil your obligations and help the less fortunate as much as you can this month.
 
 
 
A Flood of Forgiveness

 

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “In each night of Ramadhan Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) exempts 600,000 people from Hell and when the last night of Ramadhan comes He exempts as many people from Hell as He has exempted in the entire month up till that night.” [At-Targheeb wa At-Tarheeb]

Ramadhan is a month in which Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) unleashes a flood of forgiveness and blessings. That is why the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) mentioned that if his Ummah were to know what Ramadhan is they would wish for the whole year to be Ramadhan.

 

Seventy Thousand Appointed for You

 

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “When a Muslim keeps the first fast of blessed Ramadan then all his previous sins are forgiven and seventy thousand angels appeal to Allah for forgiveness for him every day from the morning prayers (Fajr) till the sun sets.” [At-Targheeb wa At-Tarheeb]

 

  • Reported by Abu Hurairah (RA): The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, "He who observes optional prayer (Tarawih prayers) throughout Ramadan, out of sincerity of Faith and in the hope of earning reward will have his past sins pardoned.''

    [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

 

 

Mansion of Rubies

 

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “On the night that the blessed month of Ramadan commences, the gates of the heavens are opened and not a single one of those gates is closed till the last night of Ramadan. And there is no Muslim who prays in one of the nights of Ramadan but that Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) gets written for him two and a half thousand good deeds in exchange for each Sajda that he performs and will get made for him a mansion of red rubies in Jannah that will have sixty thousand doors (due to its large size) and for each door there will be a palace made of gold decorated with red rubies.” [At-Targheeb wa At-Tarheeb]

 

The Sajda of Ramadan

 

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “For very Sajda that a person performs (for Allah) in the night or day of Ramadan, he is awarded in exchange such a tree (in Jannah) whose shade a rider can travel in for five hundred years.” [At-Targheeb wa At-Tarheeb]

 

Reported by Abu Hurairah (RA): The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, "When Ramadan begins, the gates of Jannah are opened, the gates of Hell are closed, and the devils are chained."

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
 
 
  • Reported by Anas (RA): The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, "Eat Suhur (predawn meal). Surely, there is a blessing in Suhur.'' 

    [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
     
      
  • Reported by Ibn `Abbas (RA): The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "(The performance of) Umrah during Ramadan is equal to Hajj (pilgrimage).'' Or said, "Equal to the performance of Hajj with me.''

    [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
     
  • Reported by Abu Huraira (RA): Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) said, "When honesty is lost, then wait for the Hour." It was asked, "How will honesty be lost, O Allah's Apostle?" He (peace be upon him) said, "When authority is given to those who do not deserve it, then wait for the Hour.”

    [Bukhari]

 

  • Reported by `Aishah (RA): I asked: "O Messenger of Allah! If I realize Lailat-ul-Qadr (Night of Decree), what should I supplicate in it?'' He (peace be upon him) replied, "You should supplicate: Allahumma innaka `afuwwun, tuhibbul-`afwa, fa`fu `anni (O Allah, You are Most Forgiving, and You love forgiveness; so forgive me).''

    [At-Tirmidhi]
     

 

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Amr (RA): A man asked the Prophet (peace be upon him), "What Islamic traits are the best?" The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "Feed the people, and greet those whom you know and those whom you do not know.”

[Bukhari]
 
 
Laylatul Qadr

 

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Verily this month has come to you; and therein is a night which is better than a thousand months. Whosoever is deprived of it is deprived of all good; and none is deprived of its good except a totally unfortunate person.” [Ibn Majah]

Laylatul Qadr (the Night of Power) is the crowning glory of Ramadhan. Its merit can be judged by the fact that it was the night in which Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) chose to send down the Quran from the Lawh-Mahfudh (Preserved Tablet) to the earthly skies.  

“We have indeed revealed this in the Night of Power. And what will explain to you what the Night of Power is? The Night of Power is better than a thousand months. The angels and the Spirit (Jibreel) descend in it by Allah's permission, with every command. Peace it is till the debut of dawn!” [Quran: Surah Al-Qadr] 

A thousand months are equivalent to 83 years and 4 months. Fortunate is the person who spends this night in prayer and trying to understand the Quran that made this night so special. The person who spends this night in trying to draw closer to Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) through His revelation will be blessed with the reward of having worshipped Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) for at least eighty three years and four months consecutively. Since Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) says that the Night of Power is better than one thousand months the reward is even greater than that.

 

  • Narrated Abu 'Ubaid: (the slave of Ibn Azhar) I witnessed the Eid with 'Umar bin Al-Kattab who said, Allah's Apostle has forbidden people to fast on the day on which you break fasting (the fasts of Ramadan) and the day on which you eat the meat of your sacrifices (the first day of Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha). 

    (Bukhari)

 

Favouritism in Hell

 

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Whoever is put in charge of any affair of the Muslims and he appoints in command over them anyone out of favouritism, then there is the curse of Allah upon him, and Allah will not accept from him either repentance nor a ransom until He enters him into Jahannum.” [Ahmad]

A position of authority is a trust (Amanah). Don’t misuse it because you will be accountable before Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) for it. 

A common manifestation of corruption is the appointment of relatives or supporters to positions (usually from which money is to be made), while they are not the most qualified to hold those offices. It is a cause of the downfall of nations. 

 

  • Reported by Jundub (RA): The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "He who lets the people hear of his good deeds intentionally, to win their praise, Allah will let the people know his real intention (on the Day of Resurrection), and he who does good things in public to show off and win the praise of the people, Allah will disclose his real intention (and humiliate him).”

    [Bukhari] 

 

  • Reported by Abu Huraira (RA): The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "Religion is very easy and whoever overburdens himself in his religion will not be able to continue in that way. So you should not be extremists, but try to be near to perfection and receive the good tidings that you will be rewarded; and gain strength by worshipping in the mornings, the nights."

    [Bukhari] 

 

  • Reported by Abu Mas'ud Al-Ansari (RA): The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "If one recites the last two Verses of Surat-al-Baqara at night, it is sufficient for him (for that night).”

    [Bukhari]

 

  • Reported by Ibn Umar (RA): The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Islam started as a stranger and will return as a stranger as it started.”

    (Muslim)

 

If Want Then Give

 

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Allah says, ‘If you wish for My mercy then show mercy to My people (My creation).” [Ibn Hibban]

 

  • Reported by Ibn Umar (RA): The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “A man should not make another man to get up and sit in his place, but you have to make room and space for others.” I said: “Is it for Jumu’ah prayer only?” He replied: “For Jumu’ah prayer and also for any other occasion.” Ibn ‘Umar never sat in a place if one got up for him.

    (Bukhari and Muslim)

 

Going to the Masjid in the Dark

 

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Give glad tidings of perfect light on the Day of Resurrection to those who walk in the dark to the Masjid.” [Abu Dawud]

This is great news to those who wake up at night, leave the comfort of sleep and the softness of their beds, recite the Adhan after the Muadhdhin and then walk to the Masjid in calmness, during the coldness of the night and in total darkness.

 

  • Reported by Abu Hurairah (RA): I heard the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) saying: “The rights of a Muslim on his brother are five: (1) to answer the greeting (2) to visit the sick (3) to follow the funeral processions (4) to accept invitation and (5) to replay there sneezer.”

    (Bukhari and Muslim)

 

Definition of Success

 

Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wasallam) said: “He is successful who has accepted Islam, who has been provided with sufficient for his wants and been made contented by Allah with what He has given him.” [Muslim]

Nowadays when people say, ‘So and so is very successful’ what they mean is, ‘He/she is making a lot of money.’ In the above mentioned hadith Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) explains who qualifies to be called successful. It’s not having Car X, House in W and Job Z but:
1. Islam.
2. Needs fulfilled. 
3. Possession of a thankful heart.

 

The Not So Rich Millionaire

 

Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wasallam) said: “Richness does not lie in the abundance of (worldly) goods, but richness is the richness of the soul (heart, self).” [Muslim]

There are millionaires who are obsessed with making more money, always worried that their wealth is not going to be enough for them. Their insecurity does not let them enjoy what they are blessed with. Such a person despite having riches cannot be called a rich person. For what good is wealth that does not allow its possessor to feel rich, secure or happy? True wealth is the wealth of contentment. This is a gift from Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) and it lives as contentment in the heart of a person.

 

  • Reported by Abu Huraira (RA): The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "Allah said, ‘I have prepared for My righteous slaves (such excellent things) as no eye has ever seen, nor an ear has ever heard nor a human heart can ever think of.'"

    (Bukhari)


  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Exchange gifts with one another, for gifts remove ill will from people’s hearts.” [Tirmidhi]

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “There is no wisdom equal to good planning.” [Mishkat]

 

  • Abu Hurairah RA narrated that he heard the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) say: “In black seed there is healing for every disease, except the Sam.” "Sam means death. And black seed is Shuwniz." (Sunan Ibn Majah - Book 31, Hadith 357)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children should Pray Too

 

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Order your children to pray at the age of seven and discipline them for it at the age of ten and separate between their beds.” [Abu Dawud]

 

  • The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Give sadaqah without delay, for it stands in the way of calamity.”

    (Tirmidhi)

 

  • Reported by Aishah (RA) the wife of the Prophet (peace be upon him): Jibril (AS) used to recite the Quran to treat the Messenger (peace be upon him) when he felt sick. Jibril used to recite: “With the Name of Allah. He heals you, He heals any disease you suffer and from the evil of an envious and from every eye.”

    (Muslim)

 

Sins and Doubtful Matters

 

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “The Halaal is clear and the Haraam is clear, and between the two are doubtful matters about which not many people know. Whoever avoids the doubtful matters will have sought safety for his religion and honour (from deficiency and blame). Whoever involves himself in doubtful matters will fall into the forbidden (Haraam), like the shepherd who pastures his flock close to a sanctuary: it is feared that he will end up trespassing in it.” [Bukhari]

 

  • Reported by Abdullah bin Masud (RA): I visited the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) while he was suffering from high fever. I said 'O Messenger of Allah! You have high fever.' He said, 'Yes, I have as much fever as two men of you.' I said 'Is it because you will have a double reward?' He said, 'Yes, it is so. No Muslim is afflicted with any harm, even if it was a prick of the thorn, but that Allah expiates his sins because of that, as a tree sheds its leaves.'

    (Bukhari and Muslim)

 

What Behaviour Glorifies Allah

 

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “It is part of glorifying Allah that you show respect to a gray-haired Muslim and also to one who teaches the Quran.” [Abu Dawud]

Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) has fixed a position of honour for the elderly and for the teachers of the Quran and He requires all Muslims to keep their esteem in mind.
 
Showing respect to a gray-haired Muslim and to teachers of the Quran is not only Islamic etiquette; Realize that by this behaviour you are actually glorifying and praising Allah (subhana wa ta’ala). 

By the same token if you are disrespectful, short tempered or arrogant with an elderly Muslim or a teacher of the Quran your behavior is being recorded as being insulting towards Allah (subhana wa ta’ala). 

 

  • Reported by Anas (RA): The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “If anyone forgets a prayer he should pray that prayer when he remembers it. There is no expiation except to pray the same.” Then he recited: “Establish prayer for My (i.e. Allah's) remembrance.” (20:14).”

    (Bukhari)

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “One engaged in the Zikr of Allah among the heedless is like a living tree in the midst of dry trees.” [Ihya Ulum Id Deen]

 

  • Abu Qatada al-Ansari RA reported that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) was asked about his fasting. He was asked about fasting on the day of Arafat (9th Dhulhijjah), whereupon he said: “It expiates the sins of the preceding year and the coming year.”

    (Muslim)

 

The Benchmark of Piety

 

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “That which is lawful is clear, and that which is forbidden is clear, and between them are doubtful matters about which many of the people have no knowledge. So whoever avoids doubtful matters saves his religion and his honour, and whoever falls into doubtful matters falls into what is forbidden.” [Bukhari]

 

Reported by Abud-Darda' (RA): The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "He who defends the honour of his (Muslim) brother, Allah will secure his face against the Fire on the Day of Resurrection."

[At Tirmidhi]  
 
 
Reported by Anas (RA): The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: "The supplication made between the Adhan and the Iqamah is never rejected."

[At Tirmidhi and Abu Dawud]
 
 
  •  Reported by Umm Salamah (RA): Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “Any woman dies while her husband is pleased with her, she will enter Jannah”.

    [Tirmidhi]

 

  • Once the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) was asked about major sins and he said: “They are associating something with Allah, disobeying one’s parents and causing them pain or injury, killing someone unlawfully and giving false evidence.” [Bukhari]

 

  • Reported by Ibn `Umar (RA): Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “All of you are guardians and are responsible for your subjects. The ruler is a guardian and responsible for his subjects; the man is a guardian of his family; the woman is guardian in her husband’s house and responsible for her wards; a servant is guardian of his master’s property and responsible for his ward. So all of you are guardians and are responsible for your subjects”.

    [Bukhari & Muslim]


  • The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “If my Ummah bears fifteen traits, tribulation will befall it.” Someone asked, “What are they, O Messenger of Allah?” He said, “When any gain is shared out only among the rich, with no benefit to the poor; when a trust becomes a means of making a profit; when paying Zakat becomes a burden; when a man obeys his wife and disobeys his mother; and treats his friend kindly whilst shunning his father; when voices are raised in the mosques; when the leader of a people is the worst of them; when people treat a man with respect because they fear some evil he may do; when much wine is drunk; when men wear silk; when female singers and musical instruments become popular; when the last ones of this Ummah curse the first ones - then let them expect a red wind, or the earth to swallow them, or to be transformed into animals.” [Tirmidhi]

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “By Him in Whose Hand my soul is, no one is a (perfect) believer until he wishes for his (Muslim) brother what he wishes for himself.” [Bukhari]

 

  • Reported Abu Huraira (RA): The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, ‘Religion is very easy and whoever overburdens himself in his religion will not be able to continue in that way. So you should not be extremists, but try to be near to perfection and receive the good tidings that you will be rewarded; and gain strength by worshipping in the mornings, the nights.’

    [Bukhari]

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Supplicate to Allah while you are certain that He will answer you, and know that Allah does not answer supplication from a heart that is heedless of Him.” [Al-Jaami as-Sagheer]

    When you ask from Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) do it with full conviction that none but He can fulfill your supplication. Feel from the bottom of your heart your total dependence on Him for every good in your life. 

 

  • Reported by Abu Umamah (RA): I heard the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) saying, “Read the Qur’an, for it will come as an intercessor for its reciters on the Day of Resurrection.”

    [Muslim]

 

  • Reported by Abu Huraira (RA): “If a man removes a difficulty out of a Muslim’s worldly difficulties then Allah will remove from him a difficulty of the difficulties on the day of resurrection and if anyone makes it easy for a hard-pressed in this world then Allah will make it easy for him in this world and the next, and if anyone conceals a Muslim’s faults in this world then Allah will conceal his faults in this world and the next. Indeed, Allah continues to help the slave as long as the slave continues to help his brother.”

    (Bukhari and Tirmidhi)

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “A generous person is close to Allah, close to Paradise, close to people and far away from Hell.” [Tirmidhi]

 

  • Reported by Aisha (RA): Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said: “The most despicable amongst persons in the eye of Allah is one who tries to fall into dispute with others (for nothing but only to display his knowledge and power of argumentation).”

    (Muslim)


  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “If a person bathes on Friday, cleans himself thoroughly, combs his hair, uses perfume if available, goes to the Masjid taking care not to step over anyone in the congregation, offers the prescribed portion of the Friday prayer and also listens silently to the Imam’s sermon, then whatever sins he committed since the previous Friday will be forgiven.” [Bukhari]

 

  • Reported by ‘Abdullah (RA) that Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said:  ”Truth leads one to Paradise and virtue leads one to Paradise and the person tells the truth until he is recorded as truthful, and lie leads to obscenity and obscenity leads to Hell, and the person tells a lie until he is recorded as a liar.”

    (Muslim)

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Shield yourself against the fire of Hell – even if it be only with half of a date (in alms). And one who cannot afford even that much should at least utter a good word.” [Bukhari]

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Allah said, ‘...Truly of those devoted to Me the one I most favour is a believer who is of meager means and much given to prayer, who has been particular in the worship of his Lord and has obeyed Him inwardly, who was obscure among people and not pointed out, and whose sustenance was just sufficient to provide for him yet he bore this patiently.’” Then the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) rapped his hand and said: “Death will have come early to him, his mourners will have been few, his estate scant.” [Tirmidhi]

 

  • Reported by ‘Aisha (RA): Allah’s Apostle (peace be upon him) said, “Do good deeds properly, sincerely and moderately and know that your deeds will not make you enter Paradise, and that the most beloved deed to Allah’s is the most regular and constant even though it were little.”

    (Bukhari)

 

Reported by Anas (RA): The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Whoever supports two girls till they attain maturity, he and I will come on the Day of Resurrection like this.” Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) joined his fingers illustrating this.

[Muslim]

 

  • Reported by Jabir (RA): I heard the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) saying, “The best way to celebrate the remembrance of Allah is to say: La ilaha illallah (there is no true god except Allah).”

    [Tirmidhi]

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Jibreel continued exhorting me about the rights of neighbours so much so that I thought he might include them in the category of heirs.” [Muslim]

 

  • Reported by Wabisah bin Ma`bad (RA): I went to Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) and he asked me, “Have you come to inquire about piety?” I replied in the affirmative. Then he said, “Ask your heart regarding it. Piety is that which contents the soul and comforts the heart, and sin is that which causes doubts and perturbs the heart, even if people pronounce it lawful and give you verdicts on such matters again and again.”

    [Ahmad& Ad-Darmi]

    Listen to your heart for that’s where your piety resides.


  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Verily, a man teaching his child manners is better than giving one bushel of grain in alms.” [Muslim]

 

  • Reported by Abu Hurairah (RA): Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “A believer must not hate (his wife) believing woman; if he dislikes one of her characteristics he will be pleased with another.”

    [Muslim] 

 

  • Reported by Abu Hurairah (RA): The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “He whom Allah intends good, He makes him to suffer from some affliction.”

    [Bukhari]

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “It is better to sit alone than in company with the bad; and it is better still to sit with the good than alone. It is better to speak to a seeker of knowledge than to remain silent; but silence is better than idle words.” [Bukhari]

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Allah does not punish the individuals for the sins of the community until they see the evil spreading among themselves, and while they have the power to stop it, do not do so.” [Ahmad]

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “A truthful and honest trader will be a companion of the Prophets, the righteous and the martyrs on the Day of Judgement.” [Tirmidhi]

 

  • Reported by Ibn `Umar (RA): The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “Salat in congregation is twenty-seven times more meritorious than a Salat performed individually.”

    [Bukhari & Muslim]

 

  • Ibn Abbas related that the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “He who intends to perform Hajj let him do so expeditiously, for he may well fall sick, may lose his mount (ability to bear the expenses of the journey) or he may be prevented by some other exigency.” [Ahmad, Baihaqi]

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “It is sufficiently wicked for someone to belittle his fellow Muslim.” [Tirmidhi]

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “The voluntary prayer of a man where the people cannot see him is equal to 25 voluntary prayers in front of the eyes of the people.” [Al-Jaami as-Sagheer min Hadeeth al-Basheer an-Nadheer by Imam Suyooti]

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Allah does not punish the individuals for the sins of the community until they see the evil spreading among themselves, and while they have the power to stop it, do not do so.” [Ahmad]

 

  • Once a man went to the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) and asked, “O Messenger of Allah, who of all people is most entitled to my kindness and good company?” The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) answered, “Your mother.” Then the man asked, “Who comes next?” and the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) replied, “Your mother.” The man again asked, “Who comes next?” and again the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) answered, “Your mother.” The man asked one more time, “Who comes next?” and the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) replied, “Your father.” [Bukhari]

 

Reported by Abu Hurairah (RA): The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “Let me tell you something about Dajjal (the Antichrist) which no Prophet had told his people. He is blind (in one eye) and will bring with him something like Jannah and Hell; but what he calls Jannah will be in fact Hell.”


[Bukhari & Muslim]

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Earning an honest living is a duty next to the principal duties of Eeman.” [Bayhaqi]

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “The life of the world is sweet and green. Allah makes you generations succeeding one another so that He may try you in respect of your actions. So beware of the beguilements of the world and those of women. The first trial of Bani Israel was through women.” [Muslim]

 

  • Reported by Abu Umamah (RA): The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) was asked: “At what time does the supplication find the greatest response?” He (peace be upon him) replied, “A supplication made during the middle of the last part of the night and after the conclusion of the obligatory prayers.”

    [Tirmidhi]

 

  • Reported by Abu Hurairah (RA): Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “There are three signs of a hypocrite: When he speaks, he lies; when he makes a promise, he breaks it; and when he is trusted, he betrays his trust.”

    [Bukhari & Muslim]

 

  • Reported by Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him): Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “Allah does not look at your figures, nor at your attire but He looks at your hearts and accomplishments.”

    [Muslim]

 

  • Reported by Abud-Darda (RA): The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Nothing will be heavier on the Day of Resurrection in the Scale of the believer than good manners. Allah hates one who utters foul or coarse language.”

    [Tirmidhi]

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “If anyone recites Yaseen at the beginning of the day, his needs will be fulfilled.” [Darimee]

 

  • Reported by Rabi`ah bin Ka`b Al-Aslami (RA) (a servant of the Messenger of Allah and also one of the people of As-Suffah): I used to spend my night in the company of Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) and used to put up water for his ablutions. One day he said to me, “Ask something of me.” I said: “I request for your companionship in Jannah.” He inquired, “Is there anything else?” I said, “That is all.” He said, “Then help me in your request by multiplying your prostrations.”

    [Muslim]

 

  • Reported by `Aishah (RA): I said, “O Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him), I have two neighbours, to which of them should I send a present?” He (peace be upon him) replied, “To the one whose door is nearer to you.”

    [Bukhari]

 

  • Once the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) went to his daughter Fatima (radi Allahu anha) who was working a grinding mill. He had on his person cloth that was made of camel hair. But when the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) saw the condition of Fatima (radi Allahu anha) he began to weep and said: “O Fatima, you are undergoing this suffering to be blessed with everlasting happiness.” At once Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) revealed of Surah Ad-Dhuha: “Your Lord will soon give you what you will be pleased with.” [Ihya Ulum Id-Deen]

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Surely I know an Ayat which, if people would have followed, would have sufficed for them concerning everything (in life), ‘For those who fear Allah, He provides a way out for them, (and) He also provides them provisions from (sources) that they could never have imagined (Surah at-Talaq, Ayat 2-3).’” [Ahmad]

 

  • Reported by Abu Hurairah (RA): Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “Hasten to do good deeds before you are overtaken by one of the seven afflictions.” Then (giving a warning) he said, “Are you waiting for such poverty which will make you unmindful of devotion; or prosperity which will make you corrupt, or disease as will disable you, or such senility as will make you mentally unstable, or sudden death, or Ad-Dajjal who is the worst expected absent, or the Hour, and the Hour will be most grievous and most bitter.”

    Tirmidhi]

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Whoever acts to be heard and seen, God will cause his falsity to be heard and seen.” [Bukhari]

 

  • Reported by Jabir (RA): Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “When one of you sees a bad dream let him blow three times on his left, seek refuge in Allah from the Satan three times (i.e., by saying: A`udhu billahi minash-Shaitanir-Rajim) and change the side on which he was lying.”

    [Muslim]
  • Reported by Salman Al-Farisi (RA): Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “If a man takes a bath on Friday, purifies himself thoroughly, uses oil and perfume which is available in the house, sets forth for the mosque, does not (forcibly) sit between two persons, offers the prayer that is prescribed for him and listens to the Imam silently, his sins between this Friday and the previous Friday will be forgiven.”

    [Bukhari] 

 

  • Reported by Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri (RA): A man heard another reciting Surat Al-Ikhlas repeatedly. The next morning he came to the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) and informed him about it as if he considered it to be of little reward. On that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “By Him in Whose Hand my soul is, this Surah is equal to one-third of the Qur’an.”

    [Al-Bukhari]

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “The son of Adam does not fill any vessel worse than his stomach. It is sufficient for the son of Adam to eat a few morsels to keep him alive. If he must fill it, then one-third for his food, one-third for his drink, and one-third for air.” [Tirmidhi]

 

  • Reported by Ibn `Abbas (RA): The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “If anyone constantly seeks pardon (from Allah), Allah will appoint for him a way out of every distress and a relief from every anxiety, and will provide sustenance for him from where he expects not.”

    [Abu Dawud]

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Your Lord is ever-living and generous. He is unwilling to turn away empty the hands of His servant when he stretches them before Him.” [Abu Dawud]

 

  • Reported by Abu Sa`id and Abu Hurairah (RA): The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Never a believer is stricken with a discomfort, an illness, an anxiety, a grief or mental worry or even the pricking of a thorn but Allah will expiate his sins on account of his patience.”

    [Bukhari & Muslim]

 

  • Reported by Hasan bin `Ali (RA): The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “Give up what is doubtful to you for that which is not doubtful; for truth is peace of mind and falsehood is doubt.”

    [Tirmidhi]

 

  • Reported by Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri (RA): A man heard another reciting Surat Al-Ikhlas repeatedly. The next morning he came to the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) and informed him about it as if he considered it to be of little reward. On that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “By Him in Whose Hand my soul is, this Surah is equal to one-third of the Qur’an.”

    [Al-Bukhari]

 

  • Reported by Salman Al-Farisi (RA): Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “If a man takes a bath on Friday, purifies himself thoroughly, uses oil and perfume which is available in the house, sets forth for the mosque, does not (forcibly) sit between two persons, offers the prayer that is prescribed for him and listens to the Imam silently, his sins between this Friday and the previous Friday will be forgiven.”

    [Bukhari] 

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “If the Quran is kept within the skin, burning fire will not go near it, nor touch it.” [Ihya Ulum-Id-Deen]

    This Hadith informs us that remaining safe from the fire of Hell is one of the virtues of memorizing the Quran.

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Man will be tested according to the strength of his faith: The stronger his faith, the more severe his trial, and the weaker his faith, the lighter his trial. The believer will be continually tested until he walks on earth with all his wrong actions forgiven.” [Bukhari]

 

  • Reported by `Abdullah bin `Amr bin Al-`as (RA): Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “Neglecting one’s own dependents is a reason enough for a man to commit a sin”.

    [Abu Dawud] 

    Riyad us Saliheen, Chapter 37, 294

 

  • Reported by Abu Umamah bin Tha`labah (RA): The Companions of Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) mentioned the life of the world before him. He (peace be upon him) said, “Do you not hear? Do you not hear? Simplicity (in life) is part of Faith, simplicity is part of Faith.”

    [Abu Dawud]

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Every believer who consoles his brother in distress will be dressed by Allah in an apparel of honour on the Day of Resurrection.”  [Ibn Majah]

 

  • Reported by Abu Hurairah (RA): The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “He who purifies (performs Wudu’) himself in his house and then walks to one of the houses of Allah (mosque) for performing an obligatory Salat, one step of his will wipe out his sins and another step will elevate his rank (in Jannah).”

    [Muslim - Riyad us Saliheen, Chapter 189, 1054]

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Fear Allah wherever you may be, follow an evil deed with a good one and it will erase it, and treat people well.” [Tirmidhi]

 

  • Reported by Abu Hurairah (RA): The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “Were people to know the blessing of pronouncing Adhan and the standing in the first row, they would even draw lots to secure these privileges. And were they to realize the reward of performing Salat early, they would race for it; and were they to know the merits of Salat after nightfall (`Isha’) and the dawn (Fajr) Salat, they would come to them even if they had to crawl.”

    [Bukhari & Muslim - Riyad us Saliheen, Chapter 186, 1033]

 

  • Abu Hurairah (radi Allahu anhu) reported that the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “He who purifies himself (performs Wudhu) in his house and then walks to one of the houses of Allah (Masjid) for performing an obligatory Salat, one step of his will wipe out his sins and another step will elevate his rank (in Jannah).” [Sahih Muslim]

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: "He is not one of us - who does not respect the elderly, is not merciful to the youth, and does not know the rights of those who teach us." [Tirmidhi]

 

  • Abu Hurairah (radi Allahu anhu) reported that the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “There are angels who take turns in visiting you by night and by day, and they all assemble at the dawn (Fajr) and the afternoon (Asr) prayers. Those who have spent the night with you, ascend (to the heaven) and Allah, Who knows better about them, asks, ‘In what condition did you leave My slaves?’ They reply, ‘We left them while they were performing Salat and we went to them while they were performing Salat.’” [Sahih Bukhari]

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Love your beloved moderately, perhaps he becomes hated to you someday. And hate whom you hate moderately, perhaps he becomes your beloved someday.” [Tirmidhi]

 

  • Reported by Anas bin Malik (RA): The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) used to say: “O Allah! I seek refuge with You from helplessness, laziness, cowardice, old age and miserliness. I seek refuge with You from the punishment of the grave, and seek refuge with You from fitnah (trials or afflictions etc.) of life and death.”
  • (Bukhari and Muslim)

 

  • Abu Hurairah (radi Allahu anhu) reported that the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “When the Iqamah is pronounced, do not come to it running. Rather, you should walk calmly with tranquility to join the congregation. Then pray what you catch and complete what you miss.” [Sahih Bukhari]

         Secondly, when a Muslim walks to a Masjid after performing ablution at home, he is considered to be in a state of Salat. Thus, he is already earning          the reward for the Salat. Pushing, shoving, and squeezing in between people are not a part of the prayer and so a Muslim should not hope to be            rewarded if he is doing these. 

 

  • Abu Hurairah (radi Allahu anhu) reported that the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “He who purifies himself (performs Wudhu) in his house and then walks to one of the houses of Allah (Masjid) for performing an obligatory Salat, one step of his will wipe out his sins and another step will elevate his rank (in Jannah).” [Sahih Muslim]

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “If you were to rely upon Allah with the reliance He is due, you would be given provision like the birds; They go out hungry in the morning and come back with full bellies in the evening.” [Tirmidhi]

 

  • Reported by `Iyad bin Himar (RA): The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, "Verily, Allah has revealed to me that you should adopt humility. So that no one may wrong another and no one may be disdainful and haughty towards another.” 

    [Muslim - Riyad us Saliheen Chapter 279, 1589]

 

 

  • Reported by Abu Hurairah (RA): The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “Beware of suspicion, for suspicion is the worst of false tales. And do not count others’ faults, do not spy, do not be envious of one another, do not desert (cut your relation) with one another, and do not hate one another. And be brothers (as Allah has ordered you!).”


(Bukhari and Muslim)

  • Abu Hurairah (radi Allahu anhu) reported that the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “When a Muslim servant (of Allah) or a believer (Mumin) washes his face (in the course of Wudhu), every sin he has committed with his eyes is washed away from his face along with the water, or with the last drop of water; when he washes his hands, every sin they wrought is erased from his hands with the water, or with the last drop of water; and when he washes his feet, every sin towards which his feet walked is washed away with water, or with the last drop of water, with the result that he comes out cleansed of all sins.” [Sahih Muslim]

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “If anyone travels on a road in search of knowledge of the Deen, Allah ta’ala will cause him to travel on one of the roads of Paradise. The angels lower their wings in their great pleasure with one who seeks knowledge. The inhabitants of the heavens and the Earth and even the fish in the deep waters ask forgiveness for the learned man. The superiority of the learned over the worshipper is like that of the moon, on the night when it is full, over the rest of the stars. The learned are the heirs of the Prophets, and the Prophets leave no monetary inheritance, they leave only knowledge, and he who takes it takes an abundant portion.” [Sunan Abu-Dawood]

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Allah said, ‘Spend O son of Adam, and I shall spend on you.’” [Bukhari]

 

  • Reported by Buraidah (RA): The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, "Convey glad tidings to those who walk to the mosque in the darkness. For they will be given full light on the Day of Resurrection."

    [Tirmidhi & Abu Dawud - Riyad us Saliheen Chapter 189, 1058]

    Commentary: "In the darkness" here indicates the Fajr and Isha' prayers which are performed when it is dark.

 

  • Reported by Abu Hurairah (RA): Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “The believers who show the most perfect Faith are those who have the best behaviour, and the best of you are those who are the best to their wives.”

    [Tirmidhi]

 

  • Abu Hurairah (radi Allahu anhu) narrated that when Allah revealed the ayat, “Warn your nearest kinsmen,” Rasul Allah got up and said, “O people of Quraish! Buy (i.e. save) yourselves (from the Hellfire) as I cannot save you from Allah's Punishment; O Bani Abd Manaf! I cannot save you from Allah's Punishment, O Safiya, aunt of Allah's Apostle! I cannot save you from Allah's Punishment; O Fatima bint Muhammad! Ask me anything from my wealth, but I cannot save you from Allah's Punishment.” [Sahih Bukhari]

 

  • Reported by Abu Hurairah (RA): The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "When one of you sneezes, he should say 'Alhamdulillah" (praise be to Allah), and his brother or his companion should say to him: 'Yarhamuk- Allah (may Allah have mercy on you). When he says this he should reply: 'Yahdikumullh was yuslihu balakum (may Allah guide you and render sound your state of affairs).

    [Bukhari - Riyad us Saliheen Chapter 142, 879]

 

  • Abdullah ibn Abbas (radi Allahu anhuma) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) looked at the Ka'bah and said: “La ilaha illallah, how pure you are, and how sweet is your fragrance, and how great is your honour! However the honour of a Mu'min (believer) is greater than yours. Indeed, Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala) has made you respectable; (likewise) the wealth, the blood, and the honour of a Mu'min has been made respectable; and Allah has forbidden us to suspect him of wrongdoing.” [Tabarani, Majma-uz-Zawaid]

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “The son of Mary will come down as a just leader. He will break the cross, and kill the pigs. Peace will prevail and people will use their swords as sickles. Every harmful beast will be made harmless; the sky will send down rain in abundance, and the earth will bring forth its blessings. A child will play with a fox and not come to any harm; a wolf will graze with sheep and a lion with cattle, without harming them.” [Musnad Ahmed]

 

  • Reported by Abu Hurairah (RA): The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, "It is not permissible for a believer to forsake his (Muslim) brother for more than three days. If three days have passed, he should meet him and greet him; and if other responds to it they will both share the reward; but if he does not respond, he will bear his sin and the one who (has taken the initiative to) greet (the other) will be absolved of the sin of forsaking (one's brother in Faith).”

    [Abu Dawud - Riyad us Saliheen Chapter 280, 1597]

 

  • Reported by Abu Umamah Iyas bin Tha`labah Al-Harithi (RA): The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, "He who misappropriates the right of a Muslim by taking a false oath, Allah will condemn him to the fire of Hell and will forbid Jannah for him.” A person asked: "O Messenger of Allah, even if it is something insignificant?” He replied, "Yes, even if it is the twig of the Arak tree.”

    [Muslim - Riyad us Saliheen Chapter 315, 1713]

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: "Allah, the Exalted, has said, 'O son of Adam! I shall go on forgiving you so long as you pray to Me and aspire for My forgiveness whatever may be your sins. O son of Adam! I do not care even if your sins should pile up to the sky and should you beg pardon of Me, I would forgive you. O son of Adam! If you come to Me with an earthful of sins and meet Me, not associating anything with Me in worship, I will certainly grant you as much pardon as will fill the earth."' [Riyad-us-Saliheen]

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “If one of you is fasting, he should break his fast with dates. If dates are not available, then with water, for water is purifying.” [Ahmad]

 

  •  The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “On the night of my ascent to heaven (Miraj), I passed by some people who were scratching their faces and chests with their nails which were made of copper. I asked Jibreel, ‘Who are they?’ and he replied, ‘These are the people who used to eat the flesh of other men by attacking their honour and respect.’” [Abu Dawud]

 

  •  Reported by Abu Dharr (RA): I heard the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) saying, "If someone accuses another of disbelief or calls him the enemy of Allah, such an accusation will revert to him (the accuser) if the accused is innocent.

    [Bukhari & Muslim - Riyad us Saliheen Chapter 326, 1733]

 

  •  Reported by `Abdullah bin Mas`ud (RA): The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "He who has, in his heart, an ant’s weight of arrogance will not enter Jannah.” Someone said: "A man likes to wear beautiful clothes and shoes?” Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, "Allah is Beautiful, He loves beauty. Arrogance means ridiculing and rejecting the Truth and despising people.”

    (Muslim - Riyad us Saliheen, Chapter 72, 612)

 

  •  Reported by Abu Hurairah (RA): Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, "A believer must not hate (his wife) believing woman; if he dislikes one of her characteristics he will be pleased with another".

    (Muslim - Riyad us Saliheen, Chapter 34, 275)

 

  •  The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “If a Muslim dishonors another Muslim at a time when his honor is at stake or injured, then Allah the Almighty will dishonor him when he needs Allah’s help. And if a Muslim helps another Muslim when his honor is at stake or injured, then Allah the Almighty will help him when he needs Allah’s help.” [Abu Dawud]

 

  • Asr Salat

      Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Among the Salat (prayers) there is one Salat (prayer), whoever misses it, it is as if he were deprived of his family and his wealth.” [Sahih Muslim]

 

  • Reported by Rafi bin Khadij (RA): I heard the Prophet (peace be upon him) saying, ‘Fever is from the heat of the (Hell) Fire; so cool it with water.’


      (Bukhari Volume 4, Book 54, Number 484)

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “If Allah gives guidance to a man through your help, it is better than the world and its contents.” [Ihya Ulum Id-Deen]

 

Reported by Abu Hurairah (RA): Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, "Allah, the Exalted, says, `Spend, O son of Adam, you will also be spent upon.’ 

(Bukhari & Muslim - Riyad us Saliheen, Chapter 60, 549) 

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “The root cause of every disease is indigestion and the cure of every disease lies in eating less and remaining hungry.” [Minhaj ul-Abideen]

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “A man follows his friend’s religion. So each of you should consider whom he makes his friend.” [Mishkat Al-Masabih]

 

  • Reported by Abu Hurairah (RA): I heard the Messenger of Allah saying: “The wind is a blessing of Allah. Sometimes it brings His mercy and sometimes it brings His chastisement. When you experience it, do not revile it but beg of Allah its good, and seek Allah’s refuge against its evil.”

    [Abu Dawud - Riyad us Saliheen Chapter 323, 1728]

 

Reported by Sa’d bin Abu Waqqas (RA): The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “He who eats seven ajwah dates every morning, will not be affected by poison nor magic on their day he eats them.”

(Bukhari and Muslim)

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Truly, Allah loves that woman who loves her husband, is cheerful and guards herself from other men.” [Kanz-ul-Ammaal]

 

  • Reported by Jabir (RA): Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “When a Muslim plants a tree, whatever is eaten from it is charity from him and whatever is stolen is charity and whatever is subtracted from it is charity.”

    [Muslim]

 

  • Reported by Abu Hurairah (RA): The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, "The angels supplicate in favour of one of you so long as he remains in the place where he has performed Salat (prayer) in a state of Wudu. They (the angels) say: `O Allah! Forgive him, O Allah! Have mercy on him.'" 

    [Bukhari]

 

Reported by Abu Hurairah (RA): The Messenger of Allah said: Allah says: “I am just as My slave thinks of Me, and I am with him if he remembers Me. If he remembers Me in himself, I too, remember him in Myself; and if he remembers me in a group of people, I remember him in a group that is better than that. And if he comes one span nearer to Me, I go one cubit nearer to him; and if he comes one cubit nearer to Me, I go a distance of two outstretched arms nearer to him. And if he comes to Me walking, I go to him running.”

(Bukhari and Muslim)

 

 

  • Reported by Abu Huraira (RA): The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, ‘Religion is very easy and whoever overburdens himself in his religion will not be able to continue in that way. So you should not be extremists, but try to be near to perfection and receive the good tidings that you will be rewarded; and gain strength by worshipping in the mornings, the nights.’ (Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 2, Number 38)

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Allah said, ‘O My servants, I have forbidden oppression for Myself and have made it forbidden amongst you, so do not oppress one another.’” [Muslim]

 

  • Reported by Ibn Abbas (RA): One day, I was riding behind the Prophet (PBUH) when he said, “O boy! I will instruct you in some matters. Be watchful of Allah (Commandments of Allah), He will preserve you. Safeguard His Rights, He will be ever with you. If you beg, beg of Him Alone; and if you need assistance, supplicate to Allah Alone for help. And remember that if all the people gather to benefit you, they will not be able to benefit you except that which Allah had foreordained (for you); and if all of them gather to do harm to you, they will not be able to afflict you with anything other than that which Allah had pre-destined against you. The pens had been lifted and the ink had dried up.” (Tirmidhi) 
    Sometimes we rely too much on our careers and abilities, forgetting that it is all up to Allah.

 

  • he Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “A woman may be chosen in marriage for her wealth, or for her beauty, or for her nobility, or for her good religious conduct. Pick the one who is morally motivated and hold fast to her.” [Sunan Ibn Majah]

 

  • Reported by Mu’adh (bin Jabal) (RA): Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “Allah, the Exalted, has said: ‘For those who love one another for the sake of My Glory, there will be seats of light (on the Day of Resurrection), and they will be envied by the Prophets and martyrs.” (Tirmidhi)

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “He who attends the congregation for Isha prayer, receives the reward of half the night’s worship and he who attends both Isha and Fajr prayer with the congregation, receives the reward of the whole night’s worship.”  [Tirmidhi]

 

  • Reported by Abu Musa (RA): Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “The relationship of the believer with another believer is like (the bricks of) a building, each strengthens the other.” He (peace be upon him) illustrated this by interlacing the fingers of both his hands. (Bukhari and Muslim)

 

  • Reported by Miqdad bin Ma`dikarib (RA): I heard Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) say: “No man fills a container worse than his stomach. A few morsels that keep his back upright are sufficient for him. If he has to, then he should keep one-third for food, one-third for drink and one-third for his breathing.” (Tirmidhi - Riyad us Saliheen, Chapter 56, 516)

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Seven people will be shaded by Allah under His shade on the Day when there will be no shade except His.  They are, (1) a just ruler, (2) a youth who grew up in the worship of Allah, (3) a man whose heart is attached to the Masjid, (4) two men who love each other for Allah’s sake, meeting for that and parting for that, (5) a man who is called by  a woman of beauty and position but he says,  ‘I fear Allah’, (6) a man who gives in charity and hides it,  such that his left hand does not know what his right hand has given, and (7) a man who remembered Allah in private and so his eyes shed tears.” [Sahih Bukhari]

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Allah says, ‘I alone am Allah, and there is no Deity save Me. I am the King of Kings, the Lord of the Lords. The hearts of the sovereigns of the world are in my Plan (and My practice is) that when My bondsmen obey Me, I incline the hearts of their rulers with love and compassion towards them and when they take to the path of transgression and disobedience, I turn the hearts of their rulers with anger and punishment against them, and then, they oppress them severely. Thus, do not engage yourselves in cursing the ruler, but turn to Me in remembrance and earnest repentance so that I may suffice for you in deliverance from the tyranny and despotism of the rulers.’” [Abu Na’eem]

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Whoever neglects the Asr Prayer will have his (good) deeds nullified.” [Bukhari]

    Once Umar (radi Allahu anhu) went to his orchard. By the time he came back the congregational Prayer of Asr was over. He was very upset at this misfortune and uttered the exclamation of adversity, “Surely we belong to Allah and surely to Him will we return.” Thereafter he said, “May you people be witness that I give my garden in charity to the needy so as to expiate what I have done (missing the Prayer in congregation).”

    May Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) grant us even a fraction of this Eeman.

 

  • When prayer time would commence, the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) would ask Bilal (radi Allahu anhu) to call the Adhan with the words, “Give us comfort by it, O Bilal.” [Ahmad]

 

  • Reported by ‘Aishah (RA): The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “Angels were created from light, jinns were created from a smokeless flame of fire, and ‘Adam was created from that which you have been told (i.e., sounding clay like the clay of pottery).” (Muslim)

 

  • Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Bear in mind that if all the people combined together to grant you some benefit, they would not be able to do it unless Allah has determined it for you. And that if all of them combined together to do you harm, they would not be able to do it unless Allah has determined it for you. The pens have been set aside and writings of the Book of Fate have become dry.” [Tirmidhi]

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Announce good news to those walking to the Masjids in darkness (for the morning and the night prayers) that they will have radiant light on the Day of Judgment.” [Abu Dawud]

 

  • Reported by ‘Aishah (RA): Allah’s Apostle (peace be upon him) said (to me), "You have been shown to me twice in (my) dreams. A man was carrying you in a silken cloth and said to me, ‘This is your wife.’ I uncovered it; and behold, it was you. I said to myself, ‘If this dream is from Allah, He will cause it to come true.’"(Bukhari)

 

  • A Companion (radi Allahu anhu) said, “O Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam), I have a wife. When I meet her she says, ‘Welcome my chief and the chief of my household.’ When she finds me in a sad mood she says, ‘Why worry about this world when the provision for your afterlife is being earned (anyway)?’” 

    Upon hearing this, the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “Inform that lady that she is among the workers of Allah, and she earns half the rewards of Jihad.” [Kanz-ul-Umaal]

 

  • Reported by Abu Yahya Suhaib bin Sinan (RA): The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “How wonderful is the case of a believer; there is good for him in everything and this applies only to a believer. If prosperity attends him, he expresses gratitude to Allah and that is good for him; and if adversity befalls him, he endures it patiently and that is better for him.” (Muslim)

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Let no Mu’min hate a Mu’minah: if he hate her for one trait in her character, let him be pleased with another that is in her.” [Sahih Muslim]

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Whoever of you has a wife who behaves in a disagreeable manner but he responds by kindness and patience, will be given by Allah rewards as much as Ayyub was given for his forbearance.” [Ihya Ulum Id-Din]

 

  • Reported by ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (RA): Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “The best of companions with Allah is the one who is best to his companions, and the best of neighbours to Allah is the one who is the best of them to his neighbour.” (Tirmidhi)

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “No days are as weighty with Allah and so liked by Him for good deeds than the first ten days of Zil Hijjah. So in these days increasingly recite Tasbeeh (SubhanAllah), Tahleel (Lailaha IllAllah), Tahmeed (Alhamdulillah) and Takbeer (Allahu Akbar).” [Tabraani]

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “On no other days are good deeds more beloved to Allah than on these ten days (the first ten days of Zil Hijjah).” The Sahabah (radi Allahu anhum) asked, “O Messenger of Allah! Not even Jihad for the sake of Allah?” The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) replied: “Not even Jihad in the way of Allah, except in the case of a man who went out to fight giving himself and his wealth up for the cause, and came back with nothing (i.e. was martyred).” [Bukhari]

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “The people whom I hate the most and who are the farthest from me on the Day of Judgment are … those who show off when they talk.” [Tirmidhi]

 

  • Reported by Abu Hurairah (RA) that he heard the Messenger of Allah peace be upon him say “When the prayer Uqeemat (when the Iqaamah is made and the prayer commences), then do not come racing (running or jogging) to it, but instead come to it, walking, with a sense of As-Sakeenah (peace and quiet) about you. Whatever you get, then pray it; and whatever you miss, then complete it (after the Imam makes Tasleem). (Bukhari, Muslim and Ahmad)

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “The people whom I hate the most and who are the farthest from me on the Day of Judgment are … those who put down others…” [Tirmidhi]

 

  • Reported by ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr (RA): Once The Prophet (peace be upon him) remained behind us in a journey. He joined us while we were performing ablution for the prayer which was over-due. We were just passing wet hands over our feet (and not washing them properly) so the Prophet (peace be upon him) addressed us in a loud voice and said twice or thrice: “Save your heels from the fire.” (Bukhari)

 

  • Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “The person who retreats from the first row of prayer and stands in the second row with the intention that his brother Muslim may suffer no inconvenience, will be granted by Allah reward and blessing twice as much as the people in the first row.” [Tabarani]

 

  • Reported by Abu `Abdullah Tariq bin Shihab (RA): A person asked the Prophet (peace be upon him): “What is the highest form of Jihad?” He (peace be upon him) said, “Speaking the truth in the presence of a tyrant ruler.” (An-Nasa’i)

 

  • A man enquired from the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam): “O Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam)! What are the rights of parents over their offspring?” The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) replied: “Your entry into Paradise or Hell depends on your good or bad conduct towards your parents.” [Ibn Majah]

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “I guarantee an abode on the boundary of Paradise for him who gives up a quarrel, even if he is right.” [Abu Dawud]

 

  • Reported by Ibn Mas’ud (RA): Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “Shall I not tell you whom the (Hell) Fire is forbidden to touch? It is forbidden to touch a man who is always accessible, having polite and tender nature.” (Tirmidhi)

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “None of you (truly) believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.” [Muslim]

 

  • Zubair bin `Awwam RA reported: Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, "It is far better for you to take your rope, go to the mountain, (cut some firewood) carry it on your back, and sell it and thereby save your face than begging from people whether they give you or refuse." (Bukhari)

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Every son of Adam sins, and the best of the sinners are the repentant.” [Jami at-Tirmidhi]

 

  • bn `Umar RA reported: The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, "It is obligatory upon a Muslim to listen (to the ruler) and obey whether he likes it or not, except when he is ordered to do a sinful thing; in such case, there is no obligation to listen or to obey." (Bukhari and Muslim)

 

  • Abu Dhar al-Ghafari said: “The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wasallam) said: ‘Sadaqah is prescribed for every person every day the sun rises.’ I said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, from what do we give sadaqah if we do not possess property?’ He said: ‘The doors of sadaqah are takbir (Allahu Akbar), Subhan Allah, Alhamdulillah, La-ilaha-ilAllah, Astaghfirullah, enjoining good, forbidding evil, removing thorns, bones and stones from the paths of people, guiding the blind, listening to the deaf and dumb until you understand them, guiding a person to his object of need if you know where it is, hurrying with the strength of your legs to one in sorrow who is appealing for help, and supporting the weak with the strength of your arms. These are all the doors of sadaqah.” [Ahmad]

 

Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wasallam) said: “He is successful who has accepted Islam, who has been provided with sufficient for his wants and been made contented by Allah with what He has given him.” [Muslim]

Nowadays when people say, ‘So and so is very successful’ what they mean is, ‘He/she is making a lot of money.’ In the above mentioned hadith Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) explains who qualifies to be called successful. It’s not having Car X, House in W and Job Z but:
1. Islam.
2. Needs fulfilled. 
3. Possession of a thankful heart.

 

  • Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wasallam) said: “Richness does not lie in the abundance of (worldly) goods, but richness is the richness of the soul (heart, self).” [Muslim]

 

  • Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wasallam) said: “Oh Ali, if two people come to ask you to judge between them, do not judge in favour of the first until you hear the word of the second in order that you may know how to judge.” [Ahmad, Abu Daud]

 

  • Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wasallam) said: “Judges are of three types, two of them will go to the Hellfire and one type will go to Paradise. The one who knows the truth and judges with it – he is in Paradise. One who knows the truth but doesn’t judge by it, will go to Hellfire. The one who doesn’t know the truth and judges between people with ignorance, will go to the Hellfire.” [Abu Daud, Tirmidhi]

 

  • Abu Hurairah RA reported: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, "The best day on which the sun has risen is Friday. On that day Adam was created, he was admitted to Jannah, and he was expelled therefrom." (Muslim)

 

  • Iyad bin Himar RA said: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, "Verily, Allah has revealed to me that you should adopt humility. So that no one may wrong another and no one may be disdainful and haughty towards another. (Muslim)

 

  • Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Three things follow the bier of a dead man. Two of them come back and one is left with him. The members of his family and his wealth come back and his deeds alone are left with him.” [Muslim]

 

  • Abu Hurairah RA reported: I heard the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) saying, "Man follows his friend's religion, you should be careful who you take for friends." (Tirmidhi and Abu Dawud)

 

  • Abu Hurairah RA reported: I heard Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) saying, "Whosoever visits an ailing person or a brother of his to seek the Pleasure of Allah, an announcer (angel) calls out: 'May you be happy, may your walking be blessed, and may you be awarded a dignified position in Jannah.'" (Tirmidhi)

 

  • It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “The strong man is not the one who wrestles others; rather, the strong man is the one who controlhimself at times of anger.” [The Book of Al-Birr: Sahih Muslim

 

  • Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wasallam) said: “Strange are the ways of a believer for there is good in every affair of his, and this is not the case with anyone else except in the case of a believer: For if he has an occasion to feel delight, he thanks (Allah), thus there is good for him in it, and if he gets into trouble and shows resignation (enduring it patiently), there is good for him in it.” [Muslim]

 

  • Abu Hurairah RA reported: The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, "Allah likes sneezing and dislikes yawning. When any one of you sneezes and says `Al-hamdu lillah (praise be to Allah)', it becomes obligatory upon every Muslim who hears him to respond with `Yarhamuk-Allah (may Allah have mercy on you)'. Yawning is from the devil. When one of you feels like yawning, he should restrain it as much as possible, for the devil laughs when one of you yawns." (Bukhari)

 

  • Abu Hurairah RA reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) saying, "When the Iqamah are pronounced, do not come to it running, you should walk calmly with tranquillity to join the congregation. Then join in what you catch for and complete what you miss." (Bukhari and Muslim)

 

  • Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wasallam) said: “When one of you looks at one who stands at a higher level than you in regard to wealth and physical structure he should also see one who stands at a lower level than you in regard to these things.” [Muslim]

 

  • Abu Hurairah RA reported: Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, "On every joint of man, there is charity, on everyday when the sun rises: doing justice between two men is charity, and assisting a man to ride an animal or to load his luggage on it is charity; and a good word is charity, every step which one takes towards (the mosque for) Salat is charity, and removing harmful things from the way is charity." (Bukhari and Muslim)

 

  • In the year of Hajjatul-Wada, Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) paid a Sahabah a visit while he was suffering from an ailment that had brought him to the verge of death. He said, “O Allah's Apostle! My sickness has reduced me to the (bad) state that you see, and I am a rich man, but have no heirs except one daughter. Shall I give 2/3 of my property in charity?” The Prophet replied, “No.” The Sahabah said, “Then 1/2 of it?” The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “Even 1/3 is too much, for, to leave your inheritors wealthy is better than to leave them in poverty, begging from people. And (know that) whatever you spend in Allah's Cause, you will get reward for it, even for the morsel of food which you put in your wife's mouth.” [Bukhari]

 

  • Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Whoever does not argue when he is in the wrong will have a home built for him on the edge of Paradise. Whoever avoids it when he in the right will have a home built for him in the middle of Paradise. And whoever improves his own character, a home will be built for him in the highest part of Paradise.” [Tirmidhi]

 

  • Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Good behaviour towards parents by which one can be courteous to them after their demise are to pray namaz-e-janaza upon them, make dua of forgiveness for them, fulfill their religious bequests, maintain relationship with those relatives linked through them and honour their friends. [Abu Daud] “Charity on their behalf after their death (also) earns reward for them.” [Muslim]

 

  • Abu Hurairah RA reported: The Messenger of Allah(sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, "He who does not acquire knowledge with the sole intention of seeking the Pleasure of Allah but for worldly gain, will not smell the fragrance of Jannah on the Day of Resurrection." (Abu Dawud)

 

  • Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Verily, what reaches the momin of his good works and good acts, after his death, is the knowledge (benefitted from)… and a righteous child which he has left (behind him), or a book which he has given to inherit, or a place of worship which he has built, or a house for the homeless which he has built, or a canal which he has caused to be dug, or an act of charity which he has done out of his wealth while in his health and life. (The good effects thereof) reach him (even) after his death.” [Bayhaqi, Ibn Majah]

 

  • Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wasallam) said: “Ask yourself for a decision, ask your heart for a decision (saying it three times.) Righteousness is that with which the soul is tranquil and the heart is tranquil, but sin is that which rouses suspicion in the soul and is perplexing in the breast, even if people give you a decision in its favour.” [Mishkat]

 

  • Umar bin Abu Salamah RA reported: I was a boy under the care of Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam), and as my hand used to wander around in the dish, he (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said to me once, "Mention Allah's Name (i.e., say Bismillah), eat with your right hand, and eat from what is in front of you." (Bukhari and Muslim)

 

  • The Prophet of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: "Beware of the earth, for it is your root and basis, and there is nothing which a person does on it, that it will not report, whether it is good or bad." (Mujam at-Tabarani)

 

  • Abu Hurairah RA reported: Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said: "Take my advice with regard to women: Act kindly towards women, for they were created from a rib, and the most crooked part of a rib is its uppermost. If you attempt to straighten it; you will break it, and if you leave it alone it will remain crooked; so act kindly toward women". (Bukhari and Muslim)

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “When you pass by the meadows of Paradise indulge freely in them!" The Sahabah asked: "O Messenger of Allah! What are the meadows of Paradise?" He replied: "The circles of Ilm (knowledge)” [Tabarani, Al-Mu’jam Al-Kabir]

 

  • Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Give due respect and regard to your children and decorate them with the best of manners.” [Abu Daud]

 

  • Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Be in this world as if you were a stranger or a traveler.” [Bukhari]

 

  • Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Allah will say to the inhabitants of Paradise: ‘O inhabitants of Paradise!.... Are you contented?’ And they will say: ‘And how should we not be contented, O Lord, when You have given to us that which You have given to no one else of Your creation?’” [Bukhari]

 

  • Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said that Allah said: “I have prepared for My righteous servants what no eye has seen and no ear has heard, nor has it occurred to human heart.” [Bukhari]

 

  • Ubayy bin Ka`b RA reported: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said: "Abu Mundhir! Do you know which Ayah in Allah's Book is the greatest?" I replied: "It is `Allah la ilaha illa Huwal-Haiyul-Qayum (Allah! none has the right to be worshipped but He, the Ever Living...'" (2:256) Thereupon he (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) patted me in the chest and said, "Rejoice by this knowledge, O Abu Mundhir!" (Muslim)

 

  • Anas bin Malik RA said: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, "Do not desert (stop talking to) one another, do not nurse hatred towards one another, do not be jealous of one another, and become as fellow brothers and slaves of Allah. It is not lawful for a Muslim to stop talking to his brother (Muslim) for more than three days." (Bukhari and Muslim)

 

  • Abu Hurairah RA said: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, "It is enough evil for a Muslim to look down upon his (Muslim) brother." (Muslim)

 

  • Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Shall I inform you which woman will enter Paradise?” The Sahaba replied: “Yes, most certainly.”  Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “The woman who has children, is lovable, when she becomes angry the husband consoles her, and when the husband becomes angry she says that as long as you do not become pleased with me, I will not even apply surmah (antimony) to my eyes.” [Tibrani]

 

  • Narrated Aisha (radi Allahu anha): “The family of Muhammad never ate their fill of wheat bread for three successive days from the time they migrated to Medina until the death of the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam).” [Sahih Bukhari]
     
    How many times today are we going to fill our stomachs, even though Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam), Allah's beloved, did not fill his for three successive days? Before we jump at the smallest annoyance and make a mountain out of it, let us have some shame and remember the true example of our Prophet's gratitude.

 

  • Jabir RA reported: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) visited Umm Sa'ib (or Umm Musaiyyab) and asked her, "What ails you O Umm Sa'ib (or Umm Musaiyyab)? You are shivering." She replied: "It is a fever, may Allah not bless it!" He said to her, "Do not revile fever, for it cleanses out the sins of the sons of Adam in the same way that a furnace removes the dirt of iron." (Muslim)

 

  • The Prophet (sal Allau alaihi wa sallam) said, "Whoever recites Aadiyat, his reward equals one half of the Qur'an." [Hakim and Tirmidhi]

    The reward mentioned for reciting Surah Adiyat is similar to that for reciting Surah az-Zalzala. The recitation of either is equal to the recitation of half of the entire Quran in merit. The object of both surahs is to remind us about the final accountability before Allah (subhana wa ta'ala). Surah Adiyat points out how evil man becomes when he denies the Hereafter, or becomes heedless of it. It also warns us that in the Hereafter not only our visible and apparent deeds, but even the secrets hidden in our hearts, will be subjected to scrutiny.

 

  • Abu Musa Al-Ashari RA reported: When the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam), feared mischief from a people, he would supplicate: "Allahumma inna naj'aluka fi nuhurihim, wa na'udhu bika min shururihim (O Allah! We ask You to face them, and seek Your Protection against their evil."(Abu Dawud and An-Nasa'i)

 

  • A man asked the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam), "What Islamic traits are the best?" The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) replied, "Feed the people, and greet those whom you know and those whom you do not know." [Bukhari]

 

  • Abu Huraira narrated from the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) that once while a man was traveling in the wilderness he heard a voice in a cloud ordering the angel of the cloud to pour its rain on a particular farm. So the man followed the cloud and saw that it poured its rain on a rocky volcanic plain. All the water gathered in a stream and poured into a farm. The man saw the owner working in that farm and asked him his name. The name was the same one that he had heard from the cloud. The man then related what he had heard and seen, and inquired from the owner of the farm what was special about him that would explain all of this. Given the reason for the inquiry, the owner explained that he would plant his farm and then split the harvest into three equal parts. One part he gave as sadaqa, the second part he kept as food for himself and his family, and the third part he replanted. [Muslim]

 

  • Abu Hurairah RA said: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, "The gates of Jannah are opened on Mondays and Thursdays, and then every slave (of Allah) is granted forgiveness if he does not associate anything with Allah in worship. But the person in whose heart there is rancour against his (Muslim) brother, they will not be pardoned and with regard to them it will be said twice: 'Hold both of them until they are reconciled with each other.'"(Muslim)

 

  • Nawwas bin Saman RA reported: I asked Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) about virtue and sin, and he said, "Virtue is noble behaviour, and sin is that which creates doubt and you do not like people to know about it." (Muslim)

 

  • Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Whoever acts to be heard and seen, God will cause his falsity to be heard and seen.” [Bukhari, Muslim]

 

  • bu Hurairah RA reported: The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, "When Allah loves a slave, calls out Jibril and says: `I love so-and-so; so love him'. Then Jibril loves him. After that he (Jibril) announces to the inhabitants of heavens that Allah loves so-and-so; so love him; and the inhabitants of the heavens (the angels) also love him and then make people on earth love him". (Bukhari and Muslim)

 

  • "Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) passed by a heap of food. As he put his hand inside it, his fingers got wet. So he said to the vendor: ‘What is this?’ He replied: ‘It was dampened by the rain O Messenger of Allah.’ He (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: ‘Why don’t you put it on top so that people can see it? He who cheats us is not one of us.’” [Muslim]

 

  • Abu Hurairah RA reported: Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, "Allah says: `I am just as My slave thinks of Me when he remembers Me.' By Allah! Allah is more pleased with the repentance of His slave than one of you who unexpectedly finds in the desert his lost camel. `He who comes closer to Me one span, I come closer to him a cubit; and he who comes closer to Me a cubit, I come closer to him a fathom; and if he comes to Me walking, I come to him running." (Bukhari and Muslim)

 

  • The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Allah records good and bad deeds in this way: If anyone intends to do a good deed, but does not do it, Allah still records it with Him as one full good deed. If he intends a good deed and then carries it out, Allah records it with Him as ten to seven hundred times in reward or even increases it many times more. If anyone intends to do a bad deed but does not actually do it, Allah records it with Him as one full good deed. If he intends to do a bad deed and does it, Allah records it with Him as only one bad deed.” [Bukhari]

 

  • Abdullah bin Mas'ud RAreported: The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, "He who has, in his heart, an ant's weight of arrogance will not enter Jannah." Someone said: "A man likes to wear beautiful clothes and shoes?'' Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, "Allah is Beautiful, He loves beauty. Arrogance means ridiculing and rejecting the Truth and despising people." (Muslim)

 

  • Abu Hurairah RA reported: Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, "The strong man is not the one who wrestles, but the strong man is in fact the one who controls himself in a fit of rage." (Bukhari and Muslim)

 

  • Abdullah bin Mas'ud RA reported that the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) used to say: “Allahumma inni as’alukal-huda wat-tuqa wal-`afafa wal-ghina (O Allah! I ask You for guidance, piety, chastity and self-sufficiency)." (Muslim)

 

  • The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “The dearest parts on the face of the earth near Allah are its mosques, and the most hated parts near Allah are its markets.” [Sahih Muslim]

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “The superiority of the learned over the devout worshipper is like my superiority over the most inferior amongst you (in good deeds). Allah, His angels, the dwellers of the heaven and the earth, even the ant in its anthill and the fish (in water) supplicate in favour of those who teach people knowledge.” [Tirmidhi]
     
    An alim (learned person) here means scholar of the Quran and Hadith, who adheres strictly to Islam himself while imparting his knowledge to others. Abid (devout worshipper) is one who spends most of his time in the worship of Allah (subhana wa ta’ala). The benefit of his voluntary prayer and remembrance of Allah is restricted to his own self, while the benefit of the knowledge of the scholar reaches others also. Hence, the scholar is more beloved to Allah (subhana wa ta’ala).

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “The time is near when the River Euphrates will uncover a treasure of gold. Whosoever may be alive at that time, should not take anything of it.” Another narration states: “The Hour will not come to pass before the River Euphrates dries up to unveil a mountain of gold, for which people will fight. Ninety-nine out of one hundred will die (in the fighting) and every man amongst them will say: ‘Perhaps I may be the only one to remain alive (and thus possess the gold).’” [Sahih Muslim]

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “A man (from amongst the people before you) said: ‘Indeed! I will give in charity.’ So he took his Sadaqah out and (unknowingly) placed it in the hand of a thief. In the morning people talked (about this incident) and said: ‘Sadaqah was given to a thief last night.’ The man said: ‘O Allah! Praise be to You. I have given Sadaqah to a thief. Indeed, I will give in charity!’ So he took his Sadaqah out and he placed it (unknowingly) in a prostitute's hand. In the morning people talked (about this incident) and said: ‘Sadaqah was given to a prostitute last night.’ On hearing this, the man said: ‘Praise be to You, O Allah! I gave Sadaqah to a prostitute. Indeed, I will give in charity!’ So he took his Sadaqah out and placed it in a rich man's hand. In the morning people talked (about this incident) and said: ‘Sadaqah was given to a rich man last night.’ The man said: ‘O Allah! Praise be to You (for helping me) give charity to a thief, a prostitute and a rich man.’ Then he had a dream in which he was told that his Sadaqah to the thief might result in his refraining from his theft, his Sadaqah to the prostitute might help her abstain from her immorality, and his Sadaqah to the rich man might help him pay heed and spend from what Allah had bestowed upon him.” [Sahih Bukhari]

 

  • Jabir RA reported: I heard Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) saying, "If a person mentions the Name of Allah upon entering his house or eating, Satan says, addressing his followers: 'You will find no where to spend the night and no dinner.' But if he enters without mentioning the Name of Allah, Satan says (to his followers); 'You have found (a place) to spend the night in, and if he does not mention the Name of Allah at the time of eating, Satan says: 'You have found (a place) to spend the night in as well as food."' (Muslim)

 

  • On the authority of Abu Hurairah (radi Allahu anhu), the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “O people! Allah is Pure and, therefore, accepts only that which is pure. Allah has commanded the believers as He has commanded His Messengers by saying: ‘O Messengers! Eat of the good things, and do good deeds.’ (23:51) And He said: ‘O mankind! Eat of what is lawful and goodly in the earth.” (2:168) Then he (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) spoke of “a man on a long journey, wild-haired and dusty, who raises his hands up to heaven, saying, ‘Lord! Lord!’ yet his food is unlawful, his drink unlawful, his clothes unlawful and his nourishment unlawful: how, then, shall his prayer be answered?” [Sahih Muslim]

 

  • Abu Sa'id and Abu Hurairah RA reported that the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said: "Never a believer is stricken with a discomfort, an illness, an anxiety, a grief or mental worry or even the pricking of a thorn but Allah will expiate his sins on account of his patience." (Bukhari and Muslim)

 

  • Abu Hurairah RA reported: Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, “Allah the Exalted has said: ‘I will declare war against him who shows hostility to a pious worshipper of Mine. And the most beloved thing with which My slave comes nearer to Me is what I have enjoined upon him; and My slave keeps on coming closer to Me through performing Nawafil (prayer or doing extra deeds besides what is obligatory) till I love him. When I love him I become his hearing with which he hears, his seeing with which he sees, his hand with which he strikes, and his leg with which he walks; and if he asks (something) from Me, I give him, and if he asks My Protection (refuge), I protect him”. (Bukhari)

 

  • The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: "He who does not thank people is unthankful to Allah." [Abu Dawud]

    Although Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) is the ultimate Bestower of all the good we receive, yet He commands us to thank the immediate source of the good too, the person or people through whom Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) sent the good to us. The people to whom we are most obliged during our lives, are our parents. Regarding them Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) says, "... show thanks to Me, and to your parents..." [Al-Quran 31:14]

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, "Everyone who dies has his actions sealed, except for the one guarding the border in the way of Allah - his actions continue to increase for him until the Day of Resurrection and he is saved from the trials of the grave." [Abu Dawud]

 

  • Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri RA reported: The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, "When you see a man frequenting the masjid, testify that he is a believer because Allah says: 'Allah's masjids are visited only by those who believe in Allah and the Last Day."' (Tirmidhi).

 

  • Buraidah RA reported: Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, "That which differentiates us from the disbelievers and hypocrites is our performance of Salat. He who abandons it, becomes a disbeliever." (Tirmidhi)
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  • It is related from Ma'qil bin Yasar that Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: "Recite Surah Yaseen to the dying ones among you." [Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah, Imam Ahmad]

 

  • The Prophet of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, "Whoever recites Surah Yaseen in the night seeking Allah's pleasure, Allah will forgive him." [Ibn Hibban, Darimi, Tabarani, Baihaqi]

 

  • Narrated Abu Huraira RA: While the Prophet (peace be upon him) was saying something in a gathering, a Bedouin came and asked him, "When would the Hour (Doomsday) take place?" Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) continued his talk, so some people said that Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) had heard the question, but did not like what that Bedouin had asked. Some of them said that Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) had not heard it. When the Prophet (peace be upon him) finished his speech, he said, "Where is the questioner, who inquired about the Hour (Doomsday)?" The Bedouin said, "I am here, O Allah's Apostle ." Then the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "When honesty is lost, then wait for the Hour (Doomsday)." The Bedouin said, "How will that be lost?" The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "When the power or authority comes in the hands of unfit persons, then wait for the Hour (Doomsday.)" (Bukhari - Vol. 1, Book 3, Hadith 56)

 

  • Narrated Abu Hurairah (radi Allahu anhu): “Allah’s Messenger (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, ‘Whoever has oppressed another person concerning his reputation or anything else, he should beg him to forgive him before the Day of Resurrection when there will be no money (to compensate for wrong deeds), but if he has good deeds, those good deeds will be taken from him according to the oppression which he has done, and if he has no good deeds, the sins of the oppressed person will be loaded on him.” [The Book of Al-Mazalim: Sahih Bukhari]

 

  • It was narrated that Aisha RA said: "Some Bedouin people came to the Prophet (peace be upon him) and said: 'Do you kiss your children?' He said: 'Yes'. He said: 'But we, by Allah, never kiss (our children)'. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: 'What can I do if Allah has taken away mercy from you?'" (Sunan Ibn Majah - Vol. 5, Book 33, Hadith 3665)
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  • Umar (radi Allahu anhu) said: "I heard the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) say, 'If you were to rely upon Allah with the reliance He is due, you would be given provision like the birds: They go out hungry in the morning and come back with full bellies in the evening.'" [Ibn Majah - graded hasan, Tirmidhi]

 

  • Abu Hurairah RA narrated that he heard the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) say: “In black seed there is healing for every disease, except the Sam.” "Sam means death. And black seed is Shuwniz." (Sunan Ibn Majah - Book 31, Hadith 357)

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “There is no wisdom equal to good planning.” [Mishkat]

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Sleep is the brother of death, and the inhabitants of Paradise do not die.” [Mishkat]

 

       -   Narrated Abu Bakr RA: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "The biggest of the great sins are: To join others in worship with Allah, to be                undutiful to one's parents, and to give a false witness." He repeated it thrice, or said, "....a false statement," and kept on repeating that                      warning till we wished he would stop saying it. (Bukhari - Vol. 9, Book 84, Hadith 54)

 

      -   Narrated Abu Huraira RA: I heard Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) saying, "If there was a river at the door of anyone of you and he took a bath in it five times a day would you notice any dirt on him?" They said, "Not a trace of dirt would be left." The Prophet (peace be upon him) added, "That is the example of the five prayers with which Allah blots out (annuls) evil deeds." (Bukhari - Vol. 1, Book 10, Hadith 506)

 

 

  • The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said to his Companions (radi Allahu anhum): “Who will take these words and apply them, or knows someone who will?” Abu Hurairah (radi Allahu anhu) answered, “I will, O Messenger of Allah,” whereupon the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) took his hand and enumerated five things, saying:

    “Avoid the unlawful (deeds) and you will be the most religious of people.”
    “Be satisfied with what Allah has alotted you and you will be the richest of people.”
    “Treat your neighbour well and you will be a believer.”
    “Love for others what you love for yourself and you will be a Muslim.”
    “Avoid excessive laughter for too much laughter kills the heart.” [Ahmad]

 

  • Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “The Shuhadaa (martyrs) are five: The one who dies in a plague, the one who dies of a stomach ailment, the one who drowns, the one who is crushed to death, and the martyr in the path of Allah.” [The Book of Jihad: Sahih Bukhari]

    In addition to the five categories mentioned in this hadith, other ahadith add to the list of Shuhadaa, those who die because of burns, pneumonia, or childbirth. “In the path of Allah (fee sabeel Allah)” is a synonym for Qitaal.

 

  • Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “And he who fights under such a flag whose purpose is not clear, or who gets angry due to nationalistic (ethnic, patriotic) partisanship, or calls people towards nationalism or helps people on nationalistic criteria and gets killed, then he dies a death of the days of Ignorance (Jahiliyya).” [Sahih Muslim]

    From this hadith we learn that we must avoid the following:

    1. Fighting in a war whose purpose is not clear; a battle in which it is not obvious why and for what one is fighting.
    2. Anger that arises out of partisanship; e.g. pride in one’s nationality, patriotic feelings, disliking other Muslims because of their having a different culture, linguistic pride, pride in one’s ancestry, etc.
    3. Inciting these feelings in others, calling people to share in nationalistic pride or forming any group based on these types of partisanships.
    4. Helping anybody for any of these reasons.

    These must be avoided like the plague, because if a Muslim dies while doing any of these, then he/she dies in a state of rejecting Allah (subhana wa ta’ala).

 

  • Abu Darda (radi Allahu anhu) reported that the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Nothing will be heavier on the Day of Resurrection in the scale of the believer than good manners. Allah hates one who utters foul or coarse language.” [Tirmidhi]

 

  • Abu Hurairah (radi Allahu anhu) reported that the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Allah likes sneezing and dislikes yawning. When any one of you sneezes and says ‘Al-hamdulillah’ (praise be to Allah), it becomes obligatory upon every Muslim who hears him to respond with ‘Yarhamuk-Allah’ (may Allah have mercy on you). Yawning is from the Shaitaan. When one of you feels like yawning, he should restrain it as much as possible, for the Shaitaan laughs at you when one of you yawns.” [Sahih Bukhari]

 

  • Al-Bara (radi Allahu anhu) reported that the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “No two Muslims meet and shake hands except that their sins are forgiven (by Allah) before they depart.” [Abu Dawud]

 

  • Abu Darda (radi Allahu anhu) reported that the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Nothing will be heavier on the Day of Resurrection in the scale of the believer than good manners. Allah hates one who utters foul or coarse language.” [Tirmidhi]

 

  • Abu Hurairah (radi Allahu anhu) reported that the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “When the Iqamah is pronounced, do not come to it running. Rather, you should walk calmly with tranquility to join the congregation. Then pray what you catch and complete what you miss.” [Sahih Bukhari]

    The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “For when one of you is walking to the Salat (prayer), he is actually engaged in Salat.” [Sahih Muslim]

 

  • Abu Hurairah (radi Allahu anhu) reported that the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “When a Muslim servant (of Allah) or a believer (Mumin) washes his face (in the course of Wudhu), every sin he has committed with his eyes is washed away from his face along with the water, or with the last drop of water; when he washes his hands, every sin they wrought is erased from his hands with the water, or with the last drop of water; and when he washes his feet, every sin towards which his feet walked is washed away with water, or with the last drop of water, with the result that he comes out cleansed of all sins.” [Sahih Muslim]

 

  • Abu Hurairah (radi Allahu anhu) reported that the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “When the Iqamah is pronounced, do not come to it running. Rather, you should walk calmly with tranquility to join the congregation. Then pray what you catch and complete what you miss.” [Sahih Bukhari]

    The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “For when one of you is walking to the Salat (prayer), he is actually engaged in Salat.” [Sahih Muslim]

 

  • Abu Hurairah (radi Allahu anhu) reported that the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “When a Muslim servant (of Allah) or a believer (Mumin) washes his face (in the course of Wudhu), every sin he has committed with his eyes is washed away from his face along with the water, or with the last drop of water; when he washes his hands, every sin they wrought is erased from his hands with the water, or with the last drop of water; and when he washes his feet, every sin towards which his feet walked is washed away with water, or with the last drop of water, with the result that he comes out cleansed of all sins.” [Sahih Muslim]

 

  • Abdullah (b. Mas'ud) (Allah be pleased with him) reported that Allah's Messenger (?) said to us: 0 young men, those among you who can support a wife should marry, for it restrains eyes (from casting evil glances) and preserves one from immorality; but he who cannot afford It should observe fast for it is a means of controlling the sexual desire.
    (Muslim Book 8, Hadith 3233)

 

  • AIt was narrated that Abu Sa'eed Al-Khudri said: "The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: 'If a person accepts Islam, such that his Islam is good, Allah will decree reward for every good deed that he did before, and every bad deed that he did before will be erased. Then after that will come the reckoning; each good deed will be rewarded ten times up to seven hundred times. And each bad deed will be recorded as it is, unless Allah forgives it.

 

  • On the authority of Uqbah ibn Amir (may Allah be pleased with him), who said: I heard the messenger of Allah (?) say: Your Lord delights at a shepherd who, on the peak of a mountain crag, gives the call to prayer and prays. Then Allah (glorified and exalted be He) say: Look at this servant of Mine, he gives the call to prayer and performs the prayers; he is in awe of Me. I have forgiven My servant [his sins] and have admitted him to Paradise. It was related by an-Nasa'i with a good chain of authorities.
    (Hadith Qudsi 7)

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “There is a gate to Paradise that is called Ar-Rayyan. On the Day of Resurrection it will say, ‘Where are those who fasted?’ When the last (one) has passed through the gate, it will be locked.” [Sahih Bukhari]

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “If one of you is fasting, he should break his fast with dates. If dates are not available, then with water, for water is purifying.” [Ahmad]

 

  • Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “If a woman offers prayers five times a day, protects her honour and chastity, remains faithful to her husband, she may enter Paradise by whichever gate she likes.” [Al-Targhib-o-Al-Tarhib]

 

  • Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet (?) said, "Whoever fasted the month of Ramadan out of sincere Faith (i.e. belief) and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his past sins will be forgiven, and whoever stood for the prayers in the night of Qadr out of sincere Faith and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven ."
    (Bukhari Vol. 3, Book 32, Hadith 231

 

  • Ibn Masud (radi Allahu anhu) narrated: “The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) drew a line for us and then said, ‘This is Allah’s Straight Path.’ Then he drew lines to its right and left, then he said, ‘These are (other) paths, upon every one of them there is a devil calling towards it.’ Then he recited, ‘Verily this is My Straight Path, so follow it and follow not (other) paths, they will separate you away from His Path. This He has ordained for you that you may become pious.’ [Quran 6:153]” [Ahmad]

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Whoever does an action that we have not commanded shall have that action rejected.” [Sahih Muslim]

 

  • Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Let there be no harming, nor reciprocating harm.” [Sahih - Ibn Majah]
     
    The meaning of this hadith is the prohibition of all forms of harmfulness, great or small, since the grammatical indefinite (of the words “harming” and “reciprocating harm”) in a negative context indicates generality. Thus, harming oneself or any other creature, without reason from the Shariah, is prohibited.  

    Based on this hadith many contemporary scholars hold it to be unlawful to buy, sell, use, or grow tobacco, because of the unlawfulness of consuming what has been proven to be harmful.

 

  • Jibreel (alaihis salam) came in human form and said to Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam): “Tell me about true faith (Emaan).” Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) answered: “It is to believe in Allah, His angels, His inspired Books, His messengers, the Last Day, and in destiny, its good and evil.” Jibreel (alaihis salam) said: “You have spoken the truth.” [Sahih Muslim]

 

  • Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) was asked which people suffered the greatest affliction. He replied: “The prophets, then those who come next to them. A man is afflicted in keeping his religion. If he is firm in his religion his trial is severe, but if there is weakness in his religion it is made light for him. A man is continuously tried with an affliction till he walks on the earth having no sin.” [Sahih Bukhari]

 

  • When he was dying, Ubadah ibnu as-Saamit (radi Allahu anhu) told his son: O son, you will not find the taste of Emaan until you know that whatever you receive, you would have never missed it; and whatever you have missed, you would have never received it. I heard Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) saying: “The first thing which Allah created was the Pen. He commanded it to write. It asked: ‘What should I write?’ He said: ‘Write the Decree (Al-Qadr) of everything until the Day of Judgement.’” O son, I heard the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) say: “He who dies not believing in this is not one of my people.” [Abu Dawud – Jamu al-Fawaaid]

 

  • The Prophet (peace be upon him) said "Search for the Night of Qadr in the odd nights of the last ten days of Ramadan." (Bukhari)

 

  • Hudhaifa (radi Allahu anhu) narrated: “Whenever the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) got up at night he used to clean his mouth (and teeth) with Siwaak.” [Sahih Bukhari]

    Times when the usage of a Miswaak is Sunnah are:

    1. For the recitation of the Quran.
    2. For the recitation of Hadith.
    3. When the mouth emits any odor.
    4. For the learning or teaching of the virtues of Islam.
    5. For making Dhikr (Remembrance of Allah).
    6. After entering one’s home.
    7. Before entering any good gathering.
    8. When experiencing pangs of hunger or thirst.
    9. When the signs of death are evident.
    10. At the time of Sehri.
    11. Before meals.
    12. Before undertaking a journey.
    13. On returning from a journey.
    14. Before sleeping.
    15. Upon awakening.

 

  • Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Four things are amongst the practices of the Prophets —circumcision, application of perfume, Miswaak and marriage.” [Tirmidhi]

    Since mankind's origin on the planet was with the appearance of the first Nabi of Allah, Adam (alaihis salam), the practice of using the Miswaak is as old as mankind itself. Therefore, among the many advantages and benefits of using the Miswaak, one is the good-fortune of being associated with the Prophets in this practice.

    Other benefits of Miswaaks are:
    1. Miswaaks strengthen the gums and prevent tooth decay.
    2. Miswaaks assist in eliminating toothaches.
    3. Miswaaks create a fragrance in the mouth.
    4. Miswaaks are a cure for illness.
    5. Miswaaks eliminate bad odors and improve the sense of taste.
    6. Use of the Miswaak sharpens the memory.
    7. Use of the Miswaak is a cure for headaches.
    8. Miswaak creates Noor (lustre) on the face of the one who uses it continually.
    9. Use of the Miswaak causes the teeth to glow.
    10. Use of the Miswaak strengthens the eyesight.
    11. Use of the Miswaak assists in digestion.
    12. Use of the Miswaak clears the voice.
    13. The reward of Salaah (prayers) is multiplied 70 times if Miswaak is used before it.
    14. The greatest benefit of using the Miswaak is gaining the pleasure of Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) by following the Sunnah of His beloved Messenger (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam).

 

  • Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “When anyone of you dies, his destination is displayed before him in the forenoon and in the afternoon, either in the Fire or in Paradise, and it is said to him, ‘That is your place till you are resurrected and sent to it.’” [Sahih Bukhari]

 

  • Anas (radi Allahu anhu) reported: “On occasions when we went on journeys with the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam), some of the Companions observed fasts and others did not. However, neither those who had kept fast criticized those who had missed the fast, nor did the latter object to the fasting of the former.” [Sahih Bukhari]

 

  • “Anas bin Malik (radi Allahu anhu) reported from the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) that a man told his wife, as he was leaving his house, not to go out in his absence. Her father lived in the lower portion of the house and she lived in the upper portion. Her father fell ill so she sent a message and asked Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) what to do. He told her to obey her husband. Her father died, so she asked from the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) again regarding her case. He told her again to obey her husband. Then he (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) sent her a message saying, ‘Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) has forgiven your father due to your obedience of your husband.” [Mujamah]

 

  • Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “The person who retreats from the first row of prayer and stands in the second row with the intention that his brother Muslim may suffer no inconvenience, will be granted by Allah reward and blessing twice as much as the people in the first row.” [Tabarani]

    The reward for praying in the first row of a Jamaat is like praying in a row of angels. Some people think that this justifies pushing and squeezing in between people, in other words, being a pain and nuisance. It is as though they have no sense of what is pleasing to Allah (subhana wa ta’ala).

 

  • Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “If people became aware of the rewards and blessings of offering prayers in Jamaat, they would hasten to join the Jamaat for prayer despite a thousand hindrances. The first row of a Jamaat for prayer is like the row of angels. It is better for two men to offer prayers together than separately. The larger the congregation the dearer it is to Allah.” [Abu Dawud]

 

  • Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “If a man has two wives, but does not treat them with equality and even-handed justice, he shall be resurrected on the Day of Judgement in such a condition that half of his body is paralysed.” [Tirmidhi]

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said in the hadith of the Miraj (Night Journey) after his visit to the seventh heaven: “Then I was taken up to the Frequented House (Bait-ul Mamur) and every day 70,000 angels visit it, never returning to it again, another (group) coming after them.” [Sahih Bukhari]

 

  • Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “For someone to put off repayment of a debt when able to pay is an injustice.” [Sahih Bukhari]

 

  • It was narrated that Abu Dharr Al-Ghifari said: "I said: 'O Messenger of Allah! Which mosque was built first?' He said: 'Al-Masjid Al-Haram (in Makkah).' I said: 'Then which?' He said: 'then Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa (in Jerusalem).' I said: 'How many years between them?' He said: 'Forty years, but the whole earth is a mosque for you, so pray wherever you are when the time for prayer comes.'"
    (Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol. 1, Book 4, Hadith 19)

 

  • Anas b. Malik reported: I saw Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) during the time of the afternoon prayer and the people asking for water for performing ablution which they did not find. (A small quantity) of water was brought to Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) and he placed his hand in that vessel and commanded people to perform ablution. I saw water spouting from his fingers and the people performing ablution until the last amongst them performed it."
    (Sahih Muslim, Book 43, Hadith 5)

 

  • Narrated Anas: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "Whoever possesses the following three qualities will taste the sweetness of faith: 1. The one to whom Allah and His Apostle become dearer than anything else. 2. Who loves a person and he loves him only for Allah's sake. 3. Who hates to revert to disbelief (Atheism) after Allah has brought (saved) him out from it, as he hates to be thrown in fire."
    (Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 1, Book 2, Hadith 14)

 

  • On his return from Taif, anguished and heartbroken, Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) prayed: “To You my Lord I confess my weakness, my lack of wit and my inconsequence before people. Dear Merciful Lord, you are Master of the weak and Master of those who depend upon me. How much longer shall they revile me? How much longer shall my enemies hold sway over me? As long as You are not angry with me then nothing else can matter. Your might is greatest before me and so I seek refuge in the Light of Your Countenance, in the Light that drives away all darkness and in which all things of this world and the next find meaning. Whether You visit upon me Your Wrath or relieve me of my burden, such is Your Right until You are pleased. Truly there is no power nor glory but in You.” [Ibn Hisham: As-Seera an-Nabawiyyah]

 

  • Some of the Companions of the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “We eat but are not satisfied.” He (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Perhaps you eat separately.” The Companions replied in the affirmative. He then said: “Eat together and mention the name of Allah over your food. It will be blessed for you.” [Abu Dawud]

 

  • Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Someone fasting who unintentionally vomits is not obliged to make up his fast, but whoever causes himself to vomit must make it up.” [Ibn Majah]

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “When one of you puts on his sandals let him start with his right, and when he takes them off let him start with his left; let the right be the first to be put on, and let the left be the first to be taken off.” [Sunan Abu Dawud]

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) prayed: “O Allah, bless our Shaam. O Allah, bless our Yemen.” The people said: “O Messenger of Allah, our Najd too.” He (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “O Allah, bless our Shaam and our Yemen too.” People said again, “Our Najd too.” The narrator, Abdullah bin Umar (radi Allahu anhu) said, “I think that the third time the Messenger of Allah said: “There will be earthquakes there and Fitnahs will raise their heads there. And Shaitaan’s horns will appear there.” [Bukhari; Musnad Ahmad]

    The blessing in Shaam (present day Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan) and in Yemen can be witnessed today as well. The share that the people from Shaam and Yemen have in these final battles against Batil, is the result of the Prophet’s prayer for them. Najd is Riyadh and the area around it.

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    The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Any woman who takes off her clothes anywhere but in her husband’s house, has torn the screen that was between her and Allah.” [Sunan Ibn Majah]

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Allah says, ‘O son of Adam, devote yourself to My worship, and I will fill your heart with contentment and take care of your poverty; but if you do not do that, then I will fill your heart with worldly concerns and will not take care of your poverty.’” [Sunan Ibn Majah]

  • “The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) forbade plucking out white hairs and said: ‘It is the light of the believer.’” [Sunan Ibn Majah] 

 

  • Allah’s Messenger (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Whoever drags his clothes (on the ground) out of pride and arrogance, will not have Allah look at him on the Day of Resurrection.” [Sahih Bukhari]

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Whoever suppresses his rage, while he is able to exact it, Allah will call him before all of creation [on the Day of Judgement] so that he can choose whichever of the Hoor he wishes.” [Jami at-Tirmidhi]

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “The human does not fill any container that is worse than his stomach. It is sufficient for the son of Adam to eat what will support his back. If this is not possible, then a third for food, a third for drink, and a third for his breath.” [Jami at-Tirmidhi]

 

  • Aisha (radi Allahu anha) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “In the end of this Ummah there will be a collapse, transformation, and Qadhf.” She asked: “O Messenger of Allah! Will they be destroyed while there are righteous among them?” He said: “Yes, when evil is dominant.” [Jami at-Tirmidhi]

    “Maskh” is “transformation.” It means that the appearance of some humans will be transformed, for example, into dogs or monkeys. “Qadhf” means to have stones cast down upon it from the heavens.

 

  • The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Never a Muslim plants a tree, but he has the reward of charity for him; for what is eaten out of that is charity, what is stolen out of that, what the beasts eat out of that, what the birds eat out of that, is charity for him.” [Bukhari]

 

  • The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “The Muslim who participates in social matters with other men and shows forbearance if he suffers any pain from them is a far better person than the one who isolates himself from people and is dismayed at the hardships caused by others.” [Tirmidhi]

 

  • The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “The believer has a chance so long as he does not spill blood that is forbidden to spill.” [Bukhari]

 

  • The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Simplicity of dress is one of the signs of faith.” [Abu Dawud]

 

  • The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Keep away from luxury, for the favourites of Allah are no lovers of ease and luxury.” [Mishkat]

 

  • The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Allah will adorn that man with the dress of honour and nobility who, in spite of possessing means and power, observes simplicity in dress out of humility and obedience to Allah.” [Abu Dawud]

 

  • The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “I will tell you the distinguishing marks of a person for whom the fire of Hell has been made unlawful and who is a forbidden person for Hellfire to consume; He is a man who bears a sweet temper, tender heart and is soft-spoken.” [Tirmidhi]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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