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Exchange Gifts

August 25, 2011 Leave a comment

Narrated ‘Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her):

 Allah’s Apostle Muhammad (may Allah’s peace be upon him) used to accept gifts and used to give something in return.

[Sahih Bukhari; Volume 3, Book 47, Number 758]

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Equity Among Children

August 21, 2011 Leave a comment

Nu’man bin Bashir (may Allah be pleased with them) reported:

My father took me to Allah’s Messenger Muhammad (may Allah’s peace be upon him) and said:

Allah’s Messenger, bear witness that I have given such and such gift to Nu’man from my property, whereupon the (the Holy Prophet) said:

 Have you conferred upon all of your sons as you have conferred upon Nu’man? He said: No. Thereupon he (the Holy Prophet) said: Call someone else besides me as a witness. And he further said: Would it, please you that they (your children) should all behave virtuously towards you? He said: Yes. He (the Holy Prophet) said: Then don’t do that (i e. don’t give gift to one to the exclusion of others).

[Sahih Muslim; Book 012, Number 3969]

Sudden Glance

August 17, 2011 Leave a comment

Jarir bin ‘Abdullah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported:

I asked Allah’s Messenger Muhammad (may Allah’s peace be upon him) about the sudden glance (that is cast) on the face (of a non-Mahram*).  He commanded me that I should turn away my eyes.

*Mahram – someone you are prohibited to marry, e.g. uncle or aunt, father or mother etc.  Non-Mahram would be someone whom you could marry.

[Sahih Muslim; Book 025, Number 5372]

No Mohawk-like Hairstyles

August 14, 2011 Leave a comment

Ibn Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that Allah’s Messenger Muhammad (may Allah’s peace be upon him) forbade Qaza.

I said to Nafi: What is Qaza’?  He said:

 This means having a part of a boy’s head shaved and leaving a part unshaven.

[Sahih Muslim, Book 024, Number 5289]

Good with Right

August 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Narrated ‘Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her):

The Prophet Muhammad (may Allah’s peace be upon him) used to start every thing from the right (for good things) whenever it was possible in all his affairs; for example: in washing, combing or wearing shoes.

[Sahih Bukhari; Volume 1, Book 8, Number 418]

From the Etiquette of a Son with his Father

August 5, 2011 Leave a comment

Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) once saw two men.  He asked one of them, “How is this man related to you?”  He replied, “He is my father.”  Abu Hurayrah said:

 “Do not call him by his name, do not walk in front of him and do not sit before he does.”

[Al-Bukhârî, Al-Adab Al-Mufrad. Shaykh Al-Albânî graded its chain of transmission sahîh in Sahîh Al-Adab Al-Mufrad Vol. 1 p19.]

 Source: Sayings of the Salaf

 

 

Ignorant and Indecent Speech

August 2, 2011 Leave a comment

Prophet Muhammad (may Allah’s peace be upon him) said:

“Fasting is not merely abstaining from eating and drinking.  Rather, it is also abstaining from ignorant and indecent speech. So if anyone abuses or behaves ignorantly with you, then say:  I am fasting, I am fasting.”

[Sahih: Related by Ibn Khuzaymah (no.1996) and aI-Hakim (1/430) who authenticated it. Refer to Sahihut-Targhib (no.1075).]