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Avoiding Unnecessary Travel

October 31, 2011 Leave a comment

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

“Travel is a piece of punishment as it deprives you of food, drink, and sleep.  So when you complete your needs you should hurry back to your family.”

[Bukhari and Muslim; as quoted in ‘A Manual on the Rites of Hajj,’ by Sh. Alee ibn Wahf al-Qahtaani]

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Character and Speech

October 27, 2011 Leave a comment

It is reported that Abû Hurayrah (may Allâh be pleased with him) used to say:

Whoever does not think that his speech is part of his deeds and that his character is part of his religion will be destroyed without even realizing.

[Ibn Abî Al-Dunyâ Dham Al-Kadhib wa Ahlî article 94.]

Source:  Sayings of the Salaf

Sharing

October 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Aboo Sa’eed (may Allah be pleased with him) said:

We were with the Prophet (may Allah’s peace be upon him) on a journey and he said:

“He who has an extra mount should give it to somebody who has none.  He who has extra provisions should give it to somebody who has none.”

Then he (may Allah’s peace be upon him) began to mention various kinds of possessions until we began to think that no one had a right to anything extra.

[Muslim; as quoted in ‘A Manual on the Rites of Hajj’ by Sh. Alee ibn Wahf al-Qahtaani]

 

Being Dutiful to Parents

October 18, 2011 Leave a comment

Narrated Abu Bakra (may Allah be pleased with him):

Allah’s Apostle Muhammad (may Allah’s peace be upon him) said, “Shall I inform you of the biggest of the great sins?” They said, “Yes, O Allah’s Apostle!”  He said:

“To join partners in worship with Allah, and to be undutiful to one’s parents.”

[Sahih Bukhari; Volume 8, Book 74, Number 290]

Excessive Questioning

October 2, 2011 Leave a comment

Reported ‘Amr ibn Sa’d (may Allah be pleased with him), that Prophet Muhammad (may Allah’s peace be upon him) said:

The Muslims who have committed the greatest offence against Muslims are those who asked about things which were not prohibited, but which became prohibited because of their questions.

[Muslim, Vol. 4, No. 5821]