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Criticizing Food

December 31, 2011 Leave a comment

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:

Messenger of Allah (May Allah’s peace be upon him) never found fault with food.  If he had inclination to eating it, he would eat; and if he disliked it, he would leave it.

 [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Commentary from Riayad-us-Saliheen:  This Hadith throws light on the Prophet’s excellent manners which ought to be followed by all Muslims.  It is a deplorable state of affairs that when we find a dish a bit unsavoury, we lose our temper and create quite a scene in the house.  May we follow the excellent example of our Prophet (May Allah’s peace be upon him)!
[Riyad-us-Saliheen; Ch. 101, #736. Dar-us-Salaam]

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Reconciliation

December 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Narrated Abu Ayyub Al-Ansari (may Allah be pleased with him):

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

“It is not lawful for a man to desert his brother Muslim for more than three nights. (It is unlawful for them that) when they meet, one of them turns his face away from the other, and the other turns his face from the former, and the better of the two will be the one who greets the other first.”

[Sahih Bukhari; Volume 8, Book 73, Number 100]

Harming with Speech and Actions

December 19, 2011 Leave a comment

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr (may Allah be pleased with him):

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

“A Muslim is the one who avoids harming Muslims with his tongue or his hands.  And a Muhajir (an emigrant) is the one who gives up (abandons) all what Allah has forbidden.”

 [Sahih Bukhari; Volume 8, Book 76, Number 491]

Playing with Kids

December 15, 2011 1 comment

Abdullah bin Jafar (may Allah be pleased with him) related:

Whenever the Prophet (may Allah’s peace be upon him) came back from a journey he would meet us.  Once he met me and al-Hasan or al-Hussain.  He carried one of us in his arms and the other on his back until we entered al-Madeenah.

[Muslim, Aboo Dawood, an-Nisaa’ee and Ibn Maajah; as quoted in ‘A Manual on the Rites of Hajj,’ by Sh. Alee ibn Wahf al-Qahtaani]

Helping the Weak

December 13, 2011 Leave a comment

Jaabir (may Allah be pleased with him) related:

That the Messenger of Allah (may Allah’s peace be upon him) used to keep to the rear while traveling so he could urge on the weak, be helpful towards them and make du’aa for them.

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