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Cleanliness

April 15, 2012 Leave a comment

Narrated Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her):

 The companions of Allah’s Apostle (may Allah’s peace be upon him) used to practise manual labor, so their sweat used to smell, and they were advised to take a bath.

[Sahih Bukhari; Book 34, #285]

Preach and Practice

April 11, 2012 Leave a comment

Jundub (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated:

The Messenger of Allah (may Allah’s peace be upon him) said:

“The example of a scholar who teaches people goodness and forgets himself is like a lamp which illuminates for the people but burns itself.”

[Reported by At-Tabarany in Al Mu`jam Al Kabir 2/178, No. (1681) and Al Albany graded it as good.]

Taken from:
http://www.alssunnahnet.com/en/articles.aspx?article_no=2606

If you do not feel ashamed, then do whatever you like.

April 7, 2012 Leave a comment

Narrated Abu Masud Uqba (may Allah be pleased with him):

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

“One of the sayings of the prophets which the people have got, is:  ‘If you do not feel ashamed, then do whatever you like.'”

[Sahih Al Bukhari; Bokk 56, # 690]

PS:  Please see this article for explanation of this hadith:
http://www.alssunnahnet.com/en/articles.aspx?article_no=1726

Do What You Say

March 28, 2012 1 comment

Almighty Allah said (translation):

O you who have believed, why do you say what you do not do?

Great is hatred in the sight of Allah that you say what you do not do.

[Quran, Surat As-Saf (61):2-3]

Good Morals

March 14, 2012 2 comments

According to Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him):

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

“Indeed, I was sent to complete good morals.”

[Ahmad 2/381; Al Bukhari in Aladab Almufrad #273]

Don’t Get Angry

March 7, 2012 Leave a comment

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

A man asked the Prophet Muhammad (May Allah be pleased with him) to counsel him and he said:

Do not become angry.

The man repeated that several times and he replied:

Do not become angry.

[Al-Bukhari; as quoted in Riyad-us-Saliheen; Chapter 3, #48; Dar-us-Salaam Publications]

Real Strength

March 4, 2012 1 comment

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

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

The strong man is not one who is good at wrestling, but the strong man is one who controls himself in a fit of rage.

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim; as quoted in Riyad-us-Saliheen; Chapter 3, #45; Dar-us-Salaam Publications]

Keep Smiling

February 19, 2012 Leave a comment

Abdullah ibn Haarith (may Allah be pleased with him) reported:

“I did not see anyone who smiled more than Rasulullah (Messenger of Allah, Muhammad; may Allah’s peace be upon him)”

[Shamaa-il Tirmidhi; Source QuranWeekly.com]

Comparing with Others

February 15, 2012 Leave a comment

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

Look at those below you and not those above you.  It is better for you, so that you do not deny Allah’s blessings on you.

[Bukhari and Muslim; as quoted in: ‘The Fundamentals of Tawheed,’ by Dr. Bilal Philips]

Arrogance

February 11, 2012 Leave a comment

Narrated Abdullah (may Allah be pleased with him):

The Messenger of Allah (may Allah’s peace be upon him) said:

“No one will enter Paradise who has even a mustard-seed’s weight of arrogance in his heart, and no one will enter Hell who has even a mustard-seed’s weight of faith in his heart.”

[Sunan Ibn Majah; Ch. 1, Hadith 59]
Source: http://ahadith.co.uk