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Foul Language

June 30, 2016 Leave a comment

Abu-Darda (may Allah be pleased with him) reported:

The Prophet (may Allah’s 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.”

[At- Tirmidhi; Book 1, hadith 626]

 

Be Grateful

August 19, 2014 Leave a comment

Almighty Allah said (translation):

“And We (Allah) had certainly given Luqman wisdom [and said], “Be grateful to Allah.” And whoever is grateful is grateful for [the benefit of] himself. …”

[Quran, Surat Luqmān(31):12 (partial)]

Lower Your Voice

June 21, 2012 1 comment

Almighty Allah said (translation):

“And be moderate (or show no insolence) in your walking, and lower your voice.  Verily, the harshest of all voices is the voice (braying) of the ass.”

[Quran, Surat Luqmān(31):19]

Walk Easily

June 17, 2012 Leave a comment

Almighty Allah said (translation):

“And the servants of the Most Merciful are those who walk upon the earth easily, and when the ignorant address them [harshly], they say [words of] peace.”

[Quran, Surat Al-Furqān(25):63]

Pride and Insolence

June 12, 2012 Leave a comment

Almighty Allah said (translation):

“And turn not your face away from men with pride, nor walk in insolence through the earth.  Verily, Allah likes not each arrogant boaster.”

[Quran, Surat Luqmān(31):18]

Walk Not with Arrogance

June 9, 2012 Leave a comment

Almighty Allah said (translation):

And walk not on the earth with conceit and arrogance.  Verily, you can neither rend nor penetrate the earth, nor can you attain a stature like the mountains in height.

[Quran, Surat Al-‘Isrā'(17):37]

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]

Repel Evil with Good

February 7, 2012 Leave a comment

Almighty Allaah said (translation):

The good deed and the evil deed cannot be equal.  Repel (the evil) with one which is better (i.e. Allah ordered the faithful believers to be patient at the time of anger, and to excuse those who treat them badly), then verily! he, between whom and you there was enmity, (will become) as though he was a close friend.

[Quran, Surat Fussilat (41):34]

Wasting Food

January 8, 2012 1 comment

Jabir (may Allah be pleased with him) reported:

Messenger of Allah (may Allah’s peace be upon him) commanded the licking of fingers and the gleaning of the dish, saying:

“You do not know in which portion the blessing lies.”

[Muslim]

Commentary from Riyad-us-Saliheen:  This Hadith underlines the wisdom behind licking the fingers and the vessel.  The eater never knows whether a blessing underlies what has been eaten by him, or the particles sticking to his fingers and vessels contain it.  Those particles, therefore, should not be wasted; they should be made part of food by being licked.  They may be invested with a blessing and proved more useful for the eater’s health and strength.  Moreover, by this way he escapes disregarding the Bounty of Allah.
[Riyad-us-Saliheen; Chapter 109, #750.  Dar-us-Salaam] 

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]