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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]

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]

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]

Being Considerate of Others

January 31, 2012 Leave a comment

One should not push to get to the Black Stone (during Hajj or ‘Umrah) as the Prophet (may Allah’s peace be upon him) said:

‘Umar, you are a strong man, so do not harm the weak and when you wish to touch it [Black Stone], wait until it becomes free and if not then face it and say Allahu Akbar.

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

Give your Brother an Excuse

January 19, 2012 Leave a comment

Humayd at-Taweel narrates on the authority of Abu Qulaabah who said:

If displeasing news reaches you about your [Muslim] brother, then do your best to find an excuse for him, and if you are unable to find an excuse for him, then tell yourself:

“Maybe there is an excuse for my brother which I do not know of.”

[Sifatus-Safwah – Volume 3, Page 238;
Source:  http://www.fatwa-online.com/wordsofwisdom/manners/0110918.htm]

Note:  This is not a saying of the Prophet Muhammad or his companions.

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]

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).]

Fasting and Good Manners

July 30, 2011 Leave a comment

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

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

“Whosoever does not abandon falsehood in speech and action, then Allah the Mighty and Majestic has no need that he should leave his food and drink.”

[Sahih Bukhari; Volume 3, Book 31, Number 127]

Avoid Harming with Tongue and Hands

June 24, 2011 Leave a comment

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

Some people asked Allah’s Apostle Muhammad (may Allah’s peace be upon him), “Whose Islam is the best? i.e. (Who is a very good Muslim)?”

He replied:

“One who avoids harming the Muslims with his tongue and hands.”

 [Sahih Bukhari; Volume 1, Book 2, Number 11]