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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]

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Do not Haste

February 3, 2012 Leave a comment

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

O people, calmly, calmly.
[Muslim] 

He said at the time when the people were making clamour, were jostling noisily and the camels were making noise:

O people, go calmly for walking in haste is not from righteousness.
[al-Bukharee and Muslim] 

[Source: ‘A Manual on the Rites of Hajj,’ by Sh. Alee ibn Wahf al-Qahtaani]

Serving All Living Beings

February 11, 2011 Leave a comment

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

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

“While a man was walking on a road, he became very thirsty.  Then he came across a well, got down into it, drank (of its water) and then came out.  Meanwhile he saw a dog panting and licking mud because of excessive thirst.  The man said to himself  “This dog is suffering from the same state of thirst as I did.”  So he went down the well (again) and filled his shoe (with water) and held it in his mouth and watered the dog.  Allah thanked him for that deed and forgave him.”

The people asked, “O Allah’s Apostle! Is there a reward for us in serving the animals?”  He (may Allah’s peace be upon him) said:

“(Yes) There is a reward for serving any animate (living being) .”

[Sahih Bukhari; Volume 8, Book 73, Number 38]

Feeding Animals

November 28, 2010 Leave a comment

Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with him) reported Allah’s Messenger (may Allah’s peace be upon him) as saying:

“A woman was punished because of a cat.  She had neither provided her with food nor drink, nor set her free so that she might eat the insects of the earth.”

[Sahih Muslim; Book 026, Number 5573]