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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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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]

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

Showing Off

November 21, 2011 Leave a comment

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

The thing I fear for you the most is shirk al-asghar.

When he was asked what it is, he replied:

It is ar-riyaa (showing off).

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

Sudden Glance

August 17, 2011 Leave a comment

Jarir bin ‘Abdullah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported:

I asked Allah’s Messenger Muhammad (may Allah’s peace be upon him) about the sudden glance (that is cast) on the face (of a non-Mahram*).  He commanded me that I should turn away my eyes.

*Mahram – someone you are prohibited to marry, e.g. uncle or aunt, father or mother etc.  Non-Mahram would be someone whom you could marry.

[Sahih Muslim; Book 025, Number 5372]

Obscure, Unimportant, and Humble

March 2, 2011 Leave a comment

Narrated Haritha bin Wahb (may Allah be pleased with him):

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

“Shall I inform you about the people of Paradise?  They comprise every obscure, unimportant, humble person, and if he takes Allah’s oath that he will do that thing, Allah will fulfill his oath (by doing that).

Shall I inform you about the people of the Fire?  They comprise every cruel, violent, proud and conceited person.”

[Sahih Bukhari; Volume 8, Book 73, Number 97]