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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)]

Two traits…

September 9, 2013 Leave a comment

Health and Free Time

October 9, 2012 Leave a comment

Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him):

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

“There are two blessings which many people lose: (They are) Health and free time for doing good.”

[Sahih Bukhari; Volume 8, Book 76, #421]

Of Great Moral Character

June 27, 2012 1 comment

Almighty Allah said (translation):

Quran-68_4

“And indeed, you [O Muhammad] are of a great moral character.”

[Quran, Surat Al-Qalam(68):4]

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]

Importance of Manners

June 7, 2012 Leave a comment

Sufyân Al-Thawrî (may Allah have mercy on him):

“A man who wanted to write hadîth would [learn] manners and worship for twenty years before starting.”

[Abû Nu’aym, Hilyatu Al-Awliya, 6:361]

Lack of manners despite having knowledge is the most despicable thing in a person. Good manners plough the heart to make way for the seeds of knowledge to be placed. But terrible manners burn the trees of knowledge planted in one’s heart one by one without one realizing.

Source:
http://urwatulwuthqa.wordpress.com/2012/06/05/learning-manners-and-worship/


Morality in Islam

May 26, 2012 2 comments

“When we study the legacy of Muhammad (may Allah’s peace be upon him) in morals and when we review his sayings which run into the thousands on virtue, we have the impression that if an army of psychologists and educationists were to come together and try to produce such advice, they would fail.  Yet morality is only one branch of the Prophet’s (may Allah’s peace be upon him) message.”

 

This excerpt is from the book:
‘Fiqh-us-Seerah – Understanding the Life of Prophet Muhammad,’
by Muhammad Al-Ghazali; 
Second Edition, page #48; 
International Islamic Publishing House, Saudi Arabia.  

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