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Do What You Say

March 28, 2012 1 comment

Almighty Allah said (translation):

O you who have believed, why do you say what you do not do?

Great is hatred in the sight of Allah that you say what you do not do.

[Quran, Surat As-Saf (61):2-3]

Good Morals

March 14, 2012 2 comments

According to Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him):

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

“Indeed, I was sent to complete good morals.”

[Ahmad 2/381; Al Bukhari in Aladab Almufrad #273]

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]

Arrogance

February 11, 2012 Leave a comment

Narrated Abdullah (may Allah be pleased with him):

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

“No one will enter Paradise who has even a mustard-seed’s weight of arrogance in his heart, and no one will enter Hell who has even a mustard-seed’s weight of faith in his heart.”

[Sunan Ibn Majah; Ch. 1, Hadith 59]
Source: http://ahadith.co.uk

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]

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.

Harming with Speech and Actions

December 19, 2011 Leave a comment

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr (may Allah be pleased with him):

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

“A Muslim is the one who avoids harming Muslims with his tongue or his hands.  And a Muhajir (an emigrant) is the one who gives up (abandons) all what Allah has forbidden.”

 [Sahih Bukhari; Volume 8, Book 76, Number 491]

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]