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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/


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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

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]