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Numerous Ways of Charity

June 3, 2012 Leave a comment

Abu Musa Al-Ash’ari (may Allah be pleased with him) reported:

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

“Giving in charity is an obligation upon every Muslim”. It was said (to him): “What about one who does not find (the means) to do so?”  He (may Allah’s peace be upon him) said, “Let him work with his hands, thus doing benefit to himself and give in charity.”  It was said to him: “What if he does not have (the means) to do so?”  He (may Allah’s peace be upon him) said, “Then let him assist the needy, the aggrieved.”  It was said: “What about if he cannot even do this?”  He (may Allah’s peace be upon him) said, “Then he should enjoin good.”  He was asked: “What if he cannot do that?”  He (the Prophet; may Allah’s peace be upon him) said, “He should then abstain from evil, for verily, that is a charity from him”.

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Taken from:
http://www.alssunnahnet.com/en/articles.aspx?article_no=2749

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Keep Smiling

February 19, 2012 Leave a comment

Abdullah ibn Haarith (may Allah be pleased with him) reported:

“I did not see anyone who smiled more than Rasulullah (Messenger of Allah, Muhammad; may Allah’s peace be upon him)”

[Shamaa-il Tirmidhi; Source QuranWeekly.com]

On Returning from a Journey

January 23, 2012 Leave a comment

It is recommended to gather ones friends and to feed them on returning from a journey, as the Prophet (may Allah’s peace be upon him) used to do.

Jaabir bin Abdullah (may Allah be pleased with him) related that:

Whenever the Messenger of Allah (may Allah’s peace be upon him) returned to al-Madeenah he sacrificed a camel or a cow.
[Muslim]

This food which is presented after a journey is known as al-Naqee’ah.  This hadeeth shows that feeding the Imaam, the leader or ones friends upon returning from a journey was a recommended act with the salaf [companions of the Prophet and early generations].
[Source:  ‘A Manual on the Rites of Hajj,’ by Sh. Alee ibn Wahf al-Qahtaani; p40.]

Sharing

October 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Aboo Sa’eed (may Allah be pleased with him) said:

We were with the Prophet (may Allah’s peace be upon him) on a journey and he said:

“He who has an extra mount should give it to somebody who has none.  He who has extra provisions should give it to somebody who has none.”

Then he (may Allah’s peace be upon him) began to mention various kinds of possessions until we began to think that no one had a right to anything extra.

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

 

Exchange Gifts

August 25, 2011 Leave a comment

Narrated ‘Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her):

 Allah’s Apostle Muhammad (may Allah’s peace be upon him) used to accept gifts and used to give something in return.

[Sahih Bukhari; Volume 3, Book 47, Number 758]

Feed, and Greet

July 7, 2011 Leave a comment

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

A man asked the Prophet Muhammad (may Allah’s peace be upon him), “What sort of deeds or (what qualities of) Islam are good?”

The Prophet replied:

“To feed (the poor) and greet those whom you know and those whom you do not Know.”

[Sahih Bukhari; Volume 1, Book 2, Number 12]

A Better and Vast Gift

July 3, 2011 Leave a comment

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

Some people from the Ansar asked Allah’s Apostle (may Allah’s peace be upon him) [to give them something] and he gave to everyone of them, who asked him, until all that he had was finished.  When everything was finished and he had spent all that was in his hand, he said to them:

“(Know) that if I have any wealth, I will not withhold it from you (to keep for somebody else); And (know) that he who refrains from begging others (or doing prohibited deeds), Allah will make him contented and not in need of others; and he who remains patient, Allah will bestow patience upon him, and he who is satisfied with what he has, Allah will make him self-sufficient.

And there is no gift better and vast (you may be given) than patience.”

[Sahih Bukhari; Volume 8, Book 76, Number 477]