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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]

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Eating from what is in front of One

January 3, 2012 Leave a comment

‘Umar bin Abu Salamah (May Allah be pleased with them) reported:

I was a boy under the care of Messenger of Allah (may Allah’s peace be upon him), and as my hand used to wander around in the dish, he (may Allah’s peace be upon him) said to me once:

“Mention Allah’s Name (i.e., say Bismillah), eat with your right hand, and eat from what is in front of you.”

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Commentary from Riayad-us-Saliheen:  ‘Umar bin Abu Salamah (May Allah be pleased with them) had learnt table manners from Messenger of Allah (may Allah’s peace be upon him) who was his stepfather and guardian. Hence, everybody is morally bound to teach his wards or children good manners.
[Riyad-us-Saliheen; Chapter 104, #740.  Dar-us-Salaam]

Playing with Kids

December 15, 2011 1 comment

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

Whenever the Prophet (may Allah’s peace be upon him) came back from a journey he would meet us.  Once he met me and al-Hasan or al-Hussain.  He carried one of us in his arms and the other on his back until we entered al-Madeenah.

[Muslim, Aboo Dawood, an-Nisaa’ee and Ibn Maajah; as quoted in ‘A Manual on the Rites of Hajj,’ by Sh. Alee ibn Wahf al-Qahtaani]

Avoiding Unnecessary Travel

October 31, 2011 Leave a comment

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

“Travel is a piece of punishment as it deprives you of food, drink, and sleep.  So when you complete your needs you should hurry back to your family.”

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

Being Dutiful to Parents

October 18, 2011 Leave a comment

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

Allah’s Apostle Muhammad (may Allah’s peace be upon him) said, “Shall I inform you of the biggest of the great sins?” They said, “Yes, O Allah’s Apostle!”  He said:

“To join partners in worship with Allah, and to be undutiful to one’s parents.”

[Sahih Bukhari; Volume 8, Book 74, Number 290]

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]

Equity Among Children

August 21, 2011 Leave a comment

Nu’man bin Bashir (may Allah be pleased with them) reported:

My father took me to Allah’s Messenger Muhammad (may Allah’s peace be upon him) and said:

Allah’s Messenger, bear witness that I have given such and such gift to Nu’man from my property, whereupon the (the Holy Prophet) said:

 Have you conferred upon all of your sons as you have conferred upon Nu’man? He said: No. Thereupon he (the Holy Prophet) said: Call someone else besides me as a witness. And he further said: Would it, please you that they (your children) should all behave virtuously towards you? He said: Yes. He (the Holy Prophet) said: Then don’t do that (i e. don’t give gift to one to the exclusion of others).

[Sahih Muslim; Book 012, Number 3969]