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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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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.]

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]

Ask for Permission Before Entering Houses

May 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Almighty Allaah said (translation):

O you who believe!  Enter not houses other than your own, until you have asked permission and greeted those in them, that is better for you, in order that you may remember.

[Quran, Surat An-Nūr (24):27]

The Best People

March 10, 2011 Leave a comment

Jaabir (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that:

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

The best people are those most beneficial to [other] people.

[Collected by at-Tabaranee and ad-Daaraqutnee; authenticated in Shaykh Al-Albani’s Saheeh al-Jaami’ as-Sagheer, No. 3289]

 

Gifts and Neighbors

January 8, 2011 Leave a comment

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

“O Allah’s Apostle! I have two neighbors! To whom shall I send my gifts?”  He [Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace be upon him] said, “To the one whose gate in nearer to you.”

[Sahih Bukhari; Volume 8, Book 73, Number 49]

Treating Neighbors Kindly

December 31, 2010 Leave a comment

Narrated ‘Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her):  The Prophet Muhammad (may Allah’s peace be upon him) said:

“[Angel] Gabriel continued to recommend me about treating the neighbors kindly and politely so much so that I thought he would order me to make them as my heirs.”

[Sahih Bukhari; Volume 8, Book 73, Number 43]