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Serve Others First

January 15, 2012 Leave a comment

Abu Qatadah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported:

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

“He who serves others with drinking water should be the last to drink himself.”

[At-Tirmidhi]

Commentary from Riyad-us-Saliheen:  Referring to this Hadith, Imam An-Nawawi stresses the manner of serving food or drink and says that the distributor should have his share in the end.
[Riyad-us-Saliheen; Chapter 115, #773.  Dar-us-Salaam]  

 

Reconciliation

December 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Narrated Abu Ayyub Al-Ansari (may Allah be pleased with him):

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

“It is not lawful for a man to desert his brother Muslim for more than three nights. (It is unlawful for them that) when they meet, one of them turns his face away from the other, and the other turns his face from the former, and the better of the two will be the one who greets the other first.”

[Sahih Bukhari; Volume 8, Book 73, Number 100]

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]

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]

Excessive Questioning

October 2, 2011 Leave a comment

Reported ‘Amr ibn Sa’d (may Allah be pleased with him), that Prophet Muhammad (may Allah’s peace be upon him) said:

The Muslims who have committed the greatest offence against Muslims are those who asked about things which were not prohibited, but which became prohibited because of their questions.

[Muslim, Vol. 4, No. 5821]

 

Ignorant and Indecent Speech

August 2, 2011 Leave a comment

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

“Fasting is not merely abstaining from eating and drinking.  Rather, it is also abstaining from ignorant and indecent speech. So if anyone abuses or behaves ignorantly with you, then say:  I am fasting, I am fasting.”

[Sahih: Related by Ibn Khuzaymah (no.1996) and aI-Hakim (1/430) who authenticated it. Refer to Sahihut-Targhib (no.1075).]

Fasting and Good Manners

July 30, 2011 Leave a comment

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

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

“Whosoever does not abandon falsehood in speech and action, then Allah the Mighty and Majestic has no need that he should leave his food and drink.”

[Sahih Bukhari; Volume 3, Book 31, Number 127]

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]

Avoid Harming with Tongue and Hands

June 24, 2011 Leave a comment

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

Some people asked Allah’s Apostle Muhammad (may Allah’s peace be upon him), “Whose Islam is the best? i.e. (Who is a very good Muslim)?”

He replied:

“One who avoids harming the Muslims with his tongue and hands.”

 [Sahih Bukhari; Volume 1, Book 2, Number 11]