Archive for the ‘Salaf’ Category

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.

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.]

Give your Brother an Excuse

January 19, 2012 Leave a comment

Humayd at-Taweel narrates on the authority of Abu Qulaabah who said:

If displeasing news reaches you about your [Muslim] brother, then do your best to find an excuse for him, and if you are unable to find an excuse for him, then tell yourself:

“Maybe there is an excuse for my brother which I do not know of.”

[Sifatus-Safwah – Volume 3, Page 238;

Note:  This is not a saying of the Prophet Muhammad or his companions.

Character and Speech

October 27, 2011 Leave a comment

It is reported that Abû Hurayrah (may Allâh be pleased with him) used to say:

Whoever does not think that his speech is part of his deeds and that his character is part of his religion will be destroyed without even realizing.

[Ibn Abî Al-Dunyâ Dham Al-Kadhib wa Ahlî article 94.]

Source:  Sayings of the Salaf

From the Etiquette of a Son with his Father

August 5, 2011 Leave a comment

Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) once saw two men.  He asked one of them, “How is this man related to you?”  He replied, “He is my father.”  Abu Hurayrah said:

 “Do not call him by his name, do not walk in front of him and do not sit before he does.”

[Al-Bukhârî, Al-Adab Al-Mufrad. Shaykh Al-Albânî graded its chain of transmission sahîh in Sahîh Al-Adab Al-Mufrad Vol. 1 p19.]

 Source: Sayings of the Salaf