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Two traits…

September 9, 2013 Leave a comment

Two traits are not combined in a believer: stinginess and bad morals.

 

Source:  Islamic Online University

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Walk Not with Arrogance

June 9, 2012 Leave a comment

Almighty Allah said (translation):

And walk not on the earth with conceit and arrogance.  Verily, you can neither rend nor penetrate the earth, nor can you attain a stature like the mountains in height.

[Quran, Surat Al-‘Isrā'(17):37]

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

Comparing with Others

February 15, 2012 Leave a comment

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

Look at those below you and not those above you.  It is better for you, so that you do not deny Allah’s blessings on you.

[Bukhari and Muslim; as quoted in: ‘The Fundamentals of Tawheed,’ by Dr. Bilal Philips]

Arrogance

February 11, 2012 Leave a comment

Narrated Abdullah (may Allah be pleased with him):

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

“No one will enter Paradise who has even a mustard-seed’s weight of arrogance in his heart, and no one will enter Hell who has even a mustard-seed’s weight of faith in his heart.”

[Sunan Ibn Majah; Ch. 1, Hadith 59]
Source: http://ahadith.co.uk

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.]

Humility while Eaitng

January 11, 2012 Leave a comment

Jabir (may Allah be pleased with him) reported:

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

“When a morsel of any of you falls, he should pick it up and remove any of the dirt on it and then eat it, and should not leave it for Satan nor should wipe his hand with towel until he has licked his fingers, for he does not know in what portion of the food the blessing lies.”

[Muslim]

Partial commentary from Riyad-us-Saliheen:  This Hadith tells us to pick up a fallen morsel and eat it after cleaning the dirt that may have stuck on it.  This marks the expression of humility overcoming Satan as well as getting the blessing…
[Riyad-us-Saliheen; Chapter 109, #751.  Dar-us-Salaam]