Pride and Insolence

June 12, 2012 Leave a comment

Almighty Allah said (translation):

“And turn not your face away from men with pride, nor walk in insolence through the earth.  Verily, Allah likes not each arrogant boaster.”

[Quran, Surat Luqmān(31):18]

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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]

Importance of Manners

June 7, 2012 Leave a comment

Sufyân Al-Thawrî (may Allah have mercy on him):

“A man who wanted to write hadîth would [learn] manners and worship for twenty years before starting.”

[Abû Nu’aym, Hilyatu Al-Awliya, 6:361]

Lack of manners despite having knowledge is the most despicable thing in a person. Good manners plough the heart to make way for the seeds of knowledge to be placed. But terrible manners burn the trees of knowledge planted in one’s heart one by one without one realizing.

Source:
http://urwatulwuthqa.wordpress.com/2012/06/05/learning-manners-and-worship/


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

Morality in Islam

May 26, 2012 2 comments

“When we study the legacy of Muhammad (may Allah’s peace be upon him) in morals and when we review his sayings which run into the thousands on virtue, we have the impression that if an army of psychologists and educationists were to come together and try to produce such advice, they would fail.  Yet morality is only one branch of the Prophet’s (may Allah’s peace be upon him) message.”

 

This excerpt is from the book:
‘Fiqh-us-Seerah – Understanding the Life of Prophet Muhammad,’
by Muhammad Al-Ghazali; 
Second Edition, page #48; 
International Islamic Publishing House, Saudi Arabia.  

Keep Yourself Clean

April 19, 2012 Leave a comment

Narrated Aisha (the wife of the Prophet; may Allah be pleased with her):

The people used to come from their abodes and from Al-‘Awali (i.e. outskirts of Madina up to a distance of four miles or more from Medina).  They used to pass through dust and used to be drenched with sweat and covered with dust; so sweat used to trickle from them. One of them came to Allah’s Apostle (may Allah be pleased with him) who was in my house.  The Prophet said to him:

“I wish that you keep yourself clean on this day of yours (i.e. take a bath).”

[Sahih Bukhari; Book 13, #25]

Cleanliness

April 15, 2012 Leave a comment

Narrated Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her):

 The companions of Allah’s Apostle (may Allah’s peace be upon him) used to practise manual labor, so their sweat used to smell, and they were advised to take a bath.

[Sahih Bukhari; Book 34, #285]