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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

Do not Haste

February 3, 2012 Leave a comment

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

O people, calmly, calmly.
[Muslim] 

He said at the time when the people were making clamour, were jostling noisily and the camels were making noise:

O people, go calmly for walking in haste is not from righteousness.
[al-Bukharee and Muslim] 

[Source: ‘A Manual on the Rites of Hajj,’ by Sh. Alee ibn Wahf al-Qahtaani]

Helping the Weak

December 13, 2011 Leave a comment

Jaabir (may Allah be pleased with him) related:

That the Messenger of Allah (may Allah’s peace be upon him) used to keep to the rear while traveling so he could urge on the weak, be helpful towards them and make du’aa for them.

[Aboo Dawood; as quoted in ‘A Manual on the Rites of Hajj,’ by Sh. Alee ibn Wahf al-Qahtaani]

Sharing

October 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Aboo Sa’eed (may Allah be pleased with him) said:

We were with the Prophet (may Allah’s peace be upon him) on a journey and he said:

“He who has an extra mount should give it to somebody who has none.  He who has extra provisions should give it to somebody who has none.”

Then he (may Allah’s peace be upon him) began to mention various kinds of possessions until we began to think that no one had a right to anything extra.

[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]

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]

Feed, and Greet

July 7, 2011 Leave a comment

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr (may Allah be pleased with him):

A man asked the Prophet Muhammad (may Allah’s peace be upon him), “What sort of deeds or (what qualities of) Islam are good?”

The Prophet replied:

“To feed (the poor) and greet those whom you know and those whom you do not Know.”

[Sahih Bukhari; Volume 1, Book 2, Number 12]

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]

Wishing for Others

June 27, 2011 Leave a comment

Narrated Anas (may Allah be pleased with him):

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

“None of you will have faith till he wishes for his (Muslim) brother what he likes for himself.”

[Sahih Bukhari; Volume 1, Book 2, Number 13]

Helping the Family

June 1, 2011 Leave a comment

Narrated Al-Aswad bin Yazid (may Allah be pleased with him):

I asked ‘Aisha “What did the Prophet Muhammad (may Allah’s peace be upon him) use to do at home?”  She (may Allah be pleased with her) said:

“He used to work for his family, and when he heard the Adhan (call for the prayer), he would go out.”

[Sahih Bukhari; Volume 7, Book 64, Number 276]