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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]

Also Look At …

May 27, 2011 Leave a comment

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

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

“If anyone of you looked at a person who was made superior to him in property and (in good) appearance, then he should also look at the one who is inferior to him, and to whom he has been made superior.”

[Sahih Bukhari; Volume 8, Book 76, Number 497]

Be Content

May 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Narrated Anas bin Malik (may Allah be pleased with him):

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

“If Adam’s son had a valley full of gold, he would like to have two valleys, for nothing fills his mouth except dust.  And Allah forgives him who repents to Him.”

 [Sahih Bukhari; Volume 8, Book 76, Number 447]

Greed

May 16, 2011 Leave a comment

Narrated Hakim bin Hizam (may Allah be pleased with him):

I asked the Prophet Muhammad (may Allah’s peace be upon him) (for some money) and he gave me, and then again I asked him and he gave me, and then again I asked him and he gave me and he (may Allah’s peace be upon him) then said:

“This wealth is (like) green and sweet (fruit), and whoever takes it without greed, Allah will bless it for him, but whoever takes it with greed, Allah will not bless it for him, and he will be like the one who eats but is never satisfied.  And the upper (giving) hand is better than the lower (taking) hand.”

[Sahih Bukhari; Volume 8, Book 76, Number 448]

Usurping Property

April 26, 2011 Leave a comment

Almighty Allaah said (translation):

And eat up not one another’s property unjustly (in any illegal way e.g. stealing, robbing, deceiving, etc.), nor give bribery to the rulers (judges before presenting your cases) that you may knowingly eat up a part of the property of others sinfully.

[Quran, Soorah Al-Baqarah (2):188]

Judge Not by Wealth

April 18, 2011 Leave a comment

Narrated Sahl bin Sa’ad As-Sa’id (may Allah be pleased with him):

A man passed by Allah’s Apostle Muhammad (may Allah’s peace be upon him).  The Prophet (may Allah’s peace be upon him) asked a man sitting beside him, “What is your opinion about this (passer-by)?”  He replied, “This (passer-by) is from the noble class of people.  By Allah, if he should ask for a lady’s hand in marriage, he ought to be given her in marriage, and if he intercedes for somebody, his intercession will be accepted.

Allah’s Apostle kept quiet, and then another man passed by and Allah’s Apostle asked the same man (his companion) again, “What is your opinion about this (second) one?”  He said, “O Allah’s Apostle!  This person is one of the poor Muslims.  If he should ask a lady’s hand in marriage, no-one will accept him, and if he intercedes for somebody, no one will accept his intercession, and if he talks, no-one will listen to his talk.”

Then Allah’s Apostle said (may Allah’s peace be upon him), “This (poor man) is better than such a large number of the first type (i.e. rich men) as to fill the earth.”

[Sahih Bukhari; Volume 8, Book 76, Number 454]

Wealth and Self-Contentment

April 16, 2011 Leave a comment

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

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

“Riches [wealth] does not mean having a great amount of property, but riches is self-contentment.”

[Sahih Bukhari; Volume 8, Book 76, Number 453]