Archive for February, 2011

Hadith on Forgiveness: Forgive their debt so that Allah will forgive you

February 28, 2011

“A man used to give loans to the people and he would say to his servant: If the debtor is poor you should forgive him so that perhaps Allah may forgive us. So when he met Allah, Allah forgave him.”

كَانَ الرَّجُلُ يُدَايِنُ النَّاسَ فَكَانَ يَقُولُ لِفَتَاهُ إِذَا أَتَيْتَ مُعْسِرًا فَتَجَاوَزْ عَنْهُ لَعَلَّ اللَّهُ أَنْ يَتَجَاوَزَ عَنَّا‏.‏ قَالَ فَلَقِيَ اللَّهَ فَتَجَاوَزَ عَنْهُ

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Hadith on Muhammad: The great humility of the Prophet proves his truthfulness

February 28, 2011

Al-Mughira ibn Shu’ba reported: On the day the Prophet’s son Abraham died, the sun eclipsed and the people said the eclipse was because of the death of Abraham. The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The sun and the moon are two signs among the signs of Allah and they do not eclipse because […]

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Hadith on Neighbors: Be kind to your neighbors regardless of their religion

February 27, 2011

Mujahid reported: We were with Abdullah ibn Amr and his servant was preparing a roasted sheep. Abdullah said, “Young man, when you are finished, then begin with our Jewish neighbor.” A man said, “Jewish? May Allah rectify you!” Abdullah said, “I heard the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, enjoining good treatment of our […]

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Hadith on Prayer: The reward for one who prays Friday prayer well

February 25, 2011

Salman Al-Farisi reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “No one takes a bath on Friday, purifies himself as much as he can, uses oil or perfume in his house, then proceeds for prayer and does not separate two persons sitting together, then prays as much as is written for him and […]

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Hadith on Sanctity: Your lives, property, and honor are sacred just as the pilgrimage is sacred

February 24, 2011

Abu Bakrah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, was riding his camel and a man was holding its rein. The Prophet said, “What is the day today?” We kept quiet, thinking that he might give the day another name. The Prophet said, “Is it not the day of sacrificing?” We replied, “Yes.” […]

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Hadith on Trials: Allah tests those whom he loves

February 23, 2011

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If Allah intends good for someone, then he afflicts him with trials.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 5321 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم مَنْ يُرِدِ اللَّهُ بِهِ خَيْرًا […]

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Hadith on Tribalism: He is not one of us who fights for tribalism

February 19, 2011

Jubair ibn Mut’im reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “He is not one of us who calls to tribalism. He is not one of us who fights for the sake of tribalism. He is not one of us who dies following the way of tribalism.” Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 5121 […]

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Hadith on Law: Lawful and unlawful are clear, avoid doubtful matters

February 14, 2011

An-Nu’man ibn Basheer reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the lawful is clear and the unlawful is clear, and between the two of them are doubtful matters about which many people do not know. Thus, he who avoids doubtful matters clears himself in regard to his religion and his […]

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Hadith on Character: The Prophet’s final advice for Mu’adh ibn Jabal before sending him to Yemen

February 13, 2011

Mu’adh ibn Jabal reported: The last advice given to me by the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, when I put my foot in the stirrup was that he said, “Make your character excellent for the people, O Mu’adh ibn Jabal.” Source: al-Muwaṭṭa1671 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Mundhiri عن معاذ بن جبل قَالَ […]

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Hadith on Love: When Allah loves or hates a servant, Gabriel announces in heaven

February 12, 2011

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “When Allah loves a servant, he calls Gabriel and he says: Verily, I love this person so you should love him. Then Gabriel loves him and makes an announcement in the heavens, saying: Allah loves this person and you should love him. […]

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