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Archive for March, 2012

Hadith on Time: Do not curse time because Allah is the Lord of Time

March 31, 2012

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Allah the Exalted said: The son of Adam abuses me. He curses time and I am time, for in my hand are the night and day.” Source: Sahih Bukhari 4549, Sahih Muslim 2246 Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari […]

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Hadith on Faith: Good deeds will not benefit a person who dies without faith

March 31, 2012

Aisha reported: I said, “O Messenger of Allah, in the time of ignorance the son of Jud’an would maintain family ties and feed the poor. Will it benefit him?” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “It will not benefit him. Verily, he never said even for one day: My Lord, forgive my […]

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Hadith on Repentance: Good deeds remove evil deeds from the record

March 31, 2012

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: A man kissed a woman and he came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and mentioned it to him. The verse was revealed, “Establish prayer at the two ends of the day and in the first hours of the night. Verily, good deeds will remove evil deeds.” (11:114) The […]

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Hadith on Mosques: Whoever builds a mosque is rewarded with a house in Paradise

March 31, 2012

Uthman ibn Affan reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever builds a mosque for Allah, then Allah will build for him a house like it in Paradise.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 439, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 533 Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim عَنْ عُثْمَانَ بْنِ عَفَّانَ قَالَ قَالَ […]

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Hadith on Leadership: Muslim leaders must take care of people’s needs

March 31, 2012

Amr ibn Murrah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There is no leader who closes the door to someone in need, in hardship, and in poverty, but that Allah closes the gates of heaven to him when he is in need, in hardship, and in poverty.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 1332 Grade: Sahih (authentic) […]

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Hadith on Sunnah: The Prophet’s instructions to Mu’adh to judge by the Quran and Sunnah, then with his own opinion

March 31, 2012

Harith ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, sent Mu’adh to Yemen and he said, “How will you judge?” Mu’adh said, “I will judge according to the Book of Allah.” The Prophet said, “What if it is not in the Book of Allah?” Mu’adh said, “Then with the tradition (sunnah) of the Messenger […]

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Hadith on Tolerance: Allah has forgiven a man who was easy in his business transactions

March 31, 2012

Jabir reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “May Allah have mercy on a man who is tolerant when selling, buying, and seeking repayment.” Source: Sahih Bukhari 1970 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari عَنْ جَابِرِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمَا أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ رَحِمَ اللَّهُ رَجُلًا سَمْحًا […]

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Hadith on Reason: Do not be a blind unthinking follower

March 31, 2012

Hudhaifa reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Do not become blind followers, saying that if our people are good we will be good, and if they are unjust we will be unjust. Rather, decide for yourselves. If the people are good then be good, but if they are evil then […]

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Ibn Mubarak on Character: Good manners is to have a smiling face, to enjoin good, and to refrain from harm

March 31, 2012

Abu Wahb reported: Abdullah ibn Mubarak described good character, saying, “It is a smiling face, doing your best in what is good, and refraining from harm.” Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 2005 حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو وَهْبٍ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ الْمُبَارَكِ أَنَّهُ وَصَفَ حُسْنَ الْخُلُقِ فَقَالَ هُوَ بَسْطُ الْوَجْهِ وَبَذْلُ الْمَعْرُوفِ وَكَفُّ الْأَذَى 2005 سنن الترمذي كتاب البر […]

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Hadith on Character: Good character is the heaviest on the Scale, and Allah hates shameless obscenity

March 31, 2012

Abu Darda reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Nothing is heavier upon the scale of the believer on the Day of Resurrection than his good character. Verily, Allah hates the shameless, obscene person.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2002 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to At-Tirmidhi عَنْ أَبِي الدَّرْدَاءِ أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ […]

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