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Archive for August, 2012

Hadith on Diplomacy: The Prophet had written to every tyrant to call them to Allah and Islam

August 31, 2012

Anas ibn Malik reported: Before the passing away of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, he had written to Khosrau and to Casear and to Negus and to every tyrant calling them to Allah, but this was not the Negus for whom the Prophet had prayed the funeral prayer. Source: Sunan […]

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Hadith on Customs: The Prophet made a seal for sending diplomatic letters to foreign nations

August 31, 2012

Anas ibn Malik reported: When the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, intended to write to a foreign nation, it was said to him, “Indeed, foreigners do not accept a letter unless it has a seal.” So the Prophet made a ring for himself. Anas said, “I can see it as if I am […]

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Hadith on Manners: The Prophet encouraged his companions to shake hands and use courteous behavior

August 31, 2012

Qatadah reported: I said to Anas ibn Malik, “Did the companions of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, shake each other’s hands?” Anas said, “Yes.” Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 2729 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to At-Tirmidhi عَنْ قَتَادَةَ قَالَ قُلْتُ لِأَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ هَلْ كَانَتْ الْمُصَافَحَةُ فِي أَصْحَابِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ […]

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Hadith on Manners: Two Muslims are rewarded for shaking hands and having good manners

August 31, 2012

Al-Bara reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “No two Muslims meet each other and shake hands except that Allah forgives them before they part.” Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 2727 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to At-Tirmidhi عَنْ الْبَرَاءِ بْنِ عَازِبٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَا مِنْ مُسْلِمَيْنِ يَلْتَقِيَانِ فَيَتَصَافَحَانِ […]

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Hadith on Food: Recommendation to save food, lick fingers and wipe plate after each meal

August 31, 2012

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, during a meal would lick what he ate with his three fingers and he would say, “When one of you drops a mouthful, he should remove any filth from it and then eat, for he should not leave it for the devil.” […]

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Hadith on Travel: The Prophet would encourage and help the weak while travelling

August 30, 2012

Jabir ibn Abdullah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, would stay in the behind while traveling and he would encourage the weak. He would take someone on his back and supplicate for him. Source: Sunan Abu Dawud 2639 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani أَنَّ جَابِرَ بْنَ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ حَدَّثَهُمْ قَالَ كَانَ […]

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Hadith on Charity: The Prophet encourages the people of Medina to support the poor

August 30, 2012

Jabir ibn Abdullah reported: When the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, decided to embark on an expedition, he would say, “O Muhajirun and Ansar, there are among you people who have no property or family. Let everyone of you take along with him two or three men.” There was none of […]

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Hadith on Charity: Strong encouragement to spend in charity from surplus wealth

August 30, 2012

Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri reported: We were travelling with the Prophet when a rider came and began to look right and left. The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever has an extra mount should give it to one who has no mount. Whoever has extra provisions should give them to one without provision,” and the Prophet mentioned so […]

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Hadith on Knowledge: Seeking knowledge is an obligation upon every Muslim

August 30, 2012

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Seeking knowledge is an obligation upon every Muslim.” Source: Sunan Ibn Majah 224 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ طَلَبُ الْعِلْمِ فَرِيضَةٌ عَلَى كُلِّ مُسْلِمٍ 224 سنن ابن ماجه […]

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Hadith on Animals: The Prophet forbade cutting meat from animals while they are alive

August 30, 2012

Abu Waqid Al-Layth reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, arrived in Medina and they were cutting the tails of sheep and humps of camels while they were alive. The Prophet said, “Whatever is cut from an animal while it is alive is unlawful carrion.” Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 1480 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to At-Tirmidhi […]

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