Sunday, August 31, 2003

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: A bedouin urinated in the mosque and some people rushed to beat him up. The Prophet (PBUH) said: "Leave him alone and pour a bucket of water over it. You have been sent to make things easy and not to make them difficult.''

Saturday, August 30, 2003

`Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported: I said: "O Messenger of Allah! We consider Jihad as the best deed, should we not then go for Jihad?'' The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "The best Jihad for you women is Hajj Mabrur (i.e., one accepted by Allah).''

Thursday, August 28, 2003

Sahih Bukhari
Volume 5, Book 57, Number 62:
Narrated 'Aisha:

The Prophet called his daughter Fatima during his illness in which he died, and told her a secret whereupon she wept. Then he called her again and told her a secret whereupon she laughed. When I asked her about that, she replied, "The Prophet spoke to me in secret and informed me that he would die in the course of the illness during which he died, so I wept. He again spoke to me in secret and informed me that I would be the first of his family to follow him (after his death) and on that I laughed."

Tuesday, August 26, 2003

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said the angels once asked God if there was anything in His Creation stronger than the mountains, iron, fire, water, and wind. God replied: "Yes, the son of Adam who gives charity with his right hand while concealing it from his left."
-Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 602

Monday, August 25, 2003

Imam Ahmad recorded from Wahshi bin Harb from his father from his grandfather that a man said to the Prophet , "We eat but we do not feel satisfied.'' He said:

Perhaps you are eating separately. Eat together and mention the Name of Allah, and He will bless the food for you.

It was also recorded by Abu Dawud and Ibn Majah. Ibn Majah also recorded that Salim reported from his father from `Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, that the Messenger of Allah said:

Eat together and not separately, for the blessing is in being together.

Sunday, August 24, 2003

This is discipline, in addition to the command to think well of people, i.e., if something unbefitting is mentioned about good people, then one should think well of them, and not feel towards them anything but good. Then if a person has any unsuitable thoughts about them, insinuated into his mind and imagination by Shaytan, he should not speak about that, for the Prophet said:

Allah will excuse my Ummah for anything that occurs to their minds, so long as they do not speak about it or act upon it.

This was reported in the Two Sahihs

[note: I thought it would be nice post the hadeeth in Arabic also, but unfortunately blogger doesn't seem to take them, it just printed out a question mark for each letter]

Saturday, August 23, 2003

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "The best of you are those
who are slow to anger and swift to cool down...Beware of anger, for it is a
live coal on the heart of the descendants of Adam."
-- Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 1331
Hadith Qudsi, Number 11
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) reported that God said: "Spend (on charity), and I shall spend on you."

Thursday, August 21, 2003

Volume 1, Book 2, Number 015
Narrator: Anas
The Prophet said, "Whoever possesses the following three qualities will have the sweetness (delight) of faith: 1. The one to whom Allah and His Apostle becomes dearer than anything else. 2. Who loves a person and he loves him only for Allah's sake. 3. Who hates to revert to Atheism (disbelief) as he hates to be thrown into the fire."
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "Two matters are signs of disbelief on the part of those who indulge in them: Defaming and speaking evil of a person's lineage, and wailing over the dead.''

Commentary: Both the sins mentioned in this Hadith are such that if a Muslim thinks them lawful and still commits them he will become a Kafir. To defame someone's lineage means to disgrace or humiliate somebody by saying to him or to her: "Your father belongs to such and such profession'' or "Your mother is such and such / so-and-so'' or "You are a weaver, blacksmith, laundrer, cobbler, etc.''

Mourning and wailing means expressing qualities of a deceased person through weeping, crying and lamenting loudly. Imam An-Nawawi said that such qualities are attributes and acts of the disbelievers and practices of the pre-Islamic period, or Jahiliyyah.

[Note: Feeling sad when someone dies is obviously human feeling that you can't stop, but what is forbidden is excess crying and wailing, which a person can control if they chose to]

Wednesday, August 20, 2003

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "(There was) a man whose only
good deed was removing a thorny branch from the road (so travelers
could pass unharmed)...God accepted that good deed and brought (the man)
into Paradise."
-- Sunan of Abu-Dawood, Hadith 2503

Monday, August 18, 2003

Sahih Bukhari
Volume 3, Book 35, Number 441:

Narrated Ibn Abbas:

Allah's Apostle came to Medina and the people used to pay in advance the price of fruits to be delivered within one or two years. (The sub-narrator is in doubt whether it was one to two years or two to three years.) The Prophet said, "Whoever pays money in advance for dates (to be delivered later) should pay it for known specified weight and measure (of the dates)."

Friday, August 15, 2003

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) quoted the devil who said: "By Thy
might, my Lord, I shall continue to lead Thy servants astray as long as
their spirits are in their bodies." God replied: "(And) I shall continue to
pardon them as long as they ask My forgiveness."
-- Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 742

Wednesday, August 13, 2003

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "(The significance of) this
world (in comparison) to the Hereafter (is similar to) one of you dipping
his finger in the ocean and then examining what has stuck to it."
-- Sahih Muslim, Hadith 1330
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said he knew a verse that would
suffice men if they would but apply it: "Whosoever keeps his duty to God,
He will appoint a way out (of unhappiness) and provide for him from
(sources) he never could imagine." (Quran, 65:2-3)
-- Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 1407
Very sorry for the long absence, and not updating. I was away from the internet for some time. The invitation still stands for anyone who can help post and update to this blog, just let me know insha'Allah.
I apoligise for not keeping up, for any frequent readers who were disappointed.