Sunday, August 31, 2003
Saturday, August 30, 2003
Thursday, August 28, 2003
Volume 5, Book 57, Number 62:
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
-Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 602
Monday, August 25, 2003
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
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
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
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) reported that God said: "Spend (on charity), and I shall spend on you."
Thursday, August 21, 2003
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."
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
good deed was removing a thorny branch from the road (so travelers
could pass unharmed)...God accepted that good deed and brought (the man)
-- Sunan of Abu-Dawood, Hadith 2503
Monday, August 18, 2003
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
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
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
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