Sunday, October 30, 2005

'Whosoever of you sees an evil action, let him change it with his hand; and if he is not able to do so, then with his tongue; and if he is not able to do so, then with his heart, for that is the minimum that is desirable from a believer.'

On the Authority of Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

"No one should have to ask another to vacate his seat for him. Room should be made for him without his asking."

On the Authority of 'Abdullah ibn 'Umar

Saturday, October 22, 2005

'It is not proper for a man to sit between two men and thus seperate them, without seeking their permission'

On the Authority of 'Amr ibn Shu'ayb

Thursday, October 20, 2005

"The fast and the Qur'an are two intercessors for the servant of Allah on the Day of Resurrection. The fast will say: 'O Lord, I prevented him from his food and desires during the day. Let me intercede for him.' The Qur'an will say: 'I prevented him from sleeping at night. Let me intercede for him.' And their intercession will be accepted."

Sunday, October 16, 2005

"Those who take bribes and those who give bribes are cursed by God."

On the Authority of 'Abdullah Ibn 'Amr Ibn Al-'As

Saturday, October 15, 2005

By his own account, 'Amr ibn 'Abasah met the Prophet PBUH in Mecca in the early days of his prophethoood, and asked him, "What are you?" He replied, "I am a Prophet." 'Amr then asked, "What is a Prophet?" He replied, "I have been sent by God." "What has God sent you with?" 'Amr asked. "With the commandment to destroy idols and to treat one's relatives with kindness; to believe in one God and not to treat anyone as His partner," replied the Prophet PBUH.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

"A time will come upon the people in which a person among them practicing his Religion with perseverance will be like one clutching onto a cinder."

- Narrated by Abu Dawud - Tirmidhi

Saturday, October 08, 2005

"Three things are part of the good morals of a believer. When he is overcome by anger, his anger should not drive him to falsehood. When he is happy, his happiness should not take him beyond the bounds of what is right. Whe he has power, he should not stake a claim to something which is not his."

On the Authority of Anas Ibn Malik

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

A way to atone for slander is to pray for the forgiveness of the person whom you have slandered. say,
'O God, forgive me as well as him.'

On the Authority of Anas Ibn Malik

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

"None has more sense of ghaira than Allah, and for this He has forbidden shameful sins whether committed openly or secretly, and none loves to be praised more than Allah does, and this is why He Praises Himself."

Sahih Al-Bukhari

Monday, October 03, 2005

Allah's Apostle said, "Allah said, 'All the deeds of Adam's sons (people) are for them, except fasting which is for Me, and I will give the reward for it.' Fasting is a shield or protection from the fire and from committing sins. If one of you is fasting, he should avoid sexual relation with his wife and quarreling, and if somebody fight or quarrel with him, he should say, 'I am fasting.' By Him in Whose Hands my soul is' The unpleasant smell coming out from the mouth of a fasting person is better in the sight of Allah than the smell of musk. There are two pleasures for the fasting person, one at the time of breaking his fast, and the other at the time when he will meet his Lord; then he will be pleased because of his fasting."

- Sahih Al-Bukhari
Explaining the verse 41:34 of the Quran, 'Abdullah ibn 'Abbas said that those who excercised self-restraint when angry, or when confronted by mischief, would be protected by God. He would force their enemies to bow down before them as if they were His dea friends.


Saturday, October 01, 2005

"Whenever a believer is striken with any hardship, or pain, or anxiety, or sorrow, or harm, or distress - even if it be a thorn that has hurt him - Allah redeems thereby some of his failings."