Saturday, December 31, 2005

'When a man tell you something in confidence, you must not betray his trust.'

On the Authority of Jabir ibn 'Abdullah

Sunday, December 25, 2005

"Pilgrims and those performing umrah are Allah's guests; their prayers are answered and their supplications for forgiveness are granted."

- Sunan Nasa'i

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

'On the Day of Judgement, the tyrant's own tyranny will descend upon him in the form of darkness.'

On the Authority of 'Abdullah ibn 'Umar

Friday, December 16, 2005

"Two qualities are never coupled in a believer: miserliness and immorality."

- Sahih Bukhari

Monday, December 12, 2005

A man came to Allah's Messenger (may peace and blessing of Allah almighty shower on him) and said, "O Allah's Apostle! I am suffering from fatigue and hunger."

The Prophet sent (somebody) to his wives (to get something), but the messenger found nothing with them. Then Allah's Apostle said (to his companions). "Isn't there anybody who can entertain this man tonight so that Allah may be merciful to him?"

An Ansari man got up and said, "I (will entertain him), O Allah's Apostle!". So he went to his wife and said to her, "This is the guest of Allah's Apostle, so do not keep anything away from him." She said. "By Allah, I have nothing but the children's food." He said, "When the children ask for their dinner, put them to bed and put out the light; we shall not take our meals tonight." She did so.

In the morning the Ansari man went to Allah's Apostle who said, "Allah was pleased with (or He bestowed His Mercy on) so-and-so and his wife (because of their good deed)."

Then Allah revealed:
"But give them preference over themselves even though they were in need of that." (59.9)

- Sahih Bukhari

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Narrated by Jarir bin Abdullah(may Allah almighty please with him)

"We were in the company of Allah's Messenger (may peace and blessing of Allah almighty shower on him) on a fourteenth night (of the lunar month), and he looked at the (full) moon and said, 'You will see your Lord as you see this moon, and you will have no trouble in looking at Him. So, whoever can, should not miss the offering of prayers before sunrise (Fajr prayer) and before sunset (Asr prayer)." Then the Prophet (peace be upon him) recited:

"And celebrate the praises of your Lord before the rising of the sun and before (its) setting." (Quran - 50.39)

- Sahih Bukhari