Sayings of the Holy Messenger (Peace be upon Him)

Advise And Wisdom

SAYINGS OF THE MESSENGER OF THE CREATOR (296 to 312)

(SALLALLAHO-ALAIHE-WA-AALEHI-WASALLAM)

Advise And Wisdom

 

296.  Sayyidina Ibn Abbas (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

 

There are two blessings of which many people are deceived (thinking that they will go on receiving them so they do not value them). The blessings are: health and time (to do good).    (Bukhari, Mishkat)

 

297.  Sayyidina Mustawrid bin Shaddad (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

 

By Allah, the example of this world in relation to the Hereafter is nothing more than one of you putting his finger in the sea and observing what (water) it brings on it. (Muslim, Mishkat)

 

298.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

 

The world is a prison for the believer but paradise for an unbeliever.    (Muslim, Mishkat)

 

299.  Sayyidina Amr bin al-Awf (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

 

By Allah, I do not fear poverty and want on you but I fear that you may receive worldly favours and riches generously as people before you had received. And, I fear that you will evince similar greed as people before you had done, and that it will ruin you as it had ruined them.   (Bukhari, Muslim, Mishkat)

 

300.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

 

A man says: “My property! That is my property.” Truly, however, only three things are his in his property.

 

1.  One that he consumes and finishes,

 

2.  The other that he wears and makes old, and,

3.  The third that he gives (in the cause of Allah) and hoards (for the Hereafter).

 

The rest he will leave for other people when he dies.  (Muslim, Mishkat)

 

301.  Sayyidina Anas (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

 

Three things accompany the dead body (upto the graveyard). Two of these return and only one stays with it. The three things are his relatives, his property (bier, for instance) and his deeds. Of these three, the relatives and property return; (and only) his deeds remain with him. (Bukhari, Muslim, Mishkat)

 

302.  Sayyidina Amr bin Maymoon (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

 

Value five things before five other things:

 

1.  Youth before old age and infirmity.

2.  Health before illness.

3.  Richness before poverty

4.  Leisure before occupation, and,

5.  Life before death.  (Tirmizi, Mishkat)

 

303.  Sayyidina Abu Moosa (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

 

He who loves his worldly life causes damage to his next life. He who loves his next life causes damage to his present life. So, prefer the lasting world (the Hereafter) to the ending life (this world). (Ahmad, Bayhaqi, Mishkat)

 

 

304.  Sayyidina Anas (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

 

Keep away from what is forbidden and you will become most devoted to worship of all the people. Be pleased with what Allah has apportioned for you and you will be the richest of all people. Be well-behaved with your neighbour, you will become a Believer and love for others what you love for yourselves, you will become Muslims. Do not laugh much for excess of laughter deadens the heart. (Ahmad, Tirmizi, Mishkat)

 

305.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

 

Richness is not from abundance of possession and property but true richness is from contentment of the heart. (Bukhari, Muslim, Mishkat)

 

306.  Sayyidina Ibn Mas’ood  (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

 

What do I have to do with this world? My example in relation to this world is like a horse-rider who shades himself under a tree and then, leaving it, goes ahead. (Ahmad, Tirmizi, Ibn Majah, Mishkat)

 

307.  Sayyidina Ibn Mas’ood (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

 

On the day of Resurrection, the feet of the son of Aadam will not move (from his place) until he is asked about five things:

 

1.   About his age-how did he spend it?

2.   About his youth-how did he waste it away?

3.   About his property-how did he earn it?

4.   And on what did he use it? And,

5.   About the knowledge that he acquired-how did he act on it?  (Tirmizi, Mishkat)

 

308.  Sayyidina Abu Zarr (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

 

As for him who becomes unconcerned with this world, Allah grows wisdom in his heart, and He causes his tongue to speak words of wisdom. Allah makes him see the disease of this world and its cure. And, He takes him safely from the world to Dar us-Salaam (the abode of peace, Paradise). (Bayhaqi, Mishkat)

 

309.  Sayyidina Jabir (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

 

What I fear most for my people is passionate desires and tall hopes and aspirations. Passionate desires keep people away from the truth and tall hopes make them forget the Hereafter. (Mind!) This world journeys away and the Hereafter journeys here (approaching us). Of men, some are children of the world and some of the Hereafter. Thus, if you can do it, do not become children of the world because while today you are in the abode of action where no account is taken, tomorrow you will be in the abode of the Hereafter where action will not be possible.   (Bayhaqi, Mishkat)

 

310.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

 

When a man dies, the angels ask, “What has he brought with him (of deeds)?” But men (on earth) say, “What has he left behind (of property)?”   (Bayhaqi, Mishkat)

 

311.  Sayyidina Abu Ayyub Ansari (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

 

When you stand up for your prayer, offer such a prayer as one who departs observes it (praying your last prayer, as it were). And, do not say such a thing as might cause you to regret tomorrow. And, give up hope for what people have with them (of property).    (Ahmad, Mishkat)

 

312.  Sayyidina ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

 

There are four characteristics which if found in anyone he is a hypocrite without doubt. If anyone has one (single) characteristic of these then he has one peculiarity of hypocrisy until he abandons it. (The four characteristics are:)

 

1.   If he is entrusted with something, he betrays the trust.

2.   When he speaks, he lies.

3.   When he enters into a pact, he is unfaithful.

4.   When he quarrels, he acts sinfully (abusing and reviling).   (Bukhari, Muslim, Mishkat)

 

Collected  from The Book “Sayings of The Prophet” (Peace Be Upon Him),  Written by Justice Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani &  Published by Darul Ishaat, Urdu Bazaar Karachi,  (collected by: Muhammad Sharif Fauji)  

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Sayings of the Holy Messenger (Peace be upon Him)

Politics

SAYINGS OF THE MESSENGER OF THE CREATOR (277 to 295)

(SALLALLAHO-ALAIHE-WA-AALEHI-WASALLAM)

Politics

 

277.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

 

Whom your rulers are the best of you, the rich are generous and your (collective) affairs are settled by mutual consultation then the back of the earth is better for you than its belly. But when your rulers are the worst people among you, your rich people miserly and your affairs are in the hands of women then the belly of the earth is better for you than its back.  (Tirmizi, Jama’ al-Fawa’id)

278.  Sayyidina Qasim bin Muhammad (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

 

I had intended to summon Abu Bakr and his son and leave a will appointing him the Khalifah (successor) so that no one may say something afterwards and no one may crave for something. But, I thought then that Allah too will reject and the Muslims too will not allow anyone else to become a Khalifah. Therefore, I did not think it necessary to leave such a will.   (Bukhari, Jama’ al-Fawa’id)

 

279.  Sayyidina Awf bin Maalik (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

 

Your best rulers are they whom you love and they love you, you pray for them and they pray for you. Your worst rulers are they whom you despise and they despise you; you curse them and they curse you.   (Muslim, Jama’ al-Fawa’id)

 

280.  Sayyidina Abdur Rahman bin Samerah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

Do not yourself seek leadership and government because if you get them through canvassing then it will become your own responsibility to run them. But, if you are given those things without your seeking them then Allah will help you (in running them).   (Bukhari, Muslim, Jama’ al-Fawa’id)

281.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

 

You will come to show greed for leadership and high office although it will appear on the day of Resurrection as (a cause of) regret. It may be a very good source of milk but it is a very bad parting.  (Bukhari, Nasa’i, Jama’ al-Fawa’id)

 

282.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

 

By Allah! We do not entrust the office (of government) to such a person who seeks it (himself) or is greedy for it.  (Bukhari, Muslim, Jama’ al-Fawa’id)

283.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

 

If Allah has entrusted responsibility to someone to look after the affairs of the Muslims and he ignores their needs, wants and poverty keeping himself away from them, then on the day of Resurrection, Allah will ignore his needs, wants and poverty and keep Himself away from him.  (Abu Dawood, Tirmizi, Jama’ al-Fawa’id)

284.  Sayyidina ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

 

Surely, the Right Hand of ar-Rahman Who disburses justice-and both the Hands of Allah are Right-will be on the pulpits of light. These are the people who, as long as they rule, met justice in their judgement even in the matters concerning their family members.  (Muslim, Nasa’i, Jama’ al-Fawa’id)

 

285.  Sayyidina ‘Ma’qil bin Yasaar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

 

If Allah bestows on one of His slaves governance over a people and he deceives them dying doing that sin, Allah will make it unlawful for him to enter Paradise.  (Bukhari, Muslim, Jama’ al-Fawa’id)

 

286.  Sayyidina Abu Sa’eed (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

 

On the day of Resurrection, the one dearest to Allah and closest to Him in the assembly will be that head of government who was just. And the one most worthy of His anger and furthest from Him in the assembly will be that head of government who was a tyrant.  (Tirmizi, Jama’ al-Fawa’id)

 

287.  Sayyidina Ibn ‘Abbas (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

 

If anyone is supervising over ten people, he will be presented on the day of Resurrection with his hands tied to his neck until justice frees him or oppression ruins him.  (Bazzaar, Tabarani, Jama’ al-Fawa’id)

288.  Sayyidina Abu Bakr (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

 

The nation that gives the reins of its government to a woman will never prosper.  (Tirmizi, Nasa’i, Jama’ al-Fawa’id)

 

289.  Sayyidina Ka’b bin ‘Ujrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

 

Listen! Many leaders will come after me. So, if anyone goes to them and sides with them in their falsehood and supports them in their oppression then he has no connection with me and I have nothing to do with him; he will not be able to make it to the pond al-Kawthar. But he, who does not help them in their oppression and does not side with them in their falsehood, is with me and I am with him, and he will make it to al-Kawthar to drink of its water.  (Tirmizi, Nasa’i, Jama’ al-Fawa’id)

 

290.  Sayyidina Anas (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

 

Listen and obey your rulers even if an Abyssinian slave with a head like a resin is made to rule over you as long as he goes by the Book of Allah.  (Bukhari, Jama’ al-Fawa’id)

 

291.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

He who obeys me has obeyed Allah and he who disobeys me has disobeyed Allah. He who obeys the Ameer (leader) has obeyed me and he who disobeys the Ameer has disobeyed me. The head of government is actually a shield which is used in battle as a protection and kept in front. Thus, if he commands you to fear Allah and is just and fair then he will get against that a reward, but if he said anything against that then he will be regarded as a sinner by Allah.  (Bukhari, Muslim, Nasa’i, Jama’ al-Fawa’id)

292.  Sayyidina Ibn ‘Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

 

It is waajib (obligatory) for a Muslim to listen to his Ameer and obey him whether he likes the command or not except if he is given a command to sin, in which case it is forbidden to listen to him or obey him.  (Sahaah Sittah, Jama’ al-Fawa’id)

 

293.  Sayyidina Arfajah bin Shareeh (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

 

When you have agreed on a ruler and someone comes to weaken you or cause separation in your ranks then kill him.  (Muslim, Jama’ al-Fawa’id)

 

294.  Sayyidina Arfajah bin Shareeh (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

 

Kill him with the sword who tries to disunite this people while they are one and united, whoever this man be.  (Muslim, Abu Dawood, Nasa’i, Jama’ al-Fawa’id)

 

295.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

 

He who gives up obedience (to the Islamic government) and separates from the Muslims community dies the death of the days of Ignorance. He who fights under the banner of ‘lack of knowledge’ provoked because of party consideration, or while helping his party and gets killed then he too dies the death of Ignorance. And, he who goes out to fight my people and kills their pious and evil men not sparing any Believer of the Ummah or respecting a covenant then he is not with me and I have nothing to do with him.  (Muslim, Nasa’i, Jama’ al-Fawa’id)

 

 

Collected  from The Book “Sayings of The Prophet” (Peace Be Upon Him),  Written by Justice Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani &  Published by Darul Ishaat, Urdu Bazaar Karachi,  (collected by: Muhammad Sharif Fauji) 

Sayings of the Holy Messenger (Peace be upon Him)

Unity, Mutual Co-operation and Social Work

SAYINGS OF THE MESSENGER OF THE CREATOR (238 to 246& 268 to 276)
(SALLALLAHO-ALAIHE-WA-AALEHI-WASALLAM)
Unity, Mutual Co-operation and Social Work
 
238.  Sayyidina Nu’maan bin Basheer (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
         The Believers in their mutual pity, love and affection are like one body. When an organ is in pain the whole body has fever and becomes restless. (Bukhari, Muslim, Jama’ al-Fawaa’id)
239.  Sayyidina Anas (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
         Help your brother whether he is an oppressor or an oppressed. Someone asked, “Messenger of Allah, I will help the oppressed surely; but, how may I help the oppressor?” The Prophet (Peace Be upon Him) said: Stop him from oppressing someone. That in itself is helping him. (Bukhari, Tirmizi, Jama’ al-Fawaa’id)
240.  Sayyidina Jabir and Abu Talhah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ha)
         If a Muslim deserts another Muslim at a time when he is being disgraced and humiliated then Allah will leave him helpless at a time when he is in need of help. But, as for one who helps a Muslim when he is being disgraced and humiliated, Allah will help him at a time when he is in need of help.  (Abu Dawood, Jama’ al-Fawaa’id)
241.  Sayyidina Abu Darda (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
         He who defends the honour of his brother will have Allah remove the Fire from his face on the day of Resurrection.  (Tirmizi, Jama’ al-Fawaa’id)
242.  Sayyidina ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
         A Muslim is the brother of another Muslim. He does not tyrannize him nor does he hand him over to his enemy. As for him, who looks after the needs of his brother Allah will look after his needs. If anyone removes an anxiety of a Muslim, Allah will remove an anxiety from his anxieties on the day of Resurrection. If anyone keeps the secret of a Muslim then Allah will conceal his faults on the day of Resurrection. (Abu Dawood, Jama’ al-Fawaa’id)
243.  Sayyidina ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
         If anyone recompenses an oppressed to get him his rights, Allah will keep him steadfast on the bridge sirat when many steps would waver. (Bukhari, Muslim, Tirmizi, Jama’ al-Fawaa’id)
244.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
         Each one of you is a mirror for his brother. Therefore, if anyone finds a stain on it, he should remove that stain. (Tirmizi, Jama’ al-Fawaa’id)
245.  Sayyidina Abu Zarr (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
         Let not anyone of you think little of any pious deed. If he cannot do anything let him at least meet his brother with good cheer. When you buy meat or cook something, dilute it and send something of it to your neighbour. (Tirmizi, Jama’ al-Fawaa’id)
246.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
         When anyone invites people to follow guidance he gets as many rewards as earned by those people who listen to him and follow his advice without anything being deducted from the reward of those people. But, when someone prompts others to do evil then he will get the sin of all those people who have followed his advice while nothing will be lessened from their sin. (Bukhari, Muslim, Jama’ al-Fawaa’id)
 
Social Work
 
268.  Sayyidina Tameen ad-Daari (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
         Surely, religion is the name of goodwill.
         The narrator said,” We asked him for whom?”
          He answered: For Allah, for His book, for His Messenger, for the leaders of the Muslims and for their common people.  (Muslim, Abu Dawood, Jama’ al-Fawaa’id)
269.  Sayyidina Abu Sa’eed Khudri (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
         If anyone of you sees another doing an evil then he should stop it with his hand, but if he does not have that ability, then he should stop the evil with his tongue by mentioning it. However, if he does not have that ability too then (at least) let him have it in his heart that it is an evil and this is the weakest form of faith.  (Muslim, Jama’ al-Fawaa’id)
270.  Sayyidina Abu Bakr (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
         When people see the tyrant (being oppressive) and do not seize his hands then it cannot be ruled out that Allah will let His punishment descend on all of them.  (Abu Dawood, Tirmizi, Jama’ al-Fawaa’id)
271.  Sayyidina Abu Sa’eed (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
         It is also the most supreme jihad that just words be spoken before a tyrant.  (Abu Dawood, Tirmizi, Jama’ al-Fawaa’id)
 
272.  Sayyidah Umm Salmah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ha)
         He whose advice is sought is a trustee. (If he gives an advice which he does not himself consider correct then he is being mistrustful.) (Tirmizi, Jama’ al-Fawaa’id)
273.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
         Faith has more than seventy branches. The most excellent of these is to affirm the kalimah (Laa ilaha illAllah, there is no god but Allah). The least excellent is to remove something harmful from the road. And, modesty is also a branch of faith. (Bukhari, Muslim, Mishkat)
274.  Sayyidina Abu Sa’eed (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
         Avoid sitting on the thoroughfare. If you must sit then give it its right.
         The Companions (Radi-ALLAHO-An-hum) asked: “O messenger of Allah! What is the right of the thoroughfare?”  
          The Prophet (Peace Be upon Him) said, “Keep your gaze down. Remove1 what is harmful. Respond to the greetings. Enjoin piety, and forbid evil. (In another version, i.e. are told also)­ Help the oppressed and guide him who has lost his directions.” (Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawood, Jama’ al-Fawaa’id)
 
1.   The words of the Hadith allow for two renderings: (1) Remove filth, or (2) Remove what is injurious.
 
275.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
         If anyone helps someone in hardship making things easy for him, Allah will make it easy for him in this world and the next. If anyone keeps the secret of a Muslim, Allah will conceal his faults in this world and the next. And, as long as a slave (of Allah) is occupied in helping his brother, Allah goes on aiding him.(Muslim, Jama’ al-Fawaa’id)
276.  Sayyidina ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
         Allah has created some of His creatures in order that they may fulfill the needs of people. When people face any difficulty they get worried and turn to them. Such people are protected from the punishment of Allah. (Tabarani, Jama’ al-Fawaa’id)
Collected  from The Book “Sayings of The Prophet” (Peace Be Upon Him),  Written by Justice Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani &  Published by Darul Ishaat, Urdu Bazaar Karachi,  (collected by: Muhammad Sharif Fauji) 
Sayings of the Holy Messenger (Peace be upon Him)

Preventing Quarrel Among a People And The Method To Do That

SAYINGS OF THE MESSENGER OF THE CREATOR 247 to 267

(SALLALLAHO-ALAIHE-WA-AALEHI-WASALLAM)

Preventing Quarrel Among a People And The Method To Do That

247.  Sayyidina Abu Darda’ (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

Shall I not tell you something better than voluntary fasting, prayer and charity?

The Companions (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho) said, “Do tell us! “He said, Let mutual relationship be pleasant (that is, put an end to quarrelling) because unpleasantness in mutual relationship is like a razor. I do not mean that it shaves the hair but that it shaves (spoils) religion.” (Abu Dawood, Jama’ al-Fawa’id)

248.  Sayyidina Anas (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

He is not one of us who does not show compassion to our young and respect to the old. (Tirmizi, Jama’ al-Fawa’id)

249.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

When a respectable man of a tribe comes to you, you should also honour him. (Al-Bazzaar, Jama’ al-Fawa’id)

250.  Sayyidina Mu’awiyah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

Do make recommendations for a Muslim (a lawful manner). You will get a reward for that. (Abu Dawood, Jama’ al-Fawa’id)

251.  Sayyidina Jabir (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

Those of you who possess better character will be dearer to me. On the day of Resurrection, they will be seated nearer me (than other people will be).  And the most disliked by me on the day of Resurrection; more distant from me will be those who speak unnecessarily, are big-mouthed and boastful. (Tirmizi, Jama’ al-Fawa’id)

252.  Sayyidina Anas (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

Refrain from holding a bad opinion of people. (Tirmizi, Jama’ al-Fawa’id)

253.  Sayyidina Jabir (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

The (proceedings of) assemblies are a trust except three types of assemblies: Those convened to shed blood unlawfully (or decide about it); to commit fornication, and to appropriate property unjustly. (Abu Dawood, Jama’ al-Fawa’id)

254.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah(Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

It is enough for a man to be a liar that he repeats everything he hears (without verifying its truth). (Muslim, Nasa’i, Jama’ al-Fawa’id)

255.  Sayyidina Safyaan bin Asid (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

It is a grave sin that you tell your brother something so that he believes you although you are lying. (Abu Dawood, Jama’ al-Fawa’id)

256.  Sayyidina ‘Abdullah bin Mas’ood(Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

(Something) the devil comes to people in the form of a man and tells them something false. Then, when those people go their ways, one of them confides (to some other people), “I have heard something from a man whose face I recognize but whose name I do not remember and he said such-and-such a thing.” In this way, the lie spreads as a rumour and causes mischief. (Muslim, Jama’ al-Fawa’id)

257.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

He is not a strong man who knocks down someone but he is a strong man who checks himself when he is angry. (Bukhari, Muslim, Jama’ al-Fawa’id)

258.  Sayyidina Abu Waa’il (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

Anger is from the devil and the devil was created from the fire. The fire is extinguished with water. So, if one of you gets angry he should perform ablution. (Abu Dawood, Jama’ al-Fawa’id)

259.  Sayyidina Abu Zarr(Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

If any one of you is overcome by anger and he is standing, let him sit down. If by sitting down his anger subsides, it is enough otherwise he should lie down. (Abu Dawood, Jama’ al-Fawa’id)

260.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

Do you know what backbiting is? The Companions (Radi-ALLAHO-An-hum) submitted, “Allah and His Messenger known best.”

The Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) said,”Backbiting is that one of you make mention of your brother in such a way that he would be displeased with it.

One of them asked, ”Even if that evil is found in my brother? “

The Prophet (Peace Be upon Him) said, “If that evil is found in him then you are guilty of backbiting him but if that is not found in him then you are guilty of slander.” (Abu Dawood, Tirmizi, Jama’ al-Fawa’id)

261.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah(Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

Keep away from jealousy because jealousy eats away piety in the same way as fire devours wood. (Abu Dawood, Jama’ al-Fawa’id)

262.  Sayyidina Abu Ayyub (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

It is not lawful for a Believer that he severs relations with his brother for more than three days so that when the two meet, each of them turns his face away from the other. The better of the two is he who is the first to greet the other. (Bukhari, Muslim,  Jama’ al-Fawa’id)

263.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

It is not lawful for a Believer that he severs relations with another Believer for more than three days. At the end of three days, each one of them must meet the other and present his salams (greetings) and if the other responds then both will have their portion of reward but if he does not respond then he will return with a sin.(Abu Dawood,  Jama’ al-Fawa’id)

264.  Sayyidina Wathilah bin al-Asqa’(Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

Do not express pleasure at your brother’s hardship. Let it not happen that Allah release him from that hardship and involve you in it.(Tirmizi,  Jama’ al-Fawa’id)

265.  Sayyidina Anas (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

He who has given up disputing, while he was false will have a palace built for him on the edges of Paradise. He who gives up disputing while he was truthful will have a palace built for him in the middle of Paradise. And he who turns himself into a good charactered man will have a place built for him in the highest places of Paradise.   (Tirmizi,  Jama’ al-Fawa’id)

266.  Sayyidah ‘Aishah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ha)

The one most liable to the wrath of Allah is he who is very quarrelsome. (Bukhari,  Jama’ al-Fawa’id)

267.  Sayyidah ‘Aishah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ha)

Mildness will adorn everything it is found in, but if removed from it, will make it defective.(Muslim, Abu Dawood,  Jama’ al-Fawa’id)

Collected  from The Book “Sayings of The Prophet” (Peace Be Upon Him),  Written by Justice Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani &  Published by Darul Ishaat, Urdu Bazaar Karachi,  (collected by: Muhammad Sharif) 

Sayings of the Holy Messenger (Peace be upon Him)

Dealings With Other People

SAYINGS OF THE MESSENGER OF THE CREATOR 222 to 237

(SALLALLAHO-ALAIHE-WA-AALEHI-WASALLAM)

Dealing With Other People

222.  Sayyidina ‘Abdullah bin Mas’ood (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

It is sinful to revile a Muslim; and to fight with him is to disbelieve. (Bukhari, Muslim, Mishkat)

223.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

It does not behove a true Muslim that he go on cursing other people. (Muslim, Mishkat)

224.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah  (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

Anyone says “people have perished” (considering himself pious and meaning to say that other people are involved in bad deeds) then he is the one to whom the statement applies more than to those people. (Muslim, Mishkat)

225.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah  (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

The worst of men, on the day of Resurrection will be the two-faced man who goes to some people with one face and to others with another face. (Bukhari, Muslim, Mishkat)

226.  Sayyidina Huzayfah  (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

A tale bearer will not enter Paradise. (Muslim, Mishkat)

227.  Sayyidina Anas  (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

He who has given up disputing while he was on the wrong will have a palace built for him on the edge of Paradise and he who gives up disputing while he was truthful will have palace built for him in the centre of Paradise. As for him who is well mannered he will have it built for him in the loftiest part of Paradise.  (Tirmizi, Mishkat)

228.  Sayyidina Bahz bin Hakim  (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

Pity him who tells lies to make people laugh. Pity him! Pity him!  (Ahmad, Mishkat)

229.  Sayyidina Mu’aaz  (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

If anyone accuses his (Muslim) brother of a sin (for which he has repented) then he will not die until he has committed that sin himself.  (Tirmizi, Mishkat)

230.  Sayyidah ‘Aishah  (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ha)

I do not like that I should mimic anyone (or, find fault of anyone) even if I were to get something for that. (Tirmizi, Mishkat)

231.  Sayyidina ‘Iyaad bin Himaar  (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

Allah has revealed to me that I should be humble so that no one boasts over another and no one oppresses anyone else. (Muslim, Mishkat)

232.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

Those people who boast about their dead (disbelieving) ancestors must stop doing that because they have become fuel for Hell. Such people surely are more lowered in the sight of Allah than the black insect which rubs its nose in filth. Surely, Allah has removed the pride of the days of ignorance when people took pride in their ancestors. People are of only two kinds, now; the God-fearing, devoted Believers, or the evil-minded sinners. All mankind are children of Aadam and Aadam was created from dust. (Tirmizi, Abu Dawood, Mishkat)

233.  Sayyidina ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

Ar-Rahman is Merciful to those who show mercy. Have mercy on the people of earth, the Owner of Heaven will have mercy on you. (Tirmizi, Abu Dawood, Jama’ al-Fawaa’id)

234.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

Once, someone was very thirsty while he was going on his way. After some distance of walking, he found a well. He got down into it and drank water from it. Then, he saw a dog paining from thirst trying to quench it with dust. He thought to himself that the dog was as thirsty as he had been a short while ago. so he got down into the well again and, not having a vessel to fill it with water, he filled his sock with it and holding the sock in his mouth he climbed out of the well he watered the dog on coming out. Allah liked his deed very much and as a result, for-gave him. (Bukhari, Muslim, Jama’ al-Fawaa’id)

235.  Sayyidina Miqdaam bin Ma’dikarib (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

When someone loves his brother, he should let him know that he loves him. ((Tirmizi, Abu Dawood, Jama’al-Fawaa’id)

236.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

If you love someone, be moderate in showing your love to him for he might become the cause of your anger, someday. And if you dislike and hate someone, be moderate in your dislike for him for, someday, he might become your beloved. (Tirmizi, Jama’ al-Fawaa’id)

237.  Sayyidah ‘Aishah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ha)

He, among the Muslims has a perfect faith who is very well-mannered and behaves with his family members very mildly and kindly. (Tirmizi, Jama’ al-Fawaa’id)

Collected  from The Book “Sayings of The Prophet” (Peace Be Upon Him),  Written by Justice Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani &  Published by Darul Ishaat, Urdu Bazaar Karachi,  (collected by: Muhammad Sharif) 

Sayings of the Holy Messenger (Peace be upon Him)

Social Life (Rights Of Fellow Muslims)

SAYINGS OF THE MESSENGER OF CREATOR 206 to 221

(SALLALLAHO-ALAIHE-WA-AALEHI-WASALLAM)

Social Life (Rights Of Fellow Muslims)

 

206Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

         Every Muslim has six rights over another Muslim:

1.   When he is ill, the other Muslim should visit him;

2.   When he dies, the other should offer his funeral prayer;

3.   When he invites, he should accept the invitation;

4.   When he meets him, he should greet him (with Salaam);

5.   When he sneezes, he should respond to him (when he says al-Hamdullilah, (praise belongs to Allah) with yar hamokAllah (may Allah have mercy on you); and

6.   Whether he is present or absent, he should show goodwill to him. (Nasa’I, Mishkat)

207.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       You cannot enter Paradise until you become a Mu’min (Believer) and you cannot become a Believer until you harbour love for each other. Shall I not tell you of a way which, if you act on it, will create Mutual love among you?. . . . You salute each other very clearly with Salaam. (Muslim, Targheeb)

208.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       The rider must salute the pedestrian; the one on foot must salute him who is seated; and ,a smaller group should salute the larger group. (Bukhari, Muslim, Mishkat)

209.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       The young should salute the old. (Bukhari, Mishkat)

210.  Sayyidina Abu Umaamah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

        He is nearest to Allah who is the first to offer salutation. (Ahmad, Tirmizi, Mishkat)

211.  Sayyidina Qata’dah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

        When you enter a house salute those who are in it and when you come out of it bid them a farewell with your salutation. (Bayhaqi, Mishkat)

212.  Sayyidina Bara’ bin ’Azib (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

        When two Muslim meet and shake hands they are forgiven (their minor sins) even before they separate. (Ahmad, Tirmizi, Mishkat)

213 .  Sayyidina Abu Umaamah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

     A visit to the sick person is perfected when you place your hand on his forehead or hand and ask him how he is. And, a greeting is perfected when you shake hands too. (Mishkat)

214.  Sayyidina Ibn ‘Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

     No one should make another person get up so that he may sit. Instead of that, you should make room for each other and spread out. (Bukhari, Muslim, Mishkat)

215.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

     If anyone gets up from a gathering and goes out somewhere then he has no more right to his place when he comes back. (Muslim, Mishkat)

216.  Sayyidina Mu’awiyah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

     He who likes that other people stand before him (while he is seated) should take a place in Hell for himself. (Tirmizi, Abu Dawood, Mishkat)

217.  Sayyidina ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

     Do not sit between two men without their permission. (Tirmizi, Abu Dawood, Mishkat)

218.  Sayyidina Waathilah bin al-Khattab (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

     It is a Muslim’s due that when his brother sees him he should move aside (a little) for his sake. (Bayhaqi, Mishkat)

 

219.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

     Allah likes sneezing but dislikes yawning. When one of you sneezes and say al-Hamdulillah (praise belongs to Allah) then every Muslim who hears him say al-Hamdulillah should say yarhamakAllah (May Allah have mercy on you). As for yawning, it is from the devil; so, if any one of you has the urge to yawn, he must restrain it as far as possible because the devil laughs when somebody yawns. (Bayhaqi, Mishkat)

220.  Sayyidina Ubayd bin Rifa’ah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

     Respond to him who sneezes three times (with yarhamakAllah) but if he sneezes more than this, then you may respond or not if you like. (Abu Dawood, Tirmizi, Mishkat)

 

221.  Sayyidina Abu sa’eed khudri (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

     When one of you yawns he should place his hand over his mouth. (Muslim, Mishkat)

 

 

 

Collected  from The Book “Sayings of The Prophet” (Peace Be Upon Him),  Written by Justice Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani &  Published by Darul Ishaat, Urdu Bazaar Karachi,  (Muhammad Sharif Fauji) 

Sayings of the Holy Messenger (Peace be upon Him)

Etiquettes of Dress, Adornment, Sleeping, Walking,and Sitting down

SAYINGS OF THE MESSENGER OF THE CREATOR 186 to 205

(SALLALLAHO-ALAIHE-WA-AALEHI-WASALLAM)

Etiquettes of Dress, Adornment, Sleeping, Walking,and Sitting down

 

186.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

         The position below the ankles, if covered by the trousers will be in Hell.  (Bukhari, Mishkat)

187.  Sayyidina Ibn ‘Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

          In this world, only that man wears silk who has no share in the Hereafter. (Bukhari, Muslim, Mishkat)

188.  Sayyidina Samura (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

          Wear white clothes because they are purer and better, and shroud your dead in them.   (Ahmad, Tirmizi, Mishkat)

189.  Sayyidina Abu Moosa (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

          Gold and silk are permitted to the women of my Ummah but forbidden to the men.   (Tirmizi, Mishkat)

190.  Sayyidina Ibn’Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

          He who imitates any people (in dress and appearance) is one of them.  (Ahmad, Abu Dawood, Mishkat)

191.  Sayyidina ‘Amr bin Shuayb (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

          Allah likes that the marks of his favours are visible on His slave. (Thus, if Allah has bestowed wealth this should be apparent from the dress and living of the beneficiary). (Tirmizi, Mishkat)

192.  Sayyidina Abu Umamah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

          Simplicity is part of faith. Simplicity is part of faith. (Abu Dawood, Mishkat)

193.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

          When one of you puts on shoes, he should put on the right shoe first and when he removes them, he should take off the left shoe first. Let it be that the right foot is the first when wearing shoes and the last when taking them off. (Bukhari, Muslim, Mishkat)

194.  Sayyidina Jabir (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

          When the thong of a shoe is damaged, the man must not walk with one shoe on his foot but he should repair the thong; so also he must not walk with one sock on. (In the same way), one must not eat with the left hand. (Muslim, Mishkat)

195.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

          Five things are innate to man:

1. Circumcision,

2. Shaving hair below the navel,

3. Clipping the moustaches,

4. Paring the nails,

5. Removing hair under the armpit.

 (Bukhari, Muslim, Mishkat)

196.  Sayyidina Ibn ’Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

          Be distinguished from the polytheists: Grow beard, clip moustaches down very much. (Bukhari, Muslim, Mishkat)

197.  Sayyidina Ibn ’Abbas (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

          Allah curses those men who take up resemblance to women and He curses those women who take up resemblance to men (Bukhari, Muslim)

198.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

          He who grows hair on the head, let him respect them (that is, keep them clean and comb them sometimes).  (Abu Dawood, Mishkat)

199.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

          Change the colour of white hair (with henna a red-brown dye) but do not adopt resemblance to the Jews. (Tirmizi, Abu Dawood, Mishkat)

200.  Sayyidina Abu Talha (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

          The Angels do not go into the house in which there is a dog or pictures. (Bukhari, Muslim, Mishkat)

201.  Sayyidina ‘Aali bin Shayban (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

          If anyone sleeps on the roof a house which is without a barricade made of stone or anything, then no responsibility rests (on Allah) for him. (Abu Dawood, Targheeb)

202.  Sayyidina Ya’ish bin Tikhfah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

          Allah does not like this style of lying down (on the stomach). (Abu Dawood, Targheeb)

203.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

          If someone among you is seated in the shade and the shadow moves away from him leaving part of his body in the sun and part in the shade then he should get up. (Abu Dawood, Targheeb)

204.  Sayyidina Ibn ‘Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

          The best method of sitting in an assembly is to face the Qiblah (the direction where one turns in prayer). (Tabarani, Targheeb)

205.  Sayyidina Ibn ‘Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

Do not sleep while a fire is lit in your home. (Bukhari, Muslim, Mishkat)

Collected  from The Book “Sayings of The Prophet” (Peace Be Upon Him),  Written by Justice Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani &  Published by Darul Ishaat, Urdu Bazaar Karachi,  (Muhammad Sharif Fauji) 

Sayings of the Holy Messenger (Peace be upon Him)

Etiquettes of Eating And Drinking

SAYINGS OF THE MESSENGER OF THE CREATOR 175 to 185

(SALLALLAHO-ALAIHE-WA-AALEHI-WASALLAM)

Etiquettes of Eating And Drinking

 

175.  Sayyidina ‘Umar bin Abi Salmah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

              Say Bismillah, eat with your right hand and eat from the portion before you.  (bukhari, Muslim, Mishkat)

176.  Sayyidina ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

              When one of you eats, let him eat with the right hand, and when he drinks, let him do that with his right hand.  (Muslim, Mishkat)

177.  Sayyidina Jabir (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

              The devil is with you every time you do something; even when you eat, he is there. Thus, when anyone drops a morsel, he must remove particles of dust from it and eat it; he must not leave it for the devil. When he has eaten his food, he must lick his fingers because he does not know which portion of the food is blessed.  (Muslim, Mishkat)

178.  Sayyidina Abu Juhayfah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

              I do not eat in a reclining position. (Bukhari, Mishkat)

179. Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

              The food of two suffices three and the food of three suffices four. (Bukhari, Muslim, Mishkat)

180. Sayyidina Anas (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

              Allah is pleased with His slave who thanks Him after he has eaten and thanks Him after he has drunk. (Muslim, Mishkat)

181. Sayyidina ‘Aishah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ha)

              If one of you forgets to call the name of Allah when he begins to eat but remembers it during his meals then should say Bismillahi awwalahu wa aakirahu (In the name of Allah, the first of it and the last. (Tirmizi, Mishkat)

182. Sayyidina Salmaan (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

              The blessing of food lies in washing hands and mouth before eating and also in washing them after it. (Tirmizi,Abu Dawood, Mishkat)

183. Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

              If any one goes to sleep while his hands are greasy then he must blame himself and no one else if some trouble comes to him (e.g. some animal bites him). (Tirmizi, Abu Dawood, Ibn Majah)

184. Sayyidina Ibn ‘Abbas (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

              Do not gulp down water like a camel in one breath. Rather, drink it in sips, taking breath twice or thrice, when you begin to drink say Bismillah and on removing the vessel from the mouth say al-Hamdulillah. (Bismillah, In the name of Allah, al-Hamdulillah, praise be to Allah). (Tirmizi, Mishkat)

185. Sayyidina abu Sa’eed Khudri (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

             Remove the glass from your mouth before taking breath. (Bukhari, Mishkat)

 

Collected  from The Book “Sayings of The Prophet” (Peace Be Upon Him),  Written by Justice Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani &  Published by Darul Ishaat, Urdu Bazaar Karachi,  (Muhammad Sharif Fauji) 

Sayings of the Holy Messenger (Peace be upon Him)

Relations with husband, children & Other Kin

SAYINGS OF THE MESSENGER (153 TO 174)

(SALLALLAHO-ALAIHE-WA-AALEHI-WASALLAM)

Relations with husband, children & Other Kin

153.       Sayyidah “Umm Salmah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ha)

       The woman whose husband is pleased with her and she dies will be sent to Paradise. (Ibn Majah, Tirmizi, Targheeb)

154.       Sayyidina ‘Abdullah bin ‘Awf (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       The woman who observes the five prayers regularly, fasts during the month of Ramadhan, preserves her chastity and obedient to her husband, will be told: Enter Paradise by whichever of its doors you wish to enter. (Ahmad, Tabarani, Targheeb)

155.       Sayyidina Husayn bin Mohsin (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       Your husband is your Paradise and your Hell. (If he is obeyed then he is a means to Paradise, otherwise Hell). (Ahmad, Nasa’i, Targheeb)

156.       Sayyidina Qays bin Sa’d (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       If I were to command a person to prostrate before any other person I would command women to prostrate before their husbands because Allah has allowed many rights to husbands. (Abu Dawood, Targheeb)

157.       Sayyidina ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abbas (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       It is the husband’s right on his wife that if he calls her to him she must not say no even if she is seated on a saddle back. It is also one of his rights that she must not observe optional fasting without his permission; if she does so then she will stay hungry and thirsty (meaninglessly) and her fasting will not be accepted. No woman should go out of her house without the permission of her husband; if she does so then the Angels of the heaven, Angels of mercy, Angels of punishment-all curse her until she returns. (Tabarani, Targheeb)

158.       Sayyidina Zayd bin Arqam (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       A woman cannot fulfill the rights of Allah unless she fulfils the rights of her husband. (Tabarani, Targheeb)

159.       Sayyidina ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       Allah does not look at that woman (with mercy) who does not thank her husband although she can never be independent of him. (Nasa’i, Targheeb)

160.       Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       If a husband calls his wife to his bed and she does not oblige so that he is annoyed with her for the night then the Angels curse such a woman until dawn. (Bukhari, Targheeb)

 

RELATIONS WITH Children

161.       Sayyidah ‘Aishah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ha)

       If anyone has on him the responsibility of raising daughters and he fulfils that responsibility gently, then these daughters will be a means to protect him from the Fire. (Bukhari, Muslim, Mishkat)

162.       Sayyidina Jabir bin Samurah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       If anyone teaches his children etiquettes it is better than paying one Sa’ in Sadaqah. (Sa’ is a measure of weight. Sadaqah is charity). (Tirmizi, Mishkat)

163.       Sayyidina Anas (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       If anyone raises two daughters looking after them until they attain adulthood then, on the day of Resurrection, I and he will be (near to one another) like that, saying that he joined his fingers together. (Muslim, Mishkat)

164.       Sayyidina Ibn ‘Abbas (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       If anyone is guardian over a girl (daughter, sister etc) and he does not bury her alive, does not belittle her, and does not prefer his male children over her then Allah will send him to Paradise. (Abu Dawood, Mishkat)

165.       Sayyidina Ayyub bin Moosa (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       A father cannot give his son a gift better than good moral upbringing. (Tirmizi, Mishkat)

166.       Sayyidina Suraaqah bin Maalik (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       Shall I not reveal to you the most superior Sadaqah? If your daughter returns to you (on being divorced) and there is no one to earn for her besides you (then you must take care of her). (Ibn Majah, Mishkat)

167.       Sayyidina Sabrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       Teach your child to pray when he is seven years old. At ten years of age, beat him (if he neglects prayer). (Ahmad, Tirmizi, al-Jami’as-Saghir by Seyuti)

168.       Sayyidina Bakr bin ‘Abdullah bin ar-Rabee (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       Teach your children swimming and archery. The best play for the believing women is the spinning wheel. When your mother and father summon you simultaneously then you must go to your mother first. (Ibn Mansoor, Faryaabi, al-Jami’as-Saghir)

 

 

Relations With Other Kin

169.       Sayyidina Sa’eed bin al-‘Aas (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       The elder brothers have rights over their younger brothers similar to the rights of a father over his sons. (Bayhaqi, Mishkat)

170.       Sayyidina ‘Ali (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       The paternal uncle of a person is a branch of his father. (Tirmizi, al-Jami’as-Saghir)

171.       Sayyidina Baraa’ bin ‘Azib (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       The maternal aunt is of the same rank as one’s mother. (Bukhari, Muslim, Tirmizi, Abu Dawood, al-Jami’as-Saghir)

172.       Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       Learn enough of your geneology to be able to keep relationships alive because joining ties with relatives brings about love, increases wealth and delays death. (Tirmizi, Mishkat)

173.       Sayyidina Jubayr bin Mut’im (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       He who breaks ties of relationship will not enter Paradise. (Bukhari, Muslim, Mishkat)

174.       Sayyidina ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       He who reciprocates (the kind gestures of relatives) is not the one who joins ties of relationship but he is the one to join these ties who responds kindly to those who break relationship with him. (Bukhari, Muslim)

 

 

Collected  from The Book “Sayings of The Prophet” (Peace Be Upon Him),  Written by Justice Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani &  Published by Darul Ishaat, Urdu Bazaar Karachi, by Muhammad Sharif Fauji   

Sayings of the Holy Messenger (Peace be upon Him)

Family Life

SAYINGS OF THE MESSENGER (130 TO 152)
(SALLALLAHO-ALAIHE-WA-AALEHI-WASALLAM)
Family Life
Behaviour with parents
130.       Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       Children can never repay their father until they find their father enslaved and buy him and set him free. (Muslim, Abu Dawood, Tirmizi, Targheeb)
131.       Sayyidina Abu ‘Umaamah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       Your parents may mean Paradise for you (if you behave well with them) or Hell too (if you disobey them)(Ibn Majah, Targheeb)
132.       Sayyidina Anas (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       He who craves for a long life and abundance of provision must behave kindly with his parents and maintain ties with them. (Ahmad, Targheeb)
133.       Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       Adopt modesty with the women of other men, your women will remain virtuous and adopt pious conduct with your parents, and your children will behave well with you.(Haakim, Targheeb)
134.       Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       He rubs his nose in dust. Rubs his nose in dust, rubs his nose in dust. (He was asked, “Who, O Messenger of Allah?” He said), “The person who had aged parents yet could not make his way to Paradise.   (Muslim, Targheeb)
135.       Sayyidina Mu’awiyah bin Jahimah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       Stay with your mother, for Paradise is under her feet.(Ibn Majah, Nasa’i, Targheeb)
136.       Sayyidina ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       There are three people towards whom Allah will not look at all (with mercy):
1.   One who disobeys his parents.
2.   One who is addicted to wine, and
3.   One who boasts of his favours.  (Nasa’i, Bazzaar, Targheeb)
Husband and Wife
137.       Sayyidina ‘Abdullah bin Mas’ood (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       O young people! Those of you who are able to do it must marry because this is the best way to keep your gaze down. In this way you can better check your sexual desires. As for him who cannot afford to marry, he must observe fasting frequently because fasting is a means to curb sexual desires.   (Bukhari, Muslim, Targheeb)
138.       Sayyidina ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       The world is a treasure and the best of its treasures is a pious woman.  (Nasa’i, Muslim, Targheeb)
139.       Sayyidina Abu Umaamah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       Next to Taqwaa (God-fearing attitude), there is nothing better for a believing man than a pious wife. She is one who obeys her husband in every command he gives. When he looks towards her, she pleases him. And, if he swears by her (saying that she would do as he says, surely) then she does not let him down. When her husband is absent she is extremely careful about his property and her own self. (Ibn Majah, Targheeb)
140.       Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       There are three men who have assurance of Allah’s help:
1.   One who wages Jihad for the sake of Allah.
2.   Makaatib (a slave whose master will release him if he pays a specified sum of money) who intends to pay the money.
3.   One who marries to keep himself away from indecency. (Tirmizi, Targheeb)
141.       Sayyidina Abu Sa’eed Khudri (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       A Woman is married for one of the four reasons:
(1)  Her beauty, (2) her wealth, (3) her good character, or (4) her piety.
       Choose a woman who is pious and well be-haved(Ahmad, Targheeb)
Relation with Wife
142.       Sayyidina Maymoon from Sayyidina Ubayy(Radi-ALLAHO-An-hum)
       If anyone marries a woman agreeing to pay a dower, little or much, but not really intending to pay it to her then he has cheated her. If he dies afterwards without paying her the dower then he will face Allah on the day of Resurrection as an adulterer.    (Targheeb)
143.       Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)    Among the believers, those who have a good character have perfected their belief. And the best among you are those who are good to their women.    (Tirmizi,Targheeb)
144.                     Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
        Let not a believing man hate his believing wife. If he does not like anything in her, he is sure to find something else adorable. (Muslim, Targheeb)
145      Sayyidina mu`awiyah bin Haydah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
        A wife’s right over her husband is that he feeds her when he feeds himself, clothes her when he clothes himself; does not hit her on her face and does not speak to her rudely; and does not spend the night away from her (out of anger) except within the same house. (Abu Dawood, Targheeb)
146.    Sayyidina ‘Amr bin al-Ahwas (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       Listen! Follow my advice in treating women gently. This is because they stay with you restricted. You have no right over anything belonging to them except that they do not do anything shameful. In that case you leave them alone on their bed and beat them lightly so that they do not feel the pain. Then if they obey you do not oppress them. Remember, you have some rights over your wives, and your wives have some rights over you. It is your right over them that they do not defile your bed with those you do not like, and do not let such people as you do not like enter your house. Remember, they have a right over you that you treat them well in feeding and clothing them. (Ibn Majah, Tirmizi)
147. Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
        This is a dinar that you spend in the cause of Allah. That is a dinar that you again use to emancipate a slave. And, this is also a dinar that you give as Sadaqah to a needy person. This too is a dinar which you spend on your wife. Of these, you will fetch the highest reward on the dinar that you spend on your wife. (Muslim, Targheeb)
148.       Sayyidah ‘Aisha (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ha)
       Does that man among you not feel ashamed that he beats his wife in the early part of the day as if he is beating his slave then in the last part of that very day he sleeps with her (having sexual intercourse)? Is he not ashamed of himself? (Abd bin Humayd, Kanz ul-‘Ummaal)
149.       Sayyidina Abu Umaamah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       The worst of men is he who is stingy in giving the rights of his household members.    (Kanz ul-‘Ummaal)
150.       Sayyidina Ilyas bin ‘Abdullah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       Many women make the rounds of the house of Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon Him). They complain (of being beating at the hands) of their husbands. Such people (who beat their wives) are not the best among you. (Abu Dawood, Ibn Majah, Mishkat)
151.       Sayyidina Asma bint Abu Bakr (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ha)
       I do not like it that I should see anyone with swollen veins of his neck, standing over his wife and beating her.    (Kanz ul-‘Ummaal, Asd bin Humayd)
152.       Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       As for him who has two wives and does not do justice to them, he will be seen on the day of Resurrection with one side of his body leaning down.    (Tirmizi, Abu Dawood, Nasa’i)
Collected  from The Book “Sayings of The Prophet” (Peace Be Upon Him),  Written by Justice Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani &  Published by Darul Ishaat, Urdu Bazaar Karachi, by Muhammad Sharif Fauji