Sayings of the Holy Messenger (Peace be upon Him)

Labour and Hard Work, Debts and Repayments

SAYINGS OF THE MESSENGER (115 TO 121)

(SALLALLAHO-ALAIHE-WA-AALEHI-WASALLAM)

Labour and Hard Work

115.       Sayyidina Miqdaam bin Ma’dikarb (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       No one has eaten better food than what he has earned toiling with his own hands. Dawood (Peace be upon Him) the Prophet of Allah used to earn his sustenance with his own manual labour. (Bukhari, Targheeb)

 

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

       It is much better for one of you to pick up wood on his back and earn his livelihood by selling it than to beg money from another. Some may give and some may not. (Malik, Muslim, Bukhari, Targheeb)

 

117.       Sayyidina ‘Adullah bin ‘Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       Surely, Allah likes a skilful believer. (Tabarani, Bayhaqi,  Targheeb)

 

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

       The person who having toiled with his hands returns in the evening tired and worn out, sees his evening with his (minor) sins forgiven. (Tabarani, Targheeb)

 

119.       Sayyidina Sa’eed bin ‘Umayr (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       The Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon Him) was asked, “What is the best earning?” He said, “a man’s toiling with his own hands and every earning that is through pious effort.” (Haakim, Targheeb)

 

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

       Pay the labourer his wages before his perspiration dries. (Ibn Majah, Targheeb)

 

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

       Allah Ta’ala has said, “There are three men against whom I will take a stand and he whom I oppose, I shall give him (a crushing) defeat. One of them is a man who gave assurance in My name but then was faithless; the other, a man who sold a free man and enjoyed the price he received for him; and the third, one who hired someone on wages but did not pay him his wages after getting him to do what he was hired to do.” (Bukhari, Ibn Majah, Targheeb)

SAYINGS OF THE MESSENGER (122 TO 129)

(SALLALLAHO-ALAIHE-WA-AALEHI-WASALLAM)

Debts and Repayments

122.       Sayyidina ‘Adullah bin ‘Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       Keep your sins in check; death will come easily. Let your debts be limited; you will spend your life in comfort. (Bukhari, Targheeb)

 

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

       If anyone borrows from another intending to repay then Allah makes circumstances ideal for him to repay. But, if anyone borrows to waste the others money then Allah wastes the man himself. (Bukhari, Ibn Majah, Targheeb)

 

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

       If anyone agrees to pay a specified dower to a woman and he marries not really intending to pay it to her then he is committing fornication. If anyone borrows money from another not intending to repay then he is a thief. (Bazzaar, Targheeb)

 

125.       Sayyidina Muhammad bin ‘Abdullah bin Jahsh (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       By Him in Whose Hand is my life, if a man were to be killed in the path of Allah (in Jihad) then come to life, be killed again in His Path then come to life, be killed again in the path of Allah but have a debt over him then he will not go to Paradise until his debt is paid. (Nasa’i, Targheeb)

 

126.       Sayyidina ‘Adullah bin ‘Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       If anyone dies while he owes someone one dinar or one dirham then that will be paid from his pious deeds (that is, the creditors will be paid the debtor’s pious deeds) because dinar and dirham will not be (in circulation) there. (Ibn Majah, Targheeb)

 

127.       Sayyidina Abu Qataadah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       The person who hopes that Allah will remove his sufferings on the day of Resurrection, let him give respite to a hard-pressed (debtor) and mitigate his suffering or forgive him (altogether). (Muslim, Mishkat)

 

128.       Sayyidina ‘Abu Yasar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       The person who allows respite to one in straitened circumstances or remits his debts altogether then Allah will shade him with His Mercy. (Muslim, Mishkat)

 

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

       A man was given to extend loans to other people and he had instructed his servants to forgive if they met anyone who was in straitened circumstances, saying, “Perhaps Allah will forgive us our sins.” Thus, when he died and met Allah, He forgave him his sins. (Bukhari, Muslim, Mishkat)

 

 

 

Collected by Muhammad Sharif Fauji 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

Sayings of the Holy Messenger (Peace be upon Him)

Unfair Dealings in Business

 

SAYINGS OF THE MESSENGER OF THE CREATOR (106 TO 114)

(SALLALLAHO-ALAIHE-WA-AALEHI-WASALLAM)

Unfair Dealings in Business

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

       The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) cursed him who takes interest, and who gives it, who witnessed the deal. He said that they are all alike.(Muslim, Mishkat)

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

People will see a time surely when there is no one who has not received interest and if there is anyone who has not, he surely has felt its dust on him(that is, its effects).(Ahmad, Abu Dawood, Mishkat)

 

  1. Sayyidina ‘Abdullah bin Hanzalah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

If anyone receives even a dirham in interest intentionally then it is more serious than committing adultery thirty-six times. (Ahmad, Dara Qutni, Mishkat)

 

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

The sin against interest is made up of seventy parts, the least degree is as if he committed adultery his mother.(Ibn Majah, Mishkat)

 

110.      Sayyidina samurah bin Jundab (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       Tonight I dreamt that two men came to me and took me to a sacred place and we went on until we arrived at a river of blood in the middle of which was a man while another man stood at its bank and had plenty of stones before him. The man in the middle of the river tried to come out of it but the one at the bank hurled a stone on his mouth forcing him to return to his original place. In this way, whenever he tried to come out, the other threw a stone on his mouth and compelled him to go back to his place. I asked “Who is this?” and was told that the man in the river was the one who took interest. (Bukhari, Targheeb)

 

 

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

Even if anyone earns much through interest, the consequences are that he will face paucity. (Ibn Majah,Haakim, Targheeb)

 

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

       If anyone buys food grain then he must not re-sell it until he receives possession of it.(Bukhari, Muslims, Mishkat)

 

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

       A man must not quote more than the amount offered by his brother (that is, interfere into their bargain), and no one should make a proposal of marriage over the proposal of his brother unless he has his consent. (Muslims, Mishkat)

 

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

       Let not a city-dweller sell for a villager (or a man from the desert). Leave people alone and Allah will provide them provision through one another. (Muslim, Mishkat)

 

 

Collected by Muhammad Sharif Fauji from The Book “Sayings of The Prophet” (Peace Be Upon Him), Darul Ishaat, Urdu Bazaar Karachi

Sayings of the Holy Messenger (Peace be upon Him)

Business and Trading

SAYINGS OF THE MESSENGER OF THE CREATOR (91 TO 105)

(SALLALLAHO-ALAIHE-WA-AALEHI-WASALLAM)

Business and Trading

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

       The truthful and honest merchant will be with the Prophets, the truthful and the martyrs (on the day of Resurrection). (Tabarani, Darimi, Dara Qutni, Ibn Majah, Mishkat)

 

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

       May Allah have mercy on him who is gentle when he sells, when he buys, and when he demands his rights. (Bukhari, Mishkat)

 

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

       There was a man among the people gone by to whom the Angels came to take his soul. He was then asked if he had done any good deed. He said, “I do not know.” He was asked to think it over. He said, “I do not know of any good deed I may have done other than dealing gently and kindly in buying and selling transactions with other people. I allowed the rich time and let offer the poor.” Allah sent him to Paradise for that.  (Bukhari, Muslim, Mishkat)

94.  Sayyidina Mu’aaz bin Jabal (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       The best of the incomes belongs to those merchants who do not lie when they speak, do not misappropriate when they hold trusts, do not betray their promises, do not blame (the merchandise for defect) when they buy, do not (shower with) praise what they sell, do not dilly-dally when they have to pay someone and do not browbeat one who has to pay them. (Bayhaqi, Targheeb)

95.  Sayyidina Abu Qataadah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       Refrain from swearing much while transacting business for it may increase business (in the beginning) but brings destruction (later).  (Muslim, Mishkat)

96.  Sayyidina Rifa’ah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       All the merchants will be raised on the day of Resurrection as evil-doers except those who fear Allah, are pious and speak the truth.  (Tirmizi, Mishkat)

97.  Sayyidina Uqbah bin ‘Aamir (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       Muslims are brothers of one another. It is not lawful for a Muslim to sell to his brother something defective without pointing out the defect.  (Ahmad, Ibn Majah, Targheeb)

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

       He who adulterates while dealing with us is not one of us and those who cheat and act fraudulently will go to Hell.  (Tabarani, Mishkat)

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

       If a people are given to indecency to such an extent that they commit obscenity openly they will face pestilence. Such maladies will grow among them the like of which their forefathers had not faced. The people who cheat in measure will suffer famine and grave difficulties and their rulers will oppress them. The people who do not pay Zakaah on their property will be prevented rain from the skies and if there are no animals they will never get rainfall. The people who break their covenant with Allah and His Messenger will have Allah put over them an enemy from among strangers who snatches from their hands their wealth. And whenever the rulers of a people do not judge according to the Book of Allah and waver in obeying the commands of Allah then Allah causes civil disobedience to grow among them. (Ibn Majah, Targheeb)

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

       If anyone (on being requested) takes back from a Muslim what he had sold to him, on the day of Resurrection, Allah will forgive him his lapses. (Abu Dawood, Ibn Majah, Targheeb)

101.       Sayyidina ‘Umar bin al-Khattab (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       If anyone hoards grain (away) from the Muslims, Allah will punish him with leprosy and poverty.  (Ibn Majah, Targheeb)

102.       Sayyidina ‘Adullah bin ‘Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       If anyone withholds an edible for forty days then he has given up Allah and Allah is absolved of him. And, if anyone is hungry in the morning in the courtyard of a people then Allah is absolved of responsibility to those people.  (Ahmad, Targheeb)

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

       If anyone interferes in the market of Muslims to create a rise in prices then Allah has the right to cast him face down in Hell.  (Haakim, Targheeb)

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

       Allah has said: “When two men undertake a partnership business then I am the third (helping them out) as long as either of them does not cheat the other. When one cheats his partner, I remove Myself from them.” (Ibn Dawood, Targheeb)

105.   Sayyidina Nu’maan bin Basheer (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       If anyone cheats his partner in a matter in which the partner had regarded him as trustworthy and had appointed him as his manager then I absolve Myself of his person. (Abu Ya’laa,Bayhaqi, Targheeb)

 

 

 

 

Collected by Muhammad Sharif Fauji from The Book “Sayings of The Prophet” (Peace Be Upon Him), Darul Ishaat, Urdu Bazaar Karachi

Sayings of the Holy Messenger (Peace be upon Him)

LAWFUL EARNINGS AND KEEPING AWAY FROM THE UNLAWFUL

SAYINGS OF THE MESSENGER OF THE CREATOR (78 TO 90)

(SALLALLAHO-ALAIHE-WA-AALEHI-WASALLAM)

ECONOMICS

LAWFUL EARNINGS AND KEEPING AWAY FROM THE UNLAWFUL

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

       To lookout for lawful means of livelihood is a fard (obligatory duty) in addition to other obligatory duties. (Tabarani, Bayhaqi)

79.  Sayyidina Anas bin Maalik (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       It is Wajib (an obligation) for every Muslim to look out for a lawful means of livelihood. (Tabarani, Targheeb)

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

       If anyone goes out of his house and labours for his young children (to provide them sustenance) then his labour is on the path of Allah. If anyone goes out of his house to labour for his aged parents then his effort is in the cause of Allah. If anyone labours for his own self so that he may keep himself safe (from unlawful earnings) then his effort is for the sake of Allah. However, if anyone strives only to show off and to impress other people then he is on the path of devil. (Tabarani, Bayhaqi)

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

       O people! Fear Allah and be fair in seeking (livelihood). No one will die until he has received in full his livelihood (apportioned to him). If there is delay in receiving the livelihood then too fear Allah and be fear in your efforts, take the lawful livelihood and shun the unlawful.  (Ibn Majah, Targheeb)

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

       Even if one of you feels he is experiencing delay in receipt of livelihood, he must not seek it through disobedience of Allah. That is because the favours of Allah and His benevolence can not be had through being disobedient to Him.  (Haakim, Targheeb)

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

       Sometimes a man arrives after a long journey, his hair messy and countenance untidy. He raises his hands towards the heaven calling out, “Lord, Lord!” Although, his food is unlawfully acquired, his drink unlawful, his clothing unlawful and his growth from unlawful nourishment. How then may his supplication be answered? (Muslim, Tirmizi, Targheeb)

84.  Sayyidina Ka’b bin Maalik (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       If two hungry wolves are allowed among a herd of sheep, they will not cause as much damage as is caused in a man’s life because of greed for wealth, and honour and reputation in the religious field.  (Tirmiai, Targheeb)

 

85.  Sayyidina Anas bin Maalik (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       If the son of Aadam has two valleys full of wealth and possessions, he will yet crave for a third. Nothing but dust will fill the belly of the son of Aadam. He who repents to Allah, Allah accepts his repentance.  (Bukhari, Muslim)

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

       The world is beautifully fertile and pleasant. He who earns wealth in this world in a lawful manner and spends on proper heads, Allah will reward him and send him to Paradise. He who earns wealth here in an unlawful manner and spends on unjust causes, Allah will send him to the abode of debasement. There are many people who are careless in the wealth of Allah and His Messenger; on the Day of Resurrection, their lot will be the Fire of Hell. Allah has said: “Whenever this Fire would appear to cool down We will intensify it    (Bahaqi, Targheeb)

87.  Sayyidina Abu Bakr Siddiq (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       The body which grows with unlawful nourishment will not go to Heaven.  (Haakim, Targheeb)

 

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

       If anyone buys a garment for ten dirhams and if anyone of the ten dirhams is unlawfully acquired, as long as he wears that garment, Allah will not accept his prayers. (Ahmad, Targheeb)

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

O Sa’d! Make sure that your sustenance is lawful, your prayers will be granted. By Him in whose Hands is the life of Muhammad, if anyone eats a morsel of unlawful food, Allah does not accept any of his pious deeds for forty days. Then, as for the creature whose flesh is developed from the unlawful then the Fire is more worthy of him. (Tabarani, Targheeb)

 

90.  Sayyidina Nu’maan bin Basheer (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       The lawful is obvious and the unlawful is obvious and between the two there are certain doubtful things that many people do not distinguish (whether lawful or unlawful). Then, he who keeps away from the doubtful, preserves his religion and his honour but he who goes for the doubtful things, (ultimately) goes for the unlawful just like a shepherd who pastures his flock on the boundaries of a restricted area and whose animals will wander into the restricted area to graze. Remember, every king has such an area (restricted). The pastures of Allah are the things He has forbidden. (Bukhari, Muslim, Mishkat)

 

Collected by Muhammad Sharif Fauji from The Book “Sayings of The Prophet” (Peace Be Upon Him), Darul Ishaat, Urdu Bazaar Karachi

Sayings of the Holy Messenger (Peace be upon Him)

FASTING (INCLUDING EID), HAJJ AND ‘UMRAH (PILGRIMAGE)

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SAYINGS OF THE MESSENGER OF THE CREATOR (55 TO 61)

(SALLALLAHO-ALAIHE-WA-AALEHI-WASALLAM)

FOURTH PILLAR OF ISLAM

FASTING (INCLUDING EID)

55.  Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

Allah has said that every deed of the son of Aadam is for himself except fasting which is for Me, and I will give its reward. Fasts are shields (protection from punishment). Thus when any of you is fasting, he must not indulge in obscenity, nor shout; if anyone speaks to him in a vulgar manner or fights with him then he must tell him that he is fasting. By Him in whose Hand is Muhammad’s life, the odour in the mouth of the fasting person is better to Allah than the fragrance of musk. There will be two moments of happiness for the fasting person-one at the time of breaking the fast because of that and the other when he will meet his Lord and he will feel glad because of his fasting. (Bukhari, Targheeb)

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

Fasting and the Qur’an will intercede for the worshipper on the Day of Resurrection. Fasts will say, “Lord! I kept him away from eating and sexual desires so accept my intercession for him. “The Qur’an will say, “I kept him from sleeping in the night so accept my intercession or him.” Therefore, the intercession of both of them will be accepted.    (Ahmad, Targheeb)

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

There is a Zakaah for every thing and the Zakaah of the body is fasting.    (Ibn Ma’ajah, Targheeb)

58.  Sayyidina Maalik bin Huwayrith (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

Jibreel came to me and said that if anyone found the opportunity of the month of Ramadan but could not gain forgiveness for himself then may Allah keep him away from His Mercy. I said; Aameen! (Ibn Majah, Targheeb)

59.  Sayyidina Salmaan Farsee (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

O people! You are about to have the opportunity of a month that is at once glorious and full of blessings. It is a month which has a night that is better than a thousand months (and that is Laylat al-Qadr); Allah has prescribed for you fasting during this month and has made your standing in worship during its nights an optional act. If anyone does an act of piety during this month to gain nearness to Allah then he gets as many rewards as one gets after performing a fard in any other month. If he performs a fard during this month then he gets so many rewards as accrues on doing seventy fara’id (1) in any other month. This is the month of patience. The reward against patience is Jannah (Paradise). This is a month of goodwill and compassion. It is a month in which the provisions of a believer are increased. If anyone offers iftaar (2) to a fasting person in this month, his conduct becomes a means of forgiveness for his sins and deliverance from the fire and he gets as many rewards as the fasting person will get without anything being deducted from the reward of the fasting person.

The Companions (Compliments upon Them) enquired, O Messenger of Allah! (Peace Be upon Him) Every of us do not have so much as to offer iftaar to a fasting person.”

The Holy Prophet (Peace Be upon Him) said: Allah rewards even that person who offers a single date, a sip of water, or milk to which water is added as iftaar to anyone.

It is a month whose first portion is mercy, the middle of it is forgiveness and the final part of it is deliverance from Jahannam (Hell). If anyone remits some of the task of his slave in this month, Allah will forgive him and deliver him from Hell.

Therefore, do four things frequently in this month, two of which will fetch you the pleasure of your Lord and the (other) two are such that you cannot do without. The two which will get you the pleasure of your Lord are:

  • Keep testifying to LAA ILAHA ILLA ALLAH, There is no god but Allah.
  • Istighfaar: To seek the forgiveness of Allah.

The two which you cannot do without are:

  • Keep asking Allah for paradise; and
  • Seek His protection from the fire.

If anyone feeds a fasting person to satiating point, Allah will give him such a drink from my spring (al-Kawthar) that on drinking it he will not feel thirst until he enters Paradise. (Ibn Khazeema, Bayhaqi, Targheeb)

(1)  Fard is an obligatory duty, an absolute obligation; fara’id is the plural of fard.

(2)  Iftaar is the breaking of fast after sunset.

60.  Sayyidina Jarir (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

The fasts of the month of Ramadaan remain suspended between heaven and earth and only through Sadaqat al-fitr they are raised to heaven. (That is, they are accepted only after Sadaqat al-fitr is paid). (Abu Hafs, Targheeb)

61.  Sayyidina Sa’d bin al-Aws (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

When it is the day of Eid-ul-Fitr, the Angels stand at the corners of roads and call out: “O Muslims! Come to the Lord Who inspires you to good and thus favours you and then rewards heavily against that. You were asked to stand in the nights (for Taraaweeh) and you stood accordingly. You were commanded to observe fasts during days and you kept the fasts. You obeyed your lord, so now collect your rewards.”

So when the people have offered prayers, a caller announces: “Listen! Your Lord has forgiven you. Go, now to your homes having received guidance.” In fact, the day of Eid is a day of rewards and in the heavens it is called Yawm ul Ja’zaa (the day of rewards). (Tabarani, Targheeb)

Collected by Muhammad Sharif Fauji from The Book “Sayings of The Prophet” (Peace Be Upon Him) Darul Ishaat, Urdu Bazaar Karachi

SAYINGS OF THE MESSENGER OF THE CREATOR (62 TO 69)

(SALLALLAHO-ALAIHE-WA-AALEHI-WASALLAM)

FIFTH PILLAR OF ISLAM

HAJJ AND ‘UMRAH (PILGRIMAGE)

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

When someone performs Hajj and during the performance does not do anything indecent or anything sinful then, he returns so (purified and absolved) of his sins as on the day his mother gave him birth. (Tabarani, Targheeb)

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

Perform Hajj and ‘Umrah in succession because they remove poverty and sins as a blacksmith’s bellows remove impurities from iron, gold and silver. As for the Hajj that is accepted, the reward is nothing less than Paradise.   (Tirmizi, Targheeb)

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

Try to discharge the (obligation of) Hajj as early as possible because none of you knows what is going to happen. (Abul Qasim Isbahani, Targheeb)

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

Allah points out to the creatures of heaven (the Angels) the people of Arafah (the pil;grims) as a pride creation saying: “Look at My slaves! How disheveled and with unkempt hair they have come to Me.”  (Ahmad, Targheeb)

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

He who dies without performing Hajj although he was not stopped from performing it by an obvious helplessness, an oppressive king, or a severe illness then he may die as a Jew if he wishes or as a Christian if he wishes (it is the same with Allah) (Tirmizi, Mishkat)

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

If anyone observes the Tawaaf (circumambulation of the House of Allah) and then offers two Raka’at prayer, whatever number of steps he has taken, against each step one of his sins is forgiven, one act of piety is recorded in his Record of Deeds and his rank is elevated by one degree. (Ibn Khazeemah, Targheeb)

68.  Sayyidina Talha bin ‘Ubaydullah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

The devil is not seen more debased, let down, ignominious and angry as on the day of Arafah. The reason being is that he sees on that day the Mercy of Allah descending and the great sins of men being forgiven.  (Maalik, Targheeb)

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

Every day Allah spreads a hundred and twenty portions of His Mercy on the pilgrims of Bayt ul-Haraam (the Sacred House). Sixty of these descend on those who perform the Tawaaf, forty on those who are engaged in prayer and twenty on those who look (at Ka’bah) (Bayhaqi, Targheeb)

Collected by Muhammad Sharif Fauji from The Book “Sayings of The Prophet” (Peace Be Upon Him) Darul Ishaat, Urdu Bazaar Karachi

Sayings of the Holy Messenger (Peace be upon Him)

ALMS – ZAKAAH AND SADAQAH

SAYINGS OF THE MESSENGER OF THE CREATOR (42 TO 54)

(SALLALLAHO-ALAIHE-WA-AALEHI-WASALLAM)

THIRD PILLAR OF ISLAM

ALMS – ZAKAAH AND SADAQAH

(PARTICULAR ALMS GIVEN AWAY BY MUSLIMS @ 2-1/2 P.C. ON NET PROPERTY ESPACIALLY IN THE MONTH OF ZIQA’D)

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

       If anyone has paid Zakaah against his wealth then evil is distanced from it. (Tabaraani, Targheeb)

43.  Sayyidina Hasan (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       Protect your wealth through Zakaah, treat your sick patients through Sadaqah and face the turmoil of difficulties through supplications and heartfelt pleas to Allah. (Marassel, Abu Dawood, Targheeb)

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

       If a person to whom Allah has given property does not pay Zakaah, his property will come to him on the Day of Resurrection as a bald snake with two black spots over its eyes. The snake will be put round this person’s neck and it will seize his jaws and say, “I am your property, I am your treasure.” (Bukhari, Muslim, Targheeb)

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

       On the Day of Resurrection, the rich will suffer much on account of the poor. The poor will say, “O Lord! You had imposed certain rights for us on these wealthy people but they oppressed us on account of that.” So, Allah will tell them, “By My Honour and Glory! I will draw you near (My Mercy) and distance them.” (Tabarani, Targheeb)

46.  Sayyidina Buraydah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       If a people stop paying Zakaah, Allah causes them to suffer famine. (Tabarani, Targheeb)

47.  Sayyidina Asma’ bint Yazid (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ha)

       If a woman wears on her neck a golden necklace (not paying Zakaah on it) then, on the Day of Resurrection, she will be made to wear a similar necklace made of fire. And, if a woman wears an ear-ring of gold (not paying Zakaah on it) then, on the Day of Resurrection, she will be made to wear a similar ear-ring made of fire. (Abu Dawood, Nasa’i, Targheeb)

 

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

       A man says often, “This is my property, my wealth.” In spite of that he only has three portions in his wealth:

  • One of it he consumes and thus finishes it.
  • Another he clothes himself and wears out.
  • And the third stores (for his Hereafter by giving to the needy)

Anything beyond that will pass away from him and will go to other people. (Muslim, Targheeb)

 

49.  Sayyidina Abu Kabsha Anmaari (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       I can affirm three things on oath:

  • Sadaqah does not reduce anyone’s wealth.
  • If anyone is oppressed and he faces it with patience then Allah causes him to increase in honour.
  • And, if anyone begins to beg (of men) then Allah opens the door of poverty on him.(Tabarani, Targheeb)

50.  Sayyidina ‘Amr bin ‘Awf (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       The Sadaqah paid by a Muslim prolongs his life and protects him from painful death. Allah removes from him pride and arrogance.(Tabarani, Targheeb)

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

       One dirham overtook one hundred thousand dirhams.

       Someone asked; “How’s that, Messenger of Allah? (Peace Be upon Him)

       He said; “Someone had much property out of which he gave away a hundred thousand dirhams in Sadaqah but another person had two dirhams out of which he gave away one dirham in Sadaqah. (Nasa’i, Targheeb)

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

       The best Sadaqah is one that leaves the giver independent (that is, after paying it the giver has enough money with himself to look after his needs). The upper hand is better than the lower. Let those under your care be the first on whom you spend in the way of Allah. (Ibn Majah, Targheeb)

53.  Sayyidina Salmaan bin ‘Aamir (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       To give Sadaqah to a needy fetches a single reward and to give it to relative fetches two rewards-one against Sadaqah and the other against joining ties. (Nasa’i, Targheeb)

54.  Sayyidina Abu Huraysah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       By Him who has sent Me with the Truth, on the Day of Resurrection, Allah will not punish him who is merciful to the orphan, talks to him gently, has pity on him because of his being an orphan and weak. Whatever plentiful Allah has given him. O Ummah of Muhammad! (Peace be upon Him) By Him who has sent Me with the Truth, Allah does not accept the Sadaqah of one whose relatives are deprived of his ties while he gives Sadaqah to other people. By Him in whose hands lies my life. Allah will not cast a merciful glance on such a person on the Day of Resurrection. (Tabarani, Targheeb)

 

Collected by Muhammad Sharif Fauji from The Book “Sayings of The Prophet” (Peace Be Upon Him) Darul Ishaat, Urdu Bazaar Karachi

 

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PRAYERS AND RELATED MATTERS – Part-11

SAYINGS OF THE MESSENGER OF THE CREATOR (32 TO 41)
(SALLALLAHO-ALAIHE-WA-AALEHI-WASALLAM)
SECOND PILLAR OF ISLAM
Part-11
PRAYERS AND RELATED MATTERS
32. Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
A man is closest to his Lord when he is in the posture of prostration. (Muslim, Targheeb)

  1. Sayyidina Abu Uma’amah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
    If the man who neglects congregational prayer knows the excellence enjoyed by those who join the congregation, he would surely walk to it even if he has to crawl on his knees. (Muslim, Targheeb)
  2. Sayyidina Anas (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
    If anyone has the pleasure of Allah in mind and joins the congregational prayer for forty days always with the first Takbeer, then he will be allowed deliverance of two kinds-deliverance from punishment of Hell and deliverance from hypocrisy. (Tirmizi, Targheeb)
  3. Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
    Sometimes I feel like asking some young people to collect wood for me following which I would go to those people who offer their prayers at home without being ill, and set their houses alight. (Muslim, Targheeb)
  4. Sayyidina Jabir bin Abdullah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
    After one of you has offered his prayers in the mosque, he must leave a portion of it to be offered at home. When a man offers prayer at home, Allah bestows blessings on it. (Muslim, Targheeb)
  5. Sayyidina Zayd bin Thabit (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
    O men! You should offer prayers at home too because apart from the obligatory (fard) (which is best offered in a masjid), the best pray for a man is that offered at his home. (Nasa’i, Targheeb)
  6. Sayyidina Abdullah bin Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
    If anyone misses his ‘Asr prayer then it is as if he has lost his family and wealth. (Bukhari,Muslim, Targheeb)
  7. Sayyidina Abu Bakr (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
    If anyone happens to commit a sin but after that gets up, performs ablution, offers prayer and seeks forgiveness of Allah then Allah surely forgives him. (Tirmizi, Targheeb)
  8. Sayyidina Abdullah bin Abi Awfa (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
    If anyone has a need he wants from Allah or from some person, he must perform ablution, and do it well, and offer two Raka’at prayer. He must then praise and glorify Allah, invoke blessings on the Messenger of Allah and then make this supplication:
    “There is no god except Allah, the Clement, the Kind, and the Unblemished Lord of the Great Throne. Praise belongs to Allah, Lord of the worlds. I beseech you for all causes of the grant of your Mercy and forgiveness, a full share of pious deeds, and a safety from sin. Let not any of my sins go unforgiven. O the most Merciful! Not any of my worries unrelieved, not any need that is agreeable to you unfulfilled, O the Most Merciful!” (Tirmizi, Targheeb)
  9. Sayyidina Abu Ayub Ansaari (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
    If anyone has a bath on Friday and applies fragrance, if he has it, and dons the best clothes he has and goes to the masjid where he offers as many Raka’at as he can without inconveniencing anyone, and sits quietly after that (to listen to the sermon), then his behaviour is an atonement for his (minor) sins until the next Friday. (Ahmed, Targheeb)

Collected by Muhammad Sharif from The Book “Sayings of The Prophet” (Peace Be Upon Him) Darul Ishaat, Urdu Bazaar Karachi

Sayings of the Holy Messenger (Peace be upon Him)

SECOND PILLAR OF ISLAM – PRAYERS AND RELATED MATTERS

SAYINGS OF THE MESSENGER OF THE CREATOR (22 TO 31)

(SALLALLAHO-ALAIHE-WA-AALEHI-WASALLAM) 

 PRAYERS AND RELATED MATTERS

22.  Sayyidina Uthmaan bin ‘Affan (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       As for a Muslim who, when the time of prayer is at hand, performs ablution carefully, observes humility and bows devotedly, his behavior will be an expiration for his past sins as long as he has not committed a major sin. This (expiration) is for all time. (Muslim, Mishkat)

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

       My people will be called on the Day of Resurrection while their faces and feet are bright being the result of ablution. (Muslim, Bukhari,  Mishkat)

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

       Tell me, if there were a river at the door of one of you and he bathed himself in it five times every day, will he have dirt over him any more? The companions affirmed that he will not have any dirt on him. So, the Prophet (SALLALLAHO-ALAIHE-WA-AALEHI-WASALLAM) said, this is the example of the five daily prayers through which Allah removes sins. (Muslim, Bukhari, Mishkat)

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

        Muslim worshipper observes prayer for the sake of Allah, his sins fall from him as the leaves fall from tree. (Ahmad, Mishkat)

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

       O Ali! Do not delay observing three things:

  • Prayer when the time has come,
  • A funeral when it is there, and
  • The marriage of an unmarried woman when you find a match for her. (Tirmizi, Mishkat) 

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

            If people realized the excellence of Azaan and the first row (in the congregational prayer) then (to decide who calls the Azaan and who stands in the first row) they will surely draw lots if there is no alternative to that. Also, if they find out the immense rewards on observing prayer at the earliest time then they will compete with each other in doing that. Also, if they know the advantages in offering the I’sha and Fajr prayers with the congregation then they will surely make it to the two congregations even if they have to crawl on their knees. (Muslim, Bukhari, Mishkat, at-Targheeb wat Tarheeb) 

28.  Sayyidina Uthmaan (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)           

            If anyone is in the mosque when the Azaan is called out but goes out of it after that without a valid reason, not intending to return, then he is a hypocrite. (Ibn-Majah, Targheeb) 

29.  Sayyidina Wa’athila bin al-Asqa’(Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho) 

            Keep your mosques safe from children and lunatics. Preserve them from buying and selling, loud gossip, punishing the criminals and unshielding swords. Build wash rooms at their gates and apply incense on them on Fridays. (Ibn-Majah, Targheeb) 

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

            The congregational prayer fetches reward that is twenty five times more than a person who prays at home or in the market. This is because if he performs ablution, being careful about it, and walks towards the mosque having no other reason for going out then he does not take a step but is elevated by a degree and gets a (minor) sin obliterated. Then when he begins his prayer, as long as he is there, the Angels invoke blessings on him in these words, “O Allah! Forgive him, have mercy on him.” And, as he is rewarded as if he is in prayer provided he does not harm anybody. (Bukhari, Muslim, Targheeb)

 31.  Sayyidina Abullah bin Qurt (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho) 

            On the day of Resurrection, man will be asked first of all about prayers. If that is found satisfactory, then all his deeds will be approved. But, if that is defective then all his deeds will be corrupted.  (Jabaraani; awsat, Targheeb) 

Collected by Muhammad Sharif Fauji from The Book “Sayings of The Prophet” (Peace Be Upon Him), Darul Ishaat, Urdu Bazaar Karachi 

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FOUNDATION OF ISLAM

RTICLE # 11

FOUNDATION OF ISLAM

PART – 6

 15.  Al-Irbaad bin Saariyah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

            I enjoin you to fear ALLAH and I enjoin you to listen to and obey (your ruler) even if he is an Abyssinian slave because he among you who lives after me will see great disagreement. You are bound, therefore, to follow my Sunnah and the Sunnah of the rightly-guided Khulafa (caliphs). Hold to it fast and keep away from innovation in religion. Any new thing in religion is innovation and every innovation is mis-guidance. (Abu Dawood, Tirmizi, Ibn Majah, Mishkat)  

 

16.   Al-Irbaad bin Saariyah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

        ALLAH will not cause all my people to be misled. The HAND of ALLAH is over the (Muslims) community. If anyone separates himself (from them) he will be separated in the Fire (from them). (Tirmizi, Mishkat)  

 

17.   Sayyidina Ibn Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

            Follow the great majority of Muslims for he who separates will be separate in the Fire. (Ibn Majah, Mishkat)  

 

18.   Sayyidina Mu’aaz bin Jabal (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

        Surely, the devil is a wolf to man just as the wolf that devours sheep. It catches the sheep that walks by itself, far away from the flock or the one that keeps itself at a distance. (Ahmad, Mishkat)

       

19.   Sayyidina Maalik (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

        I have left with you two things and you will not go astray as long as you hold fast to them, the Book of ALLAH and the Sunnah, of HIS Messenger, Muhammad (SALLALLAHO-ALAIHE-WA-AALEHI-WASALLAM) . (Muwatta, Mishkat).

20.   Sayyidina Abu Hurrayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

        My example and that of all other Prophets (Peace Be upon Them) is like a palace that was built beautifully, but the place of one brick was left incomplete. Those who watched it went around it admiring its beauty but wondering at the missing brick. So, I am the one who has filled the place of the brick; the palace (of Prophet-hood) is completed with me and with me the Messengers (Peace Be upon Them) have all been sent. I am the (final) brick (of the palace of Prophet-hood) and the seal (or last) of the Prophets. (Peace Be upon Them)   (Bukhari, Muslim and Mishkat) 

 

21.   Sayyidina Abu Hurrayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

        The last Day will not come until about thirty deceivers are born, each of whom lays claim on being the Messenger of ALLAH.  (Bukhari)

 

 

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Sayings of the Holy Messenger (Peace be upon Him)

FOUNDATION OF ISLAM

ARTICLE # 10
 
PART – 5
8. Sayyidina Abu Hurrayrah & Sayyidina Fadalah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-homa)
A Muslim is one from whose tongue and hand other Muslims are safe. A believer is one whom men do not fear concerning their lives and property. And the mujahid is one who makes jihad with himself so that he obeys ALLAH and the muhajir is one who withdraws from dis-obedience and sin. (Bukhari and Muslim)

9. Sayyidina Abu Uma’amah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
When your piety pleases you and your bad deed displeases you, you are a believer. (Ahmad and Mishkat)

10. Sayyidina Jabir (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
The best discourse is the Book of ALLAH, and the best guidance is the one shown by Muhammad (SALLALLAHO-ALAIHE-WA-AALEHI-WASALLAM). The worst things are bid’ah (innovations) and every innovation is misguidance. . (Muslim and Mishkat)

11. Sayyidina Jabir (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
My example and the message with which ALLAH has sent me is like the example of a man who came to a people and said, “O people! I have seen with my own eyes an army (as want to attack you). I am one to warn you, so flee, flee…” Some of his people obeyed him, and setting off at nightfall walked away and escaped. But some others did not believe him and stayed where they were. When it was dawn, the army came and surrounded them and destroyed them so that they were no more. This is the example of those who obeyed me and of those who belie me. (Bukhari, Muslim and Mishkat)

12. Sayyidina Abu Hurrayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
My example is like a man who has kindled a fire and when it lights up the neighborhood the insects that jump into the fire began to fall into it. He tries to prevent them but they persisted and continued falling into the fire. Thus, I seize you by the hennas of your dresses to pull you from the fire but you keep falling into it. (Bukhari, Muslim and Mishkat)

13. Sayyidina Abu Moosa (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
The guidance and knowledge with which ALLAH has sent me are like abundant rain that fell on a land. Some part of the land was good, absorbed the water and brought forth plenty of herbage and pasture. Some area of the land was hard and retained the water whereby ALLAH gave benefit to men who drank themselves and let others drink and irrigated (fields) with that water. Some other portion of the land was unreceptive and could not retain water or produce herbage. This is like those people who attain knowledge of AALAH’s religion and receive benefit from the message given to me by ALLAH so they learn and teach others. It is also like those who do not even look up to learn and do not accept the guidance of ALLAH which I have been given. (Bukhari and Muslim)

14. Al-Miqdaam bin Ma’dikarb and Al-Irbaad bin Saariyah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-homa)
Heed it! I have been given the Qur’an and something else like it (the Sunnah). Remember! It is not far off when someone with a full stomach reclines on his couch and says, “Abide by the Qur’an. What you find declared lawful in it, treat it as lawful and what you find prohibited in it, treat it as prohibited.” But, in fact, what the Messenger of ALLAH has prohibited is like what ALLAH has disallowed. Listen carefully! By ALLAH, I have commanded you often, exhorted you frequently, disallowed you many things; and these are as many found in the Qur’an or more numerous. (Abu Dawood, Mishkat)
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