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Bishr the Barefoot

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Allah said, ‘I have prepared for My righteous slaves (such excellent things) as no eye has ever seen, nor an ear has ever heard, nor a human heart can ever think of.’” [Bukhaari]

Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) refers to us as “Abd” – slaves. Allah has made Jannah for His “righteous slaves.” The question is; do we act like righteous slaves? The following true story is narrated in “100 Qissatin min Qisasis Saalaheen:”

Bishr was enjoying himself in his home, drinking and passing time with his friends when a righteous man knocked on his door. A slave girl opened the door. He asked her: “Is the owner of this house a free man or a slave?” She replied: “He is a free man.” He said: “You have spoken the truth, for if he were a slave he would have had the etiquettes of a slave and would have left his desires.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on March 26, 2018 in hadith

 

Betrayers Humiliated

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “When Allah gathers the first and the last on the Day of Resurrection, a banner will be raised for every betrayer, and it will be said, ‘This is the betrayer of So and so, the son of So and so.’” [Muslim]

A betrayer is one who makes a promise then does not fulfill it, or whose loyalty and support is counted on but who does not deliver it.

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Posted by on February 26, 2018 in hadith

 

Virtue Saves from Consequence of Wickedness

bism01The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Acts of kindness and virtue save a man from the adverse consequences of his wicked deeds. The charity that is given discreetly cools down Allah’s anger and kindness to relatives increases a man’s age.” [Tibraani]

When we throw a ball against a wall it comes back at us, because every action has an equal and opposite reaction. So also we should be aware that all our evil deeds will come back and hurt us. But while we are helpless against having a ball bounce back, we can prevent the fallout of our bad actions from hitting us. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 3, 2018 in hadith

 

Abdullah bin Salam becomes a Muslim (II)

 

“Abdullah bin Salam (radi Allahu anhu) said: ‘O Allah’s Messenger; the Jews are liars, and if they should come to know that I have embraced Islam, they will accuse me of being a liar.’ In the meantime some Jews came (to the Prophet) and he asked them, ‘What is Abdullah’s status amongst you?’ They replied, ‘He is the best amongst us, and he is our chief and the son of our chief.’ The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, ‘What would you say if Abdullah bin Salam embraced Islam?’ They replied, ‘May Allah protect him from this!’ Then Abdullah came out and said, ‘I testify that La ilaha illAllah (none has the right to be worshipped but Allah) and that Muhammad (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) is the Messenger of Allah.’ The Jews then said, ‘Abdullah is the worst of us, and the son of the worst of us,’ and disparaged him. On that Abdullah said, ‘O Allah’s Messenger! This is what I was afraid of.’” [Sahih Bukhari] Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 19, 2017 in hadith

 

Your Wishes Take Nothing Away From the Ocean

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Allah, Most High said, ‘O My slaves! If the first of you and the last of you, the living among you and the dead among you, the fresh among you and the dry among you were to gather together upon one plateau, and each person among them were to ask for his utmost desire, and I were to give each what he asked for, that would not diminish from My sovereignty, except as if one of you were to pass by an ocean and dip a needle into it then remove it. That is because I am the Most Liberal without need, the Most Generous, doing as I will. I give by My speech and I punish by My speech, whenever I will something I only say, “Be” and it shall be.’” [Jami at-Tirmidhi] Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

Adhaan in Wilderness

Abu Saeed al-Khudri (radi Allahu anhu) said to Abu Sa’sa’ah: “I see that you love sheep and the wilderness. If you are with your sheep or in the wilderness, say the Adhaan for your prayer, and raise your voice when doing so, for as far as the Muezzin’s voice reaches, there is no Jinn, human, or thing but it will bear witness for him on the Day of Resurrection.” Abu Saeed (radi Allahu anhu) said: “I heard that from the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam).” [Bukhari] Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

A River In A Matchbox

“A man came to the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) and said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, teach me but make it concise.’ He (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: ‘(1) When you stand to pray, pray like a man bidding farewell. (2) Do not say anything for which you will have to apologize. (3) And give up hope for what other people have.’” [Sunan Ibn Majah]

If we pray as though it is our last prayer we will implore Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) very humbly and supplicate Him very seriously. If our every prayer is like this then how much sin could we possibly accumulate between prayers? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 20, 2017 in hadith