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SAYINGS OF THE MESSENGER - sallal Lâhu 'alayhi wasallam

VIRTUES OF OBSERVING TWELVE DAILY RAKA'ÂT OF RAWÂTIB

The mother of the believers, Ramlah bint Abî Sufyân (radhiyal Lâhu 'anhâ) reported the Messenger of Allâh (sallal Lâhu 'alayhi wasallam) as saying:

"No Muslim will observe twelve daily Raka'ât of supererogatory prayers sincerely for Allâh except that He builds a house for him in Jannah."

Related by Muslim, Abû Dâwud , Nasâ'î and Tirmidhî who added;

"...two before dhuhr and two after it, two before maghrib and two after it, two after 'Ishâ' and two before Subh". Sahîh Targhîb #579.

VIRTUES OF OBSERVING TWO RAKA'ÂT BEFORE SOLÂTUS SUBH

A mother of the believers, 'Âishah (radhiyal Lâhu 'anhâ) reported the Messenger of Allâh (sallal Lâhu 'alayhi wasallam) as saying:

"Two raka'ât of suprerogatory prayer before dawn is better than the earth and what it contains." Related by Muslim, and Tirmidhî - Sahîh Targhîb #581.

VIRTUES OF OBSERVINGTWO RAKA'ÂT BEFORE DHUHR

A mother of the believers, Ramlah bint Abî Sufyân (radhiyal Lâhu 'anhâ) reported the Messenger of sallal Lâhu 'alayhi wasallam) as saying:

"Whoever keeps to observing four raka'ât of suprerogatory salâh before Dhuhr and four after, Allâh will forbid Hell from (consuming) him ."

Related by Muslim, and Tirmidhî - Sahîh Targhîb #581.

THE UNDESIRABILITY OF SLEEPING UNTIL MORN

Ibn Mas'ûd (radhiyal Lâhu 'anh) relates: a man was reported to the Messenger of Allâh (sallal Lâhu 'alayhi wasallam) that he used to sleep until morn and he (sallal Lâhu 'alayhi wasallam) thereupon said:

"Such is a person whom Shaytân had urinated in his ears."

- Bukhârî and Muslim.

THE EXCELLENCE OF SALÂTUD-DUHÂ

'Uqbah bn 'Âmir al Juhanî (radhiyal Lâhu 'anh) relates: the Messenger of Allâh (sallal Lâhu 'alayhi wasallam) said:

"Allâh (azza wal jall) said: 'O son of Âdam! Suffice me with four Raka'ât in the first part of your day, I will suffice you in the rest of your day with them.' " - Sahîh Targhîb #672.

THE EXCELLENCE OF JUM'AH PRAYER

AbdulLâh bn 'Amr bn 'Âs (radhiyal Lâhu 'anh) relates: the Messenger of Allâh (sallal Lâhu 'alayhi wasallam) said:

"Whoever purifies himself for Jum'ah, purifies himself (from the intercourse he had with his wife before Jum'ah), gets to Jum'ah early, sits closer to the Imâm and remains attentive, he will have the reward of the salâh and fasting of a whole year for every step of his (to the mosque). " - Sahîh Targhîb #693.

THE EXCELLENCE OF GIVING CHARITY IN PRIVATE

Mu'âwiyah bn Haydah (radhiyal Lâhu 'anh) relates: the prophet of Allâh (sallal Lâhu 'alayhi wasallam) said:

"Charity made in private quenches the anger of Ar Rabb – the High and Sublime." - Sahîh Targhîb #888.

THE EXCELLENCE OF BEING JUST AMONG CHILDREN

Nu'mân bn Bashîr (radhiyal Lâhu 'anh) relates: the prophet of Allâh (sallal Lâhu 'alayhi wasallam) said:

"Fear Allâh by being just among your children as though you also wish they treat you with kindness." -As- Sahîhah #3947.

THE EXCELLENCE FIVE VIRTUOUS QUALITIES

Allâh says:

Indeed, Allâh orders justice and good conduct and giving to relatives and forbids immorality and bad conduct and oppression. He admonishes you that perhaps you will be reminded.' - An Nahl, Q17: 90.

Jâbir bn AbdilLâh (radhiyal Lâhu 'anh) relates: the prophet of Allâh (sallal Lâhu 'alayhi wasallam) said:

"When you make a guess-work, do not conclude; when you envy, do not oppress; when you sense an evil omen, continue with your action and rely on Allâh; and when you give measures, give it in due quantity." -Ibn Mâjah, as-Sahîhah #3942.

THE EXCELLENCE OF MAKING RECONCILIATIONS

AbdulLâh bn 'Amr bn 'Âs (radhiyal Lâhu 'anh) relates: the prophet of Allâh (sallal Lâhu 'alayhi wasallam) said:

"The best of charity is making reconciliation among people." - Sahîhah #2639.

THE EXCELLENCE OF MAKING RECONCILIATIONS

Abû Dardâ' (radhiyal Lâhu 'anh) relates: the Messenger of Allâh (sallal Lâhu 'alayhi wasallam) said: "Should I guide you to that which is virtuous than fasting, Salâh and charity?"

The companions replied: 'Yes O Messenger of Allâh'. He said:

"It is making reconciliations. Because when people are at logger-heads, such scrapes... I do not say it scrapes the hair but rather, it scrapes the Deen. -Sahîh Targhîb #2814.

THE EXCELLENCE OF MAKING RECONCILIATIONS

Anas bn Mâlik (radhiyal Lâhu 'anh) relates: the Messenger of Allâh (sallal Lâhu 'alayhi wasallam) said to Abu Ayyûb (radhiyal Lâhu 'anh):

"Should I guide you to a merchandise?" He said, yes. He (sallal Lâhu 'alayhi wasallam) said:

"Reconcile between people when they dispute and bring them together when they differ." - Bazzâr, Sahîhah #2818.

OF THE MERITS OF JANNAH

Abû Sa'îd al Khudrî (radhiyal Lâhu 'anh) relates: the messenger of Allâh (sallal Lâhu 'alayhi wasallam) said:

"When the people of Jannah cohabits with their wives, they return virgins." - Tabrânî, Sahîhah #3351.

OF THE MERITS OF SALÂH

Anas bn Mâlik (radhiyal Lâhu 'anh) relates: the messenger of Allâh (sallal Lâhu 'alayhi wasallam) said:

"Allâh had appointed an angel who proclaims at the time of every Salâh: 'O sons of Âdam, stand up to extinguish the fire you have kindled against your own souls'." - Sahîh Targhîb #358.

OF THE MERITS OF SALÂH

AbdulLâh bn Mas'ûd (radhiyal Lâhu 'anh) relates: the messenger of Allâh (sallal Lâhu 'alayhi wasallam) said:

"You do continuously fall into destructive sins but when you observe the Subh prayer, it washes them away. Thereafter, you do continuously fall into destructive sins but when you observe the Dhuhr prayer, it washes them away. Thereafter, you do continuously fall into destructive sins but when you observe the 'Asr prayer, it washes them away. Thereafter, you do continuously fall into destructive sins but when you observe the Maghrib prayer, it washes them away. Thereafter, you do continuously fall into destructive sins but when you observe the 'Ishâ prayer, it washes them away and by so doing, you go to bed while no sins are being recorded against you." - Tabarânî, Sahîh Targhîb #357.

OF THE MERITS OF THE CONGREGATIONAL SALÂH

AbdulLâh bn Umar (radhiyal Lâhu 'anh) relates: the messenger of Allâh (sallal Lâhu 'alayhi wasallam) said:

"The congregational prayer is virtuous than the one observed individually in twenty-seven folds." - Bukhârî and Muslim.

ON THE EXCELLENCE OF SPENDING IN CHARITY

AbdulLâh bn Mas'ûd (radhiyal Lâhu 'anh) relates: the messenger of Allâh (sallal Lâhu 'alayhi wasallam) entered upon Bilâl who had a quantity of dates with him and inquired:

"What is this O Bilâl?'

He replied: 'I kept them for your guests.'

He (sallal Lâhu 'alayhi wasallam) thereupon said:

"Don't you fear that they turn smoke for you in Jahannam?! So spend in charity O Bilâl and do not fear poverty from (Allâh) The Owner of The Throne . " - Bazzâr, Sahîh Targhîb #921.

ON THE EXCELLENCE OF SPENDING IN CHARITY

Abû Hurayrah (radhiyal Lâhu 'anh) relates: the messenger of Allâh (sallal Lâhu 'alayhi wasallam) visited Bilâl who presented him with a quantity of dates upon which he inquired:

"What is this O Bilâl?'

He replied: 'I kept them for you O messenger of Allâh!'

He (sallal Lâhu 'alayhi wasallam) thereupon said:

"Don't you fear that they turn smoke for you in Jahannam?! So spend in charity O Bilâl and do not fear poverty from (Allâh) The Owner of The Throne . " - Tabrânî, Abû Ya'lâ, Sahîh Targhîb #922.

ON THE EXCELLENCE OF SPENDING IN CHARITY

Anas bn Mâlik (radhiyal Lâhu 'anh) said:

'The messenger of Allâh (sallal Lâhu 'alayhi wasallam) never kept anything till the following day.' - Ibn Hibbân, Bayhaqî, Sahîh Targhîb #930.

OF THE MERITS OF BEING GENEROUS TO THE BELIEVER

Umar bn al Khattâb (radhiyal Lâhu 'anh) relates: the messenger of Allâh (sallal Lâhu 'alayhi wasallam) was asked, what is the most virtuous of all dîds? He replied:

" Making a believer happy, feeding him when he is hungry, clothing his nudity or taking care of any of his needs." - Tabrânî, Sahîh Targhîb #954.

ON THE EXCELLENCE OF SPENDING IN CHARITY

'Uqbah bn 'Âmir (radhiyal Lâhu 'anh) relates: the messenger of Allâh (sallal Lâhu 'alayhi wasallam) said:

"Surely, charity quenches the heat of the grave for those who give in charity and surely, a believer will be shaded by his charity on the day of resurrection." - Tabrânî, As-Sahîhah #3484.

PROPHETS DIE WHEN THEY WISHED

Âishah (radhiyal Lâhu 'anhâ) narrates: the Messenger (sallal Lâhu 'alayhi wasallam) said:

"No prophet will die except that he sees his station in Jannah and he would thereupon be made to choose between life and death."

She said: and that was why his last statement was: "O Allâh, The Lenient, The Most High!" (as he decided to die then). - Bukhârî (4435) and Muslim (2444).

THE FIQH OF ÎSÂ ('alayhis Salâm)

Abû Hurayrah (radhiyal Lâhu 'anh) reported: the Prophet (sallal Lâhu 'alayhi wasallam) said:

Îsâ bn Maryam saw a man while committing theft and he inquired, are you stealing? The man said: 'No! by Allâh Who has no partners in worship'. Îsâ thereupon said, 'I believe in Allâh and I belie my eyes.'

Imâm Ibn Kathîr commented thus:

This shows his untainted good nature as he (alayhis Salâm) thought no one can ever bear false witness with Allâh even if such witness contracts what he saw with his own eyes. He therefore accepted the man's excuse and held his own eyes with contempt'. -Bidâyah wan Nihâyah 2/522 via Sahîhul Anbâ pg. 786.

SUCCESS IS NOT BY NUMBER

Anas bn Mâlik (radhiyal Lâhu 'anh) narrates: the messenger of Allâh (sallal Lâhu 'alayhi wassallam) said:

"I shall be the first to intercede in paradise, no prophet will be accepted as truthful as I. For some prophets, only one person will believe in him" - Muslim.

Imâm al Albânî commented thus: 'this hadith proves that the magnitude or fewness of the number of the followers do not indicate the truthfulness of a caller unto Allâh' - Sahîhah 755-756.

OF THE EXCELLENCE OF THE PEOPLE OF YEMEN

Anas bn Malik (radhiyal Lâhu 'anh) narrates:

'When some Yemeni people arrived Madînah, the prophet (sallal Lâhu 'alayhi wassallam) said:

"The Yemenis are around; they have tender hearts than you do." They were the first to introduce handshaking.' Abu Dawud #5213, Adabul Mufrad #967

RICHES & POVERTY

Ibn Mas'ud (radhiyal Lâhu 'anh) would say:

"Whether riches or poverty, I do'nt care I'm afflicted by either; I always seek Allâh. If it is riches, then closeness (to Him) and if poverty, then patience." Al-Fawâid, Ibnul Qayyim pg. 156.

THE THREE STAGES OF KNOWLEDGE

Imâm Sha'bî said:

'Knowledge is in three stages; he who acquires the first stage becomes proud of himself thinking he has achieved all. When he acquires the second stage, he becomes humble knowing he never achieved. The third stage (which is the knowledge of the unseen) is not achievable.' -Adabud dunyâ wad dîn, pg. 71

MAKING CONDOLENCE

Muhammad bn 'Amr bn Hazm (radhiyal Lâhu 'anh) narrates: the Prophet(salla Lâhu 'alyhi wasallam) said: 'No Muslim will condole his brother over his affliction except that Allâh adorns him with adornments of honor on the day of qiyâmah' -Bn Majah #1601. Shaykh Salîm al Hilâlî graded it as 'hasan' in Sahîhul Adhkârin Nawawiyyah #339.

INTOXICANTS ARE ACCURSED

AbdulLâh bn 'Abbâs (radhiyal Lâhu 'anh) narrates: I heared the Messenger of Allâh (sallal Lâhu 'alayhi wassallam) saying

"Jubril came to me and said: O Muhammad, Allâh accursed intoxicants, the one who extracts it, the one for whom it was extracted, the one who drinks it, the one who carries it, the one for whom it was carried, the one who sells it, the one who buys it, the one who serves it and the one to whom it was served.' - Sahîh Targhîb #2360.

Compiled by: Aboo Khadeejah al-Atharee














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