It is related from Abu Hurayra that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “You will find people to be like mines*. The best of them in the Jahiliyya are the best of them in Islam when they have understanding. You will find the best of people in this business (of command) to be those […]
On the authority of Abdullah bin Masud, who said: the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم, and he is the truthful, the believed narrated to us:
“Verily the creation of each one of you is brought together in his mother’s belly for forty days in the form of seed, then he is a clot of blood for a like period, then a morsel of flesh for a like period, then there is sent to him the angel who blows the breath of life into him and who is commanded about four matters: to write down his means of livelihood, his life span, his actions, and whether happy or unhappy. By Allah, other than Whom there is no god, verily one of you behaves like the people of Paradise until there is but an arm’s length between him and it, and that which has been written over takes him and so he behaves like the people of Hell-fire and thus he enters it; and one of you behaves like the people of Hell-fire until there is but an arm’s length between him and it, and that which has been written over takes him and so he behaves like the people of Paradise and thus he enters it.”
Related by Bukhari and Muslim
Muslim reported on the authority of Abu Hurayra that the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “Verily the Imam is but a shield from behind which the people fight and by which they protect themselves. So if he ordered to observe the Taqwa of Allah and he was just he would have equal to these (actions) in reward, and if ordered other than that it would be against him equal to that.”
Jundub رضي الله عنه narrated: “Allah’s Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم stated that a person said: Allah would not forgive such and such (person). Thereupon Allah the Exalted and Glorious, said: Who is he who adjures about Me that I would not grant pardon to so and so; I have granted pardon to so and so and blotted out your deeds (meaning the one who took an oath that I would not grant pardon to him).”
“O son of Adam, I fell ill and you visited Me not.” He will say: “O Lord, and how should I visit You when You are the Lord of the worlds?” He will say: “Did you not know that My servant So-and-so had fallen ill and you visited him not? Did you not know that had you visited him you would have found Me with him? O son of Adam, I asked you for food and you fed Me not.” He will say: “O Lord, and how should I feed You when You are the Lord of the worlds?” He will say: “Did you not know that My servant So-and-so asked you for food and you fed him not? Did you not know that had you fed him you would surely have found that (the reward for doing so) with Me? O son of Adam, I asked you to give Me to drink and you gave Me not to drink.” He will say: “O Lord, how should I give You to drink when You are the Lord of the worlds?” He will say: “My servant So-and-so asked you to give him to drink and you gave him not to drink. Had you given him to drink you would have surely found that with Me.”
Muslim reported on the authority of Abu Hurayrah رضي الله عنه about the Prophet صلى الله وسلم that:
“A man went to visit a brother of his in another village. Allah سبحانه وتعالى sent an angel to wait for him on the road. When the man came along, the angel asked him, ‘Where do you intend to go?’ He said, ‘I am going to visit a brother of mine who lives in this village.’ The angel asked, ‘Have you done him any favour (for which you are now seeking repayment)?’ He said, ‘No. I just love him for the sake of Allah سبحانه وتعالى.’ The angel told him, I am a messenger to you from Allah سبحانه وتعالى, sent to tell you that He loves you as you love your brother for His sake.”
Abu Musa Al-Ash’ari related that the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “This nation of mine is one upon which there is mercy; there is no punishment upon it in the Hereafter; its punishment is in this world – with trials, earthquakes, and killings.”
“I am just as My slave believes me to be. If he thought well, of me, it will be his, and he thought bad, of me, it would be his.”
The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم and his companions reached Badr before the Mushriks. When the Mushriks came Allah’s Messenger said to his companions: “Let us go to a Jannah whose breadth is that of the heavens and the earth.” ‘Umayr b. al-Hummam al-Ansaari exclaimed: “O Allah’s Messenger, a Jannah whose breadth is that of the heavens and the earth?” He said: “Yes.” So Umayr responded: “How amazing!” So Allah’s Messenger asked him: “what made you say that?” He said: “O Allah’s Messenger, by Allah I did not say this except for the hope that I will be from its inhabitants. ” Then he صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “Indeed you are from its inhabitants.” ‘Umayr took out some dates from his quiver and began to eat them. He then said to himself: “If I live to finish eating these dates then indeed this would be long life.” So he threw the rest of the dates in his hand and began to fight the disbelievers until he was killed.
Abu Hurairah (ra) narrated that the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “On Friday the Angels stand oust the door of the masjid and write down the names of the people in the order in which they enter the mosque for Friday prayer. The first group of people who enter the mosque get the reward equivalent to that of sacrificing a camel, the people who enter the mosque after them get the reward equivalent to that of sacrificing a cow. The people who enter the mosque after them get the reward equivalent to that of sacrificing a ram and the people who follow on likewise get this reward of a Chicken, egg and so on there is a gradation of rewards for the people as they enter. The angels keep writing the names of the people as they enter the mosque until the Imam sits down to give Khutbah. Then the angels collect their registers and sit and listen to the Khutbah.”
Sahih Muslim: Kitab ul-Iman, 213
“I came to the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم and said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, we are Bedouins, teach us something by which Allah will allow us to benefit from.’ He said: “Do not belittle any good act, even if it is to pour water from your bucket into the bucket of your brother, or to speak to your brother with a cheerful face.”
It has been narrated on the authority of Abu Dharr رضي الله عنه who said: “I said to the Holy Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم: Messenger of Allah, will you not appoint me to a public office? He stroked my shoulder with his hand and said: Abu Dharr, thou art weak and authority is a trust. and on the Day of judgment it is a cause of humiliation and repentance except for one who fulfils its obligations and (properly) discharges the duties attendant thereon.”
An authentic hadith recorded by Abu Dawud and Ahmad
On the authority of Abu Najih Al-Erbadh bin Sariah, who said: The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم gave us a sermon by which our hearts were filled with fear and tears came to our eyes. We said: “O Messenger of Allah, it is as though this is a farewell sermon, so counsel us.” He صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “I counsel you to fear Allah and to give absolute obedience even if a slave becomes your leader. Verily he among you who lives [long] will see great controversy, so you must keep to my sunnah and to the sunnah of the rightly-guided Khalifahs – cling to them stubbornly. Beware of newly invented matters, for every invented matter is an innovation and every innovation is a going astray, and every going astray is in Hell-fire.”
Abu Dawud and Al-Tirmidhi
‘Amir b. Sa’d reported on the authority of his father that one day Allah’s Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم came from a high, land. He passed by the mosque of Banu Mu’awiya, went in and observed two rak’ahs there and we also observed prayer along with him and he made a long supplication to his Lord. He then came to us and said:
The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “The one who kills a covenanted person during the period of his covenant he will not smell the fragrance of jannah, though its fragrance can be smelled from a distance of five hundred years march.”
Reported by Ibn Hibbaan in his Sahih
“Let not any one of you belittle himself.” They said: “O Messenger of Allah, how can any one of us belittle himself?” He صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “He finds a matter concerning Allah about which he should say something, and he does not say it, so Allah سبحانه وتعالى says to him on the Day of Resurrection: ‘What prevented you from saying such-and-such and such-and-such?’ He says: “It was out of fear of people.” Then He سبحانه وتعالى says: “Rather it is I whom you should more properly fear.”
“The worth of the world as compared with the Hereafter is as if one of you puts his finger in the ocean or a river and then examines as to how much water it brings when taken out.”
“None of you would be considered a believer until I become more beloved to him than his family, wealth and all the people.”
The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “Verily, the knots of Islam will be undone one by one. Whenever one knot is lost then the people grabbed onto the one which came after it. The first of these knots will be the Ruling and the last will be the Salah.”
Reported by At-Tabaraani
The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “The best day on which the sun has risen is Friday; on it Adam was created, on it he was made to enter Paradise , on it he was expelled from it. And the last hour will take place on no day other than Friday.”
Narrated by Abu Hurayrah (ra). Saheeh Muslim, Book 004, Number 1857
“O son of Adam, so long as you call upon Me and ask of Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind. O son of Adam, were your sins to reach the clouds of the sky and were you then to ask forgiveness of Me, I would forgive you. O son of Adam, were you to come to Me with sins nearly as great as the earth and were you then to face Me, ascribing no partner to Me, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as great at it.”
Ibn Ishaq said: Yazid bin Ruman told me that `Urwah bin Az-Zubayr or one of the other scholars said that Jibril came to the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم when he was performing Tawaf around the House (the Ka`bah). He (Jibril) stood and the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم stood next to him.
Al-Aswad Ibn Al-Mutalib passed by, and he (Jibril) threw a green leaf in his face, and he became blind.
Al-Aswad bin `Abd Yaghuth passed by, and he (Jibril) pointed to his stomach, which swelled up and he died (of dropsy).
Al-Walid bin Al-Mughirah passed by, and he (Jibril) pointed at a wound on lower of his ankle, which he got two years earlier when he once was trailing his garment and he passed by a man who was feathering his arrows. One of the arrows got caught in his garment and scratched his foot. It was an insignificant wound, but now it opened again and he died of it.
Al-`As bin Wa’il passed by, and he (Jibril) pointed to the instep of his foot. He (Al-`As) set off on his donkey, heading for At-Ta’if. He rested by a thorny tree, a thorn pierced his foot and he died from it.
Al-Harith bin At-Talatilah passed by and he (Jibril) pointed at his head. It filled with pus and killed him.’
“Avert the punishments from the Muslims as much as you can, so if the accused has any way out let him go free, because it is better for the Imam to make a mistake in forgiving than to make a mistake in imposing the punishment.”
Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-Aas said: “I heard the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم say: ‘Allah wrote the decrees of His creation fifty thousand years before He created the heavens and the earth, and He said: His Throne is above the water.'”