Narrated Abu Huraira (RadiAllahu anhu): The Prophet (Sallellahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “An Israeli man asked another Israeli to lend him one thousand Dinars. The second man required witnesses. The former replied, ‘Allah is sufficient as a witness.’ The second said, ‘I want a surety.’ The former replied, ‘Allah is sufficient as a surety.’ The second said, ‘You are right,’ and lent him the money for a certain period. The debtor went across the sea. When he finished his job, he searched for a conveyance so that he might reach in time for the repayment of the debt, but he could not find any.
Hazrat Abu Hurairah (RadiAllahu anhu) narrates from Rasulullah (Sallellahu alaihi wa sallam) that there is a group of angels who patrol the earth and wherever they find any gathering of Zikr they call out to each other and form a circle around this gathering that reaches to the sky.
All perfect praise is due to Allaah; I testify that there is nothing worthy of worship except Allaah and that Muhammad is His Slave and Messenger; may Allaah send salutations and exalt his mention, as well as that of his family and all his companions.
Narrated `Abdullah bin `Umar (r.a.): ‘I never heard `Umar (r.a.) saying about something that he thought it would be so−and−so, but he was quite right. Once, while `Umar (r.a.) was sitting, a handsome man passed by him, `Umar (r.a.) said, “If I am not wrong, this person is still on his religion of the pre−lslamic period of ignorance or he was their foreteller. Call the man to me.” When the man was called to him, he told him of his thought.
Allah, the Exalted, says:
*”O you who believe! Endure and be more patient..”. (3:200)
“And certainly, We shall test you with something of fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives and fruits, but give glad tidings to As-Sabirun (the patient)”. (2:155)
*”Only those who are patient shall receive their reward in full, without reckoning.” (39:10)
*”And verily, whosoever shows patience and forgives, that would truly be from the things recommended by Allah.” (42:43)
*”Seek help in patience and As-Salat (the prayer). Truly, Allah is with As-Sabirun (the patient).” (2:153)
In The Name Of Allah, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful!
Usayd bin Hudayr (r.a.) said that he was once reciting Surah Al-Baqarah while his horse was tied next to him. The horse started to make some noise. When Usaid stopped reciting, the horse stopped moving about. When he resumed reading, the horse started moving about again. (This happened thrice) Meanwhile, his son Yahya was close to the horse and he feared that the horse might step on him. When he moved his son back, he looked up at the sky and saw ‘A CLOUD RADIATING WITH LIGHT THAT LOOKED LIKE LAMPS.’
A highly skilled carpenter who had grown old was ready to retire. He told his employer-contractor of his plans to leave the house building business and live a more leisurely life with his family. He would miss the paycheck, but he needed to retire.
Abdullah bin Abbas (Radiallau Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallellahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said: “There are two bounties of Allah wherein most people are deceived; health and free time”.
COMMENTARY: The value of health is only realized when one falls ill. Take for example, relieving oneself. If a person is unable to use the bathroom for a day, what happens to this person? His whole life comes to an immediate halt and he looks for ways to relieve him. This one bounty of Allah we enjoy day in and day out but we do not even regard it to be a bounty.
The following is an incident about an engine failure in a giant ship. The ship’s owners tried one expert after another, but none of them could figure but how to fix the engine. Then they brought in an old man who had been fixing ships since he was a youngster. He carried a large bag of tools with him, and when he arrived, he immediately went to work. He inspected the engine very carefully, top to bottom.
Abu Hurairah (RadiAllahu anhu) narrated: Messenger of Allah (Sallellahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said, “Allah does not look at your figures, nor at your attire but He looks at your hearts and accomplishments”.
Commentary: This Hadith highlights the importance of sincerity and good intention. It is, therefore, essential that every noble action should be based on these two virtues; and heart should be free from all such things that destroy noble deeds. Hypocrisy, ostentation, greed for wealth, riches and other worldly things fall in the category of such evils.
From Jaabir (radiyAllâhu ‘anhu) who said that Allâh’s Messenger (salAllâhu ‘aliahi wa’sallam) said: “Do not acquire knowledge in order to compete with the scholars, nor to argue with the ignorant, nor to gain mastery over the gatherings. Since whoever does that, then: The Fire! The Fire!”
Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (Radhiyallaho anho) is another eminent Sahabi. No other person has narrated as many Ahadith as he has done. He embraced Islam in 7 A.H. and, as the Prophet (Sallallaho alaihe wasallam) died in 11 A.H., he had been with him for four years only. People used to marvel how he could remember so many Ahadith in such a short period. He explains this himself, saying ” People wonder how I narrate so many Ahadith.
Narrated Sa`d bin Abi Waqqas (r.a.): `Umar bin Al−Khattab (r.a.) asked the permission of Allah’s Apostle (sallellahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) to see him while some Quraishi women were sitting with him, talking to him and asking him for more expenses, raising their voices above the voice of Allah’s Apostle (s.a.w.s.). When `Umar (r.a.) asked for the permission to enter, the women quickly put on their veils. Allah’s Apostle (s.a.w.s.) allowed him to enter and `Umar (r.a.) came in while Allah’s Apostle (s.a.w.s.) was smiling, `Umar (r.a.) said “O Allah’s Apostle (s.a.w.s.)!
Оп the authority of Аbu Hurairah (radiallahu anh), who said: The Меssеngег оf Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
* Charity does not diminish wealth;
* Allah enhances the honour of one who forgives;
* One who humbles himself for the sake of Allah, Allah exalts him in rank.
From an-Nu’maan ibn Basheer (radiyAllâhu ‘anhu) who said that I heard Allâh’s Messenger (salAllâhu ‘alaihi wa’sallam) say: “That which is lawful is clear, and that which is forbidden is clear, and between them are doubtful matters about which many of the people have no knowledge. So whoever avoids doubtful matters saves his Religion and his honour, and whoever falls into doubtful matters falls into what is forbidden. Just like a shepherd who grazes (his sheep) near to a private pasture (of another), he will soon stray on to it. Indeed for every king there is a private preserve.
Narrated `Urwa bin Az−Zubair (r.a.): I asked `Abdullah bin `Amr (r.a.), “What was the worst thing the pagans did to Allah’s Apostle (s.a.w.s.)?” He said, “I saw `Uqba bin Abi Mu’ait coming to the Prophet (s.a.w.s.) while he was praying.’ `Uqba put his sheet round the Prophet (s.a.w.s.)’s neck and squeezed it very severely. Abu Bakr (r.a.) came and pulled `Uqba away from the Prophet (s.a.w.s.) and said, “Do you intend to kill a man just because he says: ‘My Lord is Allah, and he has brought forth to you the Evident Signs from your Lord?”
[Bukhari :5 :27]
Mu’awiyah (Radiallahu anh) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallellahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) once came forth to meet a group of the Sahabah (R.A.). He (S.A.W.S.) said: “What has caused you to congregate here?” They replied: ‘We have congregated here to remember Allah Ta’ala and to praise Him for guiding us to Islam and blessing us with it.’
He (S.A.W.S.) said: “By Allah! Is this the only reason for your gathering?”
They replied: ‘By Allah! This is the only reason for our gathering.’
Narrated Abu Ad−Darda (radiallahu anh): While I was sitting with the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam), Abu Bakr (radiallahu anh) came, lifting up one corner of his garment uncovering his knee. The Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said, “Your companion has had a quarrel.” Abu Bakr (r.a.) greeted (the Prophet (s.a.w.s.)) and said, “O Allah’s Apostle (s.a.w.s.)! There was something (i.e. quarrel) between me and the Son of Al−Khattab (r.a.).
Narrated Haritha bin Wahab (radiallahu anh): ‘I heard the Prophet (sallellahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) saying: “Shall I tell you of the people of paradise? They comprise every poor humble person, and if he swears by Allah to do something, Allah will fulfill it. While the people of the fire comprise every voilent, cruel, arrogent person.”
Narrated Abu Sa`id Al−Khudri (r.a.): Allah’s Apostle (s.a.w.s.) sat on the pulpit and said, “Allah has given one of His Slaves the choice of receiving from the splendor and luxury of the worldly life whatever he likes or to accept the good (of the Hereafter) which is with Allah. So he has chosen that good which is with Allah.” On that Abu Bakr (r.a.) wept and said, “Our fathers and mothers be sacrificed for you.”
Hasad (jealousy and envy) is among the most destructive emotions or feeling which a man may have towards his fellow human being. It causes him to wish evil for others and to be happy when misfortune befalls them. The Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam) warned against envy by comparing it to fire that completely burns the wood.
He (sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam) said: “Beware of jealousy, for verily it destroys good deeds the way fire destroys wood.” [Abu Dawood]
Abu’l-Abbas as-Sa’idi (radiallahu anh) said : “A man came to the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and said, ‘Oh Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.s.)! Guide me to such an action, that when I do it, Allah will love me and the people will love me.’ He (s.a.w.s.) said: “Be detached from this world and then Allah will love you and do not be attracted to what people have and then the people will love you”.
[Ibn Majah /kitab az-zuhud/ 2/1373]
1. To take a bath.
2. To wear nice and clean clothes.
3. To proceed early to the Masjid.
4. To go to the Masjid on foot.
5. To try to sit as close as possible to the Imaam.
6. If the Saffs (rows) are already filled, one should not jump over the shoulders of the musallies in order to get to the front.
7. One should not do any futile action eg. one should not fiddle with one’s clothes or fingers.
8. To listen to the Khutba attentively.
A special court on Friday pronounced the quantum of punishment for 32 convicts in the 2002 post-Godhra Naroda Patiya riots case in Ahmedabad. BJP’s senior MLA Maya Kodnani awarded 18 years of imprisonment while Babu Bajrangi got life imprisonment till death by the special trial court in Naroda Patiya massacre case of 2002 riots.
A special Gujarat court Friday sentenced Bharatiya Janata Party legislator and former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani to 28 years in jail for her involvement in the 2002 post-Godhra riots in Naroda Patiya where 97 Muslims were killed.