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Thursday, April 24, 2014


Narrated Asma bint Abu Bakr: My mother came to me during the lifetime of Allah’s Apostle and she was a pagan. I said to Allah’s Apostle (seeking his verdict), “My mother has come to me and she desires to receive a reward from me, shall I keep good relations with her?” The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Yes, keep good relation with her.”

Sahih Al-Bukhari – Book 47 Hadith 789

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Narrated Aisha: (the wife of the Prophet) when Allah’s Apostle was ordered to give option to his wives, he started with me, saying, “I am going to mention to you something, but you shall not hasten (to give your reply) unless you consult your parents.” The Prophet (peace be upon him) knew that my parents would not order me to leave him. Then he said, “Allah says: ‘O Prophet (Muhammad)! Say to your wives: If you desire the life of this world and its glitter…a great reward.” (33.28-29) I said, “Then why I consult my parents? Verily, I seek Allah, His Apostle and the Home of the Hereafter.” Then all the other wives of the Prophet (peace be upon him) did the same as I did.

Sahih Al-Bukhari – Book 60 Hadith 309

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Narrated Abu Umamah: A man said, “Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) what rights can parents demand from their children?” He replied, “They are your Paradise and your Hell.”

Ibn Majah transmitted it.

Al-Tirmidhi – Hadith 1277

Monday, April 21, 2014

Narrated Anas bin Malik: The Prophet (peace be upon him) passed by a woman who was weeping beside a grave. He told her to fear Allah and be patient. She said to him, “Go away, for you have not been afflicted with a calamity like mine.” And she did not recognize him. Then she was informed that he was the Prophet. So she went to the house of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and there she did not find any guard. Then she said to him, “I did not recognize you.” He said, “Verily, the patience is at the first stroke of a calamity.”

Sahih Al-Bukhari – Book 23 Hadith 372

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Narrated Abu Said Al Khudri: Some Ansari persons asked for (something) from Allah’s Apostle and he gave them. They again asked him for (something) and he again gave them. And then they asked him and he gave them again till all that was with him finished. And then he said “If I had anything, I would not keep it away from you. (Remember,) whoever abstains from asking others, Allah will make him contented, and whoever tries to make himself self-sufficient, Allah will make him self-sufficient. And whoever remains patient, Allah will make him patient. Nobody can be given a blessing better and greater than patience.”

Sahih Al-Bukhari – Book 24 Hadith 548

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “The example of a believer is that of a fresh tender plant; from whatever direction the wind comes, it bends it, but when the wind becomes quiet, it becomes straight again. Similarly, a believer is afflicted with calamities (but he remains patient till Allah removes his difficulties.) And an impious wicked person is like a pine tree which keeps hard and straight till Allah cuts (breaks) it down when He wishes.”

Sahih Al-Bukhari – Book 70 Hadith 547

Friday, April 18, 2014

Narrated Aisha: I asked Allah’s Apostle about the plague. He said, “That was a means of torture which Allah used to send upon whomsoever He wished, but He made it a source of mercy for the believers, for anyone who is residing in a town in which this disease is present, and remains there and does not leave that town, but has patience and hopes for Allah’s reward, and knows that nothing will befall him except what Allah has written for him, then he will get such reward as that of a martyr.”

Sahih Al-Bukhari – Book 7 Hadith 616

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Narrated Samurah ibn Jundub: The Prophet (peace be upon him) named our cavalry “the Cavalry of Allah,” when we were struck with panic, and when panic overtook us, the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) commanded us to be united, to have patience and perseverance; and to be so when we fought.

Sunan of Abu-Dawood – Book 14 Hadith 2554

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Refraining from Asking: Malik related to me from Malik from Ibn Shihab from Ata ibn Yazid al-Laythi from Abu Said al-Khudri that some people of the Ansar asked the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and he gave to them. Then they asked him again, and he gave to them until he used up what he had. Then he said, “What wealth I have, I will not hoard from you. Whoever has forbearance, Allah will help him. Whoever tries to be independent, Allah will enrich him. Whoever tries to be patient, Allah will give him patience, and no one is given a better or vaster gift than patience.”

Al-Muwatta – Hadith 58.2.7

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Narrated Anas: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “The real patience is at the first stroke of a calamity.”

Sahih Al-Bukhari – Book 23 Hadith 389

Narrated Abu Uthman: Usama bin Zaid said that while he, Sa’d and Ubai bin Ka’b were with the Prophet (peace be upon him) a daughter of the Prophet (peace be upon him) sent a message to him, saying. ‘My daughter is dying; please come to us.” The Prophet (peace be upon him) sent her his greetings and added “It is for Allah what He takes, and what He gives; and everything before His sight has a limited period. So she should hope for Allah’s reward and remain patient.” She again sent a message, beseeching him by Allah, to come. So the Prophet (peace be upon him) got up. and so did we (and went there). The child was placed on his lap while his breath was irregular. Tears flowed from the eyes of the Prophet. Sa’d said to him, “What is this, O Allah’s Apostle?” He said, “This is Mercy which Allah has embedded in the hearts of whomever He wished of His slaves. And Allah does not bestow His Mercy, except on the merciful among His slaves. (See Hadith No. 373 Vol. 2)

Sahih Al-Bukhari – Book 70 Hadith 559

Monday, April 14, 2014


Narrated Anas bin Malik: I heard Allah’s Apostle saying, “Allah said, ‘If I deprive my slave of his two beloved things (i.e., his eyes) and he remains patient, I will let him enter Paradise in compensation for them.’”

Sahih Al-Bukhari – Book 70 Hadith 557

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Narrated Ata bin Abi Rabah: Ibn ‘Abbas said to me, “Shall I show you a woman of the people of Paradise?” I said, “Yes.” He said, “This black lady came to the Prophet (peace be upon him) and said, ‘I get attacks of epilepsy and my body becomes uncovered; please invoke Allah for me.’ The Prophet (peace be upon him) said (to her), ‘If you wish, be patient and you will have (enter) Paradise; and if you wish, I will invoke Allah to cure you.’ She said, ‘I will remain patient,’ and added, ‘but I become uncovered, so please invoke Allah for me that I may not become uncovered.’ So he invoked Allah for her.”

Sahih Al-Bukhari – Book 70 Hadith 555

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Reported by Anas (RA): The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “The supplication made between the Adhan and the Iqamah is never rejected.”

[At Tirmidhi and Abu Dawud]

Friday, April 11, 2014

Reported by Jabir (RA): The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “The similitude of the five (obligatory) Salat is like a river running at the door of one of you in which he takes a bath five times a day.”


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Reported by Abdullah bin ‘Amr bin Al-’As (RA): The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “The one who was devoted to the Qur’an will be told on the Day of Resurrection: ‘Recite and ascend (in ranks [i.e. rank in Jannah]) as you used to recite when you were in the world. Your rank will be at the last Ayah you recite.”

[Abu Dawud and At Tirmidhi]

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Reported by Abud-Darda’ (RA): The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “He who defends the honour of his (Muslim) brother, Allah will secure his face against the Fire on the Day of Resurrection.”

[At Tirmidhi]

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Reported by Anas bin Malik (RA): Allah’s Apostle (peace be upon him) said, ‘If Adam’s son had a valley full of gold, he would like to have two valleys, for nothing fills his mouth except dust. And Allah forgives him who repents to Him.’


Monday, April 7, 2014

Reported by Abu Hurairah (RA) that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “I am most entitled to Isa AS in this world and in the world to come.” They said: “How is that?” He said: “Prophets are brothers from different mothers, their religion is one, and there is no Prophet between me and him.”

(Bukhari and Muslim)

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Reported by Abu Hurairah (RA): The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “Allah gets pleased with you for three things and hates three things: He is pleased when He is worshipped alone without partners. And that you all unite in sticking to His Rope and not be divided. And He hates saying: ‘this said and that said’, and hates inquisitiveness and waste wealth.”


Friday, April 4, 2014

Reported by Al Bara’ (RA): The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “Two Muslims will not meet and shake hands without having their [minor] sins forgiven (by Allah) before they depart.”

[Abu Dawud]

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Reported by Jabir (RA): Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “When one of you sees a bad dream let him blow three times on his left, seek refuge in Allah from the Satan three times (i.e., by saying: Audhu billahi minash-Shaitanir-Rajim) and change the side on which he was lying.”


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Abdullah ibn ‘Amr (ra) narrated, “I asked the Messenger of Allah about what saves me from Allah’s wrath, and he said, “Do not become angry.” (al-Tabarani and Ibn Abdul Barr) Ibn `Umar, Ibn Mas’ud, and Abu Darda’ (ra) relate similar conversations on their own behalf.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

“Men accustomed to cursing will not be intercessors or witnesses on the Day of Resurrection.” (Muslim)

Monday, March 31, 2014

quote of the day

“Do not invoke Allah’s curse, His anger, or Hellfire.” (al-Tirmidhi who declared it hasan sahih)

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Quote of the Day

“The believer does not defame, abuse, disparage, nor vilify.” (al-Tirmidhi, sahih)

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Quote of the Day

“The believer does not curse.” (al-Tirmidhi who declared it hasan)

Friday, March 28, 2014

Quote of the Day

The Messenger of Allah said: “The one initiating abuse incurs the sin of abusing as long as the other did not return it.” (Muslim)

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Quote of the Day

Ibn Qutaybah said that his disputant said to him, “What is the matter with you?” He replied to him, “I will not dispute with you.” The disputant then said, “Thus you have come to know that I am right.” Ibn Qutaybah responded, “No, but I respect myself more than that.” At this the disputant retracted and said, “And I will not claim a thing that is not my right.”

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Quote of the Day

A’ishah (ra) narrated that the Prophet Muhammad said, “The most hated person with Allah is the most quarrelsome person.” (al-Bukhari)

Thursday, March 20, 2014

quote of the day

Ali ibn Zaid mentioned, “A man of the Quraysh spoke harshly to the Caliph `Umar Ibn ‘Abdul ‘Aziz who remained silent for a long time and then said, “You wish that the devil rouses in me the pride of the Caliphate and I treat you so rudely that you can take revenge tomorrow (in the Afterlife) on me.”

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

quote of the day

Umar ibn Abdul Aziz wrote to one of his governors and said, “Do not punish at the time of anger. If you are angry with any man, keep him in detention. When your anger is appeased punish him in proportion to his crime.”

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

quote of the day

Abu Hurairah (ra) narrated, “The Messenger of Allah said, ‘The strong person is not he who has physical strength but the person is strong if he can control his anger.” (al-Bukhari and Muslim)

Monday, March 17, 2014

quote of the day

The Messenger of Allah said, “He who is victorious over his passion at the time of anger is the strongest among you. He who forgives having the power to release (his anger and take revenge) is the most patient among you.” (a-Baihaqi in Shu’ab al-Imaan)

Sunday, March 16, 2014

quote of the day

It was narrated that Abu Hanifa said to Dawud al-Taa’i, “Why do you prefer seclusion?” Dawud replied, “To struggle against myself to leave disputing.” Abu Hanifah said, “Attend meetings, listen to what is said, and remain silent.” Dawud said, “I have done so, but I have found nothing heavier than this.”

Saturday, March 15, 2014

quote of the day

Umar (ra) said, “Do not learn knowledge for three things and do not leave it for three things. Do not learn it to dispute over it, to show off with it, or to boast about it. Do not leave seeking it out of shyness, dislike for it, or contending with ignorance in its stead.”

Friday, March 14, 2014

quote of the day

Luqman `alayhi assalam (as) said to his son, “O son! Do not dispute with the knowledgeable lest they detest you.”

Thursday, March 13, 2014

quote of the day

Bilal ibn Sa’d radiAllahu `anhu (ra) said, “If you see a disputing, arrogant, and bigoted person, bear in mind that they are utterly lost.”

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

quote of the day

“Do not dispute with your brother, ridicule him, nor promise him and then break your promise.” (al-Tirmidhi)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

quote of the day

The Messenger of Allah repeated three times, “Those who search deeply for confusing questions have perished.” (Muslim)