Selections from Hadith

Selections from Hadith


Hadith

The Real Contest

عن اَنَسِ بن مَالِكٍ قال قال رَسُوْلَ اللّٰہِ صَلَّي اللّٰہُ عَلَیۡہِ وَسَلَّمَ حُفَّتْ الْجَنَّةُ بِالْمَكَارِهِ وَحُفَّتْ النَّارُ بِالشَّهَوَاتِ

Anas ibn Malik (rta) said that God's Messenger (sws) stated: "Paradise is encircled with hardships and Hell is encircled with desires."[1]

Sympathy

أَبَا قَتَادَةَ …قال فَإِنِّي سمعت رَسُوْلَ اللّٰہِ صَلَّي اللّٰہُ عَلَیۡہِ وَسَلَّمَيقول من سَرَّهُ أَنْ يُنْجِيَهُ اللّٰہمن كُرَبِ يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ فَلْيُنَفِّسْ عن مُعْسِرٍ أو يَضَعْ عنه

Abu Qatadah (rta) reported: "… I heard God's Messenger (sws) as saying: "He who likes that God deliver a person from the suffering of the Day of Judgement should give respite to a poor borrower or reduce the burden of loan from him."[2]

Cleanliness

عن أبي مَالِكٍ الْأَشْعَرِيِّ قال قال رَسُوْلَ اللّٰہِ صَلَّي اللّٰہُ عَلَیۡہِ وَسَلَّمَ الطُّهُورُ شَطْرُ الْإِيمَانِ

Abu Malik al-Ash'ari (rta) stated that God's Messenger (sws) said: "Cleanliness is part of faith."[3]

What can be done for a Deceased?

عن ابي هُرَيْرَةَ اَنَّ رَسُوْلَ اللّٰہِ صَلَّي اللّٰہُ عَلَیۡہِ وَسَلَّمَ قال إذا مَاتَ الْإِنْسَانُ انْقَطَعَ عنه عَمَلُهُ إلا من ثَلَاثَةٍ إلا من صَدَقَةٍ جَارِيَةٍ أو عِلْمٍ يُنْتَفَعُ بِهِ أو وَلَدٍ صَالِحٍ يَدْعُو له

Abu Hurayrah (rta) reported that God's Messenger (sws) said: "When a person dies, his deeds [that benefit him] end except three: an abiding [work of] charity [that he initiated], useful knowledge [that he left behind] and pious children who pray for him."[4]

Helping the Oppressor

عن اَنَسٍ رَضِيْ اللّٰہُ عَنْهُ قال قال رَسُوْلَ اللّٰہِ صَلَّي اللّٰہُ عَلَیۡہِ وَسَلَّمَ انْصُرْ أَخَاكَ ظَالِمًا أو مَظْلُومًا فقال رَجُلٌ يا رَسُوْلَ اللّٰہِ أَنْصُرُهُ إذا كان مَظْلُومًا أَفَرَأَيْتَ إذا كان ظَالِمًا كَيْفَ أَنْصُرُهُ قال تَحْجُزُهُ أو تَمْنَعُهُ من الظُّلْمِ فإن ذلك نَصْرُهُ

Anas ibn Malik (rta) stated that God's Messenger (sws) said: "Help your brother whether he is the oppressor or the oppressed." A person thereupon said: "I can help him if he is oppressed but please tell me how can I help him if he is the oppressor?" The Messenger (sws) replied: "Stop him from oppression. This is how you can help him."[5]

The True Believer!

عن اَنَسٍ عن النبي صَلَّي اللّٰہُ عَلَیۡہِ وَسَلَّمَ قال لَا يُؤْمِنُ أحدكم حتي يُحِبَّ لِأَخِيهِ ما يُحِبُّ لِنَفْسِهِ

Anas ibn Malik (rta) reported that the Prophet (sws) said: "No one among you can be a true believer unless he likes for his brother what he likes for himself."[6]

جَابِرًا يقول سمعت النبي صَلَّي اللّٰہُ عَلَیۡہِ وَسَلَّمَ يقول الْمُسْلِمُ من سَلِمَ الْمُسْلِمُونَ من لِسَانِهِ وَيَدِهِ

Jabir (rta) states: "I heard the Prophet (sws) say: 'A [true] Muslim is one from whose tongue and hands other Muslims are secure.'"[7]

Beware of the Pleading of the Oppressed

عن بن عَبَّاسٍ رَضِيْ اللّٰہُ عَنْهُما اَنَّ النبي صَلَّي اللّٰہُ عَلَیۡہِ وَسَلَّمَ بَعَثَ مُعَاذًا إلي الْيَمَنِ فقال اتَّقِ دَعْوَةَ الْمَظْلُومِ فَإِنَّهَا ليس بَيْنَهَا وَبَيْنَ اللّٰہِ حِجَابٌ

Abdullah ibn 'Abbas (rta) reports that when the Prophet (sws) sent Mu'adh ibn Jabal (rta) to Yemen [as its administrator] he said: "Beware of the pleading of an oppressed person because there is no obstruction between it and God."[8]

Some Treasured Traits

عن ابي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ رَضِيْ اللّٰہُ عَنْهُ اِنَّ نَاسًا من الْأَنْصَارِ سَأَلُوا رَسُوْلَ اللّٰہِ صَلَّي اللّٰہُ عَلَیۡہِ وَسَلَّمَ فَأَعْطَاهُمْ ثُمَّ سَأَلُوهُ فَأَعْطَاهُمْ حتي نَفِدَ ما عِنْدَهُ فقال ما يَكُونُ عِنْدِي من خَيْرٍ فَلَنْ أَدَّخِرَهُ عَنْكُمْ وَمَنْ يَسْتَعْفِفْ يُعِفَّهُ اللّٰہ وَمَنْ يَسْتَغْنِ يُغْنِهِ اللّٰہ وَمَنْ يَتَصَبَّرْ يُصَبِّرْهُ اللّٰہ وما أُعْطِيَ أَحَدٌ عَطَاءً خَيْرًا وَأَوْسَعَ من الصَّبْرِ

Abu Sa'id al-Khudri (rta) reported: "Some people from the Ansar asked [for charity] from God's Messenger (sws). So, he gave it to them. They again asked and he again obliged until he was left with nothing. So, he said: 'Whatever is with me of wealth I did not withhold from you. So, he who wants to become chaste, God will make him chaste; and he who showed contentment, God will grant him wealth and he who asks for patience from God, God will grant him patience and no person can be given a grant better and bigger than patience."[9]

Repentance

عن اَنَسٍ رَضِيْ اللّٰہُ عَنْهُقال قال رَسُوْلَ اللّٰہِ صَلَّي اللّٰہُ عَلَیۡہِ وَسَلَّمَاللّٰہأَفْرَحُ بِتَوْبَةِ عَبْدِهِ من اَحَدِكُمْ سَقَطَ علي بَعِيرِهِ وقد اَضَلَّهُ في اَرْضِ فَلَاةٍ

Anas ibn Malik (rta) stated that God's Messenger (sws) said: "The Almighty is more pleased with the repentance of a servant than anyone of you who suddenly found his camel he had lost in a desert."[10]

عن ابي مُوسَي عن النبي صَلَّي اللّٰہُ عَلَیۡہِ وَسَلَّمَ قال اِنَّ اللّٰہَ عز وجل يَبْسُطُ يَدَهُ بِاللَّيْلِ لِيَتُوبَ مُسِيءُ النَّهَارِ وَيَبْسُطُ يَدَهُ بِالنَّهَارِ لِيَتُوبَ مُسِيءُ اللَّيْلِ حتي تَطْلُعَ الشَّمْسُ من مَغْرِبِهَا

Abu Musa Ash'ari (rta) reported that the Prophet(sws) said: "God, the Powerful, the Mighty, spreads His hands at night so that a person who has sinned in the day returns [to Him] and [also] spreads His hand in the day so that a person who has sinned in the night returns [to Him] until the sun rises from the West [on the Day of Judgement.]"[11]

بن عُمَرَ قال قال رَسُوْلَ اللّٰہِ صَلَّي اللّٰہُ عَلَیۡہِ وَسَلَّمَ يا اَيُّهَا الناس تُوبُوا إلي اللّٰہِ فَإِنِّي أَتُوبُ في الْيَوْمِ إليه مِائَةَ مَرَّةٍ

'Abdullah ibn 'Umar (rta) stated that God's Messenger (sws) said: "O People! Seek forgiveness from God. Thus, I seek forgiveness [from Him] a hundred times every day."[12]

Honesty in Selling Goods

عن ابي هُرَيْرَةَ اَنَّ رَسُوْلَ اللّٰہِ صَلَّي اللّٰہُ عَلَیۡہِ وَسَلَّمَ مَرَّ علي صُبْرَةِ طَعَامٍ فَأَدْخَلَ يَدَهُ فيها فَنَالَتْ أَصَابِعُهُ بَلَلًا فقال ما هذا يا صَاحِبَ الطَّعَامِ قال أَصَابَتْهُ السَّمَاءُ يا رَسُوْلَ اللّٰہِ قال أَفَلَا جَعَلْتَهُ فَوْقَ الطَّعَامِ كَيْ يَرَاهُ الناس من غَشَّ فَلَيْسَ مِنِّي

Abu Hurayrah (rta) reported that [once] God's Messenger (sws) passed by a pile of grain and he inserted his hand in it. His fingers could feel wetness, whereupon he said: "O you owner of this grain! What is this?" He replied: "It rained on this pile O Messenger of God!" He said: "Why did you not place this wet grain on the top so that people could have seen it; he who deceives [others] has no relation with me."[13]

Whispering in a Gathering

عَنْ عَبْدُ اللّٰہِ قَالَ قال رَسُوْلَ اللّٰہِ صَلَّي اللّٰہُ عَلَیۡہِ وَسَلَّمَ إذا كُنْتُمْ ثَلَاثَةً فلا يَتَنَاجَي اثْنَانِ دُونَ صَاحِبِهِمَا فإن ذلك يُحْزِنُهُ

'Abdullah ibn Mas'ud (rta) stated that God's Messenger (sws) said: "When there are three of you, two of them should not whisper leaving aside the third because this will aggrieve him."[14]

Blessings of Guiding Others

عن ابي مَسْعُودٍ الْأَنْصَارِيِّ …قال رَسُوْلَ اللّٰہِ صَلَّي اللّٰہُ عَلَیۡہِ وَسَلَّمَ من دَلَّ علي خَيْرٍ فَلَهُ مِثْلُ أَجْرِ فَاعِلِهِ

Abu Mas'ud al-Ansari (rta) stated: … God's Messenger (sws) said: "A person who guided someone to a good deed will get the same reward as the person who did this good deed."[15]

Best Charity

عن ابي هُرَيْرَةَ قال اتي رَسُوْلَ اللّٰہِ صَلَّي اللّٰہُ عَلَیۡہِ وَسَلَّمَ رَجُلٌ فقال يا رَسُوْلَ اللّٰہِ أَيُّ الصَّدَقَةِ أَعْظَمُ فقال أَنْ تَصَدَّقَ وَأَنْتَ صَحِيحٌ شَحِيحٌ تَخْشَي الْفَقْرَ وَتَأْمُلُ الْغِنَي ولا تُمْهِلَ حتي إذا بَلَغَتْ الْحُلْقُومَ قُلْتَ لِفُلَانٍ كَذَا وَلِفُلَانٍ كَذَا ألا وقد كان لِفُلَانٍ

Abu Hurayrah (rta) stated that a person came to God's Messenger (sws) and asked: "O Messenger of God! Which charity is the best?" At this, he replied: "That you give in charity whilst you are hale and hearty, covet wealth, have fear of poverty and also have hope for more wealth. Do not delay this charity until when your soul reaches your collar bone [at the time of death and then] you say: 'for such and such, there is this [amount] and for such and such [this amount]. Now it already belongs to such and such.'"[16]

عَنْ ابي هُرَيْرَةَ أَنَّ رَسُوْلَ اللّٰہِ صَلَّي اللّٰہُ عَلَیۡہِ وَسَلَّمَ قال خَيْرُ الصَّدَقَةِ ما كان عن ظَهْرِ غِنًي وَابْدَأْ بِمَنْ تَعُولُ

Abu Hurayrah (rta) reported that God's Messenger (sws) said: "The best charity is that after giving which a person does not end up poor and begin with those who are your financial obligation."[17]

Charity not accepted from Illegal Money

عَبْدُ اللّٰہِ بِنْ عُمَرَ …قال إني سمعت رَسُوْلَ اللّٰہِ صَلَّي اللّٰہُ عَلَیۡہِ وَسَلَّمَ يقول …ولا صَدَقَةٌ من غُلُولٍ

'Abdullah ibn 'Umar (rta) said: "I heard God's Messenger (sws) say: '… Charity given from money [earned] illegally will not be accepted.'"[18]

[1]. Muslim, Al-Jami' al-sahih, vol.4, 2174, (no. 2822).

[2]. Ibid., vol.3, 1196, (no. 1563).

[3]. Ibid., vol.1, 203, (no. 223).

[4]. Ibid., vol.3, 1255, (no. 1631).

[5]. Al-Bukhari, Al-Jami' al-sahih, vol. 6, 2550, (no. 6552).

[6]. Ibid., vol. 1, 14, (no. 13).

[7]. Muslim, Al-Jami' al-sahih, vol.1, 65, (no. 41).

[8]. Al-Bukhari, Al-Jami' al-sahih, vol. 2, 864, (no. 2316).

[9]. Ibid., vol. 2, 534, (no. 1400).

[10]. Ibid., vol. 5, 2325, (no. 5950).

[11]. Muslim, Al-Jami' al-sahih, vol.4, 2113, (no. 2759).

[12]. Ibid., vol.4, 2075, (no. 2702).

[13]. Ibid., vol.1, 99, (no. 102).

[14]. Ibid., vol.4, 1718, (no. 2184).

[15]. Ibid., vol.3, 1506, (no. 1893).

[16]. Ibid., vol.2, 716, (no. 1032).

[17]. Al-Bukhari, Al-Jami' al-sahih, vol. 5, 2048, (no. 5041).

[18]. Muslim, Al-Jami' al-sahih, vol.1, 204, (no. 224).

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