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1. An-Nawawi's 40 Hadeeth

1.2. Hadeeth 15-28


Hadeeth # 15
Islaamic Manners


عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ
On the authority of ‘Abee Hurayrah - Radiyallaahu `anhu – that the Messenger of Allaah - Sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam – said:

مَنْ كَانَ يُؤْمِنُ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ فَلْيَقُلْ خَيْرًا أَوْ لِيَصْمُتْ
“Whoever believes in Allaah and the Last Day should speak good or remain silent,

وَمَنْ كَانَ يُؤْمِنُ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ فَلْيُكْرِمْ جَارَهُ
“And whoever believes in Allaah and the Last Day, should be generous to his neighbor

وَمَنْ كَانَ يُؤْمِنُ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ فَلْيُكْرِمْ ضَيْفَهُ
“And whoever believes in Allaah and the Last Day should be generous to his guest.”

رَوَاهُ الْبُخَارِيُّ وَمُسْلِمٌ
Reported by Bukhaaree and Muslim



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Hadeeth # 16

Forbidding of Anger


عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ أَنَّ رَجُلاً قَالَ لِلنَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَوْصِنِي
On the authority of ‘Abee Hurayrah - Radiyallaahu `anhu – that a man said to the Prophet - Sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam: “Advise me”

قَالَ: لاَ بَغْضَبْ. فَرَدَّدَ مِرَارًا؛ قَالَ: لاَ تَغْضَبْ
He (Sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam) said: “Do not become angry.” He (the man) repeated (his request for advice) several times; he (the Prophet- Sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam) said: “Do not become angry.”

رَوَاهُ الْبُخَارِيُّ
Reported by Bukhaaree


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Hadeeth # 17

Proficiency in all Things


عَنْ أَبِي يَعْلَى شَدَّادِ بْنِ أَوْسٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ
On the authority of ‘Abee Ya`laa Shaddaad ibn ‘Aws - Radiyallaahu `anhu – that the Messenger of Allaah - Sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam – said:

إِنَّ اللَّهَ كَتَبَ الْإِحْسَانَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ
“Verily, Allaah has prescribed Ihsaan (perfection and proficiency) in all things.

فَإِذَا قَتَلْتُمْ فَأَحْسِنُوا الْقِتْلَةَ
“So if you kill, then kill well;

وَإِذَا ذَبَحْتُمْ فَأَحْسِنُوا الذِّبْحَةَ
“And if you slaughter, then slaughter well.

وَلْيُحِدَّ أَحَدُكُمْ شَفْرَتَهُ وَلْيُرِحْ ذَبِيحَتَهُ
“Each one of you should sharpen his blade and spare suffering to the animal he slaughters.”

رَوَاهُ مُسْلِمٌ
Reported by Muslim


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Hadeeth # 18

Good Behavior


عَنْ أَبِي ذَرٍّ جُنْدُبِ بْنِ جُنَادَةَ وَأَبِي عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَانِ مُعَاذِ بْنِ جَبَلٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمَا عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ
On the authority of ‘Abee Dharr Jundub ibn Junaadah, and ‘Abee `Abdir-Rahmaan Mu`aadh ibn Jabal - Radiyallaahu `anhumaa – that the Messenger of Allaah - Sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam – said:

اِتَّقِ اللَّهِ حَيْثُمَا كُنْتَ
“Have Taqwaa (Fear) of Allaah wherever you may be,

وَأَتْبِعِ السَّـيِّئَةَ الْحَسَنَةَ تَمْحُهَا
“And follow up a bad deed with a good deed that will wipe it out,

وَخَالِقِ النَّاسَ بِخُلُقٍ حَسَنٍ
“And behave well towards the people.”

رَوَاهُ التِّرْمِذِيُّ، وَقَالَ: حَدِيثٌ حَسَنٌ. وَفِي بَعْضِ النُّسَخِ حَسَنٌ صَحِيحٌ
Reported by at-Tirmidhee, who said it was a Hasan (good) hadeeth, and in some copies it is called a Hasan Saheeh hadeeth.


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Hadeeth # 19

Always Remember Allaah


عَنْ أَبِي الْعَبَّاسِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمَا قَالَ: كُنْتُ خَلْفَ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَوْمًا فَقَالَ لِي
On the authority of ‘Abee al-`Abbaas `Abdillaah ibn `Abbaas - Radiyallaahu `anhumaa – who said: “One day I was behind the Prophet - Sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam – and he said to me:

يَا غُلاَمُ إِنِّي أُعَلِّمُكَ كَلِمَاتٍ: احْفَظِ اللَّهَ يَحْفَظْكَ
‘O young man, I shall teach you some words [of advice]: Be mindful of Allaah and Allaah will protect you.

احْفَظِ اللَّهَ تَـجِدْهُ تُـجَاهَكَ
‘Be mindful of Allaah, and you will find Him in front of you.

إِذَا سَأَلْتَ فَاسْأَلِ اللَّهَ، وَإِذَا اسْتَعَنْتَ فَاسْتَعِنْ بِاللَّهِ
‘If you ask, then ask Allaah, and if you seek help, then seek help from Allaah.

وَاعْلَمْ أَنَّ الْأُمَّةَ لَوِ اجْتَمَعَتْ عَلَى أَنْ يَنْفَعُوكَ بِشَيْءٍ لَمْ يَنْفَعُوكَ إِلاَّ بِشَيْءٍ قَدْ كَتَبَهُ اللَّهُ لَكَ
‘And know that if the Ummah were to gather together to benefit you with anything, they would not benefit you except with what Allaah has already proscribed for you.

وَإِنِ اجْتَمَعُوا عَلَى أَنْ يَضُرُّوكَ بِشَيْءٍ، لَمْ يَضُرُّوكَ إِلاَّ بِشَيْءٍ قَدْ كَتَبَهُ اللَّهُ عَلَيْكَ
‘And if they were to gather together to harm you with anything, they would not harm you except with what Allaah had already prescribed against you.

رُفِعَتِ الْأَقْلاَمُ وَجَفَّتِ الصُّحُفُ
‘The Pens have been lifted and the Pages have dried’.”

رَوَاهُ التِّرْمِذِيُّ. وَقَالَ: حَدِيثٌ حَسَنٌ صَحِيحٌ
Reported by at-Tirmidhee who said it was a good and sound Hadeeth.

وَفِي رِوَايَةِ غَيْرِ التِّرْمِذِيِّ
Another narration other than that of at-Tirmidhee, reads:

اِحْفَظِ اللَّهَ تَجِدْهُ أَمَامَكَ تَعَرَّفْ إِلَى اللَّهِ فِي الرَّخَاءِ يَعْرِفْكَ فِي الشِّدَّةِ
"Be mindful of Allaah, and you will find Him in front of you. Recognize and acknowledge Allaah in times of ease and prosperity, and He will Remember you in times of adversity

وَاعْلَمْ أَنَّ مَا أَخْطَأَكَ لَمْ يَكُنْ لِيُصِيبَكَ وَمَا أَصَابَكَ لَمْ يَكُنْ لِيُخْطِئَكَ
"And know that what has passed you by was not going to befall you, and what has befallen you was not going to pass you by.

وَاعْلَمْ أَنَّ النَّصْرَ مَعَ الصَّبْرِ
"And know that victory comes with patience

وَأَنَّ الْفَرَجَ مَعَ الْكَرْبِ
"And that relief comes with affliction

وَأَنَّ مَعَ الْعَسْرِ بُسْرًا
"And that with hardship comes ease."


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Hadeeth # 20

Shame is a part of Belief


عَنْ أَبِي مَسْعُودٍ عُقْبَةَ بْنِ عَمْرٍو الْأَنْصَارِيِّ الْبَدْرِيِّ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ
On the authority of ‘Abee Mas`ood ibn `Amr al-Ansaaree al-Badree- Radiyallaahu `anhu – who said: “The Messenger of Allaah - Sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam –said:

إِنَّ مِمَّا أَدْرَكَ النَّاسُ مِنْ كَلاَمِ النُّـبُوَّةِ الْأُولَى إِذَا لَمْ تَسْتَحِ فَاصْنَعْ مَا شِئْتَ
‘Among the things that the people found from the words of the first prophecy was: If you feel no shame, then do as you wish’.”

رَوَاهُ الْبُخَارِيُّ
Reported by Bukhaaree


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Hadeeth # 21

Steadfastness upon Belief in Allaah


عَنْ أَبِي عَمْرٍو وَقِيلَ أَبِي عَمْرَةَ سُفْيَانَ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ
On the authority of ‘Abee `Amr, and he is also called ‘Abee `Amrah Sufyaan ibn `Abdillaah Radiyallaahu `anhu – who said:

قُلْتُ: يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ قُلْ لِي فِي الْإِسْلاَمِ قَوْلاً لاَ أَسْأَلُ عَنْهُ أَحَدًا غَيْرَكَ
“I said: ‘O Messenger of Allaah, tell me something about al-Islaam which I can ask of no one but you.’

قَالَ: قُلْ آمَنْتُ بِاللَّهِ ثُمَّ اسْتَقِمْ
“He said: ‘Say: I believe in Allaah, and then be steadfast’.”

رَوَاهُ مُسْلِمٌ
Reported by Muslim


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Hadeeth # 22

Depending on Obligatory Deeds


عَنْ أَبْي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ جَابِرِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ الْأَنْصَارِيِّ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمَا: أَنَّ رَجُلاً سَأَلَ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَقَالَ
On the authority of ‘Abee `Abdillaah Jaabir ibn `Abdillaah al-‘Ansaaree -Radiyallaahu`anhumaa - that a man questioned the Messenger of Allaah - Sallallaahu`alayhi wa sallam - and said:

أَرَأَيْتَ إِذَا صَلَّيْتُ الْمَكْتُوبَاتِ وَصُمْتُ رَمَضَانَ وَأَحْلَلْتُ الْحَلاَلَ وَحَرَّمْتُ الْحَرَامَ وَلَمْ أَزِدْ عَلَى ذلِكَ شَيْئًا أَأَدْخُلُ الْجَنَّةَ ؟ قَالَ: نَعَمْ
"Do you think that if I perform the obligatory prayers, fast in Ramadaan, treat as lawful that which is halaal, and treat as forbidden that which is haraam, and do not increase upon that, will I enter Paradise?" He (Sallallaahu`alayhi wa sallam) replied: "Yes."

رَوَاهُ مُسْلِمٌ
Reported by Muslim

وَمَعْنى حَرَّمْتُ الْحَرَامَ: اجْتَنَبْتُهُ، وَمَعْنى أَحْلَلْتُ الْحَلاَلَ : فَعَلْتُهُ مُعْتَقِداً حِلَّهُ
An-Nawawi said: "The meaning of treat as forbidden that which is haraam is to abstain from it. And the meaning of treat as lawful that which is halaal is to do it, believing it is lawful.


In the audio it is:

عَنْ أَبْي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ جَابِرِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ الْأَنْصَارِيِّ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمَا : أَنْ رَجُلاً سَأَلَ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَقَالَ
On the authority of ‘Abee `Abdillaah Jaabir ibn `Abdillaah al-‘Ansaaree -Radiyallaahu`anhumaa - that a man questioned the Messenger of Allaah - Sallallaahu`alayhi wa sallam - and said:

يَا رَسُولَ اللَّه، أَرَأَيْتَ إِذَا صَلَّيْتُ الْمَكْتُوبَاتِ وَصُمْتُ رَمَضَانَ وَأَحْلَلْتُ الْحَلاَلَ وَحَرَّمْتُ الْحَرَامَ وَلَمْ أَزِدْ عَلَى ذلِكَ شَيْئًا أَأَدْخُلُ الْجَنَّةَ ؟ قَالَ: نَعَم. فَقَالَ: وَاللَّهِ لاَ أَزِيدُ عَلَى ذَلِكَ شَيْئًا ‏ ْ
"Do you think that if I perform the obligatory prayers, fast in Ramadaan, treat as lawful that which is halaal, and treat as forbidden that which is haraam, and do not increase upon that, will I enter Paradise?" He (Sallallaahu`alayhi wa sallam) replied: "Yes." So he said: "By Allaah, I would not add anything to it."


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Hadeeth # 23

Guidelines for a Muslim


عَنْ أَبِي مَالِكٍ الْحَارِثِ بْنِ عَاصِمٍ الْأَشْعَرِيِّ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ
On the authority of ‘Abee Maalik al-Haarith ibn `Aasim al-‘Ash`aree - Radiyallaahu `anhu – who said: “The Messenger of Allaah- Sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam- said:

الطُّهُورُ شَطْرُ الْإِيمَانِ وَالْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ تَمْلَأُ الْمِيزَانَ*
‘Purity is half of Eemaan. Al-hamdulillaah fills the Scales,

وَسُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ وَالْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ تَمْلَآنِ أَوْ تَمْلَأُ مَا بَيْنَ السَّمَاءِ وَالْأَرْضِ
‘and SubhaanAllaah and al-Hamdulillaah fill that which is between the heaven and earth.

وَالصَّلاَةُ نُورٌ وَالصَّدَقَةُ بُرْهَانٌ وَالصَبْرُ ضِيَاءٌ وَالْقُرْآنُ حُجَّةٌ لَكَ أَوْ عَلَيْكَ
‘And the Salaah is a Light, and Charity is a Proof, and Patience is Illumination, and the Qur’aan is a Proof either for you or against you.

كُلُّ النَّاسِ يَغْدُو فَبَائِعُ نَفْسَهُ، فَمُعْتِقُهَا أَوْ مُوبِقُهَا
‘Every person starts his day as a vendor of his soul, either freeing it or causing its ruin’.”

رَوَاهُ مُسْلِمٌ
Reported by Muslim


In the Audio it is:

الطَّهُورُ شَطْرُ الْإِيمَانِ وَالْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ تَمْلَأُ الْمِيزَانَ*


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Hadeeth # 24

Forbidding of Oppression


عَنْ أَبِي ذَرٍّ الْغِفَارِيِّ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فِيمَا يَرْوِيهِ عَنْ رَبِّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ أَنَّهُ قَالَ
On the authority of ‘Abee Dharr al-Ghifaaree- Radiyallaahu `anhu – from the Prophet - Sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam- from his Lord - `Azza wa Jall – that He said:

يَا عِبَادِي إِنِّي حَرَّمْتُ الظُّلْمَ عَلَى نَفْسِي وَجَعَلْتُهُ بَيْنَكُمْ مُحَرَّمًا فَلاَ تَظَالَمُوا
“O My servants! I have forbidden oppression for Myself, and I have made it forbidden amongst you, so do not oppress one another.

يَا عِبَادِي كُلُّكُمْ ضَالٌّ إِلاَّ مَنْ هَدَيْتُهُ فَاسْتَهْدُونِي أَهْدِكُمْ
“O My servants! All of you are astray except those whom I have guided, so seek guidance from Me and I shall guide you.

يَا عِبَادِي كُلُّكُمْ جَائِعٌ إِلاَّ مَنْ أَطْعَمْتُهُ فَاسْتَطْعِمُونِي أُطْعِمْكُمْ
“O My servants! All of you are hungry except those whom I have fed, so seek food from Me, and I shall feed you.

يَا عِبَادِي كُلُّكُمْ عَارٍ إِلاَّ مَنْ كَسَوْتُهُ فَاسْتَكْسُونِي أَكْسُكُمْ
“O My servants! All of you are naked except those whom I have clothed, so seek clothing from Me, and I shall clothe you.

يَا عِبَادِي إِنَّكُمْ تُخْطِئُونَ بِاللَّيْلِ وَالنَّهَارِ وَأَنَا أَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ جَمِيعًا فَاسْتَغْفِرُونِي أَغْفِرْلَكُمْ
“O My Servants! You commit sins by night and by day, and I forgive all sins, so seek forgiveness from Me and I shall forgive you.

يَا عِبَادِي إِنَّكُمْ لَنْ تَبْلُغُوا ضُرِّي فَتَضُرُّونِي وَلَنْ تَبْلُغُوا نَفْعِي فَتَنْفَعُونِي
“O My servants! You will not attain harming Me so as to harm Me, and you will not attain benefiting Me so as to benefit Me.

يَا عِبَادِي لَوْ أَنَّ أَوَّلَكُمْ وَآخِرَكُمْ وَإِنْسَكُمْ وَجِنَّكُمْ كَانُوا عَلَى أَتْقَى قَلْبِ رَجُلٍ وَاحِدٍ مِنْكُمْ مَا زَادَ ذَلِكَ فِي مُلْكِي شَيْئًا
“O My servants!, if the first of you and the last of you, and the humans of you, and the jinn of you, were all as pious as the most pious heart of any individual amongst you, then this would not increase My Kingdom in anything.

يَا عِبَادِي لَوْ أَنَّ أَوَّلَكُمْ وَآخِرَكُمْ وَإِنْسَكُمْ وَجِنَّكُمْ كَانُوا عَلَى أَفْجَرِ قَلْبِ رَجُلٍ وَاحِدٍ مِنْكُمْ مَا نَقَصَ ذَلِكَ مِنْ مُلْكِي شَيْئًا
“O My servants! If the first of you and the last of you, the humans of you, and the jinn of you, were all as wicked as the most wicked heart of any individual amongst you, then this would not decrease My Kingdom in anything.

يَا عِبَادِي لَوْ أَنَّ أَوَّلَكُمْ وَآخِرَكُمْ وَإِنْسَكُمْ وَجِنَّكُمْ قَامُوا فِي صَعِيدٍ وَاحِدٍ فَسَأَلُونِي فَأَعْطَيْتُ كُلَّ وَاحِدٍ مَسْأَلَتَهُ مَا نَقَصَ ذَلِكَ مِمَّا عِنْدِي إِلاَّ كَمَا يَنْقُصُ الْمِخْيَطُ إِذَا أُدْخِلَ الْبَحْرَ
“O My servants! If the first of you and the last of you, the humans of you and the jinn of you, were all to stand together in one place and ask of Me. And I were to give everyone what he requested, then that would not decrease what I possess, except what is decreased of the ocean when a needle is dipped into it.

يَا عِبَادِي إِنَّمَا هِيَ أَعْمَالُكُمْ أُحْصِيهَا لَكُمْ ثُمَّ أُوَفِّيكُمْ إِيَّاهَا فَمَنْ وَجَدَ خَيْرًا فَلْيَحْمَدِ اللَّهَ وَمَنْ وَجَدَ غَيْرَ ذَلِكَ فَلاَ يَلُو مَنَّ إِلاَّ نَفْسَهُ
“ O My servants! It is but your deeds that I account for you, and then recompense you for them. So he who finds good, let him praise Allaah, and he who finds other than that, let him blame no one but himself.”

رَوَاهُ مُسْلِمٌ
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Hadeeth # 25

A Believer's Actions is Charity


عَنْ أَبِي ذَرٍّ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ أَيْضًا: أَنَّ نَاسًا مِنْ أَصْحَابِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالُوا لِلنَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ
Also on the authority of ‘Abee Dharr - Radiyallaahu `anhu – that some people from amongst the Companions of the Messenger of Allaah - Sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam- said to the Prophet - Sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam:

يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ: ذَهَبَ أَهْلُ الدُّثُورِ بِالْأُجُورِ يُصَلُّونَ كَمَا نُصَلِّي وَيَصُومُونَ كَمَا نَصُومُ وَيَتَصَدَّقُونَ بِفُضُولِ أَمْوَالِهِمْ
“O Messenger of Allaah, the affluent have made off with the rewards; they pray as we pray, they fast as we fast, and they give charity by virtue of their wealth.”

قَالَ: أَوَ لَيْسَ قَدْ جَعَلَ اللَّهُ لَكُمْ مَا تَصَدَّقُونَ؟ إِنَّ بِكُلِّ تَسْبِيحَةٍ صَدَقَةً وَكُلِّ تَكْبِيرَةٍ صَدَقَةً وَكُلِّ تَحْمِيدَةٍ صَدَقَةً وَكُلِّ تَهْلِيلَةٍ صَدَقَةً وَأَمْرٍ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ صَدَقَةً وَنَهْيٍ عَنْ مُنْكَرٍ صَدَقَةً وَفِي بُضْعِ أَحَدِكُمْ صَدَقَةً
He (Sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam) said: “Has not Allaah made things for you to give in charity? Truly every Tasbeehah (saying: “subhaanAllaah”) is a charity, and every Takbeerah (saying: “Allaahu Akbar”) is a charity, and every Tahmeedah (saying: “al-hamdulillaah”) is a charity. And every Tahleelah (saying: “laa ilaaha illallaah”) is a charity. And commanding the good is a charity, and forbidding an evil is a charity, and in the lawful sexual act of each one of you there is a charity.”

قَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ: أَيَأْتِي أَحَدُنَا شَهْوَتَهُ وَيَكُونُ لَهُ فِيهَا أَجْرٌ
They said: “O Messenger of Allaah, when one of us fulfills his carnal desire will he have some reward for that?”


قَالَ: أَرَأَيْتُمْ لَوْ وَضَعَهَا فِي حَرَامٍ أَكَانَ عَلَيْهِ وِزْرٌ؟ قَكَذَلِكَ إِذَا وَضَعَهَا فِي الْحَلاَلِ كَانَ لَهُ أَجْرٌ
He (Sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam) said: “Do you not see that if he were to act upon it in an unlawful manner then he would be deserving of punishment? Likewise, if he were to act upon it in a lawful manner then he will be deserving of a reward.”

رَوَاهُ مُسْلِمٌ
Reported by Muslim


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Hadeeth # 26

Small acts are valuable


عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ، قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ
On the authority of ‘Abee Hurayrah Radiyallaahu `anhu – who said: “The Messenger of Allaah - Sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam- said:

كُلُّ سُلاَمَى مِنَ النَّاسِ عَلَيْهِ صَدَقَةٌ كُلَّ يَوْمٍ تَطْلُعُ فِيهِ الشَّمْسُ: تَعْدِلُ بَيْنِ اثْنَيْنِ صَدَقَةٌ
‘Every joint of a person must perform a charity each day that the sun rises: To judge with justice between two people is a charity.

وَتُعِينُ الرَّجُلَ فِي دَابَّتِهِ فَتَحْمِلُهُ عَلَيْهَا أَوْ تَرْفَعُ لَهُ عَلَيْهَا مَتَاعَهُ صَدَقَةٌ
‘To help a man with his mount, lifting him onto it or hoisting up his belongings onto it, is a charity.

وَالْكَلِمَةُ الطَّـيِّـبَةُ صَدَقَةٌ، وَبِكُلِّ خَطْوَةٍ تَمْشِيهَا إِلَى الصَّلاةِ صَدَقَةٌ
‘And the good word is a charity. And every step you take towards the prayer is a charity.

وَتُمِيطُ الْأَذَى عَنِ الطَّرِيقِ صَدَقَةٌ
‘And removing a harmful object from the road is a charity.’ “

رَوَاهُ الْبُخَارِيُّ وَمُسْلِمٌ
Reported by al-Bukhaaree and Muslim


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Hadeeth # 27

Definition of Righteousness


عَنِ النَّوَّاسِ بْنِ سَمْعَانَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ
On the authority of an-Nawwaas ibn Sam`aan – Radiyallaahu `anhu – that the Prophet - Sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam- said:

الْبِرُّ حُسْنُ الْخُلُقِ وَالْإِثْمُ مَا حَاكَ فِي نَفْسِكَ وَكَرِهْتَ أَنْ يَطَّلِعَ عَلَيْهِ النَّاسُ
“Righteousness is in good character, and wrongdoing is that which wavers in your soul, and which you dislike people finding out about.

رَوَاهُ مُسْلِمٌ
Reported by Muslim


وَعَنْ وَابِصَةَ بْنِ مَعْبَدٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ: أَتَيْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَقَالَ
And on the authority of Waabisah ibn Ma`bad - Radiyallaahu `anhu – who said: “I came to the Messenger of Allaah - Sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam- and he said:

جِئْتَ تَسْأَلُ عَنِ البِرِّ؟ قُلْتُ: نَعَمْ. قَالَ: اسْتَفْتِ قَلْبَكَ
‘You have come to ask about righteousness.’ I said: ‘Yes.’ He said: ‘Consult your heart.’

الْبِرُّ مَا اطْمَأَنَّتْ إِلَيْهِ النَّفِسُ وَاطْمَأَنَّ إِلَيْهِ الْقَلْبُ
‘Righteousness is that about which the soul feels at ease and the heart fells tranquil.

وَالْإِثْمُ مَا حَاكَ فِي النَّفْسِ وَتَرَدَّدَ فِي الصَّدْرِ وَإِنْ أَفْتَاكَ النَّاسُ وَأَقْتَوْكَ
‘And wrongdoing is that which wavers in the soul and causes uneasiness in the breast, even though people have repeatedly given their legal opinion.

حَدِيثٌ حَسَنٌ رَوَيْنَاهُ فِي مُسْنَدَي الْإِمَامَيْنِ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ حَنْبَلٍ وَالدَّارِمِيِّ بِإِسْنَادٍ حَسَنٍ
A Good Hadeeth related in the Musnad of Imaam Ahmad ibn Hanbal and ad-Daarimee with a good chain


In the Audio it begins:

عَنِ النَّوَّاسِ بْنِ سَمْعَانَ الْأَنْصَارِيّ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمَا عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ
On the authority of an-Nawwaas ibn Sam`aan al-'Ansaaree – Radiyallaahu `anhumaa – that the Prophet - Sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam- said:

الْبِرُّ حُسْنُ الْخُلُقِ وَالْإِثْمُ مَا حَاكَ فِي صَدْرِكَ وَكَرِهْتَ أَنْ يَطَّلِعَ عَلَيْهِ النَّاسُ
“Righteousness is in good character, and wrongdoing is that which wavers in your chest, and which you dislike people finding out about.


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Hadeeth # 28

Adhere to the Prophet's Sunnah


عَنِ أَبِي نَجِيحٍ الْعِرْبَاضِ بْنِ سَارِيَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ قَال:َ وَعَظَنَا رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَوْعِظَةً وَجِلَتْ مِنْهَا الْقُلُوبُ، وَذَرِفَتْ مِنْهَا الْعُيُونُ
On the authority of ‘Abee Najeeh al-`Irbaad ibn Saariyah - Radiyallaahu `anhu - who said: “The Messenger of Allaah -Sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam- gave us a sermon by which our hearts were filled with fear and tears came to our eyes.

فَقُلْنَا: يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ، كَأَنَّهَا مَوْعِظَةُ مُوَدَّعٍ فَأَوْصِنَا
“So we said: ‘O Messenger of Allaah! It is as though this is a farewell sermon, so advise us.’

قَالَ: أُوصِيكُمْ بِتَقْوَى اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ وَالسَّمْعِ وَالطَّاعَةِ وَإِنْ تَأَمَّرَ عَلَيْكُمْ عَبْدٌ *
“He said: ‘I advise you to have Taqwaa of Allaah - `Azza wa Jall - and to listen and obey, even if your leader were a slave.

فَإِنَّهُ مَنْ يَعِشْ مِنْكُمْ فَسَيَرَى اخْتِلاَفًا كَثِيرًا *
‘Verily, he who lives from amongst you will see much differing.

فَعَلَيْكُمْ بِسُنَّتِي وَسُنَّةِ الْخُلَفَاءِ الرَّاشِدِينَ الْمَهْدِيِّينَ
‘So it is upon you to adhere to my Sunnah and the Sunnah of the Rightly Guided Caliphs – those who guide to the right way.

عَضُّوا عَلَيْهَا بِالنَّوَّاجِذِ
‘Cling to it with your molar teeth,

وَإِيَّاكُمْ وَمُحْدَثَاتِ الْأُمُورِ فَإِنَّ كُلَّ بِدْعَةٍ ضَلاَلَةٌ *
‘And beware of Bid`ah (newly invented matters in the Deen), for verily every bid`ah(innovation) is misguidance’.”

رَوَاهُ أَبُو دَاوُدَ وَالتِّرْمِذِيُّ، وَقَالَ: حَدِيثٌ حَسَنٌ صَحِيحٌ
Reported by ‘Aboo Daawood and at-Tirmidhee, who said it was a good and sound Hadeeth.


In the Audio it is:

فَقَالَ: أَوْصِيكُمْ بِتَقْوَى اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ وَالسَّمْعِ وَالطَّاعَةِ وَإِنْ تَأَمَّرَ عَلَيْكُمْ عَبْدٌ *

فَإِنَّهُ مَنْ يَعِشْ مِنْكُمْ بَعْضِ فَسَيَرَى اخْتِلاَفًا كَثِيرًا *

وَإِيَّاكُمْ وَمُحْدَثَاتِ الْأُمُورِ فَإِنَّ كُلَّ مُحْدَثَةٍ بِدْعَةٌ وَكُلَّ بِدْعَةٍ ضَلاَلَةٌ وَكُلَّ ضَلاَلَةٍ فِي النَّارِ *


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