Hadith Archive

21/03/2014

Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (may peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Keep only a believer for a companion and let only a pious eat your food”.
(At-Tirmidhi)

31/01/2014

Reported by Al Bara’ (May Allah be pleased with him): The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessing be upon him) said, “Two Muslims will not meet and shake hands without having their sins forgiven (by Allah) before they depart.”
(Abu Dawud)

 

24/01/2014

Narrated Anas bin Malik (may Allah be pleased with him): 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.”
(Bukhari)

 

17/01/2014

Abdullah bin Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Every one of you is a shepherd and is responsible for his flock. The leader of the people is a guardian and is responsible for his subjects: a man is the guardian of his family and is responsible for his subjects, a woman is the guardian of her husband’s home and of his children and is responsible for them, and the slave of a man is a guardian of his master’s property and is responsible for it. Surely, everyone of you is a shepherd and responsible for his flock.

(Bukhari, Muslim)

 

10/01/2014

“A believer does not taunt, curse, abuse or talk indecently”.
(Reported by Tirmidhi)
03/01/2014

Narated By Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) : The Prophet (may peace and blessings be upon him) said “None of you will have faith till he loves me more than his father, his children and all mankind.”

(Bukhari)

27/12/2013

Abu Said Al-Khudri (May Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allah (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “You will surely follow in the ways of those before you, span by span and cubit by cubit, so much so that if they were to enter an iguana’s hole, you would follow after them.” We said, “O Messenger of Allah, do you mean the Jews and the Christians?” He replied, “Then, who else?”
(Bukhari, Muslim)

 

13/12/2013

Narrated from Sahl ibn Sa`d al-Sa`idi
(May Allah be pleased with him) that he said: “A man came to the Prophet of Allah (peace and blessing be upon him) and said:
 `O Messenger of Allah (peace and blessing be upon him), show me a deed which, if I perform it, Allah will love me, and people will love me.’ The Prophet replied: `Renounce the world and Allah will love you, and renounce what lies in the hands of people and they will love you.'”
(Ibn majah)

06/12/2013

 ‘Abdullah ibn Ka’b ibn Malik, the one of Ka’b’s (May Allah be pleased with him) sons who guided him when he went blind, said, “I heard Ka’b ibn Malik (May Allah be pleased with him) relate his account of when he stayed behind the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, on the expedition to Tabuk. Ka’b (May Allah be pleased with him) said, ‘I did not stay behind the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, on any another expedition he made at all, except for the Tabuk expedition, although I did not go on the expedition to Badr. No one censured me for staying behind that, because the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and the Muslims set out heading for the caravan of Quraysh until Allah Almighty brought them together with their enemy unexpectedly. I was present with the Messenger of Allah on the night of ‘Aqaba when we made a compact on Islam and I would not want to exchange that for having been present at Badr, even though Badr is more renowned than it among the people.
“‘Part of my account of when I stayed behind the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, on the expedition to Tabuk was that I had never been either stronger or wealthier than when I stayed behind him on this expedition. By Allah, before it I had never had two riding animals as I did have when that expedition took place. When the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, intended to go on an expedition, he would always indicate another destination until the expedition actually left. The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, made this one at a time of intense heat and there was a long journey in prospect and a waterless desert, and a great enemy to face. Therefore he made the whole thing quite clear to the Muslims so that they could make the necessary preparations for the expedition. He told them the direction in which he was intending to go. The Muslims with the Messenger of Allah were numerous and a recording book (meaning a register) was incapable of including all of them.’
“Ka’b (May Allah be pleased with him) said, ‘Anyone wanting to absent himself thought that his absence would go unnoticed as long as no revelation was sent down about him from Allah. The Messenger of Allah made that expedition when the fruit was ripe and there was plentiful shade and I inclined towards it. The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and the Muslims with him made preparations, and I would go out to make preparations with him as well, but then I would return without having accomplished anything, saying to myself, “I can do it any time I wish.” I went on like this until the people were fully prepared, and the Messenger of Allah set out with the Muslims but I had still not completed any of my preparations. Then I began and again returned without accomplishing anything. I continued like this until they had gone on ahead and the expedition had left. I intended to set off and catch up with them, and I wish that I had done so, but that was not decreed for me. When I went out among the people after the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, had left, it saddened me that the only people like me were either men suspected of hypocrisy or men whom Allah Almighty had excused on account of their being among the weak.
“‘The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, did not mention me until he reached Tabuk. While he was sitting among the people at Tabuk, he said, “What has Ka’b ibn Malik done?” A man of the Banu Salima said, “O Messenger of Allah, he has been held back by his two cloaks and self-conceit.’ Mu’adh ibn Jabal, may Allah be pleased with him, said to him, “What an evil thing to say! By Allah, Messenger of Allah, we only know good of him!” The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, was silent. While he was like that, he saw a man in white shimmering in the heat and said, “May it be Abu Khaythama!” and it was indeed Abu Khaythama al-Ansari. He is the one who gave a sa’ of dates as sadaqa and the hypocrites criticised him.’
“Ka’b (May Allah be pleased with him) said, ‘When I heard that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, was on his return journey from Tabuk, I became very upset and began to think up lies and to say, “How can I escape his anger tomorrow!” and I consulted everyone among my family capable of giving sound advice for help in respect of that. When it was said that the Messenger of Allah was arriving, all falsehood left me as I knew that nothing would ever save me from him. I resolved to stick to the truth. The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, arrived in the morning. Whenever he came back from a journey, he would first go to the mosque and pray two rak’ats in it and then he would sit to receive the people. When he did that, those who had stayed behind went to him making their excuses and swearing to them. There were about eighty men. He accepted what they declared and took their allegiance and asked forgiveness for them and entrusted their secrets to Allah Almighty until I came. When I greeted him, he smiled the smile of someone who is angry and then he said, “Come here.” I walked up and then sat down in front of him. He said to me, “What kept you back? Had you not bought a mount?”‘
“He said, ‘I said, ‘Messenger of Allah, by Allah, if I were sitting with anyone else in the world apart from you, I would think that I could escape his anger by making some excuse. I am gifted in argumentation, but, by Allah, I know that if I were to tell you a false story today which might satisfy you with regard to me, Allah would soon make you angry with me. If I tell you the truth, you will be angry with me, but I hope for a good outcome from Allah, the Mighty and Exalted. By Allah, I do not have any excuse. By Allah, I have never been stronger nor wealthier than when I remained behind you.”‘
“He said, ‘The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “This one has spoken the truth. Get up until Allah decides about you.” Some men of the Banu Salima followed me and said to me, “By Allah, we have not known you to commit a wrong action before this! Were you unable to offer an excuse to the Messenger of Allah like the others who stayed behind made excuses? The Messenger of Allah’s prayer for forgiveness would have compensated for your wrong action.”‘ He said, ‘By Allah, they continued to reproach me until I wanted to return to the Messenger of Allah and deny what I had said. Then I said to them, “Has anyone else met with the same as me?” They said, “Yes, two men have met with it. They said the same as you said and the same thing that was said to you was said to them.”‘ He said, ‘I said, “Who are they?” They said, “Murara ibn ar-Rabi’ al-‘Amiri and Hilal ibn Umayya al-Waqifi.”‘ He said, ‘They mentioned to me two righteous men who had been present at Badr and had good character.’ He said, ‘When they mentioned them to me, I was determined.’
“‘The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, forbade people to speak to the three of us out of all those who had remained behind him. So the people avoided us (or he said, “changed towards us”) until the earth seemed strange to me and it was not the same earth I used to know. We remained that way for fifty days. My two companions were miserable and stayed in their homes, weeping. I was the youngest of them, and was tougher. I used to go out and attend the prayer with the Muslims and I would walk in the markets but no one would speak to me. I went to the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and greeted him while he was in his assembly after the prayer and would say to myself, “Did he move his lips to return the greeting or not?” Then I would pray near him and sneak a look at him and he would look at me while I attended to my prayer, but when I turned towards him, he would turn away from me. When that harshness of the Muslims went on too long a time for me, I climbed over the wall of Abu Qatada’s garden. He was my cousin and the dearest of people to me. I greeted him, and, by Allah, he did not return the greeting to me. I said to him, “Abu Qatada, I ask you by Allah, do you not know that I love Allah and His Messenger?” He was silent, and I repeated my adjuration and he was still silent. I again repeated my adjuration and he said, “Allah and His Messenger know best.” My eyes overflowed with tears and I turned and climbed back over the wall.
“‘While I was walking in the market of Madina, a farmer from the people of Syria, who had brought some food to sell in Madina, said, “Who will direct me to Ka’b ibn Malik?” The people began to point me out to him until he came up to me and handed me a letter from the king of Ghassan. I was a scribe and so I read it. It said, “Following on from that: it has reached us that your companion has been harsh to you. Allah has not put you in a place to be humiliated and deprived. Join us and we will console you.” When I had read it, I said, “This is also part of the test,” and I took it to the oven which burned it up.
“‘When forty of the fifty days had passed and revelation was still delayed, a messenger from the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, came to me and said, “The Messenger of Allah commands you to withdraw from your wife.” I said, “Am I to divorce her or what?” He said, “No, just withdraw from her and do not go near her.” He sent the same message to my two companions. I said to my wife, “Join your family and stay with them until Allah decides about this business.” The wife of Hilal ibn Umayya (May Allah be pleased with him) went to the Messenger of Allah and said to him, “Messenger of Allah, Hilal ibn Umayya (May Allah be pleased with him) is an old man unable to look after himself and he has no servant. Would you dislike me serving him?” He said, “No, but do not let him come near you.” She said, “By Allah, he has no impulse for anything. By Allah, he has remained weeping since the day of this business started until today.” Some of my family said to me, “You should ask permission from the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, for your wife. He gave permission to the wife of Hilal ibn Umayya (May Allah be pleased with him) to serve him.” I said, “I will not ask the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, for permission for her. How do I know what the Messenger of Allah would say if I asked his permission being a young man!” I remained like that for ten days, and fifty days were completed from the time when speaking to us was first prohibited.
“Then on the morning after the fiftieth night, I prayed Fajr on top of one of our houses. While I was sitting in the grip of the state which Allah Almighty mentioned about us, my self being constricted and the earth seeming narrow for me after it had been wide, I heard someone shouting at the top of his voice from the top of Sal’: “Ka’b ibn Malik (May Allah be pleased with him), good news for you!” I fell down in prostration and knew that relief had come. The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, announced to the people the turning of Allah, the Mighty and Exalted, towards us after he had prayed the Fajr prayer. The people came to bring us the good news. They went to my two companions to bring them the good news. One man spurred on his horse to reach me and one of Aslam ran towards me and climbed the mountain. The voice reached me quicker than the horse. When the one whose voice I had heard came to me to give me the good news, I removed my garments and put them on him because of the good news he had brought. By Allah, that day I had no other garments than those. I borrowed two garments and wore them and went to go before the Messenger of Allah. Crowds of people met me to congratulate me on Allah’s turning towards me. They were saying to me, “Enjoy the turning of Allah towards you!” until I entered the mosque. The Messenger of Allah was sitting surrounded by people. Talha ibn ‘Ubaydullah may Allah be pleased with him, got up, hurrying to shake my hand and congratulate me. By Allah, not one of the Muhajriun got up except him. Ka’b (May Allah be pleased with him) will never forget what Talha did.’
“Ka’b (May Allah be pleased with him) said, ‘When I greeted the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, his face was shining with joy and he said, “Rejoice in the best day that has come to you since your mother bore you!” I said, “Is it from you, Messenger of Allah, or from Allah?” He said, “Indeed it is from Allah, the Mighty and Exalted!” When the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, was happy, his face used to shine as if it were a part of the moon. We used to recognise that in him. When I sat down in front of him, I said, ‘Messenger of Allah, part of my repentance is that I divest myself of my property as sadaqa for Allah and His Messenger.” The Messenger of Allah said, “Keep part of your property for yourself. That will be better for you.” So I said, “I will keep my share at Khaybar.” I said, “Messenger of Allah, Allah Almighty has saved me on account of being truthful, and part of my repentance is that I will speak nothing but the truth for as long as I live.” By Allah, I do not know of anyone among the Muslims whom Allah Almighty has tried more. By Allah, I have not inclined to a lie from the time I said that to the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, until this very day, and I hope that Allah Almighty will protect me during what remains of my life.’
“He said, ‘Allah Almighty then sent down, “Allah has turned towards the Prophet, and the Muhajirun and the Ansar, those who followed him at the ‘time of difficulty'” until “He is All-Gentle, Most Merciful to them, and also towards the three who were left behind, so that when the earth became narrow for them, for all its great breadth,” until “Fear Allah and be with the truthful.”
“Ka’b (May Allah be pleased with him) said, ‘By Allah, after Allah guided me to Islam, Allah did not bestow on me any blessing greater than my truthfulness to the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and the fact that I did not lie to him and get destroyed as those who lied were destroyed. When the revelation was sent down, Allah Almighty said about those who lied, the worst thing He said about anyone. Allah Almighty said, “They will swear to you by Allah when you return to them, so that you leave them alone. Leave them alone, then! They are defilement. Their shelter will be Hell as repayment for what they earned. They will swear to you to make you pleased with them, but even if you are pleased with them, Allah is certainly not pleased with degenerate people.”
“Ka’b (May Allah be pleased with him) said, “We three were left apart from those whose excuses had been accepted by the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, when they swore to them and whose allegiance he took and for whom he asked forgiveness. The Messenger of Allah deferred the matter of us until Allah Almighty decided about it and Allah Almighty said, “towards the three who were left behind” and what He mentioned was not our staying back from the expedition but his leaving us and deferring our matter beyond that of the others who stayed behind and made excuses to him which he accepted.'”
(Al Bukhari & Muslim)

03/11/2013

Narrated by Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) saying that the Prophet (pbuh) said: Any young person who is kind to an elderly because of his age, Allah will send him someone who will be kind to him when he becomes old.
(Tirmizi)

22/11/3013

Mu’awiyah(RA) reported: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “When Allah wishes good for someone, He bestows upon him the understanding of Deen.”
(Al-Bukhari & Muslim)

15/11/2013

Abu Qatada (May Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said that the fast on the 10th of Muharram atones for the sins of the preceding year. [Sahih Muslim]

18/10/2013

Ibn Umar (ra) reports that Rasulullah  said, “When you meet a haji (on his way home) then greet him, shake hands with him and ask him to beg forgiveness of Allah on your behalf before he enters his home, for his prayer for forgiveness is accepted since he is forgiven by Allah for his sins.”

 

11/10/2013

Aa’ishah (radhi allahu anha) narrated the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihi wa-sallam) said: “There is no day on which Allah frees more people from the Fire than the day of Arafat. He comes close and expresses His pride to the angels saying, ‘What do these people (the Haajis) want?’”
(Muslim)

 

04/10/3013

Abdullah Ibn ‘Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the messenger of Allah (sallaAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: “There are no days on which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these ten days.” They said: “Not even jihad for the sake of Allah?” He said: “Not even jihad for the sake of Allah, unless a man goes out himself for jihad taking his wealth with him and does not come back with anything.”
(Bukhari)

 

29/09/2013

Hadhrat Abu Dharr (ra), reported that some of the Companions of the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu alayhi wasallam, said to him:
“O Messenger of Allah, the rich have taken away all the rewards. They observe the prayer as we do, and they keep the fasts as we do, and they give sadaqah (charity) from their surplus riches.” Upon this he (the Prophet) said: “Has Allah not prescribed for you (a course) by following which you can also do sadaqah? Verily in every tasbih (i.e. saying Subhanallah) there is a sadaqah, every takbir (i.e. saying Allahu Akbar) is a sadaqah, every tahmid (i.e. saying Alhamdulillah) is a sadaqah, every tahlil (i.e. saying Lailaha illallah) is a sadaqah, enjoining of good is a sadaqah, forbidding of evil is a sadaqah, and having sexual intercourse with your wife is a sadaqah. They (the Companions) said: “O Messenger of Allah, is there reward for him who satisfies his sexual passion among us?” He said: “Tell me, if he were to devote it to something forbidden, would it not be a sin on his part? Similarly, if he were to devote it to something lawful, he should have a reward.”
[Muslim]

20/09/2013

Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (ra) reported: The Messenger of Allah (saw) said ” A man utters a word pleasing to Allah without considering it of any significance for which Allah exalts his rank (in Jannah) and another speaks a word displeasing without considering it of any importance, and for this reason he will sink down into hell”
(Al Bukhari)

13/09/2013

Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (ra) reported: The Messenger of Allah (saw) said ” A man utters a word pleasing to Allah without considering it of any significance for which Allah exalts his rank (in Jannah) and another speaks a word displeasing without considering it of any importance, and for this reason he will sink down into hell” 
(Al Bukhari) 

06/09/2013

Hadhrat Abu Saeed al Khudri (ra) reported that: 

certain people from the ansãr once came to the Messenger of Allãh (saw) and asked him (for provision) and he gave, then they asked again and he gave until all what he possessed was exhausted. Then the Prophet (saw) said: “whatever wealth I have, I will not withhold from you, whosoever would be chaste and modest; Allãh will keep him chaste and modest and whosoever would seek self-sufficiency, Allãh will make him self-sufficient; and whosoever would be patient, Allãh will give him patience, and no one is granted a gift better and more comprehensive than patience. 

(Al Bukhari & Muslim)

30/08/2013

On the authority of Abu Malik al-Harith bin ‘Asim al-Ash’ari (ra) who said: The Messenger of Allah (saw) said:
“Purification is half of imãn (faith). Saying ‘Al-Hamdulillah’ (Praise be to Allah) fills the scales. Saying ‘Subhanallah wa al-Hamdulillahi’ (Exhalted be Allah and Praise be to Allah) fills the space between the heavens and the earth. Salãh (prayer) is a light. Sadaqah (charity) is a proof. Sabr (patience) is a shining glory. The Qur’an is an argument either for you or against you. Everybody goes out in the morning and sell themselves, thereby setting themselves free or destroying themselves.”
(Bukhari & Muslim)

23/08/2013

On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (ra) from the Prophet (saw), who said:
Allah Ta’ãlã says: The first of his actions for which a servant of Allah will be held accountable on the Day of Resurrection will be his prayers. If they are in order, then he will have prospered and succeeded: and if they are wanting, then he will have failed and lost. If there is something defective in his obligatory prayers, the Lord (glorified and exalted be He) will say: See if My servant has any nafl (supererogatory) prayers with which may be completed that which was defective in his obligatory prayers. Then the rest of his actions will be judged in like fashion. 
Tirmidhi, Abu Dawud, an-Nasa’i, Ibn Majah, Ahmad

16/08/2013

On the authority of ‘Umar, (ra), who said:

“While we were one day sitting with the Messenger of Allah, (SAW), there appeared before us a man dressed in extremely white clothes and with very black hair. No traces of journeying were visible on him, and none of us knew him. He sat down close by the Prophet, (SAW), rested his knee against his thighs, and said, O Muhammad! Inform me about Islam.” Said the Messenger of Allah, (SAW), “Islam is that you should testify that there is no deity apart from Allah and that Muhammad is His Messenger, that you should perform Salaah(5 daily prayers), pay the zakah, fast during the month of  Ramadan, and perform Hajj (pilgrimage) to the House (the Ka’bah in Makkah), if you can find a way to it (or find the means for making the journey to it).” Said he (the man), “You have spoken truly.” We were astonished at his thus questioning him and telling him that he was right, but he went on to say, “Inform me about iman (faith).” He (the Messenger of Allah) answered, “It is that you believe in Allah and His angels and His Books and His Messengers and in the Last Day, and in qadar (fate), both in its good and in its evil aspects.” He said, “You have spoken truly.” Then he (the man) said, “Inform me about Ihsan.” He (the Messenger of Allah) answered, ” It is that you should serve Allah as though you could see Him, for though you cannot see Him yet He sees you.” He said, “Inform me about the Hour.” He (the Messenger of Allah) said, “About that the one questioned knows no more than the questioner.” So he said, “Well, inform me about the signs thereof (i.e. of its coming).” Said he, “They are that the slave-girl will give birth to her mistress, that you will see the barefooted ones, the naked, the destitute, the herdsmen of the sheep (competing with each other) in raising lofty buildings.” Thereupon the man went off. I waited a while, and then he (the Messenger of Allah) said, “O ‘Umar, do you know who that questioner was?” I replied, “Allah and His Messenger know better.” He said, “That was Jibraeel. He came to teach you your religion.”   

(Muslim)