Selection of Hadith


  • Abu Said (May God be pleased with him) narrates: The Prophet (Peace and Blessings be Upon Him) said:


     
    “Noah (Peace be Upon Him) and his people will come (on the Day of Resurrection).

     


     God will ask (Noah): ‘Did you convey (the Message) about my religion?’


     
    Noah (PbUH) will reply: ‘Yes, my Lord!’


     
    Then God will ask Noah’s people: ‘Did Noah convey My Message to you?’


     
    They will say: ‘No! No prophet came to us.’


     
    Then God will ask Noah (PBUH), ‘Who will stand as a witness for what you say?’


     
    Noah (PbUH) will then reply: ‘Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be Upon Him) and his followers (will stand witness for me).’ So Muhammad’s (Peace and Blessings be Upon Him) followers will stand as witnesses for Noah (PBUH) thus: ‘Noah conveyed the Message.’'


     
    This situation indicates this verse from the Qur’an: “Thus we have made you a just and the best nation that you might be witnesses over mankind”. (Surah al-Baqara, 2/143)


     
    (Bukhari, Interpretation) 

  • Narrated by Numan ibn Bashir (May God be pleased with him):

     

    The Prophet (Peace and Blessings be Upon Him) said:

     

    “Supplication is prayer”, and then read this verse: “And your Lord says: ‘Call on Me; I will answer your (Prayer) but those who are too arrogant to serve Me will surely find themselves in Hell - in humiliation!’” (Surah Ghafir, 40/60)

     

    (Abu Davud, Prayer 358) 

  • Abu Huraira (May God be pleased with him) narrates: The Prophet (Peace and Blessings be Upon Him) said:

     

    “Everything has its pinnacle and the pinnacle of the Qur'an is Surah al-Baqarah (Surah al-Baqara). In it there is a verse which is the greatest in the Qur'an: Ayatal-Kursi (The Throne Verse)”.

     

    (Tirmidhi, Reward of the Qur’an 2) 

  • The Prophet (Peace and Blessings be Upon Him) said:

     

    “Whoever (on Friday) takes a bath, leaves for the mosque early, walks rather than riding, sits close to the imam, listens to the sermon, doesn’t indulge in idle talk, for every step a reward of a years fasting and prayer will be written for him…”

     

    (Tirmidhi 946) 

  • Ubayy bin Ka'b (May God be pleased with him) narrates:

     

    The Prophet (Peace and Blessings be Upon Him) said:

     

    “O Abu'l-Mundhir, do you know the verse from the Book of God which, in your memory, is the greatest?”

     

    I said: “Allah, there is no god but He, the Living, the Eternal…” (Surah al-Baqara,255) and this is called the Ayatul Kursi.

     

    Thereupon he struck me on my chest and said: “May knowledge be pleasant for you, O Abu'l-Mundhir!”

     

    (Muslim, Guests 258) 

  • Ibn Mas’ud (May God be pleased with him) narrates:

     

    The Prophet (Peace and Blessings be Upon Him) said:

     

    “The Devil and the appointed Angel penetrate man’s heart and evoke a few things there.

     

    The whispering of Satan is a call to evil, encouraging things that will have unpleasant and harmful results, and denial of the truth, detracting from right.

     

    The work of the angel is to call to right and benefit, goodness, and to ward off evil.

     

    So he who finds the whispering of right, benefit and goodness inside him, know that this is from God so let him praise and thank God.

     

    He who finds the whispering of malice and denial inside him, let him leave there immediately and seek refuge with God from Satan.”

     

    To these words the Prophet (Peace and Blessings be Upon Him) added this verse:

     

    “(Satan) threatens you with poverty and pushes you to stinginess” (Surah al-Baqara , 2/268)

     

    (Tirmidhi, Interpretation) 

  • Abu Huraira (May God be pleased with him) narrates:

     

    When the verse “whoever works evil will be requited accordingly. Nor will he find, besides Allah, any protector or helper.” (Surah an-Nisa , 4/123) was revealed, a serious distress overcame the believers.

     

    Following this, the Prophet (Peace and Blessings be Upon Him) recommended:

     

    “Try to find the middle and right way in all your actions. No harm afflicts any Muslim without God wiping out his sins by it.

     

    It doesn’t matter whether that harm is an unexpected event, or a thorn pricking his foot.”

     

    (Muslim, Birr)

  • Abu Umamah (May God be pleased with him) narrates:

     

    The Prophet (Peace and Blessings be Upon Him) said:

     

    “Whoever leaves off arguing when they are wrong, a house will be established for them on the outskirts of Paradise.

     

    Whoever leaves off arguing when they are in the right, a house will be established for them in the middle of Paradise.

     

    Whoever improves their manners, a house will be established for them in the highest place in Paradise.”

     

    (Tirmidhi, Birr 58) 

  • Sawban (May God be pleased with him) narrates:

     

    When the following verse was revealed “They who hoard up gold and silver and do not spend it in the way of Allah, unto them give tidings of a painful doom” (Surah At-Taubah , 9/34) we were on a journey with our Prophet (Peace and Blessings be Upon Him).

     

    Some of the Companions asked: “The verse was revealed concerning gold and silver. If only we could know which possession is better for us?”

     

    The Prophet (Peace and Blessings be Upon Him) replied:

     

    “(The superior possessions are) a tongue which remembers God, a heart filled with thanks to God, and a pious wife who helps in her husband’s virtuous deeds.”

     

    (Tirmidhi, Interpretation, Repentance)

     

  • ‘Abdur-Rahman bin Samure (May God be pleased with him) narrates:

     

    The Prophet (Peace and Blessings be Upon Him) said:

     

    “O 'Abdur-Rahman! Do not seek to be a ruler.

     

    “If you request and are given authority, then you will be held responsible for it.

     

    “But if you are given it without asking for it, then you will be helped in it (by God).

     

    “Whenever you take an oath to do something and later you find that something else is better than the first, then do the better one and make expiation for your oath.”

     

    (Bukhari, Judgements 5, 6) 

  • As narrated by Al-Harith al-A'war (May God be pleased with him):

     

    “While passing through the Masjid I found that people had left remembrance of God and were engrossed in vain talk. So I went to Hazrat Ali (Upon Him be Peace) and told him what I had seen.”

     

    He asked me “Are you telling the truth, is that really so?”

     

     When I assured him that it was so, upon that he said:

     

    “I heard God's Messenger (Peace and Blessings be Upon Him) say, ‘Behold! A dissension will come!’ I immediately asked him ‘What is the way out of it, o Messenger of God?’ to which he replied:

     

    "It is the God's Book (to read, reflect and act according to it), for it contains all information about what has happened to those communities before you, news of dissensions and tumults that will happen after you and and signs of doomsday (until the Day of Judgment). Also it has the judgement regarding the matters which will occur among you (about matters such as belief-blasphemy, obedience-disobedience, what is permitted-forbidden, etc.). It is the distinguisher between the truth and the falsehood. It is serious in everything it mentions, there is no word in it that is excursive or digressive. Whoever falls in absurdity by not taking notice of it and doesn’t behave according to it, God will perish him. If anyone seeks guidance elsewhere God will lead him astray. It is the strong rope of God, it is the reminder with wisdom, and it is the straightest path. It protects souls who obey it from being ruined and misguidance and tongues that recite it from ambiguity. Scholars of the Qur’an always crave more from it. Reading it again and again never bores its reader; neither does the reader lose any taste by reading it over and over again. Its magnificent wonders that astonish the mankind never end. It is such a Book that, when they had heard it, the jinn could not help to confess that, “We have heard a wonderful recital (God’s word). This surely guides to the Truth and we believe in it.” (Surah al-Jinn,72/1) He who utters it, speaks the truth. He who acts according to it, will be rewarded. He who pronounces judgment according to it, will be just. He who invites people to it, will guide them to a straight path.’ Oh A'war, learn very well these beautiful words.”


     (Tirmidhi, Reward of the Qur’an 14)

  • The Prophet (Peace and Blessings be Upon Him) said:

     

    “Let all of you spend the night of Sha`ban the 15th in worship and its day in fasting. Allah descends to the nearest heaven with His mercy during this night, beginning at sunset, and says:

     

    ‘Is there no one asking forgiveness that I may forgive them?

     

    ‘Is there no one asking sustenance that I may grant them sustenance?

     

    ‘Is there no one under trial that I may relieve them?’

     

    This continues in the same way until dawn rises.”

     

    (Ibn Majah, Ikama, 191) 
     

  • Narrated by Ibn Masud (May Allah be pleased with him):

     

    The Prophet (Peace and Blessings be Upon Him) once asked the Companions: “Who amongst you loves the property of his inheritors more than his own property?"

     

    They replied: “O Messenger of Allah! All of us love our own property more than we love the property of our inheritors.”

     

    So the Prophet (SAW) replied, “You must know this: A persons property is only that which he sent forth in this life, and the property of his inheritors is what he left behind.”

     

    (Bukhari, Rikâk 12)