Prophet Muhammad Quotes

Prophet Muhammad (‎‫‬‎محمد; c. 570 – 8 June 632; full name: Muhammad Ibn `Abd Allāh Ibn `Abd al-Muttalib) is the central figure of Islam. Muslim beliefs assert that he is the Seal of the Prophets and is Rasool Allah (“Messenger of God”). Archaic spellings of his name in English include: Mohammed, Muhammed, and Mahomet.

See also quotes from the Qur’an 

Prophet Muhammad Quotes

A good man treats women with honor. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

The greatest of wealth is the richness of the soul. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

There is a polish for everything that takes away rust; and the polish for the heart is the remembrance of Allah. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

The greatest of richness is the richness of the soul. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

The strongest among you is the one who controls his anger. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

God does not look at your forms and possessions but he looks at your hearts and your deeds. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Exchange gifts, you will love one another. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

The best among you are those who have the best manners and character. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

No two things have been combined better than knowledge and patience. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Tell people of glad tidings and do not push them away. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

The best of houses is the house where an orphan gets love and kindness. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

The believer does not slander, curse, or speak in an obscene or foul manner. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

A kind word is a form of charity. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

A father gives nothing better than good education. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Feed the hungry and visit a sick person, and free the captive, if he be unjustly confined. Assist any person oppressed whether Muslim or non-Muslim. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Seek knowledge from cradle to the grave. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Do not waste water even if you were at a running stream. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

A white has no superiority over a black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good actions. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

When a thing disturbs the peace of your heart give it up. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

You do not do evil to those who do evil to you, but you deal with them with forgiveness and kindness. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

He is not a true believer who eats his fill while his neighbour is hungry. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

However much the faith of a man increases, his regard for women increases. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

What has reached you was never meant to miss you, and what has missed you was never meant to reach you. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

When you see a person who has been given more than you in money and beauty. Look to those, who have been given less. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Speak good or remain silent. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Make things easy for people and not difficult. Give people good news and bring them joy, and do not turn them away. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Prophet Muhammad Quotes

Remember your own faults when you want to mention of others. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Those who are patient in adversity and forgive wrongs are the doers of excellence. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Modesty brings nothing except good. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

The most perfect man in his faith among the believers is the one whose behaviour is most excellent, and the best of you are those who are the best to their wives. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Happy is the man who avoids hardship, but how fine is the man who is afflicted and shows endurance. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Be kind, for whenever kindness becomes part of something, it beautifies it. Whenever it is taken from something, it leaves it tarnished. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

The best among you is the one who doesn’t harm others with his tongue and hands. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

A good man treats women with honour. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

There is reward for kindness to every living thing. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Strive always to excel in virtue and truth. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

The greatest jihad (struggle/striving) is to battle your own soul, to fight the evil within yourself. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Kindness is a mark of faith, and whoever has not kindness has not faith. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Four things support the world: the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the good, and the valor of the brave. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

None of you truly believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

To overcome evil with good is good, to resist evil by evil is evil. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

It is better to sit alone than in company with the bad; and it is better still to sit with the good than alone. It is better to speak to a seeker of knowledge than to remain silent; but silence is better than idle words. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

In Paradise there are things which no eyes has seen, no ears has heard and no human mind has though of. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Say what is true, although it may be bitter and displeasing to people. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

The cure for ignorance is to question. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

The greatest jihad (struggle/striving) is to battle your own soul, to fight the evil within yourself. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

The Proud will not enter paradise, nor a violent Speaker. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

A true Muslim is thankful to Allah in prosperity and resigned to His will in adversity. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

The world is a prison for a believer and paradise for a disbeliever. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

A Muslim who meets with others and shares their burdens is better than one who lives a life of seclusion and contemplation. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Whoever Follows a Path in the pursuit of knowledge Allah will make a path to Jannah easy for him. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Fulfill the trust for the one who entrusted you and do not cheat the one who cheated you. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Prophet Muhammad Quotes

Serve Allah, as you would if you could see Him; although you cannot see Him, He can see you. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Visit the sick, feed the hungry, and free the captive. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

I love children. They are content with the least of things, gold and mud are the same in their eyes. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Allah does not look at your appearance or your possessions; but He looks at your heart and your deeds. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

I, and the one who looks after an orphan, will be together like this in the next world. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Keep yourselves far from envy; because it eats up and takes away good actions, like a fire eats up and burns wood. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

What actions are most excellent? To gladden the heart of human beings, to feed the hungry, to help the afflicted, to lighten the sorrow of the sorrowful, and to remove the sufferings of the injured. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

The seeking of knowledge is obligatory for every Muslim. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Who is the most favored of God? He from whom the greatest good comes to His creature. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Most of your sins are because of your tongues. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

A Muslim who plants a tree or sows a field, from which man, birds and animals can eat, is committing an act of charity. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Verily, a man teaching his child manners is better than giving one bushel of grain in alms. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Verily, Allah is compassionate and is fond of compassion, and He gives to the compassionate what he does not give to the harsh. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

The worldly comforts are not for me. I am like a traveler, who takes a rest under a tree in the shade and then goes on his way. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Beware of the supplication of the oppressed for there is no barrier between it and Allah. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

When you see a person who has been given more than you in money and beauty, look to those, who have been given less. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

If you put your whole trust in Allah, as you ought, He most certainly will satisfy your needs, as He satisfies those of the birds. They come out hungry in the morning but return full to their nests. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

If you do not feel ashamed of anything, then you can do whatever you like. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Conduct yourself in this world as if you are here to stay forever and yet prepare for eternity as if you are to die tomorrow. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

The most perfect believer in faith is the one whose character is finest and who is kindest to his wife. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Whoever is kind, Allah will be kind to him; therefore, be kind to man on the earth. He who is in heaven will show mercy on you. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Whoever Allah wants good for him; He puts them to test. He puts them through difficulties; like a diamond or gold that has to be burnt after which anything bad from it is removed so that what you have is the pure diamond or the pure gold. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Speak a good word or remain silent. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

God does not look at your forms and possessions, but he looks at your hearts and your deeds. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

You will never enter paradise until you have faith and you will not complete your faith until you love one another. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Spend in charity and do not keep count for then Allah will also keep count in giving your provision. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Riches are not from an abundance of worldly good but from a contented mind. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

If you show mercy to those who are on the earth, he who is in the heaven will show mercy to you. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

It is difficult for a man laden with riches to climb the steep path, that leads to bliss. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Whoever loves to meet God, God loves to meet him. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

The best of you are those who are best to the women. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

I leave behind me two things, The Quran and My Sunnah and if you follow these you will never go astray. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

No one can be given a blessing better and greater than patience. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Who are the learned? Those who practice what they know. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Trust Allah but tie your camel. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Once a man, who was passing through a road, found a branch of a tree with thorns obstructing it. The man removed the thorns from the way. Allah thanked him and forgave his sins. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Much silence and a good disposition, there are no two things better than these. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Verily, Allah is mild and is fond of mildness, and He gives to the mild what He does not give to the harsh. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Richness is not having many possessions, but richness is being oneself. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

He who keeps silent saves himself. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

When two persons are together, two of them must not whisper to each other, without letting the third hear; because it would hurt him. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Whatever is prayed for at the time of breaking the fast is granted and never refused. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

I command you to treat women kindly…– Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

All Muslims are like a foundation, each strengthening the other; in such a way they do support each other. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

He, who wishes to enter paradise at the best gate, must please his father and mother. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Prophet Muhammad Quotes

I am leaving two things among you, and if you cling to them firmly you will never go astray; one is the Book of Allah and the other is my way of life. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

The most perfect man in his faith among the believers is the one whose behavior is most excellent, and the best of you are those who are the best to their wives. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

The best of alms is that, which the right hand gives, and the left hand knows not of. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

The perfect Muslim is not a perfect Muslim, who eats till he is full and leaves his neighbors hungry. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

He is not of us who is not affectionate to the little ones and does not respect the old; and he is not of us, who does not order which is lawful, and prohibits that which is unlawful. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

No man is a true believer unless he desires for his brother that, what he desires for himself. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

To strive for the cause of Allah from daybreak to noon and sunset is better than the goods and enjoyment of the whole worldly life. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Be not like the hypocrite who, when he talks, tells lies; when he gives a promise, he breaks it; and when he is trusted, he proves dishonest. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

The proof of a Muslim’s sincerity is, that he pays no heed to that, which is not his business. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Do you know what is better than charity and fasting and prayer? It is keeping peace and good relations between people, as quarrels and bad feelings destroy mankind. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

The human being does not fill up any vessel worse than his stomach. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Women are the twin halves of men. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

A father gives his child nothing better than a good education. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

The strong person is not the one who can wrestle someone else down. The strong person is the one who can control himself when he is angry. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

The most faithful of you are the best mannered. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Be careful because you are not better than people who are a different color, unless you are better in piety. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

How wonderful is the situation of a believer. There is good for him in everything and this applies only to a believer. If prosperity comes to him, he expresses gratitude to God and that is good for him; and if adversity befalls him, he endures it patiently and that is better for him. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Prophet Muhammad Quotes

If a monk or pilgrim seeks protection, in mountain or valley, in a cave or in tilled fields, in the plain, in the desert, or in a church, I am behind them, defending them from every enemy; I, my helpers, all the members of my religion and all my followers, for they and my proteges and my subjects. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

A Muslim who plants a tree or sows a field, from which man, birds and animals can eat, is committing an act of charity. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

What actions are most excellent? To gladden the heart of human beings, to feed the hungry, to help the afflicted, to lighten the sorrow of the sorrowful, and to remove the sufferings of the injured. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

The most excellent Jihad is that for the conquest of self. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

If you put your whole trust in Allah, as you ought, He most certainly will satisfy your needs, as He satisfies those of the birds. They come out hungry in the morning, but return full to their nests. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Allah will not give mercy to anyone, except those who give mercy to other creatures. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Say what is true, although it may be bitter and displeasing to people. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Kindness is a mark of faith, and whoever is not kind has no faith. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

When you see a person who has been given more than you in money and beauty, look to those, who have been given less. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

It is better to sit alone than in company with the bad; and it is better still to sit with the good than alone. It is better to speak to a seeker of knowledge than to remain silent; but silence is better than idle words. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Verily, a man teaching his child manners is better than giving one bushel of grain in alms. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Whoever is kind, Allah will be kind to him; therefore be kind to man on the earth. He who is in heaven will show mercy on you. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Whoever loveth to meet God, God loveth to meet him. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Allah has revealed to me, that you must be humble. No one should boast over one another, and no one should oppress another. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

A true Muslim is thankful to Allah in prosperity, and resigned to His will in adversity. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

The best richness is the richness of the soul. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Once the Prophet was asked: “Tell us, which action is dearest to Allah?”
He answered: “To say your prayer at its proper time.”
Again he was asked: “What comes next?”
Mohammad said: “To show kindness to parents.”
“Then what?”
he was asked,
“To strive for the cause of Allah!” – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Verily, it is one of the respects to Allah to honor an old man. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

You will not enter paradise until you have faith; and you will not complete your faith till you love one another. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Allah is One and likes Unity. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

The best of alms is that, which the right hand gives and the left hand knows not of. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

He is not of us who is not affectionate to the little ones, and does not respect the old; and he is not of us, who does not order which is lawful, and prohibits that which is unlawful. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Conduct yourself in this world, as if you are here to stay forever; prepare for eternity as if you have to die tomorrow. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

The worldly comforts are not for me. I am like a traveler, who takes a rest under a tree in the shade and then goes on his way. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

The seeking of knowledge is obligatory for every Muslim. – Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

Prophet Muhammad Quotes

Final sermon

The Last Sermon of Muhammad delivered on the Ninth Day of Dhul Hijjah 10 A.H (c. 630 AD)

Some excerpts include:

  • “O People, verily your blood, your property and your honour are sacred and inviolable until you appear before your Lord, as the sacred inviolability of this day of yours, this month of yours and this very town (of yours). Verily you will soon meet your Lord and you will be held answerable for your actions.”
  • “O People, it is true that you have certain rights with regard to your women, but they also have right over you. If they abide by your right then to them belongs the right to be fed and clothed in kindness. Do treat your women well and be kind to them for they are your partners and committed helpers.”
  • “All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action. You know that every Muslim is the brother of another Muslim. Remember, one day you will appear before Allah and answer for your deeds. So beware, do not astray from the path of righteousness after I am gone.”
  • “All those who listen to me shall pass on my words to others and those to others again; and may the last ones understand my words better than those who listen to me directly.”

Sunni Hadith

Note: Hadith (“Traditions”) of the prophet are accounts of sayings attributed directly to Muhammad, through traditionally accepted sources, and to Muslims they are second in importance only to the Qur’an. They are seen as explanations of the Quranic verses and the second source of legislation in Islamic jurisprudence.
(Arranged alphabetically)
  • Yahya related to me from Malik from Ibn Shihab from Said ibn al-Musayyab from Abu Hurayra that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “A strong person is not the person who throws his adversaries to the ground. A strong person is the person who contains himself when he is angry.”
    • Muwatta of Imam Malik, Good Character, hadith 12 [1]
  • The superiority of the learned man over the devout is like that of the moon, on the night when it is full, over the rest of the stars.
    • Sunan Abu Dawood, Book of Knowledge, Hadith 3634
  • Yahya related to me from Malik from Nafi from Abdullah ibn Umar that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said from the mimbar when mentioning sadaqa and refraining from asking, “The upper hand is better than the lower hand. The upper hand is the one which expends, and the lower one is the one which asks.”
    • Muwatta of Imam Malik, Book of Sadaqa, hadith 8 [2]
  • Yahya related to me from Malik from Abuz-Zinad from al-Araj from Abu Hurayra that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “By Him in whose hand myself is! To take your rope and gather firewood on your back is better for you than that you come to a man to whom Allah has given some of His favour and ask him, so he gives to you or refuses.”
    • Muwatta of Imam Malik, Book of Sadaqa, hadith 10 [3]
  • Malik related to me from Nafi from Abdullah ibn Umar that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Two must not converse secretly to the exclusion of another person.”
    • Muwatta of Imam Malik, Speech, hadith 14 [4]
  • ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud said, “The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, slept on a straw mat and when he got up he had a mark on his side. We said, “Messenger of Allah, we could make a covering for you?” He said, “What have I to do with this world? I am only in this world like a rider who seeks shade under a tree and then goes on.”
    • Riyad as Saliheen 486
  • Yahya related to me from Malik that he had heard that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “I was sent to perfect good character.”
    • Muwatta of Imam Malik, Good Character, hadith 8 [5]
  • The Amir al-Mu’minin, Abu Hafs ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say, “Actions only go by intentions. Everyone gets what they intend. Anyone, therefore, who emigrates to Allah and His Messenger, his emigration is indeed to Allah and His Messenger. But anyone who emigrates to gain something of this world or to marry a woman, his emigration is to that to which he emigrated.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 1, hadith number 1
  • ‘A’isha, Umm al-Mu’minin, Umm ‘Abdullah said, “The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, ‘An army will invade the Ka’ba. When they are at Bayda’, the earth will swallow them up from the first to the last of them.'” She said, “I said, ‘Messenger of Allah, how will it swallow them up from the first to the last of them when their traders are among them as well as others who are not really part of them?’ He said, ‘It will swallow them up from the first to the last of them and then they will resurrected according to their intentions.'”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 1, hadith number 2
  • Abu Hurayra ‘Abdu’r-Rahman ibn Sakhr said that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Allah does not look at your bodies nor your forms but He looks at your hearts and your actions.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 1, hadith number 7
  • Abu ‘Abdu’r-Rahman ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab said that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Allah the Mighty and Majestic accepts the repentance of His servant as long as his death-rattle has not begun.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 1, hadith number 18
  • Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Part of the excellence of a person’s Islam is his leaving alone what does not concern him.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 1, hadith number 67
  • Abu Hurayra reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “People will enter the Garden [paradise] whose hearts are like the hearts of birds.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 1, hadith number 77
  • Ibn ‘Abbas said that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “There are two blessings which deceive many people: health and free time.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 1, hadith number 97
  • Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Once a man was walking along a road and became very thirsty. He found a well, climbed down into it and drank. When he came out, he saw a dog driven by thirst to eat mud. He said, ‘This dog has reached the same extreme of thirst that I had reached.’ So he climbed back down the well, filled his leather sock with water and, holding it between his teeth, climbed back up and let the dog drink Allah thanked him for that and forgave him.” They said, “Messenger of Allah, do we then receive a reward on account of animals?'” He said, “There is a reward for every live animal [lit. everything with a moist liver].”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 1, hadith number 126
  • Jabir reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Every right thing is sadaqa.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 1, hadith number 134
  • Anas reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Allah is pleased with His slave who eats a morsel and praises Allah for it or takes a drink and praises Allah for it.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 1, hadith number 140
  • ‘A’isha reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “When one of you dozes off while he is praying, he should go and lie down until he is no longer sleepy. If someone prays when he is drowsy, he may not know whether he is asking for forgiveness or asking for something bad for himself.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 1, hadith number 147
  • Abu Sa’id al-Khudri reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “The best jihad is a just word in the presence of a tyrannical ruler.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 1, hadith number 194
  • Abu ‘Abdullah Tariq ibn Shihab al-Bajali al-Ahmasi reported that a man asked the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, after he had put his feet in his stirrups, “What jihad is the best?” He said, “A true word in the presence of a tyrannical ruler.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 1, hadith number 195
  • Jabir reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Beware of injustice. Injustice will be darkness on the Day of Rising. Beware of avarice. Avarice destroyed those before you and prompted them to shed each other’s blood and make lawful what was unlawful.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 2, hadith number 203
  • Abu Musa reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “A believer in respect of another believer is like a building whose parts support one another.” and he intertwined his fingers.
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 2, hadith number 222
  • He also reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Anyone passing through any of our mosques or markets carrying arrows should hold or grasp them by their heads so that no Muslim will be injured by them.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 2, hadith number 223
  • An-Nu’man ibn Bashir reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “The metaphor of the believers in their mutual love, mercy and affection is that of the body. When one limb of it complains, the rest of the body collapses with sleeplessness and fever.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 2, hadith number 224
  • Abu Hurayra said, “The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, kissed al-Hasan ibn ‘Ali while al-Aqra’ ibn Habis was with him. Al-Aqra’ said, ‘I have ten children and have never kissed any of them.’ The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, looked at him and said, ‘Anyone who does not show mercy will not be shown mercy.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 2, hadith number 225
  • Jarir ibn ‘Abdullah reported that the Messenger of Allah said, “If someone does not show mercy to people, Allah will not show mercy to him.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 2, hadith number 277
  • Abu Qatada al-Harith ibn Rib’i reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “I stand in prayer and would like to make it long but I hear the crying of a child and shorten my prayer not wanting to make things difficult for its mother.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 2, hadith number 231
  • Ibn ‘Umar reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “A Muslim is the brother of another Muslim. He should not wrong him nor surrender him to his enemy. Allah will take care of the needs of anyone who takes care of the needs of his brother. On the Day of Rising Allah will dispel the anxiety of anyone who dispels the anxiety of another Muslim. On the Day of Rising Allah will veil anyone who veils another Muslim.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 2, hadith number 233
  • Anas reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “None of you can truly be said to believe until he wants for his brother what he wants for himself.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 2, hadith number 236
  • He also reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Help your brother, wronging or wronged.” A man said, “Messenger of Allah, I can help him if he is wronged but tell me how I can help him if he is wronging?” He said, “You can restrain him – or prevent him – from injustice. That is helping him.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 2, hadith number 237
  • Sahl ibn Sa’d reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “I and those who care for orphans will be in the Garden [heaven] like this,” and he pointed with his forefinger and middle finger and made an opening between them.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 2, hadith number 262
  • Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “I and an orphan’s guardian, whether he is a relative or a non-relative, will be like these two in the Garden [heaven],” and the transmitter, Malik ibn Anas, indicated the index and middle fingers.
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 2, hadith number 263
  • Abu Hurayra reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Someone who strives on behalf of widows and the poor is like someone who fights in the way of Allah.” I think that he also said, “And like someone who continually stands at night in prayer and like someone who continually fasts.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 2, hadith number 265
  • Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “A believing man should not hate a believing woman. If he dislikes something in her character, he should be pleased with some other or another­ trait of hers.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 2, hadith number 275
  • Abu Hurayra stated, “The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “The most perfect of believers in belief is the best of them in character. The best of you are those who are the best to their women.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 2, hadith number 278
  • Ibn ‘Umar reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “All of you are shepherds. Each of you is responsible for his flock. An amir is a shepherd. A man is a shepherd in respect of his family. The woman is a shepherd in respect of her husband’s house and children. All of you are shepherds and each of you is responsible for his flock.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 2, hadith number 283
  • Abu Dharr reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “O Abu Dharr, if you cook a stew put a lot of water in it, keeping your neighbours in mind.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 2, hadith number 304
  • ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “The best of companions in the sight of Allah Almighty is the one who acts best towards his companion. The best of neighbours in the sight of Allah Almighty is the one who acts best towards his neighbour.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 2, hadith number 311
  • Anas reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Anyone who desires the expansion of his provision or to have the best of his life prolonged, should maintain ties of kinship.'”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 3, hadith number 319
  • ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr reported: “The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, ‘A person who maintains ties of kinship is not someone who only does so with those who maintain ties with him. A person who maintains ties of kinship is someone who restores them when they have been cut off.'”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 3, hadith number 322
  • Asma’ bint Abi Bakr as-Siddiq said, “My mother came to me during the time of the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, while she was still an idolater and I asked the Messenger of Allah, ‘My mother has come to me, wanting something. Shall I give it to her?’ He said, ‘Yes. Give to your mother.'”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 3, hadith number 325
  • Salman ibn ‘Amir reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “When one of you breaks the fast, he should break it with dates. They are a blessing. If he cannot find any dates, then water. It is pure.” He said, “Sadaqa given to a poor person is sadaqa but to a relative it is both sadaqa and maintaining ties of kinship.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 3, hadith number 332
  • Abu ‘Abdullah ‘Amr ibn al-‘As reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “One of the major wrong actions is for a man to abuse his parents.” They asked, “O Messenger of Allah, is it possible for a man to abuse his parents?” He replied, “Yes. He may curse another man’s father who in turn curses his father, and curse his mother and he in turn curses his mother.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 3, hadith number 338
  • “One of the worst major wrong actions is for a man to curse his parents.” It was said, “O Messenger of Allah, how can a man curse his parents?” He said, “He may curse another man’s father who in turn curses his father, and curse his mother and he in turn curses his mother.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 3, hadith number 338
  • Abu Usayd Malik ibn Rabi’a as-Sa’idi said, “Once while we were sitting with the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, a man from the Banu Salama came up and asked, ‘O Messenger of Allah, is there any devotion to my parents which I can show them after their death?’ He said, ‘Yes, praying for them, asking forgiveness for them, fulfilling their pledges after them, maintaining ties with relations which are only maintained through them, and honouring any friend of theirs.” [Abu Dawud]
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 3, hadith number 343
  • ‘Amr ibn Shu’ayb’s grandfather said, “The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Anyone who does not show mercy to our young people nor honour our old people is not one of us.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 3, hadith number 355
  • Anas reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “No young man honours an old man on account of his age without Allah decreeing for him one who will honour him in his old age.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 3, hadith number 359
  • Abu Hurayra reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “A man follows the religion of his close friend, so each of you should be very careful about whom he takes as a close friend.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 3, hadith number 367
  • Anas reported that a Bedouin said to the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, “When will the Hour come?” The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “How have you prepared for it?” He said, “With love of Allah and His Messenger.” He said, “You will be with the one you love.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 3, hadith number 369
  • Abu Hurayra said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah say, “Allah divided mercy into a hundred parts and He kept back ninety-nine parts with Himself and left one part on the earth. It is from this part that creatures show mercy to one another so that an animal lifts its hoof from its young fearing to hurt them.”
  • In one variant, “Allah Almighty has a hundred mercies out of which He sent down one mercy among jinn, men, beasts and insects by which they show affection to one another and by which they show mercy to one another and by which wild animals show mercy to their young. Allah Almighty has held back ninety-nine of the mercies and will show them to His slaves on the Day of Rising.”
  • Muslim also related it from Salman al-Farisi who said that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Allah Almighty has a hundred mercies. One of them is the mercy by which creatures show mercy to one another, and ninety-nine are for the Day of Rising.”
  • In one variant, “On the day He created the heavens and the earth, Allah Almighty created a hundred mercies, each mercy equal to what is between the heaven and the earth, and He put one mercy on the earth by which a mother has compassion for her child and wild animals and birds for each other. On the Day of Rising, He will perfect them with this mercy.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 3, hadith number 420
  • Anas reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “When an unbeliever does a good deed, he enjoys its fruits in this world. In the case of a believer, Allah Almighty will store up his good deeds for him in the Next world and will also reward him with provision in this world because of his obedience.”
  • In one variant, “Allah will not wrong a believer in respect of any good deed – he gives to him on account it in this world and he rewards him for it in the Next world. The unbeliever enjoys all the fruits of any good deeds he does for Allah Almighty in this world so that when he passes to the Next world, he had no good deeds left for which to be repaid.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 3, hadith number 428
  • Jabir reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “The metaphor of the five prayers is that of a sizeable flowing river at the door of one of you in which he washes five times every day.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 3, hadith number 429
  • Ibn ‘Umar said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say, “On the Day of Rising, a believer will be brought near his Lord until His mercy descends on him and He will ask him to acknowledge his sins and say, ‘Do you confess to such-and-such a sin? Do you confess to such-and-such a sin?’ He will say, ‘Lord, I confess.’ He will say, ‘I veiled it for you in the world and I forgive you for it today,’ and he will be given the page of his good actions.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 3, hadith number 433
  • Anas reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Allah is pleased with the slave who eats some food and then praises Him for it, or drinks a drink and then praises Him for it.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 3, hadith number 436
  • Jabir ibn ‘Abdullah reported that he heard the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say three days before his death, “None of you should die without having a good opinion of Allah, the Mighty and Exalted.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 3, hadith number 441
  • Anas said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say, “Allah Almighty says, “O son of Adam! I will forgive you as long as you call on Me and have hope in Me, no matter what you do. Son of Adam, I do not care if your wrong actions reach to the clouds of heaven and then you ask Me for forgiveness, I will forgive you. Son of Adam, if you were to come with sins equivalent in weight to the whole earth and then meet Me having not associated anything with Me, I would come to you with the same amount of forgiveness.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 3, hadith number 442
  • Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “If the believers knew the punishment which Allah has, none of them would have any hope of attaining His Garden [heaven]. If the unbelievers knew the mercy which Allah has, none of them would despair of reaching His Garden.
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 3, hadith number 443
  • Anas reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “O Allah, there is no life but the life of the Next World.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 3, hadith number 460
  • Al-Mustawrid ibn Shaddad reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “This world in in comparison with the Next World is like putting your finger in the sea and seeing what comes back on it.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 3, hadith number 463
  • Jabir reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, went through the market with people on both sides of him. He passed the dead body of a deformed sheep, took it by its ear and then said, “Which of you would like to have this for a dirham?” They said, “We would not like to have it for anything. What would we do with it?” He said, “Would you like to have it?” They said, “By Allah, even if it was alive, it would be defective since it is deformed, and now it is dead.” He said, “By Allah, this world has less value with Allah than this has with you.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, 464 [6]
  • Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “If I had the whole of Uhud in gold, it would not make me happy for three days to pass while I have any of it except something I have kept for a debt.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 3, hadith number 466
  • Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Look at those who are lower than you and do not look at those who are higher than you. That is more likely to prevent you underestimating the blessing of Allah on you.”
  • In one variant, “When one of you sees someone who has been given more bounty in respect of wealth or physical strength, he should then look at someone who has less than him.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 3, hadith number 467
  • Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “This world is the prison of the believer and the paradise of the unbeliever.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 3, hadith number 470
  • Ibn ‘Umar said, “The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, took hold of my shoulders and said, “Be in this world as if you were a stranger or a traveller on the road.” Ibn ‘Umar used to say, ‘In the evening, do not anticipate the morning, and in the morning do not anticipate the evening. Take from your health for your illness and from your life for your death.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 3, hadith number 471
  • Abu ‘Abbas Sahl ibn Sa’d as-Sa’idi said, “A man came to the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and said, ‘Messenger of Allah, show me an action for which Allah will love me and for which people will love me if I do it. He said, “Do with little of this world and Allah will love you, and do with little of what belongs to other people and people will love you.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 3, hadith number 472
  • Ka’b ibn ‘Iyad said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say, “Every community has a trial, and the trial of my community is wealth.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 3, hadith number 481
  • ‘Abdullah ibn Mughaffal said, “A man said to the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, “Messenger of Allah, by Allah, I love you.” He said, “Be careful of what you say.” He said, “By Allah, I love you,” three times. He said, “If you love me, then prepare yourself for poverty. Poverty comes swifter to the one who loves me than a flood to its destination.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 3, hadith number 484
  • Ka’b ibn Malik reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Two hungry wolves loose among sheep do not cause as much damage as that caused to a man’s deen by his greed for money and reputation.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 3, hadith number 485
  • ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud said, “The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, slept on a straw mat and when he got up he had a mark on his side. We said, “Messenger of Allah, we could make a covering for you?” He said, “What have I to do with this world? I am only in this world like a rider who seeks shade under a tree and then goes on.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 3, hadith number 486
  • Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “The poor will enter the Garden [heaven] five hundred years before the rich.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 3, hadith number 487
  • Malik related to me from ‘Abd ar-Rahman ibn ‘Abd ar-Rahman ibn Sa’sa’a from his father from ‘Abd ar-Rahman ibn Sa’sa’a from his father that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “It will soon happen that the best property of a Muslim will be sheep which he takes to the peaks of the mountains and the valleys, fleeing with his deen from trials.”
  • Muwatta of Malik ibn Anas, chapter 54, hadith number 16
  • Malik related to me from ‘Abdullah ibn Dinar from ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “If a man says to his Muslim brother, ‘O unbeliever!’ it is true about one of them.”
  • Muwatta of Malik ibn Anas, chapter 56, hadith number 1
  • Malik related to me from Zayd ibn Aslam from ‘Amr ibn Mu’adh al-Ash-hali al-Ansari that his grandmother said, “The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, ‘O believing women! Let none of you despise giving to her neighbour even if it is only a roasted sheep’s trotter.’
  • Muwatta of Malik ibn Anas, chapter 58, hadith number 4
  • Malik related to me that Safwan ibn Sulaym said, “The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, was asked, ‘Can a believer be a coward?’ He said, ‘Yes.’ He was asked, ‘Can a believer be a miser?’ He replied, ‘Yes.’ He was asked, ‘Can a believer be a liar?’ He said, ‘No.'”
  • Muwatta of Malik ibn Anas, chapter 61, hadith number 19
  • Whoever killed a person having a treaty with the Muslims, shall not smell the smell of Paradise though its smell is perceived from a distance of forty years.
    • Sahih Bukhari 4:53:391
  • Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: A woman was punished because she had kept a cat tied until it died, and (as a punishment of this offence) she was thrown into Hell. She had not provided it with food or drink, and had not freed her so that she could eat the insects of the earth.
    • Narrated in Saheeh Muslim, Book 026, Number 5570
  • Verily Allah has enjoined goodness to everything; so when you kill, kill in a good way and when you slaughter, slaughter in a good way. So every one of you should sharpen his knife, and let the slaughtered animal die comfortably.
    • Narrated in Saheeh Muslim, Book 021, Number 4810
  • Allah’s Apostle said, “The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. “O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.”
    • Narrated by Abu Huraira, in Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 52, Number 177
  • “Verily you shall conquer Constantinople. What a wonderful leader will he be, and what a wonderful army will that army be!”
    • Ahmad, al-Musnad 14:331 #18859, al-Hakim, al-Mustadrak 4:421-422, al-Tabarani, al-Mu`jam al-Kabir 2:38 #1216, al-Haythami 6:218-219, al-Bukhari, al-Tarikh al-Kabir 2:81 and al-Saghir 1:306, Ibn `Abd al-Barr, al-Isti`ab 8:170, al-Suyuti, al-Jami` al-Saghir [7]
  • Abu Hurayra stated that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “The most truthful phrase ever said by a poet is the words of Labid: “Everything except Allah is false.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 3, hadith number 490
  • Allah’s Apostle called: “War is deceit”.
    • Narrated Abu Huraira, in Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 52, Number 268
  • The Prophet said, “Nobody who dies and finds good from Allah (in the hereafter) would wish to come back to this world even if he were given the whole world and whatever is in it, except the martyr who, on seeing the superiority of martyrdom, would like to come back to the world and get killed again (in Allah’s cause). The Prophet said, “A single endeavor (of fighting) in Allah’s cause in the afternoon or in the forenoon is better than all the world and whatever is in it. A place in Paradise as small as the bow or lash of one of you is better than all the world and whatever is in it. And if a houri from Paradise appeared to the people of the earth, she would fill the space between Heaven and the Earth with light and pleasant scent and her head cover is better than the world and whatever is in it.”
    • Narrated Anas bin Malik, in Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 52, Number 53
  • A man came to Allah’s Apostle and said, “Instruct me as to such a deed as equals Jihad (in reward).” He replied, “I do not find such a deed.” Then he added, “Can you, while the Muslim fighter is in the battle-field, enter your mosque to perform prayers without cease and fast and never break your fast?” The man said, “But who can do that?” Abu- Huraira added, “The Mujahid (i.e. Muslim fighter) is rewarded even for the footsteps of his horse while it wanders about (for grazing) tied in a long rope.”
    • Narrated Abu Huraira, in Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 52, Number 44
  • The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: If you find anyone doing as Lot’s people did, kill the one who does it, and the one to whom it is done.
    • Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas, in AbuDawud, Book 38, Number 4447
  • Allah’s Apostle said, “Know that Paradise is under the shades of swords.”
    • Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Abi Aufa, in Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 52, Number 73
  • “Never desire war but pray to Allah for peace and security. And when you are (forced) to fight the enemy, fight with steadfastness and know that Paradise is under the shadow of swords.”
    • Riyadh us Saleheen, as quoted in Muhammad As a Military Leader, Afzalur Rahman
  • Once Allah’s Apostle went out to the Muslims (to offer the prayer) of Eid al-Adha or Al-Fitr prayer. Then he passed by the women and said, “O women! Give alms, as I have seen that the majority of the dwellers of Hell-fire were you (women).” They asked, “Why is it so, O Allah’s Apostle ?” He replied, “You curse frequently and are ungrateful to your husbands. I have not seen anyone more deficient in intelligence and religion than you. A cautious sensible man could be led astray by some of you.” The women asked, “O Allah’s Apostle! What is deficient in our intelligence and religion?” He said, “Is not the evidence of two women equal to the witness of one man?” They replied in the affirmative. He said, “This is the deficiency in her intelligence. Isn’t it true that a woman can neither pray nor fast during her menses?” The women replied in the affirmative. He said, “This is the deficiency in her religion.”
    • Narrated Abu Sa’id al-Khudri, in Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 06, Number 301
  • Allah’s Apostle said, “In Paradise there is a pavilion made of a single hollow pearl sixty miles wide, in each corner of which there are wives who will not see those in the other corners; and the believers will visit and enjoy them. And there are two gardens, the utensils and contents of which are made of silver; and two other gardens, the utensils and contents of which are made of so-and-so (i.e. gold) and nothing will prevent the people staying in the Garden of Eden from seeing their Lord except the curtain of Majesty over His Face.”
    • Narrated Abdullah bin Qais, in Bukhari, Volume 6, Book 60, Number 402
  • Allah’s Apostle said, “You should listen to and obey, your ruler even if he was an Ethiopian (black) slave whose head looks like a raisin.”
    • Narrated Anas bin Malik, in Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 89, Number 256
  • Allah’s Apostle said, “There is no Zakat either on a horse or a slave belonging to a Muslim”
    • Narrated Abu Huraira, in Bukhari, Volume 2, Book 24, Number 542
  • A man came to the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) and said: I have found a woman of rank and beauty, but she does not give birth to children. Should I marry her? He said: No. He came again to him, but he prohibited him. He came to him third time, and he (the Prophet) said: Marry women who are loving and very prolific, for I shall outnumber the peoples by you.
    • Narrated Ma’qil ibn Yasar, in AbuDawud, Book 11, Number 2045
  • The Prophet said, “By Him in Whose Hands my life is! Were it not for some men amongst the believers who dislike to be left behind me and whom I cannot provide with means of conveyance, I would certainly never remain behind any Sariya’ (army-unit) setting out in Allah’s Cause. By Him in Whose Hands my life is! I would love to be martyred in Allah’s Cause and then get resurrected and then get martyred, and then get resurrected again and then get martyred and then get resurrected again and then get martyred.
    • Narrated Abu Huraira, in Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 52, Number 54
  • God has removed from our societies the prejudice and the prides of the ignorant time, when the societies divided to either faithful pious or the ignorant time, when the societies divided to either faithful pious or transgressor oppressors. The people are representing the children of Adam and Adam was created from the dust, and there will be no greatness of Arab above foreigner except by the way of pious and humbleness.
    • Sahih al-Bukhari and Sahih Muslim, as quoted by Ahmed Shendy Yousef in The Brotherhood in Islam, Message to the Jews, Christians and Muslims page 30.
  • The believers in their kindness and merciful behaviors are like one body, if any organ of this body complains, the rest of the body stays awake, ill and feverish.
    • Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 5665, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2586
  • It has been reported from Sulaiman b. Buraid through his father that when the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) appointed anyone as leader of an army or detachment he would especially exhort him to fear Allah and to be good to the Muslims who were with him. He would say: Fight in the name of Allah and in the way of Allah. Fight against those who disbelieve in Allah. Make a holy war, do not embezzle the spoils; do not break your pledge; and do not mutilate (the dead) bodies; do not kill the children. When you meet your enemies who are polytheists, invite them to three courses of action. If they respond to any one of these, you also accept it and withold yourself from doing them any harm. Invite them to (accept) Islam; if they respond to you, accept it from them and desist from fighting against them. Then invite them to migrate from their lands to the land of Muhajirs and inform them that, if they do so, they shall have all the privileges and obligations of the Muhajirs. If they refuse to migrate, tell them that they will have the status of Bedouin Muslims and will be subjected to the Commands of Allah like other Muslims, but they will not get any share from the spoils of war or Fai’ except when they actually fight with the Muslims (against the disbelievers). If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from them the Jizya. If they agree to pay, accept it from them and hold off your hands. If they refuse to pay the tax, seek Allah’s help and fight them. When you lay siege to a fort and the besieged appeal to you for protection in the name of Allah and His Prophet, do not accord to them the guarantee of Allah and His Prophet, but accord to them your own guarantee and the guarantee of your companions for it is a lesser sin that the security given by you or your companions be disregarded than that the security granted in the name of Allah and His Prophet be violated When you besiege a fort and the besieged want you to let them out in accordance with Allah’s Command, do not let them come out in accordance with His Command, but do so at your (own) command, for you do not know whether or not you will be able to carry out Allah’s behest with regard to them.
    • Sahih Muslim, Book 019, Number 4294
  • It has been narrated by ‘Umar b. al-Khattib that he heard the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) say: I will expel the Jews and Christians from the Arabian Peninsula and will not leave any but Muslim.
    • Sahih Muslim, Book 019, Number 4366
  • Allah’s Apostle said, “Say Amen’ when the Imam says “Ghair-il-maghdubi ‘alaihim wala-ddal-lin; not the path of those who earn Your Anger (such as Jews) nor of those who go astray (such as Christians); all the past sins of the person whose saying (of Amin) coincides with that of the angels, will be forgiven.
    • Narrated Abu Huraira, in Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 12, Number 749
  • It is narrated on the authority of ‘Abdullah b. Umar that the Messenger of Allah observed: O womenfolk, you should give charity and ask much forgiveness for I saw you in bulk amongst the dwellers of Hell. A wise lady among them said: Why is it, Messenger of Allah, that our folk is in bulk in Hell? Upon this the Holy Prophet observed: You curse too much and are ungrateful to your spouses. I have seen none lacking in common sense and failing in religion but (at the same time) robbing the wisdom of the wise, besides you. Upon this the woman remarked: What is wrong with our common sense and with religion? He (the Holy Prophet) observed: Your lack of common sense (can be well judged from the fact) that the evidence of two women is equal to one man, that is a proof of the lack of common sense, and you spend some nights (and days) in which you do not offer prayer and in the month of Ramadan (during the days) you do not observe fast, that is a failing in religion. This hadith has been narrated on the authority of Abu Tahir with this chain of transmitters.
    • Sahih Muslim, Book 001, Number 0142
  • I heard Allah’s Apostle saying, “The example of a Mujahid in Allah’s Cause– and Allah knows better who really strives in His Cause—-is like a person who fasts and prays continuously. Allah guarantees that He will admit the Mujahid in His Cause into Paradise if he is killed, otherwise He will return him to his home safely with rewards and war booty.”
    • Narrated Abu Huraira, in Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 52, Number 46
  • Allah’s Apostle used to say, “None has the right to be worshipped except Allah Alone (Who) honored His Warriors and made His Slave victorious, and He (Alone) defeated the (infidel) clans; so there is nothing after Him.
    • Narrated Abu Huraira, in Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 59, Number 440
  • Sahl ibn Sa’d as-Sa’idi reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “If this world had been worth as much as a gnat’s wing in the eyes of Allah, no unbeliever would have had a single drink of water from it.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 3, hadith number 477
  • I heard Allah’s Apostle saying, “The Jews will fight with you, and you will be given victory over them so that a stone will say, ‘O Muslim! There is a Jew behind me; kill him!”
    • Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar, in Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 56, Number 791
  • Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him; but the tree Gharqad would not say, for it is the tree of the Jews.
    • Sahih Muslim, Book 041, Number 6985
  • Abu Muhammad Fadala ibn ‘Ubayd al-Ansari reported that he heard the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say, “O the delight of the one who is guided to Islam, has adequate livelihood, and is contented.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 513
  • Abu Hurayra reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Wealth is not from a lot of money. Wealth is the independence of the self.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 522
  • From Ibn ‘Umar is that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, stated while he was on the minbar, “The upper hand is better than the lower hand. The upper hand is the one which spends and the lower is the beggar’s.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 531
  • Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “The very poor man is not the one who goes around to people to ask for a bite or two to eat or a date or two, but the one who does not have enough for himself but is too shy to ask so that he is given sadaqa – or does not beg from people importunately.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 537
  • Al-Miqdam ibn Ma’dikarib reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “None of you eats better food than that which he eats as a result of the work of his own hand. The Prophet Dawud used to eat from the work of his own hand.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 543
  • Abu Hurayra reported that he heard the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say, “The likeness of the miser and the one who gives is like two men wearing shirts of chain-mail from their breasts to their collar bones. When the giver of sadaqa spends, his shirt expands over his body until it covers his fingertips and obliterates his footsteps. When the miser wants to spend anything, every link remains in its place. He tries to make it looser but it will not get looser.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 560
  • Ibn ‘Abbas said, “The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, passed by some graves at Madina and turned his face towards them and said, “Peace be upon you, O people of the graves! May Allah forgive us and you. You preceded us and we are following afterwards.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 584
  • Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “None of you should wish for death. If he does good, he may increase in it, and if he does evil, he may turn in repentance.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 585
  • The Prophet said, “He who has a slave-girl and teaches her good manners and improves her education and then manumits and marries her, will get a double reward; and any slave who observes Allah’s right and his master’s right will get a double reward.”
    • Narrated Abu Musa Al-Ashari, in Bukhari, Volume 3, Book 46, Number 723
  • The Prophet said, “O ‘Abdur-Rahman! Do not seek to be a ruler, for if you are given authority on your demand then you will be held responsible for it, but if you are given it without asking (for it), then you will be helped (by Allah) in it. If you ever take an oath to do something and later on you find that something else is better, then you should expiate your oath and do what is better.”
    • Narrated ‘Abdur-Rahman bin Samura, in Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 89, Number 260
  • Jabir B. Abdillah reported that once he was on an expedition with the Prophet salla Allahu ʿalayhi wa sallam, and when they were close to the city of Madinah, he sped on his mount. The Prophet salla Allahu ʿalayhi wa sallam asked him why he was in such a hurry to return home. Jabir replied, “I am recently married!” The Prophet salla Allahu ʿalayhi wa sallam asked, “To an older lady or a younger one?” [the Arabic could also read: “To a widow or a virgin?”], to which he replied, “A widow.” The Prophet salla Allahu ʿalayhi wa sallam said, “But why didn’t you marry a younger girl, so that you could play with her, and she could play with you, and you could make her laugh, and she could make you laugh?”He said, “O Messenger of Allah! My father died a martyr at Uhud, leaving behind daughters, so I did not wish to marry a young girl like them, but rather an older one who could take care of them and look after them.” The Prophet salla Allahu ʿalayhi wa salam replied, “You have made the correct choice.”Jabir continues, “So when we were about to enter the city, the Prophet salla Allahu ʿalayhi wa sallam said to me, “Slow down, and enter at night, so that she who has not combed may comb her hair, and she who has not shaved may shave her private area.” Then he said to me, “When you enter upon her, then be wise and gentle.”
    • Narrated Jabir bin ‘Abdullah [Reported by al-Bukhari and Muslim, with various wordings, in their two Sahihs]
  • Abu Karima al-Miqdam ibn Ma’dikarib said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say, “A human being fills up no vessel worse than his belly. Enough for a son of Adam are some morsels which will kept his back straight. If it cannot be avoided, then a third is for his food, a third for his drink, and a third for himself.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 516
  • Allah’s Apostle said, “The superiority of ‘Aisha over other women is like the superiority of Tharid to other meals.”
    • Narrated Anas bin Malik, in Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 57, Number 114
  • Jabir reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Beware of injustice. Injustice will be darkness on the Day of Rising. Beware of avarice. Avarice destroyed those before you and prompted them to shed each other’s blood and to make lawful what Allah had made unlawful for them.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 563
  • The Prophet said “None of you will have faith till he loves me more than his father, his children and all mankind.”
    • Narrated Anas, in Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 2, Number 15
  • Allah’s Apostle said, “O Aisha! This is Gabriel sending his greetings to you.” I said, “Peace, and Allah’s Mercy be on him.” ‘Aisha added: The Prophet used to see things which we used not to see.
    • Narrated ‘Aisha, in Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 73, Number 220
  • Al-Hasan ibn ‘Ali said, “I memorised from the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, “Leave what gives you doubt for what gives you no doubt.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, 593 [8]
  • A man from Bani Aslam came to Allah’s Apostle while he was in the mosque and called (the Prophet ) saying, “O Allah’s Apostle! I have committed illegal sexual intercourse.” On that the Prophet turned his face from him to the other side, whereupon the man moved to the side towards which the Prophet had turned his face, and said, “O Allah’s Apostle! I have committed illegal sexual intercourse.” The Prophet turned his face (from him) to the other side whereupon the man moved to the side towards which the Prophet had turned his face, and repeated his statement. The Prophet turned his face (from him) to the other side again. The man moved again (and repeated his statement) for the fourth time. So when the man had given witness four times against himself, the Prophet called him and said, “Are you insane?” He replied, “No.” The Prophet then said (to his companions), “Go and stone him to death.” The man was a married one. Jabir bin ‘Abdullah Al-Ansari said: I was one of those who stoned him. We stoned him at the Musalla (‘Id praying place) in Medina. When the stones hit him with their sharp edges, he fled, but we caught him at Al-Harra and stoned him till he died.
    • Narrated Abu Huraira Sahih Bukhari 7:63:196
  • A Bedouin came and said, “O Allah’s Apostle! Judge between us according to Allah’s Laws.” His opponent got up and said, “He is right. Judge between us according to Allah’s Laws.” The Bedouin said, “My son was a laborer working for this man, and he committed illegal sexual intercourse with his wife. The people told me that my son should be stoned to death; so, in lieu of that, I paid a ransom of one hundred sheep and a slave girl to save my son. Then I asked the learned scholars who said, “Your son has to be lashed one-hundred lashes and has to be exiled for one year.” The Prophet said, “No doubt I will judge between you according to Allah’s Laws. The slave-girl and the sheep are to go back to you, and your son will get a hundred lashes and one year exile.” He then addressed somebody, “O Unais! go to the wife of this (man) and stone her to death” So, Unais went and stoned her to death.
    • Narrated Abu Huraira and Zaid bin Khalid Al-Juhani Sahih Bukhari 3:49:860
  • Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Allah, the Mighty and Exalted, said, ‘Might is My wrapper, and pride is My cloak and I will punish any one who contends with me [for them].”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 618
  • The Prophet said, “No prayer is harder for the hypocrites than the Fajr and the ‘Isha’ prayers and if they knew the reward for these prayers at their respective times, they would certainly present themselves (in the mosques) even if they had to crawl.” The Prophet added, “Certainly I decided to order the Mu’adh-dhin (call-maker) to pronounce Iqama and order a man to lead the prayer and then take a fire flame to burn all those who had not left their houses so far for the prayer along with their houses.”
    • Narrated Abu Huraira Sahih Bukhari 1:11:626
  • That he heard the Prophet saying, “It is not permissible for a man to be alone with a woman, and no lady should travel except with a Muhram (i.e. her husband or a person whom she cannot marry in any case for ever; e.g. her father, brother, etc.).” Then a man got up and said, “O Allah’s Apostle! I have enlisted in the army for such-and-such Ghazwa and my wife is proceeding for Hajj.” Allah’s Apostle said, “Go, and perform the Hajj with your wife.”
    • Narrated Ibn Abbas Volume 4, Book 52, Number 250
  • ‘A’isha reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Allah is kind and loves kindness in every matter.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 633
  • Narrated Mu’awiyah al-Qushayri: I went to the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) and asked him: What do you say (command) about our wives? He replied: Give them food what you have for yourself, and clothe them by which you clothe yourself, and do not beat them, and do not revile them.
    • Sunan Abu-Daud Book 11, Hadith 2139
  • The Prophet said, “A Muslim has to listen to and obey (the order of his ruler) whether he likes it or not, as long as his orders involve not one in disobedience (to Allah), but if an act of disobedience (to Allah) is imposed one should not listen to it or obey it.
    • Narrated ‘Abdullah Volume 9, Book 89, Number 258
  • The clerk of Al-Mughira bin Shu’ba narrated, “Muawiya wrote to Al-Mughira bin Shu’ba: Write to me something which you have heard from the Prophet (p.b.u.h) .” So Al-Mughira wrote: I heard the Prophet saying, “Allah has hated for you three things: 1. Vain talks, (useless talk) that you talk too much or about others. 2. Wasting of wealth (by extravagance) 3. And asking too many questions (in disputed religious matters) or asking others for something (except in great need). (See Hadith No. 591, Vol. Ill)
  • Narrated Ash-sha’bi Volume 2, Book 24, Number 555
  • Narrated Anas: The Prophet offered the Fajr Prayer near Khaibar when it was still dark and then said, “Allahu-Akbar! Khaibar is destroyed, for whenever we approach a (hostile) nation (to fight), then evil will be the morning for those who have been warned.” Then the inhabitants of Khaibar came out running on the roads. The Prophet had their warriors killed, their offspring and woman taken as captives. Safiya was amongst the captives, She first came in the share of Dahya Alkali but later on she belonged to the Prophet . The Prophet made her manumission as her ‘Mahr’.
    • Sahih Bukhari 5:59:512
  • ‘A’isha reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Allah is kind and loves kindness and gives for gentleness what he does not give for harshness nor for anything else.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 634
  • Anas reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Make things easy for people and do not make them difficult. Give good news to people and do not frighten them away.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 637
  • Jarir ibn ‘Abdullah said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say, “Whoever is deprived of kindness is deprived of all good.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 638
  • It is reported on the authority of Abu Huraira that the Messenger of Allah said: I have been commanded to fight against people so long as they do not declare that there is no god but Allah, and he who professed it was guaranteed the protection of his property and life on my behalf except for the right affairs rest with Allah.
    • Sahih Muslim 1:30
  • It is reported on the authority of Abu Huraira that he heard the Messenger of Allah say: I have been commanded to fight against people, till they testify to the fact that there is no god but Allah, and believe in me (that) I am the messenger (from the Lord) and in all that I have brought. And when they do it, their blood and riches are guaranteed protection on my behalf except where it is justified by law, and their affairs rest with Allah.
    • Sahih Muslim 1:31
  • It is narrated on the authority of Jabir that the Messenger of Allah said: I have been commanded that I should fight against people till they declare that there is no god but Allah, and when they profess it that there is no god but Allah, their blood and riches are guaranteed protection on my behalf except where it is justified by law, and their affairs rest with Allah, and then he (the Holy Prophet) recited (this verse of the Holy Qur’an):” Thou art not over them a warden” (lxxxviii, 22).
    • Sahih Muslim 1:32
  • It has been narrated on the authority of Abdullah b. ‘Umar that the Messenger of Allah said: I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, and they establish prayer, and pay Zakat and if they do it, their blood and property are guaranteed protection on my behalf except when justified by law, and their affairs rest with Allah.
    • Sahih Muslim 1:33
  • Allah’s Apostle said: “I have been ordered (by Allah) to fight against the people until they testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that Muhammad is Allah’s Apostle, and offer the prayers perfectly and give the obligatory charity, so if they perform that, then they save their lives and property from me except for Islamic laws and then their reckoning (accounts) will be done by Allah.”
    • Narrated by Ibn Umar, in Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 2, Number 24
  • Allah’s Apostle said, “I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah.’ And if they say so, pray like our prayers, face our Qibla and slaughter as we slaughter, then their blood and property will be sacred to us and we will not interfere with them except legally and their reckoning will be with Allah.” Narrated Maimun ibn Siyah that he asked Anas bin Malik, “O Abu Hamza! What makes the life and property of a person sacred?” He replied, “Whoever says, ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah’, faces our Qibla during the prayers, prays like us and eats our slaughtered animal, then he is a Muslim, and has got the same rights and obligations as other Muslims have.”
    • Narrated Anas bin Malik, in Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 8, Number 387
  • The Prophet said, “I have been given five things which were not given to any one else before me.
1. Allah made me victorious by awe, (by His frightening my enemies) for a distance of one month’s journey.
2. The earth has been made for me (and for my followers) a place for praying and a thing to perform Tayammum, therefore anyone of my followers can pray wherever the time of a prayer is due.
3. The booty has been made Halal (lawful) for me yet it was not lawful for anyone else before me.
4. I have been given the right of intercession (on the Day of Resurrection).
5. Every Prophet used to be sent to his nation only but I have been sent to all mankind.
  • Narrated Jabir bin ‘Abdullah, in Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 7, Number 331
  • I have been given the keys of eloquent speech and given victory with awe (cast into the hearts of the enemy), and while I was sleeping last night, the keys of the treasures of the earth were brought to me till they were put in my hand.
    • Narrated in Bukhari by Abu Huraira, Vol. 9, Book 87, Hadith 127
  • I have been sent with Jawami al-Kalim (i.e., the shortest expression carrying the widest meanings), and I was made victorious with awe (caste into the hearts of the enemy), and while I was sleeping, the keys of the treasures of the earth were brought to me and were put in my hand.
    • Narrated in Bukhari by Abu Huraira, Vol. 9, Book 87, Hadith 141
  • I have been given superiority over the other prophets in six respects: I have been given words which are concise but comprehensive in meaning; I have been helped by terror (in the hearts of enemies): spoils have been made lawful to me: the earth has been made for me clean and a place of worship; I have been sent to all mankind and the line of prophets is closed with me.
    • Sahih Muslim 4:1062
  • I have been commissioned with words which are concise but comprehensive in meaning; I have been helped by terror (in the hearts of enemies): and while I was asleep I was brought the keys of the treasures of the earth which were placed in my hand. And Abfi Huraira added: The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) has left (for his heavenly home) and you are now busy in getting them.
    • Sahih Muslim 4:1063
  • I have been helped by terror (in the heart of the enemy); I have been given words which are concise but comprehensive in meaning; and while I was asleep I was brought the keys of the treasures of the earth which were placed in my hand.
    • Sahih Muslim 4:1066
  • I have been helped by terror (in the hearts of enemies) and I have been given words which are concise but comprehensive in meaning.
    • Sahih Muslim 4:1067
  • I have been sent with the shortest expressions bearing the widest meanings, and I have been made victorious with terror (cast in the hearts of the enemy), and while I was sleeping, the keys of the treasures of the world were brought to me and put in my hand.
    • Narrated in Abu Huraira, in Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 52, Number 220
  • It Is narrated on the authority of Abu Malik: I heard the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) say: He who professed that there is no god but Allah and made a denial of everything which the people worship beside Allah, his property and blood became inviolable, an their affairs rest with Allah.
    • Sahih Muslim 1:34
  • Narrated Anas bin Malik: The Prophet said, “A single endeavor (of fighting) in Allah’s Cause in the forenoon or in the afternoon is better than the world and whatever is in it.”
    • Sahih Bukhari 4:52:50
  • It has been narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira (through another chain of transmitters) that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: Whom do you consider to be a martyr among you? They (the Companions) said: Messenger, of Allah, one who is slain in the way of Allah is a martyr. He said: Then (if this is the definition of a martyr) the martyrs of my Umma will be small in number. They asked: Messenger of Allah, who are they? He said: One who is slain in the way of Allah is a martyr; one who dies in the way of Allah, is a martyr; one who dies of plague is a martyr; one who dies of cholera is a martyr. Ibn Miqsam said: I testify the truth of your father’s statement (with regard to this tradition) that the Holy Prophet (may peace be upon him) said: One who is drowned is a martyr.
    • Sahih Muslim 20:4706
  • Narrated Ikrima: Ali burnt some people and this news reached Ibn ‘Abbas, who said, “Had I been in his place I would not have burnt them, as the Prophet said, ‘Don’t punish (anybody) with Allah’s Punishment.’ No doubt, I would have killed them, for the Prophet said, ‘If somebody (a Muslim) discards his religion, kill him.’ ”
    • Sahih Bukhari 4:52:260
  • Narrated Abu Qilaba: Allah’s Apostle said, “The blood of a Muslim who confesses that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that I am His Apostle, cannot be shed except in three cases: In Qisas for murder, a married person who commits illegal sexual intercourse and the one who reverts from Islam (apostate) and leaves the Muslims.”
    • Sahih Bukhari 9:83:37
  • “Love the Arabs for three reasons because (1) I am an Arab (2) the Holy Koran is in Arabic and (3) the tongue of the dwellers of paradise shall also be Arabic.
    • Hadith no. 5751 (Mishkat, Vol. 3) see also Mishkat al-Masabih
  • Narrated Abu Musa: The Prophet said, “I saw in a dream that I waved a sword and it broke in the middle, and behold, that symbolized the casualties the believers suffered on the Day (of the battle) of Uhud. Then I waved the sword again, and it became better than it had ever been before, and behold, that symbolized the Conquest (of Mecca) which Allah brought about and the gathering of the believers. “
    • Sahih Bukhari 9:87:164
  • Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar: Allah’s Apostle said, “When the Jews greet you, they usually say, ‘As-Samu ‘alaikum (Death be on you),’ so you should say (in reply to them), ‘Wa’alaikum (And on you).”
    • Sahih Bukhari 8:74:274
  • Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “Once Solomon, son of David said, ‘(By Allah) Tonight I will have sexual intercourse with one hundred (or ninety-nine) women each of whom will give birth to a knight who will fight in Allah’s Cause.’ On that a (i.e. if Allah wills) but he did not say, Allah willing.’ Therefore only one of those women conceived and gave birth to a half-man. By Him in Whose Hands Muhammad’s life is, if he had said, “Allah willing’, (he would have begotten sons) all of whom would have been knights striving in Allah’s Cause.”
    • Sahih Bukhari 4:52:74i
  • It has been narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: One who died but did not fight in the way of Allah nor did he express any desire (or determination) for Jihad died the death of a hypocrite.
    • Sahih Muslim 2:4696
  • Narrated Anas ibn Malik: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Three things are the roots of faith: to refrain from (killing) a person who utters, “There is no god but Allah” and not to declare him unbeliever whatever sin he commits, and not to excommunicate him from Islam for his any action; and jihad will be performed continuously since the day Allah sent me as a prophet until the day the last member of my community will fight with the Dajjal (Antichrist). The tyranny of any tyrant and the justice of any just (ruler) will not invalidate it. One must have faith in Divine decree.
    • Abu Dawud 14:2526
  • Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “May Allah curse the Jews, because Allah made fat illegal for them but they sold it and ate its price.”
    • Sahih Bukhari 3:34:427
  • that the Messenger of Allah (saw) said: “The curse of Allah is upon the one who offers a bribe and the one who takes it.”
    • Ibn Maja, 2313 [9]
  • Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “The strong man is not the one who throws people in wrestling. The strong man is the one who has control of himself when he is angry.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, 647 [10]
  • Narrated Abu Bakra: During the battle of Al-Jamal, Allah benefited me with a Word (I heard from the Prophet). When the Prophet heard the news that the people of the Persia had made the daughter of Khosrau their Queen (ruler), he said, “Never will succeed such a nation as makes a woman their ruler.”
    • Sahih Bukhari 9:88:219
  • Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: The Prophet said: “I was shown the Hell-fire and that the majority of its dwellers were women who were ungrateful.” It was asked, “Do they disbelieve in Allah?” (or are they ungrateful to Allah?) He replied, “They are ungrateful to their husbands and are ungrateful for the favors and the good (charitable deeds) done to them. If you have always been good (benevolent) to one of them and then she sees something in you (not of her liking), she will say, ‘I have never received any good from you.”
    • Sahih Bukhari 1:2:28
  • Narrated Usama: The Prophet said, “I stood at the gate of Paradise and saw that the majority of the people who entered it were the poor, while the wealthy were stopped at the gate (for the accounts). But the companions of the Fire were ordered to be taken to the Fire. Then I stood at the gate of the Fire and saw that the majority of those who entered it were women.”
    • Sahih Bukhari 7:62:124
  • The Prophet said, ‘But for the Israelites, meat would not decay, and if it were not for Eve, wives would never betray their husbands.
    • Sahih Bukhari 4:55:547 (Israelites refer to the 12 tribes of Exodus. Not to be confused with modern people of Israel.)
  • Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri: Somebody asked, “O Allah’s Apostle! Who is the best among the people?” Allah’s Apostle replied “A believer who strives his utmost in Allah’s Cause with his life and property.” They asked, “Who is next?” He replied, “A believer who stays in one of the mountain paths worshipping Allah and leaving the people secure from his mischief.”
    • Sahih Bukhari 4:52:45
  • Narrated Abu Musa: A man came to the Prophet and asked, “A man fights for war booty; another fights for fame and a third fights for showing off; which of them fights in Allah’s Cause?” The Prophet said, “He who fights that Allah’s Word (i.e. Islam) should be superior, fights in Allah’s Cause.”
    • Sahih Bukhari 4:52:65
  • Narrated Anas bin Malik: The Prophet said, “Nobody who enters Paradise likes to go back to the world even if he got everything on the earth, except a Mujahid who wishes to return to the world so that he may be martyred ten times because of the dignity he receives (from Allah).” Narrated Al-Mughira bin Shu’ba: Our Prophet told us about the message of our Lord that “Whoever amongst us is killed will go to Paradise.” Umar asked the Prophet, “Is it not true that our men who are killed will go to Paradise and their’s (i.e. those of the Pagan’s) will go to the (Hell) fire?” The Prophet said, “Yes.”
    • Sahih Bukhari 4:52:72
  • Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri: “Allah’s Apostle said, “A time will come upon the people, when a group of people will wage a holy war and it will be said, ‘Is there amongst you anyone who has accompanied Allah’s Apostle?’ They will say, ‘Yes.’ And so victory will be bestowed on them. Then a time will come upon the people when a group of people will wage a holy war, and it will be said, “Is there amongst you none who has accompanied the companions of Allah’s Apostle?’ They will say, ‘Yes.’ And so victory will be bestowed on them. Then a time will come upon the people when a group of people will wage a holy war, and it will be said, “Is there amongst you anyone who has been in the company of the companions of the companions of Allah’s Apostle ?’ They will say, ‘Yes.’ And victory will be bestowed on them.”
    • Sahih Bukhari 5:57:1
  • Narrated ‘Ali: When it was the day of the battle of Al-Ahzab (i.e. the clans), Allah’s Apostle said, “O Allah! Fill their (i.e. the infidels’) houses and graves with fire as they busied us so much that we did not perform the prayer (i.e. ‘Asr) till the sun set.”
    • Sahih Bukhari 4:52:182
  • Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Abi Aufa: Allah’s Apostle invoked evil upon the pagans on the ay (of the battle) of Al-Ahzab, saying, “O Allah! The Revealer of the Holy Book, the Swift-Taker of Accounts, O Allah, defeat Al-Ahzab (i.e. the clans), O Allah, defeat them and shake them.”
    • Sahih Bukhari 4:52:184
  • Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “Whoever believes in Allah and His Apostle, offer prayer perfectly and fasts the month of Ramadan, will rightfully be granted Paradise by Allah, no matter whether he fights in Allah’s Cause or remains in the land where he is born.” The people said, “O Allah’s Apostle ! Shall we acquaint the people with the is good news?” He said, “Paradise has one-hundred grades which Allah has reserved for the Mujahidin who fight in His Cause, and the distance between each of two grades is like the distance between the Heaven and the Earth. So, when you ask Allah (for something), ask for Al-firdaus which is the best and highest part of Paradise.” (i.e. The sub-narrator added, “I think the Prophet also said, ‘Above it (i.e. Al-Firdaus) is the Throne of Beneficent (i.e. Allah), and from it originate the rivers of Paradise.”
    • Sahih Bukhari 4:52:48
  • Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “It is better for one of you to take a rope and carry firewood on his back than for him to go to a man to beg from him who then gives to him or refuses to.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 540
  • Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Food for two is enough for three, and food for three is enough for four.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 565
  • Abu Sa’id al-Khudri said, “Once when we were on a journey with the Prophet, a man came on a camel of his and began to look to his right and left. The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Anyone who has a spare mount should prepare it for someone who does not have a mount to ride, and anyone who has extra provision should prepare it for someone who does not have any provision,” and he mentioned the different categories of property until we thought that none of us had any right to anything in excess of our needs.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, 566 [11]
  • Ibn ‘Umar said, “The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, took me by the shoulder and said, “Be in this world as if you were a stranger or a traveller on the road.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 574
  • Abu Hurayra reported the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Race to good actions as fast as you can. What are you waiting for except delayed poverty, oppressive wealth, debilitating illness, dottering senility, a swift death or the Dajjal? Or are you waiting for an unseen evil, or the Last Hour? The Last Hour will be most bitter and terrible.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 578
  • An-Nu’man ibn Bashir said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say, “The halal is clear and the haram is clear. But between the two there are doubtful things about which most people have no knowledge. Whoever exercises caution with regard to what is doubtful, shows prudence in respect of his deen and his honour. Whoever gets involved in the doubtful things is like a herdsman who grazes his animals near a private preserve (hima). He is bound to enter it. Every king has a private preserve and the private preserve of Allah on His earth are the things that He has made forbidden. There is lump of flesh in the body, the nature of which is that when it is sound, the entire body is sound, and when it is corrupt, the entire body is corrupt – it is the heart.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 588
  • Al-Hasan ibn ‘Ali said, “I memorised from the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, ‘Leave what gives you doubt for what gives you no doubt.'”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 593
  • ‘Atiyya ibn ‘Urwa as-Sa’di, the Companion, said, “The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, ‘The slave [of Allah] will not achieve the status of being one of the Godfearing until he leaves what does not concern him out of consideration for what does concern him.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 596
  • Abu Sa’id al-Khudri said, “A man said, ‘Messenger of Allah, who is the best of people?’ The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, ‘A believer who does jihad in the way of Allah with his self and his wealth.’ They said, ‘Then who?’ He said, ‘A man who withdraws into a mountain ravine and worships his Lord.'”
  • One version has, “Who is fearful of Allah and spares people from his evil.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 598
  • Abu Sa’id al-Khudri reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “The time will soon come when the best property of a Muslim will be some sheep which he takes to the peaks of the mountains and to places where the rain falls, in order to flee out of the fear that his deen will be tempted.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 599
  • ‘Iyad ibn Himar reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Allah revealed to me that you should be humble so no one should vaunt himself above another, and no one should commit injustice against another.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 602
  • Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Sadaqa does not decrease property and Allah only increases a slave in might by forgiveness and no one is humble for the sake of Allah without Allah elevating him.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 603
  • ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “No one who has an atom’s weight of pride in his heart will enter the Garden [heaven].” A man said, “And if the man likes his clothes to be good and his sandals to be good?” He said, “Allah is Beautiful and loves beauty. Pride means to renounce the truth and abase people.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 612
  • Haritha ibn Wahb said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say, ‘Shall I tell you about the people of the Fire? All those who are coarse, domineering, and arrogant.'”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 614
  • Abu Sa’id al-Khudri reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “The Garden (heaven) and the Fire argued and the Fire said, ‘I have the tyrants and the arrogant.’ The Garden said, ‘I have the weak and poor people.’ Allah judged between them, ‘You, the Garden, are My mercy. By you I show mercy to whomever I wish. You, the Fire, are My punishment by whom I punish whomever I will. It is My duty to fill both of you.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 615
  • Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “On the Day of Rising, Allah will not look at anyone who drags his waist-wrapper out of pride.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 616
  • Abu Hurayra reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “There are three people that Allah will not speak to on the Day of Rising nor purify nor look at and they will have a painful punishment: an old adulterer, a lying ruler and a poor person who is arrogant.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 617
  • Abu Hurayra said, “The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, was asked about the things most likely to bring people into the Garden (heaven). He said, ‘Fearful awareness of Allah and good character.’ He was asked about the things most likely to bring people into the Fire. He said, ‘The mouth and the genitals.'”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 627
  • Abu Hurayra reported that a man said to the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, “Advise me.” He said, “Do not get angry.” He repeated his request several times and the Prophet said, “Do not get angry.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 639
  • ‘A’isha said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say in this house of his, ‘O Allah, anyone who is appointed over any of the affairs of my community and is hard on them, I will be hard on him. Anyone who is appointed over any of the affairs of my community and is kind to them, I will be kind to him.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 655
  • ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr ibn al-‘As reported, “The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, ‘Those who are just will be on minbars of light with Allah. They are those who are just in respect of their judgements, their families and what they are put in charge of.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 660
  • Ibn ‘Umar reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “A Muslim man must hear and obey both in respect of what he likes and dislikes, unless he is commanded to do a wrong action. If he is commanded to do a wrong action, he should not hear or obey.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 663
  • Ibn ‘Umar said, “When we used to give allegiance to the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, to hear and obey, he would say to us, ‘In so far as you are able.'”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 664
  • ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud said, “The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, ‘After I am gone there will be misappropriation and matters of which you disapprove.’ They said, ‘O Messenger of Allah, what do you command us to do?’ He said, ‘To fulfil the rights you owe to others and to ask Allah for what is owed to you.'”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 670
  • Ibn ‘Umar reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, passed by one of the men of the Ansar who was admonishing his brother for being too modest. The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Let him be. Modesty is part of belief.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 681
  • ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr ibn al-‘As reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “If anyone has four characteristics, he is a pure hypocrite, and if anyone has one of them, he has an aspect of hypocrisy until he gives it up: whenever he is trusted, he betrays his trust; whenever he speaks, he lies; whenever he makes an agreement, he breaks it; and whenever he quarrels, he deviates from the truth speaks falsely.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 690
  • ‘Adi ibn Hatim reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Protect yourselves from the Fire, even if with only half a date. If you cannot manage even that, then with a good word.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 693
  • Abu Hurayra reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “A good word is sadaqa.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 694
  • Abu Dharr said, “The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said to me, “Do not think little of anything which is right, even just showing your brother a cheerful face.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 4, hadith number 695
  • Anas said, “A man came to the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and said, ‘Messenger of Allah, I want to travel, so provision me.’ He said, ‘May Allah provision you with taqwa.’ He said, ‘Give me more.’ He said, ‘And forgive your wrong actions.’ He said, ‘Give me more.’ He said, ‘And may He make good easy for you wherever you are.'”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 5, hadith number 717
  • Not your flesh nor bones shall bejudge in the A’khira (Judgement day), but your brain, the centre of consciousness where you reside. You as a soul shall be judged.
    • Narrated by Al-Bukhari and Muslim [citation needed]
  • Destroying Kabaa stone by stone, is less evil than killing a single Muslim…
    • Narrated by An-Nasaie and At-Termithi [citation needed]
  • By Him in Whose Hand my soul is I was about to order for collecting fire-wood (fuel) and then order Someone to pronounce the Adhan for the prayer and then order someone to lead the prayer then I would go from behind and burn the houses of men who did not present themselves for the (compulsory congregational) prayer. By Him, in Whose Hands my soul is, if anyone of them had known that he would get a bone covered with good meat or two (small) pieces of meat present in between two ribs, he would have turned up for the ‘Isha’ prayer.
    • Sahih Bukhari Volume 001, Book 011, Hadith Number 617.
  • Faith (belief) consists of more than sixty branches (i.e. parts). And Haya (This term “Haya” covers a large number of concepts which are to be taken together; amongst them are self respect, modesty, bashfulness, and scruple, etc.) is a part of faith.
    • Bukhari 1:8
  • Surely, there is no advantage (preference) for an Arab over an aajami (non-Arab), nor a non-Arab over an Arab, nor a white over a black, except by piousness and good deeds.
    • Reported by Imaam Ahmad, 22391; al-Silsilat al-Saheeh, 2700
  • O people! Your God is one and your forefather (Adam) is one. An Arab is not better than a non-Arab and a non-Arab is not better than an Arab, and a red (i.e. white tinged with red) person is not better than a black person and a black person is not better than a red person, except in piety.
    • Narrated in Mosnad Ahmad, #22978
  • Whoever killed “Muaahadan” a confederate (a term used in Islamic state to refer to non-Muslim citizens), will not smell Paradise. And its scent can be smelled from a distance of forty years (a term in Arabic means “far distance”).
    • Narrated By An-Nasaie [citation needed]
  • Whoever possesses the following three qualities will have the sweetness (delight) of faith:
    • 1. The one to whom Allah and His Apostle becomes dearer than anything else
    • 2. Who loves a person and he loves him only for Allah’s sake
    • 3. Who hates to revert to Atheism (disbelief) as he hates to be thrown into the fire.
    • Bukhari 1:15
  • Allah’s Apostle [Muhammad (peace be upon him)] said, “The deeds of anyone of you will not save you (from the fire [of hell]).” They asked, “Even you (will not be saved by your deeds), O Allah’s Apostle?” He said, “No, even I (will not be saved) unless and until Allah bestows His mercy on me. Therefore, do good deeds properly, sincerely and moderately, and worship Allah in the forenoon and in the afternoon and during a part of the night, and always adopt a middle, moderate, regular course whereby you will reach your target (Paradise).
    • Sahih Bukhari 8:76:470.
  • Malik related to me from Abuz-Zinad from al-Araj from Abu Hurayra that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “One of the most evil of people is the two-faced person who shows one face to these people and another face to those people.”
    • Muwatta of Imam Malik, Speech, hadith 21 [12]
  • Yahya ibn Yahya related to me from Ishaq ibn Abdullah ibn Abi Talha al-Ansari from Anas ibn Malik that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “O Allah! Bless them in their measure, and bless them in their sa and mudd.” He meant the people of Madina.
    • Muwatta of Imam Malik, Madina, hadith 1 [13]
  • Malik related to me from Abdullah ibn Dinar from Abdullah ibn Umar that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “If a man says to his muslim brother, ‘O kafir!’ it is true about one of them.”
    • Muwatta of Imam Malik, Speech, hadith 1 [14]
  • The ink of scholars (used in writing) is weighed on the Day of Judgement with the blood of martyrs and the ink of scholars outweighs the blood of martyrs.
    • As quoted in Al-Jaami’ al-Saghîr by Imam al-Suyuti, where it is declared a “weak Hadith”.
    • Variant translations:
    • The ink of the scholar is holier than the blood of the martyr.
      • The Islamic Review, Vol. 22 (1934), p. 105, edited by Khwajah Kamal al-Din
    • The ink of scholars will be weighed in the scale with the blood of martyrs.
      • As quoted in Knowledge of God in Classical Sufism: Foundations of Islamic Mystical Theology (2004) by John Renard
 
  • A Muslim asked: “Oh Apostle of God, who are your kin whom you have ordered us to obey?” He replied, “Ali (blessings and peace be upon him), Fatimah (blessings be upon her), and her two sons.”
    • al-Suyuti, Dur al-Manthur, vol.7, p. 7 ; ibn Jarir al-Tabari, Tafsir al-Tabari, vol.5, p. 16 ; al-Fakhr al-Razi, al-Tafsir, vol.7, p. 406 ; ibn Hajar al-Haythami, al-Sawa’iq al-Muhriqah, p. 102 ; Muhibbuddin al-Tabari, Dhakha‘ir al-Uqba, p. 25 ; al-Shablanji, Nur al-Absar, p. 100.
  • A prostitute was forgiven by Allah, because, passing by a panting dog near a well and seeing that the dog was about to die of thirst, she took off her shoe, and tying it with her head-cover she drew out some water for it. So, Allah forgave her because of that.
    • Bukhari 4:538 This is an extraordinary hadith, because following the Sunnah of Muhammad (peace be upon him), prostitutes can be extremely despised figures among most Muslims, yet it expresses the idea that even someone working in one of the most despised of professions, in showing mercy to an animal, can merit the forgiveness of Allah, and the wise.
  • While a man was walking along a road, he became very thirsty and found a well. He lowered himself into the well, drank, and came out. Then [he saw] a dog protruding its tongue out with thirst. The man said: “This dog has become exhausted from thirst in the same way as I.” He lowered himself into the well again and filled his shoe with water. He gave the dog some water to drink. He thanked God, and [his sins were] forgiven. The Prophet was then asked: “Is there a reward for us in our animals?” He said: “There is a reward in every living thing.”
    • Fiqh-us-Sunnah, Volume 3, Number 104
  • The Messenger of Allah said, “Verily, Allah has revealed to me that you should adopt humility. So that no one may wrong another and no one may be disdainful and haughty towards another.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, Compiled By Al-Imam Abu Zakariya Yahya bin Sharaf An-Nawawi Ad-Dimashqi, Chapter 279, Hadith 1589 [15]
  • Allah’s Messenger kissed Al-Hasan ibn `Ali while Al-Aqra` ibn Habis At-Tamim was sitting with him. Al-Aqra` said, “I have ten children and have never kissed one of them.” The Prophet cast a look at him and said, “Whoever is not merciful to others will not be treated mercifully.”
    • Al-Bukhari [citation needed]
  • Allah will not be merciful to those who are not merciful to people.
    • Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 9, #473
  • Narrater Abu Hurairah. Allah’s Apostle said, “Anybody who believes in Allah and the Last Day should not harm his neighbor, and anybody who believes in Allah and the Last Day should entertain his guest generously and anybody who believes in Allah and the Last Day should talk what is good or keep quiet.
    • Sahih Bukhari 8:73:47(Previous Reference for link only. Correct Ref: Bukhari Vol.8 Book78 Hadith6018)
  • Avoid cruelty and injustice for, on the Day of Judgment, the same will turn into several darknesses; and guard yourselves against miserliness; for this has ruined nations who lived before you.
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, Hadith 203
  • By his good character, a believer will attain the degree of one who prays during the night and fasts during the day.
    • Abu Dawood, Hadith 2233
  • …Do not betray, do not be excessive, do not kill a newborn child.
    • Narrated in Saheeh Muslim, #1731, and Al-Tirmizi, #1408.
  • Do not turn away a poor man…even if all you can give is half a date. If you love the poor and bring them near you…God will bring you near Him on the Day of Resurrection.
    • Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 1376
  • (Each one) of you should save himself from the fire by giving even half of a date (in charity). And if you do not find a half date, then (by saying) a pleasant word (to your brethren).
    • Sahih Bukhari, Volume 2, Hadith 394
  • Fear Allah and treat your children [small or grown] fairly (with equal justice).
    • Al-Bukhari and Muslim [citation needed]
  • Five kinds of animals are mischief-doers and can be killed even in the Sanctuary: They are the rat, the scorpion, the kite, the crow and the rabid dog.
    • Hadith – Bukhari 4:531, Narrated by ‘Aisha
  • “God does not judge you according to your bodies and appearances, but He looks into your hearts and observes your deeds.”
  • Narrated Abu Hurairah: A man came to Allah’s Messenger and said, “Who is more entitled to be treated with the best companionship by me?” The Prophet said, “Your mother.” The man said. “Who is next?” The Prophet said, “Your mother.” The man further said, “Who is next?” The Prophet said, “Your mother.” The man asked for the fourth time, “Who is next?” The Prophet said, “Your father.”
    • Sahih al-Bukhari, 8:2
  • Abu Huraira reported that a person came to Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) and said: Who among the people is most deserving of a fine treatment from my hand? He said: Your mother. He again said: Then who (is the next one)? He said: Again it is your mother (who deserves the best treatment from you). He said: Then who (is the next one)? He (the Holy Prophet) said: Again, it is your mother. He (again) said: Then who? Thereupon he said: Then it is your father.
    • Narrated in Saheeh Muslim, Book 032, Number 6180 [16]
  • “Happy is the man who avoids dissension, but how fine is the man who is afflicted and shows endurance.”
    • Sunah of Abu Dawood, Hadith 1996
  • “He who builds a masjid in the way of Allah, God will build a house for him in the paradise.”
    • Sahih Muslim, Nr. 828; muslim-canada.org
  • He who has been a ruler over ten people will be brought shackled on the Day of Resurrection, until the justice (by which he ruled) loosens his chains or tyranny brings him to destruction.
    • Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 1037
  • “I and the person who looks after an orphan and provides for him, will be in Paradise like this,” — putting his index and middle fingers together.
    • Sahih Al-Bukhari Volume 8 Book 73 Number 34
  • I heard Allah’s Apostle saying, “The reward of deeds depends upon the intentions and every person will get the reward according to what he has intended. So whoever emigrated for worldly benefits or for a woman to marry, his emigration was for what he emigrated for.”
    • Narrated by ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab: Sahih Al-Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 1, Number 1
  • In the name of God, I put my trust in God. O God, I seek refuge in Thee lest I stray or be led astray or cause injustice or suffer injustice or do wrong or have wrong done to me!
    • Fiqh-us-Sunnah, Volume 2, Number 67b.
  • It is better for a leader to make a mistake in forgiving than to make a mistake in punishing.
    • Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 1011
  • It is a fine thing when a believer praises and thanks God if good comes to him, and praises God and shows endurance if smitten by affliction. The believer is rewarded for (every good action), even for the morsel he raises to his wife’s mouth.
    • Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 537
  • It is better for any of you to carry a load of firewood on his own back than to beg from someone else.
    • Muhammad Riyadh-Us-Saleheen, Chapter 59, hadith 540
  • Narrated by Abu Qatadah: “The Messenger of Allah came towards us while carrying Umamah the daughter of Abi Al-`As (the Prophet’s granddaughter) over his shoulder. He prayed, and when he wanted to bow, he put her down, and when he stood up he lifted her up.”
    • Al-Bukhari [citation needed]
  • Narrated Umm Khalid: I (the daughter of Khalid ibn Said) went to Allah’s Messenger with my father and I was wearing a yellow shirt. Allah’s Messenger said, “Sanah, Sanah!” (`Abdullah, the narrator, said that sanah meant “good” in the Ethiopian language). I then started playing with the seal of prophethood (between the Prophet’s shoulders) and my father rebuked me harshly for that. Allah’s Messenger said, “Leave her.” The Prophet, then, invoked Allah to grant her a long life thrice.
    • Al-Bukhari [citation needed]
  • People, beware of injustice, for injustice shall be darkness on the Day of Judgment.
    • Narrated in Mosnad Ahmad, #5798, and Saheeh Al-Bukhari, #2447.
  • Religion is very easy and whoever overburdens himself in his religion will not be able to continue in that way. So you should not be extremists, but try to be near to perfection and receive the good tidings that you will be rewarded.
  • Righteousness is good morality, and wrongdoing is that which wavers in your soul and which you dislike people finding out about.
    • An-Nawawi’s “Forty Hadith,” Hadith 27
  • Seven kinds of people will be sheltered under the shade of God on the Day of Judgment…They are: a just ruler, a young man who passed his youth in the worship and service of God…one whose heart is attached to the mosque…two people who love each other for the sake of God…a man who is invited to sin…but declines, saying ‘I fear God’…one who spends his charity in secret, without making a show…and one who remembers God in solitude so that his eyes overflow.
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, Hadith 376
  • Sometimes I enter prayer and I intend to prolong it, but then I hear a child crying, and I shorten my prayer thinking of the distress of the child’s mother.
    • Fiqh us-Sunnah, Volume 2, Number 51b
  • The Prophet said, “(It happens that) I start the prayer intending to prolong it, but on hearing the cries of a child, I shorten the prayer because I know that the cries of the child will incite its mother’s passions.”
    • Al-Bukhari [citation needed]
  • The best among you are those who are best to their wives.
    • Muhammad narrated in Ibn Majah, #1978, and Al-Tirmizi, #3895.
  • The example of a believer is like a fresh tender plant; from whichever direction the wind blows, it bends the plant. But when the wind dies down, (it) straightens up again.
    • Fiqh-us-Sunnah, Volume 4, Number 1
  • The first cases to be adjudicated between people on the Day of Judgment will be those of bloodshed [killing and injuring]
    • Narrated in Saheeh Muslim, #1678, and Saheeh Al-Bukhari, #6533.
  • The first to be summoned to Paradise on the Day of Resurrection will be those who praise God in prosperity and adversity.
    • Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 730
  • There is a reward for kindness to every living animal or human.
    • Muhammad narrated in Saheeh Muslim, #2244, and Saheeh Al-Bukhari, #2466.
  • “What is the best type of Jihad [struggle]?” He answered: “Speaking truth before a tyrannical ruler.
    • Riyadh us-Saleheen Volume 1:195
  • Abu Umama Suda ibn ‘Ajlan al-Bahili reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said “The person closer to Allah is the one who initiates the greeting.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 5, hadith number 858
  • Abu Musa reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Visit the sick, feed the hungry and set captives free.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 5, hadith number 897
  • Jabir reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “The metaphor of the five prayers is that of an sizeable flowing river at the door of one of you in which he washes five times every day.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 5, hadith number 1043
  • Anas reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “A morning spent in the way of Allah or an evening is better than this world and everything it contains.”
    • Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 7, hadith number 1288
  • Oh God, highest friend in heaven!
    • Reşit Haylamaz (2013). The Luminous Life of Our Prophet. Tughra Books. p. 355. Archived from the original on 22 January 2018.
    • Fethullah Gülen. Muhammad The Messenger of God. The Light, Inc. p. 24. ISBN 1-932099-83-2.
    • Tafsir Ibn Kathir (Volume 5). DARUSSALAM. p. 214.

Prophet Muhammad Quotes

Shi’ite Hadith

  • The one who recites the Qur’an and the one who listens to it have an equal share in the reward.
    • Mustadrakul Wasa’il, Volume 1, Page 293
  • The best of those amongst you is the one who learns the Qur’an and then teaches it to others.
    • Al-Amali of Shaykh at-Tusi, Volume 1, Page 5
  • Everything in existence prays for the forgiveness of the person who teaches the Qur’an – even the fish in the sea.
    • Usulul Kafi, Volume 3, Page 301
  • These hearts rust just as iron rusts; and indeed they are polished through the recitation of the Qur’an.
    • Irshadul Qulub; Page 78
  • In his last testament to ‘Ali (peace be upon him), the Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) told him: “O’ ‘Ali! I advice you to recite the Qur’an in every state (which you may find yourself in).”
    • Man La Yahdhuruhul Faqih, Volume 4, Page 188
  • Nothing is harder for Satan to bear than a person who recites the Qur’an by looking at the pages (of the Qur’an).
    • Thawabul A’mal, Page 231
  • Brighten up your houses through the recitation of the Qur’an, and do not make them (your homes) like graves, similar to what the Jews and Christians have done (by not performing the prayers and worship of God in their house and limiting this to the Synagogues and Churches).
    • Usulul Kafi, Volume 2, Page 610
  • One who recites ten verses (ayat) of the Qur’an every night will not be counted amongst the negligent ones (Ghafilin); and one who recites fifty verses (ayat) will be written as those who remember Allah (Dhakirin); and one who recites one hundred verses (ayat) will be written down as the obedient and worshipper of Allah (Qanitin).
    • Thawabul A’mal, Page 232
  • I advise you to recite the Qur’an and remember Allah much, for surely the Qur’an will remember you (do your dhikr) in the Heavens and it will be a Divine Light (nur) for you on the Earth.
    • Al-Khisal, Page 525
  • The superiority of the Qur’an over the rest of words, is like the superiority of Allah over His creations.
    • Mustadrak al-Wasa’il, Volume 4, Page 237
  • Whoever recites the first four verses of Suratul Baqarah, Ayatul Kursi (verse 255 of Suratul Baqarah) along with the two verses which follow it (verses 256 and 257 up to ‘Wa Hum Fiha Khalidun’), and the last three verses (of this same Surah) will not see any bad or sorrow in his life or his wealth; Satan will not come near him; and he will not forget the Qur’an.
    • Thawabul A’mal, Page 234
  • For every thing there is an embellishment (or a decoration), and the embellishment of the Qur’an is a good voice.
    • Biharul Anwar, Volume 92, Page 190
  • Surely this Qur’an is the rope of Allah, and a manifest Light (nur), and a beneficial cure. Therefore, busy yourselves with the recitation of it, for Allah – The Mighty and Glorious – grants the reward of ten good deeds to you for every letter which is recited.
    • Biharul Anwar, Volume 92, Page 19
  • Whenever the waves of calamities encompass you like the dark night, seek refuge with the Qur’an – for it is an intercessor whose intercession will be accepted. One who takes it as a guide, Allah will lead that person into Heaven; and whoever disregards it or goes against it, will be lead into the Hell fire.
    • Fadhlul Qur’an, Page 599
  • Recite the Qur’an in such a way that your hearts develop a love for it and your skin becomes softened by it. However as soon as your hearts become indifferent to it (meaning that the Qur’an has no effect on you), then stop reciting it.
    • Mustadrakul Wasa’il, Volume 4, Page 239
  • One who listens to the Qur’an (while it is being recited) will be kept away from the evils of this world; and one who recites the Qur’an will be kept away from the trials of the hereafter. And the person who listens to even one verse of the book of Allah – this is better (for him) than possessing a mansion of gold.
    • Biharul Anwar, Volume 92, Page 19
  • The number of levels (stages) in Heaven is (equivalent to) the number of verses in the Qur’an (6236). Thus, when a reciter of the Qur’an enters into Heaven, it will be said to him: ‘Go up one level for every verse that you can recite.’ Thus, no one will be in a higher level than the one who has memorized the entire Qur’an.
    • Biharul Anwar, Volume 92, Page 22
  • If you want ease and success in this world, the death of a martyr, to be saved on the Day of Loss, a shade on the Day of the burning Qiyamat, and guidance on the Day of going astray, then take lessons from the Qur’an. Surely it is the word of the Merciful, a protection from the Satan, and one of the most weightiest of things for the scale of (good) deeds (on the Day of Judgement).
    • Jami’ul Akhbar, Page 78
  • Surely the recitation of the Qur’an is an atonement for the sins, a covering (protection) from the Hell Fire, and a safety from the punishment. Mercy will descend upon the reciter, the Angels will seek forgiveness for him, Heaven will long for that person, and his Master (Allah) will be pleased with him.
    • Biharul Anwar, Volume 93, Page 17
  • The people of the Qur’an (those who recite and those who memorize the Qur’an) will be in the highest level (in Heaven) from amongst all of the people with the exception of the Prophets and Messengers. Thus, do not seek to degrade the people of the Qur’an, nor take away their rights, for surely they have been given a high rank by Allah.
    • Thawabul A’mal, Page 224
  • Place a portion (of goodness) from the Qur’an in your homes, for surely ease will come to the people of that house in which the Qur’an is read, goodness will increase, and the inhabitants (of that house) will be given excess bounties.
    • Wasa’ilush Shi’a, Volume 4, Page 85
  • The first thing that Allah made obligatory upon my Ummah was the five prayers; and the first thing from their acts of worship that shall be taken up will be the five prayers; and the first thing that they will be questioned about will be the five prayers.
    • Kanzul `Ummal, Volume 7, Tradition 18859
  • One who adheres to the five (daily) prayers diligently, they shall be a means of illumination and salvation for him on the Day of Judgment.
    • Kanzul `Ummal, Volume 7, Tradition 18862
  • The prayer of a person is (in reality) a light in his heart, so whoever desires, can illuminate his heart (by means of prayers).
    • Kanzul `Ummal, Volume7, Tradition 18973
  • The prayer is one of the (primary) dictates of religion, in it lies the pleasure of the Lord, the Mighty and the Glorious, and it is the conduct of the Prophets.
    • Biharul Anwar, Volume 82, Page 231
  • The prayer is the standard of Islam. Whosoever loves prayers, and observes their limits, timings and methods, is a true believer.
    • Kanzul `Ummal, Volume 7, Tradition 18870
  • For every thing there is a face and the face of your religion is prayers. So see to it that none from amongst you damages and disfigures the face of his religion.
    • Biharul Anwar, Volume 82, Page 209
  • Whenever the time of each prayer arrives, an Angel announces to the people: (O’ People!) Stand up and extinguish, with prayers, the fire which you have set alight for yourselves.
    • Biharul Anwar, Volume 82, Page 209
  • The position of prayers with respect to religion is similar to that of the head with respect to the body.
    • Kanzul `Ummal, Volume 7, Tradition 18972
  • The example of the five (daily) prayers is like that of a clear-water river flowing in front of your houses in which a person washes himself five times a day – cleansing him from all dirt.
    • Kanzul `Ummal, Volume 7, Tradition 18931
  • The most beloved of deeds in the eyes of Allah are: offering prayers at the stipulated times; (then) goodness and kindness towards parents; (and then) Jihad in the way of Allah.
    • Kanzul `Ummal, Volume 7, Tradition 18897
  • One who considers the prayers to be insignificant and trivial is not from me. By Allah! He shall never come close to me at the pool of Kauthar.
    • Biharul Anwar, Volume 82, Page 224
  • Do not destroy your prayers for verily one who destroys his prayers shall be resurrected in the company of Qarun, Haman and Fir`awn.
    • Biharul Anwar, Volume 82, Page 202
  • Prayer is the pillar of your religion and one who intentionally forsakes his prayer has destroyed his religion. And one who does not guard the times of the prayers, shall be made to enter ‘Wayl’, which is a valley in Hell, as Allah, the Exalted, has said: “So woe to the praying ones, who are unmindful of their prayers.”
    • Biharul Anwar,Volume 82, Page 202
  • Do not abandon your prayers intentionally for surely the obligations of Allah and His Messenger cease to cover one who forsakes his prayers intentionally.
    • Kanzul `Ummal, Volume 7, Tradition 19096
  • If a person abandons his prayer such that he neither desires its rewards nor fears its chastisement, for such a person I do not care if he dies a Jew, a Christian or a Magian.
    • Biharul Anwar, Volume 82, Page 202
  • “The good deeds of one who, without any appropriate excuse does not offer his prayer until its time passes away, are annulled.” He then said: “The divide between a believer and disbelief is the abandonment of prayers.”
    • Biharul Anwar, Volume 82, Page 202
  • The name of one who forsakes his prayer intentionally is written upon The door of Hell from which he shall (eventually) enter.
    • Kanzul `Ummal, Volume 7, Tradition 19090
  • A hopeful sinner is closer to the mercy of Allah than a hopeless worshipper.
    • Mizan al-hikma, Volume 10, Page 504, Tradition 7109
  • A person who circumambulates this House (the Ka’bah) seven times and performs the two Rak’at Salat (of Tawaaf) in the best form possible will have his sins forgiven.
    • Biharul Anwar, Volume 96, Page 49
  • Surely Allah has chosen four cities from amongst all others, just as He, the Noble and Grand has said (in the Noble Qur’an): “I swear by ‘the fig’ and ‘the olive’ and the ‘Mountain of Sinai’ and by this protected city.” ‘The fig’ is the city of Madinah; ‘The olive’ is the city of Baitul Maqdas (in Jerusalem); ‘The Mountain of Sinai’ is Kufah; and the protected city is Makkah.”
    • Biharul Anwar, Volume 96, Page 77
  • The water of Zamzam is a cure for whatever (ailment) it is taken for.
    • Biharul Anwar, Volume 96, Page 245
  • The greatest sin of a person who goes to ‘Arafat and then leaves is to think that he has not been forgiven of his sins.
    • Biharul Anwar, Volume 96, Page 248
  • A person seeing (visiting) my grave deserves my intercession. And a person who visits me after my death is like a person who visited me during my lifetime.
    • Biharul Anwar, Volume 96, Page 334
  • Walimah is only in five occasions: in the ‘Urs, Khurs, ‘Idhar, Wikar and the Rikaz – ‘Urs is when a person gets married; and Khurs is when a child is born; and ‘Idhar is on the circumcision of a baby boy; and Wikar is when a person purchases a house; and Rikaz is when a person returns from Hajj.
    • Biharul Anwar, Volume 96, Page 384
  • The person who seeks knowledge while in his youth is similar to the act of inscribing something upon a rock; while the person who seeks knowledge while he is old is similar to the act of writing something upon the water.
    • Biharul Anwar, Volume 1, Page 222
  • A person shall arrive on the Day of Judgement and shall be in possession of good deeds in the measure of vastly accumulated clouds or towering mountains. (Witnessing them) he shall ask: ‘Oh My Lord! How can these be for me when I have not performed them?’ God shall reply: ‘This is your knowledge that you had taught and conveyed to the people, and which was acted upon after you had died.’
    • Biharul Anwar, Volume 2, Page 18
  • (On the Day of Judgment, a group would be seen in the most excellent and honourable of states. They would be asked if they were of the Angels or of the Prophets. In reply they would state): “We are‑neither Angels nor Prophets but of the indigent ones from the ummah of Muhammad (S.A.W.)”. They would then be asked: “How then did you achieve this lofty and honourable status?” They would reply: “We did not perform very many good deeds nor did we pass all the days in a state of fasting or all the nights in a state of worship but yes, we used to offer our (daily) prayers (regularly) and whenever we used to hear the mention of Muhammad (S.A.W.), tears would roll down our cheeks”.
    • Mustadrak al‑Wasail, vol 10, pg. 318
  • There should be neither harming nor reciprocating harm.
    • Abu Saíd Saád bin Malik bin Sinan Al-Khudri in The Sunnah and the Science of Hadith by Imam Yahia bin Sharaful-Deen An-Nawawi Hadith 32

Muhammad ( c. 570 CE – 8 June 632 CE) was the founder of Islam. According to Islamic doctrine, he was a prophet, sent to present and confirm the monotheistic teachings preached previously by Adam, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and other prophets. He is viewed as the final prophet of God in all the main branches of Islam, though some modern denominations diverge from this belief. Muhammad united Arabia into a single Muslim polity, with the Quran as well as his teachings and practices forming the basis of Islamic religious belief.

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