The Farewell-Last Sermon (Khutbatu l-Wada) Of The Last Prophet [S.A.W.S] And Selected Hadith

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

[In the Name of ALLAH, the ENTIRELY MERCIFUL, the ESPECIALLY MERCIFUL]

 

The Farewell Sermon (Arabic: خطبة الوداع‎, Khutbatu l-Wada), also known as the (Final and Seal of the Prophets (P.B.U.T)) Prophet Muhammad [S.A.W.S]’s Final Sermon or the Last Sermon, was delivered on 10th of Dhu al-Hijjah, Friday, in the Uranah valley of Mount Arafat (in Mecca, at the end of his final Pilgrimage).

 

After praising, and thanking ALLAH [S.W.T], he said:

“O People, lend me an attentive ear, for I know not whether after this year, I shall ever be amongst you again. Therefore listen to what I am saying to you very carefully and take these words to those who could not be present today.

 

O People, just as you regard this Month (Dhu al-Hijjah), this Day (Day of Nahr, Friday), and this City (Mecca) as Sacred, so regard the life and property of every Muslim as a Sacred trust. Return the goods entrusted to you to their rightful owners. Hurt no-one, so that no-one may hurt you. Remember that you will indeed meet your LORD, and that HE will indeed reckon your deeds.

ALLAH has forbidden you to take usury (interest), therefore all interest obligations shall henceforth be waived. Your capital, however, is yours to keep. You will neither inflict nor suffer any inequity. ALLAH has judged that there shall be no interest and that all the interest due to ‘Abbas ibn ‘Abd al-Muttalib (Prophet [S.A.W.S]’s uncle (R.A)) shall henceforth be waived.

 

Beware of shayṭan (satan/devil), for the safety of your religion. he has lost all hope that he will ever be able to lead you astray in big things, so beware of following him in small things.

 

O People, it is true that you have certain rights with regard to your women (wife), but they also have rights over you. Remember that you have taken them as your wives Only under ALLAH’s trust and with HIS permission. If they abide by your right then to them belongs the right to be fed and clothed in kindness. Do treat your women (wife) well and be kind to them for they are your partners and committed helpers. And it is your right that they do not make friends with any one of whom you do not approve, as well as never to be unchaste.

 

O People, listen to me in earnest, Worship ALLAH, says your five daily Prayers (Salah), Fast during the month of Ramadan (Saum), and give your wealth in Zakat (Charity). Perform Hajj (Pilgrimage to Mecca) if you can afford to.

All mankind is from Adam and Hawwa (Eve) (P.B.U.T), 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. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood. Nothing shall be legitimate to a Muslim which belongs to a fellow Muslim unless it was given freely and willingly. Do not, therefore, do injustice to yourselves.

Remember, one Day you will appear before ALLAH and answer your deeds. So beware, do not stray from the path of righteousness after I am gone.

 

O People, no Prophet or Apostle will come after me and no new faith will be born. Reason well, therefore, O People, and understand words which I convey to you. I leave behind me two things, The Qur’an (Revelation from ALLAH [S.W.T]) and my Sunnah (the life style and the behavioral mode of the Prophet [S.A.W.S]’s) and if you follow these you will never go astray.

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.

Be my witness, O ALLAH, that I have Conveyed YOUR Message to YOUR people”.

 

As part of this sermon, the Prophet [S.A.W.S] recited them a Revelation from ALLAH [S.W.T] which he had just received:

“This day those who disbelieve have despaired of [defeating] your religion; so fear them not, but fear ME. This day I have perfected for you your religion and completed MY favor upon you and have approved for you Islam as religion”

– [5:3] 5.Surat Al-Mā’idah (The Table Spread) – سورة المائدة

 

Toward the end of his sermon, the Prophet [S.A.W.S] asked “O people, have I faithfully delivered unto you my Message?”

A powerful murmur of assent “O ALLAH, yes!” arose from thousands of pilgrims and the vibrant words “Allahumma na’m” rolled like thunder throughout the valley.

The Prophet [S.A.W.S] raised his forefinger and said: “Be my witness O ALLAH, that I have Conveyed YOUR Message to YOUR people.”

 

[Note-

Islam means submission to the Will of ALLAH [S.W.T].

Muslim means those who submit themselves to the Will of ALLAH [S.W.T].

[S.W.T] Subhaanahuu Wa Ta’ala – [Glorified and Exalted is ALLAH]: This phrase appears after the Name of ALLAH [S.W.T] its seen as an act of reverence and devotion towards ALLAH [S.W.T].

[S.A.W.S] Salla’Allahuu Alayhi Wa-Sallaam – [[May ALLAH Bless Him and grant Him Peace] [S.A.W.] or [P.B.U.H.] or [S.]]: The expression should be used after stating Prophet Muhammad [S.A.W.S]’s name.

(A.S) ‘Alayhis-Salaam – [[Peace be upon Him] (P.B.U.H), [Peace be upon Them] (P.B.U.T)]: This expression should be used after stating the names of the noble Angels (e.g. Jibraeel, Mikaeel and so on) or Prophets who came before Hadrat Muhammad [S.A.W.S].

(R.A) Raadiya’Allahu anhu – [May ALLAH be pleased with him]: When mentioning Sahaba [the Companions (R.A)] of Hadrat Muhammad [S.A.W.S.], Raadiya’Allahu anhu (for males/him) and Radiy’Allahu aanha (for females/her) Radiy’Allahu anhuuma (for them) are used.]

 

Selected Hadith Related To ‘The Farewell Sermon’ And Various Contents Of ‘The Farewell Sermon’

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 2: Belief, Number 43:

Narrated ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab (R.A):

 Once a Jew said to me, “O the chief of believers! There is a verse in your Holy Book, which is read by all of you (Muslims), and had it been revealed to us, we would have taken that day (on which it was revealed as a day of celebration.” ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab (R.A) asked, “Which is that verse?” The Jew replied, “This day I have perfected your religion for you, completed MY favor upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion.” (5:3) ‘Umar (R.A) replied, “No doubt, we know when and where this verse was revealed to the Prophet [S.A.W.S]. It was Friday and the Prophet [S.A.W.S] was standing at ‘Arafat (i.e. the Day of Hajj)”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 15: The Two Festivals (Eids), Number 75:

Narrated Al-Bara’ bin ‘Azib (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] delivered the Khutba after offering the prayer on the Day of Nahr and said, “Whoever offers the prayer like us and slaughters like us then his Nusuk (sacrifice) will be accepted by ALLAH [S.W.T]. And whoever slaughters his sacrifice before the ‘Id prayer then he has not done the sacrifice.” Abi Burda bin Niyar (R.A), the uncle of Al-Bara’ (R.A) said, “O ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S]! I have slaughtered my sheep before the ‘Id prayer and I thought today as a day of eating and drinking (not alcoholic drinks), and I liked that my sheep should be the first to be slaughtered in my house. So slaughtered my sheep and took my food before coming for the prayer.” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “The sheep which you have slaughtered is just mutton (not a Nusuk).” He (Abu Burda (R.A)) said, “O ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S]! I have a young she-goat which is dearer to me than two sheep. Will that be sufficient as a Nusuk on my behalf? “The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Yes, it will be sufficient for you but it will not be sufficient (as a Nusuk) for anyone else after you.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 26: Pilgrimage (Hajj), Number 792:

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] stopped (for a while near the Jimar at Mina) during his last Hajj and the people started asking him questions. A man said, “Ignorantly I got my head shaved before slaughtering.” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] replied, “Slaughter (now) and there is no harm in it.” Another man said, “Unknowingly I slaughtered the Hadi before doing the Rami.” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Do Rami now and there is no harm in it.” So, on that day, when the Prophet [S.A.W.S] was asked about anything (about the ceremonies of Hajj) done before or after (its stated time) his reply was, “Do it (now) and there is no harm.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 26: Pilgrimage (Hajj), Number 795:

Narrated ‘Ikrima (R.A):

 Ibn Abbas (R.A) said: “ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] delivered a sermon on the Day of Nahr, and said, ‘O people! (Tell me) what is the day today?’ The people replied, ‘It is the Forbidden (Sacred) day.’ He asked again, ‘What town is this?’ They replied, ‘It is the Forbidden (Sacred) Town.’ He asked, ‘Which month is this?’ They replied, ‘It is the Forbidden (Sacred) Month.’ He said, ‘No doubt! Your blood, your properties, and your honor are Sacred to one another like the Sanctity of this Day of yours, in this (Sacred) Town (Mecca) of yours, in this Month of yours.’ The Prophet [S.A.W.S] repeated his statement again and again. After that he raised his head and said, ‘O ALLAH! Haven’t I conveyed (YOUR Message) to them’. Haven’t I conveyed YOUR Message to them?'” Ibn Abbas (R.A) added, “By HIM in WHOSE Hand my soul is, the following was his will (Prophet [S.A.W.S]’s will) to his followers:–It is incumbent upon those who are present to convey this information to those who are absent. Beware don’t renegade (as) disbelievers (turn into infidels) after me, striking the necks (cutting the throats) of one another.'”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 26: Pilgrimage (Hajj), Number 797:

Narrated Abu Bakr (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] delivered to us a sermon on the Day of Nahr. He said, “Do you know what is the day today?” We said, “ALLAH and HIS Apostle [S.A.W.S] know better.” He remained silent till we thought that he might give that day another name. He said, “Isn’t it the Day of Nahr?” We said, “It is.” He further asked, “Which month is this?” We said, “ALLAH and HIS Apostle [S.A.W.S] know better.” He remained silent till we thought that he might give it another name. He then said, “Isn’t it the Month of Dhul-Hijja?” We replied: “Yes! It is.” He further asked, “What town is this?” We replied, “ALLAH and HIS Apostle [S.A.W.S] know it better.” He remained silent till we thought that he might give it another name. He then said, “Isn’t it the Forbidden (Sacred) Town (of Mecca)?” We said, “Yes. It is.” He said, “No doubt, your blood and your properties are Sacred to one another like the Sanctity of this Day of yours, in this Month of yours, in this Town of yours, till the Day you meet your LORD. No doubt! Haven’t I Conveyed ALLAH’s Message to you? They said, “Yes.” He said, “O ALLAH! Be Witness. So it is incumbent upon those who are present to convey it (this information) to those who are absent because the informed one might comprehend it (what I have said) better than the present audience, who will convey it to him. Beware! Do not renegade (as) disbelievers after me by striking the necks (cutting the throats) of one another.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 26: Pilgrimage (Hajj), Number 798:

Narrated Ibn ‘Umar (R.A):

 At Mina, the Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Do you know what is the day today?” The people replied, “ALLAH [S.W.T] and HIS Apostle [S.A.W.S] know it better.” He said, “It is the Forbidden (Sacred) Day. And do you know what town is this?” They replied, “ALLAH and HIS Apostle [S.A.W.S] know it better.” He said, “This is the Forbidden (Sacred) Town (Mecca). And do you know which month is this?” The people replied, “ALLAH and HIS Apostle [S.A.W.S] know it better.” He said, “This is the Forbidden (Sacred) Month.” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] added, “No doubt, ALLAH made your blood, your properties, and your honor Sacred to one another like the Sanctity of this Day of yours in this Month of yours in this Town of yours.” Narrated Ibn ‘Umar (R.A): On the Day of Nahr (10th of Dhul-Hijjah), the Prophet [S.A.W.S] stood in between the Jamrat during his Hajj which he performed (as in the previous Hadith) and said, “This is the greatest Day (i.e. 10th of Dhul-Hijjah).” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] started saying repeatedly, “O ALLAH! Be Witness (I have Conveyed YOUR Message).” He then bade the people farewell. The people said, “This is Hajjat-al-Wada).”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 5, Book 59: Military Expeditions led by the Prophet [S.A.W.S], Number 685:

Narrated Ibn Umar (R.A):

 We were talking about Hajjat-ul-Wada, while the Prophet [S.A.W.S] was amongst us. We did not know what Hajjat-ul-Wada’ signified. The Prophet [S.A.W.S] Praised ALLAH [S.W.T] and then mentioned Al-masih Ad-dajjal and described him extensively, saying, “ALLAH [S.W.T] did not send any Prophet (P.B.U.T) but that Prophet (P.B.U.T) warned his nation of Al-masih Ad-dajjal. Noah (P.B.U.H) and the Prophets (P.B.U.T) following him warned (their people) of him. He will appear amongst you (O Muhammad [S.A.W.S]’s followers), and if it happens that some of his qualities may be hidden from you, but your LORD’s State is clear to you and not hidden from you. The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said it thrice. Verily, your LORD is not blind in one eye, while he (i.e. Ad-dajjal) is blind in the right eye, which looks like a grape bulging out (of its cluster). No doubt! ALLAH [S.W.T] has made your blood and your properties sacred to one another like the sanctity of this day of yours, in this town of yours, in this month of yours.” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] added: No doubt! Haven’t I conveyed ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Message to you?” They replied, “Yes,” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said thrice, “O ALLAH [S.W.T]! Be witness for it.” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] added, “Woe to you!” (or said), “May ALLAH [S.W.T] be merciful to you! Do not become infidels after me (i.e. my death) by cutting the necks (throats) of one another.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 78: Oaths and Vows, Number 658:

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr bin Al-As (R.A):

 While the Prophet [S.A.W.S] was delivering a sermon on the Day of Nahr (i.e. 10th Dhul-Hijja Day of slaughtering the sacrifice), a man got up saying, “I thought, O ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S], such-and-such a thing was to be done before such-and-such a thing.” Another man got up, saying, “O ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S]! As regards these three (acts of Hajj), thought so-and-so.” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Do, and there is no harm,” concerning all those matters on that day. And so, on that day, whatever question he was asked, he said, “Do it, do it, and there is no harm therein.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 78: Oaths and Vows, Number 666:

Narrated Jundub (R.A):

 I witnessed the Prophet [S.A.W.S] offering the ‘Id prayer (and after finishing it) he delivered a sermon and said, “Whoever has slaughtered his sacrifice (before the prayer) should make up for it (i.e. slaughter another animal) and whoever has not slaughtered his sacrifice yet, should slaughter it by mentioning ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Name over it.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 9, Book 93: Oneness, Uniqueness of ALLAH [S.W.T] (Tawheed), Number 539:

Narrated Abu Bakr (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Time has come back to its original state which it had when ALLAH [S.W.T] Created the Heavens and the Earth, the year is twelve months, of which four are sacred; (and out of these four) three are in succession, namely, Dhul-Qa’da, Dhul-Hijja and Muharram, and (the fourth one) Rajab Mudar which is between Jumad (Ath-Tham) and Sha’ban.” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] then asked us, “Which month is this?” We said, “ALLAH [S.W.T] and HIS Apostle [S.A.W.S] know (it) better.” He kept quiet so long that we thought he might call it by another name. Then he said, “Isn’t it Dhul-Hijja?” We said, “Yes.” He asked “What town is this?” We said, “ALLAH [S.W.T] and HIS Apostle [S.A.W.S] know (it) better.’ Then he kept quiet so long that we thought he might call it by another name. He then said, “Isn’t it the (forbidden) Town (Mecca)?” We said, “Yes.” He asked, “What is the day today?” We said, “ALLAH [S.W.T] and HIS Apostle [S.A.W.S] know (it) better. Then he kept quiet so long that we thought that he might call it by another name. Then he said, “Isn’t it the Day of An-Nahr (slaughtering of sacrifices)?” We said, “Yes.” Then he said, “Your blood (lives), your properties,” (the sub narrator Muhammad (R.A), said: I think he also said): “..and your honor) are as sacred to one another like the sanctity of this Day of yours, in this Town of yours, in this Month of yours. You shall meet your LORD and HE will ask you about your deeds. Beware! Don’t go astray after me by striking the necks of one another. Lo! It is incumbent upon those who are present to inform it to those who are absent for perhaps the informed one might comprehend it (understand it) better than some of the present audience.” Whenever the sub-narrator Muhammad (R.A) mentioned that statement, he would say, “The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said the truth.”) And then the Prophet [S.A.W.S] added, “No doubt! Haven’t I conveyed ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Message to you! No doubt! Haven’t I conveyed ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Message to you?”

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 30, Book 1: Faith (Kitab Al Iman), Number 0124:

It is narrated on the authority of Jarir b. ‘Abdullah (R.A):

 That the Apostle of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] asked him on the occasion of the Farewell Pilgrimage to make the people silent and then said: Do not return to unbelief after me by striking the necks of one another.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 17, Book 7: Pilgrimage (Kitab Al-Hajj), Number 2803:

Ja’far b. Muhammad (R.A) reported on the authority of his father:

 We went to Jabir b. Abdullah (R.A) and he began inquiring about the people (who had gone to see him) till it was my turn. I said: I am Muhammad b. ‘Ali b. Husain (R.A). He placed his hand upon my head and opened my upper button and then the lower one and then placed his palm on my chest (in order to bless me), and I was, during those days, a young boy, and he said: You are welcome, my nephew. Ask whatever you want to ask. And I asked him but as he was blind (he could not respond to me immediately), and the time for prayer came. He stood up covering himself in his mantle. And whenever he placed its ends upon his shoulders they slipped down on account of being short (in size). Another mantle was, however, lying on the clothes rack near by. And he led us in the prayer. I said to him: Tell me about the Hajj of ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S]. And he pointed with his hand nine, and then stated: The Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] stayed in (Medina) for nine years but did not perform Hajj, then he made a public announcement in the tenth year to the effect that ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] was about to perform the Hajj. A large number of persons came to Medina and all of them were anxious to follow the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] and do according to his doing. We set out with him till we reached Dhu’l Hulaifa. Asma’ (R.A) daughter of Umais gave birth to Muhammad b. Abu Bakr (R.A). She sent message to the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] asking him: What should I do? He (the Holy Prophet [S.A.W.S]) said: Take a bath, bandage your private parts and put on Ihram. The Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] then prayed in the Mosque and then mounted al-Qaswa (his she-camel) and it stood erect with him on its back at al-Baida’. And I saw as far as I could see in front of me but riders and pedestrians, and also on my right and on my left and behind me like this. And the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] was prominent among us and the (revelation) of The Holy Qur’an was descending upon him. And it is he who knows (its true) significance. And whatever he did, we also did that. He pronounced the Oneness of ALLAH [S.W.T] (saying): “Labbaik, O ALLAH, Labbaik, Labbaik. THOU hast no partner, Praise and Grace is THINE and the Sovereignty too; THOU hast no partner.” And the people also pronounced this Talbiya which they pronounce (today). The Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] did not reject anything out of it. But the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] adhered to his own Talbiya. Jabir (R.A) said: We did not have any other intention but that of Hajj only, being unaware of the Umra (at that season), but when we came with him to the House, he touched the pillar and (made seven circuits) running three of them and walking four. And then going to the Station of Ibrahim (P.B.U.H), he recited: “And adopt the Station of Ibrahim as a place of prayer.” And this Station was between him and the House. My father said (and I do not know whether he had made a mention of it but that was from ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] that he recited in two rak’ahs: “Say: HE is ALLAH One,” and Say: “Say: O unbelievers.” He then returned to the pillar (Hajar Aswad) and kissed it. He then went out of the gate to al-Safa’ and as he reached near it he recited: “Al-Safa’ and al-Marwa are among the signs appointed by ALLAH,” (adding:) I begin with what ALLAH [S.W.T] (has commanded me) to begin. He first mounted al-Safa’ till he saw the House, and facing Qibla he declared the Oneness of ALLAH [S.W.T] and Glorified HIM, and said: “There is no god but ALLAH, ONE, there is no partner with HIM. HIS is the Sovereignty, to HIM Praise is due, and HE is Powerful over everything. There is no god but ALLAH Alone, WHO fulfilled HIS promise, helped HIS servant and routed the confederates alone.” He then made supplication in the course of that saying such words three times. He then descended and walked towards al-Marwa, and when his feet came down in the bottom of the valley, he ran, and when he began to ascend he walked till he reached al-Marwa. There he did as he had done at al-Safa’. And when it was his last running at al-Marwa he said: If I had known beforehand what I have come to know afterwards, I would not have brought sacrificial animals and would have performed an ‘Umra. So, he who among you has not the sacrificial animals with him should put off Ihram and treat it as an Umra. Suraqa b. Malik b. Ju’sham (R.A) got up and said: Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S], does it apply to the present year, or does it apply forever? Thereupon the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] intertwined the fingers (of one hand) into another and said twice: The ‘Umra has become incorporated in the Hajj (adding): “No, but for ever and ever.” ‘Ali (R.A) came from the Yemen with the sacrificial animals for the Prophet [S.A.W.S] and found Fatima (R.A) to be one among those who had put off Ihram and had put on dyed clothes and had applied antimony. He (Hadrat ‘Ali (R.A)) showed disapproval to it, whereupon she said: My father has commanded me to do this. He (the narrator) said: That ‘Ali (R.A) used to say in Iraq: I went to the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] showing annoyance at Fatima (R.A) for what she had done, and asked the (verdict) of ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] regarding what she had narrated from him, and told him that I was angry with her, whereupon he said: She has told the truth, she has told the truth. (The Holy Prophet [S.A.W.S] then asked ‘Ali (R.A)): What did you say when you undertook to go for Hajj? I (‘Ali (R.A)) said: O ALLAH, I am putting on Ihram for the same purpose as THY Messenger [S.A.W.S] has put it on. He said: I have with me sacrificial animals, so do not put off the Ihram. He (Jabir (R.A)) said: The total number of those sacrificial animals brought by ‘Ali (R.A) from the Yemen and of those brought by the Apostle of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] was one hundred. Then all the people except the Apostle of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] and those who had with them sacrificial animals, put off Ihram, and got their hair clipped; when it was the day of Tarwiya (8th of Dhu’l-Hijja) they went to Mina and put on the Ihram for Hajj and the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] rode and led the noon, afternoon, sunset ‘Isha’ and dawn prayers. He then waited a little till the sun rose, and commanded that a tent of hair should be pitched at Namira. The Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] then set out and the Quraish did not doubt that he would halt at al-Mash’ar al-Haram (the sacred site) as the Quraish used to do in the pre-Islamic period. The Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S], however, passed on till he came to ‘Arafa and he found that the tent had been pitched for him at Namira. There he got down till the sun had passed the meridian; he commanded that al-Qaswa should be brought and saddled for him. Then he came to the bottom of the valley, and addressed the people saying: Verily your blood, your property are as Sacred and inviolable as the Sacredness of this Day of yours, in this Month of yours, in this Town of yours. Behold! Everything pertaining to the Days of Ignorance is under my feet completely abolished. Abolished are also the blood-revenges of the Days of Ignorance. The first claim of ours on blood revenge which I abolish is that of the son of Rabi’a b. al-Harith, who was nursed among the tribe of Sa’d and killed by Hudhail. And the usury of pre-Islamic period is abolished, and the first of our usury I abolish is that of ‘Abbas b. ‘Abd al-Muttalib (R.A), for it is all abolished. Fear ALLAH [S.W.T] concerning women! Verily you have taken them on the security of ALLAH [S.W.T], and intercourse with them has been made lawful unto you by words of ALLAH [S.W.T]. You too have right over them, and that they should not allow anyone to sit on your bed whom you do not like. But if they do that, you can chastise them but not severely. Their rights upon you are that you should provide them with food and clothing in a fitting manner. I have left among you the Book of ALLAH [S.W.T], and if you hold fast to it, you would never go astray. And you would be asked about me (on the Day of Resurrection), (now tell me) what would you say? They (the audience) said: We will bear witness that you have Conveyed (the Message), discharged (the ministry of Prophethood) and given wise (sincere) counsel. He (the narrator) said: He (the Holy Prophet [S.A.W.S]) then raised his forefinger towards the sky and pointing it at the people (said): “O ALLAH, be witness. O ALLAH, be witness,” saying it thrice. (Bilal (R.A) then) pronounced Adhan and later on Iqama and he (the Holy Prophet [S.A.W.S]) led the noon prayer. He (Bilal (R.A)) then uttered Iqama and he (the Holy Prophet [S.A.W.S]) led the afternoon prayer and he observed no other prayer in between the two. The Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] then mounted his camel and came to the place of stay, making his she-camel al-Qaswa, turn towards the side where there we are rocks, having the path taken by those who went on foot in front of him, and faced the Qibla. He kept standing there till the sun set, and the yellow light had somewhat gone, and the disc of the sun had disappeared. He made Usama (R.A) sit behind him, and he pulled the nose-string of Qaswa so forcefully that its head touched the saddle (in order to keep her under perfect control), and he pointed out to the people with his right hand to be moderate (in speed), and whenever he happened to pass over an elevated tract of sand, he slightly loosened it (the nose-string of his camel) till she climbed up and this is how he reached al-Muzdalifa. There he led the evening and ‘Isha prayers with one Adhan and two Iqamas and did not glorify (ALLAH) in between them (i.e. he did not observe supererogatory rak’ahs between Maghrib and ‘Isha’ prayers). The Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] then lay down till dawn and offered the dawn prayer with an Adhan and Iqama when the morning light was clear. He again mounted al-Qaswa, and when he came to al-Mash’ar al-Haram, he faced towards Qibla, supplicated HIM, Glorified HIM, and pronounced HIS Uniqueness (La ilaha illa ALLAH) and Oneness, and kept standing till the daylight was very clear. He then went quickly before the sun rose, and seated behind him was al-Fadl b. ‘Abbas (R.A) and he was a man having beautiful hair and fair complexion and handsome face. As the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] was moving on, there was also going a group of women (side by side with them). Al-Fadl (R.A) began to look at them. The Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] placed his hand on the face of Fadl (R.A) who then turned his face to the other side, and began to see, and the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] turned his hand to the other side and placed it on the face of al-Fadl (R.A). He again turned his face to the other side till he came to the bottom of Muhassir. He urged her (al-Qaswa) a little, and, following the middle road, which comes out at the greatest jamra, he came to the jamral which is near the tree. At this he threw seven small pebbles, saying ALLAH-o-Akbar while throwing every one of them in a manner in which the small pebbles are thrown (with the help of fingers) and this he did in the bottom of the valley. He then went to the place of sacrifice, and sacrificed sixty-three (camels) with his own hand. Then he gave the remaining number to ‘Ali (R.A) who sacrificed them, and he shared him in his sacrifice. He then commanded that a piece of flesh from each animal sacrificed should be put in a pot, and when it was cooked, both of them (the Holy Prophet [S.A.W.S] and Hadrat ‘Ali (R.A)) took some meat out of it and drank its soup. The Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] again rode and came to the House, and offered the Zuhr prayer at Mecca. He came to the tribe of Abd al-Muttalib, who were supplying water at Zamzam, and said: Draw water. O Bani ‘Abd al-Muttalib; were it not that people would usurp this right of supplying water from you, I would have drawn it along with you. So they handed him a basket and he drank from it.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 17, Book 7: Pilgrimage (Kitab Al-Hajj), Book 7, Number 2805:

Jabir (R.A) reported:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] as saying: I have sacrificed (the animals) here, and the whole of Mina is a place for sacrifice; so sacrifice your animals at your places. I have stayed here (near these rocks), and the whole of Arafat is a place for stay. And I have stayed here (at Muzdalifa near Mash’ar al-Haram and the whole of Muzdalifa) is a place for stay (i.e. one is permitted to spend night in any part of it, as one likes).

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 17, Book 7: Pilgrimage (Kitab Al-Hajj), Book 7, Number 2806:

Jabir b. Abdullah (R.A) reported:

 That when ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] proceeded to Mecca, he came to it (the Black Stone) he kissed it and moved to his right and moved quickly in three circuits, and walked in four circuits.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 21, Book 7: Pilgrimage, Number 2832:

Abdullah b. ‘Umar (R.A) reported:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] observed Tamattu’ in Hajjat-ul-Wada’. He first put on Ihram for ‘Umra and then for Hajj and then offered animal sacrifice. So he drove the sacrificial animals with him from Dhu’l-Hulaifa. ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] commenced Ihram of Umra and thus pronounced Talbiya for ‘Umra and then (put on Ihram for Hajj) and pronounced Talbiya for Hajj. And the people performed Tamattu’ in the company of ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S]. They put on Ihram for Umra (first) and then for Hajj. Some of them had sacrificial animals which they had brought with them, whereas some of them had none to sacrifice. So when ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] came to Mecca, he said to the people: He who amongst you has brought sacrificial animals along with him must not treat as lawful anything which has become unlawful for him till he has completed the Hajj; and he, who amongst you has not brought the sacrificial animals should circumambulate the House, and run between al-Safa’ and al-Marwa and clip (his hair) and put off the Ihram, and then again put on the Ihram for Hajj and offer sacrifice of animals. But he who does not find the sacrificial animal, he should observe fast for three days during the Hajj and for seven days when he returns to his family. ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] circumambulated (the House) when he came to Mecca: he first kissed the corner (of the Ka’ba containing the Black Stone), then ran in three circuits out of seven and walked in four circuits. And then when he had finished the circumambulation of the House he observed two rak’ahs of prayer at the Station (of Ibrahim (P.B.U.H)), and then pronounced Salaam (for concluding the rak’ahs), and departed and came to al-Safa’ and ran seven times between al-Safa’ and al-Marwa. After that he did not treat anything as lawful which had become unlawful till he had completed his Hajj and sacrificed his animal on the day of sacrifice (10th of Dhu’l-Hijja). and then went back quickly (to Mecca) and performed circumambulation of the House (known as tawaf ifada) after which all that was unlawful for him became lawful; and those who had brought the sacrificial animals along with them did as ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] had done. This hadith has been narrated on the authority of ‘A’isha (R.A). The wife of ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S], concerning his Tamattu’ of Hajj and ‘Umra and performing of Tamattu’ by people in his company.

 

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 2: Belief, Number 7:

Narrated Ibn ‘Umar (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said: Islam is based on (the following) five (principles):

1. To testify that none has the right to be Worshiped but ALLAH [S.W.T] and Muhammad [S.A.W.S] is ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle.

2. To offer the (compulsory congregational) Prayers dutifully and perfectly.

3. To pay Zakat (i.e. obligatory charity).

4. To perform Hajj (i.e. Pilgrimage to Mecca).

5. To observe Fast during the month of Ramadan.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 2: Belief, Number 10:

Narrated Abu Musa (R.A):

 Some people asked ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S], “Whose Islam is the best? i.e. (Who is a very good Muslim)?” He replied, “One who avoids harming the Muslims with his tongue and hands.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 2: Belief, Number 11:

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr (R.A):

 A man asked the Prophet [S.A.W.S], “What sort of deeds or (what qualities of) Islam are good?” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] replied, ‘to feed (the poor) and greet those whom you know and those whom you do not know’.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 2: Belief, Number 12:

Narrated Anas (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “None of you will have faith till he wishes for his (Muslim) brother what he likes for himself.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 2: Belief, Number 20:

Narrated Anas (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Whoever possesses the following three qualities will taste the sweetness of faith:

1. The one to whom ALLAH [S.W.T] and HIS Apostle [S.A.W.S) become dearer than anything else.

2. Who loves a person and he loves him Only for ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Sake.

3. Who hates to revert to disbelief (atheism) after ALLAH [S.W.T] has brought (saved) him out from it, as he hates to be thrown in Fire.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 2: Belief, Number 38:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “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; and gain strength by Worshiping in the mornings, the nights.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 2: Belief, Number 45:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “(A believer) who accompanies the funeral procession of a Muslim out of sincere faith and hoping to attain ALLAH [S.W.T]’s reward and remains with it till the funeral prayer is offered and the burial ceremonies are over, he will return with a reward of two Qirats. Each Qirat is like the size of the (Mount) Uhud. He who offers the funeral prayer only and returns before the burial, will return with the reward of one Qirat only.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 2: Belief, Number 47:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 One day while the Prophet [S.A.W.S] was sitting in the company of some people, (The Angel) Gabriel (P.B.U.H) came and asked, “What is faith?” ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] replied, ‘Faith is to believe in ALLAH [S.W.T], HIS Angels (P.B.U.T), (the) meeting with HIM, HIS Apostles (P.B.U.T), and to believe in Resurrection.” Then he further asked, “What is Islam?” ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] replied, “To Worship ALLAH [S.W.T] Alone and none else, to offer prayers perfectly to pay the compulsory charity (Zakat) and to observe fasts during the month of Ramadan.” Then he further asked, “What is Ihsan (perfection)?” ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] replied, “To Worship ALLAH [S.W.T] as if you see HIM, and if you cannot achieve this state of devotion then you must consider that HE is looking at you.” Then he further asked, “When will the Hour be established?” ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] replied, “The answerer has no better knowledge than the questioner. But I will inform you about its portents.

1. When a slave (lady) gives birth to her master.

2. When the shepherds of black camels start boasting and competing with others in the construction of higher buildings. And the Hour is one of five things which nobody knows except ALLAH [S.W.T]. The Prophet [S.A.W.S] then recited: “Verily, with ALLAH (Alone) is the knowledge of the Hour–.” (31. 34) Then that man (Gabriel (P.B.U.H)) left and the Prophet [S.A.W.S] asked his companions (R.A) to call him back, but they could not see him. Then the Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “That was Gabriel (P.B.U.H) who came to teach the people their religion.” Abu ‘Abdullah (R.A) said: He (the Prophet [S.A.W.S]) considered all that as a part of faith.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 3: Knowledge, Number 97:

Narrated Abu Burda (R.A)’s father:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said “Three persons will have a double reward:

1. A Person from the people of the Scriptures who believed in his Prophet (Jesus or Moses (P.B.U.T)) and then believed in the Prophet Muhammad [S.A.W.S] (i.e. has embraced Islam).

2. A slave who discharges his duties to ALLAH [S.W.T] and his master.

3. A master of a woman-slave who teaches her good manners and educates her in the best possible way (the religion) and manumits her and then marries her.”

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 28, Book 6: Fasting (Kitab Al-Sawm), Number 2566:

Abu Huraira (R.A) reported:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] as saying: ALLAH [S.W.T] the EXALTED and MAJESTIC said: Every act of the son of Adam (P.B.U.H) is for him, except fasting. It is (exclusively) meant for ME and I (Alone) will reward it. Fasting is a shield. When any one of you is fasting on a day, he should neither indulge in obscene language, nor raise the voice; or if anyone reviles him or tries to quarrel with him he should say: I am a person fasting. By HIM, in WHOSE Hand is the life of Muhammad [S.A.W.S], the breath of the observer of fast is sweeter to ALLAH [S.W.T] on the Day of Judgment than the fragrance of musk. The one who fasts has two (occasions) of joy, one when he breaks the fast he is glad with the breaking of (the fast) and one when he meets his LORD he is glad with his fast.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 12: Characteristics of Prayer, Number 817:

Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Ghusl (taking a bath) on Friday is compulsory for every Muslim reaching the age of puberty.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 13: Friday Prayer, Number 6:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “Any person who takes a bath on Friday like the bath of Janaba and then goes for the prayer (in the first hour i.e. early), it is as if he had sacrificed a camel (in ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Cause); and whoever goes in the second hour it is as if he had sacrificed a cow; and whoever goes in the third hour, then it is as if he had sacrificed a horned ram; and if one goes in the fourth hour, then it is as if he had sacrificed a hen; and whoever goes in the fifth hour then it is as if he had offered an egg. When the Imam comes out (i.e. starts delivering the Khutba), the Angels (P.B.U.T) present themselves to listen to the Khutba.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 15: The Two Festivals (Eids), Number 86:

Narrated Ibn Abbas (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “No good deeds done on other days are superior to those done on these (first ten days of Dhul Hijja).” Then some companions (R.A) of the Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Not even Jihad?” He replied, “Not even Jihad, except that of a man who does it by putting himself and his property in danger (for ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Sake) and does not return with any of those things.”

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 2, Book 23: Funerals (Al-Janaa’iz), Number 432:

Narrated Ibn Abbas (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “ALLAH [S.W.T] has made Mecca a Sanctuary (Sacred Place) and it was a Sanctuary before me and will be so after me. It was made legal for me (to fight in it) for a few hours of the day. None is allowed to uproot its thorny shrubs or to cut its trees or to chase its game or to pick up its fallen things except by a person who announces it publicly.” On that Al-Abbas (R.A) said (to the Prophet [S.A.W.S]), “Except Al-Idhkhir for our goldsmiths and for our graves.” And so the Prophet [S.A.W.S] added, “Except Al-Idhkhir.” And Abu Huraira (R.A) narrated that the Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Except Al-Idhkhir for our graves and houses.” And Ibn Abbas (R.A) said, “For their goldsmiths and houses.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 26: Pilgrimage (Hajj), Number 675:

Narrated Zaid bin Aslam (R.A) from his father who said:

 “Umar bin Al-Khattab (R.A) addressed the Corner (Black Stone) saying, ‘By ALLAH [S.W.T]! I know that you are a stone and can neither benefit nor harm. Had I not seen the Prophet [S.A.W.S] touching (and kissing) you, I would never have touched (and kissed) you.’ Then he kissed it and said, ‘There is no reason for us to do Ramal (in Tawaf) except that we wanted to show off before the pagans, and now ALLAH [S.W.T] has destroyed them.’ ‘Umar (R.A) added, ‘(Nevertheless), the Prophet [S.A.W.S] did that and we do not want to leave it (i.e. Ramal).’

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 3, Book 30: Virtues of Medina, Number 95:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “I was ordered to migrate to a town which will swallow (conquer) other towns and is called Yathrib and that is Medina, and it turns out (bad) persons as a furnace removes the impurities of iron.

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 3, Book 30: Virtues of Medina, Number 105:

Narrated Anas bin Malik (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “There will be no town which Ad-dajjal will not enter except Mecca and Medina, and there will be no entrance (road) (of both Mecca and Medina) but the Angels (P.B.U.T) will be standing in rows guarding it against him, and then Medina will shake with its inhabitants thrice (i.e. three earth-quakes will take place) and ALLAH [S.W.T] will expel all the nonbelievers and the hypocrites from it.”

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 3, Book 30: Virtues of Medina, Number 109:

Narrated Anas (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “O ALLAH [S.W.T]! Bestow on Medina twice the blessings YOU bestowed on Mecca.”

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 3, Book 31: Fasting, Number 215:

Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri (R.A) (who fought in twelve Ghazawat in the company of the Prophet [S.A.W.S]):

 I heard four things from the Prophet [S.A.W.S] and they won my admiration. He said:

1. “No lady should travel on a journey of two days except with her husband or a Dhi-Mahram”;

2. “No fasting is permissible on the two days of Id-ul-Fitr and ‘Id-ul-Adha”;

3. “No prayer (may be offered) after the morning compulsory prayer until the sun rises; and no prayer after the ‘Asr prayer till the sun sets”;

4. “One should travel only for visiting three Masjid (Mosques): Masjid-ul-Haram (Mecca), Masjid-ul-Aqsa (Jerusalem), and this (my) Mosque (at Medina)”.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 3, Book 31: Fasting, Number 129:

Narrated ‘Alqama (R.A):

 While I was walking with ‘Abdullah (R.A) he said, “We were in the company of the Prophet [S.A.W.S] and he said, ‘He who can afford to marry should marry, because it will help him refrain from looking at other women, and save his private parts from looking at other women, and save his private parts from committing illegal sexual relation; and he who cannot afford to marry is advised to fast, as fasting will diminish his sexual power.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 3, Book 40: Distribution of Water, Number 547:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “There are three persons whom ALLAH [S.W.T] will not look at on the Day of Resurrection, nor will he purify them and theirs shall be a severe punishment. They are:

1. A man possessed superfluous water, on a way and he withheld it from travelers.

2. A man who gave a pledge of allegiance to a ruler and he gave it only for worldly benefits. If the ruler gives him something he gets satisfied, and if the ruler withholds something from him, he gets dissatisfied.

3. And man displayed his goods for sale after the ‘Asr prayer and he said, ‘By ALLAH [S.W.T], except WHOM None has the right to be Worshiped, I have been given so much for my goods,’ and somebody believes him (and buys them).” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] then recited: “Verily! Those who purchase a little gain at the cost of ALLAH’s Covenant and their oaths.” (3.77)

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 3, Book 43: Oppressions, Number 622:

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Umar (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “A Muslim is a brother of another Muslim, so he should not oppress him, nor should he hand him over to an oppressor. Whoever fulfilled the needs of his brother, ALLAH [S.W.T] will fulfill his needs; whoever brought his (Muslim) brother out of a discomfort, ALLAH [S.W.T] will bring him out of the discomforts of the Day of Resurrection, and whoever screened a Muslim, ALLAH [S.W.T] will screen him on the Day of Resurrection.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 3, Book 43: Oppressions, Number 624:

Narrated Anas (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “Help your brother, whether he is an oppressor or he is an oppressed one. People asked, “O ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S]! It is all right to help him if he is oppressed, but how should we help him if he is an oppressor?” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “By preventing him from oppressing others.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 3, Book 49: Peacemaking, Number 861:

Narrated Aisha (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “If somebody innovates something which is not in harmony with the principles of our religion, that thing is rejected.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 51: Wills and Testaments (Wasaayaa), Number 28:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Avoid the seven great destructive sins.” The people enquire, “O ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S]! What are they? “He said, “To join others in Worship along with ALLAH [S.W.T], to practice sorcery, to kill the life which ALLAH [S.W.T] has forbidden except for a just cause, (according to Islamic law), to eat up Riba (usury), to eat up an orphan’s wealth, to give back to the enemy and fleeing from the battlefield at the time of fighting, and to accuse chaste women, who never even think of anything touching chastity and are good believers.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 54: Beginning of Creation, Number 460:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “If a husband calls his wife to his bed (i.e. to have sexual relation) and she refuses and causes him to sleep in anger, the Angels (P.B.U.T) will curse her till morning.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 54: Beginning of Creation, Number 478:

Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “The people of Paradise will look at the dwellers of the lofty mansions (i.e. a superior place in Paradise) in the same way as one looks at a brilliant star far away in the East or in the West on the horizon; all that is because of their superiority over one another (in rewards).” On that the people said, “O ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S]! Are these lofty mansions for the Prophets (P.B.U.T) which nobody else can reach? The Prophet [S.A.W.S] replied,” No! “By ALLAH [S.W.T] in WHOSE Hands my life is, these are for the men who believed in ALLAH [S.W.T] and also believed in the Apostles (P.B.U.T).”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 54: Beginning of Creation, Number 503:

Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “If anyone of you, on having sexual relation with his wife, says: ‘O ALLAH! Protect me from satan, and prevent satan from approaching the offspring you are going to give me,’ and if it happens that the lady conceives a child, satan will neither harm it nor be given power over it.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 55: Prophets (P.B.U.T), Number 548:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “Treat women nicely, for a women is created from a rib, and the most curved portion of the rib is its upper portion, so, if you should try to straighten it, it will break, but if you leave it as it is, it will remain crooked. So treat women nicely.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 55: Prophets (P.B.U.T), Number 568:

Narrated Ibn Abbas (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “You will be gathered (on the Day of Judgment), bare-footed, naked and not circumcised.” He then recited:–‘As WE began the first creation, WE, shall repeat it: A Promise WE have undertaken: Truly WE shall do it.’ (21.104) He added, “The first to be dressed on the Day of Resurrection, will be Abraham (P.B.U.H), and some of my companions will be taken towards the left side (i.e. to the (Hell) Fire), and I will say: ‘My companions! My companions!’ It will be said: ‘They renegade from Islam after you left them.’ Then I will say as the Pious slave of ALLAH [S.W.T] (i.e. Jesus (P.B.U.H)) said: ‘And I was a witness over them while I dwelt amongst them. When YOU took me up YOU were the WATCHER over them, And YOU are a Witness to all things. If YOU punish them. They are YOUR slaves, and if YOU forgive them, Verily YOU, Only YOU are the ALL-MIGHTY, the ALL-WISE.” (5.120-121)

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 55: Prophets (P.B.U.T), Number 652:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLASH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “Both in this world and in the Hereafter, I am the nearest of all the people to Jesus, the son of Mary (P.B.U.T). The Prophets (P.B.U.T) are paternal brothers; their mothers are different, but their religion is one.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 55: Prophets (P.B.U.T), Number 654:

Narrated ‘Umar (R.A):

 I heard the Prophet [S.A.W.S] saying, “Do not exaggerate in praising me as the Christians praised the son of Mary (P.B.U.T), for I am only a slave. So, call me the slave of ALLAH [S.W.T] and HIS Apostle.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 55: Prophets (P.B.U.T), Number 658:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said “How will you be when the son of Mary (i.e. Jesus) (P.B.U.T) descends amongst you and he will judge people by the Law of the Qur’an and not by the law of Gospel.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 56: Virtues And Merits Of The Prophet [S.A.W.S] and His Companions (R.A), Number 667:

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Convey (my teachings) to the people even if it were a single sentence, and tell others the stories of Bani Israel (which have been taught to you), for it is not sinful to do so. And whoever tells a lie on me intentionally, will surely take his place in the (Hell) Fire.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 56: Virtues and Merits of the Prophet [S.A.W.S] and His Companions (R.A), Number 681:

Narrated ‘Aisha (R.A):

 The people of Quraish worried about the lady from Bani Makhzum who had committed theft. They asked, “Who will intercede for her with ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S]?” Some said, “No one dare to do so except Usama bin Zaid (R.A) the beloved one to ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S].” When Usama (R.A) spoke about that to ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S]. ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, (to him), “Do you try to intercede for somebody in a case connected with ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Prescribed Punishments?” Then he got up and delivered a sermon saying, “What destroyed the nations preceding you, was that if a noble amongst them stole, they would forgive him, and if a poor person amongst them stole, they would inflict ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Legal Punishment on him. By ALLAH [S.W.T], if Fatima (R.A), the daughter of Muhammad [S.A.W.S] stole, I would cut off her hand.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 56: Virtues And Merits Of The Prophet [S.A.W.S] and His Companions (R.A), Number 693:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “We are the last (to come) but we will be the foremost on the Day of Resurrection, nations were given the Book (i.e. Scripture) before us, and we were given the Holy Book after them. This (i.e. Friday) is the day about which they differed. So the next day (i.e. Saturday) was prescribed for the Jews and the day after it (i.e. Sunday) for the Christians. It is incumbent on every Muslim to wash his head and body on a Day (i.e. Friday) (at least) in every seven days.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 56: Virtues And Merits Of The Prophet [S.A.W.S] and His Companions (R.A), Number 735:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “My similitude in comparison with the other Prophets (P.B.U.T) before me, is that of a man who has built a house nicely and beautifully, except for a place of one brick in a corner. The people go about it and wonder at its beauty, but say: ‘Would that this brick be put in its place!’ So I am that brick, and I am the last of the Prophets (P.B.U.T).”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 56: Virtues And Merits Of The Prophet [S.A.W.S] and His Companions (R.A), Number 795:

Narrated ‘Uqba bin ‘Amr (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] once came out and offered the funeral prayer for the Martyrs of Uhud, and proceeded to the pulpit and said, “I shall be your predecessor and a witness on you, and I am really looking at my Sacred Fount now, and no doubt, I have been given the keys of the treasures of the world. By ALLAH [S.W.T], I am not afraid that you will Worship others along with ALLAH [S.W.T], but I am afraid that you will envy and fight one another for worldly fortunes.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 56: Virtues And Merits Of The Prophet [S.A.W.S] and His Companions (R.A), Number 803:

Narrated Hudhaifa bin Al-Yaman (R.A):

 The people used to ask ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] about good, but I used to ask him about evil for fear that it might overtake me. Once I said, “O ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S]! We were in ignorance and in evil and ALLAH [S.W.T] has bestowed upon us the present good; will there by any evil after this good?” He said, “Yes.” I asked, “Will there be good after that evil?” He said, “Yes, but it would be tainted with Dakhan (i.e. little evil).” I asked, “What will its Dakhan be?” He said, “There will be some people who will lead (people) according to principles other than my tradition. You will see their actions and disapprove of them.” I said, “Will there by any evil after that good?” He said, “Yes, there will be some people who will invite others to the doors of Hell, and whoever accepts their invitation to it will be thrown in it (by them).” I said, “O ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S]! Describe those people to us.” He said, “They will belong to us and speak our language” I asked, “What do you order me to do if such a thing should take place in my life?” He said, “Adhere to the group of Muslims and their Chief.” I asked, “If there is neither a group (of Muslims) nor a Chief (what shall I do)?” He said, “Keep away from all those different sects, even if you had to bite (i.e. eat) the root of a tree, till you meet ALLAH [S.W.T] while you are still in that state.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 5, Book 57: Companions (R.A) of the Prophet [S.A.W.S], Number 6:

Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] addressed the people saying, “ALLAH [S.W.T] has given option to a slave to choose this world or what is with HIM. The slave has chosen what is with ALLAH [S.W.T].” Abu Bakr (R.A) wept, and we were astonished at his weeping caused by what the Prophet [S.A.W.S] mentioned as to a slave (of ALLAH [S.W.T]) who had been offered a choice, (we learned later on) that ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] himself was the person who was given the choice, and that Abu Bakr (R.A) knew best of all of us. ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] added, “The person who has favored me most of all both with his company and wealth, is Abu Bakr (R.A). If I were to take a Khalil other than my LORD, I would have taken Abu Bakr (R.A) as such, but (what relates us) is the Islamic brotherhood and friendliness. All the gates of the Mosque should be closed except the gate of Abu Bakr (R.A).”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 5, Book 57: Companions (R.A) of The Prophet [S.A.W.S], Number 22:

Narrated Abu Said (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Do not abuse my companions (R.A) for if any one of you spent gold equal to Uhud (in ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Cause) it would not be equal to a Mud or even a half Mud spent by one of them.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 5, Book 57: Companions (R.A) of The Prophet [S.A.W.S], Number 37:

Narrated Anas (R.A):

 A man asked the Prophet [S.A.W.S] about the Hour (i.e. Day of Judgment) saying, “When will the Hour be?” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “What have you prepared for it?” The man said, “Nothing, except that I love ALLAH [S.W.T] and HIS Apostle [S.A.W.S].” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “You will be with those whom you love.” We had never been so glad as we were on hearing that saying of the Prophet [S.A.W.S] (i.e. “You will be with those whom you love.”) Therefore, I love the Prophet [S.A.W.S], Abu Bakr and ‘Umar (R.A), and I hope that I will be with them because of my love for them though my deeds are not similar to theirs.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 5, Book 57: Companions (R.A) Of The Prophet [S.A.W.S], Number 94:

Narrated Ibn ‘Umar (R.A):

 Abu Bakr (R.A) used to say, “Please Muhammad [S.A.W.S] (i.e. the Prophet [S.A.W.S]) by doing good to his family (R.A).”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 6, Book 61: Virtues of the Qur’an, Number 545:

Narrated ‘Uthman (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “The best among you (Muslims) are those who learn the Qur’an and teach it.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 7, Book 63: Divorce, Number 216:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 Abul Qasim (The Prophet [S.A.W.S]) said, “There is an hour (or a moment) of particular significance on Friday. If it happens that a Muslim is offering a prayer and invoking ALLAH [S.W.T] for some good at that very moment, ALLAH [S.W.T] will grant him his request.” (The sub-narrator placed the top of his finger on the palm of the other hand between the middle finger and the little one.)

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 7, Book 72: Dress, Number 772:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 I was with ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] in one of the Markets of Medina. He left (the market) and so did I. Then he asked thrice, “Where is the small (child)?” Then he said, “Call Al-Hasan bin ‘Ali (R.A).” So Al-Hasan bin ‘Ali (R.A) got up and started walking with a necklace (of beads) around his neck. The Prophet [S.A.W.S] stretched his hand out like this, and Al-Hasan (R.A) did the same. The Prophet [S.A.W.S] embraced him and said, “O ALLAH [S.W.T]! I love him, so please love him and love those who love him.” Since ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said that nothing has been dearer to me than Al-Hasan (R.A).

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 73: Good Manners and Form, Number 2:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 A man came to ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] and said, “O ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S]! Who is more entitled to be treated with the best companionship by me?” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Your mother.” The man said. “Who is next?” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Your mother.” The man further said, “Who is next?” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Your mother.” The man asked for the fourth time, “Who is next?” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Your father.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 73: Good Manners and Form (Al-Adab), Number 91:

Narrated Anas bin Malik (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “Do not hate one another, and do not be jealous of one another, and do not desert each other, and O, ALLAH [S.W.T]’s worshipers! Be brothers. Lo! It is not permissible for any Muslim to desert (not talk to) his brother (Muslim) for more than three days.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 73: Good Manners and Form (Al-Adab), Number 92:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “Beware of suspicion, for suspicion is the worst of false tales. and do not look for the others’ faults, and do not do spying on one another, and do not practice Najsh, and do not be jealous of one another and do not hate one another, and do not desert (stop talking to) one another. And O, ALLAH [S.W.T]’s worshipers! Be brothers!”

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 75: Invocations, Number 374:

Narrated Anas bin Malik (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said to Abu Talha (R.A), “Choose one of your boys to serve me.” So Abu Talha (R.A) took me (to serve the Prophet [S.A.W.S]) by giving me a ride behind him (on his camel). So I used to serve ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] whenever he stayed somewhere. I used to hear him saying, “O ALLAH [S.W.T]! I seek refuge with YOU (ALLAH [S.W.T]) from (worries) care and grief, from incapacity and laziness, from miserliness and cowardice, from being heavily in debt and from being overpowered by other men.” I kept on serving him till he returned from (the battle of) Khaibar. He then brought Safiya (R.A), the daughter of Huyay whom he had got (from the booty). I saw him making a kind of cushion with a cloak or a garment for her. He then let her ride behind him. When we reached a place called As-Sahba’, he prepared (a special meal called) Hais, and asked me to invite the men who (came and) ate, and that was the marriage banquet given on the consummation of his marriage to her. Then he proceeded till the mountain of Uhud appeared, whereupon he said, “This mountain loves us and we love it.” When he approached Medina, he said, “O ALLAH [S.W.T]! I make the land between it’s (i.e. Medina’s) two mountains a sanctuary, as the Prophet Abraham (P.B.U.H) made Mecca a sanctuary. O ALLAH [S.W.T]! Bless them (the people of Medina) in their Mudd and the Sa’ (units of measuring).”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 76: To Make the Heart Tender (Ar-Riqaq), Number 482:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “Whoever believes in ALLAH [S.W.T] and the Last Day should talk what is good or keep quiet, and whoever believes in ALLAH [S.W.T] and the Last Day should not hurt (or insult) his neighbor; and whoever believes in ALLAH [S.W.T] and the Last Day, should entertain his guest generously.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 76: To Make the Heart Tender (Ar-Riqaq), Number 483:

Narrated Abu Shuraih Al-Khuza’i (R.A):

 My ears heard and my heart grasped (the statement which) the Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “The period for keeping one’s guest is three days (and don’t forget) his reward.” It was asked, “What is his reward?” He said, “In the first night and the day he should be given a high class quality of meals; and whoever believes in ALLAH [S.W.T] and the Last Day, should entertain his guest generously; and whoever believes in ALLAH [S.W.T] and the Last Day should talk what is good (sense) or keep quiet.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 76: To Make the Heart Tender (Ar-Riqaq), Number 509:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “ALLAH [S.W.T] said, ‘I will declare war against him who shows hostility to a pious worshiper of MINE. And the most beloved things with which MY slave comes nearer to ME, is what I have enjoined upon him; and MY slave keeps on coming closer to ME through performing Nawafil (praying or doing extra deeds besides what is obligatory) till I love him, so I become his sense of hearing with which he hears, and his sense of sight with which he sees, and his hand with which he grips, and his leg with which he walks; and if he asks ME, I will give him, and if he asks MY protection (Refuge), I will protect him; (i.e. give him MY Refuge) and I do not hesitate to do anything as I hesitate to take the soul of the believer, for he hates death, and I hate to disappoint him.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 76: To Make the Heart Tender (Ar-Riqaq), Number 519:

Narrated Abu Qatada bin Rib’i Al-Ansari (R.A):

 A funeral procession passed by ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] who said, “Relieved or relieving?” The people asked, “O ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S]! What is relieved and relieving?” He said, “A believer is relieved (by death) from the troubles and hardships of the world and leaves for the Mercy of ALLAH [S.W.T], while (the death of) a wicked person relieves the people, the land, the trees, (and) the animals from him.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 76: To Make the Heart Tender (Ar-Riqaq), Number 541:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “Whoever has wronged his brother, should ask for his pardon (before his death), as (in the Hereafter) there will be neither a Dinar nor a Dirham. (He should secure pardon in this life) before some of his good deeds are taken and paid to his brother, or, if he has done no good deeds, some of the bad deeds of his brother are taken to be loaded on him (in the Hereafter).”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 76: To Make the Heart Tender (Ar-Riqaq), Number 574:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 I said, “O ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S]! Who will be the luckiest person who will gain your intercession on the Day of Resurrection?” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “O Abu Huraira (R.A)! I have thought that none will ask me about this Hadith before you, as I know your longing for the (learning of) Hadiths. The luckiest person who will have my intercession on the Day of Resurrection will be the one who said, ‘None has the right to be Worshiped but ALLAH,’ sincerely from the bottom of his heart.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 76: To Make the Heart Tender (Ar-Riqaq), Number 585:

Narrated Abu Hazim from Sahl bin Sa’d (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “I am your predecessor (forerunner) at the Lake-Fount, and whoever will pass by there, he will drink from it and whoever will drink from it, he will never be thirsty. There will come to me some people whom I will recognize, and they will recognize me, but a barrier will be placed between me and them.” Abu Hazim (R.A) added: An-Nu’man bin Abi ‘Aiyash (R.A), on hearing me, said. “Did you hear this from Sahl (R.A)?” I said, “Yes.” He said, “I bear witness that I heard Abu Said Al-Khudri (R.A) saying the same, adding that the Prophet [S.A.W.S] said: ‘I will say: They are of me (i.e. my followers). It will be said, ‘You do not know what they innovated (new things) in the religion after you left’. I will say, ‘Far removed, far removed (from mercy), those who changed (their religion) after me.” Abu Huraira (R.A) narrated that the Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “On the Day of Resurrection a group of companions will come to me, but will be driven away from the Lake-Fount, and I will say, ‘O LORD (those are) my companions!’ It will be said, ‘You have no knowledge as to what they innovated after you left; they turned apostate as renegades (reverted from Islam).”

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 83: Blood Money, Number 21:

Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “The most hated persons to ALLAH [S.W.T] are three:

(1) A person who deviates from the right conduct, i.e. an evil doer, in the Haram (Sanctuaries of Mecca and Medina);

(2) A person who seeks that the traditions of the Pre-Islamic Period of Ignorance, should remain in Islam;

(3) And a person who seeks to shed somebody’s blood without any right.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 9, Book 88: Afflictions and the End of the World, Number 193:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “None of you should point out towards his Muslim brother with a weapon, for he does not know, satan may tempt him to hit him and thus he would fall into a pit of fire (Hell)”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 9, Book 88: Afflictions and the End of the World, Number 204:

Narrated Al-Hasan (R.A):

 (Al-Ahnaf (R.A) said,) I went out carrying my arms during the nights of the affliction and Abu Bakr (R.A) met me and asked, “Where are you going?” I replied, “I intend to help the cousin of ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] (i.e. ‘Ali (R.A)).” Abu Bakr (R.A) said, “ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, ‘If two Muslims take out their swords to fight each other, then both of them will be from amongst the people of the Hell-Fire.’ It was said to the Prophet [S.A.W.S], ‘It is alright for the killer but what about the killed one?’ He replied, ‘The killed one had the intention to kill his opponent.'”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 9, Book 89: Judgments (Ahkaam), Number 255:

Narrated ‘Abdullah (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “Do not wish to be like anyone, except in two cases:

(1) A man whom ALLAH [S.W.T] has given wealth and he spends it righteously.

(2) A man whom ALLAH [S.W.T] has given wisdom (knowledge of the Qur’an and the Hadith) and he acts according to it and teaches it to others.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 9, Book 89: Judgments (Ahkaam), Number 257:

Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “If somebody sees his Muslim ruler doing something he disapproves of, he should be patient, for whoever becomes separate from the Muslim group even for a span and then dies, he will die as those who died in the Pre-Islamic period of ignorance (as rebellious sinners).

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 9, Book 89: Judgments (Ahkaam), Number 258:

Narrated ‘Abdullah (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] 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 [S.W.T]), but if an act of disobedience (to ALLAH [S.W.T]) is imposed one should not listen to it or obey it.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 9, Book 91: Accepting Information Given by a Truthful Person, Number 363:

Narrated ‘Ali (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] sent an army and appointed some man their commander. The man made a fire and then said (to the soldiers), “Enter it.” Some of them intended to enter it while some others said, ‘We have run away from it (i.e., embraced Islam to save ourselves from the ‘fire’).” They mentioned that to the Prophet [S.A.W.S], and he said about people who had intended to enter the fire. ”If they had entered it, they would have remained in it till the Day of Resurrection.” Then he said to others, “No obedience for evil deeds, obedience is required only in what is good.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 9, Book 92: Holding Fast to the Qur’an and Sunnah, Number 379:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “There was no Prophet among the Prophets (P.B.U.T) but was given miracles because of which people had security or had belief, but what I was given was the Divine Inspiration (i.e. The Qur’an) which ALLAH [S.W.T] revealed to me. So I hope that my followers will be more than those of any other Prophet (P.B.U.T) on the Day of Resurrection.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 9, Book 92: Holding Fast to the Qur’an and Sunnah, Number 381:

Narrated Hudhaifa (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said to us, “Honesty descended from the Heavens and settled in the roots of the hearts of men (faithful believers), and then the Qur’an was revealed and the people read the Qur’an, (and learnt it from it) and also learnt it from the Sunnah.” Both Qur’an and Sunnah strengthened their (the faithful believers’) honesty.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 9, Book 92: Holding Fast to the Qur’an and Sunnah, Number 384:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “All my followers will enter Paradise except those who refuse.” They said, “O ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S]! Who will refuse?” He said, “Whoever obeys me will enter Paradise, and whoever disobeys me is the one who refuses (to enter it).”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 9, Book 92: Holding Fast to the Qur’an and Sunnah, Number 410:

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr (R.A):

 I heard the Prophet [S.A.W.S] saying, “ALLAH [S.W.T] will not deprive you of knowledge after he has given it to you, but it will be taken away through the death of the religious learned men with their knowledge. Then there will remain ignorant people who, when consulted, will give verdicts according to their opinions whereby they will mislead others and go astray.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 9, Book 92: Holding Fast to the Qur’an and Sunnah, Number 413:

Narrated Abu Said (R.A):

 A woman came to ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] and said, “O ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S]! Men (only) benefit by your teachings, so please devote to us from (some of) your time, a day on which we may come to you so that you may teach us of what ALLAH [S.W.T] has taught you.” ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “Gather on such-and-such a day at such-and-such a place.” They gathered and ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] came to them and taught them of what ALLAH [S.W.T] had taught him. He then said, “No woman among you who has lost her three children (died) but that they will screen her from the Fire.” A woman among them said, “O ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S]! If she lost two children?” She repeated her question twice, whereupon the Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Even two, even two, even two!”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 9, Book 92: Holding Fast to the Qur’an and Sunnah, Number 460:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 The people of the Book used to read the Torah in Hebrew and then explain it in Arabic to the Muslims. ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said (to the Muslims). “Do not believe the people of the Book, nor disbelieve them, but say, ‘We believe in ALLAH [S.W.T] and whatever is revealed to us, and whatever is revealed to you.'”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 9, Book 93: Oneness, Uniqueness of ALLAH [S.W.T] (Tawheed), Number 538:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “(There are) three (types of persons to whom) ALLAH [S.W.T] will neither speak to them on the Day of Resurrections, nor look at them (They are):-

(1) a man who takes a false oath that he has been offered for a commodity a price greater than what he has actually been offered;

(2) and a man who takes a false oath after the ‘Asr (prayer) in order to grab the property of a Muslim through it;

(3) and a man who forbids others to use the remaining superfluous water. To such a man ALLAH [S.W.T] will say on the Day of Resurrection, ‘Today I withhold MY Blessings from you as you withheld the superfluous part of that (water) which your hands did not create.'”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 9, Book 93: Oneness, Uniqueness of ALLAH [S.W.T] (Tawheed), Number 589:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S]] said, “ALLAH [S.W.T] said, “I have prepared for MY righteous slaves (such excellent things) as no eye has ever seen, nor an ear has ever heard nor a human heart can ever think of.'”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 9, Book 93: Oneness, Uniqueness of ALLAH [S.W.T] (Tawheed), Number 611:

Narrated ‘Abdullah (R.A):

 I asked ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] “What is the biggest sin in the Sight of ALLAH [S.W.T]?” He said, “To set up rivals unto ALLAH [S.W.T] though HE Alone created you.” I said, “In fact, that is a tremendous sin,” and added, “What next?” He said, “To kill your son being afraid that he may share your food with you.” I further asked, “What next?” He said, “To commit illegal sexual intercourse with the wife of your neighbor.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 9, Book 93: Oneness, Uniqueness of ALLAH [S.W.T] (Tawheed), Number 614:

Narrated ‘Ubaidullah bin ‘Abdullah (R.A):

 ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abbas (R.A) said, “O the group of Muslims! How can you ask the people of the Scriptures about anything while your Book which ALLAH [S.W.T] has revealed to your Prophet [S.A.W.S] contains the most recent news from ALLAH [S.W.T] and is pure and not distorted? ALLAH [S.W.T] has told you that the people of the Scriptures have changed some of ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Books and distorted it and wrote something with their own hands and said, ‘This is from ALLAH [S.W.T], so as to have a minor gain for it. Won’t the knowledge that has come to you stop you from asking them? No, by ALLAH [S.W.T], we have never seen a man from them asking you about that (the Book Al-Qur’an) which has been revealed to you.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 9, Book 93: Oneness, Uniqueness of ALLAH [S.W.T] (Tawheed), Number 649:

Narrated Abu Musa (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, ‘The example of a believer who recites the Qur’an is that of a citron (a citrus fruit) which is good in taste and good in smell. And the believer who does not recite the Qur’an is like a date which has a good taste but no smell. And the example of an impious person who recites the Qur’an is that of Ar-Rihana (an aromatic plant) which smells good but is bitter in taste. And the example of an impious person who does not recite the Qur’an is that of a colocynth which is bitter in taste and has no smell.”

 

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 23, Book 1: Faith (Kitab Al Iman), Number 0096:

Abu Huraira (R.A) reported:

 The Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] observed: You shall not enter Paradise so long as you do not affirm belief (in all those things which are the articles of faith) and you will not believe as long as you do not love one another. Should I not direct you to a thing which, if you do, will foster love amongst you: (i.e.) give currency to (the practice of paying salutation to one another by saying: As-salamu alaikum.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 35, Book 1: Faith (Kitab Al Iman), Number 0142:

It is narrated on the authority of ‘Abdullah b. Umar (R.A):

 That the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] 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 [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S], that our folk is in bulk in Hell? Upon this the Holy Prophet [S.A.W.S] 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 [S.A.W.S]) 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 (R.A) with this chain of transmitters.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 48, Book 1: Faith (Kitab Al Iman), Number 0202:

It is narrated on the authority of Thabit b. al-Dahhak (R.A):

 That the Apostle of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] observes: None is obliged to give votive offering (of a thing) which is not in his possession and the cursing of a believer is tantamount to killing him, and he who killed himself with a thing in this world would be tormented with that (very thing) on the Day of Resurrection, and he who made a false claim to increase (his wealth), ALLAH [S.W.T] would make no addition but that of paucity, and he who perjured would earn the wrath of ALLAH [S.W.T].

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 84, Book 1: Faith (Kitab Al Iman), Number 0382:

Anas b. Malik (R.A) reported:

 The Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] said: Amongst the Apostles (P.B.U.T) I would have the largest following on the Day of Resurrection, and I would be the first to knock at the door of Paradise.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 84, Book 1: Faith (Kitab Al Iman), Number 0383:

Anas b. Malik (R.A) said:

 The Apostle of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] said: I would be the first intercessor in the Paradise and no Apostle amongst the Apostles (P.B.U.T) has been testified (by such a large number of people) as I have been testified. And verily there would be an Apostle (P.B.U.H) among the Apostles (P.B.U.T) who would be testified to by only one man from his people.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 84, Book 1: Faith (Kitab Al Iman), Number 0384:

Anas b. Malik (R.A) reported:

 The Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] said: I will come to the gate of Paradise on the Day of Resurrection and would seek its opening and the Keeper (P.B.U.H) would say: Who art thou? I would say: Muhammad [S.A.W.S]. He would then say: It is for thee that I have been ordered, and not to open it for anyone before thee.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 84, Book 1: Faith (Kitab Al Iman), Number 0386:

Abu Huraira (R.A) reported:

 The Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] said: There is for every Apostle (P.B.U.T) a prayer, and I intend (if ALLAH so willed) that I would reserve my prayer for the intercession of my Ummah on the Day of Resurrection.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 4, Book 2: Purification (Kitab Al-Taharah), Number 0450:

Abu Huraira (R.A) reported:

 Verily the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] said: Five (daily) prayers and from one Friday prayer to the (next) Friday prayer, and from Ramadhan to Ramadhan are expiations for the (sins) committed in between (their intervals) provided one shuns the major sins.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 4, Book 2: Purification (Kitab Al-Taharah), Number 0451:

‘Uqba b. ‘Amir (R.A) reported:

 We were entrusted with the task of tending the camels. On my turn when I came back in the evening after grazing them in the pastures, I found ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] stand and address the people. I heard these words of his: If any Muslim performs ablution well, then stands and prays two rak’ahs setting about them with his heart as well as his face, Paradise would be guaranteed to him. I said: What a fine thing is this! And a narrator who was before me said: The first was better than even this. When I cast a glance, I saw that it was ‘Umar (R.A) who said: I see that you have just come and observed: If anyone amongst you performs the ablution, and then completes the ablution well and then says: I testify that there is no god but ALLAH and that Muhammad [S.A.W.S] is the servant of ALLAH and HIS Messenger, the eight gates of Paradise would be opened for him and he may enter by whichever of them he wishes.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 9, Book 2: Purification (Kitab Al-Taharah), Number 0482:

Abu Huraira (R.A) reported:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] came to the graveyard and said: Peace be upon you! The abode of the believing people and we if ALLAH [S.W.T] so wills, are about to join you. I love to see my brothers. They (the hearers) said: Aren’t we your brothers- Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S]? He said: You are my companions (R.A), and our brothers are those who have, so far, not come into the world. They said: ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S], how would you recognize those persons of your Ummah who have not yet been born? He said: Suppose a man had horses with white blazes on foreheads and legs among horses which were all black, tell me, would he not recognize his own horses? They said: Certainly. ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S]. He said: They would come with white faces and arms and legs owing to ablution, and I would arrive at the Cistern before them. Some people would be driven away from my Cistern as the stray camel is driven away. I would call out. Come, come. Then it would be said (to me): These people changed themselves after you, and I would say: Be off, be off.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 131, Book 4: Prayer (Kitab Al-Salat), Number 1756:

‘Uqba b. ‘Amir (R.A) reported:

 When we were in Suffa, the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] came out and said: Which of you would like to go out every morning to Buthan or al-’Aqiq and bring two large she camels without being guilty of sin or without severing the ties of kinship? We said: Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S], we would like to do it. Upon this he said: Does not one of you go out in the morning to the Mosque and teach or recite two verses from the Book of ALLAH [S.W.T], the MAJESTIC and GLORIOUS? That is better for him than two she camels, and three verses are better (than three she camels), and four verses are better for him than four (she camels), and to on their number in camels.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 132, Book 4: Prayer (Kitab Al-Salat), Number 1757:

Abu Umama (R.A) said he heard:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] say: Recite the Qur’an, for on the Day of Resurrection it will come as an intercessor for those who recite It. Recite the two bright ones, Surah al-Baqara and Surah Al ‘Imran, for on the Day of Resurrection they will come as two clouds or two shades, or two flocks of birds in ranks, pleading for those who recite them. Recite Surah al-Baqara, for to take recourse to it is a blessing and to give it up is a cause of grief, and the magicians cannot confront it. (Mu’awiya (R.A) said: It has been conveyed to me that here Batala means magicians.)

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 133, Book 4: Prayer (Kitab Al-Salat), Number 1760:

Ibn ‘Abbas (R.A) reported:

 That while Gabriel (P.B.U.H) was sitting with the Apostle [S.A.W.S] he heard a creaking sound above him. He lifted his head and said: This as a gate opened in heaven today which had never been opened before. Then when an Angel (P.B.U.H) descended through it, he said: This is an Angel (P.B.U.H) who came down to the earth who had never come down before. He greeted and said: Rejoice in two lights given to you which have not been given to any Prophet (P.B.U.T) before you: Falihat al-Kitab (1.1-7) and the concluding verses of Suarah al-Baqara (2.286). You will never recite a letter from them for which you will not be given (a reward).

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 134, Book 4: Prayer (Kitab Al-Salat), Number 1768:

Ubayy b. Ka’b (R.A) said:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] said: O Abu’ al-Mundhir (R.A), do you know the verse from the Book of ALLAH [S.W.T] which, according to you, is the greatest? I said: ALLAH [S.W.T] and HIS Apostle [S.A.W.S] know best. He again said: Abu’l-Mundhir (R.A), do you know the verse from the Book of ALLAH [S.W.T] which, according to you, is the greatest? I said: “ALLAH, there is no god but HE, the LIVING, the ETERNAL.” (Ayat Al-Kursi (2.255)) Thereupon he struck me on my breast and said: May knowledge be pleasant for you, O Abu’l-Mundhir (R.A)!

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 153, Book 4: Prayer (Kitab Al-Salat), Number 1868:

Abu Huraira (R.A) reported:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] as saying: He who performed ablution well, then came to Friday prayer, listened (to the sermon), kept silence all (his sins) between that time and the next Friday would be forgiven with three days extra, and he who touched pebbles caused an interruption.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 187, Book 4: Prayer (Kitab Al-Salat), Number 1882:

Abdullah b. Umar and Abu Huraira (R.A) said:

 That they heard ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] say on the planks of his pulpit: People most cease to neglect the Friday prayer or ALLAH [S.W.T] will seal their hearts and then they will be among the negligent.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 158, Book 4: Prayer (Kitab Al-Salat), Number 1885:

Jabir b. Abdullah (R.A) said:

 When ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] delivered the sermon, his eyes became red, his voice rose and his anger increased so that he was like one giving a warning against the enemy and saying: “The enemy has made a morning attack on you and in the evening too.” He would also say:” The last Hour and I have been sent like these two.” And he would join his forefinger and middle finger; and would further say: “The best of the speech is embodied in the Book of ALLAH [S.W.T], and the best of the guidance is the guidance given by Muhammad [S.A.W.S]. And the most evil affairs are their innovations; and every innovation is error.” He would further say: I am more dear to a Muslim even than his self; and he who left behind property that is for his family and he who dies under debt or leaves children (in helplessness) the responsibility (of paying his debt and bringing up his children) lies on me.”

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 16, Book 5: Zakat (Kitab Al-Zakat), Number 2198:

Abu Dharr (R.A) reported:

 Some of the people from among the Companions (R.A) of the Apostle of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] said to him: Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S], the rich have taken away (air the) reward. They observe prayer as we do; they keep the fasts as we keep, and they give sadaqa out of their surplus riches. Upon this he (the Holy Prophet [S.A.W.S]) said: Has ALLAH [S.W.T] not prescribed for you (a course) by following which you can (also) do sadaqa? In every declaration of the Glorification of ALLAH [S.W.T] (i.e. saying Subhan ALLAH) there is a sadaqa, and every Takbir (i.e. saying ALLAHU Akbar) is a sadaqa, and every Praise of HIS (saying al-Hamdu Lillah) is a sadaqa and every declaration that HE is ONE (La illha ill-ALLAH) is a sadaqa, and enjoining of good is a sadaqa, and forbidding of that which is evil is a sadaqa, and in man’s sexual Intercourse (with his wife,) there is a sadaqa. They (the Companions (R.A)) said: Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S], is there reward for him who satisfies his sexual passion among us? He said: Tell me, if he were to devote it to something forbidden, would it not be a sin on his part? Similarly, if he were to devote it to something lawful, he should have a reward.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 16, Book 5: Zakat (Kitab Al-Zakat), Number 2199:

‘Aisha (R.A) reported:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] as saying: Every one of the children of Adam (P.B.U.H) has been created with three hundred and sixty joints; so he who declares the Glory of ALLAH [S.W.T], Praises ALLAH [S.W.T], declares ALLAH [S.W.T] to be ONE, Glorifies ALLAH [S.W.T], and seeks Forgiveness from ALLAH [S.W.T], and removes stone, or thorn, or bone from people’s path, and enjoins what is good and forbids from evil, to the number of those three hundred and sixty-four, will walk that day having removed himself from Hell.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 77, Book 7: Pilgrimage (Kitab Al-Hajj), Number 3126:

‘Aisha (R.A) reported:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] as saying: There is no day when ALLAH [S.W.T] sets free more servants from Hell than the Day of ‘Arafa. HE draws near, then praises them to the Angels (P.B.U.T), saying: What do these want?

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 1, Book 8: Marriage, Number 3233:

Abdullah (b. Mas’ud) (R.A) reported:

 That ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] said to us: O young men, those among you who can support a wife should marry, for it restrains eyes (from casting evil glances) and preserves one from immorality; but he who cannot afford it should observe fast for it is a means of controlling the sexual desire.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 34, Book 20: On Government (Kitab Al-Imara), Number 4655:

It has been narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira (R.A):

 That the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] said: Of the men he lives the best life who holds the reins of his horse (ever ready to march) in the way of ALLAH [S.W.T], flies on its back whenever he hears a fearful shriek, or a call for help, flies to it seeking death at places where it can be expected. (Next to him) is a man who lives with his sheep at a hill-top or in a valley, says his prayers regularly, gives Zakat and Worships his LORD until death comes to him.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 34, Book 30: Pertaining To The Excellent Qualities Of The Holy Prophet [S.A.W.S] And His Companions (R.A), Number 5818:

Abu Huraira (R.A) reported:

 That he heard ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] as saying: Avoid that which I forbid you to do and do that which I command you to do to the best of your capacity. Verily the people before you went to their doom because they had put too many questions to their Prophets (P.B.U.T) and then disagreed with their teachings.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 4, Book 31: Pertaining To The Merits Of The Companions (R.A) Of The Holy Prophet [S.A.W.S], Number 5915:

This hadith has been narrated on the authority of Shu’ba (R.A) with the same chain of transmitters. Amir b. Sa’d b. Abi Waqqas (R.A) reported on the authority of his father:

 That Muawiya b. Abi Sufyin appointed Sa’d (R.A) as the Governor and said: What prevents you from abusing Abu Turab (Hadrat ‘Ali (R.A)), whereupon he said: It is because of three things which I remember ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] having said about him that I would not abuse him and even if I find one of those three things for me, it would be more dear to me than the red camel. I heard ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] say about ‘Ali (R.A) as he left behind him in one of his campaigns (that was Tabuk). ‘Ali (R.A) said to him: ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S], you leave me behind along with women and children. Thereupon ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] said to him: Aren’t you satisfied with being unto me what Aaron (P.B.U.H) was unto Moses (P.B.U.H) but with this exception that there is no Prophet after me. And I (also) heard him say on the Day of Khaibar: I would certainly give this standard to a person who loves ALLAH [S.W.T] and HIS Messenger [S.A.W.S] and ALLAH [S.W.T] and HIS Messenger [S.A.W.S] love him too. He (the narrator) said: We have been anxiously waiting for it, when he (the Holy Prophet [S.A.W.S]) said: Call ‘Ali (R.A). He was called and his eyes were inflamed. He applied saliva to his eyes and handed over the standard to him, and ALLAH [S.W.T] gave him victory. (The third occasion is this) when the (following) verse was revealed: “Let us summon our children and your children.” ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] called ‘Ali, Fatima, Hasan and Husain (R.A) and said: O ALLAH [S.W.T], they are my family.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 4, Book 31: Pertaining To The Merits Of The Companions Of The Holy Prophet [S.A.W.S], Number 5920:

Yazid b. Hayyan (R.A) reported:

 I went along with Husain b. Sabra and ‘Umar b. Muslim to Zaid b. Arqam (R.A) and, as we sat by his side, Husain (R.A) said to him: Zaid (R.A), you have been able to acquire a great virtue that you saw ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] listened to his talk, fought by his side in (different) battles, offered prayer behind me. Zaid (R.A), you have in fact earned a great virtue. Zaid (R.A), narrate to us what you heard from ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S]. He said: I have grown old and have almost spent my age and I have forgotten some of the things which I remembered in connection with ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S], so accept whatever I narrate to you, and which I do not narrate do not compel me to do that. He then said: One day ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] stood up to deliver sermon at a watering place known as Khumm situated between Mecca and Medina. He Praised ALLAH [S.W.T], Extolled HIM and delivered the sermon and exhorted (us) and said: Now to our purpose. O people, I am a human being. I am about to receive a messenger (the Angel of death (P.B.U.H)) from my LORD and I, in response to ALLAH [S.W.T]’s call, (would bid good-bye to you), but I am leaving among you two weighty things: the one being the Book of ALLAH [S.W.T] in which there is right guidance and light, so hold fast to the Book of ALLAH [S.W.T] and adhere to it. He exhorted (us) (to hold fast) to the Book of ALLAH [S.W.T] and then said: The second are the members of my household I remind you (of your duties) to the members of my family. He (Husain (R.A)) said to Zaid (R.A): Who are the members of his household? Aren’t his wives the members of his family? Thereupon he said: His wives are the members of his family (but here) the members of his family are those for whom acceptance of Zakat is forbidden. And he said: Who are they? Thereupon he said: ‘Ali (R.A) and the offspring of ‘Ali (R.A), ‘Aqil (R.A) and the offspring of ‘Aqil (R.A) and the offspring of Ja’far (R.A) and the offspring of ‘Abbas (R.A). Husain (R.A) said: These are those for whom the acceptance of Zakat is forbidden. Zaid (R.A) said: Yes.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 33, Book 6: Fasting (Kitab Al-Sawm), Number 2603:

Abu Qatada al-Ansari (R.A) reported:

 That the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] was asked about his fasting. The Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] felt annoyed. Thereupon ‘Umar (R.A) said: We are pleased with ALLAH [S.W.T] as the LORD, with Islam as our Code of Life, with Muhammad [S.A.W.S] as the Messenger and with our pledge (to you for willing and cheerful submission) as a (sacred) commitment. He was then asked about perpetual fasting, whereupon he said: He neither fasted nor did he break it, or he did not fast and he did not break it. He was then asked about fasting for two days and breaking one day. He (the Holy Prophet [S.A.W.S]) said: And who has strength enough to do it? He was asked about fasting for a day and breaking for two days, whereupon he said: May ALLAH [S.W.T] bestow upon us strength to do it. He was then asked about fasting for a day and breaking on the other, whereupon he said: That is the fasting of my brother David (P.B.U.H). He was then asked about fasting on Monday, whereupon he said: It was the day on which I was born, on which I was commissioned with Prophethood or Revelation was sent to me, (and he further) said: Three days’ fasting every month and of the whole of Ramadan every year is a perpetual fast. He was asked about fasting on the day of ‘Arafa (9th of Dhu’I-Hijja), whereupon he said: It expiates the sins of the preceding year and the coming year. He was asked about fasting on the day of ‘Ashura (10th of Muharram), whereupon be said: It expiates the sins of the preceding year. (Imam Muslim (R.A) said: That in this hadith there is a) narration of Imam Shu’ba (R.A) that he was asked about fasting on Monday and Thursday, but we (Imam Muslim (R.A)) did not mention Thursday for we found it as an error (in reporting).

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 29, Book 20: On Government, Number 4636:

It has been narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira (R.A) who said:

 The Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] was asked: What deed could be an equivalent of Jihad in the way of ALLAH [S.W.T], the ALMIGHTY and EXALTED? He answered: You do not have the strength to do that deed. The narrator said: They repeated the question twice or thrice. Every time he answered: You do not have the strength to do it. When the question was asked for the third time, he said: One who goes out for Jihad is like a person who keeps fasts, stands in prayer (constantly), (obeying) ALLAH [S.W.T]’s (behests contained in) the verses (of the Qur’an), and does not exhibit any lassitude in fasting and prayer until the Mujahid returns from Jihad in the way of ALLAH [S.W.T], the EXALTED.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 9, Book 32: Virtue, Good Manners And Joining Of The Ties Of Relationship (Kitab Al-Birr Wa’S-Salat-I-Wa’L-Adab), Number 6222:

Abu Huraira (R.A) reported:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] as saying: The gates of Paradise are not opened but on two days, Monday and Thursday. And then every servant (of ALLAH [S.W.T]) is granted pardon who does not associate anything with ALLAH [S.W.T] except the person in whose (heart) there is rancor against his brother. And it would be said: Look towards both of them until there is reconciliation; look toward both of them until there is reconciliation; look towards both of them until there is reconciliation. This Hadith has been narrated on the authority of Suhail (R.A) who narrated it on the authority of his father with the chain of transmitters of MaIik (R.A), but with this variation of wording: (Those would not be granted pardon) who boycott each other.”

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 6, Book 34: Knowledge (Kitab Al-‘Ilm), Number 6470:

Abu Huraira (R.A) reported:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] as saying: He who called (people) to righteousness, there would be reward (assured) for him like the rewards of those who adhered to it, without their rewards being diminished in any respect. And he who called (people) to error, he shall have to carry (the burden) of its sin, like those who committed it, without their sins being diminished in any respect.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 11, Book 35: Pertaining To The Remembrance Of ALLAH [S.W.T] (Kitab Al-Dhikr), Number 6518:

Abu Huraira (R.A) reported:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] as saying: He who alleviates the suffering of a brother out of the sufferings of the world, ALLAH [S.W.T] would alleviate his suffering from the sufferings of the Day of Resurrection, and he who finds relief for one who is hard pressed, ALLAH [S.W.T] would make things easy for him in the Hereafter, and he who conceals (the faults) of a Muslim, ALLAH [S.W.T] would conceal his faults in the world and in the Hereafter. ALLAH [S.W.T] is at the back of a servant so long as the servant is at the back of his brother, and he who treads the path in search of knowledge, ALLAH [S.W.T] would make that path easy, leading to Paradise for him and those persons who assemble in the house among the houses of ALLAH [S.W.T] (Mosques) and recite the Book of ALLAH [S.W.T] and they learn and teach the Qur’an (among themselves) there would descend upon them the Tranquility and Mercy would cover them and the Angels (P.B.U.T) would surround them and ALLAH [S.W.T] makes a mention of them in the presence of those near HIM, and he who is slow-paced in doing good deeds, his (high) descent does not make him go ahead.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 22, Book 35: Pertaining To The Remembrance Of ALLAH [S.W.T] (Kitab Al-Dhikr), Number 6588:

Abu Dharr (R.A) reported:

 That ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] said: There is no believing servant who supplicates for his brother behind his back (in his absence) that the Angels (P.B.U.T) do not say: The same be for you too.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 1, Book 36: Heart Melting Traditions (Kitab Al-Riqaq), Number 6603:

Usama b. Zaid (R.A) reported:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] as saying: I have not left after me any (chance) of turmoil more injurious to men than the harm done to the men because of women.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 2, Book 39: Giving Description Of The Day Of Judgment, Paradise And Hell (Kitab Sifat Al-Qiyama Wa’L Janna Wa’N-Nar), Number 6707:

Abu Huraira (R.A) reported:

 That ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] took hold of my hands and said: ALLAH [S.W.T], the EXALTED and GLORIOUS, created the clay on Saturday and HE created the mountains on Sunday and HE created the trees on Monday and HE created the things entailing labor on Tuesday and created light on Wednesday and HE caused the animals to spread on Thursday and created Adam (P.B.U.H) after ‘Asr on Friday; the last creation at the last hour of the hours of Friday, i.e. between afternoon and night.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 14, Book 39: Giving Description Of The Day Of Judgment, Paradise And Hell (Kitab Sifat Al-Qiyama Wa’L Janna Wa’N-Nar), Number 6755:

Jabir (R.A) reported:

 That ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] said: iblis places his throne upon water; he then sends detachments (for creating dissension); the nearer to him in tank are those who are most notorious in creating dissension. One of them comes and says: I did so and so. And he says: You have done nothing. Then one amongst them comes and says: I did not spare so and so until I sowed the seed of discord between a husband and a wife. The satan goes near him and says: ‘You have done well. A’mash (R.A) said: he then embraces him.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 4, Book 40: Pertaining To Paradise, Its Description, Its Bounties And Its Intimates (Kitab Al-Jannat Wa Sifat Na’Imiha Wa Ahliha), Number 6791:

Abu Huraira (R.A) reported:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] as saying: The people most loved by me from amongst my Ummah would be those who would come after me but everyone amongst them would have the keenest desire to catch a glimpse of me even at the cost of his family and wealth.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 17, Book 40: Pertaining To Paradise, Its Description, Its Bounties And Its Intimates (Kitab Al-Jannat Wa Sifat Na’Imiha Wa Ahliha), Number 6865:

Al-Bara’ b. ‘Azib (R.A) reported:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] as saying: This verse: “ALLAH grants steadfastness to those who believe with firm word,” was revealed in connection with the torment of the grave. It would be said to him: Who is your LORD? And he would say: ALLAH is my LORD and Muhammad [S.A.W.S] is my Apostle, and that is (what is implied) by the words of ALLAH [S.W.T], the EXALTED: “ALLAH keeps steadfast those who believe with firm word in this world and in the Hereafter.” (14:27)

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 12, Book 42: Pertaining To Piety And Softening Of Hearts (Kitab Al-Zuhd Wa Al-Raqa’iq), Number 7134:

‘Aisha (R.A) reported:

 That ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] said: The Angels (P.B.U.T) were born out of light and the Jinns were born out of the spark of fire and Adam (P.B.U.H) was born as he has been defined (in the Qur’an) for you (i.e. he is fashioned out of clay).

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 14, Book 42: Pertaining To Piety And Softening Of Hearts (Kitab Al-Zuhd Wa Al-Raqa’iq), Number 7138:

Suhaib (R.A) reported:

 That ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] said: Strange are the ways of a believer for there is good in every affair of his and this is not the case with anyone else except in the case of a believer for if he has an occasion to feel delight, he thanks (ALLAH [S.W.T]), thus there is a good for him in it, and if he gets into trouble and shows resignation (and endures it patiently), there is a good for him in it.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 7, Book 70: Patients, Number 545:

Narrated Abu Sa’id Al-Khudri and Abu Huraira (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “No fatigue, nor disease, nor sorrow, nor sadness, nor hurt, nor distress befalls a Muslim, even if it were the prick he receives from a thorn, but that ALLAH [S.W.T] expiates some of his sins for that.”

Jami’ at-Tirmidhi: Chapter 1, Book 4: The Book on the Day of Friday, Hadith 4:

Abu Huraira (R.A) narrated:

 “ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] said: The best day that the sun has risen upon is Friday. On it Adam (P.B.U.H) was created, on it he entered Paradise, and on it, he was sent down from it. And in it there is an hour in which the Muslim worshipper would not stand in Salat, asking ALLAH [S.W.T] for anything except that HE would give it to him.'” Abu Huraira (R.A) said: “I met Abdullah bin Salam (R.A), and I mentioned this Hadith to him. He said: ‘I am more knowledgeable about that hour.’ So I said: ‘Inform me about it, and do not keep any of it from me.’ He said: ‘It is after al-Asr until the sun has set.’ I said: ‘How can it be after Al-Asr when ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] said: ‘the Muslim worshipper would not stand in Salat.’ And that is a time that prayer is not performed in?” So Abdullah bin Salam (R.A) said: ‘Didn’t ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] say: “Whoever sat in a gathering awaiting the Salat then he is in Salat”? I said: ‘Of course.’ He said: ‘Then that is it.'”

Sunan Abi Dawud: Chapter 1, Book 38: The Promised Deliverer (Kitab Al-Mahdi), Hadith 5:

Narrated Ali ibn Abu Talib (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said: If only one day of this time (world) remained, ALLAH [S.W.T] would raise up a man from my family who would fill this earth with justice as it has been filled with oppression.

Sunan Abi Dawud: Chapter 1, Book 38: The Promised Deliverer (Kitab Al-Mahdi), Hadith 7:

Narrated Abu Sa’id al-Khudri (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said: The Mahdi (R.A) will be of my stock, and will have a broad forehead a prominent nose. He will fill the earth with equity and justice as it was filled with oppression and tyranny, and he will rule for seven years.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 72, Book 1: Faith (Kitab Al Iman), Number 0290:

It is narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira (R.A):

 That the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] observed: What will be your state when the son of Mary (P.B.U.T) descends amongst you and there will be an Imam amongst you?

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 72, Book 1: Faith (Kitab Al Iman), Number 0293:

Jabir b. ‘Abdullah (R.A) reported:

 I heard the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] say: A section of my people will not cease fighting for the Truth and will prevail till the Day of Resurrection. He said: Jesus son of Mary (P.B.U.T) would then descend and their (Muslims’) commander would invite him to come and lead them in prayer, but he would say: No, some amongst you are commanders over some (amongst you). This is the honor from ALLAH [S.W.T] for this Ummah.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 9, Book 93: Oneness, Uniqueness of ALLAH [S.W.T] (Tawheed), Number 624:

Narrated Ibn ‘Umar (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “Your stay (in this world) in comparison to the stay of the nations preceding you, is like the period between ‘Asr prayer and the sun set (in comparison to a whole day). The people of the Torah were given the Torah and they acted on it till midday and then they were unable to carry on. And they were given (a reward equal to) one Qirat each. Then the people of the Gospel were given the Gospel and they acted on it till ‘Asr Prayer and then they were unable to carry on, so they were given a reward equal to) one Qirat each. Then you were given the Qur’an and you acted on it till sunset, therefore you were given (a reward equal to) two Qirats each. On that, the people of the Scriptures said, ‘These people (Muslims) did less work than we but they took a bigger reward.’ ALLAH [S.W.T] said (to them). ‘Have I done any oppression to you as regards your rights?’ They said, “No.” Then ALLAH [S.W.T] said, ‘That is MY Blessing which I grant to whomsoever I Will.'”

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 13, Book 32: Virtue, Good Manners And Joining Of The Ties Of Relationship, Number 6246:

Abu Dharr (R.A) reported:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] as saying that ALLAH [S.W.T], the EXALTED and GLORIOUS, said: MY servants, I have made oppression unlawful for ME and unlawful for you, so do not commit oppression against one another. MY servants, all of you are liable to err except one whom I guide on the right path, so seek right guidance from ME so that I should direct you to the right path. O MY servants, all of you are hungry (needy) except one whom I feed, so beg food from ME, so that I may give that to you. O MY servants, all of you are naked (need clothes) except one whom I provide garments, so beg clothes from ME, so that I should clothe you. O MY servants, you commit error night and day and I am there to pardon your sins, so beg pardon from ME so that I should grant you pardon. O MY servants, you can neither do ME any harm nor can you do ME any good. O MY servants, even if the first amongst you and the last amongst you and even the whole of human race of yours, and that of jinns even, become (equal in) ALLAH [S.W.T] conscious like the heart of a single person amongst you, nothing would add to MY Power. O MY servants, even if the first amongst you and the last amongst you and the whole human race of yours and that of the jinns too in unison become the most wicked (all beating) like the heart of a single person, it would cause no loss to MY Power. O MY servants, even if the first amongst you and the last amongst you and the whole human race of yours and that of jinns also all stand in one plain ground and you ask ME and I confer upon every person what he asks for, it would not in any way, cause any loss to ME (even less) than that which is caused to the ocean by dipping the needle in it. MY servants, these for you I shall reward you for then, so he who deeds of yours which I am recording finds good should Praise ALLAH and he who does not find that should not blame anyone but his ownself. Sa’id (R.A) said: That when Abu Idris Khaulini (R.A) narrated this hadith he knelt upon his knees.

 

Kalimah Tayyibah [The Holy Code]

لآَ اِلَهَ اِلاَّ اللَّهُ مُحَمَّدٌ رَّسُوْلُ اللهِ

Pronunciation:

Laa Ilaaha Illaal-Laahu Muhammadur-Rasulul-Lah [Salla’Allahuu Alayhi Wa-Sallaam]

Translation:

There is none worthy of Worship but ALLAH Muhammad [May ALLAH Bless him and grant him Peace] is the Messenger of ALLAH.

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