A Message to My Muslim Brothers and Sisters Around the Globe

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

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

 

All Gratitude, Glory and Praise are due to ALLAH [S.W.T], LORD of the worlds.

O’ ALLAH, bestow YOUR Peace, Mercy and Blessing on our beloved Final Prophet and (his family and his companions and his followers). And on every Prophet, and on every Angel. And also on every righteous servant of YOUR whoever testify that, ‘there is none worthy of Worship except ALLAH’) from the beginning of YOUR Creations till the establishment of the Resurrection after death and the final Judgment of YOUR Creations complete by YOU.

I am a servant of ALLAH [S.W.T], calling you my brothers and sisters no matter wherever you live; in the Name of your LORD step forward and form the line shoulder to shoulder.

This message is for my those Muslim brothers and sisters around the Globe who has the willingness but did not yet started to spread the Words of Islam and the Good news of Islam to those who has not been informed yet.

Be determined to start inviting our non-Muslim brothers and sisters to the Truth. In reality most of them have not even been informed yet. So it is became responsibility for us to at least inform them about it. Whether they will accept it or deny it, it’s up to them. ALLAH [S.W.T] gave all the mankind to have the privilege of freewill; so no one has the right to take it away from one another. For what purpose that person will use own freewill they have the right to decide it for themselves. As the reward/punishment of a person will only be shared with by that person own self, so the decision is also for one-owns.

 

“You are the best nation produced [as an example] for mankind. You enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and believe in ALLAH. If only the People of the Scripture had believed, it would have been better for them. Among them are believers, but most of them are defiantly disobedient.”

– [3:110] 3.Surat ‘Āli `Imrān (Family of Imran) – سورة آل عمران

ALLAH [S.W.T] address us the follower of Last Prophet [S.A.W.S] as the Best of the followers, for which we are so proud of. Nevertheless, we also should not forget all the sacrifice of Islam, all the hurdle that all the servants of ALLAH [S.W.T] had faced starting from the first human and Prophet Adam to till the Last Prophet Muhammad and so on [Peace Be Upon Them All]. Moreover, we should not forget to acknowledge all the Blessings and the Favors of ALLAH [S.W.T] which had been bestowed upon us until our last breathe and Hereafter. That is what makes our responsibility much greater, more passionate, and precious to us. Hope you did not forget-

“But whoever desires the Hereafter and exerts the effort due to it while he is a believer – it is those whose effort is ever appreciated [by ALLAH].

To each [category] WE extend – to these and to those – from the gift of your LORD. And never has the gift of your LORD been restricted.

Look how WE have favored [in provision] some of them over others. But the Hereafter is greater in degrees [of difference] and greater in distinction.”

– [17:19-21] 17.Surat Al-‘Isrā’ (The Night Journey) – سورة الإسراء

“And who is better in speech than one who invites to ALLAH and does righteousness and says, “Indeed, I am of the Muslims.””

– [41:33] 41.Surat Fuşşilat (Explained in Detail) – سورة فصلت

 

Now to those who do not know how to start, read carefully. You can start from little talk by letting them know the Message which we Muslims know and believe-

“I bear witness that none is worthy of Worship but ALLAH [S.W.T], the ONE Alone, without partner, and I bear witness that Muhammad [S.A.W.S] is HIS servant and Messenger.”

Let them know it, and then you can explain. You recite by yourself The HOLY QUR’AN with meaning and trust me Insha’ALLAH you will know what you have to do.

You can inform them by chatting with them or by e-mail or by blog. You may also as an invitation send them this link address ===} How & Reasons to Convert/Return to Islam and Become a Muslim. But make sure one thing when you communicate with them please try to do it politely. We always have to prove to ourselves that we are modest in every possible way; starting from the manner to every righteous thing. And if they starting to break the level of modesty then ask them to be modest too as you are; Insha’ALLAH they will understand.

Now, I do not know what aspect our beloved Prophet [S.A.W.S] in his Last Sermon said- “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.” But I like this statement very much and I try to keep it in my mind always.

When you are inviting someone, do not force them to accept your invitations. Invite them like you really mean it. For example- if you are inviting someone for dinner, whether that person will accept or deny your invitations it’s up to that person, you just cannot force that person to accept it. Now, the invitation you are going to give them is much greater than this example and you are bound to show more modesty than usual. Decency is must.

If they do not accept; then don’t be disappointed your job is to just inform them about the Truth. If anyone accepts it is better for that person’s own sake and if anyone rejects then that deed is also for that person. You are just doing the assignment which ALLAH [S.W.T] appointed on every Muslims who are not afraid of anyone except their CREATOR. So complete your assignment sincerely.

Well, I would like to end this message here, by praying- ‘May ALLAH [S.W.T] be with us and Protect us and Help us and Guide us to do righteous deeds and Bless us to hold firmly the Straight Path of Islam till our last breathe and Hereafter.’

Wherever you may be- ‘Be Truthful and have Patience and Remember ALLAH [S.W.T] often whenever you can’.

 

[Note

[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 as a Glad Tidings and Instructions for You

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.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 9, Book 93: Oneness, Uniqueness of ALLAH [S.W.T] (Tawheed), Number 501:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “When ALLAH [S.W.T] Created the Creation, HE wrote in HIS Book–and HE wrote (that) about HIMSELF, and it is placed with HIM on the Throne–‘Verily MY Mercy overcomes MY Anger.'”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 75: Invocations, Number 417:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “ALLAH [S.W.T] has some Angels (P.B.U.T) who look for those who celebrate the Praises of ALLAH [S.W.T] on the roads and paths. And when they find some people celebrating the Praises of ALLAH [S.W.T], they call each other, saying, “Come to the object of your pursuit.'” He added, “Then the Angels (P.B.U.T) encircle them with their wings up to the sky of the world.” He added. “(after those people celebrated the Praises of ALLAH [S.W.T], and the Angels (P.B.U.T) go back), their LORD, asks them (those Angels (P.B.U.T)) – though HE knows better than them—-‘What do MY slaves say?’ The Angels (P.B.U.T) reply, ‘they say: Subhan ALLAH, ALLAHU Akbar, and Alham-du-lillah, ALLAH [S.W.T] then says ‘Did they see ME?’ The Angels (P.B.U.T) reply, ‘No! By ALLAH [S.W.T], they didn’t see YOU.’ ALLAH [S.W.T] says, How it would have been if they saw ME?’ The Angels (P.B.U.T) reply, ‘If they saw YOU, they would Worship YOU more devoutly and celebrate YOUR Glory more deeply, and declare YOUR freedom from any resemblance to anything more often.’ ALLAH [S.W.T] says (to the Angels (P.B.U.T)), ‘What do they ask ME for?’ The Angels (P.B.U.T) reply, ‘They ask YOU for Paradise.’ ALLAH [S.W.T] says (to the Angels (P.B.U.T)), ‘Did they see it?’ The Angels (P.B.U.T) say, ‘No! By ALLAH [S.W.T], O LORD! They did not see it.’ ALLAH [S.W.T] says, How it would have been if they saw it?’ The Angels (P.B.U.T) say, ‘If they saw it, they would have greater covetousness for it and would seek it with greater zeal and would have greater desire for it.’ ALLAH [S.W.T] says, ‘From what do they seek refuge?’ The Angels (P.B.U.T) reply, ‘They seek refuge from the (Hell) Fire.’ ALLAH [S.W.T] says, ‘Did they see it?’ The Angels (P.B.U.T) say, ‘No! By ALLAH [S.W.T], O LORD! They did not see it.’ ALLAH [S.W.T] says, How it would have been if they saw it?’ The Angels (P.B.U.T) say, ‘If they saw it they would flee from it with the extreme fleeing and would have extreme fear from it.’ Then ALLAH [S.W.T] says, ‘I make you witnesses that I have Forgiven them.”‘ ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] added, “One of the Angels (P.B.U.T) would say, ‘There was so-and-so amongst them, and he was not one of them, but he had just come for some need.’ ALLAH [S.W.T] would say, ‘These are those people whose companions will not be reduced to misery.'”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 76: To Make the Heart Tender (Ar-Riqaq), Number 498:

Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] narrating about his LORD and said, “ALLAH [S.W.T] ordered (the appointed Angels (P.B.U.T) over you) that the good and the bad deeds be written, and HE then showed (the way) how (to write). If somebody intends to do a good deed and he does not do it, then ALLAH [S.W.T] will write for him a full good deed (in his account with HIM); and if he intends to do a good deed and actually did it, then ALLAH [S.W.T] will write for him (in his account with HIM) (its reward equal) from ten to seven hundred times to many more times: and if somebody intended to do a bad deed and he does not do it, then ALLAH [S.W.T] will write a full good deed (in his account with HIM), and if he intended to do it (a bad deed) and actually did it, then ALLAH [S.W.T] will write one bad deed (in his account).”

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 9, Book 93: Oneness, Uniqueness of ALLAH [S.W.T] (Tawheed), Number 502:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “ALLAH [S.W.T] says: ‘I am just as MY slave thinks I am, (i.e. I am able to do for him what he thinks I can do for him) and I am with him if he remembers ME. If he remembers ME in himself, I too, remember him in MYSELF; and if he remembers ME in a group of people, I remember him in a group that is better than they; and if he comes one span nearer to ME, I go one cubit nearer to him; and if he comes one cubit nearer to ME, I go a distance of two outstretched arms nearer to him; and if he comes to ME walking, I go to him running.'”

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 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 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 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 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 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 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.”

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 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 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 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’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 [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 Bukhari: Volume 6, Book 60: Prophetic Commentary on the Qur’an (Tafseer of the Prophet [S.A.W.S]), Number 226:

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

 While I was praying, the Prophet [S.A.W.S] passed by and called me, but I did not go to him till I had finished my prayer. When I went to him, he said, “What prevented you from coming?” I said, “I was praying.” He said, “Didn’t ALLAH [S.W.T] said”:- “O you who believe, give your response to ALLAH (by obeying HIM) and to HIS Apostle.” (8.24) Then he added, “Shall I tell you the most superior Sura in the Qur’an before I go out of the Mosque?” When the Prophet [S.A.W.S] intended to go out (of the Mosque), I reminded him and he said, “That is: “Alhamdu-lillahi Rabbil-‘Alamin (Surat-al-Fatiha)” which is the seven oft repeated verses (Al-Mathani) and the Grand Qur’an which has been given to me.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 6, Book 60: Prophetic Commentary on the Qur’an (Tafseer of the Prophet [S.A.W.S]), Number 227:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “The Um (substance) of the Qur’an is the seven oft-repeated verses (Al-Mathaini) and is the Great Qur’an (i.e. Surat-al-Fatiha).”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 9, Book 93: Oneness, Uniqueness of ALLAH [S.W.T] (Tawheed), Number 471:

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

 A man heard another man reciting (in the prayers): ‘Say (O Muhammad): “HE is ALLAH, the ONE.” (112.1) And he recited it repeatedly. When it was morning, he went to the Prophet [S.A.W.S] and informed him about that as if he considered that the recitation of that Surah by itself was not enough. ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “By HIM in WHOSE Hand my life is, it is equal to one-third of the Qur’an.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 9, Book 93: Oneness, Uniqueness of ALLAH [S.W.T] (Tawheed), Number 472:

Narrated ‘Aisha (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] sent (an army unit) under the command of a man who used to lead his companions in the prayers and would finish his recitation with (the Surah 112): ‘Say (O Muhammad): “HE is ALLAH, the ONE.”‘ (112.1) When they returned (from the battle), they mentioned that to the Prophet [S.A.W.S]. He said (to them), “Ask him why he does so.” They asked him and he said, “I do so because it mentions the Qualities of the BENEFICENT and I love to recite it (in my prayer).” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said (to them), “Tell him that ALLAH [S.W.T] loves him.”

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)

[Sunan Abi Dawud: Chapter 454, Book 5: Voluntary Prayers, Hadith 48 & Jami’ at-Tirmidhi: Chapter 19, Book 3: The Book on Al-Witr, Hadith 31]:

 Our Beloved Prophet [S.A.W.S] said to his uncle Abbas (R.A): Oh uncle shall I not give you! Shall I not grant you! Shall I not award you! Shall I not do mercy on you! When you do ten things ALLAH [S.W.T] will forgive your sins: of the future and of the past; new and old; those you have forgotten and those you did knowingly; big and small; hidden and revealed. Then Prophet [S.A.W.S] explained the taught the way to pray Salatul Tasbih and then said if you can pray this salah once a day, if you can not pray once a day then every Friday, and even if this is not possible then once a month and even if this is not possible then once a year and even if this is not possible then at least once in a lifetime.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 38, Book 4: Prayer (Kitab Al-Salat), Number 0990:

Rabi’a b. Ka’b (R.A) said:

 I was with ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] one night. And I brought him water and what he required. He said to me: Ask (anything you like). I said: I ask your company in Paradise. He (the Holy Prophet [S.A.W.S]) said: Or anything else besides it. I said: That is all (what I require). He said: Then help me to achieve this for you by devoting yourself often to prostration.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 12: Characteristics of Prayer, Number 804:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 Some poor people came to the Prophet [S.A.W.S] and said, “The wealthy people will get higher grades and will have permanent enjoyment and they pray like us and fast as we do. They have more money by which they perform the Hajj, and ‘Umra; fight and struggle in ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Cause and give in charity.” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Shall I not tell you a thing upon which if you acted you would catch up with those who have surpassed you? Nobody would overtake you and you would be better than the people amongst whom you live except those who would do the same. Say, “Subhan-ALLAH”, “Alhamdu-lillah” and “ALLAHU Akbar” thirty three times each after every (compulsory) prayer.” We differed and some of us said that we should say, “Subhan-ALLAH” thirty three times and “Alhamdu lillah” thirty three times and “ALLAHU Akbar” thirty four times. I went to the Prophet [S.A.W.S] who said, “Say, “Subhan-ALLAH” and “Alhamdu-lillah” and “ALLAHU Akbar” all together for thirty three times.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 75: Invocations, Number 330:

Narrated ‘Ali (R.A):

 Fatima (R.A) complained about the blisters on her hand because of using a mill-stone. She went to ask the Prophet [S.A.W.S] for servant, but she did not find him (at home) and had to inform ‘Aisha (R.A) of her need. When he came, ‘Aisha (R.A) informed him about it. Ali (R.A) added: The Prophet [S.A.W.S] came to us when we had gone to our beds. When I was going to get up, he said, “‘Stay in your places,” and sat between us, till I felt the coolness of the feet on my chest. The Prophet [S.A.W.S] then said, “Shall I not tell you of a thing which is better for you than a servant? When you (both) go to your beds, say ‘ALLAHU Akbar’ thirty-four times, and ‘Subhan ALLAH’ thirty-three times, ‘Alhamdu ‘illah’ thirty-three times, for that is better for you than a servant.” Ibn Sirin (R.A) said, “Subhan ALLAH’ (is to be said for) thirty-four times.”

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 23, Book 35: Pertaining To The Remembrance Of ALLAH [S.W.T] (Kitab Al-Dhikr), Number 6592:

Anas b. Malik (R.A) reported:

 That ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] said: ALLAH [S.W.T] is pleased with HIS servant who says: Al-Hamdu lillah while taking a morsel of food and while drinking.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 1, Book 2: Purification (Kitab Al-Taharah), Number 0432:

Abu Malik at-Ash’ari (R.A) reported:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] said: Cleanliness is half of faith and al-Hamdu Liliah (Praise be to ALLAH) fills the scale, and Subhan ALLAH (Glory be to ALLAH) and al-Hamdu Liliah (Praise be to ALLAH) fill up what is between the heavens and the earth, and Prayer is a light, and Charity is proof (of one’s faith) and Endurance is a brightness and the Holy Qur’an is a proof on your behalf or against you. All men go out early in the morning and sell themselves, thereby setting themselves free or destroying themselves.

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 Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 78: Oaths and Vows, Number 672:

Narrated Al-Musaiyab (R.A):

 When the death of Abu Talib approached, ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] came to him and said, “Say: La ilaha illALLAH, a word with which I will be able to defend you before ALLAH [S.W.T].”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 75: Invocations, Number 412:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “Whoever says: “La ilaha illal-lah wahdahu la sharika lahu, lahu-l-mulk wa lahu-l-hamd wa huwa ‘ala kulli shai’in qadir,” one hundred times will get the same reward as given for manumitting ten slaves; and one hundred good deeds will be written in his accounts, and one hundred sins will be deducted from his accounts, and it (his saying) will be a shield for him from satan on that day till night, and nobody will be able to do a better deed except the one who does more than he.”

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 10, Book 35: Pertaining To The Remembrance Of ALLAH [S.W.T] (Kitab Al-Dhikr), Number 6508:

Abu Huraira (R.A) reported:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] as saying: He who uttered these words: “There is no god but ALLAH, the ONE, having no partner with HIM. Sovereignty belongs to HIM and all the Praise is due to HIM, and HE is POTENT over everything” one hundred times every day there is a reward of emancipating ten slaves for him, and there are recorded hundred virtues to his credit, and hundred vices are blotted out from his scroll, and that is a safeguard for him against the satan on that day till evening and no one brings anything more excellent than this, except one who has done more than this (who utters these words more than one hundred times and does more good acts) and he who utters: “Hallowed be ALLAH and all Praise is due to HIM,” one hundred times a day, his sins are obliterated even if they are equal to the extent of the foam of the ocean.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 78: Oaths and Vows, Number 673:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “(Following are) two words (sentences or utterances that are very easy for the tongue to say, and very heavy in the balance (of reward) and the most beloved to the GRACIOUS ALMIGHTY (And they are): Subhan ALLAH wa bi-hamdihi; Subhan Allahi-l-‘Azim.”

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 10, Book 35: Pertaining To The Remembrance Of ALLAH [S.W.T] (Kitab Al-Dhikr), Number 6511:

Abu Huraira (R.A) reported:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] as saying: Two are the expressions which are light on the tongue, but heavy in scale, dear to the COMPASSIONATE ONE: “Hallowed be ALLAH and Praise is due to HIM”; “Hallowed be ALLAH, the GREAT.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 77: Divine Will (Al-Qadar), Number 607:

Narrated Abu Musa (R.A):

 While we were with ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] in a holy battle, we never went up a hill or reached its peak or went down a valley but raised our voices with Takbir. ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] came close to us and said, “O people! Don’t exert yourselves, for you do not call a deaf or an absent one, but you call the ALL-LISTENER, the ALL-SEER.” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] then said, “O ‘Abdullah bin Qais (R.A)! Shall I teach you a sentence which is from the treasures of Paradise? (It is): ‘La haula wala quwata illa billah. (There is neither might nor power except with ALLAH).”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 76: To Make the Heart Tender (Ar-Riqaq), Number 485:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “A slave (of ALLAH [S.W.T]) may utter a word which pleases ALLAH [S.W.T] without giving it much importance, and because of that ALLAH [S.W.T] will raise him to degrees (of reward); a slave (of ALLAH [S.W.T]) may utter a word (carelessly) which displeases ALLAH [S.W.T] without thinking of its gravity and because of that he will be thrown into the Hell-Fire.”

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 85, Book 1: Faith (Kitab Al Iman), Number 0397:

‘Abdullah b. Amr b. al-‘As (R.A) reported:

 Verily the Apostle of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] recited the words of ALLAH [S.W.T], the GREAT and GLORIOUS, that Ibrahim (P.B.U.H) uttered. My LORD! Lo! They have led many of mankind astray:” But whoso followeth me, he verily is of me” (al-Qur’an, 14.36) and Jesus (P.B.U.H) said:” If THOU punisheth them, Lo! They are THY slaves, and if THOU forgiveth them-verily THOU art the MIGHTY, the WISE” (al-Qur’an, 5.118). Then he raised his hands and said: O LORD, my Ummah, my Ummah, and wept; so ALLAH [S.W.T] the HIGH and the EXALTED said: O Gabriel (P.B.U.H), go to Muhammad [S.A.W.S] (Though your LORD knows it fully well) and ask him: What makes thee weep? So Gabriel (P.B.U.H) came to him and asked him, and the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] informed him what he had said (Though ALLAH [S.W.T] knew it fully well). Upon this ALLAH [S.W.T] said: O Gabriel (P.B.U.H), go to Muhammad [S.A.W.S] and say: Verily WE will please thee with regard to your Ummah and would not displease thee.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 56: Virtues And Merits Of The Prophet [S.A.W.S] and His Companions (R.A), Number 757:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “I have been sent (as an Apostle) in the best of all the generations of Adam (P.B.U.H)’s offspring since their Creation.”

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 1, Book 3: Knowledge, Number 69:

Narrated Anas bin Malik (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Facilitate things to people (concerning religious matters), and do not make it hard for them and give them good tidings and do not make them run away (from Islam).”

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 Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 55: Prophets (P.B.U.T), Number 504:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Every Prophet (P.B.U.T) was given miracles because of which people believed, but what I have been given, is Divine Inspiration which ALLAH [S.W.T] has revealed to me. So I hope that my followers will outnumber the followers of the other Prophets (P.B.U.T) on the Day of Resurrection.”

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 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 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 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 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 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.”

Jami’ at-Tirmidhi: Chapter 100, Book 48: Chapters on Supplication, Hadith 176:

Recorded that Abu Huraira (R.A) said:

 “The Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] said, May he be humiliated, the man in whose presence I am mentioned and he does not send Salah upon me; may he be humiliated, the man who sees the month of Ramadan come and go, and he is not forgiven; may he be humiliated, the man whose parents live to old age and they do not cause him to be granted admittance to Paradise.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 22: Actions while Praying, Number 294:

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Masud (R.A):

 We used to say the greeting, name and greet each other in the prayer. ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] heard it and said:–“Say, ‘At-tahiyyatu lil-lahi was-salawatu wat-taiyibatu. Assalamu ‘Alaika aiyuha-n-Nabiyu wa-rahmatu-l-lahi wa-barakatuhu. Assalamu alaina wa-‘ala ‘ibadi-l-lahi as-salihin. Ashhadu an la ilaha illa-l-lah wa ashhadu anna Muhammad an ‘abdu hu wa Rasuluh. (All the Compliments are for ALLAH and all the Prayers and all the Good things (are for ALLAH). Peace be on you, O Prophet, and ALLAH’s Mercy and Blessings (are on you). And Peace be on us and on the good (pious) worshipers of ALLAH. I testify that none has the right to be Worshiped but ALLAH and that Muhammad is HIS slave and Apostle.) So, when you have said this, then you have surely sent the greetings to every good (pious) worshiper of ALLAH [S.W.T], whether he be in the Heaven or on the Earth.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 55: Prophets (P.B.U.T), Number 589:

Narrated Abdur-Rahman bin Abi Laila (R.A):

 Ka’b bin Ujrah (R.A) met me and said, “Shall I not give you a present I got from the Prophet [S.A.W.S]?” ‘Abdur-Rahman (R.A) said, “Yes, give it to me.” I said, “We asked ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] saying, ‘O ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S]! How should one (ask ALLAH [S.W.T] to) send blessings on you, the members of the family, for ALLAH [S.W.T] has taught us how to salute you (in the prayer)?’ He said, ‘Say: O ALLAH! Send YOUR Mercy on Muhammad and on the family of Muhammad, as YOU sent YOUR Mercy on Abraham and on the family of Abraham, for YOU are the MOST PRAISEWORTHY, the MOST GLORIOUS. O ALLAH! Send YOUR Blessings on Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as YOU sent YOUR Blessings on Abraham and on the family of Abraham, for YOU are the MOST PRAISEWORTHY, the MOST GLORIOUS.'”

Jami’ at-Tirmidhi: Chapter 21, Book 3: The Book on Al-Witr, Hadith 33:

Abdullah bin Mas’ud (R.A) narrated:

 That ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] said: “The person closest to me on the Day of Judgment is the one who sent the most Salat upon me.”

Jami’ at-Tirmidhi: Chapter 21, Book 3: The Book on Al-Witr, Hadith 34:

Abu Huraira (R.A) narrated:

 That ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] said: “Whoever sends Salat upon me, ALLAH [S.W.T] sends Salat upon him ten times.”

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 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 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 Muslim: Chapter 1, Book 40: Pertaining To Paradise, Its Description, Its Bounties And Its Intimates (Kitab Al-Jannat Wa Sifat Na’Imiha Wa Ahliha), Number 6783:

Sahl b. Sa’d as-Sa’idi (R.A) reported:

 I was in the company of ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] that he gave a description of Paradise and then ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] concluded with these words: There would be bounties which the eye has not seen and the ear has not heard and no human heart has ever perceived them. He then recited this verse: “They forsake (their) beds, calling upon their LORD in fear and in hope, and spend out of what WE have given them. So no soul knows what refreshment of the eyes is hidden for them; a reward for what they did” (32.16-17)

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 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 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 1, Book 11: Call to Prayers (Adhaan), Number 629:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “ALLAH [S.W.T] will give shade, to seven, on the Day when there will be no shade but HIS. (These seven persons are) a just ruler, a youth who has been brought up in the Worship of ALLAH [S.W.T] (i.e. Worships ALLAH [S.W.T] sincerely from childhood), a man whose heart is attached to the Mosques (i.e. to pray the compulsory prayers in the Mosque in congregation), two persons who love each other Only for ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Sake and they meet and part in ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Cause Only, a man who refuses the call of a charming woman of noble birth for illicit intercourse with her and says: I am afraid of ALLAH [S.W.T], a man who gives charitable gifts so secretly that his left hand does not know what his right hand has given (i.e. nobody knows how much he has given in charity), and a person who remembers ALLAH [S.W.T] in seclusion and his eyes are then flooded with tears.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 52: Fighting for the Cause of ALLAH [S.W.T], Number 65:

Narrated Abu Musa (R.A):

 A man came to the Prophet [S.A.W.S] and asked, “A man fights for war booty; another fights for fame and a third fights for showing off; which of them fights in ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Cause?” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “He who fights that ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Word (i.e. Islam) should be Superior, fights in ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Cause.”

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 Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 52: Fighting for the Cause of ALLAH [S.W.T] (Jihaad), Number 48:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Whoever believes in ALLAH [S.W.T] and HIS Apostle [S.A.W.S], offer prayer perfectly and fasts the month of Ramadan, will rightfully be granted Paradise by ALLAH [S.W.T], no matter whether he fights in ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Cause or remains in the land where he is born.” The people said, “O ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S]! Shall we acquaint the people with this good news?” He said, “Paradise has one-hundred grades which ALLAH [S.W.T] has reserved for the Mujahidin who fight in HIS Cause, and the distance between each of two grades is like the distance between the Heaven and the Earth. So, when you ask ALLAH [S.W.T] (for something), ask for Al-Firdaus which is the best and highest part of Paradise.” (i.e. the sub-narrator added, “I think the Prophet [S.A.W.S] also said, ‘Above it (i.e. Al-Firdaus) is the Throne of BENEFICENT (i.e. ALLAH [S.W.T]), and from it originate the rivers of Paradise.”)

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 83, Book 1: Faith (Kitab Al Iman), Number 0363:

It is reported on the authority of al-Mughira b. Shu’ba (R.A):

 That the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] said: Moses (P.B.U.H) asked his LORD: Who amongst the inhabitants of Paradise is the lowest to rank? HE (ALLAH [S.W.T]) said: The person who would be admitted into Paradise last of all among those deserving of Paradise who are admitted to it. I would be said to him: Enter Paradise. He would say: O my LORD! How (should I enter) while the people have settled in their apartments and taken the shares (portions)? It would be said to him: Would you be pleased if there be for you like the kingdom of a king amongst the kings of the world? He would say: I am pleased my LORD. HE (ALLAH [S.W.T]) would say: For you is that, and like that, and like that, and like that, and that. He would say at the fifth (point): I am well pleased, my LORD. HE (ALLAH [S.W.T]) would say: It is for you and ten times like it, and for you is what your self desires and your eye enjoys. He would say: I am well pleased, my LORD. He (Moses (P.B.U.H)) said: (Which is) the highest of their (inhabitants of Paradise) ranks? HE (ALLAH [S.W.T]) said: They are those Whom I choose. I establish their Honor with MY OWN Hand and then set a seal over it (and they would be Blessed with Bounties) which no eye has seen, no ear has heard and no human mind has perceived: and this is substantiated by the Book of ALLAH [S.W.T], the EXALTED and GREAT: “So no soul knows what delight of the eye is hidden for them; a reward for what they did” (32.17).

 

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 1: Revelation, Number 6:

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abbas (R.A):

 Abu Sufyan bin Harb informed me that Heraclius had sent a messenger to him while he had been accompanying a caravan from Quraish. They were merchants doing business in Sham (Syria, Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan), at the time when ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] had truce with Abu Sufyan and Quraish infidels. So Abu Sufyan and his companions went to Heraclius at Ilya (Jerusalem). Heraclius called them in the court and he had all the senior Roman dignitaries around him. He called for his translator who, translating Heraclius’s question said to them, “Who amongst you is closely related to that man who claims to be a Prophet?” Abu Sufyan replied, “I am the nearest relative to him (amongst the group).” Heraclius said, “Bring him (Abu Sufyan) close to me and make his companions stand behind him.” Abu Sufyan added, Heraclius told his translator to tell my companions that he wanted to put some questions to me regarding that man (The Prophet [S.A.W.S]) and that if I told a lie they (my companions) should contradict me.” Abu Sufyan added, “By ALLAH [S.W.T]! Had I not been afraid of my companions labeling me a liar, I would not have spoken the truth about the Prophet [S.A.W.S]. The first question he asked me about him was: ‘What is his family status amongst you?’ I replied, ‘He belongs to a good (noble) family amongst us. ‘Heraclius further asked, ‘Has anybody amongst you ever claimed the same (i.e. to be a Prophet) before him?’ I replied, ‘No.’ He said, ‘Was anybody amongst his ancestors a king?’ I replied, ‘No. ‘Heraclius asked, ‘Do the nobles or the poor follow him?’ I replied, ‘It is the poor who follow him.’ He said, ‘Are his followers increasing decreasing (day by day)?’ I replied, ‘They are increasing.’ He then asked, ‘Does anybody amongst those who embrace his religion become displeased and renounce the religion afterwards?’ I replied, ‘No. ‘Heraclius said, ‘Have you ever accused him of telling lies before his claim (to be a Prophet)?’ I replied, ‘No. ‘Heraclius said, ‘Does he break his promises?’ I replied, ‘No. We are at truce with him but we do not know what he will do in it.’ I could not find opportunity to say anything against him except that. ‘Heraclius asked, ‘Have you ever had a war with him?’ I replied, ‘Yes.’ Then he said, ‘What was the outcome of the battles?’ I replied, ‘Sometimes he was victorious and sometimes we. ‘Heraclius said, ‘What does he order you to do?’ I said, ‘He tells us to Worship ALLAH [S.W.T] and ALLAH [S.W.T] Alone and not to Worship anything along with HIM, and to renounce all that our ancestors had said. He orders us to pray, to speak the truth, to be chaste and to keep good relations with our Kith and kin. ‘Heraclius asked the translator to convey to me the following, I asked you about his family and your reply was that he belonged to a very noble family. In fact all the Apostles (P.B.U.T) come from noble families amongst their respective peoples. I questioned you whether anybody else amongst you claimed such a thing, your reply was in the negative. If the answer had been in the affirmative, I would have thought that this man was following the previous man’s statement. Then I asked you whether anyone of his ancestors was a king. Your reply was in the negative, and if it had been in the affirmative, I would have thought that this man wanted to take back his ancestral kingdom. I further asked whether he was ever accused of telling lies before he said what he said, and your reply was in the negative. So I wondered how a person who does not tell a lie about others could ever tell a lie about ALLAH [S.W.T]. I, then asked you whether the rich people followed him or the poor. You replied that it was the poor who followed him. And in fact all the Apostle (P.B.U.T) have been followed by this very class of people. Then I asked you whether his followers were increasing or decreasing. You replied that they were increasing, and in fact this is the way of true faith, till it is complete in all respects. I further asked you whether there was anybody, who, after embracing his Religion, became displeased and discarded his Religion. Your reply was in the negative, and in fact this is (the sign of) true faith, when its delight enters the hearts and mixes with them completely. I asked you whether he had ever betrayed. You replied in the negative and likewise the Apostles (P.B.U.T) never betray. Then I asked you what he ordered you to do. You replied that he ordered you to Worship ALLAH [S.W.T] and ALLAH [S.W.T] Alone and not to Worship any thing along with HIM and forbade you to Worship idols and ordered you to pray, to speak the truth and to be chaste. If what you have said is true, he will very soon occupy this place underneath my feet and I knew it (from the scriptures) that he was going to appear but I did not know that he would be from you, and if I could reach him definitely, I would go immediately to meet him and if I were with him, I would certainly wash his feet. ‘Heraclius then asked for the letter addressed by ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] which was delivered by Dihya (R.A) to the Governor of Busra, who forwarded it to Heraclius to read. The contents of the letter were as follows: “In the Name of ALLAH, the BENEFICENT, the MERCIFUL (This letter is) from Muhammad the slave of ALLAH [S.W.T] and HIS Apostle to Heraclius the ruler of Byzantine. Peace be upon him, who follows the right path. Furthermore, I invite you to Islam, and if you become a Muslim you will be safe, and ALLAH [S.W.T] will double your reward, and if you reject this invitation of Islam you will be committing a sin by misguiding your Arisiyin (peasants). (And I recite to you ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Statement:) ‘O people of the scripture! Come to a word common to you and us that we Worship none but ALLAH [S.W.T] and that we associate nothing in Worship with HIM, and that none of us shall take others as Lords beside ALLAH [S.W.T]. Then, if they turn away, say: Bear witness that we are Muslims (those who have surrendered to ALLAH [S.W.T]).’ (3:64). Abu Sufyan then added, “When Heraclius had finished his speech and had read the letter, there was a great hue and cry in the Royal Court. So we were turned out of the court. I told my companions that the question of Ibn-Abi-Kabsha) (the Prophet Muhammad [S.A.W.S]) has become so prominent that even the King of Bani Al-Asfar (Byzantine) is afraid of him. Then I started to become sure that he (the Prophet [S.A.W.S]) would be the conqueror in the near future till I embraced Islam (i.e. ALLAH [S.W.T] guided me to it).” The sub narrator adds, “Ibn An-Natur was the Governor of llya’ (Jerusalem) and Heraclius was the head of the Christians of Sham. Ibn An-Natur narrates that once while Heraclius was visiting ilya’ (Jerusalem), he got up in the morning with a sad mood. Some of his priests asked him why he was in that mood? Heraclius was a foreteller and an astrologer. He replied, ‘At night when I looked at the stars, I saw that the leader of those who practice circumcision had appeared (become the conqueror). Who are they who practice circumcision?’ The people replied, ‘Except the Jews nobody practices circumcision, so you should not be afraid of them (Jews). ‘Just Issue orders to kill every Jew present in the country.’ While they were discussing it, a messenger sent by the king of Ghassan to convey the news of ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] to Heraclius was brought in. Having heard the news, he (Heraclius) ordered the people to go and see whether the messenger of Ghassan was circumcised. The people, after seeing him, told Heraclius that he was circumcised. Heraclius then asked him about the Arabs. The messenger replied, ‘Arabs also practice circumcision.’ (After hearing that) Heraclius remarked that sovereignty of the ‘Arabs had appeared. Heraclius then wrote a letter to his friend in Rome who was as good as Heraclius in knowledge. Heraclius then left for Homs. (a town in Syrian and stayed there till he received the reply of his letter from his friend who agreed with him in his opinion about the emergence of the Prophet [S.A.W.S] and the fact that he was a Prophet. On that Heraclius invited all the heads of the Byzantines to assemble in his palace at Homs. When they assembled, he ordered that all the doors of his palace be closed. Then he came out and said, ‘O Byzantines! If success is your desire and if you seek right guidance and want your empire to remain then give a pledge of allegiance to this Prophet (i.e. embrace Islam).’ (On hearing the views of Heraclius) the people ran towards the gates of the palace like onagers but found the doors closed. Heraclius realized their hatred towards Islam and when he lost the hope of their embracing Islam, he ordered that they should be brought back in audience. (When they returned) he said, ‘What already said was just to test the strength of your conviction and I have seen it.’ The people prostrated before him and became pleased with him, and this was the end of Heraclius’s story (in connection with his faith).

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 2: Belief, Number 40:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “If any one of you improve (follows strictly) his Islamic religion then his good deeds will be rewarded ten times to seven hundred times for each good deed and a bad deed will be recorded as it is.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 8: Prayers, Number 429:

Narrated Jabir bin ‘Abdullah (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “I have been given five things which were not given to any amongst the Prophets (P.B.U.T) before me. These are:

1. ALLAH [S.W.T] made me victorious by awe (by HIS frightening my enemies) for a distance of one month’s journey.

2. The earth has been made for me (and for my followers) a place for praying and a thing to perform Tayammum. Therefore, my followers can pray wherever the time of a prayer is due.

3. The booty has been made Halal (lawful) for me (and was not made so for anyone else).

4. Every Prophet (P.B.U.T) used to be sent to his nation exclusively but I have been sent to all mankind.

5. I have been given the right of intercession (on the Day of Resurrection.)

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 23: Funerals (Al-Janaa’iz), Number 445:

Narrated Thabit bin Ad-Dahhak (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Whoever intentionally swears falsely by a religion other than Islam, then he is what he has said, (e.g. if he says, ‘If such thing is not true then I am a Jew,’ he is really a Jew). And whoever commits suicide with piece of iron will be punished with the same piece of iron in the Hell Fire.” Narrated Jundab (R.A) the Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “A man was inflicted with wounds and he committed suicide, and so ALLAH [S.W.T] said: MY slave has caused death on himself hurriedly, so I forbid Paradise for him.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 23: Funerals (Al-Janaa’iz), Number 478:

Narrated Ibn Abbas (R.A):

 Thy Prophet [S.A.W.S] sent Muadh (R.A) to Yemen and said, “Invite the people to testify that none has the right to be Worshiped but ALLAH [S.W.T] and I am ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S], and if they obey you to do so, then teach them that ALLAH [S.W.T] has enjoined on them five prayers in every day and night (in twenty-four hours), and if they obey you to do so, then teach them that ALLAH [S.W.T] has made it obligatory for them to pay the Zakat from their property and it is to be taken from the wealthy among them and given to the poor.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 3, Book 31: Fasting, Number 115:

Narrated Talha bin ‘Ubaid-Ullah (R.A):

 A bedouin with unkempt hair 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]! Inform me what ALLAH [S.W.T] has made compulsory for me as regards the prayers.” He replied: “You have to offer perfectly the five compulsory prayers in a day and night (24 hours), unless you want to pray Nawafil.” The bedouin further asked, “Inform me what ALLAH [S.W.T] has made compulsory for me as regards fasting.” He replied, “You have to fast during the whole month of Ramadan, unless you want to fast more as Nawafil.” The bedouin further asked, “Tell me how much Zakat ALLAH [S.W.T] has enjoined on me.” Thus, ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] informed him about all the rules (i.e. fundamentals) of Islam. The bedouin then said, “By HIM WHO has honored you, I will neither perform any Nawafil nor will I decrease what ALLAH [S.W.T] has enjoined on me. ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “If he is saying the truth, he will succeed (or he will be granted Paradise).”

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 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 46: Manumission of Slaves, Number 715:

Narrated Hisham (R.A):

 My father told me that Hakim bin Hizam (R.A) manumitted one-hundred slaves in the pre-Islamic period of ignorance and slaughtered one-hundred camels (and distributed them in charity). When he embraced Islam he again slaughtered one-hundred camels and manumitted one-hundred slaves. Hakim (R.A) said, “I asked ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S], ‘O ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S]! What do you think about some good deeds I used to practice in the pre-Islamic period of ignorance regarding them as deeds of righteousness?’ ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “You have embraced Islam along with all those good deeds you did.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 3, Book 48: Witnesses, Number 811:

Narrated Abu Al-Aswad (R.A):

 Once I went to Medina where there was an outbreak of disease and the people were dying rapidly. I was sitting with ‘Umar (R.A) and a funeral procession passed by. The people praised the deceased. ‘Umar (R.A) said, “It has been affirmed” (Paradise). Then another funeral procession passed by. The people praised the deceased. ‘Umar (R.A) said, “It has been affirmed.” (Paradise). Then another funeral procession passed by. The people praised the deceased. ‘Umar (R.A) said, “It has been affirmed (Paradise).” Then a third funeral procession passed by and the people talked badly of the deceased. ‘Umar (R.A) said, “It has been affirmed (Hell).” I asked Umar (R.A), “O chief of the believers! What has been affirmed?” He said, “I have said what the Prophet [S.A.W.S] said. He said, ‘ALLAH [S.W.T] will admit into paradise any Muslim whose good character is attested by four persons.’ We asked the Prophet [S.A.W.S], ‘If there were three witnesses only?’ He said, ‘Even three.’ We asked, ‘If there were two only?’ He said, ‘Even two.’ But we did not ask him about one witness.”

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 52: Fighting for the Cause of ALLAH [S.W.T], Number 63:

Narrated Al-Bara (R.A):

 A man whose face was covered with an iron mask (i.e. clad in armor) came to the Prophet [S.A.W.S] and said, “O ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S]! Shall I fight or embrace Islam first? “The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Embrace Islam first and then fight.” So he embraced Islam, and was Martyred. ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, A Little work, but a great reward. “(He did very little (after embracing Islam), but he will be rewarded in abundance).”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 52: Fighting for the Cause of ALLAH [S.W.T], Number 65:

Narrated Abu Musa (R.A):

 A man came to the Prophet [S.A.W.S] and asked, “A man fights for war booty; another fights for fame and a third fights for showing off; which of them fights in ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Cause?” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “He who fights that ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Word (i.e. Islam) should be superior, fights in ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Cause.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 52: Fighting for the Cause of ALLAH [S.W.T], Number 82:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “Five are regarded as Martyrs: They are those who die because of plague, abdominal disease, drowning or a falling building etc., and the Martyrs in ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Cause.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 52: Fighting for the Cause of ALLAH [S.W.T], Number 192:

Narrated Sahl bin Sad (R.A):

 That he heard the Prophet [S.A.W.S] on the day (of the battle) of Khaibar saying, “I will give the flag to a person at whose hands ALLAH [S.W.T] will grant victory.” So, the companions of the Prophet [S.A.W.S] got up, wishing eagerly to see to whom the flag will be given, and everyone of them wished to be given the flag. But the Prophet [S.A.W.S] asked for ‘Ali (R.A). Someone informed him that he was suffering from eye-trouble. So, he ordered them to bring ‘Ali (R.A) in front of him. Then the Prophet [S.A.W.S] spat in his eyes and his eyes were cured immediately as if he had never any eye-trouble. ‘Ali (R.A) said, “We will fight with them (i.e. infidels) till they become like us (i.e. Muslims).” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Be patient, till you face them and invite them to Islam and inform them of what ALLAH [S.W.T] has enjoined upon them. By ALLAH [S.W.T]! If a single person embraces Islam at your hands (i.e. through you), that will be better for you than the red camels.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 56: Virtues and Merits of the Prophet [S.A.W.S] and His Companions (R.A), Number 787:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “The Hour will not be established till you fight a nation wearing hairy shoes, and till you fight the Turks, who will have small eyes, red faces and flat noses; and their faces will be like flat shields. And you will find that the best people are those who hate responsibility of ruling most of all till they are chosen to be the rulers. And the people are of different natures: The best in the pre-Islamic period are the best in Islam. A time will come when any of you will love to see me rather than to have his family and property doubled.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 5, Book 59: Military Expeditions led by the Prophet [S.A.W.S] (Al-Maghaazi), Number 437:

Narrated ‘Ali (R.A):

 On the day of Al-Khandaq (i.e. Trench), the Prophet [S.A.W.S] said ‘(Let) ALLAH [S.W.T] fill their (i.e. the infidels’) houses and graves with fire just as they have prevented us from offering the Middle Prayer (i.e. ‘Asr prayer) till the sun had set.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 6, Book 60: Prophetic Commentary on the Qur’an (Tafseer of the Prophet [S.A.W.S])), Number 7:

Narrated Anas (R.A):

 ‘Abdullah bin Salam (R.A) heard the news of the arrival of ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] (at Medina) while he was on a farm collecting its fruits. So he came to the Prophet [S.A.W.S] and said, “I will ask you about three things which nobody knows unless he be a Prophet. Firstly, what is the first portent of the Hour? What is the first meal of the people of Paradise? And what makes a baby look like its father or mother?’. The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Just now Gabriel (P.B.U.H) has informed me about that.” ‘Abdullah (R.A) said, “Gabriel (P.B.U.H.)?” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Yes.” ‘Abdullah (R.A) said, “He, among the Angels (P.B.U.T) is the enemy of the Jews.” On that the Prophet [S.A.W.S] recited this Holy Verse:– “Whoever is an enemy to Gabriel (P.B.U.H) (let him die in his fury!) for he has brought it (i.e. Qur’an) down to your heart by ALLAH [S.W.T]’s permission.” (2.97) Then he added, “As for the first portent of the Hour, it will be a fire that will collect the people from the East to West. And as for the first meal of the people of Paradise, it will be the caudite (i.e. extra) lobe of the fish liver. And if a man’s discharge proceeded that of the woman, then the child resembles the father, and if the woman’s discharge proceeded that of the man, then the child resembles the mother.” On hearing that, ‘Abdullah (R.A) said, “I testify that None has the right to be Worshiped but ALLAH [S.W.T], and that you are the Apostle of ALLAH [S.W.T], O, ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S]; the Jews are liars, and if they should come to know that I have embraced Islam, they would accuse me of being a liar.” In the meantime, some Jews came (to the Prophet [S.A.W.S]) and he asked them, “What is ‘Abdullah (R.A)’s status amongst you?” They replied, “He is the best amongst us, and he is our chief and the son of our chief.” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “What would you think if ‘Abdullah bin Salam (R.A) embraced Islam?” They replied, “May ALLAH [S.W.T] protect him from this!” Then ‘Abdullah (R.A) came out and said, “I testify that none has the right to be Worshiped but ALLAH [S.W.T] and that Muhammad [S.A.W.S] is the Apostle of ALLAH [S.W.T].” The Jews then said, “Abdullah (R.A) is the worst of us and the son of the worst of us,” and disparaged him. On that ‘Abdullah (R.A) said, “O ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S]! This is what I was afraid of!”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 6, Book 61: Virtues of the Qur’an, Number 531:

Narrated Al-Bara’ (R.A):

 A man was reciting Surat Al-Kahf and his horse was tied with two ropes beside him. A cloud came down and spread over that man, and it kept on coming closer and closer to him till his horse started jumping (as if afraid of something). When it was morning, the man came to the Prophet [S.A.W.S], and told him of that experience. The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “That was As-Sakina (tranquility) which descended because of (the recitation of) the Qur’an.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 6, Book 61: Virtues of the Qur’an, Number 534:

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

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said to his companions (R.A), “Is it difficult for any of you to recite one third of the Qur’an in one night?” This suggestion was difficult for them so they said, “Who among us has the power to do so, O ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S]?” ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] replied: “ALLAH (the) ONE, the SELF-SUFFICIENT MASTER WHOM all Creatures need.’ (Surat Al-Ikhlas 112.1–to the End) is equal to one third of the Qur’an.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 6, Book 61: Virtues of the Qur’an, Number 535:

Narrated ‘Aisha (R.A):

 Whenever ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] became sick, he would recite Mu’awwidhat (Surat Al-Falaq and Surat An-Nas) and then blow his breath over his body. When he became seriously ill, I used to recite (these two Suras) and rub his hands over his body hoping for its blessings.

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 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.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 7, Book 71: Medicine, Number 606:

Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, ‘Nations were displayed before me; one or two Prophets (P.B.U.T) would pass by along with a few followers. A Prophet (P.B.U.H) would pass by accompanied by nobody. Then a big crowd of people passed in front of me and I asked, Who are they? Are they my followers?” It was said, ‘No. It is Moses (P.B.U.H) (and his followers. It was said to me, ‘Look at the horizon.” Behold! There was a multitude of people filling the horizon. Then it was said to me, ‘Look there and there about the stretching sky! Behold! There was a multitude filling the horizon,’ It was said to me, ‘This is your nation out of whom seventy thousand shall enter Paradise without reckoning.’ “Then the Prophet [S.A.W.S] entered his house without telling his companions (R.A) who they (the 70,000) were. So the people started talking about the issue and said, “It is we who have believed in ALLAH [S.W.T] and followed HIS Apostle [S.A.W.S]; therefore those people are either ourselves or our children who are born in the Islamic era, for we were born in the Pre-Islamic Period of Ignorance.” When the Prophet [S.A.W.S] heard of that, he came out and said. “Those people are those who do not treat themselves with Ruqya, nor do they believe in bad or good omen (from birds etc.) nor do they get themselves branded (Cauterized) but they put their trust (Only) in their LORD ” On that ‘Ukasha bin Muhsin (R.A) said. “Am I one of them, O ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S]?’ The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Yes.” Then another person got up and said, “Am I one of them?” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, ‘Ukasha (R.A) has anticipated you.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 7, Book 71: Medicine, Number 644:

Narrated ‘Aisha (R.A):

 Whenever ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] went to bed, he used to recite Surat-al-Ikhlas, Surat-al-Falaq and Surat-an-Nas and then blow on his palms and pass them over his face and those parts of his body that his hands could reach. And when he fell ill, he used to order me to do like that for him.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 75: Invocations, Number 320:

Narrated Al-Harith bin Suwaid (R.A):

 ‘Abdullah bin Mas’ud (R.A) related to us two narrations: One from the Prophet [S.A.W.S] and the other from himself, saying: A believer sees his sins as if he were sitting under a mountain which, he is afraid, may fall on him; whereas the wicked person considers his sins as flies passing over his nose and he just drives them away like this.” (The sub-narrator) Abu Shihab (R.A) moved his hand over his nose in illustration. (Ibn Mas’ud (R.A) added): ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “ALLAH [S.W.T] is more pleased with the repentance of HIS slave than a man who encamps at a place where his life is jeopardized, but he has his riding beast carrying his food and water. He then rests his head and sleeps for a short while and wakes to find his riding beast gone. (He starts looking for it) and suffers from severe heat and thirst or what ALLAH [S.W.T] wished (him to suffer from). He then says, ‘I will go back to my place.’ He returns and sleeps again, and then (getting up), he raises his head to find his riding beast standing beside him.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 75: Invocations, Number 326:

Narrated Hudhaifa (R.A):

 When The Prophet [S.A.W.S] went to bed at night, he would put his hand under his cheek and then say, “Allahumma bismika amutu wa ahya,” and when he got up, he would say, “Al-Hamdu lil-lahi al-ladhi ahyana ba’da ma amatana, wa ilaihi an-nushur.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 75: Invocations, Number 336:

Narrated Hudhaifa (R.A):

 Whenever the Prophet [S.A.W.S] intended to go to bed, he would recite: “Bismika Allahumma amutu wa ahya (With YOUR Name, O ALLAH, I die and I live).” And when he woke up from his sleep, he would say: “Al-hamdu lil-lahil-ladhi ahyana ba’da ma amatana; wa ilaihi an-nushur (All the Praises are for ALLAH WHO has made us alive after HE made us die (sleep) and unto HIM is the Resurrection).”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 76: To Make the Heart Tender (Ar-Riqaq), Number 476:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 I heard ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] saying, Verily ALLAH [S.W.T] Created Mercy. The day HE Created it, HE made it into one hundred parts. HE withheld with HIM ninety-nine parts, and sent its one part to all HIS Creatures. Had the non-believer known of all the Mercy which is in the Hands of ALLAH [S.W.T], he would not lose hope of entering Paradise, and had the believer known of all the punishment which is present with ALLAH [S.W.T], he would not consider himself safe from the Hell-Fire.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 76: To Make the Heart Tender (Ar-Riqaq), Number 523:

Narrated ‘Aisha (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Do not abuse the dead, for they have reached the result of what they have done.”

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 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 86: Tricks, Number 85:

Narrated ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, ‘O people! The reward of deeds depends upon the intentions, and every person will get the reward according to what he has intended. So, whoever emigrated for ALLAH [S.W.T] and HIS Apostle, then his emigration was for ALLAH [S.W.T] and HIS Apostle, and whoever emigrated to take worldly benefit or for a woman to marry, then his emigration was for what he emigrated for.”

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 88: Afflictions and the End of the World, Number 206:

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

 The people used to ask ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] about the good but I used to ask him about the evil lest I should be overtaken by them. So I said, “O ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S]! We were living in ignorance and in an (extremely) worst atmosphere, then ALLAH [S.W.T] brought to us this good (i.e., Islam); will there be any evil after this good?” He said, “Yes.” I said, ‘Will there be any good after that evil?” He replied, “Yes, but it will be tainted (not pure.)” I asked, “What will be its taint?” He replied, “(There will be) some people who will guide others not according to my tradition? You will approve of some of their deeds and disapprove of some others.” I asked, “Will there be any evil after that good?” He replied, “Yes, (there will be) some people calling at the gates of the (Hell) Fire, and whoever will respond to their call, will be thrown by them into the (Hell) Fire.” I said, “O ALLAH [S.W.T] s Apostle! Will you describe them to us?” He said, “They will be from our own people and will speak our language.” I said, “What do you order me to do if such a state should take place in my life?” He said, “Stick to the group of Muslims and their Imam (ruler).” I said, “If there is neither a group of Muslims nor an Imam (ruler)?” He said, “Then turn away from all those sects even if you were to bite (eat) the roots of a tree till death overtakes you while you are in that state.”

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 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 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 Bukhari: Volume 9, Book 93: Oneness, Uniqueness of ALLAH [S.W.T] (Tawheed), Number 586:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “Every night when it is the last third of the night, our LORD, the SUPERIOR, the BLESSED, descends to the nearest heaven and says: Is there anyone to invoke ME that I may respond to his invocation? Is there anyone to ask ME so that I may grant him his request? Is there anyone asking MY Forgiveness so that I may Forgive him?”

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 Muslim: Chapter 8, Book 1: Faith (Kitab Al Iman), Number 0027:

It is reported on the authority of Ibn ‘Abbas that Mu’adh (R.A) said:

 The Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] sent me (as a governor of Yemen) and (at the time of departure) instructed me thus: You will soon find yourself in a community one among the people of the Book, so first call them to testify that there is no god but ALLAH [S.W.T], that I (Muhammad [S.A.W.S]) am the messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T], and if they accept this, then tell them ALLAH [S.W.T] has enjoined upon them five prayers during the day and the night and if they accept it, then tell them that ALLAH [S.W.T] has made Zakat obligatory for them that it should be collected from the rich and distributed among the poor, and if they agree to it don’t pick up (as a share of Zakat) the best of their wealth’s. Beware of the supplication of the oppressed for there is no barrier between him and ALLAH [S.W.T].

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 10, Book 1: Faith (Kitab Al Iman), Number 0036:

It is reported by Sa’id b. Musayyib (R.A) who narrated it on the authority of his father (Musayyib b. Hazm (R.A)):

 That when Abu Talib was about to die, the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] came to him and found with him Abu Jahl (‘Amr b. Hisham) and ‘Abdullah b. Abi Umayya ibn al-Mughirah. The Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] said: My uncle, you just make a profession that there is no god but ALLAH [S.W.T], and I will bear testimony before ALLAH [S.W.T] (of your being a believer), Abu Jahl and ‘Abdullah b. Abi Umayya addressing him said: Abu Talib, would you abandon the religion of ‘Abdul-Muttalib? The Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] constantly requested him (to accept his offer), and (on the other hand) was repeated the same statement (of Abu Jahl and ‘Abdullah b. Abi Umayya) till Abu Talib gave his final decision and be stuck to the religion of ‘Abdul-Muttalib and refused to profess that there is no god but ALLAH [S.W.T]. Upon this the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] remarked: By ALLAH [S.W.T], I will persistently beg pardon for you till I am forbidden to do so (by ALLAH [S.W.T]), It was then that ALLAH [S.W.T], the Magnificent and the Glorious, revealed this verse: “It is not meet for the Prophet and for those who believe that they should beg pardon for the polytheists, even though they were their kith and kin, after it had been made known to them that they were the denizens of Hell” (9. 113) And it was said to the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S]: “Verily thou canst not guide to the right path whom thou lovest. And it is ALLAH [S.W.T] WHO guideth whom HE will, and HE knoweth best who are the guided”(28. 56).

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 11, Book 1: Faith (Kitab Al Iman), Number 0045:

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

 That he went to Ubada b. Samit (R.A) when he was about to die. I burst into tears. Upon this he said to me: Allow me some time (so that I may talk with you). Why do you weep? By ALLAH [S.W.T], if I am asked to bear witness, I would certainly testify for you (that you are a believer). Should I be asked to intercede, I would certainly intercede for you, and if I have the power, I would certainly do good to you, and then observed: By ALLAH [S.W.T], never did I hear anything from the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] which could have been a source of benefit to you and then not conveyed it to you except this single hadith. That I intend to narrate to you today, since I am going to breathe my last. I heard the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] say: He who testifies that there is no god but ALLAH [S.W.T] and that Muhammad [S.A.W.S] is the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T], ALLAH [S.W.T] would prohibit the fire of Hell for him.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 11, Book 1: Faith (Kitab Al Iman), Number 0052:

It is narrated on the authority of ‘Itban b. Malik (R.A):

 That he came to Medina and said: Something had gone wrong with my eyesight. I, therefore, sent (a message to the Holy Prophet [S.A.W.S]): Verily it is my ardent desire that you should kindly grace my house with your presence and observe prayer there so, that I should make that corner a place of Worship. He said: The Prophet [S.A.W.S] came there, and those amongst the Companions (R.A) whom ALLAH [S.W.T] willed also accompanied him. He entered (my place) and offered prayer at my residence and his companions (R.A) began to talk amongst themselves (and this conversation centered round hypocrites), and then the conspicuous one, Malik b. Dukhshum was made the target and they wished that he (the Holy Prophet [S.A.W.S]) should curse him and he should die or he should meet some calamity. In the meanwhile the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] completed his prayer and said: Does Malik b. Dukhshum not testify the fact that there is no god but ALLAH [S.W.T] and verily I am the messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T]. They replied: He makes a profession of it (no doubt) but does not do it out of (sincere) heart. He (the Holy Prophet [S.A.W.S]) said: He who testifies that there is no god but ALLAH [S.W.T] and I am the messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] would not enter Hell or its (flames) would not consume him. Anas (R.A) said: This hadith impressed me very much and I told my son to write it down.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 12, Book 1: Faith (Kitab Al Iman), Number 0054:

It is narrated on the authority of ‘Abbas b. ‘Abdul-Muttalib (R.A):

 That he heard the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] saying: He relished the flavor of faith (Iman) who became the book of faith pleased with ALLAH [S.W.T] as LORD, with al-Islam as the code of life and with Muhammad [S.A.W.S] as the Messenger (of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.W.T)).

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 20, Book 1: Faith (Kitab Al Iman), Number 0075:

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

 That the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] observed: He who believes in ALLAH [S.W.T] and the Last Day should either utter good words or better keep silence; and he who believes in ALLAH [S.W.T] and the Last Day should treat his neighbour with kindness and he who believes in ALLAH [S.W.T] and the Last Day should show hospitality to his guest.

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 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 44, Book 1: Faith (Kitab Al Iman), Number 0183:

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

 That the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] happened to pass by a heap of eatables (corn). He thrust his hand in that (heap) and his fingers were moistened. He said to the owner of that heap of eatables (corn): What is this? He replied: Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S], these have been drenched by rainfall. He (the Holy Prophet [S.A.W.S]) remarked: Why did you not place this (the drenched part of the heap) over other eatables so that the people could see it? He who deceives is not of me (is not my follower).

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 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]? He said: You are my companions, 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 38, Book 4: Prayer (Kitab Al-Salat), Number 0989:

Ma’dan b. Talha (R.A) reported:

 I met Thauban (R.A), the freed slave of ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S], and asked him to tell me about an act for which, if I do it, ALLAH [S.W.T] will admit me to Paradise, or I asked about the act which was loved most by ALLAH [S.W.T]. He gave no reply. I again asked and he gave no reply. I asked him for the third time, and he said: I asked ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] about that and he said: Make frequent prostrations before ALLAH [S.W.T], for you will not make one prostration without raising you a degree because of it, and removing a sin from you, because of it. Ma’dan (R.A) said: That then he met Abu al-Darda’ (R.A) and when he asked him, he received a reply similar to that given by Thauban (R.A).

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 136, Book 4: Prayer (Kitab Al-Salat), Number 1774:

‘Uqba b. ‘Amir (R.A) reported:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] as saying: What wonderful verses have been sent down today the like of which has never been seen! They are: “Say: I seek refuge with the LORD of the dawn,” and “Say: I seek refuge with the LORD of men.” (i.e. Surat Al-Falaq and Surat An-Nas)

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 40, Book 5: Zakat (Kitab Al-Zakat), Number 2293:

‘Amr b. al-‘As (R.A) reported:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] as saying: He is successful who has accepted Islam, who has been provided with sufficient for his want and been made contented by ALLAH [S.W.T] with what HE has given him.

Sahih Muslim, Chapter 35, Book 6: Fasting (Kitab Al-Sawm), Number 2611:

Abu Huraira (R.A) reported:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] as saying: The most excellent fast after Ramadan is ALLAH [S.W.T]’s month’ al-Muharram, and the most excellent prayer after what is prescribed is prayer during the night.

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 27: Concerning The Use Of Correct Words (Kitab Al-Alfaz Min Al-Adab Wa Ghairiha), Number 5581:

Abu Huraira (R.A) reported:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] as saying: ALLAH [S.W.T], the EXALTED and GLORIOUS, said: The son of Adam (P.B.U.H) displeases ME by abusing Dahr (time), whereas I am Dahr–I alternate the night and the day.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 35, Book 31: Pertaining To The Merits of The Companions (R.A) of The Holy Prophet [S.A.W.S], Number 6082:

Abu Huraira (R.A) reported:

 I invited my mother, who was a polytheist, to Islam. I invited her one day and she said to me something about ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] which I hated. I came to ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] weeping and said: ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S], I invited my mother to Islam but she did not accept (my invitation). I invited her today but she said to me something, which I did not like. (Kindly) supplicate ALLAH [S.W.T] that HE may set the mother of Abu Huraira (R.A) right. Thereupon ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] said: O ALLAH [S.W.T], set the mother of Abu Huraira (R.A) on the right path. I came out quite pleased with the supplication of ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] and when I came near the door it was closed from within. My mother heard the noise of my footsteps and she said: Abu Huraira (R.A), just wait, and I heard the noise of falling of water. She took a bath and put on the shirt and quickly covered her head with a headdress and opened the door and then said: Abu Huraira (R.A), I bear witness to the fact that there is no god but ALLAH [S.W.T] and Muhammad [S.A.W.S] is HIS bondsman and HIS Messenger [S.A.W.S]. He (Abu Huraira (R.A)) said: I went back to ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] and (this time) I was shedding the tears of joy. I said: ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S], be happy, for ALLAH [S.W.T] has responded to your supplication and HE has set on the right path the mother of Abu Huraira (R.A). He (the Holy Prophet [S.A.W.S]) Praised ALLAH [S.W.T], and Extolled HIM and uttered good words. I said: ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S], supplicate to ALLAH [S.W.T] so that HE may instill love of mine and that of my mother too in the believing servants and let our hearts be filled with their love, whereupon ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] said: O ALLAH [S.W.T], let there be love of these servants of yours, i.e. Abu Huraira (R.A) and his mother, in the hearts of the believing servants and let their hearts be filled with the love of the believing servants. (Abu Huraira (R.A) said: This prayer) was so well granted by ALLAH [S.W.T] that no believer was ever born who heard of me and who saw me but did not love me.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 6, Book 33: Destiny (Kitab-Ul-Qadr), Number 6426:

Abu Huraira (R.A) reported:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] as saying: No babe is born but upon Fitra. It is his parents who make him a Jew or a Christian or a Polytheist. A person said: ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S], what is your opinion if they were to die before that (before reaching the age of adolescence when they can distinguish between right and wrong)? He said: It is ALLAH [S.W.T] Alone WHO knows what they would be doing.

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 5, Book 37: Pertaining To Repentance And Exhortation Of Repentance (Kitab Al-Tauba), Number 6644:

Abu Mu’sa (R.A) reported:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] as saying that ALLAH [S.W.T], the EXALTED and GLORIOUS, stretches out HIS Hand during the night so that the people repent for the fault committed from dawn till dusk and HE stretches out HIS Hand during the day so that the people may repent for the fault committed from dusk to dawn. (HE would accept repentance) before the sun rises in the west (before the Day of Resurrection).

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 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 [S.W.T] 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.”

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 26: Knowledge (Kitab Al-Ilm), Hadith 1:

Narrated Kathir Ibn Qays (R.A):

 Kathir ibn Qays (R.A) said: I was sitting with Abud Darda’ (R.A) in the Mosque of Damascus. A man came to him and said: Abud Darda (R.A), I have come to you from the town of the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] for a tradition that I have heard you relate from the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S]. I have come for no other purpose. He said: I heard the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] say: If anyone travels on a road in search of knowledge, ALLAH [S.W.T] will cause him to travel on one of the roads of Paradise. The Angels (P.B.U.T) will lower their wings in their great pleasure with one who seeks knowledge, the inhabitants of the heavens and the Earth and the fish in the deep waters will ask forgiveness for the learned man. The superiority of the learned man over the devout is like that of the moon, on the night when it is full, over the rest of the stars. The learned are the heirs of the Prophets (P.B.U.T), and the Prophets (P.B.U.T) leave neither dinar nor dirham, leaving only knowledge, and he who takes it takes an abundant portion.

Sunan Abi Dawud: Chapter 1, Book 26: Knowledge (Kitab Al-Ilm), Hadith 3:

Abu Huraira (R.A) reported:

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] as saying: If anyone pursues a path in search of knowledge, ALLAH [S.W.T] will thereby make easy for him a path to Paradise; and he who is made slow by his actions will not be speeded by his genealogy.

Sunan Abi Dawud: Chapter 10, Book 26: Knowledge (Kitab Al-Ilm), Hadith 19:

Narrated Abdullah Ibn Abbas (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said: You hear (from me), and others will hear from you; and people will hear from them who heard from you.

Sunan Abi Dawud: Chapter 10, Book 26: Knowledge (Kitab Al-Ilm), Hadith 21:

Sahl b. Sa’d (R.A) reported:

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] as saying: I swear on ALLAH [S.W.T], it will be better for you that ALLAH [S.W.T] should give guidance to one man through your agency than that you should acquire the red ones among the camels.

Sunan Abi Dawud: Chapter 12, Book 26: Knowledge (Kitab Al-Ilm), Hadith 24:

Narrated Abu Hurayrah (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said: If anyone acquires knowledge of things by which ALLAH [S.W.T]’s good pleasure is sought, but acquires it only to get some worldly advantage, he will not experience the arf, i.e. the odour, of Paradise.

 

“And strive for ALLAH with the striving due to HIM. HE has chosen you and has not placed upon you in the religion any difficulty. [It is] the religion of your father, Abraham. ALLAH named you “Muslims” before [in former scriptures] and in this [revelation] that the Messenger may be a witness over you and you may be witnesses over the people. So establish prayer and give zakah and hold fast to ALLAH. HE is your PROTECTOR; and excellent is the PROTECTOR, and excellent is the HELPER.”

[22:78] 22.Surat Al-Ĥaj (The Pilgrimage) – سورة الحج

“Indeed, the Muslim men and Muslim women, the believing men and believing women, the obedient men and obedient women, the truthful men and truthful women, the patient men and patient women, the humble men and humble women, the charitable men and charitable women, the fasting men and fasting women, the men who guard their private parts and the women who do so, and the men who remember ALLAH often and the women who do so – for them ALLAH has prepared forgiveness and a great reward.”

– [33:35] 33.Surat Al-‘Aĥzāb (The Combined Forces) – سورة الأحزاب

 

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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All Gratitude, Glory and Praise are due to ALLAH, LORD of the worlds.

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