Selected Hadith Regarding Zakat (Obligatory Charity)

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

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

 

[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.]

 

The Reasons for Which We Should Pay Zakat/Obligatory Charity to the Poor

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 2, Book 23: Funerals (Al-Janaa’iz), Number 444:

Narrated ‘Ali (R.A):

 “We were accompanying a funeral procession in Baqi-I-Gharqad. The Prophet [S.A.W.S] came to us and sat and we sat around him. He had a small stick in his hand then he bent his head and started scraping the ground with it. He then said, “There is none among you, and not a Created soul, but has place either in Paradise or in Hell assigned for him and it is also determined for him whether he will be among the blessed or wretched.” A man said, “O ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S]! Should we not depend on what has been written for us and leave the deeds as whoever amongst us is blessed will do the deeds of a blessed person and whoever amongst us will be wretched, will do the deeds of a wretched person?” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “The good deeds are made easy for the blessed, and bad deeds are made easy for the wretched.” Then he recited the Verses: – “As for him who gives (in charity) and is ALLAH [S.W.T]-fearing and believes in the Best reward from ALLAH [S.W.T].” (92.5-6)

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 24: Obligatory Charity Tax (Zakat), Number 485:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “(On the Day of Resurrection) camels will come to their owner in the best state of health they have ever had (in the world), and if he had not paid their Zakat (in the world) then they would tread him with their feet; and similarly, sheep will come to their owner in the best state of health they have ever had in the world, and if he had not paid their Zakat, then they would tread him with their hooves and would butt him with their horns.” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] added, “One of their rights is that they should be milked while water is kept in front of them.” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] added, “I do not want anyone of you to come to me on the Day of Resurrection, carrying over his neck a sheep that will be bleating. Such a person will (then) say, ‘O Muhammad [S.A.W.S]! (Please intercede for me,) I will say to him. ‘I can’t help you, for I conveyed ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Message to you.’ Similarly, I do not want anyone of you to come to me carrying over his neck a camel that will be grunting. Such a person (then) will say “O Muhammad [S.A.W.S]! (Please intercede for me).” I will say to him, “I can’t help you for I conveyed ALLAH [S.W.T]’s message to you.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 24: Obligatory Charity Tax (Zakat), Number 486:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “Whoever is made wealthy by ALLAH [S.W.T] and does not pay the Zakat of his wealth, then on the Day of Resurrection his wealth will be made like a bald-headed poisonous male snake with two black spots over the eyes. The snake will encircle his neck and bite his cheeks and say, ‘I am your wealth, I am your treasure.’ “Then the Prophet [S.A.W.S] recited the holy verses: – ‘Let not those who withhold…’ (to the end of the verse). (3.180).

 

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 24: Obligatory Charity Tax (Zakat), Number 487:

Narrated Abu Said (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “No Zakat is due on property mounting to less than five Uqiyas (of silver), and no Zakat is due on less than five camels, and there is no Zakat on less than five Wasqs.” (A Wasqs equals 60 Sa’s) & (1 Sa=3 K gms App.)

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 24: Obligatory Charity Tax (Zakat), Number 490:

Narrated Ibn Masud (R.A):

 I heard the Prophet [S.A.W.S] saying, “There is no envy except in two: a person whom ALLAH [S.W.T] has given wealth and he spends it in the right way, and a person whom ALLAH [S.W.T] has given wisdom (i.e. religious knowledge) and he gives his decisions accordingly and teaches it to the others.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 24: Obligatory Charity Tax (Zakat), Number 500:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 A man came to the Prophet [S.A.W.S] and asked, “O ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S]! Which charity is the most superior in reward?” He replied, “The charity which you practice while you are healthy, niggardly and afraid of poverty and wish to become wealthy. Do not delay it to the time of approaching death and then say, ‘Give so much to such and such, and so much to such and such.’ And it has already belonged to such and such (as it is too late).”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 24: Obligatory Charity Tax (Zakat), Number 502:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “A man said that he would give something in charity. He went out with his object of charity and unknowingly gave it to a thief. Next morning the people said that he had given his object of charity to a thief. (On hearing that) he said, “O ALLAH! All the Praises are for you. I will give alms again.” And so he again went out with his alms and (unknowingly) gave it to an adulteress. Next morning the people said that he had given his alms to an adulteress last night. The man said, “O ALLAH! All the Praises are for you. (I gave my alms) to an adulteress. I will give alms again.” So he went out with his alms again and (unknowingly) gave it to a rich person. (The people) next morning said that he had given his alms to a wealthy person. He said, “O ALLAH! All the Praises are for you. (I had given alms) to a thief, to an adulteress and to a wealthy man.” Then someone came and said to him, “The alms which you gave to the thief, might make him abstain from stealing, and that given to the adulteress might make her abstain from illegal sexual intercourse (adultery), and that given to the wealthy man might make him take a lesson from it and spend his wealth which ALLAH [S.W.T] has given him, in ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Cause.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 24: Obligatory Charity Tax (Zakat), Number 504:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Seven people will be shaded by ALLAH [S.W.T] under HIS shade on the day when there will be no shade except HIS. They are:

(1) A just ruler;

(2) A young man who has been brought up in the Worship of ALLAH [S.W.T], (i.e. Worship ALLAH [S.W.T] (Alone) sincerely from his childhood),

(3) A man whose heart is attached to the Mosque (who offers the five compulsory congregational prayers in the Mosque);

(4) 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;

(5) A man who refuses the call of a charming woman of noble birth for an illegal sexual intercourse with her and says: I am afraid of ALLAH [S.W.T];

(6) A person who practices charity 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).

(7) A person who remembers ALLAH [S.W.T] in seclusion and his eyes get flooded with tears.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 24: Obligatory Charity Tax (Zakat), Number 506:

Narrated ‘Aisha (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “When a woman gives in charity some of the foodstuff (which she has in her house) without spoiling it, she will receive the reward for what she has spent, and her husband will receive the reward because of his earning, and the storekeeper will also have a reward similar to it. The reward of one will not decrease the reward of the others.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 24: Obligatory Charity Tax (Zakat), Number 508:

Narrated Hakim bin Hizam (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “The upper hand is better than the lower hand (i.e. he who gives in charity is better than him who takes it). One should start giving first to his dependents. And the best object of charity is that which is given by a wealthy person (from the money which is left after his expenses). And whoever abstains from asking others for some financial help, ALLAH [S.W.T] will give him and save him from asking others, ALLAH [S.W.T] will make him self-sufficient.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 24: Obligatory Charity Tax (Zakat), Number 517:

Narrated Hakim bin Hizam (R.A):

 I said to ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S], “Before embracing Islam I used to do good deeds like giving in charity, slave-manumitting, and the keeping of good relations with Kith and kin. Shall I be rewarded for those deeds?” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] replied, “You became Muslim with all those good deeds (Without losing their reward).”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 24: Obligatory Charity Tax (Zakat), Number 522:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Every day two Angels (P.B.U.T) come down from Heaven and one of them says, ‘O ALLAH [S.W.T]! Compensate every person who spends in YOUR Cause,’ and the other (Angel (P.B.U.H)) says, ‘O ALLAH [S.W.T]! Destroy every miser.’ “

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 24: Obligatory Charity Tax (Zakat), Number 523:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “The example of a miser and an alms-giver is like the example of two persons wearing iron cloaks.” ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] also said, “The example of an alms-giver and a miser is like the example of two persons who have two iron cloaks on them from their breasts to their collar bones, and when the alms-giver wants to give in charity, the cloak becomes capacious till it covers his whole body to such an extent that it hides his fingertips and covers his footprints (obliterates his tracks). (1) And when the miser wants to spend, it (the iron cloak) sticks and every ring get stuck to its place and he tries to widen it, but it did not become wide.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 24: Obligatory Charity Tax (Zakat), Number 531:

Narrated Anas (R.A):

 Abu Bakr (R.A) wrote to me what ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] has made compulsory (regarding Zakat) and this was mentioned in it: If a property is equally owned by two partners, they should pay the combined Zakat and it will be considered that both of them have paid their Zakat equally.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 24: Obligatory Charity Tax (Zakat), Number 537:

Narrated Ibn Abbas (R.A):

 When ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] sent Muadh to Yemen, he said (to him), “You are going to people of a (Divine) Book. First of all invite them to Worship ALLAH [S.W.T] (Alone) and when they come to know ALLAH [S.W.T], inform them that ALLAH [S.W.T] has enjoined on them, five prayers in every day and night; and if they start offering these prayers, inform them that ALLAH [S.W.T] has enjoined on them, the Zakat. And it is to be taken from the rich amongst them and given to the poor amongst them; and if they obey you in that, take Zakat from them and avoid (don’t take) the best property of the people as Zakat.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 24: Obligatory Charity Tax (Zakat), Number 540:

Narrated Ishaq bin ‘Abdullah bin Al Talha (R.A):

 I heard Anas bin Malik (R.A) saying, “Abu Talha (R.A) had more property of date-palm trees gardens than any other amongst the Ansar in Medina and the most beloved of them to him was Bairuha garden, and it was in front of the Mosque of the Prophet [S.A.W.S]. ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] used to go there and used to drink its nice water.” Anas (R.A) added, “When these verses were revealed:–‘By no means shall you attain righteousness unless You spend (in charity) of that Which you love.’ (3.92) Abu Talha (R.A) said to ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] ‘O ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S]! ALLAH [S.W.T], the Blessed, the Superior says: By no means shall you attain righteousness, unless you spend (in charity) of that which you love. And no doubt, Bairuha’ garden is the most beloved of all my property to me. So I want to give it in charity in ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Cause. I expect its reward from ALLAH [S.W.T]. O ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S]! Spend it where ALLAH [S.W.T] makes you think it feasible.’ On that ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, ‘Bravo! It is useful property. I have heard what you have said (O Abu Talha (R.A)), and I think it would be proper if you gave it to your Kith and kin.’ Abu Talha (R.A) said, I will do so, O ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S].’ Then Abu Talha (R.A) distributed that garden amongst his relatives and his cousins.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 24: Obligatory Charity Tax (Zakat), Number 542:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “There is no Zakat either on a horse or a slave belonging to a Muslim”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 24: Obligatory Charity Tax (Zakat), Number 544:

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

 Once the Prophet [S.A.W.S] sat on a pulpit and we sat around him. Then he said, “The things I am afraid of most for your sake (concerning what will befall you after me) is the pleasures and splendors of the world and its beauties which will be disclosed to you.” Somebody said, “O ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S]! Can the good bring forth evil?” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] remained silent for a while. It was said to that person, “What is wrong with you? You are talking to the Prophet [S.A.W.S] while he is not talking to you.” Then we noticed that he was being inspired divinely. Then the Prophet [S.A.W.S] wiped off his sweat and said, “Where is the questioner?” It seemed as if the Prophet [S.A.W.S] liked his question. Then he said, “Good never brings forth evil. Indeed it is like what grows on the banks of a water-stream which either kill or make the animals sick, except if an animal eats its fill the Khadira (a kind of vegetable) and then faces the sun, and then defecates and urinates and grazes again. No doubt this wealth is sweet and green. Blessed is the wealth of a Muslim from which he gives to the poor, the orphans and to needy travelers. (Or the Prophet [S.A.W.S] said something similar to it) No doubt, whoever takes it illegally will be like the one who eats but is never satisfied, and his wealth will be a witness against him on the Day of Resurrection.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 24: Obligatory Charity Tax (Zakat), Number 545:

Narrated ‘Amr bin Al-Harith (R.A):

 Zainab (R.A), the wife of ‘Abdullah (R.A) said, “I was in the Mosque and saw the Prophet [S.A.W.S] saying, ‘O women! Give alms even from your ornaments.’ “Zainab (R.A) used to provide for ‘Abdullah (R.A) and those orphans who were under her protection. So she said to ‘Abdullah (R.A), “Will you ask ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] whether it will be sufficient for me to spend part of the Zakat on you and the orphans who are under my protection?” He replied “Will you yourself ask ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S]?” (Zainab (R.A) added): So I went to the Prophet [S.A.W.S] and I saw there an Ansari woman who was standing at the door (of the Prophet [S.A.W.S]) with a similar problem as mine. Bilal (R.A) passed by us and we asked him, ‘Ask the Prophet [S.A.W.S] whether it is permissible for me to spend (the Zakat) on my husband and the orphans under my protection.’ And we requested Bilal (R.A) not to inform the Prophet [S.A.W.S] about us. So Bilal (R.A) went inside and asked the Prophet [S.A.W.S] regarding our problem. The Prophet [S.A.W.S] asked, “Who are those two?” Bilal (R.A) replied that she was Zainab (R.A). The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Which Zainab?” Bilal (R.A) said, “The wife of ‘Adullah (bin Masud (R.A)).” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Yes, (it is sufficient for her) and she will receive a double rewards (for that): One for helping relatives, and the other for giving Zakat.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 24: Obligatory Charity Tax (Zakat), Number 548:

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

 Some Ansari persons asked for (something) from ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] and he gave them. They again asked him for (something) and he again gave them. And then they asked him and he gave them again till all that was with him finished. And then he said “If I had anything. I would not keep it away from you. (Remember) Whoever abstains from asking others, ALLAH [S.W.T] will make him contented, and whoever tries to make himself self-sufficient, ALLAH [S.W.T] will make him self-sufficient. And whoever remains patient, ALLAH [S.W.T] will make him patient. Nobody can be given a blessing better and greater than patience.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 24: Obligatory Charity Tax (Zakat), Number 549:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “By HIM in Whose Hand my life is, it is better for anyone of you to take a rope and cut the wood (from the forest) and carry it over his back and sell it (as a means of earning his living) rather than to ask a person for something and that person may give him or not.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 24: Obligatory Charity Tax (Zakat), Number 552:

Narrated ‘Umar (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] used to give me something but I would say to him, “would you give it to a poorer and more needy one than l?” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said to me, “Take it. If you are given something from this property, without asking for it or having greed for it take it; and if not given, do not run for it.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 24: Obligatory Charity Tax (Zakat), Number 554:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “The poor person is not the one who asks a morsel or two (of meals) from the others, but the poor is the one who has nothing and is ashamed to beg from others.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 24: Obligatory Charity Tax (Zakat), Number 560:

Narrated Salim bin ‘Abdullah (R.A) from his father:

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “On a land irrigated by rain water or by natural water channels or if the land is wet due to a near by water channel Ushr (i.e. one-tenth) is compulsory (as Zakat); and on the land irrigated by the well, half of an Ushr (i.e. one-twentieth) is compulsory (as Zakat on the yield of the land).”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 24: Obligatory Charity Tax (Zakat), Number 567:

Narrated ‘Umar (R.A):

 Once I gave a horse in ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Cause (in charity) but that person did not take care of it. I intended to buy it, as I thought he would sell it at a low price. So, I asked the Prophet [S.A.W.S] about it. He said, “Neither buy, nor take back your alms which you have given, even if the seller were willing to sell it for one Dirham, for he who takes back his alms is like the one who swallows his own vomit.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 24: Obligatory Charity Tax (Zakat), Number 571:

Narrated Um ‘Atiyya Al-Ansariya (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] went to ‘Aisha (R.A) and asked her whether she had something (to eat). She replied that she had nothing except the mutton (piece) which Nusaiba (Um ‘Atiyya (R.A)) had sent to us (Buraira) in charity.” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “It has reached its place and now it is not a thing of charity but a gift for us.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 24: Obligatory Charity Tax (Zakat), Number 574i:

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Abu Aufa (R.A):

 Whenever a person came to the Prophet [S.A.W.S] with his alms, the Prophet [S.A.W.S] would say, “O ALLAH [S.W.T]! Send your Blessings upon so and so.” My father went to the Prophet [S.A.W.S] with his alms and the Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “O ALLAH [S.W.T]! Send your blessings upon the offspring of Abu Aufa (R.A).”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 25: Obligatory Charity Tax After Ramadaan (Zakat ul Fitr), Number 579:

Narrated Ibn Umar (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] enjoined the payment of one Sa’ of dates or one Sa’ of barley as Zakat-ul-Fitr on every Muslim slave or free, male or female, young or old, and he ordered that it be paid before the people went out to offer the ‘Id prayer. (One Sa’ = 3 Kilograms approx.)

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 25: Obligatory Charity Tax After Ramadaan (Zakat ul Fitr), Number 587:

Narrated Nafi’ (R.A):

 Ibn ‘Umar (R.A) said, “The Prophet [S.A.W.S] made incumbent on every male or female, free man or slave, the payment of one Sa’ of dates or barley as Sadaqat-ul-Fitr (or said Sadaqa-Ramadan).” The people then substituted half Sa’ of wheat for that. Ibn ‘Umar (R.A) used to give dates (as Sadaqat-ul Fitr). Once there was scarcity of dates in Medina and Ibn ‘Umar (R.A) gave barley. ‘And Ibn ‘Umar (R.A) used to give Sadaqat-ul-Fitr for every young and old person. He even used to give on behalf of my children. Ibn ‘Umar (R.A) used to give Sadaqatul-Fitr to those who had been officially appointed for its collection. People used to give Sadaqat-ul-Fitr (even) a day or two before the ‘Id.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 26: Pilgrimage (Hajj), Number 765:

Narrated ‘Ali (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] ordered me to give in charity the skin and the coverings of the Budn which I had slaughtered.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 3, Book 28: Pilgrims Prevented from Completing the Pilgrimage, Number 43:

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Ma’qal (R.A):

 I sat with Ka’b bin ‘Ujra (R.A) and asked him about the Fidya. He replied, “This revelation was revealed concerning my case especially, but it is also for you in general. I was carried to ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] and the lice were falling in great number on my face. The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “I have never thought that your ailment (or struggle) has reached to such an extent as I see. Can you afford a sheep?” I replied in the negative. He then said, “Fast for three days, or feed six poor persons each with half a Sa of food.” (1 Sa = 3 Kilograms approx.)

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 121:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “Whoever gives two kinds (of things or property) in charity for ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Cause, will be called from the gates of Paradise and will be addressed, ‘O slaves of ALLAH [S.W.T]! Here is prosperity.’ So, whoever was amongst the people who used to offer their prayers, will be called from the gate of the prayer; and whoever was amongst the people who used to participate in Jihad, will be called from the gate of Jihad; and whoever was amongst those who used to observe fasts, will be called from the gate of Ar-Raiyan; whoever was amongst those who used to give in charity, will be called from the gate of charity.” Abu Bakr (R.A) said, “Let my parents be sacrificed for you, O ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S]! No distress or need will befall him who will be called from those gates. Will there be any one who will be called from all these gates?” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] replied, “Yes, and I hope you will be one of them.”

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-lslamic 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 4, Book 51: Wills and Testaments (Wasaayaa), Number 5:

Narrated Sad bin Abu Waqqas (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] came visiting me while I was (sick) in Mecca, (‘Amir (R.A) the sub-narrator said, and he disliked to die in the land, whence he had already migrated). He (i.e. the Prophet [S.A.W.S]) said, “May ALLAH [S.W.T] bestow HIS Mercy on Ibn Afra (Sad bin Khaula (R.A)).” I said, “O ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S]! May I will all my property (in charity)?” He said, “No.” I said, “Then may I will half of it?” He said, “No”. I said, “One third?” He said: “Yes, one third, yet even one third is too much. It is better for you to leave your inheritors wealthy than to leave them poor begging others, and whatever you spend for ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Sake will be considered as a charitable deed even the handful of food you put in your wife’s mouth. ALLAH [S.W.T] may lengthen your age so that some people may benefit by you, and some others be harmed by you.” At that time Sad (R.A) had only one daughter.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 51: Wills and Testaments (Wasaayaa), Number 11:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 A man asked the Prophet [S.A.W.S], “O ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S]! What kind of charity is the best?” He replied. “To give in charity when you are healthy and greedy hoping to be wealthy and afraid of becoming poor. Don’t delay giving in charity till the time when you are on the death bed when you say, ‘Give so much to so-and-so and so much to so-and so,’ and at that time the property is not yours but it belongs to so-and-so (i.e. your inheritors).”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 51: Wills and Testaments (Wasaayaa), Number 20:

Narrated Kab bin Malik (R.A):

 I said, “O ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S]! For the acceptance of my repentance I wish to give all my property in charity for ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Sake through HIS Apostle [S.A.W.S].” He said, “It is better for you to keep some of the property for yourself.” I said, “Then I will keep my share in Khaibar.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 52: Fighting for the Cause of ALLAH [S.W.T] (Jihaad), Number 141:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Charity is obligatory everyday on every joint of a human being. If one helps a person in matters concerning his riding animal by helping him to ride it or by lifting his luggage on to it, all this will be regarded charity. A good word, and every step one takes to offer the compulsory Congregational prayer, is regarded as charity; and guiding somebody on the road is regarded as charity.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 56: Virtues and Merits of the Prophet [S.A.W.S] and His Companions, Number 839:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “A horse may be kept for one of three purposes: for a man it may be a source of reward; for another it may be a means of living; and for a third it may be a burden (a source of committing sins). As for the one for whom it is a source of reward, he is the one who keeps his horse for the sake of Jihad in ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Cause; he ties it with a long rope on a pasture or in a garden. So whatever its rope allows it to eat, will be regarded as good rewardable deeds (for its owner). And if it breaks off its rope and jumps over one or two hillocks, even its dung will be considered amongst his good deeds. And if it passes by a river and drinks water from it, that will be considered as good deeds for his benefit) even if he has had no intention of watering it. A horse is a shelter for the one who keeps it so that he may earn his living honestly and takes it as a refuge to keep him from following illegal ways (of gaining money), and does not forget the rights of ALLAH [S.W.T] (i.e. paying the Zakat and allowing others to use it for ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Sake). But a horse is a burden (and a source of committing sins for him who keeps it out of pride and pretense and with the intention of harming the Muslims.” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] was asked about donkeys. He replied, “Nothing has been revealed to be concerning them except this comprehensive Verse (which covers everything):–‘Then whosoever has done good equal to the weight of an atom (or a small ant), Shall see it (its reward) And whosoever has done evil equal to the weight of an atom (or a small) ant), Shall see it (Its punishment).” (99.7-8)

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 73: Good Manners and Form (Al-Adab), Number 51:

Narrated Abu Musa Al-Ash’ari (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “On every Muslim there is enjoined (a compulsory) Sadaqa (alms).” They (the people) said, “If one has nothing?’ He said, “He should work with his hands so that he may benefit himself and give in charity.” They said, “If he cannot work or does not work?” He said, “Then he should help the oppressed unhappy person (by word or action or both).” They said, “If he does not do it?” He said, “Then he should enjoin what is good (or said what is reasonable).’ They said, “If he does not do that”’ He said, “Then he should refrain from doing evil, for that will be considered for him as a Sadaqa (charity).”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 73: Good Manners and Form (Al-Adab), Number 156:

Narrated Abu Shuraih Al-Ka’bi (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, whoever believes in ALLAH [S.W.T] and the Last Day, should serve his guest generously. The guest’s reward is: To provide him with a superior type of food for a night and a day and a guest is to be entertained with food for three days, and whatever is offered beyond that, is regarded as something given in charity. And it is not lawful for a guest to stay with his host for such a long period so as to put him in a critical position.”

 

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 19, Book 5: Zakat (Kitab Al-Zakat), Number 2219:

Mundhir b. Jarir (R.A) reported on the authority of his father:

 While we were in the company of the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] in the early hours of the morning, some people came there (who) were barefooted, naked, wearing striped woolen clothes, or cloaks, with their swords hung (around their necks). Most of them, nay, all of them, belonged to the tribe of Mudar. The color of the face of the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] underwent a change when he saw them in poverty. He then entered (his house) and came out and commanded Bilal (R.A) (to pronounce Adhan). He pronounced Adhan and Iqima, and he (the Holy Prophet [S.A.W.S]) observed prayer (along with his Companion (R.A)) and then addressed (them reciting verses of the Holy Qur’an): ‘”O people, fear your LORD, WHO created you from a single being” to the end of the verse, “ALLAH is ever a Watcher over you” (4. 1). (He then recited) a verse of Sura Hashr: “Fear ALLAH. And let every soul consider that which it sends forth for the tomorrow and fear ALLAH” (59. 18). (Then the audience began to vie with one another in giving charity.) Some donated a dinar, others a dirham, still others clothes, some donated a sa’ of wheat, some a sa’ of dates; till he (the Holy Prophet [S.A.W.S]) said: (Bring) even if it is half a date. Then a person from among the Ansar came there with a money bag which his hands could scarcely lift; in fact, they could not (lift). Then the people followed continuously, till I saw two heaps of eatables and clothes, and I saw the face of the Messenger [S.A.W.S] glistening, like gold (on account of joy). The Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] said: He who sets a good precedent in Islam, there is a reward for him for this (act of goodness) and reward of that also who acted according to it subsequently, without any deduction from their rewards; and he who sets in Islam an evil precedent, there is upon him the burden of that, and the burden of him also who acted upon it subsequently, without any deduction from their burden.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 70, Book 5: Zakat (Kitab Al-Zakat), 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 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.

 

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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