Selected Hadith Regarding Selected Day, Night, Month, Moment And Time In Islam

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.]

 

[These are some selected Day, Night, Month, Moment and Time in Islam in which a Muslim should seek ALLAH [S.W.T]’s favors (i.e. Forgiveness, Blessings, Bounty, Fulfillment of any fair wishes) through Remembrance of ALLAH [S.W.T] and performing Nafil Prayer (Voluntary Prayer). However, keep in mind it does not mean in others Day, Night, Month, Moment and Time you cannot seek from ALLAH [S.W.T] HIS favors.

Also, remember each month has either 29 or 30 days in Islamic calendar or Hijri calendar, but usually in no discernible order. Traditionally, the first day of each month is the day [beginning at sunset] of the first sighting of the hilal shortly after sunset. If the hilal is not observed immediately after the 29th day of a month [either because clouds block its view or because the western sky is still too bright when the moon sets], then the day that begins at that sunset is the 30th.]

 

Important Day In Islam

  • Mawlid an-Nabi [S.A.W.S] – [i.e. 12th Rabiy al-Awwal the Date in which the Last Prophet [S.A.W.S] was born]
  • First Ten days of Dhul Hijja or [DhU al-Hajja] – [i.e. 1-10th DhU al-Hijja or [DhU al-Hajja]]
  • ‘Id–ul-Fitr Prayer (Prayer of Eid–ul-Fitr) – [i.e. 1st Shawwal or [Shawwal al-Mukarram]]
  • ‘Id–ul-Adha Prayer (Prayer of Eid–ul-Adha) – [i.e. 10th DhU al-Hijja or [DhU al-Hajja]]
  • Day of Aashura – [i.e. 10th Muharram or [Muharram al Haram]]
  • Yawm al-Ithnayn [Second day]/Monday – [i.e. The Day in which the Last Prophet [S.A.W.S] was born and Prophethood or Revelation was sent down to him]
  • Yawm al-Jumua [Gathering day]/Friday – [i.e. Each Friday of Every Month]

Important Night in Islam

  • Mawlid an-Nabi [S.A.W.S] – [i.e. 12th Rabiy al-Awwal the Date in which the Last Prophet [S.A.W.S] was born]
  • First Ten night of Dhul Hijja or [DhU al-Hajja] – [i.e. 1-10th DhU al-Hijja or [DhU al-Hajja]]
  • Lailat-ul-Miraj Prayer (Prayer of the Night of Ascent) – [i.e. 27th Rajab or [Rajab al-Murajab]]
  • Lailat-ul-Barat Prayer (Prayer of the Night of Forgiveness) – [i.e. 15th Shabaan or [Shabaan al-Muaazzam]]
  • Lailat-ul-Qadr Prayer (Prayer of the Night of Decree) – [i.e. last seven odd nights of Ramadan or [Ramadan al-Mubarak] (i.e. 23, 25, 27 respectively)]
  • Lailat-ul- ‘Id–ul-Fitr Prayer (Night Prayer of Eid–ul-Fitr) – [i.e. 1st Shawwal or [Shawwal al-Mukarram]]
  • Lailat-ul- ‘Id–ul-Adha Prayer (Night Prayer of Eid–ul-Adha) – [i.e. 10th DhU al-Hijja or [DhU al-Hajja]]

Important Month In Islam

  • Sacred Month – [i.e. Muharram or [Muharram al Haram], Rajab or [Rajab al-Murajab]], DhU al-Qaida (or DhU al-Qidah), DhU al-Hijja or [DhU al-Hajja]]
  • Month of Revelations and Observing Fast [i.e. Ramadan or [Ramadan al-Mubarak]]

Important Moment And Time In Islam

  • In Yawm al-Jumua [Gathering day]/Friday – [i.e. Each Friday After Salat-ul-Asr (The Afternoon Prayer)/(Middle Prayer) till Sunset]
  • At Every Night – [i.e. Last Third of the Night]

 

Selected Hadith Regarding Selected Day, Night, Month, Moment And Time In Islam

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 2: Belief, Number 34:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “Whoever establishes the prayers on the night of Qadr out of sincere faith and hoping to attain ALLAH [S.W.T]’s rewards (not to show off) then all his past sins will be forgiven.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 2: Belief, Number 36:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said: “Whoever establishes prayers during the nights of Ramadan faithfully out of sincere faith and hoping to attain ALLAH [S.W.T]’s rewards (not for showing off), all his past sins will be forgiven.”

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

Narrated ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab (R.A):

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

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 8: Prayers, Number 345:

Narrated Abu Dhar (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “While I was at Mecca the roof of my house was opened and Gabriel (P.B.U.H) descended, opened my chest, and washed it with Zam-zam water. Then he brought a golden tray full of wisdom and faith and having poured its contents into my chest, he closed it. Then he took my hand and ascended with me to the nearest heaven, when I reached the nearest heaven, Gabriel (P.B.U.H) said to the gatekeeper (P.B.U.H) of the heaven, ‘Open (the gate).’ The gatekeeper (P.B.U.H) asked, ‘Who is it?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) answered: ‘Gabriel (P.B.U.H).’ He asked, ‘Is there anyone with you?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) replied, ‘Yes, Muhammad [S.A.W.S] is with me.’ He asked, ‘Has he been called?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) said, ‘Yes.’ So the gate was opened and we went over the nearest heaven and there we saw a man sitting with some people on his right and some on his left. When he looked towards his right, he laughed and when he looked toward his left he wept. Then he said, ‘Welcome! O pious Prophet and pious son.’ I asked Gabriel (P.B.U.H), ‘Who is he?’ He replied, ‘He is Adam (P.B.U.H) and the people on his right and left are the souls of his offspring. Those on his right are the people of Paradise and those on his left are the people of Hell and when he looks towards his right he laughs and when he looks towards his left he weeps.’ Then he ascended with me till he reached the second heaven and he (Gabriel (P.B.U.H)) said to its gatekeeper (P.B.U.H), ‘Open (the gate).’ The gatekeeper (P.B.U.H) said to him the same as the gatekeeper (P.B.U.H) of the first heaven had said and he opened the gate. Anas (R.A) said: “Abu Dhar (R.A) added that the Prophet [S.A.W.S] met Adam, Idris, Moses, Jesus and Abraham (P.B.U.T), he (Abu Dhar (R.A)) did not mention on which heaven they were but he mentioned that he (the Prophet [S.A.W.S]) met Adam (P.B.U.H) on the nearest heaven and Abraham (P.B.U.H) on the sixth heaven. Anas (R.A) said, “When Gabriel (P.B.U.H) along with the Prophet [S.A.W.S] passed by Idris (P.B.U.H), the latter said, ‘Welcome! O pious Prophet and pious brother.’ The Prophet [S.A.W.S] asked, ‘Who is he?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) replied, ‘He is Idris (P.B.U.H).” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] added, “I passed by Moses (P.B.U.H) and he said, ‘Welcome! O pious Prophet and pious brother.’ I asked Gabriel (P.B.U.H), ‘Who is he?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) replied, ‘He is Moses (P.B.U.H).’ Then I passed by Jesus (P.B.U.H) and he said, ‘Welcome! O pious brother and pious Prophet.’ I asked, ‘Who is he?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) replied, ‘He is Jesus (P.B.U.H). Then I passed by Abraham (P.B.U.H) and he said, ‘Welcome! O pious Prophet and pious son.’ I asked Gabriel (P.B.U.H), ‘Who is he?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) replied, ‘He is Abraham (P.B.U.H). The Prophet [S.A.W.S] added, ‘Then Gabriel (P.B.U.H) ascended with me to a place where I heard the creaking of the pens.” Ibn Hazm and Anas bin Malik (R.A) said: The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Then ALLAH [S.W.T] enjoined fifty prayers on my followers when I returned with this order of ALLAH [S.W.T], I passed by Moses (P.B.U.H) who asked me, ‘What has ALLAH [S.W.T] enjoined on your followers?’ I replied, ‘He has enjoined fifty prayers on them.’ Moses (P.B.U.H) said, ‘Go back to your LORD (and appeal for reduction) for your followers will not be able to bear it.’ (So I went back to ALLAH [S.W.T] and requested for reduction) and HE reduced it to half. When I passed by Moses (P.B.U.H) again and informed him about it, he said, ‘Go back to your LORD as your followers will not be able to bear it.’ So I returned to ALLAH [S.W.T] and requested for further reduction and half of it was reduced. I again passed by Moses (P.B.U.H) and he said to me: ‘Return to your LORD, for your followers will not be able to bear it. So I returned to ALLAH [S.W.T] and HE said, ‘These are five prayers and they are all (equal to) fifty (in reward) for MY Word does not change.’ I returned to Moses (P.B.U.H) and he told me to go back once again. I replied, ‘Now I feel shy of asking my LORD again.’ Then Gabriel (P.B.U.H) took me till we ” reached Sidrat-il-Muntaha (Lote tree of; the utmost boundary) which was shrouded in colors, indescribable. Then I was admitted into Paradise where I found small (tents or) walls (made) of pearls and its earth was of musk.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 12: Characteristics of Prayer, Number 777:

Narrated Abu Salama (R.A):

 Once I went to Abu- Sa’id Al-Khudri (R.A) and asked him, “Won’t you come with us to the date-palm trees to have a talk?” So Abu Said (R.A) went out and I asked him, “Tell me what you heard from The Prophet [S.A.W.S] about the Night of Qadr.” Abu Said (R.A) replied, “Once ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] performed I’tikaf (seclusion) on the first ten days of the month of Ramadan and we did the same with him. Gabriel (P.B.U.H) came to him and said, ‘The night you are looking for is ahead of you.’ So the Prophet [S.A.W.S] performed the I’tikaf in the middle (second) ten days of the month of Ramadan and we too performed I’tikaf with him. Gabriel (P.B.U.H) came to him and said, ‘The night which you are looking for is ahead of you.’ In the morning of the 20th of Ramadan the Prophet [S.A.W.S] delivered a sermon saying, ‘Whoever has performed I’tikaf with me should continue it. I have been shown the Night of “Qadr”, but have forgotten its date, but it is in the odd nights of the last ten nights. I saw in my dream that I was prostrating in mud and water.’ In those days the roof of the Mosque was made of branches of date-palm trees. At that time the sky was clear and no cloud was visible, but suddenly a cloud came and it rained. The Prophet [S.A.W.S] led us in the prayer and I saw the traces of mud on the forehead and on the nose of ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S]. So it was the confirmation of that dream.”

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

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

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

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 13: Friday Prayer, Number 21:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said “We are the last (to come amongst the nations) but (will be) the foremost on the Day of Resurrection. They were given the Holy Scripture before us and we were given the Qur’an after them. And this was the day (Friday) about which they differed and ALLAH [S.W.T] gave us the guidance (for that). So tomorrow (i.e. Saturday) is the Jews’ (day), and the day after tomorrow (i.e. Sunday) is the Christians’.” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] remained silent (for a while) and then said, “It is obligatory for every Muslim that he should take a bath once in seven days, when he should wash his head and body.” Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A) through different narrators that the Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “It is ALLAH [S.W.T]’s right on every Muslim that he should take a bath (at least) once in seven days.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 13: Friday Prayer, Number 51:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “When it is a Friday, the Angels (P.B.U.T) stand at the gate of the Mosque and keep on writing the names of the persons coming to the Mosque in succession according to their arrivals. The example of the one who enters the Mosque in the earliest hour is that of one offering a camel (in sacrifice). The one coming next is like one offering a cow and then a ram and then a chicken and then an egg respectively. When the Imam comes out (for Jumua prayer) they (i.e. Angels (P.B.U.T)) fold their papers and listen to the Khutba.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 13: Friday Prayer, Number 56:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “When the Imam is delivering the Khutba, and you ask your companion to keep quiet and listen, then no doubt you have done an evil act.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 13: Friday Prayer, Number 57:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] talked about Friday and said, “There is an hour (opportune time) on Friday and if a Muslim gets it while praying and asks something from ALLAH [S.W.T], then ALLAH [S.W.T] will definitely meet his demand.” And he (the Prophet [S.A.W.S]) pointed out the shortness of that time with his hands.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 3, Book 31: Fasting, Number 206:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 I heard the Prophet [S.A.W.S] saying, “None of you should fast on Friday unless he fasts a day before or after it.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 3, Book 31: Fasting, Number 224:

Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas (R.A):

 I never saw the Prophet [S.A.W.S] seeking to fast on a day more (preferable to him) than this day, the day of ‘Ashura’, or this month, i.e. the month of Ramadan.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 3, Book 32: Praying at Night in Ramadaan (Taraweeh), Number 232:

Narrated Ibn ‘Umar (R.A):

 Some men amongst the Companions (R.A) of the Prophet [S.A.W.S] were shown in their dreams that the night of Qadr was in the last seven nights of Ramadan. ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “It seems that all your dreams agree that (the Night of Qadr) is in the last seven nights, and whoever wants to search for it (i.e. the Night of Qadr) should search in the last seven (nights of Ramadan).”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 3, Book 32: Praying at Night in Ramadaan (Taraweeh), Number 238:

Narrated Ibn Abbas (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Look for the Night of Qadr in the last ten nights of Ramadan,’ on the night when nine or seven or five nights remain out of the last ten nights of Ramadan (i.e. 21, 23, 25, respectively).”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 54: Beginning of Creation, Number 446:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Angels (P.B.U.T) keep on descending from and ascending to the Heaven in turn, some at night and some by daytime, and all of them assemble together at the time of the Fajr and ‘Asr prayers. Then those who have stayed with you over-night, ascent unto ALLAH [S.W.T] WHO asks them, and HE knows the answer better than they, “How have you left MY slaves?” They reply, “We have left them praying as we found them praying.” If anyone of you says “Aameen” (during the Prayer at the end of the recitation of Surat-al-Faitiha), and the Angels (P.B.U.T) in Heaven say the same, and the two sayings coincide, all his past sins will be Forgiven.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 54: Beginning of Creation, Number 462:

Narrated Ibn Abbas (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “On the night of my Ascent to the Heaven, I saw Moses (P.B.U.H) who was a tall brown curly-haired man as if he was one of the men of Shan’awa tribe, and I saw Jesus (P.B.U.H), a man of medium height and moderate complexion inclined to the red and white colors and of lank hair. I also saw Malik (P.B.U.H), the gate-keeper of the (Hell) Fire and Ad-dajjal amongst the signs which ALLAH [S.W.T] showed me.” (The Prophet [S.A.W.S] then recited the Holy Verse): “So be not you in doubt of meeting him’ when you met Moses during the night of Mi’raj over the heavens” (32.23) Narrated Anas and Abu Bakr (R.A): “The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “The Angels (P.B.U.T) will guard Medina from Ad-dajjal (who will not be able to enter the city of Medina).”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 5, Book 58: Merits of the Helpers in Medina (Ansaar), Number 226:

Narrated Jabir bin ‘Abdullah (R.A):

 That he heard ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] saying, “When the people of Quraish did not believe me (i.e. the story of my Night Journey), I stood up in Al-Hijr and ALLAH [S.W.T] displayed Jerusalem in front of me, and I began describing it to them while I was looking at it.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 5, Book 58: Merits of the Helpers in Medina (Ansaar), Number 227:

Narrated Abbas bin Malik (R.A):

 Malik bin Sasaa (R.A) said that ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] described to them his Night Journey saying, “While I was lying in Al-Hatim or Al-Hijr, suddenly someone came to me and cut my body open from here to here.” I asked Al-Jarud (R.A) who was by my side, “What does he mean?” He said, “It means from his throat to his pubic area,” or said, “From the top of the chest.” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] further said, “He then took out my heart. Then a gold tray of Belief was brought to me and my heart was washed and was filled (with Belief) and then returned to its original place. Then a white animal which was smaller than a mule and bigger than a donkey was brought to me.” (On this Al-Jarud (R.A) asked, “Was it the Buraq, O Abu Hamza (R.A)?” I (i.e. Anas (R.A)) replied in the affirmative). The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “The animal’s step (was so wide that it) reached the farthest point within the reach of the animal’s sight. I was carried on it, and Gabriel (P.B.U.H) set out with me till we reached the nearest heaven. When he asked for the gate to be opened, it was asked, ‘Who is it?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) answered, ‘Gabriel (P.B.U.H).’ It was asked, ‘Who is accompanying you?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) replied, ‘Muhammad [S.A.W.S].’ It was asked, ‘Has Muhammad [S.A.W.S] been called?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) replied in the affirmative. Then it was said, ‘He is welcomed. What an excellent visit his is!’ The gate was opened, and when I went over the first heaven, I saw Adam (P.B.U.H) there. Gabriel (P.B.U.H) said (to me). ‘This is your father, Adam (P.B.U.H); pay him your greetings.’ So I greeted him and he returned the greeting to me and said, ‘You are welcomed, O pious son and pious Prophet.’ Then Gabriel (P.B.U.H) ascended with me till we reached the second heaven. Gabriel (P.B.U.H) asked for the gate to be opened. It was asked, ‘Who is it?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) answered, ‘Gabriel (P.B.U.H).’ It was asked, ‘Who is accompanying you?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) replied, ‘Muhammad [S.A.W.S].’ It was asked, ‘Has he been called?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) answered in the affirmative. Then it was said, ‘He is welcomed. What an excellent visit his is!’ The gate was opened. When I went over the second heaven, there I saw Yahya (i.e. John) and ‘Isa (i.e. Jesus) (P.B.U.T) who were cousins of each other. Gabriel (P.B.U.H) said (to me), ‘These are John and Jesus (P.B.U.T); pay them your greetings.’ So I greeted them and both of them returned my greetings to me and said, ‘You are welcomed, O pious brother and pious Prophet.’ Then Gabriel (P.B.U.H) ascended with me to the third heaven and asked for its gate to be opened. It was asked, ‘Who is it?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) replied, ‘Gabriel (P.B.U.H).’ It was asked, ‘Who is accompanying you?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) replied, ‘Muhammad [S.A.W.S].’ It was asked, ‘Has he been called?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) replied in the affirmative. Then it was said, ‘He is welcomed, what an excellent visit his is!’ The gate was opened, and when I went over the third heaven there I saw Joseph (P.B.U.H). Gabriel (P.B.U.H) said (to me), ‘This is Joseph (P.B.U.H); pay him your greetings.’ So I greeted him and he returned the greeting to me and said, ‘You are welcomed, O pious brother and pious Prophet.’ Then Gabriel (P.B.U.H) ascended with me to the fourth heaven and asked for its gate to be opened. It was asked, ‘Who is it?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) replied, ‘Gabriel (P.B.U.H)’ It was asked, ‘Who is accompanying you?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) replied, ‘Muhammad [S.A.W.S].’ It was asked, ‘Has he been called?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) replied in the affirmative. Then it was said, ‘He is welcomed, what an excellent visit his is!’ The gate was opened, and when I went over the fourth heaven, there I saw Idris (P.B.U.H). Gabriel (P.B.U.H) said (to me), ‘This is Idris (P.B.U.H); pay him your greetings.’ So I greeted him and he returned the greeting to me and said, ‘You are welcomed, O pious brother and pious Prophet.’ Then Gabriel (P.B.U.H) ascended with me to the fifth heaven and asked for its gate to be opened. It was asked, ‘Who is it?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) replied, ‘Gabriel (P.B.U.H).’ It was asked. ‘Who is accompanying you?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) replied, ‘Muhammad [S.A.W.S].’ It was asked, ‘Has he been called?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) replied in the affirmative. Then it was said ‘He is welcomed, what an excellent visit his is!’ So when I went over the fifth heaven, there I saw Harun (i.e. Aaron) (P.B.U.H), Gabriel (P.B.U.H) said, (to me). This is Aaron (P.B.U.H); pay him your greetings.’ I greeted him and he returned the greeting to me and said, ‘You are welcomed, O pious brother and pious Prophet.’ Then Gabriel (P.B.U.H) ascended with me to the sixth heaven and asked for its gate to be opened. It was asked. ‘Who is it?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) replied, ‘Gabriel (P.B.U.H).’ It was asked, ‘Who is accompanying you?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) replied, ‘Muhammad [S.A.W.S].’ It was asked, ‘Has he been called?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) replied in the affirmative. It was said, ‘He is welcomed. What an excellent visit his is!’ When I went (over the sixth heaven), there I saw Moses (P.B.U.H). Gabriel (P.B.U.H) said (to me),’ This is Moses (P.B.U.H); pay him your greeting. So I greeted him and he returned the greetings to me and said, ‘You are welcomed, O pious brother and pious Prophet.’ When I left him (i.e. Moses (P.B.U.H)) he wept. Someone asked him, ‘What makes you weep?’ Moses (P.B.U.H) said, ‘I weep because after me there has been sent (as Prophet) a young man whose followers will enter Paradise in greater numbers than my followers.’ Then Gabriel (P.B.U.H) ascended with me to the seventh heaven and asked for its gate to be opened. It was asked, ‘Who is it?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) replied, ‘Gabriel (P.B.U.H).’ It was asked,’ Who is accompanying you?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) replied, ‘Muhammad [S.A.W.S].’ It was asked, ‘Has he been called?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) replied in the affirmative. Then it was said, ‘He is welcomed. What an excellent visit his is!’ So when I went (over the seventh heaven), there I saw Abraham (P.B.U.H). Gabriel (P.B.U.H) said (to me), ‘This is your father; pay your greetings to him.’ So I greeted him and he returned the greetings to me and said, ‘You are welcomed, O pious son and pious Prophet.’ Then I was made to ascend to Sidrat-ul-Muntaha (i.e. the Lote Tree of the utmost boundary) Behold! Its fruits were like the jars of Hajr (i.e. a place near Medina) and its leaves were as big as the ears of elephants. Gabriel (P.B.U.H) said, ‘This is the Lote Tree of the utmost boundary). Behold! There ran four rivers, two were hidden and two were visible, I asked, ‘What are these two kinds of rivers, O Gabriel (P.B.U.H)?’ He replied,’ As for the hidden rivers, they are two rivers in Paradise and the visible rivers are the Nile and the Euphrates.’ Then Al-Bait-ul-Ma’mur (i.e. the Sacred House) was shown to me and a container full of wine and another full of milk and a third full of honey were brought to me. I took the milk. Gabriel (P.B.U.H) remarked, ‘This is the Islamic religion which you and your followers are following.’ Then the prayers were enjoined on me: They were fifty prayers a day. When I returned, I passed by Moses (P.B.U.H) who asked (me), ‘What have you been ordered to do?’ I replied, ‘I have been ordered to offer fifty prayers a day.’ Moses (P.B.U.H) said, ‘Your followers cannot bear fifty prayers a day, and by ALLAH [S.W.T], I have tested people before you, and I have tried my level best with Bani Israel (in vain). Go back to your LORD and ask for reduction to lessen your followers’ burden.’ So I went back, and ALLAH [S.W.T] reduced ten prayers for me. Then again I came to Moses (P.B.U.H), but he repeated the same as he had said before. Then again I went back to ALLAH [S.W.T] and HE reduced ten more prayers. When I came back to Moses (P.B.U.H) he said the same, I went back to ALLAH [S.W.T] and HE ordered me to observe ten prayers a day. When I came back to Moses (P.B.U.H), he repeated the same advice, so I went back to ALLAH [S.W.T] and was ordered to observe five prayers a day. When I came back to Moses (P.B.U.H), he said, ‘What have you been ordered?’ I replied, ‘I have been ordered to observe five prayers a day.’ He said, ‘Your followers cannot bear five prayers a day, and no doubt, I have got an experience of the people before you, and I have tried my level best with Bani Israel, so go back to your LORD and ask for reduction to lessen your follower’s burden.’ I said, ‘I have requested so much of my LORD that I feel ashamed, but I am satisfied now and surrender to ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Order.’ When I left, I heard a voice saying, ‘I have passed MY Order and have lessened the burden of MY worshipers.”

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 232:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] was presented with two cups one containing wine and the other milk on the night of his night journey at Jerusalem. He looked at it and took the milk. Gabriel (P.B.U.H) said, “Thanks to ALLAH [S.W.T] WHO guided you to the Fitra (i.e. Islam); if you had taken the wine, your followers would have gone astray.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 6, Book 60: Prophetic Commentary on the Qur’an (Tafseer of The Prophet [S.A.W.S], Number 378:

Narrated Masruq (R.A):

 I said to ‘Aisha (R.A), “O Mother! Did Prophet Muhammad [S.A.W.S] see his LORD?” Aisha (R.A) said, “What you have said makes my hair stand on end! Know that if somebody tells you one of the following three things, he is a liar: Whoever tells you that Muhammad [S.A.W.S] saw his LORD, is a liar.” Then Aisha (R.A) recited the Verse: ‘No vision can grasp HIM, but HIS grasp is over all vision. HE is the MOST COURTEOUS, WELL-AQUAINTED with all things.’ (6.103) ‘It is not fitting for a human being that ALLAH should speak to him except by inspiration or from behind a veil.’ (42.51) ‘Aisha (R.A) further said, “And whoever tells you that the Prophet [S.A.W.S] knows what is going to happen tomorrow, is a liar.” She then recited: ‘No soul can know what it will earn tomorrow.’ (31.14) She added: “And whoever tell you that he concealed (some of ALLAH [S.W.T]’s orders), is a liar.” Then she recited: ‘O Apostle! Proclaim (the Message) which has been sent down to you from your LORD..’ (5.67) ‘Aisha (R.A) added. “But the Prophet [S.A.W.S] saw Gabriel (P.B.U.H) in his true form twice.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 6, Book 60: Prophetic Commentary on the Qur’an (Tafseer of The Prophet [S.A.W.S], Number 379:

Narrated Abdullah (R.A):

 Regarding the Verses: ‘And was at a distance of but two bow-lengths or (even) nearer; So did (ALLAH [S.W.T]) convey the Inspiration to HIS slave (Gabriel) and then he (Gabriel) conveyed (that to Muhammad…’ (53.9-10) Ibn Mas’ud (R.A) narrated to us that the Prophet [S.A.W.S] had seen Gabriel (P.B.U.H) with six hundred wings.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 76: To Make the Heart Tender (Ar-Riqaq), Number 583:

Narrated Anas bin Malik (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said: “While I was walking in Paradise (on the night of Mi’raj), I saw a river, on the two banks of which there were tents made of hollow pearls. I asked, “What is this, O Gabriel (P.B.U.H)?’ He said, ‘That is the Kauthar which Your LORD has given to you.’ Behold! Its scent or its mud was sharp smelling musk!” (The sub-narrator, Hudba (R.A) is in doubt as to the correct expression.)

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 77: Divine Will (Al-Qadar), Number 610:

Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas (R.A):

 (Regarding the Verse) “And WE granted the vision (Ascension to the heavens “Miraj”) which WE showed you (O Muhammad as an actual eye witness) but as a trial for mankind.’ (17.60): ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] actually saw with his own eyes the vision (all the things which were shown to him) on the night of his Night Journey to Jerusalem (and then to the heavens). The cursed tree which is mentioned in the Qur’an is the tree of Az-Zaqqum.

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 Muslim, Chapter 75, Book 1: Faith (Kitab Al Iman), Number 0309:

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

 That the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] said: I was brought al-Buraq; Who is an animal white and long, larger than a donkey but smaller than a mule, who would place his hoof a distance equal to the range of vision. I mounted it and came to the Temple (Bait Maqdis in Jerusalem), then tethered it to the ring used by the Prophets (P.B.U.T). I entered the Mosque and prayed two rak’ahs in it, and then came out and Gabriel (P.B.U.H) brought me a vessel of wine and a vessel of milk. I chose the milk, and Gabriel (P.B.U.H) said: You have chosen the natural thing. Then he took me to heaven. Gabriel (P.B.U.H) then asked the (gate of heaven) to be opened and he was asked who he was. He replied: Gabriel (P.B.U.H). He was again asked: Who is with you? He (Gabriel (P.B.U.H)) said: Muhammad [S.A.W.S]. It was said: Has he been sent for? Gabriel (P.B.U.H) replied: He has indeed been sent for. And (the door of the heaven) was opened for us, and Lo! We saw Adam (P.B.U.H). He welcomed me and prayed for my good. Then we ascended to the second heaven. Gabriel (P.B.U.H) (asked the door of heaven to be opened), and he was asked who he was. He answered: Gabriel (P.B.U.H); and was again asked: Who is with you? He replied: Muhammad [S.A.W.S]. It was said: Has he been sent for? He replied: He has indeed been sent for. The gate was opened. When I entered ‘Isa b. Maryam and Yahya b. Zakariya (P.B.U.T), cousins from the maternal side, welcomed me and prayed for my good. Then I was taken to the third heaven and Gabriel (P.B.U.H) asked for the opening (of the door). He was asked: Who are you? He replied: Gabriel (P.B.U.H). He was (again) asked: Who is with you? He replied Muhammad [S.A.W.S]. It was said: Has he been sent for? He replied He has indeed been sent for. (The gate) was opened for us and I saw Yusuf (P.B.U.H) who had been given half of (world) beauty. He welcomed me prayed for my well-being. Then he ascended with us to the fourth heaven. Gabriel (P.B.U.H) asked for the (gate) to be opened, and it was said: Who is he? He replied: Gabriel (P.B.U.H). It was (again) said: Who is with you? He said: Muhammad [S.A.W.S]. It was said: Has he been sent for? He replied: He has indeed been sent for. The (gate) was opened for us, and Lo! Idris (P.B.U.H) was there. He welcomed me and prayed for my well-being (About him) ALLAH [S.W.T], the EXALTED and the GLORIOUS, has said: “WE elevated him (Idris (P.B.U.H)) to the exalted position” (Qur’an 29. 57). Then he ascended with us to the fifth heaven and Gabriel (P.B.U.H) asked for the (gate) to be opened. It was said: Who is he? He replied Gabriel (P.B.U.H). It was (again) said: Who is with thee? He replied: Muhammad [S.A.W.S]. It was said: Has he been sent for? He replied: He has indeed been sent for. (The gate) was opened for us and then I was with Harun (Aaron (P.B.U.H)). He welcomed me prayed for my well-being. Then I was taken to the sixth heaven. Gabriel (P.B.U.H) asked for the door to be opened. It was said: Who is he? He replied: Gabriel (P.B.U.H). It was said: Who is with thee? He replied: Muhammad [S.A.W.S]. It was said: Has he been sent for? He replied: He has indeed been sent for. (The gate) was opened for us and there I was with Moses (P.B.U.H). He welcomed me and prayed for my well-being. Then I was taken up to the seventh heaven. Gabriel (P.B.U.H) asked the (gate) to be opened. It was said: Who is he? He said: Gabriel (P.B.U.H). It was said. Who is with thee? He replied: Muhammad [S.A.W.S]. It was said: Has he been sent for? He replied: He has indeed been sent for. (The gate) was opened for us and there I found Ibrahim (P.B.U.H) reclining against the Bait-ul-Ma’mur and there enter into it seventy thousand Angels (P.B.U.T) every day, never to visit (this place) again. Then I was taken to Sidrat-ul-Muntaha whose leaves were like elephant ears and its fruit like big earthenware vessels. And when it was covered by the Command of ALLAH [S.W.T], it underwent such a change that none amongst the Creation has the power to praise its beauty. Then ALLAH [S.W.T] revealed to me a revelation and HE made obligatory for me fifty prayers every day and night. Then I went down to Moses (P.B.U.H) and he said: What has your LORD enjoined upon your Ummah? I said: Fifty prayers. He said: Return to thy LORD and beg for reduction (in the number of prayers), for your community shall not be able to bear this burden as I have put to test the children of Isra’il and tried them (and found them too weak to bear such a heavy burden). He (the Holy Prophet [S.A.W.S]) said: I went back to my LORD and said: My LORD, make things lighter for my Ummah. (The LORD) reduced five prayers for me. I went down to Moses (P.B.U.H) and said. (The LORD) reduced five (prayers) for me, He said: Verily thy Ummah shall not be able to bear this burden; return to thy LORD and ask HIM to make things lighter. I then kept going back and forth between my LORD BLESSED and EXALTED, and Moses (P.B.U.H), till HE said: There are five prayers every day and night. O Muhammad [S.A.W.S], each being credited as ten, so that makes fifty prayers. He who intends to do a good deed and does not do it will have a good deed recorded for him; and if he does it, it will be recorded for him as ten; whereas he who intends to do an evil deed and does not do, it will not be recorded for him; and if he does it, only one evil deed will be recorded. I then came down and when I came to Moses (P.B.U.H) and informed him, he said: Go back to thy LORD and ask HIM to make things lighter. Upon this the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] remarked: I returned to my LORD until I felt ashamed before HIM.

Sahih Muslim, Chapter 75, Book 1: Faith (Kitab Al Iman), Number 0310:

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

 That the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] said: (the Angels (P.B.U.T)) came to me and took me to the Zamzam and my heart was opened and washed with the water of Zamzam and then I was left (at my place).

Sahih Muslim, Chapter 75, Book 1: Faith (Kitab Al Iman), Number 0314:

Anas b. Malik (R.A) reported on the authority of Malik b. Sa sa’ (R.A), perhaps a person of his tribe:

 That the Prophet of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] said: I was near the House (i.e. Ka’bah) in a state between sleep and wakefulness when I heard someone say: He is the third among the two persons. Then he came to me and took me with him. Then a golden basin containing the water of Zamzam was brought to me and my heart was opened up to such and such (part). Qatada (R.A) said: I asked him who was with me (i.e. the narrator) and what he meant by such and such (part). He replied: (It means that it was opened) up to the lower part of his abdomen (Then the Hadith continues): My heart was extracted and it was washed with the water of Zamzam and then it was restored in its original position, after which it was filled with faith and wisdom. I was then brought a white beast which is called al-Buraq, bigger than a donkey and smaller than a mule. Its stride was as long as the eye could reach. I was mounted on it, and then we went forth till we reached the lowest heaven. Gabriel (P.B.U.H) asked for the (gate) to be opened, and it was said: Who is he? He replied: Gabriel (P.B.U.H). It was again said: Who is with thee? He replied: Muhammad [S.A.W.S]. It was said: Has he been sent for? He (Gabriel (P.B.U.H)) said: Yes. He (the Prophet [S.A.W.S]) said: Then (the gate) was opened for us (and it was said): Welcome unto him! His is a blessed arrival. Then we came to Adam (P.B.U.H). And he (the narrator) narrated the whole account of the Hadith. (The Holy Prophet [S.A.W.S]) observed that he met Jesus (P.B.U.H) in the second heaven, Yahya (P.B.U.H) in the third heaven, Yusuf (P.B.U.H) in the third, Idris (P.B.U.H) in the fourth, Harun (P.B.U.H) in the fifth (P.B.U.H). Then we traveled on till we reached the sixth heaven and came to Moses (P.B.U.H) and I greeted him and he said: Welcome unto righteous brother and righteous Prophet. And when I passed (by him) he wept, and a voice was heard saying: What makes thee weep? He said: My LORD, he is a young man whom THOU hast sent after me (as a Prophet) and his followers will enter Paradise in greater numbers than my followers. Then we traveled on till we reached the seventh heaven and I came to Ibrahim (P.B.U.H). He (the narrator) narrated in this Hadith that the Prophet of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] told that he saw four rivers which flowed from (the root of the lote-tree of the farthest limits): two manifest rivers and two hidden rivers. I said: Gabriel (P.B.U.H)! What are these rivers? He replied: The two hidden rivers are the rivers of Paradise, and as regards the two manifest ones, they are the Nile and the Euphrates. Then the Bait-ul-Ma’mur was raised up to me. I said: O Gabriel (P.B.U.H)! What is this? He replied: It is the Bait-ul-Ma’mur. Seventy thousand Angels (P.B.U.T) enter into it daily and, after they come out, they never return again. Two vessels were then brought to me. The first one contained wine and the second one contained milk, and both of them were placed before me. I chose milk. It was said: You did right. ALLAH [S.W.T] will guide rightly through you your Ummah on the natural course. Then fifty prayers daily were made obligatory for me. And then he narrated the rest of the Hadith to the end.

Sahih Muslim, Chapter 75, Book 1: Faith (Kitab Al Iman), Number 0315:

It is reported on the authority of Malik b. Sa’sa’ (R.A):

 That the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] narrated the Hadith (mentioned above) and added to it: I was brought a gold basin full of wisdom and faith, and then the (part of the body) right from the upper end of the chest to the lower part of the abdomen was opened and it was washed with the water of Zamzam and then filled with wisdom and faith.

Sahih Muslim, Chapter 75, Book 1: Faith (Kitab Al Iman), Number 0316:

Qatada (R.A) reported:

 That he heard Abu al-‘Aliya (R.A) saying that the cousin of your Prophet [S.A.W.S], (i.e. Ibn Abbas (R.A)), told him: The Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S], while narrating his night journey observed: Moses (P.B.U.H) was a man of high stature as if he was of the people of the Shanu’a (tribe), and Jesus (P.B.U.H) was a well built person having curly hair. He also mentioned Malik (P.B.U.H), the guardian of Hell, and dajjal.

Sahih Muslim, Chapter 75, Book 1: Faith (Kitab Al Iman), Number 0317:

Abu al-‘Aliya (R.A) reported:

 Ibn Abbas (R.A), the son of your Prophet [S.A.W.S]’s uncle, told us that the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] had observed: On the night of my night journey I passed by Moses b. ‘Imran (P.B.U.H), a man light brown in complexion, tall, well built as if he was one of the men of the Shanu’a, and saw Jesus son of Mary (P.B.U.T) as a medium stature man with white and red complexion and crisp hair, and I was shown Malik (P.B.U.H) the guardian of Fire, and dajjal amongst the signs which were shown to me by ALLAH [S.W.T]. He (the narrator) observed: Then do not doubt his (i.e. of the Holy Prophet [S.A.W.S]) meeting with him (Moses (P.B.U.H)). Qatada (R.A) elucidated it thus: Verily the Apostle of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S], met Moses (P.B.U.H).

Sahih Muslim, Chapter 75, Book 1: Faith (Kitab Al Iman), Number 0321:

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

 That the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] said: There appeared before me the Apostles (P.B.U.T), and Moses (P.B.U.H) was among men as if he was one of the people of Shanu’a, and I saw Jesus son of Mary (P.B.U.T) and I saw nearest in resemblance with him was ‘Urwa b. Mas’ud (R.A), and I saw Ibrahim (P.B.U.H) and I see your companions [S.A.W.S] much in resemblance with him, (i.e. his personality), and I saw Gabriel (P.B.U.H) and I saw Dihya (R.A) nearest in resemblance to him; but in the narration of Ibn Rumh (R.A) it is Dihya b. Khalifa (R.A).

Sahih Muslim, Chapter 75, Book 1: Faith (Kitab Al Iman), Number 0322:

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

 That the Apostle of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] said: When I was taken for the night journey I met Moses (P.B.U.H). The Apostle of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] gave his description thus: He was a man, I suppose and he (the narrator) was somewhat doubtful (that the Holy Prophet [S.A.W.S] observed): (Moses (P.B.U.H) was a man erect in stature with straight hair on his head as it he was one of the men of the Shanu’a; and I met Jesus (P.B.U.H) and the Apostle of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] described him as one having a medium stature and a red complexion as if he had (just) come out of the bath. He observed: I saw Ibrahim (P.B.U.H) and amongst his children I have the greatest resemblance with him. He said: There were brought to me two vessels. In one of them was milk and in the other one there was wine. And it was said to me: Select any one you like. So I selected the vessel containing milk and drank it. He (the Angel (P.B.U.H)) said: You have been guided on al-fitra or you have attained al-fitra. Had you selected wine, your Ummah would have been misled.

Sahih Muslim, Chapter 76, Book 1: Faith (Kitab Al Iman), Number 0328:

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

 That the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] said: I found myself in Hijr and the Quraish were asking me about my night journey. I was asked about things pertaining to Bait-ul-Maqdis which I could not preserve (in my mind). I was very much vexed, so vexed as I had never been before. Then ALLAH [S.W.T] raised it (Bait-ul-Maqdis) before my eyes. I looked towards it, and I gave them the information about whatever they questioned me I also saw myself among the group of Apostles (P.B.U.T). I saw Moses (P.B.U.H) saying prayer and found him to be a well built man as if he was a man of the tribe of Shanu’a. I saw Jesus son of Mary (P.B.U.T) offering prayer, of all of men he had the closest resemblance with ‘Urwa b. Masu’d al-Thaqafi (R.A). I saw Ibrahim (P.B.U.H)  offering prayer; he had the closest resemblance with your companion (the Prophet [S.A.W.S] himself) amongst people. When the time of prayer came I led them. When I completed the prayer, someone said: Here is Malik (P.B.U.H), the keeper of the Hell; pay him salutations. I turned to him, but he preceded me in salutation.

Sahih Muslim, Chapter 77, Book 1: Faith (Kitab Al Iman), Number 0329:

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

 That when the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] was taken for the Night Journey, he was taken to Sidrat-ul-Muntaha, which is situated on the sixth heaven, where terminates everything that ascends from the earth and is held there, and where terminates everything that descends from above it and is held there. (It is with reference to this that) ALLAH [S.W.T] said: “When that which covers covered the lote-tree” (al-Qur’an, 53.16). He (the narrator) said: (It was) gold moths. He (the narrator further) said: The Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] was given three (things): he was given five prayers, he was given the concluding verses of Sura al-Baqara, and remission of serious Sins for those among his Ummah who associate not anything with ALLAH [S.W.T].

Sahih Muslim, Chapter 77, Book 1: Faith (Kitab Al Iman), Number 0330:

Al-Shaibini (R.A) reported to us:

 I asked Zirr b. Hubaish (R.A) about the words of ALLAH [S.W.T] (the MIGHTY and GREAT): “So he was (at a distance) of two bows or nearer” (al-Qur’an, 53.8). He said: Ibn Mas’ud (R.A) informed me that, verily, the Apostle of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] saw Gabriel (P.B.U.H) and he had six hundred wings.

Sahih Muslim, Chapter 77, Book 1: Faith (Kitab Al Iman), Number 0331:

Al-Shaibani (R.A) narrated on the authority of Zirr (R.A) who narrated it on this authority of Abdullah (R.A):

 That the (words of ALLAH [S.W.T]): “The heart belied not what he saw” (al Qur’an, 53.11) imply that he saw Gabriel (P.B.U.H) and he had six hundred wings.

Sahih Muslim, Chapter 77, Book 1: Faith (Kitab Al Iman), Number 0332:

Zirr b. Hubaish (R.A) narrated it on the authority of ‘Abdullah (R.A):

 (That the words of ALLAH [S.W.T]): “Certainly he saw of the greatest signs of ALLAH [S.W.T]” (al-Qur’an, 53.18) imply that he saw Gabriel (P.B.U.H) in his (original) form and he had six hundred wings.

Sahih Muslim, Chapter 77, Book 1: Faith (Kitab Al Iman), Number 0333:

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

 That the (words of ALLAH [S.W.T]): “And certainly he saw him in another descent” (al-Qur’an, 53.13) imply that he saw Gabriel (P.B.U.H).

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

Abu Huraira (R.A) reported:

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

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 149, Book 4: Prayer (Kitab Al-Salat), Number 1846:

Abu Huraira (R.A) reported:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] as saying: If you (even) ask your companion to be quiet on Friday while the Imam is delivering the sermon, you have in fact talked irrelevance.

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

Abu Huraira (R.A) reported:

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

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 157, Book 4: Prayer (Kitab Al-Salat), Number 1882:

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

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

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 159, Book 4: Prayer (Kitab Al-Salat), Number 1903:

Jabir b. ‘Abdullah (R.A) reported:

 Sulaik Ghatafani (R.A) came on Friday when the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] was delivering the sermon. He (Sulaik (R.A)) sat down. He (the Holy Prophet [S.A.W.S]) said to him: O Sulaik (R.A)! Stand and observe two rak’ahs and make them short, and then said: When any one of you comes on Friday, while the Imam delivers the sermon, he should observe two rak’ahs and should make them short.

Sahih Muslim, Chapter 1, Book 6: Fasting (Kitab Al-Sawm), Number 2361:

Abu Huraira (R.A) reported:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] as saying: When there comes the month of Ramadan, the gates of Mercy are opened, and the gates of Hell are locked and the devils are chained.

Sahih Muslim, Chapter 2, Book 6: Fasting (Kitab Al-Sawm), Number 2378:

Abu Huraira (R.A) reported:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] as saying: Whenever you sight the new moon (of the month of Ramadan) observe fast and when you sight it (the new moon of Shawwal) break it, and if the sky is cloudy for you, then observe fast for thirty days.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 19, Book 6: Fasting (Kitab Al-Sawm), Number 2504:

Abdullah b. ‘Umar (R.A) reported:

 That (the Arabs of) pre-Islamic days used to observe fast on the day of Ashura and the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] observed it and the Muslims too (observed it) before fasting in Ramadan became obligatory. But when it became obligatory, the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] said: ‘Ashura is one of the days of ALLAH [S.W.T], so he who wished should observe fast and he who wished otherwise should abandon it.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 19, Book 6: Fasting (Kitab Al-Sawm), Number 2520:

Ibn’Abbas (R.A) reported:

 That the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] arrived in Medina and found the Jews observing fast on the day of ‘Ashura. The Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] said to them: What is the (significance) of this day that you observe fast on it? They said: It is the day of great (significance) when ALLAH [S.W.T] delivered Moses (P.B.U.H) and his people, and drowned the Pharaoh and his people, and Moses (P.B.U.H) observed fast out of gratitude and we also observe it. Upon this the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] said: We have more right, and we have a closer connection with Moses (P.B.U.H) than you have; so ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] observed fast (on the day of ‘Ashura), and gave orders that it should be observed.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 19, Book 6: Fasting (Kitab Al-Sawm), Number 2524:

Ibn Abbas (R.A) was asked about observing of fast on the day of Ashura, whereupon he said:

 I do not know ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] singling out any day’s fast and considering it more excellent than another, except this day (the day of Ashura) and this month, meaning the month of Ramadan.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 19, Book 6: Fasting (Kitab Al-Sawm), Number 2528:

Ibn ‘Abbas (R.A) reported:

 That when the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] fasted on the day of ‘Ashura and commanded that it should he observed as a fast, they (his companions (R.A)) said to him: Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S], it is a day which the Jews and Christians hold in high esteem. Thereupon the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] said: When the next year comes, ALLAH willing, we would observe fast on the 9th. But the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] died before the advent of the next year.

Sahih Muslim, Chapter 28, Book 6: Fasting (Kitab Al-Sawm), Number 2567:

Abu Huraira (R.A) reported:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] as saying: Every (good) deed of the son of Adam (P.B.U.H) would be multiplied, a good deed receiving a tenfold to seven hundredfold reward. ALLAH [S.W.T], the EXALTED and MAJESTIC, has said: With the exception of fasting, for it is done for ME and I will give a reward for it, for one abandons his passion and food for MY Sake. There are two occasions of joy for one who fasts, joy when he breaks it, and joy when he meets his LORD, and the breath (of an observer of fast) is sweeter to ALLAH [S.W.T] than the fragrance of musk.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 28, Book 6: Fasting (Kitab Al-Sawm), Number 2570:

Abu Sa’id al Khudri (R.A) reported:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] as saying: Every servant of ALLAH [S.W.T] who observes fast for a day in the way of ALLAH [S.W.T], ALLAH [S.W.T] would remove, because of this day, his face farther from the Fire (of Hell) to the extent of seventy years’ distance.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 31, Book 6: Fasting (Kitab Al-Sawm), Number 2581:

Abu Salama (R.A) reported:

 I asked ‘A’isha (R.A) about the fasting of the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S]. She said: He used to observe fast (at times so continuously) that we said: He has fasted (never to break), and he did not observe fast till we said: He has given up perhaps never to fast, and I never saw him observing (voluntary fasts) more in any other month than that of Sha’ban. (It appeared as if) he observed fast throughout the whole of Sha’ban except a few (days).

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 31, Book 6: Fasting (Kitab Al-Sawm), Number 2582:

‘A’isha (R.A) reported:

 The Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] did not observe fast in any month of the year more than in the month of Sha’ban, and used to say: Do as many deeds as you are capable of doing, for ALLAH [S.W.T] will not become weary (of giving you reward), but you would be tired (of doing good deeds); and he also said: The deed liked most by ALLAH [S.W.T] is one to which the doer adheres constantly even if it is small.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 32, Book 6: Fasting (Kitab Al-Sawm), Number 2600:

Mu’adha al-‘Adawiyya (R.A) reported:

 That she asked ‘A’isha (R.A), the wife of the Apostle of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S], whether the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] observed fasts for three days during every month. She said: Yes; I said to her: Which were (the particular) days of the month on which he observed fast? She said: He was not particular about the days of the month on which to observe fast.

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

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

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

Sahih Muslim, Chapter 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 36, Book 6: Fasting (Kitab Al-Sawm), Number 2614:

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

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] as saying: He who observed the fast of Ramadan and then followed it with six (fasts) of Shawwal. It would be as if he fasted perpetually.

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

Abu Huraira (R.A) reported:

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

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 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 4, Book 40: Pertaining To Paradise, Its Description, Its Bounties And Its Intimates (Kitab Al-Jannat Wa Sifat Na’Imiha Wa Ahliha), Number 6792:

Anas b. Malik (R.A) reported:

 That ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] said: In Paradise there is a street to which they would come every Friday. The north wind will blow and would scatter fragrance on their faces and on their clothes and would add to their beauty and loveliness, and then they would go back to their family after having an added luster to their beauty and loveliness, and their family would say to them: By ALLAH [S.W.T], you have been increased in beauty and loveliness after leaving us, and they would say: By ALLAH [S.W.T], you have also increased in beauty and loveliness after us.

 

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.'”

Sahih Muslim, Chapter 80, Book 1: Faith (Kitab Al Iman), Number 0347:

Suhaib (R.A) reported:

 The Apostle of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] saying: When those deserving of Paradise would enter Paradise, the BLESSED and the EXALTED would ask: Do you wish ME to give you anything more? They would say: Hast THOU not brightened our faces? Hast THOU not made us enter Paradise and saved us from Fire? He (the narrator) said: HE (ALLAH [S.W.T]) would lift the Veil, and of things given to them nothing would he dearer to them than the Sight of their LORD, the MIGHTY and the GLORIOUS.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 9, Book 93: Oneness, Uniqueness of ALLAH [S.W.T] (Tawheed), Number 536:

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Qais (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “(There will be) two Paradises of silver and all the utensils and whatever is therein (will be of silver); and two Paradises of gold, and its utensils and whatever therein (will be of gold), and there will be nothing to prevent the people from seeing their LORD except the Cover of Majesty over HIS Face in the Paradise of Eden (eternal bliss).”

 

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).

 

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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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