13 June 2012

Sayings of the Holy Prophet

• “Religion is very easy and whoever overburdens himself inhis religion will not be able to continue in that way. So you should not beextremists, but try to be near to perfection and receive the good tidings thatyou will be rewarded.” (Sahih Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 2, No. 38)

• “It is better for a leader to make a mistake in forgivingthan to make a mistake in punishing.” (Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 1011)

• “Anyone who believes in God and the Last Day (of Judgment)should not harm his neighbor. Anyone who believes in God and the Last Dayshould entertain his guest generously. And anyone who believes in God and theLast Day should say what is good or keep quiet.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 8,Book 73, No. 47)

• “Seven kinds of people will be sheltered under the shadeof God on the Day of Judgment...They are: A just ruler, a young man who passedhis youth in the worship and service of whose heart is attached tothe mosque...two people who love each other for the sake of God...a man who isinvited to sin...but declines, saying ‘I fear God’ who spends his charityin secret, without making a show...and one who remembers God in solitude sothat his eyes overflow.” (Riyadh-us-Salaheen, Hadith 376)

• “It is better for any of you to carry a load of firewoodon his own back than begging from someone else.” (Riyadh-us-Saleheen, Chapter59, Hadith 540)

• “‘...what is the best type of Jihad (struggle).’ Heanswered: ‘Speaking truth before a tyrannical ruler.’” (Riyadh us-SaleheenVolume 1:195)

• “ should show courtesy and be cordial with eachother, so that nobody should consider himself superior to another nor do himharm.” (Riyadh-us-Saleheen. Hadith 602)

• “(Each one) of you should save himself from the fire by givingeven half of a date (in charity). And if you do not find a half date, then (bysaying) a pleasant word (to your brethren).” (Sahih Bukhari, Volume 2, Hadith394)

• “In the name of God, I put my trust in God. O God, I seekrefuge in Thee lest I stray or be led astray or cause injustice or sufferinjustice or do wrong or have wrong done to me!” (Fiqh-us-Sunnah, Volume 2, No.67b)

 • “Righteousness is good morality, and wrongdoing is thatwhich wavers in your soul and which you dislike people finding out about.”(An-Nawawi’s “Forty Hadith,” Hadith 27)

• “Do not turn away a poor man...even if all you can give ishalf a date. If you love the poor and bring them near you...God will bring younear Him on the Day of Resurrection.” (Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 1376)

• “Avoid cruelty and injustice...and guard yourselvesagainst miserliness, for this has ruined nations who lived before you.”(Riyadh-us-Salaheen, Hadith 203)

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