Treasures of the Rasool (S.A.W)

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Pearls from the blessed Messenger of Allah (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ)


عَنْ تَمِيمٍ الدَّارِيِّ أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ، قَالَ: «الدِّينُ النَّصِيحَةُ» قُلْنَا: لِمَنْ؟ قَالَ: «لِلَّهِ وَلِكِتَابِهِ وَلِرَسُولِهِ وَلِأَئِمَّةِ الْمُسْلِمِينَ وَعَامَّتِهِمْ»

 Tameem Ad-Daariiرضي الله عنه) ) narrated that the Prophet (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) said: “Religion is to act with sincerity.” We (the companions) said: “To whom?” He (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) said: “To Allah, His book, His Prophet, the leaders of the Muslims and the general masses of Muslims’.”  (Muslim, Hadeeth No.55, Page 44, Darut Taybah)

This hadeeth explains that the most important attribute and quality that Muslims must have in their lives, is sincerity. This must be present in their speech, actions and all forms of worship.

A Muslim must therefore be sincere, firstly to Allah, by obeying his commandments; to His book by acting upon its injunctions; to His Prophet (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) by following and obeying him; to the leaders of the Muslims by being obedient to them, as long as it conforms to Islam; and to all other Muslims by conveying the true message of Islam to them.

In all aspects of religion, one must be sincere and upon this he shall be rewarded.

The great scholar, Mufti Shabeer Ahmad Uthmaanii(رحمة الله عليه) in his explanation of this hadeeth, says: “Every act in which a person does not have sincerity, is not from the Deen (i.e. it will be devoid of any reward and spiritual gain).

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Pearls from the blessed Messenger of Allah (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ)

 

عَنْ أَبِي أُمَامَةَ، قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: «أَنَا

زَعِيمٌ بِبَيْتٍ فِي رَبَضِ الْجَنَّةِ

لِمَنْ تَرَكَ الْمِرَاءَ وَإِنْ كَانَ مُحِقًّا، وَبِبَيْتٍ فِي وَسَطِ الْجَنَّةِ لِمَنْ

تَرَكَ الْكَذِبَ وَإِنْ كَانَ مَازِحًا

وَبِبَيْتٍ فِي أَعْلَى الْجَنَّةِ لِمَنْ حَسَّنَ خُلُقَهُ»

 

Abu Omaamahرضي الله عنه) ) narrated that the Prophet (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) said: “I am a guarantor of a house in the outskirts of Paradise for that one who leaves off disputes and arguments even though he may be right (in that argument); a house in the middle of Paradise for that one who leaves off lying even though he may be joking; a house in the highest part of Paradise for that one who has beautified his character”. (Abu Dawood, Hadeeth No.4800, Page 318, Maktabah Rahmaniyya)

 

In this beautiful narration, the Prophet (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) has promised a place for any Muslim who:

1. Gives up arguing even though he may be rightful in that argument.

2. Gives up lying and making false statements, even though he may be telling a joke.

3. Beautifies and perfects his character.

 

The reason the Prophet ( صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) has given such a guarantee is because of the fact that in all of these scenarios, a high level of submission, restraint  and humility (of oneself) is needed which must be done only for the sake of Allah.

 

Man’s carnal desires are always to overpower and dominate, and by giving up arguments and lying, he crushes the nafs and inner ego.

 

Allaamah Muhammad Shamsul Haq (رحمة الله عليه) has mentioned that by giving up arguments, one’s carnal desires are broken in this way, the nafs will not be raised in esteem on account of him becoming dominant in an argument due to his superiority.

 

The only way one can truly perfect his character is by humbling himself to the will of Allah, which will be achieved in these scenarios.

 

As the Prophet (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ) said in another narration:  «مَنْ تَوَاضَعَ لِلَّهِ رَفَعَهُ» “whoever humbles himself for the sake of Allah, Allah will elevate him”.(Al M’ujamul Awsat Hadeeth No. 8307, page 172, Publisher Darul Harmain).

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Pearls from the blessed Messenger of Allah (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ)

 

عَنْ أَبِي الحَوْرَاءِ السَّعْدِيِّ، قَالَ: قُلْتُ لِلْحَسَنِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ: مَا حَفِظْتَ مِنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ؟ قَالَ: حَفِظْتُ مِنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: «دَعْ مَا يَرِيبُكَ إِلَى مَا لَا يَرِيبُكَ، فَإِنَّ الصِّدْقَ طُمَأْنِينَةٌ، وَإِنَّ الكَذِبَ رِيبَةٌ»

Abu Hawraa As-s’adi ) رحمة الله عليه) said: I said to Hasan Bin Ali رضي الله عنه) )  , What have you remembered from the Prophet )صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ)   . He said I remembered from the Prophet      صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ))  : Leave off what you have doubt in for that thing which you have no doubt in, for certainly truthfulness causes tranquillity and lies and falsehood causes doubt. (Tirmidhi)

Hadeeth no. 2518, Pg 214, Publisher Altaaf and son’s)

The Great commentator of Hadeeth, Mawlana Ahmad Ali Saharanbori   ) رحمة الله عليه)  said:

Leave off and turn away from that doubt that one maybe presented with, towards that which in it is no doubt, for certainly the being (existing) of something truthful and right is from those things which cause tranquillity in the heart of a believer, and the being of something false and wrong is what causes uneasiness in the heart, this is only applicable for the pure souls.

In today’s society we see that even Muslims have become numb to the wrongs, that even this sensation of uneasiness of the heart is not felt and experienced. Muslims have become so desensitised by even major sins because of how common it occurs in front of us. This is the result when we show little or no opposition when wrong is being committed.

This is why the scholars of spiritual cleansing, mention that this uneasiness can only be experienced by that one who really, sincerely works upon doing what is right and stay away from sins.

Fortunate indeed is that one who is blessed with such a high rank of spirituality.

May Allah bless us with such a great favour. Ameen.

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عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: «مِنْ حُسْنِ إِسْلَامِ المَرْءِ تَرْكُهُ مَا لَا يَعْنِيهِ»

Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه) ) said: The Prophet (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ)  said: From the excellence of a person’s Islaam is that he leaves off that which doesn’t concern him.

(Tirmidhi, Hadeeth # 2017, Page 158, Publisher Altaaf and sons’)

This narration, the scholars of commentary say that this is quarter or even half of a person’s Deen. Such a short statement from the Prophet (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ)  with such deep meaning.

The great commentator of hadith, Mulla Ali Qaari (رحمة الله عليه)  explains this hadith most beautifully by saying:                                                                                                                                      

One should stay away from those things which

1.       Doesn’t benefit him in pleasing his Master

2.       He can do without, meaning that his worldly life is more than possible and livable without it. Even his eternal life is possible without it. (by doing such things neither his worldly life nor eternal any benefit can be derived from such actions.)

By leaving out those things which doesn’t concern us, Allah will open up one’s heart, enlighten him with the noor of Iman and will cause tranquillity to encompass his heart.

All actions, statements and even thoughts that are unnecessary and doesn’t concern someone should be stayed away from.

On this note, it is necessary that whatever we do, there should be some level of self rectification and spiritual gain in this life and the next

As the great Imam Ghazali (رحمة الله عليه) mentions that the definition of staying away from such things which doesn’t concern us, is that if we were to speak of those things or we were to remain silent concerning those things, then there’s no sin in speaking about them or remain silent. Example, like narrating to your family about a trip that you may have undertaken and you are describing to them the beautiful trees and mountains. If you were to remain silent about this narration or spoken about it then there is no sin in narrating it. However, silence even in this case would have been better for you because precious time is being wasted by not doing some self rectification or spiritual benefit for the next life.

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عَنْ أَنَسٍرَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُعَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ

وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ لَا يُؤْمِنُ أَحَدُكُمْ حَتَّى يُحِبَّ لِأَخِيهِ مَا يُحِبُّ

لِنَفْسِهِ

Anas Bin Maalik (رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ) has narrated that the Messenger of Allaah (صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) said: ‘None you can have complete Imaan until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.’

 

(Narrated by Imam Bukhaari

 Hadith# 13, Page 10, Publisher Altaaf and sons’)

 

 

In this narration we can clearly see the importance of loving and respecting our Muslim brothers and sisters. In this regard, the scholars have mentioned that the absence of loving and wanting good for our Muslim brothers, is a clear sign of our Iman being deficient.

 

The lives of the Sahabas show a great deal of self sacrifice for their emigrating brothers. No better example can be drawn than the sacrifice of love for their brothers what they loved for themselves and selflessness showed by the Ansaar Sahabas who gave half of whatever they possessed to their brethrens who migrated from Makkah to Madinah.

 

This quality of loving the best for our brothers what we love for ourselves ultimately rids the despicable qualities of envy, jealousy and miserliness in one’s self and in return we are    blessed with such praiseworthy qualities like selflessness, humbleness and always looking in the good of people which will ultimately free ourselves from being attached to this temporary world.

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عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ قَالَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى

اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَنْ كَانَ يُؤْمِنُ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ فَلْيَقُلْ

خَيْرًا أَوْ لِيَصْمُتْ وَمَنْ كَانَ يُؤْمِنُ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ فَلَا

يُؤْذِ جَارَهُ وَمَنْ كَانَ يُؤْمِنُ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ فَلْيُكْرِمْ

ضَيْفَهُ

Abu Hurairah (رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ) said: The Messeger of Allah (صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) said: ‘Whoever believes in Allah and the last day, then he should say only good things or he should remain silent; and whoever believes in Allah and the last day, then he should not harm his neighbour; and whoever believes in Allah and the last day then he should honour his guest.

 

(Bukhaari, Hadith # 6475, page 1812, Publisher Altaaf and sons’)

 

In this narration we can see that by saying “whoever believes in Allah and the last day” the Prophet (صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) indicates that these are some of the qualities and entities that constitute one’s Imaan.

 

From this, the scholars have stated that the entities of Iman are connected to either the rights of Allah like Salaah and Hajj or connected to our brothers, like honouring one’s guest, neighbours and refraining from ill speech.

 

In connection to safe guarding one’s speech, Mu’adh bin Jabal رضي الله عنه) )   has narrated that the Messenger (صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) of Allah said: ‘A person will always be secure and safe as long as he remains silent, as for when he speaks it may be written for or against him.’

(Kanzul Ummaal, Hadith # 43579, Pg 916, Publisher Mu-assatur Risaalah.)

 

The second point in this narration is about ensuring that our neighbour is safe from any form of harm whether verbally or physically. Even Allah mentions about doing Ihsan and kindness to one’s neighbour in the Quran. The scholars have stated that harming ones neighbour is totally haraam in Islaam.

 

The point of honouring one’s guest is also mentioned in this hadith and many other traditions of the Prophet (صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ). Hence, it is a very great sunnah of the Prophet (صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) which must be adopted by the believers.

 

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