Home General Hadeeth


Choose your Friends


Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 15:13

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said: “A person is on the creed of his friend. Therefore be cautious of who you befriend.” (Sunan Abi Dawood #4833)

Company makes a person or breaks a person. Often a person is good in himself, but the company he adopts spoils him and causes him to do the worst of wrongs. Hence it is imperative for us to ensure that we and our children always adopt good company.

We must remember that companions ar​e not only humans we can talk to and laugh with. Websites and magazines, Social media and TV/Radio programmes are the new companions of the Modern Age. Therefore, refrain from every such “friend” who could destroy you. 


The Sign of Imaan


Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 March 2015 16:15

A man asked Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), “O Messenger of Allah! What is imaan?” Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) replied, “When your good deeds please you and your evil deeds grieve you, then you are a believer.” The man asked, “O Messenger of Allah! Then what is sin?” Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) replied, “When something causes a doubt in your heart, leave it out.” (Musnad Ahmad #22166)

Our imaan (faith) which is hidden within us will allow us to be happy over the good we do, and make us sad over the sin we commit. The expression of joy and sorrow over our good and bad actions respectively are signs of imaan. Let us allow our outward expression of feelings be the signal of the existence of imaan within us. (Expressing sorrow over the sin refers to feeling very guilty and sincerely repenting)

Further, this hadeeth explains the golden principle of “When in doubt, leave it out”. This is a simple criterion for us when we are unsure if something is permissible or not.


Carrying Stories


Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 15:35

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said: “No one from my companions should convey to me anything regarding anyone, for verily I like to come out to you in a condition that I have a clean heart.” (Sunan Abi Dawood #4860)

Our Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was cautious with regards to the stories reaching him regarding his companions. Today, let alone entertaining stories, many a time we are tempted to search and dig into the affairs of others. We need to remind ourselves that being human beings, our hearts are extremely sensitive. At times, all it takes is a single word and our heart turns away from a person and despises him/her, whereas the word may have been conveyed to us in the wrong manner and completely out of context.


Passive Participation


Last Updated on Monday, 25 December 2017 09:02

The illustrious Sahaabi, ‘Abdullah bin Mas‘ood (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was once invited to a waleemah function. When he was about to enter, he heard some impermissible activity taking place, hence he returned immediately. When he was questioned about the reason for his return, he explained: “I heard Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) saying: ‘Whosoever adds to the numbers of a people, will be counted from among them, and the one who is pleased with the wrong of a people, will be a partner in their actions.’” (Ithaaful Khiyaratil Maharah vol. 4, pg. 135)      

It is indeed extremely sad to notice many Muslims joining the disbelievers in their activities and festivities. There are those who remain as spectators and others actively participate. This hadeeth sounds a very severe warning for the passive participants, let alone those who actively join in the wrong. 


Oppose Your Enemy!


Last Updated on Monday, 03 November 2014 14:53

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said: “Observe the fast of ‘Aashura and oppose the Jews by fasting a day before it or after it (as well) i.e. the 9th and 10th or 10th and 11th of Muharram.” (Musnad Ahmad #2154)

While reaping the virtues of fasting on the day of ‘Aashura, an important lesson is emphasised by means of this fast; this is the lesson of firmly maintaining one’s Islamic identity at all times and totally refraining from imitating the disbelievers, even in an act of worship.

We should calmly consider the following: Does a Muslim woman clad in her tight-fitting tops and pants, revealing half her body, resemble the pure and chaste daughters and wives of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), or is she closer in resemblance to the shameless women of the West? Does such dressing identify one with Muslims or with the enemies of Islam and Muslims?

On the one hand, we swear the Zionist and those who are persecuting the Muslims, but on the other hand we follow their every style and trend! 


Page 7 of 12

<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next > End >>