Charity · Daily-Hadith · Salah (Prayer)

By Allah, I would definitely fight him who makes distinction between Salat and the Zakat

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:

When the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) passed away, Abu Bakr (May Allah be pleased with him) was appointed as his successor (caliph). Amongst the Arabs some men apostatised. Abu Bakr (May Allah be pleased with him) resolved to fight them. `Umar bin Al-Khattab (May Allah be pleased with him) said to Abu Bakr: “How can you fight them when the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) has declared: `I have been commanded to fight people till they testify La ilaha illallah (there is no true god except Allah); and if they do it, their blood (life) and property are secured except when justified by law, and it is for Allah to call them to account.” Upon this Abu Bakr (May Allah be pleased with him) said: “By Allah, I would definitely fight him who makes distinction between Salat and the Zakat, because it is an obligation upon the rich to pay Zakat. By Allah I will fight them even to secure the piece of rope which they used to give to the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam).” `Umar (May Allah be pleased with him) said: “I realized that Allah opened the heart of Abu Bakr (May Allah be pleased with him) for fighting those who refused to pay Zakat, and I fully recognized that Abu Bakr ¨(May Allah be pleased with him) was right.

[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

The Excellence and Obligation of the Payment of Zakat -Imam Al-Nawawi’s Riyad-us-Saliheen

Great Rewards · Shaytan

Verily, he has told you the truth though he is a liar

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:

The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) put me in charge of charity of Ramadan (Sadaqat-ul-Fitr). Somebody came to me and began to take away some food-stuff. I caught him and said, “I must take you to the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam).” He said, “I am a needy man with a large family, and so I have a pressing need.” I let him go. When I saw the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) next morning, he asked me, “O Abu Hurairah! What did your captive do last night?” I said, “O Messenger of Allah! He complained of a pressing need and a big family. I felt pity for him so I let him go.” He (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “He told you a lie and he will return.” I was sure, according to the saying of the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) that he would return. I waited for him. He sneaked up again and began to steal food-stuff from the Sadaqah. I caught him and said; “I must take you to the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam).” He said, “Let go of me, I am a needy man. I have to bear the expenses of a big family. I will not come back.” So I took pity on him and let him go. I went at dawn to the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) who asked me, “O Abu Hurairah! What did your captive do last night?” I replied, “O Messenger of Allah! He complained of a pressing want and the burden of a big family. I took pity on him and so I let him go.” He (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “He told you a lie and he will return.” (That man) came again to steal the food-stuff. I arrested him and said, “I must take you to the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam), and this is the last of three times. You promised that you would not come again but you did.” He said, “Let go of me, I shall teach you some words with which Allah may benefit you.” I asked, “What are those words?” He replied, “When you go to bed, recite Ayat-ul-Kursi (2:255) for there will be a guardian appointed over you from Allah, and Satan will not be able to approach you till morning.” So I let him go. Next morning the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) asked me, “What did your prisoner do last night.” I answered, “He promised to teach me some words which he claimed will benefit me before Allah. So I let him go.” The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) asked, “What are those words that he taught you?” I said, “He told me: `When you go to bed, recite Ayat-ul-Kursi from the beginning to the end  i.e.,[ Allah! none has the right to be worshipped but He, the Ever Living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists. Neither slumber nor sleep overtakes Him. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. Who is he that can intercede with Him except with His Permission? He knows what happens to them (His creatures) in this world, and what will happen to them in the Hereafter. And they will never compass anything of His Knowledge except that which He wills. His Kursi encompasses the heavens and the earth, and preserving them does not fatigue Him. And He is the Most High, the Most Great].’ (2:255). He added: `By reciting it, there will be a guardian appointed over you from Allah who will protect you during the night, and Satan will not be able to come near you until morning’.” The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “Verily, he has told you the truth  though he is a liar. O Abu Hurairah! Do you know with whom you were speaking for the last three nights?” I said, “No.” He (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “He was Shaitan (Satan).”

[Al-Bukhari].

 Inducement towards the Recitation of some Special verses and Surah of the Noble Qur’an

Daily-Hadith · Siyam (Fasting)

Not to Observe Saum for a day or two ahead of Ramadaan

657. Narrated Aboo Huraira (radhi Allaahu anhu) : The Prophet (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) said,

None of you should observe Saum (fast) for a day or two ahead of Ramadaan, unless he has the habit of observing  Saum (Nawaafil), (and if his Saum coincides with that day) then he can observe Saum that day.

[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No. 138, Vol. 3]

Source : The Book Of As-Siyaam (the fasting) – Chapter 3 – Not to Observe Saum for a day or two ahead of Ramadaan. Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan, Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi, Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan

Do not anticipate Ramadan by fasting one or two days before it – alifta.net

Bidah (Innovation) · Daily Benefits · Quotes from Salaf

If Bid’ah Only Consisted of Lies ..

Imaam Ibn Qayyim (rahimahullaah Ta’aala) said:

If bid’ah only consisted of lies, then it would NOT have been accepted and everybody would even hurry to condemn it and refute it. And if it only consisted of Haqq (truth), then it would not have been a Bid’ah, rather, in agreement with the Sunnah. But it (Bid’ah) consists of both truth and lies in which the truth is clothed with lies.

[as-Sawaa´iq al-Mursalah (3/925)]

Do Not Be Deceived By Ahlul-Bid’ah who may agree with the Salafees in certain matters

Daily-Hadith

Thanks to Allaah Who guided you to the Fitra

1308. Narrated Aboo Huraira (radhi Allaahu anhu) :

Allaah’s Messenger (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) was presented with two cups, one containing wine and the other containing milk on the night of his Israa (night journey), at Jerusalem. He looked at the both (the cups) and took the milk. Jibrael (Gabriel) said, “Thanks to Allaah Who guided you to the Fitra (i.e. Islaam); if you had taken the wine, your followers would have gone astray.”

[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No. 232, Vol. 6]

Source : The Book Of Drinks – Chapter 10 – Drinking milk is permitted. Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan, Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi, Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan

Bidah (Innovation) · Daily-Hadith

In Whose Hearts there is a Deviation, they Follow “Not entirely clear” Verses of Qur’aan

1705. Narrated ‘Aaisha (radhi Allaahu anha) : Allaah’s Messenger (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) recited the Verse :

“It is He Who has sent down to you [O Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam)] the Book (this Qur’aan). In it are Verses that are entirely clear, they are the foundation of the Book, [and those are the Verses of  Al-Ahkaam (commandments etc.), Al-Faraa’id (obligatory duties) and Al-Hudood (legal laws for the punishmentof theives, adulterers etc.)], and others not entirely clear. So as for those in whose hearts there is a deviation (from the Truth), they follow, that which is not entirely clear thereof, seeking Al-Fitnah (polytheism and trials etc.) and seeking for its hidden meanings; but none knows its hidden meanings save Allaah. And those who are firmly grounded in knowledge say : ‘We believe in it; the whole of it (clear and unclear Verses) are from our Lord.’ And none receive admonition except men of understanding.” (V.3:7)

‘Aaisha added : “Then Allaah’s Messenger (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, ‘if you see those who follow thereof that is not entirely clear, then they are those whom Allaah has named [(as having deviation (from the Truth)]. So beware of them.’ “

[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No. 70, Vol. 6]

Source : The Book Of Knowledge : Chapter 1 – It is forbidden to follow the “Not entirely clear” Verses of the Qur’aan, and to be cautious of those who follow them and to avoid differences about the Qur’aan. Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan, Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi, Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan

Daily-Hadith · Hereafter

Fate of Dead Children of Disbelievers

1703. Narrated Aboo Huraira (radhi Allaahu anhu) :

The Prophet (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) was asked about the offspring of Al-Mushrikoon (*); so he said, “Allaah knows what sort of deeds they would have done.”

(*) [H.1703] & [H. 1704] Al-Mushrikoon : polytheists, pagans, idolaters, and disbelievers in the oneness of Allaah and His
Messenger Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam).

[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No. 466, Vol. 2]

Source : The Book of Al-Qadar : Chapter 6 – Every child is born with a true faith of Islaam (i.e. worship none but Allaah Alone), and what is the decision about the (fate of) dead children of disbelievers and of Muslims.  Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan, Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi, Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan

Read  The Children of the Disbelievers – Permanent Committee for Research and Verdicts

Daily-Hadith · Hereafter · Sins

The Picture Makers will be punished on the Day of Resurrection

1366. Narrated ‘Aaisha (radhi Allaahu anha), the mother of the believers :

I bought a cushion with pictures on it. When Allaah’s Messenger (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) saw it, he kept standing at the door and did not enter the house. I noticed signs of disgust on his face, so I said, “O Allaah’s Messenger! I repent to Allaah and His Messenger. (Please let me know) what sin I have done.” Allaah’s Messenger (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, “What about this cushion?” I replied, “I bought it for you to sit and recline on.” Allaah’s Messenger (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, “The painters (i.e. owners) of  these pictures will be punished on the Day of Resurrection. It will be said to them. ‘Put life in what you have created (i.e. painted).’ ” The Prophet (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) added, “The angels do not enter a house where there are pictures.”

[Saheeh Al-Bukhaari, Hadeeth No. 318, Vol. 3]

Source : The Book of Dress and Adornment : Chapter 26 – Angels do not enter a house in which there is a dog or a picture. Al-Lulu Wal-Marjan, Compiled by : Fuwad Abdul-Baqi, Translated by : Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan

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Daily-Hadith · Hereafter

Highest rank and lowest rank in Jannah

Al-Mughirah bin Shu`bah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said,

Musa (Moses) (peace be upon him) asked his Rubb: `Who amongst the inhabitants of Jannah will be the lowest in rank?’

He said: `It will be a person who will be admitted into Jannah last of all when all the dwellers of Jannah have entered Jannah. It will be said to him: Enter Jannah. But he will say: O my Rubb! How should I enter while the people have settled in their apartments and taken their shares? It will be said to him: Will you be satisfied and pleased if you have a kingdom like that of a monarch of the world? He will say: I will be content, my Rubb. Allah will say: For you is that, and like that and like that and like that and like that. He will say at the fifth time: I am well-pleased, my Rubb. Allah will say: It is for you and ten times more like it. You will have whatever your soul desires and whatever your eyes could delight in. He will say: I am well-pleased, my Rubb.’

Musa (peace be upon him) said: `Who will be of the highest rank in Jannah.’

Allah said: `They are those whom I chose and I established their honour with My Own Hand. I attest with My Seal that they will be blessed with such bounties as no eye has seen, no ear has heard and no human mind has perceived.”’

[Sahih Muslim]

Some of the Bounties which Allah has prepared for the Believers in Paradise

Daily Benefits · Quotes from Salaf · Sins

If Iblees conquers the son of Adam with one of the three…

Fudayl ibn ‘Iyad (rahimahullaah) said:

If Iblees conquers the son of Adam with one of the three [things] he says, ‘I will not seek anything else from him’. (1) being fond of himself, (2) deeming his deeds to be plentiful, and (3) forgetfulness of his sins.

Source: Siyar ‘Alam al Nubala’ of Imaam ad-Dhahabee