Allah forgives my followers whatever (evil deeds) they may whisper to themselves
as long as they do not act upon it or speak of it. Allah forgives my followers
whatever their souls suggest to them as long as they do not act upon it or speak
of it. (Related by the group).
Allah gives respite to an oppressor, but when He takes him to task, he never
lets him escape. (Related by al-Bukhari).
Allah Most High says: “O Son of Adam! I was sick but you did not visit me.” He
says: “O My Lord! How could I have visited You when You are the Lord of the
worlds? Allah will say: “Did you know that My servant so and so was sick and you
did not visit him. Did you know that if you had visited him you would have found
Me there? O Son of Adam! I asked you for food but you did not give Me any.” “O
My Lord! How could I have fed You when You are the Lord of the worlds? Allah
will say: Did you not know that My servant so and so asked you for food but you
did not give him any. Did you know that if you had fed him, you would have found
(reward) with Me? “ O son of Adam! I asked you for water and you did not give me
any. He says: “O My Lord! How could I have given You drink when You are the Lord
of the worlds? Allah will say: Did you not know that My servant so and so asked
you for a drink and you did not give him any? Did you not know that if you had
given him something to drink you would have found (your reward) with Me?
(Related by Muslim according to Abu Huraira)
Allah Most High has Ghira (anxiousness over you) and so has the believer. And
Allah’s Ghira is provoked when a person does something, which Allah has
forbidden. And only a Muslim soul will enter Paradise. (Related by al-Bukhari
and Muslim according to Abu Huraira).
The practice of religion is easy and whoever overburdens himself in his religion
will be overpowered by it. Therefore, be moderate, try to be near perfection but
within your capacity and receive the good tidings that you will be rewarded. And
seek Allah’s help by worshipping in the mornings, afternoons and during the last
hour of the nights. (Related by al-Bukhari).
Allah has written down the good and the bad deeds, then He explained it (saying
that): He who has intended a good deed and has not done it, Allah writes it down
with Himself for him as full good deed. But if he has intended and has done it,
Allah writes it down with Himself for him as ten good deeds to seven hundred
times and to many more times. And if someone has intended a bad deed and has not
done it, Allah writes it down with Himself for him as a full good deed. But if
he has in it and has done it, Allah writes it down for him as one bad deed.
(Related by Muslim and al-Bukhari according to Ibn ‘Abbas).
A man may be denied sustenance because of a sin he had committed. Only
supplication can ward off predestination, and only righteousness prolongs a life
span. (Related by Ibn habban according to Thawban).
A servant (of Allah) may utter a word, which pleases Allah without giving it
much importance for which Allah will raise him degrees (in reward). And a
servant (of Allah) may utter a word, which displeases Allah without thinking of
its gravity for which he will be thrown into Hell. (Related by Ahmad).
A man may do deeds that to people seem to be the deeds of the dwellers of
Paradise while in fact he is destined to be among the dwellers of the Fire (of
Hell). And a man may do deeds that to people seem to be the deeds of the
dwellers of the Fire, while in fact he is destined to be among the dwellers of
Paradise. (Related by al-Bukhari and Muslim).
For every prophet there was one (special) invocation by which he appealed to
Allah while he was among his followers, and that invocation was granted. As for
me, I have kept my invocation until the Day of Resurrection to intercede with it
on behalf of my followers. (Related by the two sheiks according to Anas).
The best word is the “Book of Allah” and the best guidance is the “Guidance of
Muhammad”, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him. And the worst things are
heresies (those new elements introduced into the religion) and whatever you have
been promised will surely come to pass, and you cannot frustrate it. (Related by
Allah Most High has prescribed excellence in everything. So if you kill, kill
well and if you slaughter, slaughter well. And let the one concerned sharpen his
blade and let him spare suffering to the animal he slaughters. (Related by
One of the greatest sins that a man may commit is cursing his parent. The people
asked: O Allah’s Messenger, how may a man curse his parents? The Prophet
replied: the man abuses the father of another man and the latter answers by
abusing the father and the mother of the former. (Related by al-Bukhari).
The one who occupies the worst place before Allah on the Day of Resurrection, is
the one whom people avoid for fear of his indecent language. (Related by
al-Bukhari and Muslim according to ‘Aisha).
Truthfulness leads to righteousness, and righteousness leads to Paradise. A man
keeps on telling the truth ‘till, in the sight of Allah, he is named truthful.
Lying leads to depravity and depravity leads to the Fire (of Hell), and man
keeps on telling lies ‘till, in the sight of Allah, he is named a liar. (Related
by al-Bukhari and Muslim according to Ibn Mas’oud).
The manifestation of being dutiful to one’s parents is for one to be benevolent
towards his father’s friend after his death. (Related by al-Bukhari and Muslim
according to al-Mughira).
Lying in my name is unlike lying in the name of any other. So whoever purposely
lies in my name, let him occupy his place in the Fire (of Hell). (Related by
al-Bukhari and Muslim according to al-Mughira).
Some of the eloquent speech has the effect of magic, and in some poetry, you can
find wisdom. (Related by al-Bukhari).
One of the sayings that the people retained from the early prophets: “If you
have no feeling of shame then do as you wish.” (Related by al-Bukhari)
To Allah belongs that which He takes, and to Him belongs that which He bestows,
and everything has its term fixed by Him. (Related by the two Sheikhs according
to Usama Ibn Zaid).
Look at those who are inferior to you and do not look at those who are superior
to you, for this will keep you from scorning what Allah has bestowed upon you.
(Related by ibn Majah).
Help your brother whether he is an oppressor or an oppressed. It was said: how
am I to help him if he is the oppressor? The Prophet replied, you stop him and
prevent him from oppressing others. That is how you help him. (Related by
On the Day of resurrection, the first cases to be decided among the people will
be the blood claim. (Related by two Sheikhs).
The first group of people who will enter Paradise have glittering faces like
full moon, and those who will follow will have faces like the most brilliant
star in the sky. Their hearts will be as if the heart of a single man, for they
will have neither discord, enmity nor jealousy amongst themselves. (Related by
the two Sheikhs according to Abu Huraira).
Would you not like me to talk to you about what helps you enter Paradise?
Striking with the sword, honoring one’s guest, observing the times of prayers,
ablution done thoroughly on a cold night, and giving food out of the love for
Him (Allah). (Related by Ibn ‘Asaaker).
Shall I not inform you of the biggest of the major sins? To join others in
worship with Allah, to be undutiful to one’s parents, and to bear false witness.
(Related by al-Bukhari and Muslim according to Abu Bakra).
Any muslim who gives another a garment to wear with which to cover his
nakedness, Allah Most High will cover him with the green (clothes) of Paradise.
Any muslim who feeds a hungry muslim, Allah will feed him on the Day of
Resurrection from the fruits of Paradise. And any muslim who gives a thirsty
muslim a drink, Allah Most High will give him to drink on the Day of
Resurrection from the pure wine sealed with musk. (Related by Muslim according
to Abu Sa’id).
Any woman whom death deprives of three of her children would be screened from
the Fire (of Hell) by them. (Related by al-Bukhari according to Abu Sa’id).
Beware of suspicion, for suspicion is the worst falsehood. Do not spy on others,
do not look at others faults, do not hanker after a thing which others have. Do
not envy one another, do not entertain ill-will towards one another, and do not
stop talking to one another. And O Allah’s servants! Be like brethren to each
other. (Related by al-Bukhari and Muslim according to Abu Huraira).
Modesty results in good alone. (Related by al-Bukhari).
Avoid sitting in the public roads. They said: “but we have no alternative, these
are the places where we get together and discuss matters.” The Prophet said: “If
you refuse but to sit, then pay the road its due.” What is the right of the
road, they asked? “Lowering your gaze, refraining from harming others, returning
the greetings of others, enjoining virtuous deeds, and forbidding what is evil.
(Related by al-Bukhari).
Actions are but by intention, and every man shall have but that which he
intended. Thus, he whose migration was for Allah and His Messenger, his
migration was for Allah and His Messenger. And he whose migration was to achieve
some worldly benefit or to take some woman in marriage, his migration was for
that for which he had migrated. (Related by al-Bukhari and Muslim according to
‘Omar ibn al-Khattab).
As a dog was circling round the brink of well, nearly dying of thirst, one of
the prostitutes of the Children of Israel saw him, she took off her overboot,
drew up some water and gave the dog to drink. On account of that she was
forgiven (her sin). (Related by al-Bukhari and Muslim according to Abu Huraira).
A man passing along a road found a thorny branch on it and pushed it away. Allah
appreciated his action and forgave him his sins. (Related by al-Bukhari and
Muslim according to ‘Omar).
While a man was walking along a path, he became very thirsty. He found a well
and descended into it. He drank from it, then came out only to find a dog
panting and licking the mud to quench his thirst as he did. So he descended once
again into the well and filled his shoe with water, held it in his mouth,
climbed up and gave the dog to drink. Allah appreciated that deed from the man
and forgave him (his sins). When Allah’s Messenger, may Allah’s peace and
blessing be upon him, was asked about that, he said, “There is reward for
kindness to every living creature." (Related by Muslims).
The sale agreement between the seller and the buyer is revocable so long as they
have not parted. Aif both parties spoke the truth and described the defects and
qualities of the goods then their transaction would be blessed. But if they hid
something or told lies, then the of their transaction would be wiped out.
(Related by al-Bukhari).
The worst food is that of a wedding banquet to which the rich are invited while
the poor are not. And he who turns down an invitation to the same disobeys Allah
and His Messenger. (Related by the two Sheikhs).
Righteousness is good morality, and wrongdoing is that which wavers your soul
and which you hate people finding out about. (Related by Muslim).
Smiling to your Muslim brother is counted for you as a charity. Enjoining what
is right and forbidding what is wrong is counted for you as a charity. Pointing
out the way to a lost man is counted for you as a charity, and removing a stone,
thorns, and bones from the road is counted for you as a charity. (Related by
You see the believers in their mercy, affection and kindness towards one
another, resembling one body, so that whenever a part of this body is in pain,
the rest of the body shares the sleeplessness and the fever with it. (Related by
Get to know Allah in prosperity and He will know you in adversity. Know that
what passed you by was not going to befall you and what has befallen you was not
going to pass you by. And know that victory comes with patience, relief with
affliction, and with hardship. (Agreed upon).
Whoever possesses the following three qualities tastes the sweetness of faith.
These are to love Allah and His Messenger above all else, to love a person and
to love him purely for Allah’s sake and to hate reverting to disbelief as he
hates to be thrown into the Fire of Hell. (Related by al-Bukhari and Muslim
according to Anas).
There are rights of a Muslim on his Muslim brother. These are, when you meet him
greet him, when he invites you accept his invitation, when he solicits your
advice, advice him, when he sneezes and praises Allah say to him “May Allah have
mercy on you”. When he gets sick visit him, and when he dies follow his funeral
procession. (Related by al-Bukhari according to Abu Huraira).
That which is lawful is evident and that which is unlawful is evident and
between the two of them is doubtful matters unknown to many people. So whoever
avoids doubtful matters save his religion and his honor. And whoever indulges in
these doubtful matters falls into that which is unlawful, like a shepherd who
grazes his animals around a sanctuary, and at any moment he is liable to graze
therein. Truly, every king has a sanctuary, and Allah’s sanctuary on the earth
is His prohibition. Truly, there is a piece of flesh in the body, that if it is
sound, the whole body is sound but if is it diseased the whole body is diseased,
and that is the heart. (Related by the two Sheikhs).
Do good deeds which are within your capacity, for Allah Most High does not get
tired of giving rewards but surely, you will.(Related by al-Bukhari and Muslim
according to ‘Aisha).
Two traits are never found together in a believer, miserliness and bad
character. (Related by al-Bukahri).
The best amongst you are those who have the best character. (Related by
al-Bukhari and Muslims).
The best things that a man leaves behind after his death are a virtuous child
who invokes Allah for him, a perpetual charity, the reward of which reaches him,
and a beneficial knowledge which remains useful after him. (Related by Abu
The best among you is the one who treats his wives best, and I treat my wives
The best charity is the one given from a surplus of wealth. And start by giving
to your dependants. (Related by al-Bukhari)