Make your own free website on Tripod.com

  

All Hadiths were collected from Sahih Hadith

400.According to a report from Abdullah b. 'Umar, the Prophet (peace be upon

him) declared: "The whole world is a thing to be made use of and the best thing in the world is a virtuous wife." (Muslim). (Women in Islam by M. Mazheruddin Siddiqi).

401.Ayeshah praised the women of Ansar for their spirit of enquiry and learning, saying, 'How praiseworthy are the women of Ansar that their modesty does not prevent them from attempts at learning and the acquisition of knowledge.'(Sahih Muslim Kitab al Tahrat).

(Women in Islam by M. Mazheruddin Siddiqi).

402.Umar, the Second Caliph, says, 'When a person marries a woman, and the woman stipulates that she would not be taken out of the town or city, of her

residence, it is necessary for the husband to abide by the stipulation.'

(Tirmidhi p. 385).

(Women in Islam by M. Mazheruddin Siddiqi).

403.Ali, the Fourth Caliph, say: 'The conditions laid down by God take

precedence over the conditions set by man.'(Ahmad).

(Women in Islam by M. Mazheruddin Siddiqi).

404.A report from Ibn Abbas states that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: 'A previously married woman is more a guardian for herself than her guardian and a virgin should be asked permission about herself, and her permission is her silence.'

(Muslim). (Women in Islam by M. Mazheruddin Siddiqi).

405.Abu Hurairah reports that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: 'A grown-up girl shall be asked permission about herself. If she is silent, it is her

permission; and if she declines,there shall be no compulsion on her.'Muslim).

(Women in Islam by M. Mazheruddin Siddiqi).

406.Ibn Abas reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) declared: 'Those

women are adulteresses who marry themselves without the presence of witnesses.'(Tirmidhi).

(Women in Islam by M. Mazheruddin Siddiqi).

407.Ibn Umar says: 'Uthman b. Mazu'um left behind a young daughter. My uncle,

Qudamah, married her to me, and did not even consult her. When the girl came to know this, she disliked this marriage and she wished to marry Mughirah b.

Shu'bah. So she was married to Mughirah.

(Ibn Majah). (Women in Islam by M. Mazheruddin Siddiqi).

408.Ayeshah, says, 'A girl came and stated that her father had given her in

marriage to his nephew and she disliked him. I told her to wait till the Prophet arrived. When the Prophet came, I told him the full story of the girl. He at once sent for the father of the girl and enquired whether the facts stated were true, after which he told the girl the she was at liberty to choose or repudiate her husband. The girl replied that she chose to retain her marriage, and she wanted only to know whether women had the rights in the matter.' (Nasai). (Women in Islam by M. Mazheruddin Siddiqi).

409.Ayeshah said, the Prophet (peace be upon him) of God declared: 'Marriage of a woman is invalid without there being a guardian.'

(Tirmidhi Kitab al-Nikah). (Women in Islam by M. Mazheruddin Siddiqi).

410.Ayeshah, the wife of the Prophet (peace be upon him), reports: The Prophet (peace be upon him) of God said: 'The best of you is he who is best to his wife.'(Tirmidhi). (Women in Islam by M. Mazheruddin Siddiqi).

411.A report from Abu Hurairah says: 'No believer should be angry towards his

wife. If some of her qualities are displeasing, there will be many other

qualities worth appreciation.'(Nail al-Autar).

(Women in Islam by M. Mazheruddin Siddiqi).

412.The Angel of God advised me so many times about women that I became

convinced that it is not lawful for a man to divorce his wife, except when she commits adultery.(Irshad al-Muhtaj, Huquq al-Azwaj).

(Women in Islam by M. Mazheruddin Siddiqi).

413.According to a report from Anas b Malik, the Prophet (peace be upon him)

said: 'Girls are models of affection and sympathy and a blessing to the family. If a person has one daughter, God will screen him from the fire of hell owing to his daughter; if he has two daughters, God will admit him to Paradise; if he has three, God will exempt him from the obligations of charity and Jihad.(Kanz al-Ummal).

(Women in Islam by M. Mazheruddin Siddiqi).

@THE PRAYER (SALAT)

414.According to Utham, may God be pleased with him, the blessed Prophet (peace be upon him) said: 'To perform the late evening Prayer, (Isha), in congregation is equivalent to spending half the night in vigil, while to perform the dawn Prayer, (Fajr), in congregation is like keeping vigil throughout the night. (Muslim).

(Inner Dimensions of Islamic Worship. by Al-Ghazali). (Translated by Muhtar

Holland).

416.Said the Prophet,(peace be upon him): 'The five set Prayers may be compared to a stream of fresh water, flowing in front of your house, into which you plunge five times each day. Do you think that would leave any dirt on your body?' When they replied: 'None at all!' The Prophet, on him be peace, said: 'Indeed the five Prayers remove sins, just as water removes dirt.' (Muslim).

(Inner Dimensions of Islamic Worship. by Al-Ghazali). (Translated by Muhtar

Holland).

415.Said the Prophet, (peace be upon him): 'On the Day of Resurrection, three

people will find themselves on the ridge of black musk. They will have no

reckoning to fear, nor any cause for alarm while human accounts are being

settled. First, a man who recites the Quran to please God, Great and Glorious is He, and who leads the Prayer to people's satisfaction. Second, a man who gives the Call to Prayer in a Mosque, inviting people to God, Great and Glorious is He, for the sake of His good pleasure. Third, a man who has a hard time making a living in this world, yet is not distracted from the work of the Hereafter.' (Tirmidhi).

(Inner Dimensions of Islamic Worship. by Al-Ghazali). (Translated by Muhtar

Holland).

@ALMSGIVING (ZAKAT)

417.Said the Prophet (peace be upon him): 'The most meritorious form of

Almsgiving is the effort to help a poor man, made in secret, by one who is

himself of little means.' (Ahmad).

(Inner Dimensions of Islamic Worship. by Al-Ghazali). (Translated by Muhtar

Holland).

418.Seven will God shade on the day when there will be no shade but the shade of His Throne: one of them is a man who offers Alms without his left hand knowing what his right hand has given. (Bukhari, Muslim).(Inner Dimensions of Islamic Worship.by Al-Ghazali).(Translated by Muhtar Holland).

419.Blessed is the servant who spends out of the wealth he has earned without

sin. (Ibn Adi, Bazzar).(Inner Dimensions of Islamic Worship. by Al-Ghazali). (Translated by Muhtar Holland).

@STATUS OF WOMAN IN ISLAM

420.Act kindly towards women, for they were created from a rib and the most

crooked part of the rib is its top. If you attempt to straighten it you will

break it, if you leave it alone it will remain crooked: so act kindly towards

women.(Bukhari, Muslim).Ideal Woman in Islam. by Imran Muhammad).

421.Paradise lies under the feet of the mother. (Nasai)(Ideal Woman in Islam. by Imran Muhammad).

422.Advice and warning rendered by Hazrat Umar, the second caliph: "Beware!

don't make a heavy dower of women. Had it been a cause of honour in the world

and piety near Allah, the Holy Prophet would have been the first about it. I did

not know whether the Holy Prophet married any of his wives and got his daughters married for more than 12 auqiahs (NOTE 38)" (Ahmad, Tirmidhi, Abu Daud, Nasai, Ibn Majah).(Ideal Woman in Islam. by Imran Muhammad).

THE TRUE QUALITY OF A GOOD WIFE

423.Thauban reported that the Messenger of Allah said: "The best of the property is a remembering tongue (about Allah), and a grateful heart and a believing wife who helps him in his faith." (Ahmad, Ibn Majah).

(Ideal Woman in Islam. by Imran Muhammad).

424.Hazrat Aishah (R.A.) (NOTE 39) told that Allah's Messenger said to her, "If you wish to join me (in the Hereafter), be satisfied with worldly things to the extent of a rider's provision, avoid sitting with the rich, and do not consider a garment worn out till you patch it." (Tirmidhi).

(Ideal Woman in Islam. by Imran Muhammad).

425.Hadrat Anas reported that the Holy Prophet had said: "For the woman her

husband is Paradise as well as Hell." (Ahmad, Nasai).

(Ideal Woman in Islam. by Imran Muhammad).

426.Imran bin Hussain reported Allah's Messenger as saying, "The perfume used by men should have an odour, but no colour, and the perfume used by women should have colour but no odour." (Abu Daud).

(Ideal Woman in Islam. by Imran Muhammad).

427.Abu Musa reported Allah's Messenger as saying, "Every eye is adulterous

(when it cast glances with lust on strange women) and when a woman perfumes

herself and passes a company, she is such and such." -meaning adulterous.

(Tirmidhi).(Ideal Woman in Islam. by Imran Muhammad).

428.Hadrat Aisha reports that she asked the Holy Prophet whose right was

greatest on the woman and the Holy Prophet said: Husband's. Then she asked:

Whose right was the greatest on man and the Holy Prophet said: His mother's.

(Bazaz, Hakim).

(Ideal Woman in Islam. by Imran Muhammad).

429.Hadrat Ibn Umar reported that the Holy Prophet had said: "Allah would not

like even to look at the woman who is not thankful to her husband."

(Nasai).(Ideal Woman in Islam. by Imran Muhammad).

430.Hazrat Aisha (Allah be pleased with her) reported that the Messenger Of

Allah said: " When a wife spends food of her house without spoiling there is for her its reward for what she gives away and there is also a reward for her

husband for what he earns, and the like (reward) for the storekeeper - none of them diminishing aught from the reward of another." (Bukhari).

(Ideal Woman in Islam. by Imran Muhammad).

431.A hadith related by Hadrat Anas says that the Holy Prophet observed: "When the following five evils shall creep into my Ummah, it will then be destroyed: (i) invoking curses on one another (ii) use of liquor on large scale (iii)  wearing of silken clothes (iv)increased number of dancing girls and their frequent entertainment shows in large gatherings. (v)when man shall engage  in sexual intercourse with males and women shall engage in sexual acts with  other females i.e. sodomy and homosexuality." (Baihaqi).

(Ideal Woman in Islam. by Imran Muhammad).

@HOW ESSENTIAL IS HIJAB (VEIL)

432.Ibn Masud reported the Messenger of Allah as saying: "A woman is an object of concealment for when she goes out the devil presents her in alluring looks before men." (Tirmidhi).

(Ideal Woman in Islam. by Imran Muhammad).

433.There are three types of eyes whom hell fire will not touch - the eye which keeps itself shut from the things forbidden by Allah, the eye which guards the frontiers of Islam and remains open to keep vigil over it and the eye which constantly sheds tears out of Allah's fear.

(Tirmidhi).(Ideal Woman in Islam. by Imran Muhammad).

434.The fornication of the eyes consists of looking, of ears in hearing, of the tongue in speech, of the hand in violence and of the foot in walking. The heart lusts and wishes and the private parts accord with that or reject it.

(Muslim).(Ideal Woman in Islam. by Imran Muhammad).

WEALTH AND WOMEN ARE A GREAT TRIAL

435.Abu Huraira reported that the Messenger of Allah said: "Wealth is not in

vast riches but wealth is in self-contentment." (Bukhari, Muslim).

(Ideal Woman in Islam. by Imran Muhammad).

436.Two hungry wolves do not do so much havoc to a flock of sheep as greed and desire do to one's religion. (Tirmidhi).

(Ideal Woman in Islam. by Imran Muhammad).

437.Abu Umama reported that the Prophet as saying, "The most enviable of my

friends in my estimation is a believer with little property who finds pleasure in prayer, who performs the worship of his Lord well, who obeys Him in secret, who is obscure among men, who is not pointed out by people, and whose provision is bare sufficiency with which he is content." He then snapped his fingers and said, "His death will come speedily, the women who bewail him will be few and what he leaves will be little."

(Ahmad, Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah).(Ideal Woman in Islam. by Imran Muhammad).

438.Umar reported the Prophet saying, "Whenever a man is alone with a woman the devil makes a third." (Tirmidhi).

(Ideal Woman in Islam. by Imran Muhammad).

439.Do not call on women in the absence of their husbands, because Satan might be circulating in any one of you like blood. (Tirmidhi).

(Ideal Woman in Islam. by Imran Muhammad).

440.Abu Said a-Khudri reported Allah's Messenger as saying, "the world is sweet and verdant, and Allah having put you in it in your turn watches how you act; so fear the world and fear women, for the trial of the Bani Israel had to do with woman." (Muslim).(Ideal Woman in Islam. by Imran Muhammad).

@HUSBAND-WIFE SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP

441.Ibn Abbas (Allah be pleased with him) reported that Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said: "If anyone amongst you intends to go to his wife he should say: In the name of Allah, O Allah, ward us against Satan and keep away the Satan from the one that you have bestowed upon us, and if He has ordained a male child for them, Satan will never be able to harm him." (Bukhari, Muslim).

(Ideal Woman in Islam. by Imran Muhammad).

442.Abu Said a-Khudri reported Allah's Messenger as saying, "The most important of the trusts in the sight of Allah in the Day of Judgement is that a man goes to his wife and she goes to him (and the breach of trust is) that he should divulge her secret." (Muslim).

(Ideal Woman in Islam. by Imran Muhammad).

443.Abu Dharr reported that the Messenger of Allah told his companions that

"...in man's sexual intercourse (with his wife) there is Sadqa (charity)." They (the companions) said: Messenger of Allah, is there a reward for him who

satisfied his sexual passion among us? He said: Tell me, if he were to devote it to something forbidden, would it not be a sin on his part? Similarly, if he were to devote it to something lawful, he should have a reward." (Muslim).

(Ideal Woman in Islam. by Imran Muhammad).

444.Hazrat Aisha (Allah be pleased with her) said: "I never looked at (or, I

never saw) Allah's Messenger's private parts."

(Ibn Majah).(Ideal Woman in Islam. by Imran Muhammad).

445.Ibn Abbas reported:"It was revealed to the Messenger of Allah: your wives are a tilth for you.So come to your tilth as you like; come from the front and back, and guard against the rectum and menstruation.(Ibn Majah,Tirmidhi).

(Ideal Woman in Islam. by Imran Muhammad).

ACQUISITION OF AND IMPARTING DEENI KNOWLEDGE

446.Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "The noblest charity is that a Muslim

acquires some knowledge (of the Deen)then imparts it to a brother Muslim."

(Ibn Majah).(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Maulana Mohammad Ali Thanvi).

447.Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "no one has given his children

anything better than adab (which in this context refers to Denni knowledge)." (Tirmidhi, Baihaqi).(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Maulana Mohammad Ali Thanvi).

448.Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "O Abu Zarr (a Sahaabi) if you go

anywhere to learn one ayaat of the Qur'aan, it is better for you than a hundred rakaats (Nafal) Salaat; if you go anywhere to acquire one law of the knowledge (of Deen), it is better for you than performing a thousand rakaats (Nafal) Salaat, irrespective of whether you practised on it (the knowledge) or not." (Ibn Majah).

(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Maulana Mohammad Ali Thanvi).

@TAKING SPECIAL CARE TO FULFIL THE RIGHTS OF MUSLIMS

449.Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that Muhammad

(peace be upon him) said: "On the Day of Qiyaamah, the one in the vilest of

conditions will be a two-faced person. He says one thing (in favour) of one

person and then another thing (in regard to the same affair) to another person." (Bukhari, Muslim).

(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

450.Hadhrat Sufyaan Ibn As'ad Khadrami (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that he heard Muhammad (peace be upon him) say: "Indeed it is an act of the greatest abuse of trust if you tell a Muslim brother something which is false while he believes that you are telling him the truth." (Abu Dawud).

(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

451.Hadhrat Muaaz (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "Whoever taunts a brother (Muslim) with a sin (which the Muslim has committed), will not die until he (the taunter) commits the same sin." (Tirmidhi).

(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

452.Hadhrat Abdur Rahman Ibn Ghanam and Asma Bint Yazeed (Allah be pleased with them) narrate that Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "The worst among the servants of Allah are those who gossip and create rifts between friends."

(Tirmidhi).(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

453.Hadhrat Ibn Abbaas (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "Do not unnecessarily dispute with a brother (Muslim) nor joke with him in such a way which displeases him. Do not promise him something which you cannot fulfil." (Tirmidhi).

(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

454.Hadhrat Zaid bin Arqam (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that according to Muhammad (peace be upon him) one who has the intention of fulfilling a promise but fails because of some real reason is not guilty of sin. (Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi).(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

455.Hadhrat Abu Hurairah(Allah be pleased with him) narrates that Muhammad

(peace be upon him) said:"Despising a Muslim is a sufficient evil in a man." (Muslim).(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

456.All things of a Muslim are sacred and to be honoured by other Muslims. His life, property and honour must be respected. (Muslim).

(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

457.Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that Muhammad

(peace be upon him) said: "Every man is a mirror to his brother (Muslim)."

(Tirmidhi).(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

458.Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that Muhammad

(peace be upon him) said: "A Mu'min (Believer) is the repository of love. There is no goodness in a man who does not have love for anyone nor does anyone love him." (Ahmad, Baihaqi).

(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

459.Hadhrat Anas (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that Muhammad (peace be

upon him) said: "He who fulfils a need of a person in order to give him

pleasure, has given me pleasure; whoever has given me pleasure has given Allah pleasure, He will give him Jannat." (Baihaqi).

(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

460.Hadhrat Anas (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that Muhammad (peace be

upon him) said: "Seventy three acts of pardon (Maghfirat) are recorded for a

person who aids a man in difficulty. Of these (seventy three pardons) one is

sufficient for the rectification of all his affairs. The other seventy two will serve as means for the acquisition of lofty stages in the Aakhirah."

(Baihaqi).(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

461.Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that Muhammad

(peace be upon him) said: "Whenever a Muslim visits a sick brother (Muslim) or merely goes to meet his brother, then Allah says: 'You are holy; your walking is holy; you have arranged your abode in Jannat.'"

(Tirmidhi).(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

462.Hadhrat Abu Ayyub Ansaari (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "It is not lawful for a Muslim to sever his ties with another Muslim for more than three days, in such a way that when they meet, the one who turns his face one way and the one other turns his face the other way. The better of these two is the one who makes Salaam first." (Bukhari, Muslim).

(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

463.Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that Muhammad

(peace be upon him) said: "refrain from suspicion. The worst of lies is

suspicion (thinking ill of others on mere supposition). Do not pry into the

private affairs of others. Do not bid a higher price (for any object of sale)

with the intention to deceive (and not to buy). Do not have jealousy for one

another nor entertain malice for each other. Do not scandal (gheebat). Fear

Allah! All servants (of Allah) should live like brothers." (Bukhari, Muslim).

(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

464.Hadhrat Abu Bakr Siddique (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:"A man who harms any Muslim and deceives him,is accursed.(Tirmidhi)(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen.by Mohammad Ashraf AliThanvi).

@FASTING

465.Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "Allah Ta'Ala has ordained fasting in

Ramadhan compulsory, and I have decreed (by the command of Allah) wakefulness at night (i.e. Taraweeh, etc.) Sunnat. Whoever in the state of Imaan and the belief of thawaab fasts in Ramadhan and stays awake at night (i.e. for taraweeh), emerges from sin, purified as the day when his mother gave birth to him." (Nisai).(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

466.Hadhrat Abu bin Umar (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that Muhammad

(peace be upon him) said: "Fasting and the Qu'ran will intercede on behalf of

one on the Day of Qiyaamah. The Fast will proclaim: 'O Allah! I prevented him

from eating at carnal desire. Therefore for my sake accept my intercession on

his behalf.' The Qu'ran will proclaim: 'I prevented him from sleep. Therefore

accept my intercession on his behalf.' The intercession of both will be

accepted." (Ahmad, Tibrani, Hakim).

(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

467 Hadhrat Ibn Umar (Allah be pleased with him) narrates, in a lengthy hadith, that Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "Fasting is exclusively for Allah Ta'ala. The thawaab of it (being limitless) no one knows besides Allah Ta'ala." (Tibrani, Baihaqi).(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

468.Hadhrat Abu Saeed Khudri (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "The doors of the Heavens are opened up on the first night of Ramadhan. Not a single Door (among the Doors of Heaven) is then closed until the last night of Ramadhan. For every Salaat performed (this refers to Taraweeh Salaat) during the nights of Ramadhan, Allah Ta'ala records one and a half thousand good deeds for every Sajdah (of the Salaat). And, for the fasting person, Allah Ta'ala creates in Jannat a mansion of red Ya'koot (a precious stone in Jannat). This mansion will have seven thousand entrances. (So huge will these entrances be that in each entrance will be located) a palace of gold adorned with red Ya'koot. When the Muslims fast the first day if Ramadhan, Allah Ta'ala forgives all his sins committed from the first of the previous Ramadhan. Daily (i.e. during Ramadhan) from the time of Fajr Salat until sunset, seventy thousand Malaaikah supplicate for his forgiveness. In return for every Sajdah which he (the fasting person) makes, of any Salat, whether during the day or night, he will obtain (such awonderful) tree (so huge) that a horseman will take five hundred years to pass under its shade." (Baihaqi).

(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

469.Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "Fasting is a shield and a powerful

fortress."(Ahmad,Baihaqi)(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

470.Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that Muhammad

(peace be upon him)said:"Keep fasting and you will remain healthy.(Tibrani).

(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

471.Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that Muhammad

(peace be upon him) said: "Every person has a zakaat (to pay) and the zakaat of the body is fasting." (Ibn Majah).

(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

472.Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (Allah be pleased with him) in a lengthy hadith,

narrates that Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "I swear by That Being in Whose possession is the life of Muhammad! The odour of the mouth of a fasting person is sweeter to Allah Ta'ala than the fragrance of musk." (Bukhari).

(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

HAJJ

473.Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that Muhammad

(peace be upon him) said: "Allah Ta'ala accepts the dua of one who performs Hajj and Umrah and if he seeks forgiveness. Allah Ta'ala forgives him." (Mishkaat).(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

474.Hadhrat Aisha (Allah be pleased with her) narrates that Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "Making Tawaaf of Baitullah, to walk between Safa and Marwah and to pelt stones (at the Jimmar) have been ordained for establishing the remembrance of Allah Ta'ala." (Abu Dawud).

(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

475.Hadhrat Aabis Bin Rabeeah (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that once

Hadhrat Umar (Allah be pleased with him) after kissing Hajr-e-Aswad (the Black Stone) said: "I know you are a stone. You can neither benefit me nor harm anyone. If I did not see Muhammad (peace be upon him) kissing you, I would not have kissed you." (Abu Dawud).

(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

476.Hadhrat Ibn Mas'ood (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that Muhammad said: "Unite Hajj and Umrah (during Hajj period). Both (acts of Ibaadat) eliminate poverty and sins in a similar way in which the impurities of gold, silver and iron are eliminated. The reward of Hajj which was performed correctly is nothing other that Jannat." (Mishkaat).

(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

477.Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that Muhammad

(peace be upon him) said: "Whoever sets out for Hajj, Umrah or Jihad but dies on the journey (before being able to render these obligations), Allah Ta'ala

records for him the thawaab of the ghazi (one who returns victorious from the

Jihaad field) and the thawaab of one who has performed the Hajj and Umrah."

(Mishkaat).(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

478.Hadhrat Ibn Umar (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that Muhammad said:

"The one who after Hajj visits me after my death (i.e. the Holy Raudah) is like one who has visited me while I was alive." (Mishkaat).

(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

@INCOME AND EXPENDITURE

479.Hadhrat Abdullah (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "The seeking of a halal earning is the (next) Fardh (duty) after the Fardh (Salat)." (Baihaqi).

(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

480.Hadhrat Mugheerah (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "Allah Ta'ala detests that you destroy wealth (i.e. by means of wasting)." (Bukhari, Muslim).

(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

481.Hadhrat Abu Khimari (Allah be pleased with him) narrates a lengthy hadith in which Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "The world is of four (types) of

persons, (one among the four) is a man whom Allah Ta'ala granted wealth as well as understanding of the Deen. He fears his Raab and is kind (and renders

service) to his relatives. And,in regard to the wealth he follows the commands of Allah and discharges rights.This man is the noblest.."(Tirmidhi).

(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

@ABSTAINING FROM SIIN

482.Hadhrat Ka'b Bin Malik (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that Muhammad

said: "Two hungry wolves let loose in a flock of sheep do not cause so much

damage to the flock as does the love of wealth and vanity to one's Deen."

(Tirmidhi, Darimi).(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

483.Hadhrat Abu Hurairah (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that Muhammad

(peace be upon him) said: "When a Mum'in sins, a black spot forms on his heart. If he makes isitighfaar and taubah, the black mark is removed and his heart is purified. If he increases his sin, the black mark increases. This is the corrosion of the heart spoken by Allah Ta'ala (in the Qur'an)."

(Ahmad, Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah).

(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

484.Hadhrat Abdullah Ibn Umar (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that Muhammad (peace be upon him) cursed the taker and giver of bribery.

(Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah, Tirmidhi).

(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

485.Hadhrat Anas Bin Malik (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that Muhammad

(peace be upon him) said: "Should I not show you your sickness and its remedy? Your sickness is sinning and your remedy is to seek forgiveness (istighfaar)." (Baihaqi).

(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

486.Hadhrat Ibn Abaas (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "When khiyaanat (abuse of trust) becomes rampant in a people, Allah Ta'ala overwhelms their hearts with fear. A nation perpetrating injustice will be overpowered by its enemies." (Malik).

(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

487.Hadhrat Thaubaan (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "There will soon come a time when all nations (of the kufaar) will unite against you ( Muslims)..." Someone asked: "Will we be less in numbers at that time?" Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: 'In fact, you will be numerous, but useless...Allah Ta'ala will remove your respect and your fears from the hearts of your enemies (who will then despise you) and Allah will instil weakness in your hearts." Someone asked: 'What is the cause of the weakness?' Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "Love of the world and detestation for Maut." (Abu Dawud, Baihaqi).

(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

488.Hadhrat Anas (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that Muhammad (peace be

upon him) said:"The hearts too become corroded (by means of sin). Its polish is istighfaar."(Baihaqi).(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen.by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

489.Hadhrat Thu'baan (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that Muhammad (peace be upon him) cursed the agent who arranged the bribe as well. (Ahmad, Baihaqi).(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

490.Hadhrat Abdullah Ibn Mas'ood (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that

Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "A sincere repenter of sins is like one who has not committed sins." (Baihaqi).

(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

@RECITING AND TEACHING THE QUR'AN MAJEED

491.Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "He who recites the Qur'an well and

clearly is equal in rank to the Angels who record creation's deeds. These Angels are gracious, honourable and of lofty rank. He who finds difficulty in reciting the Qur'an will obtain a double reward." (Bukhari, Muslim).

(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

492.A person whose breast is devoid of the Qur'an (i.e. has not learnt anything of the Qur'an Majeed) is like a desolate house. (Tirmidhi).

(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

493.Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "A person who recites one harf (letter) of the Qur'an, obtains one virtue; each virtue multiplies to ten virtues. I am not saying that (ALM) is one harf. But,Alif in it is one harf; the Laam in it is one harf and the Meem in it is one harf.(Tirmidhi, Darimi).

(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

494.Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "On the day of Qiyaamah a crown of such brilliance will be placed on the heads of the parents of one who learnt the Qur'an and practised on its laws, that its glitter will outshine the brilliance of the sun which penetrates your houses. What then do you think will be the position of the one who himself learnt the Qur'an and acted in accordance with it?" (Ahmad, Abu Dawud).

(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

495.Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "He who recites the Qur'an, memorizes

it,accepts its halal (lawful things) as halal and haram (forbidden things) as

haram (i.e. his beliefs in these matters are correct), Allah Ta'ala will enter him to Jannat and accept his intercession on behalf of ten such persons of his family upon whom entry into Janhannum has become incumbent (i.e. Allah Ta'ala will forgive them because of his intercession)." (Ahmad, Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah, Darimi).(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

496.Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "Continue reciting the Qur'an because on the Day of Qiyaamah it will appear as an intercessor for the reciter."

(Muslim).(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

497.Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "He who listens to even a single aayat

(being recited by another) obtains such a virtue which perpetually multiplies

(it increases in thawaab continuously). The one who recited the aayat will on

the Day of Qiyaamah find the recited aayat in the form of a Noor (which will be of greater value and significance than the virtue which accrued to the one who had listened to the recitation)." (Ahmad).

(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

498.Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "The best of you are those who learn the Qur'an and teach it." (Bukhari).

(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

499.Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "On the Day of Qiyaamah the Qur'an will petition Allah to cloak the one who had recited it with garments of honour and respect. A crown of honour will then be placed on the head of the reciter. The Qur'an will then petition Allah Ta'ala to shower His pleasure on the reciter. Allah will then become pleased with him. The reciter will then be asked to recite the Qur'an, thereby attaining higher ranks of elevation. In reward for each aayat a virtue will accrue to him."(Tirmidhi, Ibn Khuzaimah (Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

500.Continue climbing (higher and higher in rank) with your recitation in the

same way as you recited with care and concern on earth. Your abode (of residing) is located (at that rank attained) with the last aayat recited.

(Tirmidhi, Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah, Ibn Habbaan).

(Hayaat-ul-Muslimeen. by Mohammad Ashraf Ali Thanvi).

 

 

Islam advocates that conversion be by conviction. The Holy Quran say: 'No

compulsion in religion.' The waging of war is enjoined against certain

categories of persons such as those who attack a Muslim country, those who

prevent the preaching and spread of Islam by peaceful means and apostates.

To say Subhana 'llah (How far is Allah from every imperfection).

To say Allahu akbar (Allah is most great).

To say Al hamdu lillah (Praise be to Allah).

To say la ilaha illa'llah (There is no god but Allah).

i.e. while you are in good health you are able to perform your religious duties

and should therefore take advantage of this fact. The same applies to the state

of being alive.

A hadith in which the Prophet (peace be upon him) refers a saying to Allah, the

Prophet himself being merely the narrator. Unlike the Quran, one cannot say of a

hadith qudsi that "Allah said it." In the case of a hadith qudsi, the meaning is

from Allah but the words are the Prophet's, transmitted to him either through a

vision or revelation.

arb. signifies any alcoholic drink which causes intoxication.



(NOTE 25)

striving or fighting in the cause of Allah.



(NOTE 26)

dealing in usury or interest.



(NOTE 27)

Denotes those parts of the body which Islam requires to be covered in front of

others, whether of the same or the opposite sex.



(NOTE 28)

[Setting up other gods with Allah].



(NOTE 29)

i.e. as the earth, meaning that Allah will give forgiveness in like measure to a

man's sins.



(NOTE 30)

The superiority of race over race and family over family is recognised -people

are mines like mines of gold and silver- among Muslims as well as non Muslims,

but it is added that this superiority is maintained through attainment of

knowledge. If persons belonging to a superior race discard knowledge, they lose

their superiority. Racial or family superiority is thus subject to the

acquisition of knowledge.



(NOTE 31)

Religion in contrast with the other three, builds character, and hence the word

din carries the significance of character here.



(NOTE 32)

Duff or daff is the tambourine, and the object of beating with daff at marriage

is to make it publicly known. It also furnishes a kind of music.



(NOTE 33)

The technical word for temporary marriage is mut'ah. It is derived from mata

meaning profiting for a long time. Mut'ah is considered to be a legal form of

marriage by the Shi'ahs, but the vast majority of the Muslim community rejects

it in the basis of this hadith quoted here. The Holy Quran uses the word ihsan

(lit. being inaccessible) for marriage, and thus looks upon marriage as a

permanent relation which can be cut off only by divorce. For all of the kinds of

sexual relationship it uses the word safah, which signifies fornication.

According to some hadith, mut'ah was allowed by the Holy Prophet in a war. Even

if this be true, it may have been allowed at an earlier stage, reform having

been brought about gradually, but there is not the least doubt that it was

finally disallowed.

(NOTE 34)

This is the general practice, but as the next hadith shows, one goat sufficed in

the case of a boy as well. It is only for those who can afford it.

(NOTE 35)

This means that each of the two parts of the moon was on the either side of the

mountain of Hira.

 

(NOTE 36)

Iqamat -us-Salat: The offering of the prayers perfectly. This is not understood

by many Muslims. It means:

A) All members of a family or group etc., of a town or a village etc., must

offer the prayers; all the males in the mosque for the five congregational

prayers and the females in their houses both young and old from seven years and

upwards, (and no member of the family is to be excused) at the five fixed stated

hours for the five compulsory prayers. If any member intentionally did not offer

the prayer, then even if the others prayed, they did not offer the prayer

(dutifully and perfectly). Each chief (of a family or a town or a village etc.,)

is responsible for it before Allah.

B) To offer a prayer in a way just as the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)

offered it with all its rules and regulations.

 

(NOTE 37)

Meaning thereby that their grace and tenderness deserve special regard from men.

 

(NOTE 38)

Twelve (12) Auqiahs are the equal to near 500 dirhams or Rs.132.(1984) "ri).

 

(NOTE 39)

Radiallah anha (Allah be pleased with her).