Proud of your lineage?

Abu Hurayrah (may Allāh be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (sallahAllaahu alayhi wasallam) said:

“Some people must either refrain from boasting of their late ancestors- who are nothing but the charcoal of Hellfire- or they shall be lesser than a small earthworm that rolls on stool on its nose.

Allāh indeed freed you from the arrogance of [the people of] the pre-Islamic era and their boasting of their ancestors.

People are either a pious believer or a miserable disobedient.

All people are the descendants of Adam, and Adam was created from earth.”

Saheeh Targheeb wa Tarheeb: 2625 , Sheikh Al-Albaani said it is Ḥasan Ṣaḥeeḥ.

 


 

Don’t trust them…

“You cant trust or befriend those who don’t establish the five daily prayers.

If they can forget their Lord; they will definitely forget you. They do not value their connection and relationship with their Lord; you think they’ll value you!?”

Abu Umar.

 

Imam Shafi’ee speaks about ‘ilm

وقال الشافعي رحمه الله :

Al-Imaam Shafi’ee –may Allaah have mercy on him- said:

طلب العلم أفضل من صلاة النافلة ،

Seeking knowledge is better than the voluntary prayer.

وقال:

And he also said:

 

ليس بعد الفرائض أفضل من طلب العلم ،

After the obligatory matters; there is nothing more excellent than knowledge.

وقال :

And he also said:

 

من أراد الدنيا فعليه بالعلم ، ومن أراد الآخرة فعليه بالعلم ،

The one who desires the world; then upon him is knowledge, And the one who desires the here-after; then upon him is knowledge!

وقال :

And he also said:

 

من لا يحب العلم فلا خير فيه فلا يكن بينك ، وبينه معرفة ، ولا صداقة ،

The one who does not love knowledge: there is no goodness in him. Thus let not there be any connection between you and him, nor any companionship.”

Source: al-Majmoo’ of Imaam An-Nawawee

 

I Say: They valued and knew the status of busying one’s self with the knowledge of Islam (in it’s proper foundation and methodology) and Allaah raised their status.

 

 

Richness & Rizq (Provision)

Abu Hurairah (radhiyaAllaahu anhu) reported that Messenger of Allah (sallahAllaahu alayhi wasalaam) said:

“O people, richness is not through a lot of commodities, rather richness is being contented in the soul, and surely Allah The Mighty and Majestic gives His slave what He has written for him of the provision; so seek it in a nice way, take that which is permissible and leave-off that which is impermissible.”

al-Mundhiri said: Narrated by Abu Ya’laa and its chain is hasan InshaAllaah.

al-Albaani said in Saheeh Targheeb wa Tarheeb 1701 : (Saheeh Lighayrihi)

 

What is ḥayā’ ?

A hadith worth pondering on….

It was narrated that Qurrah ibn Iyyās (may Allāh be pleased with him) said:

We were at the presence of the Prophet (sallahAllaahu alayhi wasallam) when ḥayā’ (shyness from sin and bad conduct) was mentioned.

They asked: O Messenger of Allāh! Is ḥayā’ from the religion?

He said: Rather it is the whole religion!
Then Allāh’s Messenger (sallahAllaahu alayhi wasallam) said:

Indeed ḥayā’, decency, impotence – of the tongue not the heart – and (fiqh) understanding of the religion are from (eeman) faith. Indeed they add to the hereafter and subtract from the worldly life; and what they add to the hereafter is more than what they subtract from the worldly life.

And indeed stinginess, abandoning obligations, and obscene language are from hypocrisy. Indeed they add to the worldly life and subtract from the hereafter; and what they subtract from the hereafter is more than what they add to the worldly life.”

Narrated by Tabaraani, Sheikh Albani graded it as Ṣaḥeeḥ li-ghayrih; Saheeh Targheeb: 2625