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Sayings of the Prophet

In each issue of the Islamic Bulletin, we have a section on the sayings (ahadith) of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). The hadith chosen in this issue are in no particular order, nor are they categorized by related topics. Rather, these sayings of our Prophet (pbuh) were chosen because when read, they brought a smile to our faces or a calmness to our hearts and proved time after time the greatness and wisdom in Islam.

Imagine using this wonderful guidance on a regular basis? It is important to endeavor to practice and then to invite others to practice these beautiful words of wisdom.

The Holy Prophet (pbuh) said: Allah revealed to my dear brother Uzair, "Oh Uzair! If a calamity befalls you, do not complain to my creation (to the people). How much wrong you have done to me and I never complained to my angels (about you). Oh Uzair! Disobey me as much as you can bear my punishment, and ask me your needs according to your good deeds towards me, and never feel secure of my decision (punishment) until you enter my paradise. Then Uzair started shaking and crying. So Allah revealed to him "if you disobey me out of ignorance, I forgive you out of my mercy, because I am generous and don't wish to punish my creation, as I am the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful." (Hadith Qudsi)

Allah has written down the good deeds and the bad ones. Then He explained it [by saying that] he who has intended a good deed and has not done it, Allah writes it down with Himself as a full good deed, but if he has intended it and has done it, Allah writes it down with Himself as from ten good deeds to seven hundred times, or many times over. But if he has intended a bad deed and has not done it, Allah writes it down with Himself as a full good deed, but if he has intended it and has done it, Allah writes it down as one bad deed. (Hadith Qudsi)

The first of his actions for which a servant of Allah will be held accountable on the Day of Resurrection will be his prayers. If they are in order, then he will have prospered and succeeded: and if they are wanting, then he will have failed and lost. If there is something defective in his obligatory prayers, the Lord (glorified and exalted be He) will say: See if My servant has any supererogatory prayers with which may be completed that which was defective in his obligatory prayers. Then the rest of his actions will be judged in like fashion. (Hadith Qudsi)

I am as My servant thinks I am. I am with him when he makes mention of Me. If he makes mention of Me to himself, I make mention of him to Myself; and if he makes mention of Me in an assembly, I make mention of him in an assembly better than it. And if he draws near to Me an arm's length, I draw near to him a fathom's length. And if he comes to Me walking, I go to him at speed. (Hadith Qudsi)

"The best charity is that given to a resentful relative." (Bukhari)

"The best of you are those who live the longest and are the best in character." (Ahmad)

"Faith has over seventy branches, the best of which the declaration that there is no god worthy of worship but Allah, and the simplest of which is removing a bone from the road. And modesty is a branch of faith." (Bukhari)

"The best of you are those best to their women." (Tirmidhi)

"It is not permissible for a Muslim to avoid his (Muslim) brother for more than three days so that when they meet, each turns away from the other. The better one of them is the person who greets the other first." (Tirmidhi)

"The best of people is a believer in the service of two noble parents." (Ahmad)

"The best properties are; a tongue which remembers Allah, a thankful heart and a believing wife who helps [to strengthen] one's faith." (Tirmidhi)

"The best of you is one who learns the Quran and teaches it." (Bukhari)

"Shouldn't I inform you of something more excellent in degree than fasting, prayer, and charity?" They said, "Certainly." He said, "To reconcile people. Indeed, spoiling relations between people is [the basis for] destruction." (Abu Dawoud)

"The best [part] of your religion is piety." (Al-Haakim)

"Do what you can handle, for Allah will not tire of rewarding you until you tire[of doing good]. And the most beloved part of the religion in Allah's sight is what is done regularly." (Bukhari)

"The best (words of remembrance are: Laa ilaaha illal-laah [There is no god worthy of worship but Allah]." (Tirmidhi)

"The further one's [journey] is to the mosque, the greater will be one's reward." (Abu Dawoud)

"The most beloved speech to me is that which is the most truthful." (Bukhari)

"The best [aspect] of faith is patience and tolerance." (Bukhari)

Our Lord (glorified and exalted be He) descends each night to the earth's sky when there remains the final third of the night, and He says: Who is saying a prayer to Me that I may answer it? Who is asking something of Me that I may give it to him? Who is asking forgiveness of Me that I may forgive him? And thus He continues till [the light of] dawn shines. (Hadith Qudsi)

"You are the best nation produced [as an example] for mankind. You enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and you believe in Allah." (Quran 3:110)


The Islamic Bulletin
P.O. Box 410186, San Francisco, CA 94141-0186

August 2000
Jumaada 1420
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Letters to the Editor
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The Most Beautiful Names of Allah
Death is Coming
Al-Banna's Letter to a Muslim Student
Women in Islam
How I Embraced Islam
The Qur'an & Science
Benefits of Sujud
The Origin of Arabic Numerals
Stories of the Sahabah
Sayings of the Prophet
The Miracle of Honey
Kid's Corner
Cook's Corner
This is Islam
The Stranger
Everybody - Nobody