HADITH ILLUMINATES THE PATH

The Prophet, blessings and peace be upon him, had sought a special oath from some of his selected Companions that they would not beseech anyone for anything. The result was that even if they were to drop their whip while riding, they would stoop to receive it themselves and not request anyone to pick it […]

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A man insultedAbūBakr (RA) in the presence of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh). The Prophet remained seated. He looked pleased and smiled. The man continued with his insults until AbūBakr responded to some of what he said, upon which the Prophet became angry and stood up. AbūBakr followed after the Prophet and said: “Messenger of Allah! He […]

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We must recognise that every person who believes in Allah and in His Messenger cannot be devoid of some inborn good, however evil his practice may be. Involvement in major transgressions does not uproot a person’s iman unless the transgressor deliberately defies Allah and scorns His commands. We have to heed the Sunnah of the […]

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“Be conscious (Taqwa) of Allah wherever you are. And follow up a bad deed with a good deed and it will wipe it out. And behave towards the people with a good behaviour.” [Tirmidhi] Ibn Rajab states in his commentary of this hadith: “Having good character is a characteristic of taqwa. Taqwa cannot be complete […]

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The Prophet (peace be upon him) spoke in very clear terms about misplaced suspicion, giving clear orders to refrain from it. Suspicion can ruin relations between people, particularly when it is based on flimsy evidence, or hearsay. The Prophet (peace be upon him) spoke in very clear terms about misplaced suspicion, giving clear orders to […]

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Abu Hurayrah reports that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: ‘The worst of my community are those who talk too much, resorting to pedantry and insolence; while the best of my people are those who have the best manners’. [Ahmad] People should be precise and limit themselves to making their meaning clear without unnecessarily […]

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Referring to the Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh), God says: And We have not sent you, [O Muhammad], except as a mercy to the worlds (Quran: Al-Anbiya’ 107) The Prophet’s mercy was not, in any way, restricted to Muslims. Rather, it encompassed all, Muslims and non-Muslims, humans and the Jinn, and even animals and non-living things. The […]

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Despite the great significance of Hajj, it is enough to do it only one time in your whole life. Islam is easy and takes into consideration the difficulties that pilgrims go through: Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that one day the Prophet (Pbuh) addressed people saying: “O people! Allah has prescribed […]

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