Hadith on Shirk: Idolaters forbidden from entering Paradise

Abu Sa’id al-Khudri reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “A man will take his father’s hand on the Day of Resurrection and want to enter Paradise with him. It will be announced: An idolater will not enter Paradise! Allah has forbidden Paradise for the idolaters! He will say: O …

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Hadith on Freedom: Emancipating slaves on behalf of another

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: ‘Amr ibn al-‘As said, “O Messenger of Allah, my idolatrous father ordered in his will to emancipate one hundred slaves. Hisham has emancipated fifty of them, and another fifty remain. Shall I emancipate them on his behalf?” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If he had …

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Hadith on Quran: Recite Allah’s Book sincerely, not for wealth

Abdur Rahman ibn Shibl reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Recite the Quran and do not exaggerate in it, do not abandon it, do not earn your livelihood from it, and do not accumulate wealth from it.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 15529 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Arna’ut عَنْ عَبْدِ …

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Hadith on Quran: Reward for listening and reciting a verse

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever listens to a verse from the Book of Allah Almighty will have a multiplied reward. Whoever recites a verse will have a light on the Day of Resurrection.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 8494 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Suyuti عَنْ أَبِي …

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Hadith on Quran: Teacher rewarded every time a verse recited

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever teaches a verse from the Book of Allah will have its reward as it is recited.” Source: Ḥadīth Ibn Shādhān 150 Grade: Jayyid (very good) according to Al-Albani عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ …

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Hadith on Death: Every worldly attachment is eventually gone

Ali bin Abi Talib reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Gabriel, upon him be peace, said to me: O Muhammad, love whom you wish for you will surely part with them, act as you wish for you will surely see its results, and live as you wish for you …

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Hadith on Brotherhood: Tell him that he is loved for Allah

Abu Dharr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “When one of you loves your companion, let him go to his home and inform him that he loves him for the sake of Allah.” Source: al-Zuhd wal-Raqā’iq li-Ibn al-Mubārak 712 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ أَبِي ذَرٍّ قَالَ …

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Hadith on Love: Friendship endures, affection takes root

Mujahid ibn Jabr reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “When one of you loves your brother for the sake of Allah, let him tell him, for through it friendship will endure and affection take root.” Source: al-Ikhwān li-Ibn Abī al-Dunyā 69 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Albani عَنْ مُجَاهِدِ بْنِ جَبْرٍ …

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Hadith on Brotherhood: Tell them you love them for Allah

Abdullah ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “When one of you loves his brother, let him tell him, for he will find that he feels the same way.” Source: Shu’ab al-Imān lil-Bayhaqī 8595 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ عَبْدِ اللهِ بْنِ عُمَرَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ …

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Hadith on Shirk: Recite Surat al-Kafirun before bed

Nawfal al-Ashja’i reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Recite the chapter, ‘Say: O disbelievers…’ (109:1) then sleep after finishing it, for it is a declaration of innocence from idolatry.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Ibn Ḥibbān 790 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Arna’ut عَنْ نَوْفَل الْأَشْجَعِيِّ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ اقْرَأْ …

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Hadith on Nile: Earthly rivers flowing from Paradise

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The Ceyhan, the Oxus, the Euphrates, and the Nile are all from the rivers of Paradise.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2839 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim عَنْ ‌أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ سَيْحَانُ وَجَيْحَانُ وَالْفُرَاتُ وَالنِّيلُ …

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Hadith on Salaam: Spread peace of Allah on the earth

Anas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, peace is one of the names of Allah Exalted that He has placed upon the earth, so spread peace between yourselves.” Source: al-Adab al-Mufrad lil-Bukhārī 989 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ أَنَسٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِنَّ …

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Hadith on Ease: Difficulty decreed along with two reliefs

Qatadah ibn Di’amatah reported: It has been mentioned to us that the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, gave glad tidings to his companions about this verse, “Verily, with the hardship comes an ease, with the hardship comes an ease,” (94:5-6) and the Prophet said, “A hardship will never defeat two eases.” …

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Hadith on Ease: Difficulty certain to be followed by relief

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, was once standing over a hole and he said, “If hardship were to enter this hole, ease would surely follow it, go inside, and take it out.” Then, Allah Almighty revealed the verse, “Verily, with the hardship comes an ease, with …

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Hadith on Akhlaq: Faith is completed by excellent character

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, the people with the most complete faith have the best character, for good character reaches the level of regular fasting and prayer.” Source: Musnad al-Bazzār 7445 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ …

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Hadith on Ingratitude: Be grateful to both Allah and people

Abu Sa’id al-Khudri reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever is never thankful to people is never thankful to Allah.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 1955 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Tirmidhi عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَنْ لَمْ يَشْكُرِ النَّاسَ لَمْ يَشْكُرِ اللهَ …

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Hadith on Humility: Believers must be humble to each other

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Allah has revealed to me that you be humble to one another and not transgress against each other.” Source: Sunan Ibn Mājah 4214 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Albani عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ …

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Hadith on Akhlaq: The best of you, the worst of you

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The best of you are those with the most excellent character and are careful of those around them. The worst of you are the pompous, the braggarts, and the pretentious.” Source: Shu’ab al-Imān lil-Bayhaqī 7621 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani …

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Hadith on Akhlaq: Adorn yourself with good character and reflection

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “You must have good character and observe long periods of silence. By the One in whose hand is my soul, no behaviors are as beautifying as these two.” Source: Musnad al-Bazzār 7001 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Albani عَنْ أَنَسِ …

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Hadith on Akhlaq: Good character nearest to the Prophet

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, those of you in the closest position to me on the Day of Resurrection are those of you with the best character in the world.” Source: Tārīkh Dimashq 6085 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Albani عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ قَالَ …

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