AHADITH concerning the rewards and the punishments for deeds Part 3


Akhlaq & Spirituality, Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 6-Etiquette and Manners, Reformation of the Heart, Deeds and their Retribution / Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Severing ties with one’s relatives

51. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “The actions and ‘ibâdât of all the people are presented to Allah every Friday night. The good deeds of a person who severs his ties with his relatives (or does not maintain good relations with them) are not accepted.”

The upbringing of orphans

52. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “I and the person who undertakes the task of taking care of orphans will be together in jannah like this”…he indicated this with his index finger and middle finger and left a small gap between them.
53. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “The person who passes his hand over the head of an orphan solely for the pleasure of Allah will receive a reward for each hair that his hand touches. And the person who is kind towards a female or male orphan and I will be together in jannah just as the index finger and the middle finger are next to each other.”

Causing harm to one’s neighbours

54. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “The person who harms his neighbour has in fact harmed me and the person who harms me has in fact harmed Allah. The person who fights with his neighbour has in fact fought with me and the person who fights with me has in fact fought with Allah.”

The meaning of this is that it is detestable to fight and argue with one’s neighbour unnecessarily or over trivial matters.

Assisting a Muslim

55. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “Allah comes to the aid of the person who comes to the aid of a fellow Muslim.”

Modesty and Immodesty

56. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “Modesty is part of Imaan and it leads one to jannah. Shamelessness is an evil trait and it leads one to jahannam.”

However, you should never feel shy in Dînî matters, e.g. most women do not offer their salât when there is a wedding or when on a journey. Such shyness is worse than immodesty.

Good and evil character

57. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “Good character dissolves the sins away just as water dissolves salt, and evil character destroys the different acts of ‘ibâdah just as vinegar spoils honey.”
58. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “In my sight, the most beloved amongst you and the one who will be the closest to me in the hereafter is the person who possesses good manners. The most disliked in my sight and the one who will be furthest away from me in the hereafter is the person who has bad manners.”

Soft-heartedness and Hard-heartedness

59. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “Allah is kind and He loves soft-heartedness. The bounties and favours that He gives on account of soft-heartedness, He does not give for hard-heartedness.”
60. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “The person who has been deprived of soft-heartedness has been deprived of a lot of good.”

Peeping into someone’s house

61. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “As long as you are not permitted to do so, do not peep into someone’s house. If you do this, it is as if you have entered that house without permission.”

Some women have this evil habit of peeping at the bride and bridegroom when they are together in seclusion. This is a shameless act. In reality, there is no difference between peeping and merely barging in without permission. It is a great sin to do so.

Listening to the private conversation of others

62. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “On the day of judgement, lead will be poured into the ears of the person who listens to the private conversation of others while they disapprove of this.”

Anger

63. A person came to Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam and said: “Show me an act which will grant me entry into jannah.” He replied: “Do not become angry and you will be rewarded with jannah.”

Severing ties

64. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “It is not permissible for a Muslim to stop talking with his fellow Muslim for more than three days. The person who stops talking for more than three days and passes away in such a state (i.e. before he can reconcile) will enter jahannam.”

Referring to someone as a kâfir or cursing him

65. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “The person who addresses his fellow Muslim as “O kâfir!” is as if he has killed him.”
66. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “Cursing a fellow Muslim is just like killing him.”
67. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “When a person curses someone, the curse ascends towards the skies. The doors of the skies are closed and that curse descends towards earth. The doors of earth are also shut closed. This curse then begins moving to its right and left (searching for an opening). When it does not find any opening, it goes to the person who was cursed. If the person was entitled to the curse, well and good. If not, it descends on the person who issued the curse.”

It is the habit of some women to curse anyone and everyone by saying: “May Allah destroy you, may Allah punish you.” At times they refer to a person as being devoid of îmân. This is a major sin irrespective of whether it is said to humans or animals.

Frightening a Muslim

68. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “It is not permissible for a Muslim to frighten a fellow Muslim.”
69. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “The person who unjustly fixes his gaze towards a fellow Muslim in such a way that the latter gets frightened, Allah will frighten him on the day of judgement.”

If someone does this because it was the latter’s fault or mistake, it will be permissible if it is done according to the need.

Accepting the excuse of a Muslim

70. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “The person who does not accept the excuse of his fellow Muslim will not come near me at the Haud-e-kauthar.”

That is, if someone harms you in any way and thereafter seeks your forgiveness, you should forgive him (and overlook his fault).

Tale-bearing

71. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “The one who carries tales will not enter jannah.”

Backbiting

72. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “The person who eats the flesh (i.e. makes ghîbah) of his fellow Muslim in this world, then on the day of judgement Allah will present the flesh of a dead person and tell him: “Just as you had eaten the flesh of a living person, eat that of a dead person as well. This person will eat it with a frown and continue yelling.”

Slander

73. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “Allah will make the person who accuses his fellow Muslim of something that is not to be found in him, stay in the place where the blood and pus of the dwellers of hell gathers. He will remain in this place until he gives up this accusation and makes taubah.”

Speaking less

74. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “The person who remains silent saves himself from many problems.”
75. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “Apart from the dhikr of Allah, do not speak excessively because speaking excessively hardens the heart. And the person who is furthest away from Allah is the one who is hard-hearted.”

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