FORTY TRADITIONS REPRESENTING THE LUMINOUS RELIGIONS


Beams of Divine Light, Hadith & Seerah, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS) / Saturday, August 16th, 2008

Salman (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) has narrated:

“I asked the Apostle of ALLAAH which are the forty traditions about which you have said: ‘Whoever memorised them shall enter Paradise.” He replied, ‘They are:

BELIEFS

That you believe:

In ALLAAH;

In the Last Day;

In the Angels;

In the Books

In the Prophets

In being raised after death:

In the absolute decree and predestination’s of good and evil by ALLAAH;

And that you bear witness that there is no deity but ALLAAH, and that Muhammad is His Messenger.

Ascribe no partners to ALLAAH in any matter;

Establish the Salaah at the prescribed time with perfect ablution. (Perfect ablution means ablution in the performance of which all formalities including MUSTAHABBAT (desirable actions) are observed. It is desirable to make ablution afresh for each Salaah. By establishing Salaah is meant that all the prescribed formalities are duly observed)

Pay the poor due;

Fast in (the month of) Ramadan.

Perform the Hajj, if you have the means:

Offer twelve Rak’ahs (Sunnat-l-Mu’akkadah) during the day and night (i.e two rak’ahs before the FAJR (morning) Salaah four rak’ahs before and two after ZUHR (mid-day) Salaah, two after MAGHRIB (evening) Salaah and two after the ‘ISHA (night) Salaah.

Never omit the WITR Salaah after ISHA’ Salaah;

do not disobey your parents;

do not eat up the property of any orphan;

do not drink Alcohol;

do not commit adultery or fornication;

do not falsely swear by Allah;

do not give false testimony;

do not pursue sensual desire;

do not backbite your Muslim brother;

do not slander any chaste man or woman;

do not harbour grudge against your Muslim brother.

do not be occupied in vain pursuits;

do not keep company of amusement seekers;

do not nickname a short person a dwarf;

do not ridicule anyone;

do not be a carrier of tales among Muslims;

do not sever relations with your kindred on the contrary treat them well;

do not curse any creature of ALLAAH;

do not absent yourself from Friday and ‘Id Salaah;

do not forget to recite the Book of ALLAAH; And That You

Thank ALLAAH (magnified be His glory) for His bounties;

Bear calamities and privations with pleasure;

Recite Subhan-Allaah (Blessed is ALLAAH), ‘LA-ILAHA-ILLALLAAH’ (There is no deity but ALLAAH] and ALLAAH -o- Akbar (ALLAAH is great) often:

Be not fearless of ALLAAH’s chastisements; and

Believe firmly that any mishap that befell on you was predestined and could not be averted, and that whatever you did not get was not destined to reach you.”

Salman (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) then asked the Prophet: “What will be the reward of one who memorises them?” The Prophet replied “ALLAAH will raise him in the company of prophets (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) and men of learning.” [Kanz-ul-Aammal]

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