AHADITH concerning the rewards and the punishments for deeds Part 4

Akhlaq & Spirituality, Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 6-Etiquette and Manners, Reformation of the Heart, Deeds and their Retribution

Humbling or lowering yourself

76. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “The one who humbles himself for the sake of Allah, Allah raises his stages. The one who is proud, Allah breaks his neck.” That is, Allah disgraces him.

Considering yourself to be great

77. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “The person who has pride which is equal to even a mustard seed will not enter jannah.”

Truth and Lies

December 25, 2010

Wasîyyah or Bequests

Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 5-Principles of Business

1. A person’s saying that a certain amount of money or wealth will go to a certain person or for a certain cause after his death is known as wasîyyah. This is irrespective of whether he said this while he was enjoying good health or while he was ill, and irrespective of whether he passes away as a result of this sickness or he recovers from it. The rule with regard to the wealth which he gives with his own hands or forgives the debts that he is being owed is that if he gives this while he is enjoying good health or he recovers from the sickness in which he gave this, it is permissible for him to do this and this is valid. As for the sickness in which he passes away, this will be regarded as a wasîyyah – the rules regarding which will be mentioned later.

November 23, 2010

Remembrance of death

Hadith & Seerah, The Teachings of the Holy Prophet, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS)

In a lengthy tradition, Hadrat Abu Sa’d al-Kudri narrated that one day, the Messenger of ALLAH came to the mosque from his home for performing Salaah and he saw people looking as if they were bursting into laughter (in the mosque) (and this was the sign of excessive carelessness). So the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said (for their guidance), “If you were to keep much in remembrance death which is the cutter-off of pleasures it would distract you from what I see. So keep death much in remembrance. [Jam-e-Tirmiz, Ma’arif-ul-Hadis]

January 28, 2010

Hadith Number Three

Chapter 02 - Grave Warnings For Not Performing Hajj, Dawah & Tabligh, Virtues of Hajj (Fazail e Hajj)

Hazrat Ibn Abaas R.A. said: “Whoever has enough money to perform Hajj and does not do so, or enough wealth making Zakaat obligatory on him, and he does not give it, he shall surely at the time of his death beg to be sent back to the world.”

The fact that they shall beg to be returned to this earth is a reference to the verse I n Surah Mu’minoon which is thus: “In falsehood and deception will the be until when death comes to one of them, he says: “O My Lord, send me back to life, in order that I may work righteously in the thing I neglected.’ By no mean! But is a word he says.” Before them is a partition till the day they are raised up.”
(Surah 23 verse 99 and 100)

November 15, 2009


Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 3-Fasting, Zakaat, Qurbani, Hajj etc.

1. It is an evil habit to take an oath over trivial
matters unnecessarily. In doing this, great disrespect is shown to the name of
Allah Ta’ala. As far as possible, an oath should not even be taken on things
that are true.

2. If a person takes an oath in the name of Allah by
saying: “I swear by Allah”, “I swear by God”, “I swear by the power of Allah”,
or “I swear by the greatness of Allah”, the oath will be considered. It will not
be permissible to go contrary to the oath. If the name of Allah Ta’ala is not
taken, and one merely says: “I take an oath that I will not do such and such
work”, the oath will still be considered.

August 31, 2008


Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 3-Fasting, Zakaat, Qurbani, Hajj etc.
  1. The person who is extremely old and does not have the strength of fasting, and the person who is extremely ill and does not have any hope of recovering nor the strength to fast will have to give grain to a poor person equivalent to the amount stipulated for sadaqatul fitr in place of every fast that such people miss. Alternatively, they could feed one poor person with two complete meals for each fast that they miss. In the Shariah this is known as fidyah. It is also permissible for such persons to give the value of the grain in cash.

August 31, 2008