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

51) Overburdening and Arrogance against others


Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

This includes overbearing the weak, the male slave, the female slave, the wife and the beast. Allah, the Almighty ordered us to deal in kindness towards these varieties. He said,

{Serve Allah and join not any partners with Him, and do good to parents, kinsfolk, orphans, those in need, neighbors who are of kin, neighbors who are strangers, the companion by your side, the way-fairer( ye meet) and what your right hands possess: for Allah loveth not the arrogant, the vainglorious} (An-Nisa’: 36)

Concerning Allah’s saying,

{Serve Allah, and join not any partners with Him}

May 29, 2009

50) Excess Against Others


Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah, the Almighty said,

{The blame is only against those who oppress men with wrong-doing and insolently transgress beyond bounds through the land, defying right and justice: for such there will be a chastisement grievous} (Ash-Shura: 42)

The Prophet (pbuh) said,

“Allah has inspired to me that you are all to be humble and that no one should exalt himself above another.” (Muslim)

It is also reported that,

“If a mountain transgresses against the other, Allah will make the one that transgressed it into dust.” (Suyuti)

The Prophet (pbuh) also said,

May 8, 2009

12) Accepting Usurious Gain


Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah, the Almighty, says,

“O ye who believe! Devour not usury, doubled and multiplied; but fear Allah; that ye may (really) prosper.” (Al-Imran: 130)

The Qur’an also states,

“Those who devour usury will not stand except as stands one whom the Satan by his touch hath driven to madness that is because they say, ‘trade is like usury, but Allah has permitted trade and forbidden usury.” (Al-Baqarah: 275)

February 2, 2009