Thinking of ALLAH in the best terms and The sign of true faith


Hadith & Seerah, The Teachings of the Holy Prophet, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS) / Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Hadrat Abu Hurairah (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Messenger of ALLAH said: thinking of ALLAH in the best of terms is one of the most meritorious devotion. [Musnad Ahmad, Abu Daud, Mishkat]

Hadrat Anas (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Messenger of ALLAH said, “No one of you can be a true believer until he loves me more than he loves his parents, children and all mankind.” [Ma’arif-ul-Hadis, Bukhari, Muslim]

Hadrat Abu Hurairah (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Messenger of ALLAH said: Eeman has more than seventy branches. Out of these, the highest and most excellent is the recognition that there is no deity but ALLAH i.e. testifying the oneness of ALLAH and the humblest is to remove the harmful and injurious thing from the street. And modesty is an important branch of Eeman. [Ma’ariful Hadis, Musnad Ahmad]

Hadrat Abu Umama (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that a man asked the Messenger of ALLAH, what is faith? The Messenger replied, “When your good deed pleases you and evil deed grieves you, you are a believer. [Ma’arif-ul-Hadis, Musnad Ahmad]

Abu Huraira (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Messenger of ALLAH said, Modesty and humility are born of faith. The reward for faith is Paradise. Harshness of temperament gives birth to immodesty and obscenity in speech, which lead to Hell.” [Musnad Ahmad, Tirmizi]

lbn Umar narrated that the Messenger of ALLAH said: Modesty and Eeman are bound to each other. When one of them is withdrawn, the other is also taken away.” [Ma’arif-ul-Hadis]

In the Hadis narrated by lbn Abbas (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) it appears like this: When one of the two is withdrawn, the other follows the former. [Shabul Iman, Tarjuman-us-Sunnah]

Hadrat Abu Huraira (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated: The Messenger of ALLAH said, ‘Is there anybody who will himself comply with these things or at least transmit them to those who will do so? I said, ‘O Messenger of ALLAH, I am at your command.’ He thereupon caught hold of my hand and told me the following five things.

1. Keep away form all that is forbidden. You will be reckoned among the devout servants of ALLAH.

2. Reconcile with whatever ALLAH predestined for you. You will thus become one of most carefree servants of ALLAH.

3. Always do good to your neighbor. You will become a true believer.

4. Like for others whatever you like for yourself. You will become a perfect Muslim.

5. Do not laugh much, this deadens the heart.”

[Musnad Ahmad , Tirmizi , Tarjuman-us-Sunnah]

Abu Shuraih Khuzai (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated: The Holy Prophet said, “I swear by ALLAH, that man is not a true believer. I swear by ALLAH, that man is not a true believer. I swear by ALLAH, that man is not a true believer.” I asked, “O Messenger of ALLAH, who is not a true believer?” He replied, “The man whose neighbors are in constant fear of his mischief and machinations.” [Bukhari, Marif-ul-Hadis]

Abu Huraira (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated: The Messenger of ALLAH said, you cannot enter paradise until you are a believer and you cannot be a believer until you love one another. Should I not tell you something by acting upon which mutual affection will develop among you? And that is to cultivate the habit of saluting each other and make it a common practice. [Muslim: Ma’arif-ul-Hadis]

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