Wednesday, 6 November 2013
FOUNDATION OF ISLAM – Ist Pillar
SAYINGS OF THE MESSENGER
1. Sayyidina Ibn ‘Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
Islam is based five things:-
1. The testimony, that here is none worthy, of worship except ALLAH, and Muhammad (SALLALLAHO-ALAIHE-WA-AALEHI-WASALLAM) is HIS Servant and Messenger.
2. The observance of prayer
3. The payment of Zakah
4. The performance of Hajj
5. Fasting during the month of Ramadan. (Bukhari and Muslim)
2. Sayyidina Anas (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
If three things are found in anyone, he will savour the sweetness of faith. They are that:
a. ALLAH and HIS Messenger (Peace Be upon Him) are dearer to him than else.
b. He loves a human being for the sake of ALLAH alone.
c. After ALLAH has rescued him from dis-belief, he has as great a dislike of returning to it as of being cast into Hell. (Bukhari and Muslim)
3. Sayyidina Abbas (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
He will savour the sweetness of faith who is pleased with ALLAH as his LORD, into Islam as (his) religion and with Muhammad (Peace Be upon Him) as Messenger. (Muslim)
4. Sayyidina Anas (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
None of you is a Believer until I am (Peace Be upon Him) dearer to him than his father, his children and all mankind. (Bukhari and Muslim)
5. Sayyidina Ibn ‘Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
I have been ordered to fight against people till they testify that there is none worthy of worship except ALLAH and that Muhammad (Peace Be upon Him) is the Messenger of ALLAH, observe prayer and pay Zakah. So, if they perform these, then they save their lives and properties from me; except for the laws of Islam and their reckoning, that will be done by ALLAH alone. (Bukhari and Muslim)
6. ‘Ubaidah bin as-Samit (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
Give me the pledge that:
You will not associate anything with ALLAH, or steal, or commit fornication, or kill your children or speak slander forging falsehood, or be disobedient in doing the approved. As for one of you who fulfils his pledge, ALLAH will reward him. But as for him who perpetrates any of these things and receives punishment against it in this world, it will be an expiration for that sin. If one of you indulges in any of these things and ALLAH conceals it for him, it is in the HANDS of ALLAH-if HE wishes, HE may forgive him and if HE wishes, HE may punish him. (Bukhari and Muslim)
7. Sayyidina Abu Uma’amah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
If anyone loves (another) for the sake of ALLAH, hates (HIS enemy) for the sake of ALLAH, spends for the sake of ALLAH and withholds for the sake of ALLAH then he has perfected his faith. (Abu Dawood, Mishkat)
8. Sayyidina Abu Hurrayrah & Sayyidina Fadalah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-homa)
A Muslim is one from whose tongue and hand other Muslims are safe. A believer is one whom men do not fear concerning their lives and property. And the mujahid is one who makes jihad with himself so that he obeys ALLAH and the muhajir is one who withdraws from dis-obedience and sin. (Bukhari and Muslim)
9. Sayyidina Abu Uma’amah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
When your piety pleases you and your bad deed displeases you, you are a believer. (Ahmad and Mishkat)
10. Sayyidina Jabir (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
The best discourse is the Book of ALLAH, and the best guidance is the one shown by Muhammad (SALLALLAHO-ALAIHE-WA-AALEHI-WASALLAM). The worst things are bid’ah (innovations) and every innovation is misguidance. (Muslim and Mishkat)
11. Sayyidina Jabir (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
My example and the message with which ALLAH has sent me is like the example of a man who came to a people and said, “O people! I have seen with my own eyes an army (as want to attack you). I am one to warn you, so flee, flee…” Some of his people obeyed him, and setting off at nightfall walked away and escaped. But some others did not believe him and stayed where they were. When it was dawn, the army came and surrounded them and destroyed them so that they were no more. This is the example of those who obeyed me and of those who belie me. (Bukhari, Muslim and Mishkat)
12. Sayyidina Abu Hurrayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
My example is like a man who has kindled a fire and when it lights up the neighborhood the insects that jump into the fire began to fall into it. He tries to prevent them but they persisted and continued falling into the fire. Thus, I seize you by the hennas of your dresses to pull you from the fire but you keep falling into it. (Bukhari, Muslim and Mishkat)
13. Sayyidina Abu Moosa (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
The guidance and knowledge with which ALLAH has sent me are like abundant rain that fell on a land. Some part of the land was good, absorbed the water and brought forth plenty of herbage and pasture. Some area of the land was hard and retained the water whereby ALLAH gave benefit to men who drank themselves and let others drink and irrigated (fields) with that water. Some other portion of the land was unreceptive and could not retain water or produce herbage. This is like those people who attain knowledge of AALAH’s religion and receive benefit from the message given to me by ALLAH so they learn and teach others. It is also like those who do not even look up to learn and do not accept the guidance of ALLAH which I have been given. (Bukhari and Muslim)
14. Al-Miqdaam bin Ma’dikarb and Al-Irbaad bin Saariyah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-homa)
Heed it! I have been given the Qur’an and something else like it (the Sunnah). Remember! It is not far off when someone with a full stomach reclines on his couch and says, “Abide by the Qur’an. What you find declared lawful in it, treat it as lawful and what you find prohibited in it, treat it as prohibited.” But, in fact, what the Messenger of ALLAH has prohibited is like what ALLAH has disallowed. Listen carefully! By ALLAH, I have commanded you often, exhorted you frequently, disallowed you many things; and these are as many found in the Qur’an or more numerous. (Abu Dawood, Mishkat)
15. Al-Irbaad bin Saariyah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
I enjoin you to fear ALLAH and I enjoin you to listen to and obey (your ruler) even if he is an Abyssinian slave because he among you who lives after me will see great disagreement. You are bound, therefore, to follow my Sunnah and the Sunnah of the rightly-guided Khulafa (caliphs). Hold to it fast and keep away from innovation in religion. Any new thing in religion is innovation and every innovation is mis-guidance. (Abu Dawood, Tirmizi, Ibn Majah, Mishkat)
16. Al-Irbaad bin Saariyah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
ALLAH will not cause all my people to be misled. The HAND of ALLAH is over the (Muslims) community. If anyone separates himself (from them) he will be separated in the Fire (from them). (Tirmizi, Mishkat)
17. Sayyidina Ibn Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
Follow the great majority of Muslims for he who separates will be separate in the Fire. (Ibn Majah, Mishkat)
18. Sayyidina Mu’aaz bin Jabal (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
Surely, the devil is a wolf to man just as the wolf that devours sheep. It catches the sheep that walks by itself, far away from the flock or the one that keeps itself at a distance. (Ahmad, Mishkat)
19. Sayyidina Maalik (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
I have left with you two things and you will not go astray as long as you hold fast to them, the Book of ALLAH and the Sunnah, of HIS Messenger, Muhammad (SALLALLAHO-ALAIHE-WA-AALEHI-WASALLAM) . (Muwatta, Mishkat).
20. Sayyidina Abu Hurrayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
My example and that of all other Prophets (Peace Be upon Them) is like a palace that was built beautifully, but the place of one brick was left incomplete. Those who watched it went around it admiring its beauty but wondering at the missing brick. So, I am the one who has filled the place of the brick; the palace (of Prophet-hood) is completed with me and with me the Messengers (Peace Be upon Them) have all been sent. I am the (final) brick (of the palace of Prophet-hood ) and the seal (or last) of the Prophets. (Peace Be upon Them) (Bukhari, Muslim and Mishkat)
21. Sayyidina Abu Hurrayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
The last Day will not come until about thirty deceivers are born, each of whom lays claim on being the Messenger of ALLAH. (Bukhari)
Collected from The Book “Sayings of The Prophet” (Peace Be Upon Him), Written by Justice Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani & Published by Darul Ishaat, Urdu Bazaar Karachi, (collected by: Muhammad Sharif)
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