SAYINGS OF THE MESSENGER
268. Sayyidina Tameen ad-Daari (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
Surely, religion is the name of goodwill.
The narrator said,” We asked him for whom?”
He answered: For Allah, for His book, for His Messenger, for the leaders of the Muslims and for their common people. (Muslim, Abu Dawood, Jama’ al-Fawaa’id)
269. Sayyidina Abu Sa’eed Khudri (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
If anyone of you sees another doing an evil then he should stop it with his hand, but if he does not have that ability, then he should stop the evil with his tongue by mentioning it. However, if he does not have that ability too then (at least) let him have it in his heart that it is an evil and this is the weakest form of faith. (Muslim, Jama’ al-Fawaa’id)
270. Sayyidina Abu Bakr (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
When people see the tyrant (being oppressive) and do not seize his hands then it cannot be ruled out that Allah will let His punishment descend on all of them. (Abu Dawood, Tirmizi, Jama’ al-Fawaa’id)
271. Sayyidina Abu Sa’eed (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
It is also the most supreme jihad that just words be spoken before a tyrant. (Abu Dawood, Tirmizi, Jama’ al-Fawaa’id)
272. Sayyidah Umm Salmah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ha)
He whose advice is sought is a trustee. (If he gives an advice which he does not himself consider correct then he is being mistrustful.) (Tirmizi, Jama’ al-Fawaa’id)
273. Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
Faith has more than seventy branches. The most excellent of these is to affirm the kalimah (Laa ilaha illAllah, there is no god but Allah). The least excellent is to remove something harmful from the road. And, modesty is also a branch of faith. (Bukhari, Muslim, Mishkat)
274. Sayyidina Abu Sa’eed (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
Avoid sitting on the thoroughfare. If you must sit then give it its right.
The Companions (Radi-ALLAHO-An-hum) asked: “O messenger of Allah! What is the right of the thoroughfare?”
The Prophet (Peace Be upon Him) said, “Keep your gaze down. Remove1 what is harmful. Respond to the greetings. Enjoin piety, and forbid evil. (In another version, i.e. are told also)¬ Help the oppressed and guide him who has lost his directions.” (Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawood, Jama’ al-Fawaa’id)
1. The words of the Hadith allow for two renderings: (1) Remove filth, or (2) Remove what is injurious.
275. Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
If anyone helps someone in hardship making things easy for him, Allah will make it easy for him in this world and the next. If anyone keeps the secret of a Muslim, Allah will conceal his faults in this world and the next. And, as long as a slave (of Allah) is occupied in helping his brother, Allah goes on aiding him.(Muslim, Jama’ al-Fawaa’id)
276. Sayyidina ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
Allah has created some of His creatures in order that they may fulfill the needs of people. When people face any difficulty they get worried and turn to them. Such people are protected from the punishment of Allah. (Tabarani, Jama’ al-Fawaa’id)