Monday, May 17, 2004

I heard the Prophet

I heard the Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) saying,

Do not exaggerate in praising me
as the Christians praised the son of Mary,
for I am only a slave.
So, call me
the Slave of Allah and His Apostle.

Narrated by Umar (Radiyallaahu 'anhu)
Sahih Al-Bukhari
Volume:4 Number:654



O believers! If you help the cause of Allah,
He will help you and establish your feet firmly.

Al-Quran 47:7 (Surah Muhammad: 7)

Seven people

The Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said,
"Seven people will be shaded by Allah
under His shade on the day
when there will be no shade except His.

They are:

(1) a just ruler;

(2) a young man who has been brought up in the worship of Allah,
(i.e. worship Allah (Alone) sincerely from his childhood),

(3) a man whose heart is attached to the mosque
(who offers the five compulsory congregational prayers in the mosque);

(4) two persons who love each other only for Allah's sake
and they meet and part in Allah's cause only;

(5) a man who refuses the call of a charming woman of noble birth
for an illegal sexual intercourse with her
and says: I am afraid of Allah;

(6) a person who practices charity so secretly
that his left hand does not know what his right hand has given
(i.e. nobody knows how much he has given in charity).

(7) a person who remembers Allah in seclusion
and his eyes get flooded with tears."

Narrated by Abu Huraira
Sahih Al-Bukhari
Volume:2 Number:504