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    Forty Hadeeth on the Islamic Personality

    Just thought i'd post one hadiths from the book everyday, i'm sure we all can benefit from it, insh'Allah.


    Forty Hadeeth on the Islamic Personality
    by Shaikh Ali Hasan al-Halabi

    HADEETH 1: Purity and Sincerity of Intention

    From 'Umar ibn al-Khattaab (radiyallaahu 'anhu) who said that Allah's Messenger (salallaahu 'alaihi wa'sallam) said: Actions are but by intentions and there is for every person only that which he intended. So he whose migration was for Allaah and His Messenger, then his migration was for Allaah and His Messenger, and he whose migration was to attain some worldly goal or to take a woman in marriage, then his migration was for that which he migrated.

    Reported by al-Bukhari (English Translation Volume 1 Page 1 No. 1) and Muslim (Eng. Trans. Vol. 3, page 1056, no. 4692)


    NOTES: So the pillar of actions is pure and sincere intention, and through purity of intention the hearts become upright and at rest, and through it the person comes to know the right way in his Religion, thus he does everything in the proper manner. Through purity of intention alone will he come to know of the obligations upon him and the rights due to him. Through it he will behave justly in all affairs and will give everything its due right, not going beyond bounds or falling short of the mark. So this hadeeth is one of the ahadeeth which are the pillars of correct understanding of our upright and true religion.(At-Taqyeed (2/6-7) of Ibn Nuqtah). So when the Muslim servant clearly realises what he has preceded then it becomes obligatory upon him that he should, without any hesitation, surround his sincere intention with the protective barrier for the Islamic Personality which is Distinctness.


    Allahu Alim


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    'Rabbee zidnee`ilmaa'
    My Lord! Increase me in knowledge.[20:114]

    The Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) said:
    "Whoever sets out on a path to seek knowledge, Allaah will make easy his path to Paradise."
    [Saheeh Muslim]

    [This message has been edited by appkiamaanat (edited June 10, 2002).]

    #2
    Jazak'Allah khairaan, sis!

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    ~yeh noor ke sholay uthtay hain, mera hee dil garmanay ko
    jo bijli ufak main chamki hai, chamki hai mere taRpanay ko~
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    Apnay akailay pan ka main kis say gila karoon
    Jis ko bhi murh kay daikha woh tanhayOon maiN hay~
    keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps the singing bird will come

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      #3
      Jazakallah khair!

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      "I put my trust in Allah, my Lord and your Lord! There is not a moving creature, but He has a grasp of its forelock. Verily, my Lord is on the straight path. (The truth)"
      (11:55-56)

      "...Indeed my prayer, my sacrifice, my living and my dying are for Allaah, the Lord of the worlds" (6:162)

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        #4
        Ok here is the second one

        HADEETH 2: Distinctness

        From Ibn 'Umar (radiyallaahu 'anhumaa) who said that Allah's Messenger (salallaahu 'alaihi wa'sallam) said: I have been sent before the Hour so that Allaah alone should be worshipped without any partner for Him, and my provision has been placed beneath the shade of my spear, and subservience and humiliation have been placed upon those who disobey my orders, and whoever imitates a people then he is one of them.

        Reported by Ahmad (no. 5114) and others with hasan (good) isnaad (chain of narration). I have spoken about it in more detail in my footnotes to al-Hikamul Jadeerah bil Idhaa'ah (pg. 1-3) of Ibn Rajab


        NOTES: The Muslim has a distinct personality with it's own special nature and particular outlook and manner. It is distinct in its appearance, its nature, its creed ('aqeedah), its orientation and direction faced in Prayer, and in all its affairs. By being distinct as Muslims we preserve our Islaam and our call in a clear and pure form, free from any adulteration and mistakes. However the Muslim whilst being distinct does not depart from Justice and Being Justly Balanced.

        Allahu Alim



        [This message has been edited by appkiamaanat (edited June 10, 2002).]

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          #5
          HADEETH 3: Justice and Being Justly Balanced

          From Abu Hurairah (radiyallaahu 'anhu) who said that Allaah's Messenger (salallaahu 'alaihi wa'sallam) said: Love the one whom you love to a certain degree (moderately), perhaps one day he will be someone for whom you have hatred, and hate the one for whom you have hatred to a certain degree (moderately), perhaps one day he will be one whom you love.

          Reported by at-Tirmidhee (no. 1997) and others by way of Suwayd ibn 'Amr al-Kalbee: Hammad ibn Salamah narrated to us from Ayyoob as-Sakhtiyanee from Muhammad ibn Seereen from him. This isnaad is Saheeh (authentic) if Allaah wills.

          NOTES:The Muslim is justly balanced in his loving and his hating. He is just both when giving and when taking and is moderate in all of that. His being justly balanced is one of the signs of his Religion and the Sharee'ah. So he is not one who goes beyond the limits, nor one who falls short of what is required. Furthermore the Muslim does not derive this quality of being justly balanced from his intellect and desires, nor from his own opinion or other than this, rather he takes it from the Book of Allaah, the One free of all imperfections. "Thus we have made you a justly balanced nation, that you be witnesses over mankind and the Messenger (Muhammad (salallaahu 'alaihi wa'sallam)) be a witness over you." (Soorah al-Baqarah (2): 143). Being justly balanced is not an easy matter, indeed many of those who call out and declare it, desire only to water matters down and compromise. So for a person to be truly justly balanced as ordered by Allaah is not, as I have said, easy, rather it requires Striving Against One's Desires.

          Allahu Alim



          [This message has been edited by appkiamaanat (edited June 10, 2002).]

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            #6
            Jazakallah khair sister!

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            "I put my trust in Allah, my Lord and your Lord! There is not a moving creature, but He has a grasp of its forelock. Verily, my Lord is on the straight path. (The truth)"
            (11:55-56)

            "...Indeed my prayer, my sacrifice, my living and my dying are for Allaah, the Lord of the worlds" (6:162)

            Comment


              #7
              HADEETH 4: Striving Against One's Desires

              From al-'Alaa ibn Ziyaad who said: A man asked 'Abdullah ibn 'Amr ibn al-'Aas, saying: Which of the Believers is best in his Islaam? He replied: He from whose tongue and hand the Muslims are safe. He asked: Then what is the best Jihaad? He replied: He who strives against his own self and desires for Allaah. He asked: Then which of those who migrates (performs hijrah) is best? He replied: He who strives against his own self and desires for Allaah. He asked: Is it something you have said O 'Abdullah ibn 'Amr, or Allaah's Messenger (salallaahu 'alaihi wa'sallam)? He said: Rather Allaah's Messenger (salallaahu 'alaihi wa'sallam) said it.

              Reported by Ibn Nasr al-Marwazee in Ta'zeem Qadris Salaat (no. 639)

              NOTES: So striving against ones own self is one of the highest and most valuable means of increasing ones eemaan and causing the servant to draw closer to his Lord, the One free of all imperfections. Concerning this He the Blessed and Most High says: "As for those who strive hard in Us (Our Cause), We will surely guide them to Our Paths (i.e. Allaah's Religion)" (Soorah al-Ankaboot (29):69 ). So a Muslim's striving against his own self and his desires causes his spirit to rise higher, his eemaan to increase and his soul to become purified. Furthermore this striving crowns the Muslim with a very great crown worn in his life, which is gentleness.

              Allahu Alim




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              'Rabbee zidnee`ilmaa'
              My Lord! Increase me in knowledge.[20:114]

              The Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) said:
              "Whoever sets out on a path to seek knowledge, Allaah will make easy his path to Paradise."
              [Saheeh Muslim]

              Comment


                #8
                Asalaamu Alikum wa Rahmatullahu wa Baraakatahu my brothers and sisters in Islam

                I apologize for my mistakes in the post, i have fixed them, alhumdulllilah.

                May Allah(swt) forgive me and guide us all. Ameen.

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                'Rabbee zidnee`ilmaa'
                My Lord! Increase me in knowledge.[20:114]

                The Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) said:
                "Whoever sets out on a path to seek knowledge, Allaah will make easy his path to Paradise."
                [Saheeh Muslim]

                Comment


                  #9
                  HADEETH 5: Gentleness

                  From Abu Hurairah (radiyallaahu 'anhu) who said that Allaah's Messenger (salallaahu 'alaihi wa'sallam) said: Indeed Allaah is gentle and loves gentleness, and gives due to gentleness that which He does not give to harshness.

                  Reported by Ibn Majah (no. 3688) and Ibn Hibaan (no. 549)

                  NOTES: So through gentleness hearts become united in friendship and love, and good becomes widespread. Whereas through its opposite ill feelings and distrust prevails and people forsake one another. But gentleness facilitates Returning to the Truth.


                  Allahu Alim

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                    #10
                    HADEETH 6: Returning to the Truth

                    From Ibn 'Abbaas (radiyallaahu 'anhumaa) who said that Allaah's Messenger (salallaahu 'alaihi wa'sallam) said: There is no believing servant except that he has a sin which he commits from time to time, or a sin in which he persists in and does not abandon until he leaves this world. Indeed the Believer was created as one who is frequently tried and tested, who often repents (then) forgets. When he is admonished he accepts the admonition.

                    Reported by at-Tabaraanee in al-Mu'jamul Kabeer (no. 11,810) its chain of narration is hasan

                    NOTES: So it is as is said: Returning to the truth is a virtue whereas continuing in falsehood is despicable. Returning to the truth elevates a person and raises his rank, both with Allaah and the people. Indeed it is only Satan who makes it appear to the people that returning to the truth is a defect and a slight to one's honour. This is one of the deceptions and tricks employed by Iblees. A person returning to the truth and not being too proud to accept it places him in an ideal position to appreciate responsibility.

                    Allahu Alim

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                      #11
                      Jazakallah khair!!!!!!!

                      Last one is the best!

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                      "I put my trust in Allah, my Lord and your Lord! There is not a moving creature, but He has a grasp of its forelock. Verily, my Lord is on the straight path. (The truth)"
                      (11:55-56)

                      "...Indeed my prayer, my sacrifice, my living and my dying are for Allaah, the Lord of the worlds" (6:162)

                      [This message has been edited by Sadiaa (edited June 15, 2002).]

                      Comment


                        #12
                        HADEETH 7: Responsibility

                        From 'Umar (radiyallaahu 'anhu) who said that Allaah's Messenger (salallaahu 'alaihi wa'sallam) said: Each of you is a guardian and is responsible for those whom he is in charge of. So the ruler is a guardian and is responsible for his subjects; a man is the guardian of his family and is responsible for those under his care; a woman is a guardian of her husband's home and is responsible for those under her care; a servant is the guardian of his master's wealth and is responsible for that which he is entrusted with; and a man is the guardian of his father's wealth and is responsible fore what is under his care. So each one of you is a guardian and is responsible for what he is entrusted with.

                        Reported by al-Bukharee (Eng. Trans. 9/189/no.252) and Muslim (Eng. Trans. 3/1017/no.4496)

                        NOTES: So if everyone from this Ummah knew his own position and worth, and realised the responsibility upon him and did not seek to overstep it and take on the responsibilities of others and he carried out the obligations which this placed upon him, then that would be a comprehensive and universal good and a very great treasure through which safety and security would become widespread. Along with this something that is a feature of the Islamic Personality is the Muslim Seeks to Make Excuses for Other Muslims.

                        Allahu Alim



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                        'Rabbee zidnee`ilmaa'
                        My Lord! Increase me in knowledge.[20:114]

                        The Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) said:
                        "Whoever sets out on a path to seek knowledge, Allaah will make easy his path to Paradise."
                        [Saheeh Muslim]

                        Comment


                          #13
                          HADEETH 8: The Muslim Seeks to Make Excuses for Other Muslims

                          From Sa'd ibn 'Ubaadah (radiyallaahu 'anhu) who said that Allaah's Messenger (salallaahu 'alaihi wa'sallam) said: ...and there is no one who loves to accept an excuse more than Allaah, and because of this he sent the bringers of good news and the warners...

                          Reported by al-Bukharee (Eng. Trans. 9/378/no.512) and Muslim (Eng. Trans. 2/782/no. 3572)


                          NOTES: So a Muslim seeking to make an excuse for his brother and those whom he loves will cause good will to spread instead of antagonism, and will bring about ties of relationship instead of estrangement. Since if Allaah, He who is free of all imperfections, grants excuse, and He is the Creator and the Most Great, then how can you O servant of Allaah, a weak creation of his, not seek to make excuse for others? Rather as is said: "Seek an excuse for your brother." Likewise there is the saying: "the believers seek to make excuses for others, whereas the hypocrites hope for the downfall of others". So the fact that the Muslim seeks to excuse his brothers emphasises that The Muslim does not Harbour Envy.

                          Allahu Alim



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                          'Rabbee zidnee`ilmaa'
                          My Lord! Increase me in knowledge.[20:114]

                          The Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) said:
                          "Whoever sets out on a path to seek knowledge, Allaah will make easy his path to Paradise."
                          [Saheeh Muslim]

                          Comment


                            #14
                            HADEETH 9: The Muslim does not Harbour Envy

                            From Ibn Mas'ood (radiyallaahu 'anhumaa) who said that Allaah's Messenger (salallaahu 'alaihi wa'sallam) said: There is to be no envy except with regard to two: A man whom Allaah has given wealth which he strives to spend righteously, and a man to whom Allaah has given the Wisdom (i.e. the Qur'aan) and he acts according to it and teaches it to others.

                            Reported by al-Bukharee (Eng. Trans. 1/62/no.73)

                            NOTES: If he were to have envy of the people he would hope for their downfall in order to satisfy the pride that he has in himself, his vanity and the conceitedness of his mind. So he (the Muslim) knows that envy is a dangerous disease and a harmful evil and therefore keeps away from it. As for the envy which is accepted from that which is sinful, then it is envy which does not cause the person to be afflicted by the sickness of wishing for that blessing to leave the other person. Rather he supplicates to his Lord, the One free of all imperfections, for his brother; that Allaah should protect him, and for himself; that Allaah should make him like him. As for that which is at variance with this, then it is blameworthy and to be condemned. So this emphasises that fact that the Muslim is one who is Following and Applying Divine Guidance.

                            Allahu Alim



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                            'Rabbee zidnee`ilmaa'
                            My Lord! Increase me in knowledge.[20:114]

                            The Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) said:
                            "Whoever sets out on a path to seek knowledge, Allaah will make easy his path to Paradise."
                            [Saheeh Muslim]

                            Comment


                              #15
                              HADEETH 10: Following and Applying Divine Guidance

                              From Umm ud-Darda (radiyallaahu 'anhaa) who said: I said to Aboo Dardaa (radiyallaahu 'anhu): Will you not seek for things to entertain your guests just as others seek for things for their guests? So he replied: I heard Allaah's Messenger (salallaahu 'alaihi wa'sallam) say: "Ahead of you is a steep mountain which will not be surmounted by those who are overburdened." So I wish to lighten my load for that ascent!

                              It is reported by al-Haakim (4/574), al-Baihaqee in Shu'abul Eemaan and others and its chain of narration is saheeh

                              NOTES: So the Muslim follows and applies divine guidance in all his affairs. This world to him is merely a passage to the hereafter and he has no attachment to it except for that which is essential in order to meet his needs and preserve himself. But as for this world diverting most of his attention and being the goal which he seeks after, thinking that what he is doing is good, then this is not from the character or characteristics of the Muslim. So how strange is the case of the people who waste the prime of their lives and expend their youth submerged in worldly actions, thinking they are doing good. This is indeed something from Satan, made alluring by him. So how are there people able to do this when it is the case that The Muslim Has No Free Time.

                              Allahu Alim


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                              'Rabbee zidnee`ilmaa'
                              My Lord! Increase me in knowledge.[20:114]

                              The Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) said:
                              "Whoever sets out on a path to seek knowledge, Allaah will make easy his path to Paradise."
                              [Saheeh Muslim]

                              Comment

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