Sayings of the Holy Prophet Muhammad ﷺ 2017-11-16T00:22:00+00:00

Fundamentals of Islam

1 – Hazrat Abdullah b. Omar

“Islam is based oh five things:

(1) To testify that there is no God but Allah and Muhammad is His Slave and Messenger
(2) To establish prayer
(3) To pay zakat (poor-due)
(4) To perform Hajj; and
(5) To fast during (the month of) Ramazan.”

(Bukhari and Muslim)

4-         Hazrat Anas b, Maalik

“None of you can be a true Muslim unless he loves me more than he loves his parents, children and the whole of the mankind.”

(Bukhari and Muslim)

7-   Hazrat Abu Umama:

“Whoever loves any person for Allah’s sake and hates (His enemies) for Allah’s sake, spends for Allah’s sake and withholds for Allah’s sake, his faith is accomplished.”

(Abu Daud)

10-   Hazrat Jabir:

‘The best words to say is the book of Allah, the best way of life is the precedent of Muhammad 0 and, the worst things are innovations (in Islam) and every innovation (in religion) is a deviation from the path.

(Muslim, Mishkaat ul Masabih)

13- Hazrat Abu Musa

The guidance and knowledge with which Allah has commissioned me is like a rain which fell onto a ground abundantly. A part of this ground was good and absorbes the water. It grew abundant herbage and pasture. There were some bare patches also in the ground which (did not bring forth any herbage but) retained the water by which Allah gave benefit to men who satiated themselves, gave drink to others and harvested. But some of the rain fell onto a portion which neither
retained water nor produced herbage…….That is an example of these people who got knowledge of Allah’s religion and received benefits of the message of Allah, I am entrusted with. They received the knowledge and taught it to others. And that is an example of those (people) who did not even raise their heads (to hear the message) and did not accept Allah’s guidance I have been sent with.

(Bukhari and Muslim. Mishkaat ul Masabih, P. 28)

16-     Hazrat Abdullah b. Omar :

“Verily, Allah will never bring together my people on error. Allah’s hand is over the community (of Muslims), whoso separates himself from it, will also be separate in hell.”

(Tirmizi, Mishkaat ul Masabih, P. 30)

19-     Hazrat Maalik:

“I have left two things among you. You will never deviate from the path if you will hold fast to these. (These two things are) Allah’s book and His Messenger’s Sunnah.”

(Mouta Imam Maalik, Mishkaat ul Masabih, P. 31)

2-     Hazrat Anas b. Maalik

“Whoso possesses the following three qualities, shall feel the pleasing tranquillity of faith (Iman):
(1) He loves Allah and the Holy Prophet more than anyone else.
(2) He loves a person and loves him only for Allah’s sake.
(3) After shunning infidelity he deems reverting to it as fatal as being put into fire.”

(Bukhari and Muslim)

5-     Hazrat Abdullah b. Omar :

“I am commanded to fight against the people till they testify that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is Allah’s Messenger, establish the prayer and pay Zakat and if they do it, their blood and property are guaranteed protection on my behalf and their concealed intentions are known only to Allah.’’

(Bukhari)

8-    Hazrat Abu Huraira and Hazrat Fuzala:

“The Muslim is he from whose tongue and hand other Muslims are safe and the believer is he from whom people do not have fear about their lives and properties and the Mujahid (warrior in the path of Allah) is he who fights against his own self for the sake of obedience to Allah and the Muhajir (migrant) is one who abandons transgressions and sins.”

(Abu Daud, Mishkaat ul Masabih, P. 15)

11 – Hazrat Abu Musa

I and the message with which Allah has commissioned me are just like a man who came to a nation and said: I have seen an army (which is to attack you very soon) with my own eyes and I am just a warner, so run! run! (To get rid of it). A section of this nation obeyed him and set off at dawn and escaped. But a section of them did not believe him and remained there and the army attacked them in the morning totally destroying them root and branch. This is a similitude of those who obey me and follow my message and of those who disobey and disbelieve the truth I have brought.”

(Bukhari and Muslim, Mishkaat ul Masabih, P. 28)

14-     Hazrat Miqdam b. Ma’dikarb and Haziat Irbaz b. Sariyah :

“Listen, I have indeed been given the Qur’an and something like it (sunnah) along with it. Be careful! The time is coming when a repleted man seated on his luxury couch may say, “Keep to this Qur’an (only), what you find permissible in it treat as permissible, and what you find prohibited in it, treat as prohibited.” But even what Allah’s Messenger ﷺ has prohibited is like what Allah has prohibited. Be aware! By God I have commanded, exhorted and prohibited various matters as numerous as found in the Qur’an or more than that.”

(Abu Daud, Mishkaat ul Masabih, P. 29)

17-     Hazrat Abdullah b. Omar:

“Follow the great mainstream (of Muslims) for he who separates himself from them will also be separate in hell.”

(Ibn e Maja, Mishkaat ul Masabih, P. 30)

20-     Abu Huraira :

“My example and the example of all the other prophets is similar to that of a beautifully constructed palace in which the place of a brick is left vacant. People move around it admiring its beautiful construction and express curiosity over the empty space. I am the one who has filled this gap. I have completed this palace of Prophethood and I am the last of the Prophets, I am that (last) brick (of the palace) and I am the seal of the Prophets.”

(Bukhari and Muslim, Mishkaat ul Masabih, P. 511)

3-         Hazrat Abbas b. Abdul Muttalib

“He relished the sweet flavour of faith who agreed truthfully to accept Allah as his Providential Lord, Islam as his deen and Muhammad ﷺ as Messenger (of Allah).”

(Muslim)

6-         Hazrat Ubada b. Samit:

“Swear allegiance to me for:
(1) Not to associate partner with Allah;
(2) Not to steal;
(3) Not to commit adultery;
(4) Not to kill your children;
(5) Not to slander an innocent person;
(6) Not to be disobedient concerning a good deed.
Whoever indulges in any of these things and is punished for it in this world, that punishment will be an expiation for that sin. If, however, any one indulges in any one of them and Allah conceals it, the matter rests with Allah. It is up to Him to forgive or punish him.”

(Bukhari and Muslim)

9-   Hazrat Abu Umama:

“When your good deed pleases you and your evil deed grieves you, you are a believer (Momin).”

(Ahmed, Mishkaat ul Masabih, P. 16)

12 – Hazrat Abu Huraira :

“I am like a man who lit a fire, and when it enlightened its surroundings the moths which fall into a fire began to fall into it. He tried to prevent them but they disobeyed and fell into it. In the same way, I am seizing your girdles to prevent you from hell, but you are still rushing into it.”

(Bukhari and Muslim, Mishkaat ul Masabih, P. 28)

15 –     Hazrat Irbaz b. Sariyah:

“I advise you to fear Allah, and enjoin you to hear and obey (your leader), even if it be an negro slave, for whoever of you will live after me will see numerous mutinies. You must, therefore, follow my sunnah and that of the rightly guided caliphs. Cling and stick fast to it. Avoid novelties (in your religion), for every novelty is an innovation and every innovation is a deviation (from the right path).”

(Abu Daud, Tirmizi, Ibn e Maja, Mishkaat ul Masabih, P. 30)

18-     Hazrat Muaaz b. Jabal:

“The devil is a wolf to man, like the wolf which devours sheep, it preys on the one which stays far from the flock or is wandering alone. So avoid the side ways, and cling to the general community of Muslims.”

(Ahmed, Mishkaat ul Masabih, P. 33)

21-     Hazrat Abu Huraira:

“The day of resurrection will not occur until there will be almost thirty imposters, every one of them claiming to be a Messenger of Allah.

(Bukhari, P. 509)

Prayers & Related Matters

1 – Hazrat Abdullah b. Omar

“Islam is based oh five things:

(1) To testify that there is no God but Allah and Muhammad is His Slave and Messenger
(2) To establish prayer
(3) To pay zakat (poor-due)
(4) To perform Hajj; and
(5) To fast during (the month of) Ramazan.”

(Bukhari and Muslim)

4- Hazrat Abu Zar :

“When a Muslim performs his prayers for Allah’s sake only, his sins fall from him as these leaves are falling from this tree.”

(Ahmed, Mishkaat ul Masabih, P. 58)

2-     Hazrat Anas b. Maalik

“Whoso possesses the following three qualities, shall feel the pleasing tranquillity of faith (Iman):
(1) He loves Allah and the Holy Prophet more than anyone else.
(2) He loves a person and loves him only for Allah’s sake.
(3) After shunning infidelity he deems reverting to it as fatal as being put into fire.”

(Bukhari and Muslim)

5- Hazrat Ali:

“O Ali! Never postpone three things:
1. Namaz (prayer) when its time comes.
2. A funeral when it is ready.
3. The marriage of a woman without husband, when suitable match is found for her.”

(Tirmizi)

3-         Hazrat Abbas b. Abdul Muttalib

“He relished the sweet flavour of faith who agreed truthfully to accept Allah as his Providential Lord, Islam as his deen and Muhammad ﷺ as Messenger (of Allah).”

(Muslim)

6- Hazrat Abu Huraira:

“If the people knew what blessings is promised in Azaan (The call for prayer) and (standing) in the first row (of prayer by reaching early), and there were no option (to decide who calls for the prayer and who stands in the first row) except casting lots for it, then the people would certainly do that; and if they knew what blessing is there in offering prayer early, they would race to it. If they knew what fortune is promised in the Isha (Night) prayer and in the Fajr (morning) prayer they would certainly come to them even if they had to crawl for that.”

(Bukhari and Muslim, Al Targhib wal Tarhib, P. 107 Vol. I)