Selected Saying of The Prophet

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To gain a snapshot of the man behind the religion of Islam it might be worth looking at some of these sayings – which he not only taught, but practised. His integrity and honesty remains undeniable to this very day.

  • The height of excellence is that you should strengthen the ties of relationship with the one who severs them and be generous to the one who is miserly to you and be forgiving to the one who abuses you. (source: Masnad Ahmad)
  • He who is not grateful to people is not grateful to Allah. (source: Tirmidhi)
  • Whoever believes in Allah and the Day of Judgement should not put his neighbour to inconvenience. (source: Bukhari)
  • Whoever believes in Allah and the Day of Judgement should treat his guests with respect.(source: Bukhari)
  • Be content, so that you can be the best of those who are grateful. (source: Ibn Majah)
  • Treat your neighbour with the best of manners then you will be worthy of being a Muslim.(source: Ibn Maajah)
  • That person is not a believer who fills their stomach while his neighbour, next to him, is hungry.(source: Bayhaqi in Sha’b al-Eman: Narrated by Ibn Abbas)
  • Whoever believes in Allah and the Day of Judgement should not put his neighbour to inconvenience. (source: Bukhari)
  • None of you is a true believer unless he/she likes for others which he likes for him/herself.(source: Bukhari)
  • Whoever treads a path in pursuit of knowledge, Allah will facilitate thereby his way to Paradise.(source: Muslim)
  • Whoever treads a path in pursuit of knowledge, Allah will facilitate thereby his way to Paradise.(source: Muslim)
  • Whoever is lenient to someone whose means of sustenance have been straitened, (God) Allah will be lenient to him in this world and the next. (source: Muslim)
  • The best among is you the one who is best to their family. (source: Abu Dawood)
  • An ignorant person who is generous is dearer to Allah than a worshipping miser. (source: Qushariyyah)
  • A true Muslim is one from whose hands and from whose tongue other Muslims are safe. (source: Bukhari)
  • Deeds are determined by intentions alone. (source: Bukhari)
  • Allah bestows honour on, and raises the status of, the one who forgives any excess committed against him/her and who does not treat the transgressor with haughtiness. (source: Musnad Ahmad)
  • Giving of alms does not diminish one’s wealth. (source: Musnad Ahmad)
  • Seek me in the midst of the weak and the poor; verily you are sustained and supported by their labour. (source: Tirmidhi)
  • You should adhere to truthfulness because it leads to virtue and virtue leads to Paradise.(source: Muslim)
  • All creatures are the family of Allah. Thus of all people that person is most dear to Allah who treats them kindly. (source: Bayhaqi in al-Shab: Narrated by Abu Huraryrah)
  • If a young man honour an older person on account of his age, Allah will appoint somenone to show reverence to him in his old age. (source: Tirmidhi)
  • He is not one of us who shows no mercy to our young ones and does not acknowledge the respect due to our elders. (source: Tirmidhi)
  • Your best rulers will be those whom you love and who love you, and for whom you pray and who pray for you; and your worst rulers will be those whom you hate and who hate you, and whom you curse and who curse you. We asked: Messenger of Allah, shall we not boycott them? He said: Not so long as they maintain the Prayer services; not so long as they maintain the Prayer services. (source: Muslim)
  • Religion is very easy and whoever overburdens himself in in his religion will not be able to continue in that way. So you should not be extremists, but try to be near to perfection and receive the good tidings that you will be rewarded; and gain strength by worshipping in the mornings, afternoons and during the last hours of the nights.(source: Bukhari)
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