Hadith on Good Manners,

Sahih Bukhari Hadith  

 
Posted by : Muhammad Yaseen

1.       Kindness and Good Relations

 Hadith 8.1         Narrated by Al Walid bin Aizar (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

I heard Abi Amr 'Ash-Shaibani (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu) saying, "The owner of this house," (he pointed to 'Abdullah's house) "said, 'I asked the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam), "Which deed is loved most by Allah?" He replied, "To offer prayers at their early (very first) stated times." 'Abdullah (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu) asked, "What is the next (in goodness)?" The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "To be good and dutiful to one's parents." 'Abdullah (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu) asked, "What is the next (in goodness)?" The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "To participate in Jihad for Allah's Cause." 'Abdullah (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu) added, "The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) narrated to me these three things, and if I had asked more, he would have told me more." ' "

 

 2.       The one entitled to the best companionship

Hadith 8.2         Narrated by Abu Huraira (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

A man came to Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) and said, "O Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam)! Who is more entitled to be treated with the best companionship by me?" The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "Your mother." The man said. "Who is next?" The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "Your mother." The man further said, "Who is next?" The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "Your mother." The man asked for the fourth time, "Who is next?" The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "Your father."

 

3.         The Permission of one's Parents

Hadith 8.3         Narrated by Abdullah bin Amr (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

A man said to the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam), "Shall I participate in Jihad?" The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "Are your parents living?" The man said, "Yes." the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "Do Jihad for their benefit."

 

4.         Not to abuse one's Parents

Hadith 8.4          Narrated by Abdullah bin Amr (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said. "It is one of the greatest sins that a man should curse his parents." It was asked (by the people), "O Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam)! How does a man curse his parents?" The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "The man abuses the father of another man and the latter abuses the father of the former and abuses his mother."

 

5.         The Invocation of a Dutiful Child is Accepted

Hadith 8.5          Narrated by Ibn Umar (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "While three persons were traveling, they were overtaken by rain and they took shelter in a cave in a mountain. A big rock fell from the mountain over the mouth of the cave and blocked it. They said to each other, 'Think of such good (righteous) deeds which you did for Allah's sake only, and invoke Allah by giving reference to those deeds so that Allah may relieve you from your difficulty.' One of them said, 'O Allah! I had my parents who were very old and I had small children for whose sake I used to work as a shepherd. When I returned to them at night and milked (the sheep), I used to start giving the milk to my parents first before giving to my children. And one day I went far away in search of a grazing place (for my sheep), and didn't return home till late at night and found that my parents had slept. I milked (my livestock) as usual and brought the milk vessel and stood at their heads, and I disliked to wake them up from their sleep, and I also disliked to give the milk to my children before my parents though my children were crying (from hunger) at my feet.

So this state of mine and theirs continued till the day dawned. (O Allah!) If you considered that I had done that only for seeking Your pleasure, then please let there be an opening through which we can see the sky.' So Allah made for them an opening through which they could see the sky. Then the second person said, 'O Allah! I had a she-cousin whom I loved as much as a passionate man loves a woman. I tried to seduce her but she refused till I paid her one-hundred Dinars. So I worked hard till I collected one hundred Dinars and went to her with that. But when I sat in between her legs (to have sexual intercourse with her), she said, "O Allah's slave! Be afraid of Allah! Do not deflower me except legally (by marriage contract)." So I left her. O Allah! If you considered that I had done that only for seeking Your pleasure then please let the rock move a little to have a (wider) opening.'

So Allah shifted that rock to make the opening wider for them. And the last (third) person said 'O Allah! I employed a laborer for wages equal to a Faraq (a certain measure) of rice, and when he had finished his job he demanded his wages, but when I presented his due to him, he gave it up and refused to take it. Then I kept on sowing that rice for him (several times) till I managed to buy with the price of the yield, some cows and their shepherd. Later on the laborer came to me and said. "O Allah's slave!) Be afraid of Allah, and do not be unjust to me and give me my due." I said (to him), "Go and take those cows and their shepherd." So he took them and went away. (So, O Allah!) If You considered that I had done that for seeking Your pleasure, then please remove the remaining part of the rock.' And so Allah released them (from their difficulty)."

 

6.         Being undutiful to one's parents

Hadith 8.6          Narrated by Al Mughira (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "Allah has forbidden you (1) to be undutiful to your mothers (2) to withhold (what you should give) or (3) demand (what you do not deserve), and (4) to bury your daughters alive. And Allah has disliked that (A) you talk too much about others (B), ask too many questions (in religion), or (C) waste your property."

 

Hadith 8.7          Narrated by Abu Bakra (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said thrice, "Shall I not inform you of the biggest of the great sins?" We said, "Yes, O Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam)" He said, "To join partners in worship with Allah; to be undutiful to one's parents." The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) sat up after he had been reclining and added, "And I warn you against giving forged statement and a false witness; I warn you against giving a forged statement and a false witness." The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) kept on saying that warning till we thought that he would not stop.

Hadith 8.8          Narrated by Anas bin Malik (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) mentioned the greatest sins or he was asked about the greatest sins. He said, "To join partners in worship with Allah; to kill a soul which Allah has forbidden to kill; and to be undutiful or unkind to one's parents." The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) added, "Shall I inform you of the biggest of the great sins? That is the forged statement or the false witness." Shu'ba (the sub-narrator) states that most probably the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "the false witness."

 

7.         Be kind to a pagan father

Hadith 8.9         Narrated by Asma bint Abu Bakr (Radhiallah hu Taala anhaa)

My mother came to me, hoping (for my favor) during the lifetime of the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam). I asked the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam), "May I treat her kindly?" He replied, "Yes." Ibn 'Uyaina said, "Then Allah revealed: 'Allah forbids you not with regards to those who fought not against you because of religion, and drove you not out from your homes, that you should show them kindness and deal justly with them.'.......(60.8)"

8.         The kindness of a married lady to her mother

Hadith 8.10        Narrated by Abu Sufyan (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

That Heraclius sent for him and said, "What did he, i.e. the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam), order you?" I replied, "He orders us to offer prayers; to give alms; to be chaste; and to keep good relations with our relatives."

9.         Be kind to a pagan brother

Hadith 8.11        Narrated by Ibn Umar (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

My father, seeing a silken cloak being sold, said, "O Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam)! Buy this and wear it on Fridays and when the foreign delegates pay a visit to you." He said, "This is worn only by that person who will have no share in the Hereafter." Later a few silken cloaks were given to the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) as a gift, and he sent one of those cloaks to 'Umar. 'Umar said (to the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam)), "How can I wear it while you have said about it what you said?" The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "I did not give it to you to wear but to sell or to give to someone else to wear." So 'Umar sent it to his (pagan) brother who was from the inhabitants of Mecca before he ('Umar's brother) embraced Islam.

10.        The superiority of being good to one's relatives

Hadith 8.12        Narrated by Abu Aiyub Al Ansari (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

A man said, "O Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam)! Inform me of a deed which will make me enter Paradise." The people said, "What is the matter with him? What is the matter with him?" Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "He has something to ask (what he needs greatly)." The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said (to him), "In order to enter Paradise) you should worship Allah and join none in worship with Him. You should offer prayers perfectly, give obligatory charity (Zakat), and keep good relations with your kith and kin." He then said, "Leave it!" (The sub-narrator said, "It seems that the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) was riding his she camel.")

 11.        Severing the bond of kinship

Hadith 8.13        Narrated by Jubair bin Mutim (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

That he heard the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) saying, "The person who severs the bond of kinship will not enter Paradise."

 12.        Having been made wealthy because of kindness to Kith

Hadith 8.14        Narrated by Abu Huraira (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

I heard Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) saying, "Whoever is pleased that he be granted more wealth and that his lease of life be prolonged, then he should keep good relations with his kith and kin."

 

Hadith 8.15        Narrated by Anas bin Malik (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

Allah 's Apostle said, "Whoever loves that he be granted more wealth and that his lease of life be prolonged then he should keep good relations with his kith and kin."

13.        Allah's kindness to the one who is kind to his Kith

Hadith 8.16        Narrated by Abu Huraira (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "Allah created the creations, and when He finished from His creations, Ar-Rahm, i.e., womb, said, '(O Allah) at this place I seek refuge with You from all those who sever me (i.e. sever the ties of kith and kin).' Allah said, 'Yes, won't you be pleased that I will keep good relations with the one who will keep good relations with you, and I will sever the relation with the one who will sever the relations with you.' It said, 'Yes, O my Lord.' Allah said, 'Then that is for you.' " Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) added, "Read (in the Qur'an) if you wish, the Statement of Allah: 'Would you then, if you were given the authority, do mischief in the land and sever your ties of kinship?' (47.22)"

 

Hadith 8.17        Narrated by Abu Huraira (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "The word 'Ar-Rahm (womb) derives its name from Ar-Rahman (i.e., one of the names of Allah) and Allah said: 'I will keep good relation with the one who will keep good relation with you, (womb, i.e. kith and kin) and sever the relation with him who will sever the relation with you, (womb, i.e. kith and kin).

 Hadith 8.18        Narrated by Aisha (Radhiallah hu Taala anhaa)

(the wife of the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam)) The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "The word 'Ar-Rahm' (womb) derives its name from 'Ar-Rahman' (i.e. Allah). So whosoever keeps good relations with it (womb i.e. kith and kin), Allah will keep good relations with him, and whosoever will sever it (i.e. severs his bonds of kith and kin) Allah too will sever His relations with him

14.        Taking care of relationship between kinsmen

Hadith 8.19        Narrated by Amr bin Al As (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

I heard the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) saying openly not secretly, "The family of Abu so-and-so (i.e. Talib) are not among my protectors." 'Amr said that there was a blank space (1) in the Book of Muhammad bin Ja'far. He added, "My Protector is Allah and the righteous believing people." 'Amr bin Al-'As added: I heard the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) saying, "But they (that family) have kinship (Rahm) with me and I will be good and dutiful to them."

 15.        Being kind to those who severed the bond of kinship

Hadith 8.20        Narrated by Abdullah bin Amr (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "Al-Wasil is not the one who recompenses the good done to him by his relatives, but Al-Wasil is the one who keeps good relations with those relatives who had severed the bond of kinship with him."

16.        Becoming a Muslim after being a kind pagan

Hadith 8.21        Narrated by Hakim bin Hizam (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

That he said, "O Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam)! What do you think about my good deeds which I used to do during the period of ignorance (before embracing Islam) like keeping good relations with my kith and kin, manumitting of slaves and giving alms, etc; shall I receive the reward for that?" Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "You have embraced Islam with all those good deeds which you did."

17.        Playing with small girls

Hadith 8.22        Narrated by Said (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

Um Khalid bint Khalid bin Said said, "I came to Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) along with my father and I was wearing a yellow shirt. Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "Sanah, Sanah!" ('Abdullah, the sub-narrator said, "It means, 'Nice, nice!' in the Ethiopian language.") Um Khalid added, "Then I started playing with the seal of Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam)hood. My father admonished me. But Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said (to my father), "Leave her." Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) (then addressing me) said, "May you live so long that your dress gets worn out, and you will mend it many times, and then wear another till it gets worn out (i.e. May Allah prolong your life)." (The sub-narrator, 'Abdullah aid, "That garment (which she was wearing remained usable for a long period.")

 18.        Being merciful to one's children

Hadith 8.23        Narrated by Ibn Abi Nam (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

I was present when a man asked Ibn 'Umar about the blood of mosquitoes. Ibn Umar said, "From where are you?" The man replied. "From Iraq." Ibn 'Umar said, "Look at that! he is asking me about the blood of Mosquitoes while they (the Iraqis ) have killed the (grand) son of the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam). I have heard the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) saying, "They (Hasan and Husain) are my two sweet-smelling flowers in this world."

 Hadith 8.24        Narrated by Aisha (Radhiallah hu Taala anhaa)

 (the wife of the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam)) A lady along with her two daughters came to me asking me (for some alms), but she found nothing with me except one date which I gave to her and she divided it between her two daughters, and then she got up and went away. Then the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) came in and I informed him about this story. He said, "Whoever is in charge of (put to test by) these daughters and treats them generously, then they will act as a shield for him from the (Hell) Fire."

18.        Being merciful to one's children

Hadith 8.25        Narrated by Abu Qatada (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) came out towards us, while carrying Umamah, the daughter of Abi Al-As (his granddaughter) over his shoulder. He prayed, and when he wanted to bow, he put her down, and when he stood up, he lifted her up.

 

Hadith 8.26        Narrated by Abu Huraira (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) kissed Al-Hasan bin Ali while Al-Aqra' bin Habis At-Tamim was sitting beside him. Al-Aqra said, "I have ten children and I have never kissed anyone of them." Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) cast a look at him and said, "Whoever is not merciful to others will not be treated mercifully."

 

Hadith 8.27        Narrated by Aisha (Radhiallah hu Taala anhaa)

A bedouin came to the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) and said, "You (people) kiss the boys! We don't kiss them." The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "I cannot put mercy in your heart after Allah has taken it away from it."

 

Hadith 8.28        Narrated by Umar bin Al Khattab (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

Some Sabi (i.e. war prisoners, children and woman only) were brought before the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) and behold, a woman amongst them was milking her breasts to feed and whenever she found a child amongst the captives, she took it over her chest and nursed it (she had lost her child but later she found him). The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said to us, "Do you think that this lady can throw her son in the fire?" We replied, "No, if she has the power not to throw it (in the fire)." The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) then said, "Allah is more merciful to His slaves than this lady to her son."

19.        Allah divided Mercy into one hundred parts

Hadith 8.29        Narrated by Abu Huraira (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

I heard Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) saying, Allah divided Mercy into one-hundred parts and He kept its ninety-nine parts with Him and sent down its one part on the earth, and because of that, its one single part, His creations are Merciful to each other, so that even the mare lifts up its hoofs away from its baby animal, lest it should trample on it."

 20.        Killing one's own children

Hadith 8.30        Narrated by Abdullah (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

I said 'O Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam)! Which sin is the greatest?" He said, "To set up a rival unto Allah, though He Alone created you." I said, "What next?" He said, "To kill your son lest he should share your food with you." I further asked, "What next?" He said, "To commit illegal sexual intercourse with the wife of your neighbor." And then Allah revealed as proof of the statement of the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam): "Those who invoke not with Allah any other god...(to end of verse)."  (25.68)

 

21.        Taking a child in one's lap

Hadith 8.31        Narrated by Aisha (Radhiallah hu Taala anhaa)

The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) took a child in his lap for Tahnik (i.e. he chewed a date in his mouth and put its juice in the mouth of the child). The child urinated on him, so he asked for water and poured it over the place of the urine.

22.        Putting a child on the thigh

Hadith 8.32        Narrated by Usama bin Zaid (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) used to put me on (one of) his thighs and put Al-Hasan bin 'Ali on his other thigh, and then embrace us and say, "O Allah! Please be Merciful to them, as I am merciful to them."

23.        Keeping one's covenant is a part of Faith

Hadith 8.33        Narrated by Aisha (Radhiallah hu Taala anhaa)

I never felt so jealous of any woman as I did of Khadija, though she had died three years before the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) married me, and that was because I heard him mentioning her too often, and because his Lord had ordered him to give her the glad tidings that she would have a palace in Paradise, made of Qasab and because he used to slaughter a sheep and distribute its meat among her friends.

24.        The superiority of the guardian of an orphan

Hadith 8.34        Narrated by Sahl bin Sad (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "I and the person who looks after an orphan and provides for him, will be in Paradise like this," putting his index and middle fingers together.

 25.        Taking care of a widow

Hadith 8.35        Narrated by Safwan bin Salim (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said "The one who looks after and works for a widow and for a poor person, is like a warrior fighting for Allah's Cause or like a person who fasts during the day and prays all the night." Narrated Abu Huraira that the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said as above.

 26.        Taking care of a poor person

Hadith 8.36        Narrated by Abu Huraira (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "The one who looks after and works for a widow and for a poor person is like a warrior fighting for Allah's Cause." (The narrator Al-Qa'nabi is not sure whether he also said "Like the one who prays all the night without slackness and fasts continuously and never breaks his fast.")

27.        Being merciful towards people and animals

Hadith 8.37  Narrated by Abu Sulaiman and Malik bin Huwairith (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

We came to the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) and we were (a few) young men of approximately equal age and stayed with him for twenty nights. Then he thought that we were anxious for our families, and he asked us whom we had left behind to look after our families, and we told him. He was kindhearted and merciful, so he said, "Return to your families and teach them (religious knowledge) and order them (to do good deeds) and offer your prayers in the way you saw me offering my prayers, and when the stated time for the prayer becomes due, then one of you should pronounce its call (i.e. the Adhan), and the eldest of you should lead you in prayer."

 

Hadith 8.38        Narrated by Abu Huraira (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "While a man was walking on a road, he became very thirsty. Then he came across a well, got down into it, drank (of its water) and then came out. Meanwhile he saw a dog panting and licking mud because of excessive thirst. The man said to himself "This dog is suffering from the same state of thirst as I did." So he went down the well (again) and filled his shoe (with water) and held it in his mouth and watered the dog. Allah thanked him for that deed and forgave him." The people asked, "O Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam)! Is there a reward for us in serving the animals?" He said, "(Yes) There is a reward for serving any animate (living being)."

Hadith 8.39        Narrated by Abu Huraira (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) stood up for the prayer and we too stood up along with him. Then a bedouin shouted while offering prayer. "O Allah! Bestow Your Mercy on me and Muhammad (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) only and do not bestow it on anybody else along with us." When the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) had finished his prayer with Taslim, he said to the Bedouin, "You have limited (narrowed) a very vast (thing)," meaning Allah's Mercy.

27.        Being merciful towards people and animals

Hadith 8.40        Narrated by An Numan bin Bashir (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "You see the believers as regards their being merciful among themselves and showing love among themselves and being kind, resembling one body, so that, if any part of the body is not well then the whole body shares the sleeplessness (insomnia) and fever with it."

Hadith 8.41        Narrated by Anas bin Malik (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "If any Muslim plants any plant and a human being or an animal eats of it, he will be rewarded as if he had given that much in charity."

 Hadith 8.42        Narrated by Jarir bin Abdullah (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "He who is not merciful to others, will not be treated mercifully."

 28.        Being kind to one's neighbor

Hadith 8.43        Narrated by Aisha (Radhiallah hu Taala anhaa)

The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said "Gabriel continued to recommend me about treating the neighbors kindly and politely so much so that I thought he would order me to make them as my heirs."

 

Hadith 8.44        Narrated by Ibn Umar (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

Allah' Apostle said, "Gabriel kept on recommending me about treating the neighbors in a kind and polite manner, so much so that I thought that he would order (me) to make them (my) heirs."

29.        The one whose neighbor does not feel safe from his evil

Hadith 8.45        Narrated by Abu Shuraih (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "By Allah, he does not believe! By Allah, he does not believe! By Allah, he does not believe!" It was said, "Who is that, O Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam)?" He said, "That person whose neighbor does not feel safe from his evil."

30.        Degrading something given by a neighbouress

Hadith 8.46        Narrated by Abu Huraira (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) used to say, "O Muslim ladies! A neighbouress should not look down upon the present of her neighbouress even it were the hooves of a sheep."

 31.        A believer should not harm his neighbor

Hadith 8.47        Narrated by Abu Huraira (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "Anybody who believes in Allah and the Last Day should not harm his neighbor, and anybody who believes in Allah and the Last Day should entertain his guest generously and anybody who believes in Allah and the Last Day should talk what is good or keep quiet (i.e. abstain from all kinds of evil and dirty talk).

 

31.        A believer should not harm his neighbor

 

Hadith 8.48        Narrated by Abu Shuraih Al Adawi  (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

My ears heard and my eyes saw the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) when he spoke, "Anybody who believes in Allah and the Last Day, should serve his neighbor generously, and anybody who believes in Allah and the Last Day should serve his guest generously by giving him his reward." It was asked. "What is his reward, O Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam)?" He said, "(To be entertained generously) for a day and a night with high quality of food and the guest has the right to be entertained for three days (with ordinary food) and if he stays longer, what he will be provided with will be regarded as Sadaqa (a charitable gift). And anybody who believes in Allah and the Last Day should talk what is good or keep quiet (i.e. abstain from all kinds of dirty and evil talks)."

 

 

32.        The superiority of the nearest neighbor

Hadith 8.49        Narrated by Aisha (Radhiallah hu Taala anhaa)

I said, "O Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam)! I have two neighbors! To whom shall I send my gifts?" He said, "To the one whose gate is nearer to you."

 

33.        Every good deed is considered as a Sadaqa

Hadith 8.50        Narrated by Jabir bin Abdullah (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "Enjoining all that is good is a Sadaqa."

 Hadith 8.51        Narrated by Abu Musa Al Ashari (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "On every Muslim there is enjoined (a compulsory) Sadaqa (alms)." They (the people) said, "If one has nothing?"He said, "He should work with his hands so that he may benefit himself and give in charity." They said, "If he cannot work or does not work?" He said, "Then he should help the oppressed unhappy person (by word or action or both)." They said, "If he does not do it?" He said, "Then he should enjoin what is good (or said what is reasonable)." They said, "If he does not do that?" He said, "Then he should refrain from doing evil, for that will be considered for Him as a Sadaqa (charity)."

34.        Pleasant friendly speech

Hadith 8.52        Narrated by Adi bin Hatim (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) mentioned the (Hell) Fire and sought refuge (with Allah) from it, and turned his face to the other side. He mentioned the (Hell) Fire again and took refuge (with Allah) from it and turned his face to the other side. (Shu'ba, the sub-narrator, said, "I have no doubt -that the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) repeated it twice.") The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) then said, "(O people!) Save yourselves from the (Hell) Fire even if with one half of a date fruit (given in charity), and if this is not available, then (save yourselves) by saying a good pleasant friendly word."

 35.        Being kind and lenient in all matters

Hadith 8.53        Narrated by Aisha (Radhiallah hu Taala anhaa)

(the wife of the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam)) A group of Jews entered upon the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) and said, "As-Samu-Alaikum." (i.e. death be upon you). I understood it and said, "Wa-Alaikum As-Samu wal-la'n (death and the curse of Allah be upon you)." Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said "Be calm, O 'Aisha! Allah loves that one should be kind and lenient in all matters." I said, "O Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam)! Haven't you heard what they (the Jews) have said?" Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said "I have (already) said (to them) "And upon you!"

 

Hadith 8.54        Narrated by Anas bin Malik (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

A bedouin urinated in the mosque and the people ran to (beat) him. Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "Do not interrupt his urination (i.e. let him finish)." Then the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) asked for a tumbler of water and poured the water over the place of urine.

36.        Co-operation between believers

Hadith 8.55        Narrated by Abu Musa  (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "A believer to another believer is like a building whose different parts enforce each other." The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) then clasped his hands with the fingers interlaced. (At that time) the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) was sitting and a man came and begged or asked for something. The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) faced us and said, "Help and recommend him and you will receive the reward for it, and Allah will bring about what He will through His Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam)'s tongue."

37.        'Whoever intercedes for a good cause'

Hadith 8.56A     Narrated by Abu Musa (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

Whenever a beggar or a person in need came to the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam), the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) would say "Help and recommend him and you will receive the reward for it, and Allah will bring about what he will through His Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam)'s tongue."

 38.        The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam)'s conversation

Hadith 8.56B     Narrated by Masruq (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

Abdullah bin 'Amr mentioned Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) saying that he was neither a Fahish nor a Mutafahish. Abdullah bin 'Amr added, "Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, 'The best among you are those who have the best manners and character.' "

39.        Good character and generosity

Hadith 8.59B     Narrated by Anas  (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) was the best among the people (both in shape and character) and was the most generous of them, and was the bravest of them. Once, during the night, the people of Medina got afraid (of a sound). So the people went towards that sound, but the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) having gone to that sound before them, met them while he was saying, "Don't be afraid, don't be afraid." (At that time) he was riding a horse belonging to Abu Talha and it was naked without a saddle, and he was carrying a sword slung at his neck. The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "I found it (the horse) like a sea, or, it is the sea indeed."

Hadith 8.60        Narrated by Jabir

Never was the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) asked for a thing to be given for which his answer was "No."

 Hadith 8.61        Narrated by Masruq (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

We were sitting with 'Abdullah bin 'Amr who was narrating to us (Hadith). He said, "Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) was neither a Fahish nor a Mutafahhish, and he used to say, 'The best among you are the best in character (having good manners).' "

Hadith 8.62        Narrated by Abu Hazim (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

Sahl bin Sa'd said that a woman brought a Burda (sheet) to the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam). Sahl asked the people, "Do you know what is a Burda?" The people replied, "It is a 'Shamla', a sheet with a fringe." That woman said, "O Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam)! I have brought it so that you may wear it." So the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) took it because he was in need of it and wore it. A man among his companions, seeing him wearing it, said, "O Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam)! Please give it to me to wear." The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "Yes," (and gave him that sheet). When the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) left, the man was blamed by his companions who said, "It was not nice on your part to ask the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) for it while you know that he took it because he was in need of it, and you also know that he (the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam)) never turns down anybody's request that he might be asked for." That man said, "I just wanted to have its blessings as the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) had put it on, so I hoped that I might be shrouded in it."

39.        Good character and generosity

Hadith 8.59B     Narrated by Anas  (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) was the best among the people (both in shape and character) and was the most generous of them, and was the bravest of them. Once, during the night, the people of Medina got afraid (of a sound). So the people went towards that sound, but the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) having gone to that sound before them, met them while he was saying, "Don't be afraid, don't be afraid." (At that time) he was riding a horse belonging to Abu Talha and it was naked without a saddle, and he was carrying a sword slung at his neck. The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "I found it (the horse) like a sea, or, it is the sea indeed."

Hadith 8.60        Narrated by Jabir

Never was the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) asked for a thing to be given for which his answer was "No."

 Hadith 8.61        Narrated by Masruq (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

We were sitting with 'Abdullah bin 'Amr who was narrating to us (Hadith). He said, "Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) was neither a Fahish nor a Mutafahhish, and he used to say, 'The best among you are the best in character (having good manners).' "

 Hadith 8.62        Narrated by Abu Hazim (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

Sahl bin Sa'd said that a woman brought a Burda (sheet) to the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam). Sahl asked the people, "Do you know what is a Burda?" The people replied, "It is a 'Shamla', a sheet with a fringe." That woman said, "O Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam)! I have brought it so that you may wear it." So the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) took it because he was in need of it and wore it. A man among his companions, seeing him wearing it, said, "O Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam)! Please give it to me to wear." The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "Yes," (and gave him that sheet). When the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) left, the man was blamed by his companions who said, "It was not nice on your part to ask the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) for it while you know that he took it because he was in need of it, and you also know that he (the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam)) never turns down anybody's request that he might be asked for." That man said, "I just wanted to have its blessings as the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) had put it on, so I hoped that I might be shrouded in it."

 

 

Part 20 ????????????Hadith  63-  67

43.        'let not some men among you mock at others'

Hadith 8.68        Narrated by Abdullah bin Zama  (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) forbade laughing at a person who passes wind, and said, "How does anyone of you beat his wife as he beats the stallion camel and then he may embrace (sleep with) her?" And Hisham said, "As he beats his slave."

Hadith 8.69        Narrated by Ibn Umar (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said at Mina, "Do you know what day is today?" They (the people) replied, "Allah and His Apostle know better," He said "Today is 10th of Dhul-Hijja, the sacred (forbidden) day. Do you know what town is this town?" They (the people) replied, "Allah and His Apostle know better." He said, "This is the (forbidden) Sacred town (Mecca a sanctuary)." And do you know which month is this month?" They (the People) replied, "Allah and His Apostle know better." He said, ''This is the Sacred (forbidden) month ." He added, "Allah has made your blood, your properties and your honor Sacred to one another (i.e. Muslims) like the sanctity of this day of yours in this month of yours, in this town of yours." (See Hadith No. 797, Vol. 2.)

 44.        Calling bad names and cursing

Hadith 8.70        Narrated by Abdullah (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "Abusing a Muslim is Fusuq (i.e., an evil-doing), and killing him is Kufr (disbelief)."

 Hadith 8.71        Narrated by Abu Dhar (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

That he heard the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) saying, "If somebody accuses another of Fusuq (by calling him 'Fasiq' i.e. a wicked person) or accuses him of Kufr, such an accusation will revert to him (i.e. the accuser) if his companion (the accused) is innocent."

43.        'let not some men among you mock at others'

 

Hadith 8.72        Narrated by Anas (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) was neither a Fahish (one who had a bad tongue) nor a Sabbaba (one who abuses others) and he used to say while admonishing somebody, "What is wrong with him? May dust be on his forehead!"

 Hadith 8.73        Narrated by Thabit bin Ad Dahhak (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

(who was one of the companions who gave the pledge of allegiance to the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) underneath the tree (Al-Hudaibiya)) Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "Whoever swears by a religion other than Islam (i.e. if somebody swears by saying that he is a non-Muslim e.g., a Jew or a Christian, etc.) in case he is telling a lie, he is really so if his oath is false, and a person is not bound to fulfill a vow about a thing which he does not possess. And if somebody commits suicide with anything in this world, he will be tortured with that very thing on the Day of Resurrection. And if somebody curses a believer, then his sin will be as if he murdered him. And whoever accuses a believer of Kufr (disbelief), then it is as if he killed him."

 Hadith 8.74        Narrated by Sulaiman bin Surad (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

A man from the companions of the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "Two men abused each other in front of the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) and one of them became angry and his anger became so intense that his face became swollen and changed. The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "I know a word the saying of which will cause him to relax if he does say it." Then a man went to him and informed him of the statement of the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) and said, "Seek refuge with Allah from Satan." On that, angry man said, 'Do you find anything wrong with me? Am I insane? Go away!"

Hadith 8.75        Narrated by Ubada bin As Samit  (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) went out to inform the people about the (date of the Night of decree (Al-Qadr). There happened a quarrel between two Muslim men. The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "I came out to inform you about the Night of Al-Qadr, but as so-and-so and so-and-so quarrelled, so the news about it had been taken away; and may be it was better for you. So look for it in the ninth, the seventh, or the fifth (of the last ten days of Ramadan)."

44.        Calling bad names and cursing

Hadith 8.76        Narrated by Marur  (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

I saw Abu Dhar wearing a Burd (garment) and his slave too was wearing a Burd, so I said (to Abu Dhar), "If you take this (Burda of your slave) and wear it (along with yours), you will have a nice suit (costume) and you may give him another garment." Abu Dhar said, "There was a quarrel between me and another man whose mother was a non-Arab and I called her bad names. The man mentioned (complained about) me to the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam). The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "Did you abuse so-and-so?" I said, "Yes" He said, "Did you call his mother bad names?" I said, "Yes". He said, "You still have the traits of (the Pre-Islamic period of) ignorance." I said. "(Do I still have ignorance) even now in my old age?" He said, "Yes, they (slaves or servants) are your brothers, and Allah has put them under your command. So the one under whose hand Allah has put his brother, should feed him of what he eats, and give him dresses of what he wears, and should not ask him to do a thing beyond his capacity. And if at all he asks him to do a hard task, he should help him therein."

 45.        Calling descriptive names

Hadith 8.77        Narrated by Abu Huraira (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) led us in the Zuhr prayer, offering only two Rakat and then (finished it) with Taslim, and went to a piece of wood in front of the mosque and put his hand over it. Abu Bakr and 'Umar were also present among the people on that day but dared not talk to him (about his unfinished prayer). And the hasty people went away, wondering. "Has the prayer been shortened?" Among the people there was a man whom the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) used to call Dhul-Yadain (the long-armed). He said, "O Allah's Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam)! Have you forgotten or has the prayer been shortened?" The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "Neither have I forgotten, nor has it been shortened." They (the people) said, "Surely, you have forgotten, O Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam)!" The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, -Dhul-Yadain has told the truth." So the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) got up and offered other two Rakat and finished his prayer with Taslim. Then he said Takbir, performed a prostration of ordinary duration or longer, then he raised his head and said Takbir and performed another prostration of ordinary duration or longer and then raised his head and said Takbir (i.e. he performed the two prostrations of Sahu, i.e., forgetfulness)."

 46.        'Nor speak ill of each other behind their backs'

Hadith 8.78        Narrated by Ibn Abbas (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) passed by two graves and said, "Both of them (persons in the grave) are being tortured, and they are not being tortured for a major sin. This one used not to save himself from being soiled with his urine, and the other used to go about with calumnies (among the people to rouse hostilities, e.g., one goes to a person and tells him that so-and-so says about him such-and-such evil things). The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) then asked for a green leaf of a date-palm tree, split it into two pieces and planted one on each grave and said, "It is hoped that their punishment may be abated till those two pieces of the leaf get dried." (See Hadith No 215, Vol 1).

47.        "The best family among the Ansar"

Hadith 8.79        Narrated by Abu Usaid As Saidi (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "The best family among the Ansar is the Banu An-Najjar. "

 48.        Wicked and suspicious people

Hadith 8.80        Narrated by Aisha (Radhiallah hu Taala anhaa)

A man asked permission to enter upon Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam). The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "Admit him. What an evil brother of his people or a son of his people." But when the man entered, the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) spoke to him in a very polite manner. (And when that person left) I said, "O Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam)! You had said what you had said, yet you spoke to him in a very polite manner?" The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "O 'Aisha! The worst people are those whom the people desert or leave in order to save themselves from their dirty language or from their transgression."

 49.        Creating hostility between people

Hadith 8.81        Narrated by Ibn Abbas (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

Once the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) went through the graveyards of Medina and heard the voices of two humans who were being tortured in their graves. The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "They are being punished, but they are not being punished because of a major sin, yet their sins are great. One of them used not to save himself from (being soiled with) the urine, and the other used to go about with calumnies (Namima)." Then the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) asked for a green palm tree leaf and split it into two pieces and placed one piece on each grave, saying, "I hope that their punishment may be abated as long as these pieces of the leaf are not dried."

 50.        'A slanderer going about'

Hadith 8.82        Narrated by Hudhaifa (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

I heard the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) saying, "A Qattat will not enter Paradise."

 

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