Sunnah The way of living

Sunnah The way of living

The Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه و سلم)

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Poisonous Male Snake

Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said, "Whoever is made wealthy by Allah and does not pay the Zakat of his wealth, then on the Day of Resurrection his wealth will be made like a baldheaded poisonous male snake with two black spots over the eyes. The snake will encircle his neck and bite his cheeks and say, 'I am your wealth, I am your treasure.' " Then the Prophet (ﷺ) recited the holy verses:-- 'Let not those who withhold . . .' (to the end of the verse). (3.180).

Sahih al-Bukhari 1403


Narrated Ibn `Abbas:

(The Prophet (ﷺ) said), "Healing is in three things: A gulp of honey, cupping, and branding with fire (cauterizing)." But I forbid my followers to use (cauterization) branding with fire."

Reference: Sahih al-Bukhari 5680


The Tasbih, At the Beginning of The Day and When Going to Sleep,
**These 4 phrases (three times) are heavier on scale than an entire morning of dhikr**

Juwairiya RA reported that Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) came out from (her apartment) in the morning as she was busy in observing her dawn prayer in her place of worship. He came back in the forenoon and she was still sitting there. He (the Holy Prophet) said to her:
You have been in the same seat since I left you. She said: Yes. Thereupon Allah's Apostle (ﷺ) said: I recited four words three times after I left you and if these are to be weighed against what you have recited since morning these would outweigh them and (these words) are:" Hallowed be Allah and praise is due to Him according to the number of His creation and according to the pleasure of His Self and according to the weight of His Throne and according to the ink (used in recording) words (for His Praise)."

Subhan Allah adada khalqihi - سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ عَدَدَ خَلْقِهِ
subhan Allah rida nafsihi- سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ رِضَا نَفْسِهِ
Subhan Allah zinata 'arshihi- سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ زِنَةَ عَرْشِهِ
Subhan Allah midada Kalamatihi- سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ مِدَادَ كَلِمَاتِهِ

Reference: Sahih Muslim 2726 a
In-book reference: Book 48, Hadith 106
USC-MSA web (English) reference: Book 35, Hadith 6575


ĀL ʿIMRĀN ( آل عمران ) VERSE 17

لصّابِرينَ وَالصّادِقينَ وَالقانِتينَ وَالمُنفِقينَ وَالمُستَغفِرينَ بِالأَسحارِ

aṣ-ṣābirīna wa-ṣ-ṣādiqīna wa-l-qānitīna wa-l-munfiqīna wa-l-mustaghfirīna bi-l-ʾasḥāri

Patient and truthful, obedient and charitable, and pleading [Allah’s] forgiveness at dawns.


Narrated `Adi bin Hatim heard the Prophet (ﷺ) saying:

"Save yourself from Hell-fire even by giving half a date-fruit in charity."

Reference : Sahih al-Bukhari 1417
In-book reference : Book 24, Hadith 21
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Vol. 2, Book 24, Hadith 498


Narrated Abu Mas`ud Al-Ansari:

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "When a Muslim spends something on his family intending to receive Allah's reward it is regarded as Sadaqa for him."

Reference : Sahih al-Bukhari 5351
In-book reference : Book 69, Hadith 1
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Vol. 7, Book 64, Hadith 263


Narrated `Aisha (RA):

Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said, "When a woman gives in charity some of the foodstuff (which she has in her house) without spoiling it, she will receive the reward for what she has spent, and her husband will receive the reward because of his earning, and the storekeeper will also have a reward similar to it. The reward of one will not decrease the reward of the others .
Reference : Sahih al-Bukhari 1425
In-book reference : Book 24, Hadith 29
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Vol. 2, Book 24, Hadith 506 (deprecated numbering scheme)


Ibn 'Abbas said, "There are 360 joints and each of them owes sadaqa every single day. Every good word is sadaqa. A man's helping his brother is sadaqa. A drink of water which he gives is sadaqa. Removing something harmful from the road is sadaqa."

Grade: Sahih (Al-Albani)
Reference: Al-Adab Al-Mufrad 422
In-book reference: Book 24, Hadith 4
English translation: Book 24, Hadith 422


Abu Al-Darda' said:
I heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) say: When a Muslim supplicates for his absent brother the angels say: Amin, and may you receive the like.

Grade : Sahih (Al-Albani)
Reference : Sunan Abi Dawud 1534
In-book reference : Book 8, Hadith 119
English translation : Book 8, Hadith 1529

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The Virtue Of Tahlil (Saying La Ilaha Ill-Allah), Tasbih (Saying Subhan Allah) And (Du'a) Supplication
It was narrated from Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) that
the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ)said: "Whoever says: 'La ilâha illâllâhu wahdahu lâ sharika lahu, lahul- mulku wa lahul-hamdu, wa huwa 'ala kulli shay'in qadir (None has the right to be worshipped but Allah alone with no partner or associate, His is the dominion, to Him is praise and He has power over all things)' one hundred times in a day, it will be the equivalent of his freeing one hundred slaves, and one hundred good deeds will be recorded for him, and one hundred bad deeds will be erased for him, and it will be a protection for him against the Shaitân all day until evening comes, and no one will do anything better than what he has done except one who does more than that.
And whoever says: 'Subhân Allahi wa bihamdihi (Glory and praise is to Allah)' one hundred times in a day, his sins will be erased, even if they are like the foam of the sea."
Sahih Muslim 2691 In-book reference: Vol 07, Hadith 6842
In-book reference: Book 48, Hadith 38
USC-MSA web (English) reference: Book 35, Hadith 6508

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'Abdullah bin Khubaib (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said to me, "Recite Surat Al-Ikhlas and Al- Mu'awwidhatain (Surat Al-Falaq and Surat An-Nas) three times at dawn and dusk. It will suffice you in all respects."

[Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidhi].

Riyad as-Salihin » The Book of the Remembrance of Allah

Book 16, Hadith 49

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Chapter: The Tasbih At The Beginning Of The Day And When Going To Sleep

It is reported on the authority of Ali (RA) that Fatima (RA) had corns in her hand because of working at the hand-mill. There had fallen to the lot of Allah's Apostle (ﷺ) some prisoners of war. She (Fatima RA) came to the Prophet (ﷺ) but she did not find him (in the house). She met A'isha (RA) and informed her (about her hardship). When Allah's Apostle (ﷺ) came, she (A'isha RA) informed him about the visit of Fatima (RA). Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) came to them (Fatima RA and her family).
They had gone to their beds. 'Ali (RA) further (reported):

We tried to stand up (as a mark of respect) but Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said: Keep to your beds, and he sat amongst us and I felt the coldness of his feet upon my chest. He then said: May I not direct you to something better than what you have asked for? When you go to your bed, you should recite Takbir (Allah-o-Akbar) thirty-four times and Tasbih (Subhan Allah) thirty-three times and Tahmid (al-Hamdu li-Allah) thirty-three times, and that is better than the servant for you.

Sahih Muslim 2727 a
In-book reference : Book 48, Hadith 108

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It was narrated that 'Umar bin Al-Khattab (May Allah be pleased with him) said:
"The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: 'Whoever performs Wudu' and does it well, then says: "Ashhadu an la ilaha ill-Allah was ashhadu anna Muhammadan 'abduhu wa rasuluh (I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and I bear witness that Muhammad is his slave and Messenger)," eight gates of Paradise will be opened for him, and he may enter through whichever one he wishes.'"

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Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, "There are two statements that are light for the tongue to remember, heavy in the Scales and are dear to the Merciful: 'Subhan-Allahi wa bihamdihi, Subhan-Allahil-Azim [Glory be to Allah and His is the praise, (and) Allah, the Greatest is free from imperfection]'."
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

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Sahl bin Mu'ädh bin Anas Al-Juhani narrated from his father, that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ)said: "Whoever leaves (valuable)
dress out of humility to Allah while he is able to (afford it), Allah will call him before the heads ofncreation on the Day of Judgement so that he can chose whichever Hulal of faith he wishes to wear."
Jami` at-Tirmidhi Vol 4 Hadith 2481

This Hadith is Hasan and the meaning of his saying: "Ijulal of
faith" is the garments of Paradise which are given to the people of
Allah loves the act of a Muslim who, though well-to-do and rich, avoids wearing ostentatious garments out of modesty. However, not to wear fine garments because of the fear that those who, thinking him to be rich, would beg money from him, or wearing shabby clothes in order to impress the people with one's piety and abstinence is plain hypocrisy unbecoming of a true believer.

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Chapter: Weeping out of fear of Allah
Narrated Abu Huraira RA:
The Prophet (ﷺ) said Allah will give shade to seven (types of people) under His Shade (on the Day of Resurrection). (one of them will be) a person who remembers Allah and his eyes are then flooded with tears.
Reference : Sahih al-Bukhari 6479
In-book reference : Book 81, Hadith 68
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Vol. 8, Book 76, Hadith 486
(deprecated numbering scheme)

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Chapter: What Has Been Related About Truthfulness And Falsehood
Aishah (May Allah be Pleased with her) narrated:
"There was no behavior more hated to the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) than lying. A man would lie in narrating something in the presence of the Prophet (ﷺ), and he would not be content until he knew that he had repented."

Lying is so abhorrent and detestable a trait in a man's character that an honorable man feels outrage and disgust against the person practicing it so intensely that he even begins to dislike and detest his company.

Grade : Hasan (Darussalam)
Reference : Jami` at-Tirmidhi 1973
In-book reference : Book 27, Hadith 79
English translation : Vol. 4, Book 1, Hadith 1973

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Chapter: A man should not abuse his parents
Narrated `Abdullah bin `Amr:
Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said. "It is one of the greatest sins that a man should curse his parents." It was asked (by the people), "O Allah's Messenger (ﷺ)! How does a man curse his parents?" The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "'The man abuses the father of another man and the latter abuses the father of the former and abuses his mother."

Reference : Sahih al-Bukhari 5973
In-book reference : Book 78, Hadith 4
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Vol. 8, Book 73, Hadith 4
(deprecated numbering scheme)

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Self-pride or arrogance

'Amr bin Shu'aib narrated from his father, from his grandfather from the Prophet (s.a.w) who said:

"The proud will be gathered on the Day of Judgement resembling tiny particles in the image of men. They will be covered with humiliation everywhere, they will be dragged into a prison in Hell called Bulas, submerged in the Fire of Fires, drinking the drippings of the people of the Fire, filled with derangement."

Jami` at- Tirmidhi
Grade : Hasan (Darussalam)
English reference : Vol. 4, Book 11, Hadith 2492
Arabic reference : Book 37, Hadith 2680

Comments By scholars:
Self-pride or arrogance in men is such an abhorrent trait to Allah that Persons tainted with it shall be gathered on the Day of Judgment in forms as Small as ants in the image of men to be trampled under feet. They shall then Be fed the drippings of human wounds with a stench of rotten mud that shall Play havoc with their body systems and stomach.

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Narrated Anas(May Allah be pleased with him):
The most frequent invocation of The Prophet (ﷺ) was: "O Allah! Give to us in the world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good, and save us from the torment of the Fire." (2.201)

Reference : Sahih al-Bukhari 6389
In-book reference : Book 80, Hadith 84
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Vol. 8, Book 75, Hadith 398

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Treasures of Paradise
It was narrated that Hazim bin Harmalah (may Allah be pleased with him) said:
"I passed by the Prophet (ﷺ) and he said to me:
'O Hazim, say often: "La hawla wa la quwwata illa billah (there is no power and no strength except with Allah)," for it is one of the treasures of Paradise.'"
Grade : Hasan (Darussalam)
Reference : Sunan Ibn Majah 3826
In-book reference : Book 33, Hadith 171
English translation : Vol. 5, Book 33, Hadith 3826

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Chapter: A believer should conceal what sins he may commit

Narrated Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with him):
I heard Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) saying. "All the sins of my followers will be forgiven except those of the Mujahirin (those who commit a sin openly or disclose their sins to the people). An example of such disclosure is that a person commits a sin at night and though Allah screens it from the public, then he comes in the morning, and says, 'O so-and-so, I did such-and-such (evil) deed yesterday,' though he spent his night screened by his Lord (none knowing about his sin) and in the morning he removes Allah's screen from himself."
Reference: Sahih al-Bukhari 6069
In-book reference : Book 78, Hadith 99
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Vol. 8, Book 73, Hadith 95

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Thawban, the freed slave of Allah's Messenger (ﷺ), narrated that:
Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said: "When Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) wanted to turn from his Salat, he would seek forgiveness from Allah three times, then say: (Allahumma Antas-Salam, wa minkas-salam, tabarakta ya dhal-jalali wal-Ikram) 'O Allah! You are the One free of defects and perfection is from You. Blessed are You, O Possesor of Majesty and Honor.'"
" اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ السَّلاَمُ وَمِنْكَ السَّلاَمُ تَبَارَكْتَ يَا ذَا الْجَلاَلِ وَالإِكْرَامِ "
Jami` at-Tirmidhi 300

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Patience at the time of calamity

It was narrated from Anas bin Malik that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:
“The greatest reward comes with the greatest trial. When Allah loves a people He tests them. Whoever accepts that wins His pleasure but whoever is discontent with that earns His wrath.”

Grade : Hasan (Darussalam)
Reference : Sunan Ibn Majah 4031
In-book reference : Book 36, Hadith 106
English translation : Vol. 5, Book 36, Hadith 4031

Examination is beneficial for a slave. So, he has to be content with the decree of Allah and should make all his efforts within the boundaries of the Shari'ah. If a slave expresses his displeasure on a trial that befalls on him, he will not avail any benefit as the trial will end at its fixed time, but the slave Loses his reward and displeases his Lord.

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Narrated Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri (may Allah be pleased with him):
The Prophet (ﷺ) said to his companions, "Is it difficult for any of you to recite one third of the Qur'an in one night?" This suggestion was difficult for them so they said, "Who among us has the power to do so, O Allah's Messenger (ﷺ)?" Allah Apostle replied: " Allah (the) One, the Self-Sufficient Master Whom all creatures need.' (Surat Al-Ikhlas 112.1--to the End) is equal to one third of the Qur'an."
Reference : Sahih al-Bukhari 5015
In-book reference : Book 66, Hadith 37
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Vol. 6, Book 61, Hadith 534
(deprecated numbering scheme)

Abu Darda' (may Allah be pleased with him) reported Allah's Apostle (ﷺ) as saying:
Is any one of you incapable of reciting a third of the Qur'an in a night? They (the Companions) asked: How could one recite a third of the Qur'an (in a night)? Upon this he (the Holy Prophet) said: "'Say: He is Allah, One' (Qur'an. cxii) is equivalent to a third of the Qur'an."
Reference : Sahih Muslim 811 a
In-book reference : Book 6, Hadith 314
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Book 4, Hadith 1769

Narrated Abu Ayyub (may Allah be pleased with him) :
that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: "Would one of you like to recite a third of the Qur'an during a night? Whoever recited: Allaahu Al-Wahid As-Samad then he has recited a third of the Qur'an."

Commentsfrom the scholars:Ihshudu means: be together, gather the household people too. For thepurpose of creating an interest amongst the people, the Prophet (ﷺ) did not tell them straightway that he was going to read Surat Al-Ikhlas and it was equal to one third of the Qur'an.

Jami at Tirmidhi Grade : Sahih (Darussalam) English reference : Vol. 5, Book 42, Hadith 2896Arabic reference : Book 45, Hadith 3141

It was narrated that Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) said that the Messenger of Allah(ﷺ) said:
"Qul Huwa Allahu ahad [Say: He is Allah, (the) One] is equivalent to one third of the Quran."

Comments from scholars
a. Reward of recitation of Al-Ikhlas is equal to the recitation of one third of
the Qur'an.
b. The reason of this greatness IS that it covers the subject of Monotheism.
c. Allah loves monotheism most and hates polytheism most.

Grade : Sahih (Darussalam)
Reference : Sunan Ibn Majah 3787
In-book reference : Book 33, Hadith 132
English translation : Vol. 5, Book 33, Hadith 3787

Nevertheless, the people of knowledge state that getting the reward mentioned does not serve instead of reading the whole Qur'an. Reading Surah al-Ikhlas repeatedly does not serve instead of reading Al-Fatihah (the opening chapter) in prayer, and reading it 3 times does not serve instead of reading the whole Qur'an for the one who vowed to read the whole Qur'an.
We also remind the questioner that the guidance of our righteous predecessors is that they were not keen on reading Surah Al-Ikhlas 3 times rather they were keen on reading the whole Qur'an.
Allah knows best.

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Least tormented of the inhabitants of the Fire

Abu Sa'id al-Khudri(may Allah be pleased with him)reported:
Verily, the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: The least tormented of the inhabitants of the Fire would be he who would wear two shoes of Fire and his brain would boil on account of the heat of the shoes.
Reference : Sahih Muslim 211
In-book reference : Book 1, Hadith 422
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Book 1, Hadith 412
(deprecated numbering scheme)

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Etiquette of Eating
Ibn 'Abbas (May Allah be pleased with them) reported:
The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "Blessing descends upon food in its middle, so eat from the sides of the vessel and do not eat from its middle."
[At-Tirmidhi and Abu Dawud].
Riyad as-Salihin reference : Book 3, Hadith 17
Arabic/English book reference : Book 3, Hadith 744

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Narrated Abu Huraira(may Allah be pleased with him):
The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "Allah likes sneezing and dislikes yawning, so if someone sneezes and then praises Allah, then it is obligatory on every Muslim who heard him, to say: May Allah be merciful to you (Yar-hamuka-l-lah). But as regards yawning, it is from Satan, so one must try one's best to stop it, if one says 'Ha' when yawning, Satan will laugh at him."
Sahih al-Bukhari 6223
In-book reference : Book 78, Hadith 247
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Vol. 8, Book 73, Hadith 242

The son of Abu Said al-Khudri (may Allah be pleased with him) reported on the authority of his father that Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said:
When one of you yawns, he should try to restrain it with cue help of his hand since it is the Satan that enters therein.
Sahih Muslim 2995 b
In-book reference : Book 55, Hadith 75
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Book 42, Hadith 7131

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It was narrated from Sahl bin Mu’adh bin Anas Al-Juhani (may Allah be pleased with him), from his father, that the Prophet (ﷺ) said:
“Whoever eats food and said: Al- hamdu lillahil-ladhi at’amani hadha wa razaqanihi min ghayri hawlin minni wa la quwwatin (Praise is to Allah Who has fed me this and provided it for me without any strength or power on my part), - his previous sins will be forgiven.”
" مَنْ أَكَلَ طَعَامًا فَقَالَ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي أَطْعَمَنِي هَذَا وَرَزَقَنِيهِ مِنْ غَيْرِ حَوْلٍ مِنِّي وَلاَ قُوَّةٍ غُفِرَ لَهُ مَا تَقَدَّمَ مِنْ ذَنْبِهِ " .
Sunan Ibn Majah
Grade : Hasan (Darussalam)
English reference : Vol. 4, Book 29, Hadith 3285
Arabic reference : Book 29, Hadith 3410

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The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "He who believes in Allah and the Last Day must either speak good or remain silent."
Riyad as-Salihin
Book 18, Hadith 1
Arabic/English book reference : Book 18, Hadith 1511

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