Hadith ~ Even if he dies in his bed

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Narrated Sahl ibn Haneef (may Allah be pleased with him): ‘The Prophet (May Allah exalt his mention and protect him from imperfection) said: “He that asked for martyrdom sincerely from his heart, Allah will grant him the martyrs’ rank, even if he dies in his bed.” (At-Termizi)

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Hadith ~ Allah builds a house in Paradise for him

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Narrated Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) ‘The Messenger of Allah (May Allah exalt his mention and protect him from imperfection) said: “He that performed twelve voluntary raka’as persistently, Allah builds a house in Paradise for him. Four raka’as before Zohr prayer and two raka’as after it, two raka’as after Maghrib prayer, two raka’as after Isha prayer, and two raka’as before Fajr prayer.'”

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Hadith ~ River at the door

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Narrated by Abu-Huraira: ‘The Messenger of Allah (SAWS) said: “If there was a river at the door of one of you in which he bathes five times a day, would you see any impurity on him?” They said: “No. There would be no trace of impurity on him.” The Prophet (SAWS) said: “This is the same as the five prayers, that Allah expiates the sins therewith.” (At-Termizi)

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Hadith ~ Whoever can guarantee

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Narrated Sahl ibn Saad (may Allah be pleased with him): ‘Allah’s Messenger (May Allah exalt his mention and protect him from imperfection) said: “Whoever can guarantee (the chastity of) what is between his two jawbones (i.e. his mouth and tongue) and what is between his two legs (i.e. his private parts), I guarantee Paradise for him.” (Bukhari)

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Hadith ~ People will not sit in an assembly

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Narrated Abu-Horaira (may Allah be pleased with him): ‘Allah’s Messenger (May Allah exalt his mention and protect him from imperfection) said: “People will not sit in an assembly in which they remember Allah without the angels surrounding them, mercy covering them, and Allah mentionning them among those who are with Him.”‘ (Muslim)

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Hadith ~ Losers on the Day of Judgment

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Narrated Abu-Zarr (may Allah be pleased with him): ‘I came to the Messenger of Allah (SAWS) while he was sitting in the shade of Ka’aba. When he saw me coming, he said: “They are the losers on the Day of Judgment, by the Lord of Ka’aba.” I said to myself: “What would be wrong with me? There must have been a revelation concerning me.” I said: “Who are these, may my father and mother be sacrificed for you?” The Messenger of Allah (SAWS) said: “They are Al-Aktharoon[1] except the one that does like this.” The Messenger of Allah (SAWS) indicated as if he was scooping with his hands in front of him, on his right, and on his left (meaning except he that gives zakat fearing not poverty). Then he said: “By Him, in Whose hands my soul is, there is no one that dies and leaves camels or cows without paying their zakat, except that they will come on the Day of Judgment as the greatest and as fattest that they could be and they will tread on him with their hooves and butt him with their horns incessantly. Each time the last of them has trodden on him, the first one will tread on him, until Allah judges between the people.'” (At-Termizi)

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Hadith ~ Generosity in the month of Ramadhan

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Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him): ‘Allah’s Messenger (SAWS) was the most generous of all the people and he used to reach the peak of generosity in the month of Ramadhan when Gabriel (Peace be upon him) used to meet with him, and Gabriel used to meet him every night of Ramadhan to teach him the Koran. Allah’s Messenger (SAWS) was the most generous person in readiness and haste to do charitable deeds).’ (Bukhari)

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Hadith ~ Take into consideration

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Narrated Amr ibn Awf (may Allah be pleased with him): ‘The Prophet (SAWS) said to Bilal ibn Al-Hareth: “Take into consideration.” Bilal said: “What should I take into consideration Messenger of Allah?” The Prophet (SAWS) said: “Verily, he that revives a Sunna (a practice) of mine that people have neglected after my death, would have its reward and a reward equal to those who acted upon it, without decreasing theirs by aught. And he that innovates an evil practice that Allah and His Messenger (SAWS) do not approve, would have its punishment and a punishment equal to the punishment of those who acted upon it, without decreasing theirs by aught.'” (At-Termizi)

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Hadith ~ Is not from me

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Narrated Anas ibn Malek (may Allah be pleased with him): ‘A group of three men came to the houses of the wives of the Prophet (SAWS) to ask what acts of worship he performs. When they were informed about this, they considered their worship to be insufficient and said: “How far we are from the Prophet (SAWS) and his past and future sins have been forgiven.” Then one of them said: “I will forever offer prayer the whole night through.” The other said: “I will observe fasting for a whole year and I will not break my fasting.” The third said: “I will keep away from women and will never marry.” Allah’s Messenger (SAWS) came to them and said: “Are you the people who said such and such? By Allah, I am more submissive to Allah and more afraid of Him than you. Yet I observe fasting and break fasting. I offer prayer and I also sleep, and I marry women. So he who does not follow my Sunna (legal ways) in religion is not from me (i.e. he is not one of my followers)” (Bukhari)

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Hadith ~ A man of the rightful dwellers of Paradise

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Narrated Anas (may Allah be pleased with him): ‘Once we were sitting with the Messenger of Allah (SAWS). He said: “There will appear before you a man of the rightful dwellers of Paradise.” Anas said: ‘A man of Al-Ansar appeared before us. He was shaking off water from his beard after performing the ablution carrying his sandals in his left hand. He greeted us.’ The following day, the Messenger of Allah (SAWS) said the same and that man appeared once again. On the third day, the Messenger of Allah (SAWS) said the same and that man appeared once again.’ When the Prophet (SAWS) left, Abdullah ibn Amr ibn Al-Ass followed the man. He said to him; ‘I have had some words with my father and swore not to stay in my house for three nights. Please let me accompany you for the three nights. The man accepted. Abdullah spent three nights with the man. He observed that the man did not perform the night prayer (he performed the obligatory prayer Ishaa but not the voluntary prayers) but whenever he rolled over from side to side while sleeping, he used to glorify Allah. He did not get up except for the Dawn prayer (Fajr). Abdullah said; ‘I did not hear him saying anything but good. After the three nights had passed and I was about to contempt what he had used to do (of the minimal acts of worship), I said to him; ‘O servant of Allah! There was nothing between my father and me, but I have heard the Messenger of Allah (SAWS) saying such and such about you, so, I wanted to see what you do. I did not see you doing much goodness. What has raised you to such a rank?’ The man said; ‘It was only what you have seen. When I went out, the man called me and said; ‘It was only what you have seen. But I do not envy a Muslim for what Allah has given him.’ Abdullah said to him; ‘Nothing made you reach that rank except this. And not all of us are able to do so.’

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Hadith ~ Easy for the tongue

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Narrated by Abu-Horaira (may Allah be pleased with him): ‘The Prophet (May Allah exalt his mention and protect him from imperfection) said: “There are two expressions that are very easy for the tongue to say, but they are very heavy in the balance and are very dear to the Beneficent (Allah), and they are: ‘Subhan Allah Al-Azim’ and ‘Subhan Allah wa Bihamdihi’.” (1) (Bukhari 415, Vol.8)

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Chapiter 225, Page 888, Number 767

Hadith ~ Meet my brothers

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Anas Ibn Malik (may Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (May Allah exalt his mention and protect him from imperfection) said: I wish that I could meet my brothers. The Sahabah asked: Are we not your brothers? He replied: You are my companions, but my brothers are those who will believe in me without having seen me. (Ahmed)

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Hadith ~ The seven great destructive sins

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Narrated Abu-Huraira (may Allah be pleased with him); ‘The Prophet (SAWS) said: “Avoid the seven great destructive sins.” The people enquired; ‘O Allah’s Messenger! What are they?’ The Prophet (SAWS) said: To join others in worship along with Allah, to practise sorcery, to kill the life that Allah has forbidden except for a just cause (according to Islamic law), to eat up usury, to eat up the orphan’s wealth, to show one’s back to the enemy and fleeing from the battlefield at the time of fighting, and to accuse the chaste women, who never even think of anything touching chastity and are good believers.” (Bukhari).

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Hadith ~ The sweetness of faith

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Narrated Anas (may Allah be pleased with him): ‘The Messenger of Allah (SAWS) said: “Whoever possessed these three (qualities) would have the sweetness (delight) of faith. The one to whom Allah and His Messenger (SAWS) become dearer to him than anything else, the one who loves a person and he loves him only for Allah’s sake, and the one who would hate to convert to atheism (unbelief) as he would hate to be thrown into the fire.” (Termizi)

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Hadith ~ The food for two people

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Narrated Abu-Huraira (May Allah be satisfied with him): ‘Allah’s Messenger (May Allah exalt his mention and protect him from imperfection) said: “The food for two people is sufficient for three, and the food for three people is sufficient for four people.'” (Bukhari)

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Hadith ~ Truthfulness

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Narrated Abdullah (May Allah be satisfied with him): ‘The Prophet (May Allah exalt his mention and protect him from imperfection) said: “Truthfulness leads to righteousness. Righteousness leads to Paradise. And a man keeps on telling the truth until he becomes an extremely truthful person. Falsehood leads to wickedness. Wickedness leads to the Hellfire, and a man may keep on telling lies until he is written before Allah as a liar.” (Bukhari)

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Hadith ~ Which deed is the dearest to Allah?

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Narrated by Abdullah ibn Mas’oud (May Allah be satisfied with him): I asked the Prophet (SAWS): “Which deed is the dearest to Allah?” He replied: “To offer the prayers at their early stated fixed times.” I asked: “What is the next (in goodness)?” He replied: “To be good and dutiful to your parents.” I again asked: “What is the next (in goodness)?” He replied: “To participate in Jihad (fighting for Allah’s cause).” Abdullah added: ‘These were told by Allah’s Messenger (SAWS) and if I had asked more, he would have told me more.’ (Bukhari)

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Hadith ~ Until I love him

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Narrated Abu-Huraira (May Allah be satisfied with him): Allah’s Messenger (May Allah exalt his mention and protect him from imperfection) said: “Allah said: ‘I will declare war against him who shows hostility to a pious worshipper of Mine. And the most beloved things with which My slave draws near to Me, is what I have enjoined upon him; and My slave keeps on coming closer to Me through performing the optional acts of worship (besides what is obligatory) until I love him. When I love him, I become the sense of hearing with which he hears, the sense of sight with which he sees, the hand with which he grips, and his leg with which he walks; and if he asks Me for anything I will give it to him, and if he asks for My protection (Refuge) I will protect him (take him in My Protection), and I do not hesitate to do anything as I hesitate to take the soul of the believer, for he hates death, and I hate to disappoint him.'” (Bukhari)

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Hadith ~ Afflicts him with trials

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Narrated Abu-Huraira (May Allah be satisfied with him): ‘Allah’s Messenger (May Allah exalt his mention and protect him from imperfection) said: “If Allah wants to do good to somebody, He afflicts him with trials.” (Bukhari)

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Hadith ~ If anyone testifies

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Narrated Obada (May Allah be satisfied with him): ‘The Prophet (May Allah exalt his mention and protect him from imperfection) said, “If anyone testifies: ‘La illaha illa Allah (None has the right to be worshipped except Allah) Who has no partners, and that Muhammad is His slave and His Messenger, and that Jesus is Allah’s servant and His Messenger and His Word (Be! And he was) which He bestowed on Mary and a Spirit created by Him, and that Paradise is the truth, and Hell is the truth,’ Allah will admit him into Paradise no matter what deeds he had done, even if those deeds were few.” (Bukhari)

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Hadith ~ I am with him if he remembers Me

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Narrated Abu-Huraira (May Allah be satisfied with him): ‘Allah’ Messenger (May Allah exalt his mention and protect him from imperfection) said: “Allah says: ‘I am just as My slave thinks of Me, (I am Able to do for him what he thinks I can do for him) and I am with him if he remembers Me. If he remembers Me in himself, I too remember him in Myself, and if he remembers Me in a group of people I remember him in a group that is better than his, and if he comes one span nearer to Me I go one cubit nearer to him, and if he comes one cubit nearer to Me I go a distance of two outstretched arms nearer to him, and if he comes to Me walking I go to him running.’ (Bukhari)

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Hadith ~ Every day two angels

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Narrated by Abu-Huraira (May Allah be satisfied with him): ‘The Prophet (May Allah exalt his mention and protect him from imperfection) said: “Every day two angels come down from Heaven and one of them prays: “O Allah! Compensate every person who spends in Your Cause.” The other (angel) prays: “O Allah! Spoil the properties of every miser.” (Bukhari)

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Chapiter 58, Page 413, Number 244