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Sunday, August 01, 2010

A Most Beautiful Hadith Among All The Beautiful Ahadith

Khalid ibn al Wald (Radi Allahu Ta'ala anhu) narrated the following hadith: 

A Bedouin came one day to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu 'alahi wasallam) and said to him, 

'O, Messenger of Allah! I've come to ask you a few questions about the affairs of this Life and the Hereafter.' 

- 'Ask what you wish' said Rasulullah (sallallahu 'alahi wasallam). 

Q: I'd like to be the most learned of men. 

A: Fear Allah, and you will be the most learned of men. 

Q: I wish to be the richest man in the world. 

A: Be contented, and you will be the richest man in the world. 

Q: I'd like to be the most just man. 

A: Desire for others what you desire for yourself, and you will be the most just of men. 

Q: I want to be the best of men. 

A: Do good to others and you will be the best of men. 

Q: I wish to be the most favored by Allah. 

A: Engage much in Allah's praise, and you will be most favored by Him. 

Q: I'd like to complete my faith. 

A: If you have good manners you will complete your faith 

Q: I wish to be among those who do good. 

A: Adore Allah as if you see Him. If you don 't see Him, He seeth you. In this way you will be among those who do good. 

Q: I wish to be obedient to Allah. 

A: If you observe Allah's commands you will be obedient. 

Q: I'd like to be free from all sins. 

A: Bathe yourself from impurities and you will be free from all sins. 

Q: I'd like to be raised on the Day of Judgement in the light. 

A: Don't wrong yourself or any other creature, and you will be raised on the Day of Judgement in the light. 

Q: I'd like Allah to bestow His mercy on me. 

A: If you have mercy on yourself and others, Allah will grant you mercy on the Day of Judgement. 

Q: I'd like my sins to be very few. 

A: If you seek the forgiveness Allah as much as you can, your sins will be very few. 

Q: I'd like to be the most honorable man. 

A: If you do not complain to any fellow creature, you will be the most honorable of men. 

Q: I'd like to be the strongest of men. 

A: If you put your trust in Allah, you will be the strongest of men. 

Q: I'd like to enlarge my provision. 

A: If you keep yourself pure, Allah will enlarge your provision. 

Q: I'd like to be loved by Allah and His messenger. 

A: If you love what Allah and His messenger love, you will be among their beloved ones. 

Q: I wish to be safe from Allah's wrath on the Day of Judgement. 

A: If you do not loose your temper with any of your fellow creatures, you will be safe from the wrath of Allah on the Day of Judgement. 

Q: I'd like my prayers to be responded. 

A: If you avoid forbidden actions, your prayers will he responded. 

Q: I'd like Allah not to disgrace me on the Day of Judgement. 

A: If you guard your chastity, Allah will not disgrace you on the Day of Judgement. 

Q: I'd like Allah to provide me with a protective covering on the Day of Judgement. 

A: Do not uncover your fellow creatures faults, and Allah will provide you with a covering protection on the Day of Judgement. 

Q: What will save me from sins? 

A: Tears, humility and illness. 

Q: What are the best deeds in the eyes of Allah? 

A: Gentle manners, modesty and patience. 

Q: What are the worst evils in the eyes of Allah? 

A: Hot temper and miserliness. 

Q: What assuages the wrath of Allah in this life and in the Hereafter? 

A: Concealed charity and kindness to relatives. 

Q: What extinguishes hell's fires on the Day of Judgement? 

A: Patience in adversity and misfortunes. 

Related by Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal (Rahmatullah Ta'ala 'alaih)

Quran: verses on riba (usury)

(1) Those who swallow down usury cannot arise except as one whom Shaitan has prostrated by (his) touch does rise. That is because they say, trading is only like usury; and Allah has allowed trading and forbidden usury. To whomsoever then the admonition has come from his Lord, then he desists, he shall have what has already passed, and his affair is in the hands of Allah; and whoever returns (to it)-- these arc the inmates of the fire; they shall abide in it. 
( سورة البقرة , Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #275)
(2) Allah does not bless usury, and He causes charitable deeds to prosper, and Allah does not love any ungrateful sinner. 
( سورة البقرة , Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #276)
(3) O you who believe! Be careful of (your duty to) Allah and relinquish what remains (due) from usury, if you are believers. 
( سورة البقرة , Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #278)
(4) O you who believe! do not devour usury, making it double and redouble, and be careful of (your duty to) Allah, that you may be successful. 
( سورة آل عمران , Aal-e-Imran, Chapter #3, Verse #130)
(5) And their taking usury though indeed they were forbidden it and their devouring the property of people falsely, and We have prepared for the unbelievers from among them a painful chastisement. 
( سورة النساء , An-Nisa, Chapter #4, Verse #161)
(6) And whatever you lay out as usury, so that it may increase in the property of men, it shall not increase with Allah; and whatever you give in charity, desiring Allah's pleasure-- it is these (persons) that shall get manifold. 
( سورة الروم , Ar-Room, Chapter #30, Verse #39)
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