Sunday, August 30, 2015

ECONOMICS - LAWFUL EARNINGS


SAYINGS OF THE MESSENGER 
(SALLALLAAHU-‘ALAYHI-WA-‘AALIHII-WASALLAM)


ECONOMICS
LAWFUL EARNINGS AND KEEPING AWAY FROM THE UNLAWFUL

78.  Sayyidina ‘Abdullah bin Mas’ood (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       To lookout for lawful means of livelihood is a fard (obligatory duty) in addition to other obligatory duties. (Tabarani, Bayhaqi)

79.  Sayyidina Anas bin Maalik (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       It is Wajib (an obligation) for every Muslim to look out for a lawful means of livelihood.(Tabarani, Targheeb)

80.  Sayyidina Ka’b bin ‘Ujrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       If anyone goes out of his house and labours for his young children (to provide them sustenance) then his labour is on the path of Allah. If anyone goes out of his house to labour for his aged parents then his effort is in the cause of Allah. If anyone labours for his own self so that he may keep himself safe (from unlawful earnings) then his effort is for the sake of Allah. However, if anyone strives only to show off and to impress other people then he is on the path of devil. (Tabarani, Bayhaqi)

81.  Sayyidina Jabir (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       O people! Fear Allah and be fair in seeking (livelihood). No one will die until he has received in full his livelihood (apportioned to him). If there is delay in receiving the livelihood then too fear Allah and be fear in your efforts, take the lawful livelihood and shun the unlawful.  (Ibn Majah, Targheeb)

82.  Sayyidina ‘Abdullah bin Mas’ood (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       Even if one of you feels he is experiencing delay in receipt of livelihood, he must not seek it through disobedience of Allah. That is because the favours of Allah and His benevolence can not be had through being disobedient to Him.  (Haakim, Targheeb)

83.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       Sometimes a man arrives after a long journey, his hair messy and countenance untidy. He raises his hands towards the heaven calling out, “Lord, Lord!” Although, his food is unlawfully acquired, his drink unlawful, his clothing unlawful and his growth from unlawful nourishment. How then may his supplication be answered? (Muslim, Tirmizi, Targheeb)

84.  Sayyidina Ka’b bin Maalik (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       If two hungry wolves are allowed among a herd of sheep, they will not cause as much damage as is caused in a man’s life because of greed for wealth, and honour and reputation in the religious field.  (Tirmiai, Targheeb)

85.  Sayyidina Anas bin Maalik (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       If the son of Aadam has two valleys full of wealth and possessions, he will yet crave for a third. Nothing but dust will fill the belly of the son of Aadam. He who repents to Allah, Allah accepts his repentance.  (Bukhari, Muslim)

86.  Sayyidina ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       The world is beautifully fertile and pleasant. He who earns wealth in this world in a lawful manner and spends on proper heads, Allah will reward him and send him to Paradise. He who earns wealth here in an unlawful manner and spends on unjust causes, Allah will send him to the abode of debasement. There are many people who are careless in the wealth of Allah and His Messenger; on the Day of Resurrection, their lot will be the Fire of Hell. Allah has said: “Whenever this Fire would appear to cool down We will intensify it    (Bahaqi, Targheeb)

87.  Sayyidina Abu Bakr Siddiq (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       The body which grows with unlawful nourishment will not go to Heaven.  (Haakim, Targheeb)


88.  Sayyidina ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       If anyone buys a garment for ten dirhams and if anyone of the ten dirhams is unlawfully acquired, as long as he wears that garment, Allah will not accept his prayers. (Ahmad, Targheeb)

89.  Sayyidina ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abbas (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
O Sa’d! Make sure that your sustenance is lawful, your prayers will be granted. By Him in whose Hands is the life of Muhammad, if anyone eats a morsel of unlawful food, Allah does not accept any of his pious deeds for forty days. Then, as for the creature whose flesh is developed from the unlawful then the Fire is more worthy of him. (Tabarani, Targheeb)

90.  Sayyidina Nu’maan bin Basheer (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       The lawful is obvious and the unlawful is obvious and between the two there are certain doubtful things that many people do not distinguish (whether lawful or unlawful). Then, he who keeps away from the doubtful, preserves his religion and his honour but he who goes for the doubtful things, (ultimately) goes for the unlawful just like a shepherd who pastures his flock on the boundaries of a restricted area and whose animals will wander into the restricted area to graze. Remember, every king has such an area (restricted). The pastures of Allah are the things He has forbidden. (Bukhari, Muslim, Mishkat)



Collected from The Book “Sayings of The Prophet” (Peace Be Upon Him), Darul Ishaat, Urdu BazaarKarachi, by Muhammad Sharif

Muslims Religious War – (Al-Jihad)

Muslims Religious War – (Al-Jihad)
70.  Sayyidina ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abbas (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
The fire of Hell will not touch two eyes, one that weeps from fear of Allah and the other that has spent the night as sentry for the sake of Allah. (Tirmizi, Targheeb)
71.  Sayyidina ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
May I not reveal to you a night that is superior to the Laylatal-Qadr (Night of Power)? (it is the night) when someone stands on sentry duty (during Jihad) on a land where there is fear of the enemy and the risk of not being able to return to one’s family. (Haakim, Targheeb)
72.  Sayyidina ‘Ali bin ‘Abu Taalib (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
If anyone contributes towards Jihad in the cause of Allah and himself stays at home then against every dirham that he gives he will get reward for seven hundred dirham. As for him who personally takes part in the jihad at the same time as making a monetary contribution then against every dirham he will get a reward for seven hundred thousand dirhams. Besides, Allah may increase reward of anyone as many times as He chooses. (Ibn Majah, Targheeb)
73.  Sayyidina Zayd bin Khalid al-Juhani (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
If a person equips a Ghazi (a warrior) in the path of Allah he is also a Ghazi. As for him who acts as a representative of the Ghazi and is kind to his family (in his absence) then he too is a Ghazi. (Bukhari, Muslim, Targheeb)
74.  Sayyidina Abu Moosa al-Ash’ari (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
The doors of Paradise are under the shade of swords. (Muslim, Tirmizi, Targheeb)
75.  Sayyidina Anas bin Maalik (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
To go out in the cause of Allah once in the morning or in the evening is better than the world and what it contains. (Bukhari, Muslim, Targheeb)
76.  Sayyidina ‘Imraan bin Haseen (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
Anyone standing in the rows (of Jihad) for the sake of Allah is superior in the sight of Allah to sixty years in worship. (Haakim, Targheeb)
77.  Sayyidina Mu’aaz bin Jabal (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
As for the Muslim who participates in Jihad only so long as it takes for milk to reappear in the udders of a she-camel after it has been milked once, Paradise becomes definite for him. As for him, who suffers an injury in the path of Allah or gets a scratch, on the Day of Resurrection the Mark will appear as large as possible in saffron colour and odour of musk. (Abu Dawood, Tirmizi, Targheeb)

Collected from the Book “SAYINGS OF THE PROPHET(SALLALLAAHU-‘ALAYHI-WA-‘AALIHII-WASALLAM) PUBLISHED BY DARUL ISHAA-‘AT, URDU BAZAR KARACHI, PAKISTAN. BEING PRESENTED by Muhammad Sharif

Saturday, August 29, 2015

FIFTH PILLAR OF ISLAM - HAJJ AND ‘UMRAH

FIFTH PILLAR OF ISLAM - HAJJ AND ‘UMRAH
62.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       When someone performs Hajj and during the performance does not do anything indecent or anything sinful then, he returns so (purified and absolved) of his sins as on the day his mother gave him birth. (Tabarani, Targheeb)
63.  Sayyidina Abdullah bin Mas’ood (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       Perform Hajj and ‘Umrah in succession because they remove poverty and sins as a blacksmith’s bellows remove impurities from iron, gold and silver. As for the Hajj that is accepted, the reward is nothing less than Paradise.   (Tirmizi, Targheeb)


64.  Sayyidina Ibn ‘Abbas (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       Try to discharge the (obligation of) Hajj as early as possible because none of you knows what is going to happen. (Abul Qasim Isbahani, Targheeb)
65.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       Allah points out to the creatures of heaven (the Angels) the people of Arafah (the pilgrims) as a pride creation saying: “Look at My slaves! How disheveled and with unkempt hair they have come to Me.”  (Ahmad, Targheeb)
66.  Sayyidina Abu Umaamah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       He who dies without performing Hajj although he was not stopped from performing it by an obvious helplessness, an oppressive king, or a severe illness then he may die as a Jew if he wishes or as a Christian if he wishes (it is the same with Allah) (Tirmizi, Mishkat)
67.  Sayyidina Abdullah bin ‘Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       If anyone observes the Tawaaf (circumambulation of the House of Allah) and then offers two Raka’at prayer, whatever number of steps he has taken, against each step one of his sins is forgiven, one act of piety is recorded in his Record of Deeds and his rank is elevated by one degree. (Ibn Khazeemah, Targheeb)
68.  Sayyidina Talha bin ‘Ubaydullah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       The devil is not seen more debased, let down, ignominious and angry as on the day of Arafah. The reason being is that he sees on that day the Mercy of Allah descending and the great sins of men being forgiven.  (Maalik, Targheeb)
69.  Sayyidina Abdullah bin ‘Abbas (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       Every day Allah spreads a hundred and twenty portions of His Mercy on the pilgrims of Bayt ul-Haraam (the Sacred House). Sixty of these descend on those who perform the Tawaaf, forty on those who are engaged in prayer and twenty on those who look (at Ka’bah) (Bayhaqi, Targheeb)


Collected from the Book “SAYINGS OF THE PROPHET(SALLALLAAHU-‘ALAYHI-WA-‘AALIHII-WASALLAM) PUBLISHED BY DARUL ISHAA-‘AT, URDU BAZAR KARACHI, PAKISTAN. BEING PRESENTED by Muhammad Sharif

FOURTH PILLAR OF ISLAM - FASTING and EID

FOURTH PILLAR OF ISLAM - FASTING and EID
55.  Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       Allah has said that every deed of the son of Aadam is for himself except fasting which is for Me, and I will give its reward. Fasts are shields (protection from punishment). Thus when any of you is fasting, he must not indulge in obscenity, nor shout; if anyone speaks to him in a vulgar manner or fights with him then he must tell him that he is fasting. By Him in whose Hand is Muhammad’s life, the odour in the mouth of the fasting person is better to Allah than the fragrance of musk. There will be two moments of happiness for the fasting person-one at the time of breaking the fast because of that and the other when he will meet his Lord and he will feel glad because of his fasting. (Bukhari, Targheeb)
56.  Sayyidina Abdullah bin ‘Amr (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       Fasting and the Qur’an will intercede for the worshipper on the Day of Resurrection. Fasts will say, “Lord! I kept him away from eating and sexual desires so accept my intercession for him. “The Qur’an will say, “I kept him from sleeping in the night so accept my intercession or him.” Therefore, the intercession of both of them will be accepted.    (Ahmad, Targheeb)
57.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       There is a Zakaah for everything and the Zakaah of the body is fasting.    (Ibn Ma’ajah, Targheeb)
58.  Sayyidina Maalik bin Huwayrith (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       Jibreel came to me and said that if anyone found the opportunity of the month of Ramadan but could not gain forgiveness for himself then may Allah keep him away from His Mercy. I said; Aameen! (Ibn Majah, Targheeb)
59.  Sayyidina Salmaan Farsee (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       O people! You are about to have the opportunity of a month that is at once glorious and full of blessings. It is a month which has a night that is better than a thousand months (and that is Laylatal-Qadr); Allah has prescribed for you fasting during this month and has made your standing in worship during its nights an optional act. If anyone does an act of piety during this month to gain nearness to Allah then he gets as many rewards as one gets after performing a fard in any other month. If he performs a fard during this month then he gets so many rewards as accrues on doing seventy fara’id (1) in any other month. This is the month of patience. The reward against patience is Jannah (Paradise). This is a month of goodwill and compassion. It is a month in which the provisions of a believer are increased. If anyone offers iftaar (2) to a fasting person in this month, his conduct becomes a means of forgiveness for his sins and deliverance from the fire and he gets as many rewards as the fasting person will get without anything being deducted from the reward of the fasting person.
The Companions (Compliments upon Them) enquired, O Messenger of Allah! (Peace Be upon Him) Every of us do not have so much as to offer iftaar to a fasting person.”
The Holy Prophet (Peace Be upon Him) said: Allah rewards even that person who offers a single date, a sip of water, or milk to which water is added as iftaar to anyone.
It is a month whose first portion is mercy, the middle of it is forgiveness and the final part of it is deliverance from Jahannam (Hell). If anyone remits some of the task of his slave in this month, Allah will forgive him and deliver him from Hell.
Therefore, do four things frequently in this month, two of which will fetch you the pleasure of your Lord and the (other) two are such that you cannot do without. The two which will get you the pleasure of your Lord are:
·         Keep testifying to LAA ‘ILAAHA  ‘ILLALLAAH, There is no god but Allah.
·         Istighfaar: To seek the forgiveness of Allah.
The two which you cannot do without are:
·         Keep asking Allah for paradise; and
·         Seek His protection from the fire.
       If anyone feeds a fasting person to satiating point, Allah will give him such a drink from my spring (al-Kawthar) that on drinking it he will not feel thirst until he enters Paradise. (Ibn Khazeema, Bayhaqi, Targheeb)
(1)  Fard is an obligatory duty, an absolute obligation; fara’id is the plural of fard.
(2)  Iftaar is the breaking of fast after sunset.
60.  Sayyidina Jarir (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       The fasts of the month of Ramadan remain suspended between heaven and earth and only through Sadaqatal-fitr they are raised to heaven. (That is, they are accepted only after Sadaqatal-fitr is paid). (Abu Hafs, Targheeb)
61.  Sayyidina Sa’d bin al-Aws (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       When it is the day of Eid-ul-Fitr, the Angels stand at the corners of roads and call out: “O Muslims! Come to the Lord Who inspires you to good and thus favors you and then rewards heavily against that. You were asked to stand in the nights (for Taraaweeh) and you stood accordingly. You were commanded to observe fasts during days and you kept the fasts. You obeyed your lord, so now collect your rewards.”
So when the people have offered prayers, a caller announces: “Listen! Your Lord has forgiven you. Go, now to your homes having received guidance.” In fact, the day of Eid is a day of rewards and in the heavens it is called Yawm ul Jazaa (the day of rewards). (Tabarani, Targheeb)

Collected from the Book “SAYINGS OF THE PROPHET(SALLALLAAHU-‘ALAYHI-WA-‘AALIHII-WASALLAM) PUBLISHED BY DARUL ISHAA-‘AT, URDU BAZAR KARACHI, PAKISTAN. BEING PRESENTED by Muhammad Sharif

Friday, August 28, 2015

THIRD PILLAR OF ISLAM - ZAKAAH AND SADAQAH (Alms)

THIRD PILLAR OF ISLAM - ZAKAAH AND SADAQAH (Alms)
 
(ZAKAAH (Poor-due) IS GIVEN AWAY BY THE MUSLIMS @ 2½ % (yearly)
ON NET PROPERTY ESPECIALLY IN THE MONTH OF ZI-QA’D)
42.  Sayyidina Jabir (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       If anyone has paid Zakaah against his wealth then evil is distanced from it. (Tabaraani, Targheeb)
43.  Sayyidina Hasan (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       Protect your wealth through Zakaah, treat your sick patients through Sadaqah and face the turmoil of difficulties through supplications and heartfelt pleas to Allah. (Marassel, Abu Dawood, Targheeb)
44.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       If a person to whom Allah has given property does not pay Zakaah, his property will come to him on the Day of Resurrection as a bald snake with two black spots over its eyes. The snake will be put round this person’s neck and it will seize his jaws and say, “I am your property, I am your treasure.” (Bukhari, Muslim, Targheeb)
45.  Sayyidina Anas (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       On the Day of Resurrection, the rich will suffer much on account of the poor. The poor will say, “O Lord! You had imposed certain rights for us on these wealthy people but they oppressed us on account of that.” So, Allah will tell them, “By My Honour and Glory! I will draw you near (My Mercy) and distance them.” (Tabarani, Targheeb)
46.  Sayyidina Buraydah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       If a people stop paying Zakaah, Allah causes them to suffer famine. (Tabarani, Targheeb)
47.  Sayyidah Asma’ bint Yazid (Radi-ALLAHO-An-haa)
       If a woman wears on her neck a golden necklace (not paying Zakaah on it) then, on the Day of Resurrection, she will be made to wear a similar necklace made of fire. And, if a woman wears an ear-ring of gold (not paying Zakaah on it) then, on the Day of Resurrection, she will be made to wear a similar ear-ring made of fire. (Abu Dawood, Nasa’i, Targheeb)

48.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       A man says often, “This is my property, my wealth.” In spite of that he only has three portions in his wealth:
·         One of it he consumes and thus finishes it.
·         Another he clothes himself and wears out.
·         And the third stores (for his Hereafter by giving to the needy)
Anything beyond that will pass away from him and will go to other people. (Muslim, Targheeb)

49.  Sayyidina Abu Kabsha Anmaari (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       I can affirm three things on oath:
·         Sadaqah does not reduce anyone’s wealth.
·         If anyone is oppressed and he faces it with patience then Allah causes him to increase in honour.
·         And, if anyone begins to beg (of men) then Allah opens the door of poverty on him.(Tabarani, Targheeb)
50.  Sayyidina ‘Amr bin ‘Awf (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       The Sadaqah paid by a Muslim prolongs his life and protects him from painful death. Allah removes from him pride and arrogance.
(Tabarani, Targheeb)
51.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       One dirham overtook one hundred thousand dirhams.
       Someone asked; “How’s that, Messenger of Allah? (Peace Be upon Him)
       He said; “Someone had much property out of which he gave away a hundred thousand dirhams in Sadaqah but another person had two dirhams out of which he gave away one dirham in Sadaqah. (Nasa’i, Targheeb)
52.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       The best Sadaqah is one that leaves the giver independent (that is, after paying it the giver has enough money with himself to look after his needs). The upper hand is better than the lower. Let those under your care be the first on whom you spend in the way of Allah. (Ibn Majah, Targheeb)
53.  Sayyidina Salmaan bin ‘Aamir (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       To give Sadaqah to a needy fetches a single reward and to give it to relative fetches two rewards-one against Sadaqah and the other against joining ties. (Nasa’i, Targheeb)
54.  Sayyidina Abu Huraysah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       By Him who has sent Me with the Truth, on the Day of Resurrection, Allah will not punish him who is merciful to the orphan, talks to him gently, has pity on him because of his being an orphan and weak. Whatever plentiful Allah has given him. O Ummah of Muhammad! (Peace be upon Him) By Him who has sent Me with the Truth, Allah does not accept the Sadaqah of one whose relatives are deprived of his ties while he gives Sadaqah to other people. By Him in whose hands lies my life. Allah will not cast a merciful glance on such a person on the Day of Resurrection. (Tabarani, Targheeb)

Collected from the Book “SAYINGS OF THE PROPHET(SALLALLAAHU-‘ALAYHI-WA-‘AALIHII-WASALLAM) PUBLISHED BY DARUL ISHAA-‘AT, URDU BAZAR KARACHI, PAKISTAN. BEING PRESENTED by Muhammad Sharif