Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Sayings of the Holy Messenger (Peace be upon Him)

First Principles of Islam – Part-2
13. Sayyidina Abu Moosa (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
The guidance and knowledge with which ALLAH has sent me are like abundant rain that fell on a land. Some part of the land was good, absorbed the water and brought forth plenty of herbage and pasture. Some area of the land was hard and retained the water whereby ALLAH gave benefit to men who drank themselves and let others drink and irrigated (fields) with that water. Some other portion of the land was unreceptive and could not retain water or produce herbage. This is like those people who attain knowledge of Allah’s religion and receive benefit from the message given to me by ALLAH so they learn and teach others. It is also like those who do not even look up to learn and do not accept the guidance of ALLAH which I have been given. (Bukhari and Muslim)
14. Al-Miqdaam bin Ma’dikarb and Al-Irbaad bin Saariyah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-homa)
Heed it! I have been given the Qur’an and something else like it (the Sunnah). Remember! It is not far off when someone with a full stomach reclines on his couch and says, “Abide by the Qur’an. What you find declared lawful in it, treat it as lawful and what you find prohibited in it, treat it as prohibited.” But, in fact, what the Messenger of ALLAH has prohibited is like what ALLAH has disallowed. Listen carefully! By ALLAH, I have commanded you often, exhorted you frequently, disallowed you many things; and these are as many found in the Qur’an or more numerous. (Abu Dawood, Mishkat)

15.  Al-Irbaad bin Saariyah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
            I enjoin you to fear ALLAH and I enjoin you to listen to and obey (your ruler) even if he is an Abyssinian slave because he among you who lives after me will see great disagreement. You are bound, therefore, to follow my Sunnah and the Sunnah of the rightly-guided Khulafa (caliphs). Hold to it fast and keep away from innovation in religion. Any new thing in religion is innovation and every innovation is mis-guidance. (Abu Dawood, Tirmizi, Ibn Majah, Mishkat)  

16.   Al-Irbaad bin Saariyah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
        ALLAH will not cause all my people to be misled. The HAND of ALLAH is over the (Muslims) community. If anyone separates himself (from them) he will be separated in the Fire (from them). (Tirmizi, Mishkat)  

17.   Sayyidina Ibn Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
            Follow the great majority of Muslims for he who separates will be separate in the Fire. (Ibn Majah, Mishkat)  

18.   Sayyidina Mu’aaz bin Jabal (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
        Surely, the devil is a wolf to man just as the wolf that devours sheep. It catches the sheep that walks by itself, far away from the flock or the one that keeps itself at a distance. (Ahmad, Mishkat)
       
19.   Sayyidina Maalik (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
        I have left with you two things and you will not go astray as long as you hold fast to them, the Book of ALLAH and the Sunnah, of HIS Messenger, Muhammad (SALLALLAAHU-ALAYHI-WA-'AALIHII-WASALLAM) . (Muwatta, Mishkat).
20.   Sayyidina Abu Hurrayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
        My example and that of all other Prophets (SALLALLAAHU-ALAYHI-WA-'AALIHII-WASALLAM) is like a palace that was built beautifully, but the place of one brick was left incomplete. Those who watched it went around it admiring its beauty but wondering at the missing brick. So, I am the one who has filled the place of the brick; the palace (of Prophet-hood) is completed with me and with me the Messengers (Peace Be upon Them) have all been sent. I am the (final) brick (of the palace of Prophet-hood) and the seal (or last) of the Prophets. (Peace Be upon Them)   (Bukhari, Muslim and Mishkat) 
 
21.   Sayyidina Abu Hurrayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
        The last Day will not come until about thirty deceivers are born, each of whom lays claim on being the Messenger of ALLAH.  (Bukhari)

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