Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Debts and Repayments & Labor and Hard Work

SAYINGS OF THE MESSENGER
(SallAllaahu ‘Alayhi wa  ‘Aalihii Wasallam)

Debts and Repayments & Labor and Hard Work 
115.       Sayyidina Miqdaam bin Ma’dikarb (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       No one has eaten better food than what he has earned toiling with his own hands. Dawood (Peace be upon Him) the Prophet of Allah used to earn his sustenance with his own manual labour. (Bukhari, Targheeb)

116.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       It is much better for one of you to pick up wood on his back and earn his livelihood by selling it than to beg money from another. Some may give and some may not. (Malik, Muslim, Bukhari, Targheeb)

117.       Sayyidina ‘Adullah bin ‘Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       Surely, Allah likes a skilful believer. (Tabarani, Bayhaqi,  Targheeb)

118.     Sayyidatina ‘Aishah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ha)
       The person who having toiled with his hands returns in the evening tired and worn out, sees his evening with his (minor) sins forgiven. (Tabarani, Targheeb)

119.  Sayyidina Sa’eed bin ‘Umayr (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       The Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon Him) was asked, “What is the best earning?” He said, “a man’s toiling with his own hands and every earning that is through pious effort.” (Haakim, Targheeb)

120.       Sayyidina ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       Pay the laborer his wages before his perspiration dries. (Ibn Majah, Targheeb)

121.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       Allah Ta’ala has said, “There are three men against whom I will take a stand and he whom I oppose, I shall give him (a crushing) defeat. One of them is a man who gave assurance in My name but then was faithless; the other, a man who sold a free man and enjoyed the price he received for him; and the third, one who hired someone on wages but did not pay him his wages after getting him to do what he was hired to do.” (Bukhari, Ibn Majah, Targheeb)

Debts and Repayments
122.   Sayyidina ‘Adullah bin ‘Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       Keep your sins in check; death will come easily. Let your debts be limited; you will spend your life in comfort. (Bukhari, Targheeb)

123.   Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       If anyone borrows from another intending to repay then Allah makes circumstances ideal for him to repay. But, if anyone borrows to waste the others money then Allah wastes the man himself. (Bukhari, Ibn Majah, Targheeb)

124.   Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       If anyone agrees to pay a specified dower to a woman and he marries not really intending to pay it to her then he is committing fornication. If anyone borrows money from another not intending to repay then he is a thief. (Bazzaar, Targheeb)

125.   Sayyidina Muhammad bin ‘Abdullah bin Jahsh (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       By Him in Whose Hand is my life, if a man were to be killed in the path of Allah (in Jihad) then come to life, be killed again in His Path then come to life, be killed again in the path of Allah but have a debt over him then he will not go to Paradise until his debt is paid. (Nasa’i, Targheeb)

126.   Sayyidina ‘Adullah bin ‘Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       If anyone dies while he owes someone one dinar or one dirham then that will be paid from his pious deeds (that is, the creditors will be paid the debtor’s pious deeds) because dinar and dirham will not be (in circulation) there. (Ibn Majah, Targheeb)

127.   Sayyidina Abu Qataadah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       The person who hopes that Allah will remove his sufferings on the day of Resurrection, let him give respite to a hard-pressed (debtor) and mitigate his suffering or forgive him (altogether). (Muslim, Mishkat)

128.       Sayyidina ‘Abu Yasar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       The person who allows respite to one in straitened circumstances or remits his debts altogether then Allah will shade him with His Mercy. (Muslim, Mishkat)

129.  Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       A man was given to extend loans to other people and he had instructed his servants to forgive if they met anyone who was in straitened circumstances, saying, “Perhaps Allah will forgive us our sins.” Thus, when he died and met Allah, He forgave him his sins. (Bukhari, Muslim, Mishkat)

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