Hadith 35: Brotherhood of Islam


Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

لَا تَحَاسَدُوا وَلَا تَنَاجَشُوا وَلَا تَبَاغَضُوا وَلَا تَدَابَرُوا وَلَا يَبِعْ بَعْضُكُمْ عَلَى بَيْعِ بَعْضٍ وَكُونُوا عِبَادَ اللَّهِ إِخْوَانًا الْمُسْلِمُ أَخُو الْمُسْلِمِ لَا يَظْلِمُهُ وَلَا يَخْذُلُهُ وَلَا يَحْقِرُهُ التَّقْوَى هَاهُنَا

Do not envy each other, do not outbid each other, do not hate each other, do not turn away from each other, and do not outsell each other. Rather, be servants of Allah as brothers. The Muslim is the brother of another Muslim. He does not wrong him or humiliate him or look down upon him. Righteousness is here.

Then, the Prophet pointed to his chest three times and he continued:

بِحَسْبِ امْرِئٍ مِنْ الشَّرِّ أَنْ يَحْقِرَ أَخَاهُ الْمُسْلِمَ كُلُّ الْمُسْلِمِ عَلَى الْمُسْلِمِ حَرَامٌ دَمُهُ وَمَالُهُ وَعِرْضُهُ

It is enough evil for a man to look down upon his Muslim brother. The entirety of the Muslim is sacred to another Muslim: his life, his wealth, and his honor.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2564

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Hadith 18: Behave with good character


اتَّقِ اللَّهِ حَيْثُمَا كُنْتَ وَأَتْبِعْ السَّيِّئَةَ الْحَسَنَةَ تَمْحُهَا وَخَالِقِ النَّاسَ بِخُلُقٍ حَسَنٍ

Be mindful of Allah wherever you are, follow a bad deed with a good deed and it will erase it, and behave with good character toward people.

Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 1987

Hadith 15: Speak Goodness or Remain Silent


مَنْ كَانَ يُؤْمِنُ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الآخِرِ فَلْيَقُلْ خَيْرًا أَوْ لِيَصْمُتْ وَمَنْ كَانَ يُؤْمِنُ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الآخِرِ فَلْيُكْرِمْ جَارَهُ وَمَنْ كَانَ يُؤْمِنُ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الآخِرِ فَلْيُكْرِمْ ضَيْفَهُ

Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, let him speak goodness or remain silent. Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, let him honor his neighbor. Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, let him honor his guest.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim

Who is seeking forgiveness?


Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

لاَ إِلٌهَ إِلاَّ اللٌّهُ الْعَظِيمُ الْحَلِيمُ، لاَ إِلٌهَ إِلاَّ اللٌّهُ رَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيمِ، وَالْحَمْدُ لِلٌّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ. أَللٌّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ مُوْجِـبَاتِ رَحْمَتِكَ وَعَزَائِمَ مَغْفِرَتِكَ وَالْغَنِيمَةَ مِنْ كُلِّ خَيْرٍ وَالسَّلاَمَةَ مِنْ كُلِّ إِثْمٍ. أَللٌّهُمَّ لاَ تَدَعْ لِي ذَنْباً إِلاَّ غَفَرْتَهُ، وَلاَ هَمّاً إِلاَّ فَرَّجْتَهُ، وَلاَ كَرْباً إِلاَّ كَشَفْتَهُ، وَلاَ سُقْماً إِلاَّ شَفَيْتَهُ، وَلاَ عَيْباً إِلاَّ سَتَرْتَهُ، وَلاَ رِزْقاً إِلاَّ بَسَطْتَهُ، وَلاَ خَوْفاً إِلاَّ آمَنْتَهُ، (وَلا دَيْـناً إِلاَّ قَضَيْـتَهُ) وَلاَ سُوءً إِلاَّ صَرَفْتَهُ، وَلاَ حَاجَةً هِيَ لَكَ رِضاً وَلِي فِيهَا صَلاَحٌ إِلاَّ قَضَيْتَهَا، يَا أَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِينَ، آمِينَ رَبَّ الْعَالَمِينَ

There is no god But Allah, the Great, the Clement. There is no god but Allah, the Lord of the throne of Grace. All praise is for Allah, the Lord of the worlds. O Allah! I beseech You for all that which is the cause of Your Mercy, and that which ascertains Your Forgiveness; and benefit from every virtue, and safety from every sin. O Allah! Leave not any sin for me but that You forgive it, any affliction but that You remove it, any illness but that You heal it, any defect but that You conceal it, any sustenance but that You increase it, any fear but that You protect (me) from it, any evil but that You repel it, and any of my needs in which is Your pleasure and which is beneficial for me, but that You grant it; O Most Merciful! Grant me my supplication, Lord of the Universe.”

knowledge which does not benefit


اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ عِلْمٍ لَا يَنْفَعُ وَمِنْ قَلْبٍ لَا يَخْشَعُ وَمِنْ نَفْسٍ ‏لَا تَشْبَعُ ‏ ‏وَمِنْ دَعْوَةٍ لَا يُسْتَجَابُ لَهَا‏

Allahumma inni a’udhu bika min ‘ilmin la yanfa’u wa min qalbin la yakhsha’u wa min nafsin la tashba’u wa min da’watin la yustajabu laha

“O Allah, I seek refuge in You from knowledge which does not benefit, from a heart that does not entertain the greatness (of Allah), from a soul that is not satisfied and the supplication that is not answered.”

Source: Saheeh Muslim

Who is seeking forgiveness?


Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

يَنْزِلُ رَبُّنَا كُلَّ لَيْلَةٍ إِلَى السَّمَاءِ الدُّنْيَا حِينَ يَبْقَى ثُلُثُ اللَّيْلِ الْآخِرُ فَيَقُولُ مَنْ يَدْعُونِي فَأَسْتَجِيبَ لَهُ وَمَنْ يَسْأَلُنِي فَأُعْطِيَهُ وَمَنْ يَسْتَغْفِرُنِي فَأَغْفِرَ لَهُ

Explanation:

Our Lord descends to the heaven on the last third of every night, and he says: Who is calling upon me that I may answer him? Who is asking from me that I may give him? Who is seeking my forgiveness that I may forgive him?

Source: Sahih Bukhari 1094

My mercy prevails over my wrath


Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

لَمَّا قَضَى اللَّهُ الْخَلْقَ كَتَبَ فِي كِتَابِهِ فَهُوَ عِنْدَهُ فَوْقَ الْعَرْشِ إِنَّ رَحْمَتِي غَلَبَتْ غَضَبِي

When Allah decreed the creation, he wrote in his Book with him on his Throne: My mercy prevails over my wrath.

Source: Sahih Bukhari 3022