May 16, 2012


Asalam-0-Alaikum :)

Here’s a list of Islamic sayings and teachings, some of which are directly teachings of the Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam, and some are asserted from his honorable teachings.

I ask Allah to make us among those who listen to the good and beneficial words, and follow them.

Bismillah, Praise be to Allah the creator of all the creations, who is eternal and exists without a place, we ask Allah to raise the rank of Prophet Muhammad and his kind Aal and companions, thereafter:

Some said:

Teachings for us to follow:

“Obey Allah and Allah will reward you.”

“If you are shameless, you would do as you wish.”

“Make sure your food is good (halaal and bought with halaal earnings), and you will be one whose prayers are answered.”

“Follow up a bad deed with a good deed, to waive it out.”

“Mix with people with a good attitude.”

“Fear Allah wherever you may be.”

"Whatever you imagine in your Minds, Allah does not resemble it"

"The creator is not like His Creations"

"God Exists without a place"

“Keep away from prohibited things and you will be among the best of worshippers.”

“Be content with what Allah has given you, and you will be among the richest of people.”

“Love for other people what you love for yourself.”

“Do not laugh too much, for excessive laughter deadens the heart.”

“Wrongdoing will be multiple darkness on the Day of Resurrection.”

“Fear Allah and treat all your children fairly.”

“Fear the Fire, even if by giving half a date (in charity).”

“Fear the prayer of the oppressed.”

“Help and protection are from Allah, evil whispers are from Shaytaan.”

“The less your wealth, the less you will be called to account for.”

“Do not become angry, and you will be relieved.”

“Among the most beloved of deeds to Allah is the one that is continuous, even if it is little.”

“Among the most beloved of places are the mosques.”

“Among the most hated of places are the marketplaces (too many lies).”

“Among the most beloved of speech to Allah is that a person should say, ‘Subhaan Allah wa bi hamdih (Glory and praise be to Allah)’.”

“Among the most beloved of people to Allah is the one who is most helpful.”

“Among the most beloved deed to Allah is making a Muslim happy.”

“Among the most beloved of people to Allah are those who have the best attitudes.”

“Beware of this world, for it is sweet and tempting.”

“Control your tongue.”

“Give back the things you have been entrusted with to the person who entrusted them to you.”

“Do not betray the one who betrays you.”

“Pray to Allah and be confident of a response.”

“Cheer people up, do not put them down.”

“Make things easy for people, not difficult.”

“Eat with your right hand and eat from what is in front of you.”

“If Allah gives you wealth, let the blessing of Allah be seen on you.”

“If someone who is distinguished among his own people comes to you, then honor him.”

Islamic Quotes and Sayings
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“If one with whose religion and character you are pleased comes to you (to seek your daughter’s hand in marriage), then marry (your daughter) to him.”

“If Allah wills good to the people of a household, He guides them to be gentle.”

“If you do something bad, follow it by doing something good.”

“If you feel uncomfortable about something, then leave it alone.”

“If you judge (between people), then judge fairly.”

“If you enter a house, greet the inhabitants with salaam.”

“If you are reminded of Allah, stop what you are doing (of sin).”

“If Allah sends you some provision without you looking forward to it or asking others for it, then take it.”

“If you ask Allah for anything, then ask Him for al-Firdaws (the highest level of Paradise).”
“If you hear the call to prayer, then respond to the one who is calling you to worship Allah.”

“If you hear the call to prayer, then repeat behind the caller.”

“If one gets angry, let him keep silent.”

“If a man becomes angry and says ‘A^oodhu Billaah (I seek refuge with Allah),’ his anger will cease.”

“When you stand up to pray, pray as if it is your last prayer.”

“When you get dressed and when you do wudoo’, start on the right.”

“When any one of you meets his brother, let him greet him with salaam.”

“Remember death when you are praying.”

“Show mercy towards those who are on earth so that the angels who are in heaven will bring mercy on you by the order of Allah.”

“Renounce pleasure in worldly things and Allah will have his acceptance on you.”

“Show disinterest in what people have and people will love you.”

“Feel properly shy and modest sincerely.”

Protect “the head and what does through it (thoughts and ideas).”

Protect “the stomach and what goes into it.”

“Seek help in whatever you do by being discreet.”

“If you are given a blessing you may be envied.”

“Intercede and you will be rewarded.”

“Among the most grateful of people to Allah are those who are most grateful to other people.”

The trouble with beauty is feelings of superiority.

The trouble with generosity is extravagance.

The trouble with noble descent is sinful pride.

“Give to the one who denied you.”

“Uphold ties with the one who cuts you off.”

“Forgive the one who does you wrong.”

May Allah have mercy on the person who said good and was rewarded or who remained silent and was safe.

Wine is the key to evil.

The one who is more daring in giving fatwas is more deserving of punishment in Hell.

Love the poor and mix with them.

It is better to err in forgiving than to err in punishment.

Do not judge between people when you are angry.

If you count the faults of others, count your own faults instead.

If you try to count the ednownments of Allah, you won't be able to.

If you commit a sin, say “Astaghfir-ullah (I ask Allah for forgiveness).”

If you are given a blessing, say, “Al-Hamdu-Lillaah (praise be to Allah).”

If some disaster befalls you, say, “Innaa Lillaahi wa innaa ilayhi raaji’oon (Truly, to Allah we belong and truly, to Him we shall return).”

Seek rizq (provision) by giving charity

“Give food to others and say what’s good.”

“Seek a response to du’aa’s when the iqaamah for prayer is given and when rain is falling.”

“Worship Allah as if you see Him.”

“Pay the hired worker his wages before his sweat dries.”

“Tie up (your camel) [i.e., take the necessary precautions], and put your trust in Allah.”

“Make the most of your life before your death.”

Make the most of “your health before your sickness.”

Make the most of “your time before you become busy.”

Make Among the most of “your wealth before you become poor.”

Make Among the most of “your youth before you become old.”

“The best of dhikr is ‘La ilaaha illa-llah.’”

“The good sadaqah (charity) is that given by one who has little.”

“The upper hand (the one that gives) is better than the lower hand (the one that takes).”

The best of earnings is a good sale.

“The good believer is one who is best in attitude.”

“The good jihaad is the jihaad of the one who strives against his own self (jihaad al-nafs) for the sake of Allah.”

“Read the Qur’aan throughout every month.”

“Read the Qur’aan, for it will come and intercede for its readers on the Day of Resurrection.”

“Pray to Allah to keep you safe and sound.”

“Most of the sins committed by the son of Adam are sins of the tongue.”

“Repeat often ‘Laa hawla wa laa quwwata illa billaah, it cures 99 illnesses the least of them is stress.”

“Always remember the destroyer of joy (physical pleasure): death.”

“Lower your gaze and guard your private parts.”

“There is less goodness in the one who is not friendly or likeable.”

“Islam waives out what came before it (of sins).”

“Most Bid^ah (innovations) are innovations of misguidance.”

“Control your tongue, let your house be enough for you, and weep for your sins.”

“(Take care of) your mother, then your mother, then your mother, then your father, then other relatives in order of closeness.”

“Feed the poor and pat the head of the orphan (i.e., show compassion).”

“The one who points the way to good deeds is like the one who does them.”

“If your are endowed anything with a benefit, forward it to others”

May 14, 2012

Rights of the Wife Over the Husband

Rights of the Wife Over the HusbandDowry (Mahr) This right of the wife has been discussed in some detail.  Allah said in the Qur'an:{Wa aatoo an-nisaa'a saduqaatihinna nihlatan.  Fa in tibna lakum 'an shai'in minhu nafsan fa kuloohu hanee'an maree'an.} {And give women their dowries as a gift.  Then, if they are pleased to give some of it to you, consume it with good health and enjoyment.}  An-Nisaa:4 The payment of the dowry to the wife is an obligation and a debt upon the husband until he pays it and there is no escaping it unless the wife freely and willingly gives up her right to it.  In the past, and in many cases today, the father tries to take the mahr away from his daughter.  In the jahiliya, this was justified by saying that the father was merely recouping all the expenses he put forth for his daughter who is now a member of another family and benefits them. Nowadays, it occurs often in this country that the husband tries to take back the dowry (if it is even paid in the first place) or make use of it in forms of spending which were obligatory upon HIM in the first place.  This is a lowly practice and is completely forbidden unless she explicitly allows it without any coercion or pressure.  Otherwise, it is HER property and she may dispose of it (or not) as she alone sees fit.Support (Nafaqah) Allah says:{...Wa 'alaa al-mauloodi lahu rizquhunna wa kiswatuhunna bi al-ma'roofi laa tukallafu nafsun illa wus'ahaa...} {...And upon the father is the mother's sustenance and her clothing according to what is reasonable.  No person shall have a burden on him greater than he can bear...}  Al-Baqara:233 Her support is one of the most important rights of the wife over her husband.  Ibn Katheer commented that the above verse implies that he must provide for her without extravagance nor the opposite, according to his ability and the standards set by his society at his time.  When the Prophet (sas) was asked by a man, "What is the right of our wives upon us?", he (sas) answered:"An yut'imahaa idha ta'ima wa an yaksoohaa idhaa iktasaa wa laa yadhribi al-wajhi wa laa yuqabbih wa laa yahjur illa fiy al-baiti." "That he should feed her whenever he eats and cloth her whenever he clothes himself, that he not hit her face, that he not call her ugly and that he not boycott her except within the house."  Ibn Majah A woman is even allowed to take from her husband's property without his knowledge if he falls below this basic level of supporting her.  In a hadith recorded in Muslim and Bukhari, the Prophet (sas) told Hind bint Utbah, after she complained that her husband, Abu Sufyan, was stingy and was not maintaining her and she asked if she could take from his property without his knowledge:"Khudhiy maa yakfeeka wa waladaki bi al-ma'roofi" "Take was is sufficient for you and your child according to what is customary."  Muslim & Bukhari Support of one's wife is one of the most important obligations of the husband.  It is one of the distinguishing aspects of "husbandhood".  Allah said in the Qur'an:{Ar-rijaalu qawwaamoona 'alaa an-nisaa'i bimaa fadh-dhala Allahu ba'dhahum 'alaa ba'dhin wa bimaa anfaqoo min amwaalihim...} {Men are in charge of women because of what Allah has given to some more than others and because they support them from their property.}  An-Nisaa:34 If a husband does not support his wife, she has no obligation to fulfill her obligations to him.  If a woman goes to a judge and shows that her husband will not support her, the judge may immediately separate them according to numerous scholars.  The verse makes clear that the man being "in charge" goes back to the two causes mentioned.  This means two things:  1) both men and women need to be aware of this right and this obligation and that the woman is under no obligation to stay in the marriage if she is not supported - regardless of his wealth and hers and 2) Muslim society must be organized in such a way that Muslim men are able to get the means to support a wife.  This second point is critical.  If society reaches a state where women are more able to earn a living than men, this will undermine the "in charge" status of many men in their households.  It wil in fact undermine the Islamic household altogether.  This is what is happening in virtually every Muslim land today with U.N. and other organizations giving primary attention to helping women to be economically viable and independent even when a large percentage of the men still cannot find the means to support a family.  (It is the same destruction they inflicted on families in the U.S. in the 50's 60's with the welfare system.)  The corrupting influence this will have on society as a whole cannot even begin to be described.  Women are absolutely ALLOWED in Islam to pursue business ventures (the Prophet's first wife Khadija was a major business woman in Makka), employment and other means of earning money.  They are, in fact, needed in various sectors such as women doctors and women teachers.  However, facilitating the ability of men to earn a living and support a family is the FIRST priority in an Islamic society.  All economic planning and social/economic programs must be in line with this principal.Kind and Proper Treatment Allah says:{...Wa 'aashiroohunna bi al-ma'roofi fa in karihtumoohunna ta 'asaa an takrahoo shai'an wa yaj'ala Allahu feehi khairan katheeran.} {...And consort with your wives in a goodly manner for, if you dislike them, it may well be that you dislike something  which Allah makes a source of abundant good.} An-Nisaa:19 Commenting on this verse, Ibn Katheer wrote:"That is, have kind speech for them, deal with them with kind deeds and in a beautiful manner to the best of your ability.  In the way that you love that from them, behave in that way towards them.  As Allah has said, "They have rights similar to those upon them according to what is right" (Al-Baqarah:228).  The Messenger of Allah (sas) said: "The best of you is the best of you to his wives and I am the best of you to my wife."  It was from his behavior that he would treat them in a beautiful fashion, with a smiling face.  He would sport with his wives, be gentle with them and spend generously upon them.  He would laugh with his wives and he even raced Aisha... Every night, he would gather his wives together in the house of the one with whom he (sas) was going to spend the night and eat dinner with them on occasion... After he prayed the night prayer, he would enter his house and talk to his wife a little bit before sleeping, making them comforted thereby.  And Allah has said: {You have in the Messenger of Allah the best example.}" Part of the problem is Muslims buying into the fantasy world being propagated in television, movies and other media.  The hadith about the rib makes it clear that it is rare to find a "perfect wife" and in the same manner, no woman should expect to find the "perfect husband".  If one is living in some fantasy world, they are apt to be greatly disappointed with real life.Physical Relations In Sahih Ibn Hibban, the following was narrated:"The wife of 'Uthman ibn Madh'oon complained to the Messenger of Allah (sas) that her husband had no need for women.  During the days he would fast and at night he would pray.  The Prophet (sas) asked him: "Am I not the best example for you to follow?"  He answered: "Certainly, may my father and mother be sacrificed for you."  The Prophet (sas) then told him:  "As for you, you pray during the night and you fast during the day.  Certainly, your wife has a right upon you and your body has a right upon you so pray and sleep and fast and break your fast." There are several similar incidents narrated where Companions of the Prophet (sas) gave similar decisions in similar situations.  In one story which took place in the presence of Umar, the Companion who was judging told the husband that since Allah had given him the right to four wives and he had only one that he could practice his praying and fasting three o