Imam Ahmad was asked, “When is there rest?” He answered, “When you put your foot in Paradise, you will find rest.”
لوتعلمون كيف يدبر اموركم لذابت قلوبكم من محبته 
"If you knew how Allah manages your affairs, your heart would melt out of love for him."
بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Everything in the heavens and earth glorifies ALLAH (SUBHANAHU WA TA'ALAH) - HE is the Almighty, the Wise. Believers! Why do you say one thing and do another. It is most hateful to ALLAH (SUBHANAHU WA TA'ALAH) that you do not practise what you preach. (Surah 61, Verses 1 - 3)

In a Hadeeth-e-Qudsi Allah Ta’ala says:
“My servant continually gains closeness to Me by virtue of Nafl Acts until I reserve love for him.” (Bukhari)


Nabi (SALLALLAHU ALAYHI WA SALLAM) Said: “Join ties with the one who severs relationship with you, give the one who has deprived you, and forgive the one who has oppressed you.” (Musnad Ahmad #17452)

`Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported: The Messenger of Allah (صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ) used to remember Allah at all times.[Muslim].

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah ( صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم) said,"Verily, Allah likes three things for you and disapproves three things for you. He likes that you should worship Him Alone, not to associate anything with Him (in worship) and to hold fast to the Rope of Allah and not to be divided among yourselves; and He disapproves for you irrelevant talk, persistent questioning and the squandering of the wealth."[Muslim].

The Prophet( صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ) said “Verily anger spoils faith as aloe spoils honey.”
(Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi)

When anyone refuses to follow a command of Allah or His Messenger ﷺ it is like they are saying "no" to Allah.  
May Allah protect us   آمِينْ  يَا رَبَّ الْعَالَمِيْنَ.

19 Qualities That Allah Loves

1) Patience:
وَٱللَّهُ يُحِبُّ ٱلصَّـٰبِرِينَ
“And Allah loves as-Sâbirun (the patient).” (Surah Imran 3:146)

2) Justice and Dealing with Equity:
يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ كُونُواْ قَوَّٲمِينَ لِلَّهِ شُہَدَآءَ بِٱلۡقِسۡطِ‌ۖ وَلَا يَجۡرِمَنَّڪُمۡ شَنَـَٔانُ قَوۡمٍ عَلَىٰٓ أَلَّا تَعۡدِلُواْ‌ۚ ٱعۡدِلُواْ هُوَ أَقۡرَبُ لِلتَّقۡوَىٰ‌ۖ وَٱتَّقُواْ ٱللَّهَ‌ۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ خَبِيرُۢ بِمَا تَعۡمَلُونَ
“O ye who believe! Be steadfast witnesses for Allah in equity, and let not hatred of any people seduce you that ye deal not justly. Deal justly, that is nearer to your duty. Observe your duty to Allah. Lo! Allah is informed of what ye do.” (Surah Maeda 5:8)

 "For Allah loves those who are fair (and just)."
[Surah Al Hujurat 49:9]

3) Putting Trust in Allah:
إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يُحِبُّ ٱلۡمُتَوَكِّلِينَ
“Certainly, Allah loves those who put their trust (in Him).” (Surah Imran 3:159)

4) Kindness:
Ayesha (رضي الله عنها

) narrated: The Messenger of Allah ( صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) said: “Allah loves kindness in all matters.” (Bukhari)

5) Repentance:
إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يُحِبُّ ٱلتَّوَّٲبِينَ
“Truly, Allah loves those who turn unto him in repentance.” (Surah Baqarah 2:222)

6) Piety:
فَإِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يُحِبُّ ٱلۡمُتَّقِينَ
“Verily, then Allah loves those who are al-Muttaqun (the pious).” (Surah Imran 3:76)

"For Allah loves the righteous (the pious)." [Surah Al Tawbah 9:4]

Reported by Sa`d bin Abu Waqqas (رضي الله عنه :): Messenger of Allah ( صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ) said, "Allah loves a slave who is pious, free of all wants and the unnoticed.''

7) Good-doing:
إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يُحِبُّ ٱلۡمُحۡسِنِينَ
“Truly, Allah loves Al-Muhsinun (the good-doers).” (Surah Baqarah 2:195)

8) Purification:
وَٱللَّهُ يُحِبُّ ٱلۡمُطَّهِّرِينَ
“And Allah loves those who make themselves clean and pure.” (Surah Tawbah 9:108)

9) Humility of the Rich:
Sa’d Ibn Abi Waqqas (رضي الله عنه ) said: Allah’s Messenger ( صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ) said: “Allah loves the believer who is pious and rich, but does not show off.” (Muslim)

10) Belief and Work:
Al-Tabarâni narrated: Allah’s Messenger ( صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) said: “Allah loves the slave who believes and acquires a career (or work).”

11) A sense of Honour:
Al-Tirmidhi narrated: Allah’s Messenger ( صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) said: “Allah loves from amongst his slaves, the one who has a sense of zeal or honour.”

12) Magnanimity:
Al-Hakim narrated: The Messenger of Allah ( صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ) said: “ Allah is All-Generous and He loves generosity in sale, purchase and judgment.”

13) Virtuosity:
The Messenger of Allah ( صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ)said: “Allah loves the believer who is poor but virtuous enough to refrain from begging though he has many children.” (Muslim and Ahmed)

14) Strength:
Allah’s Messenger ( صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) said: “The strong believer is better and more loved by Allah than the weak one, but they are both good.” (Muslim)

15) Love for the Sake of Allah:
Al-Tabarâni, Ibn Ya’lâ, Ibn Hibban and Al-Hakim narrated: Allah’s Messenger
 صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ
) said: “If two individuals love each other for the sake of Allah, the stronger in love to his brother will be more loved by Allah.”

16) Continuous Performance of Righteous Deeds:
Allah’s Messenger (
 صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) said: “The best loved deeds to Allah are the ones that are continuous even if they are not very many.” (Bukhari and Muslim)

17) SABR (Patience)

"And Allah Loves those who are firm and steadfast (As-Sabirin (the patient))." [Surah Ali 'Imran 3:146]

18)  “The thing that Allah loves most is when his people pray salaah on time.” (Hadith- Bukhari)

19) Good Manners and Conduct:

Al-Tirmidhi narrated: Allah’s Messenger ( صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) said: “The best loved by me and the nearest to me on the seats on the Day of Resurrection are those who have the best manners and conduct amongst you, who are intimate, are on good terms with others and are humble, and the most hated by me and who will be on the furthest seats from me are those who are talkative and arrogant.”

Love of Allah is the basis of worship that should be directed to Him alone. Any other love should be for his sake too. The real love of Allah is to do whatever He ordained and to abandon whatever He forbade, in addition to Following Rasulullah (
 صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ)’s Sunnah. Whoever obeys someone or something other than Allah and His Messenger ( صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ), or follows any saying other than theirs, or fears other than Allah or seeks the pleasure of other than Allah, or puts his trust in other than Him, does not love Allah, nor does he love His Messenger ( صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ). Muslims should also love one another and wish the best for one another. Allah’s Messenger ( صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) said: “One will not be a true believer unless he loves for his brother what be loves for himself.” (Bukhari)


Allah is Generous, loves generosity....

Sadaqa -- Proof of Imaan, Key to Allah's pleasure, His forgiveness, barakah in sustenance, well-being, and every single good in this life and the Hereafter.

1. O believers, give of what We have provided for you, before there comes a day in which there is no barter, and no friendship, and no intercession. The scoffers are the wrongdoers.
(2: 254)

2. Those who spend their wealth in the way of ALLAH and then do not follow what is spent with reproach or with abuse have their reward with their Lord; they will not suffer fear, nor will they grieve.
(2: 262)

3. If you reveal acts of charity, they are excellent in themselves, but if you conceal them and get them to the needy, that is better for you. It will expiate some of your evils, And ALLAH is aware of what you do.
(2: 271)

4. Those who give of their wealth night and day, secretly and openly, have their reward with their Lord; no fear will be on them, and they will not sorrow.
(2: 274)

The Prophet  صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ  said:
"The most rewarding charity is that you give when you are healthy and miserly, fearing poverty and hoping for riches."

Nabi  صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said
"Charity does not decrease the wealth. No one forgives, but Allah will increase him in honor, and no one humbles himself for the sake of Allah but Allah raises him in status."


Increase your radiance on the Day of Resurrection by performing ablution regularly
. ~ Prophetic teachings"


The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam, was asked who is the best of people.
He, sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam, answered, “The one with a pure heart & a truthful tongue”.
They said, “The one with a truthful tongue we know, but who is the one with a pure heart?”
He, sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam , replied, “He is pious & pure with no sin nor injustice nor grudge nor envy (against anyone).” [Ibn Maajah]


The signs of a hypocrite are that when he speaks he lies, when he promises he breaks the promise, 
when he is entrusted he betrays & when he is in an argument he screams & yells.
Hypocrisy is to display outwardly that which is contrary to the inward condition.
It is important that each one of us works very hard to identify such weaknesses within ourselves & remedy them as best as we can.
This will help purify the heart & make all our acts of worship much more satisfying & meaningful.
May the Almighty protect us from all forms of hypocrisy. Aameen.


 EIGHT Qualities that Allah does not Love ?

1. ISRAAF (Extravagance)
"But waste not by excess: for Allah loves not the wasters (Al-Musrifun (those who waste by extravagance))."
[Surah Al An'am 6:141]

2. ISTIKBAAR (Pride)
"Verily He loves not the arrogant (proud)." [Surah Al Nahl 16:23]

3. MUKHTAL FAKHOOR (Arrogant boaster)
"For Allah loves not any arrogant boaster." [Surah Luqman 31:18]

4. UDWAAN (Transgression)
"For Allah loves not transgressors." [Surah Al Ma'idah 5:87]

5. ZULM (Evil, Wrongdoing)
"But Allah loves not those who do wrong (Zalimun (oppressors, polytheists and wrong doers))." [Surah Ali 'Imran 3:57]

6. KHIYAANAH (Treachery)
"For Allah loves not the treacherous." [Surah Al Anfal 8:58]

7. MUFSIDEEN (Mischief-makers)
"And Allah loves not those who do mischief."
[Surah Al Ma'idah 5:64]

8.Do good as Allah has done good to you, and desire not corruption in the land. Indeed, Allah does not love the corrupt."

[Surah Al-Qasas 28:77]

وَأَحْسِن كَمَا أَحْسَنَ اللَّهُ إِلَيْكَ ۖ وَلَا تَبْغِ الْفَسَادَ فِي الْأَرْضِ ۖ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُحِبُّ الْمُفْسِدِينَ

9.Undesirability of Pretentiousness and Exaggeration during Conversation

Ibn Mas`ud (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) said, "Ruined are Al-Mutanatti`un." He repeated this thrice.[Muslim].


Mutanatti`un are those people who are in the habit of making unnecessary and unreasonably fine distinctions, exaggeration, artificial and eloquent speech in simple matters. We learn from this Hadith that in all matters one should adopt simplicity and avoid exaggeration no matter whether in speech or action.
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Ibn Mas`ud (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) said, "A true believer does not taunt or curse or abuse or talk indecently."[At-Tirmidhi].''

We learn from this Hadith that in order for one to be a perfect believer, it is not enough to possess all the moral qualities but one must also keep oneself away from moral evils.
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Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah ( صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم) said, "The food for two suffices for three; and the food for three suffices for four persons."[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
In Muslim, Jabir (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet ( صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم) said, "The food for one person suffices for two; the food for two suffices for four, and the food fof four suffices for eight persons."

We are told that if on some occasion a host feels that the prepared food is too little to feed his guests, all of them should willingly share it with each other. This will be both blessing and rewarding from Allah.
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Ibn Mas`ud (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم) said, "The first son of Adam* takes a share of the guilt of every one who murders another wrongfully because he was the initiator of committing murder".[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
* The son of Adam in the Hadith is said to be Qabil. Allah tells us about his story in Surat Al-Maidah (The Table spread with Food). Verses 27-31.

This Hadith gives us an idea how serious is the crime of initiating an evil which is followed by others. One who initiates an evil would be sinful for all those who follow him in that crime till the Day of Resurrection. The safest course, therefore, is that one should abstain from heresy and stick to obedience only.
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Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet ( صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم) said, "When Allah loves a slave, calls out Jibril and says: `I love so-and-so; so love him. Then Jibril loves him. After that he (Jibril) announces to the inhabitants of heavens that Allah loves so-and-so; so love him; and the inhabitants of the heavens (the angels) also love him and then make people on earth love him".[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Another narration of Muslim is: Messenger of Allah, (
 صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم) said: "When Allah loves a slave, He calls Jibril (Gabriel) and says: `I love so-and-so; so love him. And then Jibril loves him. Then he (Jibril) announces in the heavens saying: Allah loves so-and-so; so love him; then the inhabitants of the heavens (the angels) also love him; and then people on earth love him. And when Allah hates a slave, He calls Jibril and says: `I hate so-and-so, so hate him. Then Jibril also hates him. He (Jibril) then announces amongst the inhabitants of heavens: `Verily, Allah hates so-and-so, so you also hate him. Thus they also start to hate him. Then he becomes the object of hatred on the earth also".
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

This Hadith mentions the reward of love for the sake of Allah. A person who loves for the sake of Allah is not only loved by Allah but also by the inhabitants of the earth as well as the heavens. On the other hand, those who are hated by Allah are also hated by the inhabitants of the earth and the heavens. It must be borne in mind that they alone remain popular in this world who are righteous by nature - who strictly maintain the distinction between the lawful and the unlawful (Ma`ruf and Munkar). But those whose nature is defected by constant sins, cease to distinguish between right and wrong and lose their credibility. They generally hate the pious persons for the reason that every category of people loves and likes people of its own kind.
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Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم)) said,"Wealth does not diminish by giving Sadaqah (charity). Allah augments the honour of one who forgives; and one who serves another seeking the pleasure of Allah, Allah will exalt him in ranks."[Muslim].

Apparently giving in Sadaqah (charity) decreases wealth, but Allah fairly compensates an almsgiver by increasing his wealth. Otherwise, he is sure to receive the best recompense in the Hereafter which will make good his loss. Or, Allah blesses the rest of his wealth in such a way that the sense of loss is removed from his mind. As for a lenient and humble attitude, it is sometimes mistaken by man for his humiliation. But Messenger of Allah (صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم)) calls such an impression as erroneous. Indeed, humility increases his honour and dignity. And as regards the Hereafter, the best reward is bound to accrue to him when he will be blessed with spiritual heights.
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Love one another for the sake of Allah's Glory

Mu`adh (bin Jabal) (RadhiAllahu 'anhu) reported,
Messenger of Allah  صلى الله عليه و آله و صحبه و سلم  said:

"Allah, the Exalted, has said: `For those who love one another for the sake of My Glory, there will be seats of light (on the Day of Resurrection), and they will be envied by the Prophets and martyrs".

Riyad-us-Saliheen – Hadith No: 381
The Holy Prophet صَلَّىاللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم has said:  Eat and give alms and cloth yourselves without being extravagant or vain. (Sahih Bukhari)
↠ ALLAH the Exalted states:

Shaytan threatens you with poverty and compels you to indecency, whereas ALLAH promises you divine forgiveness, and grace. And ALLAH is all-embracing, all-knowing. [2:268]

It was narrated that Abu Hurairah(رضي الله عنه )said: "The Messenger of ALLAH  رســــول اللـــه صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said: 'The fire and paraside said "I will be entered by the arrogant and proud." Ther other said: 'I will be entered by the weak and poor." ALLAH,Glorified and exalted is he, said to the one:"You are my Punishment ,with which I will punish whomsoever I will." -and perhaps he said:"Which I will inflict upon whomsoever I will." And He said to the other :"You are my mercy, by which I will show mercy to whomsoever I will, and each of you will be full."
SAHIH MUSLIM Volume 7 hadith no 7172 page no 240.

He whose heart contains as much as a mustard seed of arrogance will not enter Paradise. [hadith-Muslim]

"Sitting with poor & less fortunate people, removes the ego and pride from your heart"- (Ibn Al Qayyim)

"The proud&the arrogant individual or nation, is he who utterly rejects advice, yet when he advices others he enforces it on them."( Imaam Ghazali)

"Anyone who considers himself better than any creation of Allaah, is a proud and an arrogant person."( Imaam Ghazali)

Pride and Arrogance (Mustakbiroon)

Pride is when you feel good about something you have achieved. Arrogance is when you rub it in someones face who hasn't had the success that you've had.

Pride and Arrogance is one of the most dangerous inner diseases of the heart. Those inner diseases reside in the hearts but their destructive effects are reflected in the behavior and conduct of the sick person who can be prevented from entering paradise on the Day of Judgment.

The disease of pride and arrogance deletes all traces of goodness and piety. This is the worst vice in causing havoc to Deen and a regrettable disease to have for the followers of this perfect and exalted religion. It launches a direct attack on beliefs and principles. If ignored and overlooked for sometime it becomes fatal and incurable, and gives rise to other spiritual maladies and vices, which are no less than four in number, as, mentioned below:

1. Being deprived of truth and truthfulness. The heart becomes blind to the verse dealing with knowledge about Allah. It is a very grievous vice in which the mind of a man becomes dull and impervious to the understanding of Deen.
Allah says: ► Those who behave arrogantly on the earth in defiance of right them― will I turn away from My signs even if they see all the signs, they will not believe in them; and if they see the way of right conduct, they will not adopt it as the way; but if they see the way of error, that is the way they will adopt; For they have rejected Our signs, and failed to take warning from them.
sura AL ARAF chapter 7 verse 146

Allah says: ► "(Such) as dispute about the Signs of Allah, without any authority that hath reached them. Grievous and odious (is such conduct) in the sight of Allah and of the Believers. Thus doth Allah seal up every heart― of arrogant and obstinate transgressors."
sura GHAFIR chapter 40 verse 35

2. The wrath and punishment of Allah fall on the jealous person.

Allah says: ► Undoubtedly Allah doth know what they conceal, and what they reveal: verily He loveth not the arrogant.
sura AN NAHL chapter 16 verse 23

It is narrated that Hazrat Moosa (as) asked exalted Allah: “Oh my Lord! Who is the most deserving of your wrath and displeasure?” Allah ( سبحانه وتعالي ) told him:
“ It is he whose heart is filled with pride and his tongue is filthy (i.e. Abusive), his eyes are devoid of shame, his hands are miserly and he is of bad conduct and character.

3. Allah will put the proud to disgrace and ill-repute (dishonour) in the Hereafter.

Hazrat Hatim Asam (رضي الله عنه ) has said: “Do not die in a state of pride, greed and arrogance.”

Allah does not cause the proud fellow to meet his death unless he is disgraced and dishonoured by his own family, relatives and servants.
Similarly the greedy does not meet his death unless he becomes destitute for a morsel of food and a drop of water.
In the same way the arrogant person does not meet his own death unless being polluted with his own excrement and urine.

4. The proud renders himself liable to Hell in the Hereafter. It occurs in a Hadith Qudsi:
“Pride is My cloak and grandeur is my trousers. If anyone disputes with Me in any one of these (two) I shall admit him into the Hell-fire.”

In the other words, pride and grandeur are two exclusive attributes of Allah, which none is allowed to apply and ascribe towards himself.
It is imperative to refrain from such a dangerous and deadly calamity which leads to loss of knowledge of Allah, inability to understand the commands of Allah, His displeasure, disgrace in this world and the Hereafter and painful torment therein. No wise person can be neglectful in the matter of such a harmful and destructive calamity.
We should, therefore, try to save ourselves from this and seek refuge from اللَّهُ  سبحانه وتعالي  جل جلاله

Pride and Arrogance Prohibited

Allah says: ► That House of the Hereafter We shall give to those who intend not high-handedness or mischief on earth: and the End is (best) for the righteous.
sura AL QASAS chapter 28 verse 83

Allah says: ► Nor walk on the earth with insolence: for thou canst not rend the earth asunder, nor reach the mountains in height.
sura AL ISRA chapter 17 verse 37

Allah says: ► "And swell not thy cheek (for pride) at men nor walk in insolence through the earth; for Allah loveth not any arrogant boaster.
sura LUQMAN chapter 31 verse 18

Allah says: ► Qarun was doubtless, of the people of Moses; but he acted insolently towards them: such were the treasures We had bestowed on him, that their very keys would have been a burden to a body of strong men: behold, his people said to him: "Exult not, for Allah loveth not those who exult (in riches).
sura AL QASAS chapter 28 verse 76

'Abdullah ibn Mas'ud رضي الله عنه reported reported that the Prophet صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ  said, "No one who has an atom's weight of pride in his heart will enter the Garden." A man said, "And if the man likes his clothes to be good and his sandals to be good?" He said, "Allah is Beautiful and loves beauty. Pride means to renounce the truth and abase people."
(Sahih Muslim)

Salama ibn 'Amr ibn al-Akwa' رضي الله عنه reported that a man ate with the Prophet صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ  using his left hand, and he said, "Eat with your right hand." He said, "I cannot." He said, "Then you cannot." Only pride had stopped him." He said, "He could not raise it to his mouth."
(Sahih Muslim)

Abu Sa'id al-Khudri رضي الله عنه  reported that the Prophet صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ  said, "The Garden and the Fire argued and the Fire said, 'I have the tyrants and the arrogant.' The Garden said, 'I have the weak and poor people.' Allah judged between them, 'You, the Garden, are My mercy. By you I show mercy to whomever I wish. You, the Fire, are My punishment by whom I punish whomever I will. It is My duty to fill both of you."
(Sahih Muslim)

Abu Hurayra رضي الله عنه reported that the Prophet صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ  said, "There are three people that Allah will not speak to on the Day of Rising nor purify nor look at and they will have a painful punishment: an old adulterer, a lying ruler and a poor person who is arrogant."
(Sahih Muslim)

Salama ibn al-Akwa' رضي الله عنه  reported that the Prophet صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ  said, "A man will continue to be arrogant until he is written among the tyrants and what strikes them will strike him."

Remember that we do claim to be the followers and believes of Islam and we claim to be Muslims, so how then can we still have pride in ourselves? For the very meaning of Islam is to submit totally and conditionally to the worship of the Supreme Being, Allah ( سبحانه وتعالي ) and as Muslims it is incumbent upon us to get rid of every drop of pride, superiority and haughtiness within us. We are small and inferior and are full with large amount of sins and in need Of Allah's mercy.

May اللَّهُ  سبحانه وتعالي  جل جلاله have mercy and forgive us all

So let's try and act upon the very essence of our religion and our adjective as Muslims and submit and surrender ourselves to the worship and pleasure of اللَّهُ  سبحانه وتعالي  جل جلاله

"Goodness lies in the person who doesn’t see goodness within himself."
(Imām Aḥmad bin Ḥanbal)
“Bring anger and pride under your feet, turn them into a ladder and climb higher.” 
Jalaal-ud-Deen Ar-Roomi
Narrated Abu Said (Radi-Allahu 'anhu):
I heard the Prophet (Sallallahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam) saying, "Allah will
bring forth the severest Hour, and then all the Believers, men and women,
will prostrate themselves before Him, but there will remain those who used
to prostrate in the world for showing off and for gaining good reputation.
Such people will try to prostrate (on the Day of Judgment) but their backs
will be as stiff as if it is one bone (a single vertebra)."
Bukhari Vol. 6 : No. 441

 may الله make us among thoes whom he allows us to prostrate infront of him
 آمـــــــــــــين يا رب العالمــــــــــين
Once a pious old man encountered a youngster who was walking towards him with his chest out and head held high. As he walked by the pious man he bumped into him,nudging him to the side.

 The pious man said to the youngster in a soft voice, “My son, please dont walk like that.” With a furious and arrogant voice the youngster yelled out, “what!? Do you know who i am old man!?”

 The pious man replied calmly, “ Yes my son, i know exactly who you are. Your beginning was from an impure semen. Your ending will become a decomposed body and right now you are carrying urine and excretion inside you!.”

In reality a person showing pride and arrogance is nothing, but whose beginning was an impure semen and the ending will become a decomposed body and right now that same body is carrying urine and excretion inside.

Allah. Ta'ala dislikes pride in a person. It is a spiritual illness that we need to remove from ourselves. And one of the methods is by remembering Allah Ta'ala abundantly..

Remember pride is what got shaytaan expelled from jannah and which turned him from an aabid to Ar Rajeem -the rejected one.
Some people have died while singing songs, while others have died while reciting Qur'an, some people have faced death when a cinema hall catched fire while others faced Malikul Maut in a stampede during Hajj. Different people. Different Actions. Different ways of Dying. Prophet Muhammad (Sall Allaahu 'Alaihi Wasallam) said: " A person dies the way he lives and will be resurrected the way he died." How would we like to face death? While dancing in a disco or while in sujood in a masjid? While singing songs or reciting Qur'an? When its time the Angel of Death does not wait for us to come out of disco to take our souls. They reach wherever we are and do their task. Lets leave all the acts of Allaah's disobidience today, from Now itself. Because if our life will be spent in the obidience of Allaah then we will die as an obidient slave In shaa Allaah.
 Lets Wake up before we Never Wake up! Share the powerful reminder!
Abu Hurairah رضی اللہ تعالٰی عنہ  narrated: I heard the Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم  saying:
"The people of Yemen have come. They are more weak and soft-hearted. Iman is Yemenite and wisdom is Yemenite. Calmness is the quality of sheep owners. While pride and haughtiness are the qualities of camel owners towards the place of sunrise (Najd-Riyadh)"
(Sahih Al-Bukhari, Kitaabul Imaan, Baabul Imaanu yamaanin wal Hikmatu yamaaniyyah, Hadith 39)

Reported by Harithah bin Wahab (رضي الله عنه : Messenger of Allah ( صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ) said, "Shall I not inform you about the inmates of Hell? It is every violent, impertinent and proud person.''
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
"The hypocrites look for faults in people. The believers look for excuses for people."
 Imam Ghazzali
Malik ibn Dinar (R) said: “Start a business worshiping Allah, and all types of profits will come to you without needing any capital.”"
When you ask for water, the glass comes with it. Similarly, seek the aakhirah, the dunya will come automatically  Shaykh Saleem Dhorat"
اَللَّهُ عَزَّوَجَل‎
Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allah have mercy on him) described the greatness of Allah in the most beautiful way:

"He is controlling the affairs of all the kingdoms. He commands and prohibits, creates and gives provision, and gives death and gives life. He raises and lowers people’s status, alternates night and day, gives days (good and not so good) to men by turns, and causes nations to rise and fall, so that one nation vanishes and another emerges. His command and decree are carried out throughout the heavens and on earth, above it and below it, in the oceans and in the air. He has knowledge of all things and knows the number of all things. He hears all voices, and does not mistake one for another; He hears them all, in all the different languages and with all their varied requests and pleas. No voice distracts Him from hearing another, He does not confuse their requests, and He never tires of hearing the pleas of those in need. He sees all that is visible, even the walk of a black ant across a solid rock in the darkest night.

The unseen is visible to Him, and secrets are known to Him Whosoever is in the heavens and on earth begs of Him (its needs from Him). Every day He has a matter to bring forth (such as giving honour to some, disgrace to some, life to some, death to some, etc.)! [The Quran 55:29 interpretation of the meaning]. He forgives sins, eases worries, relieves distress, helps the defeated person back on his feet, makes the poor rich, guides the one who is astray and confused, fulfils the needs of the desperate, feeds the hungry, clothes the naked, conceals faults, and calms fears. He raises the status of some and lowers the status of others. Even if all the inhabitants of heaven and earth, the first and the last of them, mankind and jinn alike, were to be as pious as the most pious among them, this would not increase His sovereignty in the slightest; if they all, the first and the last of them, mankind and jinn alike, were to be as rebellious as the most rebellious among them, this would not decrease His sovereignty in the slightest. If everything in heaven and on earth, the first and the last of them, mankind and jinn, living and dead, animate and inanimate, were to stand in one place and ask of Him, and He were to give them everything that they asked for, this would not decrease what He has by even an atom’s weight.

He is the First, before Whom there is nothing, and the Last, after Whom there is nothing. He is the Most deserving of being remembered, the Most deserving of being worshipped, the Most deserving of being thanked. He is the Most Compassionate of kings, the Most Generous of those who are asked. He is the King Who has no partner or associate, the One who has no rival, the Self-Sufficient Master, Who has no son, the Most High, and there is none like unto Him. Everything will perish save His face [Quran 28:88 interpretation of the meaning], and everything will vanish except His sovereignty. He will not be obeyed except by His permission, and He will not be disobeyed except with His knowledge. He is obeyed, so He shows His appreciation, and He is disobeyed, so he forgives. Every punishment on His part is justice, and every blessing from Him is a favour. He is the closest of witnesses and the nearest of protectors. He seizes people by their forelocks, records their deeds and decrees the appointed time for all things. Hearts conceal nothing from Him, for secrets are known to Him. His gift is a word and His punishment is a word: Verily, His Command, when He intends a thing, is only that He says to it, Be! and it is. [Quran, 36:82 interpretation of the meaning].

(Adapted from al-Waabil al-Sayib, p. 125)

This is Allah, who revealed the Glorious Quran for the guidance of mankind.
O Allah grant me the best of the graces that Thou hast awarded to Thy righteous servants.

O Allah I seek Thy protection from that Thou shouldst turn Thy face from me on the Day of Judgement.

«̶⌣ آمين يا رب العالمين   «̶⌣
Abu Hurayrah, may اللَّه سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى   be satisfied with him, narrated,

“The Messenger of Allah صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ  said, Almighty اللَّه سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَى   says, “I am as My servant thinks I am,(If he expects good then he will receive good, and if he expects evil then he will receive evil…) and I am with him when he remembers me. If he remembers Me to himself,

I remember him to Myself; and if he remembers me in a gathering, I remember him in a gathering better than it. If he draws near to Me a hand’s span, I draw near to him an arm’s length; if he draws near to me an arm’s length, I draw near to him a fathom’s length; and he comes to Me walking, I go to him with haste.”

(Al-Bukhari, Muslim, At-Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah)
الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ
He who leaves everything in the hands of Allah, will find peace within himself.
اَللَّهُ اَكْبَر
Sayyiduna Anas reports that Rasulullah (peace and blessings be upon him) once passed by a Bedouin who was making the following du'aa in his Salaah:

"O The One Whom eyes cannot see, Who cannot be imagined, Who is beyond description, Who is unaffected by happenings, Who cannot be overwhelmed by the vicissitudes of time, Who knows the weight of the mountains, the volume of the oceans, the number of falling raindrops, the number of leaves on the trees and everything upon which the night darkens and upon which the day brightens. No sky can hide another from Him, no surface of the earth can hide another from Him, no ocean can hide anything within its depths from Him and no mountain can conceal from Him anything within its rocks. Make the last part of my life the best, make the best of my deeds the last and make my best day be the one in which I meet You."

Rasulullah (peace and blessings be upon him) appointed someone to bring the Bedouin to him as soon as he completed his Salah. Rasulullah (peace and blessings be upon him) had been given some gold from a certain mine and when the Bedouin came before him after he had completed his Salah, Rasulullah (peace and blessings be upon him) handed over the gold to him saying,
"Which tribe do you belong to, dear Bedouin?"
When the Bedouin informed Rasulullah (peace and blessings be upon him) that he belonged to the Banu Aamir bin Sa'sa'ah tribe,

Rasulullah (peace and blessings be upon him) asked,
"Do you know why I gave you this gold as a gift?"
"Because of the family ties between us, O Rasulullah (peace and blessings be upon him)," the Bedouin surmised.
Rasulullah (peace and blessings be upon him) said,
"While family ties have a right, I actually gave you the gold because of the beautiful manner in which you praise Allah."

This Hadtih has been reported by Tabraani
An-Nu`man bin Bashir (May Allah be pleased with them) said: My father took me to the Messenger of Allah ( صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم) and said to him: "I have gifted one of my slaves to this son of mine." The Messenger of Allah ( صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم) said, "Have you given such gift to every son of yours?" He replied, "No." Thereupon he said, "Take this gift back."Another narration is: The Messenger of Allah ( صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم) said, "Be mindful of your obligation to Allah and do justice in respect of your children." My father came back and revoked his gift.
Another narration is: The Messenger of Allah (
 صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم) asked, "Have you other children besides this one?" He said, "Yes." The Messenger of Allah ( صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم) asked, "Have you awarded a gift like this to all of them." He said, "No." The Messenger of Allah ( صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم) said,"I am not going to bear witness to this act of injustice."
Another narration is: The Messenger of Allah (
 صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم) asked, "Do you not except goodness from all of them as you except from him?" He said, "Yes, of course." The Messenger of Allah ( صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم) said, "Then dont do this (i.e., do not give a gift to one son only)."
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

We learn from this Hadith the following important points:
1. In every matter, one should consult scholars and experts of Shari`ah. This was the practice of the Companions (May Allah be pleased with them).
2. Parents should deal with all their children with equity and justice. Preferential treatment with any child affects them adversely. Obviously injustice creates tension for parents as well as children and eventually family ties are broken.
3. This Hadith is also advanced by those `Ulama' in support of their contention that if a person wants to distribute his property among his children during his lifetime, he should not make any discrimination among his male and female children and should give an equal share to all of them.

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Reported by Ibn Mas`ud (رضي الله عنه ): Messenger of Allah (صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ) said, "Shall I not tell you whom the (Hell) Fire is forbidden to touch? It is forbidden to touch a man who is always accessible, having polite and tender nature.''
Reported by Abu Hurairah (رضي الله عنه): The Messenger of Allah (صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ) said, "He who keeps a dog, will lose out of his good deeds equal to one Qirat every day, except one who keeps it for guarding the fields or the herd.''
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
Reported by Ibn Umar (رضي الله ﺗﻌﺎﻟﯽٰعنه ) that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “The most beloved names to Allah are: 'Abdullah and Abdur Rahman (i.e. slave of Allah).”
 صلى الله عليه و آله و صحبه و سلم

The Glance of Love


Ibn Abbas (radi Allahu anhu) narrated that the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “The pious offspring who casts a single look of affection at his parents receives a reward from Allah equal to the reward of an accepted Hajj.” The people enquired: “O Prophet of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam), if someone casts a hundred such glances of love and affection at his parents, what then?” The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Yes, indeed, even if one does so a hundred times a day, he will get a hundred fold reward. Allah is far greater than you imagine and is completely free from petty narrow mindedness.” (Sahih Muslim)

Love your parents and consider this act as a privilege and a source of reward in the eternal world. How much parents love their children, how much they happily sacrifice for them, and how much they want their child to be more privileged than they are, can only be understood when a person becomes a parent themself. Nobody likes to see others get ahead of him/her in this world except parents, who love to see their children better off than them in every way and for this they willingly sacrifice whatever they have.

Allah Ta'ala is the only one who really knows what is inside a parent’s heart. In order to help us to acknowledge and be grateful for their love Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) gives us mountains of reward from Himself for loving our parents. Truly, no-one is as appreciative as Allah Ta'ala of the love that parents shower on their children. 

Should a person look at his/her parents lovingly even a hundred times a day, Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) will give them the reward of a hundred accepted Hajjs. There is no scarcity with Him. He needs to set no quotas on how much reward a person may earn in a day. It is humans who are petty and stingy towards each other.

 Revive a Sunnah 

Allah's Apostle صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ  said:

Take the name of   ﺂللَّــہ before eating and eat with your right hand.
(Bukhari and Muslim)

None of you should stand and drink
Etiquette of offering Greetings:

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (صَلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وسَلَّم) said,"A rider should greet a pedestrian; a pedestrian should greet one who is sitting; and a small group should greet a large group (of people)."[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
The narration in Al-Bukhari adds: Messenger of Allah (صَلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وسَلَّم) said, "The young should greet the elderly."

The greeting of As-Salamu Alaikum should be uttered according to the prescribed way. It is the situations under reference and not the grades which will be taken into consideration in this respect.
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Greeting the non-Muslims and Prohibition of taking an Initiative
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah ( صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ) said, "Do not greet the Jews and the Christians before they greet you; and when you meet any one of them on the road, force him to go to the narrowest part of it."[Muslim].

This Hadith prohibits Muslims from greeting non-Muslims first. It also tells us that when the road is crowded, we should use the middle of the road and let the non-Muslims use its sides. This Hadith shows the dignity of Muslims and the disgrace and humiliation of the non-Muslims.
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Greeting the Children
Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) reported that he passed by some children and greeted them. Then he said: "Messenger of Allah ( صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) used to do the same."[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

By greeting children, we please their hearts and also vent our modesty. Besides, the importance of As-Salam is unconsciously felt by them. Above all it is the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) and so we are supposed to put it into practice.
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Excellence of Greeting at the time of entry into the House
Anas bin Malik (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) said to me, "Dear son, when you enter your house, say As-Salamu `Alaikum to your family, for it will be a blessing both to you and to your family."[At-Tirmidhi].

Many people, on returning home, feel belittled in saying As-Salamu `Alaikum to their household. In fact, As-Salam is a prayer for goodness, blessing and peace, and one should have no complex about it.
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Allah's Apostle صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ  said,
Indeed the nearest to ﺂللَّــہ are those who make salaam first 
(Ahmad, Abu Dawood, Tirmizee)
Narrated Abu Huraira رضي الله عنه :
Allah's Apostle صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ  said, "The younger person should greet the older one, and the walking person should greet the sitting one, and the small number of persons should greet the large number of persons."
[Sahih Al Bukhari]
Volume 8, Book 74
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah ( صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) said, "When one of you arrives in a gathering, he should offer Salam to those who are already there, and he should also do so when he intends to depart. The first act of greeting is not more meritorious than the last."[Abu Dawud].
Benefits of As-Salaam Alaikum

​السَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمُ 

“As-Salaamu Alaikum” is a means of immense reward

A man passed by the Messenger of Allaah (Sal Allaahu Alaihi wa Sallam) while he was sitting with others, and said “As-salaamu ‘alaykum.”
Nabi (Sal Allaahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said, “[He will have] ten hasanaat.”

Another man passed by and said
“As-Salaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullaah (peace be upon you and the mercy of Allaah).”   ​السَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمُ وَرَحْمَةُ اللَّهِ
Nabi  (Sal Allaahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said, “[He will have] twenty hasanaat.”

Another man passed by and said
“As-Salaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakaatuh (peace be upon you and the mercy of Allaah and His blessings).”
​السَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمُ وَرَحْمَةُ اللَّهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
Nabi (Sal Allaahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said, “[He will have] thirty hasanaat.”

“As-Salaamu Alaikum” is an aspect of Imaan
Once a man asked Nabi (Sal Allaahu Alaihi wa Sallam) about which aspect of Islam was best.
Nabi(Sal Allaahu Alaihi wa Sallam) replied:
“Feeding the hungry, and saying salaam to those you know and those you don’t know.” (Bukhaari and Muslim)
The reply we should say when one greets  ​السَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمُ وَرَحْمَةُ اللَّهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ (As-Salaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakaatuh) is:

و عَلَيْكم السَّلاَمُ وَ رَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
Wa Alaikum Salaam wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakaatuh
Greeting with Salaam when entering the home brings Barakah in the home
Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) advised Sayyiduna Anas (Radiyallahu Anhu):
“My son, greet your family with Salaam when you enter [your home], it will bring blessings for you and your family.’‘

Our Nabi Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam said that the perfect way for one to greet is to shake hands. (Tirmidhi-S.B. - Vol. 3: Pg. 463)

It is Sunnah to kiss the hands of the pious, elderly Aalim (scholar). (Abu Dawud-S.B .-Vol. 4: Pg. 363)

Whilst shaking hands the following du’aa should be read:

Yaghfirul-lahu Lana Wa Lakum

“May Allah forgive us and you.” (AbuDawud)

Both hands should be used in handshakes. It is insufficient merely to let one’s fingers touch those of the other. The palms should be firmly grasped. However, such pressure should not be applied (in handshakes) as would cause hurt to the other. (Bukhari-S.B. - Vol. 4 : Pg. 355-356)

Nabi Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam has said that when two Muslims meet and shake hands then it becomes the duty of Allah to hear their du‘a and to forgive them even before their hands separate. (S.B-Vol. 3 pg. 461)

Whenever the Sahabah met they greeted and shook hands with each other and on returning from ajourney they used to embrace, (each Other) (At-Targhib-S.B - Vol. 2: Pg. 238)

Women should also greet each other by shaking hands.
(Baihaqi) This should be encouraged as Nabi Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam has stated that mutual greetings shall create love and unity.

Note: Males should not greet or shake hands with females. This ruling applies to such females whom one can marry.

Hence it is permissible to greet and shake hands with one’s mother, sister, daughter, aunt, granny, wife, etc.

The Islamic greeting should precede all other speech.
(Tirmidhi - S.B. - Vol. 3 : Pg. 432)

2. When Muslims meet they should greet each other with the words:

Assalamu ‘Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu.
​السَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمُ وَرَحْمَةُ اللَّهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
'‘Peace, mercy and blessings ofAllah be upon you.”
(Abu Dawud - S.B. - Vol. 3 : Pg. 437)

3. The meeting and greeting should be with a smile (pleasant).
(Bukhari - S.B. - Vol. 3 : Pg. 337)

4, Nabi Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam said that one cannot win over a persons heart with wealth but he can with a smile and good manners.
(S.B.-Vol. 3 pg. 337)

5. The person who greets first, without waiting for the other to greet, is the better. 
(Tirmidhi- S.B. - Vol. 3 : Pg. 436)

6. Abundant greeting develops mutual love.
(Muslim - S.B. - Vol. 3 : Pg. 433-434)

Note: Our Nabi Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam  encouraged abundance of greeting.
(At-Targhib - S.B. - Vol. 3 : Pg. 434-435)

7. Our Nabi Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam  said that the one who does not reply to another’s greeting is not one of us.
(S.B.-Vol. 3 : Pg. 437-438)

8. One should greet every person, i.e. those whom he knows and also those whom he does not know.
(Bukhari - S.B. - Vol. 3 : Pg. 448)

9. Our Nabi Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam always tried to be the first to greet.
(S.B. - Vol. 4 : Pg. 352-353)
Anas  رضى الله تعالى عنه  reports Rasulullah  صلى الله عليه وسلم  advised, “Whoever cherishes my Sunnah, indeed he cherishes me & whoever loves me will be with me in Jannah.” [Tirmidhi: 2678]

Good Character
Narrated Aisha  رضي الله عنه  Ummul Mu’minin: Nabi  صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم   (peace be upon him) said: By his good character a believer will attain the degree of one who prays during the night and fasts during the day.
 Sunan of Abu-Dawood – Book 41 Hadith 4780 
Reported by Abdulla bin umar  رضي الله عنه : 
The Prophet صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said the most beloved to me is the one who has the best character 
Rawahul bukhari.. 
اَللَّهُ اَكْبَر
Some saints have stated, "When Allah Almighty dislikes a person, He bestows three things upon him but deprives him of three other things:

1. Allah Almighty blesses him with the company of the pious, but deprives him of taking any advice from them.
2. Allah Almighty enables him to perform virtuous deeds but deprives him of sincerity.
3. Allah Almighty bestows wisdom upon him but deprives him of truthfulness in it."

[Al Ghazali, Ihya' Uloom al-Deen, Volume 5, Page 106]

may Allah save us!!!!
The Excellence of Worship in the time of Tribulations:

Ma`qil bin Yasar (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:The Messenger of Allah صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم said,
"The reward of worship performed at a time of trials is equal in reward to an emigration to me."

When turmoil is rampant and society is plagued with evils, the worship and obedience of Allah becomes very difficult. The reason being that in such a situation evils are widespread and therefore everyone easily inclines to them. In such circumstances, worship of Allah and compliance of His Orders are merits of great eminence and their reward have been likened to the reward of going for Hijrah (Emigration) to Al-Madinah at that time when this migration was Wajib (obligatory). Emigration was at that time obligatory and to bid farewell to home, property, business and homeland was sacrifice of the highest order. But this sacrifice was worth its reward. A similar reward is promised to those who will be obedient to Allah and worship Him in an age of mischief. A believer should avoid taking part in turmoil and occupy himself worshipping Allah instead. (Editor's Note)

239/1366 - Riyad Us-Saliheen (Gardens of the Righteous)
Avoiding Argumentation

Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Whoever does not argue when he is in the wrong will have a home built for him on the edge of Paradise. Whoever avoids it when he in the right will have a home built for him in the middle of Paradise. And whoever improves his own character, a home will be built for him in the highest part of Paradise.” [Tirmidhi]

Arguing with people is strongly discouraged in Islam. We are to state our point of view and then leave it at that. Nor are we to involve ourselves in matters that do not affect a person’s deen. Note that a person is to shun argument whether he is in the right or whether his stand is wrong. Both get houses built for them in Paradise. But since the person who knows that he is right finds it more difficult to leave the argument and let things be, he/she is promised a greater reward.

Arguing with people rarely gets anyone to change their minds. It usually only produces defensiveness and creates ill feelings between people. The issue becomes a matter of one’s ego and makes it more difficult for a person to change their stance. Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) loves to have Muslims live harmoniously with each other. Try this hadith out in practice, and you will see that your relations improve with people and that you have greater peace of mind.
Naath ~ Tamanna-e-Haram ~ Desire to be in Madinah

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