MAJOR SINS

    بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ
    Forgiveness is not for those who continue to do evil deeds until, when death comes upon one of them, he says:'Now I repent!' Nor from those who die as deniers of the truth. WE have prepared a painful punishment for them. (Surah 4, Verse 18)

    "Has the time not come for the believers to humble their hearts to the reminder of the Almighty and the Divine Revelation..?"57:16

    Do not think ALLAH (SUBHANAHU WA TA'ALAH) is unaware of the wrongdoer's actions. HE only gives them respite till the Day on which all eyes will stare fixedly in horror. They will hurry on in fright, their heads lifted up, their gaze directed forward, their minds utterly void. (Surah 14, Verses 42 & 43)

    Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ
    ) said, "Allah, the Exalted, becomes angry, and His Anger is provoked when a person does what Allah has declared unlawful."[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

    ibn Taymiyya said:" When people help one another in sin and trasngression , they finish by hating each other. "  
    [al-Fataawaa 15/128]
    (the opposite aslo holds to be true)

    Indeed, when the heart dies, he will never feel the significance or impact of his sins.  
    Al-Fawaa'id Ibn Qayyim رحمه الله

    Ponder
    Our conscience is a warning system inside of us; be happy if it alerts you over sinning, be very worried If it doesn't.
     
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    Major Sins in Islam
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    The major sins are those acts which have been forbidden by Allah in the Qur'an and by His Messenger (صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ) in the Sunnah (practise of the Prophet), and which have been made clear by the actions of of the first righteous generation of Muslims, the Companions of the Prophet (صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ).

    Allah says: ► If you avoid the major sins which you are forbidden, We will remove from you your lesser sins and admit you to a noble entrance [into Paradise].
    sura AN NISA chapter 4 verse 31

    Thus by this verse, Allah Most High has guaranteed the Garden of Paradise to those who avoid the major sins.

    Allah says: ► Those who avoid the greater crimes and shameful deeds, and, when they are angry even then forgive;
    sura ASH SHURA chapter 42 verse 37

    Allah says: ► Those who avoid great sins and shameful deeds, Only (falling into) small faults--verily thy Lord is ample in forgiveness. He knows you well when He brings you out of the earth, and when ye are hidden in your mother's wombs Therefore justify not yourselves. He knows best who it is that guards against evil.
    sura AN NAJM chapter 53 verse 32

    The Messenger of Allah (صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ) said:"The five [daily] prayers, Friday to Friday, and Ramadan to Ramadan make atonement for what has happened since the previous one when major sins have been avoided." It is therefore very important to determine exactly what the greatest vices, technically called "the major sins" (Kaba'ir), are, in order that Muslims should avoid them
    "Avoid the seven noxious things"- and after having said this, the prophet (pbuh) mentioned them:"associating anything with Allah; magic; killing one whom Allah has declared inviolate without a just case, consuming the property of an orphan, devouring usury, turning back when the army advances, and slandering chaste women who are believers but indiscreet."
    (Sahih Al-Bukhari) (Sahih Muslim)
     
    Ibn Mɑs’σσd (رضي الله عنه) Sɑιd:
    “The (True) Belιever Sees Hιs Sιns (And Hιmself) As If He Is Sιttιng At The Sιde Of A Mσuntɑιn Whιch He Feɑrs It Wιll Sσσn Fɑll Upσn Hιm”
    [Bukhɑrι (11/88-89) And Muslιm]

    Narrated Ibn 'Umar (RA):Prophet (صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ 

     said, "If Allah sends punishment upon a nation then it befalls upon the whole population indiscriminately and then they will be resurrected (and judged) according to their deeds. " 

    Volume 9, Book 88, Number 224: - Sahih Bukhari

    Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (RADHIYALLAAHU ANHU) reports that Rasulullah (SALLALLAHU ALAYHI WA SALLAM) said: “Stay away from sins, you will be considered to be one of those who are most comitted to ALLAH (SUBHANAHU WA TA'ALAH)’S worship” 
    (Tirmizi, Hadith #: 2305)

    Narrated Hadrat ‘Ali Radi Allahu Ta'ala AnhuThe Messenger of Allah sal Allahu `alayhi wa sallam said,
    “If anyone possesses enough provision and an animal to mount on (or any other conveyance) to take him to the House of Allah and (despite this) does not perform the pilgrimage, there is no difference whether he dies as a Jew or a Christian. This is because Allah the Most Exalted has stated, ‘Pilgrimage to the House is a duty men owe to Allah, those who can afford the journey’.”
    ~Recorded in Sunan Tirmidhi
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    Enduring Temptations, By Ibn Al-Jawzee

    Ibn Al-Jawzee said:
    "Abandoning sin when one is old and his hair is grey is not like the one who abandoned sins when he is young."

    Ibn Al-Jawzee also said:
    "Whoever can endure the temptation of sins patiently, without falling into them deserves to be praised, just as Yoosuf (as) was praised for his patience, for if he had sinned, he would not have been what he had become...

    One should hold fast to patience! Because he who seeks eternal pleasure in the Hereafter will be able to endure even being unmarried despite of his youthfulness and lust, and as a result he will be praised for his patience and so he will be told "This is your day!" [21:103]

    And he who sinned during his youthfulness should reflect on the great satisfaction and achievement he has missed out on. For nothing remains from sins except lasting regret, which he feels distressed by every time he remembers it."

    [Awakening From The Sleep Of Heedlessness, by Ibn Al-Jawzee, p. 26, 30 & 31]
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    Narrated Abu Huraira رضي الله ﺗﻌﺎﻟﯽٰعنه : Allah's Messenger (sallahu alayhi wa'sallam) said, "A Muslim eats in one intestine (i.e. he is satisfied with a little food) while a Kafir (unbeliever) eats in seven intestines (eats much).
    Bukhari - Vol.7, Book 65, #308
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    Here is a list of Major sins Which i recomend all Muslims to read so to know exactly what wrong we are doing and correct ourselves before death catches us by surprise!! 
    Let us make sincere repentance to be forgiven by our Merciful اللَّهُ  سبحانه وتعالي  جل جلاله and REFORM OURSELVES NOW - are u sure u will see your next salaah???
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    LIST (REFERENCE of list below: JAMIATAL ULUMAH GAUTENG)
     The punishment of miserliness
    Allah Ta'ala says: " And let not those who covetously withhold of that gifts which Allah has given them of his grace, think that it is good for them. Nay, it [miserliness] will be worse for them, soon it will be tied to their necks like a twisted collar, on the Day of Judgement..."
    Asma binti Abu Bakr Radiallahu anha narrated that the Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said to her: " Do not shut your money bag, otherwise Allah will withhold his blessings from you."
    In another version: " Spend and Allah will spend on you."
    Abu Huraira Radiaalhu anhu narrated that the Messanger of Allah Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said: " Two angels come down (from the heaven) and one of them says, 'Oh' Allah! Compensate every person who spends in your cause', and the other (angel) says, 'O' Allah! Destroy every miser.'"

    Slandering chaste believing women

    Allah (Ta’ala) says:

    “Those who slander chaste, indiscreet and believing women are cursed in this life and in the Hereafter. For them is a grievous penalty.” (Quran 24: 23)
    Abu Hurayrah (Radiallahu anhu) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: "Avoid the seven great destructive sins. The people enquired, '0' Allah's Messenger! What are they?' He said,

    1. To join others in worship along with Allah,
    2. To practice sorcery,
    3. To end the life which Allah has forbidden except for a just cause (according to Islamic Law),
    4. To eat up Riba' (usury),
    5. To eat up an orphan's wealth,
    6. To show ones back to the enemy and fleeing from the battlefield at the time of fighting, and
    7. To accuse of adultery, chaste women, who never think of anything touching chastity and are good believers.'

    Stinginess


    Allah Ta'ala says: "And in their wealth there is a due share for the beggar and the deprived."

    In another place Allah says: " Those who are miserly and enjoin miserliness on others..."

    Jabir Radiallahu anhu narrated that the Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said:" O' Banu Salama! Who is your chief?" They replied, "Al Ja'd ibn Qays, but he is a stingy man." He said, " And which disease is worse than being stingy? No, your chief is 'Amr ibn al-Jamouh."

    PRIDE

    Allah says:

     "Allah does not like those who are self-deluding, proud and boastful."

    He further says:

     "Allah does not like any self-deluded and boastful."

    In another place the Almighty says:

    " And indeed, what an evil abode will be for the arrogant."

    Ibn Umar reported that the Messanger of Allah Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said,"Avoid pride, for a man may be proud owing to a cloak he puts on."

    Ibn-e- Mas'ood reported that Allah's messanger (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: "He who has in his heart the weight of a mustard seed of pride will not enter paradise." A man remarked, "O' Allah's messanger, a man likes his garment to be beautiful and his shoes to be beautiful." The Prophet replied, "Allah is beautiful and likes beauty, pride is disdaining the truth (with arrogance, vanity) and despising people."

    Haritha ibn Whab reported Allah's messanger (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) as saying: "Shall i inform you of the inhabitants of the (Hell) fire? They are, The cruel, the proud and the conceited persons'."

    Abu Saeed (Radiallahu anhu) reported that the prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: "He who is humbel for Allah's sake to a degree, Allah will exalt his status to one grade until He makes his abode in the higher rank of the High Places (i.e. in paradise). If anyone is proud against Allah's orders to a grade, Allah will degrade him until he will put him to the lowest of the low places (i.e. in Hell)."

    Vanity

    Allah says:
     "And those who are fearful of the punishment of their Lord"

    It is narrated that Ibn Masood Radiallahu anhu said: " Destruction consists in two things, despair and vanity." And Abu Bakr Radiallahu anhu reported that a man prased another man greatly in front of the Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam. The Prophet alaihis salaam said to him: " Woe to you! You have cut of your companions neck..." and repeated it many times and and then added, " One of you who cannot help expressing praise for his brother should say, I think he is so-and-so-- in case he really found him such--and Allah knows the truth, and I do not confirm anybody's good conduct before Allah."

    Harith ibn Mu'awiyah related that he told Umar ibn al Khattaab Radiallahu anhu: " People used to entice me to tell them stories," to which he replied, " I am afraid that when you tell them stories you may consider yourself great amongst them: and when you do that often, they may consider that you in the star constelation above them! Thus Allah, will put you down under their feet on the Day of Resurrection as much as that."

    Anas Radiallahu anhu related that the Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said," If you had not inned, I would have feard for you what is more seious than vanity."

     Being ungrateful 

    Ibn 'Abbas (Radiallahu anhu) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: “I was shown Hell and found that the majority of its inhabitants were women who were ungrateful," It was said, "Do they disbelieve in Allah? [Or are they ungrateful to Allah?]" And he replied, "They are ungrateful to their husbands and are ungrateful for the favours and the good done to them. If you have always been good to any of them (women) and then she sees something which she dislikes, she will say, “I have never received any good, at all, from you.” 

    Abu Hurayrah (Radiallahu anhu) narrated that Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: "He will be ungrateful to Allah who does not thank people (for their favours)."

    Jabir (Radiallahu anhu) narrated that Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: "If anyone is given a gift and has the means he should offer a similar gift in return, but if he does not have the means, then he should express commendation, for he who expresses commendation has given thanks, and he who conceals a matter has been ungrateful."

    The two-faced person

    Alah Ta'ala says:
    "When they meet those who believe they say: "We believe,"but when they are alone with their evil one's, they say, "We are really with you we are only jesting."
    Allah Ta'ala further says:
    " swaying between this and that belonging neither to these nor to those..."

    Abu Hurayrah Radiallahu anhu narrated that the Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said:
    "The worst people before Allah on the Day of Resurrection will be the two-faced people who appear to some people with one face and to other people with another face."
     
    Anas Radiallahu anhu narrated the Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam saying:
    "He who is two-faced (in this world) will have two tongues of fire on the Day of Resurrection."

    HYPOCRISY AND OSTENTATION

    Allah says:
     "Whoever hopes for the meeting with his Lord, let him do righteous work and not associate in the worship of his Lord anyone."

    Jundub ibn Abdullah Radiallahu anhu reported tha Allah's messanger Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said: 

    "He who lets people hear of his good deeds intentionally to win their praise, Allah will let them know his real intention (on the day of resurrection): and he who does good things in public to show off and win the praise of the people, Allah will disclose his real intention (and humiliate him)."

    Umar Radiallahu anhu narrated Allah's Messanger Sallallahu alaihi wasallam as saying: "Actions are to be judged only by intentions, and a man would have only what he intended."

    Abu Hurairah Radiallahu anhu related that the Messanger of Allah Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said:

    The first persons to be judged on the Day of Resurrection will be three: 

    1. A man who died as a martyr in Allah s path. He will be brought forward, and after Allah has reminded him of the favours He bestowed on him and the man acknowledges them, He, the All-High, will ask, 'What did you do to show gratitude for them?' The man will reply, 'I fought in Your cause until I was killed.' Allah will say, 'You have lied, you fought so that people might call you courageous, and they have done so.' Command will then be issued against him, and he will be dragged on his face and thrown into Hell.

    2. A man who acquired and taught knowledge and read the Qur 'an will be brought forward, and after Allah has reminded him of the favours He showed him and the man acknowledges them, He will ask, 'What did you do to show gratitude for them?' The man will reply, 'I acquired and taught knowledge and read the Qur 'an for Your sake.' Allah will say, 'You have lied, you acquired knowledge so that people might call you learned, and you read the Qur 'an that they might call you a reciter, and they have done so.' Command will then be issued against him, and he will be dragged on his face and thrown into Hell.

    3. And then a man whom Allah made affluent and whom He has given all kinds of property will be brought forward, and after Allah has reminded him of the favours He showed him and the man acknowledges them, He will ask, 'What did you do to show gratitude for them?' The man will reply,  'I have not neglected to give liberally for Your Sake to all the causes approved by you for this purpose.' Allah will say, 'You have lied, you did it so that people might call you generous, and they have done so.' Command will then be issued against him, and he will be dragged on his face and thrown into Hell.,,»14

    Tirmidhi transmitted the above hadith with the addition that Mu'awiyah (Radiallahu anhu) wept on hearing this hadith and recited Allah's saying:

    “Whoever desires the life of this world and its adornments - We fully repay them for their deeds therein ... “ (Qur 'an 11: 15)

    Exultation

    Allah (Ta’ala) says:

    “Verily, he was among his people in joy!” (Qur'an 84: 13)

    Allah (Ta’ala) also says:

    “They will say, 'Aforetime, we were afraid [of the punishment of Allah] in the midst of our families.'(Qur'an 52: 26)

    And Allah’s saying:

    “So, when they forgot [the warning] with which they had been reminded, We opened to them the doors of every [pleasant] thing, until, when they rejoiced in that which they were given. We seized them all of a sudden and they were [then] in despair.” (Qur'an 6: 44)

    Despair of Allah's mercy and security from the plan of Allah

    Allah (Ta’ala) says:

    “... Certainly no one despairs of Allah's Mercy except the people who disbelieve.” (Qur'an 12: 87)

    “... None feels secure from the Plan of Allah, except the people who are losers.” (Quran 7: 99)

    Ibn Mas' ood (Radiallahu anhu) said: "The greatest of the major sins are associating partners with Allah (in His being attributes and/or worship), feeling secure against the Plan of Allah, despair of Allah’s mercy and despair of Allah’s soothing mercy."

    Ibn 'Abbas (Radiallahu anhu) was asked: "What are the major sins?" and he answered, "Associating partners with Allah (in His being, attributes, and in the exclusive rights such as worship), feeling secure against Allah’s Plan and the despair of Allah’s soothing mercy."

    Being suspicious of Allah

    Allah (Ta’ala) says:

    “ ... Moved by wrong suspicions of Allah; the suspicions due to ignorance ... “(Qur'an 3: 154)

    Allah the Glorious says:

    “And that was your assumption, which you assumed about your Lord, it has brought you to ruin ... “ (Qur 'an 41: 23)

    And Allah’s saying:

    “... who imagine an evil opinion of Allah: on them is a round of evil...” (Quran 48: 6)

    It is narrated from Ibn 'Umar (Radiallahu anhu): "The greatest of major sins is having an evil opinion of Allah.”

    Jabir (Radiallahu anhu) related that he heard Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) saying three days before his death: "See that none of you dies without having good expectations from Allah."

    Ibn Abu ad-Dunya added: "For some people's wrong assumption about Allah they were brought to their destruction."

    Allah (Ta’ala) said:

    “And that was your assumption which you assumed about your Lord. It has brought you to ruin, and you have become among the losers.” (Qur 'an 41: 23)

    Abu Hurayrah (Radiallahu anhu) narrated that the Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: “Allah said, I am to my slaves as he thinks of Me."

    In another version, Ahmad and Ibn Hibban added: "If he assumed good of Me, he will have it, and if he assumed evil (consequence and bad) of Me, he will have it.”


    Disclosing secrets


    Abu Sa'eed Radiallahu anhu narrated that the Messanger of Allah Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said:" Among those who will have the worst position in Allah's Sight on the Day of Resurrection is the man who has illicit relations with his wife, and she with him, and then he spreads the secret.

    Jabir Radiallahu anhu narrated that the Messanger of Allah Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said:" When a man tells you something and then (turns his face away) and departs, it is a trust."

    Abu Darda' Radiallahu anhu narrated that the Messanger of Allah Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said:" Whosoever hears somebody telling him something which he would not like to be mentioned openly, then it is a trust binding upon the hearer, even if he was not told to keep it as a secret."

    Pride and mischief

    Allah says:
    "That home of the hereafter [i.e. Paradise], We assign to those who rebel not against truth with pride and oppression in the land nor do mischief by committing crimes..."

    Anas (Radiallahu anhu) reported that the Allah's messanger (Sallallahu alaihi wasalam) said: "None of you will have true Faith until he wishes for his (Muslim) brother what he wishes for himself."

    Abu Muhammad Abdullah ibn Amar ibn al 'Aas (Radiallahu anhu) narrated that Nabi Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said: " None of you believes until his desire follows what i have brought."

    ENMITY AND HATRED

    Allah says:
    " If you differ in anything amongst yourselves, refer it to Allah and His Messanger."

    and Allah says:
    "There is for you an excellent example [to follow] in Ibrahim (Alaihis salaam)

    Immorality

    Allah says:
    " Indeed, those who like that immorality-illegal sexual relations, be spread and propagated among those who believe, will have a painful punishment."

    Allah Ta'ala says:
    "If they are sincere to Allah and his Messanger, there is no cause for reproach against those who do good."

    Loving Allah's enemies


    Allah says:
    "You will ot people who believe in Allah and the Last Day, loving those who oppose Allah and his Messanger even though they may be their fathers."

    Allah says further:
    " Say, if your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your wives, your kindred, the wealth that you have gained, the commerce in which you fear a decline, and the dwellings in which you delight are dearer to you than Allah or His Messanger, and the striving in his cause, then wait until Allah brings about His decree. And Allah guides not the evil-doing folk."

    Allah says:
    "And incline not to thse who do wrong, lest the Fire touch you..."

    Abu al-Aliyah said (it means), "Do not be pleased with their deeds."

    It is related that Ibn Abbas (Radiallahu anhu) said (it means): "Do not turn towards them (the evil-doers) altogether in love, tender words and friendship."

    Ibn Masood (radiallahu anhu) reported that Allah's Messanger (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: "Everyone will be with those whom he loves."

    Hardness of hearts 


    Allah Ta'ala says: 

    "So because of their breach of their covenant, We cursed them and made their hearts grow hard ... " (Qur 'an 5: 13) 

    Allah Ta'ala says: 

    "Allah has revealed the fairest of statements, a Scripture [this Qur'an]  consistent, [wherein promises of reward are] paired [with threats of punishment], whereat does tremble the skins of those who fear their Lord, then their skins and their hearts soften to Allah's reminder ... "(Qur 'an 39: 23) 

    Allah the All-Glorious says: 

    "Is not the time ripe for the hearts of those who believe to submit to Allah's reminder and to the truth which is revealed ... " (Qur 'an 57: 16) 

    Ibn 'Amr (Radiallahu anhu), related from the Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) that he said:"Be merciful, Allah will be merciful on you, pardon people, Allah will pardon you, woe to those you suppress testimony. Woe to those who are obstinate, and persistent in doing wrong and do it knowingly." 

    Imam Tirmidhi related a report from Ibn 'Amr (Radiallahu anhu) that the Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: "Do not speak much without mentioning Allah, for much talk without remembering Allah causes hardness of the heart, and the one who is farthest removed from Allah, is he who has a hard heart. ,,"

    It is narrated on the authority of Jabir (Radiallahu anhu) that the Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said: "Allah will not show mercy to him who is not merciful to people. Allah will not be mercifull to him who does not show mercy to people."

    Tenderness of hearts 

    Allah (Ta'ala) says: 

    "We gave strength and firmness to their hearts ... "
    (Qur'an 18: 14) 
    Allah (Ta'ala) also says: 


    "Alif-Lam-Meem. Do men imagine that they will be left [at ease] because they say, We believe, and will not be tested with affliction? Lo! We tested those who were before them, for Allah will surely know those who are sincere, and will know those who feign [are evident liars (Qur 'an 29: 1-3)

     Allah the All-Gracious says: 

    "They said: '0' Moosa [Moses]! In it [this holy land] are a people of great strength ... ') (Qur'an 5: 22) 

    Allah (Ta'ala) says: 

    (And of the people are some who say, 'We believe in Allah.' But one is harmed for the sake of Allah, they consider the trial of mankind as Allah's punishment...) (Qur'an 29: 10) 

    Ibn Umar (Radiallahu anhu) reported Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) as saying: «"The Muslim is he from whose tongue and hand the Muslims are safe, and the Muhajir (emigrant) is he who abandons what Allah has prohibited. » 

    The major sins of the tongue:

    Evils of the tongue

    Allah (Ta'ala) said:

    “The [faithful] slaves of the Beneficent [Allah] are they who walk upon the earth modestly, and when the foolish ones address them [harshly] they answer: Peace.” (Qur 'an 25: 63)

    And Allah (Ta’ala) says:

    “And when they hear ill speech - al-Laghw, they tum away from it...” (Qur 'an 28: 55)

    Allah (Ta’ala) also says:

    “Not a word does he utter but there is a watcher by him ready [to record it].”(Qur 'an 50: 18)

    It is narrated on the authority of Abu Hurayrah (Radiallahu anhu) that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: "He who believes in Allah and the Last Day should say what is good, or keep silent. “

    Sahl ibn Sa'd (may Allah be pleased with him) reported Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) as saying: "Whoever guarantees (the chastity of) what is between his two jaw bones (i.e. mouth and tongue) and what is between his two legs, (i.e. his private parts) I stand guarantee for him Paradise.”

    Sufiyan ibn 'Abdullah (Radiallahu anhu) related that he asked: "0' Allah’s Messenger, what is the thing you fear most for me?" The Prophet took hold of his own tongue and replied, "Restrain this.”

    Mu'adh ibn Jabal (Radiallahu anhu) reported, that he asked: "0' Messenger of Allah! Shall we really be punished for what we talk about?" to which he replied, "I am surprised Mu’adh! Will anything but the harvest of their tongues overthrow men in Hell on their faces," –or he said,” on their nostrils?”

    Abu Sa'eed (Radiallahu anhu) narrated Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) as saying: "When a man gets up in the morning all the limbs humble themselves before the tongue and say, 'Fear Allah for our sake, for we are dependent on you, if you are straight we are straight, but if you are deviated we are deviated.' “

    Abu Hurayrah (Radiallahu anhu) related that the Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: "A man speaks a word without considering it of any importance, yet for it he will sink down into Hell further than the distance between the East and the West. “

    Bilal ibn al-Harith (Radiallahu anhu) reported that the Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: "A man speaks a word pleasing to Allah, not realising that it is worth so many rewards, for which Allah records for him His Good Pleasure till the Day he meets Him, and a man speaks a word displeasing to Allah, the All-High, not realising that it leads to so many sins for which Allah records for him His Displeasure till the Day he meets Him.”

    Jundub ibn 'Abdullah (Radiallahu anhu) related that Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) as saying: "A man said, 'I swear by Allah, that Allah will not forgive so and so,' whereupon Allah said, 'who is this man who swears that I will not forgive so and so? For I have forgiven so and so and have made his (the speaker's) deeds to come to nothing.' “

    It is reported that the man who swore was a pious and God-fearing man. Abu Hurayrah said one should speak in words that preserve his world and Hereafter.

    Talking too  much

    Allah Ta'ala says:

    " Lo! There are above you guardians [Angels], generous and recording, who know [all] that you do."

    Al-Mughherah ibn Shu'ba (Radiallahu Anhu) reported that the Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: " Allah has made it unlawful for you to be undutiful to your mothers, to bury your daughters alive, to refuse to help the poor and others, and to beg things from men. Allah dislikes for you three things: engaging in (sinful and) useless talk, asking too many (and unnecessary)questions (about religious matters)and squandering wealth."

    Jabir (Radiallahu anhu) related that the Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: " People dearest to me and seated nearest to me on the Day of Resurrection from amongst you will be those who have the best characters, and most helpul to me and seated furthest away from me on the Day of Resurrection will be those who speak much and are loud-mouthed, and who are proud."


    Speaking bad about the deceased

    A'ishah Radiallahu anha narrated that the Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said: " Do not say bad about the deceased. They reached to what they forwarded."

    A man may curse his parents!

    Ibn Umar Radiallahu anhu reported that Allah's Messanger Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said: " A man's cursing his parents is one of the greatest serious sins." He was asked, "O" Allah's Messanger! How does a man curse his parents?" He replied, " The man abuses the father of another man who then, abuses his father and his mother."


    Telling lies against Allah and His Messenger Sallallahu alaihi wasallam


    Allah Says:" Who does more aggression and wrong than he who invents a lie against Allah..." 

    Allah says:" On the Day of judgement you will see those who told lies against Allah,- their faces will be turned black..."

    Anas ibn Malik Radiallahu anhu narrated that the Messanger of Allah Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said: “Ascribing false things to me is not like ascribing false things to anyone else. Whoever tells a lie against me deliberately will occupy his seat in Hell-Fire." 

    Artificiality and ranting

    " And when you look at them, their bodies please you; and when they speak, you listen to their words..." (Quran 63:4)

    Ibn Umar Radiallahu anhu reported that the prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said: "An eloquent speech may have the influence of magic."

    Ibn Umar Radiallahu anhu also reported that the prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said: " Allah hates the (artificial) eloquent among men who moves his tongue round among his teeth as cattle do (whilst grazing)."

    Abu Hurairah Radiallahu anhu reported that the prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said: "Allah will not accept repentance or ransom on the Day of Resurrection from the one who learns excellence of speech to captivate thereby the hearts of people."

    Mua'wiyah Radiallahu anhu reported that, "Allah's Messanger Sallallahu alaihi wasallam cursed those who articulate words (for show) distinctly as they do with poetry."

    Prolonged disputes

    Allah Ta'ala says: "And of the people is he whose speech pleases you in the worldly life, and he calls Allah to witness as to what is in his heart, yet he is the most contentious of enemies." (Qur'aan 2: 204)

    A'aishah Radiallahu anha narrated that the Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said: " The man who is most hateful to Allah is the one who quarrels and disputes the most."

    Ibn Abbas Radiallahu anhu reported that the Prophet Sallalahu alahi wasallam said: "It is a serious enough fault-sin-for you to keep  on contending."

    People fear for one's evil tongue

    Allah Ta'ala says:
    "Woe to every slanderer and backbiter."

    A'aisha Radiallahu anha narrated that Allah's Messanger Sallalaahu alaihi wasallam said: "The one who will have the worst position in Allah's estimation on the Day of Resurrection will be the one whom the people leave for fear of the harm or evil he might do to them."

    Immorality and obscenity

    Allah the All-Glorious says:

    “Those who witness no falsehood and, if they pass by futility, they pass by it with honourable [avoidance]. (Qur'an 25: 72)

    Ibn Mas' ood (Radiallahu anhu) narrated that the Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: "A believer is not given to abusing others or cursing them, nor is he immoral or shameless.”

    Abu ad-Darda' (Radiallahu anhu) related that the Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: "There will be nothing heavier, which will be put on the believer s scale on the Day of Resurrection than good character. And Allah hates the profligate and the obscene, who is loose in speech. “

    'A'ishah (Radiallahu anha) reported that the Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: "Gentleness is not introduced into any affair without beautifying it, and is not withdrawn from any affair without making it ugly.”

    Ibn Mas'ood (Radiallahu anhu) narrated that the Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: "Shall I not tell you who is kept away from Hell and from whom Hell is kept away? From everyone who is gentle and kind, approachable and of easy disposition.”

    Jareer (Radiallahu anhu) reported that the Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: "He who is deprived of gentleness is deprived of every good."

    Falsehood and lying

    Allah (Ta’ala) says:

    “Only they invent falsehood who believes not Allah's revelations, and [only] they are the liars)

    (Qur 'an 16: 105)

    Allah (Ta’ala) says:

    “And for them is a painful punishment because they [habitually] used to lie.” (Qur'an 2: 10)

    Allah the All-Glorious says:

    “Woe to every sinful liar.” (Qur 'an 45: 7)

    Ibn Mas'ood (Radiallahu anhu) reported that the Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: "Truthfulness leads to righteousness and righteousness leads to Paradise. A man speaks the truth and makes truth his object until he is written as eminently truthful with Allah. Falsehood leads to wickedness and wickedness leads to Hell-Fire. A man speaks falsehood and makes falsehood his object until he is written as a great liar before Allah."

    In another version: "If a man continues to speak falsehood and makes falsehood his object he will have a black mark put on his heart, until his heart is blackened completely and he will be recorded before Allah as one of the liars.”

    Safwan ibn Sulaym (Radiallahu anhu) reported that Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) was asked: Whether a believer could be a coward to which he replied, "Yes." He was then asked whether a believer could be a miser and he replied, "Yes." He was then asked whether a believer could be a (great) liar, he replied, "No.”

    Ibn 'Umar (Radiallahu anhu) reported that Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said:

    "When a man lies the angel moves away from him the distance of a mile."

     Breaking one's covenant

    Allah (Ta’ala) says:

    “So He has made the consequence [to be] hypocrisy in their hearts until the Day when they shall meet Him, because they broke their word to Allah that they promised Him, and because they lied.”

    (Qur 'an 9: 77)

    Abu Hurayrah (Radiallahu anhu) reported that Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: "There are three signs of a hypocrite; when he speaks he lies, when he makes a promise he breaks it, and when he is entrusted he betrays his trust."

    Ibn 'Umar (Radiallahu anhu) reported that Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: "There are four characteristics constitute anyone, whoever possesses them is a sheer hypocrite, and anyone who possesses one of them possesses a characteristic of hypocrisy until he abandons it.

    They are: When one is entrusted he betrays his trust, when speaks he lies and when he makes a covenant he acts treacherously and when he quarrels he deviates from the truth (also he uses abusive language). “

    Saying what you really do not know

    Allah Ta'ala says: 

    "Behold, you received it on your tongues, and said out of your mouth things of which you had no knowledge, and you thought it to be a light matter, while it was most serious in the sight of Allah."

    Allah Ta'ala says:

    "O' you who believe! If a sinner-a wicked- comes to you with any news, ascertain the truth, lest you harm people out of ignorance and become, over what you have done, regretful."

    Ibn Mas'ood or Hudhayfah Radiallahu anhum reported that the messanger of Allah Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said: " It is a bad riding-beast for a man to say something he does not really know."

    Abu Hurayra Radiallahu anhu reported that Allah's messanger Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said: " It is enough to to render a man a liar that he narrates and communicates whatever he hears."

    Alah Ta'ala says:

    "They said, "You make a laughing stock of us?" He said, " I seek refuge in Allah from being among the ignorant!"

    Flattery and false praise

    Allah Ta'ala says: 

    " ...and shun the world that is false."

    'Abdullah Radiallahu anhu said: "A man goes out of his home with his Deen, and when he meets someone he needs for some affairs begins to say to him, "You are so and so", overly praising him so that he may attend to his affairs. Allah will be displeased with him and he will come back having lost his religion."

    Allah says:

    " Have you not turned to those who claim purity for themselves? Nay, Allah purifies whom He will..."

    Miqdad Radiallahu anhu reported that a person began to praise Uthman Radiallahu anhu, where upon Miqdad sat upon his knees and began to throw dust upon his (the flatterer's) face. Thereupon Uthman Radiallahu anhu asked: What is the matter with you?" And he said that Allah's Messanger Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said: When you see those who are given to praising people throw dust in their faces."

    Mu'awiyah Radiallahu anhu reported that Allah's Messanger Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said: "Avoid praising people, for it is as if you have slaughtered them!"

    Backbiting
    Allah (Ta’ala) says:
    (Neither backbite one another...) (Qur’an 49: 12)

    Abu Bakrah (Radiallahu anhu) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) asked, in his sermon on the Day of Sacrifice: “What month is this? we remained silent thinking he would give it a new name, he then said, “Is it not Dhul-Hijjah?’’ We replied that it was. He then asked, “What town is this? we kept silent thinking he would give it a new name, but he said, “Is it not Allah’s Sacred Town?” we then replied that it was. He then asked, “What day is this?" We remained silent thinking he would give it a new name, but he said ‘Is it not the Day of Sacrifice?' we replied that it was. He then said, ‘Your lives, your property and your honour are inviolable like this day of yours in this town ofyours in this month of yours. You will meet your Lord, and He will ask you about your deeds. Beware! Do not revert after my death as infidels, beheading one another, and let the one who is present convey it to those who are absent, for the one to whom a message is conveyed has a more retentive memory than the one who hears.' Then he said, “Have I delivered the message?” we replied that he had, he then said, ‘0’ Allah, testify, be witness' He repeated the last sentence three times,”


    Ibn ‘Amr (Radiallahu anhu) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: “The Muslim is he who avoids harming Muslims with his tongue and hands, and the Muhajir (Emigrant) is he who abandons what Allah has prohibited.”

    Abu Hurayrah (Radiallahu anhu) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: “He who eats the flesh of his brother (i.e. backbites him) in this world, it will be said to him on the Day of Resurrection, ‘Eat the flesh of your dead brother now, as you did when he was alive.' When he eats it, he will become very grim and will cry because of it.”

    Abu Hurayrah Radiallahu anhu narrated that, “Concerning Ma ‘iz, who offered himself to be stoned to death for adultery (and he was stoned), some one said to another, ‘Look at this man whose fault was concealed by Allah, but he could not leave the matter alone, so he was stoned like a dog, The Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said to him, 'Eat some of this dead donkey corpse, as you just enjoyed dishonouring this man (Ma ‘iz). This is much more serious than eating some from this corpse.’’ 

    ibn Abbas (Radiallahu anhu) narrated that the Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) passed by two graves and said: “They are being punished, but not for a great sin but it is great. One of them did not keep himself from being defiled whilst urinating and the other went about with calumnies.”

    Bukhari transmitted something to the same effect in al-Adab al-Mufrad, on the authority of Jabir Radiallahu anhu with the words, “One of them used to backbite people.”

    ‘A’ishah (Radiallahu anha) narrated that she said to the Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam); “It is enough for you in Saffiyah that she is such and such," (meaning that she was short whilst indicating with her hand). The Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam replied, “You have uttered a word which would change the sea if it were mixed into it.” And I spoke of somebody to the Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam and he said “I do not like that you speak of anyone’s faults even if I should get such and such (reward?).”

    False testimony
    Allah Ta’ala says:
    “... and shun false statement.”
    Ibn 'Umar Radiallahu anhu narrated that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: "Birds will flap their wings and throw out the score they will have because of the awe of the Day of Resurrection, but the feet of him who witnesses falsehood will not move till he enters his abode in Hell.”

    Lies eradicate blessings

    Hakeem ibn Hizam Radiallahu anhu reported that the prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said: "Both parties in a buisness transaction have a right to annul it so long asa they have not separated, and if they tell the truth and make everything clear they will be blessed in their transcaction, but if they conceal anything and lie then the blessing on their transaction will be wiped away."

    Lies about dreams

    Ibn Abbas Radiallahu anahu reported that the Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said: 

    "If anyone pretends to have a dream which he did not see wil be given (on theDay of Resurrecyion) the task of tying a knot between two barley grains, but he will be unable to do so."



     

    Diseases of the heart and matters which deaden the heart

     

    “In their hearts is a disease. So Allah has increased their disease; and for them is a painful punishment because they [habitually] used to lie ... “(Qur 'an 2: 10)

    Allah (Ta’ala) says:

    “If the hypocrites, and those in whose hearts is a disease, and the alarmists [those who spread rumours] in the city do not cease, We verily shall urge you on against them, then they will be your neighbours in it but a little while. Accursed, they will be seized wherever found and slain with a [fierce] slaughter)” (Qur 'an 33: 60-61)

    Abu Hurayrah (Radiallahu anhu) reported that Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: "When a believer commits a sin a black dot is made on his heart. Then if that person leaves that sin and repents, his heart is cleared (from that covering dot), but if he repeats the sin then that dot (stain) goes on increasing till his heart is completely covered with it," and that is 'ar-Ran' which Allah mentioned in the Qur 'an, as follows:

    “Nay! But on their hearts is the Ran [stain of the evil deeds] which they used to earn.”

    Al-A'mash said that, Mujahid explained the meaning of the above mentioned Qur'anic verse (83: 14) gesturing with his hand and said: "They used to consider that the pure heart is like this palm, but if a slave commits a sin, his heart will be covered like this, 'then he grasped his little finger,' and when he commits another sin it will be covered like this, - 'and he grasped another finger - until he completely grasped all of his fingers.' Then he said, 'A seal will be put over it, and that is the rust or the stain of the heart.'”

    It is also narrated that Mujahid said: "The rust of the heart is less severe than the sealing, and the sealing is less severe than the heart being totally locked in."

    Abu Sa'eed (Radiallahu anahu) reported that Allah's Messenger (Sllallahu alaihi wasallam) said: "The heart is of four types.

    1. A pure (and open) heart, free from hatred (and ill feelings), something like a brilliant lamp,

    2. A hardened (and covered) heart, enclosed in a sheath,

    3. An inverted heart, and

    4. A plated and flattened heart.

    The pure heart is that of a believer; its lamp contains the light of faith. The hardened (and covered) heart is that of an unbeliever. The inverted heart is that of a pure hypocrite who knew the truth and then denied it. The plated and flattened heart contains faith and hypocrisy, the faith is like a green plant which is watered with good water, and hypocrisy is like an ulcer which is supplied with pus and dirty blood, so whichever one of faith or hypocrisy gets the upper hand over the heart will be the pre-dominator."


    Satisfaction with disobedience

    It is narrated that Ibn Mas'ood (Radiallahu anhu) said: "You are destroyed if your heart is not acquainted and satisfied with what is just and denies what is evil."

    'Abdullah ibn Mas'ood (Radiallahu anhu) narrated that Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: "There was no Prophet whom Allah raised up among his people before me, who did not have among his people followers and companions who held strongly to his Sunnah andfollowed what he commanded them with, they were then succeeded by people who said about the Sunnah but did not practice themselves and did things they were not commanded to do. So he who strives against them with his hand is a believer, he who strives against them with his tongue is a believer, and he who strives against them with his heart is a believer. Beyond that there is no faith left even a grain of mustard seed weight."

    Umm Salama Radiallahu anha) reported that Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said:

    "Rulers will be appointed over you, and you will find them doing good as well as bad deeds. The one who hates their bad deeds is absolved from blame, and the one who disapproves of their bad deeds is safe. But one who approves of their bad deeds and follows them (is a loser)."

    "Hating and disapproving" refers to liking and disliking from the heart. Another version of the tradition, on the same authority has the addition, “And those who followed them are destroyed.”

    Desiring and craving

    It is narrated on the authority of Abu Bakrah (Radiallahu anhu) that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: «"When two Muslims face each other with their swords, the murderer and the murdered will go to Hellfire." People asked, '0' Allah’s Messenger! This is understood for the murderer, but what was wrong with the one who is murdered?" The Prophet replied, "He surely had the intention to kill his companion."

    Abu-Kabsha al-Anmari (Radiallahu anhu) narrated that Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: «"The likeness of this Ummati (nation) is like the four types of men,

    1. A man whom Allah bestowed wealth and knowledge, wherewith he acts in accordance with his knowledge.

    2. A man whom Allah bestowed knowledge but not wealth and riches, who says, 'Had I wealth such as so-and-so, 1 would act as he does.' their rewards are equal.

    3. A man whom Allah bestowed wealth but not the knowledge, and he acts in an ignorant manner not knowing what he must do and what he must not.

    4. And a man whom Allah bestowed with neither wealth nor knowledge, who says, 'Had I wealth like so-and-so has, I would deal with it as he does.' The load they have to bear, are equal.'


    Doubting in faith

    Allah (Ta’ala) says:

    “The believers are the only ones who have believed in Allah and His Messenger, and then doubt not (Qur 'an 49: 15)

    Allah the All-Glorious says:

    “And who believe in that which is revealed unto you [Muhammad] and that which was revealed before you, and are certain of the Hereafter. These depend on guidance from their Lord, and these are the successful (Qur'an 2: 4-5)

    Allah (Ta’ala) says:

    “And when it was said, 'Lo! Allah's promise is the truth, and there is no doubt about the Hour's coming, you said, 'We know not what the Hour is. We deem it nothing but a conjecture and we are by no means convinced.tf (Qur 'an 45: 32)

    Mu'adh(Radiallahu anhu) used to say in all his sittings every day, and rarely missed it: "Allah is a just Judge, those who doubt this are destroyed. "

    Ibn Mas'ood (Radiallahu anhu) said: "It is a sign (proof) of belief that you do not try to satisfy anyone by doing what displeases Allah, or praise someone for what Allah has granted you, or blame somebody for what Allah has deprived you. Allah, with His Knowledge and Justice, provided ease and high spirits in firm faith, and put grief and anxiety in doubt and discontentment. Allah's Sustenance could not be brought by the care of a careful man, or be prevented by the hatred of a hateful man."

    'Umar (Radiallahu anhu) said on the Day of Hudaybiyah: "I made up for that by many good deeds."

    This gives the meaning of the hadith narrated by Ibn 'Abbas (Radiallahu anhu): "He tasted the relish (sweetness) of 'Eemaan (faith) - pleased with Allah as Lord, with Islam as religion, and with Muhammad as the Messenger. "

    Discontentment

    Allah Ta'ala says:

    " If anyone believes in Allah, He guides his heart [aright]..."

    Alqamah said explaining this verse, " When a man suffers a calamity and he knows that it is from Allah, he feels contented and submits to it and this springs from the conviction of his faith."

    Anas (Radiallahu anhu) reported that Nabi Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said: "When Allah loves a people He afflicts them, and those who accept it gladly receive Allah's Good Pleasure, but those who are displeased receive Allah's displeasure."

    Anxiety

    Allah the All-Gracious says:

    “... Allah sent down His tranquillity to His Messenger and to the believers ... “(Qur 'an 48: 26)

    Allah the All-Glorious says:

    “But no, by your Lord, they can have no Faith until they make you [0' Muhammad Sallallahu alaihi wasallam] judge in all disputes between them. .. “ (Qur'an 4: 65)

    “[To the righteous soul will be said], '0' [you] soul, in complete rest and satisfaction! Come back to your Lord, well-pleased [yourself], and well-pleasing unto Him!” (Qur 'an 89: 27-28)

    Abu Hurayrah (Radiallahu anhu) narrated that Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: "The brave is not the one who overcomes the people by his strength, but the brave is the one who controls himself while in anger."

    Abu Hurayrah (Radiallahu anhu) said that a man asked the Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) to give him an advice, the Prophet said: "Do not be angry." The man repeated that several times and every time the reply was, "Do not be angry.”

    Abu Dharr (Radiallahu anhu) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: "He is successful whose heart Allah made sincere towards faith, whose heart He made free from unbelief, his tongue truthful, his soul tranquil, his nature straight, whose ear He made attentive and eyes observant. The ear is a funnel and the eye is a repository for what the heart learns. He is successful whose heart is made retentive."

     Ridicule


    Allah Ta’ala says: Those in sin used to laugh at those who believed, and whenever they passed by them, used to wink at each other (Qur'an 83: 29-30)

    Allah the All-Gracious says: But you treated them with ridicule to the point that they made you forget My remembrance, and you used to laugh at them. (Qur'an 23: 110)

    Allah Ta’ala says: O’ you who believe! Let not some men among you laugh at others it may be that the are better than the former. Nor let some women laugh at others, it may be that the are better than the former. .. (Qur'an 49: 11)

     Al-Hasan (Radiallahu anhu) narrated that Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: "A person who ridicules people, will find himself in the Hereafterin front of one of the gates of Paradise. The gate will be opened, and it will be said to him, `This way!' And he will move towards it with grief and anxiety, but it will be closed as soon as he reaches it. Then another gate will be opened and it will be said to him, `This way!' And he will move towards it with grief and anxiety, but it will be closed as soon as he reaches it. And this will continue to recur till he will be in a state of utter despair, until when one of the gates of Paradise will be opened and it will be said to him to come towards it, he will not move.”

    Ibn `Umar (Radiallahu anhu) narrated that Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: "He who dies as an evil-gossiper, who backbites, and calls others by offensive nicknames, will be given a sign on the Day of Resurrection, that Allah will brand him (like a beast) on his face from both sides of the mouth."

    145 Al-Bayhagi, It-haf as-Sdda al-Muttageen. 

    141 In Abu Hatim et al., and Majma' az-Zawdi'd.

    Doubt

    Allah says: " Many are the Jinn and men We have made for Hell, they have hearts wherewith they understand not..."

    Ibn Abbaas, Muaawiyah Radiallahu anhum and others narrated that the Messanger of Allah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: "When Allah wishes good for anyone He makes comprehend the religion."

    Al Bara ibn Aazib (Radiallahu anhu) reported that the Messanger of Allah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: " A man who lives in doubt, when he dies, two angels come to him and his him, "Who is your Lord? What is your religion? Who was the Prophet sent to you?" He will answer the two angels, "Alas alas i do not know! i heard the people saying something so Ii said it." 


    Concealing acts

    Allah Ta'ala says: "They can hide [their deeds] from the people , but they cannot hide them from Allah for He is with them [by his knowledge]..."

    Abu Mas'ood Radiallahu anhu narrated that the Messanger of Allah Sallallahu alihi wasallam said: "One of the things people have learned from the words of the earlier Prophets is, "If you have no shame, then do whatever you like.""


    Greed for property and status

    Ka'b ibn Maalik Radiallahu narrated that nabi Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said," Two hungry wolves let loose amongst sheep are not more destructive than the greed of a man for property and staus are to his religion."

    Impatience and cowardice

    Allah Ta'ala says:' Verily man was created very impatient, irritable [discontented] when evil touches him. And niggardly when good reaches him except those who pray."

    Abu Hurairah Radiallahu anhu narrated the Prophet Sallallau alaihi wasallam said: "The worst things in a man is impatience, niggardliness and unresatrained cowardice."

    Jabir Radiallahu anhu narrated the Prophet of Allah Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said: "Beware of niggardliness, for niggardliness destroyed your predecessors, inducing them to shed one another's blood and treat forbidden things as lawful." 

    Cursing

    Abuad-Darda Radiallahu anhu narrated that the Messanger of Allah Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said:" When a man curses anything the curse goes up to the heaven and the gates of Heaven are locked against it. Then it comes down to the earth and the gates are locked against it. It then goes right and left, and it finds no place of entrance it returns to the thing which was cursed, and if it deserves what was said (it enters it), otherwise it returns to the one who uttered it."

    Abu Dawood and others also narrated it on the authority of Ibn Mas'ood. Its narrators are authoritative but it was criticised by being free from the link of the Companions.

    Abu Barzah Radiallahu anhu narrated that a woman invoked curse upon her she-camel. Thereupon Allah's Messanger Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said:" Let the she-camel on which the curse has been invoked not accompany us."

    Major sins-Cursing a Muslim

     


    Thaabit ibn ad-Dahhak radiallahu anhu narrated that the Messenger of Allah Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said: " Cursing a believer is like murdering him."

     

    Abu Hurayrah Radiallahu anhu said: "A man who drank wine was brought to the Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam and they beat him." When he left someone said, " May Allah disgrace you!" On that the Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said, " Do not say so. Let not Satan overpower him."

    Samoorah Radiallahu anhu narrated that the Messenger of Allah said: "Do not invoke Allah's curse, Allah's anger, or Hell on one another."

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    SINS OF THE TONGUE [swearing]

    ★ Our beloved Nabie Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam  has said:
    “The sin of those two who swear each other is upon that person who commenced (such swearing) as long as the other person does not exceed or out-swear the first person. ” (Mishkat)

    ★ Nabie Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam  has said that among the major sins is to swear one’s parents. (Muslim)

    ★ The Qur’an prohibits us from swearing even the idols of the Mushriks. (Quran)

    ★ Nabie Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam  has prohibited swearing the dead.  (Tirmidhi)

    Note: Apart from harsh and vulgar words, swearing includes even those mild words and names such as “Donkey, miser”, etc, that cause hurt to another.

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    “And do not kill yourselves”[al-Nisa’ 4:29]
     “and do not throw yourselves into destruction”[2:195]

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    Usury is an aggregate of 72 sins among which the least is like fornication with your own mother. [#Tabarani, Vol. 5, Page 227, #Hadith 7151]
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    ZAKAAH:

    Narrated Abu Huraira  رضي الله عنه :
    Nabie صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ  said,
    "Whoever is made wealthy by Allah and does not pay the Zakat of his wealth, then on the Day of Resurrection his wealth will be made like a bald-headed poisonous male snake with two black spots over the eyes.
    The snake will encircle his neck and bite his cheeks and say, 'I am your wealth, I am your treasure.'
    " Then Rasulullaah Salallahu Alayhi Wasallam  recited the holy verses:-- “And let not those who covetously withhold of that which Allah has bestowed upon them of his bounty.” (to the end of the verse). (3.180).  
    (Sahih Bukhari Book #24, Hadith #486)
    --
    Narrated Abu Huraira  رضي الله عنه  :
    Nabie صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ  said,
    "(On the Day of Resurrection) camels will come to their owner in the best state of health they have ever had (in the world), and if he had not paid their Zakat (in the world) then they would tread him with their feet; and similarly, sheep will come to their owner in the best state of health they have ever had in the world, and if he had not paid their Zakat, then they would tread him with their hooves and would butt him with their horns.

    "Nabie صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ  added, "One of their rights is that they should be milked while water is kept in front of them."

    Nabie صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ  added, "I do not want anyone of you to come to me on the Day of Resurrection, carrying over his neck a sheep that will be bleating.

    Such a person will (then) say, 'O Rasulullaah صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ! (please intercede for me,) I will say to him. 'I can't help you, for I conveyed Allah's Message to you.

    'Similarly, I do not want anyone of you to come to me carrying over his neck a camel that will be grunting. Such a person (then) will say "O Rasulullaah صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ! (please intercede for me)." I will say to him, "I can't help you for I conveyed Allah's message to you."  

    (Sahih Bukhari Book #24, Hadith #485)
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    Reported by Abu Hurairah (رضي الله عنه ): The Messenger of Allah (صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ) said, "People's deeds are presented before Allah on Mondays and Thursdays, and then every slave (of Allah) is granted forgiveness (of minor sins) if he does not associate anything with Allah in worship. But the person in whose heart there is rancour against his brother, will not be pardoned. With regard to them, it is said twice: `Hold these two until they are reconciled'.''
    [Muslim]
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    and stay away from sins and the routes that lead to them.
     Imam Shaafi’i complained to his teacher, 
    Waqi, about his weak memory and his teacher advised him to stop committing sins, adding that knowledge is the light of Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) (glorified and exalted be He) 
    and Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) (glorified and exalted be He) does not grant His light to sinners. 
    Thus, we must identify our bad habits or sins and work hard to eliminate them from our lives, while seeking Allah’s subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) (glorified and exalted be He) help

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    Ibn Taymiyah (may Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) (glorified and exalted be He) have mercy on him) said:

    “When I am confused in my understanding of an issue in religion, 

    I forthwith beseech

    Allah to forgive me one thousand times —

     maybe a little more or maybe a little less. Then, Allah opens what was closed for me and I come to understand.”

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    Allah has hated for you three things:
    1. Vain talks, (useless talk) that you talk too much or about others
    2. Wasting of wealth (by extravagance)
    3. And asking too many questions (in disputed religious matters) or asking others for something (except in great need)

    Sahih Bukhari - Book 24 - Hadith 555
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    PONDER:
    Animals may be smarter than we are. When they sense a fire, they run away from it. When Allah warns us of Hell, we run towards it
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    THE ONE WHO IS HARSH IN ARGUING.
    It was narrated that'Aishah(رضي الله عنها ) said:"The Messenger of ALLAH  رســــول اللـــه صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said:'The most hated of men to ALLAH is the one who is argumentative and is harsh in arguing."

    SAHIH MUSLIM Volume 7 hadith no 6780 page no 43.

    ↠ Avoid Argumentation.....

    Nabi  صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ  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.
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    Tabrani reported from Abdullah ibn Basar ﺭﺿﻲ ﺍﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻨﻪ
    That Rasoolullah صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم said :

    Jealousy, tale - bearing and fortune telling are neither from me and nor am i from it.

    In other words, muslims should totally refrain from these things.
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    HIRS (Greed) - a spiritual disease

    بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ
     Indeed, from Allah nothing is hidden on earth nor in the heavens.
    ['Al  Imran 3:5]
     
    Your wealth & your children are only a trial; ALLAH (SUBHANAHU WA TA'ALAH)'S reward is great: so be mindful of ALLAH (SUBHANAHU WA TA'ALAH) as best as you can; & listen, & obey; & spend in charity: it is for your own good. Those who guard themselves against their own greed will surely prosper. (Surah 64, Verse 15 - 16)

    When greed enters the heart, one will do anything to achieve. The urge never decreases. Infact, grows more and more. Even if one has to forsake one's dear & loved one's.

    Reported by K`ab bin Malik (RA): Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, "Two hungry wolves sent in the midst of a flock of sheep are no more destructive to them than a man's greed for wealth and fame is to his Deen.''
    [At-Tirmidhi]

     
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    People are made to be loved & money is made to be used.

    The confusion in the world is that...

    Money is being loved & people
    are being used !!
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    Muslims warned in Qur'an &Hadith not to lie

    بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ

    It was narrated that Abu Hurairah (رضي الله عنه )said: "The Messenger of ALLAH  رســــول اللـــه صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said: 'Whoever tells a lie about me deliberately,let him take his seat in the fire."
    SAHIH MUSLIM Volume 1 chapter 2 hadith no 5 page no 46.

    It was narrated that Hafsa ibn 'Aasim said: "The Messenger of Allaah (peace
    and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: 'It is sufficient lying for a man to speak of everything that he hears.'" (Narrated by Muslim, 5)

    Blackening of the face in this world and in the Hereafter - Allah says: "And on the Day of Resurrection you will see those who lied against Allaah
    (i.e. attributed to Him sons, partners) their faces will be black" [al-Zumar 39:60]

    Despite such warnings, many people do tell lies. Lying may be out of habit, out of conceit or pride, to protect one's interests, to avoid uncomfortable
    situations, to exaggerate or make jokes, to avoid being hurtful, or to outright deceive and commit wrong. Even "white lies," such as empty promises to bribe a child or lies used in jest, are considered sinful in Islam.

    The most serious lies in Islam, however, are those which concern Allah, the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and Islam in general. In the Qur'an, Allah says, "Who does more wrong than such as forge a lie against Allah, or deny His Signs?"(10:17)

    Nabi صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said:

    "When a person tells a lie, the bad smell that comes out of the lie keeps the angels one mile away."

    [Tirmidhi] 

    Narrated by ibn umar رضي الله عنه : nabiصَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said
     " the worst øf  lies is to pretend to ђåvέ seen something which he has not seen" 
    bukhari

    the Messenger of Allaah, Sall Allaahu `alayhi wa sallam said:

    It is enough of a lie for a person to tell others what he hears.” (Reported in Muslim from Aboo Hurairah)

    ‘Abdullaah Ibn ‘Aamir stated that one day the Messenger of Allaah was sitting in our home and my mother called me,“Come here, I will give you something”. The Messenger asked, “What do you want to give him.” She said that she wanted to give him a date. He responded, “If you do not give him anything, it will be recorded against you as a lie.” (Aboo Dawood)

    Lying is not acceptable, whether seriously or jokingly. Not even in case when you promise to give your child something and then do not give.” (Reported in Al-Adabul Mufrad from ‘Abdullaah)

    Woe to him who tells lies to make people laugh. Woe to him. Woe to him.” (Bahz Bin Hakeem in At-Tirmidzi)

    ✽✽✽✽✽✽✽

    Allah Subhaanahu wa Ta’aala says:

    "Truly Allah guides not one who transgresses and lies." (Quran:40:28)

    Rasulullah Sallallahu alayhi wa Sallam is reported to have said:

    " I guarantee a home in the middle of Jannah for one who abandons lying even if its just for the sake of fun''(Hadith:Abu Dawud)


    May we not lie, send false or hoax messages or gossip about any one. May Allah protect us. آمِيْن ثُمَّ آمين يا رب العالمين
    ان شاء الله
    ✽✽✽✽✽✽✽
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    DISRESPECT: A COMMAN SIN

    Prophet صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ  said: "He is not from my nation, he who does not respect our elderly, have mercy upon our young, and honor our scholars." (Ahmad)

    It is stated in a Hadith 
    “Obidence of Allah is the obidience of the father. Disobidence of Allah is disobidence of the father”. Tibrani – narrated from Hadhrat Abu Hurairah RadiAllahu Anhu
    It is stated in another tradition: 
    “Allah’s pleasures is in the pleasure of the father, and Allah’s displeasure is in the displeasure of the father”. Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah & Hakim narrated by Hadhrat Abdullah ibn ‘Umar.
    Hadith related by Hadhrat Abu Ammamah RadiAllah Anhu in Ibn Majah: 
    “They (parents) are your Paradise and Hell”.
    Hadith related by Hadhrat Abu Darda RadiAllah Anhu in Tirmidhi & Ibn Majah: 
    “The father is the most central (middle) door of all doors of Paradise, it is up to you that you may lose it or protect it”.
    Hadith reported by Hadhrat Abu ‘Umar in Nisai: 
    “Three people will not enter Paradise – Disobident to parents,Shameless people Women who take the appearance of men”.

    In a Hadith it is stated stated in Tibrani/Hakim from Hadhrat Abu Bakr RadiAllahu Anhu “The punishment for all sins, if Allah wills can be suspended until the day of judgement, except the punishment for disobedience of parents – which Allah sends in this lifetime”.

    It is also stated in Ahmed and Tibrani – related from Hadhrat Abdullah bin Abu Auf RadiAllah Anhu: “There was a young man who was on his death bed (in the state of Naza’) – people were encouraging him to recite the shahadah (Kalima), but he was unable to – until the Prophet entered the scene and asked him to recite the Kalima – to which he replied I cannot do so – it was then found that his mother was unhappy with him so she was brought fourth and forgave him – he then was able to recite the Shahadah”.

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    Lying to Yourself

    Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Mankind will not perish till they make excuses for their conduct to themselves.” [Mishkat]

    The worst kind of deception is self deception. There is very little hope for a person’s success in any sphere of his or her life, in relationships, in religion or in their careers, till they view themselves and their shortcomings realistically. Only then can they improve themselves. So stop blaming, complaining and procrastination. Successful people take full responsibility for their lives.
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     What is said about a double faced person:

      Narrated Abu Hurairah(رضي الله عنه ): The prophet  رســــول اللـــه صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said," The worst people before Allah on the Day of Resurrection will be double-faced people who appear to some people with one face and to other people with another face."

    SAHIH AL BUKHARI page no 56 hadith no 6058
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    "Beware of backbiting,for backbiting is more serious than adultery. A man may commit adultery, and drink [wine], and then repent, And Allah will forgive him. But, the backbiter will not be forgiven by Allah until his [backbited] companion forgives him." 
    [Suyuti]

    A wise man said: "Know well that he who speaks ill of you has indeed gifted you with his good deeds." Ponder: Are you guilty of throwing away your good deeds?
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    WORSHIPPING ALLAH IN PUBLIC JUST FOR SHOWING OFF;AND TALKING OR HINTING ABOUT ONE'S OWN DEEDS OF WORSHIP,OR LETTING THE PEOPLE HEAR OF HIS GOOD DEEDS TO WIN THEIR PRAISE FOR SAME PURPOSE.

    Narrated Jundub(رضي الله عنه ):The Prophet  رســــول اللـــه صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said," He who let's the people hear of his good deeds intentionally, to win their praise ALLAH will let the people know his real intention( on the Day of Resurrection) and he who does good things in public to show off and to win the praise of the people, ALLAH will disclose his real intention( and humiliate him)."

    SAHIH AL BUKHARI Volume 8 haditn no 6499 page no 274
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    `Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported: The Quraish were anxious about a woman from Banu Makhzum who had committed theft and asked : "Who will speak to the Messenger of Allah ( صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) about her?" Then they said: "No one will be bold enough to do so except Usamah bin Zaid, the (Companion who was) dearly loved by the Messenger of Allah ( صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ)." So Usamah (May Allah be pleased with him) spoke to him and the Messenger of Allah ( صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) (angrily) said, "Are you interceding regarding one of the punishments prescribed by Allah?" He then got up and delivered an address in which he said, "Indeed what destroyed the people before you was just that when a person of high rank among them committed a theft, they spared him; but if the same crime was done by a poor person they inflicted the prescribed punishment on him. I swear by Allah that if Fatimah daughter of Muhammad should steal, I would have her hand cut off."[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
    In another narration `Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) said: (Upon hearing the intercession of Usamah), the face of the Messenger of Allah ( صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) changed color (because of anger) and he said, "Do you dare to intercede in matters prescribed by Allah?"Usamah pleaded: "O Messenger of Allah! Pray for my forgiveness." `Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) added: Thereafter the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) gave orders to have that womans hand cut off.

    Commentary:
    1. Hadd is the punishment fixed by Shari`ah and which no one has the authority to increase or decrease. For instance, theft is punishable by the cutting of the hand; the punishment of adultery is a hundred stripes or Rajm (stoning to death); the punishment of drinking of intoxicants is forty stripes etc.
    2. Nobody has the right to intercede or make any recommendation in this matter.
    3. There is no distinction of male or female in the matter of these punishments (Hudud). Whoever commits a crime which is punishable by Hadd, whether that person is male or female, will be liable for punishment prescribed under Hadd - the punishment, the limits of which have been defined in the Qur'an and Hadith.
    4. No one is exempted from Hadd, no matter how great he is, because there is no distinction of great or small in the matter of Hadd.
    5. We must learn a lesson from the history of past nations so that we can save ourselves from such misdeeds which caused their ruin.
    6. This Hadith brings into prominence the distinction and eminence of Usamah and his position in the eyes of the Prophet ( صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ).
    350/1770 - Riyad Us-Saliheen (Gardens of the Righteous)
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    Salamah bin Al-Akwa` (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: A man ate in the presence of Messenger of Allah (صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) with his left hand. He (صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) said, "Eat with your right hand." He said: "I cannot." Thereupon he (the Prophet (صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) said, "May you never be able to do that." It was arrogance that prevented him from doing it, and he could not raise it (the right hand) up to his mouth afterwards.[Muslim].

    THE ARROGANT WILL ENTER THE FIRE,AND THE HUMBLE WILL ENTER PARADISE.

    It was narrated that Abu Hurairah(رضي الله عنه )said: "The Messenger of ALLAH  رســــول اللـــه صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said: 'The fire and paradise argued.one 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.
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    Reported by Abu Hurairah (رضي الله عنه : The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wasallam) said, "He who takes up arms against us is none of us; and he who cheats us is none of us.''
    [Muslim]

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    The Prophet (صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ
    ) said: 
    "There is nothing I fear for my Ummah more than the deed of the people of Loot (homosexuality).” [Saheeh al-Jaami’ no.1552]
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    Do not become despondent when things go against your desires. 
    (Hazrat Ali رضي الله ﺗﻌﺎﻟﯽٰعنه ")

    Suicide is a major sin.

    The Prophet ( صلى الله عليه و آله و صحبه و سلم ) stated that the one who commits suicide will be punished with something like that with which he killed himself.

    Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet ( صلى الله عليه و آله و صحبه و سلم ) said: “Whoever throws himself down from a mountain and kills himself will be in the ...Fire of Hell, throwing himself down therein for ever and ever. Whoever takes poison and kills himself, his poison will be in his hand and he will be sipping it in the Fire of Hell for ever and ever. Whoever kills himself with a piece of iron, that piece of iron will be in his hand and he will be stabbing himself in the stomach with it in the Fire of Hell, for ever and ever.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5442; Muslim, 109.

    It was narrated from Thaabit ibn al-Dahhaak (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (صلى الله عليه وسلم  ) said: “Whoever kills himself with something in this world will be punished with it on the Day of Resurrection.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5700; Muslim, 110.

    It was narrated that Jundub ibn ‘Abd-Allaah (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) صلى الله عليه و آله و صحبه و سلم  said: “Among those who came before you there was a man who was wounded and he panicked, so he took a knife and cut his hand with it, and the blood did not stop flowing until he died. Allaah said: ‘My slave hastened to bring about his demise; I have forbidden Paradise to him.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 3276; Muslim, 113.

    It was narrated that Jaabir ibn Samurah (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: A man who had killed himself with a broad arrow-head was brought to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and he did not offer the funeral prayer for him. Narrated by Muslim, 978.
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    Miserliness & unpleasant character
    بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
    Rasulullah صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said:

    “Two traits cannot be found in a true Mu’min, miserliness and unpleasant character”
    (Tirmizi, Hadith #: 1962, Narrated by Abu Sa’eed 
     رضي الله عنه
    ---
    The best gift to one’s children

    Nabi صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: "There is no better gift a parent can give his child than good manners”

    (Tirmizi, Hadith #: 1952, Narrated by Sa’eed رضي الله عنه
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     The greatest of all deceptions is to lie to your brother when he believes all that you say. (Bukhari)
     
    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 2 me is the 1 who has the best character
    Rawahul bukhari..
    اَللَّهُ اَكْبَر

    Reported by Abu Hurairah (RA): Messenger of Allah (صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) said, "While a man was walking, dressed in clothes admiring himself, his hair combed, walking haughtily when Allah caused the earth to swallow him. Now he will continue to go down in it (as a punishment) until the Day of Resurrection.''
    [Muslim]

    Talq ibn Habeeb (rahimahUllaah) said:

    “Indeed, the rights of Allah are too great for His slaves to be able to fulfill them. And indeed, His favors and blessings are too many for them to be able to enumerate them. Then [the only way to safety] is for you to wake up every morning and repent for your sins, and go to bed every night and repent for your sins.”
    [Ibn Abi Al-Dunya, Al-Tawbah article 62]

    Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ) said, "When a dead body is placed on a bier and men carry it on their shoulders, if the deceased was pious, it (the corpse) will say: `Take me in haste; but if he was not, it will say (to its bearers): `Woe to it. Where are you taking it? Everything except man hears its voice. Had a human being heard its voice, he would have surely died".[Al-Bukhari].

    Commentary:
    The speech of a dead is a matter of the realm of the Unseen (or Al-Ghaib) which is mentioned in this Hadith. A deceased person will certainly say what has been disclosed here. A Muslim must have absolute faith in it. Almighty Allah is certainly capable of endowing the power of speech on a deceased person as he does speak with the angels (Munkar and Nakir) when they come to the dead in the grave and question him. This Hadith is intended to induce people to virtues so that after death, one has not to say: "Woe to me! Where are you taking me?". One should spend the life in such a manner that after death when he is taken to the graveyard for burial, he should be in a position to say: "Hasten to take me to my grave so that I can enjoy Divine blessings there".
    53/444 - Riyad Us-Saliheen (Gardens of the Righteous)
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    The Holy Prophet  صَلَّىاللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم has said: Who so ever kills a sparrow for nothing, it will cry loud to Allah on the Day of Resurrection, saying, O my Rabb! Such-and-such a man killed me for nothing: he never killed me for any good. (Nisaai)
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    Advice:
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    The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “A man might speak a word without thinking about its implications, but because of it, he will plunge into the Hellfire further than the distance between the east and west.” [Sahîh al-Bukhârî (6477) and Sahîh Muslim (2988)]

    Never forget where you've been. Never lose sight of where you're going. And never take for granted the people who travel the journey with you.
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    Sayyiduna Abdullah bin Mas’ood RADHIYALLAAHU ANHU used to say:
    “Be happy with what ALLAH (SUBHANAHU WA TA'ALAH) has decreed for you and you will be the most independent person.
    Stay away from sins and you will become the most pious person”
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    Gems of Wisdom by Ameer al-Mu'mineen
    Sayyiduna 'Umar al-Farooq رضي الله عنه

    Do not forget about yourself whilst being concerned for others.

    To stop sinning is easier than to bear the burden of seeking repentance. 

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    Ponder:
    If our spiritual affairs are out of order, we will find simple day-to-day tasks becoming increasingly more difficult
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    “Your souls are precious, and can only be equal to the price of Paradise. Therefore, sell them only at that price.”
    ~ Ali ibn Abi Talib (R.A) ~
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    The Messenger of ALLAH, Nabi صلى الله عليه وسلم said,"Do not drink liquor, for it is the key to every evil." [Ibn Majah] 
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    Narrated Abu Huraira  رضي الله عنه :
    Rasulullaah صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said,
    ⇨ "When an adulterer commits illegal sexual intercourse, then he is not a believer at the time, he is doing it.
    ⇨ When a drinker of an alcoholic liquor drinks it, then he is not a believer at the time of drinking it.
    ⇨ When a thief steals, then he is not a believer at the time of stealing.
    ⇨ When a robber robs, and the people look at him, then he is not a believer at the time of doing robbery.  
    (Sahih Bukhari Book #43, Hadith #655)
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    Punishment for Drinking Alcohol

    Q: What is the punishment for drinking alcohol?

    A: The following appears in a hadith:
    He who drinks wine, Allah Ta'ala shall not except his salaah for 40 days. If he repents, Allah will accept his repentance.

    If he drinks wine again, Allah shall not accept his salaah for 40 days. If he repents again, Allah will accept his repentance.

    If he drinks wine again, Allah shall not accept his salaah for 40 days. If he repents again, Allah will accept his repentance.

    If he drinks it the fourth time, then Allah will not accept his repentance. If he dies, he will enter Hell, In Hell he will be made to drink from the pus of the people of Jahannum.

    This is narrated by Ibn Majah and Tirmizhi
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    Cursed Regard Wine..

    It is narrated that Anas ibn Maalik رضي الله ﺗﻌﺎﻟﯽٰعنه said:
    The Messenger of Allah ﺻﻠﯽ الله ﺗﻌﺎﻟﯽٰ ﻋﻠﯿﮧ ﻭﺍٓﻟﮧ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ  cursed ten with regard to wine:

    - the one who squeezes (the grapes etc),
    - the one who asks for it to be squeezed,
    - the one who drinks it,
    - the one who carries it,
    - the one to whom it is carried,
    - the one who pours it,
    - the one who sells it,
    - the one who consumes its price,
    - the one who buys it and
    - the one for whom it is bought.
    [Al-Tirmidhi (1295)]

    I seek refuge in Allah (سبحانه وتعالى)  from Satan (evil), the accursed'
    آمِيْن ثُمَّ آمين يا رب العالمين  يَا أَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِينَ يَا ذَا الْجَلَالِ وَالْإِكْرَامِ  يَامَالِكُ الْمَلِكُ  ameen
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    EVERY INTOXICANT IS KHAMR AND KHAMR IS HARAM.

    KHAMR- it literally means 'wine', and has been prohibited by Islam.This prohibition covers everything that acts as an agent of intoxication, and includes all kinds of alcoholic drinks.

    See Noble Qur'an(2:219) (5:93)

    It was narrated from Jabir (رضي الله عنه )that a man came from Jaishan- and Jaishan is in Yemen- and asked the Prophet رســــول اللـــه صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ about a drink that they used to drink in their land, which was made of corn and was called Al-Mizr. The Prophet رســــول اللـــه صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said: "Is it an intoxicant?" He said : "Yes". The Messenger of ALLAH رســــول اللـــه صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said:" Every intoxicant is HARAM. ALLAH has made a convenant that whoever drinks intoxicants, he will give him to drink of the mud of Al-khabal." They said: "O Messenger of ALLAH, what is the mud of the Al-Khabal?" He said:" The sweat of the people of HELL, or the juice of the people of HELL.

    SAHIH MUSLIM Volume 5 hadith no 5217 page no 352.

    My dear sisters and brothers, Drinking is HARAM.If we hav a bad habbit of drinking let's  leave it now and  REPENT Now to ALLAH and ask ALLAH for  forgiveness and never return to this Filthy act ever again. What if we die in this drunken state?? How will we face our Lord  سبحانه وتعالي ????
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    A MUSLIM SHOULD NOT OPPRESS ANOTHER MUSLIM, NOR SHOULD HE HAND HIM OVER AN OPPRESSOR.

    Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar (رضي الله عنه ) : ALLAH'S Messenger رســــول اللـــه صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ said, " A Muslim is a brother of another Muslim, so he should not oppress him, nor should he hand him over to an oppressor.Whoever fulfilled the needs of his brother, ALLAH will fulfill his needs: whoever brought his (Muslim) brother out of discomforts, ALLAH will bring him out of the discomforts of the Day of Resurrection."

    سُبْحَانَ اللَّه
    SAHIH AL BUKHARI Volume 3 hadith no 2442 page no 361.
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    Prohibition of Keeping a Dog except as a Watchdog or Hunting Dog:
    Ibn `Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) said: The Messenger of Allah (صَلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وسَلَّم) said, "He who keeps a dog other than one for guarding the fields or herds or hunting, will lose two Qirat every day out of his rewards."[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
    306/1688 - Riyad Us-Saliheen (Gardens of the Righteous)
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    One of the major traps of Satan is to make us do good and noble deeds not for the sake of pleasing Allah but rather to get admiration of people. Nabi Salalahu Alaihi wa Salam classified such deeds under 'minor shirk' when he mentioned this hadith:

    “Verily, what I fear most for you is the lesser idolatry.” And he elaborated, “It is showing off. Allah the Exalted will say to them (who show off), on the Day of Resurrection when the people are being rewarded for their deeds: Go to those whom you wished to show off in the world and look for your reward with them.” (Musnad Ahmad Hadith 23119)

    Nabi Salalahu Alaihi wa Salam said
    "The greatest fear I have for my Ummah is minor shirk (associating partners with ALLAH).

    Sahaaba (radialahahu anhuma) asked,
    'What is minor shirk?'

    Nabi Salalahu Alaihi wa Salam replied, "RIYA" (Doing deeds for show/name/fame).
    (Musnad-e-Ahmad)

    #Common eg. of Riya :
    A person who lengthens his Salaah/ performs it with great care when praying in public or where he knows others can observe him YET his Salaah in private is haphazard and careless. This is a degree of Shirk.

    May ALLAH protect us from this!
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    The person who listens to backbiting is an accomplice in backbiting. (Ali  رضي الله ﺗﻌﺎﻟﯽٰعنه.)"
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    Allamah Ibnu `Aabideen Shaami has written that there are different categories of gheebat:

    1) Upon hearing the praise of another person someone sarcastically
    says, “Yes, but I know what type of a person he is.”

    2) Committing gheebat by writing the faults of others.

    3) Talking of the faults of others.

    4) To explain the faults of others by gestures.

    He has further written that the worst form of gheebat is when one is
    cautioned for having made gheebat and he replies, “I am not making
    gheebat. I am only speaking the truth.”

    The reason for this being the worst form of gheebat is because
    gheebat means to speak about the actual faults of others and it has
    been explicitly prohibited in the Qur’aan as

    Allah Ta`ala says: Do not backbite one another.

    This person has indirectly refuted the explicit wordings of the Qur’aan by such a
    statement. (It is obvious that the worst crime would be to refute the
    clear text of the Qur'aan.)
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