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because you must.
There is no sense
in shaking the tree
when there are no fruits
for you to catch.
Abu Huraira RA reported Allah's Messenger ﷺ as saying: (When) the time would draw close to the Last Hour, knowledge would be snatched away, turmoil would be rampant, miserliness would be put in the hearts of the people and there would be much bloodshed.
-Muslim, Book 34, Hadith 6458
Aisha RA reported Allah's Messenger ﷺ as saying: The most despicable amongst persons in the eye of Allah is one who tries to fall into dispute with others for nothing but only to display his knowledge and power of argumentation.
-Muslim, Book 34, Hadith 6447
It was narrated from Abu Hazim that Abu Hurairah RA said: The Messenger of Allah never criticized any food. If it pleased him, he would eat it and if it did not he would leave it.
-Sunan Ibn Majah - Vol. 4, Book 29, Hadith 3259
You asked me
"Who is Allah"
as though you never saw
I looked upwards and said:
"He is the one who paints
the sky in various colors.
Who draws the sun and the moon
wherever and whenever He wants.
The One who dabs them
together with the stars
to perfect constellations."
"He is Al-Hasib. The Sufficient
The One Who takes account
of the galaxy and you."
Narrated Abu Huraira RA: The Prophet ﷺ said, The one who looks after a widow or a poor person is like a warrior who fights for Allah's Cause, or like him who performs prayers all the night and fasts all the day.
-Bukhari, Vol. 7, Book 64, Hadith 265
It was my parents
who in the depth of my grief
after I saw my sins
written on my palms
and was too ashamed to speak,
didn't ask me
what I have done wrong
or threatened that
I might go to hell.
"Allah is Merciful, Forgiving"
they just said
and opened their arms for me
as if it were the gate to paradise
I swear in that moment
I have understood
that my parents gave birth to me
not only once.
Narrated Abu Hurairah RA: I heard Allahs Messenger ﷺ saying, If the prayer is started do not run for it but just walk for it calmly and pray whatever you get, and complete whatever is missed.
-Bukhari Vol. 2, Book 13, Hadith 31
Listen patiently to your mother
Whenever she addresses you.
For there might come a time
when you would wish
to just hear that again.
Abdullah bin Amr bin Al-as reported: The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, The just will be seated upon pulpits of light. Those who are fair with regards to their judgement and their family and those who are under them.
Push your soul towards Allah until one day, your soul pushes you. Drag your feet to the prayer mat, until one day your heart drags you. Force yourself to make dua, until one day your tears force you. Human beings become easily addicted to their habits, so tell me, what greater joy than to be addicted to the One who created you?
Anas RA said: I heard the Messenger of Allah ﷺ saying, Allah, the Glorious and Exalted said: When I afflict my slave in his two dear things (i.e., his eyes), and he endures patiently, I shall compensate him for them with Jannah.
Abdullah bin Umar bin Al-Khattab RA reported that: The Prophet ﷺ said, Allah accepts a slaves repentance as long as the latter is not on his death bed (that is, before the soul of the dying person reaches the throat).
Anas RA said: The Prophet ﷺ said, He who has eaten from this plant (i.e., garlic) should not approach us and should not offer Salah (prayer) along with us.
-Bukhari and Muslim
Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, "Whoever gives up wearing elegant and expensive garments out of humbleness, when he can do so, Allah will call him on the Day of Resurrection and before all the creations, He will give him the choice to wear whichever garment of Iman he would like to wear."
Muadh bin Anas Al-Juhani RA said:The Prophet ﷺ forbade us from sitting with our legs drawn up to our belly during the Friday Khutbah (religious talk before the prayer).
-Abu Dawud and Tirmidhi
Jabir RA reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah ﷺ saying, Every night there is a special time during which whatever a Muslim asks Allah of any good relating to this life or the Hereafter, it will be granted to him; and this moment comes every night.
Ibn Umar RA reported: The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, Do not indulge in excessive talk except when remembering Allah. Excessive talking without the Remembrance of Allah hardens the heart; and those who are the farthest from Allah are those whose hearts are hard.
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, He who is asked about knowledge of religion and conceals it, will be bridled with a bridle of fire on the Day of Resurrection.
-Abu Dawud and Tirmidhi
Maqil bin Yasar (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, The reward of worship performed at a time of trials is equal in reward to an emigration to me.
Do not let the silence of the graveyards fool you for there are people being punished for the sins they committed in the world even though they were warned about the punishment of the grave several times. These are the same people wishing that they could be sent back to Earth just so they can worship Allah once more.
"Indeed your Lord is shy and generous, He is shy of his slave raising his hands to Him then He returns then empty and rejected."
-Prophet Muhammad ﷺ
Ibn Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) said: The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, A woman was punished in Hell because of a cat which she had confined until it died. She did not give it to eat or to drink when it was confined, nor did she free it so that it might eat the vermin of the earth.
-Bukhari and Muslim
Sometimes you seek fame or attention, and for that very reason Allah withholds it from you. But it may be that when you solely seek His pleasure, Allah will raise your mention. That doesn't mean that every famous person is loved by Allah. Nor does it mean that every unknown person is somehow deprived. But as Fudayl Ibn Ayyad (ra) said: "Whoever seeks to be mentioned will be forgotten, and whoever hates to be mentioned will be remembered."
Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Messenger ﷺ said, "There are angels guarding the entrances (or roads) of Medina, neither plague nor Ad-Dajjal will be able to enter it."
-Bukhari Vol. 3, Book 30, Hadith 104
Abu Hurairah (RA) reported: The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, He who does not acquire knowledge with the sole intention of seeking the Pleasure of Allah but for worldly gain, will not smell the fragrance of Jannah on the Day of Resurrection.
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said, "this world is just temporary convenience, and the best comfort in this world is a righteous women".
Jabir RA said: The Messenger of Allah ﷺ forbade that the graves should be plastered (made into permanent structures), used as sitting places for the people or building over them.
Abu Hurairah RA reported: Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, Look at those who are inferior to you and do not look at those who are superior to you, for this will keep you from belittling Allahs Favour to you.
-Bukhari and Muslim
Yahya ibn Mu`adh (may Allah be pleased with him), said: "I don't order you to abandon life but to abandon sins. Abandoning life is a virtue and abandoning sins is a duty, so your need for this latter is greater than your need for the former."