Thursday, October 29, 2015

9 Hadith On Manners In Islam

▼ Kindness to parents
Abu Huraira (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
A man came to the Prophet and said, ‘O Messenger of Allah! Who among the people is the most worthy of my good companionship? The Prophet (PBUH) said: Your mother. The man said, ‘Then who?’ The Prophet said: Then your mother. The man further asked, ‘Then who?’ The Prophet said: Then your mother. The man asked again, ‘Then who?’ The Prophet said: Then your father. (Bukhari, Muslim)
This hadith teaches us that our mothers holds a very high rank in Islam and is given three times more importance than the father and that is because your mother has done three things for you that no one else has.
1) She carried you as a baby in her womb for nine months
2) She gave birth to you
3) She nurtured you in your infancy

Allah (swt) says in the Qur’an,
"Your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him, and you be kind to your parents." (Qur'an 17:23)
Parents should be served earnestly and with sincerity. Remember, one of the easiest ways to get rewarded by Allah (SWT) is by being good to parents. 

▼ The rights of a muslim
Abu Huraira (May Allah be pleased with him) said:  I heard the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) say: “The rights of one Muslim over another are five: returning the greeting of salaam, visiting the sick, attending funerals, accepting invitations, and saying yarhamuk Allah (may Allah have mercy on you) to one who sneezes.” (Bukhari, Muslim)

▼ Significances of intentions
Narrated 'Umar bin Al-Khattab (May Allah be pleased with him), reported: Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said, "The deeds are considered by the intentions, and a person will get the reward according to his intention. So whoever emigrated for Allah and His Messenger, his emigration will be for Allah and His Messenger; and whoever emigrated for worldly benefits or for a woman to marry, his emigration would be for what he emigrated for". [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Actions are based on intention.The connection between action and intention highlights the connection between the physical and the spiritual components of any human. This hadith emphasizes on the importance of having an intention for every physical act that we do, and the importance of having a purpose for every action. Intentions lead to results. When a change in intention occurs, a change in the external conditions will follow. Intention is also enough for Allah (swt) to make a change in our reality, so we should not belittle the necessary change in intention that has to occur in order for our external condition to change esp. in Islamic work and worship, the quality of intention is very important. Involvement in Islamic work should not be primarily intended for marriage or fame, but to worship Allah, help our community and spread love amongst our community.
 Brotherly love and iman
Anas ibnMalik (May Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “None of you truly believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.” (Bukhari, Muslim)

This Hadith teaches us that loving for others what we love for ourselves is part of our Iman, If only we act upon these we can free the muslim society from dishonesty, falsehood, bribery, cheating etc. 

▼ Kindness to youth and respect elders
Anas ibnMalik (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, "If a young man honors an elderly on account of his age, Allah appoints someone to honor him in his old age." (At-Tirmidhi)
“He is not one of us who does not show mercy to our young ones and esteem to our elderly.”  (At-Tirmidhi)

▼ Mercy to all people 
In another hadith Muslims are told to be merciful to all people, Muslim and non-Muslim:
Anas ibn Malik (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, "By Him in Whose hand my soul is, Allah does not bestow His mercy except on a merciful one." They (the Companions) said, "All of us are merciful." The Prophet replied, "Not only that each of you has mercy upon the other, but to have mercy also upon all people." (Abu Ya`la; authenticated by Al-Albani)

We should always remember that the Qur’an came down as a revelation to prophet Muhammad (pbuh) for all of mankind and it’s not just limited to muslims. Islam teaches us to respect all other religions and therefore we should always be aware of our actions towards non-muslims and treat everyone with equal respect and kindness.

▼ The barakah of sharing food
Abu Huraira (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
The Prophet (pbuh) said: “The food for one person suffices for two, the food for two suffices for four, and the food for four suffices for eight persons.” [Sahih Muslim]

Allah’s Messenger (pbuh) is telling us through this hadith that Allah (swt) blesses food and rewards us when we share it. If on some occasion a person gets guests unexpectedly and feels that the prepared food is too little to offer to them, they should nevertheless say Bismillah and share it according to the formula of food being sufficient for twice as many people as it was prepared for. InshaAllah, Allah (swt) will make it sufficient for them and reward them.

▼ Visitng the sick
Ali bin Abu Talib (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
I heard the Messenger of Allah (phuh) saying, "When a Muslim visits a sick Muslim at dawn, seventy thousand angels keep on praying for him till dusk. If he visits him in the evening, seventy thousand angels keep on praying for him till the morning; and he will have (his share of) reaped fruits in Jannah."[At- Tirmidhi].

'Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported:
When the Prophet (pbuh) visited any ailing member of his family, he would touch the sick person with his right hand and would supplicate: "Allahumma Rabban-nasi, adhhibil-ba'sa, washfi, Antash-Shafi, la shifa'a illa shifa'uka, shifaan la yughadiru saqaman [O Allah! the Rubb of mankind! Remove this disease and cure (him or her)! You are the Great Curer. There is no cure but through You, which leaves behind no disease]."[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

▼ Love for the sake of Allah 
Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said,
Allah will ask on the Day of Judgment: “Where are those who loved each other for the sake of My glory? Today, on a day when there is no shade but Mine, I shall shade them with My shade.” (Muslim)

Love is among the most exalted of human feelings. When this love revolves around the Almighty and forms the basis for our interpersonal relationships, many problems can be solved and great fruits can be harvested for both the individual and society as a whole.