A group of three men came to the houses of the wives of the Prophet (ﷺ) asking how the Prophet (ﷺ) worshipped (Allah), and when they were informed about that, they considered their worship insufficient and said, “Where are we from the Prophet (ﷺ) as his past and future sins have been forgiven.” Then one of them said, “I will offer the prayer throughout the night forever.” The other said, “I will fast throughout the year and will not break my fast.” The third said, “I will keep away from the women and will not marry forever.” Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) came to them and said, “Are you the same people who said so-and-so? By Allah, I am more submissive to Allah and more afraid of Him than you; yet I fast and break my fast, I do sleep and I also marry women. So he who does not follow my tradition in religion, is not from me (not one of my followers).
The Prophet (s.a.w.) said: “The blessed names are: ‘Abdullah, ‘Abd al-Rahman and similar names that denote the servitude to Allah.”
The Prophet (s.a.w.) said: “Indeed, the best of names are: ‘Abdullah, ‘Abd al-Rahman, Harithah and Hammam.”
The Prophet (s.a.w.) said: “If you name the child Muhammad, honour him, make room for him in gatherings and do not frown at him.”
Al-Kafi, narrating from al-Sakuni who said: “I went to Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) while I was sad and upset, and he said to me: “O’ Sakuni, why are you sad?”
I said: “A daughter has been born to me.”
He said: “O’ Sakuni, her weight is on the earth and her sustenance is from Allah. She lives outside the span of your lifetime, and she eats other than your sustenance.”
By Allah, he relieved me, and then he said: “What did you name her?”
I said: “Fatimah.”
He said: “Excellent!” Then he put his hand on his forehead and said: “The Messenger of Allah said: “The rights of the child on the father is that if the child is a male, the father should honour his mother, choose a good name for him, teach him the Book of Allah, purify him and teach him swimming. And if the child is a female, he should honour her mother, choose a good name for her, teach her [from] the Chapter of the Light, not teach her [from] the Chapter of Joseph, not to place her in an upstairs room, and to hasten in sending her to the house of her husband [for marriage].”
‘Be careful! Since you have named her Fatimah, you should not insult her, nor curse her, nor beat her.”
The Prophet (s.a.w.) said: “He who is given four boys and does not name one of them Muhammad, has indeed been disloyal to me.”
The Prophet (s.a.w.) said: “Name [your children] with the names of prophets.”
The Prophet (s.a.w.) said: “There is no family wherein there is the name of a Divine Prophet save that Allah sends an angel to them to sanctify them from the morning prayer until evening.”
Imam al-Baqir (a.s.) said: “The best name is the one which indicates the servitude [of Allah], and the best of them are the names of prophets.”
Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said: “There is no child that is born to us and not named Muhammad, and when seven days have passed, we keep the name if we want or we change it.”
Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said: “Someone came to the Prophet (s.a.w.) and said: “O Messenger of Allah! A child has been born to me, so what do I name him?” He said: “Name him by the dearest of names to me: Hamzah.”
Al-Kafi, narrating from ‘Abd al-Rahman ibn Muhammad ‘Azrami who said: “Mu’awiyah appointed Marwan ibn al-Hakam as the governor of Medina and ordered him to assign a salary for the young ones of Quraysh, and he did.”
Imam Zayn al-’Abidin [al-Sajjad] said: “I went to him and he asked: “What is your name?” I answered: “‘Ali ibn al-Husayn.” He asked: “What is your brother’s name?” I answered: “‘Ali.”
He said: ‘‘‘Ali and ‘Ali! What was your father after by naming all his sons ‘Ali?”
Then he paid my salary and I returned to my father [Imam Husayn] and told him what happened. He said: “Woe to the son of the blue-eyed woman and [animal] skin tanner. If I were given one hundred sons, I would name them nothing but ‘Ali.”
Tafsir al-’Ayyashi, narrating from Rib’i ibn ‘Abdullah who said: “Abu ‘Abdullah [al-Sadiq] (a.s.) was asked: “May I be your ransom! We name [our offspring] by your names and the names of your fathers, does this benefit us?”
He said: “By Allah, yes it does, and is religion anything but love? Allah has said: ‘… If you love Allah, then follow me, Allah will love you and forgive your sins…”
Al-Kafi, narrating from Ibn Mayyah from Fulan ibn Hamid who said that he asked and sought advice from Abu ‘Abdullah [al-Sadiq] (a.s.) about the name of his son. The Imam said: “Name him by a name that indicates servitude.”
He said: “What are those names?”
He (a.s.) said: “[Names] like ‘Abd al-Rahman.”
Imam al-Kazim (a.s.) said: “Poverty will not enter the house that has someone from the men with the name of Muhammad, Ahmad, ‘Ali, Hasan, Husayn, Ja’far, Talib, or ‘Abdullah, or from among the women with the name Fatimah.”
Imam Hasan al-’Askari (a.s.) said to Ja’far ibn Sharif al-Jurjani: “May Allah give gratitude to Abu Ishaq Ibrahim ibn Isma’il for his service to our followers, and may He forgive his sins and bless him with a good son who believes in the truth. Tell him that al-Hasan ibn ‘Ali says: “Name your son Ahmad.”
Kashf al-Ghummah, narrating from Ja’far ibn Muhammad al-Qalanisi, who said: “My brother Muhammad wrote to Abu Muhammad [al-’Askari] (a.s.) while his wife was pregnant and close to delivering and had asked him (a.s.) to pray to Allah to relieve her [from pain] and to bless him with a son and to choose a name for the newborn. The Imam wrote back in answer to him, praying to Allah for his well being and said: “May Allah bestow upon you a healthy son, and Muhammad and ‘Abd al-Rahman are good names.”
Then his wife gave birth to twins and he named one of them Muhammad and the other ‘Abd al-Rahman.”
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “He who believes in Allah and the Last Day must either speak good or remain silent.”
Abu Musa Al-Ash’ari (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:I asked the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ): “Who is the most excellent among the Muslims?” He said, “One from whose tongue and hands the other Muslims are secure.”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
Sahl bin Sa’d (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “Whosoever gives me a guarantee to safeguard what is between his jaws and what is between his legs, I shall guarantee him Jannah.”
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:I heard the Prophet (ﷺ) saying, “A person utters a word thoughtlessly (i.e., without thinking about its being good or not) and, as a result of this, he will fall down into the fire of Hell deeper than the distance between the east and the west.”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “A man utters a word pleasing to Allah without considering it of any significance for which Allah exalts his ranks (in Jannah); another one speaks a word displeasing to Allah without considering it of any importance, and for this reason he will sink down into Hell.”
Abu ‘Abdur-Rahman Bilal bin Al-Harith Al-Muzani (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “A man speaks a good word without knowing its worth, Allah records for him His Good Pleasure till the day he will meet Him; and a man utters an evil word without realizing its importance, Allah records for him His displeasure till the day he will meet Him.”
[Imam Malik and At-Tirmidhi]
Sufyan bin ‘Abdullah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:I asked: “O Messenger of Allah! Tell me, of something to which I may remain steadfast.” He (ﷺ) said, “Say: My Rubb is Allah and then remain steadfast.” Then I said: “O Messenger of Allah! What do you fear most about me?” He took hold of his own tongue and said: “This.”
Ibn ‘Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) 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 whom Allah saves from the evil of that which is between his jaws and the evil of that which is between his legs will enter Jannah.”
‘Uqbah bin ‘Amir (May Allah be pleased with him) said:I asked the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ), “How can salvation be achieved?” He replied, “Control your tongue, keep to your house, and weep over your sins.”
Abu Sa’id Al-Khudri (May Allah be pleased with him) said:The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “When the son of Adam gets up in the morning, all the limbs humble themselves before the tongue and say: ‘Fear Allah for our sake because we are with you: (i.e., we will be rewarded or punished as a result of what you do) if you are straight, we will be straight; and if you are crooked, we will become crooked.”‘
‘Alqama reported: While I was walking with ‘Abdullah at Mina, ‘Uthman happened to meet him.He stopped there and began to talk with him. Uthman said to him: Abu ‘Abd al-Rahman, should we not marry you to a young girl who may recall to you some of the past of your bygone days; thereupon he said: If you say so, Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: 0 young men, those among you who can support a wife should marry, for it restrains eyes from casting (evil glances). and preserves one from immorality; but those who cannot should devote themselves to fasting for it is a means of controlling sexual desire.
‘Alqama reported: While I was going along with ‘Abdullah b. Ma’sud (Allah he pleased with him) in Mina, ‘Uthman b. ‘Affan (Allah be pleased with him) happened to meet him and said: Come here, Abu ‘Abd al-Rahman (kunya of Abdullah b. Mas’ud), and he isolated him (from me), and when ‘Abdullah (b.Mas’ud) saw that there was no need (for this privacy), he said to me: ‘Alqama, come on, and so I went there. (Then) ‘Uthman said to him: Abu Abd al-Rahman, should we not marry you to a virgin girl that your past may be recalled to your mind?’Abdullah said: If you say so, the rest of the hadith is the same as narrated above.
Abdullah (b. Mas’ud) (Allah be pleased with him) reported that Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said to us: 0 young men, those among you who can support a wife should marry, for it restrains eyes (from casting evil glances) and preserves one from immorality; but he who cannot afford It should observe fast for it is a means of controlling the sexual desire.
Abu al-Rahman b. Yazid said:I and my uncle ‘Alqama and al-Aswad went to ‘Abdullah b. Mas’ud (Allah be pleased with him).He (the narrator further) said: I was at that time young, and he narrated a hadith which it seemed he narrated for me that Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said like one transmitted by Mu’awiya, and further added: I lost no time in marrying.
Anas (Allah be pleased with him) reported that some of the Companions of Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) asked his (the Prophet’s) wives about the acts that he performed in private.Someone among them (among his Companions) said: I will not marry women; someone among them said: I will not eat meat; and someone among them said: I will not lie down in bed.He (the Holy Prophet) praised Allah and glorified Him, and said: What has happened to these people that they say so and so, whereas I observe prayer and sleep too; I observe fast and suspend observing them; I marry women also?And he who turns away from my Sunnah, he has no relation with Me.
Hadith No: 288 From: Sahih Muslim. Chapter 1, Faith (Kitab Al Iman) Narrated/Authority ofThe same hadith is transmitted from Zuhri with the same chain of transmission. But in the tradition narrated by Ibn ‘Uyaina the words are:” impartial leader and just judge” and in the tradition narrated by Yunus: the” judge judging with justice” and” impartial leader” are not mentioned. And in the hadith narrated by Salih like the one transmitted by Laith the words are:” impartial judge”. And in the hadith transmitted by Ziyad the words are:” Till one sajda is better than the worldand what it contains. Then Abu Huraira used to say,” recite” if you like: Not one of the People of the Book will fail to believe in him before his death. Report Mistake | PermalinkHadith No: 4265
From: Sunan Ibn Majah. Chapter 40, The Chapters on Ascetism (Zuhd) Narrated/Authority of Anasthat the Messenger of Allah (saw) said: “None of you should wish for death because of some harm that befalls him. If he must wish for death, let him say: O Allah, keep me alive so long as living is good for me and cause me to die when death is good for me.” Report Mistake | PermalinkHadith No: 146
From: Sahih Bukhari. Chapter 17, Invoking Allah for Rain (Istisqaa) Narrated/Authority of Abu HurairaThe Prophet said, “The Hour (Last Day) will not be established until (religious) knowledge will be taken away (by the death of religious learned men), earthquakes will be very frequent, time will pass quickly, afflictions will appear, murders will increase and money will overflow amongst you.” (See Hadith No. 85 Vol 1). Report Mistake | PermalinkHadith No: 168
From: Sahih Bukhari. Chapter 18, Eclipses Narrated/Authority of Al-Mughira bin ShubaOn the day of Ibrahim’s death, the sun eclipsed and the people said that the eclipse was due to the death of Ibrahim (the son of the Prophet). Allah’s Apostle said, “The sun and the moon are two signs amongst the signs of Allah. They do not eclipse because of someone’s death or life. So when you see them, invoke Allah and pray till the eclipse is clear.” Report Mistake | PermalinkHadith No: 264
From: Sahih Muslim. Chapter 1, Faith (Kitab Al Iman) Narrated/Authority of Abu Malihthat Ubaidullah b. Ziyad visited Ma’qil b. Yasar in his illness. Ma’qil said to him: I am narrating to you a hadith which I would have never narrated to you had I not been in death-bed. I heard Allah’s apostle (may peace be upon him) say: A ruler who has been entrusted with the affairs of the Muslims but he makes no endeavors ( for the material and moral uplift) and does not sincerely mean (their welfare) would not enter Paradise along with them. Report Mistake | PermalinkHadith No: 363
From: Sunan at-Tirmidhi (Jami-al-Tirmidhi). Chapter 2, Salah (Prayers) Narrated/Authority ofAbdullah ibn Abu Ziyad narrated this hadith to us having heard it from Shababah ibn Sawwar who from Muhammad (SAW) ibn Tahah who from Humayd who from Thabit and he from Sayyidina Anas (RA) that during his illness that led to his death, the Prophet (SAW) offered salah by the side Sayyidina Abu Bakr (RA) sitting down wrapped in a garment. Report Mistake | PermalinkHadith No: 48
From: 110 Hadith Qudsi. Chapter 1, 110 Ahadith Qudsi (Sacred Hadith) Narrated/Authority of Jundub ibn AbdullahAllah’s Messenger (PBUH) said: Among the nations before you was a man who got a wound and was impatient. He took a knife and cut his hand. Blood did not cease to flow until he died. Allah the Exalted said: My slave hurried to bring death upon himself. So I will not allow him to enter Paradise. (This Hadith is sound and reported by Bukhari and Muslim). Report Mistake | PermalinkHadith No: 92
From: 110 Hadith Qudsi. Chapter 1, 110 Ahadith Qudsi (Sacred Hadith) Narrated/Authority ofthe Companions of the Prophet (SAW) that the Prophet (SAW) said: Some people of my Companions will arrive at the cistern of my Haud (pool) but they will be turned away (from it). So I will say: 0 Lord! They are my Companions. He will say: You don’t know what heterodoxy they made after (your death), and reverted. (This Hadith is sound and reported by Bukhari). Report Mistake | PermalinkHadith No: 1476
From: Sunan Ibn Majah. Chapter 8, Chapters Regarding Funerals Narrated/Authority of Bilal bin Yahya”If one of the members of his family died, Hudhaifah would say: ‘Do not inform anyone of it, for I am afraid that that would be a public death announcement. I heard the Messenger of Allah (saw) with these two ears of mine forbidding making public death announcements.'” Hasan Report Mistake | PermalinkHadith No: 108
From: 110 Hadith Qudsi. Chapter 1, 110 Ahadith Qudsi (Sacred Hadith) Narrated/Authority of Abu Hurairathat Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) said: Once the Death Angel came to Musa (Moses [pbuh]) and said to him: Respond to the order of your Lord. The Prophet (SAW) said: Musa [AS] hit the angel over his eye and gouged it out. The Prophet (SAW) added: The angel returned to Allah, the Exalted, and complained: You sent me to a slave who does not want death. Rather he has gouged out my eye. The Prophet (SAW) said: Allah set the angels eye right and said: Go back to My slave and ask him: Do you want life? If you wish to live long, put your hand on the back of an ox. The more hair you grasp in your hand, the more years you will live. At this Musa said: Then what will happen? The angel said: Then you have to die. Musa (Moses [PBUH]) said: It is better to die now. Then he invoked Allah: 0 Lord! Let me die near the Holy Land (palestine) by a shot of a stone. (This Hadith is sound and reported by Muslim). Report Mistake | Permalink
Hadith of The Day: Warning To Self-sufficient Beggars – Daily Watch Press
Sahl ibn al-Hanzalah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever asks from people, while he is self-sufficient, only increases his share of the embers of Hellfire.”
They said, “O Messenger of Allah, what amount of independence does not justify begging?” The Prophet said, “Enough to eat in the morning and evening.”
Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 1629
Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani.
This hadith strongly frown at those Muslims who gladly turned begging into a profession all in the name of Allah.