Archive for May, 2012

Hadith – Bukhari – Book of Belief – #22

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri: Allah’s Apostle said, “While I was sleeping I saw (in a dream) some people wearing shirts of which some were reaching up to the breasts only while others were even shorter than that. Umar bin Al-Khattab was shown wearing a shirt that he was dragging.” The people asked, “How did you interpret it? (What is its interpretation) O Allah’s Apostle?” He (the Prophet ) replied, “It is the Religion.”

Commentary: Just as a shirt covers our nakedness and protects us from improper exposure, our faith and our religion covers and protects us from allowing the world to distract us from proper behavior. This is one of the benefits of leading a spiritual life that includes remembrance of Allah as we go through our daily lives. In the dream, Rasul Allah (saw) saw the depth of the faith of people in the form of the length of their shirt. Some were longer than others meaning that some had a stronger religion than others. Umar’s shirt was so long it dragged on the ground, indicating his abundance of faith in Allah (swt) – Imam Salim


Hadith – Bukhari – Book of Belief – #21

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri: The Prophet said, “When the people of Paradise will enter Paradise and the people of Hell will go to Hell, Allah will order those who have had faith equal to the weight of a grain of mustard seed to be taken out from Hell. So they will be taken out but (by then) they will be blackened (charred). Then they will be put in the river of Haya’ (rain) or Hayat (life) (the Narrator is in doubt as to which is the right term), and they will revive like a grain that grows near the bank of a flood channel. Don’t you see that it comes out yellow and twisted”


Hadith – Bukhari – Book of Belief – #20

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Narrated Anas: The Prophet said, “Whoever possesses the following three qualities will taste the sweetness of faith: 1. The one to whom Allah and His Apostle become dearer than anything else. 2. Who loves a person and he loves him only for Allah’s sake. 3. Who hates to revert to disbelief (Atheism) after Allah has brought (saved) him out from it, as he hates to be thrown in fire.”


Hadith – Bukhari – Book of Belief – #19

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Narrated ‘Aisha: Whenever Allah’s Apostle ordered the Muslims to do something, he used to order them deeds which were easy for them to do, (according to their strength endurance). They said, “O Allah’s Apostle! We are not like you. Allah has forgiven your past and future sins.” So Allah’s Apostle became angry and it was apparent on his face. He said, “I am the most Allah fearing, and know Allah better than all of you do.”

Hadith – Bukhari – Book of Belief – #18

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri: Allah’s Apostle said, “A time will come that the best property of a Muslim will be sheep which he will take on the top of mountains and the places of rainfall (valleys) so as to flee with his religion from afflictions.”