Abu Huraira, Who is The Luckiest Person

Narrated Abu Huraira (raa): I said: "O Allah’s Apostle (swt)! Who will be the luckiest person, who will gain your intercession on the Day of Resurrection?"

Allah’s Apostle said: O Abu Huraira! "I have thought that none will ask me about it before you as I know your longing for the (learning of) Hadiths. The luckiest person who will have my intercession on the Day of Resurrection will be the one who said sincerely from the bottom of his heart "None has the right to be worshiped but Allah." 

And ‘Umar bin ‘Abdul ‘Aziz (raa) wrote to Abu Bakr bin Hazm (raa), "Look for the knowledge of Hadith and get it written, as I am afraid that religious knowledge will vanish and the religious learned men will pass away (die)."

"Do not accept anything save the Hadiths of the Prophet (saws). Circulate knowledge and teach the ignorant, for knowledge does not vanish except when it is kept secretly (to oneself)."

Knowledge – Sahih Bukhari Volume 1, Book 3, Number 98 

Abu Bakr And Eid, Our Festival

‘A’isha (raa) reported: Abu Bakr (raa) came to see me and I had two girls with me from among the girls of the Ansar (raa) and they were singing what the Ansar recited to one another at the Battle of Bu’ath. They were not, however, singing girls.

Upon this Abu Bakr (raa)said: "What I (the playing of) this wind instrument of Satan in the house of the Messenger of Allah (saws) and this too on ‘Id day?"

Upon this the Messenger of Allah (saws) said: Abu Bakr (raa), every people have a festival and it is our festival (so let them play on).

The Book of Prayers (Kitab Al-Salat) – Sahih Muslim: Book 004, Number 1938

Imran bin Husain, The Best Generations, and The Untrustworthy

Narrated Imran bin Husain (raa): "Allah’s Apostle (saws) said, ‘The best of my followers are those living in my generation (i.e. my contemporaries). and then those who will follow the latter"

Imran added, "I do not remember whether he mentioned two or three generations after his generation."

Then the Prophet added, "There will come after you, people who will bear witness without being asked to do so, and will be treacherous and untrustworthy, and they will vow and never fulfill their vows, and fatness will appear among them."

Companions of the Prophet

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 5, Book 57, Number 2

A Revelation, Abu Sa’id Al-Khudri Learns of Halal (Lawful) Wealth

Narrated Abu Sa’id Al-Khudri (raa): Allah’s Apostle (saws) said, "The thing I am afraid of most for your sake, is the worldly blessings which Allah will bring forth to you."

It was said, "What are the blessings of this world?" The Prophet (saws) said, "The pleasures of the world."

A man said, "Can the good bring forth evil?"

The Prophet (saws) kept quiet for a while till we thought that he was being inspired divinely. Then he started removing the sweat from his forehead and said," Where is the questioner?"

That man said, "I (am present)."

Abu Sa’id (raa) added: We thanked the man when the result (of his question) was such.

The Prophet said, "Good never brings forth but good. This wealth (of the world) is (like) green and sweet (fruit), and all the vegetation which grows on the bank of a stream either kills or nearly kills the animal that eats too much of it, except the animal that eats the Khadira (a kind of vegetation)."

"Such an animal eats till its stomach is full and then it faces the sun and starts ruminating and then it passes out dung and urine and goes to eat again."

"This worldly wealth is (like) sweet (fruit), and if a person earns it (the wealth) in a legal way and spends it properly, then it is an excellent helper, and whoever earns it in an illegal way, he will be like the one who eats but is never satisfied."

To Make The Heart Tender (Ar-Riqaq) – Sahih Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 76, Number 435

Abd Allah ibn Mas’ud, The Dangers of Dispute and Differing

Narrated Ibn Mas’ud (raa): I heard a person reciting a (Quranic) Verse in a certain way, and I had heard the Prophet (saws) reciting the same Verse in a different way.

So I took him to the Prophet (saws) and informed him of that but I noticed the sign of disapproval on his face, and then he said, "Both of you are correct, so don’t differ, for the nations before you differed, so they were destroyed."

Virtues and Merits of the Prophet (saws) and his Companions (raa) – Sahih Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 56, Number 682

The Most Generous To The Poor, Ja’far bin Abi Talib

Narrated Abu Huraira (raa): The people used to say, "Abu Huraira (raa) narrates too many narrations."

"In fact I used to keep close to Allah’s Apostle (saws) and was satisfied with what filled my stomach. I ate no leavened bread and dressed no decorated striped clothes, and never did a man or a woman serve me, and I often used to press my belly against gravel because of hunger, and I used to ask a man to recite a Quranic Verse to me although I knew it, so that he would take me to his home and feed me."

"And the most generous of all the people to the poor was Ja’far bin Abi Talib (raa). He used to take us to his home and offer us what was available therein. He would even offer us an empty folded leather container (of butter) which we would split and lick whatever was in it.

Companions of the Prophet – Sahih Bukhari: Volume 5, Book 57, Number 57

‘Aisha bint Abu Bakr, Eid and The Days of Mina

Narrated ‘Urwa (raa) on the authority of ‘Aisha (raa): On the days of Mina, (11th, 12th, and 13th of the month of Dhul-Hijjah) Abu Bakr (raa) came to her while two young girls were beating the tambourine and the Prophet (saws) was lying covered with his clothes.

Abu Bakr (raa) scolded them and the Prophet (saws) uncovered his face and said to Abu Bakr (raa), "Leave them, for these days are the days of ‘Id and the days of Mina."

‘Aisha further said, "Once the Prophet was screening me and I was watching the display of black slaves in the Masjid (mosque) and (‘Umar (raa)) scolded them. The Prophet said, ‘Leave them. O Bani Arfida! (carry on), you are safe (protected)’."

The Two Festivals (Eids) – Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 15, Number 103

Al-Bara’ ibn ‘Azib, Sunnah on The Day of Eid

Narrated Al-Bara’ (raa): I heard the Prophet (saws) delivering a Khutba saying, "The first thing to be done on this day (first day of ‘Id ul Adha) is to pray; and after returning from the prayer we slaughter our sacrifices (in the name of Allah) and whoever does so, he acted according to our Sunnah (traditions)."

The Two Festivals (Eids) – Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 15, Number 71

The Companions Learn of Jihad in The Month of Dhul Hijja

Narrated Ibn Abbas (raa): The Prophet (saws) said, "No good deeds done on other days are superior to those done on these (first ten days of Dhul Hijja)."

Then some companions (raa) of the Prophet (saws) said, "Not even Jihad?"

He (saws) replied, "Not even Jihad, except that of a man who does it by putting himself and his property in danger (for Allah’s sake) and does not return with any of those things."

The Two Festivals (Eids) – Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 15, Number 86