This Day I Have Perfected Your Way Of Life (Religion) For You

Narrated Tariq bin Shihab (raa): A Jew said to ‘Umar (raa), “O Chief of the Believers, if this verse:”

Al-Mâ’idah – Surah 5. The Table Spread

[5:3] “This day I have perfected your religion for you, completed My favors upon you, and have chosen for you, Islam as your religion.”

“had been revealed upon us, we would have taken that day as an ‘Id (festival) day.”

‘Umar (raa) said, “I know definitely on what day this Verse was revealed; it was revealed on the day of ‘Arafat, on a Friday.”

Holding Fast to the Qur’an and Sunnah – Sahih Bukhari: Volume 9, Book 92, Number 373

Sabr (Patience) & Dhikr (Remembrance of Allah) During Illness

Narrated ‘Ata bin Abi Rabah (raa): Ibn ‘Abbas (raa) said to me, “Shall I show you a woman of the people of Paradise?”

I said, “Yes.”

He said, This black lady (raa) came to the Prophet (saws) and said, “I get attacks of epilepsy and my body becomes uncovered; please invoke Allah for me.”

The Prophet said (to her), “If you wish, be patient and you will have (enter) Paradise; and if you wish, I will invoke Allah to cure you.”

She said, “I will remain patient,” and added, “but I become uncovered, so please invoke Allah for me that I may not become uncovered.”

So he invoked Allah for her.

Patients – Sahih Bukhari: Volume 7, Book 70, Number 555

Commentary: Patience

Riyadh as-Saaliheen (The Gardens of the Righteous), by Imam an-Nawawi

  1. While continuing medical treatment, one should not ignore his prayer to Allah because both have importance and utility of their own.

Being Miserly, Rights Of The Family

Narrated ‘Aisha (raa): Hind bint ‘Utba (raa) said, “O Allah’s Apostle (saws)! Abu Sufyan (raa) is a miser (one who hoards wealth) and he does not give me what is sufficient for me and my children. Can I take of his property without his knowledge?”

The Prophet said, “Take what is sufficient for you and your children, and the amount should be just and reasonable.”

Supporting the Family – Sahih Bukhari: Volume 7, Book 64, Number 277

Save Your Body From The Hellfire, Manumission (Freeing A Slave)

Narrated Abu Huraira (raa): The Prophet said, “Whoever frees a Muslim slave, Allah will save all the parts of his body from the (Hell) Fire as he has freed the body-parts of the slave.”

Said bin Marjana (raa) said that he narrated that Hadith to ‘Ali bin Al-Husain (raa) and he freed his slave for whom ‘Abdullah bin Ja’far (raa) had offered him ten thousand Dirhams or one thousand Dinars.

Manumission of Slaves – Sahih Bukhari: Volume 3, Book 46, Number 693

Be A Stranger, A Traveler In This World

Narrated Mujahid: ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (raa) said, Allah’s Apostle (saws) took hold of my shoulder and said, ‘Be in this world as if you were a stranger or a traveler.”

The sub-narrator added: Ibn ‘Umar (raa) used to say, “If you survive till the evening, do not expect to be alive in the morning, and if you survive till the morning, do not expect to be alive in the evening, and take from your health for your sickness, and (take) from your life for your death.”

To make the Heart Tender (Ar-Riqaq) – Sahih Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 76, Number 425

Live For The Hereafter, Dua for The Ansar and Muhajireen

Narrated Sahl bin Sa’d As-Sa’idi (raa): We were in the company of Allah’s Apostle (saws) in (the battle of) Al-Khandaq, and he was digging the trench while we were carrying the earth away.

He looked at us and said, “O Allah! There is no life worth living except the life of the Hereafter, so (please) forgive the Ansar (Helpers) and the Muhajireen (Emigrants).”

To make the Heart Tender (Ar-Riqaq) – Sahih Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 76, Number 423

Tell Us Of A Person Resembling The Prophet (Conduct & Appearance)?

Narrated ‘Abdur-Rahman bin Yazid (raa): We asked Hudhaifa (raa) to tell us of a person resembling (to some extent) the Prophet (saws) in good appearance and straight forward behavior so that we may learn from him (good manners and acceptable conduct).

Hudhaifa (raa) replied, “I do not know anybody resembling the Prophet (saws) (to some extent) in appearance and conduct more than Ibn Um ‘Abd.”

Companions of the Prophet – Sahih Bukhari: Volume 5, Book 57, Number 106

‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas Speaks Of Marriage And The Ummah (Nation)

Narrated Said bin Jubair (raa): Ibn ‘Abbas (raa) asked me, “Are you married?”

I replied, “No.”

He said, “Marry, for the best person of this (Muslim) nation (i.e., Muhammad (saws)) of all other Muslims, had the largest number of wives.”

Wedlock, Marriage (Nikaah) – Sahih Bukhari: Volume 7, Book 62, Number 7

Respect For Those Who Have Passed, Death of The Prophets Wife

Narrated ‘Ata (raa): We presented ourselves along with Ibn ‘Abbas (raa) at the funeral procession of Maimuna (raa) at a place called Sarif.

Ibn ‘Abbas (raa) said, “This is the wife of the Prophet (saws) so when you lift her bier, do not Jerk it or shake it much, but walk smoothly because the Prophet (saws) had nine wives and he used to observe the night turns with eight of them, and for one of them there was no night turn.”

Wedlock, Marriage (Nikaah) – Sahih Bukhari: Volume 7, Book 62, Number 5

Fasting And The Protection Of Marriage From Sin

Narrated ‘Abdullah (raa): We were with the Prophet (saws) while we were young and had no wealth whatever.

So Allah’s Apostle (saws) said, “O young people! Whoever among you can marry, should marry, because it helps him lower his gaze and guard his modesty (i.e. his private parts from committing illegal sexual intercourse etc.), and whoever is not able to marry, should fast, as fasting diminishes his sexual power.”

Wedlock, Marriage (Nikaah) – Sahih Bukhari: Volume 7, Book 62, Number 4