All those who listen to me
shall pass on my words to others
and those to others again;
and may the last ones understand my words better
than those who listen to me directly.
Be my witness O God, that I have conveyed Your message to Your people.
- Last Sermon of Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be with him and to his rightly guided spiritual heirs, the Shaykhs and the Awliyas and their servants .
Continuation of the previous post: Forty Ahadith on Akhlaq (Character)
Destroyed are those slaves of money and luxury - for he only gets satisfied in having those and get dissatisfied when not having those.
Do not imitate those people who says, if people be good to us, we will be good to them in return; and if they are bad to us, we will take revenge for it; rather strengthen your heart in such way that you be your best when people are good, and if they are bad to you, you will still remain with your goodness towards them.
One day close companion of the Messenger, Hazrat Umar was seating in the speaker's place of the Mosque and he address the people saying, "O people, be humble because I have heard that Rasulullah, peace be upon him saying: the person who embody humbleness for the sake of Allah, Allah grants him high honor, as a result he (or she) becomes lesser in his own eyes but greater in people's eyes."
The Holy Messenger has transmitted: "Give me guarantee for six things, I will become a guarantor of Paradise for you."
1) When you speak, you shall speak the truth
2) When you promise anything, you shall fulfill it
3) When you preserve anything (keepsafe, trust) for others, you must return it
4) Protect your private part of the body-temple from misuse
5) Protect your gaze from misuse
6) Keep away your hands from wrongful actions.
When a human being awakes in the morning, all of his body parts humbly address the tongue saying, "Please be mindful and fear Allah about us. We all are under you. If you remain sound, we remain sound; if you become crooked, our state also becomes the same."
Every Path (Deen) has its virtuous characteristic. For Islam this is Haya (characteristics of self-respecting shyness / politeness).
In terms of mutual loving-kindness, love and affection you will see the mu'min (faithful believers) act like a single body. Just as in fever or insomnia when one part of the body suffers, the whole body feel it (similarly the suffering of one certain section of mu'min affects all hearts who truly understand the unity of humanity).
Those who are kind, the Most Merciful Allah is kind to them. Be merciful towards all the sentient beings on the face of earth, the Owner of Heaven will be merciful towards you.
As the children of Adam grow older, two of his characters gain youthfulness. One is the lust after wealth and another is the want of long-life.
Truly enlightened is that person who is enlightened about his nafs (self, psyche) and one who keep preparing for the eternal next life; and in reality that person is ignorantly fool who follow only the desire of his lower-self and at the same time keep hope of reward from Allah.
In reality he who can defeat the opponent in a wrestling match is not mighty, rather he who has command and control over the self when aroused with anger - is really a mighty one.
Keep away from lies, because lies keep people in evil deeds and evil deeds reach people to its evil destination, the reality that burns without respite. When a person become habituated in lying, to the Divine Book of Life his (or her) name is recorded as a liar.
Save yourself from envy. This is because the energy of envy consumes the rewards of goodness in such a way, just as fire consumes its fuel.
Generosity is nearer to Allah and nearer to the Garden of Bliss, nearer to the Heart of Human Being and keeps one away from the Wretched Destination of Fire. Miserliness (bukhl) is away from Allah, away from the Garden and nearer to the Wretched Destination of Fire.
One who prays only to be seen by people is committing associationism (shirk), one who fasts only to be seen by people is committing associationism and one who give charity only to be seen by people is committing associationism (to orient the consciousness of divinity reality towards anything other than God Who is One without a second, ekmobaditiyom)
Three habits bring liberation and three habits bring destruction.
The liberating habits are:
1) To be mindful and fear Allah both openly and in private
2) To speak the truth and just in every state, be it in elation and in frustration.
3) To be modest in spending both in time of prosperity and in time of adversity.
The destructive habits are:
1) To meet demands of the impulses of the lower self (nafs).
3) Self-boasting arrogance which is the worst.
One who carry pride even an amount equivalent of a mustard seed in one's heart, (unless he receive the equalizing punishment of it), shall not enter the Garden of Divine Nearness in Paradise.
Two days in every week, Monday and Thursday - the Book of Deeds of a Human Being is presented to God. Then Allah forgives the Mu'min (faithful believer), but the servant who keep enmity with his fellow brothers are not forgiven and declared, leave their case until they make peace between themselves.
The amount of havoc that two hungry wolves can cause if set loose in a flock of sheep is nothing compared to the destruction that the greed for material gain and hankering after power brings to one's Deen (religious and spiritual embodiment).
Intoxicants are the gatherer of mindless evil, lust after women is trap of the Opponent and excessive desire of the worldliness (dunya) is the root cause of every crime.
One day the Messenger was teaching the adab (etiquette) of the Path saying: "Backbite (gibayt) is worse than committing adultery." The companions were astonished and asked why is it so? The Messenger of Wisdom replied, "When someone commit adultery and follows by true repentance, his or her repentance is accepted and his wrong doings are absolved by Allah. But one who commits backbiting is not forgiven until the person against whom he or she commits backbiting forgives."
|Rabbi zidni ilman | My Lord! Increase me in knowledge | (credit)|
Ya Alimu, alimni.
Rabbi zidni 'ilman war zuqni fahman
O All-Knowing, grant me knowledge.
O Allah! Advance me in Knowledge and true understanding
Allahumma inni as'aluka fahmal-nabiyyen wa hifthal mursaleen al-muqarrabeen
O Allah! I ask You for the understanding of the prophets and the memory of the messengers, and those nearest to You.
Ya Hayyu, Ya Qayyumu, Ya Rabba Musa wa Harun wa Nuh wa Ibrahim wa Isa wa Muhammadin sallallahu alayhi wasallam Akrimni bi jawdatil hifdhi wasur'ati fahhmi, Warzuqni hikmata wama'rifatal ilmi wa thabat- dhihni wa'l aqli wa'l-hilmi bi haqqi sayyidina Muhammadin salallahu alayhi wasalam. Ya Rabbal Alamin.
O Living! O One Through Whom All Subsists! O Lord of Moses, Aaron, Noah, Abraham, Jesus, and Muhammad, honour me with good memory and understanding, Bestow me with wisdom, true knowledge and a firm intellect and mind with the blessing of Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace). O Lord of the Worlds.
Subhanaka la 'ilma lana 'illa ma 'allamtana 'innaka 'antal-'Alimul Hakim
Glory be to You, we have no knowledge except what You have taught us. Verily, it is You, the All-Knower, the All-Enlightened. - The Quran 2:32
* Forty Ahadith on Character
* Akhlaq: Sacred Teachings of Islam on Character