Friday, October 2, 2009

Portions For Your Heart ! Accumulation of three hadiths


Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “He will not enter Paradise whose neighbour is not secure from his wrongful conduct.” [Muslim]

Make sure that a wedding, construction or other event at your house does not encroach upon the privacy, peacefulness or clean environment of your neighbours or neighbourhood. Does noise from your house disturb your neighbour? Did you park your car in such a way as to cause your neighbour inconvenience? Do you even know who your neighbour is? Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “If you are kind to your neighbour you will be a believer.” [Tirmidhi]

Silence Counts:

The Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam) said: "All of a human being's words count against him and not for him, except commanding the right, forbidding the wrong, and the mention of Allah Most High." [Tirmidhi]

The importance of keeping guard over what our tongue utters is so important that the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said that he would guarantee Paradise to whoever could control his tongue and private parts from sin. The misuse of these is a common cause of being led to Jahannum. When Hazrat Abu Bakr (radi Allahu anhu) heard this, he put a large stone in his mouth to prevent himslf from speaking without thinking. He would take the stone out if he had to speak, but then put it in again. How far we are from the example of the Sahabah...We should adopt silence as our modus operandi, but silence when speaking is required for the sake of the deen is not commendable. Abul Qasim Qushayri said, "Safety lies in remaining silent, which should be one's basis. Silence at the appropriate time is the mark of men, just as speech at the appropriate time is one of the finest qualities. I have heard Abu Ali Daqqaq say, 'He who is silent when something should be said is a tongueless villain.'"

Lying To Yourself:

Rasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Mankind will not perish till they make excuses for their conduct to themselves.” [Mishkat]

The worst kind of deception is self deception. There is very little hope for a person’s success in any sphere of his or her life, in relationships, in religion or in their careers, till they view themselves and their shortcomings realistically. Only then can they improve themselves. So stop blaming, complaining and procrastination. Successful people take full responsibility for their lives.

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