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An Islamic Treasury of Virtues

An Islamic Treasury of Virtues

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FOR EWORD
One way of presenting Islam is by means of
interpretation, that is, by scholarly additions and
explanations which make Islamic teachings more
understandable and, in consequence, more
effective. This has always been, and always will be,
a part of Islamic daw’ah.
But another way of presenting Islam is to translate
it into another language without any alterations,
additions or explanations. This is the method
adopted in this book, in which the sayings and
deeds of the Prophet Muhammad, upon whom be
peace, and his Companions have been collected and
presented in a simple, straightforward style. The
only additions are the separate headings under
which the different sayings and incidents appear.
For centuries the lives of the Prophet and his
Companions have served as models of a truly God
fearing existence for all mankind, and will continue
to do so until Doomsday. Hence God’s preservation
of this page of history with such exactitude that
anyone who is sincere about learning from their An Islamic Treasury of Virtues
Foreword
~ 35 ~
example can know, even today, every detail of how
they lived and died.
The present book, being a judicious selection from the
deeds and saying which make up this model, gives an
authentic picture of the Islamic way of life. With this
book to throw light on the traditions of the Prophet
and his Companions, one can pattern one’s life in such
a way as to be certain of receiving God’s succour and
blessings during one’s life time, and His rewards in
the Hereafter for the good deeds done in this life.
Besides being an aid to personal study and
individual training, this book will be of great
benefit when read out at gatherings and in
mosques, providing, as it does, valuable material
for congregational recitations.
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan
February 14, 1985
The Islamic Centre
1, Nizamuddin West Market
New Delhi-110013
FOR EWORD
One way of presenting Islam is by means of
interpretation, that is, by scholarly additions and
explanations which make Islamic teachings more
understandable and, in consequence, more
effective. This has always been, and always will be,
a part of Islamic daw’ah.
But another way of presenting Islam is to translate
it into another language without any alterations,
additions or explanations. This is the method
adopted in this book, in which the sayings and
deeds of the Prophet Muhammad, upon whom be
peace, and his Companions have been collected and
presented in a simple, straightforward style. The
only additions are the separate headings under
which the different sayings and incidents appear.
For centuries the lives of the Prophet and his
Companions have served as models of a truly God
fearing existence for all mankind, and will continue
to do so until Doomsday. Hence God’s preservation
of this page of history with such exactitude that
anyone who is sincere about learning from their An Islamic Treasury of Virtues
Foreword
~ 35 ~
example can know, even today, every detail of how
they lived and died.
The present book, being a judicious selection from the
deeds and saying which make up this model, gives an
authentic picture of the Islamic way of life. With this
book to throw light on the traditions of the Prophet
and his Companions, one can pattern one’s life in such
a way as to be certain of receiving God’s succour and
blessings during one’s life time, and His rewards in
the Hereafter for the good deeds done in this life.
Besides being an aid to personal study and
individual training, this book will be of great
benefit when read out at gatherings and in
mosques, providing, as it does, valuable material
for congregational recitations.
Maulana Wahiduddin Khan
February 14, 1985
The Islamic Centre
1, Nizamuddin West Market
New Delhi-110013

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When Umar emigrated from Makkah to Madinah,
one Ayash ibn abi-Rabiyah accompanied him, and
on reaching Madinah, they went to stay with the
family of Amr ibn Auf. In the meantime, Abu Jahal
and Harith, who were close relatives of Ayash, set
out from Makkah in search of their kinsman.
(During this period, the Prophet was still in
Makkah.) On reaching Madinah, Abu Jahal and
Harith met Ayash and had a talk with him. “Your
mother has sworn that, until she sets an eye on you,
she will not comb her hair or take shelter from the
sun,” they said, in an attempt to persuade Ayash to
return with them to Makkah. Seeing that pity for his
mother was beginning to soften him, Umar warned
him: “These two men want to turn you away from
your faith. Beware of them! You can rest assured
that when lice start biting your mother, she will
surely comb her hair, and when the heat becomes
too intense, she will betake herself into the shade.”
But Ayash insisted on freeing his mother from her
oath; he had also to collect some possessions he had
left in Makkah. He assured Umar that he would
return, but, on reaching Makkah, Ayash was tied up

An Islamic Treasury of Virtues

15. Divine Succour

~ 300 ~

by his relatives and subjected to all kinds of
torment. Finally, he rejected Islam and reverted to
his ancestral religion.

(AL-BIDAYAH WA AL-NIHAYAH)

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