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A Collection of Sayings on Brotherhood in Islam
Checked by Abu Khadeejah Al Jazaa’iree Compiled by Rami Abu Al Saud

Forward Biography of Abu Khadeejah Al-Jazaairee Introduction The Creed for True Brotherhood The Rights Owed to Your Brothers Getting to Know Brothers Choosing Your Companions Meeting & Greeting Your Brother Being a Good Companion Gestures of Affection & Friendship Giving Gifts Taking Care of Your Brother Loving Your Brothers Being Caring & Considerate Supplicating for Your Brother Joking with Brothers Advising your Brother When Problems Arise Forgiving & Seeking Forgiveness Being Alone Without Companions Abû Bakr Al-Siddîq – A True Friend Stories of Brotherhood from the Salaf The Concept of Soulmates Brothers In Jannah 1 2 3 4 6 9 11 14 16 17 20 21 22 25 26 28 29 31 37 39 40 41 44 45

I have read your book and I found it very beneficial and interesting, as it offers great advice particularly in the current state of the lack of unity amongst us. It is a really touching and amazing reminder as well as a warning to those who have lost any sense of brotherhood.

It gives an impressive and strong message to hold onto the teaching of Islam. Abu Khadeejah Al-Jazaa’iree


ShaykhMuhammad Hassan Al-Banna. He has met around 30 scholars.Biography of Abu Khadeejah Al-Jazaa’iree Miftah Muhammad Arqoob Abu Khadeejah Al-Jaza’iree was born in West Algeria. Cranford and Shepherd’s Bush Mosques. Shaykh Saalim At-Taweel from Kuwait and Shaykh Falah Ismail from Kuwait. Arabic Sciences and Usool al Fiqh for Asyoot University (based in Egypt) branch in Oxford University. Administration. Shaykh Ahmad Bazmoul. Bristol and Cardiff. ShaykhAhmad An-Najmee.Shaykh Muhammad Al-Ethiopee. Written by Abu Al Ula Al-Ansaary (HekmatBin Ataya) (Edited) 29th of Rajab 1432 2 . Shaykh ‘UbaydAl-Jaabiri. Currently the noble brother regularly delivers lectures at mosques. Slough. Shaykh Salih As-Suhaymee. At the moment he teaches in Wembley. ShaykhAbdurRahman Al-Ajlan. before the issues in the scholar’s manhaj became Abu Khadeejah has written two books about Tafseer and Fiqh in Arabic and is currently in the process of writing more books. Harrow Birmingham. Shaykh Sa’eed Al-Bukhari in Makkah. He has been the Imam (leading five daily salaah and giving khutbah) at Cricklewood Mosque AlFurqaan and at Dar Al-Iman Mosque. Shaykh ‘Abdullah Al-Bukhari inMadinah. Allah Subhan- nahu wa Ta’ala enabled him to come to England where he met a Sunni Iraqi scholar named Abu ‘Abdur-Rahman Salmaan who has a Ph. Muslims and non-Muslims in Arabic. Shaykh Rabee’ Al-Madkhali. Shaykh Salih Al-Luhaydan. Shaykh Muhammad Al-Ajlan. which will be translated in to English in shaa’a Allah. Qatar. Shaykh WasseeAllah ‘Abbass. Every year he participates in national (summer and winter) da’wah in different languages in Cranford. Shepherd’s Bush. In addition. Shaykh ‘Abdul-Muhsin Al-‘Abbad Muhaddith. Shaykh Ibraheem Ruhaylee. He spent six years at Wahran University where he attained the equivalent of a Masters Degree. He studied with him for nearly 3 years. Literature and Islamic Studies. Abu Khadeejah has visited Makkah and Medinah on various occasions where he has met major and senior scholars such as: Shaykh SalihAl-Fawzan.D in Islamic Studies and now lectures at a University in apparent. He is preparing a PhD in Ahadith. the brother answers questions by email and phone and does counselling for family issues. Wembley. English and French. Shaykh ZaydAl-Madkhali. near Oran. colleges and universities for brothers and sisters. He combined Sociology.

to be the first to show affection and regularly do so and to treat each other with kindness. to be careful in these affairs. to increase the love for the sake of Allah and to apologise and leave argumentation. then you to be the first to initiate the friendship. to love your brother greater than he loves you. brotherhood is a quality we are lacking in amongst each other. love and affection as the Prophet Muhammed taught us. I ask Allah to increase the Muslims in brotherhood and love for the sake of Allah. to make the effort. Your brother Rami Abu Al Saud 3 . to give the gift. I advise myself. I am grateful to Allah that He has allowed me to complete this task and achieve something that I have always wished to accomplish. despite the great display of brotherhood by the salaf amongst themselves.Introduction I compiled this book because I felt that as a Muslim in this Ummah. then you to fear Allah in these matters and not to fear the people and how they perceive the affections practised by the salaf of brotherhood. I advise myself. but to adhere to the true brotherhood of the Salaf and to practise and revive the brotherhood they shared amongst themselves as much as possible in our daily lives.

Certainly He is All-Mighty." While (saying that) the Prophet clasped his hands. mutual friendship and alliance. but Allah has united them. it ties them with a bond that is strong. (al-Anfaal 8/63). Indeed this aqeedah (creed) is truly a source of amazement. liberality and forbearance whose secrets is not known except by the One who through His mercy. by interlacing his fingers. companionship and affection between hearts which it causes to become tender and sensitive.e. Sahih Bukhari Volume 1. All-Wise. 4 . mutual aid. believers') hearts. (Narrated Abu Musa. the touch of a hand. united these hearts and these things are not experienced except by these hearts. profound and gentle. "A faithful believer to a faithful believer is like the bricks of a wall. Number 468). and the beat of the heart contain realities of mutual compassion and mutual acquaintance. the like of which has not been upon the earth. He gathered the hearts of the believers upon obedience to Him and united them upon the way (manhaj) which He prescribed: And He has united their (i.The Creed for True Brotherhood Shaykh Salem al-Hilaalee speaks about the companions of the prophet Muhammed ‫ ﷺ‬and their journey to attaining true brotherhood for the sake of Allah. This miracle. occurred and it could occur only with this aqeedah (creed). you could not have united their hearts. These hearts which were averse and these headstrong dispositions changed and they became a closely united group of amenable brothers. possible only for Allah. The Prophet ‫ ﷺ‬said. When it enters the hearts it produces a mixture of love. If you had spent all that is in the earth. Through Allahs mercy. So that the glance of an eye. loving one another and united in a companionship of a level unknown in history. (From the book: Love and Hate for the sake of Allah by Shaykh Saleem alHilaalee). enforcing each other. Book 8.

e. you became brethren (in Islamic Faith). Allah will relieve his troubles on the Day of Resurrection. and be not divided among yourselves. (The Family of Imran 3:103). that you may be guided.257-258 v. evidences. etc. And hold fast. and if anyone covers up a Muslim (his sins). Allah will cover him up (his sins) on the Resurrection Day". and He saved you from it.. Allah will fulfil his needs. he neither wrongs him nor does he hand him over to one who does him wrong. Riyad-us-Saliheen Chapter 29 Hadith 244). and you were on the brink of a pit of Fire. to the Rope of Allah (i. signs. revelations. this Quran). by His Grace. 5 . lessons. if one relieves a Muslim of his troubles. Thus Allah makes His Ayat (proofs. for you were enemies one to another but He joined your hearts together." (Muhaadhiraat Fil Aqeedah wa AdDawah pg. verses. and remember Allah's Favour on you.Al-Fawzaan says in explanation: "So the believers from the first of the creation until the last of them whether they are distant by their countries or distant throughout the ages of time are loving brothers guiding the latter of them by the former of them supplicating one for the other seeking forgiveness one for the other. so that. all of you together.) clear to you. Ibn `Umar reported that the messenger ‫ ﷺ‬said: "A Muslim is a brother of (another) Muslim. 1). If anyone fulfils his brother's needs. (Bukhari/Muslim.

The First Right: “When you meet him. when he sneezes and praises Allah.” It was said. then his establishing things other than them (from the obligations) are even more important (or necessary). and it is obligatory upon the person who is greeted to return greeting with a similar greeting or one that is better than it. and you will not believe until you love each other.” Ash-Shaikh ‘Abdur-Rahmaan As-Sa’dee’s explanation of the hadith regarding the Muslim’s rights: This hadith was reported by Muslim. Thus. “The rights of the Muslim upon the Muslim are six. And the best of the people are those who start the greeting of peace first.” For verily the greeting of peace is a cause of love. which contain an abundance of good and tremendous reward from Allah. you will love each other? Spread the greeting of peace amongst yourselves. 6 . which results in the person entering the Paradise. These six rights. when he invites you. whoever establishes them in dealing with the Muslims. respond to his invitation.” The greeting of peace is from the virtuous characteristics of Islaam. and when he dies follow him (attend his funeral). For verily each of the two people who meet each other supplicates for the other for safety from evils. Shall I not direct you to something that if you do it. And what follows this is a cheerful face and appropriate words of greeting which result in unity and love. and blessing that brings about every good. visit him. giving the greeting of peace is the right of the Muslim. give him the greeting of peace. when he becomes ills. And his doing these things results in him fulfilling these obligations and rights. “And what are they Oh Messenger of Allah?” He replied. when he seeks your advice.The Rights Owed to Your Brothers A Muslim owes six obligations towards another Muslim: Abu Hurairah (radi Allahu ‘anhu) narrated that the Messenger of Allah ‫ ﷺ‬said. advise him. you all will not enter into the Paradise until you believe. “By the one in Whose Hand is my soul. give him the greeting of peace. This is as Prophet ‫ ﷺ‬said. supplicate for mercy upon him. and it removes feelings of estrangement and cold disassociation. which results in producing faith (Al-Eemaan). and mercy. “When you meet him.

respond to his invitation. however it becomes more emphasized when the person seeks your advice and he requests from you that you give him a beneficial opinion. For this reason the Prophet ‫ﷺ‬ specifically mentioned it in this important situation. as to whether he should do it or not. then explain that to him and weigh the benefits against the harms. then encourage him to do that. “May Allah guide you and set right your affairs. the Prophet ‫ ﷺ‬legislated that the person praise Allah for this favour. or whether he should marry someone. Likewise. then he is not of them. “And when he seeks your advice. in the expelling of this congested air that is blocked in certain parts of the body of the human being. if the action is something that is beneficial in all aspects. And if the action contains both benefit and harm. or whether he should marry a woman off to someone. unless you have an excuse.The Second Right: “When he invites you. Thus. accept it). then advise him with that which you would like for yourself. then pray for mercy upon him. whoever does not praise Allah. then warn him against it. then he does not deserve for others to pray for mercy upon him. Allah makes it easy for this air to have a passage out where it can exit. and indeed he has left off the obligation of being sincere and advising. 7 . and in this case he cannot blame anyone except himself. Respond to his invitation (i. And avoid deceiving him in any matter of these things. and the blessing of his brother’s supplication for him that is a result of the praising. “May Allah have mercy upon you. For he is the one who has caused himself to lose the two blessings: the blessing of praising Allah. And this sincerity and advising is absolutely obligatory.” This is due to the fact that sneezing is a favour from Allah. and deal with him from the view point of what you would do for you own self. then fulfils the request of your brother who has drawn near to you and honoured you with the invitation. and he legislated for his (Muslim) brother to say to him. if he consults with you concerning some dealing with someone among the people. then extend your pure and sincere advice to him.” He also commanded the person who sneezed to answer his (Muslim) brother by saying to him.e. and thus the sneezing person feels relief. The Third Right: His statement. Thus. and if it is something harmful. The Fourth Right: “And when he sneezes and praises Allah.” This means that if he seeks consultation with you regarding some action.” This means that when he invites you with an invitation to some food and drink. For verily whoever deceives the Muslims. advise him.” Therefore.

He should not sit with him too long (i. unless the sick person is positively affected by many people coming in to see him and many people coming to sit with him.” Visiting the sick is from the rights of the Muslim.) And if he follows the funeral procession until the body is buried. and a right for the living relatives of the deceased. like the relative. He should ease his worries by giving him glad tidings of well-being and recovery (i. It is desired for the person who visits the sick to supplicate for him to be cured and to make him feel at ease. then he will receive a Qeeraat of reward. and when he sits with him the mercy (of Allah) covers him.e. It is from the best of the righteous deeds. 29).e. and especially for the person who has a highly stressed and emphasized right upon you. for each situation there is a different statement (i. the Angels send prayers of blessing upon him until morning comes. And whoever visits the sick Muslim at the beginning of the day.The Fifth Right: His statement.” For verily whoever follows the funeral until the deceased’s body is prayed over. the Angels send prayers of blessing upon him until evening comes. (Bahjatu Quloob il-Abraar wa Qurratu ‘Uyoon il-Akhyaar fee Jaami’ il-Akhbaar. 8 . 6567. And following the funeral procession contains (fulfilment of) a right for Allah. pp. And whoever visits his Muslim brother. “And when he becomes ill. advice on how to deal with it). over staying his welcome). The Sixth Right: His statement. be positive). and the friend. then he will receive two Qeeraats of reward. Thus.e. he remains engulfed in the mercy (of Allah). and he should give him beneficial admonition. (Note: A Qeeraat is an amount equivalent to the size of the Mountain of Uhud in Madinah. a right for the deceased. hadith no. “And if he dies. follow him (his funeral). and whoever visits him at the end of the day. visit him. and so forth. He should remind him of repentance and turning to Allah. rather he should only sit with him long enough fulfil the right of visiting.

Getting to Know Brothers Indeed a person walks alongside and accompanies the one whom he loves and who is like him. whereas the corrupt friend will not care what he does to you. (2/476). for the iman of your righteous enemy will restrain him from harming you or doing something to you that you do not his speech.233). deeds and character . This poetry is by Adee bin Zaid. 'Abdul-'Azeez ibn Abaan reported that he heard ath-Thawree say. Bakr bin Muhammad Al-'Abid said: Dawud At-Ta'i said to me: 'O Bakr! Be cautious with people.” (Biography of Imam Sufyan Ibn ‘Uyaynah." Al-Ibaanah (2/439). Abu Qilaabah said. p. P. Al-A’mash said. 9 . Al-Ibaanah." (Raudhatu Al-'Uqalaa'. (Lumm ad-Durr al-Manthoor on the subject of Companionship). as you are cautious of beasts of prey. who he walks with. Sufyaan ath-Thawree longed for the past and searched far and wide for a brother who resembled . "Sulaimaan bin Daawood (peace be upon him) said: Do not pass a judgement over anyone with anything until you see whom he befriends. “It used to be said that it is better for you to have a righteous enemy than a corrupt friend. the one thing that I found to benefit a person most in this world and the hereafter is a suitable brother (friend). Yahyaa bin Katheer said. but ask about his companion." (Biography of Sufyaan ath-Thawree p. "Above all other things. and al-Asmaee said about it. 2/478. For every person guides himself by his companion. The Salaf – Our Predecessors would not ask anything more about a person than. "May Allah fight the poet (an Arabic expression of amazement) who said: Do not ask about a man. and who he associates with amongst the people.the companions of the Prophet ‫ﷺ‬." (Al-Ibaanah (2/464)). who he visits. Ibn Mas’ood . Sufyan ibn ‘Uyaynah said.143).82 Road to Good Friendship By Abdul Malik Al-Qasim). Al-Ibaanah. "I have never seen a line of poetry which resembles the Sunnah more than this saying of Adee bin Zaid.

No matter how often he prays or how long he fasts." (Kitab At Tawheed Pg.Ibn Jarir relates from ibn Abbas: "Whoever loves but for Allah. (Not for Allah). man will not taste the sweetness of Iman. unless this description becomes true of him. which is utterly worthless. Most people befriend their Friends but for the world. 95). would obtain Allah's friendship. Whoever befriends but for Allah. 10 . and whoever hates but for Allah.

Choosing Your Companions Ibn Shawdhab said: “Verily. Bishr Ibn al-Haarith said: "Look at the person who has the most piety. They make enmity between friends and they seek problems for the innocent. whom he enters upon (visits) and whom he sits with.” He ‫ ﷺ‬said: “Those who go around with Nameemah.” He went on to say: “Shall I tell you about the most evil ones from amongst you?” They said: “Of course. (Adab Shar'iyyah 4/232). Ahmad ibn Harb (rahimahullâh) said. "It is from the fiqh (understanding of a person) that he (chooses) those whom he walks with. while nothing is more harmful to the heart than mixing with the sinners and watching their actions." Al-Ibaanah (2/477)." (ash-Shu'ab.45).185). Ibn al-Qayyim: "If you want to know what's inside the heart of a person you should listen to what comes out from his mouth. 11 . p.” (As-Samt. Abu ad-Dardaa (radi Allahu ‘anhu) said." (ad-Da'. Mu'adh bin Jabal: Stay away from a companionship that does not benefit you with knowledge. chastity and purest earnings from the people then accompany him and do not sit with the one who will not help you upon your life in the hereafter. Asmaa’ bint Yazeed (radi Allahu ‘anhaa) reported that the Prophet ‫ ﷺ‬said: “Shall I tell you who the best of you is?” They replied: “Yes”. ‘Uthmaan Ibn Hakeem said: “Befriend the one who is above you in the religion and below you in the worldly life. it is from the bounty of Allah upon a youth that when he devotes himself to worship. he befriends a person of the Sunnah who carries him upon it. (Siyar ‘Alam al Nubala’ of Imaam ad-Dhahabee). of Ibn Abee Dunyaa.” (“Musnad” of Imaam Ahmad and Bukhari in “Al-Adab Al-Mufrad” (323) and graded as “Hasan” by Shaikh al-Albani).” (Al-Laalikaa’ee in Sharh Usool ul-I’tiqaad. “There is nothing more beneficial to a Muslim’s heart than to mix with the righteous and to watch their actions. 9059). p. He ‫ ﷺ‬said: “Those who remind you of Allah when you see them. 30). p.

the crows with the crows and the wrens with the wrens. “What is the mark of (true) repentance?” He replied. deep fear of falling into them again. Al-Mujâlasah wa Jawâhir Al-‘Ilm article 2645). intelligent. p.Page 12). "Whoever does not love Knowledge. every companion of yours who does not benefit you in your deen. full of benefit. having little evil. let that person be righteous." (Malik ibn Anas (radhi Allahu ‘anhu) al-Khateeb in al-Faqeeh wal-Mutafaqqih. and keeping the company of good people. wary. religious. helpful if he is in need. Ibn Mas'ood (radi Allahu ‘anhu) said.231). "There wouldn't be any sin upon you if you only accompanied the one who aides you upon the remembrance of Allah. Shaqîq Al-Balakhî – Allâh have mercy on him – was once asked. then get rid of his companionship. good at complying. reminding him if he forgets. “Continued crying over past sins. rarely conflicting.” (Abû Bakr Al-Daynûrî. Ali Ibn Al-Hussein (radi Allahu ‘anhu : "Indeed one only sits with those who benefits him in his deen" (Tahdeeb At-Tahdeeb. nor any friendship." (Min AkhbaarisSalaf. if it doesn’t resemble the rest of the garment it will make it ugly. Mabaahith fee Ahkaam al-Fatwa . if he requires someone to befriend. then there is no good in him. Al Awza’ee said: “The friend is like a patch in the garment. the pigeons are with pigeons.’ So. pious. 12 . cooperating with him when he is reminded. O' Mughirah! People are of different forms. 3/396). and comforting if he is in distress.There is a phrase that is constantly on the tongues of the Fuqaha’ (jurists): ‘Repelling something is easier than removing it. For indeed he is rather an enemy to you.” (Ash-Shu’ab. Malik Ibn Dinaar said to his brother in law Mughirah bin Habib: "O' Mughirah! look at every brother and every friend of yours. Page 15. 7/9452). staying away from bad company. Volume 1. abridged.” (Ibn Jama’ah in Tadhkirat as-Sami’ wal-Mutakallim’). so there should not be any acquaintance between you and him. each one is with his likeness" (al-Muntaqaa min makaarimi al-Akhlaaq 159).

and do not let the Sun set before you arrive at your destination." ('al-Wabil as-Sayyib'. if you are tested with this . and be patient with him as much as possible. a weakening of your energy. Get closer to Allah and His Pleasure by way of this person. save your heart. p.the Mighty and Majestic and being cut off from Him. 13 .and you must be tested with this . bid him farewell. regardless of who he really is. and there is nothing to gain from travelling with him. a wasting your time with the person.Ibn al-Qayyim said: "Know that the greatest of losses is for you to be preoccupied with one who will bring you nothing but a loss in your time with Allah . and do not even turn back to look at him. and the dispersing of your resolve. do not stop for him. So. as he is a highway robber. not something to incur a loss from. who then asks you to take him on your journey. and that he is not the one giving you the with him according to how Allah would wish. and make your getting together with him something to benefit from. be wary of how you spend your days and nights. Make sure that you are the one who gives him a ride. Be with him as if you are a man who is on a road who was stopped by another man. 45). If he refuses. So.

Meeting & Greeting Your Brother “When you are greeted with a greeting. narrated by Ibn Maajah (3703). greet in return with what is better than it.” Hasan by al-Tirmidhi (2727). Silsilatus-Sahihah (186).” ('Silsilat al-Ahadith as-Sahihah' 527). If a tree. and gives him the salaam.Al-Albani. Certainly. the Prophet ‫ ﷺ‬said: “The people of Yemen have come. Allah is Ever a Careful Account Taker of all things. their sins fall off as the leaves of a tree. “When one of you meets his brother then let him give him the salaam. if the believer meets (another) believer. It was narrated that al-Bara’ ibn ‘Aazib (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah ‫ ﷺ‬said: “There are no two Muslims who meet and shake hands. 2718. Trans.” and they were the first people to initiate the tradition of shaking hands. 5181). Abu Hurairah said the Messenger of Allah ‫ ﷺ‬said. A narration traced back to the Prophet ‫ ﷺ‬of Hudhayfa (radi Allahu ‘anhu): ‘Indeed.” (alNisa’ 4:86) Anas bin Malik said: “When the people of Yemen came. 14 . or (at least) return it equally. Al-Bara' ibn 'Azib said: "Part of the full greeting is to shake your brother's hand. al-Hassan al-Basri rahimahullah said: "Handshaking increases friendliness" (al-Muntaqaa Min Makaarimil Akhlaaq 189). and takes hold of his hand and shakes it.’ Al-Mundhuri said (270/3): ‘AtTabaraani narrated it’ . but they will be forgiven before they part." (Al-Adab al-Mufrad 968). and they have softer hearts than you. Its isnaad is Sahih consisting of trustworthy and precise narrators. 3/1435 no.” Abu Dawud (Eng. wall or rock divides them then let them give the salaam upon meeting again. classed as Sahih by al-Albani in Sahih al-Targheeb.

a poor person or anyone else except that he would greet them with salâms. to greet those we meet. Ubay b.425).” (Sahih.” Another translations states: Abu Dharr reported: Allah's Apostle ‫ ﷺ‬said to me: Don't consider anything insignificant out of good things even if it is that you meet your brother with a cheerful countenance. ‘O Abû Batn (i. 1 p395). Hadith 6359).Imâm Ahmad: "If a person delivers Salaam to you from someone. ‘Umar would never pass a cheap goods merchant. Fu'aad Ibn 'Abdul-'azeez ash-Shulhoob: "When two people eat together. It was said to Muhammad Ibn al-Munkadir: "What is left of your pleasure?" he said: "Meeting up with the brothers and making them feel happy" (al-Bidaaya Wan-Nihaaya. Therefore visit your brother now and again. the Messenger of Allah ‫ ﷺ‬said: “Do not disparage (underestimate) any good deed (no matter how small it is). Al-Tufayl b. Ka’b narrated that he used to come to ‘Abdullâh b. they develop a sense of love and friendship for one another. a seller. you never price anything and you never sit in the market gatherings. then it is recommended to answer: 'Alayka wa 'Alayhi salaam. the more frequently that one visits then the more tired of it he will become. Sit with us here and we can talk. you never ask about goods. So he said to me.' (Aadaab ush-Sharee'ah 1/475). Al-Adab Al-Mufrad. even if that deed was to meet your brother with a cheerful face. (Muslim. possessor of the belly. “So I came to him one day and he asked me to go to the market with him. Book 32. “Whenever we went to the market. and a person should limit those feelings to those who are righteous.e. I said. 7/297). p. ‘And what are you going to do at the market? You never stop to buy anything. O brother.’’” (Bukhari. ‘Umar and go with him to the market. He ‫ ﷺ‬said: “Visit now and again – your love will increase. likewise visiting but seldomly will be insufficient and will lead to hardening of the hearts. that visiting someone too frequently will cause him to tire of it.” He continued. Al-Albânî’s Sahîh Al-Adab AlMufrad Vol. Sheikh Saleem al-Hilaalee says: Know." (The book of manners. Abu Dhar (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated. ‘Abdullâh b. reported by al-bazzaar and others: Sahihul-Jaami’). 15 . Al-Tufayl had a big belly)! We only go out for salâms. He said.

Vol. what if he is poor and does not have anything to give?” He said. are there are any deeds that should accompany that belief?” He said. you shall be treated. “O Messenger of Allah. is the cup you shall drink from”.. “He should help the one who is helpless (i. 'The example of a good pious companion and an evil one is that of a person carrying musk and another blowing a pair of bellows. speaking gently. “O Messenger of Allah. “What if he himself is helpless and cannot do anything?” He said. “He should enjoin what is good and forbid what is evil. and it is lowering the wing of humility to people.” I said. 1/126). 16 . if he does that. “Belief in Allah.Being a Good Companion The Prophet ‫ ﷺ‬said. ‘He should give from that provision which Allah has granted him. Volume 7. “What if he is weak and cannot help one who has been wronged?” He said. The one who is carrying musk will either give you some perfume as a present. Ibn Battaal said: "Politeness is part of the attitude of the believers.” I said. ("Rawdah Al-Uqalaa". “O Messenger of Allah. which are among the best means of creating harmony" (Fath al-Baari (10/528)). Trans. will he enter Paradise?” He said.” I said. Book 67.” I said.” I said. and not speaking harshly to them. and the cup you give to others." (Narrated by Abu Musa in Sahih Bukhari. “There is no believer who does not strive to acquire one of these characteristics. “He should help one who has been wronged.” (Sahih by al-Albani in al-Targheeb. Number 442).e. or you will get a good smell from him. Let him refrain from harming people. “O Messenger of Allah. has no skills and cannot earn a learning). what if he cannot enjoin what is good and forbid what is evil?” He said. Al-Bayhaqi narrated that Abu Dharr said: I said. ‘Aishah (radi Allahu ‘anhaa) said that the Prophet ‫ ﷺ‬said: “Kindness is not to be found in anything but that it adds to its beauty and it is not withdrawn from anything but that it makes it defective. (Eng. 876). 1370)). but I will take him by the hand and lead him into Paradise.” (Sahih Muslim Book 32 Hadith 6274. Ibn Hibban writes in “Rawdat Al-Uqala”: Al-Shaybani mentioned that: “It is written in the Books that: “As you treat others. or you will buy some from him. but the one who is blowing a pair of bellows will either burn your clothes or you will get a bad smell from him. “O Messenger of Allah. what will save a person from Hellfire?” He ‫ ﷺ‬said.” I said. Pg. 4. “You do not want to think of your companion as not having any good in him.

” Reported by at-Tabaraanee in “al-Awsat” and its narrators are the narrators of the “Sahih” as mentioned by al-Mundharee (3/270) and al-Haythamee (8/36). The Prophet said. 17 ." So. (Sahih Muslim. Book 31 Hadith 189).' Salman paid a visit to Abu Ad-Darda' and found Umm (mother of) Ad-Darda' dressed in shabby clothes and asked her why she was in that state. Book 1. When it was night and (a part of the night passed). Narrated Abu Juhaifa: The Prophet made a bond of Brotherhood between Salman al Farsi and Abu Ad-Darda. When it was the last hours of the night." In the meantime Abu Ad-Darda' came and prepared a meal for Salman. Hadith 0075). so you should give the rights of all those who has a right on you.Gestures of Affection & Friendship Al-Hasan al-Basri would say to his companions: “O Ahl as-Sunnah! Be soft with each other. but Abu Ad-Darda' said. "I am not going to eat unless you eat. Anas (radi Allahu ‘anhu) said. and your family has a right on you. your soul has a right on you. Abu Hurairah said: The Messenger of Allah ‫ ﷺ‬observed: He who believes in Allah and the Last Day should either speak good or remain silent. and both of them offered the prayer. Abu Ad-Darda' ate (with Salman). but Salman told him to sleep and Abu Ad-Darda' slept. and he who believes in Allah and the Last Day should treat his neighbour with kindness and he who believes in Allah and the Last Day should show hospitality to his guest. “The Companions of the Prophet ‫ ﷺ‬would shake hands upon meeting each other and would hug each other upon arriving from a journey." Salman said." Abu Ad-Darda' came to the Prophet and narrated the whole story. Salman told Abu Ad-Darda'. "I am fasting. Salman requested Abu Ad-Darda' to eat (with him). Salman told him to get up then." (Sahih Bukhari. She replied. Abu Ad-Darda' got up (to offer the night prayer). "Your brother Abu Ad-Darda' is not interested in (the luxuries of) this world. After sometime Abu Ad-Darda' again got up but Salman told him to sleep. ‘ad-Durar asSaniyyah’ (8/91-95). "Salman has spoken the truth.” Shaykh Hasan bin Husayn (a grandson of Muhammad bin ‘Abd al-Wahhab). "Your Lord has a right on you. because you will be the first to fade away. may Allah have Mercy on you.

head and forehead. Bukhari and Muslim narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Prophet ‫ ﷺ‬said: “A man used to lend money to people. so I said to the doorman. So I bought a camel and set out on a journey. “Say to him that Jaabir is at the door. he met me. 4/96/ it was classed as Sahih by Shaykh al-Albani in al-Silsilah al-Sahihah.” The doorman further asked. Thabit al-Bunani said: “When Anas would wake up. perhaps Allah will let us off. and when meeting someone after not seeing him for a long time and when there is intense love for the sake of Allah. hadith no. 2899). Allah let him off. let him off. then he hugged me and I hugged him.” This was authenticated by al-Albani in ‘Sahih al-Adab al-Mufrad’ (774). One day. “Ibn Abdullah?” I replied “Yes!” So he came out trampling over his clothes. and he used to say to his servant. the Prophet ‫ ﷺ‬embraced him and kissed him between the eyes (his forehead).” In Bukhari’s ‘alAdab al-Mufrad’ (1012). with many corroborating reports which were mentioned by al-Haafiz ibn Hajar in al-Talkhees al-Habeer. even if we disagree about something?” ("Siyaar A'laam AlNubala". held my hand and said: “Cannot we be brothers. What is to be kissed is not the mouth but rather the hand. 2657).” (Mishkaat al-Masaabeeh. 'When you come to one who is in difficulty. I travelled for one month until I reached Shaam and came across (the residence of) Abdullah bin Anees. I was arguing with him one day about an issue and I left him. 18 . he would rub sweetly scented oil on his hands for when he would shake hands with his brothers.' And when he met Allah. it is that which is done by way of flattery and veneration when a person is not travelling. It was narrated from ‘Awn ibn Abi Juhayfah that his father said: When Ja’far came after he had migrated to Abyssinia. 2/108. The kind that is permitted is that which is done when bidding farewell and when a person returns from a journey. Imam al-Baghawi said after mentioning the hadith of Ja’far: With regard to the kind of embracing and kissing that is makrooh. 10/16).Jaabir bin Abdullaah said: A hadith reached me from a man who heard it from the Messenger of Allah ‫ﷺ‬.” (Bukhari reported in al-Adab al-Mufrad 970 and Ahmed 3/495). Husayn al-’Awayshah commented: “This shows how eager they were to make their brothers happy and pleasant. (Narrated by al-Tabaraani in al-Kabeer (2/108). (Sharh al-Sunnah (12/293)). Yunus As-Sadafie said: “I have never seen a wiser man than ash-Shafi`ee.

Number 43). Ktâb Al-Sharî’ah Vol. 'Abdullah bin Hisham Narrated: We were with the Prophet ‫ ﷺ‬while he was holding 'Umar bin Al-Khattab by the hand. 19 ...Ma’n bin ‘Îsâ said: "Mâlik bin Anas was once returning from the mosque. Book 57. (Bukhari Volume 5.1 p128). leaning on my arm." (Al-Âjurrî.

Fu'aad Ibn 'Abdul-'azeez ash-Shulhoob: "One of the ways of increasing love between brothers and of removing rancour from their hearts is for them to give gifts to one another. for this will dispel hatred. p." (The book of manners. and exchange gifts and love one another." (Hasan.79). or inheritance that is pure (and has not been mixed with unlawfully derived wealth)." (Narrated by Malik in al-Muwatta’. 1413). Zaid Ibn Al-Hubaab reported that he heard Sufyaan say. 20 . you will come to love one another. an endowment that is given by a just ruler. The Prophet ‫ ﷺ‬said: "Shake hands. (The biography of Sufyaan Ath Thauree p. "All of the following are lawful things in this life: wealth that is earned through honest trade.429). a gift that is given out of love by a believing brother. for this will dispel rancour (deep feeling of enmity).Giving Gifts The Prophet ‫ ﷺ‬said: "Give gifts to one another. In Bukhari's al-Adabul-Mufrad & declared hasan by al-Albani in al-Irwaa (1601)).

al-Dailamee (1/1/123) Al-Asbahani (1/214) and graded as “Hasan” by Shaikh al-Albani in al-Sahihah (1494)). or warding off hunger from him. paying off a debt of his or ridding him of hunger. Whoever fulfilled his brother's needs. For me to go with my Muslim brother to meet his need is dearer to me than observing i’tikaaf in this mosque – meaning the mosque of Madeenah – for a month… whoever goes with his Muslim brother to meet his need. Allah will fulfil his needs. The most beloved of actions to Allah.22). or paying off his debt. Hadith 622).Taking Care of Your Brother Abu Hurairah (radi Allahu ‘anhu) said that the Prophet ‫ ﷺ‬said: “The best of deeds is that you make your believing brother happy or that you pay off his debt or that you should feed him bread. In another similar narration: Ibn Abi’l-Dunya narrated from Ibn ‘Umar that the Prophet ‫ ﷺ‬said: “The most beloved of people to Allah is the one who brings most benefit to people. 2623. 21 . As-Silsilah As-Sahihah. or relieving him of hardship. p. Allah will make him stand firm on the Day when all feet will slip.” (At-Tabaraanee/Al-kabeer. Book 43. Allah will bring him out of the discomforts of the Day of Resurrection and whoever screened (the faults of) a Muslim. The Prophet ‫ ﷺ‬said: “The most beloved of people to Allah are those who are of most benefit (to others).” (Ibn Abi al-Dunyaa (1/98). 3/209/2. (Sahih Bukhari. is when you make another Muslim happy. nor hand him over to an oppressor. and the most beloved of deeds to Allah is making a Muslim happy. "The best companions with Allah are those who are the best to their companions. 'azza wa jalla. removing a hardship that has befallen him.” Classed as hasan by al-Albani in Sahih al-Targheeb wa’l-Tarheeb. 906)." (Ahmed and Tirmidhi and rendered authentic by Al-Albani. so he should not oppress him. Narrated Ibn Umar: The Prophet ‫ ﷺ‬said: “A Muslim is a brother of another Muslim. Road to Good Friendship By Abdul Malik Al-Qasim. Allah will screen his on the Day of Resurrection. It is more beloved to me indeed that I walk with my Muslim brother to see to a need of his than performing i'tikaaf (secluding oneself) in a Masjid for a month. whoever brought his brother out of a discomfort.

let him tell him.’ Taken from Silsilah Ahadith As-Sahihah of Shaykh Al-Albani. you have reached the pinnacle of friendship. those whom they recognize.” (Narrated by al-Tirmidhi (2392) and classed as hasan by al-Albani in al-Silsilah al-Sahihah (417)). they get along with. Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya. for it is better for the ties of friendship and love. then let him inform him. Sufyan bin 'Uyaynah: "The one who loves Allah loves the one who loves Allah. p. 22 . except that the one who is more beloved to Allah is the one who is stronger in his love for his companion." (Reported by Bukhari in al-Adab al-Mufrad)." But if a person says it with his tongue. Fu'aad Ibn 'Abdul-'azeez ash-Shulhoob: "When you love someone only for the sake of Allâh (Subhânahu wa ta'âlâ). even though hearts may recognize and love one another without actually speaking. they will not get along with.” (al-Wakee` in “al-Zuhd” (2/67/2) and graded as “hasan li ghairihee” by Shaikh al-Albani in al-Sahihah (1199)). On the authority of Abul Darda the prophet ‫ ﷺ‬said ‘There are no two people who love each other for Allah’s sake behind each other’s backs. this will increase the love in the heart. as the Prophet ‫ ﷺ‬said: "Souls are like conscripted soldiers. Shaykh Ibn 'Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy on him) said: (Telling a brother that you love him) will instil love in his heart because if a person knows that you love him. From `Alee bin Husayn (bin `Alee bin Abi Taalib) in marfoo` form: “When one of you loves his brother for the sake of Allah.Loving Your Brothers Al-Miqdaam ibn Ma’di Yakrib (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah ‫ ﷺ‬said: “If one of you loves his brother. 426). so you should say: “I love you for the sake of Allah." (The book of manners. but the better of them is the one whose love for his brother is greater. and what remains is for both of you to remain careful not to allow any worldly benefits to enter into and spoil your friendship." (alMahabbah 89). "No two men love one another. he will love you." (Sharh Riyadh al-Saaliheen). and those whom they do not recognize.

you are infatuated like a child. Jubayr ibn Nufayr reported that Mu'adh ibn Jabal said: "If you love someone. of evil!" (Fathul Baari 1/74). Do not ask others about him. p. as one day he may become someone you love!" Found in at-Tirmithee on the authority of Aboo Hurairah (radi Allahu ‘anhu). to draw close to him if he distances himself. to the point that he is like a pillar in his life.and from Imaan too is to hate for your brother what you hate for yourself. So. "That is when you love. Do not let your anger be destruction. to give him if he withholds. as one day he may become someone you hate! And hate the one you hate moderately. "How can that be?" Umar replied. 23 . Umar bin Al-Khattab (radi Allahu ‘anhu) said: "Do not let your love be a total infatuation. they should search their hearts every once in a while and check . for the one you ask might be his enemy and thus tell you things about him that are not true and thus break you apart. He should accustom himself to stay in contact with him if he cuts him off. The Messenger of Allah ‫ ﷺ‬said: "Love your loved ones moderately. It is compulsory for an intelligent individual who was blessed by Allah to have love for a Muslim." (Bukhari: Book of Manners #545). It is Sahih as Shaykh 'Alee al-Halabee shows in "Forty Hadith on the Islamic Personality" (#3). 49. how is it when you secretly wish for them to have less than what you have?" ('Jami' al-'Ulum wal-Hikam'.has anything mixed with their love and contaminated it's purity?" (The book of manners." Aslam asked. then you have not been true to your Lord. Al-Fudayl bin 'Iyad said: "If you love for the people to have exactly what you have (and nothing more). you desire your companions destruction.263 of Imam Bukhari)." (Al-Adab Al-Mufrad page. to stay close/cling on to him..Fu'aad Ibn 'Abdul-'azeez ash-Shulhoob: "when two people love each other for the sake of Allah (Subhânahu wa ta'âlâ). 426). ibn Hibbaan Rawdat al ‘Uqalaa: P. al-Karmaani rahimahullah said: ". to turn towards him if he turns away. and when you hate. do not quarrel with him and do not annoy him.. 1/309).

Siyaar Alaam an-Nubalaa). "The believer has an affinity for others (i. but then he says. how I should feel towards someone whose food I eat. and As-Sahihah.” (Jaami-ul Uloom Wal-Hikam:page: 85-86). Graded Sahih by Albani in Sahih ul-Jaami'.95. 426)." .e. I meet a man whom I despise. for the one you ask might be his enemy and thus tell you things about him that are not true and thus break you apart.said: "If only I had found somebody who truly hates me for the sake of Allah. gets along with/ becomes accustomed to/ naturally likes other believers) and there is no good in the one who does not have an affinity with others. 24 . do not quarrel with him and do not annoy him.Biography of Sufyaan Ath Thauree. 6661.Sufyaan Ath Thauree said: "Verily." (Hadith .Bukhari's Book of Manners 545). The Prophet ‫ ﷺ‬said. p. I asked Abdullaah bin Mubaarak "What's the best thing a human being can be gifted with?" He replied "A deep understanding" I said if not that? He replied "Good manners" I said if not that? He replied "A caring brother" I said if not that? He replied "Long silence" I said if not that? He replied "An early death" (adh-Dhahabi. 'How was your morning?' No sooner does he say that than my heart softens towards him. Habib bin al-Jilaab said. Bishr Bin As-Siriy (rahimahullaah) said: ”It is not from the signs of love that you love what makes your beloved one angry. If that is how I feel towards someone who simply asks how I am. nor does not let others have an affinity with him" (Ahmad. Do not ask others about him. I would have made it mandatory upon myself to love him" (Siyar A'laam An-Nubalaa (9/283)). Hudaifah Ibn Qataadah al-Mar'ashi -Rahimahullah. imagine then. Jubayr ibn Nufayr reported that Mu'adh ibn Jabal said. "If you love someone.

until some other people join him (and dispel his loneliness). said: "If your brother mentions something to you in private. Ibn `Umar (radi Allahu ‘anhu) said: There was a time when no one was more entitled to a person’s money than his Muslim brother. Ayyub as-Sakhtiyaanee: “When I hear of the death of a man from Ahl Al-Sunnah. it is as if I have lost a part of my body. or be seen by an orphan who would then cry over his family. for it may hurt his feelings. it is an amaanah (trust) even if he didn't instruct you notto inform anyone.” (Imâm Ahmad. Al-Zuhd Vol. Sharh Usool ul-I'tiqaad Ahl Al-Sunnah wa Al-Jama’ ah. I heard the Prophet ‫ ﷺ‬say: “How many a neighbour will be brought together with his neighbour on the Day of Rising! He will say: “Lord. Ibn Abee al-Dunyaa (345) and graded as “Hasan li ghairihee” by Shaikh al-Albani in al-Sahihah (2646)).1 p46). two amongst you should not converse secretly between yourselves to the exclusion of the other (third one). Qays – Al-Malâ`î said. (radhi Allahu ‘anhu). . Abdullah reported Allah's Messenger ‫ ﷺ‬as saying: "If you are three. Now people love their dirham and dinar more than their Muslim brother. 25 ." (Ibn Muflih's Adaab Ash-Sharee'ah). Qays Al-Malâ`î lived in the time of the younger Tâbi’ûn. Umar ibn al-Khattab. causing him to cry over his family. this man closed his door to me and refused to show me common kindness!”” (al-Adab al-Mufrad (111)." ('Min Akhlaq as-Salaf' p." (Sahih Muslim Book 26.Being Caring & Considerate It is reported that ‘Amr b.” (Al-Laalikaa' ee. Ja'far bin Muhammad said: "What a terrible friend one is: he whose brother does not feel comfortable opening up his bag of belongings in his absence and taking what he needs without asking his permission.70). “They used to dislike a man giving his child something with which the child would then go out and be seen by a poor person. then walks away.Note: ‘Amr b. hadith 5421). Vol. 3 p268. He died in 146H).

Thus the angel says 'Ameen' to your dua when you supplicate for your brother in his absence. made in his brother’s absence is answered! At his head there is an angel consigned to him. Every time he supplicates for his brother with good the angel says: ‘Ameen! And for you is the same!’ (Sahih Muslim. His wife inquired about the issue and he replied. and says: 'for you is it’s like!' which indicates the virtue of this practice.Supplicating for Your Brother Safwaan ibn Abdillah ibn Safwaan who said: "I travelled to Shaam and went to visit Abu Dardaa in his home but I didn’t find him. 'Shouldn't I desire that the Angels supplicate for me. Allah writes for him a good deed per male and female believer! (Collected by At Tabaraani in musnadush Shaamiyeen 3/234 hadith no# 2155 and declared Hasan by shaikh Al Albani in Sahih al jaami’ 6026).' so she said.' (Sharh an-Nawawi). Qadhi Ayadh (rahimahullah) relates. 26 . Hadith 2733).made in his brother's absence' "That is. Though this relates to the one that does not request from you to make du'aa for him.' (Siyar A’lam anNubula).. Shaikh Muhammad ibn Saalih al Uthaimeen mentioned: ". 'Then make du'aa for us with good for indeed the Messenger ‫ ﷺ‬used to say: The supplication of a Muslim for his brother. Hafidh Dhahabi (rahimahullah) relates from Umm ad-Darda that Abu Darda had 380 Muslim friends. made in the absence of the one who is being supplicated for. then they would supplicate to Allah with the same on behalf of their Muslim brethren because such a supplication is accepted and the Angel supplicates for the supplicant. 'If the Salaf wanted to beseech Allah for something with regards to oneself. for whom he would supplicate in his prayer." (Explanation of Riyaadhus Saaliheen 4/73).." (Explanation of Sahih Muslim 17/49). Upon the authority of Ubaadah ibn Saamit who said: "I heard the Prophet ‫ ﷺ‬say: Whoever seeks forgiveness for the male and female believers. and done in secret since that is more profound in terms of sincerity. Imaam Nawawi mentioned concerning the statement: '. but I did find Ummu Dardaa who asked me: 'Do you intend Hajj this year? So I responded: 'Yes.

Yahya bin Mu’adh said: “A friend is the one who you don’t have to remind to remember you in his supplication.” (Narrated by al-Tirmidhi. The Prophet ‫ ﷺ‬said: “Whoever does you a favour. and that you don’t have to apologize to. then pray for him until you think that you have reciprocated him.46 The Manners of Seeking Knowledge by Sheikh Raslan).” (Narrated by Abu Dawood (1672). return it). 2035 classed as Sahih by al-Albani in Sahih al-Tirmidhi). 27 .” (Collected by ibn Majah (3500) and graded as being Sahih by Shaykh Al-Albani). ask Allah to bless him. then reciprocate (respond.” (pg. The Prophet ‫ ﷺ‬said: “Whenever one of you sees something with his brother that amazes him. classed as Sahih by al-Albani). and if you cannot find anything with which to reciprocate. and that you don’t have to flatter and impress.The Messenger of Allah ‫ ﷺ‬said: “Whoever has a favour done for him and says Jazaak Allahu khayran (Allah reward you with good) has done his utmost to thank him.

e. “Yes. ‘I joke. "Yes! Otherwise we would have died out of anxiety.” (‘Abd Al-Razzâq Al-San’ânî. 22555 – this version narrated by Ahmad). Hasan (good) according to al-Albani). (Sunan Abu-Dawud. 5004. and the îmân (faith) in their hearts was greater than the mountains. Ahmad. except that we took the arrows and he got alarmed. This hadith was classed as Sahih by al-Albani in Sahih al-Jami’. Ibn Muflih: "One day. ‘Abd al-Rahman ibn Abi Laylaa said: the companions of the Messenger of Allah ‫ ﷺ‬told us that they were traveling with the Messenger of Allah ‫ﷺ‬. When the man woke up." (al-Baghawi 13/180/3603. Hadith 4782). but I speak nothing but the truth. joke with him by pointing his tongue towards him). It is reported that ‘Abdullâh b. A man among them fell asleep and some of them went and took his arrows. 2494). a house in the middle of Paradise for a man who avoids lying even if he were joking. Al-Khalil bin Ahmad: The people are imprisoned if they do not joke with each other.” The Messenger of Allah ‫ ﷺ‬said: “It is not permissible for a Muslim to frighten another Muslim. ash-Sha'bi joked. Book 41. and classed as Sahih by Shaykh al-Albani (may Allah have mercy on him) in Sahih al-Jami. 8/89. 7658). This hadith was classed as hasan by al-Haythami in Majma’ al-Zawaa’id. ‘Umar was asked: Did the Companions of Allâh’s Messenger used to laugh? He replied. Abu Hurairah: "Allah's apostle ‫ ﷺ‬used to extend his tongue to al-Husayn bin 'Ali (I. “What are you laughing at?” They said. he got alarmed (because his arrows were missing) and the people laughed. and a house in the upper part of Paradise for a man who made his character good. It was said to him: "You joke??" he then said. 12/391). “Nothing. The Prophet ‫ ﷺ‬said. Al-Musannaf 11:327).” (Narrated by Abu Dawood." (Adab Shar'iyyah 2/338).Joking with Brothers It was narrated that Ibn ‘Umar said: “The Prophet ‫ ﷺ‬said. Abu Umamah narrated: The Prophet ‫ ﷺ‬said: I guarantee a house in the surroundings of Paradise for a man who avoids quarrelling even if he were in the right.’” (narrated by al-Tabarani in al-Mu’jam al-Kabeer. (Adab Shar'iyyah 2/338). 28 .

77).71).” (Jaami’ul ”Uloom Wal-Hikam. Fudayl Ibn ‘Iyaad said: “The Believer screens and gives sincere advice and the wicked evil doer unveils and exposes. It is reported that ‘Abdullâh b. Imaam Ibn Hazm ad-Dhaahiri rahimahullah said: ".Advising your Brother Umar al-faarooq (radi Allahu ‘anhu): "There is no goodness in people who don't give advice. p." (Tafseer al-Qurtubi. for no one can take the place of your friend if you lose him.’ and he replies. correct him. Mas’ûd – Allâh be pleased with him – said.). Be generous and lenient with your friend. Al-Mujâlasah wa Jawâhir Al-‘Ilm article 2619). for in this case. etc. Abûd-Dardâ (radi Allahu ‘anhu) said: "The one who advises his brother in secret has beautified him and the one who advises his brother openly has uglified him. how could you grieve after he dies. not a messenger with a responsibility and brotherhood. “One of the worst sins is when a man says to his brother. pray for him and do not help Shaytan against him (by insulting him. when you have shunned him when he was still alive?” (Sifaat usSafwah. your friend might die tomorrow and you grieve for him. “Worry about yourself. 1/364)." (al-Amr bilMa´rûf wan-Nahî ´an-il-Munkar. Abu Ad-Dardaa said: “It is better to advise your friend than to severe relations with him. and do not allow an envious person to come between you and him. if you cross those lines you become a wrongdoer not an adviser..” (Abû Bakr Al-Daynûrî. However. by Imâm Abu Bakr al-Khallâl). 29 . Umar bin al-Khattaab: "If you see that one of you has slipped." (al-Akhlaaq was Siyar page 44). “Fear Allâh. 39. 15/256). and there is no goodness in people who don’t like to be advised" (Risaalat AlMustarshideen p. a seeker of submission and possession. p..and do not advise others seeking acceptance of your advice.

“Yesterday I saw that you had looked around while you were performing the prayer. He (Talhah) asked them. “Do you know what he just said to me?” He said. 197). 30 . he should correct it.Once Talhah came to ‘Abdul-Jabbaar Ibn Waa’il whle he was sitting with some people. so he whispered something to him and then left. p."' (al-Adab al-Mufrad 238). Abu Hurayra said: "A believer is the mirror of his brother. When he sees a fault in it.” (Raudatul ‘Uqaalaa.

etc. 24. And whosoever does not repent. nor insult one another by nicknames. will let the first minor offence of either of them come between them. Ibn 'Abbas spoke about the words of Allah Almighty: "Do not find fault with one another" (49:11) and he said that these words mean. Fudayl Ibn ‘Iyaad asid: “Whoever seeks a brother without faults would never have a brother to be his friend. The Prophet ‫ ﷺ‬said: "No two people who love one another for the sake of Allah. 169).e. it may be that the latter are better than the former.” (Raudatul ‘Uqaalaa. nor defame one another. or for the sake of Islam. "Do not attack one another. or "O wicked". page 173).When Problems Arise O you who believe! Let not a group scoff at another group. p. (Al Hujurat . nor let (some) women scoff at other women. it may be that the latter are better than the former. then such are indeed Zalimun (wrong-doers. 329)." (Bukhari in al-Adab Al-Mufrad). etc.). to insult one's brother after having Faith [i. then no affection or brotherhood will remain among Muslims!" (Majmoo' al-Fatawaa Vol. to call your Muslim brother (a faithful believer) as: "O sinner"." (Al-Adab alMufrad.49:11). Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) said: "If every time two Muslims have a dispute they part ways as a consequence.]. 31 . How bad is it.

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said: Whoever has wronged his brother." (Bukhari's Book of Manners. Bab al-shahna').” (Tirmidhee (2018) and graded as “Hasan” by Shaikh al-Albani (rahimuhullah) in al-Sahihah (791)). we know those who speak much. should ask for his pardon (before his death) as (in the Hereafter) there will be neither a Dinar nor a Dirham.1477). but fails to see the large piece of dirt in his own eye." (at-Targhib wat-Tarhib 3/236). And the most hated of you to me and the farthest from me on the Day of Resurrection are chatter-boxes. Prophet Muhammed ‫ ﷺ‬said: "One of you sees a small speck of dirt in the eye of his brother. Abu'l-Darda' (may Allah be pleased with him) used to say: "Shall I not tell you about something that is better for you than charity and fasting? Reconcile between your brothers. Ibn 'Abbas said. 329)." (Reported by Bukhari in al-Adab al-Mufrad. 32 . for hatred diminishes reward. "If you wish to mention the faults of your friend. Al-Fudayl ibn 'Iyaad rahimahullah: "By Allah! It is not permissible for you to even hurt a dog or a pig except for just cause. 1/505. but who are the mutafayhiqoon?” He ‫ ﷺ‬said: “Those who speak with arrogance.Hadith Sahih).541. bigmouthed (who speak much without deliberation and caution) and the mutafayhiqoon. (Abu Dawud . Quoted by Shaikh Muhammad Naasir-ud-Deen Al-Albani in "Manaasik-ul-Hajj wal 'Umrah".” They asked: “O Messenger of Allah.Prophet Muhammed ‫ ﷺ‬said: "I am a claimant for a house in the outskirts of Paradise for one who leaves off arguing even if he is in the right" 'Sahih ul-Jaami us-Sagheer' (no. Jaabir (radi Allahu ‘anhu) reported that Allah’s Messenger ‫ ﷺ‬said: “The dearest of you to me and the nearest of you to me in station on the Day of Resurrection are the best of you in manners. mention your own faults first. So how can you hurt a Muslim?" (Makaarim al-Akhlaaq 3/379). (He should secure pardon in this life) before some of his good deeds are taken and paid to his brother or if he has done no good deeds some of the bad deeds of his brother are taken to be loaded on him (in the Hereafter) – Bukhari 8.

Abu Musa Al-Ashar’ee (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet ‫ ﷺ‬said. but two men among the Muslims started arguing." (Silsilah al-Sahih.” (Bukhari. Shaykh al-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah rahimahullah said: "You haven't rewarded someone who disobeyed Allah in hurting you. ’Umar ibn al-Khattab: “None is endowed with a blessing from Allah. Graded as being Sahih by Shaykh Al-Albani). Narrated Abu Hurayra (may Allah be pleased with him): Allah's Apostle ‫ ﷺ‬said. Perhaps that will be better for you.717). “Verily Allah looks at His creation on the 15th of Sha’ban and forgives everyone except a person who commits shirk and a person who feels rancour towards his brother. Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya. And even if a person were to be more upright than an arrow. and don't desert one another. "Beware of suspicion. you shall still find someone criticising him. (Collected by Ibn Majah (1390) Ibn Abee Asim (510) and others. And a word brings no harm if there is no-one entertaining it.' Taken from Silsilah Ahadith As-Sahihah of Shaykh Al-Albani. except that you’ll find someone envying him for it. It was narrated from ‘Ubaadah ibn al-Saamit (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah ‫ ﷺ‬came out with the news of Laylat al-Qadr. 1871). Number 46). be brothers!" (Bukhari Book 80.” (Rawdhatul-’Uqala’ by Ibn Hibban). for it is the worst of false tales and don't look for the other's faults and don't spy and don't hate each other. 33 . O Allah's slaves. so (that knowledge) was taken away. Be good to the one who is bad to you and say the truth even if it is against yourself. with better than obeying Allah in being good to him" (AlFataawaa 1/245). So seek it on the (twenty-) seventh and the (twenty-) ninth and the (twenty-) fifth. On the authority of 'Alee who said: when I held onto the weapon of Messenger of Allah ‫ﷺ‬ I found a slip of paper in the sheath of the sword (scabbard) of Allah’s Messenger which had on it: 'Keep good relations with the one who breaks away from you. and the worst of which is when a man slanders the honour of his brother. the least of which is as bad as a man having intercourse with his own mother. He said: “I came out to tell you about Laylat al-Qadr."There are seventy-two forms of riba. Book 2. Hadith no. but So and so and So and so started arguing.

Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet ‫ ﷺ‬said. ‘Abdullaah Ibn Muhammad Ibn Manaazil saood: “The Believer seeks excuses for his brothers. to any believer whom I have insulted.’ (Hisnul Muslim (218). Abdullah ibn al-Mubaarak rahimahullah said: "The believer is the one who seeks the excuse for his brothers. 7/11197). and don't desert one another. and it is hasan. "He who defends his brother in his absence. "Beware of suspicion. Supplication said for one you have insulted: Allahumma fa-ayyuma mu’minin sababtuhoo faj`al dhalika lahoo qurbatan ilayka yawmal-qiyamah . Narrated Abu Hurayra (may Allah be pleased with him): Allah's Apostle ‫ ﷺ‬said. Related by al-Bayhaqi from the relation of Anas (Radi Allahu ‘anhu). 2601). Allah will defend him in this world and in the Hereafter. and good manners.” (Ash-Shu’ab. The Prophet ‫ ﷺ‬said. chapter 28. (Muslim. Ibn Qudaama al-Maqdisi rahimahullah: "Know that it is not from loyalty. and 'as-Sahihah' (no.‘O Allah. and the hypocrite is the one who seeks their faults" (Aadaab al'Ishrah 1/8). let that be cause to draw him near to You on the Day of Resurrection. for it is the worst of false tales and don't look for the other's faults and don't spy and don't hate each other. be brothers!" (Bukhari. to agree with the brother in that which goes against the Deen" (Mukhtasar Minhaaj al-qaasideen). From Abu Hurairah (radi Allahu ‘anhu): the Prophet ‫ ﷺ‬said: “The son of Aadam does not perform a better deed than the prayer. hadith 240).” (Bukhari in “al-Taareekh” (1/1/63) and graded as “Hasan” by Shaikh al-Albani in al-Sahihah (1448)). See 'Sahih al-Jaami' (no. and reconciling between two parties. Riyad Us Saliheen. Hadith 717). Book 80. "Allah will cover up on the Day of Resurrection the defects (faults) of the one who covers up the faults of the others in this world". Sahih Bukhari (6361) and Sahih Muslim. and the hypocrite seeks the mistakes for his brothers. 34 . O Allah's slaves. 6575).1217) for detailed documentation.

'Amr ibn al-'As said: "I am astonished at a man who flees from fate when he is all the time attacking it and who sees the mote in his brother's eye and not the trunk in his own eye. How could I blame him when I have given him something he is incapable of doing?" (Al-Adab al-Mufrad 886). 4/418).may Allah be pleased with them all. Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azeez bin Baaz said: "The Religion of Allah orders to judge (with justice) in all matters. when he passed by the bloated. the time when they put pieces of cotton in your eyes. rotting carcass of mule. So the Believer acts upon the Sharee'ah (Prescribed and Divine Islaamic Law) of Allah. Al-‘Âs was once walking with a group of his friends. nor negate doing justice to him when he differs regarding any issue of ijtihaad in which the evidences are not so apparent. always. Mujaahid (may Allah have mercy on him) said: “The expiation for eating your brother’s flesh (i. Ad-Dhahabi has narrated: “A man backbit someone while he was in the presence of Ma’roof Al-karkhi so Ma’roof said. It was narrated from ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) that he said: “Do not think badly of a word uttered by your brother. He uncovers the rancour in his brother's heart and not the rancour in himself. backbiting him) is that you praise him and supplicate for goodness for him. This is not from justice at all! The Companions (radi Allahu ‘anhum) differed in various issues. I have never entrusted anyone with a secret of mine and then blamed him for divulging it.” (Bukhari. nor their walaa and love for each other .” (Majmoo’ Fataawa Ibn Baaz. referring to his death” ("Siyar A'lam An-Nubala"). yet this did not affect the happiness and sincerity between them. he does not oppress his brother. He said: “By Allah! To eat your fill from this carcass is better than eating the flesh of a Muslim (by backbiting him). loyalty and allegiance) with your brother merely because he agrees with you. warning the man about the danger of backbiting: “Keep in mind. when you can find a good interpretation for it. and not to have walaa (love. Al-Adab AlMufrad. follows the truth. Shaykh Al-Albânî (Sahîh Al-Adab Al-Mufrad p266) said this narration’s chain of narration is sahîh). 26/365).yet in doing so.” (Mowsu’ah Ibn Abid-Dunyaa.. gives priority to the evidences before anyone . or to have 'adaa (enmity and being distant) from him merely because he disagrees with you on a certain opinion or issue. ‘Amr b.e. 35 .

36 . and to love only the good for him. " Majmoo' Fataawaa wa Magaaalaat Mutanawwi'ah (11346).Likewise is the case for those issues in which differences occur due to a different interpretation of the text.and there is no might. nor any power. nor to have enmity and hatred between you and your brother . and not to split-up. in such instances he is excused. except with Allah. So. and it is upon you to sincerely advise him.

p. Or when a person damages someone’s property. Huqooq al-`Ibaad: “Whenever you commit a sin.” (Sahih Muslim. he returns it. then no doubt that redemption should be made for (transgressing) his rights. because it is the rights of a human being which will not be forgiven. One example (of honouring his rights) is when a person backbites someone in a group. he should either fix it or compensate for the damage. 4649). either by honouring his rights or by requesting him earnestly to absolve you.585). But let us assume that you do not find this person or you do not know him or you could not honour the rights because you did not have the means and Allah knows by your intention that you are sincere in your repentance. if you turned towards Allah and repented (for your sins). The rights of Allah will be forgiven. but as for the rights of a human being. One of the Ahaadeeth which highlights the importance of Huqooq al-`Ibaad (rights of people) is: On the authority of `Amr bin al-`Aas that the Messenger of Allah said: “All the sins of a martyr are forgiven except debt. no matter how great it is (except Shirk). if the sin was concerning someone else. then Allah will lift the burden off you on the Day of Judgment and Allah will satisfy this person. 37 . And Allah is Rich (Free of all wants) and He is Most-Forbearing. Or if he steals from someone.Forgiving & Seeking Forgiveness Kind words and forgiving of faults are better than Sadaqah (charity) followed by injury. he makes up for it by praising him in a similar group. Allah will forgive you.” (Sharh Riyaadh al-Saaliheen of Shaikh Muhammad ibn Saaleh al-`Uthaymeen. But. (al-Baqarah 2:263). then no doubt it should be redeemed either by requesting (him to absolve you) or by repaying (for his rights).

the Day of Resurrection).Tafsir at Tabari (2/107). “Whoever is pardoned anything by his brother. and you will be pardoned. 166). because nothing can cancel out the bad effects of bad treatment apart from good treatment. some of the bad deeds (sayi’aat) of the one who was wronged will be taken and thrown onto him. And if you find (feel) from them love. and As-Sahihah. Al-Hasan al-Basri said: The best attribute a believer can have is forgiveness. Vol. so repent to Allah.” Narrated by Bukhari (2269). (Adab Shar'iyyah 1/121). 1. then for him is a painful punishment. that is for an act of obedience you did so thank Allah. p 80).. 38 .” (Musannaf of AbdurRazzaaq.Bakr Ibn Abd Allah Al-Muzani said: "If you find (feel) staleness from your brothers. The Prophet ‫ ﷺ‬said: “Pardon others.” Al Baqarah:178 . and if he does not have any good deeds. when if he has any good deeds (hasanaat). It was narrated that Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah ‫ ﷺ‬said: “Whoever has wronged his brother with regard to his honour or anything else. So whoever transgresses after that. some of his good deeds will be taken and given to the one who was wronged. and try to forget about waiting for an opportunity to retaliate for bad treatment. Ibn Hibbaan al-Basti (Abu Hatim) (rahimahullaah) said: “What the wise person must do is train himself to adhere to the quality of forgiveness towards all people. and nothing can make bad treatment worse and increase its bad effects but responding in like manner. proportionate to the wrong that he did. This is an alleviation from your Lord and a Mercy. before there will be no dinar and no dirham (i. then let him follow up with good conduct and payment to him in good conduct. and graded Sahih by Al-Albani in Sahih ul-Jaami’. 981.” (Rawdat al-‘Uqala’ wa Nuzhat al-Fudala’ (p." (Ar-Raqaa'iq . that is from a sin you have committed. let him seek his forgiveness today. 1456).e.

and secludes away in order to become enriched. 57)." (AlBayhaqi. Certainly. Al-Fudayl ibn ‘Ayyaad said: "If you can be unknown. The one who calls to goodness is better than the one who is silent. remember your companions who have preceded you and be eager to join them. “Every time you feel the loneliness of isolation. and the silent one is better than the one who calls to evil”. and loneliness is better than a bad companion. And if they call out to you during your journey. do not turn to them. Mighty and Majestic." (Reported by Ibn 'Asaakir in Taareekh Dimashq with a Sahih isnaad as pointed out by Shaikh al-Albani in al-Mishkaat (1/61)). (The Book of Manners by Fu'ad Ibn 'Abdul-'Azeez AshShulhoob. Umar bin al-Khattab: "Keep yourselves to al-Jamaa'ah and keep away from splitting. ("Al-Izlah". 39 . they will take you and set you in another direction.Being Alone Without Companions Umar (radi Allahu ‘anhu) said: "To be alone means that you avoid bad company." (Ahmad 1/18). Ibn Mas'ood (radi Allahu ‘anhu) said: "The Jamaa'ah is what conforms to the truth. Az-Zuhd Al-Kabeer page 100). Abu Darda has said: “A good companion is better than loneliness. and is silent in order to be safeguarded. It doesn’t matter if you are not known & it doesn’t matter if you are not praised. for they will not avail you at all before Allah. even if you are alone. and speaks in order to understand. while he is farther away from those who are two. do so. and do not be deceived by the abundance of destroyed travellers (on the paths of misguidance). Al Fudail Ibn 'Iyaad said: Do not feel lonely on the paths of guidance just because few people travel them. and do not be concerned with others." (Adab Shar'iyyah 4/124). Page 31). Wahb bin Munabbih (rahimahullaah) said: "The believer socializes in order to know.4 page 551)." (Siyar A'laam an-nubalaa vol.” (Ibn Al Qayyim's Madaarij As-Saalikeen). But to have a true friend is better than being alone. for whenever you respond to them. It doesn’t matter if you are blameworthy according to people if you are praiseworthy with Allah. satan is with the loner.

I would have taken Abu Bakr as such. 40 .. Book 57. intimate friend) other than my Lord. and his companion during the Migration (Al-Hijrah)." (al-Fawaa'id. but the Islamic brotherhood is better. Abu Bakr) as a Khalil.e. and He never named anyone else AlSiddîq. Al-Mujâlasah wa Jawâhir Al-’Ilm article 2815. (Abû Bakr) was the companion of Allâh’s Messenger ‫ ﷺ‬in the cave.114). He accompanied the Prophet ‫ ﷺ‬during his life and death. Book 57. and whoever loves him is a believer. both with his company and wealth.." (Sahih Bukhari: Volume 5. If I were to take a Khalil (close. but (what relates us) is the Islamic brotherhood and friendliness. "If I were to take a Khalil. Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri: "…The person who has favoured me most of all. is Abu Bakr. Narrated Aiyub: The Prophet said. He is the best among the Companions. I would have taken him (i.e Abû Bakr) protected the Messenger with everything at his disposal. Ibn Qayyim: "He (I. He called him Al-Siddîq (the true believer). Abu Bakr Al-Daynûrî. How could anyone deny his virtues? To do so would be to try to cover the sun in the middle of the day.Abû Bakr Al-Siddîq – A True Friend It is reported that Al-Sha’bî said: Allâh the Exalted distinguished Abû Bakr Al-Siddîq – Allâh be pleased with him – with four qualities that He did not distinguish anyone else with." (Sahih Bukhari: Volume 5. Hadith 9). and Allâh’s Messenger ‫ ﷺ‬told him to lead the prayer in the presence of the rest of the Muslims. p. Hadith 6).

and the owner of the pot would find it had gone and would ask. "Sufyan ibn Uyaynah said to Waki'. (Bukhari.”” (Bukhari. Volume 2. Shaykh Al-Albânî (Sahîh AlAdab Al-Mufrad p268) said the chain of narration is sahîh). “And I remember seeing such times with Muhammad b. Chapter 14. “May Allâh bless it for you. "Your company is more beloved to me than that of my family. "You are my brother in Allah's religion and His Book. One of them might receive guests. 'I feel at ease so long as you are in Kufah." (Bukhari. Abu Bakr said "But I am your brother. bowed and prostrated and the people followed him in prayer. Sufyan ibn 'Uyaynah relates that Mutarrif said to him.102). He said Takbir." The Prophet ‫ ﷺ‬said. All the people were in prayer but they were guarding one another during the prayer. They would live in one building with their families. He requested me to stay with him in order that he might give me a share from his property. Book 1. Ziyâd and his friends. So I stayed with him for two months. ‘And it was the same when they baked bread. (Bukhari.Stories of Brotherhood from the Salaf Narrated 'Ursa: The Prophet ‫ ﷺ‬asked Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) for 'Aisha's hand (may Allah be pleased with her) in marriage. Hadith 66). Baqîyah (one of the reporters) said." Sharaf As-hab al-Hadith (p. “Who has taken the pot?” The host would reply.'" AlJarh wat-Ta'dil (1/231). Narrated Ibn Abbas: Once the Prophet ‫ ﷺ‬led the people in the Fear prayer. and the cooking pot of another might be on the fire (with food being cooked).’” Baqîyah added. The host would take the pot to serve his guest. The second party joined him and performed bowing and prostration with him. Hadith 50). Azhar al-Bajali relates. and they had only a wall of reeds separating them in those days. Al-Adab Al-Mufrad.” or something similar.” The owner would say. “We have taken it for our guest. Muhammad b. but she (Aisha) is lawful for me to marry. “I met (some of) the Salaf. “Muhammad said. Then he stood for the second Raka and the first party left and guarded their Brothers. Narrated Abu Jamra: I used to sit with Ibn 'Abbas and he made me sit on his sitting place. Waki' ibn al-Jarrah was a scholar whom Sufyan ibn Uyaynah loved. 62/ 18). Ziyâd said. 41 .

Abu Bakr and 'Umar went out. (Biography of Uthman ibn Affaan "Nizaam al Hukm fi 'Ahd al Khulafaa ar Raashideen" by Hamad Muhammad al-Samad. 42 . "O 'Umar! You have not left behind you a person whose deeds I like to imitate and meet Allah with more than I like your deeds. (Book 30. instead. the people gathered around him and invoked (Allah) and prayed for him before the body was taken away. Abu Bakr and 'Umar entered (somewhere). Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger ‫ﷺ‬: I am most akin to Jesus Christ among the whole of 149). a man broke wind just as the time for prayer arrived.’ Jareer ibn Abdullah said.Volume 5. the Day of Judgment and the Hereafter and then would weep. 'Ali invoked Allah's Mercy for 'Umar and said. for very often I used to hear the Prophet saying. . Hadith 5836). and I. and I was amongst them. He spent some of that night restless and didn't sleep until he made the servant twist his ear back and take revenge! The servant refused at first but then after the insistence of the Khalifatul Mu'mineen . Suddenly I felt somebody taking hold of my shoulder and found out that he was 'Ali bin Abi Talib."' (Sahih Bukhari. 'I. Umar then acted in accordance with Jareer’s suggestion. and all the Prophets are of different mothers but belong to one religion and no Prophet was raised between me and Jesus. be determined to make all of us stand up and perform ablution. Abu Bakr and 'Umar went (somewhere). ‘I am determined to make the man who broke wind to stand up and perform ablution. 219)). Book 57. Ibn Abbas Narrated: When (the dead body of) 'Umar was put on his deathbed. ‘O leader of the believers.obeyed. while we were in the company of Umar ibn Al-Khattab.“Umar ibn ‘Abdul-‘Azeez used to gather the fuqahaa every night and they would (all) remember death.” (This is a saying of ‘Ataa in Siyar A'laam an-Nubalaa. Hadith 34). By Allah! I always thought that Allah would keep you with your two companions. Book 30. the identity of the person will remain concealed. That way. Umar said. Hadith 5835). The Shaykh references this athaar with Bahdalah related that one of the companions of Umar said: “Once. (Bukhari and Muslim by way of the narration of Balaadhiree (pg. I. Aasim ibn Dhun Noorayn by Dr Ali As Sallaabi page 129. In a similar narration: “Prophets are brothers in faith…” (Sahih Muslim. Page 138). Once Uthmaan (radi Allahu ‘anhu) became angry with his servant and tweaked/twisted his ear until it hurt him.

("As-Siyar A'lam An-Nubala".A man complained about 'Ali to 'Umar. O' Abu al-Hasan. and 'Umar passed judgement concerning the matter. p. so. he said: “Two thousand for the house and two thousand for having Abu Hamza as your neighbour”. 5/86). "May Allah not keep me in a land where Abu al-Hasan is not there. 325). p." 'Umar kissed the head of 'Ali and said. because I treated you and your opponent equally?" 'Ali said. 7/387). "I seek in Shahaada (martyrdom) what you seek too" so they left the armour both of them and went to the battle. I listen to him as if I have never heard it before”. I am more sure about their love to me than those I see every day. (Hiluatul Awliyaa wa Tabaqaatul Asfiyaa 1/367). then he said to 'Ali. "Did you get angry. He gave me four silver coins and said. O' Abu al-Hasan. 'This is all I own." (Manaaqib al-Imaam Ahmad by Ibn al-Jawzi page 151). Muhammad Ibn Ali said: “A neighbour of Abu Hamza Al-Sukkari wanted to sell his house and when he was asked about the price. then I would not be selling it to you. the man asked him: "Are you pleased with this donkey?" Ibn Wasi' replied: "If I was not pleased with this donkey. ("Siyar A'lam An-Nubala". he sent him four thousand (as a gift) and said: “Do not sell your house”. 79. if I am to visit you as you really deserve to be visited. and when 'Umar looked into the matter he said to 'Ali: "Sit down alongside your opponent." 'Ali's expression changed. O' Ameer al-Mu'mineen. 43 .'" (Manaqib Ahmad. Ataa Ibn Abi Rabah has said: “A young man would tell me something that I may have heard before he was born. 1/305). Ahmad al-Warrâq: "I came to Ahmad ibn Hanbal and complained about poverty. because you honoured me and called me Abu al-Hasan."" ('Jami' al-'Ulum wal-Hikam'. using my kunyah. Abu U'bayd al-Qaasim Ibn Salaam rahimahullah once visited Imaam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal and said : "O' Aba Abdillah. "You did not treat me and my opponent equally. Nevertheless. but you did not call my opponent by his kunyah.) Narrated Ibn Umar (radi Allahu ‘anhu): That Umar Ibn al-Khattab (radi Allahu ‘anhu) said one day to his brother: "Take my armour my brother" he replied to him. indeed I have some brothers that I see only one time a year." ('Umar ibn al-Khattab. by Salih 'Abdur-Rahman. I would visit you every day!" Imaam Ahmad said to him: "Don't say that. Ibn Rajab narrated: "Muhammad bin Wasi' was selling a donkey to a man. When Abu Hamza heard about this incident.

and that depends on the issues which form the basis of getting along or otherwise. so people’s souls recognize one another according to their nature. they differ in other ways.Article 429). It is reported that Al-Fudayl b. 2638. ‘Because I love him and souls are like recruited soldiers. 44 . ‘And how do you know?!’ He said. Therefore we see people of a certain type get along. (Ibid. but they do not get along with people of a different nature. Al-Qurtubi said: Although souls have in common the fact that they are all souls. In Bukhari. some of them get along with one another and some do not. and those that are different diverge.The Concept of Soulmates The Prophet ‫ ﷺ‬said: “Souls are troops collected together and those who got along with one other (in the realm where souls existed before entering physical bodies in this world) will have an affinity with one another (in this world) and those who did not get along with one another (in the realm where souls existed before entering physical bodies in this world) will also not get along (in this world). Ibn Hibbaan narrated: “Mujahid said: “Ibn ‘Abbas saw a man and said. It is not possible for an adherent of the Sunnah to incline towards an adherent of Bid’ah except out of hypocrisy (nifâq).” Narrated by ‘Aa’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her).’ They said. whether good or evil. 1/108). and we see that with people who are of a similar nature. those that recognise one another unite in harmony and those that do not recognise one another are at an aversion. righteous or immoral. Souls of similar nature will get along because of their nature. ‘Ayyâd – Allâh have mercy on him – said: The souls (of people) are in groups gathered together: those of them that identify with each other come together. ‘Indeed he loves me. and that good people are attracted to those who are like them and evil people are likewise attracted to those who are like them.’ ("Rawdah Al-Uqalaa". Muslim. Al-Khattaabi said: This may be understood as referring to similarity between souls which are either good or bad. 3158. if they are similar they will get along and if they are different they will not get along.

. 45 . no malice nor envy. The envy will be removed from the chests of the Mu’mineen before they enter Paradise.there are no grudges. They will stop on a bridge after they have crossed the Siraat. fatwaa dated 7/8/1424H). ". And they will enter Paradise with the highest degree of purity. brothers facing each other on thrones. They will retaliate with each other for the complaints they have between themselves. (Shaykh 'Abdul 'Azeez ibn 'Abdullaah ar-Rajhi.Brothers In Jannah "And We shall remove from their breasts any sense of injury..” (Al-Hijr 15:47). Then the envy will be removed from their chests.