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Authentic Hadith pertaining to

Bismillah Ir Rahman Ir Raheem

LOVE

FOR ONE’S FELLOW MUSLIMS

Extracted from Imam Nawawi’s Reference !he "ardens of Ri#hteo$sness%
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=OM>*NIONS?I> CHOOSE A RIGHTEOUS COMPANION |H 364 “The comparison between a righteous Companion and an evil Companion can be likened to one who carries perfume and another who blows at a flame in a furnace. The one who carries perfume ma give ou some as a gift! or ou ma bu some from him! or at least ou ma smell its fragrance. "s for the other! he ma set our clothes on fire! or at the ver least ou ma inhale the fumes of the furnace.#
$ukhari and %uslim with a chain up to "bu %usa "sh&ari who related that the 'rophet! praise and peace be upon him! said this.

CHOICE OF COMPANION |H 36( “Take onl a believer for our companion! and let our food be eaten onl b the righteous.)
"bu *aud and Tirmidhi with a chain up to "bu +a&id ,hudri who related that the 'rophet! praise and peace be upon him! said this.

BE CAREFUL IN YOUR CHOICE OF FRIEND |H 36“" person is most likel to follow the belief of his friend! so be careful with whom ou make friends.)
"bu *aud and Tirmidhi with a chain up to "bu Hurairah who related that the 'rophet! praise and peace be upon him! said this.

THE ONE YOU LOVE |H 36. “" person will be with the one he loves. The 'rophet! praise and

2) $ukhari and %uslim with a chain up to "bu Hurairah who related that the 'rophet! praise and peace be upon him! said this.. RES>E=!IN" MUSLIMS. he who venerates the waymar"s of Allah. the Exalted says: “All that. He should neither cheat! lie! nor humiliate him. s#rely it is from the $iety of their hearts.. LOVE |H 3(3 “" man came to the 'rophet! praise and peace be upon him! and said! /4 %essenger of "llah! praise and peace be upon him! what would ou sa about one who loves certain people but is unable to be like them12 He replied! /" person will be with those he loves.” &':(( !oran “)hat was why *e wrote for the +hildren of . exce$t for a so#l slain.ver thing belonging to a %uslim is forbidden to 5 . and. +pirits are like a gathered arm so those who know each other are close! and those who are re9ected are different.” ':32 !oran OBLIGATIONS OF ONE MUSLIM TO ANOTHER |H 53: “%uslims are brothers to one another.2) $ukhari and %uslim with a chain up to the son of %as&ud who related this.2) $ukhari and %uslim with a chain up to "bu %usa "sh&ari who related that the 'rophet! praise and peace be upon him! said this. and lower yo#r win% to the believers.peace be upon him! was asked! /0hat are the circumstances of a person who loves some people but is unable to be with them12 He answered! /" person will be with those he loves. it sho#ld be considered as tho#%h he had "illed all man"ind.. or for sedition in the earth.. .srael that who ever "illed a so#l. and that who ever saved it sho#ld be re%arded as tho#%h he had saved all man"ind. and whosoever venerates the sacred rites of Allah it shall be better for him with his Lord. Those of them who were best during the "ge of 6gnorance 7before 6slam8 are the best in 6slam! if the full comprehend 7the religion8.” 22:32 !oran “... YOUR CHARACTER |H 3(5 “'eople are like the minerals of gold and silver. !?E RI"?!S *N+ BEIN" MER=IFUL !O !?EM Allah.” 22:3 !oran “All that..

3 . 0hen ou pra alone ou can pra as long as ou like. $ukhari and %uslim with a chain up to "bu %usa "sh&ari who related that the %essenger of "llah! praise and peace be upon him! said this.) $ukhari and %uslim with a chain up to "bu Hurairah who related that the %essenger of "llah! praise and peace be upon him! said this.another %uslim< his propert and his blood.) $ukhari and %uslim with a chain up to ?arir son of "bdullah who related that the %essenger of "llah! praise and peace be upon him! said this. HANDLING WEAPONS |H 554 “0hoever passes through our mos=ues or streets carr ing something and has an arrow with him! should be stopped or cover its point with his hand in case it harms a %uslim. 7'ointing to his heart he said!8 /'iet is here.) $ukhari and %uslim with a chain up to >u&man son of $ashir who related that the %essenger of "llah! praise and peace be upon him! said this.) "nother narration adds@ “and those who have matters to attend. STRENGTHEN EACH OTHER |H 553 “The relationship between a believer and another is like parts of a building! each part strengthens the other.2) Tirmidhi with a chain up to "bu Hurairah who related that the 'rophet! praise and peace be upon him! said this. BE CONCERNED FOR OTHER MUSLIMS |H 55: “6n their mutual love! kindness! and compassion towards each other! %uslims can be compared to the human bod < when one of its limbs is afflicted the whole of it is affected in its waking and fever. “0hen an of ou lead the pra er he should not make it long! because there are those in the congregation who are weak! ill or old. HOW TO RECEIVE MERCY FROM ALLAH |H 55“"llah has no merc upon one who has no merc upon others.) Then he gripped the fingers of one hand between those of the other to demonstrate. 6t is evil for a person to look down upon his brother %uslim.) $ukhari and %uslim with a chain up to "bu %usa "sh&ari who related that the 'rophet! praise and peace be upon him! said this. LENGTH OF PRAYER |H 55.

DISCIPLINE OF THE PROPHET. Then 6 hear the cr of an infant so 6 shorten the pra er fearing 6 should make it burdensome for its mother. The commented! /$ut ou fast continuousl .2) $ukhari and %uslim with a chain up to the %other of $elievers! Cad " esha! wife of the 'rophet! ma "llah be pleased with her! who related this. 0hosoever removes a difficult from a %uslim will have a difficult removed b "llah on the *a of ?udgement. 0hosoever occupies himself relieving the need of a brother will find that "llah will occup Himself relieving his need.) $ukhari with a chain up to "bu . He neither wrongs him nor does he hand him over to his enem .) $ukhari and %uslim with a chain up to ibn 4mar who related that the 'rophet! 4 . BROTHERHOOD |H 534 “" %uslim is the brother to another %uslim. PROTECTION OF ALLAH |H 533 “0hosoever pra s the *awn pra er is protected b "llah.atadah Harith son of Aibi& who related that the 'rophet! praise and peace be upon him! said this. 6f he is called upon and found wanting! he will be thrown into Hell.) $ukhari and %uslim with a chain up to the %other of $elievers! Cad " esha! wife of the 'rophet! ma "llah be pleased with her! who related this. 0hosoever conceals a fault of a %uslim will have his faults concealed b "llah on the *a of ?udgement.) %uslim with a chain up to ?undab son of "bdullah who related that the 'rophet! praise and peace be upon him! said this.PRAYERS WHEN YOUNG CHILDREN ARE PRESENT |H 535 “6 stand up to lead the pra er intending it to be long. 6n the night m Cord gives me food and drink.2 He replied! /6 am not like ou. RESTRAINT |H 53B “4n occasions the 'rophet! praise and peace be upon him! would not do something he wanted to do fearing that others might follow him and that it might then become obligator . +o let him go about during the da in a wa that "llah will not take him to account for that which is due from him under this protection. praise and pea e !e "p#n $i% |H 533 “4ut of compassion! the 'rophet! praise and peace be upon him! forbade his Companions to fast continuousl without a break.

) %uslim with a chain up to "bu Hurairah who related that the 'rophet! praise and peace be upon him! said this. ENVY |H 536 “*o not env each other. LOVE ONE ANOTHER |H 53( “>o one trul believes until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself. Gpon meeting him he sa s! &'eace be upon ou. “There are five obligations owed b a %uslim to another@ the return of his greeting! visiting him in sickness! attending his funeral! accepting his invitation! and sa ing! &%a "llah have merc on ou& after he has said! &"ll praise is due to "llah& when he sneeEed.praise and peace be upon him! said this. 0hen he asks our advice ou advise him! 0hen he sneeEes and praises "llah! sa to him! &%a "llah have merc on ou.& 0hen he is sick ou visit him. %uslims are brothers to each other. $e worshipers of "llah! brothers to each other. *o not inflate the bidding at auctions! do not bear a grudge! do not turn awa from each other! and do not make an offer during 7another&s8 pending transaction.& 0hen he invites ou accept the invitation.) $ukhari and %uslim with a chain up to "nas who related that the 'rophet! praise and peace be upon him! said this. 0hen he dies ou attend his funeral.ver thing belonging to a %uslim is forbidden to another %uslim< his blood! propert ! and his honor. He neither wrongs him! looks down upon him! nor humiliates him.) He repeated this thrice.2“ $ukhari with a chain up to "nas who related that the 'rophet! praise and peace be upon him! said this. 6n another narration@ #There are siF obligations owed b one %uslim to another. . “6t is evil for a person to look down upon his %uslim brother.# : . 'iet is a matter of the heart. PREVENT ONE ANOTHER FROM WRONGDOING |H 53“Do to the help of our brother even if he does wrong or is wronged. " Companion asked! /4 %essenger of "llah! praise and peace be upon him! 6 can help him if he is wronged! but tell me how can 6 help him if he does wrong12 He answered! /'revent him from doing what is wrong< that is helping him. OBLIGATIONS |H 53.

2 *uring the night "llah concealed it et in the morning he himself disclosed it. =ON=E*LMEN! OF !?E S?OR!=OMIN"S OF MUSLIMS Allah. Iulfill promises. "ttend the funeral. IMPORTANCE OF CONCEALING THE SHORTCOMINGS OF OTHERS |H 545 “. +it on red silk cushioned saddles. He ordered us to@ Hisit the sick. "ccept an invitation. Help those who are wronged. . Heav silk and brocade.:&/ !oran CONCEAL SHORTCOMINGS |H 543 “4n the *a of ?udgement! "llah will conceal the shortcomings of those who conceal the shortcomings of another in this world. SEVEN IMPORTANT THINGS |H 54B “The %essenger of "llah! praise and peace be upon him! en9oined seven things upon us and forbade seven. 6ncrease the greeting of peace.) $ukhari and %uslim with a chain up to "bu Hurairah! the 'rophet peace be upon him! sa this. 6nvoke the %erc of "llah on one who sneeEes. 0ear pure silk.. *rink from silver vessels.) %uslim with a chain up to "bu Hurairah who related that the 'rophet! praise and peace be upon him! said this.Fposure includes the person who discloses his own shortcoming committed during the night which "llah had concealed.ver one in m nation will be forgiven eFcept those who eFpose the shortcomings of others. the Exalted says: “)hose who love that indecency sho#ld be broadcast abo#t those who believe theirs is a $ainf#l $#nishment in this world and in the Everlastin% Life..# $ukhari and %uslim with a chain up to $ra&a son of &"Eib who related this.” 2.. 6 . 6n the morning he sa s! /+o and so! 6 did such a thing last night.) #"nnouncement of lost propert J is included in the first seven.$ukhari and %uslim with a chain up to "bu Hurairah who related that the 'rophet! praise and peace be upon him! said this. 0ear garments made from a miFture of silk and cotton arn. He forbade us to@ 0ear gold rings 7men8.

"llah continues to help a worshiper as long as he continues helping his brother. 0hen he returned to his people someone said! /%a "llah disgrace ouK2 The 'rophet! praise and peace be upon him! said! /*o not help satan against him b sa ing such words. >RO?IBI!ION NO! !O SEVERE REL*!IONS?I>S FOR MORE !?*N !?REE +*@S Allah. 0henever people gather in a House of "llah to read the $ook of "llah and share its reading between them! peace descends upon them! and merc covers them. the Exalted says: “*orshi$ yo#r Lord.verlasting Cife. therefore ma"e thin%s ri%ht ( . 0hosoever conceals the faults of a %uslim will have his faults concealed in this world and in the . and do %ood. the Exalted says: “1elievers are indeed brothers.DO NO HELP SATAN.2 +ome of us beat him with our hands! others with shoes! and some with pieces of cloth. THE STONED AND CURSED |H 544 “" drunkard was brought to the 'rophet! praise and peace be upon him! and he said! /$eat him. 0hosoever treads a path in search of knowledge! his path to 'aradise is made eas for him b "llah. ?EL>IN" ONE *NO!?ER Allah. The angels outspread their wings over them and "llah mentions them to those around Him.” 22:00 !oran BLESSINGS |H 546 “He who removes a burden from a believer in this world will have his burden removed b "llah on the *a of ?udgement. 0hosoever eases the hardship of another! will be given ease b "llah in this world and in the .verlasting Cife.2# $ukhari with a chain up to "bu Hurairah who related this.) %uslim with a chain up to "bu Hurairah who related that the 'rophet! praise and peace be upon him! said this. in order that yo# $ros$er. 0hosoever is slow in 7good8 behavior will not have his deficienc made good because of the nobilit of his birth.

) $ukhari and %uslim with a chain up to Cad " esha! the wife of the 'rophet! ma "llah be pleased with her! %other of $elievers! who related that the %essenger of "llah! praise and peace be upon him! said this./:& !oran “. LI&ENESS OF ONE WHO DELIBRATELY AVOIDS HIS BROTHER FOR A YEAR |H 363“0hosoever sta s awa from his brother for a ear is as if he had killed him.) "bu *aud with a chain up to "bu Hurairah who related that the %essenger of "llah! praise and peace be upon him! said this. 0hosoever sta s awa from his brother for more than three da s and dies in that condition will enter Hell.# - . EMNITY |H 363: “The Dates of 'aradise are opened on %onda s and Thursda s and all are forgiven who do not associate an thing with "llah eFcept to the one who bears enmit towards a brother. and coo$erate in ri%hteo#sness and wardin% off 2evil3.) %uslim with a chain up to "bu Hurairah who related that the %essenger of "llah! praise and peace be upon him! said this..# %uslim with a chain up to ?abir who related that the %essenger of "llah! praise and peace be upon him! said this.amon% yo#r two brothers and fear Allah. The better of them is the one who greets the other first. and do not coo$erate in sinf#lness and trans%ression. IT IS IMPERATIVE TO MA&E UP YOUR DIFFERENCES WITH YOUR BROTHER |H 363( “6t is not permissible for a %uslim to sta awa from his brother for more than three da s. 0ith regard to them it is decreed< hold these two back until the have made friends.. SATAN TRIES TO BRING DISCORD THROUGH LAC& OF COMMUNICATION |H 3636 “satan has despaired of %uslims worshiping him in the "rabian 'eninsula! so he tries to bring about discord and lack of communication between them.” .” ':2 !oran THE BEST ONE IS THE ONE WHO IS THE FIRST TO RECONCILE |H 3634 “6t is not permissible for a %uslim to sta awa from his brother for more than three da s and if the happen to meet to turn awa from each other.

) 0e are also informed@ “*o not bo cott each other nor spoil another&s deal. >either entertain illLwill nor indifference but be worshipers of "llah! be brothers to one another as ou have been commanded. MERIT OF RECONCILIATION |H 363. . .) %uslim with a chain up to "bu Hurairah who related that the %essenger of "llah! praise and peace be upon him! said this. 'ointing to his chest he said! /'iet dwells here! piet dwells here. . 6f he does not return the greeting he will be guilt of sin and the former will be ac=uitted of the responsibilit for the separation between them. *o not search for each other&s faults! neither sp nor desire what belongs to others. “6t is not permissible for a believer to sta awa from a believer for more than three da s.) 0e are also informed@ “" %uslim is the brother to another %uslim. SUSPICION |H 3633 “$eware of suspicion because suspicion is a great falsehood. 6f he returns the greeting the will both share the merit of reconciliation.2# 0e are also informed@ “6t is enough evil for a %uslim to look at his brother with disdain.) 0e are also informed@ “>either sever relations! be indifferent! entertain illLwill or env .hirash Hadrad who related that the %essenger of "llah! praise and peace be upon him! said this.ver thing that belongs to a %uslim is forbidden to another %uslim! his blood! his honor and his propert .) 0e are also informed@ “*o not harbor env or illLwill and do not sp or search for faults! neither make artificial bids rather! be worshipers of "llah! brothers to each other. He neither wrongs nor humiliates him! nor does he look down upon him."bu *aud with a chain up to .) "bu *aud with a chain up to "bu Hurairah who related that the %essenger of "llah! praise and peace be upon him! said this. "fter the lapse of this period! he should go! meet him and greet him. $e worshipers of "llah! brothers to each other.) 0e are also informed@ “"llah does not look to our bodies or to our features or even to our deeds! He looks at our heart.

"s 6 7"bdullah8 was the onl other person present! the son of 4mar called another man in! which made us four and said to the two of us! /%ove awa a little! because 6 heard the %essenger of "llah! praise and peace be upon him! sa ! /Two should not speak confidentiall together and eFclude the third.IN" =ONFI+EN!I*LL@ IN !?E >RESEN=E OF * !?IR+ >*R!@ Allah. The other said! #$ "llah! 6 shall not do it. 4ne of them begged the other to agree to reduce the amount of the debt he owed him and to deal kindl with him.” '(.>RO?IBI!ION OF !WO >EO>LE !*L.# The 'rophet! praise and peace be upon him! went out to them and asked! /0hich one of ou is it who swears b "llah that he will not act kindl 12 The man said! /6t is 6! 4 %essenger of "llah! praise 3B . CONFIDENTIALITY |H 3645 “6n the event there are onl three of ou! two should not speak confidentiall until our number increases! in case the third part becomes saddened.2# "bu *aud with a chain up to ibn 4mar who related that the %essenger of "llah! praise and peace be upon him! said this. so that believers sho#ld sorrow.& !oran TWO SHOULD NOT SPEA& IN SECRET IN FRONT OF A THIRD |H 364B “6n a group of three people! two should not speak in secret to the eFclusion of the third.2# %alik narrated in his %utawatir that "bdullah the son of *inar related that the %essenger of "llah! praise and peace be upon him! said this.halid! the son of Gkbah! when a man came to consult with the son of 4mar.) $ukhari and %uslim with a chain up to the son of %as&ud who related that the %essenger of "llah! praise and peace be upon him! said this. 6 7"bu +aleh8! asked the son of 4mar! /0hat would be the case if there happened to be four12 To this he replied! /Gnder those circumstances there is no harm. ACT &INDLY |H 5:3 “The 'rophet! praise and peace be upon him! heard two men debating loudl with one another outside his door. E'LUDING THE THIRD PARTY IN A CONVERSATION |H 3643 “6bn 4mar and "bdullah! the son of *inar were together in the house of . the Exalted says: “)al"in% to%ether malicio#sly in secret is from satan.

) $ukhari with a chain up to "bu Hurairah who related that the 'rophet! praise and peace be upon him! said this.hudri said that while the were on a 9ourne with the 'rophet! praise and peace be upon him! a man came riding his mount and began looking right and left! whereupon the 'rophet! praise and peace be upon him! said! /0hoever can spare a mount should offer it to the one who has none! and whoever has food to spare should offer it to the one who has none. DO NOT SPEA& ILL OF FELLOW MUSLIMS |H 36B6 “" %uslim is one from whose tongue and hand other %uslims are safe! and an emigrant is one who abandons that which "llah has prohibited. THE SUPPORT OF A BROTHER 33 .hudri who related this hadith.2# $ukhari and %uslim with a chain up to the %other of $elievers! Cad " esha wife of the 'rophet! ma "llah be pleased with her! who related this.) %uslim with a chain up to "bu +a&id . " migrant is one who abandons that which "llah has forbidden.) $ukhari and %uslim with a chain up to "bdullah the son of "mr son of "l &"s who related that the %essenger of "llah! praise and peace be upon him! said this. CHARACTERISTICS OF A MUSLIM |H 535 “" %uslim is one who does not harm another %uslim b his tongue or hands. $ecause! if he does not do so! and he has ac=uired some good deeds! a proportion of those good deeds will be taken from him e=ual to his obligation.2 He continued to mentioning ever kind of provision until we thought none of us had an right to an thing in eFcess of our needs. However! if he does not have an good deeds he will be burdened proportionatel with the evil deeds of the person whom he wronged. SHARING |H :6. “"bu +a&id . IMPORTANCE OF FULFILLING ONE(S OBLIGATIONS |H 533 “6f a %uslim has an obligation towards his brother concerning his honor or something else! let him fulfill it toda before a time comes when he has neither dinars nor dirhams.and peace be upon him! 7then 6 am agreeable to8 what ever he wants.) $ukhari and %uslim with a chain up to "bdullah the son of "mr! son of "l &"s who related that the %essenger of "llah! praise and peace be upon him! said this.

IN+EA LOVE FOR ONE’S FELLOW =OM>*NIONS?I> CHOOSE A RIGHTEOUS COMPANION CHOICE OF COMPANION MUSLIMS BOO. The 'rophet! praise and peace be upon him! commented! /6t ma be that ou are being provided for because of him.|H -: “There were two brothers one of whom attended the 'rophet! praise and peace be upon him! and the other was bus in his profession. < 35 . 4n one occasion the latter complained to the 'rophet! praise and peace be upon him! against the former 7that he paid no attention to earning his keep8.2) Tirmidhi with a chain up to "nas who related this.

praise and pea e !e "p#n $i% PROTECTION OF ALLAH BROTHERHOOD ENVY LOVE ONE ANOTHER PREVENT ONE ANOTHER FROM WRONGDOING OBLIGATIONS SEVEN IMPORTANT THINGS =ON=E*LMEN! OF !?E S?OR!=OMIN"S OF MUSLIMS &ORAN CONCEAL SHORTCOMINGS IMPORTANCE OF CONCEALING THE SHORTCOMINGS OF OTHERS DO NO HELP SATAN.BE CAREFUL IN YOUR CHOICE OF FRIEND THE ONE YOU LOVE LOVE YOUR CHARACTER RES>E=!IN" MUSLIMS. !?E RI"?!S *N+ BEIN" MER=IFUL !O !?EM &ORAN OBLIGATIONS OF ONE MUSLIM TO ANOTHER STRENGTHEN EACH OTHER HANDLING WEAPONS BE CONCERNED FOR OTHER MUSLIMS HOW TO RECEIVE MERCY FROM ALLAH LENGTH OF PRAYER PRAYERS WHEN YOUNG CHILDREN ARE PRESENT RESTRAINT DISCIPLINE OF THE PROPHET. THE STONED AND CURSED ?EL>IN" ONE BLESSINGS *NO!?ER >RO?IBI!ION NO! !O SEVERE REL*!IONS?I>S FOR MORE !?*N !?REE +*@S &ORAN THE BEST ONE IS THE ONE WHO IS THE FIRST TO RECONCILE EMNITY SATAN TRIES TO BRING DISCORD THROUGH LAC& OF COMMUNICATION IT IS IMPERATIVE TO MA&E UP YOUR DIFFERENCES WITH YOUR BROTHER LI&ENESS OF ONE WHO DELIBRATELY AVOIDS HIS BROTHER FOR A YEAR MERIT OF RECONCILIATION SUSPICION 33 .

IN" =ONFI+EN!I*LL@ IN !?E >RESEN=E OF * !?IR+ >*R!@ &ORAN TWO SHOULD NOT SPEA& IN SECRET IN FRONT OF A THIRD E'LUDING THE THIRD PARTY IN A CONVERSATION CONFIDENTIALITY ACT &INDLY IMPORTANCE OF FULFILLING ONE(S OBLIGATIONS CHARACTERISTICS OF A MUSLIM SHARING DO NOT SPEA& ILL OF FELLOW MUSLIMS THE SUPPORT OF A BROTHER 34 .>RO?IBI!ION OF !WO >EO>LE !*L.