Islam: The Complete Way of Life (5-2) Religious & Spiritual Values

(5-2) Islam: The Complete Way of Life (Some Proofs from the Qur’an and the Authentic Ahadith)

Religious and Spiritual Values (Part 2)

Friends of Allah

“Your (real) friends are (no less than) Allah, His Messenger, and the Believers ¾ those who establish regular prayers and pay zakat and they bow down humbly (in worship). As to who turn (to friendship) to Allah, His Messenger, and the Believers, it is the party of Allah that must certainly triumph.” (Qur’an 5:55-56)

“For my Protector is Allah, Who revealed the Book, and He will befriend the righteous.” (Qur’an 7:196)

“This is the Day of your Rabb (Sustainer), leading straight. We have detailed the Signs for those who receive admonition. For them will be a Home of Peace with their Rabb (Sustainer). He will be their Friend, because they practised (righteousness).” (Qur’an 6:126-127)

“Behold! verily on the friends of Allah there is no fear, nor shall they grieve; those who believe and (constantly) guard against evil. For them are Glad Tidings, in the life of the Present and in the Hereafter. No change can there be in the Words of Allah. This is indeed the supreme Triumph.” (Qur’an 10:62-63)

Enmity to Satan: The Accursed

“O you people! …Do not follow the footsteps of Satan for he is to you an avowed enemy. For he commands you what is evil and shameful, and that you should say of Allah that of which you have no knowledge.” (Qur’an 2:168-169)

“Satan threatens you with poverty and bids you to conduct unseemly. Allah promises you His forgiveness and bounties. And Allah cares for all and He know all things.” (Qur’an 2:268)

“Whoever forsaking Allah, takes Satan for a friend, has of a surety suffered a loss that is manifest. Satan makes them promises, and creates in them false desires; but Satan’s promises are nothing but deception. They (his dupes) will have their dwelling in Hell, and from it they will find no way of escape.” (Qur’an 4:119-121)

“If a suggestion from Satan assail your (mind), seek refuge with Allah; for He hears and knows (all things). Those who fear Allah, when a thought of evil from Satan assaults them, bring Allah to remembrance, when Loa! they see (aright)!” (Qur’an 7: 200-201)

“Remember Satan made their (sinful) acts seem alluring to them, and said: ‘No one among men can overcome you this day, while I am near to you.’ But when the two forces came in sight of each other, he turned on his heels and said: ‘Lo! I am clear of you. Lo! I see what you see not; Lo! I fear Allah, for Allah is strict in punishment.'” (Qur’an 8:48)

“O you children of Adam! Let not Satan seduce you, in the same manner as he got your parents out of the garden, stripping them of their raiment, to expose their shame: for he and his tribe see you from a position where you cannot see them: We made the Satan’s friends (only) to those without Faith..” (Qur’an 7:27)

“. . . For Satan is to man an avowed enemy!” (Qur’an 12:5)

“When you read the Qur’an seek Allah’s protection from Satan the Rejected One. No authority has he over those who believe and put their trust in their Rabb (Sustainer). His authority is over those only, who take him as patron and who join partners with Allah.” (Qur’an 16:98-100)

“O you who believe follow not Satan’s footsteps. If any will follow the footsteps of Satan, he will (but) command what is shameful and wrong: and were it not for the grace and mercy of Allah on you, not one of you would ever have been pure: but Allah does purify whom He pleases: and Allah is One Who hears and knows (all things).” (Qur’an 24: 21)

“Verily Satan is an enemy to you: so treat him as an enemy. He only invites his adherents, that they may become companions of the Blazing Fire.” (Qur’an 35: 6)

“Did I not enjoin on you O children of Adam, that you should not worship Satan; for that he was to you an enemy avowed? And that you should worship Me, for that this was the Straight Way? But he did lead astray a great multitude of you. Did you not, then, understand? ” (Qur’an 36:60-62)

“And if (at any time) an incitement to discord is made to you by the Satan, seek refuge in Allah. He is the One Who hears and knows all things.” (Qur’an 41:36)

Uthman bin Abu Al-As t reported that he came to Allah’s Messenger r and said: “Allah’s Messenger, the Satan intervenes between me and my prayer and my reciting of the Qur’an and he confounds me.” Thereupon Allah’s Messenger r said: “That is (the doing of the Satan) who is known as Khinzab, and when you perceive its effect, seek refuge with Allah from it and spit three times to your left.” I did that and Allah dispelled that from me. (Muslim Vol. 3 Hadith 5463)

Friends of Satan

“About whom (Satan) it is decreed that whoever turns to him for friendship, him will he lead astray, and he will guide him to the Chastisement of the Fire.” (Qur’an 22:4)

Cleanliness

O you who believe! When you prepare for prayer, wash your faces, and your hands (and arms) to the elbows; rub your heads (with water); and (wash) your feet to the ankles. If you are in a state of ceremonial impurity, bathe your whole body. But if you are ill, or on a journey, or one of you comes from the privy or you have been in contact with women, and you find no water, then take for yourselves clean sand (or earth), and rub therewith your faces and hands. Allah does not wish to place you in a difficulty, but to make you clean, and to complete His favour to you that you may be grateful. (Qur’an 5:6)

“That this is indeed a Qur’an most honourable, in a Book well-guarded, which none shall touch but those who are clean: a Revelation from the Rabb (Sustainer) of the Worlds.” (Qur’an 56:79)

Abu Hurairah t narrated that Allah’s Messenger r said: “The salat (prayer) of a person who does ahdath (passes urine, stool or wind) is not accepted till he performs (repeats) the ablution.” A person from Hadramou t asked Abu Hurairah t “What is ahdath? Abu Hurairaht replied, “Ahdath means the passing of wind from the anus.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 1 Hadith 137)

(Narrated Humran, the slave of Uthman t): “I saw Uthman bin Affan t asking for a tumbler of water, (and when it was brought) he poured water over his hands and washed them thrice and then put his right hand in the water container and rinsed his mouth, washed his nose by putting water in it and then blowing it out. Then he washed his face and forearms up to the elbows thrice, passed his wet hands over his head and washed his feet up to the ankles thrice. Then he said: ‘Allah’s Messenger said ‘If anyone performs ablution like that of mine and offers a two Rak’at Salat (prayer) during which he does not think of anything else then his past sins will be forgiven. ‘” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 1 Hadith161)

Abu Said AL-Khudri t narrated that “Allah’s Messenger r said: “The taking of a bath on Friday is compulsory for every (Muslim) who has attained the age of puberty.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 2 Hadith 4)

Salman Al-Farisi t narrated that Allah’s Messenger r said: “Anyone who takes a bath on Friday and cleans himself as much as he can and puts oil (on his hair) or scents himself; and then proceeds for the prayer and does not force his way between two persons (assembled in the mosque for the Friday prayer); and prays as much as is written for him and remains quiet when the Imam delivers the Khutba, all his sins in between the present and the last Friday will be forgiven.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 2 Hadith 33)

Um ‘Atiyya al-Ansariya t narrated: “Allah’s Messenger came to us when his daughter died and said: ‘Wash her thrice or five time or more, if you see it necessary, with water and sidr and then apply camphor or some camphor at the end; and when you finish, notify me.’ So when we finished it, we informed him and he gave us his waist-sheet and told us to shroud the dead body in it.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 2 Hadith 344)

Salat (Prayers)

“I have created not the jinn and men except that they should worship Me (Alone). I seek not any provision from them nor do I ask that they should feed Me. Verily, Allah is the All-Provider, Owner of Power, Most Strong.” (Qur’an 51:56-58)

“Verily, I am Allah: There is no god but I: so serve you Me (only), and establish regular prayer for My remembrance.” (Qur’an 20:14)

“So glorify the praises of your God and be of those who prostrate themselves (to Him). And worship your God until there comes unto you the Hour that is certain (i.e., death).” (Qur’an 15:98-99)

“Recite what is sent of the Book by inspiration to you, and establish regular prayer: for prayer restrains from shameful and evil deeds; and remembrance of Allah is the greatest (thing in life) without doubt. And Allah knows the (deeds) that you do.” (Qur’an 29:45)

Abdullah bin Umar t narrated that Allah’s Messenger r said: “The Salat (prayer) in congregation is twenty seven times superior in degrees to the Salat (prayer) offered by a person alone.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 1 Hadith 618)

(For other relevant Qur’anic verse and Hadith, see: 23: 1-11 and Al-Bukhari Vol. 1 Hadith 506.)

Salah (Prayer ) on Time

“When you have performed the prayers, remember Allah, standing, sitting down, or lying down on your sides. But when you are free from danger, set up regular prayers: for such prayers are enjoined on believers at stated times.” (Qur’an 4:103)

Abdullah bin Mas’ud t narrated: “I asked the Prophet r which deed is the dearest to Allah?” He r replied, “To offer salaat (the prayers) at their early fixed times.” I asked, “What is the next (in goodness)?” He replied, “To be good and dutiful to your parents.” I again asked, “What is the next (in goodness)?” He replied, “To participate in jihad (religious fighting) in Allah’s Cause.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 1 Hadith 505)

“Almighty Allah said: ‘I have made five times prayer obligatory on your people and I made covenant that if anyone observes them regularly at their right times, I shall admit him to paradise. If anyone does not observe them regularly, there is no such guarantee of Mine for him.'” (Abu Daud Vol. 1 Hadith 403)

Some Supplications

“In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. Praise be to Allah the Cherisher and Sustainer of the Worlds: Most Gracious, Most Merciful; Master of the Day of Judgement. You do we worship, and Your aid we seek. Show us the straight way, the way of those on whom You have bestowed Your Grace, those whose (portion) are not wrath. And who go not astray”. (Qur’an 1:1-7)

“Our Rabb (Sustainer)! We have indeed believed: forgive us, then, our sins, and save us from the agony of the Fire.” (Qur’an 3:16)

“Our Rabb (Sustainer)! Send us not to the company of the wrong-doers.” (Qur’an 7:47)

“O my Rabb (Sustainer)! Bestow on them (my parents) Your Mercy even as they cherished me in childhood.” (Qur’an 17:24)

“O my Rabb (Sustainer)! Expand me my breast; ease my task for me; and remove the impediment from my speech, so they may understand what I say.” (Qur’an 20:25-28)

“O my Rabb (Sustainer)! Increase me in knowledge.” (Qur’an 20:114)

“O my Rabb (Sustainer)! Bestow wisdom on me, and join me with the righteous; grant me honourable mention on the tongue of truth among the latest (generations); make me one of the inheritors of the Garden of Bliss” (Qur’an 26:83-84)

“O my Rabb (Sustainer)! Help me against people who do mischief!” (Qur’an 29:30)

“O my Rabb (Sustainer)! Grant me that I may be grateful for Your favour which You have bestowed upon me, and upon both my parents, and that I may work righteousness such as You may approve and be gracious to You and truly do I submit (to You) in Islam.” (Qur’an 46:15)

(For other relevant Qur’anic verses, see: 3:8-9, 3:147, 7:126, and 59:10.)

‘Anas bin Malik t reported that Allah’s Messenger r used to say: “O Allah, I seek refuge in You from incapacity, from indolence, from cowardice, from senility, from miserliness, and I seek refuge in You from the torment of the grave and from the trial of the life and death.” (Muslim Vol. 4 Hadith 6535)

Abdullah t reported that Allah’s Messenger r used to supplicate (in these words); “O Allah I beg of You the right guidance, safeguard against evils, chastity and freedom from want.” (Muslim Vol. 4 Hadith 6566)

Zaid bin Arqam t reported: “I am not going to say anything but only that which Allah’s Messenger r used to say. He used to supplicate: ‘O Allah, I seek refuge in You from incapacity, from sloth, from cowardice, from miserliness, decrepitude and from the torment of the grave. O Allah, grant to my soul the sense of righteousness and purify it, for You are the Best to Purifier thereof. You are the Protecting Friend thereof, and Guardian thereof. O Allah I seek refuge in You from the knowledge which does not benefit, from the heart that does not entertain the fear (of Allah), from the soul that does not feel contented and the supplication that is not responded.'” (Muslim Vol. 4 Hadith 6568)

Zakat/Charity

“Those who (in charity) spend of their goods by night and by day, in secret and in public have their reward with their Rabb (Sustainer). On them shall be no fear nor shall they grieve.” (Qur’an 2:274)

“Successful indeed are the Believers, those … who are active in giving zakaah … these will inherit Paradise. They will dwell therein (forever).” (Qur’an 23:1-4, 10-11)

“Those who establish regular prayer, and give zakaah and have sure faith in the Hereafter. These are on (true) guidance from their Creator; and these are the ones who will prosper.” (Qur’an 31:4-5)

“And spend something (in charity) out of the substance which We have bestowed on you, before Death should come to any of you and he should say, ‘O my Rabb (Sustainer)! Why do you not give me respite for a little while? I would have then given (largely) in charity, and I should have been one of the doers of good.'” (Qur’an 63:10)

Abu Hurairah t narrated that a man came to the Prophet r and asked, “O Allah’s Messenger which charity is the most superior in reward?” He replied, “The charity which you practice while you are healthy, niggardly and afraid of poverty and wish to become wealthy. Do not delay it to the time of approaching death and then say, ‘Give so much to such and such, and so much to such and such.’ (And it has already belonged to such and such (his heirs).” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 2 Hadith 500)

Abu Musa t narrated that the Prophet r said: “Every Muslim has to give in charity,” The people asked, “O Allah’s Prophet! If someone has nothing to give, what will he do?” He said: “He should work with his hands and benefit himself and also give in charity (from what he earns).” The people further asked, “If he cannot do even that?” He replied, “Then he should help the needy who appeal for help.” Then the people asked, “If he cannot do that?” He replied, “Then he should perform all that is good and keep away from all that is evil and this will be regarded as charitable deeds.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 2 Hadith 524)

(For other relevant Qur’anic verses and Ahadith, see: Qur’an 2:270-271, 2:273, 32:15-19, Al-Bukhari Vol. 2 Hadith 478 and Vol. 2 Hadith 492.)

Spending in Allah’s Cause

‘Abdullaht narrated that the Prophet r said: “Who among you considers the wealth of his heirs dearer to him than his own wealth?” They replied, “O Allah’s Messenger! There is none among us but loves his own wealth more.” The Prophet said: “So his wealth is whatever he spends (in Allah’s cause) during his life (on good deeds) while the wealth of his heirs is whatever he leaves after his death.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 8 Hadith 449)

Sawm (Fasting)

“O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that you may (learn) self-restraint.” (Qur’an 2:184)

“Ramadan is the (month) in which was sent down the Qur’an as a guide to mankind, also clear (Signs) for guidance and judgment (between right and wrong). So every one of you who is present (at his home) during that month should spend it in fasting…. and to glorify Him in that He has guided you; and perchance you shall be grateful.” (Qur’an 2:185)

The Prophet r said: “Sawm (fasting) is a shield (or a screen or a shelter from the Hell-fire). So, the person observing sawm (fast) should avoid sexual relation with his wife and should not behave foolishly and impudently, and if somebody fights with him or abuses him, he should say to him twice, ‘I am observing sawm (fast).’ The Prophet r added, “By Him in Whose Hands my soul is, the smell coming out from the mouth of a person observing sawm (fast) is better with Allah than the smell of musk.” (Allah says about the fasting person,) “He has left his food, drink and desires for My sake. The sawm (fast) is for Me. So I will reward (the fasting person) for it and the reward of good deeds is multiplied ten times.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 3 Hadith 118)

Ibn Abbas t narrated that the Prophet r was the most generous among the people, and he used to be more so in the month of Ramadan… (Al-Bukhari Vol. 3 Hadith 126)

Abu Hurairah t narrated that the Prophet r said: “Whoever does not give up false words and evil actions, Allah is not in need of his leaving his food and drink.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 3 Hadith 127)

According to the Prophet r Allah says: “All the deeds of Adam’s sons (people) are for them, except sawm (fasting) which is for Me, and I will give reward for it. There are two pleasures for the person observing sawm (fast), one at the time of iftar [breaking his sawm (fast)], and the other at the time when he will meet his Creator; then he will be pleased because of his sawm (fasting). ” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 3 Hadith 128)

Pilgrimage/Hajj

“For Hajj are the months well known. If any one undertakes that duty therein, let there be no obscenity, nor wickedness, nor wrangling in the Hajj. And whatever good you do, (be sure) Allah knows it and take a provision (with you) for the journey, but the best of provisions is right conduct. So fear Me, o you that are wise.” (Qur’an 2:197)

“He who came to this House (the Ka’bah) (with the intention in performing Hajj) without speaking or committing indecencies, would return (free from sin) as on the day his mother bore him.” (Muslim Vol. 2 Hadith 3129)

Abu Hurairah t narrated that the Prophet r said: “Whoever perform hajj for Allah’s sake only and does not have sexual relations with his wife, and does not do evil or sins then he will return (after Hajj free from all sins) as if he were born anew.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 2 Hadith 596)

‘Eid Holidays (Ramadan and Hajj)

Al-Bara’ bin Azib t narrated: “I heard Allah’s Messenger delivering the Khutba (religious talk). He said: ‘The first (thing) to do on this day is to offer the Salat (prayer) and on returning (from the prayer) we slaughter our sacrifices (animal); and whoever did this he acted on our Sunnah (legal way).'” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 2 Hadith 75)

Abu Bakrat narrated that the Prophet r said: “The two months of ‘Eid i.e., Ramadan and Dhul Hijja do not decrease (in superiority).” (Al-Bukhari Volume 3 Hadith 136)

(For other relevant Hadith, see: Al-Bukhari Volume 3 Hadith 87.)

Belief in the Angels

“Behold, two (guardian angels) appointed to learn (his doings) learn (and note them), one setting on the right and one on the left Not a word does he utter but a vigilant Guardian.” (Qur’an 50:16-17)

Belief in Qadr (Destiny)

“Whatever good, (O man!) happens to you is from Allah; but whatever evil happens to you is from yourself. And We have sent you (O Muhammad) to (instruct) mankind. And enough is Allah for a witness.” (Qur’an 4:79)

“And verily your Rabb (Sustainer) knows all that their hearts do hide, as well as that they reveal. And there is nothing hidden in heaven or earth but is (recorded) in a clear record.” (Qur’an 27:74-75)

“No misfortune can happen on earth or in your souls but is recorded in a decree before We bring it into existence: that is truly easy for Allah in order that you may not despair over matters that pass you by nor exult over favours bestowed upon you. For Allah loves not any vainglorious boaster.” (Qur’an 57:22-23)

Righteousness

It is not righteousness that you turn your faces toward East or West; but it is righteousness to believe in Allah and the Last Day, and the Angels, and the Book, and the Messengers; to spend of your substance, out of love for Him, for your kin, for orphans, for the needy, for the wayfarer, for those who ask, and for the ransom of slaves; to be steadfast in prayer, and practice regular charity; to fulfil the contracts which you have made; and to be firm and patient, in pain (or suffering) and adversity, and throughout all periods of panic. Such are the people of truth, the God-fearing. (Qur’an 2:177)

“By no means shall you attain righteousness unless you give (freely) of that which you love; and whatever you give, Allah knows it well.” (Qur’an 3:92)

“… Help one another in righteousness and piety but help not one another in sin and rancor. Fear Allah for Allah is strict in punishment.” (Qur’an 5:2).

Except those who repent and believe, and work righteousness: for these will enter the Garden and will not be wronged in the least Gardens of Eternity, those which (Allah) Most Gracious has promised to His servants in the Unseen: for His promise must (necessarily) come to pass. They will not there hear any vain discourse, but only salutations of Peace. And they will have therein their sustenance, morning and evening. Such is the Garden which We give as an inheritance to those of Our Servants who guard against evil. (Qur’an 19:60-63)

“O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know each other (not that you may despise each other). Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things).” (Qur’an 49:13)

Good Deeds in Islam

Abdullah bin Amrt narrated that a man asked the Prophet r, “Whose Islam is good or what sort of deeds (or what qualities) of Islam are good.” The Prophet r replied, “To feed (others) and to greet those whom you know and those whom you do not know.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 1 Hadith 11; 8:253 and Muslim Vol. 1 Hadith 63)

‘Aishah (Radhiallahu anha) narrated that “The most beloved action to Allah’s Messenger r was that whose doer did it continuously and regularly.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 8 Hadith. 469)

‘Aishah (Radhiallahu anha) narrated that the Prophet r was asked. “What deeds are loved most by Allah?” He said: “The most regular constant deeds even though they may be few.” He added, “Don’t take upon yourselves, except the deeds which are within your ability.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 8 Hadith. 472)

‘Aishah (Radhiallahu anha) narrated that the Prophet r said: “Do good deeds properly, sincerely and moderately, and receive good news because one’s good deeds will not make him enter Paradise.” They asked, “Even you, O Allah’s Messenger?”, He said: “Even I, unless and until Allah bestows His pardon and His Mercy on me.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 8 Hadith 474)

Best Manner/Character

‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr t narrated that the Prophet r never used bad language. He used to say: “The best amongst you are those who have the best manners and character.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 4 Hadith 759)

‘Abdullah bin ‘Amrt narrated that the Prophet r Allah’s Messenger r neither talked in an insulting manner nor did he ever speak evil intentionally. He used to say, “The most beloved to me amongst you is the one who has the best character and manners.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 5 Hadith 104)

“Verily Allah is kind and He loves kindness and confers kindness which he does not confer upon severity and does not confer upon anything else besides it (kindness).” (Muslim Vol. 4 Hadith 6273)

“Kindness is not to be found in anything but that it adds to its beauty and it is not withdrawn from anything but it makes it defective.” (Muslim Vol. 4 Hadith 6274)

Some Good Conducts/Manners:

“Those that turn (to Allah) in repentance; that serve Him, and praise Him; that wander in devotion for the Cause of Allah; that bow down and prostrate themselves in prayer; that enjoin good and forbid evil; and observe the limits set by Allah, ¾ (these do rejoice. So proclaim the glad tidings to the Believers.” (Qur’an 9:112)

Sahl bin Sa’dt narrated that Allah’s Messenger r said: “Whoever can guarantee (the chastity of) what is between his two jaw-bones and what is between his two legs (i.e., his tongue and his private parts), I guarantee Paradise for him.” (i.e., Whoever protects his tongue from illegal talk e.g. to tell lies or backbiting, etc., and his private parts from illegal sexual acts (Al-Bukhari Vol.8 Hadith 481)

Abu Hurairaht reported Allah’s Messenger r as saying: “Charity does not in any way decrease the wealth and the servant who forgives, Allah adds to his respect; and the one who shows humility, Allah elevates him in the estimation (of the people).” (Muslim Vol. 4 Hadith 6264)

Muawiya bin Suwaid t narrated: “I heard Al-Bara bin’Azib saying, ‘The Prophet r ordered us to do seven things and prohibited us from doing seven other things.” Then Al-Bara mentioned the following: 1. to pay a visit to the sick (inquiring about his health), 2. to follow funeral processions, 3. to say to a sneezer, “May Allah be merciful to you” (if he says, “Praise be to Allah!”), 4. to return greetings, 5. to help the oppressed, 6. to accept invitations, (and) 7. to help others to fulfil their oaths.'” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 3 Hadith 625)

‘Aishah (Radhiallahu anha) narrated: “Whenever Allah’s Messenger r was given a choice of one or two matters, he would choose the easier of the two, as long as it was not sinful to do so, but if it was sinful to do so, he would not approach it. Allah’s Messenger never took revenge (over anybody) for his own sake but (he did) only when Allah’s Legal Bindings were outraged in which case he would take revenge for Allah’s Sake.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 4 Hadith 760)

The Prophet r says: “Allah will give shade to seven (types of persons), on the Day when there would be no shade but His. (These types of persons are) 1. A just ruler, 2. A thought who has been brought up in the worship of Allah (i.e., worships Allah Alone sincerely from his childhood), 3. A person whose heart is attached to the mosque (i.e., who offers the five compulsory congregational salaat (prayers) in the mosques), 4. Two persons who love each other only for Allah’s sake and they meet and part for Allah’s Cause only, 5. A man who refuses the call of a charming woman of a noble birth for illegal sexual intercourse with her and says: ‘I am afraid of Allah.’, 6. A person who gives charitable gifts so secretly that his left hand does not know what his right hand has given (i.e., nobody knows how much he has given in charity), and 7. A person who remembers Allah in seclusion and his eyes become flooded with tears.” (Al-Bukhari Vol. 1 Hadith 629)

Abu Musa t reported Allah’s Messenger r as saying: “The similitude of good company and that of bad company is that of the owner of musk and of the one (iron-smith) iron blowing bellows. And the owner of musk would either offer you free of charge or you would buy it from him or you would smell its pleasant odour. And so far as one who blows the bellows is concerned, he would either burn your clothes or you shall have to smell its repugnant smell.” (Muslim Vol. 4 Hadith 6361)

Abu Dharr t reported that Allah’s Messenger r said to me: “Do not consider anything insignificant out of good things even if it is (only) that you meet your brother with a cheerful countenance.” (Muslim Vol. 4 Hadith 6359)

Islam: The Complete Way of Life (Some Proofs from the Qur’an and the Authentic Ahadith)

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