Advising others to do good when they are departing

Malik bin Al-Huwairith (radi Allahu anhu) reported: We came to the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) when we were all young men of nearly equal age. We stayed with him for twenty days. He was extremely kind and considerate. He perceived

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The Rights of a Guest

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “He who believes in Allah and the Last Day, should accommodate his guest according to his right.” He was asked: “What is his right, O Messenger of Allah?” He (sal Allahu alaihi wa

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Honoring Your Guest

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “He who believes in Allah and the Last Day, let him show hospitality to his guest; and he who believes in Allah and the Last Day, let him maintain good relation with kins; and he who believes

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Listening Attentively

Jarir bin Abdullah (radi Allahu anhu) reported, “The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) asked me on the occasion of the Farewell Pilgrimage to tell the people to keep silent, then He (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, ‘Do not revert

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Repeating words three times

Anas (radi Allahu anhu) reported: “Whenever the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said something, He would repeat his words thrice (i.e. three times) so that the meanings would be understood fully.” [Sahih Al-Bukhari and Muslim] Commentary: To

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Clarity in speech

Aisha (radi Allahu anha) reported that, “The speech of the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) was so clear that all those who listened to it would understand it.” [Sunan Abu Dawud] Commentary: The scholars who commented on this

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Meeting people with a smile

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “Do not disdain a good deed, (no matter how small it may seem) even if it is your meeting with your (Muslim) brother with a cheerful face (i.e. with a smile)” [Sahih Muslim] Commentary: Every

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Exposing marital secrets

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “From the most evil of the people to Allah on the Day of Resurrection will be the man who consorts (has sexual relations) with his wife and then publicises her secret.” [Sahih Muslim] Commentary: We

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The Shyness of the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam)

Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri (radi Allahu anhu) said that the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) was even shier than a virgin behind her veil. When he saw something which he disliked, we could perceive it on his face. [Sahih Al-Bukhari and Muslim] Commentary: Though

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