All posts in Islamic Manners (2015)

Dispute between Hell and Paradise

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “There was a dispute between Hell and Paradise, and Hell said: ‘The haughty and proud are in me.’ Paradise said: ‘In me are the weak and the humble.’ Thereupon Allah, the Exalted,

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The inmates of Hell

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “Shall I not inform you about the inmates of Hell? It is every violent, impertinent and proud person.” [Sahih Al-Bukhari and Muslim] Commentary: Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): “That

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The Dangers of Pride

Salamah bin Al-Akwa` (radi Allahu anhu) reported: A man ate in the presence of The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) with his left hand. He (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “Eat with your right hand.” He (the man) said: “I

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He who has Pride

Abdullah bin Mas`ud (radi Allahu anhu) said, The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “He who has, in his heart, an ant’s weight of pride will not enter Jannah.” Someone said: “A man likes to wear beautiful clothes and shoes?”

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Humility in accepting invitations

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “If I am invited to a meal consisting of a sheep’s foot or shoulder, I would respond and I would accept as a gift a shoulder or a foot of a sheep.” [Sahih Al-Bukhari] Commentary: This Hadith

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Humility in ones occupation

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “Every Prophet has tended sheep.” He was asked: “And did you?” He (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) replied: “Yes, I tended them for a few carats for the Makkans.” [Sahih

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Humility towards the Blessings of Allah

Anas (radi Allahu anhu) reported: When the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) finished eating his food, he would lick his three fingers (i.e., the forefinger, the middle finger and the thumb). He (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “If

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Displaying Humility in one’s household

Aisha (radi Allahu anha) was asked: “What did Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) used to do inside his house?” She answered: “He used to keep himself busy helping members of his family, and when it was the time for Salat

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Humility towards children

Anas (radi Allahu anhu) passed by some children and greeted them (by saying Assalamu Alaykum to them). Then he (radi Allahu anhu) said: The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) used to do the same. [Sahih Al-Bukhari and Muslim] Commentary: To greet (saying

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