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Your Companion is neither astray nor being misled. Nor does he say (aught) of (his own) Desire. It is no less than inspiration sent down to him He was taught by One mighty in power ." (Qur'an: Translation of the meaning, 53:2-5)

The Sunna, the practice and example of the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alaihi vasallam), is the second authority for Muslims. A Hadith is a reliably transmitted report of what the Prophet said, did, or approved. Belief in the Sunna is part of the Islamic faith

One whose intention is not pure will deserve Hell in the Hereafter. Purity of intention is essential in all deeds

1) Narrated Abu Huraira: I heard Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alaihi vasallam) saying: The first of the people whose case will be decided on the Day of Judgment will be a man who died as a martyr. He will be brought forth. Allah will make him know about His blessings (which He had bestowed on him in the World). The man will acknowledge them. Then Allah will ask him: What did you do with them? He will say: I fought in Your way until I died as a martyr. Allah will remark: You are lying. You fought so that you may be called a brave warrior. Then orders will be passed against him. So he will be dragged along on his face and cast into Hell.

Second will be a man who studied (religious) knowledge. Then he taught it to others and recited the Qur'an. He will be brought (for Judgment). Allah will remind him of His favors (showered on him in the world). He will admit them (having enjoyed them in his life). Then Allah will ask him: What did you do with them? He will reply: I acquired knowledge and imparted it and also recited the Qur'an for Your sake. Allah will observe: You have told a lie, for you got knowledge to be renowned as a scholar; and you recited the Qur'an to be marked as a Qari (one who recites the Qur'an according to the rules). Then orders will be passed against him. So he will be dragged along on his face and thrown into Hell.

Third will be a man to whom Allah had made abundantly rich and granted him every kind of wealth. He will be brought for judgment. Allah will let him know about His gifts conferred upon him in the world. He will recognize them. Then Allah will inquire: What did you with them? He will say: I left no way in which you like money to be spent without spending in it for your sake. Allah will say: You are lying. You did so to be described as generous (in the society); (It means you got your reward in the world according to your intention). Now you deserve nothing in the Hereafter except Hell). So orders will be passed against him and he will be dragged along on his face until he will be hurled into Hell.

(This Hadith is sound and related by Muslim and An-Nasa'i)

Warning against hypocrisy (show off)

2) Narrated Mahmoud Ibn Lubaid: Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alaihi vasallam) said: The most dreadful thing which I fear about you is minor polytheism. The companions asked: What is the minor polytheism? He said: It is hypocrisy; and he added that on the Day of Judgment, when rewarding people for their deeds, Allah (sw) will say to the hypocrites: Go to those for the sake of whom you used to perform good deeds; and see whether you can get any reward from them.

(This Hadith is sound and mentioned in Musnad of Ahmad)

3) Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Messenger (pbuh) said: Allah (sw) said: Among all partners, I am the most dispensable with association. So anyone who performs a deed in which he ascribes to Me others; I will abandon him and his act of polytheism.

(This Hadith is sound and related by Muslim).

Hazardship of shirk (joining partners with Allah)

4) Narrated Abu Huraira that the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said: On the Day of Resurrection, Ibrahim (Alaihissalam) will see his father Azar (in such a pitiable condition) that his face will be dark and covered with dust. Then Ibrahim will remind him: Did I not warn you against denying me? His father will reply: Today I will not deny you. Then, Ibrahim will say: O Lord! You have promised not to disgrace me on the Day of Resurrection. So what will be more disgraceful to me than my wretched father. Allah will say: I have forbidden Paradise for disbelievers. Then it will be said: O Ibrahim, Look! what is underneath your feet? He will look and see his father as a Hyena -besmeared with dirt caught by the legs and thrown into Hell.

5) Narrated Anas bin Malik on the authority of the Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi vasallam), who said: Allah (sw) will say to the least tormented person among the people of Hell on the Day of Resurrection: Do you have any thing on earth, that you would give as a ransom (to protect yourself against the torment of Fire)? He will say: Yes. Then Allah will say: While you were in the backbone of Adam, I had demanded you much less than that, i.e. to associate nothing with Me; but you declined and worshipped others besides Me.

(This Hadith is sound and related by Al-Bukhari and Muslim).

Superiority of Monotheism

6) Narrated Abu Dhar: Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alaihi vasallam) said, Allah (sw) said: He who comes with a good deed, its reward will be ten like that or even more. And he who comes with vice, his reward will be only one like that, or I can forgive him. He who draws close to Me a hand's span, I will draw close to him an arm's length. And whoever draws near Me an arm's length, I will draw near him a fathom's length. And whoever comes to Me walking, I will go to him running. And whoever faces Me with sins nearly as great as the earth, I will meet him with forgiveness nearly as great as that, provided he does not worship something with me.

(This Hadith is sound and related by Muslim, Ibn Majah and Ahmad in his Musnad).

7) Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri: Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alaihi vasallam) said: None of you will have argued for his right in the world more vehemently than the believers who will do with their Lord about their brethren who were admitted into Hell. The Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi vasallam) added: They will say: O Lord! Our brethren used to offer prayers with us, observe fast with us and perform pilgrimage (Hajj) with us. But You cast them into fire. The Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi vasallam) further said: Allah will say: Go and bring out whoever you know from among them. The Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi vasallam) said: The believers will come to them and recognize them by face. Some of them will be those the fire would have seized up to half of their shanks and some of them up to their ankles. They will bring them and say: O Lord! We have taken out those for whom you gave us order. Then the Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi vasallam) said: Allah will say: Bring out whoever has in his heart any belief weighing a Dinar (a coin). Then He will say: Take out whoever has in his heart the belief weighing half a Dinar until He will say: Take out whoever has in his heart the belief that equals the weight of an atom.

(This Hadith is sound and related by An-Nasa'i and Ibn Majah).

After narrating this Hadith, Abu Sa'id said: He who does not accept it as true should read this verse:

Verily, Allah forgives not that partners should be set up with Him in worship, but He forgives except that (anything else) to whom He pleases, and whoever sets up partners with Allah in worship, he has indeed invented a tremendous sin." (V.4:48)

Superiority of the believers in the Oneness of Allah and the punishment of Jews and Christians

8) Narrated Abu Musa: Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alaihi vasallam) said: On the Day of Resurrection, my Ummah (nation) will be gathered into three groups. one sort will enter Paradise without rendering an account (of their deeds).another sort will be reckoned an easy account and admitted into Paradise. yet another sort will come bearing on their backs heaps of sins like great mountains. Allah will ask the angels though He knows best about them: Who are these people? They will reply: They are humble slaves of yours. He will say: Unload the sins from them and put the same over the Jews and Christians; then let the humble slaves get into Paradise by virtue of My Mercy.

(This Hadith is sound and mentioned in Mustadrak of Al-Hakim.)

Superiority of those who neither treat with amulet, nor get themselves branded nor take omens (but instead trust their Lord)

9) Narrated Ibn Mas'ud that the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alaihi vasallam) said: On the Day of Resurrection nations will be brought. When I see my nation (Ummah) I will be amazed at their multitudes and (distinguished) form. They will have filled up the plain lands as well as the mountains. Allah will ask me: Are you satisfied? I will say: Yes, O my Lord: He will say: Along with these (people), seventy thousand persons (i.e., so many) will enter Paradise without rendering an account. They will be those who neither cure themselves with Ruqya (recitations) nor get themselves branded (cauterized), nor take omens but they instead repose trust in their Lord. Upon this, 'Ukkasha said: Supplicate Allah (sw) that He makes me one among them), the Prophet (pbuh) said: O Allah! Make him one of them. Another person said: Invoke a blessing for me too (that Allah makes me one among them). The Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi vasallam) said: 'Ukkasha has preceded you in this matter.

(This Hadith is sound and related by Ibn Hibban)

Superiority of the words (There is no God but Allah)

10) Narrated by 'Abdullah bin Amr bin Al-'Aas that Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alaihi vasallam) said: On the Day of Resurrection, Allah will bring a person of my Ummah from among the people; and spread before him ninety nine registers (filled up with his deeds). Each of them will be as long as sight extends.

Then Allah will ask him: Do you deny anything of it? Have my preserving writers treated you unjustly? The person will reply: No, my Lord. Allah will further ask him: Do you have any excuse (for not having good deeds)?

He will say: No, my Lord. Then Allah will observe: Behold! We have preserved a virtue of yours with us. Today there will be no wrong with you.

Then Allah will take out a slip containing the words: "There is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger."; and Allah will address the person: Bring up your weights (of this slip).

The person will remark: O Lord! This slip (is so light in weight) that it may not be matched with these large registers. Allah will observe: you will be done no injustice The Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi vasallam) added: All the registers will be piled up in one scale and the slip will be kept in the other scale of the balance. (With the Grace of Allah), the scale with the registers will be raised up (due to light weight) while the scale having the slip will be the heavier as there is nothing that weighs more than the name of Allah.

(This Hadith is sound and related by At-Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah & Ahmad in his Musnad.)

Statement of Allah (sw), (whether you disclose that which is in your minds or conceal, Allah will reckon you accordingly)

11) Ibn 'Abbas said: When this verse was revealed: (Whether you disclose what is in your minds or conceal it, Allah will call you to account according to it) it caused anxiety to the companions as had never been before. Then Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alaihi vasallam) observed: Say: We have heard and obeyed and submitted (to The Lord!). The narrator added: Allah instilled faith in their hearts and further revealed (for their satisfaction) this verse: (Allah burdens not a soul beyond its capacity. It will get every good that it earns and it will suffer every ill that it commits. Our Lord! Call us not to account if we forget or make a mistake. (When they said the same verse) Allah said: I have done. They further said: Our Lord! Lay not upon us a burden as your did lay on those before us. Allah said: I have done so The companions further said. And pardon us, have Mercy on us . your are our protector. The Lord said: one.

(This Hadith is sound and related by Al-Bukhari and At-Tirmidhi)

12) Narrated Abu Huraira: When this verse was revealed to Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alaihi vasallam): (To Allah belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth and whether you disclose what is in your minds or conceal it, Allah will reckon you according to it. Then He will forgive whom He pleases and chastise whom He likes as Allah is Al-Omnipotent over every thing). The narrator said: The companions of Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alaihi vasallam) felt it hard. They came to him, sat down on their knees and said: O Messenger of Allah, we have been assigned with some duties (tasks) which we have capability to perform such as: prayer (Salat), fasting (Saum), fighting in Allah's way (Jihad), and charity (Zakat). Now this (the above mentioned verse) was revealed to you and it is beyond our power to live up to Them, Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alaihi vasallam) said: Do you intend to say what the people of the two scriptures (The Jews and Christians) had said before you: "We hear and disobey". Rather you should say: "We hear, obey and seek your forgiveness, our Lord! And to You is the return". When the people recited it, their tongues became subdued with it.

Then Allah revealed: (The Messenger believes in what is sent down to him from His Lord, and so do the believers (following him). Each one believes in Allah and His angels and His books and His Messengers, saying: We differentiate not between any of His Messengers; and they say: We hear and seek your forgiveness, our Lord! And to you is the return. When they (The companions) said the same, Allah abrogated this verse and Allah the Al Great, revealed a new one replacing it: (Allah burdens not a soul beyond its capacity. It gets every good that it earns and it suffers every ill that it earns Our Lord! Punish us not, if we forget or make a mistake.

(When the companions repeated the same words) Allah said: Yes: (The companions further repeated the words as revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alaihi vasallam))Our Lord! Do not lay on us a burden as that you had laid on those before us. Allah said: Yes. (The companions further repeated) Our Lord impose not on us (burdens) which we have no strength to bear. Allah said: Yes. (The companions further repeated). And pardon us and provide us protection; and have Mercy on us. you are our Patron, so please grant us victory over the disbelieving people). Allah said: Yes.

(This Hadith is sound and related by Muslim). (2:286/6)

Broadness of Allah's Mercy

13) Narrated Abu Huraira that the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alaihi vasallam) who said: Allah (sw) said: My mercy has preceded (excelled) my wrath.

(This Hadith is sound and related by Muslim).

An example of Allah's Mercy on his servants

14) Narrated Abu Huraira that Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alaihi vasallam) said: Allah says: Whenever My slave intends to do a bad deed, (I say to the deeds recording angels): Do not record it against him until he (actually) commits it. If he has done so, write it down exactly as one in his record book. But if he refrains from it for My sake, write down this as a virtue in his favor. And when he intends to do a good deed, but does not actually do it, write it as a virtue for him. And if he puts it into practice, write its reward equal to, from ten to seven hundred times (in his account).

(This Hadith is sound and related by Al-Bukhari, Muslim and At-Tirmidhi).

Warning to those who loose hope in the Mercy of Allah

15) Narrated Abu Huraira: I heard Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alaihi vasallam) saying: There were two fraternal persons among the sons of Israel. One of them was engrossed in committing sins while the other was devoted to worship. The devotee used to see his fellow committing sin and advise him. Desist from doing so. One day when he found his fellow committing sin. He said to him: Avoid it. His fellow said: Leave me alone. Have you been sent out as a vigilant on me. The devotee said: By Allah, He will neither forgive you nor admit you to Paradise. When they died, they were gathered before the Lord of the Worlds. Allah asked the devotee: Were you assured of knowing Me or were you having power over what was in My Hands? Then He said to the sinner: Go and enter Paradise by My Mercy; and ordered the angels about the devotee: Lead him to the Hell.

(This Hadith is sound and related by Abu Da'ud in his Sunan)

After narrating the Hadith, Abu Huraira commented: By Him in whose hands my soul is: One word spoken by the devotee ruined his good deeds in the World as well as in the Hereafter.

16) Narrated Jundub that Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alaihi vasallam) stated that a person said: By Allah! Allah will not forgive so and so (person). Thereupon Allah, the Exalted remarked: Who is he who swears by Me (and says) that I will not forgive so and so (listen!) Verily I have forgiven so and so and nullified your deeds. or as the Messenger (pbuh) said.

(This Hadith is sound and related by Muslim and also mentioned in Mo'jam Al-Tabrani Al-Kabir)

Superiority of Fear of Allah

17) Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri. He quoted the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alaihi vasallam) as saying to his companions that: a man from among the early people or from those before you had said a word, i.e. Allah had blessed him with wealth and sons. When death approached him, he asked his sons: How was I being as a father? They replied: You were the best father. He said: I didn't save or perform any good deeds for Allah. If Allah takes possession of me, He will punish me. So, look! when I am dead, burn me until I become coal then crush me well and scatter (my ashes in the air) on a storming day. The Prophet (pbuh) said: He took a covenant from his sons (and died). They did according to his will and spread his ashes in the air on a stormy day. Allah said: Be and there he was embodied before Him. Allah, the Exalted. asked him: O my slave! what induced you to do what you did. He replied: It was your fear (so that I may not appear before you). The Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi vasallam) added: Allah, the Exalted rewarded him with His Mercy; the Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi vasallam) said second time: Allah did not punish him.

(This Hadith is sound and related by Al-Bukhari and Muslim).

Superiority of Dhikr (remembrance) and becoming close to Allah by way of righteous deeds and good faith in Him

18) Narrated Abu Huraira said: The Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi vasallam) said: Allah (sw) says: I am in accordance with the thoughts of My slave about Me; and I am with him, when he remembers Me. If he remembers Me in his heart, I also remember him in My heart. If he remembers Me in a group, I remember him in a better group (i.e. angels). If he draws near Me by the span of a palm, I draw near him by a cubit. If he draws near Me by a cubit, I draw near him by the space covered by two hands. If he walks towards Me, I go to him running.

(This Hadith is sound and related by Al-Bukhari and Muslim).

19) Narrated Abu Huraira (Raliyallahu anhu) ( that the Prophet Sallallahu alaihi vasallam stated: Allah (sw) observed: I am with My slave when he remembers me and moves his lips (with remembrance).

(This Hadith is sound and related in Musnad of Ahmad).

20) (One day) Abu Huraira and Abu sa'id were sitting with the Messenger (Sallallahu alaihi vasallam) who said: When a slave says: i.e. There is no god but Allah and Allah is the Most-Great. Allah remarks: My slave has spoken the truth. Indeed, there is no god except Me and I am All-Great. When he says: There is no god but Allah and He is the only One. Allah remarks: My slave has spoken the truth. Indeed, there is no god except Me and I am the One. When he says: There is no god but Allah and there is no associate with Him. Allah remarks: My slave has spoken the truth. There is no god except Me and I have no partner. When he says: There is no god but Allah. To Him belongs the sovereignty and To Him is due all praise. Allah remarks: My slave has spoken the truth. There is no god except Me. To Me belongs the kingdom and To Me is due all praise. When he says: There is no god but Allah and there is no power or might except with Him). Allah remarks: My slave has spoken the truth. There is no god except Me and the power and might belongs to Me.

(Its chain of authorities is sound and related by the Majah, At-Tirmidhi and Ibn Hibban).